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South Okanagan Yoga Academy (Headquarters)

4.9

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4340 Macaulay Road

Black Creek, BC, Canada

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Part-time
spread out over time

Weekends only

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Residential
trainees stay on-site

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Destination / retreat

Languages

ENGLISH

Other Locations

South Okanagan Yoga Academy (Calgary/Strathmore)
258 Maple Grove Crescent
Strathmore, AB, Canada

South Okanagan Yoga Academy (Michigan/Florida/Costa Rica))
12372 Center Road
Traverse City, MI, USA

South Okanagan Yoga Academy (New Brunswick)
Long Reach, NB, Canada

South Okanagan Yoga Academy (Penticton/Sorrento/Mexico)
100 Nanaimo Ave E
Penticton, BC, Canada

South Okanagan Yoga Academy (Prince George)
1600 3rd Ave
Prince George, BC, Canada

About South Okanagan Yoga Academy

With more than 25 years of training yoga teachers SOYA has transformed into an Academy owned by Marion (Mugs) and Robert McConnell. SOYA offers one of the most diverse and accessible yoga teacher training programs in full-time immersion and part-time formats, in these locations:...

With more than 25 years of training yoga teachers SOYA has transformed into an Academy owned by Marion (Mugs) and Robert McConnell. SOYA offers one of the most diverse and accessible yoga teacher training programs in full-time immersion and part-time formats, in these locations:
Penticton, Prince George, and Creston, BC/ Calgary, AB, /Michigan and Florida/ and Mexico.

With its roots in the Sivananda lineage, and guided by the highest standards, SOYA gives students a diverse and broad exposure to many styles, lineages and philosophies. Ever evolving, SOYA’s Teacher Training is designed with flexibility, accessibility and transformation at its heart.

SOYA’s lead trainers have extensive experience teaching, training and are dedicated to continued study. Some of the master yoga teachers they have had the blessing to study with include Dr. Hari Dickman, Swami Vishnudevananda, Namadeva Acharya, Erich Schiffmann, Rod Stryker and Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani (son of Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri). SOYA is proud to offer students exposure to various lineages or styles such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Gitananda, Yin, Restorative, and Vinyasa, as well as Mantra and Mudra.

South Okanagan Yoga Academy has trained over 900 teachers at the 200, 300 Advanced Upgrade and 500 hour levels. We offer ongoing support to our students after graduation as they advance their skills as teachers. The SOYA website at www.soyayoga.com has all the details on our yoga teacher training. After certification SOYA teachers are eligible to apply for RYT with Yoga Alliance, and with thee 500 hour certification they can become Full Teaching Members with the International Yoga Teachers’ Association (IYTA). We endeavour to open students’ world up to the many paths available to them so that they may find their path. As Swami Sivananda once said, “The paths are many, the Truth is One”.

First Registered January 2001

Program Details


Jun 08 - Dec 04, 2022
South Okanagan Yoga Academy (Penticton/Sorrento/Mexico)

Lead Trainer(s)

First Registered January 2001

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 332

By Amrika Tikasingh RYT® 500

Jun 22, 2022

Training was rich in philosophy and technique, and the teachings compiled in the content Letters from the Yoga Masters was exceptional to experience. The Immersion was at a magical venue at Sorrento Center, was unforgettable. Lead trainer Natasha Scott was knowledgeable, kind and a blessing to learn from. Full Review

By Alison Grootveld RYT® 200

Jun 02, 2022

My experience with SOYA was fantastic! I was amazingly surprised at how much content we covered, and enjoyed it all! Not only did I come out learning what I had anticipated, I learned a whole lot more, in which I would like to further my knowledge on. My teacher was more than qualified and a truly lovely person to learn from. I would highly recommend SOYA for anyone looking to further their education and knowledge in the realm of yoga. I’m excited to have open these new doors, and look forward to more opportunities in this world of finding peace within —thru Yoga. Full Review

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Teaching Staff

Emma Faulkner

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Marion Mugs McConnell

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Terri McDermott

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Lalita

E-RYT® 500, RCYT®, RPYT®, YACEP®

Becky Stone

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Cindy Szekely Cindy Szekely

E-RYT® 500

Dorothy Fizzell

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Chloe Haddad

E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®

Courtney Mollins-Bidlake

E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®

All Teaching Staff (9)

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