Bali has a certain magic to it. Somewhere between the stunning rice terraces and ridiculous surf… the daily offerings that mystically appear throughout the day, and the ever abundant tropical fruits & flowers.
Our Yoga Teacher Training takes place in the undiscovered northwest coast of Bali. It's far from the traffic + overdevelopment of the rest of Bali. Here in Pemuteran, life slows down. In the distance, you can see Java's majestic Ijen Volcano, rising over Menjangan Island. The Bali Sea ripples calmly against volcanic sand. Sinuous ribbons of green unfold, speckled with temples, coconut trees, and rice terraces in every direction. From our property, hike in the jungle for an hour, and end up at a small secret waterfall, perfect for a cold plunge.
Waking up with the sun, meditating, & practicing yoga seem to come naturally here. Bali is the only island in Indonesia (out of tens of thousands) that’s Hindu, and their culture has a uniqueness all of it’s own. From the temple offerings, to the sound of the gamelan, and that sweet smile that the Balinese so readily share, Bali tends to sweep most off their feet.
Bali is just south of the equator, so it’s reliably hot & sunny. It’s tropical and wet. The largest (and still active) volcano, is considered by Balinese to be the center of the universe.
Our property is a 3.5 hour drive from Bali's airport. The day before training starts, and on the morning of the start of training, we will arrange for a few vans from the airport and surrounding area, to pick up trainees and drive them to our property. One van costs US $60, and trainees will split the cost of the van among themselves.
The retreat center
Our training is held at a stunning private estate on Bali's Northwest coast. We have exclusive access to a handful of private villas, clustered together, each with their own private pool and chic living spaces. We're just a few minutes drive from the calm ocean. Surrounded by jungle & fireflies, the lush property includes a handful of swimming pools tapering off into the jungle and ocean in the distance.
Expect lovely touches like turmeric tonic at breakfast, and turn-down service for your room each evening.
The yoga shala (pictured here), is our sacred space. The shala has sweeping views of the mountains and sea in the distance. The entire space is shaded, with gorgeous reclaimed wood floors, fans, a sound system, and all the props you would expect from a modern yoga studio. Of course if you feel more comfortable with your own mat, bring it along! This is where we start our day, each morning at sunrise.
Each villa is unique, with it's own charm. Some villas are two stories, others feature a rooftop terrace. Some have swinging day beds, others have hammocks. Each villa has it's own private pool, a fabulous lounge area, and a modern kitchen with full size refrigerator, and all the amenities to brew coffee or tea in the comfort of your own villa. You can opt for a single, double, or triple room. All rooms feature fine linens, AC and rain showers. Some rooms feature an outdoor shower. Please note that all villas are unique, and all rooms + beds are unique! If you are looking for corporate resort experience, like a JW Mariott, this is not the training for you. If you are looking for understated luxury and barefoot adventure, then this is the program for you! For more photos + details on the room specifics, click here.
We are flying in our favorite chef for this program. Meals are served family-style in the open-air restaurant. You'll have three meals per day. Meals are mostly vegetarian and always thoughtfully prepared. Purified spring water is always available, and strong Bali coffee (yes, coffee) & teas are available for you to self-prepare throughout the day. A lot of the menu is vegan, with non-vegan options (like eggs, cheese, and dairy milk) often offered on the side. Our chef is thoughtful with accommodating dietary restrictions such as gluten free.
Please note that our villas are in the jungle, and while all the bedrooms are fully enclosed, many of the villas have outdoor living space + bathrooms. That means that on any given day, you can expect new friends like geckos, bats, chickens, kitties, flies, mosquitos, dogs, cicadas & even cows. If you aren't familiar with any of these creatures, we invite you to broaden your perspective and get to know your new neighbors.
Luxurious villa with a pool, kitchen, lounge, AC and WiFi, for the duration of the course.
Three incredible vegetarian meals per day, for the duration of the course, including purified drinking water, coffee and tea.
Access to all villa facilities, including WiFi throughout, multiple lounges, infinity pools, spa, and yoga shala.
200+ hours of Yoga Alliance education.
The Sacred Fig Reader, covering a rigorous + thoughtful curriculum based on accelerated learning principles.
Access to online training materials
World renowned faculty - all experts in their fields
Access to The Sacred Fig global community of yogis
Support & mentorship from The Sacred Fig faculty, including post-training guidance
Recognition as a graduate from The Sacred Fig Yoga Education Program
Surprises along the way :)
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