200hr Level 1, Santosha Yoga Teacher Training - Dolphin Bay, Ballina (near Byron Bay)

Santosha Yoga offers one of the most comprehensive Yoga Teacher Trainings in the world at unique destinations. This course leads into the Level Two 300 Hour, for 2012 wil be held in India!!

06 Jan
03 Feb
$2,300 AUD more details below


YTT 200hr - Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School

Full Time, Part Time A or Part Time B - 200 Hour

About Santosha

Santosha Yoga offers one of the most comprehensive Yoga Teacher Trainings in the world at unique destinations. This course leads into the Level Two 300 Hour which follows and Santosha offers a discount for students doing both courses. The courses provided a fusion of Ashtanga, Vini Yoga, Hatha, Iyengar, Classical and Vinyasa with a strong emphasis on Yoga Therapy.

Santosha Yoga Teacher Trainings are Yoga Alliance accredited at the 200 Hour, 300 Hour and 500 Hour. 

Santosha's teachers are amongst the most experienced in the world and each student is treated with love and respect! Santosha YTT's offers value for money and is dedicated to making a difference in this world one student at a time.

The Programs combines a perfect balance including: Asanas knowledge and practise, yoga phylosophy and history, extensive anatomy and physiology, pranayama, bhandas and mudras, teaching methodology and practice, meditation, kriyas, kirtan, chanting, asana names in sanskrit, ayurvedic medicine, ethics of yoga teacher,massage, yoga therapy, post and pre natal yoga and much more.

Santosha Yoga Teacher Training modules explore the skills required for 
the design and teaching of yoga in a range of settings from large groups in a studio or health club to private classes.
The Focus is on the ability to apply and understand these skills, especially for the selection of appropriate practise for different class levels, from novice to the more experienced. The training is designed to create the student to be more confident, compassionate and an effective Yoga Teacher in a supportive, accepting, environment in which the student can begin to connect within to find their own internal wisdom and auhtentic voice. Others areas in the teacher training include marketing skills, occupational health and safety, as well as the business.
All who attend will leave with a smile on their face, a warm heart and priceless knowledge! Santosha's YTT's are unlike any other!

Santosha Yoga Mission Statement

Santosha Yoga and its teachers honors everyone as an individual and therefore unique and deserving of receiving the best quality experiences possible.
Our Yoga Teacher training, will uphold a standard of excellence and devotion to practise while we are respecting individual needs.
We are committed to creating a space of safety and respect that will aknowledge and allow each individual's innate equanimity, truth, empaty and joy to grow to the process of learning
May all who pass through our course feel a renewed sense of ease. vitality and enthuasiasm for their life. May all be blessed with health, compassion, love and always  be free of suffering.


Program: SIYTT 200 Intensive Yoga Teachers Training Certification - Level 1

Program Code: SYTT 200

Days: Level 1 – 29 Days (28 Nights)

Studying Hours: 227 Study Hours

Yoga Alliance Registration: Graduates can become Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) at the 200 Hour level with Yoga Alliance 

Program Type: Level 1 200 Hours

Location: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

Registration/Check In: 30th June, 1:00pm– The Laughing Buddha Yoga Shala. – Ballina Beach Village

Dinner For Students Who Have Ordered Meals: 6:45pm on the 30th June. For other meal times please refer to the schedule

Welcome Circle: 2:30pm, 30th June 2012

Graduation: 3:00pm, 27th July 2012. The Laughing Buddha Yoga Shala- Friends and family welcome.

Final Dinner: 6:00pm, 27th July 2012 after Graduation 

Check out: 28th July 2012, 10am

Total Nights: 28 - if staying onsite

Investment YTT only: Early bird $2.300 AUD (paid in full 90 days in advance), Normal price $2,400.


5 Keys Area:

1. Technique/Training and Practice
Includes Asanas, Pranayamas, Kriyas,chanting, Mantra, Meditation and other Traditional Yoga technique.This hours will be mix between (1) analytical training in how to teach practise the techniques,practise of the techniques themselves: both areas will recieve substantial emphasis.Contact hours in category are dedicated and limited to areas that fall within the scope of traditional Yoga studies

2. Teaching Methodology 
Includes principles of demonstration,observation,assisting/correcting,Instruction,teaching    Styles, qualities of the Teacher, the student's  process of learning and business aspect of teaching Yoga

3. Anatomy & Physiology
Includes both Human physical Anatomy and Physiology (bodily systems, organs etc) and energy Anatomy and Physiology (Chakras,nadis, etc.). The studies will include both the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice ( benefits,contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.) 5 hours be spent applying Anatomy and Physiology principles to yoga. There will be an open book exam after our Anatomy and Physiology content

4. Yoga Philoshophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Includes the study of yoga Philosophies, Yoga lifestyle and ethics for Yoga Teachers.

5. Practicum
Includes practice teaching, recieving feedback, observing other teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching. All these subjects provide training in teaching for beginners, progressive-beginners,progressive,intermediate levels and advanced levels

Sample Daily Schedule

6.00am -  9.00am   Asana, Pranayama, Meditation

9.00am - 10.00am Breakfast

10.00am-12.00pm Lecture, techniques, discussion

12.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch/Break

2.00pm - 4.30pm Lecture,discssion, technique, practicum, practice.

4.30pm - 4.45pm Coffee break

4.45pm - 6.30pm Lecture, discussion, technique, practicum, practice

6.30pm - 7.30pm Dinner

Yoga alliance accredited school

Santosha yoga is a registered school with Yoga Alliance. Our teacher training programs are internationally accredited, have exclusive recognition and qualify for 200 Hr, 300 Hr, 500 Hr Yoga Alliance registration.

The one month intensives includes 28 days with 4 days off in total. The combination of class, contact hours together with out-of-class non contact hours (prerequisite  reading, reports) totals the hours at 212+. Yoga Alliance requires 200 hours for basic teacher training registration. 

Partners and Children Attendance

Santosha is all about family and recognises the importance of having a family experience! We are able to cater for both partners and children (even single parents who may need to have their children close by during the course)

Children are allowed to sit in on lectures as long as this does not disrupt the learning environment for other students. For more information or if you have any further questions please email sunny@yogasurfingretreats.com

What some Graduates say about their experiences

Thank you  thank you  thank you
I can't really find the words... so let me  leave it at this , You are beautiful and an incredible inspiration, thank you for the massive inpact you had in my life. I will never be the same again". "Amy Falkenstein" -USA

"After researching Yoga training programs for a half a year, Santosha became the clear choice for me. and I have never made such a  perfect decisions. Loving, comprehensive, and life-changing, Santosha is the greatest gift I have given my self in this lifetime. Gift it to yourself"!
" Mallory Gross"- USA

"Absolutely amazing! This course will change your life"!
"Sarah Rutherford"- Australia

" You have always supported me with your smile even when I had tough time. I want to make people happy as you do. Thank you for this past 1 month! " Kanako " - Japan

"The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams, Santosha is really  truly the bloom of the dream, Thank you for having that dream". " Carla" - New Zeland

" Hi Lovely
Thank you so much for everything! That was a beautifIul journey  and I will live the 5 elements and spread the love which I have experienced during this beautiful time with! You are a wonderful woman and I will keep you in my heart always!" " Anna "-Germany

Dolphin Bay Ballina (near Byron Bay)

Welcome to paradise! The location has been chosen to allow complete immersion in the yoga studies and to connect the spirit, to nature and the changing flow of the sea.

All that is heard are the sounds of the soft breeze through the trees and the calling of the warm ocean. Peace is a state that will reside within.

There is so much to see and do here, magnificent bushwalks with unique Australian wildlife like wallabies, kangaroos, kookaburras, pelicans, eagles and very rare nesting shorebirds everywhere.

You can watch the dolphin’s everyday on the beach or in the river – (the dolphins you will encounter are world renown as the largest dolphin family known to marine scientists, and they love to play in front of you) In season the migrating whales will leave you spellbound as they put on an amazing display as they head north to calve. If you love white sand then you will love our endless beach – where you can walk for miles, or enjoy special meditation spots.

Accommodation and Food

The accommodations and food has been chosen to support students during their journey. There are many meals options and accommodations styles to choose from. Please request the Practical Information document to view all  choices. Email: admin@yogasurfingretreats.com
cc: sunny@yogasurfingretreats.com .

How to apply and pay 

1. Email Santosha: admin@yogasurfingretreats.com and cc sunny@yogasurfingretreats.com

2. Request the Student Handbook and the Practical Information documents so you can read all further and required information

Contact Us


to email :

Ike      : admin@yogasurfingretreats.com

Sunny : sunny@yogasurfingretreats.com

Phone :
Sunny : +61 428 190 029 (outside Australia)
               0428 190 029 (Australia)


1.YTT 200 Hour Early bird price is $ 2,300 AUD. Accommodation and meals are excluded


1. Full time 200 Hour, Level 1.2. Part Time A and Part Time B enrolements welcome.

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