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Bali Yoga Teacher Training

Join Shivakali Yoga for daily Ayurvedic self-care and nourishing practices, Classical Hindhu Tantric rituals, pujas, and ceremonies, Buddhist Tantra and meditation, Vinyasa-yoga based on ancient teachings, traditional Hatha, and yogic philosophy in this 300-hour yoga teacher training. In addition, be prepared to embrace a rich journey towards mastering the art of teaching a creative, inclusive, vibrant yoga practice; a teacher’s journey.

Meet the instructors

Serge & Gloria
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Highlights

  • Vinyasa flow, Hatha teachings, and Yogic philosophy
  • Learn classical Hindu Tantric rituals, Pujas, and Fire ceremonies
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Buddhist Tantra and Nyingma teachings
  • Infinity pool, Jacuzzi, and infrared sauna
  • Ayurvedic self-care practices
  • Delicious plant-based cuisine
  • 28 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


29 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 24 participants
Airport transfer available:
Ngurah Rai International Airport (US$40 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:30
Check-out Time:
12:30

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Terrace

You will be staying at Gaia Retreat Center. A magnificent open-architecture, Balinese-modern-style home just minutes from Ubud, the artistic and cultural heart of Bali. Overlooking spectacular views of beautiful terraced rice-fields and palm trees stands a fabulous retreat home featuring luxurious open spaces.

The marble and teak Bali villa has a beautiful infinity pool with decks galore and views to awe and soothe the soul, jacuzzi, and infrared sauna.

  • Gorgeous rooms
  • All with AC and fresh linens
  • Infinity pool
  • Jacuzzi and infrared sauna
  • Magnificent jungle view

Program

Certification

Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

What style is Shivakali yoga?

Shivakali Yoga teaches an Alignment-Based Vinyasa Flow class, integrated with traditional Yogic practice. Culminating in restorative postures, often combined with meditation, pranayama, and chanting, their practice serves first to awaken the body and break up stuck energy, and then to soften the mind and nurture your inner being. Uniting the solar and lunar aspects of practice, you find freedom in movement, draw awareness from the mind to the heart, and allow insight to arise naturally. Learn how to lead this practice and others, at this 300-hour yoga teacher training in Bali.

Course program

The Shivakali Yoga "Elemental Tantra Yoga Teacher Training" approaches the ancient sciences of yoga and Tantra through a course of the 5 elements. In the earth element, you will practice Din Acharya, daily Ayurvedic self-care as you rise with the sun. You will learn about grounding asana practice, restorative, slow-flow, Yin, and classical Tantric asanas. You will also study accessibility and inclusivity in a modern Vinyasa flow class. Guided massage practices may be offered (optional), and connection to the earth as found in classical yogic texts.

During the water element, you still the waters of the mind with Buddhist Tantra, Tibetan yogas, and meditation instruction from the Nyingma tradition. Enjoy the daily practice of Vinyasa flow, with an emphasis on the lunar quality and classical Surya Namaskar, deepening your knowledge of these asanas. You will begin to expand your practices of transitions, cueing, and props, learning how to float through your daily asana classes and posture clinics with grace.

As we proceed into the fire, you will begin the day at sunrise with Agni Hotra, a classical yogic fire ceremony. You will learn to perform yogic fire rituals, study bandhas and kumbhaka practices, and cultivate inner heat. You will encounter the philosophy of Bhakti, immerse yourselves in chanting kirtan, and dissolve in the fire of devotion. Your yoga will focus on strength and cultivating shakti, learning the art of power Vinyasa, examining creative sequencing, and core work. Shivakali Yoga teaches this in a way that is aligned with classical yoga, while strengthening your practice of arm balances and inversions as well.

Journeying into the air element, you will rise with the practices of Sri Vidya, ascending into Shakta Tantra. Students receive instruction in rituals, learn to draw the Sri Yantra, uncover the mystery of this ancient diagram, and study the history of the Tantra tradition. You will develop the art of intuitive teaching, learning how to teach yoga from a place of deep inspiration, and learn how to lead a truly spiritual yoga practice while maintaining impeccable alignment, cueing, and creativity. You will also explore incorporating other forms of sacred movement into the classes.

Woven throughout the course each week is the element of space, in which you will have free time to relax, enjoy the poetry of Kabir, meditate on emptiness, and read from the Tao Te Ching. You will find what it means to discover your own practice, your own path, and your own truth within as teachers, and as human beings.

Please note that there will be no practices of 'sacred Sex' offered in this program. These are the powerful, authentic teachings of traditional Tantra.

Instructors

Serge Bandura

Gloria Baraquio

Retreat location

In the Sacred Town of Ubud, Bali, you will find the streets lined with temples, beautiful waterfalls, sacred rivers, jungles, and a community of Balinese villagers, spiritualists, and artists living harmoniously.

Unique features

Activities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Terrace

Food

During this yoga teacher training, you will be offered a combination of delicious vegetarian/vegan western and Indonesian food, with vegan and gluten-free options available at each meal.

All food will be prepared under one of Ubud, Bali's top Indonesian chefs, and will also offer raw specialties, unique desserts, and other savory foods with fine preparation.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Climb Sacred Mountains
  • Receive healing from Traditional Balinese Priests
  • Visit even more beaches!
  • Ecstatic dance at Yoga Barn
  • Shop a huge Balinese Traditional Market
  • Explore the rice paddies of Tegalalang
  • Get bodywork treatments

Spa treatments

Incredible bodywork treatments available by skilled practitioners is available with an additional cost.

What's included

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Classical Hindu Tantric rituals
  • Daily Ayurvedic self-care practices
  • Buddhist Tantra and Nyingma teachings
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of this training if you have completed 200-hour Yoga Alliance's yoga teacher training
  • Pujas and fire ceremonies
  • Full course tuition
  • Infinity pool, Jacuzzi, and infrared sauna
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals a day of delicious plant-based cuisine
  • Certificate of completion
  • Course manual

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Extra activities
  • Massages and spa treatments

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Shivakali Yoga can provide transportation for you from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) for 40 USD per person. Please note, you may be grouped into a ride-share with other students arriving up to one hour and 15 minutes before or after you. Your driver will be a kind Balinese gentleman waiting as soon as you exit the airport, holding a sign with your name on it! The journey from the airport to the retreat in Ubud is generally around 2 hours, although it can be significantly less without traffic.

Airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport Airport transfer available: Ngurah Rai International Airport (US$40 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% 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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Availability

Arrival: Sunday October 2, 2022
Departure: Sunday October 30, 2022

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 200 USD per person. To benefit, book, or reserve before July 1, 2022.

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