Many graduates of Santosha’s yoga teacher trainings are out in the world, spreading their knowledge and love as fully qualified teachers. We highly recommend the following yoga teachers who have trained with Santosha if you are looking for someone in your area.
Melbourne + UK
Becky came to yoga in 2007 and it quickly became a passion which has enhanced every area of her life. She studied various forms of Hatha yoga, primarily Ashtanga and Yin, for 5 years before deciding that she wanted to share the incredible benefits of yoga with others. Becky completed Santosha’s YTT200 teacher training November 2012 in Bali, and is thrilled and honoured to be part of such an inspirational group of people. Studying with Santosha has been a life-changing experience and the beginning of a wonderful journey.
Becky loves to help people integrate yoga into their everyday lives. She likes to give students some “Takeaway Tools” with each class, so that they can sprinkle yoga throughout their day and not miss out if they can’t devote much time to practice. She specialises in short courses, and looks forward to introducing teenagers to yoga in schools. She continues to study and learn through other teachers, reading, and daily self-practice.
Professionally, Becky has spent the last 17 years travelling internationally with concert tours as a sound engineer, and is so grateful for the way that coming to the mat keeps her grounded when she is constantly on the move. She credits her morning meditation practice with keeping her sane and patient in difficult circumstances! She divides her time between Melbourne and her native England. Contact beckypell[at]mac.com
Kaisa Kapanen trained with Santosha in April 2014 – and was so keen to share her new skills with the world she bravely headed straight off to teach in the beautiful Philipines. We love it when our teachers leap feet first into a new yoga teaching career! Through their company Reconnect Discover Kaisa and her partner now run Yoga, Life Coaching and Diving retreats in the Philippines. The aim is to help people reconnect with themselves, and to help them to follow their hearts.
Kaisa teaches also teaches yoga at the Camiguin Action Geckos resort – if you are looking for a beautiful class in tropical Philippines be sure to visit her here! Along with Hatha yoga, Kaisa is a trained Yin Yoga teacher and teaches Yin Yoga, Sunset beach Yoga, Guided Meditation and Yoga Nidra. As Kaisa says teaching here is “just pure magic, and guests love it!”
Jessica started practicing yoga in 2009 as a means to get fit and flexible for surfing. Now, yoga has also become a means to get fit and flexible for life! To her, combining surf and yoga is the ultimate way of living. As she says, “there’s no better way to be in the present moment than being in the water or being connected to your breath”.
In 2013, Jess completed her ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor & Lifeguard training and taught at two Dutch surf schools. A year later, she completed Santosha’s 200hr Level One YTT in Bali. During her 14 months of traveling around the world, she has taught at an eco lodge in Nicaragua, in Malaysia, Bali, Australia, New Zealand and Costa Rica.
Jess loves teaching and seeing the smiles on people’s faces when they ride a wave for the first time or when they totally relax after a yoga class. She believes that surfing and yoga are two powerful tools that help people to be happy and get through the challenges of life. Doing the YTT with Santosha, she realized that fear (e.g. of failing) is one of those major obstacles that keeps people from doing exactly what they want. No matter how hard life gets sometimes, you just have to “paddle back out there, again, and again, and again”.
A keen writer, she shares her Surf ‘n Yoga stories on her website Surf Soul ‘N Yoga.
Amanda completed Santosha’s 200hr Level One YTT back in August 2014 and opened Soul Coast Yoga in October 2014 – just one month after graduating! In the less than six months since then Soul Coast has quickly grown to a full time Yoga studio, supporting six teachers with over 30 classes a week on their timetable. They offer Foundations (beginners, injury or pregnancy), Vinyasa Flow, Soothe (Yin/restorative),Pre natal, Kids, Pilates and Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga. Amanda is especially proud to say that they are the only studio in our community and the only business operating SUP Yoga. And we are proud of how much dedication Amanda has put into sharing her passion for yoga and SUP Yoga with her community and the world!
Soul Coast welcome new students and teachers from all over the globe, and also host speciality workshops from sought after yogis from Perth, Interstate and Overseas. Visit Soul Coast Yoga here to find out more: Soul Coast Yoga
Los Angeles, USA
Mallory has the privilege of working with hundreds of children and their parents in the Los Angeles area.
Her first encounter with the splendour of yoga was at UC Berkeley, where she enrolled in two courses: Yoga for People with Disabilities and Meditation and Mysticism. During this time, she was blessed to see the effects of a loving yoga practice in both herself and others. Her passion for yoga deepened immensely after becoming a devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda. He, Mallory believes, brought Santosha Yoga into her life.
The gifts bestowed from Sunny and her team have completely transformed her life; from dealing with chronic fibromyalgia to now living a pain-free life of joy and gratitude. She hopes to fully pay this gift forward one day. She will continue working with children to create a kinder future. Her ultimate goal? To open a yoga clinic and school for underserved populations dealing with dis-eases of all kinds. Yoga is for everyone and she desires to see a day when everyone is for yoga.