India Immersion Experience
Shantarasa Yoga, India
Yoga Teacher Training and Retreats
Shantarasa Yoga have been facilitating Yoga Teacher Trainings for over a decade with graduates from across the globe. Join an international community of yoga teachers with lifelong friendships and connections.
Imagine taking your 200hr Yoga Teacher Training or 300hr Advanced Teacher Training (or both!) in the birthplace of yoga. We also offer a 175hr Continuing Education Certificate in Yoga Psychology and Meditation. Not ready to teach? All of our trainings can be taken as personal development courses for an incredible India Yoga Retreat experience.
Accredited with Yoga Alliance U.S., when you train with Shantarasa Yoga you can rest assured you are accessing the highest calibre trainings with world class facilitators.
India Yoga Teacher Training
200hr Teacher Training Certificate (Level 1)
Jan 7 – 26, 2019
300hr Advanced Teacher Training Certificate (Level 2)
Feb 4 – 23, 2019
Dual Certificate, 500hr Advanced Teacher Training
Jan 7 – Feb 23, 2019
150hr Yoga Psychology & Meditation Certificate (Level 3 / Continuing Education)
Feb 27 – March 12, 2019
This incredible training series is held at Shanti Mandir (Temple of Peace), an ashram where yoga is integrated into daily life and students can experience yoga as daily living during their training. Shanti Mandir is in Magod, on the North-West coast of India and sits on a lush 20 acre orchid with centuries old mango, coconut and chickoo trees. The village of Valsad is a 10 minute drive away and in the area you’ll find the Magod Falls where the Bedti River falls nearly 200m.
Fly into Mumbai airport where you will be met by a taxi driver who will bring you to Shanti Mandir Ashram. All training packages include airport transfers, accommodation and 3 freshly prepared vegetarian meals per day plus afternoon chai.
Shanti Mandir also contains a new purpose built Ayurveda Centre Punarnanva where trainees can receive Ayurvedic treatments including panchakarma treatment involving massage, herbal therapy, and other therapies.
200hr Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive program covering:
- what is yoga
- how yoga works
- the history of yoga
- applied physical anatomy and physiology
- asana classes and workshops
- yoga nidra
- the complimentary science of Ayurveda
- how to develop a rich personal practice
- where to draw teaching inspiration from
- class sequencing and cues
- adjusting and assisting
300hr Yoga Teacher Training is an advanced program covering:
- deeper dimensions of asana
- yoga as therapy
- combining Ayurveda and yoga practice
- what is enlightenment
- what is karma
- the yogic science of subtle energy
- the yogi’s map to the mind
- cultivating inner radiance
- yoga nidra
- applied anatomy and physiology
- facilitating adjustments
- designing and facilitating one-on-one yoga programs
- the subtleties of teacher-student relationship
- deepening personal practice
Training Schedule: Monday to Saturday (Sunday free time)
- meditation and mantra
- study session
- 2hr asana class
- study session
- asana workshop (break-down postures in more detail)
- mantra and meditation
Why Study with Shantarasa Yoga?
Do you have the calling to develop yourself and be expertly trained to work with others? Shantarasa Yoga offers yoga teacher trainings from entry level through to advanced trainings which will take you on a unique transformational journey. These trainings have a reputation for delivering content that is rich and in-depth, educating in the full spectrum of Yoga wisdom and practices that many other courses simply do not offer. Gain a greater understanding and more confidence in your yoga practice and teaching that will gracefully support you through all of life’s stages.
In addition to accessing accredited training of the highest standard, your tuition fees support the charitable works of Shanti Mandir Ashram, providing free education to India’s economically challenged, a mobile health clinic and employment through sewing and handcraft for rural unemployed women.
Studying with Shantarasa Yoga will give you a powerful range of tools to understand both the mind and body, helping you to learn about your own inner balance as well as being able to encourage the balance of others. Develop a career that is both rewarding and flexible. Graduates often go on to build their own studios, many doing so around the commitments of their family life, while others go on to develop expertise within a specific area such as restorative yoga, yoga for learning difficulties, corporate yoga programs, school yoga programs, yoga therapy and improving athletic performance. Shantarasa Yoga Graduates are currently engaged in many diverse areas of instruction from elite AFL teams and cyclists to schools and universities to the corporate sector.
Meet the training faculty
Shantarasa Yoga Teacher Trainings are led by senior yoga teacher and yoga therapist, Sadhana Pezet, registered with Yoga Alliance, Yoga Australia and the International Association of Yoga Therapists; and Keval Pezet, senior philosophy and meditation teacher. Both Keval and Sadhana have over 40 years yoga practice and teaching experience each, and have been delivering yoga teacher trainings across the globe for over a decade.
Shantarasa Yoga also have a dedicated Student Services provider, Tanya Bingham, supporting you through the booking process and with your training preparations. She also provides personal assistance as you make your way through your assignments and remains on hand for any questions you may have once you are teaching.