So, you have decided to pursue that golden dream of spending a month in the world’s most famous tropical paradise – Bali. And this isn’t just any ordinary holiday month in the warm sun and beautiful colourful life, this is a month of intense daily yoga practice, of immersing yourself in yogic philosophy and lifestyle, of asana breakdowns and increasing your sense of proprioception (awareness of position and movement of the body).
This month is the one thing you have been thinking of; for a while now – your Yoga Teacher Training in Bali. We know, you’ve probably done all the research, opened up a million tabs on your browser, read through each and every website of every yoga institution in Bali, compared prices and accommodation, scrolled through a few thousand testimonials. This is a pretty huge commitment and investment. It requires for you to take a month (and more) off from your regular life and work, spend quite a bit of money on airfare, accommodation and the course fees themselves.
So that’s why we would like for you to choose the right training. Here are our top 5 tips for choosing your Yoga Teacher Training in Bali.
- Decide if you’d rather be up in the hills and rice fields, or by the beach and sea. After all, you are going to be spending a month in this location, you’d need to make sure you are happy with the type of nature/surroundings and also the vibe of the town. Some examples : Ubud is considered the yoga town of Bali, set up in the hills and rice fields. Canggu is considered the hipster town with fancy, colourful restaurants and a blooming scene of fitness (crossfit, HIIT, etc). Sanur is considered the peaceful beach town, with beautiful blue calm beaches and white sand that goes on for miles.
- List and choose established institutions that have been operating legally in Bali for at least 5 years. Trust us on this, we have heard many yoga teacher trainings being cancelled, or shut down. Schools that are legally set up in Bali maintain their integrity with the government and make sure all their teachers and staff have valid, legal working visas.
- Check the reviews of all the yoga schools in your list via different platforms. Yoga Alliance, Tripadvisor, Google Reviews, Facebook Reviews, etc.
- Ask them if it is possible to put you in touch or see if you can make/create contact with any of their former students so you can get real stories and experiences.
- Assuming by now you have narrowed down your list to maybe maximum 5 options, find that one thing that you are absolutely looking for in a teacher training – your top priority. It might be a training that focuses on alignment and anatomy, it might be a training that focuses on philosophy and spirituality, it might be a training that focuses on shaping you to become a very confident and efficient teacher, it might even be a training that focuses more on the social and community side of yoga. These are all important factors, but for you personally, you’d need to know which aspect is most important to you!
So we hope you have some sort of idea of where you’d like to go for your training, and we wish you the very best in your journey!
Here is a link that lists yoga schools and yoga teacher trainings in Bali to further help you make a decision. If you are looking at joining Power of Now Oasis’s Teacher Training, we will be more than happy to assist you in any way we can, just drop us an email at [email protected]!