500Hr Awakened Life School of Yoga Teacher Training

The Yoga Alliance-certified 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training is a complete and a thorough training. It is an immersive yoga experience that combines 200 hours of Foundational Training immediately followed by 300 hours of Advanced Training. The course is 45 days long and deeply transformative, this training is for people who would like to take a deeper dive than the three-week Foundational Training allows. Your training takes place in a warm and supportive environment and is led by five teachers with decades of combined experience leading teacher trainings. Light on lecture and heavy on hands-on work, experiential exercises, and personal exploration, your training will take you into a deeper, more nuanced understanding of what it means to practice, teach and live yoga. 

Your tuition package includes your YTT program and manual, your accommodations, a healthy breakfast, lunch and tea time, graduation celebration, filtered water and tea all day, one massage, one group cultural excursion and coordination of your airport transfers.

This yoga teacher training is held in Candidasa, on Bali, Indonesia. East Bali is a large region with natural habitat ranging from lush forests and black sand beaches to barren gravel plains and an active volcano. The South coast is home to the popular seaside resort town of Candidasa. Set foot in this lush tropical island, you will be surrounded by exquisite beauty of its beaches and the Indian Ocean and the warmth and graciousness of its people. The tranquil vibe, slower pace of life, and awe-inspiring landscapes and seascapes make it a perfect location for your yoga teacher training experience.

Requirements

When applying for RYT 500 level course, you must have at least one year of practice with a qualified teacher.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Air Conditioned Room
  • Course Material
  • Meals
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • WiFi Internet

Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

This class improves and refines your theory and practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation techniques and theories. Deepen and refine your own yoga practice and cultivate levels of awareness and embodiment. Explore your practice with expert cues on alignment, connecting with the subtle body, and working with advanced variations. You will be given exposure to a variety of styles and forms of practice beyond Vinyasa that will expand the breadth of your knowledge and make you a truly an “advanced” teacher.

You will have exposure to active vinyasa, slow flow vinyasa and restorative practices that integrates many styles along with forms of practice beyond vinyasa that will expand the breadth of your knowledge and make you a truly an “advanced” teacher. Dive deeper into the Yogic practices including Kriyas, Pranayama, and Restorative practices, as well as analyze several poses including asana benefits, alignment, contraindications, variations and modifications. You will also be able to raise the octave of your meditation practices by regular and guided practice, the exploration of varying styles, and learning accurate instruction that draws on ancient yogic and Buddhist lineages. At the end of the course, you will find more meaningful and embodied ways to embed your yogic practice and lifestyle into your daily spiritual life.

Yogic Philosophy will be presented in a way that resonates with current modern day and practice. Ancient texts and masters will be covered and their lessons presented in a functional and understandable manner.

Demystify dharma and yogic philosophy to gain personal experience with the subject matter and find ways to live it naturally. Learn elements of authentic transmission of this wisdom to your students that is honest, truthful and vulnerable. Finally, you will also be able to practice teaching in a way that is relatable and accessible and to find greater ease in transmitting embodied dharma talks to your students with vulnerability and truthfulness.

Being a yoga teacher not only involves standing up in front of the class to teach - in his module you will focus on how to have a successful career as a teacher including how to run classes, privates, studio openings and marketing. 

Explore the fears and discomforts of the “business” side of yoga and money. Uncover your personal obstacles with abundance and breakthrough to live your life more fully. Study sound and practical elements of business and operationalize your career path and set clear and identifiable steps to your career aspirations that include higher levels of business acumen and wisdom.

Teaching yoga involves working with individual anatomies, mindsets, and fitness levels. You will learn how to cater all of these factors into teaching a class.

Develop your “eye” as an advanced teacher being able to see students for where they are. Self-observe the energetic quality of your touch and the practical alignment aspects to better serve your students in hands-on adjustments. Move beyond “one size fits all” adjustments to an understanding that is filled with compassion and wisdom. Finally, you will be able to drop any hindrances on the use of props to integrate them with your teaching of several poses, modifications and variations.

Lectures work to unify both Eastern & Western wisdom in a practical way - using ancient techniques and knowledge and applying it to a modern day setting. Further expand your knowledge and wisdom of the body through intensive Anatomy & Physiology study and directly relate how anatomy affects asana alignment, how to cue this with ease and refinement, and learn effective modifications. Deeply study differences in people and their anatomical structure to further inform how to sequence with elevated intelligence, adjust with accurate touch, and cue with accessible language. Explore many elements of the subtle body and take a deeper dive into how the asana practice impacts our physiological systems, while also expanding wisdom of the spiritual elements on our physical being.

This covers how to transition from a teacher to an advanced teacher, including finding your own authentic way to teach and how to use modifications, props and physical and vocal cues to teach a successful and safe class.

Learn to hold your space and cultivate present awareness as a teacher and advance your cueing and language that transcends the “every day” teaching langue to reflect wisdom, accuracy, clarity and precision. Rapidly expand your repertoire of cues that is informed with advanced levels of dharma, philosophy and anatomy. You will develop practical refinement of teaching qualities that includes your presence, style, energetic being, sense of space and overall awareness, while undoing habitual teaching patterns that do not serve you and replace with more present awareness. Lastly, learn to teach “off the mat” so you can move and be present in your classes and practice embodying the “seat of the teacher”.

Learn about the greatest gift you can offer to others - cultivate an authentic expression while creating a grounded and intelligent inner structure as a person and teacher that allows an authentic experience of who you are.

Raise the octave of understanding compassion, empathy and honesty in your life and your teaching to become deeply embodied in your yogic, spiritual practices that goes beyond the mat. In this class, find a sense of bravery and courage to express who you are with a “realness” that is uncommon in daily living and allows you to encourage that in others.

Create innovative sequences that breakthrough old habits and find new forms and levels in your teaching repertoire. Learn to fully engage your class both at an individual level and at a group level, holding space for each person and where they are at and lastly, learn how to let go of teaching from where you are, to learn to teach where your students are.

Certification

With full attendance and the passing of written and practical exams, you will be awarded with a 500-hour Yoga Alliance-approved teaching certification. This enables you to teach globally.

Daily Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Tea & Light Snack
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Meditation / Study
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Active Asana Practice & Workshops
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Breakfast
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Workshop / Classroom Session
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lunch / Free Time / Homework
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Workshop / Classroom Session
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Restorative Asana Practice & Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dinner / Free Time / Homework
TIME OFF When you’re not in training, you can relax in the ocean or the pool, or explore the local scenery and culture. Described as “staggeringly gorgeous” on TripAdvisor, and “Best in Class” by Frommers, the resort amenities include a full spa, on-site restaurants serving both traditional Balinese and Western food, and a lovely outside bar.

Meet The Facilitators

 
Venue   Puri Bagus Candidasa

Simple, yet unforgettable, is the deluxe beachfront resort of Puri Bagus Candidasa. Long lasting memories as the evening sun is consumed by the Indian Ocean, fisherman out at sea, and you are relaxing in the open-air beach bar enjoying the warm tropical breeze and a cool drink as another day passes away.

Puri Bagus Candidasa is a place to relax and allow the spirit of the island to come to you. Explore both the culture and nature Bali has to offer as you stretch out on your terrace and enjoy the stunning views of lush and tropical gardens or the majestic Indian Ocean. Encourage yourself to experience some of the fantastic activities you can enjoy here, such as, snorkeling or diving in the breathtaking underwater world. Indulge in an authentic Balinese massage, refine your body and mind through yoga sessions or learn to prepare some fine Balinese cuisine in a cooking class.

Drivers from the airport will happily drive you to the retreat centre and the journey will take around 1.5 hours from Denpasar Airport.

Accommodations

Food

The exquisite Geringsing Restaurant serves a wide range fo traditional Balinese and international cuisine, offering healthy and vegetarian options, the talented chefs able to adapt dishes to suit your specific requirements.

With stunning views across the Indian Ocean, this is dining in paradise, whether for a fresh and healthy breakfast, a nourishing and revitalizing lunch or a relaxing and rejuvenating dinner.

The menu caters to vegetarians, with a small selection of vegan options, but many dishes can be easily altered to be dairy-free. Fresh rice paper rolls, vegetarian sushi and a wide selection of juices and smoothies are just some of the delicious options on offer. 

The restaurant uses fresh local and regional produce, bringing the inspiration of Balinese flavors and cuisine to many of the dishes. The vibrant menu will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed without weighing you down and feeling lethargic - perfect for your daily practice.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS TRAINING

Go deeper and improve your practice and knowledge of yoga with this 500 hour training with Awakened Life Yoga. This immersive experience will leave you feeling throughly ready to begin the next step as a yoga teacher. Enjoy delicious healthy food, beach side living and the chance to learn with excellent teachers and like-minded students. This is one thorough program that covers everything a yoga teacher training could possibly cover. Maybe even a little more...

Jannica Klingborg

Yovada Reviewer

  Bali, indonesia

Candidasa is a relaxed spot on the East coast of Bali, a quaint fishing village with a gentle seaside ambience and sweeping views from the hotels built right on the water. Candidasa is a good base from which to explore the interior of East Bali on a walk; it's also a place to spend some quiet time and it offers varying accommodations, from basic to five-star resorts and a few good restaurants in between. It is also a strategic place from where to explore the East of the island, which boasts exotic cultural highlights and a range of historical sites and exciting tours to enjoy. It is also a perfect place for those who want to get away from the more hectic tourist centres and experience real Bali and Balinese way of life mostly unaffected by tourism.

Going to Candidasa takes a 90-minutes taxi drive to Denpasar airport.