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17 Days Intensive 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Bali

  • Svarga Loka Resort, Jalan Raya Penestanan Kelod, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Overview

Bali Yoga Teacher Training

Whether you are just starting out on your journey to become a teacher, seeking to enhance your teaching skills or simply wish to develop your personal practice, this teacher training program and intensives will provide you with the tools to enrich your practice and teach authentically, grounded both in self-awareness and experiential knowledge.

Highlights

  • Revolutionary teachings of yogic philosophy
  • Power Vinyasa sequencing and Yin yoga practices
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa as your strong daily foundational practice
  • Daily handstand, inversion, and strength workshops
  • Unparalleled breath and alignment teachings
  • Yoga Alliance certification upon completion
  • 16 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast buffet

Skill level

  • Advanced

  • 17 days with instruction
  • English
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Situated in Ubud, Svarga Loka Resort is the perfect place to experience Bali and its surroundings. Set 38.1 kilometers from the excitement of the city, this four-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Svarga Loka Resort, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, express check-in and check-out, luggage storage, and Wi-Fi in public areas.

The ambiance of Svarga Loka Resort is reflected in every guest's room. Wake-up service, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, balcony and terrace, and desks are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as sauna, outdoor pool, garden, and massage spa. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Svarga Loka Resort the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Bali.

The physical and energetic practice

The Ashtanga Vinyasa (series one) sequence is the strong foundational practice six mornings per week, with inversion transitions as a means to access deeper experience and understanding of breath and alignment. Sundays and time allocated during daily workshops have a focus on mindful, intelligent and intuitive sequencing for gentle and power flow classes. Strength and inversion classes are six afternoons per week to compliment the foundation of the morning practice and to give you more expertise and understanding of dimensions within the physical and energetic practice. Every evening except Sunday Yin yoga is taught, and as well as being restorative for mind and body, will give you insight into the healing and therapeutic aspects of this internally based practice.

Bliss of breath and Traditional Pranayama

A highlight of this program is the emphasis on tapping into transcendent states of being via strong breath work rooted in tantra. Traditional heating, cooling and balancing pranayamas are interwoven to deepen your experiential knowledge and ability to teach many varying pranayama techniques and their effects.

Illumination through Philosophical understanding

During this portion of the course you will experience many revolutionary concepts and insights pertaining to the nature of reality and existence. Highlighted is views on karma, Kala, Guna, Dhama, Darshan, Anarthas, Samskara and the different Yogas based on Bhagavad Gita and SRIMAD Bhagavatam. The Historical Philosophical evolution of India is taught as well as an overview of different philosophical traditions and schools focusing on the Bhakti Vedanta tradition as well as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with focus on the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga.

Meditation

You will learn how energetics can enhance the meditation experience and how to access this optimum space via a focus on breath (ujayi), and sound (mantra), to assist the experience of transcending limiting thought patterns, beliefs, and habits. You will also learn the theoretic principles underlying these techniques.

Mantra

Six evenings per week are dedicated to guiding your understanding of and ability to share the Ashtanga invocation as well as many mantras that protect, heal, uplift and assist one to evolve through vikarmas / negative karmas. Sometimes classical Indian instruments will accompany which can enhance an uplifted experience.

Methodology

These daily classes are a fusion of key elements pertaining to yogic lifestyle and teaching, which include key principles to self mastery, yoga energetics, nature of mind, a deeper look at teaching skills, dualistic nature of reality, dimensions within the Ashtanga lineage, yogic diet, yoga versus physical culture and more..

Yoga Anatomy

These classes offer basic understanding of anatomical structures and systems with a focus on a detailed anatomy of breathing as well as insight into Ayurveda, and the energetical layers / koshas, all revolving on how this knowledge relates to yoga practice.

Asana and teaching workshops

Two hours a day are dedicated to adjustments, alignment and teaching skills. With much hands on and practical experience through demonstrations and interactive workshops you will be able to correctly identify and correct misalignment in body and breath. Through the work shopping of teaching parts you will learn how to harness your most powerful voice as a teacher and source of healing in this world.

Yogic Business and marketing

These classes offer information that gives a broader insight into the traditional and commercial yoga industry, marketing yourself as a teacher and assists to help identify your unique role in this field.

Program content

  • Advanced breath or pranayama practices
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa series I intensives
  • Bhakti yoga (Bhagavad conclusion, “essence” of the yogic, or vedic system)
  • Blockage release work and practice and understanding
  • Chakras or nadis and correct flow of prana
  • Devolution of elements according to Samkhya philosophy
  • Different paths of yoga
  • Different pranas and their functions
  • Essential human physiology
  • Ethics
  • Food and prana
  • Functional human anatomy
  • Heating, cooling, and balancing pranayama techniques
  • Illness and elemental imbalance
  • Inversion, handstand, and strength workshop five days per week
  • Jnana yoga
  • Karma yoga
  • Kirtan or sound healing
  • Koshas or pranic bodies
  • Nature of mind
  • Philosophy (Bhagavad)
  • Psychical energy centers and function of prana
  • Power Vinyasa sequencing
  • Prana and higher evolution
  • Principles of yoga therapy and healing
  • Regulation and rebalancing of prana
  • Respiratory system and its functions
  • Sattvic living
  • Self-mastery
  • States of consciousness and meditation
  • Teaching practicums
  • Teaching skills and marketing workshops
  • The power of mantra
  • The theory of karma and freedom (Bhagavad)
  • Traditional fire ceremonies to open and close the training to invoke auspiciousness
  • Yin yoga
  • Yoga as therapy (benefits, contraindications, and therapeutic use of asanas)
  • Yoga sutras - aphorisms of Patanjali
  • Yogic diet

Schedule

Arrival date is one day prior to scheduled start date. There will be a welcome session and class from 18:00.

Monday to Saturday

  • 07:00 - 10:30 Ashtanga Vinyasa and pranayama
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Refresh
  • 11:00 - 14:30 Training
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Lunch
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Training
  • 16:30 - 16:45 Light refreshments
  • 16:45 - 23:00 Training

Sunday

  • 10:00 - 14:00 Training and sequencing for Power yoga flows
  • Radhika Jayaprada

    As the lead yoga therapist for NZ's Olympic athletes, Jayaprada comes form a 20 year background exploring yogas lineages and I s passionate about sharing its ancient and authentic secrets. She studied in India extensively and her predominant teaching is Ashtanga and intelligent, mindfulness vinyasa flows. Her students attest her expertise is catering individual levels and needs.

  • Govinda Dev Das

    Govinda Dev Is a true world citizen born in Perú, educated in Germany, but raised in the Indian Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. He travels the world teaching and inspiring by sharing his vast experience and insight into how the world can gain from the timeless knowledge available in the Vedas. His main passion since his early childhood has been the arcana process of temple worship at which he excelled in his years as a monk.

Ubud is culture, yes. It's also home to good restaurants, cafes, and streets of shops, many selling goods from the region's artisans. There's somewhere to stay for every budget, and no matter the price, you can enjoy lodgings that reflect the local Zeitgeist: artful, creative, and serene.

Ubud is a stroll away from the intersection of Jalan Raya Ubud and Monkey Forest Road. Through the nearby verdant rice fields, you can quickly make all right with the world. Spend a few days in Ubud to appreciate it properly. It's one of those places where days can become weeks and weeks become months, as the noticeable expat community demonstrates.

Nearby places

  • Museum Puri Lukisan, 1.3 kilometers - 17 minutes
Activities
  • Art classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Concierge desk
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Luggage room / storage
  • River
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Valet
  • Wake-up calls

Exquisite organic raw, vegan meals and super foods are on offering from the famous Alchemy cafe which is just a few minutes stroll from your shala. So between Svarga Loka and Alchemy, you have a wide variety of nourishing meals to choose from. Extra snacks and beverages are not included

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Vegan
  • 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)
  • Dip in the swimming pool with a beautiful view
  • Explore nearby museums in Ubud
  • Join art or cooking classes in Svarga Loka Resort
  • Relax in Svarga Loka Resort’s Ayusha Wellness spa
  • Try Tao Kung lessons in Svarga Loka Resort

Svarga Loka Resort offers spa treatments at Ayusha Wellness that provides all you could wish for in spa ambience. The open-air treatments, breathtaking river views, and tropical green surroundings support highly personalized therapeutic treatments and wellness programs. It is the ideal setting for escaping from the stresses of day-to-day life and directing your attention inward. The spa treatments are available at an extra cost.

  • 16 nights' accommodation
  • All classes and programs
  • All course material
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher training curriculum and certification
  • Airport transfers

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

  • Review by Mary Lee from Hong Kong, China
    9 out of 10

    "My dear teachers Radhika and Govinda have done their utmost to establish a perfect Ashtanga yoga teacher training for everyone. They let us know what 'yoga' really was, and in many aspects more than I learned from the commercial yoga world. The course was extremely intensive and we worked closely with each others, we learned, practiced, sweated, exhausted and laughed together. Radhika's hearty laughter and smiles have imprinted deep into my mind! She communicated with us from her heart and loved us with her pure soul, I loved every moment we shared and all pieces of experiences were really memorable for me. The training was really tough but worthy. If you are looking for a serious yoga teacher training or work out your Ashtanga yoga practice in depth, I strongly recommend Radhika's training. "

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  • Review by Emanuel Alex from Palm Beach, Florida, U.S
    10 out of 10

    "Why should you do your teacher with Radhika rather than any other program in the world? Radhika’s personal practice stems from the most authentic and ancient lineage of yoga. Although this may sound intimidating, she has the ability to make the most difficult postures accessible to the most neophyte yogi. Her instructions, adjustments, and methodology allows the teacher trainee to not only make progress incredibly quickly in their own development but also become exceptionally proficient in effectively sharing the same progress with others. The daily schedule is absolutely ideal! You even have access to a sincere and relatable scholar of Vedic knowledge; this means that your intellect will be as engaged as your physical body. I have lived on a sailboat, made maps for the government during post-disaster operations, grown rare and exotic fruit in a tropical paradise, and overstimulated my adrenal gland with unthinkable extreme sports feats; however, the most profound and rewarding time in this life has been that spent in the company of Radhika and her team. If you desire to become remarkably enthusiastic, confident, patient, disciplined, discerning, and a devoted teacher of the most genuine practice under the sun, then this is the training for you! You will come away singing, dancing, laughing, and smiling. Attempting to summarize how much advancement you can make during this training is futile in words. But I will say that I have never felt more balanced, capable, and excited then after practicing regularly with Radhika. Let yourself get swept up in this magical experience, it might just be the best decision you ever made. Writing from a place of the deepest gratitude, with respect for a truly great soul. Looking forward to training with you again as soon as possible."

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  • Review by Bec Popp from New South Wales, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "The experience of training with Radhika and Govinda has left me inspired and energized! With strong daily physical practice paired with Govindas deep philosophical teachings and joyful afternoon mantra sessions. Without the doubt the training was physically and mentally challenging, everything I hoped it would be! Radhika’s approach gave me the ability to find my own voice, teaching style, and beliefs. I loved the location of Kovalam beach allowing me to regularly connect with the ocean. I would recommend Radhika Yoga if you are looking for a deep and intensive experience to truly evolve yourself and your ability to share with others."

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  • Review by Carrianne from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Wow, what an experience. The Radhika and Govinda dream team swept me off my feet… literally and metaphorically. The team’s passion for all aspects of yoga is an inspiration, both a fountain of knowledge in their own right, drawing constantly on their own vast and varied experiences to teach above and beyond what’s expected of a 200-hour YTT."

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  • Review by Mountaha D’simone from New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "My experience during Radhika Yoga teacher training is truly beyond words. Incredible teachers filled with so much wisdom and light. From asanas to pranayama to philosophy and kirtan. It was a month of massive growth and purification, plus the location in the Arabian Sea was such bliss. I highly recommend this training to anyone who is truly interested in the meaning of yoga as a self-realization tool and way of truly being alive in this human experience."

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  • Review by Sah D’Simone from New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Radhika and Govinda! So eternally grateful for the training, it was one of the most challenging and profound months of my life. You’re such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing so much of your wisdom with us, deeply appreciated!"

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  • Review by Tom Clauss from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "I really loved the course and your commitment! I thank you guys so much again; I really love you both so much. It was a great structure and I also really appreciated discussing the sutras and philosophy with Govinda."

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  • Review by Nick Stubler from Denver, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I thoroughly enjoyed Radhika Yoga's Teacher Training. Radhika's knowledge and expertise in Astanga yoga and inversions is extensive and humbling, and my Asana practice progressed immensely over the course of 3 weeks. Govindas knowledge of yoga philosophy was equally impressive, teaching me an immense amount every day. Thank you for everything, Radhika and Govinda - you both have an amazing energy, and I feel immeasurably blessed to have connected with each of you."

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  • Review by Lauren Marshall from Toronto, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Radhika greeted me like we were old friends and that's what it felt like from day one of meeting her. Radhika made sure we felt safe and sorted out healthy and delicious food for us to enjoy during our training time. We had a gorgeous apartment with views of the Arabian Sea and enjoyed the fresh breeze blowing through our practice space all day long. It was so special to be taught in a group of like-minded people. Radhika was able to work with me (and the rest of the group) as an individual and help me personally work through the areas I had most difficulty with. She helped me break through my insecurities as a teacher in training which gave me much needed confidence so I could take it with me when I left. I finally can connect my body to my breath. Which I was never able to do before the training. Not only did she make me feel more confident and helped me finally connect my breath to my body but her and Govinda (our Philosophy teacher) taught the true meaning of yoga. Being able to actually understand the meaning of this powerful practice has to be, hands down, one of the most important things I have learned in my life. It was so amazing to learn the power of the breath, asanas, philosophy, mantras and sutras but even more amazing to be able to have connected with myself on a level I had never experienced before. My shavasanas were deeper and more relaxing than I had ever had, I felt uplifted during every beautiful song Radhika sang, and learned the beginnings of an ancient language I never thought I could grasp. I believe I am lucky to have learned these lifelong tools from Radhika Yoga and am even more blessed to now help spread the true meanings to the people I will go on to teach. I will forever be a changed person from this experience in my life. Thank you Radhika and Govinda!"

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  • Review by Cree Cornejo from USA
    10 out of 10

    "This yoga program was so much beyond anything that I could have expected. I arrived in Kovalam, India into the beautiful world of true yoga led by the incredible Radhika and her fiancé, Govinda. Everyday brought a new challenge and a step further on the path of personal transformation. Radhika's teaching style is a balance of kind, loving motivation, and pushing each individual to finding her edge. In the mornings, we maintained a focused, active one and a half to two hour practice, followed by methodology, philosophy, inversions, and winding down with the lovely mantra class in the early evenings. During my time in the program, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to participate in the inversions course with the incredibly talented Mark McLauchlan who got me into my first headstands and handstands, a real highlight in the program and my life! This program was an absolute dream, from the very first sore, aching-hamstring days to the very last enchanting closing day ceremony. Radhika herself is an inspiring, divine light on earth that infuses each day with the power of her devotion. This course was absolutely magical and I'm extremely happy I was able to experience this course within a small group because I know this gem won’t be kept hidden for long. Love you Radhika! :)"

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  • Review by Lauren Marshall from Canana, Mexico
    10 out of 10

    "After a few snow storms that had me locked in my house for days at a time I started thinking deeper into my soul. It was starving. I realized I had a huge void deep inside that I wasn't fulfilling. Everything kept pointing to yoga. I didn't quite know at the time why yoga seemed to be the answer but that is what my gut was telling me. Another thing my gut kept saying was India. I wanted to know the deeper meanings behind yoga and there was only one person I felt like I could trust. Radhika not only seemed to have mastered the art of yoga asanas but she had a magical presence about her that was undeniable. I knew that if I followed her to India I would leave with a deep spiritual understanding. This is why I decided to go with Radhikas teacher training. So I quickly signed up for her RYT in Kerala. From the second I landed in India I felt a sphere of protection around me. The people of India were wonderful from the moment I arrived and my travels to our teacher living quarters were safe. Radhika greeted me like we were old friends and that's what it felt like from day one of meeting her. Radhika made sure we felt safe and sorted out healthy and delicious food for us to enjoy during our training time. We had a gorgeous apartment with views of the Arabian Sea and enjoyed the fresh breeze blowing through our practice space all day long. It was so special to be taught in a small group of like-minded people. Radhika was able to work with me (and the rest of the group) as an individual and help me personally work through the areas I had most difficulty with. She helped me break through my insecurities as a teacher in training which gave me much needed confidence so I could take it with me when I left. I finally can connect my body to my breath. Which I was never able to do before the training. Not only did she make me feel more confident and helped me finally connect my breath to my body but her and Govinda (our philosophy teacher) taught the true meaning of yoga. Being able to actually understand the meaning of this powerful practice has to be, hands down, one of the most important things I have learned in my life. It was so amazing to learn the power of the breath, asanas, philosophy, mantras, and sutras but even more amazing to be able to have connected with myself on a level I had never experienced before. My shavasanas were deeper and more relaxing than I had ever had, I felt uplifted during every beautiful song Radhika sang and learned the beginnings of an ancient language I never thought I could grasp. I believe I am lucky to have learned these lifelong tools from Radhika Yoga and am even more blessed to now help spread the true meanings to the people I will go on to teach. I will forever be a changed person from this experience in my life and without giving myself this time in the mother land it would have not been possible. Thank you Radhika and Govinda."

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  • Review by Khadi Ishtar from Sydney, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "I have just completed my teacher training with Radhika from Radhika Yoga and it has been such a magical experience. I would highly recommend attending one of the many future programs coming up. Now I highly recommend these courses, for not only developing strength in your asanas through daily Ashtanga Vinyasa practice, but more importantly learning the ancient philosophy of yoga and the Vedas, which is missing in other regular yoga teacher trainings, as well as being in stunning India which where the spiritual heart of yoga and beyond was established."

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  • Review by Gopal Das from Vrindavan, India
    10 out of 10

    "This was the best yoga teacher training i have ever done in my life. I fully loved all of it and the heart of the course is full of love bhakti, bliss, ananda. I would recommend this training to anyone who really wants to gain the true meaning out of yoga. This teacher training will give you that. It filled me to the top with knowledge of yoga that is not taught anywhere else."

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  • Review by Sara Liguori from Sydney, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "I feel really blessed after this amazing YTT! It’s a special opportunity to fully immerse yourself in pure connection with soul and awakens you to your powerful purpose in relationship with the divide which has been empowering in indescribable ways. Her way to teach is so compassionate and full of knowledge and love! After the training I felt really stable in my practice and couldn’t wait to start teaching!! She taught me how to be stronger physically, emotionally, and spiritually! My ideas about my life are clearer now, and thanks to her teaching, through the love and devotion shared through her are transmitted and deepened within me. I now feel a much stronger connection to the source of existence, to God. Not just the practice of yoga but also learning the depth of this knowledge shared from the Vedic conclusions - the whole essence and very meaning of yoga has changed my whole life journey. This knowledge and the essence of this amazing art deepened the connection to myself, my purpose, and my heart."

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  • Review by Veronica Perline from Melbourne, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "When Radhika teaches, the class is transported far away from the clutter and frenzy of modern life to a place of calm and heightened breath with much greater posture awareness and alignment. She comes from another world. Her poses are unbelievable; she is a wonderful teacher and a delight. And at the end of class and Radhika sings to us, we see colors, distant villages, and snow capped mountains and we leave the class feeling aligned and at peace."

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  • Review by Nikki Wong from Melbourne, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Radhika always teaches us amazing classes at Yoga Tree. Her classes are energizing and infused with the deeper aspects of yoga making it feel authentic like no other I’ve experienced! Every time I join her class I gain more knowledge as well as mental and physical strength (which I feel she gives me), and her insights make me feel more equipped with alignment, breath, and spiritually in approaching future yoga practice. I strongly recommend her fantastic yoga classes to anyone and everyone! Her angelic voice and chanting always soothes my body and soul. I greatly appreciate her time, help and guidance. Domo Arigato."

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  • Review by Skye Wilson from Melbourne, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Radhika, you have given me such a beautiful gift that can be felt in my heart and that I had been asking for. I’m so grateful to have met you and blessed by your openness and kindness. May you continue to blossom and touch people’s hearts on your travels. Lots of love and kindness."

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  • Review by Samantha Newman from Rishikesh, India
    10 out of 10

    "I simply enjoy classes with Jayaprada Radhika. Her classes are such a positive experience with yoga. I feel positive and encouraged throughout the classes and she has renewed my enthusiasm to continue with yoga. Thank you, Radhika :)"

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