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22 Days Alchemy of Yoga 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at a Beachside Location in Bali

Bloo lagoon, Padang bai, Bali Jl. Silayukti, Padangbai, Manggis, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80872, Indonesia

Yoga Teacher Training Bali

Alchemy of Yoga 200-hour yoga teacher training is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-discovery through self-inquiry and the transformative power of self-healing. Consider this the ultimate alchemist adventure! A hero’s journey that will both challenge and encourage you to embrace your potential and awaken your inner power. This training will transform your doubts and ignite your passion for life. Upon completion, you will be prepared to design and confidently lead intelligent alignment driven Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative classes, all with your own signature style.

Meet the instructors

Silvia
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga practices
  • Learn healing ceremonies
  • Daily meditation and training sessions
  • Immerse yourself in Balinese culture with various excursions
  • Classes led by an experienced teacher
  • 3 daily delicious and healthy meals
  • 21 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


22 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Relax and enjoy the facilities with maximum privacy. Lounge by the pool, wander around the gardens, or lay back in the beautiful living spaces. All Bloo Lagoon’s 25 unique villas are designed with open spaces that flow indoors to outdoors that are suitable for singles, couples, and families. One, two, and three bedroom villas are equipped with kitchens, linens, and tableware.

Program

Certifications

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

This program has graduated 30 classes of Yoga Alliance RYT 200-Hour certified yoga instructors over the last 15 years. This Bali program will be the 32nd offering of YA approved Alchemy of Yoga led by Silvia Mordini, ERYT.

Alchemy of Yoga vision

Alchemy of Yoga's vision for you is “Authenticity and joyful self-confidence in living your dharma!”. Alchemy Tours' teacher training tribe, or Kula, is defined as a community of the heart. Within this safe, nurturing environment, they can delve into the deepest study of who you are so you can live your happiness in a big way. Their kula is comprised of seekers, adventurers, lovers of love, rebel yoga spirits, stretchy-minded, soulful, and sensitive.

During this training, you will enjoy supporting one another, laughter, organic food, dancing in the moonlight, lounging in a hot tub under the stars, playing in the water, silent meditation hikes, taking naps, and enthusiastic conversation about elevating the world.

Does your vibe resonate with this vibe?

  • You are receptive to learning
  • You are teachable
  • You are looking for more than the asana
  • You have a deeper intention than the goal of RYT
  • You wish to learn and embody the practice of yoga
  • You have been on the path seeking education, information, self-learning, and personal growth
  • You agree to apply the four agreements, "don’t make assumptions", "be impeccable with your word", "don’t take anything personally", and "always do your best"
  • You benefit from tribe and community
  • You are kind and sensitive
  • You actively practice acceptance

If you feel this vibe, join Alchemy of Yoga's tribe!

Program overview

Alchemy of Yoga’s mission to teach peace is rooted in the idea that yoga creates a kinder and more gentle world. The reverberations of the practice are not only felt by the self and those around you but extend beyond on a universal plane. They are searching for soul brothers and sisters who are seeking a deep dive into the center of their heart, emerging as happiness ambassadors ready to effectively inspire others!

Silvia Mordini and the Alchemy of Yoga team are devoted to offering you an atmosphere in which freedom of expression, fun, creativity, and passion for life are totally encouraged! This program covers the foundations of the eight-limbed path of yoga and believes in yoga as a life-long truthful celebration of yourself and the world.

How does the alchemy of yoga work?

Something magical and mystical happens when a group of high-intentioned individuals makes the decision to gather together for two-hundred hours with the purpose of uplifting their lives and expanding consciousness into radical authenticity. Experience the Alchemy of the five elements, the four directions, and the chakra system as an inner and outer map of transformation. These are archetypal and energetic maps that are as metaphorical as they are very real and embodied.

Everything you see, taste, touch, feel, and do can be interpreted through the gateway of the elements, directions, and chakras. You will learn how to tap into these sacred relationships and align yourself with their alchemy in order to gain insight into healing your psyche, emotions, and well-being. As an alchemist yogi, your laboratory is your mat and the ingredients are your body, poses, breath, thoughts, and the mixing of it all together will change your life.

Curriculum overview

  • Earth - Foundational alchemy - Rooting into self and manifestation (Chakra 1)
  • Water - Emotional alchemy - Tapping into your potential and living in possibility (Chakra 2)
  • Fire - Physical alchemy - Discovering your optimal performance (Chakra 3)
  • Air - Mental alchemy - Unlearning the obstacles to your happiness (Chakra 4)
  • Ether / space - Spiritual alchemy - Transformation living and teaching yoga (Chakras 5 to 7)

What does Alchemy of Yoga offer to students?

The Alchemy of Yoga program is about wholeness, health, and vital living. It is about a life inspired by body, mind, and spirit. Through movement, meditation, discussion, and journaling, you will explore the vast resources related to how to live an inspired life by focusing on the last three Niyamas or personal practices that comprise the alchemy of yoga. These are necessary for bringing about real, lasting change, and cultivating inner happiness and spiritual bliss.

In completing Alchemy of Yoga’s 200-Hour Teacher Training Program, you will be empowered to:

  • Embrace your potential and live from your highest self
  • Awaken your inner power to be more self-confident
  • Ignite your passion to love your life as you live your dharma
  • Embark upon the life-long path of self-study and self-discovery
  • Commit to allowing your most authentic self to shine out both on and off the mat
  • Tune into your own intuition while listening to both your body wisdom and your heart
  • Honor both the sacred masculine and sacred feminine
  • Master the physical aspects of asana practice through an approach rooted in safety and alignment
  • Develop a personal yoga, meditation, and pranayama practice
  • Explore all eight limbs of yoga philosophy in addition to the chakras, elements, and other energetic healing systems
  • Believe in magic
  • Design and confidently lead intelligent, alignment-driven, and theme-based Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative classes
  • Infuse your signature style into class sequencing and presentation
  • Adapt classes to varied fitness and experience levels of your students
  • Become part of an international world-wide Alchemy Kula (community of brothers and sisters)
  • Be kind all the time

Upon completion of the program you will be eligible for:

  • Registration through Yoga Alliance once you have completed practicum materials
  • Ongoing support, mentorship, and resources through the Alchemy of Yoga Alumni Program

What is Alchemy of Yoga not?

  • Authoritarian
  • Asana only
  • Dualistic
  • Masculine driven
  • Set sequence with one-size fits all approach
  • Un-fun

Daily weekly sample schedule

  • 06:00 Meditation
  • 06:30 Yoga practice
  • 07:30 Practice teach
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Training session
  • 14:00 Lunch and free time to rest and play
  • 17:30 Training session
  • 19:30 Dinner and OM out

Free mornings, afternoons, evenings, and entire days off are built into the schedule to allow time for rest, relaxation, self-study, reflection, and play! A detailed schedule will be provided upon registration.

Included excursions

Enjoy the tour agenda to visit Goa Gajah (elephant temple), UNESCO World Heritage rice field hike, water temple purification ceremony, Monkey Forest, Sanur Beach, and watch Kecak Dance performances.

Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave

Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave is an archaeological site of significant historical value that makes it a special place to visit. Located on the cool western edge of Bedulu Village, six kilometers out of central Ubud. The 11th-century cave used by monks and was named for the statue of Ganesh found inside. A few minutes drive from Goa Gajah is Tampak Siring, a holy spring temple known as Pura Tirta Empul. Goa Gajah dates back to the 11th century, built as a spiritual place for meditation.

The main grounds are down a flight of steps from the roadside and parking area, which is lined with various art and souvenir shops and refreshment kiosks. Upon reaching the base you will come across a large wantilan meeting hall and an assortment of large old stone carvings, some restored to their former full glory. The pool, excavated in 1954, features five out of supposedly seven statues depicting Hindu angels holding vases that act as waterspouts.

Various structures reveal Hindu influences dating back to the 10th century, and some relics feature elements of Buddhism dating even earlier to the 8th century. The cave is shallow; inside are three stone idols each wrapped in red, yellow, and black cloths. Black soot lines the cave’s walls as a result of the current-day incense burning. Several indentations show where meditating priests once sat. The northern side of the complex is dominantly Buddhist while south across the river it’s mostly Shivaite.

At the southern end are beautiful rice fields and small streams that lead to the Petanu River, another natural site entwined in local legends. Goa Gajah was built on a hillside and as two small streams met here forming a campuhan or river junction, the site was considered sacred and was built for hermetic meditation and prayers.

Ubud tour and Sacred Monkey Forest

The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary of Padangtegal is dedicated to educating people about the importance of conserving cultural resources. The monkeys within the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary of Padangtegal are commonly called long-tailed macaques. Their scientific name is Macaca Fascicuiaris. Macaques are found throughout Southeast Asia and many species of macaques live successfully in areas that are heavily utilized by humans like they do in Monkey Forest.

Interestingly, within long-tailed macaque societies, females are typically born into and remain with a single troop for life. In contrast, adult males may migrate between troops. Currently, there are approximately 600 Balinese long-tailed macaques that inhabit the Sacred Monkey Forest.

The cultural importance: Jai Hanuman Monkeys can be the embodiment of both positive and negative forces. The dual nature of monkeys is especially reflected in the Ramayana (the most important epic Indian poem). Within the Ramayana, Sita (the beloved bride of Rama) is abducted by Rawana (an evil king). Rama (an incarnation of Dewa Wisnu) calls upon Sugriwa (king of the monkeys) and Hanuman (Sugriwa’s General) to help him retrieve Sita.

However, within the Ramayana, there are also antagonist monkeys like Subali that attempt to assist Rawana. In the end, Hanuman, along with his monkey army, defeats Rawana’s evil forces and helps Rama to retrieve Sita. The temple inside Monkey Forest represents a sacred Balinese Hindu site.

In trying to understand Balinese Hinduism, it is important to keep in mind that Balinese Hinduism is unlike Hinduism practiced in other parts of the world today. Balinese Hinduism combines aspects of animism, ancestor worship, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

Animism and ancestor worship

Some of the first evidence of extensive human inhabitation on Bali dates back to approximately 2,500 B.C. The religion of the Bali Aga (original Balinese) centered around both animism and ancestor worship. Ancestor worship represents the belief that prosperity is associated with a relationship that exists between the living and the dead (prosperity is something that can only be achieved through intense worship and obtainment of blessings from ancestors). Animism represents the belief that inanimate objects and other elements of the natural landscape can possess souls which can help as well as hinder human efforts on Earth.

A Balinese temple is more than just a collection of pagodas and pavilions. The area enclosed by temple walls and the forest area surrounding it is sacred. These temples and the forest are essential for renewing contact with the spiritual world. The activities associated with these areas are essential in maintaining harmony between humans, nature, and cosmos. Not only are ancestral spirits and gods given offerings and prayers, but also the spirits of trees and statues in the Monkey Forest are given offerings and prayers by the Pemangku and local villagers

The Trees of the Forest

The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, in conjunction with Udayana University in Denpasar have identified 115 separate species of trees. Some of these trees are considered holy and are used in various Balinese spiritual practices. Examples include the Majegan, which is used exclusively for the building of shrines; or the Berigin, whose leaves are used in cremation ceremonies.

Of special significance is the Pule Bandak, a tree that embodies the spirit of the forest, and is used in the making of powerful masks. These masks are only used inside the temple, and the trees are not killed to make them. An auspicious day is chosen and the priest asks permission of the tree spirit to cut a small piece of its wood. The spirit thus remains embodied in the mask.

This combination trip includes Monkey Forest where you will feed the monkeys, visit the Temple, feel the vibration of the trees. It will be a wonderful photo taking opportunity. On that day you will be asked that you remove your sunglasses or anything that can be taken by a monkey. Wear a closed purse or bag and know that if you carry bananas the monkeys will find them.

Clear Café

Next, you’ll walk to a traditional local market and have lunch at the famous Clear Café. Clear Café’s philosophy is “eat the food you wish to be”. In the spirit of this idea, they have created a must-see sanctuary where everyone can enjoy organic, delicious, pure, and natural food while experiencing the magical and nurturing ways of Clear’s pure Balinese team.

Come on in, choose your favorite table / sofa, and hang out as long as you like. At Clear they are quite known for their music so please enjoy the tunes. Clear Café has over 6000 hand-picked songs (on rotation) that you will love. The music is a little bit of all your favorites. Clear Café uses all natural ingredients from local Balinese farmers.

At Clear, they believe that energy can be transferred through food, so it’s very important to them how their chef’s and kitchen staff are feeling. That is why they pride themselves on laughing, playing, and having a good time while preparing your food, so that it may be charged with life. Clear's drinks and foods are so diverse that you may never get bored. At least they hope not.

Water temple purification ceremony

Healing, love, and transformation. This experience provides a healing ritual and an understanding of the magical mysteries of Balinese spirituality. Water is believed by the Balinese to be one of the key forces of life. For this unique spiritual experience, it is established a collaboration with a Holy Water Temple located in the outskirts of Ubud, that carries mystifying and ancient energy.

Upon arrival, you will be provided with a ceremonial sarong and a space to change your clothes at a nearby venue. After, you will be escorted for a guided tour of the beautiful peace and quiet of this ancient site prior to the ceremony, where you will learn the history that is held on these sacred grounds. After your tour of the temple, the ceremony will be conducted by a Mangku (Balinese priest).

While sitting in meditation, the priest will prepare some holy water in a vase with flowers and incense while chanting mantras in ancient Sanskrit. Following the mantras, you will be invited to receive a holy water cleansing as this blessed water is sprinkled over your head.

You will then be guided into the sacred water pools where several Koi fish swim and live. Once you have emerged in the sacred pools, it will be requested that you bow down before each spring, putting your head under the stream of water.

First, you will wash the holy water on your face as the symbol of physical purification, then over your fontanel (crown of the head) as the purification of the tirtha. After, you will also consume the water three times as a symbol of spiritual purification. This will create a full sensation of the body receiving holy bathing.

After the ceremony, you will be invited to change your clothing where a healthy, high vibe lunch will be served. After lunch, you will have a closing ceremony in the yoga studio including meditation, group sharing, journaling, and mantra. Afterward, you will have free time to either enjoy the swimming pool, spa, or visit the traditional town.

Kecak dance Ubud

Experience the impressive traditional Bali Kecak and fire dance inspired by the epic of Ramayana. Learn about the history and culture of the island through dance performance. Normally music plays a vital role to accompany the dancers' movements. But in the Kecak dance, the music generated is from a combination of sounds by the 50-100 or more men sounding like “cak”.

They sit in concentric circles, swaying, standing up, lying prone as the story develops. A person will act as a leader who gives the tone early, someone else acting as a suppressor in charge of high or low tone, someone else acting as a solo singer, and someone else will act as the mastermind behind all of that to deliver the story.

The story is a fragment from the Ramayana, the Hindu epic which finds its expression in many forms, not only in dance but also in painting and carving. Prince Rama, heir to the throne of the kingdom of Ayodya, and his wife Sita have been banished from the kingdom by King Dasarata as a result of trickery by Rama’s stepmother. The story begins with the arrival of Rama and Sita accompanied by Rama’s brother Laksmana in the forest of Dandaka.

The trio has been observed by the demon Rahwana, king of Alengka, who lusts after the beautiful Sita. Rahwana sends his prime minister Marica to try and isolate Sita so that Rahwana can kidnap her. Marica’s magical powers turn him into a golden deer and he enters the forest and when Sita sees the golden deer she is so enchanted by it that she asks Rama to capture it for her. Rama chases after the deer leaving his brother Laksamana behind with strict instruction to protect Sita.

When Sita thinks she hears a cry for help from Rama, she forces Laksamana to go after Rama by accusing him of cowardice, and he goes off to help Rama with great reluctance after drawing a magic circle on the ground and telling Sita she should not under any circumstance step outside the circle.

Sita, left alone in the forest becomes an easy prey to the trickery of Rahwana who has disguised himself has an old priest and begs Sita for some food as he is cold and hungry. Sita falls for his trick, she steps outside the circle to give the old priest some food and Rahwana grabs her and takes her to his palace. Once back in his palace in Alengka, Rahwana tries everything he can to seduce Sita without any luck.

In the palace of Alengka, Sita pours out her heart about her cruel fate to Rahwana’s niece Trijata, when Hanoman appears telling her that he is Rama’s envoy and proving it by showing her Rama’s ring. Sita gives Hanoman a hairpin to show she is still alive and send him back to Rama with a message to come to her rescue.

In the meantime, Rama and Laksamana, accompanied by Tualen, are wandering in the forest looking for Sita when Meganada, Rahwana’s son, appears and engages Rama and Laksamana in battle. Meganada uses his magic powers and shoots an arrow which magically turns in to a dragon, overpowering Rama and Laksamana, who are trussed up in ropes.

The bird Garuda, king of all the birds, a good friend of King Dasarata, has observed trouble Rama is in from high up in the sky and comes to the rescue freeing the brothers from the ropes. Rama and Laksamana continue on their way to rescue Sita and are joined by Sugriwa, king of the monkeys, and his monkey army.

This fragment of the Ramayana comes to an end with the battle between Sugriwa, and his monkey army, and Meganada, and his demon army, which ends with the defeat of Meganada.

Instructors

Silvia Mordini

Retreat location

Bloo Lagoon is an eco-resort that overlooks the ocean above Padangbai, Bali. With its beautiful setting, small, unspoiled village feel, it must qualify as one of the most attractive port towns in the world. At the northern end of the town sits the 11th century Pura Silayukti Temple and just beyond it lies the Blue Lagoon, a small white sand beach great for snorkeling, diving, and relaxing in the local warungs.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this training, you will get three high vibe meals daily.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Pescatarian
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
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)

During your free time, you may enjoy a range of massages, facials, pedicures, and other treatments at Spiral Spa. These will be billed separately upon check-out as spa treatments are not included in the cost of teacher training.

What's included

  • Daily meditation, mantra, and chanting (rhythmic speaking)
  • Energy medicine prescriptions: Earth, Water, Fire, Air Rituals
  • Private life coaching and vision board
  • Cacao ceremony accompanied by sound healing
  • Tuition for Yoga Alliance accredited 200-Hour RYT Alchemy of Yoga teacher training
  • Excursion to Goa Gajah (Elephant Temple)
  • Excursion to UNESCO World Heritage rice field hike
  • 1 water temple purification ceremony
  • Visit to the Monkey Forest
  • 1 Kecak Dance
  • 1 visit to a coffee plantation
  • Other excursions
  • Time for exploration and relaxation
  • Free Balinese massage
  • 200+ page teacher training manual
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free shuttles
  • Access to pool and spa
  • Fully equipped studio with yoga mats and props
  • On-going support, mentorship and resources post program
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 3 healthful, delicious meals per day with vegan, gluten-free options
  • Purified water, freshly brewed coffees, and teas
  • Tropical fruits through the day
  • Taxes included (10%)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Lodging before and/or after the training if you are coming early or staying later
  • Spa treatments
  • Transfer to and from the training place

How to get there

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Arrival by Airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) also known as Denpasar International Airport. Make sure to have all travel arrangement to the airport and transfer to the Bloo Lagoon.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 29% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 21 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Friday October 18, 2019
Departure: Friday November 8, 2019

 

 
 

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