Updated: Feb 7
There's no denying that Bali is one of the most spiritual and serene places on earth. Steeped in the gentle traditions of Hindu culture, Bali’s healing, uplifting vibes have long called travelers, mystics, and yogis to her lush volcanic mountains and pristine beaches.
Are you feeling the call to take a yoga teacher training in Bali? Whether it's the ocean, the cuisine, the history of asana, or the culture of devotion that calls to you, here are five reasons why a Bali yoga teacher training is a journey that might just change your life:
Learn about the Ancient Traditions of Yoga
Many modern yoga classes and online yoga teacher training courses forgo the ancient traditions of yoga to pursue a workout or a picture-perfect body. Yoga is so much more than exercise, and going to Bali is the perfect way to learn this.
Why? Because a yoga teacher training in Bali will immerse you in the many teachings of yoga that transform everyday life. Whether it's visiting the sacred Uluwatu temple or watching Hindu women's daily devotionals, you'll learn how to live and breathe the yoga lifestyle.
The Full Circle Yoga School yoga teacher training in Bali immerses students in yoga's history and mythology. Rather than merely learning Sanskrit names for each pose, students learn the stories of gods and goddesses that have inspired each asana. This helps budding teachers create more enriching classes that offer meaning and inspiration for life off the mat.
This is an opportunity for you to learn to teach yoga while also shifting your life through ritual, ceremony, crystals, essential oils, meditation journeys, ayurvedic herbs and more. Go beyond the unconscious limitations that are set upon us throughout our lives and free yourself to walk a path of truly elevated consciousness. And what better place to do that then in Bali!
Connect with Your Soul in Mother Nature
From the laid-back beach vibes of Canggu to the mystical monkey rainforests of Ubud, Bali promises countless opportunities to experience Mother Nature in all her abundance. The practice of yoga is inextricably tied to the Earth—and our relationship to it. One of the primary goals of yoga is learning how to feel grounded in our most authentic form. Our connection to the earth achieves this: listening to our environment's sounds and feelings bring us closer to our truest nature.
Can you think of a better way to connect to the earth than surrounded by the ocean, forests, and rice fields? Better yet, most Bali yoga shalas and meditation centers feature open-air architecture—meaning you'll spend most of your training days overlooking rice fields, practicing on the beach, drinking in fresh island air, and falling asleep to the rustle of palm trees.