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South Okanagan Yoga Academy (Headquarters)

4.89

Based on 199 reviews

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405 3rd Street West

Cardston, AB, Canada

Contact Person
Marion Mugs McConnell
2504922587

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

About South Okanagan Yoga Academy

With over 20 years of training yoga teachers SOYA has transformed into an Academy owned by Marion (Mugs) and Robert McConnell. The SOYA website at www.soyayoga.com has all the details on our yoga teacher training. SOYA offers one of the most diverse and accessible yoga...

With over 20 years of training yoga teachers SOYA has transformed into an Academy owned by Marion (Mugs) and Robert McConnell. The SOYA website at www.soyayoga.com has all the details on our yoga teacher training. 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, Sorrento, Pitt Meadows and Creston, BC;
Calgary, AB, 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, Pattabhi Jois, Namadeva Acharya, Erich Schiffmann, Rod Stryker and Chris Chavez. SOYA is proud to offer their students exposure to lineages or styles such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Yin, Restorative, Anusara, Vinyasa as well as Tibetan, Buddhist and other practices. South Okanagan Yoga Academy has trained over 400 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. After completing all modules for the 500 hour certification SOYA teachers are eligible to apply for RYT500 with Yoga Alliance, and as 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 2004

Upcoming Programs

RYS® 200

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First Registered January 2004

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 199

By Laura RYT® 200

Apr 17, 2018

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By Leaha Emter RYT® 200

Apr 12, 2018

The South Okanogan Yoga Academy was a great choice of school, the beliefs and style of training made me not only feel safe but gave me the confidence to be able to make my students feel safe. The program seemed overwhelming until I arrived and we dove into it and realized there was really enough time to learn, absorb and enjoy. Thank you SOYA Full Review

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Teaching Staff

Jools Andres

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Dorothy Fizzell

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Marion Mugs McConnell

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Helen Mikuska

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Natasha Scott

E-RYT® 500, RCYT®, RPYT®, YACEP®

Cindy Szekely

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Gail Thompson

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Carla Wainwright

E-RYT® 500, RPYT®, YACEP®

Kamala Nitya

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Kapila Chugh

E-RYT® 500

Robert McConnell

RYT® 500

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