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28 Days 200-Hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Bali

  • Prashanti Bali, Jalan Subak Sok Wayah, Tjampuhan, Ubud, Kab. Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Overview

Bali 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Are you looking for a high quality program that solidifies your Yoga practice and that empowers you to start teaching right away ? Are you ready to expand beyond the ordinary, and is community important for you ? Than this course might well be yours.

The Akasha Yoga Academy offers you a space for integral evolution in which you will journey to the very roots of classical Hatha Yoga. The educational program connects the physical, philosophical & spiritual aspects of Yoga, and explores transformational techniques such as energy-based asana practice, breath-work & meditation.

Five supervised teaching assignments, coupled with sequencing skills, adjustment, touch & voice training enable you to grow into a confident asana teacher. The comprehensive curriculum of this fully accredited instructor course exceeds the standards of the international Yoga Alliance. Successful graduation authorizes you to become an officially Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). The systematic course content, the passion of the professional teachers, and the enthusiastic atmosphere in the Yoga family make this training a highly educative & transformative experience. This life-changing program is a heartfelt invitation to turn your passion into a meaningful profession.

Highlights

  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certificate & letter of recommendation
  • Comprehensive preparation material with systematic guidance
  • Teaching confidence through weekly supervised teaching assignments
  • Daily present moment awareness inspired by Spiritual Heart Meditation
  • Asana practice: deep going, energy-based, classical Hatha Yoga (twice daily)
  • Introduction to nutrition, Yogic diet, and Ayurveda
  • Daily tasty and healthy breakfasts, lunch buffets
  • 29 nights in a stylish accommodation
  • 28 days with instruction
  • English
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This educational course takes place in the Balinese Yoga capital Ubud. The secluded venue is situated in the middle of tropical nature, yet it is only a 7-minute walk to the lively downtown. PraShanti is a hospitable French-run place, offering exquisite accommodation with love for the detail, as well as delicious food. The resort is embedded in lush vegetation, overlooking the steep sunset valley on one side, and the open rice paddies on the other side.

PraShanti offers the choice between neat & cozy bungalows, and elegant contemporary rooms connecting to nature through large window fronts. Each accommodation is charmingly equipped with private indoor & outdoor sitting areas, comfortable bed with mosquito net, fan, and a fancy private bathroom with hot shower. The room choice is either single accommodation (catering the need for more privacy), or shared twin room (adjusting to a smaller budget). The exclusive offer includes daily cleaning, convenient room service, as well as free Wi-Fi & drinking water.

Optionally we can offer to organize affordable accommodation next door within 2 minutes walking distance to make our training more accessible for a tight budget.

Content

This 1-month full-time training transmits the essence of classical Hatha Yoga: Sun Salutations, Asana, Pranayama, meditation, and practical Yogic philosophy. Its systematic structure is tailored to the needs of prospective teachers, covering alignment of postures, voice training, practicum assignments, purification, Ayurveda, Thai-Yoga massage and much more. The course empowers beginners and advanced aspirants alike to develop a solid self-practice, and to grow into confident yoga instructors.

Approach

The cornerstones are energy-based Hatha Yoga, Spiritual Heart Meditation, and the non-dual vision of Advaita Vedanta. The aspiration is to synchronize mind & heart, to combine rational understanding with deep-going practice, and to develop present moment awareness. Authenticity & inspiration, passion & enthusiasm are the hallmarks.

Teachers

The training is led by Kirsten & Burkhard, the directors of the Akasha Yoga Academy, and their inspiring team. They both teach Hatha, Hatha Flow, Yin, Pranayama, meditation, and Yogic philosophy in retreats, workshops, and teacher training courses around the globe.

Both are experienced registered Yoga teachers at the highest level of the international Yoga Alliance (E-RYT-500). They are passionate practitioners of the Yogic tradition, and are sharing their experience and knowledge in a very personal, authentic, and cordial way.

Credentials

The educational curriculum of this fully accredited Teacher Training meets and exceeds the official standards, and is fully accredited by the international Yoga Alliance. Upon graduation you will receive a properly recognized Yoga Instructor Certificate with which you can sign-up as a Registered Yoga Teacher with the renowned Yoga Alliance (RYT-200).

Daily schedule

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Practice - asana, meditation
  • 09:00 - 09:45 Breakfast
  • 09:45 - 12:45 Morning theory
  • 12:45 - 13:30 Breath-work practice
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Lunch break
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Afternoon theory & supervised practicum assignments
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Asana practice

The schedule applies Monday-Saturday.

Saturday afternoons end early at 17:00 with a workshop on the specific topic of the week.

Sundays are free, providing time to study and to explore the tropical paradise island.

The schedule includes weekly chanting practice and occasional Q&A sessions with the lead teachers in some evenings.

Training Content

Practice

  • Sun Salutation sequence with all standard variations
  • 36 classical Asanas
  • 3 fundamental Pranayama breathing techniques
  • 3 main Bandhas of Kundalini Yoga
  • Purification techniques of Shatkarma
  • Spiritual Heart Meditation
  • Bhajan chanting

Teaching Techniques

  • Posture alignment
  • Adjustment & assistance training
  • Efficient instruction & skillful usage of voice
  • Holding space & leadership qualities
  • Class structure & sequencing
  • Thai-Yoga massage & the art of touch
  • Responsibilities of teaching Yoga
  • Marketing & network strategies
  • Personal interviews

Anatomy

  • Introduction to anatomy: basic terminology & directions
  • Human anatomy: skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems
  • Applied anatomy: key muscles of the essential Yoga poses
  • Subtle energetic anatomy: chakras, nadis, vayus, panchakosha

Philosophy

  • Philosophical basis of Yoga: unity & polarity
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras & the Eight Stages of Yoga
  • Yama & Niyama: ethical tips for a harmonious life
  • Classical paths: Karma, Raja, Jnana & Bhakti Yoga
  • Bhagavad Gita: the Yoga of selfless action
  • Yoga & health: intro to Yogic dieting & Ayurveda

Teaching Experience – 5 Practicum Assignments

  • 1: Sun Salutations (one-on-one)
  • 2: Sun Salutations & relaxation (teaching to a group)
  • 3: Presentation on Yoga in daily life (teaching to a group)
  • 4: 60 minutes Hatha Yoga class (teaching to a group)
  • 5: 90 minutes Hatha Yoga class (teaching to a group)

All assignments are supervised by an experienced instructor and are systematically evaluated with group feedback. The careful & competent guidance allows aspiring students to step into the new teacher’s role with confidence.

Visit to a traditional Balinese opening ceremony on the welcome day.

  • Burkhard Langemann

    International Yoga Federation (Hatha Yoga)

    Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

    Burkhard holds a master’s degree in psychology and alternative education from the Free University of Berlin, where his thorough exploration of Ken Wilber´s Integral Theory culminated in a thesis on holistic development. In 2001, Burkhard began to explore yoga in India. He has dedicated more than 5,000 hours to the study of classical Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, and yogic philosophy. He started his meditation practice following the Vipassana style of Theravada Buddhism, and has practiced under Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo in Northern Thailand.

  • Kirsten Reiss

    International Yoga Federation (Hatha Yoga)

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

    Kirsten’s Yoga endeavors started in 2001 in India, where she was introduced to Sivananda Hatha Yoga. She is the co-founder of the Akasha Yoga Academy where she develops educational programs and presents teacher training courses in Bali & Thailand. Following her persistent passion for Yoga, she went through a comprehensive three-year full-time education in classical Hatha & Kundalini Yoga in Thailand. Her meditation practice is based on the non-dualistic teachings of Advaita Vedanta and Sahajananda’s Yoga of the Spiritual Heart.

The training takes place in the exotic town of Ubud, the center of Balinese art & culture. Ubud is a global life-style hub famous for progressive Yoga, alternative healing, conscious life, and health food. The Akasha Yoga Academy is hosted by the PraShanti Eco Resort, an exclusive yet homey venue, located at the periphery of town, right between open rice paddies and a steep jungle valley. The peaceful venue combines the nurturing beauty of tropical nature with the possibilities of urban life. The small resort is just a short walk away from the historic center of the Balinese Yoga capital Ubud. You will love this legendary town, which offers a variety of exclusive yet affordable restaurants & massage parlors, impressive art galleries & temples, colorful exotic markets, and so much more.

Nearby Places

  • Magnificent jungle valley & archetype rice fields (next door)
  • Ubud center (7 minutes walking distance to downtown)
  • Fancy health food restaurants (2–15 min walk)
  • Spas, ranging from exclusive via green to budget (2–15 min walk)
  • Fashion & art galleries (10–20 min walk)
  • Health food shops (15 min walk)
Activities
  • Massage nearby
  • Shopping nearby
General
  • Lobby
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Free water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry nearby
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning
  • Shop nearby

The all-inclusive offer includes 28 vegetarian breakfast & lunch buffets, Mondays – Saturdays.

Breakfast consists of a tropical fruit salad, daily choice of porridge, black rice pudding or Balinese crepes, all served alongside toast & eggs, as well as coffee, tea & juice.

The richly flavored lunch buffet offers a variety of vegetable stews & curries, legumes & 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 2–15 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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

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

The following excursions & activities are available in the area:

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

On Saturdays classes end in the afternoon, and Sundays are completely free, allowing for exciting day trips into the stunning tropical nature. The paradise island of Bali offers a great variety of breath-taking excursions. Bali is located just south of the equator, and is 1 of the 17000 islands of Indonesia. It features lush tropical vegetation, big volcano mountains, and countless beaches with big waves & coral reefs.

Possible excursions can take you to the coast where you can enjoy surfing the famous waves of Bali. Other popular beach activities include stand up paddling, snorkeling, and diving.

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, mangos and much more.

The Akasha Yoga training takes place in the legendary Balinese Yoga capital Ubud. The exotic town is famous for its artistic wood carving and stone work, featuring picturesque temples, art & fashion galleries, colorful markets & 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.

Experience showed that it is beneficial to combine the intensity of your teacher training with a few regenerating wellness treatments. The nearby spa centers offer a variety of pampering services, such as massages, therapeutic bodywork, health & beauty packages.

The local rates are very affordable, as a professional 1-hour treatment only costs 7 – 15 US Dollars!

It is highly recommended to take the traditional Balinese massage: This therapeutic healing method has existed in Bali for many centuries, and is influenced by Thai Yoga massage & Chinese acupressure. The relaxing oil massage relieves muscular tension and rejuvenates the entire body system.

Other favorites include facials, flower baths, and beauty treatments with organic products from the nearby jungle.

  • Introduction to nutrition, Yogic diet, and Ayurveda
  • High-quality course material
  • 29 nights on-site accommodation (including 1 night before & 1 night after the training)
  • 28 tasty & healthy vegetarian breakfast & lunch buffets, Mondays – Saturdays
  • 200 guided teaching hours with professional primary instructors (E-RYT-500)
  • Teaching confidence through weekly supervised teaching assignments
  • Individual guidance in 5 practicum assignments & several personal interviews
  • Systematic preparation kit with videos, audios & texts
  • Printed 700 page teaching manual, instruction manual, anatomy & massage manual, as well as relevant scriptures (Bhagavad Gita & Yoga Sutras)
  • Flights
  • Dinner
  • Meals on Sundays

Arrival by airplane

Book your flight to Bali’s paradise airport Denpasar (DPS).

Bali is a very popular destination, and the small ocean-view airport efficiently handles more than 12 million passengers per year. It is a very safe place and all practicalities are very well organized.

Airport transfer to the venue

The airport is a 1-hour taxi ride away from the venue in Ubud. There is no public bus transportation, but the hosting resort can easily arrange an airport transfer. Simply communicate your arrival time in advance and a trustworthy & friendly taxi driver will wait for you in the arrival hall with a name sign. You can trust that it’s all safe & very easy.

Visa

Citizens of most western countries receive a convenient 30-day visa on arrival at Bali's main airport Denpasar. The initial 30 days can be extended by another 30 days, allowing for a convenient 60-day stay in paradise.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Akasha Yoga Academy an inquiry.
  • Review by Aykut from Istanbul, Turkey

    "I find Akasha Yoga Academy an exceptional yoga school in many respects. Everything is very well thought of. Even before arriving for the YTT course, through extensive material you receive and the clear heartful communication you feel very cared for and supported. The material and teachings given at the course are very well researched and extensive. In addition to the fundamentals like postures, breathing, meditation, etc. the trainings have all sorts of great extras such as local rituals, weekly chanting and movie screenings."

    "Kirsten and Burkhart are the sweetest people, with warm hearts and very inspiring aspiration. The extended Akasha Yoga team takes care of everything before, during and after the trainings which leave very little to complain about. One thing I like a lot is the community of Akasha graduates which plays a great role for support and inspiration after the course."

    "To say it simply, this is not any yoga school, these people know their stuff very well, pick the most amazing locations to hold courses in, take care of you all the way through and help you"

    "transform your life. "

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  • Review by Simona from Germany

    "A month long course offering Yoga practice twice a day for 6 days a week plus practicing breath control and meditation plus countless hours of teachings on anatomy, Yoga history and philosophy, teaching techniques plus corrections and adjustments is no doubt an intensive affair."

    "Not only does this kind of Yoga Teacher Training literally take your Yoga practice to the next level, it transforms your whole being on all levels: The body becomes so much more soft and open, but more importantly body and mind come into a sweet connection with each other, life energy and emotions can flow so much more freely and the mind can finally come to moments of rest! Eye-opening, de-stressing, and making the being feel whole again."

    "The way Akasha Yoga Academy is creating a safe space for the students to allow all this to happen, is truly exceptional. The main teachers, Kirsten and Burkhard, are visibly sharing their practice and insights from their very own experience and they share from their heart with an incredible amount of warmth and generosity!"

    "Becoming a Yoga teacher with Akasha Yoga Academy was much more for me than just gaining a certificate. It was the beginning of a very beautiful and rewarding journey. What they taught and shared with me in the month of the course and afterwards is with me until today."

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  • Review by Yousra from Morocco

    "My teacher training with Kirsten and Burkhard and the amazing dedicated team who supports them was a journey that exceeded every expectation I had."

    "The course covers all that you need to know to start your journey sharing the teachings of Hatha Yoga: Yoga anatomy, Yoga philosophy, posture alignment, class sequencing, the history of Yoga and even a marketing class! You can feel the immense dedication that they put into designing the course just by going through their material!"

    "I felt guided in every possible way to give my first Yoga class and was given great constructive feedback each time I gave a class."

    "We also studied the Yoga sutras, the Yamas and Niyamas and were introduced to Ayurveda."

    "Everything was well thought of, be it the wonderful venue in the beautiful town of Ubud, home to many Yogis and to an amazing nature that supports the journey immensely, or the way the classes are scheduled throughout the 4-week journey to give you all the necessary material and experience needed to start your journey into sharing Yoga, or the beautiful bhajan nights and ceremonies where you connect on a deeper level with yourself and your other fellow students."

    "Kirsten and Burkhard are people who embody their teachings fully. They are kindhearted, fully dedicated to sharing their passion and to serve their students in the best possible way. It has been a tremendous privilege to study with them."

    "A training I highly recommend for anyone willing to start their journey sharing the teachings of Hatha Yoga."

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  • Review by Anke from London, UK

    "I am so pleased I had chosen Akasha Yoga Academy. Right from from the very first email exchange I felt ‘home’ and knew this course is the one I have been waiting for a long time. Kirsten und Burkhard are two amazing yoga teachers, teaching from their heart, with wisdom and with a lot of passion. I think every yoga teacher should in fact do this training as it goes back in depth to the roots of yoga and gives a very good ground knowledge that every yoga teacher should know. Chakras play a vital role in this course so for anyone interested in working also with energy this course is for you!"

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  • Review by Stacia from USA

    "Being taught by people who embody their teachings was inspirational. I felt the lecture topics were presented at precisely the right time to address whatever I was feeling physically/ emotionally/ mentally/ spiritually, throughout the course. I felt very supported, encouraged and challenged enough to create positive changes. The material was presented in a very effective and practical way.The teachers took time to answer all questions in depth to ensure our understanding of such complex concepts, and I loved the interview opportunities, where I could open up about more personal things and receive guidance. Simply being in the presence of Burkhard and Kirsten contributed to my perspective and understanding of yoga."

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  • Review by Clarissa from USA

    "This course has inspired me more than I could have ever imagined. The training has not only given me the tools to make the transformation from yoga student to yoga teacher, but also the tools to connect with my heart, relax and be present, and it has shown me the joy and passion I have for teaching."

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  • Review by Moises from Europe

    "Burkhard and Kirsten are living examples of what they talk and teach. Their personal commitment and professionalism was there in every moment. Simple and powerful gestures of compassion and kindness were always their natural expression. I feel inspired by their profound and truthful example as persons and teachers."

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  • Review by Arianne from Canada

    "For me the course was not only inspiring, but transformative. I first got into yoga for the asana practice, but I soon realized that there was more to it. I have found so much meaning in the teachings of yoga and I am ready to apply them to my life. Moving forward, I know that I can trust in myself and in the universe. For the first time in my life, I feel connected."

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  • Review by Cora from USA

    "I came to deepen my own practice, with no intention to teach, but I am leaving with a passion to share this energy and the lessons I have learned here. The support from the teachers and students made me abandon my fears that I held on to and gain the confidence in all areas of my life that I was lacking. I really feel like a new person ready to shine and to share what I have learned."

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  • Review by Pip from UK

    "The two who train you are Burkhard & Kirsten. They're a couple, not married, from Germany. Truly fabulous teachers, they remain professional 100% of the time, two very different personalities that compliment the training (& each other) beautifully. And they're both extremely passionate about teaching. The kindness is overwhelming from these two."

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  • Review by Nadine from Germany

    "Kirsten is very much to the point, captivating, precise and enthusiastic."

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  • Review by Rafaella from Italy

    "I loved the passion and the generosity of Burkhard. He shares his deep knowledge on many topics with unconditional love."

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  • Review by Ashley from USA

    "The best elements of the TTC were the love within the group and from the teachers, the spiritual topics and meditation, and the view. I am so grateful for this amazing experience. I am honestly speechless and have no words to express the gratitude I have in my heart for the two of you. This TTC was exactly the next step for my spiritual journey and I can feel a newfound momentum. My life will never be the same and this is a beautiful thing. Thank you for helping me grow and dive deeper."

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  • Review by Anastasia from Germany

    "Burkhard is extremely intelligent, kind, giving. Sometimes harsh, always spot on in his comments and psychological understanding. Kirsten is a sweetheart. She is super clear and precise. She has a beautiful presence. She is motherly, but not patronizing, kind and compassionate. "

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  • Review by Kaitlin from USA

    "Kirsten and Burkhard, teachers, instructors, guides, mentors, leaders, friends, family and lovers. Youve been all the above to me. If someone had told me two months ago that Id be the person I am today, I wouldnt have believed them. Ive shown myself that I can become the person Ive always wanted to be. I owe so much of this to the both of you. Thank you. Thank you for being who you truly are, doing what you do and practicing what you say. Its rare and its inspirational."

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  • Review by Zoran from Canada

    "Kirsten comes directly from the heart, which is soothing, patient & understanding. The depth of practice is brilliant. Burkhard really holds the space well, and opens from the heart consistently."

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  • Review by James from Australia

    "I was lucky enough to attend Burkhard and Kirstens Spiritual Heart Retreat in May 2012. It was such a beautiful, humbling experience, and, for me, the perfect introduction to Spiritual Heart meditation. The workshop structure was a really well-balanced mix of meditation, Hatha Yoga and short lectures which all seemed to flow naturally from one another. The talks were really well-prepared and covered many aspects of spirituality which I was questioning and gave me much to reflect on in the evenings of the retreat. On a personal note, I found both Burkhard and Kirsten to be truly inspirational facilitators, both of whom have an obvious gift for teaching and genuine passion for sharing a style of meditation in which they are both beautiful examples of its benefits in daily life."

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  • Review by Eyal from Israel

    "I highly recommend Burkhard and Kirstens meditation retreats and yoga classes. They are knowledgeable and experienced, and they practice what they preach. On top of that, they are very loving, caring and compassionate to their students."

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  • Review by David from USA

    "The best part is that now that Im teaching I can see how well this Yoga Teacher Training prepared me."

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