SWAsthA yoga - THE ART OF LIVING WELL

integrated ayurveda & yoga TEACHER TRAINING

200 hour Residential Intensive

This is not your average yoga teacher training.

If you desire real change in your life, and have the hunger and determination for it to occur now, then Swastha Yoga can be the catalyst for revealing the obstacles that stand in your way, for acquiring the necessary tools to create powerful transformation, and for sustaining this change through a supportive and authentic community. 

Swastha is an Ayurvedic term meaning to be fully established in oneself and in completely balanced health on all levels of our being (physical, emotional, cognitive).  If you are ready to create the truest kind of health and wellbeing (swastha) for yourself, then this Training is for you.


training dates & locations

JUNE 2 - 16 , 2018 | Peace retreat | COSTA RICA

JUly 13 - 28 , 2018 | sol yoga collective | rapid city, South dakota, usa

NOVEMBER 3-17, 2018 | peace retreat | costa rica

january 5-19, 2019 | peace retreat | costa ricA

 

Swastha Yoga International is the co-creation of Ayurveda (the science of life), Yoga (the practice of this science) and human potential principles (origin of movement) that support the ability to maintain this balance throughout our lifetime.

Through the integration of specific practices and techniques unique to Yoga, Ayurveda, and human develpment, students learn to integrate practices that cultivate greater healing and balance on all levels. Our program uses a holistic and practical approach in guiding practitioners towards an optimal sense of purpose, practice and possibility; offering an immense opportunity for personal development; and promoting enhanced wellbeing in all areas of life.

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO IS:

  • Hungry to deepen and enhance your practice
  • Interested in the integration of the physical, mental and emotional realms
  • Aware that consciously evolving your being, your practices, and your relationships is an essential component of a succcesful life
  • Passionate about continually expanding your knowledge and capabilities
  • Committed to contributing to people in a deeply meaningful way.

We believe that every experience is a window of opportunity to cultivate a deeper awareness and insight into the quality and state of our overall health. Through a system that addresses all layers of our Being, we are able to cultivate sensitivity, vitality, efficiency, alignment and clarity on all levels; ultimately supporting and leading to an enhanced state of swastha.

Upon completion of the training, our graduates are eligible to apply for 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) status by contacting yogaalliance.org for registration.

Visit Swastha Yoga International for more program information.

Request a curriculum prospectus.

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Hear what some of our students had to say about their experience:

“This program has changed me. It has opened me up to give love and accept love more freely. I have released so much anger, resentment, guilt, shame and everything in between that was causing me to watch my life pass by. This program has taught me to trust without others having to earn it. I now have the opportunity to be a better mom, sister, friend, daughter, lover and perfect stranger. In just the first few days I noticed my communication was already changing with people in my life outside of the training. It has helped me to be more open and authentic. I am so grateful for this opportunity to make lasting changes in my life. I have been searching for the teachings that I received here for a long time. I had pretty much given up on the idea that I could make any lasting changes. My life is now mine to live, love and grow. Thank you Serena and Kevin. I love you! This program has been designed to offer tools and skills that will enhance the student to enrich all of life’s experiences, on and off the mat. Anyone who commits to the program will experience the rest of their life differently.”
— Tessa Lehi, Rapid City

PRIMARY FACULTY TEAM

SERENA ARORA

B.ED | C-IAYT | E-RYT 500 | AHP

Ayurvedic Health Practitioner; certified yoga therapist; international yoga teacher trainer

"I see yoga as my opportunity to close my eyes and see more clearly."

With a Bachelor of Education and Masters in Wholistic Therapy, Serena's yoga teaching of over 17 years is supported by life-long practice and deep exploration into the art and science of yoga, yoga therapy, holistic health, physical and subtle body anatomy & physiology and Ayurveda. Having completed programs of study in Ashtanga Yoga, Integrative Yoga Therapy, Wholistic Therapy, and Ayurveda in America, Canada and India, Serena provides an integrated and well-rounded approach to her offerings and is grateful to her inspiring teachers and mentors from around the world; including Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Rajesh Kotecha, Dr. Scott Blossom, Tias & Surya Little, Joseph & Lilian Lepage, Sri Geeta Iyengar, and especially her very first ‘guru' - her dad.

As owner, creative director and sole teacher of yoga studio retreat Thrive Naturally, Serena served the community at large, offering a wide range of yoga and wellness classes, workshops, retreats, trainings, and general human and planetary wellness education; inspiring her students from babies to baby-boomers and beyond. Serena holds sweet authentic space for her students; guiding them through deep, flowing, contemplative, breath-centered practices that lead to transformation, expansion, and ultimately, change.

Most recently, Serena was on the teaching faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico; integrating her passion of living yoga and Ayurveda. She also serves as Affiliate Trainer for the 200 hour Integrative Yoga Therapy Yoga Teacher Training, as well as co-trainer for the 300 hour Soma Yoga Institute Advanced Teacher Training; leading training programs around the world. Her authentic teaching style, unique creativity, and warm humor is often contagious and Serena is grateful to be able to inspire, affect change, and transform lives through Yoga & Ayurveda.

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KEVIN MCQUILLAN

E-RYT 500 | PROGRAM DIRECTOR & owner of peace retreaT, costa rica

"I am passionate about yoga, connection, the dance of life and the possibility in it all. I play to create and create to inspire." - Kevin

As creator and co-founder of Peace Retreat and Swastha Yoga International, Kevin has fulfilled his long-time intention of creating a unique setting for conscious integrated learning in the form of a yoga-inspired wellness retreat and learning center in Costa Rica; founded on the principles of holistic healing and the art of living well.

Kevin has been practicing and teaching yoga classes for over 15 years and, as a catalyst in the realm of human potential, continues to facilitate uniquely meaningful yoga teacher trainings, classes, leadership workshops and programs. He co-founded and co-developed yoga studios in Canada, various yoga programs and schools in America, and also worked closely with Baron Baptiste as Program Team Manager, Production Supervisor, and Facilitator for Baptiste Power Yoga Institute teacher training programs internationally.

Most recently Kevin co-founded Swastha Yoga International, an integrated yoga educational retreat and teacher training program co-created based on the unique art and science of Ayurveda, Yoga, and human potential principles.

Kevin shares his way of teaching internationally by way of yoga based classes, workshops, leadership and teacher training programs and is committed to living and teaching with purpose, inclusivity, and passion. 


“I got so much more from this than ever expected. From the location, isolated in the jungle and to the food...actually living the practice...to the sessions which created space for honest opening. I am forever grateful to have been part of this journey...and for you two. You’re really on to something. Know that you changed my life for the better. I am looking forward to embodying new practice, perspective & possibility in the journey ahead.”

”Going through postures and breaking them down was super beneficial and I loved learning about Ayurveda. The human potential work was kind of a surprise, and ended up being such a valuable component of the training and exactly what I needed - everything I wanted and so much more! A phenomenal, life changing experience. So happy and grateful that this training somehow found me!”
“Very impressed with Kevin’s ability to listen and communicate, getting right down to the root of what others cannot see. Serena is just amazing, her knowledge, honesty and way of sharing it is beautiful, refreshing, and leaves me so complete.”
— Paula Sills
There was an excellent balance and flow throughout the curriculum. It was abundantly clear that great effort was put into planning and that Serena is both a formally trained academic teacher and a seasoned yogi and spiritual leader. Amazing format - full, balanced days with unique themes made each day exciting. The format of the teaching practicum was very empowering. I loved coming to class every single day and am inspired to keep learning about yogic life as I return home to the “real world.”
— Anne (Chicago)
“Wonderful training! Kevin & Serena’s willingness to hold the space in a loving, patient, tenacious way was exemplary. I feel honored and proud to have been part of such an amazing experience - love you both - thank you!”

Once you decide you would like to join us, please complete the registration form and place your $500 non-refundable deposit. This will ensure that your room preference (if applicable) is secured, and your spot in the program reserved.

COSTA RICA: $2499 USD

INCLUDES DEPOSIT, TUITION, TRAINING MANUAL, 3 MEALS PER DAY AND DOUBLE SHARED ACCOMMODATIONS:

Your deposit payment will apply directly to the overall program tuition.  Seats in these programs are limited and programs typically fill to capacity.  It is highly recommended that you register early to ensure space and to ensure that your top choice room options are still available (if applicable). Accommodation upgrades available upon request.

SOUTH DAKOTA: $1899 USD

INCLUDES DEPOSIT, TUITION, TAX, TRAINING MANUAL, AND LUNCH DAILY:


CANCELLATION/ REFUND POLICY

• Deposit is due at time of booking to secure your spot and is NON REFUNDABLE • Full payment is due no less than 8 weeks prior to program start date • If you cancel 8 weeks or more prior to the start date, we will credit any amount paid (less the deposit) for future events with Swastha Yoga • No refunds or credits within 59 days from the program start date. • If you have to cancel due to a family or medical emergency, we will apply your payment toward future events with Swastha Yoga; no refunds will be offered. • In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the program, you will receive a full refund.


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