Yoga and Anxiety

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A great description of anxiety is that is a real physiological response to an imagined threat. Meaning the things we are anxious about are not necessarily happening or coming true – but we respond to them are as if they are happening right here, right now. So how can Yoga help?READ MORE

Introducing… Darla!

yoga-teacher-training-2017We are so excited to introduce the newest member of our Santosha Yoga Teacher Training teaching team, Darla Baldwin. Darla will be joining us on our Bali Yoga Teacher Trainings, sharing her vast knowledge of anatomy and yoga. Darla was introduced to yoga while studying and it didn’t take long until she became addicted to yoga and the many benefits it provides.READ MORE

A Journey in Pictures – Yoga Teacher Training

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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

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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

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….

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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

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

Busting Three Common Myths of SUP Yoga

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SUP Yoga is making waves in the yoga world – but are you still hesitant to test the water? Sure you’ve heard all the fitness and meditation benefits of a class on the beautiful blue ocean… but isn’t it too challenging? Is it even a real yoga class? What about alignment onboard a floating yoga mat?

Get ready to grab yourself a board as we throw these three common myths about the practice out to sea!READ MORE

Incredible India!

This March I attended the 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Santosha in incredible India. I went to the course with some sad circumstances, but the Team of Santosha was there for me I felt from day one until the last day… their support and love was like an ocean.

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