Nusa Lembongan – Live and Learn in Paradise…

A Yoga Teacher Training is one of the most incredible adventures you will have in your life, so our goal is to ensure that you dive into this adventure on one of the most beautiful locations on earth! This will allow your heart to soar, your senses to shine and your soul to connect to the ocean and the magic of this small island community.

Nusa Lembongan is uncrowded and sparsely populated – giving the place a real tropical island vibe. Life moves at a slow pace and you feel completely at peace when you reach her shores. A calmer pace means compared to other locations in Bali an exotic yoga getaway here is inexpensive and accessible. The island offers so much – world-class diving/ snorkeling, free-diving, excellent surf breaks, SUP and SUP yoga in crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches to swim or just soak up the famous Nusa Lembongan sunsets from a cosy bean-bag.

Here you will experience our comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training, filled with in-depth content that enables you to truly step into the role of an intelligent yoga teacher – or to expand and go deeper into your own practice. The essence of this island location transforms your experience on a far deeper level than you could have ever imagined possible.

 

Why Choose Nusa Lembongan For Your Yoga Teacher Training?

  • Getting to Paradise has never been easier!
    Travel to the island is quick and simple. The boat ride is only 30 minutes from Sanur, Bali. You can arrive at the airport, be picked up and taken directly to the boat and be relaxing on the island with a fresh juice before you even know it!
  • Surf and ocean-lovers’ dream
    During the Yoga Teacher Training you will have plenty of time to enjoy the pristine beaches and waters that surround the island – the surf is a surfers’ dream and you can literally leave our shala and walk a few short steps into clean turquoise waters. You can even fit in a quick surf or SUP between classes.
  • Everything you need within walking distance
    The accommodation we recommend is all within 1 – 10 minutes walking, which means you do not need to drive or hire a bike – giving you far more time to enjoy and relax.
  • On-site food, drinks and cool cafe vibes
    Healthy snacks and juices are available all day during your Yoga Teacher Training. Ginger & Jamu have packages available for all types of dietary needs – if you have allergies, are wanting to detox, or just make healthy changes our talented chef Jamie will find the best way to cater for you. Sip a fresh latte or a cool juice while watching the ocean and soaking up the fun community vibe, it’s all right there for you to enjoy.
  • Pristine environment for healthy, happy living
    As there are no private cars on the island, paradise is not marred by traffic jams, dirty air or noise pollution – so you can unwind, de-stress and rejuvenate in a quiet and pristine environment away from the pressures of the busy modern world.
  • Magical backdrop for your yoga experience
    Our Shala is directly in front of the clear aqua ocean, with gentle ocean breezes sifting through continually, making it a perfect backdrop for asana, pranayama and mediation during the Yoga Teacher Training.
  • The most budget-friendly Yoga Teacher Training option on the market
    At first you may think of the total investment of getting to Bali out of your budget, however the reality is that life on the island is cheap – far cheaper than any other options on the market. We believe in non-greed, and making a Yoga Teacher Training experience accessible to the majority not the minority. Most students find the cost to complete our Yoga Teacher Training extremely inexpensive and affordable – and incredible value for a life investment.
  • Easily experience and explore this stunning part of the world
    This region is the gateway to many other popular sites and locations, and many stud​ents ​stay on after they graduat​e the Yoga Teacher Training to soak up more island vibes or travel to the neighbouring islands such as Nusa Penida or Lombok. Hike volcanos, explore world-class dive sites and create more fun-filled memories with your new Santosha Yoga family.

Your yoga teacher training here will be an experience unlike any other. If you have always dreamed of a life of tranquility and freedom, surrounded by clear aqua waters and the peaceful vibes of a true yoga community – then you will soon find Nusa Lembongan is the perfect yoga teacher training destination for you.

 

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Yoga Living in Paradise

Yoga Teacher Training students on Nusa Lembongan are spoilt for choice, with so many great accommodation options literally only a few minutes walk from the shala! We make it easy for you, so there is no stress and you can relax and enjoy your time on the island worry free.

We offer a range of recommendations to suit all budgets – from cosy family-run guesthouses to luxurious poolside bungalows. For those who want to make the most of their time on the island and enjoy the vibes in our cafe and communal yoga hub, on-site accommodation at Agung’s Bungalows is also available, making your commute to the shala each day mere metres away. Perfect for those who like a sleep in!

We can also help with recommendations for those bamboozled by the choices on offer. Once you enroll be in touch with your preferences and budget, and we can advise from there so you find just the right choice to suit you.

Make sure to ‘Enquire Now’ to receive our full Accommodation Guide packed with options, on-site info and location links for the independent traveler who wants to plan their own stay in paradise.

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Healthy Food, Happy Yogis!

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.

“Best food on Nusa Lembongan by a long shot! If you want fresh, super healthy Canggu style food not super expensive, this is the place to come too! Everything is made from scratch using only the healthiest freshest ingredients. Cannot recommend more… thank you Ginger & Jamu! Finally bringing good food to Lembongan!” ~ Holly, Santosha Grad Feb 2017

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).

We cannot wait to share this incredible dining experience – and view – with you.

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

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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 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.

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:
6:00 – 8:00 am – Asana
8:00 – 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– 4:00 pm – Lectures/ workshops
4:15 - 5:15 pm - Asana
5:15 - 6:30 - Break
6:30 – 8:00 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?

We hold our Bali Level 1 trainings on the chilled out island of Nusa Lembongan.

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

Can I stay onsite at the training venue?
Yes, there is the option to stay onsite at Nusa Lembongan at Agungs Bungalows. This is a great way to be part of a genuine yoga community (and it means you can sleep in later!) Enquire Now to see our Nusa Lembongan Accommodation Guide with more details.

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, at our onsite cafe Ginger+ Jamu great care is taken to cater to those with specific dietary needs. Ginger & Jamu has a wide range of raw, vegan and gluten free options.

Bali Locations - Canggu + Nusa Lembongan

Where is the training held?

Nusa Lembongan, Bali.

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

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

How do I get to the training?
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 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/

 

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Attend any of our teacher trainings, 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!