Ashram Life

By Joy Illikainen “How was your vacation?”  This is the question I get from friends and acquaintances each time I return from India. "It really isn’t a vacation," my answer begins.  "It’s more of a pilgrimage."  Insert strange look from friends. “Is it like missionary...

Fall back into a healthy routine.

In the land of midnight sun the days are beginning to shorten. It happens gradually, just like the height of summer comes on slowly. I am starting to see one or two leaves fall from the trees as I walk our puppy, Lyle. The back to school section at Target is also...

Swa-gatam, which means welcome!

Written by Elizabeth Sullivan On my first day of Basic Yoga Therapy training with Indu Arora this summer she shared about the Sanskrit word, Swa-gatam, which means welcome. But it means more than welcome and I found I took it with me into my continued studies with...

SomaYoga Therapy- What is it?

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan SomaYoga Therapy works with all eight limbs of yoga, this article focuses on the asana part, which is one path inward. SomaYoga Therapy from the asana perspective is a blend of Somatics, Therapeutic Yoga and Classic Asana. This...

The Voice That Calls

Some say when India calls you, it is a whisper…a little voice that you hear. That is how it seemed when deciding to go on my first trip, and yet the voice was constant.  In 2013, I traveled to India with a wonderful, large group. I felt safe and well cared for. My...

Alumni’s perspective on Yoga Therapy Certification Training

Linda Troutman has recently completed all modules of her 1000-hour Yoga Therapy training at Yoga North International Soma Yoga Institute, one of the few programs accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). The intensive training consisted of...

About us

To find true north, a compass must be adjusted to make up for the discrepancy between what it shows as true north and true north which is disguised by the earth’s magnetic pull. Like the false north shown on a compass, our egos often pretend to guide our lives, luring...

About Yoga North

We are committed to your systematic development in postures, breath, meditation, and towards the goal of knowing yourself. Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute in Duluth, Minnesota – known for Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Certification – uses a progressive approach including SomaYoga and Therapeutic yoga, bridging these techniques back to classic postures. Our teachings also include Yoga Philosophy, Sacred texts, and Ayurveda. We provide yoga classes in a variety of styles – with more than 20 weekly classes and over a dozen instructors, there is a class to serve everyone – from pain resolution to athletic performance.

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