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April 2019
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Spring lays herself at our feet ...


Spring represents a new beginning, a fresh moment to ponder, "Where do I want to go from here?"

I am so awed as I look around me and see how this universe is formed from the elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether. These elements shape and reshape into everything we experience, creating this amazing existence called life! We are so blessed with a body and a lifetime, and spring inspires me to revisit what it is we want to do with them.

When I lay out my lifetime on a yard stick, and review proportionately where my current age is on that stick, I am nearer to the far end of it than I am at the beginning. So, I ask myself, what do I want to do with my time?  Pause, for one, and revisit my priorities and make sure they don't get forgotten while other things get in their way. 

For me, right now, I want to "fully participate" while I can in whatever I do! I want to meditate a lot and spend more time in the presence of the Divine. And, take a good look at "me", my thoughts and my actions, in a conscious effort toward improvement.

As the fresh blossoms open and reveal their sacred centers to you, we invite you to take in their beauty, feel the essence of new beginnings, and discover whatever spring lays before you!  Namaste, Mugs and Bob 
The Yogic Path of Grieving 
by Brenda L. Feuerstein 
I’d like to start by stressing that in terms of grief I don’t believe there is something to overcome, get over, and go through in some systemic manner, and there is no right and wrong way to grieve. Grief is a natural response to the loss of something or someone, and while it’s universal, the way it’s felt varies dependent on the individual. read more on grieving and see below how you can learn more from Brenda at the SOYA retreat!
SOYA's Annual Retreat with Brenda L. Feuerstein! May 31 - June 2

Brenda will take us on a journey of understanding the traditional teachings of yoga and then integrating them into everyday life. Yoga enhances the way we live in so many ways. Lets learn how to make the most of our yogic path! 

Event Schedule Here!  Register Here! 
Progressions to Purna Shalabasahana: Locust Pose
The Locust pose is a dynamic pose; a full body energizer and an excellent backbend for chest opening. The full pose is rather intimidating to most, but there are many ways to modify it so it becomes accessible. Here are a few progressions into the deeper forms of the pose.  read more on shalbasana
Breathe Yoga Studio Has Changed Hands!  1226 Trans Canada Hwy, Sorrento, BC
The lovely Jessica Wyslouzil, a SOYA trained teacher, has recently taken over Breathe Yoga Studio in Sorrento BC. What a lovely treat for all who go to the studio! She is perfect to step in after Reanna Costa has given it 6 years of love and prana.   https://www.breatheyogastudio.ca/
Refresh! Reboot!

Revitalize and deepen your teaching repertoire! 
Learn how to include threads of wisdom from the Yoga Sutras, Chakras, & Bhagavad Gita!
Gain confidence teaching precautions, modifications or benefits of asanas and pranayama!

Affordable Renewal of Teaching Skills!

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
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. Register now, before it is too late!
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!   
START THINKING ABOUT TRAINING IN MEXICO THIS NOVEMBER!
Why not take in the tropical warmth while learning how to teach? Join Natasha Scott and a variety of local teachers for a cultural experience in Melaque Mexico. Training runs Nov 22-Dec 8, 2019. SAVE $300 and Register before SEPT 1st!   

Small Groups! Cozy Space! Excellent Teachings with tons of practice!
More information on SOYA TEACHER TRAINING Dates and Locations.

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
Inclusive Yoga. Check out the CurriculumLocations & Dates

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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