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29 Days 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Bali

  • Dauh Peken, Tabanan Sub-District, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82113, Indonesia

Nourishing Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Bali

Are you ready to advance in your personal practice of yoga? To learn yoga on a more meaningful level and to help improve the lives of others by teaching yoga? This teacher training program in Bali by Swaha Yoga Center, is a combination of years of experience, expertise, and thousands of hours of training concentrated into a transformational experience! Students are taught in a safe environment created to help them feel supported, giving them the chance to dive deep and self reflect, allowing growth and nourishing their personal and spiritual practice.


  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Yoga Alliance Certified
  • 2 daily lectures and meditation sessions
  • Chanting, satsang, and service to the community
  • Early morning fruits, ginger tea, and bottled water available all day
  • Vegetarian buffet breakfast and dinner
  • 28 nights of accommodation
  • Training manual
  • 24 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodation is in twin shared rooms, and in first-come first-served basis. Each villa discreetly nestles within its own walled garden offering view across rice paddies, palm fringed gardens, and the rugged Balian beach coastline.

The curriculum draws from the ancient sacred texts such as the Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, Upanishads, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, as well as some modern spiritual teachings such as that of Jiddu Krishnamurti, Eckhart Tolle, Emmet Fox, Alan Watts and others. This ancient and modern spiritual wisdom is embedded in the daily practice, both within yourself and off the yoga mat.

Swaha Yoga Center envisions this program for people who want to be yoga teachers with skills and inspiration, teaching from the heart, based on their own practice and personal discipline. People with the desire to share the wealth of yoga and enrich the lives of others and themselves.

This particular Swaha yoga teacher training is based on Vinyasa yoga, however, upon completion of this program, the student can include any kind of audience and adopt the teachings according to the students needs.

The daily schedule includes two meditations sessions, two yoga classes, two lectures, chanting, satsang, service to the community, and time study. There will be two weekends off, April 9 and 10 and April 16 and 17, the last weekend will be only a one-day break on April 23.


Detailed exploration of the musculo-skeletal system with understanding of its function, in order to help trainees start building safe sequences for students as well as sequences to advance them in their own practice. Swaha Yoga Center will cover some common yoga injuries and how to avoid them, linking alignment with body bio-mechanics. These lessons include: Introduction to the major body systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, skeletal and muscular systems, and the effects of asana and pranayama in these systems.


The morning asanas lesson is dedicated to your personal practice. The afternoon practice consists of your practice and the teaching of how to teach others. The daily in-depth practice includes: basic warm ups, sun salutations variations, basic, medium difficulty and advanced yoga postures, postural alignment, deep relaxation techniques, benefits and contraindications of asanas, Vinyasa creation (flow), right sequence, injuries, and special population.


Chanting is a practice that develops a very pure vibration and lifts the practitioner to the higher self. It is one of the most effective practices to achieve transformation. You will start and finish the day with chanting to lift your spirit, open your heart, and to purify your mind.

Karma yoga

Karma yoga is the practice of selfless service. It is a way to achieve unity, as work becomes an offer without any thought of personal gain. All participants will take part in what is necessary for the proper functioning of the community.


Classical cleaning eye exercises, nose, the air passages, esophagus and stomach, abdominal organs and intestines: tratak, neti, kapalabhati, dhauti, nauli, basti, and sankapraksalana.


  • What is meditation, why and how to meditate, effects of meditation, experiences in meditation.

Nutrition in yoga

How diet affect brain and all the systems of the body, the impact of nutrition for the planet and the environment, the concept of ahimsa, right balance of key nutrients, suitable combination of foods, therapeutic effects of fasting, and a cooking workshop.

Philosophy of yoga

The four paths of yoga: Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Raja yoga, Jnana yoga, yoga sutras of Patanjali - a detailed study of the text and commentary, basic concepts of Vedanta philosophy, introduction to Tantra, Kundalini yoga, and Bhagavad Gita - depth study of the text and commentary.

Practical teaching

In the last two weeks of this teacher training, students will teach each other under the guidance of experienced teachers. creating a safe environment for the classroom, how to hold the seat of a teacher, language and tone of voice, general advice for teaching a course, teaching of basic Hatha / Vinyasa / gentle course, teaching intermediate Hatha / Vinyasa / gentle course, teaching a mixed level class, teaching a class with special emphasis, create a theme, guided relaxation techniques, hands on assists, injury and modifications for special population, how to address challenging situations.


Breathing techniques for controlling and expanding your vital energy. This includes: basic methods of breathing, methods for extending the breath-ability, kapalabhati, nadi shodan, surya bheda, ujjayi, bhastrika, sitkari, sitali, bhramari, and introduction to advanced pranayama.


The meaning of satsang is "to be accompanied by the truth and wisdom". You will read and inquire on the scriptures of ancient and modern masters and discuss how you can convey their importance in your daily lives.

Daily schedule

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Asana, Pranayama and meditation
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Breakfast and break
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Philosophy / Anatomy
  • 13:00 - 16:00 Break / study
  • 16:00 - 19:00 Asana class / Methodology
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Evening Satsang

The resort is an exclusive Bali holiday destination on the picturesque South West coast of Bali, not far from the renowned Tanah Lot temple in Tabanan. An intimate boutique hotel of eleven independent vacation villas nestled among tropical gardens and scenic rice paddies.

Private terraces invite you to lounge amidst the clouds and the crown of palm. Tucked in between rice fields, the 27 meters long pool is built around the shape of a rice terrace. The resort overlooks its own private beach carved into the volcanic rock.

The setting is spectacular, natural caves and ancient stone carvings offering romantic walks across adjacent cliff top, headlands, rice paddies, coconut groves, and deserted beaches. It is the perfect place for a honeymoon or romantic getaway.

  • Cooking classes
  • Health club
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Free bottled water

Nutrition for the duration of the training, vegetarian buffet for breakfast and dinner, early morning fruits, ginger tea, and bottled water available all day are included in the price.

A stroll toward the ocean lead to a small cape covered with thick alang - alang grasses, ending on a cliff from where view extend towards both end of the island. One of the resorts two headlands is maintained as a protected area for the water monitor, a timid unaggressive lizard which can grow to 1.7 meters in length. You can make wonderful walks on the 30-kilometer long deserted beach.

  • 2 daily lectures
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 2 meditation sessions
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Chanting, satsang, and service to the community
  • Nutrition for the duration of the training
  • Practical teaching
  • Training fees
  • Training manual

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).

Verified reviews

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    Review by Anonymous

    Pure magic

    CONS Cons: The anatomy section of the course could have been a bit more thorough, but I only felt that because every other section was so fantastic.

    PROS Pros: I loved the balance between yoga asanas, and philosophy and yoga teachings. It felt really holistic, and I learned so much more than I expected. The teachers were amazing and the location is stunning.

    2017-Aug-14 06:13:29

  • Review by A traveler

    "I have had an amazing experience at the Swaha yoga teacher training in Greece. It was everything I had expected and more. I have learned so much there about myself and about yoga and apparently, the program attracts amazing people as well since the group I was with was very special. Overall an experience I would not have missed out on."

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  • Review by Anthi from Greece
    10 out of 10

    "Polyxeni was there to teach and assist throughout my whole Yoga Teacher Training program last summer in Crete, Greece, as part of the teaching staff among other great yogis with worldwide teaching experience and a strong yoga background in theoretical and practical level. Her presence was comforting in our daily practice and also on a personal level. She brought an influence of her own spirituality and calmness into the training, balancing all different aspects of yoga - meditation, asana & pranayama practice, philosophy & chanting - in her own unique way and enhancing our individual expression and awareness. And above anything else she was fun to talk to, swim with, eat with and be around – a great person!"

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  • Review by Krystalia from Greece
    10 out of 10

    "Over the past year, I have been lucky enough to have Polyxeni as a yoga teacher. She is absolutely amazing. She brings both warmth and light to her yoga classes and I have yet to come across a day that I don't look forward to join. She makes beautiful adjustments, while she balances the energy of the poses. She is supportive, calming and caring every single time. There is magic in her voice too. Her voice is warm, rich and absolutely enchanting, it touches your heart. You just have to join her class and discover all this for yourself."

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  • Review by Portia from United States
    10 out of 10

    "I met Polyxeni at my yoga teacher training in Crete, and participated in her Jivamukti Yoga retreat in Peloponissos. She is an extremely intuitive teacher who truly lives her yoga. She brings a unique flow to her classes that not only helped me get in tune and align my body and mind, but there's a sense of ease that comes from practicing with her, even during the most challenging of poses, she is able to keep you calm and focused. The way she uses her voice is astonishing, it's as though she is speaking directly to your physical body, which takes your mind out of the equation and really allows you to sink deeply into the flow."

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  • Review by Erther from Greece
    10 out of 10

    "Polyxeni is an incredible teacher; the calm, transcendental atmosphere she creates in her classes leads to a meditation in movement. Her pauses, her voice and the softness of her movements guide me deep within a rigorous practice without tension! "

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  • Review by Maria Macsay, from United States

    "Throughout my yoga teacher training I was impressed and inspired by Tanya‘s depth of knowledge on yoga and it’s philosophy. She is someone who really walks the walk and lives her practice. Her actions always expressed a deep respect for the tradition which deepened my own fascination and respect for it. Tanya really emphasized the important of alignment of each of the asanas, and how to most respectfully and effectively assist students in class. This has been a huge take away for me in my own teaching. What also struck me about Tanya, was her willingness to share from her own journey so that her students could learn from her experiences both in practice and in business. She showed us how to merge the two without compromising the tradition or ourselves. Thank you Tanya!"


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  • Review by Evy Vourlides from United States

    "I completed my 200-hr RYT training with Tanya years ago in Amorgos, Greece. As I continue my own practice of yoga and taken many different classes, the more I understand the value of Tanya‘s strong and compassionate teaching style. Tanya always made me feel safe and cared for, while pushing me to my fullest potential. She emphasized the importance of the Yoga Sutras, and always integrated asana practice with yoga philosophy. Tanya is a responsible and inspiring teacher, and her teachings continue to be a powerful force in my life."

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  • Review by David Dauncey from United Kingdom

    "I completed my first 200-hr Hatha and Vinyasa training with Tanya last summer 2015 and it was incredible. The knowledge, passion, and talent of Tanya and her team provided me with a solid foundation on which to build my practice and teaching. She taught with such compassion and humility that she will always be an inspiration to me for years to come. The training far exceeded my expectations and, from my understanding, the 200-hr criteria of Yoga Alliance. Tanya‘s knowledge of Vedanta philosophy and yogic tradition ensured that her training was delivered in depth, whilst being sympathetic to the roots of yoga. It was inspiring to learn how eastern yogic principles can serve us in modern times and I hope to attend more training with Tanya and Swaha Yoga in the future. This training changed my whole perspective on life and I’m forever grateful for her teachings. With love and gratitude."

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  • Review by Katy Fernandez Pardal from California, USA

    "I have had the opportunity to practice with different teachers in different cities and when I met Tanya in Munich I became a regular in her classes. I like her strong and creative sequences which are always challenging and rewarding. She guides you with an amazing smooth voice, to become aware of the important not so obvious alignment details of your own body. I also learned to recognize my breath patterns and to practice different breathing techniques in her breathing and meditation classes as a tool to improve my living quality. Tanya inspired my yoga practice in many levels: physical, mental, spiritual. I considered her an experienced and honest teacher, a teacher with integrity. For all these reasons I decided to do my first yoga teacher training with her and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the experience that has served me to shift my life perception forever."

    "The program, the team and the books she chose are truly jewels of wisdom that made me an integral teacher and being. "

    "I’m thankful that our paths have crossed and I’m looking forward to my next training with Tanya!"

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  • Review by Shelly Grabiak from United States

    "Tanya struck me from the moment I saw her as a powerful, knowledgeable, wise, confident and strong woman. This is the same aura she maintained and resonated steadily throughout the entire teacher training I attended with her. I was proud to know her immediately and to be in her presence throughout. I was proud that I was going to learn, grow and have the opportunity to be in an intense training with her. I wanted to emanate pieces of her aura and incorporate them into the parts of me that needed it. I truly hope and believe I did after that training in September 2014 too and continue to do so always.I feel that I’m a stronger, wiser, more diligent, dedicated, committed, aware, more courageous and enhanced of a person and yogi after her training, in major part due to her, her design of the training and who she is. She truly has the ability to move mountains and it shows. Yet, as she’s teaching you how to do it, she will also remind you of how quickly they can be torn down, so you healthily stay in a good place. She teaches balance. She strives to give her work her fullest, and it shows. She understands her students, yet pushes them to achieve no less than their true potential either. She demonstrates commitment to continual growth in philosophy, discipline, learning, practicing, health, teaching and being an amazing yogi. At the same time, when the time is right, she’ll laugh, dance, sing, loves people and animals and will let you know to come to her if you need anything. The breath of her knowledge is expressed greatly in her asana and text classes. I felt like I was always learning and trying something new, was always challenged by her, and I always looked forward to it and wanted to show her my best. I always felt like her knowledge was coming from vast and deep places and valued being a part of her training for a multitude of reasons I understood then and continued to grow to understand later too. She earns great respect from students and returns it when earned equally. I feel very grateful to have known her in this setting and to be able to keep in touch with her as someone to look up to always. I will always follow her many excursions and lessons learning, emanating and striving to maintain that part in me of what I so strongly admire to be like her, and that’s a rare wonderful thing!"

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  • Review by Portia Leigh

    "I've done a lot of research on certification programs over the years and one of the reasons why I chose this one was because of their well-rounded approach, I'm thrilled to be in a training that has not only helped me grow with asanas, but learn more about yogic philosophy, pranayama, anatomy and the many ways this practice benefits all of us, not too mention the beautiful community that has been created between us. "

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  • Review by Hara Georgatou
    10 out of 10

    "A studio with nice and friendly atmosphere, consisting of great and inspiring instructors. Many thanks to Tanya Popovich and Evangelos Aik for the unique experience of participating in such an amazing teacher training program. Swaha Aerial yoga teacher training highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Annette from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks to Amber Buckley for opening her classes of Namaskar yoga flow and Vinyasa during my stay in Athens this October. The atmosphere in the studio is calm and beautiful and I warmly recommend Swaha Yoga Center. Namast."

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