School Yoga Institute

School Yoga Institute is an extended family of yoga teachers and practitioners which offers yoga teacher training courses registered with Yoga Alliance.

Yoga Teacher Training 8

Instructors 11

Jed Pennell

Jed Pennell began his physical yoga practices in 1999 under the tutelage of Sujita Sklenar at Oregon State University. Here, he found a path for the radical transformation of the body and a portal to the infinite spirit. He enjoys self-inquiry, nature, surfing, art, laughter, breath, movement, sadhana, Hatha and Nada yoga. His classes often infuse laughter, play, shamanic wisdom, yogic philosophy and sutras into organic flow based movements of the spine, body, and breath.

Mindi Batson

From a very young age, Mindi was singing, dancing, and playing various instruments. As a soulful yoga teacher, Mindi has an uncanny ability to weave her musical gifts of singing and drumming in her yoga classes and enjoys finding new ways to inspire students on their own path of transformation. Listening to the transformational calling of her heart and her special connection to the land, Mindi decided to pursue both her 200-hour and 500-hour teacher training at the Mystical Yoga Farm. Over the course of several years, Mindi has accumulated nearly 1000 hours in trainings.

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Andréa Loman-Smith

With immaculate precision and attention to detail, supported by open-hearted loving and immense depth, Andréa’s class offerings are unspeakably unique. After a decade of global nomadism, Andréa has settled into her position as director of the Detox Department at one of the largest yoga studios in Asia, The Yoga Barn, in Bali, Indonesia.

Bonnie Norton

Bonnie weaves a path of personal transformation in with the teachings of yoga and shamanism, offering healing support on spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental levels. Her steady and calming energy brings a sense of belonging and invites vulnerability as she draws together groups to make lasting positive changes. Her intention is to leave everyone she meets feeling more at home within themselves, connected to the moment, and inspired to live more wholeheartedly.

Anita

Anita’s life mission is living and cultivating a life of balance in serving others. She was born in Mysore, India, and presently learns to play the harmonium to weave in the essence of sound with yoga. To experience her classes is to immerse oneself in the nourishing elixir of life and taste the magic of self-transformation. Anita’s passion for Ayurveda and yoga weaves an alchemical blend - a trinity of yoga, breath, and sound melting into beauty, rasa, and stillness. Her foundation began in the Iyengar tradition and has been layered with the wisdom of Ayurveda.

Inka Tuononen

Inka is serving her life purpose of sharing love and light through yoga. Vinyasa Flow is her soul practice and Inka’s flows are strong and creative. She enjoys guiding people on a journey through Yin yoga allowing the yogis to get deeper into their being and finding the connection on a soul level through Restorative asana practice. Inka completed her RYT 200 in Shanghai, China (Body & Soul Yoga) and RYT 500 in Peru with School Yoga Institute. She is a world traveler having practiced, retreated, and workshopped all over the world, which has inspired and influenced greatly her teaching style.

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

School Yoga Institute Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)

Adrianna

Using breath, movement, and meditation, Adrianna encourages students to explore their edges. Expansion, growth, and alignment with the students’ highest potential are themes that permeate her classes. She completed her 200-hour YTT in Costa Rica with Sofia Thom in a program that blended dance and Vinyasa style yoga. After teaching for three years, she completed her 300-hour YTT with School Yoga Institute on The Mystical Yoga Farm. Surfing, fire spinning, aerial, and festivals are some places she can be found when she’s not on the mat.

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)

School Yoga Institute Yoga Alliance RYT 300 (Vinyasa Yoga)

Janani

Her explorations in yoga began in 2000 when she was 17 and seeking a place of spiritual sanctuary. She started with Iyengar yoga - which gave her a very strong foundation in alignment. Soon after, she mostly practiced Anusara and Raja yoga as they satiated a longing for authenticity and depth within a wonderfully challenging physical practice. In 2012 to 2013, she lived and studied in India with her teacher Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

Maha Devi

Since her training in Peru, Maha has been Reiki attuned and certified in over 2,000 hours of yoga training. Her unique style of teaching is inspired by the diverse dimensions of yoga she has studied, including Tantric meditation and Yoga Nidra, Thai yoga massage, aromatherapy, sequencing, Prenatal, Restorative, and Yin yoga. Some of her most inspiring teachers with whom she has studied include Sally Kempton, Judith Hanson Lassater, Loren Bassett, Yogi Charu, Philip Askew, Ganapati Jed Pennell, and Kat Fowler.

Krystalyn Dawn Norton

Krystalyn ERYT 300hr, holds two life coaching certifications based on sattvic and esoteric principals. She has passionately lived and throughly investigated postural alignment, body mechanics, yoga therapeutics and internal martial arts for over a decade, In a search to uncover her own body’s unwinding process. The roots of her journey begun with a search for more holistic solutions to the suffering of physical and mental pain, that which we all seem to experience at some point in our lives.

Yoga Alliance RYT 300 (Yoga)

Jeanine Talento

Jeanine was introduced to the healing benefits of yoga in 2006 & decided to become a teacher in 2013. She studied with School Yoga Institute in Savusavu, Fiji for her 200hr teacher training where she fell in love with both traveling and teaching. Jeanine completed her 500hr advanced professional teacher training at Prana Yoga Center in La Jolla, CA. She's also a Certified Integrative Life Coach and is passionate about Embodied Cognition, Trauma Informed yoga, yoga for anxiety and depression, and yoga for teens.

Reviews 4

Anastasia Andreou

from Australia, July 2018

"Couldn’t ask for more!!!"

Everything! The place,the food,the instructors,the practice,the variety of classes, the knowledge, the whole group, the staff, very clean !!!

Nicole Olesh

from United States, May 2018

"Great facilitators, poor materials & terrible accommodations"

The facilitators, the Ayurveda, the 8 limbs of yoga, the aromatherapy, the communication strategies, and the exposure to two distinct sequences

Henrike Schneider

from Germany, October 2017

It was the most amazing time, so many things to discover about yourself, about yoga and people. The scedule and content of the classes are perfect, a good balance of theory and practical input, so many interesting and helpful topics are covered. The daily yoga and meditation practice is great. The location is perfect, tucked away in the ricefields but only 15 minutes walking distance to Ubud Center. The accomodation was great, lovely rooms and them ost amazing food. The techers cared a lot and made the experiece very very spechial.

Testimonials 5

Hannah Christina

School Yoga Institute's website

There are not enough words in any language to explain my metamorphic experience in Guatemala on the Mystical Yoga Farm. Through School Yoga Institute I was able to experience life on an entirely new level, through shamanic journeys, temezcal sweats, blessed meals, and magical people. This life changing journey left me with lasting memories, friendships, knowledge, and certificate to share what I learned and love! I highly recommend this to anyone willing to live the yogi way and have an experience of a lifetime.

Poupak Mohebbi

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Being a part of School Yoga Institute space to become a yoga teacher is a blessing from the sky. Walking through the Sacred Valley, surrounded by mountains and water falls, smelling the flowers, watching the fruits on the trees and touching healing plants was a part of my daily yoga teacher training. Being surrounded by healers and angels everyday of this training felt loving and empowering. Being thought by caring and knowledgeable teachers gave me confidence and a desire to become a yoga teacher. Experiencing traditional and shamanic ceremonies reconnected me to my roots, spirits, and universal connectedness. A kitchen filled by loving staff making yummy vegetarian food ready three times a day was a pure delight. I am set on my yogi journey and getting ready to do the following 300 hrs training. I encourage all healing spirits and yoga lovers to take part of this magical training made possible for you by the School Yoga Institute.

Krystal Vaughn

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Lifetimes can be lived in a 21 day experience with School Yoga Institute. My experience at the Mystical Yoga Farm in Guatemala has transformed me from the inside out. The setting truly allowed for me to feel safe, held, loved, and OK to work through my own personal journey while studying the art of teaching. The healing I embarked on personally is what fueled my passion for learning. All of what I learned and experienced carries with me every day! Not only in the classes that I now feel more than confident to lead, but into unique endeavors and projects surrounding yoga and healing that I learned to express through my own self-study. Click to read more...

Each day, I looked forward to waking up to a beautiful sunrise that accompanied our morning meditation. With this practice, my intuitive nature displayed itself in incredible ways. The structure of each day also allowed for self-discipline within the fun and passion of learning. The amount of practicum time we experienced helped me focus my words, my hands, and my presence as a teacher. Surrounding this, the spiritual lessons, Sutras, anatomy, and SO MUCH MORE weaved its way into my teaching and creates such a solid platform for my guidance to be spontaneous, yet informed. With all of the knowledge and practice, the ritual or ceremony that ended each day helped me integrate it all into my being, taking everything and shining it inward.

The lifestyle on the farm was heaven! Having two wonderful vegan-adapted cooks in the kitchen who also handpicked most of the food was a magical experience. My body felt the love, spirit, and nutritious value to the MAX! Along with the vegan lifestyle, eliminating coffee, alcohol, sugar, and any other stimulating component allowed me to feel through my emotions and presence entirely and mindfully.

The permaculture practice that also exists on the farm is incredible! The community sustainably recharges the land and processes that happen on the land so fluidly, which not only helps upkeep, but truly connects the community to one another. Volunteers who helped run the farm taught the incoming yogis, including myself, how to participate in this buzzing hive of honeybees and it quickly caught on. I brought home many of the practices I learned there to help my community slowly transform that way, as well.

The family I have found with SYI is my soul family. I know they will always hold space for me as I will for them while cheering each other on, spreading the pollen that we so carefully collected in our time together. Although I am back home, my heart is rooted at the Mystical Yoga Farm. What I learned there has infinite value and will be shared for lifetimes. I can’t wait to go back and hold space for other yogis to learn. 300-hour, here I come!

Lauren Griewski

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What an awesome experience it was to be a part of the SYI 200 hr YTT in Bali. Thank you for providing such a memorable and life-changing experience which was way beyond the yoga! The facilitators and staff created a warm family environment where we all felt 100% able to be our fully expressed selves. The course materials were all very well curated and presented. The love that was shared among the group was authentic and unconditional. I am so grateful for SYI and the outstanding staff and facilitators!

Melanie Hoffman

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The 200 hour YTT with SYI has been a truly inspiring experience for me. It is amazing how our teachers managed to create this wonderfully loving, heartwarming and spiritual atmosphere, which was the ideal foundation to learn and embrace the beauty of yoga deeply. In meditation, I still like to picture myself back in this calm, peaceful atmosphere of our yoga shala at Kura Kura sometimes. I am very grateful for these serene memories!

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