26 Days 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Nusa Lembongan, Bali
Yoga Teacher Training Bali
Experience becoming a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher during your stay in the paradise island, Nusa Lembongan!
This 200-hour yoga teacher training program will provide you with a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of yoga, expand your skills in Vinyasa and the broader aspects of sharing your love of yoga philosophy, anatomy, teaching techniques and skills, communication of the benefits of yoga, as well as allow you to open yourself up and move closer to your most confident self, and learn how to share your passion with the world around you. You will leave ready to confidently teach a 60-minute yoga class to a multi-level audience of students.
- Small groups of only 20 students
- Opportunity to practice on real customers and teach a 60 minutes class several time during the course
- A longer course and shorter days than most of other intensive YTT to maximize learning in teacher trainer contact
- We will actually really teach you how to sequence :)
- Detailed asana labs which will help you understand functional anatomy as it applies to yoga
- Optional trip to Ubud to experience a variety of yoga style with amazing teachers (+300 US$)
- Daily Vinyasa and Pranayama practice
- Training, teachers, and schools recognized by Yoga Alliance
- 2 very experienced trainers, E-RYT 500, with over 7,500h of teaching each regular classes (not just YTT)
- 25 nights accommodation
- Vinyasa Yoga
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential. Please note that payment of tuition alone does not guarantee to receive a certificate.
Serenity Yoga Lembongan is the first registered yoga school, accredited by Yoga Alliance, in Nusa Lembongan. The yoga teacher training program is designed for the yoga practitioner who is ready to take their practice to the next step and fully committed to the idea of embarking on a journey from student to teacher. Our training is very much intended for those students who have a clear passion to teach at the end of the teacher training program, rather than those who would like to explore further their personal practice and the personal journey only.
Serenity Yoga study only Vinyasa Yoga as it is their belief that it is not possible to immerse yourself over the course of one month in lots of different styles of yoga and expect to be the best you can be in any one discipline.
Serenity Yoga will teach you and give you the tools to become the strongest version of yourself as a fully committed and value add Vinyasa Teacher, and encourage you to continue to share your passion in a safe yet playful manner with all of your own future students.
As such much of the focus during the course is on getting students ready to confidently teach a full 60-minute Vinyasa class to the public by the end of the program.
Small Groups (for real...)
Serenity Yoga deliberately keeps the program small with only10 students per lead trainer (20 in total) so that each student has numerous opportunities to put into practice what you learn and receive maximum feedback from the lead trainer.
This Course lasts a full week longer than most YTT
This is to maximise the time that we have together to get to our fullest potential by the end of the course. This provides more time to learn, more time to absorb information, more time to ask valuable questions from your teachers and most importantly to build the confidence needed to become a professional yourself. Expect 200 hours plus spread over 24 full days, rather than 12 hours over 20 days.... 10 hour days allow you much more time to enjoy the course content without feeling too much pressure or stress, and also allow you to enjoy taking care of your sleep and health as well ;)
Step away from comfort zones
This program is a 24 day intensive with 3 days off (one per week) for self-study or exploring our beautiful islands. It is a program that will place demands on your comfort zones, challenge you in ways you may not expect, inspire incredible confidence building as you see yourself grow both as a Yoga Teacher but also as an individual.
Teaching practice begins on Day One...
....and continues to happen each and every day of the YTT to build confident and excitement about this new career choice and responsibility of being a professional Yoga Teacher. A strong focus therefore is placed on the practical teaching element, and in this way students receive above and beyond what Yoga Alliance require in terms of knowledge around Sequencing & Anatomy, and becoming a value-add yoga teacher.
This course will challenge you
Be prepared to be honest with yourself, to give yourself to each moment that comes to you, and to be receptive to seeing things from a totally different perspective than where you started. We start you on your journey towards becoming a teacher before you arrive with pre-course reading materials and 2 homeworks to be submitted prior to arrival at Serenity. There will also be a Facebook Group with articles that need reading, and require interaction from our students starting 1-2 months prior to the start date of the course itself. You will get out of this course only what you are prepared to put into it. There are definitely easier courses that ours if what you are really seeking is a self-discovery experience on a beautiful island in paradise!
How long do I need to have practised?
Serenity Yoga invite applications from students with 2 years of yoga experience prior to the start of the course.
Our Program Itself
Techniques, Training & Practice
Each day will include yoga asana in the style of Vinyasa yoga, guided meditation and pranayama, philosophy, and yogic discussion with full support from the Serenity Yoga team. You will learn how to master the art of observation, learn how to really see your students, design a self-practice that will be the basis of your own teaching style, and you will also learn how this creates not just a good teacher, but a fantastic one.
Through numerous daily asana labs and a strong emphasis on practical anatomy and teaching practice, you will come to learn so much detail around each and every pose we discover together, as well as suitable alternatives for different levels of yogis, or those with injuries so that all can exist within the same class.
You will be taught how to modify poses for beginners or advanced practitioners in your class, ensuring that each yogi takes from their practice what they need. You will learn how to master your verbal teaching skills so that you can teach with or without demonstrations due to the clarity of your spoken word. You will also learn how to navigate and master the art of sequencing and holding space in a multi-level classroom with ease and confidence.
You will learn to understand better how to skillfully and playfully sequence group yoga classes, along with how to approach a one-on-one teaching in private classes, making them more meaningful and personal. You will be taught on how to build class templates, but is also flexible enough to be able to switch between intuitive and planned sequencing, and how to take inspiration from what you like, and not what you think you should like.
You will discover your authentic voice and gifts as a teacher, create inspiring and meaningful themes. How to create a whole experience for your students from the moment they arrive into your class, right through to the moments and hours after their class has finished.
You will learn how to use your own life experiences as inspiration in your classes, refining your gift of expression and teaching through constant feedback with your teacher and peers.
You will learn the skeletal make up, the role of the ligaments and tendons, versus the muscles, how the body works together skillfully to ensure that effort is spread equally throughout the body so as to avoid injury. We learn this so that we can use our knowledge about the body to help us further develop our students asana practice from a practical and health perspective. Our focus on creating sequences that inspire both strength and flexibility.
You will also learn to consider and master the art of transitions in Vinyasa, because after all without transitions all you have is a series of unconnected yoga shapes that don’t evoke the same energy flow through the body. You will learn to embody the anatomy and philosophy of yoga, cultivating a deeper understanding of subtle body anatomy that you can sprinkle into your classes, and take further into better understanding your own practice and body. You will learn the bio-mechanics of how the body works, about the difference between how a pose looks and the functional reason for practicing the asana itself, and the uniqueness of alignment needed for each individual yogi in your classroom.
You will learn to embody and cultivate a deeper understanding of subtle body anatomy so that you can sprinkle this into your classes, alongside the more practical layers of anatomy.
Lifestyle, Ethics & Philosophy
You will also discuss the business of yoga and the philosophy of where yoga came from, how it evolved, and its different styles. We will study with a strong focus on Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, and Bhagavad Gita throughout the course, along with an awareness of the key texts and stages of the developmetn of the History of Yoga.
You will touch on so many areas that you will realize that yoga is a journey of life, and these 200 hours of training will simply be the start of your big adventure into the most exciting journey of all.
There will be a variety of assignments given to you during the course to ensure that you are absorbing the information you will be taught each week. Topics will vary and some will be written and some practical according to students' needs.
There will be a final practical exam where you will be invited to teach a full 60-minute yoga class to peers, with full support and feedback both before and afterwards. There will also be a 2-3 hour written exam to complete in the final week. We will do weekly trial written papers so that you are fully prepared for what to expect by the end and to see where you are with your own learning path.
All yoga classes held throughout the whole duration of the course are free to our YTT students.
Yoga Alliance Requirements
As an RYS 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered school, this yoga teacher training program meets the requirements of the national Yoga Alliance and provides training in the fundamental principles of teaching and living yoga, including:
- Anatomy and physiology (20 hours)
- Electives (15 hours)
- Practicum (10 hours)
- Teaching methodology (25 hours)
- Techniques, training, and practice (100 hours)
- Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers (30 hours)
Sample daily schedule
- 07:30 YTT day begins
- 08:00-9:30 Practical asana with Serenity Yoga customers
- 10:00-13:00 Asana Breakdown/Lecture
- 13:00-14:00 Lunch
- 14:00-16:45 Asana Breakdown/Lecture/YTT yoga
- 17:00-18:15 Practical asana with Serenity Yoga customers
- 18:30 - 19:15 Yoga Nidra/Meditation/Pranayama (not all evenings)
What is included
- 21 days of face to face training
- Serenity yoga course manual
- Serenity yoga asana manual
- YTT gift bag including canvas bag, reusable stainless steel bottle
- 25 nights accommodation
- Unlimited water refill, coffee and tea
- Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
- Snorkeling trip
- One hour body massage
- High-quality yoga equipment at the Shala
What is not included
- Airport transfers and boat to Nusa Lembongan
- Bank transfer fees
- Visa fee
- Travel insurance (required for medical and cancellation)
- Local transportation
- Yoga equipment for personal use: bring your own mat for personal practice
- Swimming pool (outdoor)
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Poolside bar
- Bicycle rental
- Free Wi-Fi
- Tour assistance
The accommodation options are all within one second or five minutes walk from Serenity Yoga shala to enable you to eat, sleep and breathe yoga during your stay. You will stay at Puri Kirana Bungalows, which is connected to the premise, in a room equipped with hot water, air-conditioner, private bathroom, and a shared swimming pool in beautiful gardens.
This course will take place in Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia. Nusa Lembongan is a small and beautiful paradise island, located 30 minutes by boat from Sanur, Bali. The yoga shala is nestled away in the middle of the quietest part of Jungut Batu, surrounded by nature and the beautiful jungle garden, yet just footsteps away from the beach. Serenity Yoga Lembongan makes a point of spending time by the ocean everyday.
- Sanur - 30 minutes
- Snorkeling trip with the majestic manta rays
Things to Do
- Explore the beautiful islands of Lembongan, Cenigan, and Penida
- Go surfing or diving
- Try stand up paddle boarding or SUP yoga
- Take a private yoga clinic with the lead trainer
There are massage and reflexology treatments available for booking at an additional cost.
Meet The Instructors
Caroline is an E-RYT 500 with 7500+hours of experience. She has been teaching and sharing yoga since 2011! She came to yoga from an athletic background & a desire to better heal her body after injuries from competitive running. Her initial trainings were in Vinyasa & Power Yoga, through YTT's in Bermuda & India. She also has YTT hrs in Yin Yoga, Chinese Meridians, Five Elements & Myo-Yin with Jo Phee; Restorative Yoga with Anne Wanda; & Fly High Yoga. She is now part of a 1000 hour YTT with Tiffany Cruikshank, & studies through CED programs in advanced anatomy with Noah Maze & Jason Crandell.
Location Serenity Yoga Lembongan, Jungut Batu, Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia
(DPS) Ngurah Rai International Airport 32 km Transfer not provided
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request. Please arrive at the very least a day or two earlier than the retreat date to ease jet lag and to settle into the island's life.
Arrival by boat / ferry
Nusa Lembongan is just a 30-minute boat ride from Sanur, Bali. Transfers can be organized upon request.
Booking And Cancellation Policy
- A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
- The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.