HUMAN JOURNEY
200 HOUR AYURVEDA & HUMAN POTENTIAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

IMMERSION FOR LIVING WELL

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

SEPTEMBER 21-OCTOBER 5, 2019| sŌl yoga collective | rapid city, South dakota, usa

NOVEMBER 9-23, 2019 | peace retreat | costa rica

JANUARY 11-25, 2020 | 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.

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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, C-IAYT | E-RYT 500 | AHP | B.ED

  • certified yoga therapist

  • international yoga teacher trainer

  • Ayurvedic Health Practitioner

My yogi uncle once told me, “We don’t STUDY yoga, we ARE yoga.” And so began a life-long journey embodying the wisdom of yoga.

As a school teacher, studio owner, international yoga teacher trainer, and Ayurvedic practitioner, I have served the community-at-large for 20 years. I practice and teach yoga, yoga therapy, holistic health, physical & subtle body alignment, and Ayurveda with authenticity and creativity. I am grateful to inspire, affect change, and transform lives through BEING yoga.

Long-lasting wellness requires getting to the root cause of dis-ease. To interrupt this cycle, we must listen to what our body is saying. I help you understand the “why” behind it and how to restore balance.

Use our impactful workshops, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings (the Art of the Living Well) to grow, connect and feel vibrant. My integrated approach is shaped by many teachers and mentors around the world including Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Scott Blossom, Dr. Rajesh Kotecha, Tias & Surya Little, Joseph & Lilian Lepage, Sri Geeta Iyengar, and especially my first ‘guru’, my dad.

As teaching faculty for The Ayurvedic Institute, I created healing practices through integrating yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine. I also served as Affiliate Trainer for Integrative Yoga Therapy since 2004, Soma Yoga Institute since 2013, and Swastha Yoga International since 2017. I’m currently based in Costa Rica as co-founder and lead trainer for Swastha Yoga International - a progressive training school rooted in yoga, Ayurveda and human potential principles. I am also Creative Director & resident Ayurvedic Health Practitioner & Therapist for Peace Retreat – a wellness education center on the Pacific coast of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

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KEVIN MCQUILLAN, E-RYT 500

  • international yoga teacher trainer

  • 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."

I am co-founder of Swastha Yoga International and the owner of Peace Retreat, an intimate, boutique-style sanctuary that offers yoga teacher trainings, personal development programs, and custom retreats in Costa Rica. 

With 15 years of learning and practicing yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy, and core philosophy, using open classroom therapeutic methods have been the cornerstone of my teachings. My approach is designed to support and define the human experience in a way that creates greater levels of responsibility, expression, purpose, and quality of relationship. I am proud to say that I have helped many people make monumental shifts through this unique motivational-based teaching approach.

This is an integral part of Swastha Yoga’s curriculum which connects physical, emotional and cognitive elements; creating a holistic sense of well-being. In collaboration with Serena, we have developed meaningful and impactful trainings that empower and support yoga students, teachers, studio owners and individuals seeking to create more intentional personal and professional improvements.

From 2009-2012, I served as Program Team Manager, Production Supervisor, and Facilitator for Baptiste Power Yoga Institute teacher training programs. I also founded and developed 3 yoga studios in Canada, as well as applied my extensive experience developing yoga programs for various yoga schools and studios across America.

Currently, I devote my time to operating our retreat center, training teachers internationally, and being a dedicated father. In all three roles, I aim to live and teach 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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