Peggy Profant

Arcata, CA
United States
Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

11 Reviews

Peggy Profant, E-RYT 500, and Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, Is on a lifelong path of yoga and taking its insightful teachings into all areas of her life. She first discovered the practice in 1980 and began teaching it to others in 1997. Ashtanga, Iyengar and Anusara are the schools in which have influenced her practice. As one who lives courageously from her heart, she passionately teaches her classes with meaningful yogic themes while keeping a keen attention to alignment. In addition to yoga, being in nature and with her family is where she finds her deepest joy and peace. Peggy is owner and director of Om Shala Yoga in Arcata and has been leading workshops, retreats and trainings since 2003.


Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

11 Reviews

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Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
Everything and more when you have Peggy as your teacher <3

Yes, I recommend this training to others. The alignment and anatomy components were my favorite aspects. With the alignment work I was able to feel and see my posture improve. I also noticed the aches and pains that I have experienced in class previous to this training disappear. I now feel empowered to go out into my community and share my everlasting love of yoga. - Melissa

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Peggy is inspiring and helps everyone to feel comfortable

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Such a great experience!

I took this training not only to learn how to teach, but to gain a better understanding of all the limbs of Yoga and I feel like this program helped me a lot. My love of Yoga is even greater now and I can’t wait to continue along this path. I love Peggy and Liz as teachers and definitely recommend their program to you. I loved learning the different styles of Yoga like therapeutics and restorative. It complimented the program well. I feel confident teaching to multiple populations.


The alignment was so important for safety and for being able to progress in my practice. As a fitness instructor, I work with a lot of different body types and I have already started incorporating the alignment principles with my clients. The openness of the group and the compassion we all had for one another was fabulous. I am so grateful. - Jamie

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Peggy Rocks!!!

Working with Peggy at the Soma Yoga Institute for the 200hr Teacher Training was a life changer. It has opened my eyes to a new path that I’m so excited to follow. I feel confident that I can and will continue to learn and practice and hold space for yoga in my life. I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned with others and grow my home yoga practice! Peggy made me feel comfortable and safe while learning teacher techniques. I feel like I know myself better and more confident and comfortable with who I am. Liz and Peggy lead me to new found passions and paths within yoga. I had the most amazing and wonderful time and want to do it again next year! – Elise

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
200 hour RYT Program

I came out of this yoga teacher training with more confidence and a balanced mind. My practice is way more efficient from learning proper alignment and my ability to teach what I know to others is developing through the strong support of this community and my education. The community of support and new friends has been very healing; it inspires me to keep developing my health and mindset. I am humbled by the quality of education I have received. - James

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Joyful Experience

I have so much gratitude for this experience. Through this 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, I can now coordinate my own daily practice as well as practices for others. I would never have had the confidence or knowledge for this otherwise. The pose study and alignment was very direct and informative. I can try poses that I didn’t even know existed before and I am ok with the fact that I can’t nail every one. I previously had little to no understanding of yoga beyond asana and this course gave me a great base through philosophy study and Chakra exploration. I also really enjoyed the teachers, they were both knowledgable and experienced. - Stacy

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Inrcredible Experience ❤️

I really enjoyed the great teachers. I’ve discovered another part of me, of my feelings, future, patience, skills and thoughts. This teacher training brought the best out of me and is the first part of a never ending yoga training. I found the anatomy presentations to be incredible and the chakra themes to be so interesting. The mix of Peggy and Liz is PERFECT! – Rocio FdM

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
a delight

Peggy brought something into the room that can't be put into a pocket. She explained clearly how to do things in a way that simply, easily and happily, made them happen.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Costa Rica 200H YTT February 2017

This experience gave me the confidence to really be a yoga teacher and share Yoga with others. Alignment was my favorite topic because it is fundamental for a safe practice. I also learned to be more present during my practice and how to be more patient with myself and other people. I highly recommend this program. Anabel from Mexico

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
YTT Cahuita 2017

The location, quality, teachers, support and training far exceeded my expectations. I honestly cannot thank Peggy enough for this life changing experience. Her integrity and ability in everything she does is unsurpassed. I loved the mix of topics that were covered, the opportunities that were given that accommodated different learning styles. The teaching was clear, reinforced and always positive. The feedback that was given was supportive and relevant as well as consistent.


I loved the philosophy study, the Yoga Sutras are filled with so much wisdom, the teachers and the students brought them to life and gave them fresh relevance. The Chakras were incredibly beautiful and eye opening. The senior and pregnancy yoga topics were also favorites. I am leaving here with more knowledge than I could have imagined, I am eager to continue learning and I now have confidence that my health, relationships and awareness will be significantly improved. I absolutely recommend this program. - Sandra

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Costa Rica 2017 YTT

I loved Peggy, the curriculum and the setting at the Goddess Garden. The depth of information was perfect and has provided me with a solid and broad foundation to further build upon as I step into the role of teacher. The alignment studies helped me in my own practice, I will be more mindful and I am finally ready to build my home practice. I am leaving with an incredibly different level of understanding into the power of Yoga to change lives. – Karen