SOYA Yoga Teacher Training Programs

  • RYT300® - 300 Hour Upgrade
  • RYT200® - 200 Hour Program


SOYA 200hr & 300hr Yoga Teacher Training Intensive
Melaque, Mexico - February 2012
La Casa Anahata - Mexico headquarters for SOYA's TTP Programs. www.soyayoga.com
Garden Study
Garden Yoga in Melaque
Studying in the Roof Top Studio
Partner breathing
Partner breathing
Twist
Carolyn & Val
Tree
Warrior 2
Triangle
Dancing Warrior
Downdog
Downdog
Balance
Paula and Michael
Bow
Bow
Bow
Cobra
Locust
Locust
Wheel
View from roof top studio
Watch out for your dogs and little children... crocodilles nearby! (no fence)
The Village of Barra
Early Morning - Hotel Puesta Del Sol, Melaque
mmmm. fresh fruit!
Grocery Day at Cheley's
Grocery Day at Cheley's
mmmm. Fresh tacos!
Can't go wrong with 4 tacos and 2 beer at the market for 56 pesos (less than 5 dollars!)
Fesh squeezed juice to go in a plastic bag with a straw... a whole bag for only 19pesos... less than 2 dollars. I ask you - can Booster Juice beat that?
Too funny!
Family made right from the sheep, to the wool, to the yarn, to the natural dyes, to the weaving to the selling.... beautiful rugs in Barra!
Critical Alignment Class
Exams - Boni & Crystal
Exams - Val, Beth, Paula, and others
Exams - Barb, Carolyn, and others
Morning Meditation
Lesson Plans
Practical Exams
Practical Exams
Split leg fwd bend
Val Miller
Practice Teaching
Practice Teaching
Dinner at Los Caracoles
Last Day!
Meditation
Karen, Beth & Carolyn
Sunset in Melaque
Gansesh
PROPOSED 300hr Program
2014-2015 Training Schedule

August 23 & 24,
September 6 & 7, 
September 20 & 21,  
October 4 & 5, 
October (17), 18 & 19,
November 1 & 2, 
November 15 & 16,
November 29 & 30, 
December 13 & 14
January 3 & 4, 
January 17 & 18,
January 31 & February 1   
       (300hr Upgrade Grad)

SOYA - Fort McMurray Application Form
Welcome to SOYA Yoga Teacher Training Programs in Fort McMurray!

The South Okanagan Yoga Academy’s (SOYA) Yoga Teacher Training Program began in 1994 and is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. With this recognition and the quality of our Programs, all of our graduates are able to meet the Yoga Alliance requirements and become Registered Yoga Teachers themselves. Furthermore any of our 500hr TTP graduates also qualify to become full Teaching Members of Australia’s International Yoga Teachers’ Association (IYTA).

For over 20 years, we have been training yoga teachers across the country. The school has continued to evolve and grow into what we have today. Our Extended Training program is offered over 1 or 2 years, the Intensive Programs are 2 to 3 weeks in length, and the Distance Education Program is at a pace set by you. For more information on our programs and the locations where they are held, go to www.SOYAYOGA.com and the SOYA RYS® Yoga teacher training program page.

SOYA’S 200, 300 and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings are flexible in length. Programs ranging from 2-3 weeks and up to 4 months or 1 year are held in Parksville, Penticton, Prince George, and Vancouver in British Columbia, Calgary and Fort McMurray in Alberta, and on occasion Melaque, Mexico. Fort McMurray’s Extended Programs are a school year in length, running form September to June.

PROGRAMS: 
RYT500hr – Qualification following completion of RYT200hr + RYT300hr
This is the result of combining the RYT200hr and the RYT300hr Upgrade. If you are intending to make a career of being a Yoga Teacher this is the way to go. Over the period of two years we delve into the depths of Yoga Philosophy and how teaching yoga really works. We over the basics first with the 200hr program and then in the second year we go deeper with the 300hr Upgrade program. Upon completion of this program you will have the tools and knowledge to teach several varieties of yoga classes including specialized programs. You will receive the advanced 500hr Yoga Teacher recognition and qualify to register with the Yoga Alliance in the United States as well as with the IYTA in Australia.

RYT300hr – 1 year advanced learning - completion results in upgrade to RYT500hr level
This program is for you if you have already completed a 200hr level yoga teacher training program and are interested in expanding on your current knowledge. This is great opportunity to continue your growth and take that next step towards enhancing your professional skills.  

RYT200hr – Basic 1 year program
If you are interested in personal growth, learning more about Yoga Philosophy and why we teach the way we do, then this is the program for you. Upon completion of this one year program you will have the tools and knowledge to teach any regular yoga class. You will also receive the basic 200hr Yoga Teacher recognition and qualify to register with the Yoga Alliance in the United States.

SOYA maintains a philosophy of connection and growth. We connect yogis together through Yoga Teacher Training Programs, a variety of workshops and yoga classes. We provide through the SOYA website a Teachers Directory, a monthly E-newsletter, regular postings of events and learning opportunities. We especially enjoy connecting like-minded people through the Annual Yoga Retreat held in beautiful British Columbia every June. 

For more information about SOYA and the Yoga Teacher Training Programs, please see: www.soyayoga.com



SOYA RYT200® Hour Extended Program
FORT MCMURRAY AFFILIATE DETAILS

This program is designed for students wishing to explore the deeper aspects of Yoga. Focusing on the basics of Hatha Yoga and Philosophy it will culminate in 200® Hour Certification that will enable you to apply to Yoga Alliance for your RYT200® status, giving you confidence and inspiration to teach and further explore the joys of yoga with new insight.

SOYA RYT200® Hour Extended Program
The RYT200® Program is offered in several locations. Studies in FORT MCMURRAY involve an average of 2 learning weekends per month for a period of 4 months. Learning weekends are 7:30am-6:30pm and run both Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise stated. 

Written assignments will cover:
The Bhagavad Gita
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Chakras and Meditation
The Kriyas and Basic Pranayama
Asanas, Benefits, Cautions and Basic Modifications
Pranayama
Professionalism
Sanskrit Pronunciation
Creating Beginner Lesson Plans

Group review and discussion will shed light on these written assignments. These philosophy studies will give you a thorough understanding of the main paths of yoga; Hatha, Raja, Jnana, Bhakti and Karma yoga. Though it is not part of this program, it is encouraged that you continue to attend physical yoga class outside of Teacher Training as you will experience a variety of instructors and be exposed to many different styles of Hatha Yoga.

You will also learn how to design a series of 6 Yoga Lesson Plans. This is a very detailed assignment covering benefits, precautions and modifications for asanas and pranayama, as well as meditation techniques and visualizations. 

Upon completion of the SOYA RYT200® Program there is both a written exam and a practical exam.

Additional Requirements:
A course in Anatomy & Physiology. We have approved online options (with SOYA discounts), so please check with SOYA faculty before registering.

Investment:
Tuition: $2997.00 +gst ($3146.85 total)
Payable in a non-refundable registration deposit of $500+gst ($525) and 2 instalments of $1310.93. Tuition is also payable in one full instalment at the onset of the year.
Payments can be made in cash by cheque, e-mail money transfer, credit or debit. 

Cancellation Policy*: A $525.00 deposit including GST is required to be registered into the program. This deposit is non-refundable.  

Cancellation within 15 days: If you choose to withdraw within 15 days after the program has begun, you will receive a full refund of whatever tuition you have paid (except the initial deposit of $525). 

Cancellation after 15 days: After 15 days, there will be no refund of the first tuition Instalment. If you have paid in full at the onset of the course and decide after 15 days that you are unable to continue, then you will be refunded whatever monies would have been in paid in the instalment option, minus the September portion.  

*Any student choosing to withdraw from the SOYA Yoga Teacher Training Program MUST return all textbooks and the Learning Manual.

Entry Dates & Time Commitment:
• Next FORT MCMURRAY Program intake is in January/February of 2015.
Program runs from March 2015 to June 2015.
Learning weekends take place on average twice per month (a 22hr weekend x 9 weekends).

2014-2015 Schedule at a GlanceNote that Weekend dates are tentative and subject to change.
- All weekends are 11 hour days, 7:30am-6:30pm both Saturday and Sunday.
- 200hr Program will begin on March 7th, 2015 and complete by June 28th, 2015.

2015 Dates for 200hr Program
March 7 & 8,
March 21 & 22, 
April 4 & 5, 
April 18 & 19,
May 2 & 3, 
May 16 & 17, 
May 30 & 31, 
June 13 & 14, 
June 27 & 28.

How to ApplyApplication deadline is February 1st prior to March 7th start.
Applications can be found online. (Click here to Register!)
Please include with your application the deposit of $525.00 (e-transfer to: info@anandacenter.ca).
If you do not hear from someone within 10 days, please follow up to ensure that we have received your application (Heather @ info@anandacenter.ca or 780-972-9447).

We look forward to sharing this wonderful journey of yoga sadhana with you!

Namaste,
Marion (Mugs) McConnell - Founder SOYA
Heather Thomas & Kapila Chugh - Fort McMurray Faculty




SOYA RYT300® Hour Extended Upgrade Program
FORT MCMURRAY AFFILIATE DETAILS

We welcome RYT200® Teachers from other schools into the SOYA RYT300® Hour Upgrade as well as our own 200hr graduates. We require an understanding of previous studies to ensure all our material is covered by the end of your RYT300® training. Please submit an overview of the training you have completed to date and a copy of your RYT200hr Certificate from the school you trained with. This will help us to determine if there are any additional lessons that you will be required to complete. The RYT300® Upgrade will continue to deepen your understanding of Yoga as it builds on all of the RYT200® material. For the 300hr Upgrade (to RYT500®), you will have written assignments and practical work to complete month by month as well as a final project on a topic of your choice.

SOYA RYT300® Hour Upgrade Extended Program 
The RYT300® Program is offered in several locations. Studies in FORT MCMURRAY extend over approx. 5.5 months and involve an average of 2 learning weekends per month. Learning weekends are 7:30am-6:30pm and run both Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise stated. 

Based on the understanding that your previous 200 hour studies covered the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, you will work on written assignments covering:
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The Upanishads 
Deepening Knowledge of Chakras
Understanding Koshas, Mudras, and Vayus 
Asanas at Intermediate level with Modifications 
Anatomy and Asana 
Deepening Meditation and Pranayama Techniques 
Understanding Karma and Reincarnation
Sanskrit Writing and Leading Kirtan 
Creating Intermediate Level Lesson Plans 
Specialized Yoga Research Project 

Assignments and in class discussion will give you a thorough understanding of the main paths of yoga; Hatha, Raja, Jnana, Bhakti and Karma yoga. If you have not previously studied the Bhagavaad Gita or the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, you can make up these assignments on your own time. Though it is not part of this program, it is encouraged that you continue to attend physical yoga class outside of Teacher Training as you will experience a variety of instructors and be exposed to many different styles of Hatha Yoga. Please keep track of ALL your hours of attending other classes and teaching on your own. These hours will count towards this program and Yoga Alliance Registration.

To deepen your understanding of yoga and its benefits, one of your assignments will be to complete a Specialized Yoga Research Project on a preapproved topic of your choice. Past topics have included Yoga for Children, Pregnancy, Athletes, Arthritis, Scoliosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Seniors, etc. This project will be your final "thesis or project". Research includes understanding the Anatomy and Physiology related to your project, how to teach to this specialized group, and includes collaboration with a mentor who has skills appropriate to your project. 

Upon completion of the RYT300® Hour Upgrade Program there is a written and a practical exam. (Provided you already have your 200hr Certification, successful completion will result in the receipt of your 500hr Certification.

Additional Requirements: 
A course in Anatomy & Physiology. We have approved online options (with SOYA discounts), so please check with SOYA faculty before registering.

Investment**:
Varies (determined individually due to differences between SOYA and non-SOYA 200hr TTP Curriculum.)
Previous SOYA 200hr TTP Graduates = $3995.00 +gst ($4194.75 total)
Payable in a non-refundable registration deposit of $500+gst ($525) and 3 installments of $1223.25 on the 1st of September, November and January. Tuition is also payable in one full instalment at the onset of the year.
Payments can be made in cash by cheque, e-mail money transfer, credit or debit. 

Cancellation Policy*:A $525.00 deposit including GST is required to be registered into the program. This deposit is non-refundable. 

Cancellation within 15 days: If you choose to withdraw within 15 days after the program has begun, you will receive a full refund of whatever tuition you have paid (except the initial deposit of $525). 

Cancellation after 15 days: After 15 days, there will be no refund of September Tuition Instalment. If you have paid in full at the onset of the course and decide after 15 days that you are unable to continue, then you will be refunded whatever monies would have been in paid in the instalment option, minus the September portion.  

*Any student choosing to withdraw from the SOYA Yoga Teacher Training Program MUST return all textbooks and the Learning Manual.

**300hr Tuition Rates are dependent upon previous instruction and studies covered in other RYS200 hour programs. Program will include most of the hours of Hatha Yoga originally required outside Learning Weekends.

Note that program fees include all instruction at Teacher Training Learning Weekends, textbooks including the Teacher Training Manual, a SOYA Teacher Directory listing, Practical and Written Exams, as well as GST on the full amount. Program fees do not include a course in Anatomy & Physiology or any external yoga classes or workshops. These costs are additional and paid by you directly to the source of instruction.

Entry Dates & Time Commitment:
FORT MCMURRAY Program intake is in August of each year.
Program runs from AUGUST to FEBRUARY.
Learning weekends take place twice per month (a 22hr weekend x 12 weekends).

2014-2015 Schedule at a Glance: Note that Weekend dates are tentative and subject to change.
- All weekends are 11 hour days, 7:30am-6:30pm both Saturday and Sunday. 
- 300hr Program will begin on August 23rd, 2014 and complete by February 1st, 2015.

2014-2015 300hr Upgrade Training Schedule
August 23 & 24,
September 6 & 7, 
September 20 & 21,  
October 4 & 5, 
October (17), 18 & 19,
November 1 & 2, 
November 15 & 16,
November 29 & 30, 
December 13 & 14
January 3 & 4, 
January 17 & 18,
January 31 (Exams) & February 1 (Graduation).

How to Apply: Application deadline is August 1st prior to August 23rd start.
Applications can be found online (Click here to Register)
Please include with your application the deposit of $525.00 (e-transfer to: info@anandacenter.ca).
If you do not hear from someone within 10 days, please follow up to ensure that we have received your application (Heather @ info@anandacenter.ca or 780-972-9447).

We look forward to sharing this wonderful journey of yoga sadhana with you!

Namaste,
Marion (Mugs) McConnell - Founder SOYA
Heather Thomas & Kapila Chugh - Fort McMurray Faculty



SOYA RYT500® Certification
FORT MCMURRAY AFFILIATE DETAILS

This program no longer exists. If you are looking for 500hr Certification, our curriculum has shifted so that you would first take the 200hr in year one and then the 300hr Upgrade in year two. Upon successful completion of the 300hr Upgrade you will qualify to register as an RYT500hr with both the Yoga Alliance and the International Yoga Teacher’s Association in Australia.


ONLINE ANATOMY COURSE INFORMATION*:
*You must be registered as a SOYA student to receive the discount codes for these courses.

“Online Anatomy with Martin Kirk”:
This course is perfect for those who do not have any background in Anatomy and want to learn it in relation to Yoga and asana. This is an online pre-recorded 15 hour webinar format. Work at your own pace and register at any time. Students will have access to all of Martin’s webinars (spine, shoulder, pelvis, leg/knee/ankle/foot, arm/elbow/wrist/hand) and Martin’s anatomy slides. As well, students have access to an exclusive Facebook group where Martin addresses any questions, and where there are some really lively anatomy and yoga therapy discussions taking place. The recordings are always available to you, even after completion. Go to kirkyoga.com and look for the online training in Anatomy. The discounted price for students registered in the SOYA Teacher Training is $125.00US (regularly $300.00 US) Please email for the Student Discount Code.