23 Days 200-Hour Self-Development Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, Indonesia

Yoga Teacher Training Indonesia

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Are you ready to be a yoga teacher and open your self to help more people be part of the yoga community? Your journey of yoga can start on this Bali yoga teacher training with YogaUnion on their eighth year organizing this course. Get your knowledge, confidence, and skills to increase by training under a highly-experienced team of specialists and see yourself turn into a yoga expert! From day one, you will start building your lessons.

Highlights

  • Daily asana practices
  • Personal development classes
  • Learn yoga philosophy and the art of teaching
  • Courses on physiological and energetic basis of yoga
  • Yoga Alliance Professionals certificate and letter of recommendation
  • 22 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Shatkarma kit

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


20 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 30
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

To accommodate all the students, a second venue will be available, Nirwa Karma Ubud. Nirwa Karma is a newly built, traditional Balinese Inn, situated right on top on the rice fields. It offers beautiful rooms with private toilet, mosquito net, daily cleaning service, pool, and free Wi-Fi. Due to its secluded location, it offers spectacular view of the rice fields and lush jungle.

Program

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive a certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance Professionals. Registration with Yoga Alliance Professionals provides a globally recognized credential.

Program

YogaUnion prepares you to become a yoga teacher through an internationally accredited teaching yoga certification program with Yoga Alliance Professionals based on Vinyasa Flow. The primary aim of this yoga teacher certification course is to make a new generation of yoga instructors with a profound knowledge of Vinyasa yoga and the yogi way of living through a deeper understanding of their own practice and their own body.

The yoga courses are based on theoretical background on anatomy, physiology, pranayama, philosophy, and ethics of yoga presented in an interactive way of applying the knowledge on the daily asanas practice and the peer-to- peer observation and adjustment.

Learn to teach yoga with confidence in any mix level class by having the appropriate information to build safe and imaginative asana sequences. You will learn all these in the most idyllic location in Bali, which is well-known for the amazing nature totally conducive to yoga and the crystal blue beaches are perfect for yoga and relaxation

Course content

The teachers are always present in your practice just observing and suggesting you the necessary corrections, variations, or improvements. Once a week, there will also be posture clinic lessons to make sure that you practice with correct techniques and alignment so that when you leave the course, you have advanced your practice to a much higher level than you came with and can apply the theoretical knowledge in your own practice.

There will be observation and feedback on your personal practice by teachers everyday immediately after the asana class, followed by daily hands-on adjustments by expert teachers to deepen your physical practice. This 200-hour yoga teacher training program incorporates training hours in the following educational categories and topics:

Practice techniques

  • Analysis of the 80 postures and more advanced postures (arm balances, back-bends, and inversions)
  • Modifications, other variations, and advanced variation of all postures

How to use yoga props:

  • Block, bolster, strap, and blanket
  • Wall in your yoga practice
  • Rope headstand

Workshops

The themed workshops will cover a wide range of asana keys like handstands, back-bends, inversions, and hip openers. Twice per week, the trainees will meet one of these aspects through more advanced asanas and demanding postures as well as the way of working towards them.

Teaching practice

You will start to teach from day one. The building of the yoga lessons will be gradual and smooth, facilitating everyone to develop their talents. Teaching will also be progressive, starting with one-to-one lessons in the beginning and moving step by step to bigger groups of students ending up in full open classes.

Regular feedback is given by teachers and fellow students about your teaching so that you can improve and find your unique voice and style as a teacher. Some of the things you will do and learn include:

  • Practice teaching
  • Receiving feedback
  • Observing others teaching
  • Hearing and giving feedback
  • Assisting students while someone else is teaching
  • Learn to give hands-on adjustment
  • Teaching methodology and technique
  • Principles of demonstration
  • Observing, assisting, and correcting
  • Instruction, teaching styles, and qualities of a teacher
  • Voice projection and floor presence

The process of learning

  • Planning and structuring a class
  • Alignment and hands-on adjustment
  • Dealing with injuries and safety precautions
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga
  • Pranayama, mudra, bandhas, and kriya

Pranayama (yogic breathing)

According to the great yogis, breath equals to energy flow. So through these morning classes, the trainees will get hands-on experience of how the breath works. Pranayama course will consist of the introduction, its aspects, pranic body, different types of prana, types of breathing, an anatomy of breathing, and yogic breathing. Moreover, various breath technics will be tested such as:

  • Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing)
  • Sheetali (cooling breath)
  • Shitkari (hissing breath)
  • Bhramari (humming bee breath)
  • Ujjayi (the psychic or victorious breath)
  • Bhastrika (bellows breath)
  • Kapalbhati (frontal brain cleansing breath)
  • Suryabheda (vitality stimulating breath)

Mudra (psychical gesture)

Discussion in mudra will cover introduction, types, hand mudras, head mudras, postural mudras, lock mudras, lock (bandha) mudras, and perennial mudras.

Bandhas (energy locks)

Discussion on bandhas will cover introduction, types, throat lock, root lock, abdominal lock, and great lock.

Philosophy content

  • Meaning of yoga, concepts, and history
  • Yoga sutras
  • The eight-limb path of yoga according to Patanjali
  • Four schools of yoga
  • Nadis (energy channels), chakras, and Kundalini
  • Vedas and six systems of Indian philosophy
  • The aim of yoga, modification of mind, mental disposition, different levels of preparation, meaning of Om, Kriya yoga, Samyama yoga, and Samadhi yoga
  • Obstacles on the path of yoga, physical and mental disturbances caused by an unconcentrated mind, means to overcome obstacles, and methods to control the modifications of mind
  • Life style and ethics for a yoga practitioner and teacher

Anatomy

This will include both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). This also includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.). You will also learn practical anatomy with a major emphasis on muscular and skeletal structures and in-depth study of anatomical and skeletal differences. For example: compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory.

These topics are included as well:

  • Introduction and different body systems
  • Skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, and major joints of the body
  • The foot, knee, pelvic floor, hips, spine, and shoulder
  • Breathing and respiratory system
  • Business aspect of yoga
  • Career as a teacher
  • Setting up your own studio, school, or business
  • Marketing strategy, advertising, and public relation
  • Ethics in yoga business building network with other yoga teachers, schools, studios, and retreats

Sample schedule

  • 06:00 Pranayama and meditation
  • 07:15 Vinyasa Flow practice
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Teaching techniques (adjustment and alignment)
  • 13:00 Lunch break
  • 15:00 Anatomy and philosophy
  • 16:30 Variety of difference practice
  • 17:30 Posture clinic, themed workshop, and self-study
  • 19:00 Dinner

Included excursions

Instructors

Ourania Bouzouki
Ourania, once a successful architect working in Florence, decided to follow her passion and devote herself to yoga. She started practicing Ashtanga yoga with Giovanni Formisano in 1996 and she completed her first 4-year teacher training in Hatha yoga in 1999 and since then has accumulated countless hours following inspiring teachers in seminars, teacher training courses and workshops all over the world, including India where she still visits every year. Since 2010 she is running with success a teacher training studio, helping to spread the love for yoga to students all over the world
Spyros Kapitsinos
ACSM (Anatomy Teacher)
A track athlete in his youth Spyros love for the human body and movement lead him to a career as an ASCM certified personal trainer. It was clear to him that something was missing and after attending his first yoga class he fell in love immediately and started practicing daily close to senior teachers like Ourania Bouzouki and Savvas Giantsis. After becoming a 200 RYT he began teaching and incorporating his knowledge in anatomy and his passion for human movement in his teaching. Today he is teaching anatomy and yoga classes in YogaUnion and attending workshops and seminars all around the world
Sarah Abdelmoneim
After a decade in multinational corporate jobs, Sarah found an escape in yoga. She decided to follow her passion and found what she believes was her liberation. She pursued her calling and immediately turned it into a full-time focus; bringing her to Yoga Union’s teacher training. Sarah practiced and developed under Ourania’s supervision, while also traveling and attending seminars and workshops. Based in Cairo Egypt, Sarah has built her own community around her famous Vinyasa & Yin Yoga classes. Sarah will be teaching Philosophy and Pranayama/Meditation yoga, as well as Yin & Vinyasa yoga.

Location

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Mosquito net
  • Room cleaning

Food

This course includes 20 vegetarian breakfast and lunch and dinner buffets, from Mondays to Saturdays. Breakfast consists of a tropical fruit salad, daily choice of porridge, black rice pudding, or Balinese crepes, all served alongside toast and eggs, as well as coffee, tea, and juice.

The richly flavored lunch buffet offers a variety of vegetable stews and curries, legumes and grains, as well as a choice of salads. The tasty home-made food is freshly prepared with local and mostly organic ingredients.

For dinner, you have the choice between numerous bistros and amazing health food places, including nearby organic bistros on the rice paddies, home delivery, and a great variety of restaurant serving different budgets and tastes in downtown Ubud. All options are in walking distance of two to 15 minutes.

Special food requirements such as vegan or gluten-free diet can be accommodated. Free filtered drinking water is available in the Prashanti restaurant all day long. If you have special dietary requirements, it's a good idea to communicate it to the YogaUnion when making a reservation.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

The following excursions and activities are available in the area:

  • Downhill biking nature tours
  • Exclusive swimming pools
  • Jungle hikes
  • Temple trips
  • Volcano sunrise trips

Interesting activities

Sundays are completely free, allowing for exciting day trips into the stunning tropical nature. It will be an amazing opportunity to be part of life in Bali. The great island of Bali offers a variety of breath-taking excursions. Bali is located just south of the equator, and is one of the 17000 islands of Indonesia. It features lush tropical vegetation, big volcano mountains, and countless beaches with big waves and coral reefs.

You can enjoy surfing in the famous waves of Bali. Other popular beach activities include stand-up paddling, snorkeling, diving, or just enjoying your free time in the sun. The nearby mountains invite for a sunrise volcano tour, hikes to paradise waterfalls, downhill biking, as well as visits to tropical jungle farms, producing cacao, vanilla, coffee, mangoes, and much more.

Ubud is famous for its artistic wood carving and stone work, featuring picturesque temples, art and fashion galleries, colorful markets and exclusive health food dining, as well as stylish spa resorts with tropical swimming pools to unwind. An all-time favorite is the downtown monkey forest with giant trees, temples, and countless free monkeys.

Massage

In Bali, you will have the best massage of your life. Please let YogaUnion team organize that for you, just ask.

On Sunday, you will have the possibility to explore the magic of Bali by visiting:

  • Taman Ayun royal temple
  • Ulun Danu Beratan lake & temple
  • Coffee plantation
  • Angseri natural hot spring
  • Jatilewih - the biggest rice terrace

What's included

  • Daily asana practices
  • 200 guided teaching hours with professional primary instructors
  • Personal development classes
  • Learn yoga philosophy and the art of teaching
  • Courses on physiological and energetic basis of yoga
  • Yoga Alliance Professionals certificate and letter of recommendation
  • Textbooks, manuals, and other printed course materials
  • 22 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • Shatkarma kit

What's not included

  • Optional excursions
  • Flights

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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