A 300 HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

SOYA & YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED YTT IN CANADA

module 1

MARCH 30th to APRIL 12th, 2019 | Naramata, BC

module 2

SEPT 28th to OCT 11th, 2019 | Prince George, BC

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AN ADVANCED UPGRADE 2-STAGE IMMERSION

1 | NARAMATA BC CANADA

MARCH 30th to APRIL 12th, 2019

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2 | PRINCE GEORGE BC CANADA

SEPETMBER 28th to OCTOBER 11th, 2019

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.You will leave with core teaching skills, professional knowledge and credentials necessary to take your teaching to the next level and confidently and safely share Yoga with the world!

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.

Here are some of the modules included in the 300 hour program:

  • Principles of Safe/Creative Sequencing for Beginners to Advanced
  • Clear Observation – Effectively Observing Misalignments
  • Advanced Asana
  • Modifications, Use of Props & Hands On Assists
  • Yin Yoga – An Integration of Lineages
  • Teaching Voice & Presence/Facilitation Skills
  • Economy & Art of Language
  • Creating a Private Session
  • Creating Workshops
  • Business of Yoga – Systematics
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Anatomy Targeted Sequencing
  • Energy Management & Self Care
  • Integrating Mythology & Theming
  • Setting Sacred Space & Ceremony
  • Bridging the Gap – Ancient Techniques in Modern Times
  • Advanced Pranayama
  • The Koshas
  • The Upanishads
  • The Hatha Yoga Pradipika

WHAT TO EXPECT

This immersion intensive training is delivered in TWO 14 day Modules. Entry to the program can be in either Module but you must attend both modules consecutively.

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.

Date: 14 days, from March 30th at noon to April 12th at 11am (Registration recommended by early February 2019) Location: The first module of 2019 will be held in gorgeous Naramata, BC. Naramata is situated in the Okanagan Valley on the southeast shore of Lake Okanagan to the north of Penticton. On the edge of the northernmost reaches of the Sonoran desert, Naramata is situated in Canada’s only semi-desert region. The topography is reminiscent of a blend of Southern California and Southern Italy.

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

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

 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.

Guest teacher and SOYA founder 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.

Carla Wainwright Yoga Teacher Training food choices Healthy, nourishing vegetarian lunches will be served each full training day. Students will be responsible for all other meals.
Tuition, Books and Supplies, Administration and Registration Costs, and lunches on all full training days. 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! Students are responsible for securing their own accommodation if needed and there are many options in the area for a variety of budgets. We will help pair students together who wish to share accommodation during the training.

BEFORE JANUARY 1st, 2019: $X CAD +gst

AFTER JANUARY 1st: $1X CAD +gst

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

Date:14 days, from September 28th at noon to 11th at 11am (Registration recommended by August 1st)

Location: Prince George, BC. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, Prince George is the Northern Capital of BC. With over 1900 hours of sunshine every year, PG has unsurpassed outdoor recreational opportunities and a vibrant, welcoming community.

CARLA WAINWRIGHT

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

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.

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 Mount St. Francis in Cochrane AB food choicesHealthy, nourishing vegetarian lunches will be served each full training day.

Students will be responsible for all other meals.

Tuition, Books and Supplies, Administration and Registration Costs, and lunches on all full training days. 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!

Students are responsible for securing their own accommodation if needed and there are many options in the area for a variety of budgets. We will help pair students together who wish to share accommodation during the training.

BEFORE JANUARY 1st, 2019: $X CAD +gst

AFTER JANUARY 1st: $1X CAD +gst

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

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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