Level 2 500 Hour Course

Advance Your Yoga Studies and Launch your Yoga Career…

Be Inspired, Be empowered, Inspire and Empower!

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Training Overview

Santosha’s Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training Certification is offered as a 25 day Intensive program or as two part-time courses, and is for those who are ready to take their foundational knowledge to the next level. This is a 500 hour course (which, added to your existing 200hr teacher training will qualify you for RYT500 with Yoga Alliance).

Santosha Yoga’s Level 2 500hr Teacher Training course is designed to help you achieve praadhiita (“advanced in studies”). This course is a wonderful opportunity to develop not only as a yoga teacher, but also as a human being embodying yogic principles in your everyday life.

The Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training course initiates your further growth from the foundations that you discovered in the Level One course, delving deeper into the essence and teachings of yoga. We feel that progress in Yoga goes far beyond the physical and must include the awakening of deeper levels of seeing and insight as well as the attunement to the subtler messages of the body’s intelligence.

The course offers deep insight into the following five key learning areas:

  1. Techniques Training / Practice

  2. Teaching Methodology

  3. Applied Anatomy and Physiology

  4. Yoga Philosophy / Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers

  5. Teaching Practicum

The course offers a comprehensive, intensive and practical training in how to teach yoga on a level that extends from the 200hr + further refines your practice so you may come to a deeper knowledge of Yoga.

The journey of a yogi is a path that allows us to be perpetual students, whether teaching or not. If we are truly following the eight Limb path then we must adhere to the fist two limbs, being Yama and Niyama – the ethical precepts set forth in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Yama and Niyama are the foundation of our practice without which no spiritual progress along the path of yoga can be made. Many people come to yoga initially as a physical exercise and only later begin to understand the profound spiritual effect it has on our lives. But to establish these spiritual effects firmly upon our mindstream, to embed them within our consciousness, they must be grounded on the bedrock of ethical behavior.

Our practice begins with Yama and Niyama, and extends into asana and the other limbs of yoga. Therefore – a teacher or one who is on a deeper path must engage in ongoing study, Brahmacharya as set forth in Patanjalis yoga Sutras, as well as cultivate growth in his or her daily practice. Yoga retreats and workshops, away from your daily routines, are also beneficial because you have time to focus, you can learn new concepts or practices and you have time to focus if you are taken out of life’s daily chores.
The deeper we understand who we are, the more our light will shine for others. All of Santosha’s teachers take time to study, to be inspired, and to grow. Studying allows an individual to stay connected to the teachings, and continue to be open and to maintain a beginners mind.

Even if you do not teach, allowing time to look within, in a focused way, is the key to growth. With this in mind, Santosha will offer a variety of courses including the Level Two 500 Hour YTT to allow those spiritual seekers to travel within in supportive knowledgeable settings.

Authentic Teachings

AuthenticYogaTeaching Level 2 500 Hour CourseSantosha is dedicated to the truth of Yoga Teachings, not just another style of Yoga. Santosha offers teachings, which are authentic and are passed from those whom understood the true meaning of Yoga.

The method of our Teacher Training is multi style, which concentrates on a creative fusion of Hatha, Ashtanga, Classical Yoga woven together by a unique blend of Vinyasa Krama and Vinyasa flows that are accessible to all levels and abilities. The teachings draw from the great master – Sri Krishnamachrya tradition.

The emphasis of the modules are based upon teaching yoga to suit the individual, rather than the individual changing to suit the teachings.

Who is it for ?

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All that we require is that each individual truly desires to; initiate their yoga journey or deepen their own knowledge and practice, connect to your true inner self and perhaps share this knowledge with others. Santosha believes that when we are guided towards seeking a yogic path and lifestyle, then this time is the perfect time, so accordingly we do not have age restrictions.

If you have been practicing Yoga, you are not required to have been practicing Ashtanga, Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow or know any specific sequences, only that you have been practicing some form of Yoga. If you are about to embark upon your journey then let us guide you with wisdom and support.

The course offers a comprehensive, intensive and practical training in how to teach yoga on a level that extends from the 200hr + further refines your practice so you may come to a deeper knowledge of Yoga.

Santosha’s Level Two YTT is open to students of all levels, including:

  • Graduates of Santosha’s Level One, 200 hr YTT
  • Graduates of other Level One 200hr YTTs.

Students who have not completed any type of training course but have a genuine interest in the subject matter. This level of course requires maturity and commitment. For these students the courses will not be credited toward the 500-hour level, but they will serve to deepen growth and understanding.

What You Will Personally Get From The Training?

santosha who is it Level 2 500 Hour CourseThe Santosha YTT 400 – hour – training has practical value (i.e., increasing one’s teaching qualification), but their real purpose is to bring the student deeper in their understanding of yoga, (and therefore their own lives), through direct personal experience and practical knowledge.

The Level 2 500hr allows each individual to experience the true essence of Yoga through a unique and holistic synthesis of ageless wisdom of ancient scriptures and philosophy applied in a contemporary context. We foster a learning environment in which students can grasp and thus begin to put Yoga into practice in their daily lives.

Be taught from Instructors whom possess much knowledge and understanding and teach from their hearts.

All graduating students will:

  • Deepen their knowledge and experience to enable their teachings to be intelligent thus catering or group classes, workshops or private sessions in a range of settings
  • Be qualified to teach yoga at the YTT 500 and upon completion receive Diploma evidencing your training at the 500 Hour level
  • Develop a deeper awareness of their practice
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the postures from a more informed position and understand how to modify adjust accordingly
  • Receive individual attention
  • Learn to develop their own Pranayama Practice and Asana Practice based upon their individual needs
  • Learn how to structure and create cohesive, well-rounded classes to suit individuals and adjust accordingly for injuries, illnesses and pre-exisitng, medical conditions
  • Delve deeper into the “Self”
  • Look at Biomechancs Anatomy and Yoga Therapy in a broader context
  • Build relationships with world class yoga teachers
  • Have the confidence and tools to begin teaching yoga and or reconnect to deepen your knowledge to teach to a wider part of the community
  • Develop and Practice Mediation daily to allow stillness to overflow into daily life
  • Know how to teach Pre Post Children’s + Teens Yoga

Your Course Content Modules

  • Philosophy of Yoga – including a wonderful array of sujbects
  • santosha course content Level 2 500 Hour CourseYoga sutras
  • Yantra, Mudra
  • Hindu + Buddhist deities: The gods of yoga
  • Sanskrit: Basic understanding and pronunciation
  • Yoga asana syllabus
  • Philosophy of Yoga – including a wonderful array of sujbects
  • Asana benefits, contraindications
  • Restoratives + therapeutics
  • Yoga anatomy & physiology of the body
  • Applied anatomy to yoga
  • Post and pre natal instruction included in the YTT 500
  • Ethics
  • The art of observation, assisting and adjustments
  • Verbal + hands-on adjusting
  • Practise teaching with feedback
  • Living Sustainably – Diet, nutrition and body ecology and the earth
  • 5 Koshas system of yogic anatomy
  • Asana modifications for special populations
  • Communications and the professional teacher
  • Self-discovery and Awareness
  • Meditation: Mindfulness and deep relaxation
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Ayurveda
  • Kundalini Yoga and The Chakras
  • Kirtan and Chanting – closer look at the healing sound
  • Vedic Astrology (at some courses)
  • Mantra

Teaching and Certification

santosha 09 300x200 Level 2 500 Hour CourseUpon completing this course you will be equipped to practice safely and teach others in a range of diverse settings. This course allows you to become registered with Yoga Alliance and all Santosha graduates are offered support on their teaching journey. You will also receive a Post Pre Natal Children’s and Teen Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Santosha.

We are a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance at both the 200 and 500 hour level – which means students can apply for their 500 Hour RYT certificate with Yoga Alliance. There are no extra hours outside of the training after the YTT has completed, all hours are done prior to (if chosen) or during the course.

Part-time training option

Students who cannot stay for the duration of the course can choose to study part-time in any manner that suits your busy schedule. For more information please see our Part-time training section, or Contact Us for more details.

Your Training Investment

Early Bird – only $2,690 AUD ( includes GST and deposit) Book and pay for your Training Course two months in advance

  • Option 1 – AUD$350 Deposit
  • Option 2 – Easy Payment Plan (5 Fortnightly Payments of AUD $578)
  • Option 3 – The Whole Enchilada (1 Single Investment of $AUD2,890)

Regular – $2890.00 AUD ( includes GST and deposit)

  • Option 1 – AUD$350 Deposit
  • Easy Payment Plan (5 Fortnightly Payments of AUD $578)
  • The Whole Enchilada (1 Single Investment of $AUD2,890)

Our Guarantee For You

Attend our YTT 500 Yoga Training & if the extremely unlikely event that by lunch time on the 14th day if you feel you do not want to be a Yoga Teacher or embark on this journey at this time we will give you your full training fee back.

Santosha wants to make it totally risk free for you because we believe that once you undertake this next stage of your journey your life will change in such a way you could never have thought possible!

Accommodation and Meals

  • Accommodation is available from $15.00 per night from some of our chosen sites
  • Meal packages are available from $6.00 AUD per meal
  • Note – Accommodation & meal packages are booked directly with the venue.
  • See Our Amazing Location for the Training
  • Bali – Serenity Eco Guesthouse, Canggu

Location Overview

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Located in the calm and traditional area of Canggu, Serenity Eco Guesthouse is 150 meters from the local beach which has fantastic surfing waves for any ability and also offers a safe place to swim for students to hit the warm tropical waters before or in between lectures, or for a sunset experience.

The Yoga Shala is situated to catch the sea breeze with beautiful views. Surrounded by the sounds of nature and away from the hustle of Kuta, and only 10-15 minutes from the bustling Seminyak where you can find international restaurants, trendy bars, cozy boutiques and Spas.

The accommodation is on-site, so you can relax easily between lectures and enjoy a range of fresh meals made with love by local cooks and massages from selected healers and traditional Balinese Massage therapists available during your free time. Other activities from sightseeing to surf lessons can also be arranged.

The owners are dedicated to making a difference in the world and offer free breakfast and seven days free for Santosha students you stay for a month!

Please email us for more information on other accommodation options we have chosen which are close to the Yoga Shala.
Bali is predominantly Hindu religion. We encourage you to respect local customs e.g. wear appropriate clothing when entering temples and places of worship; do not touch a person on their head as this is considered sacred.

Wi-Fi is available on-site for free and at most restaurants making it easy to stay in touch with family, friends or work.

There are many local restaurants suiting all budgets, tastes and all within 5- 8 minutes walking including The Betelnut Cafe, Bali Buddha, Om Cafe, Echo Beach and Deus Ex Machina.

You can expect pleasant day temperatures between 20 to 33 degrees Celsius or 68 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The dry season is between April and October with the coolest months of May, June and July having an average temperature of 28°C. Rainy season is between November and March, with sudden downpours interrupted by periods of sunshine.

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The Yoga Shala

Yoga Shala Level 2 500 Hour CourseThe Yoga Shala is a beautiful open space in which the breeze can sooth your senses. The Shala allows for enough space between mats with Asian décor and landscaped garden terraces in which to relax and study in between sessions. For those of you who do not have all your yoga equipment this is available for use during the YTT. There are several meditative spaces overlooking the pool, including a Vipasana Meditation Room available for your personal use in a quiet moment. You will enjoy this special time at this wonderful space.


If you have any questions at all or are ready to secure your place please


If you like hundreds of happy students before you know that this is for you then take action today and secure your place now as we keep the numbers on the training small so as to create a more intimate personal experience.

 Level 2 500 Hour Course

Option 1: Secure My Place

(AUD$350 Deposit)

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* Remaining course investment due 7 days prior to the start of your training

Option 2: Easy Payment Plan

(5 Fortnightly Payments of AUD $578)

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Option 3: The Whole Enchilada

(1 Single Investment of $AUD2,890)

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We hope you can join us for a yoga experience unlike any other

Oceans of love,
Sunny and the entire Santosha Family

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