Transform Your Mind, Your Body and Your Life…
with Santosha’s Level 1 & 2 Combined YTT 500 Hour Experience

What if you had a chance to seize an opportunity that could change your life forever?

Training Overview

Santosha’s Combined Level 1 & 2, 500-hour yoga teacher training certification course is a unique opportunity to complete both of our comprehensive yoga teacher trainings at once, in two back-to-back courses.

Our Level 1 course is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for teaching yoga skillfully with compassion and awareness. The Level 2 training then allows you to take your foundational knowledge to the next level, designed to help you achieve praadhiita (“advanced in studies”). This course is a wonderful opportunity to develop not only as a yoga teacher, but also as a human being embodying yogic principles in your everyday life.

Our teacher training method concentrates on a creative fusion of Classical, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Krama, and Iyengar yoga poses, woven together by a unique blend of vinyasa flows that are accessible to all levels and abilities. The yoga taught is not another ‘style’ of Yoga but an authentic, integrated presentation of the whole spectrum of the ancient yoga teachings, drawing from the Sri T Krishnamacharya lineage.

Our in-depth training experience guides students to become ethical teachers, embracing life with awareness and acceptance of oneself, and recognizing oneness with and reverence for the earth.

Our yoga teacher training embraces a holistic approach to the path of yoga. Combining the wisdom of traditional yoga with contemporary understandings of the body, emotions and spirituality serves as a platform for self-inquiry to ignite a process of genuine transformation.

Who It’s For

The Level 1 & 2 Combined YTT 500-hour course is open to students of all yoga levels with the maturity and commitment to embark on a personal journey of self-discovery, including:

– Students with the desire to become yoga teachers and complete the Yoga Teacher Training requirements to do so, and

– Students who do not wish to be yoga teachers but have a sincere interest in the subject matter and want to deepen their own knowledge and understanding of Yoga and Self

This course is a fulfilling and life-changing journey both for those who wish to teach yoga as a career and those who are ready to embark on a personal journey of self-enquiry.

For those who wish to teach, the yoga training will provide the student with the confidence needed to teach yoga skillfully, with compassion, awareness and knowledge. For all students, this training provides an incredible opportunity to be with like-minded people, to come to know yourself like never before, to connect to your true nature, to embrace new relationships, joys, and ideas and to acquire new tools and skills that will allow you to move through life with ease.

The Level 1 & 2 Combined YTT 500 is especially convenient for those students who are able to travel to Bali for two consecutive 25 day trainings, allowing them to achieve their Yoga Alliance certified 500-hour teaching certificate in one trip.

What You Will Personally Get From The Training

Level 1 YTT 200

The Santosha YTT 200-hour training allows each individual to experience the true essence of yoga through a unique and holistic synthesis of ageless wisdom from the ancient scriptures and philosophy, applied in a contemporary context. We foster a learning environment in which students can fully grasp yoga within its historical context and begin to put yoga into practice in their daily lives.

Santosha’s teachers possess deep knowledge and understanding, and their compassion and love for teaching means that they truly teach from their hearts.

Together students and teachers create a sacred environment for learning and transformation: a community of like-minded individuals from around the world that support one another in living our true potential! Santosha Yoga Teacher Trainings are truly unique, and all students will feel supported, loved and accepted from the moment they begin their new journey.

This course provides a well-rounded understanding of all aspects of yoga, including:

  • Asana knowledge and practice
  • Pranayama (breathing)
  • Extensive anatomy and physiology
  • Yoga philosophy
  • A variety of meditation techniques
  • Ayurvedic medicine
  • Yoga therapy
  • Adjustments and observation
  • Ethics for yoga teachers
  • Yoga business
  • Teaching methodology and practice
  • Kirtan, Bhujan and Chanting
  • Kriyas
  • Yogic lifestyle
  • Sustainable living
  • The Five Element Form
  • Self awareness/ mindfulness in daily life

Level 2 YTT 500

The Santosha YTT 500 hour training has practical value, including the ability to register as a Yoga Alliance RYT500 teacher, but the real purpose is to bring students deeper in their understanding of yoga (and therefore their own lives), through direct personal experience and practical knowledge. The Level 2 YTT 500 allows each individual to experience the true essence of Yoga through a unique and holistic synthesis of ageless wisdom of ancient scriptures and philosophy, applied in a contemporary context. We foster a learning environment in which students can fully grasp yoga within its historical context and begin to put yoga into practice in their daily lives. All Santosha instructors possess vast knowledge and understanding and teach from their hearts. All graduating students will:

  • Have fulfilled all requirements to register as a Yoga Alliance RYT500 instructor
  • Deepen their knowledge and experience to enable their teachings to be intelligent, thus able to cater to group classes, workshops or private sessions in a range of settings
  • Be qualified to teach yoga at the YTT 500 level, and upon completion receive diploma evidencing that training
  • Develop a deeper awareness of their practice
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the postures from a more informed position and understand how to modify and adjust accordingly
  • Receive individual attention
  • Learn to develop their own pranayama practice and asana practice based upon their individual needs
  • Learn how to structure and create cohesive, well-rounded classes to suit individuals and adjust accordingly for injuries, illnesses and pre-exisitng, medical conditions
  • Delve deeper into the “Self”
  • Look at Biomechancs Anatomy and Yoga Therapy in a broader context
  • Build relationships with world class yoga teachers
  • Have the confidence and tools to begin teaching yoga and or reconnect to deepen your knowledge to teach to a wider part of the community
  • Develop and Practice Mediation daily to allow stillness to overflow into daily life
  • Know how to teach Pre + Postnatal & Children’s + Teens’ Yoga

What Others Say

Students Who Complete the Level 1 & 2 Combined YTT 500-Hour Course Will:

  • Possess the knowledge to teach group classes, workshops or private sessions in a range of settings
  • Be qualified to teach yoga and will receive a letter of completion and Diploma evidencing your training at the 200 Hour level
  • Deepen and strengthen their practise and understanding of yoga
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the postures and how to teach them
  • Receive individual attention
  • Learn how to structure and create cohesive, well-rounded classes
  • Practise teaching and adjusting
  • Learn about the various styles of yoga and its history
  • Acquire an understanding of yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology
  • Build relationships with world class yoga teachers
  • Have the confidence and tools to begin teaching yoga
  • Develop a greater understanding of meditation

Your Course Content

Yoga Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Yoga: Classical, Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Siva Raja, and Vini Yoga
  • The Eight Limbs
  • Yamas and Niyamas
  • Yoga sutras
  • Learning and Understanding – The Mind
  • Hindu + Buddhist deities: The gods of Yoga

Asana and Pranayama

  • Pranayama
  • Developing your unique own Pranayama + Asana Practice
  • Sequencing Intelligently – Learning to teach for the individual
  • Sanskrit: Basic understanding and pronunciation
  • Yoga Asana syllabus
  • Asana benefits, contraindications
  • Restoratives + therapeutics

Yoga Anatomy

  • Yoga anatomy & physiology of the body
  • Applied anatomy to yoga
  • 5 Koshas system of yogic anatomy
  • Post and Pre Natal Yoga (in PPNCT)

Teaching Yoga to Groups and Individuals

  • Communication skills
  • The art of observation, assisting and adjustments
  • Verbal + hands-on adjusting
  • Practice teaching with feedback
  • Diet, nutrition, body ecology and the earth (Please see schedule; not at all YTT’s)
  • Asana modifications for special populations
  • Yoga Therapy

Yoga Business and Ethics

  • Professional guidelines + ethics of yoga
  • Business and marketing skills in the field of yoga
  • Understanding your role as a Yoga Teacher

Personal and Spiritual Development

  • Self-discovery through journalling
  • Meditation: Mindfulness and deep relaxation – different approaches to meditation
  • Chakras
  • Kirtan ,Chanting, Mantra
  • Yantra
  • Spiritual Counselling
  • Ayurveda

Teaching and Certification

Upon completing this course, you will be equipped to practice safely and teach others in a range of diverse settings. This course allows you to become registered with the Yoga Alliance, and all Santosha graduates are offered support on their teaching journey.

Along with your Yoga Alliance registered certification, we guarantee you will leave us with a wealth of knowledge, a smile on your face and a warm, open heart!

 

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Training Investment

Santosha ascribes to the philosophy of non-greed, and so we are happy to offer low-cost training courses to make yoga accessible to as many people as possible.

AUD $5,380 Earlybird (if paid in full two months prior to training) or AUD $5,180 non-earlybird

The earlybird rate of AUD $5,180 for the combined Level 1 & 2 YTT 500-hour yoga teacher training represents a 20% saving – AUD $1,200 less than if you were to do these two courses separately!

The convenience of completing these two courses in one trip, combined with the discounted price, makes this course a uniquely valuable teacher training option.

Please note there is a $530 AU non-refundable deposit included in this price, which cannot be returned in the event of a cancellation on your part.

Accommodation

Santosha’s 2016 Combined Level 1 + 2 training is being held in the spacious open-air yoga shala at Yoga Searcher Bali, Uluwatu. You have the choice between staying on-site at Yoga Searcher or making your own accommodation plans elsewhere in the local village. Please “Enquire Now” to see our recommended Uluwatu Accommodation Options. All accommodation bookings to be made directly with the venue.

Uluwatu, Bali – Yoga Searcher Bali

Santosha’s Uluwatu trainings are held in the spacious open-air yoga shala at Yoga Searcher Bali. Nestled on the southern cliffs of the “Island of Gods,” Yoga Searcher Bali is a unique venue for yoga lovers. It is a holistic space for sharing yoga and experiencing ayurveda, just 200 meters from the world-class beaches of Uluwatu and Padang-Padang.

Yoga Searcher Bali has a large swimming pool, pristine grounds, a kitchen offering delicious organic meals, massage therapists onsite and a passionate team dedicated to making your stay unforgettable. It is the perfect yoga haven to rejuvenate your body, relax and unwind.

After a day of learning, luxury and comfort awaits you in your traditional private cottage only steps from the shala, pool and cafe. The entrance terrace overlooks a luxurious garden and pool area, offering space for lounging, reading or enjoying a delightful breakfast.

Beyond the entrance terrace is the living area, where a cosy atmosphere welcomes you. The private bungalow includes one kingsize bed and one single bed, or three single beds.

The Zen inspired bathroom is behind the living area, where you can take a shower under the blue sky of Bali, or under its stars!

The Ayurvedic Spa has handmade wellness programs for you, supported by the best of Bali’s abundant naturally medicated herbs and oils, as well as those from India/the Himalayas. The best of India and Bali blended make your experience sublime! The Organic spa also offers an Herbal Steam Sauna and Infrared Sauna, two very efficient and relaxing ways to detox your body.

Meals and Food at Yoga Searcher

Food is a passion at Yoga Searcher, with dedicated chefs making plant-based, organic, healthy meals for you fresh every day. Raw, vegan and gluten free options are also available, as well as tasty treats and desserts.

Note – Accommodation is to be booked directly with the venue.

Our Mission For You

Santosha Yoga and it’s teachers honour every one of it’s students as individuals and deserving of receiving the best quality experience possible. Our Yoga Teacher Trainings will uphold a standard of excellence and devotion to the practise while respecting individual needs. We are committed to creating a space of safety and respect that will acknowledge and allow each individual’s innate equanimity, truth, empathy and joy to grow through the process of learning. May all who pass through our courses feel a renewed sense of ease, vitality and enthusiasm for their life and be blessed with health, compassion, love and always be free of suffering.

Your Next Steps

If you, like hundreds of happy students before you, know that this course is for you, then take action today and secure your place now.

Level 1 & 2 Combined YTT 500

October 1-24 + October 31-November 27, 2016 – Uluwatu, Bali

Please note flights, meals and accommodation not included.

There is a $530 AU non-refundable deposit included in this price,
which cannot be returned in the event of a cancellation on your part.

All prices are in Australian Dollars.
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5 Fortnightly Payments of AUD $1,076

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1 Single Investment of AUD $5,380

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Attend our Level 1 & 2 Combined YTT 500-Hour course, and in the extremely unlikely event that by lunchtime on the second day, you feel that you do not want to complete the course OR you do not want to become a Yoga Teacher, we will refund your money minus the non-refundable BUT transferable deposit fee.

Santosha wants to make it totally risk free for you, because we believe that once you begin this journey, your life will change in such a way you could never have imagined!