5 of the Best Yoga Teacher Training Retreats in Bali
by Alyssa James | Published December 26, 2019
Bali is known for its beautiful beaches, the lush jungle and terraced rice fields, and especially for the spiritual energy that takes you in upon arrival. From surfing, yoga, trekking, and healthy dining, this little Indonesian island is all about outside adventure and inner peace.
Sitting Buddha (Photo: Yoga Union)
Yoga teacher training is about more than learning the skills you need to teach or deepen your yoga practice. It’s also an opportunity to join a community of people with shared values. We handpicked these five yoga teacher training retreats in Bali so you can find your tribe.
From $630/ per person
For a traditional experience of Balinese yoga and meditation teacher training, head to the ancient village of Sesandan just outside of Ubud. You will pick up knowledge of Yoga Watukaru, the original Balinese style of yoga, and involve yourself in the village’s daily cultural activities. Highlights of this eight-day retreat include a sunset yoga session, daily Chakra yoga and meditation practice, and a trip to a local waterfall. You will be hosted by a local family or in a guest house where you have the option of a private or shared twin room. The retreat price includes all classes, a modern or traditional massage, seven nights’ accommodation, and daily meals and snacks.
Parahita Yoga Bali is a certified yoga school in Bali that offers 25-day, 200-hour yoga teacher training in different locations in Bali. Dive deeper into the art of yoga teaching and philosophy in a private villa in Sanur or while surrounded by rice fields in Giyanyar. Accommodations vary based on the retreat, but private and shared options are available. Rates include accommodation, airport transfer, Balinese healing massage, daily workshops and all meals throughout the retreat. The Parahita curriculum includes instruction in yoga history and philosophy, meditation, asanas, ethics, and more. Upon completion of the training, students will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.
Take a journey to the magical town of Ubud for a 23-day, 200-hour yoga teacher training retreat, certified by Yoga Alliance YogaUnion will prepare you to become a yoga teacher specialized in the Vinyasa Flow style and give you the confidence to teach classes with mixed-ability students. Highlights of the retreat include daily yoga and meditation practice, teaching methodology practice, and daily vegetarian meals. You will stay in a private or shared room in a hotel or resort, depending on which retreat you choose. Rates include accommodation, courses, 200 guided teaching hours, and three vegetarian meals per day except Sundays.
Learn to teach Aerial yoga at this six-day, 5-hour teacher training retreat where you will step into the world of FlyHighYoga instruction. This style of Aerial yoga is rooted in the Iyengar style and emphasizes alignment and adjustment. During this training you will have two options for accommodation—a private single room at the Ubud Yoga Centre or a private double at their nearby guesthouse. Highlights of this retreat include anatomy training, daily classes, and certification to register with Yoga Alliance; meals are not included.
Start your traditional wellness and teaching journey with Bali Yoga School. They offer a variety of yoga teacher training retreats in Bali throughout the year, including a multi-style rejuvenate retreat, 500-hour teacher training, and more. Highlights of their retreats include daily yoga practice, healthy meals, and weekend excursions. Bali Yoga School aims to keep their classes small so you can master all aspects of yoga philosophy and practice. You’ll stay in a private cottage or shared room; accommodation, meals, excursions, and course materials are included in the price.