Our Therapeutic perspective explores Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, personal empowerment and total well being. We combine modern day biomechanics and research driven science with ancient teachings. You will leave with an understanding of anatomy,  alignment, and modifications to keep your body safe for a lifetime of practice.

Renegotiate Your Relationship With Yourself

Deep-dive into the world of yoga with this comprehensive training to shatter belief systems that hold you back from connecting to your best, most vibrant self.

Therapeutic Approach

Our non-dogmatic approach explores Yoga philosophy as a practice of radical self-love uncovering perspectives that encourage body positivity, unconditional acceptance, personal empowerment and true mind-body-spirit health and wellness. Learn to teach from “eyes of love” and help the world heal one mindful breath at a time.

personal growth

Step confidently into the role of the teacher and share this powerful practice and help others. Not ready to teach? No problem. If you love yoga and know there is something more to wellness and wellbeing this program and community are for you.

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Breathtaking Beauty. High Vibration. Choose from one of our hand selected powerful, eco-friendly retreat centers worldwide. Each center is selected for its proximity to spectacular beauty where the healing power of the elements is paramount, the Prana (life force) is palpable and the vibration is high.

Escape The Mundane

This Immersion Training Is Designed To Support Your Mind, Body & Soul To Take The Steps To Become Your Highest, Most Vibrant, Self

Choose Your Destination

Put down your deposit, or pay-in-full, to secure your place. Once you have done so, you will be sent a welcome packet with everything you need to know to prepare and book your flights.

Take The Leap

Within the first few hours of your training you will already be forever transformed by the friendships you make and the like-minded loving community of support. You will leave with everything you need to continue your work with confidence, clarity, and joy.

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10 Signs You Are Ready for a Yoga Teacher Training!

Soma Yoga Institute training is a comprehensive and holistic journey into yoga for mind-body health and healing. Our world-class faculty is comprised of master level Yoga teachers, Certified C-IAYT Yoga Therapists and those who have been teaching for over 25 years. We have trained thousands of people just like you to overcome their struggles with health, wellness, disconnection to themselves and others, and experience the transformation that therapeutic yoga offers. You will leave transformed and ready to teach others on their Yoga journey. 

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"The alchemy of this 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and its combination of the teachers, students, and the Big Island made it an unforgettable, life-changing, and amazingly lovely experience. I came for knowledge and what I got was so much more. I learned that without a doubt I am where I am supposed to be, doing what this world needs me to do. I feel so blessed to have met all the beautiful, magical people and I know I will hold a special place in my heart for all of them. I loved the sutras, going deeper, hearing everyone's perceptions and how the philosophy manifests in their life. The meditation practice became something I cannot do without and I greatly cherish that opportunity to find my way with that. It has been an honor and a blessing to spend time with two amazing teachers, Liz and Molly. Thank you, this has been such a magical journey."

-Nicole Yarborough, Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training

"This yoga teacher training was the most impactful, complete yoga experience ever! The alignment lessons were a living anatomy class and I really loved learning how to address my specific misalignments. The stories and chanting nourished the soul and the heartfelt compassion and caring empowered everyone in the clinic."

-Dave Martin, Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

"I loved EVERYTHING about this 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program! I looked far and wide and searched hard and long for the perfect training, and this was without a doubt The One. We all found a little piece of home in each other, and I could not be more grateful for having Liz and Peggy lead us through this transformational journey. They are such inspirational beings with so much knowledge, wisdom and experience to share on all topics. They had an amazing synergy and complementarity as a teaching team that I could have never dreamed of - teaching us how to see ourselves and the rest of the world with compassion and eyes of love before anything else. This training allowed for such broad and deep learning that went way beyond how to teach yoga. It empowered me, and has provided me with foundational tools that I can use for the rest of my life—not only as a yogi, but also as a productive human on Earth. Perspective is everything and learning to first see myself with loving kindness has allowed me to develop a more balanced and peaceful inner world where I can listen to my deepest intuition and let it guide me. Whether or not you come here to teach yoga, you will find empowerment and the ability within yourself to do anything and everything you hope to do."

-Sierra Martin, Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

"As a physical therapist for 20 years, I am so impressed by the attention to biomechanical alignment and the safe, therapeutic approach. The course significantly added so much to my PT framework and I will be a more effective PT because of this course. On a personal note, I am inspired to be consistent with my daily practice and also to teach yoga. This was overall a beautifully balanced course in content, instructors, activity vs downtime, fun vs academics, and philosophy. It was supportively and encouragingly designed and executed, while being reasonably challenging to help us to grow. I will absolutely recommend and return to Soma Yoga Institute."

-Yvette Albright, Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

"I’ve waited years to do my 200 hr TT because I didn’t think I’d find the school for me... I LOVED EVERY MOMENT OF THIS TRAINING. The location was an absolute dream and the scheduling made the intensive program flow at a fantastic pace. The physical practices always followed the principles & themes of the day and the program built in intensity in the perfect arc over our weeks together. My own practice has changed dramatically from the benefits of an alignment-based approach. The conversational classroom approach the teachers (Liz Heffernan and Peggy Profant) had provided a great learning environment. I feel more confident in my teaching, my instincts and my path because of the groups support and “eyes of love”. Our group became a family in the first HOURS of the program. Most importantly, the friends and mentors I gained are ones I will be in touch with forever. I am SO glad I did my first teacher training with Soma Yoga Institute. It had such an impact on me that I plan to do my 300 hr teacher training through them too... and I can’t wait! "

-Marjorie Welch, Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

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