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30 Days 300Hr Elemental Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Bali

  • Gaia-Oasis Abasan Mountain Retreat, Jalan Raya Singaraja-Amlapura, Tejakula, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia


The 300Hr Elemental Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Bali

This 300-hour training program is a rare opportunity to not only gain world class skills as a qualified yoga teacher but to take yourself back to the roots of your life's purpose and redirect yourself into the highest desires you discover. It is a gentle yet thorough unraveling of the patterns you collect, without analysis or diagnosis, process and intellectualization: It is true natural medicine. This yoga therapy teacher training opportunity is based in the wisdom of Tantric Hatha yoga and holistic therapy and has proven to be a stunning path for those who want more from yoga than just the repetition of postures and positions. Elemental Yoga Therapy offers a chance to reconnect to the natural philosophy that lives within you, and to gather skills that will deeply affect the lives of your future students and clients.


  • 300hr Certificate from Yoga Alliance
  • A platform for students to truly harness the medicine of the energetic of Hatha yoga
  • This course will take you through an Elemental wave giving a lot of space for individual guiding
  • It will reconnect you to the forces of nature in a potent and life-affirming experience
  • You learn to use the environment to nourish your imbalances and desires
  • Kinesthetic learning and shamanic rituals and ceremonies
  • 3 daily meals based on the elemental diet
  • 30 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 16.

  • 26 days with instruction
  • English
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The center is an exclusive private retreat center which offers high standard rooms in single and double occupancy. The center has a great view of the ocean, which is only minutes away by free shuttle. It has a spring water swimming pool and is hidden in the jungle of north Bali hills. The shala is a half open space surrounded by trees and water, and it is set in a backdrop of birdsong and wind sounds.

Looking beyond the modern styles of yoga asana, this training will teach you how to create classes which prevent and re-balance many common health complaints as well as give you the skills to counsel and balance individual health issues, both in group yoga and one-to-one teaching. The system is natural, simple, and still ancient, yet it works on all modern lifestyle related health issues of any form - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, while also being a thoroughly reliable path for any level of personal development beyond finding health trough balance. The 5-element philosophy can be fully embodied through this intensive experience of the natural yoga of movement, meditation and, nutrition, as it is a platform for students to learn how to truly harness the medicine of the energetics of Hatha yoga. Using the environment to nourish your imbalances and desires is a timeless practice. This course is aimed at keeping that tradition relevant to the needs of your modern environment. This course is a unique and intelligent kinesthetic learning opportunity that uses multiple holistic platforms with complimentary philosophies, set together within the cycle of energy of seasonal changes, to align your health with the Earth’s deep natural rhythms.

This training gives you thorough teaching experience during the course. You will be individually guided in developing yourself into the kind of yoga teacher or therapist you wish to become. The Elemental Yoga School Training Skills are proven and loved by hundreds of past students who you can connect with if you wish to find out about their experience. As it is a Yoga Alliance accredited certificate program the main subjects of sequencing asana, building class structures, assisting with adjustments, pranayama, meditation, pratyahara, anatomy and physiology, yoga bio-mechanics, yoga philosophy, mudra, mantra, kriya, and Pregnancy yoga are all covered in detail. The course also contains a stream of complimentary subjects such as Hindu cosmology, Tantra, Kundalini, 5 Element natural medicine theory (for Ayurveda and acupuncture), subtle body anatomy, kirtan, shamanic rituals, holistic nutrition, Ayurveda, macrobiotics, permaculture, Acro \ Partner yoga, connective massage, Zen shiatsu, journaling, and Indian traditional puja. This makes this training unique in its ability to share deeply useful information of the kind which people are really seeking out there in the yoga world.

On a personal level, aside from the information aspect of this course, the 5 element philosophy can be fully embodied through this intensive experience of the natural yoga of movement, meditation, and nutrition, as it is a live-in ashram style training where you are constantly connecting to the concepts that you are studying - from the mat, to the professionally run kitchen, to the jungle around you. It is a platform for students to learn how to truly harness the medicine of the energetic of Hatha yoga. Using the environment to nourish your imbalances and desires is a timeless practice, and this course is aimed at keeping that aspect of Yoga tradition relevant to the needs of our modern environment. Framed within a journey through the seasonal forces of Summer, Harvest, Autumn, Winter and Spring, this course will take you through an elemental energy wave that teaches you how to ride the highs and lows of the earths transitions across the seasons and through the bigger cycles of the solstices and equinoxes, into sync with the depths of the moon's cycles, reconnecting you to the forces of nature in a potent and life-affirming experience.

Daily schedule

  • Morning Elemental Yang yoga with therapeutic themes for balancing the Earth, Water, Fire, Air, or Spirit
  • Vegan, vegetarian organic breakfast
  • Morning interactive lectures and study circles
  • Vegan, vegetarian organic lunch
  • Free time
  • Afternoon interactive skills and practice sessions, and rituals and ceremonies
  • Evening Elemental Yin yoga with therapeutic themes for balancing the Earth, Water, Fire, Air, or Spirit
  • Vegan or vegetarian or gluten free organic dinner
  • Free time / Study time

Elemental yoga

Elemental yoga is the practice of harmonising the Vital and Subtle energies which collaborate and collide within us all, providing the landscapes of our human nature. This program will teach you how to balance and dissolve the 5 great elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space. Along with Hatha yoga, many ancient natural medicines also work with harmonising the elements. So along with the balancing of the chakras, you can contact and work with the 5 elements within your whole being, from your personality habits to physical structures, within philosophical preferences and spiritual curiosities.

Simply, this oldest spiritual sciences and medicines, which provide the base for many of the successful ideas of modern holistic health suggest to you that the balance of life is all about the elements. Elemental yoga is an artful philosophy which is not based in any single style of asana practice, but more in the foundation of tantric yoga principles. So, it maintains the ability to encompass all the modern styles of modern postural yoga which are currently being taught around the world, without becoming another asana based style.

Exploring yoga philosophies as polarised as Hatha and Raja yoga, the elemental approach to yoga allows you to experience your own genuine relationships to all the popular modern disciplines such as Kundalini, Kriya, Bhakti, Yin, Vinyasa Astanga, and Iyengar yoga. This training has engrossed its students with a truly embracing modern world yoga philosophy that brings the spirit of the practices towards creating a common good: to create teachers who can positively influence the mental and physical health of their communities through teaching yoga as a form of natural therapy.

As elemental yoga is the practice of balancing the 5 elements, the result is gaining awareness and understanding of your deeper nature, because the path of tantric yoga is the process of revealing your Self through yourselves. Once you understand the simplicity that yoga works through, you can quickly begin to restore balance to your inner life, and begin the great journey into developing energetic harmony with the world you live in.

This course is a unique and intelligent kinesthetic learning opportunity that uses multiple holistic platforms with complimentary philosophies, set together within the cycle of energy of seasonal changes, to align your health with the earths deep natural rhythms. Elemental Yoga accounts for the modern approach, and the shortcuts and losses they take within the traditional path, and so is strengthened by the supportive ideas of proven holistic modalities of yoga therapy, Zen shiatsu, holistic kinesiology, shamanism, mindfulness, macrobiotic and Ayurvedic nutrition, holistic counseling and the not so modern Bhuddist Vipassana meditation.

It has long been known that, as you shift through the environmental and seasonal changes, so must the way you approach balance: aligning your subtle-body to the cycles is the simplest and strongest way ensure a developed and deeply rewarding yoga path. The teachings aim to enrich your energies through practices which create self-made internal climates that inspire creative confidence, relaxed perspectives, regenerative lifestyle choices and reconnect you to the inspirational teachings of the nature around and within you.

This training can be combined with any 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate. However, there is a 200-hour yoga teacher training course in Bali, available each year and directly before this 300-hour elemental therapy teacher training program. This kind of study program is a very rare and unique opportunity to complete a 500-hour yoga training at your own pace with the promise of continuity of information, and developing a personal connection to a school that is committed to creating real relationships with its students and their studies. This entire program uncovers the skills that are needed to work with the depths of natural healing through yoga therapy, and much more.

On the Moon you will make a Water Ceremony at the oldest temple in Bali in the remote and tourist free Tejakula area where you will be living. It is in a 5000 year old temple by the ocean and is simply stunning. The program is not full of excursions as free time is usually more relevant but on your days off you can get off the track and into the jungle or down to the beach which is only minutes away with the free shuttle. Anything you want to organize can be done easily.

  • Jai C. Salt

    Jai C. Salt is an international yoga therapy teacher and a qualified and registered natural therapist with 15 years experience using the five element medicines such as elemental yoga. He has students worldwide who are creating reliable results with this form of yoga therapy and has been practicing yoga, qi gong, and meditation for 20 years.

This yoga teacher training will be held on a beautiful organic farm at Gaia-Oasis Abasan in the northern hills of Bali, Indonesia. You will be staying in the jungle, overlooking the ocean in the relaxed Balinese style and naturally powerful magnetic island energy.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 15 minutes driving

During this training, you will learn about the main strengths behind the philosophy of food and how it becomes a global medicine through plant based-whole food nutrition. You will be able to compare these ideas with cultural nutritional medicines like India's Ayurveda and Japan's macrobiotics. It is a valuable knowledge to carry as a yoga teacher and is one more aspect which sets this training apart from many others, offering highly valuable study sessions on holistic nutrition, permaculture, and providing a comprehensive planet-saving elemental food as medicine recipe book that comes with the course.

As for the food, you will be served three delicious and wholesome meals each day, all prepared with fresh vegetables straight from the farm, or local organic farmers, and prepared by the chef who creates elemental dishes that support the progression of the yoga program. Taking the best guidance from local cuisine and folding in ideas and ingredients with Ayurvedic and macrobiotic benefits, the daily meals will serve as a great foundation for this journey. Highly attuned nutritional meals are a highlight of this course and the chance to learn how to make food as medicine and get in the kitchen is also a great fun and good home-time experience on this longer training.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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

There are Balinese cultural activities to be taken if you feel like it, including temple Gamalan recitals, volunteer opportunities with a non-profit music program with the local children, language studies, cooking classes, and of course Bali's incredible massages.

  • 3 daily meals
  • 30 nights accommodation
  • 300-hour certificate from Yoga Alliance upon completion of the program
  • Afternoon interactive practice session
  • Ceremonies and rituals
  • Elemental Diet and Healthy Tasty Food cook book
  • Elemental Yoga Therapy manual
  • Evening elemental Yin and Restorative yoga
  • Free transport from the mountain to the beach
  • Kinesthetic learning program
  • Mats, straps, blocks, bolsters, blankets, eye pillows
  • Morning elemental Yang yoga
  • Morning theory and interactive philosophy lecture
  • Natural surroundings in a private exclusive villa
  • One to one focus
  • Quantum medicine experiences
  • Transformative energy practices
  • Tuition for the full 300-hour curriculum
  • Any expenses outside the yoga center
  • International flights
  • Transport from airport to Ubud

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Once you arrive at the airport, you should arrange to go to Ubud. You will be collected with the group at a central point by Elemental Yoga Therapy driver for the transport from Ubud to the Center in Tejakula.

  • Review by Heather
    10 out of 10

    "The Tantric Yoga Ritual Retreat was beautiful! Thank you Jai for creating and sharing this journey through elemental yoga and sacred ritual space. It is a profound, powerful and nourishing creation. The gift of space, time, yoga and ritual is a great combination to support us human beings to just be and to connect. This was my first experience of a yoga retreat with Jai. The wealth of experience, knowledge and deep understanding of this work is palpable in both yoga and ritual spaces. Jai brings to many qualities with an ease of flow, combined with clear and strong intention. Thank you with deep respect and blessings for sharing your gifts!"

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  • Review by Neel
    10 out of 10

    "The Tantric Yoga Ritual Retreat. It’s been such a deep journey. Every part of this retreat was beautiful. It feels like magic, but it is the simplicity that makes this so powerful. If you are looking for a deeper connection to yoga, to yourself, or to nature, this is the retreat you should experience. Through the wisdom of the elements you will be free to be, feel, love, surrender and fly."

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  • Review by Silvia
    10 out of 10

    "The Tantric Yoga Ritual retreat is a powerful journey into self-discovery. It helped me to connect with the softest part of myself in need for attention to heal some past experiences. I loved that the retreat was truly experimental and intuitive as that made the flow through sensations and senses extremely strong and natural. Not only do I strongly recommend this retreat, I am actually also waiting to participate in the next one! Jai. C. Salt is a continuous source of inspiration. His creativity and ability to guide people safely through their personal journey, diving into emotions and senses, are his unique talents. He has a wonderful personality and sense of humor which brings fun and joy throughout the deep and powerful practice. Thank you Jai."

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  • Review by Alexandra
    10 out of 10

    "The Tantric Yoga Ritual retreat was a priceless experience. I loved all the rituals during the retreat and I learned many things about ritual life. Every ritual was set up with great care and compassion. We could really dive deep into ourselves. It was a great experience to work with the elements. I felt really supported by the teacher and the group connection was a wonderful surprise. The elements seemed to bring us together. Jai is clearly a great teacher and I felt completely safe with all the new experiences he shared. He never tries to push you into a direction, he just gives simple advice and guidance when you ask for it. You can really feel that he cares about people. "

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  • Review by Cindy
    10 out of 10

    "The Tantric Yoga Ritual retreat is about connecting to nature, and learning to connect to people through new boundaries. It is taught with love, compassion, and freedom to do things your own way. Going inwards to and really feeling the energies of the five elements flowing throughout the whole body is a rare and unique experience. Making nature rituals was new for me, but I loved the experience of it. From the first day I felt the uplifting energy from the retreat. Jai. C. Salt is a very sensitive teacher, who really knows what he is doing. His classes are full of great energy, and celebrate and evoke the essence of the elements. He is a master in saying the right things at the right time. He needs to write a book about it!"

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  • Review by Lars
    10 out of 10

    "The Tantric Yoga Ritual retreat is the perfect way to connect. If you are a yoga practitioner, even a beginner, or curious about Tantra and rituals, this retreat gives you a unique experience. Through yoga, the five elements and being surrounded by nature, it was easy to open up into a journey of self-exploration, purification and awakening. This experience is heightened by a carefully sewn program and food to support all the different practices. In only ten days, I have realized things about myself that have been on my mind for several years. The simplicity of living, the beauty of everything around us, the heightening of the senses, everything just becomes clear. This retreat has left me a changed person! If you get the chance to attend to this retreat, I highly recommend it! Jai. C. Salt is an naturally gifted teacher. His broad spectrum of wisdom in all kinds of subjects is something you rarely see, but that’s not what makes him a good teacher. What makes him a good teacher is his ability to communicate. He can make the most subtle and difficult subject easy to understand. He can shed light to questions about yourself, you’ve had for many years. He brings about understanding and compassion. That’s what makes him a good teacher. What makes him a great teacher is his ability to connect to the people coming to his courses. His personality and his genuine wish to help and transform peoples’ lives, is something you need to experience to understand fully. His work and teachings are his life. That’s what makes him a great teacher. What makes him an amazing teacher, is his never ending compassion and humility, but what really makes Jai an elite teacher is that he makes you do everything yourself! He points at the direction, gives you some tools to work with and is ever supporting and motivational when you follow your journey. I’ve known Jai for only four years, and the paths he has opened for me are beyond description. He truly is a life changer. "

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  • Review by Evan Keith from California
    10 out of 10

    "One of the most valuable things I learnt through The Elemental Yoga Therapy Training was actually how to observe and be aware of myself and to accept that every day I am a bit different."

    "I learned to observe myself without judgement (sometimes!) - or if anything to simply be aware of it, to develop what I feel, not what I think I should feel. I would do this course over and over again because I know that every time I would learn so much more about the ever changing nature of myself."

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  • Review by Tara Clemeons from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The Training leads us through an intuitive creative path in developing a relationship with ourselves, allowing us to gather our own unique set of organic tools in the healing process, as a means to then offer healing to others. "

    "I will be forever grateful for the journey I took in Elemental Yoga Therapy philosophy. As challenging as it is to put the feelings and lessons absorbed into words, with such an intense program, I will say that it has changed my views, values, and perception of life in a number of different ways. "

    "As an extraordinary experience of unfolding, this was a gift to have as a yoga teacher or health practitioner or just simply as a living being."

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  • Review by Naori Ishikawa from Japan
    10 out of 10

    "Elemental Yoga's theory seems so simple in the end, yet for us living in this world it's not easy to realize it. The Yoga Therapy course taught me how to feel more connected with nature, and so now the things I value are changing. I can really see how we, as human beings, have been making things so complicated and the training process itself taught me how to go back to what we were all doing originally. What I learnt from the training was priceless, it was more than yoga, or perhaps it is just the very essence of yoga, and I really feel how now I am on the right path."

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  • Review by Iris Enz from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "The EYT experience was a deep process of learning, understanding, and feeling the connection to myself, nature, and everything that surrounds us again. My perception of life has changed and I now feel more self-determined and able to set the right impulses on the right energy levels to balance my own nature, my whole life. The Elemental Yoga concept is an amazing model to make sustainable, deep changes within yourself and also help others to do the same. I now feel my own home, my center and my path and trust the flow of life more than I ever did. For me as a yoga teacher it gives me more trust and I connect to my students on a deeper level, which makes real transformation possible."

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  • Review by Emily Shain from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The Elemental Yoga Therapy training was in countless ways one of the best gifts I have ever been granted as a teacher and student of yoga but also as a person looking to grow. Not only did what I learn broaden my understanding of yoga, holistic health, but it also made me certain in my ability to help others - students, friends, even clients who start off as strangers. There is not often a day that goes by that I do not think of these teachings and the resulting personal realizations which came through the courses’ power in constantly connecting me with the simplest truths and experiences."

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  • Review by Amber Sawyer from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The Elemental Yoga Therapy training is absolutely one of a kind: bravely, wisely and aesthetically revealing the essence of ancient traditions including yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda, TCM, Shiatsu, and Shamanism into a simple, pure, communicable reflection of nature herself.The wisdom can be woven with ease into daily living, yoga development, as well as any healing modality, and ultimately into the way in which we understand and experience our selves.This course is creatively structured as a program so that each student can experience the dynamic dance of the elements, allowing the elements to reveal their inherent polarities within our physical and subtle bodies. After 18 days together, I had a completely new perspective of the elements, as well as a renewed love affair with nature!Finally, I feel that I've been guided into a course of study that brings the wisdom of the sages into an evolved, conscious and modern day approach towards empowering the individual to tap into their own energetic potential. I look forward to continued studies with the Elemental Yoga Therapy program! "

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  • Review by Kristina Popp from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "The Elemental Yoga Therapy training helped me reconnect with myself through absorbing and reconnecting to the energies of nature's elements. I learned new aspects of yoga that feel more truthful and makes me realize how easy it is to be asleep in my former practices.I learned that it is through subtlety and simplicity that you find the yoga to be most effective, both physically and energetically. I am ready to go out with the experience and the comprehensive tool box that comes from this very thorough training in Elemental Yoga Therapy.I am only at the beginning, but a seed has been planted and I am committed to keep nourishing it and watch it grow. Thank you for a wonderful yoga experience."

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  • Review by Martin Blueberg from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "I have completed three trainings with this form of elemental yoga, and each time the course showed me how to connect even more deeply to the elements inside me. Teaching others how connecting to nature and the elements can heal and transform deeply rooted issues / imbalances is simple when you know how to use this system.As a teacher, I work in the Norwegian Prison system, and the key practices of elemental yoga are fundamental to assisting my students there.Anyone who is interested in yoga and transformative work should put this training on their list. It teaches absolutely sincere developmental skills. Elemental Yoga Therapy has taken yoga to another level for me. "

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  • Review by Alvaro from Portugal
    10 out of 10

    "This course came to me at the right time in my life, As someone who already had a connection to ritual life, I was truly moved as I learned to relate with Mother Nature and her Elements on a much deeper level.I was expertly guided and supported all the way through my discoveries by these two extraordinary teachers . It is difficult to be more specific, because words don't really describe the feelings that come with moving the Elements into harmony with yourself. I am deeply touched by this course."

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  • Review by Holli from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I came to the Elemental Yoga Therapy Course for two reasons. First, I wanted to learn techniques to balance my own constitution and imbalances. Secondly, I wanted to start practicing Yoga Therapy in my community.My 21 day journey of yogic self-inquiry was truly transformative. I am able to see and feel myself as an alchemy of Nature' s Elements. I have this deep sense of connection to the Earth and belonging to her.I did find some answers to my personal questions, but more importantly I learned how and when to ask the right questions. The course left me completely confident and excited to help the people in my community with this wonderful form of Yoga Therapy"

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  • Review by Ruth from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "With the medicine I have learnt on this course I feel I am able to continue strengthening myself, physically and emotionally. I now have an entirely new perspective on yoga. This is Yoga like no other Yoga, and I love the Therapy that it creates.The way I experienced the forces of Nature threading me together is beautiful. To find a Teacher in Nature means I carry from this course a medicine that I can share with anyone at any level of Yoga, anywhere along their path of life challenges."

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  • Review by Lill-Janne from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "This course stands out by itself, its is a unique and fundamental Yoga path, and has a depth which makes it so very complementary to any other yoga style.I now see Kundalini Yoga from a whole new perspective and these EYT teachings will enrich my own teaching and personal journey with my practices. Elemental Yoga Therapy is authentic. I am forever grateful and very satisfied by this teaching."

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  • Review by Emily from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Having experienced my transformative Nature by balancing the Elements inside me, I learned how to feel myself in a whole new way. I became aware of my cyclic nature and my ability to attune myself to the seasons in order to live in harmony.Experiencing and learning about the natural medicinal power of Yoga makes me confident in helping other people to balance their energies holistically. During the three weeks of training I received a lot of useful tools in order to practice and teach powerful Yoga.But most importantly, I feel my own connection to my Earth, my Water, my Fire, my Air, and my Spirit. Feeling this connection allows me to receive Nature's wisdom as my lifelong teacher."

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The Elemental Yoga School, has been facilitating yoga teacher training and yoga therapy training programs, retreats, workshops, and private classes and courses since 2010.

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Arrival: Tuesday October 31, 2017
Departure: Wednesday November 29, 2017

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