Villa Gaia is a magnificent open-architecture, Balinese-Modern-style home just minutes from Ubud - the artistic and cultural heart of Bali.
Overlooking spectacular views of beautiful terraced rice-fields and palm trees, stands a fabulous retreat home featuring luxurious open spaces.
The marble and teak Bali Villa has 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, full Western-standard kitchen, dining room, large screen TV room, full staff and beautiful infinity pool with decks galore and views to awe and soothe the soul. The view from Villa Gaia is quintessential Bali.
Swaying palms and lush fruit trees line the edges of terraced rice fields that extend into the distance. There is a private stairway with direct access to the Rice fields for wonderful morning walks.
Villa Gaia is situated in the most desirable location in Bali Ubud voted the friendliest town in Asia. The International Airport in Denpasar is just is 60 minutes from your front door.
Airport pickup can be arranged on request.
Immerse in the ancient spiritual, philosophical and meditative traditions of Yoga, while maintaining a firm ground in modern alignment, sequencing, and approaches to practice.
This 18-day training offers students the lived experience of the teachings.
This YTT teaches an alignment-based 'Vinyasa Flow' practice, culminating in restorative postures, meditation and pranayama.
The practice focuses on presence centered awareness, serving first to awaken the body and break-up stuck energy, and then to soften the mind and nurture our inner being.
This training progresses over 18 days by a map of the chakras, starting at the root and ending with the crown.
During the root segment, you will ground your intentions for teaching/practice, and learn the vast history of Yoga from the Vedas through the Upanishads, Buddhism, Yoga Sutras, Bhakti traditions, Tantric Lineages and contemporary Yoga Schools.
In the sacral chakra you will uncover the countless layers of the subtle body, learn the principles of Ayurveda, gain an overview of classical Tantra, and practice Yoga Nidra.
As you progress through the navel chakra you will explore Yoga's connection with power, fire, and introduce Lakshmi practice & the business of Yoga.
Each of the 18 days will also include a thorough overview in the anatomy/physiology of Yoga-Asana (postures), a comprehensive outlook on teaching methodology, an intensive dissection of major and minor poses, workshops on adjustments/alignment, and plenty of time for practice teaching.
In addition to practice and study, you will participate in meditation, ceremony, council, and explore what these practices and teachings mean for ourselves as individuals, and for the community as a whole.
For those looking to teach, this training will provide a vast, comprehensive tool-kit for teaching physical postures, breathing techniques, alignment, adjustments, as well as pranayama, mantra, meditation, and more. For students looking to deepen their understanding, this will be a dynamic expansion of both knowledge and practice. A sincere exploration of what it means to truly practice YOGA.
The teacher training package includes meals, lodging, course manual and certification.