Training Yoga Teachers since 1995

Start Your Yoga Journey With Us

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 cozy, small group settings.

Join for an Information Session

Sunday, May 5, 2024 via Zoom

4pm PT/5pm MT/6pm CT/7pm ET

Register HERE for the Zoom Link

Rooted in authentic yoga

Offering a uniquely individualized, deeply transformative teacher training in small groups. Teachings are rooted in authentic yoga to guide you to a deeper understanding of the power behind them.


Advancing Teaching Skills

Creative sequencing, building themes, voice and body language, and finding your market niche. Our programs will also teach you how to create captivating and memorable private sessions, workshops and retreats.


Subtle Anatomy of Yoga

Study, Practice and Implementation of Advanced Energetic Teachings and Techniques – including Advanced Pranayama, Chakras, Koshas, Granthis, Lokas, Mudras, Mantras and more.

Is SOYA right for you?

We celebrate nearly 30 Years Of Training Yoga Teachers

Understanding the wisdom of yoga while developing and advancing teaching skills. The South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA) offers Yoga Teacher Training, Teacher Refresh, Retreats, and the Annual Yoga Retreat with world class leadership.

Is it Yoga Teacher Training you are looking for?

SOYA offers a yoga teacher training experience like no other! The 200 hour Foundation and 300 hour Professional Upgrade teacher trainings are very thorough, where we teach you all the limbs of yoga, taking you beyond asana and into the deeper teachings. 


The SOYA Annual Yoga Retreat

with Indu Arora, in Sorrento, BC

Join us for SOYA’s Annual Yoga Retreat in beautiful Sorrento, BC! This year we have the pleasure of hosting Indu Arora, Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher, mentor and author.

Retreat Details

Inclusivity & Specialty Yoga


SOYA is dedicated to making yoga safe and inclusive for all. We welcome everyone to our diverse teachings, including chair yoga, kids, restorative, prenatal, trauma sensitivity, props and light assists.



Training Yoga Teachers

Founder's Yoga Experience

Alumni Worldwide

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True Meaning of Beauty in Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra

by Indu Arora, 2024 SOYA Annual Retreat special guest.  Beauty is often limited and misconstrued as a combination of qualities—such as shape, color, or form—that pleases the aesthetic senses, (especially the sight) and often something that is limited to a gender or...

A Powerful Gayatri Mantra Salutation

I am hooked on this mantra. I say it with my mala beads, with hand mudras, with finger-tip touching, and during the “hold” in my asanas, and in this delightful, long-form Gayatri Salutation. This Gayatri Salutation is a beautiful practice, turning it into a sacred prayer for your body, mind and spirit.

A Different Take on Trikonasana, the Triangle Pose

In Mugs’ blog post this month, she talks about the contradictions in the names of various yoga asana and pranayama techniques. There are many names that are more commonly accepted,  but it is just as common to hear them called a different name based on who is...


Our Alumni Share their Experience

T Fadear

The training is intense, as well as, the home study, but no stone is left unturned, and therefore I walked away with a full tool box for my future teaching, and personal yoga practice! My own growth could not be measured! Much love and gratefulness for this take away.

A Grose-Dehring

SOYA prepared me not only for teaching Yoga but for Living and Breathing Yoga. My spirit has been renewed in a better message for humanity and for life. I’ve learned that Yoga is more than just poses. I’m certain that there are other people out there like me and they need to know this.

T Galey

The training I received was thorough and enlightening. I was well supported in my learning throughout and found the Instructors to be both warm and highly knowledgeable. I graduated with tools and confidence to begin teaching. It was a great experience.

Enhance Your Yoga Life With SOYA’s Traditional Yoga Teaching Programs

Questions? Please reach out for clarification about these in-depth, authentic yoga teacher trainings. They are rich, fun, and life-changing.