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SOYA 200 Hour Foundation Yoga Teacher Training Immersion near Smithers, in Telkwa, BC.

Monday July 15th 2024 - Wednesday July 31st 2024

Location: Telkwa, British Columbia
Daily Schedule: Daily yoga from 7am-6pm, with two half days off.
Cost: $3200+gst. Save $300 by paying in full when you register. Tuition fees include your manual, text books and materials. Accommodations and meals extra, see our website for more details.
Email: hello@soyayoga.com
Phone: 403-710-4294

Join SOYA as we celebrate over 25 years of training yoga teachers! There is no need to travel to India to find an authentic yoga training, when SOYA's masterful, highly trained faculty offer an individualized, deeply transformative, safe teacher training in this cozy, small group setting.

Experience living your yoga daily for 17 blissful days, in this beautiful location. The SOYA 200 hour Foundation Yoga Teacher Training is rich with daily practice in pranayama, asana, meditation and philosophy study, while developing and refining teaching skills through practice teaching and lesson sequencing.

The program begins with supported studies at home prior to the Immersion Retreat, where all students gather for daily yoga sadhana to complete the training. The extensive curriculum includes hatha yoga, philosophy, meditation, mantra, pranayama and anatomy. Upon completion graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance with the RYT200 credential. Various styles of hatha yoga are incorporated along with thorough study of yoga philosophy, as well as classical teachings from 'Letters From the Yoga Masters', authored by SOYA's founder, Marion Mugs McConnell.

SOYA Teacher Training embraces unity in all yogis, regardless of their paths and styles of yoga ("The paths are many but the Truth is One." Swami Sivananda). We are a registered school with Yoga Alliance and have been training Yoga Teachers at International standards since 1995. Join us and find out for yourself why people love our SOYA Yoga Teacher Trainings!

This program is led by Registered Yoga Instructor Jo-Ann Bance, in a studio in a lovely heritage building in Telkwa, BC.

Our RYT200 Hour Teacher Training includes studies in:
- Teaching Asanas, Modifications and Adjustments
- Creating Lesson Plans (Sequencing, Progressions, etc.)
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
- The Bhagavad Gita
- Letters From the Yoga Masters
- Sanskrit Pronunciation
- Kriyas and basic Pranayama
- Chakras, Meditation and Professionalism
- Asana Classes in various styles of yoga including vinyasa, restorative, yin, gentle, hatha and more.

Additional Requirements:
15 written assignments in various areas of yoga philosophy and anatomy. Registration is recommended two months prior to the start date to allow sufficient time to complete these lessons.

For more information, or to register for this life-changing program, please visit our website.

SOYA offers 200-hour Foundation and 300-hour Professional Upgrades to RYT500 certification in both Immersion and Extended Programs in the following locations:

Penticton, BC
Prince George, BC
Sorrento, BC
Calgary, AB
Smithers BC
Michigan, USA
Florida, USA