Yoga Teacher Training
June 19 – August 11, 2017
Thank you for inquiring about our Bali Yoga Teacher Training Program. The next training course will begin on June 19th, 2017 and finish August 11th, 2017. This will be a 200 hour, two month course and the whole training will take place on the island of Bali, Indonesia. After two months of study in Bali with Ki and Bob you could come back with a teaching certificate. Bali is a wonderful place to live and practice Yoga with these two inspirational teachers. We know that you will find the Balinese people to be inspiring in their approach to life and to daily ritual and prayer. Ki and Bob look forward to another profound journey to Bali. The 200 hour Bali Yoga Teacher Training program runs from June 19th – 11th of August, 2016. Ki and Bob encourage you to come for the full two months of training. You are also welcome to come to any part of the two months of training and accumulate hours for the next training program in Bali (scheduled for the same time in the summer of 2018) or for our ongoing Seattle Yoga Teacher Training group, a new group beginning each fall.
The basic cost of the yoga training is $2400. The first month (June 19th – July 16th) will cost $1200 for study and the second month (July 17th – August 11th) will also cost $1200. There will be approximately 20 hours per week of Yoga offered during the first four weeks and 21 hours per week of Yoga Teacher Training during the second month of the training. Extra hours will be given for a written project you do in Bali. There will be a lot of free time for you to explore the rich culture of Bali and a lot of time for personal study and reading. Once you are in Bali the cost of living is quite inexpensive. While in Bali we will practice asana, pranayama and meditation six mornings a week from 9:00 – 11:30 during the first month. During this first month (the 19th of June – 15th of July) we will also practice asana, pranayama, and meditation three afternoons a week.
As we progress through the program you will learn to teach Yoga safely and wisely, with opportunities for student teaching. Some of the second month afternoon subject matters for the training will include: pranayama, meditation, lineage, the Yoga Sutras, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, living the life of a Western Yogi – Yogini; ethics, and 20 hours of study in anatomy as it applies to asana practice. Ki and Bob have have only one main requirement before you can enter their training program – this being that you have practiced Hatha Yoga for at least two years before you can be admitted. Finally, they ask that each graduating student submit a 45 minute video of a Yoga class they have taught before a certificate is given. The certificates Ki and Bob hand out are recognized nationally in the U.S. and internationally, as their school is registered and recognized by the Yoga Alliance, the main governing board for Yoga in the West. With the certificate you will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance as a certified Yoga instructor.
You should be able to find round trip tickets from the West Coast of the U.S. to Bali for $1000 to $3,000 (fares vary of course), and a little more from other parts of the U.S. and Canada. Normally Bali is reached from a West Coast city (via Seattle, San Francisco or Los Angeles) and after a long 13 – 14 hour flight to Singapore, Taipei, Guam, or Bangkok then a much shorter flight is taken to Denpasar, Bali. The most common carriers used from the United States are: EVA Air, China Air, Cathay Pacific and Continental Air. You can expect the flight ordeal to be long, but you can be in the paradise of the Penestanan plateau area within 90 minutes of landing.
Tourist Visa for Indonesia
The visa situation is a bit of a hassle for those staying for 30 – 60 days, and easy for those staying 30 days or less. For those staying 30 days or less, you receive an automatic 30 day tourist visa upon entry into Indonesia (Bali). The cost will be around $45 – to be paid upon arrival. In counting the days you will be in Bali, please note: the day of arrival and day of departure both count as a full day, even if this time adds up to only an hour or few hours for that day. If you are staying for 31 – 60 days, then you need to apply for a 60 day visa and you must have this before you step into the airplane to fly to Bali. The cost for this is somewhere around $60. Getting a 60 day tourist visa involves filling out a particular form and mailing in your passport, the form, and a few other required things. If you need information concerning the 60 day tourist visa we do have the forms and printed out information concerning the matter. It takes a little work to complete the forms; however, the visas came by mail to those who needed them last year without any problems at all. For those who are coming from other countries than the U.S. you will have to follow the Indonesian visa procedures set forth by your country.
Transportation (Once in Bali)
Money and Bali
Concerning travelling and living expenses while in Bali, it really depends on your lodging, food, transportation and shopping choices. The lodging places we are recommending are generally around $30 – $50 a night for a bungalow (this could be split in half with a roommate), and the costs will go down 20 % or so a night if you stay at any one place for three – four weeks or more. It is certainly possible to find a small house for $20 – $25 a night (possibly split in half), if you are willing to walk a few hundred feet off of the closest road to get to one of these houses. There are money changers all over the Ubud area and changing traveler’s checks, or U.S. cash, into the local currency is very easy. There are a lot of ATM machines as well, however, there is usually a limit of $300 per transaction from most of the ATM machines. One of the banks in Ubud will give up to a $1,000 cash advance from your credit card. Food should be as low as $12 to $20 a day for all the delicious, nutritious food and beverage consumption you can ask for. Transportation costs will depend on you. This could be quite low, depending on your lodging choice and your lifestyle while you are in Bali – if you walk a lot and hop on the back of motorbikes to get from place to place you do not need to spend much per week on transportation. Shopping is up to you; however, please know that you will wish to shop when you see the plentiful array of handcrafted items and clothing that are for sale all over the shops of Ubud and Penestanan. Also we recommend you set aside at least $15 a week for some of the best massage treatments you will ever experience ($15 is a typical price for a 1 ¼ hour massage). There are some very gifted Balinese massage practitioners that charge very little for their treatments and we highly recommend one to two treatments a week. We figure that the whole two months could be frugally lived, with everything included (round trip air fare; transportation, food and lodging in Bali, Yoga fees, and incidentals) for $6000. It has been our experience, however, that most of you will wish to receive massages and shop and go on a few Sunday sightseeing adventures – a little extra money goes a long way in Bali!