Advance Your Practice and Begin Your Certification
with Santosha’s Online Yoga Teacher Training

Deepen your knowledge with our cost-effective, authentic yoga teacher training from the comfort of your own home.

Training Details

Level 1 Online YTT 200

200 hours of study, paced within 12 months


Online study from the convenience of home


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Further details

Training Overview

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 online 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.

Please note: If you are seeking Yoga Alliance registration, upon completing the home-study program, you must also complete 200 hours in-person yoga teacher training to complete all requirements for the 200-hour yoga teaching certification with Yoga Alliance. Online hours do not count towards these 200 Hours.

Who It’s For

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

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.

Our Level 1 Online YTT 200 Course is particularly convenient for students with time or money constraints that won’t allow them to travel for one of our month-long YTTs. 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. In regards to the meetings you will scheduled with your senior teacher, 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.

The Convenience of Online Study

We understand that it’s not always possible for people to commit to an on-site yoga teacher-training course, and  we also believe that no one should be denied the amazing opportunity to study yoga.

Santosha’s Level 1 Online YTT offers a comprehensive 200 hours of study in a course that is flexible, engaging, enlightening, inspiring and empowering!

You can complete this course from the comfort of you own home at your own pace! Santosha’s online course goes above and beyond other online courses in both the depth of knowledge provided, and the love and compassion demonstrated by our mentors and teachers.

Work at Your Own Pace

level-1-ytt-200-online2Santosha’s Online Yoga Teacher Training is completely date flexible. Because you study at your own pace, you make the decision when to begin and end your course.

Program: Level 1 Online YTT 200

Time Frame: Customizable

Duration: Up to 12 Months

Studying Hours: 200 hours

What You Will Personally Get From The Training

The Santosha Online 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 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 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:

  • Techniques Training – includes asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques.
  • Teaching Methodology – includes principles of demonstration, assisting/correcting, teaching styles, qualities of a yoga teacher and business aspects of teaching yoga.
  • Anatomy and Physiology – includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc). Studies include the application of anatomy principles to a yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).
  • Yoga Philosophy, lifestyle and ethics for Yoga Teachers – the study of yoga philosophy, history, yoga lifestyle and ethics of yoga.
  • Practicum – to complete your contact hours, interns attend yoga workshops of their choice, and practice teaching of family and friends. A video of the intern teaching a yoga class is submitted for assessment.

What Others Say

Students Who Complete The Level 1 Online 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 receive a letter of completion and certifcate evidencing your non-contact training hours
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!

Your Course Content

Background and Philosophy of Yoga

  • The Eight Limbs
  • Sankhya Theory and Related Philosophies

A History of Yoga

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Yantra
  • Hatha Yoga Pradikpika
  • Yoga’s Core Concepts


  • The Benefits of Relaxation
  • Relaxation Exercise


  • The Monkey Mind
  • Consciousness and The Witness
  • Samskaras and Their Consequences
  • The Five States of Mind
  • Siddhis and Their Consequences
  • Meditation Techniques and


  • The Abilities of Pranayama
  • The Physiology of the Breath
  • Yogic Breathing
  • Types of Pranayama


  • 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
  • Overview of Doshas
  • Overview of 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 Mechanics of the Breathing
  • Spinal Function
  • Different Types of Joints
  • Principles of Injury Prevention and Management


  • Preparatory Poses
  • Sun Salutations
  • Standing Poses
  • Hip Openers
  • Forward Bends
  • Twists
  • Back Bends
  • Arm Balances
  • Inversions
  • Abdominals Restorative

Teaching Yoga

  • Becoming a Professional Yoga Teacher
  • Qualities of a Yoga Teacher
  • General Class Planning
  • Structuring a Class
  • Teaching Styles
  • Planning for Different Levels of Experience
  • Sequencing
  • Correcting Muscular Imbalances
  • Using Poses
  • Developing Alternative Sequencing for Pregnancy and
  • Menstruation

The Yoga Business

  • How to Prepare to Give a Yoga Class
  • How to Promote a Yoga Class
  • Work and Communication in the Business
  • Prepare Workplace and Financial Documentation
  • Follow Workplace Safety Procedures
  • Delivering Service to Customers

Occupational Health and Safety

  • Insurance Requirements
  • How to Create a Safe Environment
  • Identifying Elements of a Safe Yoga Practice
  • The Importance of Keeping Yourself Safe While Teaching

Modules and Marking

level-1-ytt-200-online3Upon the receipt of your payment, you will receive the login to our Santosha Yoga Online 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.

Assessments, Exams and Video Requirements

In order to pass the course and qualify as a Santosha Certified Online Yoga Teacher trainer at the 200 hour level 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.
  • A final video of you teaching a yoga class at home or in a studio.

Reading Requirements

Along with the manuals and videos we provide, the following books are required for the Online training:

  •  A. G. Mohan – Yoga for Body, Breath and Mind
  • Gary Kraftsow – Yoga for Wellness
  • DR N Chandrasekaran – Yoga Therapy, Vol 1
  • Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now
  • A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan – Yoga Therapy

Teaching and Certification

Upon completing this course, you will be equipped to practice safely and teach others in a range of diverse settings.

Santosha is about helping you in your life, therefore we allow you to go over your 12 months time-frame if you need to, we understand how life can be and we are here to help! In regards to the meetings you will scheduled with your senior teacher, we can 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: Online hours are not included in the 200 Hours required for registration with Yoga Alliance. If you are seeking Yoga Alliance registration, you must also complete an additional 200 contact hours in-person yoga teacher training upon completing the home-study program in order to to complete all Yoga Alliance requirements for certification.

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 Level Online YTT 200 course is only AUD $990.

Regular –AUD $990 (includes GST and deposit)

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

Please note there is a $330 AU 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!

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 Preparatory Asana Manual
  • Santosha Post, Pre Natal, Children’s and Teens Manual (PPNCT)
  • All Santosha Level One YTT 200 supporting notes
  • Two 2 hour Skype sessions with one of Santosha’s senior teachers. During this time the teacher will assist you to develop your own Asana, Mediation and Pranayama practice, as these practices will become your teachings. The teacher will be able to answer anything for you during these sessions.
  • A Santosha singlet
  • 1 x Santosha Online 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate
  • A wealth of knowledge and heart full of love!

Our Mission For You

level-1-ytt-200-online4Santosha 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.

Your Next Steps

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

Level 1 Online YTT 200


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

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