Transform Your Mind, Your Body and Your Life…
with Santosha’s Level 1 YTT 200 Hour Course Experience

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1 Nov, 2016 - 24 Nov, 2016
Serenity - CANGGU, BALI

Training Overview

Santosha’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certification is one of the most comprehensive yoga teacher trainings in the world. 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.

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for teaching yoga skillfully with compassion and awareness.

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. For those who wish to teach, the yoga training will provide the confidence necessary to teach yoga skillfully with compassion, awareness and knowledge.

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 1 200 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.

What You Will Personally Get From The Training

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

What Others Say

Students Who Complete The Level 1 YTT 200-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
  • 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
  • Learn how to structure and create cohesive, well-rounded classes

What Makes Santosha Special?

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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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Tools to Change Your Life

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 all 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

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Become a Fully Qualified RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)

Our Level 1 200 hour course allows you to register as a RYT with Yoga Alliance immediately upon graduation. This means you are now certified by the most widely recognised and reputable Yoga organisation in the industry, and able to teach in gyms and studios the world over right from the moment you proudly hold your Santosha certificate in your hands. 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 through teaching.

“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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Freedom 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 in any way 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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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

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Friends for Life

Spending time with others on the same path creates a unique opportunity to make deep and long lasting connections. You will be surprised at how quickly a room of strangers become like family! Santosha bonds span the globe, lasting far beyond the course. The support and love offered by teachers and students alike make this more than just a yoga teaching training, but a life-changing experience, from our heart to yours.

“When I arrived for the first day of training I was absolutely terrified and so so nervous however from the very first minute I walked into the yoga shala I felt a sense of calm, the beautiful smiling teachers that were there instantly bought me to ease. What happened over the next 4 weeks or so totally blew me away, so many emotions, so much happiness and gratitude, I never expected to feel this good. Each and every student were simply amazing, 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

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Ongoing Support and Assistance

At Santosha we support you at every step of your yoga journey. Our team of yoga teachers is amongst the most experienced and qualified in the world, there to support and walk alongside you during this transformational time. Once you have completed your training we offer ongoing support and will always remain only an email away. 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 healer and a naturopath (just to name a few). 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

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. 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

Early Bird – only AUD $2,790 (includes GST and deposit) when you book and pay for your training course two months in advance

Regular – AUD $2,990 (includes GST and deposit)

This includes a Santosha Welcome Pack, including singlet and Mala Beads.

Please note there is a $350 AU non-refundable deposit included in this price, which cannot be returned in the event of a cancellation on your part.

Part-Time Training Option

Students who cannot stay for the duration of the course can choose to study part-time in any manner that suits your busy schedule. For more information please see our part-time training section, or Contact Us for more details.

Stunning Bali Locations…

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Canggu, Bali – Samadi Bali

Our 2017 Canggu courses will be held in the sumptuous open-air shala at Samadi Bali, nestled in lush green grounds and with easy access to the delicious eating options at Samadi’s famous cafe. Samadi Bali is exceptional, artistically stylish yet very comfortable luxury living situated in the quieter and peaceful area of Canggu, less than 2km from Echo beach and its variety of local and western restaurants and shops. Protected rice field views adorn this living space and all its amenities.

Samadi Bali offers yoga for every one, healthy homemade food and integrated treatments in a unique space dedicated to radical well-being and self empowerment. Samadi Bali is your home for high quality yoga on the island of the Gods.

Samadi is also a hub for alternative health, healing and beyond. We offer treatments and courses for your body, mind and spirit ranging from Balinese massage, to therapeutic bodywork, chakra balancing and more.

Meals and Food

Samadi Bali is a kitchen lab for healthy foods and happy bellies. We experiment mixing sunny European cuisine with gourmet un-cooking and home-grown ingredients. The results are often surprising and delicious. Enjoy a young coconut after yoga or join us for family-style brunch. Wi-Fi is available on-site for free.

Note – Accommodation is to be booked directly with the venue. Please “Enquire Now” to receive the Accommodation Guide for this location.

About Canggu

As Canggu grows in popularity thanks to its beaches, cafes and chilled out surf vibe, the options for fun times keep growing. With three main surf breaks and year-round waves, Canggu is the perfect spot to pick up a board and start a new hobby, or improve your existing surf skills. Cafes and cool spots to grab a drink or meal are in abundance in Canggu. Local warungs serve cheap and tasty authentic meals, and organic eateries are plentiful. Experience a slice of authentic Balinese village living, with regular beach ceremonies and scenic local temples.

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Nusa Lembongan – Bali

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 away from the stresses of the fast paced world. We would like to prescribe to everyone some time on this magical island paradise to rejuvenate and renew!

For this very reason we are so excited to be sharing our new shala in this beautiful location with our 2017 students. Our amazing shala is in the process of being built and we look forward to sharing it with you. We cannot wait to show off our new home and enjoy all the island has to offer with you!

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, superb fish life, year round Manta spotting, Shark and Mola Mola thrown in as well. 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 Ceningan, 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.

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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

There are many local restaurants suited to all budgets and tastes.

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

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Canggu, Bali – Serenity Eco Guesthouse 2

Our November 2016 Canggu training will be held at Serenity 2. Located in the calm and traditional area of Canggu, Serenity 2 is 500 meters from the local beach, with fantastic surfing waves for any ability. The beach here also offers a safe place for students to hit the warm tropical waters before or in between lectures, or for a breathtaking sunset experience.

Guests of Serenity 2 can use the facilities at Serenity Eco Guesthouse including a large swimming pool, kitchen offering delicious organic breakfast, lunch and dinner, onsite massage therapists. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind between classes. All rooms have a fan, safety deposit box and mosquito net.

Meals and Food at Serenity Eco Guest House

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at Serenity Eco Guest House, with a free breakfast for those staying onsite. Serenity Eco Guest House offers an array of cuisine that is delicious and nutritious, cooked with love and served with joy. They provide well-balanced meals using organic and locally grown produce whenever possible. Serenity Eco Guest House can also provide for gluten free, vegan, low-carb and other special diets. Meals are NOT included in the price of your tuition. Wi-Fi is available on-site for free.

Note – Accommodation is to be booked directly with the venue. Please “Enquire Now” to receive the Accommodation Guide for this location.

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Uluwatu, Bali – Yoga Searcher Bali

Santosha’s October 2016 Uluwatu training will be 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.

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

About Uluwatu

If surfing is your thing, you’ll probably already know about Uluwatu Beach! The pristine sands of the beach sit directly under a cliff face, on top of which perches the Uluwatu Temple. This temple is one of the oldest and most sacred in Bali with an absolutely fantastic view out over the Indian ocean from the top of the cliffs. If you’re looking for calmer swimming options, take a dip in the reef pools of Uluwatu, or visit the scenic beaches at nearby Padang and Bingin. There are an abundance of fantastic drinking and eating options in the area, many of which afford spectacular views.

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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

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 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 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?
2016 - We have two fantastic 2016 Bali locations - Serenity Eco Guesthouse, Canggu or Yoga Searcher, Uluwatu.

2017 - In 2017 we are lucky enough to be moving our courses to 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 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 three full days off during our Level 1 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 24 days, including three days off. Note - in 2017 the course will run over 25 days.

What is a typical day like?
An example of a typical day on our training would be:
6:00 – 7:30 am – Asana Group 1
7:30 – 9:00 am – Asana Group 2
9:00 – 10:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 am – Pranayama or Meditation Practice
10:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lectures/ workshops - eg. Anatomy, Postures, Philosophy, Meditation, Yoga Therapy, Kirtan, Practice Teaching
1:00 – 2:30 pm – Lunch
2:30– 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 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 course 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 24 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?
Ray Long - The Key Muscles of Yoga
Eckhart Tolle - Power of Now
Gary Kraftso - 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 24 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 several 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 santoshayogayttoffice@gmail.com 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?
2016 - We have two fantastic 2016 Bali locations - Serenity Eco Guesthouse, Canggu or Yoga Searcher, Uluwatu.

2017 - In 2017 we are lucky enough to be moving our courses to 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.

Can I stay onsite at the training venue?
Yes, Serenity Eco Guesthouse (Canggu), Samadi Bali (Canggu) and Yoga Searcher Bali (Uluwatu) have 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!)

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 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 24 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 24 nights will come to around approx $430 AU.
- Nice mid-range off-site options can be found for around $30 - $40 AU per night - approx $720 - $960 AU for 24 nights.
- More luxurious off-site options can be found from $50 AU per night - approx $1,200 AU for 24 nights.

Approximate off-site Accommodation costs – USD

Budget off-site options: From $12 US per night - approx $290 US for 24 nights
Mid-range off-site options: $20 to $28 US per night - approx $480 to $670 US for 24 nights
Luxury off-site options: From $45 US per night – from approx $1,080 US for 24 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 $240 AU/ $175 US for 24 days
Mid-range: approx $480 AU / $350 US for 24 days 
Fancier eating (including juices, coffees, treats etc): approx $720 AU / $530 for 24 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)

Bali Locations - Canggu, Uluwatu + Nusa Lembongan

Where is the training held?
2016 - We have two fantastic 2016 Bali locations - Serenity Eco Guesthouse, Canggu or Yoga Searcher, Uluwatu.

2017 - In 2017 we are lucky enough to be moving our courses to 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.

What airport do I fly into for my training?
The closest airport for both our Canggu, Nusa Lembongan and Uluwatu 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 both our destinations (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/ Uluwatu, 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.

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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 24 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 24 nights will come to around approx $430 AU.
- Nice mid-range off-site options can be found for around $30 - $40 AU per night - approx $720 - $960 AU for 24 nights.
- More luxurious off-site options can be found from $50 AU per night - approx $1,200 AU for 24 nights.

Approximate Accommodation costs – USD

Budget off-site options: From$12 US per night - approx $290 US for 24 nights
Mid-range off-site options: $20 to $28 US per night - approx $480 to $670 US for 24 nights
Luxury off-site options: From $45 US per night – from approx $1,080 US for 24 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 $240 AU/ $175 US for 24 days
Mid-range: approx $480 AU / $350 US for 24 days 
Fancier eating (including juices, coffees, treats etc): approx $720 AU / $530 for 24 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/

Your Next Steps

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

SECURE MY PLACE NOW – October 1st to October 24th, 2016

Uluwatu –  Bali

All prices are in Australian Dollars.
To calculate current conversion rates in  your local currency, check today’s exchange rate here.

Please note there is a $350 AU non-refundable deposit included in this price,
which cannot be returned in the event of a cancellation on your part.

Option 1: Secure My Place
AUD $350 Deposit

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* Remaining course investment due 7 days prior to the start of your training

Option 2: Easy Payment Plan
5 Fortnightly Payments of AUD $598

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Option 3: The Whole Enchilada
1 Single Investment of AUD $2,990

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UPCOMING LEVEL 1 COURSE DATES AND LOCATIONS

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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE TYPE
DATE
LOCATION
level1-200
1 Nov, 2016 - 24 Nov, 2016
Serenity - CANGGU, BALI
level1-200
1 Feb, 2017 - 25 Feb, 2017
NUSA LEMBONGAN, BALI
level1-200
8 Mar, 2017 - 1 Apr, 2017
Samadi - CANGGU, BALI
level1-200
20 Mar, 2017 - 13 Apr, 2017
NUSA LEMBONGAN, BALI
level1-200
19 Apr, 2017 - 13 May, 2017
Samadi - CANGGU, BALI
level1-200
1 May, 2017 - 25 May, 2017
NUSA LEMBONGAN, BALI
level1-200
5 Jun, 2017 - 29 Jun, 2017
NUSA LEMBONGAN, BALI
level1-200
6 Jul, 2017 - 30 Jul, 2017
NUSA LEMBONGAN, BALI

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Attend our Level 1 YTT 200-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!