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8 Reasons Why School Yoga Institute Is Unique

8 Reasons Why School Yoga Institute Is Unique


What a potent time in the world to feel the call to become a yoga teacher! The journey begins right here and right now — searching the internet for a unique experience that sparks your destiny’s curiosity. The call to break free from the mundane and step into transformation! You are here for a reason.

There’s no question that School Yoga Institute offers experiences that gift students with so much more than just a certification. We receive this question all of the time: “What makes your yoga school unique?” Our answer to this question is dynamic and beautiful, so we’ve broken it down into 8 Reasons Why School Yoga Institute is Unique.

8 Reasons Why School Yoga Institute Is Unique


Medicine Wheel Integration & Transformational Ceremonies

School Yoga Institute is deeply influenced by Peruvian Shamanism and the Native American Medicine Wheel. This is a significant reason why many say that SYI is much more than just a yoga teacher training. We provide students with a spiritually driven course that goes far beyond Asana (the physical postures of yoga). Through ceremonies, we connect to the shadows of our past to understand how our patterns shape and feed our current state and perspective. We develop powerful inner tools and rewrite the personal narratives that keep us stuck, giving way to a new perspective and lasting change in our lives.

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Our Long History

School Yoga Institute started over 16 years ago and has contributed to hundreds of lives being transformed along the way! As a spiritually focused organization, we are built upon a foundation of love, radical self-acceptance, personal growth, and deep connection. Our Alumni family is vast and continues to blossom throughout the world. Once you complete an SYI course, you’re family for life! We feel honored to do this work and continue to be inspired by each student and the uniqueness of their story.


School Yoga Institute Scholarship Program

We recognize that yoga should be accessible to every body! Wherever there is inequality, there is work to do. We offer scholarships for all of our yoga teacher training programs and SYI is committed to amplifying and empowering the voices of people of color and folks who identify as BIPOC, LBGTQIA+, and members of marginalized communities.

“We want your voices in our community. We want your radiance in our soul family. We are ready to welcome you just as you are.” — Brooke, School Yoga Institute Visionary


Half Off For Location Citizens

As an organization, we are very selective about the locations we choose to host our YTTs. We are grateful and humbled to hold these courses around the world on many different continents. We want the people who have grown up in these communities to have a chance to experience our programs at a discounted rate, so we offer 50% off for anyone who is from each location. For example, if you are from Central America, you have access to our programs in Guatemala and Costa Rica at a 50% tuition discount!

8 Reasons Why School Yoga Institute Is Unique

Diverse and World Class Facilitators

We truly can’t say enough about our incredible facilitators. Like our course offerings, our facilitators are located all around the globe! Each one of our diverse world-class facilitators has completed a 300hr YTT and offers a plethora of experience and wisdom. We wouldn’t be who we are without them!

We would be so honored to have you join our family! We are here to support you and love you every step of the way. Thank you for all that you are and all that you are becoming. This world needs your radiance!


Online Yoga Alliance Certified Courses

Become a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher from the comfort of your home! Through December 31, 2021, Yoga Alliance is accepting online courses to count as contact hours towards becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher! It was so important for us to show up for our community and students during this unpredictable time in the world. We understand that there is a strong need for our teachings and we wanted to provide our community with a resource during this potent time on earth. Tuition is greatly discounted for online programs at School Yoga Institute and the curriculum remains the same!


Continuing Education Courses

We offer continuing education courses both in-person and online! Our programs include Yin Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga, and Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga. We offer these courses in Portugal, Panama, and Costa Rica! We are all students at heart and it’s important that we continue to learn and grow with one another!


School Yoga Institute’s Visionary Team

What can we say! We love our team and we love what we do! If you have ever sent us an e-mail, requested a phone call, or reached out with questions, chances are you’ve heard back from our co-owner and operator, Keri Pennell! Keri, and Co-Owner and facilitator Jed Pennell, pour their hearts and souls into this community and deeply care for each student’s journey and experience. We call Keri our Mystical Mama! A vegan chef, wife, and mother of four, Keri’s leadership is contagious and welcoming! She’s joined by an incredibly supportive team of SYI visionaries!







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