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Soul Ascension School of Yoga & the Healing Arts

Galiano Island, Capital Regional District, Southern Gulf Islands, Canada

Soul Ascension School of Yoga and the Healing Arts is a growing group of leaders in their own right within the healing, spirituality, and yoga retreat industry.

Reviews 22

  • Anonymous

    November 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    The island where they hosted was nice and calming

    The retreat was so disappointing, I can't believe they are getting away with charging people. It was a bunch of pot smoking hippies in the middle of a field. Unfortunately has given me a bad taste for my love of yoga and retreats:(

  • Amanda Holmes Republic of South Africa

    November 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    I went with no expectations, just happy to allow myself to be taken on Eli's and Molly's magical spiritual carpet ride to distant blue horizons of hope, faith and dreams rekindled. The entire holistic triptych experience of completeness in and body and soul was one of the most nourishing and self healing catalysts I have done. The entire experience from the venue, my fellow tribe of spiritual awakening warriors, the food, the nourishing and the enlightening of self was beyond words, just a truly contented, whole being again, to say two tiny words like thank you just doesn't begin to describe my heartfelt gratitude for being able to share in Eli's and Molly's magical faerie dust sprinklings of phosferous white light was a true blessing.

    I had to leave too soon!!

  • Michele Hughes United States

    August 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    Loved the acccomindations at Eagle Nest, and instructors.

    Condense course was nice for length of time but made for long days.

  • Jane Odonnell Great Britain

    August 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    We were so lucky to have just 6 of us in the group. We moved between two venues, both really lovely. All team members were so kind and supportive, we had such fun. Creative teaching, lots of time to practise teach. Great food, lovingly cooked. A truly wonderful experience that will stay with me forever ❤️

  • Danielle Smith Canada

    August 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    The staff are incredible, they are kind, caring, and very intuitive to your needs. Food was amazing. Sense of family. The mediations were very healing. The beach was amazing. No pressure to complete all yoga positions, no judgment. I can't say enough great things about this place, you really need to check it out for yourself.

    There aren't any negatives to this place.

  • Heejong Kwon Canada

    August 2017, BookDetoxRetreats



  • Amanda Davidshofer United States

    July 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    Such a great opportunity for personal, spiritual growth and emotional healing. Not to mention all that stuff I learned about yoga :)

    That I don't live closer to these amazing people!

  • Anonymous

    July 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    Galiano is the perfect hideaway to escape the stressors of everyday life. The grounds are set up as tents outside of the main home, and there's one cabin with outlets. There was daily yoga, and one day with a lecture going over a bit of the history of yoga. Instructors are well informed and there's also an instructor course offered. There's a beach walkable from the house. Wildlife watching, kayaking, lots of recreational things to do outside of the retreat if you desire. Great bunch of people at the retreat.

    Maybe more than one bathroom would be nice. There were no long waits surprisingly.

  • Ravi Banwait Canada

    July 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    I liked over all atmosphere. It was very beautiful, very safe and loved the teachers. Eli is an incredible Yoga teacher and loved Susan's way of teaching too. And Loved learning posture adjustments from Molly.

    I went for just YTT certification but training was much more then that. It was soul touching, it was magical.

  • John Horoshak Costa Rica

    BookYogaRetreats website

    Great mix of people and the three teachers where very supportive and knowledgeable. Highly recommend it!

  • Richard Robbins

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    I’m so grateful I chose to do my teacher training in the Florida Keys. Molly & Jolie were amazing teachers, each with their own facets of expertise that meshed beautifully together. After finishing this training I felt completely confident teaching my first classes. The open atmosphere of this training allowed for our group to tune into deep physical, emotional, and spiritual levels - I know every one of us left that training expanded in body, mind, and soul. We definitely tuned into to the true core of yoga, while still learning the practicals of applying it as a teacher. Big Pine Key is a great place to escape the noise and focus on truly deepening your practice. Beautiful sunsets, experiences, conversations, and connections with beautiful people. If you’re considering a yoga teacher training: these are the people, this is the place, and now is the time to do it. It will enrich your understanding of yourself, deepening your experience in every moment after, while giving you the means to share this open space with others and cultivate real connections.

  • Mari Backus

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    I am so grateful I was able to complete my YTT here. It was an eye-opening experience that changed my life for the better. I learned about and developed my teaching skills for multiple types of yoga, grew spiritually, and was able to heal emotionally. We had amazing teachers who all contributed in their own ways to make the experience even more special. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to learn more about yoga for their personal practice, becoming a teacher, or seeking spiritual growth. I am very blessed that I was able to train with such an inspiring group of people who give their continuous support and encouragement.

  • Mallory Jean

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    To my dear Teachers, THANK YOU! For guiding me through training, creating a safe and loving space for me to transform and opening your life journey to include me. I hope this message conveys my gratitude and love for you. I am journeying forth with a deeper yoga practice, a new skill set, limitless abundance and unconditional love.

  • Debra Leeann Wilson

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    I attended the Yoga Teacher Training in Big Pine Key, Florida during January of 2016. It was a life changing experience. We learned about Yoga and so much more. It was wonderful connecting with a fantastic group of fellow students. The teachers/facilitators are amazing, well informed, mind expanding people to be around. Don't miss the next opportunity to expand your consciousness and learn more about yourself and Yoga. Love and Light.

  • Michelle Smith

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    Soul Ascension Yoga went way above and beyond expectations in helping me reach my dream of becoming a yoga teacher. I recommend this school to everyone looking to change their lives both in and out of the yoga room. At the age of 48 I decided to follow my dream of becoming a yoga instructor. I figured after having three children who are all out of school now it was time for “Mom”. So I enrolled in the Soul Ascension School for the 200-hour YTT. I just wanted to teach yoga poses to students - pretty simple right? Well there was so much more and I had to really dig deep, much deeper than ever before. Eli, Molly and Jolie could not have been more amazing through every step of my spiritual journey – yes, spiritual! Not just yoga postures! I had always put myself last at everything, for as long as I could remember. I literally had no love or appreciation for myself. After three of the most OMazing weeks of my life (no exaggeration) I found a new Michelle who could even repeat these three words and mean it: I AM LOVE! I continue to work hard embracing this new life, this new spirituality both in and out of the yoga room. I am still in contact everyday with all 8 of my yoga sisters and if I ever have a question, or a problem I know Eli, Molly and Jolie are a phone call away. I am grateful beyond words for my yoga family. I embrace each day, each moment, with love, compassion, and gratitude. I look forward to the next 48 years Michelle Smith, Proud Graduate of Soul Ascension School of Yoga April 2016

  • Erika Carlson

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    This was by far a complete and holistic yoga teacher training program. Not only did I receive instruction in various yoga styles, theories, asanas, and history, but I also received instruction in various types of meditation, adjustments, daily practice, teaching practice, and nutrition, accompanied by song, restoration sessions, and genuine support for growth. An "amazing" experience!

  • Shelby York

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    I am so grateful you guys have us teach the free class to the public down there. It gets all the first time jitters out. I start teaching next week & I'm not so afraid because I've already done it. I appreciate you. With every atom and cell in my body, & fiber of my DNA. You guys changed my life.

  • Nancy Kekst

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    Taking Molly and Eli’s Ascension Yoga Training is not to be missed. After having the opportunity to be a yoga teacher for 4 years, taking many additional trainings, the Ascension Yoga program revitalizes you as a person first so you can be of more value when you choose to teach others. As I learned techniques to release, and replenish myself inwardly, I find myself able to transfer these many feelings of light, love and healing to clients.

  • Mollie Mendoza

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    Where to begin? I thought I would leave this training today saying 'that was the hardest thing I have ever done'. I can instead express it was the greatest, most joyous, deepest, challenging, phenomenal exploration. A full breakdown of barriers, coupled with the laying of new foundations.Time sped up and slowed down simultaneously and an intense vortex of learning, loving, and laughter ensued! The diversity accompanying the education is incomparable to any educative experience I have had before and surpassed all expectations. I keep wondering how can fully communicate the experience to others in 'just' words- if only other people could just feel my emotions!

    I feel held and supported and believe my journey with these teachers has just awoken and taken its first baby steps. A beautiful feeling of continuity rather than ending.

    I will be spreading your message and your light and I respect every element of each of you personally, the way in which you interact with the world and the way that you teach. Keep in touch my sister and brother and teachers and friends.

  • Molly Gene

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    This past April I attended the Soul Ascension Yoga Teacher Training. I had some training prior, but this specific Teacher Training was the most powerful and transforming experience of my life. Going into this training I was a little nervous because I knew that every insecurity I had would be lifted to the surface and be revealed. Through the guided meditations and other techniques, I was taught how to identify my emotions that did not serve me, to understand where they came from, and to move through them in a positive and productive way. Through it all I found the courage to forgive myself for any negative past thoughts and actions, while realizing that it was an essential part of my personal growth. Due to the intensity of the experience there was a moment in my training when all the toxic energy inside of me from my past was being released; the guilt and negative judgments that I held in my mind and muscle tissues were rising and coming out of my body! The release was profound!

    Since the training I am so much happier. I make more time for yoga and meditation, which dramatically reduces my anxiety and mental chatter, leaving me with a deeper sense of contentment. The focus on organic, living foods in the meal plan has inspired me to improve my diet at home. My music career is blossoming as I now have the confidence to say, “No” when I need to, and to ask for what I need. This has allowed me to have the schedule I want, leaving more time for family and self-care. Yoga is a constant guide for me to make deep and positive changes within myself.

  • Lisa

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    There aren't words to fully express my experience and the gratitude I feel for what I learned and am able to share with others now, but here are my comments from the heart. Words that come to mind about my April YTT training with Molly, Eli, Jolie and fellow trainees are wonderful, enlightening, supportive, heartfelt, passionate, engaging, fun and growth-filled. Our team of trainers were like none I have ever had in my past, and the ones I’d always longed for. Their support, encouragement and knowledge far exceeded my expectations for this training, and spread to each of us like a beautiful warm fire that ignited our souls while combining it with the cool calming sounds of their musical talents and voices. They helped me to open doors of growth that had been closed to me in the past, while having fun all along the way, even on the most challenging of days. I not only grew in my physical knowledge about yoga because of the in-depth curriculum they provided about the history and foundations of the practice of yoga through to the modern day understandings of yoga in the western world, but also my emotional and spiritual life has grown through the care and concern they showed throughout the training, and tools they provided to help me to think in new ways about the world, this existence and myself and relations to others. I feel a sense of joy about life that I had not experienced before this training, and love sharing with others, and am so grateful for the opportunity to have shared this experience with so many beautiful souls. Namaste.

Testimonials 2

  • Katherine Milnes Bailey

    Soul Ascension School of Yoga & the Healing Arts Facebook page

    I have personally experienced a very powerful energy healing of a stubborn shoulder injury that I had tried healing with chiropractic, massage and various other natural remedies. I was so amazed that the pain was just gone after suffering for so long! Still not quite sure how it happened but I know it made me a believer. So thankful for these healers!

  • Jason Kirkpatrick

    Soul Ascension School of Yoga & the Healing Arts Facebook page

    All of the teachers and people associated with Soul Ascension Healing Arts are amazingly talented, compassionate, gifted individuals. They will help your soul to sing.

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