Upaya Yoga Bali 200-hr Transformational Yoga Teacher Training
About This Event
Upaya Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training
November 4 th – 25 th
The Upaya Yoga Teacher Training program is an all-inclusive, Yoga Alliance approved, 200hrs course. The program is especially sketched out by our team of gurus at Upaya to introduce the students to their journey of evolving into expert yogis and able teachers. The course paves a path for its students to transform into a yoga teaching expert and indeed the program includes skilled teachers to provide the students with a strong foundation in Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. We have designed the program to be an enjoyable and enlightening experience. The students need to be ready spiritually and physically as our classes have various rigorous sessions as well as calmer and more healing sessions. We serve and recommend a Saatvik (yogic) diet to expand your sense of well-being. Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, music. Bali, known as ‘Island of the Gods’ draws Yogi’s from all over the world to experience its deep spiritual culture. Bali’s relaxed beach and tropical energy are one of the most sought out places in the world to practice and learn a Yogic Lifestyle. In March 2017, TripAdvisor named Bali as the world’s top destination in its Traveler’s Choice award.
The Upaya Yoga 200h Yoga Teacher Training course (YTTC) is aimed at producing skilled and
motivating yoga teachers that are proficient in the ancient practices of the yoga sutras and can
impart this knowledge to their students. The yoga teacher training curriculum is based on the five
pillars of this art which can be understood as the practical application of the traditional paths of
yoga. A rigorous daily schedule includes two meditation sessions, two yoga classes followed by
lectures, teaching practices, and workshops. The intensive 22 days/ 21 nights program include 2 days
off for the attendees to relax, study, and assimilate the learnings.
Our aim is to offer you an in-depth understanding of the art of teaching yoga and clarify each query
or confusion that may arise during a class. Students of the Upaya Yoga program get the opportunity
to practice and learn the teachings of Hatha yoga, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga Vinyasa, their differences,
postures, and reasoning behind each posture.
In the last week of training, students have semi-private classes with a dedicated teacher to work on
specific areas of their practice and be ready for graduation.
Our curriculum includes:
The program at Upaya is designed to offer its students a solid foundation in Ashtanga Vinyasa and
Hatha Yoga, focusing on the right alignment of the yogic postures. A daily asana practice class gives
the students an opportunity to practice their own asanas and helps to build deep insight of the various forms and postures. The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises of the Surya Namaskar (Sun
Salutation), Multi-Style yoga postures, 100 asanas variations from intermediate to advanced level, Posture alignments and adjustments, Deep relaxation, and Release of blocked energy. Training sessions are suitable for all age groups. In addition to daily asana practices, students learn how to break down and teach each posture, including the main benefits, modifications, and contraindications.
Classical Yoga Philosophy is intertwined all through the course and you will receive knowledge about
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagaval Gita, allowing you to bridge classical and modern yoga and
understanding the true meaning of Yoga. The dedicated yoga philosophy sessions provide a great
insight into ancient wisdom and help reflect on all that you have learned in the course. In turn, you
will learn how to imbibe these philosophies into your own life, and will experience unison of the
body, mind, and soul.
Pranayama, bandha, mudra:
Pranayama, or the science of breath control, is one of the Five Principles of Yoga. It expands lung
capacity and relaxes the nervous system by balancing the two hemispheres of the brain. The art of
Kapalabhati (lung cleansing exercise), Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing) and Samanu
(mental cleansing of the nadis) will be taught.
Focusing on the rhythm of your breathing and becoming familiar with it is the essence of
pranayama. This is a vital feature of yoga and is often neglected as most give more importance to
physical practice. Pranayama is an excellent way to destress, build spiritual and emotional power,
and sustain a healthy life each day.
Cleansing will purify the system and allow the breath to run easily. Our 200-hour course includes
explanation and demonstration of Tratak, Neti, Kapalabhati, Dhauti, Nauli, and other purification
exercises for the various parts of the body such as the eyes, nose, air passages, esophagus and
stomach, abdominal organs and large intestine exercises. We will look into the effect of each
practice and understand their individual instructions.
Through an introduction to the major body systems you will study the effects of asanas and
pranayama on the cardiovascular system, muscular systems, digestion, skeletal, respiration and endocrine system. These classes will give you a deeper understanding by observing the mechanism
of every posture.
Our purpose is to give you knowledge of anatomy so that you leave with a better awareness of your
own body and can apply this knowledge to teaching yoga in a safe manner. During the lessons, you
will lay emphasis on how to adapt your practice by recognizing your weaknesses. These may be due
to a lack of strength or flexibility in a particular area. You will learn preparation techniques to make
improvements in your practice. Throughout the classes, our assistant teachers provide you with
complete personal attention to support you.
Your transformation journey begins with a daily exploration of yourself! This course is about Self
Growth and includes coaching tools to take with you and apply to your life and future career as a
Teaching Techniques and Practice Teaching:
In these hours you will learn and practice valuable tools and teaching methodology that will support
you in becoming a powerful teacher. You will imbibe the ability to address a large group as well as
learn to connect with each student in your class. You will explore the use of your voice, language,
body language, visualization, ability to connect with your students confidently through verbal cues,
the use of props, effective demonstration, and acute observation with safe and effective physical
Yoga Successful Business:
You will study and learn to effectively nurture and preserve abundance through your yoga teaching
career. The end of your training session will equip you with a complete resume to immediately begin
promoting yourself as a Yoga Teacher.
What you will learn in this training:
*How to give a solid and clear demonstration
*How to give clear instruction (working with Voice)
*Correct alignment of postures
*How to avoid common injuries during practice
*How to jump backward and forward (vinyasa flow)
*How to use props to correct or enhance postures (as recommended by B.S.K Iyengar)
*Yogic breathing (Pranayama) and their benefits
*Yogic body cleansing (Kriya yoga)
*Mudras and their benefits
*Yoga philosophy (Patanjali yoga sutra)
*Ayurveda and Yoga principle
*Assisting yoga class with other teachers
*How to teach 45 min to 90 min long classes
*How to teach one to one class
*How to teach more than 10 people in a class
*Yoga career and business
Typical daily schedule for 200-hour YTTC course:
6.30 – 7.30 am: Chanting, pranayama, and meditation
7.30 – 9.00 am: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays – Hatha yoga, Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday – Ashtanga Vinyasa
9.00 – 10.00 am: Breakfast
10.00 – 1.00pm: Alignment, adjustment, lecture
1.00 – 2.00 pm: Lunch
2.00 – 3.00 pm: Self Study/Self Care
4.00 – 4.30 pm: Yoga Nidra
4.30 – 6.00 pm: Teaching practice
7.00 – 8.00 pm: Dinner
8.30 – 9.30 pm: Sharing and question and answer, night meditation, live music concerts,
watching your teaching practice or Yoga Movie on screen. (this is only alternate days)
Note: Classes or Schedule can vary
Why chose Upaya Yoga Bali for your 200-hour YTTC
Upaya Yoga is a family which offers a safe environment to learn, growth, and discover more about
yourself. Our teachers use the traditional teachings of yoga and apply them to our modern realities.
While very intensive, the program includes resting time and activities to ensure that you will find
your balance and get the maximum of your experience.
In line with the spirit of the Upaya Yoga school’s objective to make yoga available to everyone, our
trainings in Bali are offered at an affordable price whilst maintaining the highest standards.
With Upaya Yoga, you receive dedicated personalized support from your teachers. We work on the
specific needs of each students. Our course is designed for you to learn through practice to give you
the confidence to teach as soon as you graduate. We focus on building teachers and give you the
tools you need to deepen your own practice, build your skills as a yoga teacher, and start your new career.
Packages starting at USD 3,750
Early bird prices starting at 3,500
500$ deposit is due within 15 days of registration. The remaining balance is due no later than the
15 th July 2018.
Pay in full and receive a free “Pampering Package” including a 60 minute massage and a 60 minute
reiki session, valued at USD 100.
Each tuition package includes:
* Accommodation for 21 nights with daily house keeping
* Three buffet vegetarian meals per day*
* Purified water and tea served throughout the day
* Course material
* One Balinese ceremony experience
* Upaya Yoga certificate recognized by Yoga Alliance (upon successful completion of the course)
* Lunch and dinner on days off are excluded
Please Note: Registration for this course is subject to Upaya Yoga terms and conditions.
* No refunds, credits or transfers available on cancellation after the start date of any Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Retreat inBali.
* Insurance & travel expenditure are not included in TTC fee.
* Prices are based on 1st come 1st served
* Places are limited