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Do you ever wonder what yoga really is? Is it more than just fitness and a modern hippy fad? If you have a desire to know what it is really all about, then this yoga teacher training course is the answer. Join Sadhana Yoga School and their amazing teachers for this Yoga Alliance certified teacher training in the heart of Bali. You will be taught what yoga really is and enjoy your relaxing time with many like-minded people from all over the world.
You will stay at Jiwa Damai, a small and sweet permaculture-based retreat center in the heart of Bali. The permaculture garden is designed in accordance with nature as it practices sustainable biological gardening based on EM-Technologies (effective microorganisms).
One area of the garden contains a variety of medicinal herbs. In other areas, there are plants for Balinese ceremonies as well as organic vegetables and fruit. One focus is to preserve rare species of indigenous plants, another to harvest coconuts and use local traditional methods to produce extra virgin coconut oil.
You are invited to relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in the open-air lounge. The lounge is the meeting place for social interaction and exchange and can be used as an open-air group space. In the open-air dining area, enjoy health-conscious meals prepared from local fresh ingredients.
In the health room, you can find holistic body therapies, individual therapy sessions as well as massages and body care offered. You enter this beautiful room through a traditional Balinese carved wooden door.
Meanwhile, the swimming pool offers a refreshing swimming experience as it is filled with natural spring water. Relax in the sun and cool down in the pool while you listen to the sounds of the teeming wildlife. There is also have a children's pool, featuring an elephant water fountain.
The unique meditation space called ‘place of the tree spirit’ is located right next to a small river and shadowed over by two giant trees. It provides a very special energy as it offers yoga, qi gong, and meditation classes.
The 'home of the water angel’ is a secluded spot for contemplation overlooking the small river. Experience solitude and peace and let your thoughts come to rest while you enjoy the lush tropical vegetation.
Shared room for 2 people with two beds and an enclosed bathroom outside
Shared room for 3 people with 2 twin beds and a Balinese sleeper bed and an enclosed bathroom is outside the room.
Shared room for 3 people with 2 small single mattresses in upstairs loft and a Balinese sleeper bed downstairs as well as private outdoor bathroom. This room is open air and may be co-ed.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.
At Jiwa Damai, you will meditate together in the garden, practice yoga together in an open-air lounge, and engage in a meaningful philosophical discussion in a conscious way. The practices allow you to explore the depth of mind and emotion. You will also explore the physical and energetic bodies finding ways to connect your inner and outer world.
By incorporating yoga in its totality, you will learn to teach through your own daily practice. In addition, you will receive a 200-hour yoga teacher certificate after graduation. You will then be able to register with Yoga Alliance and teach anywhere in the world.
Sadhana Yoga School uses Patanjali’s eight-fold path (Ashtanga yoga) as the guide in how they teach the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits that are accessible through daily practice. The program includes asana (postures), meditation, pranayama (breathwork), mantra (chanting of Sanskrit) as well as the study of yoga philosophy.
The Sadhana Vinyasa Flow is the yoga of spiritual practice based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition. Each pose is typically held between five to ten breaths followed by a breath-controlled Vinyasa leading to the next pose. In this sequence, you move with fluidity, buoyancy, strength, and vigor.
The Sadhana Hatha Flow is the yoga of spiritual practice based on the classic Sivananda tradition. After the Sun Salutations warm-ups, postures are held for a space of time. By integrating breath and intention, each pose becomes a pose of meditation.
The program includes the study of asana (physical postures), meditation, pranayama (breathwork), mantra (chanting of Sanskrit), yoga philosophy, physical and energetic anatomy, the yogic diet, the art of sequencing and assisting, the kriyas, Ayurveda, special populations, and yoga in the marketplace.
Stephen Bethel, affectionately known by many of his yoga comrades as Bethel, has been an avid yoga practitioner for many years. Establishing a daily meditation practice as a teenager, Bethel’s involvement with yoga blossomed into a lifestyle slowly over time. He became a Jivamukti yoga instructor in 2005. Since that time, he has assisted his mentors Sharon Gannon and David Life in training other teachers and now holds the title of advanced Jivamukti certification.
Patrizia De Libero
Originally from Rome, Patrizia has been a seeker of the spiritual path since an early age. After graduating university, she started practicing yoga and became involved in many activities. For spiritual reasons, she travelled extensively, visiting and meditating in many holy sites in different countries. Inspired by these journeys she decided to engage a new life by sharing her spiritual experience with people. She now lives in Massachusetts where she became a devoted yogi student and teacher, working for Sadhana Yoga School, as well as teaching at their home studio, Keene Yoga Center.
In this Bali yoga teacher training course, you will live with each other at Jiwa Damai, an organic garden retreat center situated in a tranquil and secluded environment. It is nestled away in a beautiful tropical valley in the heart of Bali, far away from the crowds of tourists. It provides a sanctuary in an idyllic, powerful place where you can experience tranquility and re-connect to the life-giving qualities of the earth.
Food is Balinese vegetarian (no meat / fish) and is local and mostly organic fresh from the on-site garden.
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