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Santosha Foundational Online Yoga Training

Advance Your Practice and Begin Your Yoga Journey…
with Santosha’s Foundational Online Training

Want to qualify as a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Online?

We have worked with Yoga Alliance to secure a new pathway for you to graduate and Register as an RYT-200 Teacher online on our Accredited Online Training course during the COVID-19 period.

Click the link below to find out more and sign up for our Accredited Training – beginning August 5th, 2020.



Santosha FOUNDATIONAL Online training

Deepen Your Practice and Apply Yoga Knowledge for Transformation

Why choose Santosha for your Foundational Yoga Studies?

Santosha’s Foundational Online Training is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for developing your Yoga Practice and accessing profoundly transformational deep Yoga Knowledge for personal growth and change

Authentic Yogic Path

Our course 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.

 Modern Methods – Ancient Wisdom

Our method concentrates on a extensive knowledge of the traditional yoga poses, woven together by a unique blend of vinyasa flow accessible to all levels and abilities. The yoga taught is not another ‘style’ of Yoga but an authentic presentation of  ancient yoga teachings, drawing from the Sri T Krishnamacharya lineage.

Learn the Anatomy and Foundations of  Yoga Postures

Gain knowledge of anatomy specific guidelines which form a solid basis for safe and informed practice. We provide comprehensive Asana modules and a manual with all you need to master and progress each pose.

Create a Safe and Effective Yoga Practice

Learn postures and practices safely with correct alignment modifications, adjustments and cues. Once this is mastered move on to sequence safely and effectively, to progress asanas and breath.

Gain the Life-changing Wisdom of Yoga Philosophy

Explore in-depth the wisdom of yoga philosophy and the Eight Limbs of Yoga, allowing for a deeper experience of the benefits of Yoga and true transformation in your life. Leave with life-changing tools for relationship to self and others.

Develop and Deepen your Self Practice

A steady self practice is the building block from which a steady, calm and radiant life is built – leave with a tailored practice, specifically designed for your body, mind and spirit.

Who is the Santosha Foundational Online Training for?

This Foundational Online Training is open to students of all yoga levels with the maturity and commitment to embark on a personal journey of self-discovery, including:

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

– Students with the desire to become teachers and complete the additional Training Requirements to do so (students can apply their costs to upgrade to our Certified Teacher Training or in-person Trainings at any time)

This Foundational Yoga Training is particularly convenient for students with time or money constraints that won’t allow them to travel or undertake our Certified Teacher Training. With this option, you can begin your training from the comfort of your own home, with the convenience of completing the course over a 12-month period.

Santosha is about helping you in your life – we understand how life can be and we are here to help – therefore we allow you to go over your 12 months time-frame if you need to. We can also offer additional meetings and support at any time if you need. We are here to help you complete the course in the best way to fit your life-style and needs.

Please note: If you are seeking Yoga Alliance registration, upon completing the Foundational Yoga Training, you must also complete 200 hours in-person teacher training or our Certified Online Training to complete all requirements for the 200-hour certification with the Yoga Alliance. 

Students Who Complete the Foundational Online Training Will:

  • Deepen and strengthen their practice and understanding of yoga
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the postures and how to share them
  • Develop a greater understanding of meditation
  • Learn how to structure and create cohesive, well-rounded classes to share with friends and family
  • Learn about the various styles of yoga and its history
  • Acquire an understanding of yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology
  • Be a happier, healthier person, being able to understand how you exist in this world and possessing the tools to cope with life’s movements with ease!

Experience the True Essence of Yoga

The Santosha Foundational Online Training allows each individual to experience the true essence of yoga through a unique and holistic synthesis of wisdom from the ancient scriptures and philosophy, applied in a contemporary context. We allow students to 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. By joining the Santosha family, you are joining a community of like-minded individuals from around the world that support one another in living our true potential! Santosha Trainings are truly unique, and all students will feel supported, loved and accepted from the moment they begin their new journey.

Get Started Straight Away

Upon the receipt of your payment, you will receive the login to our Foundational Online Yoga Training Resource Center, where you can access all the modules so you can begin your journey right away!

Upon completion of each module, you will email the finished questions back to your teacher. Your teacher will then return your marked questions with comments. If there are questions to be re-done, you will be informed of this.

This process will be continued until you complete all 20 Modules.

Course Assessments

In order to pass the course and receive your Santosha Foundational Online Yoga Training Certificate you will need to complete the following:

  • Each module contains questions/checklists that you will need to be completed before you move to the next module
  • There is one final open book exam at the end of the course.
  • Email a journal of your Asana, Meditation and Pranayama Yoga Practice.

About your teacher


Sunny Richards is the founder of Santosha Yoga. She has devoted her life to Santosha, which was born from a dream to create a sacred place for healing, transformation and to awaken the incredible potential of happiness and connection to ourselves.

Sunny has been sharing yoga for over 22 years and has trained in Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Vini Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Pre and Post Natal Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yin Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Restorative Yoga and  Meditation.

Sunny is passionate about dedicating time for continual studies and a deep personal practice, so that what she shares is rooted deeply in the process and understanding and integration of real yoga.

Your Foundational Online Yoga Content

✔️ Background and Philosophy of Yoga
The Eight Limbs, Sankhya Theory and Related Philosophies

✔️ History of Yoga
Hatha Yoga, Yantra, Hatha Yoga Pradikpika, Patanjali and the Yoga Sutras, Yoga’s Core Concepts

✔️ Relaxation
The Benefits of Relaxation, Relaxation Exercise

✔️ Meditation
The Monkey Mind, Consciousness, Samskaras and Their Consequences, The Five States of Mind, Siddhis and Their Consequences, Meditation Techniques

✔️ Pranayama
The Abilities of Pranayama, The Physiology of the Breath, Yogic Breathing, Types of Pranayama

✔️ Chakras
Chakras and the Physical Body, Balancing the Chakras, The Yoga Kundalini Upanishad

✔️ Diet and Health
Introduction to Ayurveda, The Three Gunas, The Five Elements, Understanding Your Individual Constitution and the Prakruti, Doshas and Sub-Doshas, Prakuti from a Mental and Physical Point of View, Disease Tendencies of the Three Qualities

✔️ Anatomy and Physiology
The Bandhas and their Application, the Respiratory System and Mechanics of Breathing, Spinal Function, Different Types of Joints, Principles of Injury Prevention and Management

✔️ Asanas
Preparatory Poses, Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Hip Openers, Forward Bends, Twists, Back Bends, Arm Balances, Inversions, Restorative

✔️ Sharing Yoga
Qualities of a Teacher, Planning for Different Levels of Experience, Correcting Muscular Imbalances

✔️ Sequencing
Structuring a Class and Sequencing

Share with Friends and Family

Upon completing this course, along with personal development and a far deeper knowledge of yoga, will be equipped to practice safely and share yoga with friends and family.

Santosha is about helping you in your life, therefore we allow you to go over your 12 months time-frame if needed – we understand how life can be and we are here to help! In regards to the meetings you will schedule with your senior teacher, we offer additional meetings and support at any time if you need. We are here to help you complete the course in the best way to fit your life-style.

Please note: If you are seeking YA registration, upon completing the Foundational Yoga Training, you must also complete an in-person training – or our Certified Online Training – to complete all requirements for certification. If your goal is to register with YA after your online training, please visit the page linked above. 

Your Training Investment

Santosha ascribes to the philosophy of non-greed, and so we are happy to offer low-cost training courses to make yoga accessible to as many people as possible. Therefore, your investment in the Foundational Online Yoga Training is only $990 AUD

Foundational Online Yoga Training – $990 AUD
(includes GST and deposit)

Payment Plan
Alternatively, you can choose the easy payment plan which consists of three easy monthly payments of $330 AUD.

Please note there is a $330 AUD non-refundable deposit included in this price, which cannot be returned in the event of a cancellation on your part.

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

Prefer to join our Accredited Training?

Click the link below to visit our YA Accredited training…


What You Get With Your Investment:

      • All 20 Modules
      • Santosha’s Asana Manual (used by students of our YTT 200 / YTT 300 courses)
      • Santosha Vinyasa Krama Manual
      • Santosha Post, Pre Natal, Children’s and Teens Manual (PPNCT)
      • All Santosha Foundational Yoga Training supporting notes
      • Two  online mentoring sessions with one of Santosha’s senior teachers. The teacher will assist you to develop your own Asana, Meditation and Pranayama practice, as these practices will become your teachings.and be able to answer anything for you during these sessions
      • 1 x Santosha Foundational Online Yoga Training Certificate
      • A wealth of knowledge and heart full of love!


Join our Santosha Foundational Online Yoga Training Today

If you, like hundreds of happy students before you know that this course is for you, then take action today…


Please note Santosha have two online training available during the COVID-19 period. 
If you are interested in the Yoga Alliance Training please visit the course page here:



Option 1:
Payment Plan

3 Monthly Payments of  $330 AUD


Option 2:
Full Payment

1 Single Investment of $990 AUD


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Santosha wants to make booking 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 thought possible! If at any time you decide that you would like to attend any one of our certified RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Trainings then we will minus $500.00 off the total cost of the in-person training or the full cost off the Certified Online Training. If within two weeks of signing up for the training you feel that you do not want to complete the course we will give you a refund back minus the non refundable BUT transferable $330 deposit fee.

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