Best decision ever made.
The teachers are incredible at what they do. They gave me a whole new understanding of yoga and my personal practise, which I’ll be forever grateful for. The shala, the food and the homestay was all in high standard, and I couldn’t have asked for more. I feel ready to embrace my future as a yoga-teacher with the new tools this course has given me. I can’t recommend this experience highly enough. I would do it all over again at any time.
Every year for the past few years, I’ve followed a YTTC somewhere abroad. Some are good, some are less good :-).
This year in July I participated in the YOGA BLISS 200h Asthanga and Yin yoga teacher training course (YTTC). I choose this one, because everything was included: homestay, food (which was the best on the island) and training. But I got so much more than I expected. The yoga bliss TTC is by far the best I’ve followed so far!!
The teachers are very skilled and passionate about what they teach. They are two very real, authentic people, who are living their mission. And that is why this TTC is an absolute must do if you want to integrate yoga in your daily life. The teachers are such good teachers because they walk their talk. They will tell you all about yoga, but more important, you can see and feel what they are telling you. So yes they are yogini’s. But on top of that, they are walking their talk without forgetting to show their own vulnerability and flaws. By showing themselves as they are, they embody what yoga stands for: you don’t have to be perfect, just be you, as you are. And work from where you are, in this moment.
This adds up why this training is so good. It creates an environment of thrust were everyone can grow at his/her own pace. The teachers really team up for a unique balanced yin-yang approach. They’ve inspired the whole group to find our balance between “effort and surrender”. On our yoga mat. And in life. Because Yoga is life.
PS: and of course Bali is great!
Thank you so much for sharing your gift !!!
“Incredible journey, deepening my spirituality”
The 200 hr YTT was incredibly designed. The teachers were life changing spiritual teachers, who both gave me a fresh perspective on, of course, teaching yoga, but also my spirituality, daily practice, and…. well… my entire life!
One teacher gave us very practical, detailed, straight forward techniques on how to properly practice AND teach Ashtanga. I feel completely ready, after taking this course to teach a class. However, I did prep for this course three months in advanced. I learned the majority of the sanskrit names for the poses, and practiced full Ashtanga primary series 3 times a week prior. Not everyone did this but i HIGHLY recommend dedicating yourself to the training in advanced because it makes your experience that much more enhanced while you are in Bali.
The biggest lesson one teacher taught me was as a yoga teacher is you can’t give away what you don’t have AKA you need to have a daily practice in order to teach yoga. This teacher training opportunity gave me the perfect place to deepen my own practice, and learn about my body, mind and spirit in the process, so i can help others on their spiritual path. She taught us Pranayama and meditation techniques, and again, gave us practical ways to incorporate it into our own practice (life changing).
The teachers created a safe space for us to have deep, life changing discussions on philosophical topics involving the 8 limbs of yoga, where yoga came from, etc. & how to apply these philosophical topics to our life on and off the mat. She organized her teachings so well, we were able to ground really airy, “out there” ideas, and apply them to our actual lives. Something you cannot do from simply reading a book, the discussions were so rich, and everyone in our class was constantly taking notes. Rare information, and energy exchanges, I doubt I will ever receive again. Learning yin from her was quite the experience, I also released so much trapped emotion simply during our daily yin practice.
The setting is incredible, food- 5 stars hands down (SO DELICIOUS) and I would recommend getting a fan room. I didn’t have AC and was perfectly fine. Accommodation is simply quaint. No hot water but you have to remember, you’re in beautiful Bali.
The daily flower mandalas were my favorite 😀 Thanks for and incredible experience Yoga Bliss!
Yoga bliss teacher training was the best decision for me. The balance of Ashtanga and yin yoga just works so perfectly. You are really given two sides to yoga, two different paths and outlooks on yoga. Which I think is amazing for your first teacher training if you are unsure which path you wish to take or where you stand. Both teachers are so helpful, informative, passionate and easy going, which really makes the three weeks a bit easier. It is definitely an intensive training though, so be prepared for that. My experience at yoga bliss truly helped me find my path as a yogi and pushed me in the direction i need to go. The teachers gave me the knowledge, confidence and encouragement I really needed to send me on my path! I can’t wait to come back for a class.
Thank you Yoga Bliss!
The teachers set up a 200hr TTC program which was really solid, interesting, full of emotions, in a paradise place. I would definitely recommend doing your TTC with these guys. They were sharing with us without counting, with all their heart.
Thank you so much for that and I wish many more yogi will come and share that experience with them.
If you are there for a short period, try the yoga classes at the shala as well 🙂 and end it with a dragond fruit broccoli juice… mmhhh!
The course structure, the teachers, the location and the accommodation – it was all perfect!
They call them Yin and Yang, cause they are so perfect together that shouldn’t be compared to anything else. You learn how to teach Ashtanga, you learn how to teach Yin, but most important, you learn how to face life. They create a safe environment for you to grow, to experiment with your mind and body, to explore your limits, to free your emotions, to fully absorb the knowledge, to feel confident in front of a class and to truly listen to your inner-self. You become a family with every single one sharing the experience and you wish you could stay in that bubble forever! But life goes on, and you finally understand YOGA 🙂
One useful advise: learn the sanskrit name of all the poses before the course! Don’t leave it until you are there, it will make your experience even more pleasant. No kidding. I wish I would have not been that lazy.
I felt compelled to write an honest recommendation for those wanting a legitimate Yoga Teacher Training in the styles of Ashtanga and Yin Yoga. Your teachers at Yoga Bliss Lembongan, who share the load of teaching Anatomy, Adjustments, Pranayama, Meditation and Philosophy, are two of the most genuine, knowledgeable, skilful, empowered women I have ever met. I honestly feel so blessed and humbled to have undertaken this training under their guidance. I personally have travelled to Rishikesh, India and completed a Hatha Yoga 200hrYTTC 2 years prior to this and although it was an incredible experience, I really did not feel ready to go straight into teaching after the course (this was Yoga Alliance Certified too so it just goes to show how pointless that really is). I was pleasantly surprised with the structure of the course offered at Yoga Bliss Lembongan and the content covered, as it truly sets you up with the teaching skills and knowledge to be able to walk out of the course and into being the teacher in your own classroom. If this is what you’re after, do this course. I recommend you brush up on your memorisation of the Ashtanga Primary Sequence, you bring a tolerance for flies and bugs (there is bug spray available there) as it is an open air Shala and you are in the tropical climate of Indonesia. Bring a big enough notebook to take down all the information shared in each class, and enough pens to get you through. They provide very liveable accommodation a few minutes walk to the yoga Shala and meat, vegetarian and vegan options for food, cooked and served by a loving local Indonesian family. There are many other places to eat for super cheap all very close to Yoga Bliss too, if you would like a larger variety. The island itself is beautiful, we went for sunset swims every single day at Scooby Doo Beach opposite the street that the Yoga School is on, it is hot and humid in Indonesia so keep that in mind – again, you are in the tropics! There are no mosquito nets on the windows of accommodation so for a pleasant stay, I recommend getting a room with air conditioning. You get Sundays off and Saturday afternoons too, use this time to explore the island by hiring a scooter, for ultra cheap massages, and for study to prepare you for the week to come. I honestly loved this training and the whole 3 week adventure and would highly recommend it if everything I’ve mentioned here is of interest to you!
My Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Bliss was great! It was physically demanding and challenged me each day but I think that gives the course credibility. I was able to learn a lot from both instructors. They were really cool, down-to-earth people who genuinely want to see their students succeed. The accommodations were nice as well. I had a room to myself which had a queen-sized bed, air-conditioning, and was located within close walking distance of Yoga Bliss.
I finished my 200H TTC at Yoga Bliss last winter. It has been an amazing, life changing experience. A true journey into knowing myself. The course is well structured and both teachers are wonderful people and great teachers.
The course is very intense so be prepared for a challenge, on both physical and mental level. I strongly recommend a solid practice prior to the course as well as clear commitment to take the effort. TTC is not a yoga retreat but a hard work, which fruits you may first see long time after arriving home. The school itself is placed in a gorgeous and peaceful Lembongan.
I highly recommend Yoga Bliss to anyone who wants to do TTC or simply take couple of yoga classes!