A 300 HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

SOYA & YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED YTT IN CANADA

module 1

APRIL 18th to 30th, 2017 | Penticton BC

module 2

SEPT 24th to OCT 6th, 2017 | Sorrento, BC

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AN ADVANCED UPGRADE 2-STAGE IMMERSION

1 | PENTICTION BC CANADA

APRIL 18th to 30th, 2017

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2 | SORRENTO BC CANADA

SEPETMBER 24th to OCTOBER 6th, 2017

 

This SOYA 300 hour Advanced Upgrade Immersion is for those who have completed their RYT 200 from any Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and wish to immerse themselves in the traditional yoga lifestyle.

TRANSFORMATION

Attending a Teacher Training, you will find inspiration, purpose and perspective through in-depth Yoga Philosophy and esoteric studies. This will help increase your awareness along with physical and mental healing, strength, stamina and agility through each of our experiential classes we will do together.

 

When we finish together, I am very confident you will leave with core teaching skills, professional knowledge and credentials necessary to confidently and safely share Yoga with the world!

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CURRICULUM

With its roots in the Sivananda lineage, our training is inclusive of many styles of hatha yoga such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Yin, Restorative, and Vinyasa all while incorporating thorough study of yoga philosophy. This outstanding aspect of the SOYA Teacher Training embraces unity in all yogis, regardless of their paths and styles of yoga.

The program begins at home where students continue their personal practice and teaching schedules while completing several written assignments in preparation for the first Module. During each Module students have daily pranayama, asana meditation and philosophy study, as well as expanding and developing their teacher skills in various areas of yoga. Between Modules, students complete several more assignments plus a specialty research project. Ongoing support is offered during home study through a Facebook group, email and phone calls.

WHAT TO EXPECT

This immersion intensive training is delivered in TWO 12 day Modules. Entry to the program can be in either Module.

Each module for the teacher training immersions includes detailed instruction and practice in various styles of Hatha Yoga such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Flow and Yin. We enjoy a variety of daily morning and evening meditations, mantra, chanting, and pranayama. SOYA is known forLetters from the Masters its in-depth study of yogic philosophy, along with group review and discussion to shed light on the written philosophical assignments. You will learn many teachings from the yoga Masters of the past, through Mugs’ book Letters From The Yoga Masters: Teachings Revealed through Correspondence from Paramhansa Yogananda, Ramana Maharshi, Swami Sivananda and others. 

Sessions include explorations in the anatomy of movement in asana, modifications with and without props, developing alignment cues, hands-on assists, creating themes in asana classes, sequencing for advanced asanas, leading meditation, mantra and japa, hand and body mudras, explorations of essentials in prenatal and yoga for kids, and so much more.  Students develop their teaching skills throughout the entire program.

Upon completion of the second module there is a written exam and practical exam.  Graduates will receive a 500 hour certificate and be eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance as a RYT500 (Registered Yoga Teacher – 500 Hr).   All SOYA 500 hour graduates are eligible to apply for Full Teaching Membership with the International Yoga Teachers’ Association.

 

 

Carla Wainwright SOYA Yoga Teacher Training in Pencticton at Gods Mountain Estate

Date

12 days, from April 18th at noon to April 30th at 11am
(Registration recommended by mid February 2017)

Location

God’s Mountain Estate, near Penticton BC. God’s Mountain is a gorgeous Mediterranean-style villa in a private mountainside setting, overlooking Skaha Lake. A little bit of Italy right here in beautiful BC!

MARION MCCONNELL

SOYA Co-Owner, SYVCA, E-RYT500, IYTA

Marion, or “Mugs” to all who know her, is one of Canada‘s Yoga Pioneers. She is the co-owner of SOYA with her husband Bob. In 2012 she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her lifetime contribution to the Yoga community in Canada and abroad. She sits on the Standards Committee for Yoga Alliance and served as the Canadian Representative for the International Yoga Teachers’ Association (IYTA) from 1982-2016. Mugs’ early training was in the Sivananda lineage under Swami Vishnudevananda. She was the last disciple of Sri Yogiraj Dr. Hari Dickman. Namadeva Acharya played a huge role in her love and understanding of mantra, which she often combines with mudra. She has completed over 100 hours in Freedom Yoga teacher training with Erich Schiffmann, influencing her love of free-flowing yoga. Over the years her teaching style has been impacted by additional studies with Rod Stryker, Mark Stephens, Friedel Khattab, Dharma Mittra, along with many others.
She designed and directs the 200 hour and 300 hour Advanced SOYA YTT programs and leads master class workshops. Mugs is the author of the book “Letters From the Yoga Masters,” which has become a textbook for all SOYA teacher training programs. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Yoga Alliance and their Standards Committee.

 

KAMALA WILKIE

SOYA Faculty, SOYA, E-RYT500

Kamala, a published poet, mantra enthusiast and avid adventurer brings her whimsical magic to every yoga lesson. Kamala‘s grounded and approachable sensibilities combined with her vast and accomplished repertoire, a broad and well-informed lineage ensure SOYA students depth and a quality to their studies. With over ten years of teaching experience, Kamala considers herself a life-long student who continues her own studies since her beginnings with SOYA. Some of her studies have included Okido Yoga, Ashtanga, Anusara and Yoga for Cyclists with many of today’s most relevant and revered master teachers including Sri Pattabhi Jois, Tim Miller, Erich Schiffmann and Chris Chavez. She is a Lead Trainer for SOYA’s 200 hour Immersion and Extended YTT programs in the Okanagan where she is the director and owner of Purple Lotus Yoga. She is also a lead trainer for SOYA’s 300 hour upgrade.

 

 

 

Carla Wainwright Yoga Teacher Training food choicesIts a great idea to take advantage of the lunch and dinner package available.

All meals are vegetarian, celiac friendly, non-GMO, 80-90% organic ingredients tailored to the season.

Students will prepare their own breakfasts.

The training is intensive so why not let this wonderful chef take care of you with delicious meals! Breakfast only on 1/2 days.

If you are on a budget a large covered outdoor kitchen available for those who wish to prepare their own meals.

Teacher training fees include: Tuition, Books and Supplies, Administration and Registration Costs, and Anatomy and Alignment Labs.

There are single and shared accommodations available. Please see Investment for associated costs for each. For shared accommodations, room assignment will be on a first come first served basis.

All books and the Yoga Teacher Training manual will be shipped to you upon receipt of your non-refundable deposit, which reserves your space in this Yoga Teacher Training!

BEFORE FEBRUARY 18th: $1750 CAD +gst

AFTER FEBRUARY 18th: $1900 CAD +gst

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ACCOMMODATION & MEAL FEES

• Private room & bath | $1,345 CAD +gst
• Shared room & bath | $1,060 CAD +gst

Payment in full is required before the start date of any training. Payment plans are available. Please contact Mugs for more details.

Carla Wainwright Yoga Welcome Teacher Training Mount St. Francis in Cochrane ABDate

12 days, from September 24th at noon to 6th at 11am
(Registration recommended by July 24th)

Location

Sorrento Centre, Sorrento BC. For 45 years, Sorrento Centre has offered a setting for inspiration, gathering and growth. Year round, the staff welcome groups and organizations from throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and across Canada and the United States.

 

MARION MCCONNELL

SOYA Co-Owner, SYVCA, E-RYT500, IYTA

Marion, or “Mugs” to all who know her, is one of Canada‘s Yoga Pioneers. She is the co-owner of SOYA with her husband Bob. In 2012 she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her lifetime contribution to the Yoga community in Canada and abroad. She sits on the Standards Committee for Yoga Alliance and served as the Canadian Representative for the International Yoga Teachers’ Association (IYTA) from 1982-2016. Mugs’ early training was in the Sivananda lineage under Swami Vishnudevananda. She was the last disciple of Sri Yogiraj Dr. Hari Dickman. Namadeva Acharya played a huge role in her love and understanding of mantra, which she often combines with mudra. She has completed over 100 hours in Freedom Yoga teacher training with Erich Schiffmann, influencing her love of free-flowing yoga. Over the years her teaching style has been impacted by additional studies with Rod Stryker, Mark Stephens, Friedel Khattab, Dharma Mittra, along with many others.
She designed and directs the 200 hour and 300 hour Advanced SOYA YTT programs and leads master class workshops. Mugs is the author of the book “Letters From the Yoga Masters,” which has become a textbook for all SOYA teacher training programs. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Yoga Alliance and their Standards Committee.

Lead Trainers: Marion (Mugs) McConnell, with several guest teachers.

CARLA WAINWRIGHT

SOYA FACULTY, M.Sc., SOYA, E-RYT500, IYTA

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Carla started practicing yoga in 1995 so she could touch her toes. Eighteen years later she definitely can touch her toes, and is helping

others nourish their own unique journey toward self-discovery. Her practice and teaching meld both classical and contemporary approaches to the practice with a particular focus on the mayakoshas as a means to merge with the Essential Self. She loves to work with women to help release their inner Shakti. Carla is a Doctor of Homeopathy and creatively integrates the principles of Yoga and Homeopathy to help unlock a student’s deepest potential within.
She has studied with Mugs McConnell, Shirley Daventry French, Erich Schiffmann, Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, Dana Flynn, Minke de Vos, Geeta Iyengar and many other wonderful teachers. Carla is a founding owner of Chinook Yoga in Prince George, BC, and a Lead Trainer for the SOYA YTT programs in Prince George and Mexico.

 

Carla Wainwright Yoga Teacher Training Mount St. Francis in Cochrane AB food choicesMeals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are provided by Sorrento Centre and are made with locally grown organic food as much as possible. All meals are vegetarian with special dietary needs attended to.

Let’s share some delicious meals together!

Carla Wainwright get your bags and go!Teacher training fees include: Tuition, Books and Supplies, Administration and Registration Costs, and Anatomy and Alignment Labs.

There are single and shared accommodations available. Please see Investment for associated costs for each. For shared accommodations, room assignment will be on a first come first served basis.

All books and the Yoga Teacher Training manual will be shipped to you upon receipt of your non-refundable deposit, which reserves your space in this Yoga Teacher Training!

BEFORE JULY 24th: $1750 CAD +gst

AFTER JULY 24th: $1900 CAD +gst

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ACCOMMODATION + MEALS

• One room, private bed, private bath | $1360 CAD +gst
• One room (shared), 2 beds, shared bath | $1109 CAD +gst

Payment in full is required before the start date of any training. Payment plans are available.

Who Should Attend This Yoga Teacher Training?

If you’ve been interested in taking your Yoga journey to the next level, this is truly a life changing decision. You are taking your passion, heart and soul on a journey that will deepen your yoga practice for life.

Living in an immersion lifestyle has profound effects to solidify a new way of life, your transformation.

As a Yoga Alliance registered school and one of the oldest yoga training schools in North America (20+ years experience!!), SOYA will make sure that this decision is the best one you ever made!

This program is for those who have completed their RYT200 hour training (with any school) and wish to immerse themselves in the traditional yoga lifestyle while upgrading to RYT500.

 

I am searching to:

  • expand my yoga teaching capacity
  • radically transform my lifestyle into a yoga mindset
  • increase my knowledge of the science and spirit of yoga
  • connect with my spirituality
  • live with wholehearted abandon

I want to:

  • acquire my RYT® 500 certification
  • dive deeper into my current yoga practice
  • nourish and support myself

I am worth it!

I couldn’t have asked for anything more out of my teacher training experience. It was an amazing journey with the best of teachers!! This program helps to build a wonderful community and of course expands the love for yoga immensely. I am eager to share my love with others through teaching.

Jeanette Orydzuk

The Teacher Training totally exceeded my expectations. I really had no idea that the experience would be as profound in terms of personal growth through yoga. Many new layers of what yoga is were peeled back during the two weeks to reveal an amazing apparatus of life that can only serve to further enrich my life. Of course somewhere within myself I always knew that what I had exposure too during the two weeks existed and that I had the power and strength within me to tap into it and that would explain why I ended up there. The teaching was so amazing in terms of presenting what is there, allowing us as students to explore what we were comfortable with and making us feel incredibly respected throughout the process. Many blessings and appreciation to you, Thank you for creating a wonderful environment for all us to laugh, grow, chant, meditate, trip out to my third eye and chakras (wow-totally awesome!), relax, cry, be challenged, understand and learn. Muchas Gracias.

Karen Walters