Journey within

Yoga Teacher trainings, Workshops & Retreats

Somah Journeys is an invitation to teachers and practitioners to embark on a journey of deep inner growth and discover their soul purpose. We offer a range of advanced yoga teacher trainings Bali, Yoga Alliance certified continuing education programs, shamanic retreats Peru, Yoga Nidra trainings, one-on-one therapeutic consultations and other deeply transformational yoga retreats and immersions.

Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainings

This is a unique and versatile program that allows you to choose a pathway that fits your lifestyle and needs. Stoke the fire that burns deep within your soul and work for your own unique path of personal development by choosing from:

Our 300 hour advanced teacher training program is designed to be flexible so that contact hours be completed within 2 – 3 years by a combination of 3 highly specialised 100 hour modules of your own choosing as you expand your capacity as a teacher.

These trainings are offered in collaboration with Swara Yoga Academy and Tina Nance Yoga Therapy for those desiring breadth and depth from the most inspiring teachers as you work towards their 500 hour Yoga Alliance certification.

For all the information about what modules can be taken together across our schools or for a special discount to complete all three modules with Somah – connect with us and we’ll tell you all about it!

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Into the Heart of Light: Yoga & Plant Medicine 100 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Journey with Yoga and the Sacred Plant Medicines of the Amazon and Andes for a self-enquiry module that gives you the opportunity to fully experience an embodied understanding of universal oneness. Learn to teach from the heart in your classes and live your life with deeper Presence.

Where: Munay Sonqo, Arin, Sacred Valley, Peru
When: June 19-29, 2019 or February 1-10, 2020
Investment: USD $1950 Residential – All inclusive 
(Early Bird rate US $1795 if paid in full by Oct 2019 for 2020 dates)

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Vitality & Restoration: Pranayama & Yoga Nidra 100 hour Yoga Teacher Training

With a meditative emphasis on Yoga Nidra, join us as we explore and cultivate breath and prana, while finding balance and integration via restorative practices.

This in-depth training goes far beyond “breath work” and stillness into the true heart of yoga and its ability to fully understand the subtle power of prana and connect breathe, body and soul.

Where: Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali
When: April 17 – 27, 2020
Investment: To be confirmed

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Cycles & Rhythms: 100 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Just like the ancient yogis did, we’ll learn to tap into our inherent being and attune to our deeper selves by honouring life’s natural cycles and rhythms. We do this through what many wisdom cultures call sacred compass or medicine wheel teachings. The aim is to find true and lasting balance through yogic tools (asana, pranayama and yoga nidra), feminine-based philosophy (that’s inclusive of all regardless of sex or gender), talks, outdoor/excursions and ceremonies that celebrate our natural cycles.

Where: Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali
When: October 17 – 27, 2020
Investment: To be confirmed

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Somah 100 hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Bali

Unlock the transformative power of rest through Yoga Nidra. Rewire pathways of the mind, release old habits and open up the doorway to your full energetic potential, while learning to hold safe and sacred space to guide others. The heart of this training combines ancient Eastern tantric philosophy and practices with deeply resonant shamanic, nature based teachings.

Where: Bali
When: August 2020
Investment: To be confirmed 
Note: This is a residential training so spaces will be limited
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The Depths Of Stillness: Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra Training Thailand

Learn how to guide meditation, and sequence and deliver Yin Yoga classes. . Understand how to structure Yoga Nidra practice and the theory behind Chinese Traditional Medicine and the body’s meridian pathways.This powerful hands-on course offers teaching practice in small group and whole class scenarios.

Where: Koh Phangan, Thailand
When: 1st – 14th September 2019
Investment: From US $1,900

Yoga Retreats

Our holistic healing retreats are designed for those wanting to deepen their practice and knowledge, as well as spiritual seekers ready to return to their source of inner peacefulness.

We have been running affordable yoga retreats, transformational immersions and conscious events worldwide for over a decade. Only working with highly experienced and inspiring facilitators, we are currently offering yoga retreats on the stunning tropical island of Bali and in the mystical Sacred Valley in Peru.

We are inspired by the richness of wisdom traditions from all over the globe, and respectfully share this ancient wisdom with you, to help shine light on your path to self discovery, nourishing your journey to full powered vitality and essentially guiding you back home to yourself to remember that you are already more than enough.

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Elemental Alchemy: Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Ayurveda Retreat Bali

Deep dive into your own unique nature with ancient tools and lasting self-care practices. Embodying the Earth’s wisdom, you will learn to tap into your renewable vitality and peacefulness, and maintain this mind/body/spirit balance with ease and grace in your day-to-day life. This retreat is a 30 hour Yoga Alliance certified continuing education program

When: August 13 – 18, 2019 or April 4 – 9, 2020

Where: AmrtaSiddhi Ayurveda Health Center, Bali

Investment: residential costs starting from US$1195 or non-residential from US$895

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Into the Heart of Light Yoga Retreat Peru

This deeply nourishing 10-day, all-inclusive retreat, set in the breathtaking foothills of the Andes mountains, draws upon a synergistic blend of the shamanic customs of the Americas, and the ancient art and science of Yoga. These practices profoundly connect us with ourselves in raw and experiential ways, bringing to the surface our subconscious, habitual thought patterns and behaviours that can dominate our day-to day-lives.

This is a residential retreat set in the foothills on the Andes with breath taking mountain views, incredible starlit skies and sacred fires and organic chef prepared meals with all produce grown on site.

When: June 19 – 29, 2019 or February 1 – 10, 2020

Where: Munay Sonqo, Arin, Sacred Valley, Peru

Investment: USD $1950 (Early Bird rate available of $1795 if paid in full by Oct 2019 for 2020 dates)

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Yoga Nidra 7 day Retreat Bali

This unique retreat is designed for both serious yoga practitioners and yoga teachers alike. The first 6 days is offered as a nourishing retreat with an in-depth exploration of the koshas and restorative yoga nidra practices. For those intending to gain Yoga Alliance advanced teacher training hours in yoga nidra, stay on for an additional 3 days to attain your 100hr teacher training certificate.

This is a residential retreat set on the only organic farm in the Ubud area and includes organic chef prepared meals from produce grown on the land in which we will share and grow together.

When: August 2020

Where: Bali countryside residential retreat center

Investment: To be confirmed

Guest Teaching

Simone is an EYRT500 and Yoga Alliance Professional (YACEP) with more than 20 years of experience as a practitioner and teacher in Yoga and other healing modalities. With this depth and breadth of skill comes a knowing of the importance of heartfelt connections and collaborations, only working with those who walk their talk, and offer safe and sacred spaces for their students. Simone regularly guest teaches on 200 hour yoga teacher trainings and other events

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Yoga Innergy 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Morocco

When: September 1 – 28, 2019
Where: Marrakech, Morocco

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Swara Yoga Academy 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Thailand

When: March 1 – 27, 2020
Where: Koh Phangan, Thailand

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A Few Good Words

  • I traveled down to Peru for an all-inclusive yoga retreat involving, a sweat lodge, yoga, hiking, meditation, a day of silence, and 2 ceremonies with the plant medicine, Ayahuasca. It was led by well-traveled guides with tons of experience and international contacts. They are yoga teacher trainers who have experienced just about everything in their realm. Guided by their courage and passion I felt like I received 10 years of therapy in a matter of 10 days.

    Matt Lovitt, USA
  • I just completed a 100-hour retreat - Yin yoga\ plant medicine module in Peru. It was one of the best learning experiences of my life. Truly magical. Simone is a wonderful teacher and facilitated the retreat with exceptional detail and grace. I would highly recommend to anyone curious about exploring this kind of path. With great love.

    Naomi Gaskin, Canada
  • Simone MacKay, is one of the wisest and humblest beings I have been gifted with coming across on this path. Truly embodying all that she shares, she serves as an inspiration as much in the way that she IS in the world and the things that she doesn’t say as much as in the things that she does.Simone held a powerful yet gentle space for me to shift and sift through a lifetimes worth of conditioning and limiting beliefs and reminding me of my own intrinsic connection to nature and all of ‘Life’.Simone’s guidance and support in both Yoga and Yoga Nidra combined with the deeply powerful lessons I experienced from the Plant Teachers allowed me to reach and transform the make-up of my inner world and forever have changed how I see and interact with the outer world. I am beyond grateful for Simone’s teachings, compassion, love and nurturing presence, the roots of which run deeper in my heart than I can express and from which I have gained unparalleled insight, strength and growth. A true soul guide, gently guiding me home. Even through the darkest times, Simone helps me to remember Life's beauty and gifts, including my own.

    Emma Lowe, Ireland
  • Simone is a very special teacher and creates an incredibly safe, transformative and ceremonial space.I could not be more grateful. My experiences with her have changed my life for the better forever and while this work can be incredibly hard at times because you never know what the plants have in store for you, it was just the journey I needed. Simone is a wonderfully nurturing guide and puts so much heart and care into creating experiences that allow you to go inward and be your own medicine for healing. She's very special and I would recommend her immersions to anyone.

    Nikki Curtis, USA
  • I can't tell you how happy I am to have the Peru experience Simone facilitated. I am constantly being brought back to the Maloka as a kind of mental safe place. I can still see, smell, and feel it so vividly. Now that I am firmly back in my "regular" life, I have found such great tools from my integration. My meditation has never been stronger, and my overall compassion and love for others has been broadened. Again, many many thanks for what you do!

    Seth Marcus, USA
  • This journey can best be described as a rebirth.You will dissolve and surrender leaving only your true nature exposed and vulnerable yet free to flourish and grasp into the very core of your existence. This immersion is powerful beyond measure and offers a unique experience of entering highly altered states through yoga nidra and plant medicine, which can have a profound impact on every aspect of your life. There is so much wisdom to be found throughout this retreat and the effects will last far into the future.Simone MacKay pours every bit of her heart into this amazing immersion and you feel the commitment and love from the first minute you arrive and in a base of trust you couldn't even imagine. Simone and her team  create an atmosphere that allows you to fully commit and flow into the vibe of these ancient practices.If there is one word to describe this immersion it would be ‘authentic’.We recommend for anyone interested in deep self-exploration and connection to our mysterious earth to do this - we promise you will never regret taking the time and courage to do this work for yourself.

  • I really wanted to experience in this unique way, the depth of my soul. The experience was pure magic. And pure reality. I felt safe, loved and held the whole way. I felt that I could trust Simone and that anyone she called into her circle could be, in the true sense of the word, a guide.The plant medicines have their own way of working. However, it’s critical to have gatekeepers on this side of it all that with a steady hand and open heart, guide you through the doorway, down and in. Gently. And with care.Would I do this again? 100 times yes. Would it be with Simone? 10000 times yes. Jump! Or walk slowly. Whatever your way, the medicine, and these skilled guides can hold you.

    Andrea Gaboni, USA
  • Simone is f*$!king insanely good at weaving together beauty & truth in to the unconscious of other beings, so they can see it, that it’s inside. 

    Jamie, USA
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