Welcome to Santosha!
Santosha has been running trainings and retreats since 2008 – meaning we can celebrate 10 amazing years of helping our students transform their lives and step into their strength!
Santosha means contentment and gratitude for all that was, all that is, and all that will be. Our goal is that all those we encounter can gain an experience of Santosha – and then share and spread this experience back into communities through teaching; creating a ripple effect that will change the world and the hearts of all beings in it.
We are happy when our students and graduates are happy – leading joyful and fulfilled lives, sharing their passion and living in integrity and peace. Our greatest pride is being part of the journey, walking alongside our our students to follow their true path and embrace the happiness and beauty inside them.
Sunny has gathered an incredible team of teachers and support staff, who share her passion for sharing the benefits of yoga and sincere desire to help others live their best, most fulfilled and openhearted life. They can’t wait to meet you and get started with you on this journey.
We have had many special moments over the years – from watching our students grow and transform on our 25 days with them to seeing our graduates flourish in the world. We share their joys, tears, triumphs, challenges and successes – once you are part of the Santosha family we will always be there for you.
From our training with thousands of happy graduates we know once you begin… you never know where this Santosha journey will take you! So come with an open heart and mind and let the journey do the rest. We will be here to support you every step of the way.
We can’t wait to share this journey with you…
Sunny Richards – Santosha Founder
Tasmanian born Yoga Alliance ERYT-500 Teacher Sunny Richards is the founder and director of Santosha. 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.
Sunny loves what she does, life and all it brings, her family and her friends, and she is so thankful for her teachers and for the opportunities that allowed her to create Santosha.
“I’ve never known a person’s name to suit them so well! You are the warmest, friendliest, most down to earth person I have possibly met. What you do is remarkable! I can only imagine the energy you give to create such a wonderful Yoga Teacher program. You have so much love bursting out of you, and you give so much to the students. Your honesty, open candor and knowledge is such an incredible quality, and I only hope I can take a leaf out of your book. Thank you for all you do and you give” ~ Jehan, Santosha Graduate
An ex-pro surfer, Sunny loves to make sure our trainings are always close to the healing ocean waves – so students and teachers both can swap mat for board and hit the surf.
Sunny welcomes all with an open heart. She considers all who walk through Santosha’s doors as family and promises to be available to her students throughout her life, whenever needed.