From Passion to Profession

julia_headstandThis week we are joined on the blog by Santosha Level 1 Yoga Teacher training graduate Julia Hofgartner. Julia has done what many dream of…. turning passion into profession! With the learning curve of starting a new business behind her, Julia can now share with us some of the secrets she has learned getting her business Yoga and Juliet humming. Packed with tips, this is a must read for those wanting to transform both their life and their career with a Santosha Yoga Teacher Training! Take it away Julia…READ MORE

A Journey in Pictures – Yoga Teacher Training

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so we were so lucky to have photographer Julia Utsch of Bohemian Colors join our group in July to write us an amazing visual novel with her camera! She captured the journey of our Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training trainees from nervous first day to triumphant graduation and all the special moments in between  – as the group bonded together over an intense, joyful and transformative 24 days of learning. READ MORE

Five Blissful Benefits of Yoga Nidra

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Yoga Nidra (Nidra = sleep) is a deep relaxation and meditation technique for body, mind and soul.

Although Yoga Nidra can be translated as “yogic sleep,” this practice is about more than having a good rest. You are guided through your body, identifying sensations and focusing on your breath while remaining in a state of relaxed awareness. This unique experience then enables you to release deeply held tensions, some of which you may not even be aware you had.READ MORE

Island Living on Nusa Lembongan


Nusa Lembongan is a small island only 30 minutes by fastboat from Bali, home to some top dive and surf spots and loved for its chilled island vibe. It is also the latest destination for our Santosha Yoga Teacher Trainings! Yes, that’s right, we have a new island home. We are so excited to share our new favourite place in the sun with our Level 1 200 Hour and Level 2 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training students in 2017, and look forward to sharing a coconut on the beach with you all.READ MORE

Brain Fog? Sugar cravings? Getting Sick? You need…

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One thing you will find as you embrace a yoga regular practice is that other changes soon start to appear in your life. You begin to become more conscious of everything that goes into both body and mind, including the thoughts you think, the emotions you take on – and the fuel you put into your body. It’s no wonder so many yogis embrace healthy, organic eating; we want to make sure that only the best goes into keeping this amazing vessel running! One yogi who has heartily embraced this change is Tiia, a Santosha Level 1 graduate who runs a raw food blog called Raw Food Getting Started. We are so lucky to have her share some of her favourite smoothie recipes for brain fog, beating sugar cravings and increased immunity with us on the blog… hope you enjoy 🙂READ MORE

Making the Leap into Teaching

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Just like everyone comes to yoga through their own individual path, all our students approach teaching in their own unique way. Some continue practicing and learning before they make the leap to teaching, many start with family and friends and others find that they can’t wait to jump in to taking classes. Diaz was one such graduate who was born ready to begin his yoga teaching career! We chatted to him about his time on the Santosha Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training, and what inspired and empowered him to dive straight in to sharing his passion with others….


Lessons Learned Solo

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It takes a certain kind of bravery to set sail for a place where you don’t know a single soul. We love that our students are bold enough to make this exciting step! Luckily 99% of our students are in this same situation – so it doesn’t take long for strong friendships and bonds to grow on our yoga teacher trainings. We so often hear our students refer to their Santosha group as a ‘family’ – and it’s true, sharing these experiences together allows a deep connection to quickly grow. It’s a very special part of our immersive trainings.READ MORE

Finding a Path Back to Self – Steve’s YTT Story

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We are so lucky to feature a yoga super-hero on the blog today – Santosha graduate Steve Gorelashvili. Of course all our students are stars to us, but Steve does have a bit of a special story! He shares how his time on the teacher training not only taught him how to teach yoga – it bought him back to following his own unique path in the world. He has since made massive changes in his life, bold steps which have led him back to his true calling and enabled him to benefit others in his community. We hope you are as inspired by Steve’s story as we are….READ MORE

End of year message from Sunny…

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2015, what an incredible year, filled with so much movement that allowed growth, understanding and love.

To the beautiful spirits that embarked upon their new paths by studying incredibly hard for 24 days under the guidance of Santosha’s experienced, authentic teachers, thank you from the bottom of my heart, our heart to yours. Spiritual growth, allows and creates goodness in the world and this goodness can heal mother earth and all her inhabitants….READ MORE

Living the Yogi Way

Copy of Untitled designIt’s our lucky day on the Santosha blog! Santosha Yoga graduate and teacher, qualified Naturopath and Medical Herbalist and all round healthy and happy living guru Kirsten Swales shares her thoughts on Living the Yogi Way. Have a read and let us know what resonates with you in the comments…READ MORE