300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Professional Upgrade to RYT500

Original price was: $4,404.75.Current price is: $4,104.75.

This will be the last offering of the two module format of training in 2024/2025!

Take your 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Professional Upgrade to RYT500 with SOYA! Immerse yourself in rich studies in two modules in beautiful destinations. Both modules required for certification.

Melaque, Mexico: November 23 – December 6, 2024

Penticton, BC: April 10 – 21, 2025

Pay in full when you register and Save $300!

Event Details

We take great pride at SOYA in providing you with studies rich in philosophy, ritual, practice and spirit. It is important to us that our students experience Yoga as it was intended to be; an 8-fold path to enlightenment. Welcome! Namaste.

This is our last offering of this format and the last opportunity to take it with SOYA until 2026! Big things are coming and new programs will be announced in January of 2025.

These 2 Modules are needed to complete your 300 hour Professional Upgrade to RYT500 certification. We are a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance.

Module A: Melaque, Mexico*

November 23rd – December 6th, 2024. Stay at or near the gated villa where we spend our days immersed in practices and studies. Located along the laguna, just blocks from the ocean and in the midst of a safe, bustling, truly Mexican town. Your teachers are Rebecca Stone and Lalita Scott.


Module B: Penticton, BC

April 10 – 21, 2025. Your days will be spent in the lovely Linden Gardens, just as they are waking up for spring! Stay in Kaledon at the cabins just minutes away.

*This program will be running concurrently with our long-running 200hr yoga teacher training Mexico immersion. There will be times the two student groups will participate in events together, including meals and graduation celebrations!

Tuition for Yoga Teacher Training

Program Tuition Fees: $4,195 + gst
Program Tuition Savings: Save $300 when you pay in full at time of registration.

Payment Notes:

  • Pay in full or by instalments.
  • If you wish to have a payment plan: deposit is paid upon registration. Of the remainder, 1/3 is paid 35 days in advance of the first module, 1/3 at the start of the first module, and 1/3 is paid half-way through the program (at the conclusion of the first module).
  • Tuition Fees include your manual, books, and supplies.
  • A non-refundable tuition deposit of $650.00+gst is required upon registration.
  • Fees for accommodations and lunches are separate and are due one month prior to the program.

Mexico Accommodations & Meals

This lovely Villa provides a limited number of single and shared suites with kitchens and private bathrooms. 

Daily vegetarian lunches will be provided. (Please remember you are in a quaint Mexican village with limited resources for specialty foods. There are limited options for a gluten free diet, such as corn tortillas. We will do our best to accommodate medical food allergies.) = approx $18 CDN/day

Students prepare their own breakfasts and can head out to experience the authentic local food for dinners. This village provides a variety of excellent restaurants to enjoy!

200 hour yoga teacher training and 300 hour yoga teacher training Mexico

Watch the sunrises over the laguna from your deck at Villa Xochipilli.

Shared Villa: (2 beds in one bedroom) for 14 nights with lunches on full training days is $1,151.00 CAD per person.

Private Villa: for 14 nights with lunches on full training days is $1,641.00 CAD per person.

Offsite: For those of you who wish to stay elsewhere in town, this fee covers your use of facilities at the Villa (pool, washrooms, studios, drinking water, etc) and your daily lunches on full training days is $591.00 CAD per person.

If you wish to arrive early to settle in and adapt to the climate, rooms can be made available.


Flights should be booked into Manzanillo (ZLO) as this is the closest airport. Westjet flies direct to Manzanillo from Calgary. Taxis from Manzanillo airport to Melaque are approximately $700 pesos.  Optionally you can also fly to Puerto Vallarta, but be prepared to take a 5 hour bus ride south to Melaque. Be sure you allow enough time for a taxi from the airport to the bus depot.

NOTE: Please check here for all details for entry requirements to Mexico.  Be sure to familiarize yourself with re-entry requirements to your home country.

Lead Trainer:

Lalita (Natasha) Scott, E-RYT500, R-CYT, Pain Care Aware Level 2


 Natasha Scott graduated from the SOYA 500 Hour training in 2009 with a specialty in prenatal yoga. She teaches a wide range of Hatha Yoga with a strong background in the Sivananda lineage (from her Teacher Mugs). From her super gentle yoga classes to strength in flow yoga, Natasha has a class to suit everyone.

She is a Yoga Alliance registered E-RYT500, prenatal yoga teacher (RYPT) and Childrens Yoga Teacher (RYCT). She is a Certified Thai Massage Practitioner (Metta in Motion with Mia Blackwell), and a Reiki practitioner. She brings all of these yoga tools to her classes to create a full yogic experience.

Never one to stop learning her enthusiasm to serve others led her to specialize in Yoga for Chronic Pain, certified by Neil Pearson.

Natasha is a Lead Trainer for the SOYA 200 hour YTT Immersions in Penticton, BC and Melaque, Mexico, and the SOYA 300 hour Advanced Upgrade in Penticton.

Lead Trainer:

Rebecca Stone, E-RYT500, R-CYT, Pain Care Aware Level 2

Rebecca graduated from SOYA’s program in 2010. The blessing of this curriculum, and learning with Mugs instilled a great love, respect and thirst for the authentic teachings of yoga. She is also a certified Children’s and Family Yoga teacher that loves to bring yoga to life through play and relationship building.

Creating yoga classes that are accessible, informative, and transformational for all ages and abilities is her passion. With the blessing of having a mother who was a physiotherapist for over 40 years, the opportunity to mentor under that wisdom has deeply influenced her understanding and presentation of the blending of yoga asana, functional movement principles and the mind/body/spirit connection. She continues her ongoing education by being a voracious reader and question-asker, participating in varying workshops and retreats with world-class educators.

Becky is the lead trainer for the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and 300 hour Yoga Teacher training programs in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, Mexico and several Online and Hybrid training formats.

Sanskrit Teacher:

Elaine LaMarre (Elena), RYT500, SOYA, YA


Fitness has always been a part of Elaine's life, leading her to become a Fitness Instructor in 1990. She fell in love with yoga 10 years later, and took the SOYA 200 hour yoga teacher training program in 2013. In 2019/2020, she completed the SOYA 500 hour professional training program.

Elaine and her husband retired in 2015 and began spending winters in Melaque, Mexico.  This is where she reunited with Bob and Mugs, and offered to do the bookkeeping for SOYA. She has been a great asset for SOYA ever since!  Elaine will be the person you communicate with when it comes to any financial transactions with SOYA.

Elaine continues to enjoy the quiet, simple life that Mexico has to offer and in 2020 obtained the SOYA 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification.  She now also teaches the Sanskrit portion of many yoga teacher training programs.


Do you have additional questions?

Soya Yoga Teacher Training has been training for over 25 years, we’ve seen alot. We’d be more than happy to discuss your goals. Please contact us if you have any questions about any of our programs.