200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Ubud – Bali, Indonesia

18th August 2018 to 8th September 2018, Ubud – Bali, Indonesia


Upaya Yoga Ubud Bali Center

Upaya Yoga Ubud Bali Center



The Upaya Yoga Teacher Training program is an all-inclusive, Yoga Alliance approved, 200hrs course. The program is especially sketched out by our team of gurus at Upaya to introduce the students to their journey of evolving into expert yogis and able teachers. The course paves a path for its students to transform into a yoga teaching expert and indeed the program includes skilled teachers to provide the students with a strong foundation in Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. We have designed the program to be an enjoyable and enlightening experience. The students need to be ready spiritually and physically as our classes have various rigorous sessions as well as calmer and more healing sessions. We serve and recommend a Saatvik (yogic) diet to expand your sense of well-being.

Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, music. Bali, known as ‘Island of the Gods’ draws Yogi’s from all over the world to experience its deep spiritual culture. Bali’s relaxed beach and tropical energy are one of the most sought out places in the world to practice and learn a Yogic Lifestyle. In March 2017, TripAdvisor named Bali as the world’s top destination in its Traveler’s Choice award.

Course content

The Upaya Yoga 200h Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) is aimed at producing skilled and motivating yoga teachers that are proficient in the ancient practices of the yoga sutras and can impart this knowledge to their students. The yoga teacher training curriculum is based on the five pillars of this art which can be understood as the practical application of the traditional paths of yoga. A rigorous daily schedule includes two meditation sessions, two yoga classes followed by lectures, teaching practices, and workshops. The intensive 22 days/ 21 nights program include 2 days off for the attendees to relax, study, and assimilate the learnings.

Our aim is to offer you an in-depth understanding of the art of teaching yoga and clarify each query or confusion that may arise during a class. Students of the Upaya Yoga program get the opportunity to practice and learn the teachings of Hatha yoga, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga Vinyasa, their differences, postures, and reasoning behind each posture.

In the last week of training, students have semi-private classes with a dedicated teacher to work on specific areas of their practice and be ready for graduation.

Our Curriculum Includes:

Asana Practice:

The program at Upaya is designed to offer its students a solid foundation in Ashtanga Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga, focusing on the right alignment of the yogic postures.  A daily asana practice class gives the students an opportunity to practice their own asanas and helps to build deep insight of the various forms and postures. The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises of the Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), Multi-Style yoga postures, 100 asanas variations from intermediate to advanced level, Posture alignments and adjustments, Deep relaxation, and Release of blocked energy. Training sessions are suitable for all age groups.

In addition to daily asana practices, students learn how to break down and teach each posture, including the main benefits, modifications, and contraindications.

Yoga Philosophy: 

Classical Yoga Philosophy is intertwined all through the course and you will receive knowledge about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, allowing you to bridge classical and modern yoga and understanding the true meaning of Yoga. The dedicated yoga philosophy sessions provide a great insight into ancient wisdom and help reflect on all that you have learned in the course. In turn, you will learn how to imbibe these philosophies into your own life and will experience unison of the body, mind, and soul.

Pranayama, bandha, mudra:

Pranayama, or the science of breath control, is one of the Five Principles of Yoga. It expands lung capacity and relaxes the nervous system by balancing the two hemispheres of the brain. The art of Kapalabhati (lung cleansing exercise), Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing) and Samanu (mental cleansing of the nadis) will be taught.

Focusing on the rhythm of your breathing and becoming familiar with it is the essence of pranayama. This is a vital feature of yoga and is often neglected as most give more importance to physical practice. Pranayama is an excellent way to destress, build spiritual and emotional power, and sustain a healthy life each day.


Cleansing will purify the system and allow the breath to run easily. Our 200-hour course includes explanation and demonstration of Tratak, Neti, Kapalabhati, Dhauti, Nauli, and other purification exercises for the various parts of the body such as the eyes, nose, air passages, esophagus and stomach, abdominal organs and large intestine exercises. We will look into the effect of each practice and understand their individual instructions.

Yoga Anatomy: 

Through an introduction to the major body systems you will study the effects of asanas and pranayama on the cardiovascular system, muscular systems, digestion, skeletal, respiration and endocrine system. These classes will give you a deeper understanding by observing the mechanism of every posture.

Our purpose is to give you knowledge of anatomy so that you leave with a better awareness of your own body and can apply this knowledge to teaching yoga in a safe manner. During the lessons, you will lay emphasis on how to adapt your practice by recognizing your weaknesses. These may be due to a lack of strength or flexibility in a particular area. You will learn preparation techniques to make improvements in your practice.  Throughout the classes, our assistant teachers provide you with complete personal attention to support you.

Centering Yourself: 
Your transformation journey begins with a daily exploration of yourself! This course is about Self Growth and includes coaching tools to take with you and apply to your life and future career as a yoga teacher.

Teaching Techniques and Practice Teaching:
In these hours you will learn and practice valuable tools and teaching methodology that will support you in becoming a powerful teacher. You will imbibe the ability to address a large group as well as learn to connect with each student in your class. You will explore the use of your voice, language, body language, visualization, ability to connect with your students confidently through verbal cues, the use of props, effective demonstration, and acute observation with safe and effective physical adjustments.

Yoga Successful Business: 
You will study and learn to effectively nurture and preserve abundance through your yoga teaching career. The end of your training session will equip you with a complete resume to immediately begin promoting yourself as a Yoga Teacher.

What You Will Learn In This Training:

  • How to give a solid and clear demonstration
  • How to give clear instruction (working with Voice)
  • Correct alignment of postures
  • Yoga anatomy
  • Hands-on adjustments
  • How to avoid common injuries during practice
  • How to jump backward and forward (vinyasa flow)
  • How to use props to correct or enhance postures (as recommended by B.S.K Iyengar)
  • Mantra Chanting
  • Yogic breathing (Pranayama) and their benefits
  • Yogic body cleansing (Kriya yoga)
  • Mudras and their benefits
  • Yoga philosophy (Patanjali yoga sutra)
  • Ayurveda and Yoga principle
  • Assisting yoga class with other teachers
  • Observation
  • How to teach 45 min to 90 min long classes
  • How to teach one to one class
  • How to teach more than 10 people in a class
  • Yoga career and business


Typical daily schedule for 200-hour YTTC course:

  • 6.30 – 7.30 am: Chanting, pranayama, and meditation
  • 7.30 – 9.00 am: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays – Hatha yoga, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday – Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • 9.00 – 10.00 am: Breakfast
  • 10.00 – 1.00pm: Alignment, adjustment, lecture
  • 1.00 – 2.00 pm: Lunch
  • 2.00 – 3.00 pm: Self Study/Self Care
  • 4.00 – 4.30 pm: Yoga Nidra
  • 4.30 – 6.00 pm: Teaching practice
  • 7.00 – 8.00 pm: Dinner
  • 8.30 – 9.30 pm: Sharing and question and answer, night meditation, live music concerts, watching your teaching practice or Yoga Movie on screen. (this is only alternate days)

Note: Classes or Schedule can vary

Why chose Upaya Yoga Bali for your 200-hour YTTC

Upaya Yoga is a family which offers a safe environment to learn, grow, and discovers more about yourself. Our teachers use the traditional teachings of yoga and apply them to our modern realities. While very intensive, the program includes resting time and activities to ensure that you will find your balance and get the maximum of your experience.

In line with the spirit of the Upaya Yoga school’s objective to make yoga available to everyone, our training in Bali are offered at an affordable price whilst maintaining the highest standards.

With Upaya Yoga, you receive dedicated personalized support from your teachers. We work on the specific needs of each student. Our course is designed for you to learn through practice to give you the confidence to teach as soon as you graduate. We focus on building teachers and give you the tools you need to deepen your own practice, build your skills as a yoga teacher, and start your new career.

Your Teachers:

Yoga Retreat Teacher

Founder & Yoga Guru

Krishnaji’s sheer determination and love for yoga has formulated in the shape of Upaya Yoga Centre. He founded this yoga after delivering more than 3500 hours of yoga and benefiting people from many countries like the USA, Japan, China, European countries like Norway, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, where he has personally traveled and delivered yoga training which has caused a positive impact on thousands of lives.

Krishnaji’s vision is to impart teacher training to its fullest depth and dimension so that his students become self-independent financially and also cause enormous good to the world in a wholesome way.

His life stands as an invitation for all the seekers of yoga to come and explore his teachings at one of the finest locations in Goa that offer a holistic blend and great enrichment

Yoga Bali Teacher

Manager & Teacher at Upaya Yoga Bali

Ella’s passion for yoga started many years before she found herself at the Upaya Yoga center in Goa. After many years Travelling, volunteering, and living in Holistic communities around the world, she felt the calling to India, and the time to deepen her yoga practice. After completing her 200hr TTC, she stayed in India helping the running of Upaya Yoga School. Since then, Ella has been teaching all around the world, studying and practicing, and has now settled in Bali to run Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Retreat. Ella loves sharing Hatha Yoga classes, meditation, chakra balancing meditation & Reiki Healing. 

Yoga Bali Teacher

TeacherRohil Jethmalani

Rohil began his journey into yoga by coming into contact with meditation 6 years ago. In a quest to find his true Self, he visited many masters and guides from different parts of the country. Soon the realization dawned that the real Guru is within, and other masters are simply mirrors. A year later he began to complement his meditation practice with Ashtanga-vinyasa. He has spent long periods of time over the past few years with his teacher, Ajay Kumar(sthalam8) learning Ashtanga in the traditional Mysore-style. Soon afterward he began to teach, feeling the need to share the sacred practices that have brought about so much peace and fulfillment in his personal journey.
His unique style of teaching goes beyond simply the physical practice. The nurturing, yet challenging environment created in his classes pushes his students to tap into their inner potential. His intention is to bring about lasting inner transformation through asana practice.
Yoga Bali Teacher


Marylene is a Yoga Alliance RYT-500 yoga teacher who specializes in Yoga anatomy, therapeutic applications of yoga, Corporate Yoga and Yoga for depression, stress, and anxiety.

Her passion for yoga took a new turn when she helped a friend overcome depression through yoga. Curious about what other benefits a holistic approach to yoga could bring. She devoted her time and energy to study the 8 limbs of yoga. Splitting her life between a successful international corporate career and teaching yoga, she perfectly understood how everyday demands can get in a way of a healthy body and healthy mind, and used this experience to teach corporate yoga. In 2016, she decided to leave her corporate career to pursue a PhD in Osteopathy to deepen her knowledge of the physical body. She also completed her certifications as Reiki Master and Mindfulness coach. Read More

Upaya Yoga 200-hour Training Packages

Our August-September 2018 program is hosted in the spiritual town of Ubud. The resort is strategically located in a quiet area and walking distance from the city center and Ubud’s main attractions.

Each Tuition Package Includes:

  • Accommodation for 21 nights with daily house-keeping
  • Three buffet vegetarian meals per day*
  • Purified water and tea served throughout the day
  • Course material
  • One Balinese ceremony experience
  • Upaya Yoga certificate recognized by Yoga Alliance (upon successful completion of the course)
  • Government taxes
  • Lunch and dinner on days off are excluded

Double room – USD 4,190
Early bird USD 4,190  3,940 (saving USD 250)

The traditional bungalows are equipped with 2 single beds and en-suite bathroom to accommodate 2 students per room.

Single room – USD 4,590
Early bird USD 4,590 4,340 (saving USD 250)

The 200 sqft private bungalows host a king size bed and private bathroom.

Shared accommodation – USD 3,750
Early bird USD 3,750 3,500 (saving USD 250)

Each of the share accommodation units is located next to the yoga shala and hosts between 3 and 6 students with shared bathroom (max 3 people/bathroom).

About the location:

Our Ubud location is an enchanted retreat paradise, set in the midst of one of the most beautiful rice field walks in the center of Ubud, Bali. Tranquillity and stunning greenery all around are complemented by the panoramas of northern mountain ranges in the distance. It is a true connection for those who enjoy being in nature, healing, and learning. Only footsteps away from center Ubud, but tucked away from its hassles and bustles, we offer the best of both worlds.
With the idea of living simply and consciously within an organic environment, our rooms are designed so the natural world is very much a part of your experience. For your time with Upaya Yoga, you will be staying in century-old antique bungalows, original wooden houses brought over from remote villages in Java, decorated with beautiful carvings, 100% recycled teak wood. All balconies are facing the rice fields, with each with its own private outdoor garden.
Each bungalow has an attached mud-wall bathroom with passion fruits and vines climbing over the natural roof, semi-open to the nature. All rooms are supplied with natural organic shampoo, soap and insect repellent.

Tuition payment

Packages starting at USD 3,750
Early bird prices starting at 3,500

500$ deposit is due within 15 days of registration. The remaining balance is due no later than the 15th July 2018.

Pay in full and receive a free “Pampering Package” including a 60-minute massage and a 60-minute Reiki session, valued at USD 100.

Please Note:

  • Registration for this course is subject to Upaya Yoga terms and conditions
  • No refunds, credits or transfers available on cancellation after the start date of any Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Retreat in Bali
  • Insurance & travel expenditure are not included in TTC fee.
  • Prices are based on 1st come 1st served
  • Places are limited 

Images Of Accommodation and Location:

Competition time! To celebrate the first Upaya Yoga Teacher Training outside of India, Upaya Yoga Bali is offering one lucky winner a free tuition for our August-September course!

To participate:

  • Follow @upayayogabali on Instagram
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  • Tag 5 of your yogi and yogini friends (that you would like to do the training with) in the comments
  • Re-post this picture and tell us in the caption why you want to do a Yoga Teacher Training with Upaya Yoga Bali. Don’t forget to tag @upayayogabali so we can read your post!

The winner will be selected among all participants based on the best caption.

For more information, please contact the Upaya Yoga Bali Team at bali@upaya-yoga.com


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