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Join School Yoga Institute in Ubud, the thriving cultural and spiritual capital of this magical island. Ubud is home to Balis yoga, art, and health scene, and it is your dreamed vortex for profound self-inquiry. You will be fully supported on the journey into your own, sweet unfolding.
SYI offers an ashram-like yogic daily schedule, beginning with sunrise meditation and yoga asana in an open-air octagonal sanctuary. Participate in building community - Carve a place inside your heart for a new family to last a lifetime. With a shaman gaze, you will go deeper, shedding layers to uncover ancient healing practices from the Indic world.
Dragonfly Village offers single, double, triple, and quadruple bungalows. These are century-old antique bungalows, original wooden houses brought over from remote villages in Java, decorated with beautiful carvings, 100% recycled teak wood.
All balconies are facing the rice fields, with its own private outdoor garden. Dragonfly encourages conscious living - rooms are equipped with ceiling fan, there are no air conditioners in all bungalows - Ubud is slightly cooler at night.
Each bungalow has an attached mud-wall bathroom, passion fruits and vines climbing over the natural roof, semi-open to the nature, with clean finishing. Hot shower is available. All rooms are supplied with natural organic shampoo, soap, and insect repellent.
The beds and furniture are specially designed, made from recycled wood plough, which the farmers used with the buffaloes to plough the rice fields before. Twin beds and king-sized bed can be arranged in each room. Dragonfly believes in creating an organic environment for best rejuvenating sleep.
This yoga teacher training is a holistic program; to understand yoga, one must first understand their body, mind, and spirit. The four directions of the Native American medicine wheel will be used as a guide and foundational structure for the course. Within each direction, the course will focus on different types of movement, diet, and meditation. SYI brings to life the ancient teachings of yoga through accessible spiritual lessons, a solid foundation in yogic philosophy, and a daily yoga practice.
Sadhana yoga is the yoga of spiritual practice. Derived from different yoga traditions, such as Ashtanga Vinyasa, Sivananda, and Iyengar, it is designed beyond form and tradition and aims to encompass the essence of yoga and spirituality as a practice of union.
SYI focuses on the roots of yoga tradition, where yoga is used as an instrument to reveal the truth of our existence as spiritual beings. School Yoga Institute honors all traditions of yoga and shares two foundational sequences at the 200-hour level.
These sequences are the Sadhana Vinyasa flow and Sadhana Hatha flow, based primarily on the Ashtanga and Sivananda sequences respectively, and together, these allow students to develop any style of class they feel called to share.
Experience Kriyas, yogic cleansing techniques
Explore Chakras, Bandhas, and energetic anatomy in your personal practice and your teaching
Explore the art of teaching through interactive daily workshops and learn through regular peer-teaching starting from day one
Focus on integrating yoga into your life through daily spiritual lessons
Incorporate daily meditation, pranayama, and asana
Learn and integrate holistic health modalities such as massage, energy healing, nutrition, and other forms
Learn holistic nutrition principles for vibrant health and longevity
Learn the foundation and historical background of yoga philosophy
Learn to teach two sequences: Sadhana Vinyasa and Sadhana Hatha flows, as well as guidance on creating your own unique sequences
Live the yogic lifestyle, improve your personal practice, and develop your Sadhana, your own spiritual practice
Participate in daily Satsang, evening gathering, and learn traditional kirtan chants from India and the rest of the world
Participate in traditional ceremony, including full- and new-moon ceremonies, letting-go ceremony, traditional Andean gratitude ceremony (Despacho), Vedic fire ceremony, and puja (Hindi offering)
Practice advanced pranayama
Receive introduction to conscious business and discuss ways to bring your yoga to the marketplace
Study Ayurvedic philosophy and medicine, and study and live the yogic diet
Study select yoga Sutras in depth
Study yoga anatomy and physiology, and incorporate these principals into your own teaching and practice
Transform with shamanic plant medicine ceremonies surrounded by pristine rainforest
Work through the traditional Peruvian shamanic medicine wheel in a process of self-inquiry and personal transformation
School Yoga Institute brings you to the island of the gods - the magical land of Bali - where palm trees and volcanoes line each sunset and sunrise, atop rice field plateaus, where lush green rice grass pierces stark blue sky, which reminds one of the unity in duality.
Dragonfly Village, an enchanted retreat paradise, is set in the midst of one of the most beautiful rice field walks in the center of Ubud, Bali. Tranquility and stunning greenery all around, panorama with sacred Mount Agung and the northern ranges of mountain in a distance, open space filled with dragonflies in the day and fireflies in the night, symphony of crickets and frogs - for those who enjoy being in the nature, healing, and learning. Only footsteps away from center Ubud, but tucked away from its hassles and bustles, Dragonfly Village offers the best of both worlds.
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You will be served three delicious vegetarian meals each day, with fresh organic vegetables.
Art and performances
Day trips to the beach and mountains
Shopping and dining in Ubud
Please book your flight in advance to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).