human journey

200 hour yoga, ayurveda & human potential immersion for living well

This is not your average yoga teacher training. 

Do you desire a life-changing experience that will provide you with insight to your own health and wellness and afford you an opportunity to impact others in a positive and more meaningful way? Follow your own Human Journey...from the inside out.

This program is designed in a very intentional and distinct way and has the potential to instigate real, sustainable transformation and change in your life. 

Swastha means to be firmly rooted and fully established in oneself, with optimally functioning and balanced health on all levels of our being.  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 this self-empowering system, we address all layers of our being by cultivating sensitivity, vitality, efficiency, alignment and clarity on all levels - this is swastha.

Swastha Yoga is an embodiment of our extensive yoga backgrounds, education, and trainings (over 40 years combined) and is a blend of therapeutic and dynamic yoga asana, cleansing kriya, effective human development awareness, and the wisdom and science of Ayurveda.  We offer a safe and supportive space for unfolding personal revelations that will encourage you to find deeper alignment within yourself - to be a more authentic and inspirational leader, as well as a willing and thriving participant of life. This training will provide you with the necessary tools for being an effective and powerful human and yoga teacher, yet only through a willingness to be vulnerable, openness to be a student, and courage to trust the process.

If you are ready for this level of health and wellbeing, then this yoga teacher training is for YOU.



Swastha Yoga International is an integrated yoga teacher training program rooted in the practice of Yoga, based in science of Ayurvedic Medicine, and expanded through Human Potential growth and transformation principles. With this holistic and practical approach, we have created an intentional, dynamic, alignment-based practice within a uniquely therapeutic structure that increases health and wellness on ALL levels of our being.  Students will learn to integrate practices that cultivate greater healing, new mindsets, and real, sustainable transformation. They will not only be able to guide practitioners towards an optimal sense of purpose, practice and possibility, but this training is an immense opportunity for personal development and promoting enhanced wellbeing in all areas of life. We are thrilled with the direction of our program and with the results thus far and we are excited to share this with YOU!


This program is an approved 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified school (RYS). Together, the teachers have over 40 years of teaching experience, are E-RYT 500, YACEP, and C-IAYT qualified through Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapy respectively. Upon completion of the program, our graduates are eligible to apply for 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) status by contacting for registration.



  • Hungry for change and desires an opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself…

  • Willing to get underneath the superficial layers of a yoga practice (what we see) and enhance your yoga practice both on and off the mat (what we don't see)...

  • Interested in understanding and unearthing the true "power" of your yoga practice...

  • Cognizant of the importance of integrated health (not just on a physical level) and is interested in cultivating optimal wellbeing on all levels (physical, emotional, mental/cognitive)...

  • Aware that consciously evolving your being, your practices, and your relationships are all essential components of having a successful life and being an effective teacher...

  • Passionate about continually expanding your knowledge, skills, awareness and capabilities (ie. being a student)...

  • Committed to contributing to others in a deeply meaningful way...


This is an Immersive Training Experience that goes well beyond the typical training topics of physical postures, anatomy, and alignment. It has the potential to provide you with the tools for powerful, effective and sustainable changes through your willingness to being a student and trusting the process. If you are not open to, nor interested in, truly reflecting on your behaviors and patterns, then this program may not be a fit for you at this time. If you are unsure and wish to know more, please contact us directly.

— Marie Forleo

where & when


Costa Rica

—  Playa Negra —

200 hour Residential immersion

June 8-22, 2019

november 9-23, 2019

$2499 USD

INCLUDES: $500 non-refundable deposit, tuition, training manual, 3 delicious meals per day, and double shared accommodations.

Single accommodation upgrades or co-ed dormitory options are available upon checkout and availability.

Not Included: Flight to/from Costa Rica, airport shuttle transportation to/from Peace Retreat, 3% online service fee upon registration.

*please read cancellation policy below


—  rapid city, Sd —

200 hour Non-residential Immersion

September 21-October 5, 2019


INCLUDES: $500 non-refundable deposit, tuition, tax, manual and lunch (except arrival and departure days).

Not Included: Transportation to/from the studio, breakfast, dinner, accommodations, 3% online service fee upon registration.*

Please contact us if you require assistance finding accommodations.

*please read cancellation policy below



* Deposits will reserve your spot in the training and are strictly non-refundable and non-transferrable at any time. * Refunds will not be issued, for any reason, 90 days or less before training start date and can only be applied to a future Swastha Yoga program within one year of cancellation date. * There will be absolutely NO refunds issued for no-shows, and for those who choose to, or who are asked to, leave before the program completion date. * In the unlikely event that Swastha Yoga needs to cancel a program, participants will be refunded the full tuition amount paid.


Swastha Yoga Int’l in Costa Rica have a fantastic program. Kevin and Serena have taken it to a new level. We received many times more than we ever expected to take away. My wife and I attended this program together, and it has changed our lives and marriage. It is hard work, long hours, challenging every element of the human being. It is very likely the best thing we have ever done for ourselves. Much much more than the average Yoga teacher training. Thank you again!
— Tod
If you want to make real, authentic connections with your students and create a safe, welcoming space for people to be exactly how they are, this training is for you. This program gave me the space and guidance to go within myself and figue out why I am the way I am, and why I react to things the way I do. It gave me the tools to continue to enact real change in my life and to open myself up to so many possibilities. I still feel nervous as anything to teach my first class, but my relationship to feeling nervous has completely changed. This program made such an impact on my life. I have nothing but gratitude for myself for jumping into it, and for Kevin and Serena for teaching me soooo much and making me feel safe and accepted.
— Julie
My Yoga teacher training at Swastha was life changing! It far exceeded what I expected from teacher training. It was a comprehensive and holistic approach that went beyond learning how to teach Yoga. Transformational!
— Maria
If you want to truly become a yoga teacher then I highly recommend Swastha Yoga International. The fact that you spend a great amount of time learning human development and how your showing up to life is a great start to becoming a well rounded teacher. I left the program eager to share what I learnt and also wanting more from Kevin and Serena. I can honestly say I’m so happy I made the commitment to this program. Kevin and Serena really care about all their students and are very supportive from day one. I know I will always be able to message with them for advice in the future. Our journey together has only just begun. Leaving with the knowledge of how to fully align myself is the best feeling ever. Forever grateful for this opportunity.
— Tanis
“The program was run so smoothly. Everything was done in an efficient and effective way. My favorite aspects of the Swastha Program was the group discussions. Through communication, I was able to shift my mindset on how I see life. I can now relate to people I would have once found un-relatable. Life is now so much brighter. I am very hopeful for what it is to be. You two changed my life!”
— Kris
This training changed my life for the better. I was able to not only improve on my yoga practice but life skills as well. I would highly recommend this training to anyone regardless of whether teaching is the desired result. Kevin and Serena are a phenomenal team and cannot wait to learn more from them!!
— Trish
“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
My experience with Swastha Yoga International was phenomenal. It was a beautiful blend that encompassed community, support, challenge, curiosity, and personal reward. The instructors were engaging, supportive, and challenged me to new levels. The program structure is very organized, while allowing for plenty of time to learn all the key aspects. I am so grateful to have Kevin and Serena to share their gifts with the yoga community. Thank you!
— Kim
“The amount of soul searching and training involved in a such a short amount of time was incredible. My life is forever changed, thank you for all the love and support. The personal transformation approach was life changing. I don’t know how many other trainings go this deep and I am thankful for that. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am forever grateful for re-instilling my passion and helping me come forward into myself.”
— Sam
“I got so much more from this than ever expected. From the location, isolated in the jungle and to the food...actually living the 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.”
— Diane
Yoga Teacher Training with Swastha Yoga International was a life changing experience. Not only did I learn the importance of alignment and the relationship of mind, body and spirit, I began a new relationship with myself and have a new awareness of how I am connecting with others, my students, and especially my wife. I could go on for pages about my experience, suffice it to say I am so grateful to have had this life altering experience.
— Stacy



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