Absolutely! Our 200 hour yoga teacher training program is open to anyone who wants to deepen their own practice, gain more knowledge about this ancient science or go onto teaching. Yoga offers a complete science in how to live a better, more healthy and holistic life and we are happy to share this with anyone. A lot of our students who sign up aren’t sure if they will teach or not but on completion of the program many are inspired to go home and share their knowledge with others. It opens a new perspective for you and you learn so much about yourself along the way.
We recommend that you have been practicing yoga regularly for at least 3 months before coming to the training so you have a basic knowledge of the asanas (postures) that we will be practicing. However, if you are of reasonable physical fitness or practice something similar like Pilates and have the willingness to learn then this training will suit you!
So much of the training is about attitude, a willingness to learn, and an understanding of your own body. Keep in mind a yoga teacher training is not like a retreat, it is an intensive experience and you will be learning a lot of new information on top of the physical practice each day. This requires a level of maturity and the right attitude.
Yes. From early on in the training program we start student teaching so you get as much practice as possible. The practice teaching will be a mix of small group situations and to the entire class. We will also teach you how to sequence a class, project your voice and talk about the ethics of being a yoga teacher. We look at the business side of yoga so you can go out into world equipped with the tools you need to start teaching straight away.
We like to keep our numbers smaller to ensure that you have plenty of time with teachers and space to practice. It is also makes for stronger friendships amongst the group, many of whom keep in touch for years after the training. Most trainings we have between 15 to 32 students maximum.
There is something magical about leaving your daily life behind to completely immerse yourself in a yoga experience with like-minded people. There is also a transformation that occurs over the course of the training that results from the intensive yoga experience. It is through this that you truly get to experience the science behind the yoga. It allows you to deepen your practice much more quickly rather than attending a training at home over multiple weekends where you will still have the stresses of your life and family commitments. That’s why all of our 200 hour yoga teacher training are offered as intensives, so you can completely dedicate yourself to having a regular practice and going as deep as possible. It’s also a great way to meet amazing people from all over the world and see a new destination.
Practice yoga! The best way to prepare for a yoga teacher training is to go to classes with the aim of having a regular practice of at least 1 hour a minimum three to four times a week. If you are building up to this please be mindful of injuries before your training starts so listen to your body. It is recommended that you have attended some yin classes before you come in addition to a vinyasa or ashtanga practice.
Our 200 hour yoga training course provides a strong foundation that will enable you to sequence and teach safely and effectively both a vinyasa yoga class and a yin yoga class. You will have a sound understanding of how the body works so that you can help with alignment and correct postures of your students. We will also cover in depth other aspects of the yoga tradition including the history and philosophy. Each morning will begin with meditation and pranayama. We will look at a few different techniques so that you can choose those that work for you and maintain these practices after you leave the training. As part of the yin training component, we delve into concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine learning about Meridians (energy channels) and the 5 elements within the body. Not to mention lots of opportunity to practice your teaching!
Inner Yoga has a core team of teachers who have dedicated their lives to yoga teachings. They come from all over the world and have a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. There is one Lead Teacher for Vinyasa, one Lead Teacher for Yin, an anatomy teacher, a yoga philosophy teacher and a guest teacher for TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). By having a variety of specialist teachers for different aspects of the yoga training you will experience a wide variety of teaching methods and ideas.
A typical training day starts off with a 60-minute meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques) followed by a 90-minute group morning Vinyasa session. After the morning session, we enjoy a fulfilling breakfast before gathering for the theory side of the training (anatomy, yoga philosophy, or Traditional Chinese Medicine) and then asana clinic or teaching practice. Lunch is served at 1 PM before we continue with theory and a short afternoon break to recharge. We finish off training for the day with a 90-minute Yin yoga clinic and a 60-minute group Yin session. Dinner is at 7 PM every night.
*There will be 1 day off each week after the first week where you can explore Ubud, have a massage, or rest by the pool.
Inner Yoga was developed with the idea of creating the balance between an active Yang practice (Vinyasa) and a slower more meditative Yin practice. Over the total training, the ratio is about approximately 60% Vinyasa focused and 40% Yin however we are always looking to balance one within the other.
Inner Yoga 200 hour teacher training program is an all-inclusive training. For your investment you will receive the following:
- Tuition of 200 hours of Yoga Alliance accredited education
- Inner Yoga training manual and other resources required to complete the course
- Scheduled airport transfers on arrival day (from airport only)
- Inner Yoga gift bag
- Nutritious vegetarian meals each day for the duration of the training (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner)
- Shared accommodation in a beautiful villa with deck and rice-field views that includes ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, fan, organic bath products, daily housekeeping an night turn down service. (Single occupancy available for additional cost).
- Filtered water, fresh coffee and herbal teas available all day
- Access to all retreat facilities – yoga shala, pool, spa and lounge area
- Certificate of Completion
- Graduation dinner at local restaurant
Inner Yoga is an accredited 200 hour yoga school with Yoga Alliance. As such, you will be need to attend 100% of the training to complete the required hours. However, we understand that things happen, so if you do miss any of the training due to a valid reason (being tired is not one) then we will work out a plan with you to still complete the course. There will also be some written assignments and of course your final practical teaching exam where you will plan and deliver a 1 hour yin class and 1 hour vinyasa class. Don’t worry there will be plenty of practice teaching along the way so that you can confidently do this. Another important aspect in the training is your attitude, willingness to learn the content and to demonstrate some understanding of what we cover in the course.
The beauty of completing an intensive yoga course in Bali is that you have the time and space away from your daily life that you can dedicate to you and your practice. It also allows you to work with and form connections with others on the training. If you have a friend or partner with you then it distracts from the depth of the experience of the training. A training can be intense with long days that are sometimes emotionally and physically challenging. We invite you to take the time for yourself and maybe spend time with your friend or partner before or after the training. It is very rare to be able to fully devote your time to yourself for three weeks at a time.
Yoga Alliance is a U.S.-based membership program for yoga teachers. It is the premier organization for accrediting yoga teachers and yoga schools. Membership is voluntary and you can still teach yoga without joining Yoga Alliance, however as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher you will be recognized as a yoga teacher who has received a certain standard of yoga teacher training at a Registered Yoga School. Inner Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.
A 200-hour Certificate will be awarded on the successful completion of the course (including 100% attendance) and approval of your physical teaching exam and written exam. This certificate allows you to apply for your Yoga Alliance RYT200 Certification, which is recognized globally.
Please apply through our website by filling out the online application form. Once you have submitted this, you will be taken to a payment gateway where you can secure your place on the training by paying a $300 deposit online Credit Card or Paypal. If you would like to pay the deposit with Bank Transfer please email us for details. Please note there may be an additional bank fee for credit card, PayPal and bank transfer payments.
Students traveling from overseas can now enter Indonesia freely, vaccination requirements are no longer required and most protocols including social distancing, temperature checks, and mask mandates have been dropped in most public areas including our retreat center.
We still recommend preparing health and travel insurance in the case of an emergency.