BYRON BAY YOGA Teacher training FAQS
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BYRON BAY YOGA Teacher training FAQS
Byron Bay Yoga Teacher Training – General Info
WILL I BE QUALIFIED TO TEACH YOGA WITH YOGA ALLIANCE?
Yes, this is a fully certified Yoga Alliance RYT-200 Yoga Teacher training - meaning you can gain your certification and register as a RYT-200 Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance immediately upon graduation from your online + in-person studies - qualifying you to teach yoga in gyms and yoga studios worldwide.
WHAT IS THE BYRON BAY YTT COST?
Our full Yoga Teacher Training course cost is $2,990 AUD. Save $800 AUD off this price by paying in full one month before your Byron Bay course begins - making the cost to you an amazing is $2,190 AUD!! This includes all tuition online and in-person, specialised course manuals and your RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Certificate. We keep meals and accommodation separate so you can choose the options to best suit you.
WHAT IS A HYBRID/ BLENDED COURSE?
This means that you complete part of your studies online and part of your studies in person. In this case our RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training course is composed of 14 Days in-person study in beautiful Byron Bay - and 100 Hours online study (to be completed before OR after your time in Byron Bay). This offers the best of both worlds; and incredible learning and practicing experience in Byron Bay and life-time access to our comprehensive course video modules you can refer back to time and time again!
DOES THE ONLINE PORTION OF THE YTT NEED TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE I JOIN YOU IN BYRON BAY?
No, the online portion of the course does not need to be completed before your time in Byron Bay. You can complete the online portion of the course before OR after you join us in Byron Bay. Once you sign up for the Byron Bay Yoga Teacher Training, you will be able to access the online yoga modules to begin your studies straight away if you wish. You have the option of completing these before you join us in person - or you have until December 2021 to complete them and still receive a Yoga Alliance certified RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training Qualification.
WHAT ABOUT ACCOMMODATION ON THE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN BYRON BAY?
You have the freedom to choose the accommodation choice to best suited to your budget and needs for the 14 Day Byron Bay yoga course. Go full luxe, camp by the sea or find a cosy airbnb to call home. We provide a comprehensive Accommodation Guide with suggestions for those who need a little help choosing.
I WANT TO BE A YOGA TEACHER - IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?
Yes, this is the one for you! Our Santosha Level 1 200hr 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 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!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
For those who wish to study full-time the you can complete the online yoga teacher training part of the training in 14 days of in-depth study. For those that wish to self-pace due to family, work and other commitments take as long as you need to complete the yoga course to suit your situation. The in-person training runs over 14 amazing days!
CAN I JOIN FROM ANYWHERE?
The 100 hours Online Yoga Teacher Training aspect can be joined from anywhere in the world via our easy to access online learning portal. As long as you can travel to Byron Bay Australia you will be able to join the 14 day in-person aspect. If you cannot travel please see our fully online Yoga Alliance Certified RYT-200 yoga teacher training option.VISIT OUR ONLINE RYT-200 PAGE
DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT PLANS?
Yes, we offer three payment options on our Byron Bay Yoga Teacher Training so everyone can afford to join the yoga course in 2021. Hold your place on the yoga course with a $350 AUD deposit, pay in full or choose our payment plan in 5 x fortnightly instalments.
WHAT IF THE SITUATION CHANGES DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS AND I CANNOT MAKE IT?
Book with full confidence! Due to the unsettling events of 2020 we offer full flexibility for any 2021 bookings affected by COVID-19. If you are unable to attend our Byron Bay course due to COVID-19 related border or event restrictions or we offer you the flexibility to book on our next available course, to convert to the RYT 200hr Online course (we will refund any difference in price paid) or benefit from our money back guarantee. The $350 AUD deposit you have paid can then be applied to any of of our in-person or online courses at a later date of your choosing.
WHAT IF I CANNOT ATTEND FOR OTHER REASONS?
If you are unable to attend due to personal or medical reasons we refund all monies minus the $350 AUD Course Deposit. This payment can then be applied to any of our in-person or online courses at a later date of your choosing.
BYRON BAY YOGA Teacher training FAQS
Byron Bay Yoga Teacher Training – Location and Accommodation
WHERE ARE YOUR TWO BYRON BAY YOGA COURSE LOCATIONS?
Our Byron Bay Yoga Teacher Training venues - Suffolk Park Hall (April 2021 Training) and Brunswick Heads Memorial Hall (June 2021 Training) - are nestled in the sea side villages of Suffolk Park and Brunswick Heads, just out of Byron Bay town. Beaches such as Tallows, Suffolk Park and Broken Head are famous for uncrowded surf and a more relaxed pace to Byron Bay’s main beach. Brunswick Heads boasts both a surf beach and a gentle swimming river which meets the sea right by the town. Enjoy beach yoga and mediation sessions as well as time spent in our charming venues.
WHERE IS SUFFOLK PARK HALL?
Suffolk Park Hall is located metres from the beach in the cosy seaside town of Suffolk Park, and easy 15 minutes drive from central Byron Bay township. It offers unspoiled beaches, stunning sunrises and chilled ocean vibes away from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay central.VIEW MAP LINK
WHERE IS BRUNSWICK HEADS MEMORIAL HALL (JUNE)?
Brunswick Heads Memorial Hall in the heart of the quirky seaside town of Brunswick Heads, and an easy 10 minutes drive from central Byron Bay township. It offers surf beaches, calm river swimming and chilled vintage seaside town vibes away from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay central.VIEW MAP LINK
WHERE CAN I STAY IN SUFFOLK PARK OR BRUNSWICK HEADS?
With plentiful accommodation options within a ten minute walk, you can choose from luxury retreats, fun beachside cabins and campgrounds or chic and cosy airbnbs. We let you select the best option to suit your budget and needs to make this the experience of a lifetime! Please enquire and we will send your our Accommodation Guide jammed pack with top picks for you in the area.
DO WE GET TIME OFF TO ENJOY THE BEACH AND BEAUTIFUL BYRON?
There will be plenty of free time for you to relax. Byron Bay is loved by yogis and surfers alike for its incredible beaches, lively community, eclectic vibes, organic cafes and incredible options for wellness and relaxation. A fun melting pot of surf culture and alternative living with live music, delicious dining and an active yoga scene, this popular area is a delight to experience.
WHAT CAN I DO IN MY TIME OFF?
Byron Bay offers options for downtime activities to suit everyone. Feeling active? Surf, kayak, swim, hike or scuba dive. Soak up the beautiful scenery with yoga and meditation on the beach or relax in one of the many hip cafes. Or treat yourself with the bountiful options for healing and wellbeing such as massage, acupuncture and reiki.
BYRON BAY YOGA Teacher training FAQS
Byron Bay Yoga Teacher Training – Study Info
HOW DOES THE ONLINE WORK?
You will gain access to our online learning portal straight away and work through the Online Yoga Teacher Training modules at the pace that suits you. You can complete the online aspect before or after your time with us in Byron Bay on the in-person aspect.
WHAT DO I NEED TO JOIN?
We supply all your training materials. The only additional reading for the yoga course is 'The Power of Now' by Eckhart Tolle. This is readily available in audiobook, book or e-book for kindle. For the online yoga teacher training aspect, you will need a computer, phone or tablet with internet access to access the course materials in our online learning portal.
DO I NEED TECH EQUIPMENT?
We have designed the Online Yoga Teacher Training component to be accessible to EVERYONE - with no complicated tech requirements to join. As long as you have access to a laptop or device with wifi enabled you are ready to join us on this amazing yoga course!
WILL I HAVE LIFE-LONG ACCESS TO THE COURSE RESOURCES?
Yes! Once you are a Santosha student you will have life-long access to your online course materials and content. You will also be invited to join the Worldwide facebook group, which has links to jobs, teaching tips, discussion and more. And we are always just an email away for help and questions - you will always be a part of the Santosha family and we will support you at every stage of your yoga journey.
HOW LONG IS THE LEVEL 1 200 HOUR TRAINING?
The Byron Bay course runs over 14 days in person - and then you can set your own pace to complete the remaining 100 hours online before or after your in-person studies.
ONCE I HAVE COMPLETED MY RYT-200 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!
BYRON BAY YOGA Teacher training FAQS
What are the Yoga Teacher Training Modules?
Journey in your own time through the Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training modules:
100 Hours Study Online
Introduction to the CourseCourse readings, introduction to your teachers and our core principles – includes Foundational Principles videos, guided meditation and asana downloads and our four RYT-200 training manuals
Yoga AnatomyOverview of the body, anatomy and systems of the body needed to be a safe and informed yoga teacher. Fascinating material shared by our master teacher – trained and experienced Physiotherapist & Yoga Therapist Andrea. Learn anatomy specific guidelines for safe and effective teaching on our Online Yoga Teacher Training via video and live content, with a comprehensive manual with all you need to teach and progress each posture.
Yoga PosturesGo deeper into each Yoga Posture and how to teach, modify, adjust and ensure safety for all students in every pose for confident and safe teaching and practice. Learn to teach Hatha Yoga postures and practices correctly with safe alignment modifications, adjustments and cues – with plenty of opportunities for questions. Once this is mastered move on to sequence cohesive flowing ‘vinyasa’ Yoga classes to teach in gyms and studios.
Yogic Philosophy & SutrasWe go to the heart of yoga – not just learning the postures but accessing the deeper wisdom of the Yoga Sutras. Explore in-depth the life-changing wisdom of Yoga Philosophy, to create true and long-lasting transformation in your life and relationships. Yoga is so much more than physical postures and yoga philosophy delves deep into the ancient wisdom behind the practice – still as relevant today for creating long-lasting transformation.
Teaching & SequencingYou will leave the Online Yoga Teacher training with the skills and knowledge to teach short flowing ‘vinyasa’ Yoga sequences; adaptable to all levels and easy to learn and teach – based on authentic teachings from the Sri T Krishnamacharya lineage. Discover the principles for powerful, safe and effective teaching and sequencing, so your students will stay safe – and keep coming back for more
Therapeutic Application of YogaGo deeper into helping others with the Therapeutic Applications of Yoga. Includes Yoga for Asthma, Mental Wellbeing, Trauma Informed Yoga, Yoga for Aging and more.
MeditationLearn and practice simple yet profound Meditation techniques, and gain the ability to share them through teaching, with videos and scripts of powerful Mediation practices to take away.
Yoga BusinessBusiness skills for successfully taking your teaching into the world, to share with others and create your own yoga community – and career.
Developing Self PracticeA Teacher’s self practice is the building block from which great teaching begins. Leave our Online Yoga Teacher Training with a tailored daily Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation practice, specifically designed for your body, mind and spirit. Develop a personalised daily practice to specifically suit your lifestyle, and mental and physical wellbeing. A gift that lasts a lifetime!
PranayamaLearn and practice powerful Pranayama (Breath) techniques, and gain the ability to share them through teaching, with videos and instructions of practices to take away.
Yoga NidraYoga Nidra is a deeply healing practice known as “yogic sleep”. Learn about this healing art with downloads to keep for a guided practice.
Mantra & Kirtan“Incorporating mantras into practice can help to make it sacred and take it out of the realm of the physical and into a higher state of awareness” – Zoë Slatoff-Ponté. Think of a mantra as a mental instrument that fine-tunes your yoga practice. Kirtan is the beautiful art of devotional singing, which can be practiced by all. Learn simple chants to share and enjoy.
Experience these incredible live classes and practices with us in Byron Bay:
100 Hours Study in Byron Bay
Daily AsanaDaily flowing yoga practice in the studio or on the beautiful beach
Daily PranayamaDaily breath and pranayama practices to both experience and teach
Daily MeditationsDaily breath and pranayama practices to both experience and teach
Posture ClinicsGo deeper into the yoga postures which make up your practice and teaching
Teaching PracticeLeave with the skills and knowledge to teach flowing ‘vinyasa’ Yoga sequences; adaptable to all levels – based on authentic teachings from the Sri T Krishnamacharya lineage. Discover the principles for powerful, safe and effective sequencing, giving you the confidence and skills to immediately teach
Building CommunityCreating your yoga community and tribe of loyal yogis for your incredible teaching skills
TantraLearn and practice simple yet profound Tantra techniques
MassageLearn simple Yoga Massage skills to share
AyurvedaDeepen your knowledge and application of Ayurveda ‘the science of living’
Yoga for Mental WellbeingLearn how Yoga can assist with the treatment of the mental health issues which are running rampant in today’s world – anxiety, depression, stress and eating disorders
Online YogaHow to take your teaching online, to reach wider audiences and create greater revenue for your teaching
Mantra & KirtanThink of a mantra as a mental instrument that fine-tunes your yoga practice. Experience live kirtan – the beautiful and healing art of devotional singing, which can be practiced by all. Learn simple chants to share and enjoy
BYRON BAY YOGA Teacher training FAQS
Byron Bay Yoga Teacher Training – Common Concerns
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 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.
DO I NEED TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE TRAINING PRIOR TO ATTENDING BYRON BAY IN PERSON TRAINING?
No. It’s completely up to you whether you are able to complete any of the 100hrs of online training before you join us in Byron or afterwards. You will not be at a disadvantage whichever you choose or have time for.
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.
HOW PROFICIENT AT YOGA DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO JOIN THE SANTOSHA RYT-200 YOGA TEACHER TRAINING?
During the Byron Bay aspect of the Level 1 RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training program you will have asana practice every morning, and again in the afternoon. We recommend that students have some form of an asana practice and are relatively comfortable practicing daily. If you have a regular yoga practice you may be more ready than you think. An advanced practitioner is not necessarily a person who can move deeply into advanced postures; an advanced practitioner is someone who comes to the mat with a level of maturity, a willingness to learn and an understanding of the limits of their own body. Keep in mind that this program is not only for aspiring teachers but for people who want to deepen their practice. For both students wishing to seek a deeper understanding and take their practice to a more advanced level or for those who wish to teach, there are no prerequisites for this course.
I AM FAIRLY NEW TO YOGA. WILL I BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE TRAINING?
As the course 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 to commit yourself completely to study and attend all classes throughout the 14 days of your live training.
I HAVE BEEN PRACTICING YOGA FOR A LONG TIME, WILL THIS COURSE BE SUITABLE FOR ME?
A long time practice is a wonderful aspect that will serve you well during the Yoga Teacher Training but it doesn't mean that you have to be an experienced Yogi to do a YTT - or that as an experienced Yogi, you will not learn anything new! You will be taught how to teach Yoga authentically as it was supposed to be taught, taught how to modify and adapt poses to suit your students individual needs, how to use the breath appropriately and much more. Your own practice will expand in a beautiful way!
WILL I BE ACCEPTED INTO THE SANTOSHA LEVEL 1 RYT-200 YOGA TEACHER TRAINING?
Yes, we believe that all people are deserving of changing their lives. Subsequently, the only prerequisite is a sincere desire in your heart to change not only your life, but the lives of others and to fully dedicate yourself during the training.
I HAVE AN INJURY, WILL I BE OKAY TO ATTEND?
As long as you work to your own level - resting whenever you need - and let the teachers know if any health issues arise, then you will have no trouble with the classes. However, it is your responsibility to: Let all your teachers know (we give them a list of injuries but it helps to remind them). Follow all modifications given and speak up if pain or discomfort still persists and further assistance/ modification is needed. Rest when needed, and take breaks during class rather than push through any pain/ discomfort. Communicate any changes in your condition.
I HAVE BEEN INJURED, CAN I 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.
IF I HAVE INJURIES WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Please inform us as soon as you can with regards to any injuries. Our teachers are trained to take injuries into account and will teach accordingly, but the more warning we have the more information we can gather to best assist you. It is also your job to speak up and let your asana (and postures) teacher informed if conditions worsen or change. As long as you work to your own level - resting whenever you need - and let the teachers know if any health issues arise, then you will have no trouble with the classes. We have had injured and pregnant students complete the training many times.
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.
BYRON BAY YOGA Teacher training FAQS
Santosha Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training – Reviews
CAN I HEAR WHAT YOUR GRADUATES THOUGHT OF THE SANTOSHA RYT-200 TRAINING?
Yes! We have hundreds of satisfied graduates over the 12+ years we have been running our trainings who were happy to share their thoughts on their time on the course. You can view their reviews, facebook posts, google reviews, video testimonials, songs and Santosha training inspired tattoos (yes, really!) over on our Reviews Page.