Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute Professional Certifications

Enroll in our professional certification programs to deepen your practice, to deepen your learning, or to become a skilled and internationally certified Yoga Instructor or Yoga Therapist.

We are honored to be one of the first schools in the world to offer an internationally accredited Yoga Therapy Certification Training.

Get Certified to Teach Yoga Today

200+ Hour and +350/500 Hour Programs Begin each Fall and Spring

Internationally Known, Locally Loved

Study with Professional Yoga Teacher Trainers who are internationally recognized for Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Certification!

Yoga North ISYI Professional Certification Programs are led by core faculty Ann Maxwell, MAed, ERYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist, Somatic Educator, Co-Owner and Molly McManus, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Somatic Educator, Co-owner—as well as Yoga North instructors and guest speakers with diverse expertise. All of our instructors are certified and registered through Yoga Alliance.

Innovative Curriculum

Designed to Help You Find Your Unique Voice and Thrive in the Yoga Industry

Our innovative curriculum and pairing of the neuromuscular re-education discipline of Somatics with the ancient wisdom of yoga is a unique blend that brings profound results with less effort in advancing even the seasoned yogi’s practice.

Our goal at Yoga North ISYI Teacher Training is to provide students with:

Thorough knowledge of postures and a comfort level in teaching and assisting postures in others

Comprehensive knowledge of yogic philosophy and the ability to relate this understanding to life

A high level of education to our Yoga Therapists in training, a therapeutic methodology that is accessible, safe and yet deeply effective

An integrated scheduling of subjects during all modules that builds all competencies in stages

Opportunities for each student to leave with a much deeper understanding of themselves

What makes Yoga North ISYI different?

Therapeutic aspects of yoga are the foundation of what we teach

Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute (ISYI) has been an accredited yoga school through Yoga Alliance since 2004, and was one of the first yoga therapy schools to have our program be accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Yoga North ISYI is also registered as a private career school in the state of Minnesota with the Office of Higher Education.

At Yoga North ISYI, the therapeutic aspects of yoga are the foundation of what we teach. Yoga is taught with a therapeutic focus from the very beginning in our 200 hour teacher training program. This facilitates leveling your professional development, should you want to continue on to be certified at the advanced (500 hours) level or as certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT).

SomaYoga is unique therapeutic methodology developed at Yoga North ISYI. It is a blending of the neuromuscular re-education Somatics with traditional Therapeutic Yoga, and Classic Asana.
Yoga North ISYI is steeped in the Himalayan Tradition, and much of the yoga philosophy taught in our professional training programs come from yogic maps and models in that tradition. The traditional practices and philosophy from the Himalayan Tradition are taught, with an emphasis on practical application and putting the concepts to use in day-to-day life.

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Learn about the world-class yoga teacher training programs available at Yoga North ISYI

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Get all your questions answered by joining in one of our free Q&A calls. Join one of these calls to learn about course curriculum, the application and enrollment process, and to have your questions answered! Bonus: we can waive your $50 application fee when you join one of the staff at a Q&A session!

Please call the office with questions: 218-722-YOGA or email us:

Payment plans and early enrollment specials available.
We encourage and support transfers from other TT 200 programs.

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Live Your Life Awake Path

Deepen Your Study for Personal Development

180 CEUs available

“Live Your Life Awake” is our affectionate phrase for those of you interested in this deeper study of yoga for personal development, not necessarily aiming for professional teacher training.

You’ll be a full participant in the 200+ hour program coursework, but the homework is optional!

The experience was more profound than I could have ever imagined. Yoga North will forever hold a space in my heart for the beautiful teachings they bring to the those of us who find them.

The training was professional from top to bottom and each and every person involved was wonderful. I feel very blessed to be a part of this community.

Program Alumni

Live Your Life Awake Fall Session Begins October 4, 2024

Live Your Life Awake Begins Each Spring and Fall

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200+ Hour Teacher Training, Therapeutic Focus

Essential Program

Our Essential Program is composed of 240 hours tiered for progression in body, breath, and yogic philosophy. The program consists of intensive weekends, through out six months with outside study and practicum work.

Enroll to deepen your practice, deepen your learning, or become a skilled and nationally certified yoga instructor.

I chose this TT200 program over a few others in part because of its holistic and therapeutic approach to yoga…The program not only met but also exceeded my expectations…

I deepened my understanding of the philosophy behind yoga and learned key principles to practice and teach Asana positions for better functionality and no injuries…I am grateful for this extraordinary learning opportunity.

200+ Hour Teacher Training Program Alumni

200+ Hour Fall Session Begins October 4, 2024

New cohorts begin each Spring and Fall


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+350/500 Hour Teacher Training/Level I Yoga Therapy Certification

Advanced Program

This program begins after completing a 200-hour program at Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute (ISYI) or another qualified yoga studio. The program consists of 365 hours of comprehensive training to become an advanced yoga teacher with SomaYoga Therapy skill.

I found the business development training to be extremely valuable. The materials, teaching, conference calls and informal conversations around the dinner table all provided effective professional development and support.

Yoga Therapy Training Program Alumni

+350/500 Hour Begins October 11, 2024

We encourage and support transfers from other 200 teacher training programs.

In-person in two locations!
Des Moines, Iowa and St. Paul, Minnesota

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1000 Hour Yoga Therapy Certification

Complete Program

We are honored to be one of 35 schools in the world to hold accreditation with International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Learn skills to teach weekly yoga therapy classes, workshops, and develop a private clientele. This program begins after completing a 500 Hour program at Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute (ISYI) or another qualified yoga studio. For applicants with no formal training in SomaYoga a Bridge Program is required.

I chose Yoga North because of the commitment to excellence and development it has for those that teach and grow the curriculum and those that receive and grow the curriculum. The teachers are real, approachable and willing to grow. I felt my desire to grow and learn was held and challenged and met. Ayurveda and 8 limbs of Yoga being means wherebyed and SomaYoga an excellent modality to support people.

Yoga Therapy Training Program Alumni

1000 Hour Yoga Therapy Certification

Next Session Starts November 6, 2024

Discount for current +350/500 hour teacher training students!


The yoga therapy components of our certification programs and courses are based on our accreditation through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), not derived from our status as an RYS® with Yoga Alliance Registry.