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Mugs Celebrates 40 years of Teaching Yoga!

It was 40 years ago in February 1978 when I arrived in the Ashram for my Beginner and Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. Swami Vishnudevananda immersed us in daily practices of meditation, asana, pranayama, philosophy studies, and karma yoga. These life-changing practices have been such a great foundation for my life, and teaching them to others has been the greatest gift. I can't thank you enough for taking classes or workshops or training from me through the years, from the tender age of 22 thru to 62!
I am excited to show you my new website where I am sharing stories about my book "Letters from the Yoga Masters" and updates on workshops where I will teach the techniques held within the pages.  I will keep you posted on the release of the historical documentary about Hari, my wonderful teacher, whom the book is about. I hope you enjoy it! 

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Give someone you love and care about a big hug! Blessings to all of you in this month of Love, with gratitude, Bob and Mugs

Surya and Chandra Nadi Pranayamas 
The flow of breath or prana through the right and left nostrils affects our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. In this short video Dr. Ananda explains how this occurs, and how we can utilize this knowledge to benefit our state of well-being and bring it into balance.
At the SOYA ANNUAL RETREAT we will learn many more therapeutic benefits of yoga from Dr. Ananda.  There are still some spaces left! 
YOGA and Seasonal Affective Disorder: S.A.D. by Kamala Wilkie
Early November, I woke up with a sinking feeling and an aversion to participating with life.  My old friend S.A.D was back. It has hit me every year for as long as I can remember. I can’t wake up fully, I withdraw from social activities and basically move through my day with a low level despair. Read more on S.A.D.
Join Kamala tonight 6-8pm for a workshop on S.A.D! Or take her SOYA 200 hour training in Penticton March-June. See more info below.
CHANDRA MANTRAS: "Om Chandraya Namaha!" a workshop with Helen Mikuska in Calgary. 

“Chandra” is known as the Moon; the cosmic feminine force and the giver of delight.  The Moon represents the feminine, whereas the Sun is the masculine. The feminine is personified through the three goddesses Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali or Parvati. They portray the three complementary aspects of lunar energy to the masculine energies of Brahma (creative), Vishnu (preservative) and Siva (transformative). The planetary deity “Chandra” is propitiated through increasing mental health and peace of mind.  Read more on Chandra and the Workshops Feb 16th. 
Yoga Alliance has a new CEO, David Lipsius (past CEO of Kripalu Centre). David is reaching out to ALL who are interested in participating in the STANDARDS REVIEW PROJECT, making overdue changes to the current standards for Yoga Teacher Training. They want to hear from you, YA members AND non-members, so all voices are heard. Sign up here to ensure your participation! 
Looking for a certified SOYA yoga teacher in your area? SOYA has more than 650 graduates who teach across Canada and around the world. Find a teacher in your area.

If you are a SOYA graduate, please take a moment to check that  your listing is up to date so students can find you! 
Do you love Yoga? Want to learn more of its philosophy? Learn how to modify asanas? Develop sequencing skills for classes or personal practice? Maybe not be a teacher but just want to know more?

SOYA's 200 hour training is open to those who want to teach and those who just want to learn! they are small, intimate, and held in a great places of peace and beauty!
Our trainings in Penticton, Sorrento, Creston and Prince George are taking registrations now!  
Curious? CLICK ON THE VIDEO to hear what one of our SOYA Faculty has to say!

Stay Connected with SOYA and receive 3 unpublished chapters of Letters from the Yoga Masters 

Not getting the enews? It is a TWO step process to sign up. Go to the link below, fill in and submit the form. Then CHECK YOUR EMAIL for a confirmation and click that to download the chapters. Thanks for being part of the SOYA family! 

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Thank you  SOYA Grads!

We value that you believe in our Yoga Teacher Training and refer new students to us. YOU are the reason why we have been so fortunate to have trained teachers for over 20 years! To show our appreciation,  for every student you refer to us  we will send you $100 following their grad!

Be sure to email us the names of students referred & suggest they put your name on their registration form. This offer is valid from Dec 1, 2015 onward.

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