Covid-19 Update

In response to the evolving Covid-19 community health situation, our  teacher trainings have shifted fully online, in accordance with community health guidance and within allowance of Yoga Alliance and IAYT. 

We continue to develop best practices and deliver an excellent yoga teacher training experience while being cautious and prioritizing our student, faculty, and community’s health.  Please feel free to contact us with questions about our programming and updated delivery methods.

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.

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

We are currently accepting applications to the following professional yoga teacher training programs—payment plans and early enrollment specials available:

200+ Hour Yoga Teacher Training Therapeutic Focus & and Live Your Life Awake Yoga Study

Our 200+ Hour Therapeutic Focus Yoga Teacher Training has a focus in Somatics, Therapeutic and Classic Hatha Yoga at the 200 hour level. Completion of this program results in 200 hours that can be submitted to Yoga Alliance for Yoga Alliance certification.

We also offer a Live Your Life Awake Path for those interested in a deeper study of yoga for personal development, not necessarily aiming for professional teacher training. This path is perfect for:

  • current 200+ hour certified teachers: earn 180 CEUs while learning SomaYoga and refreshing your certification
  • students of yoga who want a more focused study

Live Your Life Awake Path has all the coursework with homework being optional.

  • Fall 2021 Session Starts October 1, 2021 | Duluth, MN

Learn more about our 200+ Hour Program and Live Your Life Awake Path

+350/500 Hour Teacher Training Level 1 Yoga Therapy Dual Certification

We encourage and support transfers from other TT 200 programs.

The 500 hour Advanced Program has a focus in Therapeutic SomaYoga and Classic Hatha Yoga at the +350/500 hour levels. Completion of this program results in 500 hours which can be submitted to Yoga Alliance for certification as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level (RYT500). This study also counts as the first 500 hours of a 1000-hour Yoga Therapy Certification. 

  • Fall 2021 HYBRID Online/Live Cohort Session Starts October 8, 2021 | Duluth, MN Studio AND Des Moines, IA Studio

Learn more about our 350/500 hour program

1000 Hour Teacher Training Level 2 Yoga Therapy Certification

Discount for current +350/500 Hour TT students!

Make the commitment to yourself and become a yoga therapist—learning skills to lead yoga therapy classes, workshops and develop a private clientele or work in health care or University settings. This program is the final level of a Yoga Therapy Certification. Completion of the full Yoga Therapy Training Program in addition to a 200 hour teacher training results in a total of more than 1200 hours. May require additional Bridge Program.

March 2021 spaces have been filled. Please stay tuned for upcoming session’s dates.

  • Spring 2021 Session Starts March 27, 2021, Duluth, MN Studio
    • due to COVID-19, the first two modules (at a minimum) will be held on Zoom

Learn more about our 1000 hour program

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

Begin your in-depth journey with the 200 hour Yoga Teacher certification, expand your knowledge with the +350/500 hour Yoga Teacher program, or complete your mastery with the 1000 Hour Yoga Therapy Certification program! Learn why Yoga North is the perfect place to nurture yoga skills to live a more joyful life so that others can do the same.

Join us online for a live, Informational Q&A Session!

Upcoming Informational Sessions

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!

If you are interested in applying for the TT 1000/ Yoga Therapy Program, please contact Yoga North for a personal appointment with Ann Maxwell or Molly McManus, primary faculty. 

Online Zoom Video Meetings Hosted by Yoga North faculty members Ann Blackburn (Wednesday calls) and Pam Steinick (Thursday calls). To RSVP, or set up a different time, please text Ann at 651-387-6569 or email. To connect with Pam, please send her an email.

Upcoming Sessions:
  • June Calls
    • Thursday, June 10 | Noon–1pm CT
    • Wednesday, June 16 | 7–8 pm CT
  • July Calls
    • Wednesday, July 14 | 7–8 pm CT
    • Thursday, July 15 | Noon–1pm CT
  • August Calls
    • Thursday, August 5 | Noon–1pm CT

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

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.

International Yoga Teacher Training

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.

+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.

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.

SomaYoga Therapy


Intensive offerings include SomaYoga Therapy & Clinical Techniques and Yoga for Stress, Anxiety, & Depression (SAD).
Intensives are offered in Duluth MN, St. Paul MN, Maui HI and other locations upon request.

Upcoming Workshops & Intensives

Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute offers workshops, intensives, and retreats in Duluth, Ely, and St. Paul, Minnesota, as well as Maui, Hawaii.

Available at other locations nationally and internationally upon request.