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

  • location Mansion Resort, Jl. Penestanan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Bali Yoga Teacher Training

Learn to teach yoga with confidence in any mix level class having the appropriate information to build safe and imaginative asana sequences. Your journey of yoga can start on this Bali yoga teacher training with YogaUnion on their ninth 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 teacher! From day one, you will start building your lessons.

23 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; English;
The maximum participants in the group is 30

Highlights

  • Daily asana practice
  • Learn yoga philosophy and the art of teaching
  • Courses on physiological and energetic basis of yoga
  • Certificate of completion and letter of recommendation
  • 22 nights accommodation in the ricefields of Ubud
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
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Program

Certifications

Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Program

YogaUnion prepares you to become a yoga teacher specialised 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 is 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 mixed level class by having the appropriate information to build safe and creative asana sequences. You will learn all these in the most idyllic location in Bali, Ubud, the spiritual and yogic capital of Bali, surrounded by nature and wildlife.

Course content

The teachers will always be present in your practice, observing and suggesting for the necessary adjustments, corrections, variations and improvements.

There will be daily alignment classes, to make sure that you practice with the correct technique 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 and teaching.

There will be observation and feedback on your personal practice and your own lessons, by teachers. 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 (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

Workshops

The themed workshops will cover a wide range of asana keys like handstands, back-bends, inversions, and hip openers.

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
  • 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)

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, skeletal and nervous systems and how they work together, with the help of projection slides and our beautiful real life sized skeleton models, Henry & Ann.

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

Sample schedule

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Meditation, pranayama, and chanting mantras
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Vinyasa practice
  • 10:00-11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Analysis of asanas, adjustments, and teaching methods
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:45 Anatomy or philosophy of yoga
  • 17:00 - 18:30 All styles of yoga lessons and time to make your own lessons with our teacher’s guidance

What is included

  • Daily asana practice
  • 200 guided teaching hours with professional primary instructors
  • Learn the art of teaching and sequence structure
  • Learn yoga philosophy, breathing techniques and meditation.
  • Delve into the nervous, skeletal and muscular systems and their application to yoga
  • Certificate of completion
  • Manual of 400p, Textbook, YogaUnion fabric bag, and other printed course materials
  • 22 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals, excluding Sundays

What is not included

  • Optional excursions
  • Flights
  • Transportation
  • Vacations
  • Meals on Sundays

Additional Details

 Accommodation

  • Check-in Time:13:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Facilities

  •  Gym
  •  Swimming pool (outdoor)
  •  Air-conditioned rooms
  •  Environmentally friendly
  •  Yoga shala
  •  Free parking
  •  Free Wi-Fi
  •  Internet access
  •  Meeting room
  •  Parking lot

Students will be accommodated into two-single-bed - deluxe rooms. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, six swimming and lounging pools, spa, fitness center, yoga pavilions, kids club, art galleries, boutique and shop, aesthetic center and dentist, restaurant, meeting rooms, and ballrooms.

 Location

The Mansion Resort is carefully selected as YogaUnion's official partner. A special place where art meets leisure, featuring from landscaped gardens to lotus ponds and actual works of art on display scattered around. The resort adopts the Balinese house concept of Tri Mandala, with lots of open spaces a courtyard with pavilions, ringed by walls to keep out evil spirits and decorated with guardian statues.

 Features

Activities

  • Gym
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting room

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 breathtaking excursions. Bali is located just south of the equator and is one of the 17,000 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 stonework, 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, upon request.

On Sundays, you will have the possibility should you want to, to arrange and explore the magic of Bali by visiting:

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

 

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

Food

This course includes 20 vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays are excluded. 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 & dinner buffet offers a variety of local dishes, 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 Sundays, you have the choice between numerous restaurants and amazing health food places in downtown Ubud or around the ricefields.

Special food requirements such as vegan or gluten-free diet may be accommodated. If you have special dietary requirements, it's a good idea to communicate it beore making a reservation.

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The following meals are included:
  • Drinks
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
The following drinks are included:
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Meet The Instructors

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Ourania Bouzouki

Ourania, once a successful architect working in Florence, decided to follow her passion and devote herself to yoga. She started practicing with Giovanni Formisano in 1996 and completed her first 4-year teacher training in Hatha yoga. Since then she has accumulated thousands of hours following inspiring teachers in TTC, seminars, and workshops all over the world, including her beloved India where she still visits every year. Since 2010 she is running with success an international teacher training school, which now calls Bali home, helping to spread the love for yoga to everyone.

 

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Spyros Kapitsinos

A track athlete in his youth, Spyros' love for the human body and movement led him to a career as an ASCM certified movement trainer and specialist. Having established himself, he felt something was missing and he found that in yoga, where he practiced closely under his senior teachers Ourania Bouzouki and Savvas Giantsis. After becoming 500 RYT and traveling the world gathering knowledge, experience, and inspiration, Spyros and Ourania founded YogaUnion Bali, a life-long dream and the place where he is able to share his knowledge and passion for movement, anatomy, Vinyasa yoga, and alignment.

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Himanshu Bahuguna

Himanshu is a young and energetic yoga instructor specializing in Hatha and Ashtanga-Vinyasa traditions. He has a B.A. degree in Yoga and Naturopathy and is currently finishing his M.A. (Yoga) degree from Uttrakhand Sanskrit University in India. Through yoga, he wants to inspire people to set long term health and fitness goals for themselves and improve their well-being. He has been teaching various yoga styles classes, asana theory, adjustments, and yoga alignment in 200 and 300-hour teacher training courses since 2016 and is a valued member of YogaUnion Bali since early 2019.

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Jonah Vellas

A medicine Student and a passionate practitioner of martial arts and calisthenics Jonas began his path in yoga with Ashtanga. He soon found himself in India in search for a deeper understanding of yoga, on a physical and spiritual level.Upon his return he started teaching yoga in studios and soon in YogaUnion ttc's as well as hosting specialised workshops and seminars. Today, Jonas is the owner of "108 Studio" in Greece and is teaching various yoga style's classes, breathing, philosophy, anatomy and alignment. He will join the team and will teach in the August course in Bali.

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Nikol Katsari

Nikol, after graduating from law school, soon realized that this was not the path she was looking for. Searching for herself she started her journey with karate and martial arts, continued on to teach Pilates and Thai massage until she discovered yoga. Ever since then, she devoted herself to yoga and practiced different styles with different teachers from all over the world. Having more than a decade of experience in teaching, she now teaches mainly Vinyasa, Hatha, and Acro yoga, asana analysis, pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy in teacher training courses.

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Aakanksha

Aakanksha after graduating with a Law degree, decided to turn elsewhere to find a deeper meaning and purpose in life. She found in Yoga everything that she hoped for, helping herself to find balance and peace. After observing the profound change Yoga had in her own life, she decided she wanted to devote her life into helping other people find what they are looking for. After becoming a 500RYT she has been teaching Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, Therapeutic, Restorative and Yin Yoga.Her passion lies in the traditional practices of meditation and pranayama and the teaching of Yoga Philosophy.

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Location Mansion Resort, Jl. Penestanan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Arrival by taxi

Transportation with trusted local taxi drivers is available upon request (paid directly to the taxi).

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  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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