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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
Book with full confidence! Due to the unsettling events of 2020 we offer full flexibility for any 2021 or 2022 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.
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.
Our Byron Bay Yoga Teacher Training venues - Wake Up Byron Bay (Jan, March, June + Sept 2022 Trainings), Suffolk Park Hall (Jan 27, 2021 Training) and Brunswick Heads Memorial Hall (Oct + Dec 2021 Training) - are nestled in the sea side spots of Belongil Beach, 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 three charming venues.
Wake Up Byron Bay is located metres from the beach and minutes from Byron Bay town on the popular surf spot Belongil Beach. Recently refurbished and on the beach, Wake Up Byron Bay offers modern, quality accommodation and an on-site cafe while maintaining the bohemian beach vibe of Byron Bay.VIEW MAP LINK
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
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
We are so excited to be partnering with Wake Up Byron Bay for our Belongil Beach Jan, March, June, and Sept 2022 RYT-200 trainings. This stylish hostel located right on the beach has options to suit all budgets, in a hip and fun sun, surf and sand paradise with on-site cafe. Wake up in a modern, bright and breezy room that suits your budget! Wake Up offer a range of accommodations from private rooms to shared rooms. We highly recommend the convenience and community of staying onsite at Wake Up for your 14 day Byron Bay experience! Or - choose the accommodation to best suit you for this incredible 14 day experience. With plentiful accommodation options within a few minutes walk of Belongil Beach, you can choose from airbnbs, stylish hotels and multiple beach campgrounds, or stay in nearby Byron Bay town.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.