Bali, Indonesia


This 4-week training course, offered by a dedicated and passionate group of educators, is designed to shed light on the many facets of Yoga and to deliver powerful teaching techniques covering topics such as class theming, mindful sequencing, biomechanical alignment, understanding of the energy body and sound and vibration.


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    Indonesia, Bali


Training manual & all course materials
Kundalini, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Tantra, and Hatha
Teacher Certification with yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance

Course description

Desa Seni, A Village Resort opened to the world on August 8th, 2006. From its inception, this village has focused on creating a holistic wellness program providing yoga, dance, music and organic cuisine, set amidst a beautifully landscaped fully recycled eco-friendly resort. The whole concept creates an environment where people can come to learn, relax, deepen the self and at the same time become part of a kula or community, experiencing the life and ways of Indonesia. With great success over the years, our vision and programs have come to fruition. This year, 2018, we are excited to be presenting the 6th annual “The Collective” 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Our team of teachers will be working together to share, educate, nurture all those interested in becoming a teacher or deepening their practice. This experience will incorporate all of Desa Seni’s philosophies, a fully rounded spectrum into yoga, offerings from additional teachers who will further educate, along with organic food, holistic wellness and the support and guidance of an amazing team. This 4 week training course, offered by a dedicated and passionate group of educators, is an informed, integrated, dynamic approach to yoga focusing on alignment, anatomy, creative sequencing and developing the students individual teaching voice. Our intention is to guide individual students towards their unique true expression as a practitioner or a teacher in Vinyasa flow. Yoga Alliance Accredited School of Yoga Desa Seni School of Yoga is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance. This yoga teacher-training program and all the teachers are internationally accredited have exclusive recognition and qualify to teach for the 200-hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification. Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training program in the U.S and globally. Graduates of our program are automatically eligible to register as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming an RYT means having a higher profile and gaining international recognition as a yoga teacher. Curriculum Techniques of Yoga – 100 hours: Teaching/Practicing Asana (Surya Namaskar, standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions & arm balances) Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation and Mantra Kundalini Yoga Raja Yoga (mind techniques for elevating awareness) Restorative Yoga and the use of Props Teaching Methodology – 30 hours: The art of sequencing (teaching strategies to create mindful, functional and creative classes) Theming and Languaging Teaching beginner to intermediate poses The Art of Adjustments and Variations, Yoga Therapeutics Pre / Postnatal Yoga Stories of Yoga Poses / Functional Mythology Vocal Work and Expression Exercises Anatomy and Physiology – 20 hours: Basic introduction of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system responses, principles of movement, the mechanics of breathing, body reading assessment and anatomy of adjustments. Philosophy and Yogic Scriptures – 35 hours: The Evolutionary History of Yoga. Exploring the Gods, Goddesses and great Sages of ancient India Energetic Anatomy: Chakras, Prana, Vayus The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Bhagavad Gita, Budha’s Philosophy Tantric Philosophy Traditional Purification Techniques Understanding and Respecting the Privilege of Teaching Yoga. Group Practicum and Presentation Skills – 16 hours: Systematic work towards planning, theming and skillfully teaching a full spectrum yoga class. Partner work coordinating body movement and breath in Surya Namaskar A and B. Reading Requirements: Light on Yoga, by BKS Iyengar Pranayama; The Breath of Yoga. By Gregor Maehle. Suggested Readings: Hatha Yoga Pradipika by The Bihar School of Yoga Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anadea Judith Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Vivekananda Bhagavad Gita by Sri Swami Sivananda Sensing, Feeling and Action by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen Meditation for the Love of It: Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience by Sally Kempton Science of Being and Art of Living by Maharishi Mahesh Kundalini Yoga by Shakta Kaur Khalsa Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews Yoga Meditation: Through Mantra, Chakras and Kundalini to Spiritual Freedom by Gregor Maehle Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body, by Reginald A. Ray The Purpose and Practice of Buddhist Meditation, by Sangharakshita The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga, by David Coulter

About the place

With a reputation as being one of the most beautiful and diverse tourist spots in Asia, Bali attracts almost 1,000,000 visitors a year, from all around the world. Geographically, Bali lies between the islands of Java and Lombok and is one of more than 17.000 islands that make up the Indonesian Archipelago. Bali is small, stretching approximately 140km from east to west and 80km from north to south. Running east to west and slightly off center, are a string of volcanic mountains, the tallest and most recently being active Mount Agung, which reaches 3.142m at its highest point and last erupted in 1963. Accommodation Desa Seni, as a cultural village, offers a wide range of accommodations all of which are individual antique houses with beautiful terraces, sitting areas and private modern bathrooms. The interior of each unique house has been individually re-furbished to provide all the necessary luxury and comfort, while the exteriors have retained the integrity of rural village life. Desa Seni offers from one bedroom village houses up to deluxe 2 bedroom village homes with kitchens. The traditional rice field setting and the authenticity of the cultural village, with all the modern amenities and services, ensures a truly unique and memorable experience. Organic, Eco-Green, Svaasthya Wellness are just part of this full service resort. Original! Authentic! An Experience!


Desa Seni, serves an eclectic Asian-Western cuisine with a focus on organic, healthy and fresh food. Growing almost 80% of our own produce and working with local businesses enables us to focus on bringing great meals direct from farm to table. Our restaurant is open to the public for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a glass of wine and some nibbles in a tropical garden setting.

Things to do

Holistic treatments

Desa Seni’s Merapu Svaasthya program offers from traditional to holistic treatments, from Western to Eastern therapies. Healing and health are a focus, bringing a team of specialists together to restore and revitalize the body, mindand soul. Merapu means “spiritual forces” and Svaasthya means “wellness.” Desa Seni, A Village Resort has been designed to be a spa within itself. Whether you choose to relax in an outdoor bale, swim in the salt-water pool, join a yoga class in our Mahadevi Studio or have a treatment at Merapu Svaasthya, the team at Desa Seni will do its utmost to recharge you. Desa Seni is a true believer in the environment and our surroundings. We believe that other than wonderful Svaasthya treatments, our eating habits, activities and our well being are all integral parts to a healthier life. Balance is an integral part of health. All of our spa, bath and health care products are made exclusively for Desa Seni.

Other activities

Desa Seni has selected a few “must see and do” excursions from Bali’s treasure trove of attractions. Travellers to the island will find stunning beaches, terraced rice fields, along with a wealth of historical sites, temples, art and the culture of Bali.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

Accommodation (except for Non-residential option), Tuition for all classes and programs, Breakfast and lunches on all class days (6 days a week), Opening and closing group dinners, Training manual & all, course materials, Teacher Certification, All taxes and service.

What’s not included

Airfare, Suggested reading books, Airport transfers, Optional activities and treatments, Travel insurance, All services not listed above.

Additionnal information

Meeting point

Desa Seni

How to get there

From Bali Ngurah Rai Airport, there are taxis or even bus to reach the Resort

Airport transfers

Airport transfers not included but can be arranged

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Yoga Styles

  • Ashtanga yoga
  • Hatha yoga
  • Kundalini yoga
  • Mantra
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Restorative yoga
  • Tantra yoga
  • Vinyasa yoga


  • Chanting
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Guided tour
  • Mantra


  • Garden
  • Pool
  • Towels, bed sheets, toilet paper
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Washer
  • Wifi

Daily Program

07:00 AM→ 08:00 AM
Pranayama & Meditation

08:00 AM→ 10:00 AM
Asana Practice

10:00 AM→ 11:00 AM
Light Breakfast

11:00 AM→ 02:00 PM
Lecture / Anatomy / Philosophy / Teaching Methodology

02:00 PM→ 03:30 PM
Lunch and Free Time

03:30 PM→ 06:00 PM
Teaching Methodology / Alignment and Adjustments / Yoga Practice and Practicums


Angela Perez
Angela has been passionately dedicated to the yogic path for the past 15 years, lecturing and teaching in many parts of the world and is currently teaching Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, Tantra, Meditation and Pranayama classes at Desa Seni. Angela is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor at both the RYT-500 and E-RYT 200 level, who shares her deep calling to walk the path of the heart, both on and off the mat.


Bernd Windhofer
Bernd works with the tools of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, the Buddha’s Dharma and study in order to plumb the depths of experience and to always give each student exactly what he or she needs, with a passion for helping to ease the suffering of others. Bernd is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor at the E-RYT 200 level, where you can expect to be challenged in his classes, but always with kindness and care.


Daphna Dor
Daphna (GuruWant Kaur) has been sharing the healing technology of Kundalini Yoga for over 17 years, with the privilege of studying under Yogi Bhajan, the late master of the yoga. She brings to her yoga classes a deep respect for, and incorporation of, the body alignment of hatha yoga traditions, while embracing with great passion and gratitude the transformational path to higher consciousness of Kundalini Yoga.


Carlotta Castangia
Carlotta is an ERYT-500 in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow style yoga. She has been a dancer for 20 years then finally found her essence through yoga. She began her journey in India embracing all aspects of yoga and she deeply believes in the origins and the roots of the yoga tradition. She also believes that today a modern approach is needed and therefore she combines her knowledge in anatomy and alignment skills in her teaching method. Her classes have constantly evolved over the past 5 years because of her deep devotion to the practice, and she firmly believes that in addition to being a teacher she will remain an eternal student.


Antonio Albagli


Twelve years from his first class as a student, the practice of yoga has had a deep impact in how he views life creating a motivation to help others. Following an intuitive combination of Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar, and Yin he has found a practice that is both challenging and therapeutic. Antonio is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor at the E-RYT 200 level, deeply committed and passionate about the path of yoga.
  • Louise Capicchiano

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    "Loved my stay in Desa Seni ! Beautiful Accomodation, stunning gardens, gorgeous pool, lovely/friendly staff, fabulous food, amazing yoga Shahla & spa treatments & smooth check in/check out!  Look forward to another stay in the near future!" From Facebook
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  • Lauradriani

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    I went at Desa seni for yoga lessons in May 2017. I had practice with Carlotta and Bern and I loved them so much. Thank you very much guys! The place is amazing! The best in Bali! I hope to come back soon. Lauradriani From TripAdvisor
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  • Cathy Talucci Wilkin

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    I just finished my Yoga Teacher Training at Desa Seni, wow what an amazing month!!! Desa Seni is a very unique and special place. A little oasis I didn’t want to leave!!! I can’t wait to go back!!! Cathy Talucci Wilkin From Desa Seni Facebook Page
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  • Alice Lake-Hammond

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    These people, this place – beautiful in every possible way, right down to the smallest details. A truly special space and I can't wait to return. Thank you. From Google Reviews
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