Mindfulness meditation course

50 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training


Santosha’s immersive Yin Yoga course is an inspiring program enabling you to teach and share the healing practice of Yin Yoga. The course is designed to provide a foundation for teaching Yin Yoga skillfully, with compassion and awareness. The transformative benefits of this powerful practice will amaze you.

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Discover the deep healing power of YIN Yoga

Santosha 50 Hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training

“Be still like a mountain and flow like a river”
Tao Ti Ching

Learn how to teach Yin Yoga in this nourishing 50 hour training course. The foundations of a simple practice for every body. Slow down, tune in, wake up. Yin Yoga is medicine for the modern world.

Santosha’s immersive Yin Yoga course is an inspiring program enabling you to teach and share the healing practice of Yin Yoga. The course is designed to provide a foundation for teaching Yin Yoga skillfully, with compassion and awareness. The transformative benefits of this powerful practice will amaze you.

What Makes Yin Yoga so Special?

Yin yoga is based upon the alchemical elements of Earth, Metal, Wood, Water, and Fire that each express distinct qualities in the body and emotions, such as lightness, fluidity, strength, springiness, and calm.  The chance to sink into stillness, to connect to your centre and to relax into rest is a potent practice.

Many people see Yin Yoga as a complement to a vinyasa practice, the yin to the yang, but it is also an entire practice in itself. This training will equip you, as a teacher and as a practitioner, to add elements of Yin to the cool down of your class or to teach complete sessions of Yin Yoga.

Embodied Mindfulness

Yin Yoga is a highly mindful  style of yoga practice where postures are practiced on the floor in a static way for an extended period of time ranging from two to five minutes. In this style we position our body in a particular pose and then let go of the deeper muscular activity and surrender it to the floor for gravity to do the work. By doing so we relax our muscles and apply moderate stress to the deepest layers of connective tissues of the body -tendons, fascia, and ligaments- improving the health and mobility of joints. When in poses we can begin to calm the mind and allow a deeper connection to Self, heart and mindfulness.

Release of Blockages

Yin Yoga is a profound practice that opens up energetic blockages in the physical, emotional and mental bodies.  It is a courageous and nourishing practice as it is directly meeting yourself through the raw sensations in your body. Like in meditation, your awareness is sharpened as you bear witness to your conditioned patterns.

Improved Energy Flow

Yin invites the harmonizing of the pervasive connective tissue in the body by ’stressing’  entangled fibers from physical/emotional/mental tension or from physical immobility resulting in smoothly textured flowing chi energy. These rivers of energy in the body are important for the passage of water and pervasive communication throughout your body. After a Yin Yoga practice the fluidity of your energy is strongly palpable and pleasant.

Deeper Levels of Release

Yin Yoga works the deeper levels of the body/heart/mind: the connective tissues of the ligaments, fascia, joints and bones including  the energetic channels of the meridians, nerves and blood system, an odyssey into the meditative aspects of yoga.

Connection to Self

Yin Yoga helps you cultivate kind engagement with your inner self. It is a practice of self-inquiry and ease. It is a spacious practice that opens your breath and understanding. It is a beautiful complementary practice to active, Yang Yoga.

Improved Physical and Mental Wellbeing

Many people confuse Yin and Restorative feeling that both are the same practice. Whilst they share many similarities – Yin practices are  passive and focus on the meridian lines whilst allowing deep introspection.

Yin yoga intends to place a healthy amount of stress to our joints and connective tissue (fascia, tendons and ligaments) by tensioning or compressing the tissue, which helps to release tension and hydrate the fascia keeping it supple, improving mobility in the body. Yin also helps to move blocked ‘chi’ in the body and nourishes meridians, assisting with emotional, mental and physical health.

Complete Surrender

Restorative poses are designed to be very subtle, with no deep stretching sensations. Typically restorative uses more props so that the practitioner is completely comfortable in the pose, allowing complete surrender and letting go. The poses are designed to gently open the body to allow for the release of tension, deeper breathing and relaxation.

Solid Foundation for Teaching Yin Yoga

This course provides a solid foundation of the theory and methodology of Yin Yoga. You will learn how Yin Yoga poses works along the body’s meridians and about the effects on the bio-mechanics of the body including how the poses work on the fascia and connective tissue. You will also explore experientially how Yin Yoga works on deep levels to still the mind and balance the emotional body.

Find your Teaching Voice

You will be guided through the teaching method and sequencing of 20 key poses in Yin Yoga, and variations on these poses. Participants will have the opportunity for practical teaching experience and encouraged to develop their competence and  confidence in sharing Yin Yoga with their peers during the training so as to find their authentic voice.

The Level 1, will form the base for the level 2 Yin Yoga Training. Santosha will be offering 4 Trainings that will make up the 200 Hour Yin Yoga YTT. Deepen your practice and gain the knowledge to share this healing practice with others.

Skills to Teach

Santosha’s 50 Hour Yin Yoga course is an inspiring program that will take you on an amazing journey of self-discovery. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for teaching Yin Yoga skillfully, with compassion and awareness.

Running over four days, this course will provide you with a clear understanding of the beautiful, healing power of Yin Yoga, so that you can deepen your own practice, or share and empower your students.

For Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) – Yoga Alliance counts this course as 50 hours of Continuing Education credits.

Is This The Course For Me?

This course is suitable for those wanting to deepen their understanding of Yin Yoga – whether as a yoga teacher or not.

For RYT-200 Teachers who wish to broaden their offerings – this course will prepare you to teach and practice Yin Yoga safely, successfully and compassionately.

For teachers and non-teachers alike – this experience is a wonderful odyssey on your path to greater self-awareness and understanding. Gain the ability to guide yourself and others through this healing and restorative practice.

What Will You Get From This Training

In this course the practical teaching sessions will be undertaken in two groups so you will have the option of some free time when you are not in that day’s teaching group. You can choose to relax by the beach, explore the town – or join the Yin class. Then the evening sessions will offer you time to relax and reconnect to your self through guided meditation and pranayama.

  • History of Yin Yoga (modern lineage of yin yoga, as well as Yin Yoga and Meditation as referenced in the ancient scriptures)
  • Learn to teach 20 Yin Yoga poses, safely and confidently
  • Yin intentions and principles
  • Physical and energetic theory and benefits of Yin Yoga asanas
  • Meridians of the body and how to develop themed classes
  • Sequencing, adjusting and use of props for Yin Yoga
  • Bio – mechanics of Yin Yoga on the body
  • Anatomy and Physiology specific to Yin Yoga (including skeletal variations
  • Modifications and Safety in Yin Yoga, including the use of props and supports
  • Anatomy of the Subtle Body (chi,  meridians, nadis, vayus, koshas)
  • Mindfulness in Yin Yoga (including concentration methods and investigation methods)
  • Sequencing in Yin Yoga, adjusting and use of props for Yin Yoga (including different body types, ages, injuries and class types)
  • Organs and Meridian Health (using yin yoga to affect specific organs and meridians)
  • Yin/Yang Theory (Taoist theory and the principles of yin and yang – how they are applied to yoga)
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques) for relaxation and awaking the energy body
  • Establishing a supportive home practice/daily sadhana

Daily Schedule

50 Hr Yin Yoga Course – Nusa Lembongan

6:30 – 7:45am – Yin Practice and Meditation

9:15 am – 12:15 pm – Theory – Reflection – Group Labs

12:15  – 1:15 pm – Lunch Break

1:15 – 3:15 pm – Group Work and Labs

3:15 – 3:45 – Juice Break

3:45 – 4:45 pm  – Group Presentations

4:45 – 5:15 pm – Meditation

* If attending another location timings may vary slightly

Who is this for?

  • Qualified yoga teachers who want to learn Yin Yoga to expand their scope of teaching
  • Yoga practitioners who want to learn about Yin Yoga – how to practice it and teach it
  • Yoga Alliance RYT-200/500 Teachers who are looking for Yoga Alliance CEU hours
  • Yoga studios and yoga school owners who want to add value to the classes they offer to their clients
  • Students who are new to Yoga Teacher Training and wish to attend our Pathways Training towards attaining a 200 Hour certification with Yoga Alliance International. This course will give you 50 Hours on that pathway to becoming a certified Yoga Teacher through this organisation.
  • Yoga Alliance International Students who are looking for Pathway Trainings – that build upon their already gained certificate – i.e. have a 200 Hour YTT by completing this course you can be registered as a 250 Hour Teacher
  • Yoga Alliance International registered Teachers who have their 300 Hour Yoga Training and want to continue building their hours (eg. 300 Hour + 50 Hour = 350 Hours with Yoga Alliance International)
  • While this training is designed specifically for qualified Yoga Teachers wishing to teach Yin Yoga classes, it is also open to dedicated practitioners of yoga, Body Workers or Healers with the intention to use the knowledge to deepen one’s own understanding and practice

Course Investment

Yin Yoga 50 Hour Training – $1,170 AUD
Early Bird* – $990 AUD

(*paid in full two months prior to course start date)

Training Inclusions

  • Santoshas Yin Yoga Training Manual (available pre-order or download)
  • Tote Bag and Singlet/or T-shirt
  • Certificate for 50 Hours Santosha Yin Yoga Training
  • Lotta love and support!

Certification

  • Yoga Alliance RYT-200 Registered Teachers – 50-hour CEU with Yoga Alliance
  • Yoga Alliance Australia or Yoga Alliance International registered Teachers- 50-hour certification eligible to be registered with Yoga Alliance Australia or Yoga Alliance International (this 50 hour certificate can be counted towards the pathway you wish to take i.e. 50hr, 100hr, 200hr etc.)

Laugh, Love, Learn in Paradise

Location Option 1 – Tropical Nusa Lembongan Bali

Island Paradise – Nusa Lembongan, Bali

    • Live the dream on an actual tropical island
    • Surf, dive and ocean-lovers’ dream destination
    • Getting to paradise has never been easier – only 30 minutes boat ride from Bali!
    • Snorkel with Manta Rays
    • Be part of a Yoga Community at Yoga Village
    • Everything you need within walking distance – no scooter needed!
    • On-site food, drinks and cool cafe vibes
    • Easily explore this stunning part of the world – islands, clifftops, beaches and jungle

    Visit our Nusa Lembongan Location Page to find out more about this stunning island location.

    Or Enquire Now to receive instant access to our Nusa Lembongan Accommodation Guide.

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Laugh, Love, Learn in Paradise

Location Option 2 – Resort Living in Sri Lanka

Resort Living – Talalla Sri Lanka

  • Experience stunning Sri Lanka – endless pristine beaches, luscious rain-forests, colorful temples
  • Perfect opportunities for surf, sea and sun at Talalla beachside resort
  • Live surrounded by natural beauty, surf and the lush garden setting of our Sri Lankan venue
  • Beach lover’s dream – uncrowded beaches and waves
  • Explore jungles, unspoilt nature and discover Sri Lanka’s exotic wildlife
  • Special Santosha rates on your stay – luxury resort living at hostel prices
  • Experience the culture and nature of this hidden gem; before everyone else does…

Visit our Sri Lanka Location Page to find out more about our beachfront location on this jewel of an island.

Or Enquire Now to receive instant access to our Nusa Lembongan Accommodation Guide.

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JOIN HUNDREDS OF HAPPY GRADUATES

What Makes Santosha Special?

Authentic Lineage – Back to the Source

You can trust that the Yoga you learn is authentic Yoga based on ancient teachings – not just another fad ‘style’ of Yoga. Drawing from the healing traditions of the Sri T Krishnamacharya lineage, the Yoga we teach has genuine therapeutic benefits for transformation and inner peace. Through our practical curriculum, we create a foundation for teaching yoga skillfully, with wisdom and care.

“The training received comes from the heart, and each instructor comes with a heart full of love for yoga, and love for the individuals they are teaching.  We were led back to the original intent of yoga – that it is for everyone – for healing and for growth. ” ~ Michelle Boyd, Canada

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 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

Incredible Locations for Sun, Sand and Surf

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 in the most beautiful locations on earth

Spend your spare time surfing, diving, exploring… or just relaxing and soaking up the tropical island vibes in our two locations –  Nusa Lembongan and Sri Lanka.

“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

Become a Confident + Qualified Teacher

Our Yin Yoga course is recognised by Yoga Alliange as 50 Hour of continuing training for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT), meaning you are now certified by the most widely recognised Yoga organisation in the industry, and able to teach in gyms and studios the world. Santosha’s comprehensive modules, specialized Manuals and experienced teachers mean you will leave the course with the resources to confidently share your knowledge and new skills with others.

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

Stretch Your Body, Not Your Budget!

We want to spread the joy of yoga, so are committed to keeping our courses 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 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

Friends for Life

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

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

Secure your place now

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

All prices are in Australian Dollars. Check today’s exchange rate to calculate your local currency.
Please note – total price includes a $350 AUD non-refundable deposit to secure your place.


Upcoming YIN YOGA Course DateS & LocationS

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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE TYPE
DATE
LOCATION
Mindfulness meditation course
1 Feb, 2019 - 5 Feb, 2019
NUSA LEMBONGAN
Mindfulness meditation course
22 May, 2019 - 26 May, 2019
NUSA LEMBONGAN
Mindfulness meditation course
20 Jun, 2019 - 24 Jun, 2019
SRI LANKA


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Attend our Yin Yoga 50-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!


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