About This Center

Somah journeys is a branched of the highly renowned Yoga Alliance accredited School of Sacred Arts (SOSA) and offers advanced teacher trainings, transformations retreats, and workshops throughout the world.

Committed to presenting events of the highest caliber in superb settings, dedicated to individual growth and the global flowering of consciousness, Somah entwines the ancient spiritual pathways of Yoga and Yoga Nidra from the East, shamanic tools and practices including Plant Medicine work in Peru and native traditions and medicine wheel teachings.

Somah prides itself on offering nourishing and empowering immersions that are open to both soul searchers, truth seekers and practitioners ready to do the heart and soul work for a more balanced and connected way of life as well as teachers looking to expand their depth and capacity as a facilitator.

Somah Journeys 300 hour advanced teacher trainings are flexible so that contact hours be completed within 2 - 3 years by a combination of your own design. Giving you freedom to choose yoga teacher training modules that stoke the fire that burns deep within your soul and work for your own unique path of personal development as you work towards your 500 hour certification.

Founder Simone MacKay believes that by reconnecting with the deepest wisdom of the Earth, you can meet life’s changes with grace and ease, Love more truly and live more deeply. Simone empowers her students to show up, simply as they are and guides them with great depth and gentle grace to come home to their hearts purpose and own unique gifts.

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  • Lisa Hampel   August 28, 2018

      A profoundly inspiring experience

    Trying to stay positive is not hard when talking about the teacher training with SoSA. I signed up having been practicing regularly for a good while and this still exceeded my expectations in how much it would continue to deepen my practice. The teachers are magnificent and their light inspires to dip into the magical essence that is your self. Nearly a year on and lessons learned still continue to emerge and crystalise, like the most magical gift that really keeps on giving. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat and am forever thankful to have been part of it.

  • Heather Evans   August 27, 2018

      SOSA is Pure Magic!

    I attended SOSA's 200-hour yoga teacher training in April of 2014 and it was nothing short of life-changing deep-dive into the recesses of my soul. Not only did my practice transform...I transformed. For the first time, I felt as though I was really seen for who I was and what I had to offer this world. The instructors all held incredible space for growth, deep reflection, inquiry, and the subtle shifts that occur. From the philosophy and history to the daily posture clinics and practice sessions, there was always a chance to go deeper and learn more - not only about yoga but also about myself. I am forever grateful to SOSA for introducing me to myself and for allowing me to become a member of this global family - the SOSA Tribe!

  • Erlin Sulisthio   July 18, 2018

      Once upon a time with SOSA ^_^V

    SOSA helped me change into someone who is more confident with myself and trusting of my own soul and inner teacher. After joining the Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in Bali, I feel the difference in me as well as in my perspective about life. If you really want to know about yoga ... SOSA was a great choice to learn to teach yoga and understand the full depth of the practice. The team of teachers have so much experienced and had no reservations about sharing that knowledge with us. My fellow classmates quickly became a tribe...they were incredible brothers and sisters who always kept me motivated. The journey of a thousand steps starts from one first step, and so SOSA as my first steps to truly knowing yoga has changed the course of this journey of life for the better, forever. Thank you and love you SOSA!

  • Rachel Bentley   July 15, 2018

      School of Sacred Arts

    This yoga teacher training retreat is everything you’ve ever dreamed of AND MORE!! I knew yoga school would be life changing but I had no idea that it would have been this much of an impact of every aspect of my life. Signing up with SOSA has taught me how to handle everything from daily life stressors, yoga poses/flows, positive thinking, how to truly open my heart, how to handle my seer, how to make and hold space for myself as well as others, how to protect my energy, how to discover my inner sanctuary, healthier nutrition (I’m a TN girl #not easy teaching us to put down the bad food), SANSKRIT❤️ And so many many priceless lessons I learned while studying there!!!! Words can not express my love for ALL the people I’ve met along the SOSA journey..... JUST SIGN UP ALREADY✨✨✨

  • Cat Newton-Haydon   July 15, 2018

      Valuable Life Learnings

    Having completed the 200hrs YTT course with SOSA (2017) in Bali, I found that I’d only touched on a fraction of the practice of yoga, despite having a practice of 8+ years. SOSA provided me with the safest community to, not only guide me into a deeper understanding of the asana practice, but to awaken my questioning as the practitioner. Where I would falter with ideals, their teaching and guidance organically directed me to a rational understanding of myself, life situations and future opportunities. The many statements, for example: ‘know yourself’, ‘you are who you are’ and ‘believe in yourself’ (and there are many others!) came into question during my training and the unfolded answers have made my practice more valuable. For someone to teach others how to benefit from their own yoga practice (both on and off the mat), there are so many other elements to understand before becoming a teacher (the ability to look at yourself, listen to others and to be true at all times, as examples), the course ensured that all the elements are drawn together and worked through in a clear and concise teaching method. The core team, led by Simone, Heather and Randall (plus the incredible assistants who worked with them at the time), bring a well balanced course covering asana practice and posture analysis, anatomy and philosophy with additional elements of mantras, rituals, diet and business guidelines - the latter being very useful for anyone wishing to take their learning in this direction. As I learnt, business is not for everyone and no one has ‘failed’ if this is not their final destination - each person has their own understanding of how they wish to share their learnings - I’m still finding my way. Bali is a magical part of the world and the safe environment SOSA offers in which to learn, share and be healed, should be greeted with an open mind and an open heart - the course truly changed my life! I’m highly privileged to have been a student with SOSA and be part of this incredibly rich and knowledgeable family, and would like to thank Simone, Heather and Randall for opening my heart to change� Love, light and gratitude �

  • Brittany Dobbs   July 15, 2018

      5-star training and team

    What an amazing month in Bali with School of Sacred Arts! This 200 hr training provides you with a well-rounded experience of self-inquiry, philosophy, techniques, etc. The team of experienced teachers was absolutely incredible and so knowledgeable in a variety of practices. Walking away from my month with SOSA, I have a deeper sense of self, and I am well-equipped to share the benefits of yoga with the world around me.

  • Emma Lowe   July 13, 2018

      This training not only changed my career but transformed my life!

    Learning how to facilitate an asana practice through anatomy, alignment and the art of assisting is simply scratching the surface of what can be learnt from this course. Simone and her team create a safe and nurturing space in which true self enquiry can take place, in order for you to be able to truly align with yourself and be able to therefore teach from the heart and not someone else's experience of yoga. You are given the time to invest in yourself and encouraged to find and lay down your own blueprint for how yoga can therefore come off the mat and into the contours of your life. Whilst at the same time being gifted daily with a wide and balanced variety of philosophical, practical and physical practices. Heart is the fundamental essence of my experience of SOSA. The Schools love and passion for Yoga and the wisdom traditions is so evident and therefore so infectious and inspirational. Each individual and highly professional teacher has something fresh, brilliant and unique to share, culminating in a deeply resonating collective breadth of wisdom absolutely unparalleled to any 'education' I have ever received. The transformational and magical potential of this yoga teacher training is something to be felt and embodied and I feel my words can scarcely do it justice but my heart is so full with gratitude for each and every minute of this immersion that I know already it will last a life time. It has opened up my heart and mind to infinitive possibilities within myself and how I see the world. Whether you have the calling to teach, to deepen your personal practice, to reconnect with nature, humanity, your own essence...know you are in the safest of hands, the wisest of knowledge, among the kindest of hearts and the dearest of friends with this beautiful tribe.

Whenever you remember to do so, rest in the expanse.
There is no beginning, middle, or end. Kyeme Zang Rinpoche

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

After the past two years of transition on every level, I would absolutely LOVE a retreat! :) Chelsee
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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