Is 100 hours yoga course is yoga alliance certified ?
100 hours yoga course is part of 200 hours yoga course, it’s for those who don’t want to complete the 200 hours in one time so we give them an option to complete 200 hours in two parts, first semester and 2nd semester, after completing 1st 100 hours you can join us any time to complete 2nd 100 hours program to get the certification of 200 hours certified yoga teacher training course which makes you able to teach anywhere in the world as a Bali yoga school certified yoga teacher.
What subjects do you cover in your curriculum?
To give you a brief overview of the core subject areas we cover in our classes:
- Mantras – We learn the significance of several important mantras, how to recite them, and how to employ them in our classes and daily practice.
- Pranayama – We learn various breathing techniques and how they affect our ‘prana’, or vital energy.
- Philosophy – We study the underlying theory of yoga, and we analyze two of yoga’s foundational texts: Bhagavad Geeta and Yog Sutras.
- Anatomy + Physiology – We study 5 of the major physiological systems and their relationship to yoga
- Yoga Therapy – We learn how to use pranayama, asanas, shatkarmas, and meditation to treat a wide array of psychosomatic problems. We also touch on some aspects of Ayurvedic medicine, although it isn’t a major focus of our course.
- Vinyasa/ hatha Yoga/ Ashtanga yoga – We practice and understand the major of hatha/ Vinyasa asanas & ashtanga yoga series.
- Meditation – We practice various meditation techniques and how to properly guide and practice meditating
- Shatkarmas – We learn and practice various introductory cleansing techniques
How experienced in yoga do I need to be?
The only prerequisite for our students is that they have an open mind and an appetite for learning and growth. Our teachers are wonderful at balancing varying skill levels – we have had students with no experience taking the course alongside students with more than a decade of experience.
Do I need to study anything beforehand?
In general, it isn’t absolutely required to prepare and study beforehand. However, if you’d like to learn more prior to our course, you can read up on these books:
- Bhagavad Geeta
- Yog Sutra
- Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha
We will study the most important sections of the Bhagavad Geeta and Yog Sutra, and the Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha book is a well-known overview of proper yoga practice and anatomy/alignment.
What do you do for your Sunday excursions?
Every Sunday, we give our bodies and minds a well-needed rest, and we bring our students and teachers on a trip to explore Bali and Indonesia. In the past, we’ve gone to hiked through waterfalls, popular bali beaches, visited mountain-side temples and ashrams, and more.
Also, of course, if you feel like relaxing and doing your own thing, you are more than welcome to as well.
What exams do I need to pass in order to graduate?
In order to pass you will need to teach your own Vinyasa, Hatha, ashtanga classes, In addition each theory subject will have either a written or oral examination.
Can we use phones at the school?
Yes, when you are not at your classes you are free to use cell-phone.
How can I use Internet at the school?
Our wireless internet is free and easily accessible, so you can bring your phone or your laptop in order to use it.
Do you have available air conditional AC at the school during summer month?
Yes, we have AC available.
Health & Safety
Is Bali safe?
it’s very safe! Bali “Ubud” is holy town and less crowded on average than other cities, Many of our students venture out on their own during evenings to explore shops and the many concerts and festivals that take place every week. The people here are very welcoming and friendly, and you could easily strike up conversation with locals and storekeepers.
In our opinion, bali is great place to transition into Balinese culture, because you still get the tradition, friendliness, and vibrancy of bali and less of the poverty, crowdedness, and other potentially overwhelming features that other cities might offer.
Is Bali safe for women?
There are many western women that travel alone to bali (and many that decide to live here indefinitely), and it is arguable that there are more female tourists than male tourists. In ubud (where our school is located), there is an equal balance between the amount of tourists and locals, and a significant amount of foot traffic throughout all hours of the day/evening.
As we mentioned previously, Bali is holy town, and crime is incredibly rare here. you will blend right in with the rest of the female tourists.
In terms of safety at night, the streets start emptying at 9-10pm as storekeepers close up shop, but it is still safe. We should also note that our school and accommodation is located entirely under the same roof, so unless you feel like exploring, it isn’t necessary to venture outside after our yoga classes finish at night.
Is the water safe to drink in Bali?
It’s absolutely safe, we provide filtered and purified water. We also have water filter at our school and still if students want they may buy bottles of water at nearby stores.
Is the area prone to mosquitoes?
We do have some mosquitos but it is less of a problem in the colder months (and you will generally be wearing more layers as well). You should be fine with regularly applied bug repellant.
Which vaccines should I get?
We should note that we aren’t officially medical professionals (in the western sense of the word ), so you should exercise your own judgment and research as well before deciding whether or not to get vaccines.
Not all are required, but you should check with your doctor as well.
Should I get malaria medicine?
You shouldn’t have to worry about malaria in bali, and/or taking any sort of anti-malaria medicine, as they aren’t in a high-risk zone for malaria.
Malaria medicine can sometimes be the source of vivid nightmares, and taking it for an extended period of time (i.e. 30 days) is generally not recommended. Some travelers have the medicine on hand, just in case, but you likely won’t need to take it in bali. However, take our advice with a grain of salt, as we are not medical professionals, in the western sense of the word.
Should I bring any medicine?
Many people bring basic first-aid (bandaids, antibacterial cream, etc). You should definitely bring any prescription medicine that you’ll need to take during your course. We also recommend bringing diarrhea medicine in case you eat food in restaurants or accidentally drink unfiltered/tap water. All of our food and vegetables are washed and cooked with purified water, so you won’t have to worry about getting sick during your daily meals.
Is your course certified by Yoga Alliance?
We are a certified Yoga School by Yoga Alliance, and also certified by the government of Indonesia. Yoga Alliance is internationally recognized as a certifying organization for both schools and teachers, so your teacher training certificate will also be recognized internationally.
Will I be qualified to teach in the UK or Australia?
Yes! The Yoga Alliance USA is recognized all over the world. Note however that registering as a member with Yoga Alliance USA does not register you as a member of Yoga Alliance UK/AU.
How do I register as a teacher once I’ve graduated?
For the Yoga Alliance accreditation, you can go here and follow their instructions:
Which airport should I fly into to get to UBUD (Bali) ?
The best and most convenient way to travel for Bali is to take flight to Denpasar Bali airport. Denpasar Bali airport is merely 38 kms from school.As soon as you book your flight, forward us your flight details and we will send our driver to receive you from Denpasar Bali airport.
How do I get to the school from airport?
In terms of getting to school from Denpasar airport, We can provide a private taxi from the airport to school for roughly $30 USD If you’d like to reserve one, please let us know what your flight airline, number, and time of arrival.
When should I book my arrival flight?
If our course is the first activity that you are doing in bali, you should book your flights so that you arrive one or two days before the scheduled start date, which would give you some flexibility in travel time to arrive here. When all of our students arrive we have a short orientation session one day before the course begins, and classes begin on the morning of the scheduled start date.
When should I book my departure flight?
If you aren’t planning on exploring more of bali, you should book your flight so that you leave one day after the scheduled end date of the course. We have a graduation ceremony in the afternoon of the last day, and while you are free to leave right after, you’ll most likely want to celebrate with your classmates and teachers afterwards
What if I need to switch my course dates?
Once students have officially applied, are accepted into our program, and have placed their reservation deposit, we are generally fine with them switching which month they take the course for. As long as we have the availability for a particular course, several students have asked to switch their dates in the past.
Accommodation & Food
Can I stay if I arrive a few nights early?
Definitely! Unfortunately, we can’t afford to cover the cost of accommodation for students outside of our actual course dates, so our nightly rate is about 20 USD. As long as we have the space (with housing our other guests and students from other courses), we can provide a room for you before you begin your course. If we don’t have space, we can help you find another room as well.
Are the meals unlimited or portioned?
We serve 3 vegetarian meals per day (and a cup of chai during our tea breaks) for the duration of the course.
Our meals are unlimited. Generally, you’ll get a plate of food with all of the various vegetarian dishes appropriate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (according to a yogic diet.) We always make a surplus of food for our students, which is usually placed on the dinner tables for our students to grab from if they want more of a particular dish.
What if I’m vegan, lactose-intolerant, or have allergies?
Our meals are vegetarian/ vegan,
Can I share a room with a friend or significant other?
Yes, you can Some yoga schools and ashrams require that men and women use separate quarters, but we are fine with you sharing a room.
What should I pack?
In general, you can buy most things that you might need here for cheaper than in western countries. But to start you off with a list:
- Enough clothes for a week (or two). Check the weather to determine what type of climate to prepare clothing for.
- Any regular pair of shoes for walking around, shoes/sandals if you want to do any sort of water-related activities on our Sunday outings with the rest of the school and staff.
- Standard toiletries, shower sandals, a towel
- Electronics (laptop, tablets, cameras) are fine – our school has a security camera system and a front desk, so your items are safe. Unless you want to unplug from electronics, we have free WiFi as well so you can stay up to date on social media and keep in touch with loved ones back home via Skype.
- Sunscreen, bug repellent
- A headlamp or flashlight
- Any necessary medicine. Many people bring basic first-aid (bandaids, antibacterial cream, etc). We also recommend bringing diarrhea medicine in case you eat food in restaurants or accidentally drink unfiltered/tap water. All of our food and vegetables are washed and cooked with purified water, so you won’t have to worry about getting sick during your daily meals.
- Feminine hygiene products, if necessary.
When is the remaining tuition payment due?
The full payment is due at your course orientation.
What options do I have to pay the remaining tuition?
You can pay in cash, and we ask for cash payments in our own currency, INR or USD
You can also pay via credit card at our facilities
You can come and stay a few nights before commencing your course. However, you will have to pay an extra amount for those extra days of stay.
Make sure to check if your country gets visa on arrival in bali (Indonesia) if not you can apply for an online visa which you will receive within a week. If you are planning to stay for a long time, then you must apply for the visa through your nearest embassy. Please apply for a tourist visa only! The purpose of your visit to bali should be traveling. A tourist visa is easy to get and have a longer duration.
If you are suffering from any kind of ailment or disease, you can bring your own medicines as prescribed by your personal doctor.
How many students are there in the YTT classes/courses?
Ans- We accept 20 to 25 students in each course of YTT.
I’m pregnant can I attend to the course?
Ans- No, the course is too intense for pregnant women to complete.
When do we have free time?
Ans- You’ll have some breaks during your daily schedule. Sundays are free days as there is no classes, so you’ll have time to discover.
If want to skip class am I able to do that?
Ans- In case of emergency yes, but you’ll have to inform the teacher from the class about it.
Can I attend to the same course with my partner?
Ans- Yes, it is possible to attend the TTC with your partner
I tried yoga just few times. Will it be too advanced for me to attend the TTC?
Ans- The YTTC are suitable for everyone as we committed to teach you from the very root of yoga through all aspects, so experience are not necessary.
Are the teachers well qualified?
Ans- All teachers are qualified Yogis, some are with PHD degrees of yoga sciences, and some are with MA degrees.
Will language be my barrier as English is not my first language?
Ans- No, all students are coming from different parts of the world, so English are most likely second language of them. The courses are easily understandable and teachers will help you in anything.
Do I have to read any books?
Ans- There is few book that you’ll have to read during your course. Is your choice to start before your arrival or once you are at the school.
Arrival & Departure
Ans- In order to attend the orientation program, one should arrive at least a day before starting of the course. On the first day at 11:00 am the Course will start with yoga ritual. On last day of the course, graduation ceremony takes place and it finishes by 8:00 pm, therefore, departure should be planned one day after completion of the course.
Which kind of visa do I need to apply for?
Ans- Students should apply for tourist visa as it is easy and granted from embassy shortly, purpose of visit in bali should be yoga retreat or ayurveda retreats. Students may give our school address as well as contact number as an balinese reference.
Contact details of Indonesian embassy in your country can be found. In general, visa expiry date is counted from the day visa is issued. Please verify it with the concerned embassy. Try to apply for your visa at least 2 or 3 weeks before your travel date.
What should I bring with myself?
Ans- Most of the general items you will need during your stay in bali (or their equivalent) can be easily found in the nearby shops around the corner from our yoga school. What we suggest you remember to bring is any specialty item that you can’t live without, like a specific personal care item or favorite snack from your country.
Is there any post nearby?
Ans- Post is just right next to our school 5 mins walk. Police station next us as well. So the area is well secured, we have 24/7 security with CCTV cameras.