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February 2019
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Each new month is an exploration...

A new month is another new beginning. Even though each day blends into the next, a new month feels distinctive. I like February because it feels particularly special, being the only month that has 28 or 29 days. That is as unique as each of us!

And speaking of our individual unique-ness, take a look at the book review on Bernie Clark's book Your Spine Your Yoga, which highlights the unique-ness of our spinal columns! 

The Daily Schedule for the SOYA Annual Yoga Retreat with Brenda Feuerstein is in this enews, and I'm sharing my most favourite gluten free dinner roll recipe! Latika has written about her creativity with her home altar, and we have news of a Yoga Studio for sale! 

And while you are here, check out the upcoming Yoga Teacher Training programs (including the "one time" event in Vegreville), and our Refresh and Reboot for Yoga Teachers! It's all here, for a lovely start to February! Thank you for all your belief in SOYA!

Have a beautiful February! Jai!   
Mugs & Bob    

Craving a Yoga Retreat? There is still space to take in some exceptional yoga with BRENDA FEUERSTEIN at SOYA's Annual Retreat! Event Schedule Here!
May 31 - June 2, 2019
Each year we create the opportunity to dive deep with renowned yoga teachers who are authors, philosophers, and extremely wise yogis! Join us for a sacred weekend of community!  Click the poster for details! 
Inspired Creation of an Altar and Sacred Space
An altar can be built anywhere, so many things can inspire us in building one. 
While moving into our Mexican winter rental accommodations, I noticed 3 nails already planted in the wall in a small corner of our apartment. Last summer, we received a thank you gift of three native pottery fishes from the Patzcuaro Lake area, and they were looking for a "home." Innocently, I hung them on the existing nail perches. more on the Inspired Altar
Almond Flour Gluten Free Dinner Rolls
I really prefer not to eat wheat flour, and have struggled to find a bun recipe that tastes good and holds together like wheat buns to make sandwiches or veggie burgers. This one is the best I have found so far! These are not vegan because egg whites are in the recipe. This makes 6 dinner rolls. the recipe
Your Spine Your Yoga
Bernie Clark has done it again. He has recently published another book explain the anatomy of yoga in ways never done before. This new release, Your Spine Your Yoga, is a comprehensive look at the spine both from both the scientific view and the yogic view. As yogis we understand that having a healthy, flexible spine is a critical aspect of yoga, both physically and energetically as this is the pathway of the kundalini shakti. What we often don’t understand is how to achieve a healthy spine. Bernie’s book goes into all the details on this, explaining how the spine provides stability through the core of the body as well as tremendous range of motion. read more on the spine
YOGA STUDIO for SALE in SORRENTO, BC This lovely little studio in the village of Sorrento is available & affordable! For more information contact Rheanna at breatheyogastudio@outlook.com or call 250-803-3699. 
Refresh, Reboot, Relearn!

Are you a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher feeling called to revitalize and deepen your yoga practice and teaching repertoire?

Or perhaps you feel your 200hr training was missing something?  Did you receive thorough study in the Yoga Sutras, Chakras, The Gita, Pranayama? Are you confident in precautions, modifications or benefits of numerous asanas?

If you are wanting to expand your skills and knowledge as a teacher, the SOYA Refresh and Reboot may be perfect for you! It is open for any 200 Hour teacher and very reasonably priced! Join us for 8 or 16 days! Your choice!  

Yoga teacher training can create profound shifts within, as there are so many layers to understanding the incredible depths of yoga. Refreshing your training can help you integrate and make more sense of it all, with many “ah ha” moments!  To learn more, visit the SOYA Refresh and Reboot program! 
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with SOYA
SOYA 200 hr SPRING Immersion Teacher Training in Salmon Arm!
Enjoy the small, quaint atmosphere at Tin Poppy Retreat overlooking the Shuswap River. Studies start at home and then we Immerse ourselves over 16 days of living yoga! Training runs April 3-18, 2019. SAVE $300 and Register before FEB 1st! Shared accommodations available on site.  
NEW! ONE TIME ONLY! SOYA 200 hr Immersion in Vegreville, Alberta!
By special request we will be holding an immersion at the Holistic Centre! Hosted by SOYA teacher Val Miller with lead trainer and SOYA founder Marion Mugs McConnell. We arrange billeting for those from out of town. Training runs May 1-16, 2019. SAVE $300 and Register before MARCH 1st!   
SOYA 200 hr EXTENDED Teacher Training in Penticton AND Prince George March into June!
Enjoy the small groups that gather twice a month for the duration of the training, while absorbing teaching skills, lesson plan creation and philosophy studies!  
SCHOOL TEACHERS! Join SOYA in the SUMMER 200 hr Immersion in Calgary!
Held specifically in the summer so school teachers can train during their time off! We arrange billeting for those from out of town so staying in Calgary is affordable. Training runs July 5th to 20th, 2019. SAVE $300 and Register before MAY 1st!   

Small Groups! Cozy Space! Excellent Teachings with tons of practice!
More SOYA TEACHER TRAINING Dates and Locations BELOW for Spring and Summer 2019!

300 Hr ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING! 
 

Take your Training and Skill as a Teacher to a higher standard with SOYA! Join us for our 300 Hour Advanced Training in 2019!

Students meet on specific weekends each month.

Penticton starts Sept 2019 
Mackenzie starts in Aug 2019
Pitt Meadows starts in Sept 2019 
Prince George starts in February 2020

3 Modules: Advancing Teaching Skills,
The Science of Subtle Anatomy, and
Making Yoga Inclusive for All 
Check out the CurriculumLocations & Dates

Refer a student and receive $100

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! In appreciation, for every student you refer to us
we will send you $100 following their grad!
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