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25 Day 300-Hour Intensive Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training in Ubud, Bali

Om Ham Retreat And Resort, Tirta Tawar Road / Banjar Junjungan, Ubud, Tegalalang, Gianyar Regency, Bali 80571

Entrepreneurship andTherapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Bali

Kaya Yoga is an organization dedicated to deliver quality Yoga Certification in line with Yoga Alliance Standards. These teacher trainings run every year and certify people to become 200, 300, or 500 hour registered yoga teachers. Kaya Yoga has recently been awarded with the UAE Business Awards - Best Yoga Teacher Training School, Dubai (2019) and the GCC Enterprise Awards - Most Spiritual Yoga Class Provider, United Arab Emirates (2019).

Meet the instructors

Kaya, Sanne, Rachel, & 1 More…
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  • In-depth yoga practices
  • Meditation, kriya, and pranayama
  • Various excursions and healing sessions
  • Yoga Therapeutics and teaching for special needs
  • Assistance and advice in career startup upon graduation
  • Certificate to register with Yoga Alliance on passing the exam
  • 1-on-1 practical and effective mentor sessions
  • Daily breakfast buffet, lunch, dinner
  • 24 nights of accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

23 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, French
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer available:
Ngurah Rai International Airport (US$25 per person)
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Yoga shala

Om Ham Retreat And Resort is a beautiful accommodation in Ubud, Bali.

Superior room

This beautiful 24-square-meter superior room is available with double or twin beds; each with shower, self-controlled air conditioner, mini bar, sumptuous amenities, bathrobe, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, safety box, IDD telephone, and wireless internet connection.

Deluxe room

Each of the spacious 36-square-meter ornately designed deluxe rooms is equipped with a private balcony overlooking beautiful landscape and rice field, double bed, mosquito net, shower and bathtub, self-controlled air conditioner, mini bar, sumptuous amenities, bathrobe, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, safety box, IDD telephone, and wireless internet connection.


Kaya Yoga Therapy

Kaya Yoga is an organization dedicated to delivering quality yoga certification in line with Yoga Alliance standards so that clients can teach their students the principals of this ancient art to the highest possible standard. They have recently been awarded with the MEA Business Award for Best Yoga Teacher Training School.

Their Bali program is mostly taught by Kaya Yoga's experienced teachers Marylene Henry and Sanne Kerkhof, with support of other skilled experts in their field. Please note that Kaya herself no longer teaches full teacher training programs, but this curriculum is fully delivered according to her method.


Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

Please note carefully that this intensive yoga teacher training is suitable for those who already have a decent level of yoga experience or who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training in the past. You may take Kaya Yoga Therapy's online course to familiarize yourself with the practice foundations. A personal interview with the course facilitators is required to make sure you will get the best out of this training.


The school specializes in yoga Therapeutics for scoliosis, stress, anxiety, depression and many other modern-day imbalances and health issues. This yoga practice rebalances the spine and physical and emotional body. The techniques have been proven to be effective through numerous case studies. They have produced over 100 certified instructors, who all teach according to the Kaya Yoga method.

This teacher training programs are delivered by highly experienced teachers who all specialize in a specific aspect of yoga. The school is the winner of the UAE business awards for Best Yoga Teacher Training School and featured in numerous magazines both in the UAE and internationally. They currently run trainings in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Bali.

This program is a complete journey into deepening and fine-tuning your own self yoga practice and will prepare you in all aspects of a thriving yoga career including how to set up and run the business, marketing, brand building, and succeeding as a yoga instructor. Through working with case studies, students don’t graduate only as elite yoga teachers, but as fully-fledged yoga practitioners and entrepreneurs with a vast amount of knowledge of traditional yoga applications as taught by the masters of their time. A good education is so important, particularly in yoga. That’s why Kaya Yoga Therapy decided to offer this intensive program and help you deepen your skills as a teacher and practitioner.

What you will learn in this yoga teacher training

  • Deepening your knowledge of a steady self-practice (meditation, pranayama, and asana) based on classical yoga traditions (Kaya Yoga Therapy blends Iyengar, Krishnamacharya, and Therapeutic Hatha yoga techniques)
  • The names of yoga asana in both Sanskrit and English, meaning of names and correct pronunciation
  • The safe and correct way to practice all different categories of yoga asana, including backbends, arm balances and inversions, based on alignment principles and functional movement and anatomy
  • Additional focus on arm balances and inversions during this training
  • How to work with back problems, scoliosis, breathing problems, depression, anxiety, stress, diabetes, and joint issues
  • Proper postural alignment and adjustment, how to avoid injury, and in-depth yoga anatomy
  • How to facilitate steady client progress and keep students interested in yoga
  • Pre and Post-natal yoga and Pregnancy yoga
  • Holistic nutrition, the importance of diet, and lifestyle consulting
  • How to read people’s body, work intuitively and comfortably make hands-on adjustments for your students
  • How to structure classes which are engaging and facilitate deep release and personal growth
  • The benefits of a full range of Restorative yoga poses and how to apply these therapeutically
  • How to teach sessions for both groups and private clients with confidence and knowledge of your subject (Kaya Yoga Therapy promises that you will feel very confident to teach before after completing your training)
  • How to cue classes, the right use of voice, and the pronunciation of different yoga postures
  • How to become a yoga industry leader and target your own niche market of clients (Kaya Yoga Therapy has many job opportunities for students completing their courses, including assistant on teacher training)
  • How to apply the teachings of the ancient yogic texts to modern-day life and help students find a more balanced way of life (Kaya Yoga Therapy uses the Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali, Siva Samhita, Gheranda Samhita, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
  • Yoga teacher ethics, Yama and Niyama, how to live as a modern-day yogi
  • An in-depth and full understanding of what yoga is about. Kaya Yoga Therapy promises a life-transforming experience, which will allow you to start living life from a completely different, stronger, and more positive perspective

Key points of this training

  • Acquire a safe and solid understanding of your own yoga practice in the first week.
  • After the foundational work, the program grows you across all key stages of becoming an industry-leading yoga practitioner. At the core, you are perfecting foundational techniques and learn how to apply yoga as a holistic modality for self-development, well-being, and transformation. Kaya Yoga Therapy works with different therapeutic modalities each day.
  • Kaya Yoga Therapy teaches yoga based on the Classical Yoga Scriptures without diluting the tradition of this powerful practice. However, the training takes into account you are living in a modern-day world and must find balance within.
  • You are trained in translating those skills into a business that is marketed, efficiently run and in teaching, mentoring, consulting, and other delivery skills.
  • Finally, throughout the program, your homework, practice, and teaching assignments will help find and solidify your coming career direction. At the very last stage, the Kaya Yoga Therapy team will provide assistance and advice with career startup, with the opportunity for a job position/partnership with Kaya Yoga Therapy.
  • Kaya Yoga Therapy promises a life-transforming experience. These powerful teachings will allow you to get in touch with your true self and inner voice, and start living life for you while helping others do the same.

How it works from the start to finish

  • Delving deeply into leading therapeutic yoga techniques, theory, and best practices through 200 and then 300 hours of training
  • Comprehensive devotion to understanding the underpinnings of various physical and emotional issues and their natural solutions
  • Thorough preparation in the business, marketing, teaching, consulting, delivery, and operations aspects of your yoga entrepreneurship
  • 1-on-1 practical and effective mentor sessions with the teacher to work out your unique Yoga entrepreneur path
  • Assistance and advice in career startup upon graduation and potential self-yoga offers with Kaya Yoga

Who is this course for

For the 300-hour course, Kaya Yoga Therapy will require their students to have a decent level of yoga experience and practice. It is recommended to take Kaya’s online course before starting to familiarize yourself with the practice foundations.

Kaya Yoga Therapy's teacher training build-up:

Week 1: Perfecting of foundational practice techniques

  • Meditation
  • Inner and outer Vayu
  • Kriya: Uddiyana Bandha
  • Pranayama: Kapalabhati, Nadhi Shodana, and 3-part breath
  • All asana categories: standing, seated forward bends and twists, arm balances, baby and advanced backbends, Surya Namaskar A and B, Vajrasana, Virasana and Padmasana cycles, Sirsasana and Sarvangasana

Day off

Today is a day off and there won't be any training courses.

Week 2: Yoga therapy and teaching for special needs

Each day reflects a different topic. Kaya Yoga Therapy builds up practice around this topic, a lecture, and then on each day, the students learn to compose a sequence for the specific issue.

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Breathing pathologies
  • Anatomy of breathing
  • Depression and diabetes
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica, Lumbar Disc Herniations, and Spinal anatomy
  • Knee and joint issues, the anatomy of the knee, hip, and shoulder
  • Pregnancy, Pre and Post-natal

Day off

Today is a day off and there won't be any training courses.

Week 3:

  • Case study teaching (in-person teaching assignments to teach in the venue)
  • Advanced yoga philosophy (Gheranda Samhita, Siva Samhita, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
  • Advanced yoga practices: Working on arm balances and inversions, headstand, and shoulder stand
  • Yoga entrepreneurship and writing a business plan
  • Clearing of energetic blockages which stop you from manifesting your dream life
  • Vocal activation and use of voice in class
  • Teaching methodology for private and group Sessions
  • Nutritional therapy and coaching and the Sattvic yogic diet
  • In-depth yoga anatomy and anatomy of movement

Yoga Alliance Standards

All teacher training programs with Kaya Yoga Therapy comply with Yoga Alliance standards and have a fixed curriculum divided over the following subjects:

  • Techniques, training, and practice
  • Teaching methodology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers
  • Practicums

In addition, Kaya Yoga Therapy covers the history of yoga, basics of traditional Chinese medicine, in-depth anatomy of breathing and the spine, yoga psychology, and studies on chakras and energy bodies.

The term “Therapy” is used to indicate that the organization uses the ancient practices of yoga for therapeutic healing purposes in order to improve posture, align the spine, create more body awareness, breath awareness, concentration and increase self-knowledge. By no means does this mean that they are able to diagnose, treat, or cure any advanced state diseases or emotional disorders. Yoga and meditation have been proven to improve life quality when practiced regularly, and Kaya Yoga Therapy purely transmits the ancient teachings of yoga practice as passed on to them by the yoga masters of their time.

Disclaimer for Kaya Yoga Therapy teacher training

The yoga therapy components of their courses are based on the following.

  • Using the traditional yoga practices as transmitted by the masters for physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine studies
  • Postural alignment
  • Anatomy of Breath and study of breathing pathologies
  • Anatomy of the spine and study of spinal pathologies
  • In-depth anatomy studies
  • 1-to-1 training and learning the key aspects of being a private instructor
  • Thai massage and bodywork
  • Yoga psychology
  • The study of chakra’s and energy bodies

Included excursions

Enjoy a water temple blessing with local Balinese guides with various healing sessions.


Kaya Peters

Sanne Kerkhof

Rachel Ellery

Marylene Henry

Retreat location

This teacher training is held at a beautiful location in Ubud, Bali.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Kaya Yoga Therapy offers a vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet with optional fish. No meat is served during the teacher training. They stick to a nourishing whole food diet.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 300-hour teacher training courses
  • Various excursions and healing sessions
  • Daily breakfast buffet, lunch, dinner
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • 24 nights' accommodation
  • Manuals and tuition
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Online course (mandatory)

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Personal excursions and costs
  • Personal foods outside of the served meals

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).

Airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport Airport transfer available: Ngurah Rai International Airport (US$25 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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For the 300-hour course, Kaya Yoga Therapy will require their students to have a decent level of yoga experience and practice. It is recommended to take Kaya’s online course before starting to familiarize yourself with the practice foundations. The online course costs 49 USD and is already included in the price.

Wednesday April 28, 2021
(25 days / 24 nights)

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