Founded in Bali by Maria and Bente. Over 250 graduates and counting. You will study with a passionate and dedicated team.
Yoga Retreats (6)
Sean is a registered physiotherapist in Australia. His teaching style is based on a deep understanding of yoga anatomy, yoga physiology, and traditional Hatha yoga. Sean has taught yoga training for various schools all over the world, including Mexico, Thailand, Brazil, Bali, and Australia. Sean has spent his whole life working at integrating Eastern and Western philosophies to find a balanced view of the world and its mysteries. He spent the majority of five years studying, practicing, and then teaching yoga in Thailand in a Tantric yoga school.
Maria completed her yoga teacher training at Power of Now Oasis, in Bali. Since then, she has completed training and workshops in Yin yoga, Restorative, FlyHigh yoga, and Acroyoga. Her journey didn’t stop there, as she took a 100-hour training in Thai yoga massage in Chiang Mai. One of her main goals is to share the benefits of yoga and bring more mindfulness and awareness into people's lives, to live and enjoy the moment, and to connect with themselves. As a teacher, Maria always has a big smile on her face along with her soothing voice, to create a space where everyone feels welcome.
Bente ﬁrst came in touch with yoga in late 1990. She completed her formal yoga teacher training at the Jungle Yoga Ashram, in Thailand in early 2010. Certiﬁed in Hatha Vinyasa yoga, in the Tantric yoga philosophy and tradition. Bente strives to inspire her students to always move with ease. She embraces a creative, full-spectrum approach to embodying the diversity of Vinyasa yoga. She creates space and courage to grow and transform, to move past the comfort zone on and off the mat!
Wanderlust at heart, Lauren was born and raised on the east coast of the United States in New Jersey. She has been traveling, volunteering, and teaching internationally for the past five years across Europe, North and Central America, and Asia. Lauren is a 500-hour registered Yoga Alliance instructor, certified to teach Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yin, pre and postnatal yoga, Kids yoga, and Restorative yoga. Additionally, she studied Ayurvedic medicine, therapies, and massage under Doctor Sreejith Kumar in Kerala, India.
Jonathan Matahi Lefevre
Jonathan was born in Tahiti and grew up with hippie parents between Polynesia, Bali, and India. After a long formative period of travelling and studying with various healers and mystics, Jonathan eventually went into more academic training. He graduated from the Kimura Shiatsu Institute in Tokyo, Japan; the International School of Bodywork in San Diego, California; and the British School of Osteopathy, London, UK. His work combines various elements and techniques from all these different traditions, but he specializes in myofascial osteopathic work and emotional release.
Nicole is a student at heart and is always seeking out opportunities to expand her own knowledge and stay inspired. She has completed a 100 hour Yin training with Alicia Cheung and Oliver Reinsch, 300-hour training with Radiantly Alive yoga in Ubud, 50-hour fly high yoga course with Pedro Salazar, workshops with Jason Crandell and Noah Maze, and Simon Borg Olivier. She is the founder of SUP yoga Bali and is highly inspired by teachers Tim Senesi, Stephanie Snyder, Jason Crandell. Nicole also studied Holistic Nutrition & Ayurvedic Medicine.
Health expert / nutritionist / naturopath / herbalist
During the yoga teacher training, there is always an experienced health expert joining the team. The health expert will be sharing knowledge and experience on how a yogi can live a healthy lifestyle; covering topics such as nutrition, natural medicine, optimal use of vitamins and minerals, hormonal health or balance, digestive health, detox. As the beautiful team of teachers are also travelers, the person who lead these lectures vary from training to training. But The Peaceful Warriors only works with experienced health professionals.
Rachel Fearnley is a highly sought after teacher and coach. She has been teaching yoga around the globe for 7 years an sharing the message of Yin yoga for over 5 years. Rachel is trained in both classical Indian yoga and Chinese Taoist yoga and specializes in Yin yoga, breathwork, and Ayurveda. Rachel believes that we all possess the ability to heal ourselves, by cultivating deep presence we open up our channels of awareness and can create radical shifts in our own lives. She is a deeply passionate and authentic teacher who practices what she teaches and supports her students to do the same.
Lucy’s journey to Yin started after she experienced adrenal fatigue in 2014. Her journey from studying and practicing the more subtle practices of mindfulness, meditation, facial release and meridian-based Yin Yoga lead her back to health and offered a more intimate relationship with her body and energy. Lucy enjoys passing on the teachings she has received on Traditional Chinese Medicine Element Theory, the subtle practices of Yin Yoga and healing methods of Ayurveda to empower others to find their own journey towards balance.
Ana Lucía Fariña from Costa Rica is a 500 Hours Registered Yoga Teacher. Analu is a native of Costa Rica. A musician and a yoga instructor, she graduated from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica in 2009 where she received her 500-hour certification. She has also trained in Aerial yoga, Kids yoga, Thai Massage, Yoga Dance and has deepened her yoga studies across India and throughout the West with diverse teachers focusing mainly on Iyengar and Hatha styles. She currently teaches YTT 200 and 300 hours’ programs in Bali. Analu has an M.B.A. and Ma.
Over the past 10 years Jeanne, a pioneer in Kids Yoga education, has been working with children with all types of backgrounds, sharing the gift of yoga. Noticing this growing need for children to learn life skills that could extend beyond the school walls Jeanne wanted to create a training that is not just for yoga teachers, but for anyone who wants to make this world a better place. “When people stop and ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I teach children the skills I never had growing up as a kid” - Jeanne Welsh
from Australia, March 2020
"Not just a teacher training; an enlightening experience "
The teachers have such beautiful energy and create such an amazing space to learn. My new gurus; Rachel Fearnley and Lucy Foster Perkins.
from United Arab Emirates, December 2019
"Yin Yoga Immersion"
The teachers were passionate, engaging and so supportive. The course was structured very well and I loved that we did a yang class every day as well as ALL the yin! I LOVED the amount of practice teaching, feedback and support we were given every day - I now feel confident to teach Yin classes! I would very much recommend the course to others.
from Canada, September 2019
"Loved every minute of it!! Highly recommend !!"
The environment that Rachel and Jody have created together is just beautiful. I feel like I learned so much in the 50 hour training and I am really excited to take what I learned back home and apply it!
I felt safe to ask questions, voice my opinions, and receive feedback. I had such a wonderful experience and the only negative thing is that the training isn’t a 100 hour!
from Australia, July 2019
"Everything and More"
The yoga teachers were excellent. They were knowledgeable, interesting, engaging and delivered both the written and practical education enthusiastically and passionately. The location was fabulous and I stayed at the Oasis which was first class. A healthy hearty breakfast in the morning supplemented by coffee and delights from the Cafe just across the road. I felt rejuvenated and inspired at the end of the week. The group consisted of people from all across the Globe and everyone was so friendly. I attended this alone and did not find this a problem at all.
from Norway, July 2019
"Best teacher training"
Teachers, program, location, food
from Australia, March 2020
"Grate experience "
from Hong Kong, February 2020
"Blew all expectations!! "
Thank you so much!! This training experience could not have been better.
During the opening circle we were presented with smiles, flowers and amazing surprises ( I would say more but that will spoil the fun!)
The delights grew and it was soon reviled that our teachers were very real, open and knowledgeable. The time that they have invested into childhood studies is clear, they know their field.
This course seemed to focus on children’s yoga a great deal at the start but the mindful focus came into play with great consideration to brain development, therapy and tailoring activities to meet individual needs. The course was deep and provide a wide range of tools that will greatly help in the classroom.
Volunteering with the group was respectful and insightful.
We witnessed how a percentage of this course fee went back into the community directly and was invested with care and thoughtfulness.
I would highly recommend this training to anyone in contact with young learners.
from Indonesia, February 2020
All the materials provided were in colour and of good quality, you could tell a lot of work went into preparing them.
The guest speakers we had on two of the afternoons were excellent, the inner child workshop and sound healing workshop were of great quality and went above my expectations, with lots of practical exercises and filled with fantastic content.
from Thailand, February 2020
"Expectations exceeded. mind- BLOWN"
I booked this course not really having any expectations, I just knew that there was going to be a lot of information to squeeze into that amount of time. I loved EVERY. SINGLE. SECOND. Jeanne really has a way of capturing your attention & relaying information in a way that really makes you want to learn more, she opens a cosmos in your mind & is one of the most inspiring people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Being able to visit the school & really immerse ourselves in the practical part was honestly such a heart- warming experience. Connecting with youth in a different country & community really opens your eyes, I would 10000% recommend this course for anybody who not only works with or has kids but everybody interested in human psyche. This was such an amazing experience <3
Thank you Jeanne, Peaceful Warriors & Serenity for creating a beautiful experience :)
Danielle Fatima Collantes
from Philippines, November 2019
"Life Changing experience"
Signed up for professional growth, coming out as a changed woman overall. I loved the whole course, and the instructor (Jeanne Welsh) was amazing. You cant help but catch on the energy and positivity that is radiating from her. The free resources was excellent as well!!
My classmatees and I are now bonded over the fact that we have the power to change children lives one mindful thought at a time.
from United Kingdom, September 2019
Loved the course content and attention to detail. Each of the teachers gave their own personal input and shared their knowledge and understanding. The shala was beautiful and a great atmosphere was created, it became our home. Bente and Maria held lots of space for us to go through our own personal journeys. The group was incredibly supportive and I believe this came from their leadership. We learned so much depth about yoga and the surrounding subjects, yoga history and anatomy were paid particular detail too. There were plenty of activities to do which really added to the experience, the water temple was a special experience for me.
from Netherlands, September 2019
"Best decision I have ever made"
I loved every moment I experienced while I was doing my YTT with The Peaceful Warriors. The teachers were above my expectations and I have gained so much knowledge. Beyond grateful for my YTT in August 2019.
from United Kingdom, November 2018
Overall, it was really good!! Great teachers, great course structure, amazing people .
from United Kingdom, November 2018
"Excellent course and teachers"
Bente and Maria are brilliant teachers with diverse styles which also complement each other extremely well.
from United Kingdom, September 2018
I had the most fun during my YTT! We covered a broad range of subjects, learning so many different things from anatomy, to philosophy to Ayurveda, so I always felt so enthusiastic to learn more. The teachers were so full of knowledge and the yoga classes were amazing! Everyone was attracted to different parts of the course, so it really gave you a platform to find your passions and then delve deeper into it. I also thought it was great how there was a balance between challenging lectures, with fun workshops like aerial and acro yoga! By having the asana lab, we were teaching each other from day 1 and having bente / Maria / Lala on hand to help, everyone was more than ready to teach by the time the final practical rolled around. Canggu is also the best place for yoga, it's so relaxed and chilled out, with amazing food and beaches- what's not to love!
from United Kingdom, September 2018
"Couldn't have hoped for better. Highly recommend!"
This teacher training exceeded all my expectations. First and foremost the teachers are excellent. They are so so encouraging, supportive and inspiring. The wide range of knowledge that I gained was exceptional. The classes are really varied, exciting and enjoyable. I was introduced to a wide range of subjects, including Ayurveda and nutrition. I have a much more complete vision of who I am and who I want to be as a teacher and have been set up perfectly to now go away and really delve into the areas that interest me personally.
This journey was about so much more than yoga, the friends you will make and the personal development that you go through is too amazing to put into words. I really can't recommend this enough.
from United States, May 2018
"An outstanding training & agame changer of your yoga journey"
The Peaceful Warriors training exceeded my expectations to say the least! In addition to learning about the Asana practice and the physical aspects of Yoga, the training complements your learning with so much more: Anatomy, meditation, breathing, the history and the philosophy of Yoga, Nutrition, Ayurveda, etc, putting the yoga practice and lifestyle into a much more wholistic context.
Every class I attended brought me with so much understanding of not only yoga but also who I am. I felt that I was learning and expanding as a person, which is essential if you would like to take your practice to share with other students.
Bente and Maria as the main teachers of the YTT are fully dedicated, inspiring and deeply knowledgeable. Their teaching methods complement one another which exposes the students to various ways of teaching from day one. They are also available to answer any question at all points of the training.
The guest teachers are also amazing experts and add tremendous value to the learning.
Bente and Maria eased the group into the idea of teaching, starting with peer-teaching, then small groups before you can confidently stand and teach the whole class.
The space where we practiced was beautiful, overlooking the rice fields of Bali and waking up to the sunrise before practice was just priceless.
The teachers facilitated the group dynamic and created such a strong team spirit throughout the journey.
That is why I highly recommend this YTT without any hesitation
from Italy, May 2018
There were some very good teachers that gave us a lot of food for our thoughts.
from United States, February 2018
"Your Vibe attracts your Tribe"
The YTT of the Peaceful Warriors in Bali, is a must go and do if you have the time to do a yoga teacher training abroad. The teachers are of a very high quality, not to mention a good deal of fun and inspirational. I did not expect the training to be this life changing for me, but it was. I was also very lucky to be able to share it with 25 amazing people from all over the globe. I can truly call the Peacefull Warriors YTT January 2018 my yoga family.
from France, June 2020
"Parfaite formation! "
La formation était très complète et vraiment super !
from Germany, September 2019
"Undescribable happy that I choosed this training :)"
Eine unglaublich lehrreiche, augenöffnende und magische Reise zum Yoga Lehrer. Das gesamte Training war sehr gut durchdacht und alle Einheiten haben aufeinander aufgebaut. Die Lerninhalte waren super interessant und haben auf jeden Fall den Wunsch geweckt, tiefer in die Themen einzutauchen.
Die Lehrer sind liebevoll, aufgeschlossen und mit Herzblut dabei. Es hat so viel Spaß gemacht von ihnen unterrichtet zu werden und von ihnen zu lernen.
Vor dem Training dachte ich, dass ich mitmache um vorallem meine eigene Yoga-Praxis zu verbessern. Wir haben aber so viel übers Unterrichten und über das Erstellen von Yoga-Flows gelernt, dass ich mich jetzt dafür entschieden Lehrerin zu sein :) Ich möchte all die wunderbaren Dinge, die ich erfahren durfte, an andere weitergeben.
Der Standort der Schule ist in einer eher ruhigen Seitenstraße, was zum Schlafen und lernen super ist. Jedoch ist der Strand zu Fuß etwas weit, aber dafür super viele leckere Cafes und Restaurants in der Nähe.
Die Yoga-Einheiten waren sehr umfangreich. Dabei ging es nicht nur um die Yoga-Praxis, man taucht in die gesamte Yoga-Welt ein mit Theorie Einheiten, Pranayama, Meditation und und und. Abgesehen von dem Yoga Unterricht haben wir auch Surfunterricht, eine Massage und einen Tempelausflug bekommen. Ich muss wirklich sagen, dass mir das Gesamtpaket richtig gut gefallen hat.
Ich kann thepeacefulwarriors zu 100% weiterempfehlen!
from Austria, September 2018
"My experiece with the peaceful warriors was great!"
The motto: East meets West - perfectly realized in all the lectures! Bente and Maria lead awesome Yogaclasses and the Asana Lab is fun and helpful at the same time. A perfect introduction to everything about yoga - from philosophy to business to nutrition. I feel well prepared to go out there and start teaching 😊
from France, September 2018
This unforgettable adventure peacefull yoga warrior comes to end for me. I feel very grateful. Bente and Maria are amazing teachers with a lot of knowlegde and know how. Always supportive, here at everytime to answer questions or anything else. Be sure they will do our possible to make you feel at ease during this month. The others teachers are also great and super talentuous. I didn't expect to learn as much. The field of this ytt is very large and it's something I appreciate (ayurveda, nutrition...).. The shala opens towards the rice fields is the perfect place to practice and the monday breakfast a paradise for food lover. It's for me an unforgettable human experience I recommend to everyone who loves yoga.