30-Day 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, Indonesia

200-Hour Bali Yoga Teacher Training

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered Indonesia.

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 register with Yoga Alliance as a 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.

Retreat highlights

  • Comprehensive preparation material with systematic guidance
  • Teaching confidence through weekly supervised teaching assignments
  • Daily present moment awareness inspired by Spiritual Heart Meditation
  • Eligible to register for 200-hour Yoga Alliance certificate and letter of recommendation
  • Asana practice: deep going, breath-based, classical Hatha Yoga (twice daily)
  • Daily tasty and healthy breakfast and lunch buffets
  • 29 nights in beautiful accommodation
  • Introduction to nutrition and Yogic diet

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


25 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, English
The maximum participants in the group is 24

Airport transfer included: Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Wireless internet

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, the main venue, is a hospitable French-run place, offering exquisite accommodation with love for detail and delicious food. The resort is situated in lush vegetation, overlooking a steep sunset valley on one side, and open rice paddies on the other.

In PraShanti, our exclusive accommodation site, each room is equipped with private indoor-outdoor sitting areas, a comfortable bed with mosquito net, a fan, and a charming private bathroom with hot shower. The single rooms are neat and cozy wooden bungalows well connected to the beautiful Balinese natural setting by outside porches. The shared twin rooms are cozy contemporary rooms with large front facing windows. The exclusive offer includes daily cleaning, convenient room service, as well as free Wi-Fi and drinking water.

The budget accommodation offers attractive, clean rooms a short walk away from the main venue and the yoga shala. For the October course, the accommodation will be Gusti Guest house, and from December 2018 onwards it will be Nirwa Karma Guest House. Both Guest Houses are walking distance from the venue, and offer clean, affordable, accommodation with a pool, free wi-fi, and other basic amenities.

Program

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive a certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

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, 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

  • 06:30 - 08:30 Practice - asana, meditation
  • 08:30 - 09:15 Breakfast
  • 09:15 - 12:00 Morning theory
  • 12:15 - 13:00 Breath-work practice
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30 - 17:00 Afternoon theory and supervised practicum assignments
  • 17:15 - 18:30 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 and assistance training
  • Efficient instruction and skillful usage of voice
  • Holding space and leadership qualities
  • Class structure and sequencing
  • Thai-Yoga massage and the art of touch
  • Responsibilities of teaching Yoga
  • Marketing and network strategies
  • Personal interviews

Anatomy

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

Philosophy

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

Teaching Experience

5 Practicum Assignments:

  • 1: Sun Salutations (one-on-one)
  • 2: Sun Salutations and 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 and competent guidance allows aspiring students to step into the new teacher’s role with confidence.

Included excursions

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

Instructors

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.

Retreat location

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)

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

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 drinks are included:

  • Water

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • 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 & 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.

Spa treatments

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.

What's included

  • High-quality course material
  • 29 nights on-site accommodation (including 1 night before and 1 night after the training)
  • 28 tasty and healthy vegetarian breakfast and 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 various practicum assignments and several personal interviews
  • Systematic preparation kit with videos, audios, and texts
  • Printed 700-page teaching manual, instruction manual, anatomy and massage manual, as well as relevant scriptures (Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras)
  • Introduction to nutrition and Yogic diet
  • Airport transfers

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Dinner
  • Meals on Sundays

How to get there

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. Simply communicate your arrival time in advance and Akasha Yoga Academy will help organize a trustworthy and friendly taxi driver to wait for you in the arrival hall with a name sign. Arrival to the venue in Ubud is a simple and easy process.

Airport: Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport Airport transfer included: Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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 60 days before arrival.

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