SANTOSHA YOGA Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training 200hr, India


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Mandrem, Goa, India
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Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 to Sunday, 31 Mar 2013

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Santosha’s YTT 200 is one of the most comprehensive Yoga Teacher Trainings in the world. The method of our Teacher trainings is ‘Multi-Style’ which focuses on a creative fusion of Hatha, Iyengar and Ashtanga with a foundation drawing on the Krishnamarcharya lineage woven together with a Vinyasa flow that is accessible to all levels and abilities.

This in-depth training experience supports the shift towards embracing life with awareness, acceptance of oneself, with recognition of oneness and reverence for the earth.

Santosha’s yoga teacher training embraces a holistic approach to the path of Yoga. Combining the wisdom of traditional yoga with contemporary understanding of the body, emotional system, and spiritual practices to serve as a platform for self-inquiry and ignite a process of genuine transformation.

This YTT program combines a perfect balance of teachings including:

  • Asana knowledge and practice
  • Pranayama (breathing)
  • Extensive anatomy and physiology
  • Yoga philosophy
  • A variety of meditation techniques
  • Ayurvedic medicine
  • Massage (Thai or deep tissue)
  • Yoga therapy
  • Adjustments and observation
  • Ethics for yoga teachers
  • Yoga business
  • Teaching methodology and practice
  • Kirtan and bhujan
  • Kriyas
  • Yogic lifestyle
  • Sustainable living
  • Meditation in movement
  • The five element form and;
  • Self awareness/ mindfulness in daily life.

The training is based on providing the concepts which allow you to teach and practice safely attending to the individual needs as Yoga was intended. As in the words of Krishnamacharya “Yoga must be taught in a

way which suits the individual, not in a way in which the individual suits the yoga.”

This course is for those who wish to teach yoga as a career or those who are ready to embark on a personal journey of self enquiry. For those who wish to teach, the Yoga training will provide the student with the confidence needed to teach yoga skillfully with compassion, awareness and knowledge. Those who do not necessarily wish to teach have an incredible opportunity to be with like minded people, come to know yourself like never before, connect to your true nature, feel happy and connected in your life and learn tools that allow you to move through life with ease.

Santosha does not place a prerequisite of yoga experience on our courses because we believe that the state of Yoga is not only available for all, but already exists within each of us. Thus a yoga journey is
about reconnecting to this natural state of peace and happiness. However, it is important that each applying student has felt this calling to connect with themselves and is ready for a journey of reflection with an attitude of genuine desire to be immersed in this intensive daily program, has a commitment to be present and participate with sincerity, embrace a beginners mind and be brave enough to venture outside of their comfort zone.

At Santosha, we believe that one of our most important duties as yoga teachers is to reach out to these specialised groups of society along with support for all humankind - therefore facilitating the generation of positive change on the earth.

Santosha Yoga and its teachers honor every one as an individual and therefore unique and deserving of receiving the best quality experience possible. All of our teachers and staff share experience and knowledge from their hearts. Santosha is committed to creating a space of safety which is founded on interconnectedness, love and respect between all beings that will acknowledge and allow each individual’s innate true nature, stillness, empathy and joy to grow through the process of learning the yogic principles.

Accommodation and meal packages are available onsite at our chosen venue or we have an array of off site choices to suit your budget and desire ranging from as little as $15.00 night for accommodation and $6.00 per meal.

Book early as this course has limited numbers, will fill fast and group transport needs to be organised from airport to reduce cost.

Who is this course for?

Open to students of all levels with maturity and commitment to embark on a personal journey of self discovery, including:
• Students with the desire to become yoga teachers and complete the Yoga Teacher Training requirements to do so.
• Students who do not wish to be yoga teachers but have a sincere interest in the subject matter and want to deepen their own knowledge and understanding of Yoga and Self

Part-time training option

Students who cannot stay for the full four weeks of the course can choose to study part-time by completing the first two weeks at this retreat and the last two weeks of any of our other yoga teacher trainings around the world. For more information please see our Part-time training section, or Contact Us for more details.

Course Fee

Early Bird rate only $2,410 AUD* (book & pay in full by 3rd January 2013)
Standard rate $2,510 AUD* incl GST & deposit
*This price includes non-refundable deposit/admin fee of
$360.00 which must be paid to secure your position
on the course.

Accommodation: from $15 per night/per person (see practical information)

Meals: Ayurvedic meal packages available (see practical information)