I want to be a yoga teacher – is this course for me?
Yes, this is the one for you! The Level 1 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 yoga 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 much do I need to hold my place?
You can either pay the full price of the course of secure your spot for a £1100 deposit.
Once I have completed my Level One 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! We are registered with Yoga Alliance and ask that you go through this organisation to enable us speedy and simple approval of your credentials. More info on the YA registration here: http://www.yogaalliance.org/Credentialing/Credentials_for_Teachers
How long in the Level 1 200 hour training?
The course runs over 24 days, including three days off.
What is a typical day like?
An example of a typical day on our training would be:
DAILY SCHEDULE MONDAY-SATURDAY (subject to change)
∞ 06:00 Chanting
∞ 06:30 Asana
∞ 08:00 Pranayama and Pratyahara
∞ 08:30 Morning break (2hrs). Study/self-practice.
∞ 10:30 Teacher Asana demonstration
∞ 11:00 Student Asana presentation
∞ 12:00 Break (3-4hrs), Lunch provided (nutritional vegetarian). Study/self-practice.
∞ 16:30 Asana
∞ 17:30 Chanting
∞ 18:00 Meditation
∞ 18:30 Finish
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.
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 commit yourself completely to study and attend all classes throughout the 24 days of your training.
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.
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.