Bali Bliss 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Our Ubud Bali Yoga Teacher Training program will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in your yoga practice and give you a deep sense of the rich culture that Bali has to offer.
The island of Bali is a potent land that provides jungle, mountains, rivers, canyons and beautiful beaches to roam and explore. Deep in the rice fields, surrounded by lush green rice grass and bright blue palm tree-lined skies, we tune into the mindful rhythm of this culture, where beauty is honored in every step.
We invite you on this journey of self-inquiry to discover the beauty that is within you and all around you.
Spirituality is inherently infused into this unique culture that is filled with devotion. Every moment is a sacred offering of love from the heart. The temples, prayer songs, and incense offerings provide the backdrop for this journey of self-discovery.
The ancient wisdom of this culture will guide us as we return to our heart’s essence. Commit to your practice as we go deep into this precious space for reflection and connection.
Ubud is the thriving cultural and spiritual capital of Bali. Home to Bali’s yoga, art and health scene, it provides a sanctuary in an idyllic, nurturing space, full of the revitalizing qualities of the abundant land.
This program focuses on self love and self care as a path to bliss and awakening. The opportunities for massage, sauna, ceremony, yoga and more are abundant on this magical island!
- Explore traditional yogic teachings, earth medicine, and spirituality in a process of self-inquiry and personal growth
- Learn to teach our Sacred Flow Vinyasa sequence as well as receive guidance on creating and teaching your own unique sequences
- Explore traditional Hatha, Restorative, Yin and Prenatal yoga
- Experience yogic living, deepen your personal practice and commitment to this path to practice daily meditation, pranayama, and asana
- Experience a spiritual immersion
- Explore the art of teaching, touch, and alignment to gain knowledge, insight, and clarity
- Practice Kirtan, chanting and medicine songs from around the world as we experience Bhakti bliss!
- Nightly evening gatherings, Satsang, to reflect on the day’s journey and insights
- Experience ceremony, including full and new moon ceremonies, fire ceremony, water blessing ceremony, earth gratitude ceremony, Puja (Hindi offering), cacao ceremony and more!
- Study Yoga anatomy and physiology and applicable techniques to incorporate these principles into your own teaching and practice
- Study Yoga Sutras and philosophy
- Explore chakras, bandha, and energetic anatomy
- Study Ayurveda and experience the yogic diet
- Practice advanced pranayama
- Learn Kriyas, yogic cleansing techniques
- Practice how to integrate yoga into your daily life through spiritual lessons and the art of living discussion
- Learn the art of yoga marketing and explore your vision for bringing this practice into your community
The Sacred Paths 21 day 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training programs blend traditional yogic teachings and spirituality with earth medicine to provide a holistic, synergistic and applicable approach to living this practice.
This program is designed for those souls with an interest in yoga, spirituality, and meditation and an interest in deepening that connection to live your life with intention and more fully aligned with your truth.
Our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training offers an opportunity for self-growth, personal development, and transformation while providing the tools necessary to develop your own personal practice or to step into your calling as teacher and guide.
We will explore yoga history and philosophy, anatomy, alignment, yogic diet, Ayurveda, healing arts and more while tapping into the expansiveness of this practice. The experience will be richly informative, empowering, and inspiring.
Each training is a unique experience depending on the location, the facilitators and the energy of each group. Our core curriculum can be found in all location and throughout all training, the core curriculum is the guiding path to open the space for individual and group growth.
This TTC is a 21-day journey divided into four cycles of 4 days with a day off in between each. Throughout each cycle, we will use one of the four elements of earth, water, fire, and air as our guide and as the foundation of our experience for lessons, insights, ceremony, and healing.
Each cycle we go deeper into our journey of learning and revealing with this potent Earth Medicine.
We start each day with an intention, a spiritual lesson of the day, that we weave throughout the day’s teachings and live within our own personal practice.
We begin each morning in a beautiful location connecting with nature and ourselves through sunrise meditation, pranayama, and asana practice, honoring silence in this sacred time.
This is followed by a yogic breakfast, nourishing our bodies and spirits with wholesome organic vegetarian food. The experience of the day is one of learning and living yogic theory and healing practices through interactive workshops, classes, and dynamic group discussions.
In the morning classes, we explore the fundamentals of yogic living, anatomy, meditation, cleansing practices, pranayama, Ayurveda and the ancient wisdom of the Yoga Sutras through interactive and comprehensive lectures.
In the afternoon classes, we share the art of teaching and art of touch/alignment in which students practice peer teaching. In the first half of the training, students learn and practice teaching our Sacred Flow sequence.
We also take an in depth look at alignment, adjustments, benefits and contraindication of each pose. In the second half of the training, we will explore other yogic traditions (Hatha, Restorative, Yin), share the fundamentals of intelligent sequencing, theme weaving and study advanced poses and techniques.
Students will also create their own full sequence from the tools provided, share through peer teaching and receive feedback from their peers and facilitators.
Each evening we close with Satsang, our sacred community gathering, which may be meditation, kirtan, chanting, sacred ceremony or a sharing circle to connect and release the day’s challenges, triumphs, insights and joys.
The day flows within a safe container, held and guided by experienced spaceholders in inspiring locations.
We view yoga as a spiritual practice, as a path to self-realization, union, bliss, conscious connection, deepened awareness and mindful living. Throughout this process, we explore different paths to Union including movement, song, dance, chanting, ceremony and more!
In this journey, we embody yogic living, fully immersing ourselves in the experience of living and breathing this practice on and off our mat with our beloved community as our unwaivering support system.
This path asks for dedication, discipline and courage to look deep within to uncover our truth and our own authentic connection. Without our daily distractions, habits and patterns, a new way of perceiving the world is revealed.
Everyone is accepted, supported and encouraged through their process. Through our community we create a comfortable safe space to facilitate growth and expansion on all levels.
Lacey HickoxCore Subject: Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga
Dragonfly Village is a 5-minute walk from the main road in Ubud yet provides us with a private flower-filled paradise away from the hustle and bustle of town making it one of the most sought-after retreat centers in Bali.
Accommodations are unique Java built bungalows (jugalos). Dragonfly Village's warm and caring staff will make you feel right at home and part of the family.
Typical Daily Schedule
- 06:00 – 09:00am Meditation, Pranayama, Asana
- 09:00 – 10:00am Breakfast
- 10:00 – 11:00am Spiritual Lesson, Daily Intention
- 11:00 – 12:00pm Yoga Sutras / Yoga Anatomy
- 12:00 – 1:00pm Special Topic
- 01:00 – 3:00pm Lunch
- 03:00 – 6:00pm The Art of teaching/ Art of touch
- 06:00 -7:00pm Dinner
- 07:00 – 8:00pm Satsang (Sacred Gathering)
- 08:00 – 9:00pm DreamTime
Sacred Paths Yoga is a registered yoga school (RYS) with Yoga Alliance who has set a widely accepted international standard for Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) programs. These standards describe Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers a 200-hour program. Topics for a RYS teacher training must be relevant to Yoga Alliance’s five educational categories as defined below. RYSs must provide a minimum number of hours of study in each educational category, and to make up the total 200 required hours (180 minimum contact hours), must also provide additional hours of study relevant to these categories. Here is how Sacred Paths Yoga School has chosen to explore these educational categories in our 200 YTT programs.
The RYS Educational Categories are:
- Techniques, Training and Practice
- Teaching Methodology
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Yoga Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle
Techniques, Training and Practice
Contact Hours: 100
In this category we will explore techniques as well as practice and teach: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga practices. We will emphasis both guided practice of the techniques themselves as well as analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques.
Asana: Trainees will deepen their knowledge of poses including beginner and more advanced variations. Benefits, risks and contraindications will be explored as well as safe transitions, intelligent sequencing, alignment and hands on assists. The five main categories of poses will be covered including standing/ balancing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions.
Pranayama: Students will practice, experience and learn how to guide several pranayama techniques. They will learn the benefits and effects of such practices as well as how and when to incorporate them into a class. Pranayamas covered in depth will include: abdominal breathing, three-part yogic breath, ujjai pranayama, nadi shodhana, anuloma viloma, and kapalabhati.
Kriyas: Yogic cleansing and purification techniques will be taught and practiced in the form of Jal neti, kapalabhati, agni sara, and tratak. Trainees will be guided on the benefits and how to incorporate these techniques into their personal practice.
Chanting/ Mantra: We explore mantra as a path to connection, to invoke spirit and to create sacred space. Trainees will experience, practice and learn mantras to share in class such as Om, the Gayatri Mantra, the Bija mantras for chakra clearing and others.
Meditation: Various forms of guided meditation will be shared including breath focus, sensory withdrawal. visualization, mantra, chakra. Emphasis will be on quieting the mind and experiencing divine union on this path of yoga.
Contact Hours: 25
In this category, we will share how to refine and apply your skills as a teacher. We will discuss the principles of demonstrating asanas as well as how to effectively observe, use verbal cues and incorporate hands on assist in a class.
We will explore the use of language and voice: active vs. passive language and the effective use of each; positive and conscious communication, and habitual speech and communication patterns. This category will prepare trainees to be transformational spaceholders.
Topics in this category will include:
- Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries
- How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting
- Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
- Teaching styles
- Qualities of a teacher
- The student learning process
- Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal)
- Teacher/ Student relationship and teacher ethics
Anatomy and Physiology:
Contact Hours: 20
Topics in this category will include anatomical terms and basic overview of the physical body, classes and discussion on the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems as well as how these systems are benefited by yoga. Trainees will gain knowledge of the cardiovascular system and the heart and the digestive system and the yogic diet.
This category will also include subtle energetic anatomy and physiology, including studies on the chakras and nadis. Trainees will be guided in studying both anatomy/ physiology along with its application to the yoga practice including benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Contact Hours: 40
Our program emphasizes a whole lifestyle approach to yoga as a practice and offers guidance on how to live this practice on and off the mat. In this category, we will cover the study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts, in particularly Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. We will explore this 8-fold path as a means to quieting the mind to reach liberation. This study will include group-work, discussion and application to our practice and daily life. This category will also include the transformational framework in which trainees can practice self-inquiry and develop themselves as embodied practitioners and embodied guides.
Contact Hours: 15
In this category, trainees will actively practice teaching as the lead instructor. They will also observe others teaching, receive and give feedback and assist students while someone else is teaching. Trainees will begin peer teaching from day one as they gradually learn and practice teaching the poses and mini sequences in the Sacred Flow that is practiced in the morning and studied in depth in the Art of Teaching/ Touch classes throughout the first half of the training. They will teach this set 90 minute flow in full to a peer, observed by a facilitator. In the second half of the training, students will create their own full sequence from the tools provided, share a 90 minute class through peer teaching and receive feedback from their peers and facilitators.
Dragonfly Village, set amidst the lush green rice fields, is an oasis of tranquility in bustling Ubud. Palm trees line each sunrise and sunset against the beautiful backdrop of sacred Mt Agung and the northern mountain ranges in the distance. Dragonflys represent metamorphosis and transformation. The main symbolisms are renewals, adaptability, grace and positive force. They fly abundantly here in the rice field, a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturity. A creature of the wind, that represents change, and knows it must live life to the fullest with the short life it has. Dragonflies are courage and they are the power of life.
Dragonfly Village focuses their energy on living simply and consciously within an organic environment. The accommodations 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 their own private outdoor garden. Conscious living is encouraged, this is the perfect place for those who enjoy being in nature, healing and learning.
Each bungalow has an attached mud-wall bathroom, passion fruits & vines climbing over the natural roof, semi-open to nature. 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.
Only a short walk away from the center Ubud, but tucked away from the action, Dragonfly Village offers the best of both worlds.
Ubud is known for its thriving food scene which caters to an energetic and healthy lifestyle through an array of vegetarian, vegan, and Internationally inspired cuisine.
The Dragonfly Village Café is no exception and is well known in Ubud for its vibrant plates created by their Chef Nyoman. Meals are well balanced, colorful and prepared with intention and care.
Dragonfly Yoga Village
All packages for our Ubud, Bali Yoga Teacher Training are located onsite at Dragonfly Village Eco Resort. Students are expected to stay onsite with the group. The accommodations at Dragonfly Village are century-old antique bungalows, original wooden houses brought over from remote villages in Java, decorated with beautiful carvings and made from a hundred percent recycled teak wood. Dragonfly Village also offers a salt water pool and hot sauna (available 4 nights/week.) All rooms are supplied with natural organic shampoo, soap, and insect repellent. All the beds and furniture are specially designed and made from recycled plow wood, which the farmers used with the buffaloes to plow the rice fields before. Bungalows are priced per person and include three vegetarian meals per day. Each meal is prepared with loving care with many of the fruits and vegetables grown onsite in the organic farm.
Why choose Sacred Paths Yoga
We offer this yoga immersion experience as a means to self-inquiry, transformation and as a path to live our most authentic truth. This is the time to ask yourself your deepest questions, to peel back the layers of conditioning and to reveal your infinite truth. This training offers the time, space and support to examine the way in which we perceive and relate to the word around us. Through daily spiritual lessons, self inquiry, discussions, exercises and study of ancient texts, we uncover our path to self realization. We relate these teachings to the modern day yoga practitioner so that these ancient philosophies are relevant to the world in which we live and we can truly live this practice in every step.