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Frequently Asked Questions – YTT 200-HR (Local)

1. Where will the training be held?

Azadi is set amongst lush green rice fields with views of sacred Mount Agung on the island of Bali. Only four minutes’ drive from downtown Ubud but will feel like a world away. Azadi is located approximately 1.5 hours’ drive from the Denpasar airport.

The villas where you will stay are only steps away from the surrounding rice fields and open onto private decks with outdoor seating. Each room is independent and designed with its own unique aspect to allow you to experience the stunning beauty and tranquility of the environment.

Recycled timber, handpicked furniture, fine cotton sheets and authentic Balinese touches are combined with European styling.

2. Will there be meals provided?

Yes! All 3 meals will be provided to you each day during your course. You can count on delicious, healthy, fresh, and nourishing foods throughout your training.

3. What type of Yoga Training does your school offer?

This is a 200hr Teacher Training Program that meets and exceeds the guidelines set by Yoga Alliance. The style of yoga focused on will be classical Vinyasa/Hatha.

4. Do I require any prior training to apply?

No prior training is needed to apply however we do suggest that you have a regular yoga practice & a keen interest to deepen your knowledge about yoga; the practice, history, lifestyle, and philosophy. A suggested book list can be found on our website under the heading course curriculum. We recommend that you talk to one of the teachers on the faculty of the YTT about your desire to take training and to discuss any hesitations/concerns you may have.

5. What does a day in the life of a trainee look like?

Below is a sample of what a typical day’s schedule will look like. Keep in mind this is just an example except for the start and finish time each day.

6:00 AMMorning meditation and group practice
8:00 AMBreak
8:30 AMLecture/group work
11:30 AMLunch
12:30 PMFree time to relax by the pool!
2:30 PMLecture/Group Work
4:30 PMPractice
6:00 PMSupper
7:00 PMLecture/Group Work
9:00 PMSleep 🙂

6. What suggestions can you provide in order to prepare for the training?

In order to prepare for training, we ask that you continue to practice yoga (both on and off the mat)! A daily practice is important. Your daily practice will vary from day to day and sometimes it may range from 5 minutes to 2 hours. Keep in mind the practice might be physical asanas (poses), meditation, breathing, reading a yoga book, a quiet walk in nature, eating healthy nourishing meals, etc. We ask that you come with an open mind and open heart that is eager to learn!

7. Is it necessary to want to become a teacher?

It is not necessary to want to become a teacher as many people take the training to simply deepen their personal practice and expand their knowledge of yoga. It is common for people to initially think they do not want to teach but once they get underway with the training program that can change. Whether you plan to teach or not, have an open mind and enjoy this wonderful experience.

8. Can you guarantee teaching opportunities at Shanti Hot Yoga after my certification?

Shanti Hot Yoga has a dedicated team of yoga instructors who currently fill our teaching requirements. That being said, Shanti is always supportive of growth and we have seen opportunities come along for new teachers. While we do commit to providing you with the tools to begin teaching, it is up to you to seek places to practice your skills and teach classes. If you are interested in potentially teaching for us someday, we do ask that you express your interest and stay connected in the community.

9. How much time do I have to complete the distance learning portion of the training?

The distance-learning portion of the training is to be completed within 1 month after the Bali intensive. Extensions will be reviewed for approval on an individual basis.