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Level 1 & 2 RYT-500 Yoga Teacher Training

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, while the Level 2 training then allows you to take your foundational knowledge to the next level.

Our approach 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, woven together by a unique blend of vinyasa flows that are accessible to all levels and abilities.

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with Santosha’s Combined Level 1 & 2 500 Hour Experience

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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 recognising 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.

Is this the course for me?

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
  • Those 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.

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 recognising 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.

Is this the course for me?

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
  • Those 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 RYT-200 Hours

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The Santosha RYT-200-hour Yoga Teacher Training allows each individual to experience the true essence of yoga through unique wisdom from the ancient scriptures and philosophy, applied in a contemporary context. We foster a learning environment in which students can fully grasp the full eight limbs of yoga and begin to put yoga into practice in their daily lives.

The Art of Sequencing – How to sequence safely and effectively, to progress asanas and breath intelligently and appropriately.

The Art of Safe Teaching – How to teach postures and practices safely and effectively.

The Foundations of Teaching – Anatomy specific guidelines which form a solid basis for knowledgeable and informed teaching.

The Full Eight Limbs of Yoga – this course goes beyond the physical (Asana) practices, allowing for a deeper experience of the healing spiritual benefits of Yoga and the Eight Limbs.

Intelligent Sequencing and Design – We design and structure our teaching methodically – enabling our graduates to teach confidentially from a solid foundation.

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
  • Class Sequencing
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Meditation techniques and practices
  • Ayurveda – ancient tools for health and wellbeing
  • Breath Development – how to teach and progress effectively
  • Teaching cues
  • Therapeutic application of Yoga
  • Adjustments and observation
  • Flowing vinyasa sequences and classes
  • Ethics for yoga teachers
  • Yoga business
  • Teaching methodology and practice
  • Kirtan, bhujan and chanting
  • The language of Yoga Teaching
  • Practice teaching and partner work
  • Course sequencing and structure
  • Kriyas
  • Yogic lifestyle
  • Sustainable living
  • The Five Element Form
  • Self awareness/ mindfulness in daily life

Level 2 RYT-300 Hours

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The Santosha YTT 300 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 300 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 RYT-500 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 300 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


What Others Say

Students Who Complete The Level 1 & 2 Combined 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 and 300 Hour levels
  • 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 will qualify you to become registered as a RYT-500 with the Yoga Alliance, and all Santosha graduates are offered support on their teaching journey.

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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Your Training Investment

A combined saving of AUD $1,000 than if you booked a Santosha Level 1 and Level 2 course separately!

Early Bird – only AUD $5,180 (includes GST and deposit) when you book and pay for your training course two months in advance

Regular – AUD $5,380 (includes GST and deposit)

Includes a Santosha Welcome Pack with singlet and Mala Beads.

Please note – Prices include a $530 AUD non-refundable deposit to secure your place. Prices do not include flights, meals or accommodation.

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 will qualify you to become registered as a RYT-500 with the Yoga Alliance, and all Santosha graduates are offered support on their teaching journey.

We guarantee you will leave us with a wealth of knowledge, a smile on your face and a warm, open heart!

Santosha Yoga alliance registered school RYS 200 RYS 500

Your Training Investment

A combined saving of AUD $1,000 than if you booked a Santosha Level 1 and Level 2 course separately!

Early Bird – only AUD $5,180 (includes GST and deposit) when you book and pay for your training course two months in advance

Regular – AUD $5,380 (includes GST and deposit)

Includes a Santosha Welcome Pack with singlet and Mala Beads.

Please note – Prices include a $530 AUD non-refundable deposit to secure your place. Prices do not include flights, meals or accommodation.

What Makes Santosha Special?

l-best-yoga-teacher-training-Stretch Your Body, Not Your Budget!

We want to spread the joy of yoga, so are committed to keeping our course the most affordable on the market, while still providing a top quality training. We don’t believe in inflating our prices at the cost of losing passionate teachers who are ready to make a difference in the world, so we keep our training costs low.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a magical experience. The thought, preparation, and love that you all put in are so appreciated. You have nurtured and guided us on our own individual journeys and that is priceless. You have created a wonderful things with Santosha and I feel blessed to have experienced it.” ~ Caroline, Vanuatu

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Yoga is not just a series of postures; it is a deeply transformative tool that brings about real change and growth in your life. That’s why we offer spiritual counseling alongside our trainings, enabling you to get the most of this deeply life changing experience and to find the support you need to leave the training not only a newly certified yoga teacher, but with a new way of looking at the world.

“The course provided a life-changing education that is difficult to put into words, leading to a calmer and more centered attitude to life. Even four months on, I draw on the lessons learned each day – with the knowledge of asana just the tip of the iceberg.” ~ Kate Miller, Australia

cc-best-yoga-teacher-trainingFreedom of Choice

We know that a love of freedom is at the heart of every yogi! That is why we do not lock you into packages or limit your options when it comes to accommodation and meals. We offer the opportunity to stay onsite at our beautiful retreat centers; or to make you own choice to suit your budget and needs. Of course we are happy to provide assistance and have a list of recommended options for you to choose from if you need extra guidance in making your all important accommodation decision!

“There is something special about taking yourself away from your regular world and dropping onto a tropical island to take your YTT- I highly recommend it! There is truly nothing like it and allows you to completely surrender to the teaching when you open your heart to it.” ~ Michelle Boyd, Canada

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Our Level 1 200 hour course allows you to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, meaning you are now certified by the most widely recognised Yoga organisation in the industry, and able to teach in gyms and studios the world. Santosha produces our own specialised Manuals covering Asana, Anatomy, Meditation and more, so you will leave the course with the resources to assist you to continue learning and sharing your knowledge with others.

“I am now a qualified yoga teacher with the confidence to teach from a depth of knowledge and to quietly – in my own way – inspire those who want to learn.” ~ Jessica Bendall, Australia

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Spending time with others on the same path creates the opportunity to make deep and long lasting connections. You’ll be surprised at how quickly a room of strangers become like family! Santosha bonds span the globe, lasting far beyond the course.

“When I arrived for the first day of training I was absolutely terrified… however from the very first minute the beautiful smiling teachers instantly bought me to ease. What happened over the next 4 weeks totally blew me away… I never expected to feel this good. Everyone supported each other so much it was truly inspiring to be around these beautiful people, I made friendships that I know I will have for life.” ~ Sarah Waite, Australia

three_yoginisOngoing Support and Networks

At Santosha we support you at every step of your yoga journey. Our team of yoga teachers are there to support and walk alongside you. Once you have completed your training you will have lifetime access to a range of resources including our Yoga Teachers Tune Up videos, manuals and an Online Network with international yoga teaching jobs and other opportunities.

“At Santosha, I had the opportunity to learn from numerous inspirational instructors including: some who had studied under modern yoga’s founding fathers in India, an anatomist who worked with doctors and scientist to explore the effects of yoga on the body, an ordained Zen Buddhist monk, a reiki master and a naturopath… What a blessing! Throughout the month of training, students are able to forge personal relationships with these teachers that last long after the training ends.” ~ Megan Saukulak, USA


Surf While You Learn!

As an ex-professional surfer, it was always a priority for Santosha founder Sunny Richards to ensure our course locations were close to the best waves Bali has to offer. Both our two course locations allow you easy access to sun, sand and surf. Surf lessons are easily organized, or just make the most of the beach ambience while watching the sun set over the ocean with a fresh coconut.

“Keep shining like the sun, radiating love and warmth. Rock ‘n roll and keep surfing.” ~ Jonathan Jack, Australia


Stunning Bali Location…

Nusa Lembongan – Bali

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Many Santosha students (and teachers!) have visited this island and fallen in love with its relaxed pace, stunning beaches and breathtaking sunset views. It is the perfect place to relax and revitalise surrounded by sparkling seas, friendly faces and happy island vibes.

For this very reason we are so excited to be sharing our brand new beach-side shala with our 2017 students. The open-aired Balinese designed shala offers our students afternoon sea breezes and sparkling views – and with a cafe downstairs sitting right by the ocean, you can easily fit in a swim and a delicious meal during your breaks.

Diving, surfing and island living

Snorkellers, divers, beach-lovers and surfers will love our new Bali Island home! Nusa Lembongan is a diver’s paradise with nice drifts, amazing quality corals and superb fish life. Snorkelling with Manta Rays is a must-do for any ocean lovers and can be easily arranged for your days off.  Nusa Lembongan is home to some world-class waves and has surf-able waves all year round. The island has three main breaks that can be enjoyed by the beginner to the more experienced surfer.

For those that prefer the view of the ocean from the shore, there is still much to offer for you as well. Hire a bicycle and explore the jungle and beaches of Nusa Lembongan and neighbouring Nusa Penida, explore Balinese temples, enjoy the many options for yoga in the area or simply find a café with a scenic view and soak up the beauty of this peaceful island.

We are excited to have partnered with Monkey Surf, the island’s #1 water sports guide company, to offer Surf + Freedive packages to make the most of your days off in Nusa Lembongan. They will be offering safe and fun experiences for all levels of ability on the four designated free days during the course.

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Wi-Fi is available on-site for free and at most restaurants making it easy to stay in touch with family, friends or work.

Restaurants

We are incredibly lucky to boast an on-site cafe – Ginger & Jamu. Run by chef (and Santosha graduate) Jamie Chick, the café serves a selection of healthy, hearty meals, all created with the most important of ingredients – love! We might be biased, but we think it serves the tastiest food on the island.

However, don’t just take our word for it – here’s what one of our February students had to say: Best food on Nusa Lembongan by a long shot! If you want fresh, super healthy food that’s not super expensive, this is the place to come! Everything is made from scratch using only the healthiest freshest ingredients. Cannot recommend more… thank you Ginger & Jamu! Finally bringing good food to Lembongan!”

At Ginger & Jamu, great care goes into creating the most most-watering meals possible using the freshest ingredients available. Our chef is a yogi and expert in nutrition – he knows exactly what our busy students need to keep them healthy, happy and radiant during their time on the course. Many have begged for recipes – be nice and he might just share a few with you.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free students will love the care and attention lavished on creating meals to suit all dietary needs. People with allergies can request some extra care (please speak to Jamie to arrange).

There are also many local restaurants suited to all budgets and tastes located within a 5 minute walk.

Please Note – Please “Enquire Now” to receive the Accommodation Guide for this location.

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Our Mission For You

Santosha Yoga and its teachers honour every one of its students as individuals, 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 life. May you be blessed with health, compassion and love, and always be free of suffering.

Frequently Asked Questions

Level 1 FAQs

Santosha Level 1 Training

I want to be a yoga teacher - is this course for me?
Yes, this is the one for you! Our Santosha Level 1 Yoga Teacher training is fully registered with Yoga Alliance, meaning upon graduation you can immediately sign up to the most trusted and recognised Yoga Teaching organisation in the world, allowing you to teach in studios and gyms all over the globe.

I don't want to be a yoga teacher - is this course for me?
Our Santosha Level 1 Yoga Teacher training courses are more than just teacher trainings, they are a chance to transform and grow. Even if teaching is not your goal, you will dive deeper into your own practice, share a unique transformational experience and be supported by open-hearted and caring teachers and friends. So yes, if you want to transform your mind, your body and your life then this course is for you!

What is the cost of the Santosha Level 1 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training?
The cost of our training is AUD $2,990 (or AUD $2,790 early bird discount if you pay in full two months early) This includes your tuition and certificate, but does not cover flights, food and accommodation.

How much is that in US dollars/ my local currency?
If you are used to US dollars, our course investment converts to approximately $2,150 US (or $2,000 US early bird - paid in full two months early). This makes our course one the most affordable on the market - we want to spread the joy of yoga, so are committed to ensuring the cost is as low as it can be while still providing a top quality training for our students.

You can check the exchange to your local currency here: http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/

How much do I need to hold my place?
You can enroll with a $350 AU (approx $250 US) deposit. The remainder of the payment is due on week before your training will begin. You can also opt for a payment plan of 5 fortnightly installments.

Where is the training held?
In 2017 we are holding our courses on the chilled out island of Nusa Lembongan while our Canggu courses will be held at the sumptuous Samadi Bali, Canggu.

Check our Upcoming Dates Page to see which course is the right for you.

Once I have completed my Level One 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training am I eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance?
Yes, once having completed the Yoga Teacher Training certification our students are eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance. This means your certificate will be recognised the world over! We are registered with Yoga Alliance and ask that you go through this organisation to enable us speedy and simple approval of your credentials. More info on the YA registration here: http://www.yogaalliance.org/Credentialing/Credentials_for_Teachers

Do we get any time off during the training?
We include four full days off during our Santosha Level 1 Yoga Teacher training, so you have some time to relax, surf, study, get a massage or maybe take a day trip somewhere nice. During the day there is some time during breakfast and lunch to enjoy yourself (and perhaps fit in a surf!)

How long in the Level 1 200 hour training?
The course runs over 25 days, including 4 days off.

What is a typical day like?
An example of a typical day on our training would be:
5:00 – 7:00 am – Asana
7:00 – 9:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 am – Pranayama or Meditation Practice
9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Lectures/ workshops - eg. Anatomy, Postures, Philosophy, Meditation, Yoga Therapy, Kirtan, Practice Teaching
12:00 – 1:30 pm – Lunch
1:30– 4:30 pm – Lectures/ workshops
4:45 – 7:00 pm – Lectures/ workshops

What experience/qualifications do you need for the Level 1 Yoga Instructor class?
A passion for yoga and a desire to transform your life for the better is all you need to join us on our Level 1 Yoga Teacher training. Over the intensive we will teach you everything you need to safely and effectively teach yoga to others along, with tools for happier, more authentic heart-centered living.

I am fairly new to yoga. Will I be able to attend the training?
As the Level 1 Yoga Teacher training is not purely asana (physical postures) based it does not matter if you do not have an advanced practice. You will be learning much more than just the asana postures. All we ask for a Santosha student is an open mind and heart and willingness commit yourself completely to study and attend all classes throughout the 25 days of your training.

I'm not super flexible, can I still join up?
Our philosophy is that there is no "one size fits all yoga". Yoga should fit your body, not the other way around. So some people may never get into particular postures, but if they are working with attention and intention they are practicing yoga whether or not they can form every shape perfectly with their body.

I have been injured, can I even be a yoga teacher?
You do not need to have the perfect, injury free body to be a yoga teacher. If there are postures you cannot demonstrate in a class you can honestly explain to your students the reasons why and get a class member to demo the posture for you if needed, or work off verbal cues. We actually find that teachers who have had issues themselves with their bodies are far better at being aware of student's limitations and keeping them safe, as they are conscious of the care needed to look after an injury or area with limited flexibility or mobility. So instead of thinking of your injuries as a hindrance to teaching and participating in the course, realise that they can be an asset to your awareness and understanding as a teacher.

What books do I need to buy for the training?
Eckhart Tolle - Power of Now
Gary Kraftsow - Yoga For Wellness

These can be purchased as books, or electronic downloads for kindle etc. The Power of Now can also be purchased as an audiobook.

Are there course Manuals?
Yes, once you enrol in the training you will be sent access to a Resource Centre with all the course materials and Manuals you will need for the training. You have the choice of downloading or printing these items to use during the course and beyond.

I can't get the full time off work, is there any way I can still do the training?
We understand that not everyone can enjoy a 25 day break from their everyday life (though we do highly recommend it if you can!) With this in mind we have designed our Level 1 course to be able to be completed in two parts, for those that are unable to commit to the full training in one go. Generally our part-time students do half of one training, then complete their studies at a second training later in the year. Please get in touch directly with us at info@santoshayogainstitute.edu.au if you are considering this option.

I’m pregnant, can I still attend the course?
It is possible to complete the course while pregnant, but we ask that the decision is made only with the consultation and full support of your doctor. Only they can advise if this is the best course of action for you. All pregnant students must provide medical clearance via a medical certificate on the first day of the training and email Santosha upon enrollment to formulate an individual pregnancy plan to best keep you (and baby!) safe and comfortable during your time with Santosha. You must keep teachers advised of any physical ailments or issues arising from your pregnancy, so they can best assist and support you when needed.

I feel a bit nervous about doing this course. Should I still do it?
Yes! This probably means you are ready to step into something new but you just need that extra bit of courage to make the next brave step. You are welcome to write to us and let us know about this and we can happily provide extra support - both before and during your time with us on the course.

Accommodation and Meals - Bali courses

Where are your Bali trainings held?

In 2017, you have a choice between on the chilled out island of Nusa Lembongan or the sumptuous Samadi Bali, Canggu.

Check our Upcoming Dates Page to see which course is the right for you.

Can I stay onsite at the training venue?
Yes,  Samadi Bali (Canggu) has options to stay onsite at the training locations. This is a great way to be part of a genuine yoga community (and it means you can sleep in later!) For our Nusa Lembongan students we provide a list of awesome nearby options - most within two minutes walk of the shala!

Can I stay offsite at the training venue?
Of course! We provide recommended guesthouses nearby our training venues, or you can make your own plans using sites such as airbnb, trip advisor or booking.com

Is the hotel stay included in the total price?
No. We keep these separate at allow our yogis to make the best accommodation choice for their budget and needs.

How much is accommodation for the 25 days?
This depends on the choice of accommodation. You can stay onsite at our training venues, or make your own accommodation plans off-site in the local village. We can recommend options for you if you do wish to stay offsite.

- For those on a budget, there are off-site options from $18 AU per night - 25 nights approx $450 AU.
- Nice mid-range off-site options can be found for around $30 - $40 AU p/n - 25 nights  approx $750 - $1,000 AU.
- More luxurious off-site options can be found from $50 AU p/n - 25 nights approx $1,250 AU.

Approximate off-site Accommodation costs – USD

Budget off-site options: From $12 US per night - approx $300 US for 25 nights
Mid-range off-site options: $20 to $28 US per night - approx $500 to $700 US for 25 nights
Luxury off-site options: From $45 US per night – from approx $1125 US for 25 nights

* Please note the above are approximate estimates only. Please contact our recommended accommodation providers for an exact quote for your stay.

How much is food during the training?
There are many great food options in the area and how much you spend will depend where you choose to eat. Local “warungs” can cost between Indonesian Rupiah 10.000 - 30.000 (approx. AUD $1 - $3) a meal; western style establishments will be around IDR 50.000 - 100.000 (approx. AUD $5 - $10).

Extreme budget eating: approx $250 AU/ $180 US for 25 days
Mid-range: approx $500 AU / $360 US for 25 days 
Fancier eating (including juices, coffees, treats etc): approx $740 AU / $550 for 25 Days

* Please note the above are approximate estimates only.

You can check the exchange of these costs to your local currency here: http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/

I need a daily coffee! Is that possible?
Yes, Bali has great cafes with amazing coffee  to suit even the fussiest of caffeine fiends. A western style latte costs around IDR 30.000 ($3 AU approx)– a local “bali coffee” can be as a little as IDR 10.000 ($1 AU approx)

I am vegan/ gluten intolerant/ other. Will I be okay?
Yes, both Nusa Lembongan and Canggu have cafes catering to those with specific dietary needs. Bali is at the forefront of healthy eating and the cafes can astound you with their many options! Our venues also offer food suitable for a variety of eating needs, including vegan and gluten free. Both of our onsite cafes - Samadi  and Ginger & Jamu - have a wide range of raw, vegan and gluten free options.

Bali Locations - Canggu + Nusa Lembongan

Where is the training held?

Nusa Lembongan and Samadi Bali, Canggu.

Check our Upcoming Dates Page to see which course is the right for you.

What airport do I fly into for my training?
The closest airport for both our Canggu and Nusa Lembongan trainings is Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, Bali.

How do I get to the training?
The drive from the airport takes around 45 minutes to Canggu (traffic depending!) Most accommodations have their own local driver so you can easily book a driver through your hotel or guesthouse (email to request, supplying flight date, name and time, plus your full name for the driver to hold up on a sign)

We recommend the services of our reliable driver Moglie, for those travelling to our Canggu or Uluwatu courses: https://www.facebook.com/moglienotugly?fref=ts

Otherwise you can get a taxi from the official taxi stand outside the arrival terminal upon arriving. Drivers generally charge IDR 300.000 to Canggu, taxis IDR 250.000. We do not organize any transfers or buses for students as you will be arriving on different flights and dates.

For Nusa Lembongan, you can easily arrange a pick up from the airport, which will include the 30 minute fast boat across to the island. Please "Enquire Now" for the Accommodation Guide for Nusa Lembongan, which has more details.

Bali, Indonesia

What is the currency for Bali?
The currency for Bali is Indonesian Rupiah. You can check the exchange rate to your local currency here: http://www.xe.com/currency/idr-indonesian-rupiah

What is the weather like in Bali?
Bali is located very near to the equator, therefore its warm, tropical climate makes it a huge draw for tourists. Average year-round temperature stands at around 30°C with a humidity level of about 85%.

What Visa is required to enter Bali?
The Visa required for the training is the 30 day tourist visa which you can pay for upon arrival into Bali ($35 US, payable in most currencies) Some countries are eligible for a free Visa – but be aware that if you chose this option you cannot extend your time in Bali beyond 30 days without leaving Indonesia. With extending the Visa for further travel time, you can apply and pay for an extended 30 days on your tourist visa while in Bali without having to leave the country, giving you a total of 60 days. We can help put you in touch with a Visa Agent in Bali, just let us know at the start of your training if you are planning to stay longer than 30 days and we will help arrange this for you.

If you wish to extend the Visa you must not choose the free Visa Option – you must insist on paying the fee. Otherwise you will have to leave Bali to extend beyond 30 days! Always pay for the Visa if you want to extend.

Please note: Santosha cannot supply sponsorship or other documentation for any Visa applications.

Do I need malaria tablets in Bali?
Bali is free from malaria. However anti malarials may be necessary if you are travelling to other parts of Indonesia, so please consult with your doctor beforehand.

What vaccinations do I need for Bali?
It is best to visit your doctor to discuss any current vaccination updates for Bali. Below is some reputable information about Bali and vaccines - again I would speak to your doctor if you have any doubts or concerns as they are in the best position to advise you: http://www.traveldoctor.com.au/Page/Knowledge-Hub/Destination-fact-sheets/bali

I've never travelled by myself before, will I be okay on my own?
Fear and nervousness are common feelings (along with excitement!) that people experience in preparation for the training. The good news is that you are likely in the same boat as 99% of your classmates - the majority of our students are attending the course on their own. This means you'll instantly meet a great group of individuals who are just as keen to make new friends and support each other as you. Your guesthouse will be able to prearrange a airport pick-up for you, taking the stress out of arriving in a new country and finding you way to our course location. Once you are here you will be immersed in a community of caring and supportive teachers and yogis who will walk beside you at every step of the way.

Budgeting for your trip

What is the cost of the Santosha Level 1 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training?
The cost of our training is AUD $2,990 (or AUD $2,790 early bird discount if you pay in full two months early) This includes your tuition and certificate, but does not cover flights, food and accommodation.

How much is that in US dollars/ my local currency?
If you are used to US dollars, our course investment converts to approximately $2,150 US (or $2,000 US at our early bird rate - paid in full two months early). This makes our course one the most affordable on the market - we want to spread the joy of yoga, so are committed to ensuring the cost is as low as it can be while still providing a top quality training for our students.

You can check the exchange to your local currency here: http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/

How much do I need to hold my place?
You can enroll with a $350 AU (approx $250 US) deposit. The remainder of the payment is due on week before your training will begin. You can also opt for a payment plan of 5 fortnightly installments.

Is the hotel stay included in the total price?
No. We keep these separate at allow our yogis to make the best accommodation choice for their budget and needs.

How much is accommodation for the 25 days?
This depends on the choice of accommodation. You can stay onsite at our training venues, or make your own accommodation plans off-site in the local village. We can recommend options for you if you do wish to stay offsite.

- For those on a budget, there are off-site options for as low as $18 AU per night which means 25 nights will come to around approx $450 AU.
- Nice mid-range off-site options can be found for around $30 - $40 AU per night - approx $750 - $1,000 AU for 25 nights.
- More luxurious off-site options can be found from $50 AU per night - approx $1,250 AU for 25 nights.

Approximate off-site Accommodation costs – USD

Budget off-site options: From $12 US per night - approx $300 US for 25 nights
Mid-range off-site options: $20 to $28 US per night - approx $500 to $700 US for 25 nights
Luxury off-site options: From $45 US per night – from approx $1125 US for 25 nights

* Please note the above are approximate estimates only. Please contact our recommended accommodation providers for an exact quote for your stay.

How much is food during the training?
There are many great food options in the area and how much you spend will depend where you choose to eat. Local “warungs” can cost between Indonesian Rupiah 10.000 - 30.000 (approx. AUD $1 - $3) a meal; western style establishments will be around IDR 50.000 - 100.000 (approx. AUD $5 - $10).

Extreme budget eating: approx $250 AU/ $180 US for 25 days
Mid-range: approx $500 AU / $360 US for 25 days 
Fancier eating (including juices, coffees, treats etc): approx $740 AU / $550 for 25 Days

* Please note the above are approximate estimates only.

You can check the exchange of these costs to your local currency here: http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/

 

Level 2 FAQs

Santosha Level 2 Training

What is the cost of the Santosha Level 2 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training?
The cost of our training is AUD $3,390(or AUD $3,190 early bird discount if you pay in full two months early) This includes your tuition and certificate, but does not cover flights, food and accommodation.

You can check the exchange to your local currency here: http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/

How much do I need to hold my place?
You can enroll with a $350 AU (approx $250 US) deposit. The remainder of the payment is due on week before your training will begin. You can also opt for a payment plan of 5 fortnightly installments.

Where is the training held?
Our Santosha Level 2 500 Hours training will be held in the Santosha Shala on the very special location of Nusa Lembongan.

Once I have completed my Level 2 Training am I eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance?
Yes, once having completed the Yoga Teacher Training certification our students are eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance. This means your certificate will be recognised the world over! We are registered with Yoga Alliance and ask that you go through this organisation to enable us speedy and simple approval of your credentials. More info on the YA registration here: http://www.yogaalliance.org/Credentialing/Credentials_for_Teachers

Do we get any time off during the training?
We include four full days off during our Level 2 training, so you have some time to relax, surf, study, get a massage or maybe take a day trip to one of our close-by islands. During the day there is some time during breakfast and lunch to enjoy yourself (and perhaps fit in a surf!)

How long in the Level 1 200 hour training?
The course runs over 30 days, including four days off.

What is a typical day like?
An example of a typical day on our training would be:

6 – 8:00 am – Asana + Pranayama
8 – 9 am – Breakfast
9 – 11 am - Lectures/ workshops - eg. Anatomy, Postures, Philosophy, Meditation, Yoga Therapy, Kirtan, Practice Teaching
11 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch
12:30 – 3:30 pm - Lectures/ workshops
3:30 – 4 pm – Break
4 – 6 pm – Lectures/ workshops
6 – 6:30 pm - Meditation

What experience/qualifications do you need for the Level 2 Yoga Instructor class?
Our Level 2 500 Hour training is open to:
- Graduates of Santosha’s Level One 200 hr YTT
- Graduates of other Level One 200hr YTTs

There will be bridging assignments to assist those who have completed their Level 1 200 Hours at a school other than Santosha.

 

What books do I need to buy for the training?
Ray Long - The Key Muscles of Yoga
Eckhart Tolle  - A New Earth
Gary Kraftsow - Yoga For Wellness

These can be purchased as books, or electronic downloads for kindle etc. A New Earth can also be purchased as an audiobook.

Are there course Manuals?
Yes, once you enrol in the training you will be sent access to a Resource Centre with all the course materials and Manuals you will need for the training. You have the choice of downloading or printing these items to use during the course and beyond.

I’m pregnant, can I still attend the course?
It is possible to complete the course while pregnant, but we ask that the decision is made only with the consultation and full support of your doctor. Only they can advise if this is the best course of action for you. You must keep teachers advised of any physical ailments or issues arising from your pregnancy, so they can best assist you.

What happens if you get injured or fall unwell and can't complete the training?
We try our best to ensure even those who are injured or unwell can complete their training and receive certification at the end of the 28 days. There is also the option to complete some extra work upon returning home in order to complete the course, depending on what has been missed. In the case that you cannot physically finish the course we can refund funds minus the $350 AU deposit, or you are welcome to join the next intake of this course to finish your training with us.

Are mats, blocks and straps provided?
We provide blocks and therabands for our students so no need to bring these items. Please bring your own mat.

What after training support is there?
You will be given access to our Santosha Worldwide Yoga Teacher network, to post questions, get support and view international jobs postings as well as lifelong access to our resource centres and videos. We are also always available via email or skype to answer and additional questions which arise after your time on the course. We are available to support you at every stage of your journey.

What would happen if I didn't meet the criteria to pass the final exam? How can I get certified?
We will work to you during, and if necessary after the course to ensure that you are able to complete your assessments and leave the training with a Level 2 certificate.

I feel a bit nervous about doing this course. Should I still do it?
Yes! This probably means you are ready to step into something exciting but you just need that extra bit of courage to make the next brave step. You are welcome to write to us and let us know about this and we can happily provide extra support - both before and during your time with us on the course.

Accommodation + Meals

Where is your 2017 Level 2 500 Hour training held?
Our Santosha Level 2 500 Hours training will be held in the Santosha Shala on the very special location of Nusa Lembongan.

Where can I stay during my time on Nusa Lembongan?
We provide recommended guesthouses nearby our training venues, or you can make your own plans using sites such as airbnb or booking.com

Is the hotel stay included in the total price?
No. We keep these separate at allow our yogis to make the best accommodation choice for their budget and needs.

How much is accommodation for the 28 days?
This depends on the choice of accommodation. You can stay onsite at our training venues, or make your own accommodation plans. We can recommend options for you if you do wish to stay offsite.

- For those on a budget, there are options for as low as $18 AU per night which means 28 nights will come to around approx $500 AU.
- Nice mid-range options can be found for around $30 AU per night - approx $840 AU for 28 nights.
- More luxurious options can be found from $50 AU per night - approx $1,400 AU for 28 nights.

Check out how much this will be in your currency here: http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/

Approximate Accommodation costs – USD

Budget: From$12 US per night - approx $336 US for 28 nights
Mid-range options: $20 to $28 US per night - approx $560 US for 28 nights
Luxury: From $45 US per night – from approx $1,260 US for 28 nights

* Please note the above are approximate estimates only. Please contact our recommended accommodation providers for an exact quote for your stay.

How much is food during the training?
There are many great food options in the area - including our amazing onsite cafe, Ginger + Jamu. Local “warungs” can cost between Indonesian Rupiah 10.000 - 30.000 (approx. AUD $1 - $3) a meal; western style establishments will be around IDR 50.000 - 100.000 (approx. AUD $5 - $10)

I need a daily coffee! Is that possible?
Yes, Bali has great cafes with amazing coffee to suit even the fussiest of caffeine fiends. A western style latte costs around IDR 30.000 ($3 AU approx)– a local “bali coffee” can be as a little as IDR 10.000 ($1 AU approx)

Is there safe drinking water available onsite?
Refills for your drink bottle are available at our cafe for a (very) small cost.

Location - Nusa Lembongan

What airport do I fly into for my training?
The closest airport for our Nusa Lembongan trainings is Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, Bali.

How do I get to Nusa Lembongan from Bali?

All boats leave Bali from north Sanur, where the harbour is located at the end of Jalan Hang Tuah. You will find the offices for all boat companies on this street. To reach Sanur, you will fly into (Ngurah Rai) Denpasar Airport in Bali. Sanur is around 45 minutes drive from the airport. D’Camel can arrange an airport pick up for you. Request with them at time of booking.

Fast Boats – Santosha recommends!! 20 – 30 mins - approx 500.000 IDR return ($50 AU) Packages include pick-up from south Bali and transfer to your hotel in Nusa Lembongan.

D’Camel – This fast boat company offers a complete package and provides transport door to door throughout south Bali. Use the Santosha code for a full $20 off bookings. See more here: http://dcamelfastferry.com/

Please use this code at checkout: Santoshayoga

Any additional queries please email: reservation@dcamelfastferry.com, info@dcamelfastferry.com, sales@dcamelfastferry.com
 

Travelling to Bali

What is the currency for Bali?
The currency for Bali is Indonesian Rupiah. You can check the exchange rate to your local currency here: http://www.xe.com/currency/idr-indonesian-rupiah

What is the weather like in Bali?
Bali is located very near to the equator, therefore its warm, tropical climate makes it a huge draw for tourists. Average year-round temperature stands at around 30°C with a humidity level of about 85%. The dry season is March to October, November to February is wet season. Even during wet season it is still hot, and the rain generally comes in short, sharp bursts so you will still get your sunshine fix. 

What Visa is required to enter Bali?
The Visa required for the training is the 30 day tourist visa which you can pay for upon arrival into Bali ($35 US, payable in most currencies) Some countries are eligible for a free Visa – but be aware that if you chose this option you cannot extend your time in Bali beyond 30 days without leaving Indonesia.

With extending the Visa for further travel time, you can apply and pay for an extended 30 days on your tourist visa while in Bali without having to leave the country, giving you a total of 60 days. We can help put you in touch with a Visa Agent in Bali, just let us know at the start of your training if you are planning to stay longer than 30 days and we will help arrange this for you. If you wish to extend the Visa you must not choose the free Visa Option – you must insist on paying the fee. Otherwise you will have to leave Bali to extend beyond 30 days! Always pay for the Visa if you want to extend.

Please note: Santosha cannot supply sponsorship or other documentation for any Visa applications.

Do I need malaria tablets in Bali?
Bali is free from malaria. However anti malarials may be necessary if you are travelling to other parts of Indonesia, so please consult with your doctor beforehand. 

What vaccinations do I need for Bali?
It is best to visit your doctor to discuss any current vaccination updates for Bali. Below is some reputable information about Bali and vaccines - again I would speak to your doctor if you have any doubts or concerns as they are in the best position to advise you: http://www.traveldoctor.com.au/Page/Knowledge-Hub/Destination-fact-sheets/bali

Do we need to hold our own personal insurance?
Yes, we insist all our students take out full travel insurance covering illness, accidents and theft.

I've never travelled by myself before, will I be okay on my own?
Fear and nervousness are common feelings (along with excitement!) that people experience in preparation for the training. The good news is that you are likely in the same boat as 99% of your classmates - the majority of our students are attending the course on their own. This means you'll instantly meet a great group of individuals who are just as keen to make new friends and support each other as you. Your guesthouse will be able to arrange an airport pick-up for you, taking the stress out of arriving in a new country. Once you are here you will be immersed in a community of caring and supportive teachers and yogis who will walk beside you at every step of the way.

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