Become a Yoga Teacher in Bali
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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Bali Pondok Pitaya
Location: Pondok Pitaya Retreat Center, Balian Beach Bali
Come experience life on the serene and remote coasts at Pondok Pitaya, Bali.
From the fresh air of the Balian sea to the sunny skies that fill the waters with warmth , School Yoga Institute provides a transformational yoga teacher training experience that allows you to live your truth out loud. Whether it’s through witnessing Balinese blessings happening daily or surfing the gentle waves of the west coast, we invite you to come expand your mind, open your heart and change your life. It’s here at Pondok Pitaya that we relish in the laughter of both the sun and the sea, and build bonds with like minded individuals that will last a lifetime.
This mystical yoga teacher training curriculum is influenced around Peruvian Shamanism, providing students with a unique and spiritually driven course that goes beyond just a certification. Called by the energy of the Bali ocean, mountains, spirits, and each other, we invite you to come evolve on your spiritual and yogic path. On this profound journey, you will earn your Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification. For information on continuing education, read about out 300 hour yoga teacher training course.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Dates
Tuition Cost: $2450 USD Tuition ($350 off when paid in full= $2100 USD)
Room and Meals are separate. Learn more below.
Welcome to Pondok Pitaya Retreat Center
Pondok Pitaya Retreat Center, located in Balian Beach, is located on the edge of a natural volcanic black sand beach and beautiful cliff crafted by nature itself. Pondok Pitaya’s Bungalows are a cozy alternative retreat center consisting of a different type of Indonesian traditional wooden bungalows built of teak woods and boat woods, facing the surf break, swimming pool, conveniently located just meters from the beach. All rooms have been reconstructed from indigenous houses imported from Java, dating back to the 1930’s. Some say Pondok Pitaya is a hotel, but some say its home.
Pondok Pitaya is one of the best places in Balian Beach for both Surfing and Yoga. Experience a world of limitless adventure and sun-filled days in Balian beach, where you can live out your dream of being a surfer while fulfilling your truth of becoming a yoga teacher. Here you can slip into a waking dream with clear skies under a starlit sky accompanied by tropical sea breezes and ocean mists. Pondok provides an outlet to the freshest Indonesian and Western cuisines daily and is just 45 minutes away from the Tabanan Mountain region where there is a deliciously invigorating coffee plantation hike with fresh brewed Balinese Coffee.
“I spent a month here doing yoga teacher training. The location is incredible, right by the beach. When I arrived, I could not believe my luck as the hotel directly faces the ocean. I instantly relaxed after the long haul flight and settled into the place. The Yoga Shala is directly facing the ocean and it is lovely to practice with the sound of the waves crashing by. All the staff at Pondok Pitaya are very warm, welcoming and friendly. The breakfasts are a combination of traditional or western style breakfasts and wholesome. The massages are wonderful, especially as they take place in little huts facing the beach. The rooms are quaint and different. It felt very authentic and the beautiful gardens surrounding the rooms is magnificent. The area itself is off the beaten track a little, but there are some nice restaurants and bars around the place. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay at Pondok and look forward to returning one day.” – Trip Advisor, Scotty R, 2017
Local Pondok Pitaya Activities
- Waterfall Hiking
- Beach & Rice Terrace Cycling Tour
- Turtle Conservation Farm
- Coffee Plantation Tour
200 Hour Daily Schedule
Note: Schedules will vary from location to location, but typically include the following:
6:00-9:00 – Guided Meditation/Pranayama/Asana
9:00-10:00 – Breakfast and Self Sadhana
10:00-11:00 – Spiritual lesson/Intention of the day
11:00-12:00 – Yoga Sutras/Yoga Anatomy
12:00-2:00 – Snack and Self Sadhana
2:00-3:00 – Special Topics
3:00-6:00 – Art of Teaching and Art of Touch
6:00-7:00 – Dinner and Self Sadhana
7:00-8:00 – Satsang (Sacred Circle)
8:00-9:00 – Self Sadhana
9:00 – Sweet Dreams
Meet Your Bali Facilitator Team
Meet Janani Ayni
Raised in The Garden of the Gods in Colorado, Jananī experienced most of her life in close relation to nature where Native Americans still lived and treated the land as sacred—which is possibly what gives her a particularly centered earthiness, and peaceful, loving nature. She walks with a deep reverence for life and for all beings.
About Jed Pennell: “Spirit moves all: the body a vessel, the mind a servant, and the heart our master.” Born of the earth and sky, flesh and spirit, Ganapati’s mission in life is to share unconditional love in all the forms it takes. Through mindful living he plays his part in awakening spiritual consciousness on this planet, in devoted symbiosis with mother earth, the six directions and his spirit allies.
About Zach: Zach Beach is committed to building a world based on unconditional love and connection. He does that as a teacher, yoga and acroyoga facilitator, poet and writer, helping people lead happier, healthier and more loving lives.
Meet Maha Devi
About Maha Devi: Maha Devi is an international healer and yoga teacher, based in New York City. Her passion for yoga and witnessing the beauty of Pachamama has taken her on wisdom quests throughout the world where she has incorporated the healing arts of Yoga, Reiki, Shamanism, Thai Massage, Aromatherapy, Yoga Nidra, Sound Healing, and Meditation.
About Tessa: blessed to be raised vegetarian by her amazing Bhakti yogini mama who encouraged her to truly be her adventurous self, Tessa was exposed to yoga at a very young age.
Even when she’s not teaching yoga around the world, Tessa is always on some kind of adventure that most certainly will include songs, vegan food, Ecstatic dance, being in nature, community living and deep gratitude for living her dream.
Tuition + Room and Meals
Tuition Cost: $2450 USD Tuition payments ($350 off when paid in full= $2100 USD)
+ 20 nights Room and Meal option:
Shared Room and 3 Vegan/Vegetarian meals daily: $1,500 USD
Private River DELUXE suite room with 3 Vegan/Vegetarian meals daily: $2200 USD
June 10-30th YTT SOLD OUT
Note: Prices above do not include travel, additional reading materials or extras. We can help you with any travel questions as well as travel insurance.
We want you to be able to live your dream and offer 4 scholarships per training as well as 1 local scholarship. We also offer Payment Plan options. Learn more about scholarships here.