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BALI
Island of the gods

Please do not try to go thru all this information on a smart phone.

You will see many more details on a laptop.

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This page is mostly about the amazing location of the training, but the training itself is equally awesome. So be sure to Click Here to learn more about the Elemental & Ayurvedic content of the Yoga Teacher Training {as well as other important details that can be found Here} ~ Nevertheless, an Overview of the logistical essentials is also below.

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Training Includes:

Adventurous Excursions

Visits to the most amazing places in and around Ubud {the arts, culture and yogic center of Bali}

such as the Monkey Forest, Volcanos, the world famous Green School, etc.. 

Balinese Spa Treatments

In addition to what you learn and experience in the training there are also lots of opportunities to experience other styles of massage and spa treatments all around Ubud,

(...and at local prices; the average price for a Balinese, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Thai, etc.,  massage is about $7 for 1 hour!) 

 The Medicine of Ubud

Whether you go for a spa treatment or not, just hanging out in Ubud on your time off is quite a healing treat in itself. In fact, Ubud is the Balinese word for Medicine, a name which came to it naturally due to all of its natural medicinal  surroundings; from nature walks along trails of medicinal plants, to taking a sound-healing bath within a meditation "Pyramid of Chi" Or visits the world famous "Yoga Barn" to try many different styles of yoga and/or healing workshops.

 The Feel & Experience of Ubud

Ubud is a favorite for everyone who visits Bali. You can spend days on foot or by scooter exploring its magic! Or if you are feeling extra lazy, no need to go anywhere, just hang out at Casa Luna Bali (the campus our training).  There you can get a massage, do a detox, take a cooking class, plan an adventure with their staff, or just lounge around the gorgeous pools and gardens.

Casa Luna Bali

Our yoga training resort/campus:

See more at casalunabali.com

Lodging

The word "lodging" seems wrong as it doesn't do justice to the many wonderful possibilities you can experience -even on a tight budget. Nevertheless we have reserved 4 key "lodges" (described here) advacent to Casa Luna (our training facility pictured above). However you are not limited to these 3 lodging options. For those who want to look into all that Ubud offers, and at a wide variety of price range, we do not mind if you do this at all. But keep in mind that  you will have to make such reservations at other lodges on your own -and that you shouldn't wait too to do so. However, some advise not booking all your time in one resort anyway, as almost everyone who stays in Ubud for a while begins to see many different places they'd like to try out. Thus, you might want to book the bulk of your stay at some place economical, but at some point before you depart Bali you could try out some incredible eco-luxury-resort for a few days.   ...It is for this reason that we offer the following very unique lodging options:

Option 1) For $500 we can book your entire stay at one of our favorite lodges (described here).

(However, it should be noted that if you take this option, and then decide to change to a new location after-all, you should not expect a refund from the lodge.) 

Option 2) For $250 we will book half of your stay at one of our favorite lodges (described here). During this time you can explore other places for lodging (so long as they are near to our training site at Casa Luna) or opt to remain at the same lodge by paying the lodge directly (rather than thru us) for the remainder of your time. -However, you shouldn't wait until half of your stay is almost up before letting the lodge know that you plan to stay longer, as it is possible that they may reserve your room to someone else under the expectation that you would be leaving. Also, it should be noted that the balance for the second half of your stay could go above or below $300. 

Couples and people on a budget may want to keep in mind that they can share any of these rooms with a roommate; splitting the $600 between you. However, in order for this to happen you will need to bring your own roommate. But keep in mind that if one of you decides to leave we cannot give a $300 refund to whoever that is.  

Option 3) Pay nothing to Vishwa Yoga Journeys and book alternate lodging completely on your own.

This is a great option for those who are on a tight budget or for those who want to spend a significant degree more in order to have an experience that they may never have back home. For those on a tight budget, there are hostels that are as low as $3.50 per night. And for those who want to splurge, well the sky is the limit! Every price range can be found on nearly every block of Ubud. Nevertheless, we want to help you out. Whether it is in finding a hostel or a bamboo palace, to see & learn more about your lodging options Click Here. 

Please have a look at the following video for a better understanding why we allow for Options 2 & 3 {beginning at the 1:30 mark}

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Food

It may sound crazy, but so many of the restaurants in Ubud seem like holy places; too good to just eat there; nor do we. Even if it's just a smoothie, the atmosphere of virtually every restaurant or cafe beckons one to hang out and soak it in. You'll also enjoy the amazing Balinese hospitality, which is second to none!

Though we expect students to observe a vegetarian diet during their training period, a vegan diet is not expected. This is because we know that for some it will be a challenge just to transition to a vegetarian diet for a month; and going from being a meat eater to a vegan is often a set up for failure. On the other hand, for those who have already made the vegan transition successfully, you will be happy to know that Ubud is pretty much a vegan's paradise. Some places are entirely vegan and almost every place has vegan options. There are also many places that have gluten free options as well. Lastly (but certainly not leastly), we should mention that our training resort, Casa Luna Bali, was established by Janet DeNeefe. She is a somewhat famous chef / author and her amazing and healthy dishes are served right on campus..

In the past, meals were factored into the cost of the yoga training but, with all the amazing options in Ubud, I hope you can see how it just doesn't make sense. Also, by doing this the cost of your training is decreased signfiicantly! Thus, you can apply this savings to upgrade your meals to heavenly degrees -Or- if you are on a tight budget, the food of Ubud can easily accommodate you as well. In a nut shell, about $3 USD will feed you quite well if you are on a tight budget, and if you pay more than $10 for a meal...well, its probably going to be divine! But on average, about $6 will get you something very satisfying for both your taste buds and your eyes. "Presentation is everything" in Bali. Just take a look at these 18 Back-to-Nature Ubud Restaurants with Astonishing Forest Views to see what I mean.

Daily Schedule

See what a typical training day looks like

Click Here

FLIGHT

You will have to get your own flight, but a recent check on cheap0air.com and similar search engines is currently turning up flights that cost under $1000 -round trip!

  

VISA

US citizens usually do not need a VISA to enter Bali, but since Covid things often change. So you will want to "google" this topic often to see what the lates protocols are. It might even happen that you'll need a "Vaccine Passport", but for certain - to go anywhere outside of ones home country -  a passport is needed.

Passport

If you don't have a passport you will want to start working on that very soon as it can take 4 to 6 weeks; and even longer if there are any glitches in the process.  

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Tuition

(Investment!)

Paid in full before June 30th, 

$2000

Paid between July 1st and July 31st

$2250

Between August 1st and Sept 30th

$2500

Between Oct 1st and Nov 30th

$2700

{ Tuition does not cover Food, Lodging or your Flight }

Lodging

If you haven't already read about our lodging options above, please scroll back up and do so. Otherwise, the following may not make any sense.

If you opt for our lodging choices you can pay their lodging costs through us (which is preferable) or you can pay an amount -very simlar to what you would pay us- directly to the resort.

If you pay it directly to the resort you wlll be more likely to save a little money if you do it very early; and likely to lose a moderate amount if you pay it late. -It is also possible that these lodges run out of rooms if you contact them very late.

 

Full 25 Day Stay

Paid via Vishwa Yoga Journeys

~ Add $500 ~

to the above tuition

Half Stay / 12 Days

~ Add $250 ~

If you decide to stay at the same lodge for the remainder of the training then you can pay the second half directly to the lodge itself. But be aware that the price could go up or down, either is possible.  

Book your own lodging - Add $0

For a room "on campus" at Casa Luna you will have to choose the type of suite you like from their website:

www.casalunabali.com

and pay them directly as well. However, if you mention you are taking our yoga teacher training you can get 15% off whatever room you choose.

What Next?

GET VACCINATED!

Also, contact us ASAP if you have any questions or to lock in the current Tuition price with a $300 deposit. (Tuition goes up by $250 every 1 to 3 months!)

vishwayoga@gmail.com

Once you contact us we will keep you updated on any other information you will need.

In the meantime, please go ahead and fill out

The Application

and email it back to us.

Hope to hear from you soon! 

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$300 Non-Refundable Deposit*

Once paid, the deposit will lock in price of tuition at the month in which it is paid. In other words, you won't have to worry about the cost of the training rising on you as it draws closer. However, you will need to pay off the balance at least one month before the training commences.

*Deposit can be used toward a future YTT or Retreat if you are unable to come to the initial training intended.

Deposit and Refund Policy:  Though it is stated above that there is a "non-refundable" deposit of $300, one can still request a refund of this amount - and we will do our best to grant it - provided that the request is made before Oct 1st, 2021. This is because, as the date of the event draws closer, it becomes more difficult to grant any refund as the funds may have already begun to be allocated towards operating costs. Nevertheless, with the exception of the $300 deposit, any other amount that has been paid towards the total cost of the event will be refunded if the request is given by Oct 1st. Thereafter we regret that no refund should be expected -though one can always still make the request. Furthermore, it could take up to 6 months for the full dispersal of a refund; especially if the request is made after October. This is not because of a lack of sympathy for anyone who requests a refund, but as a necessity to protect the funds of the operation until it has been completed.

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Vishwa Ayurveda

RYT 200 Hour 

yoga & Ayurveda

Teacher & Practitioner

December 15 ~ January 08

2021-2022

Why do Yoga Training in Bali?

You may have heard that Bali is called the Island of the Gods, but did you know these are Hindu gods? In fact, Bali is a Hindu island/state within the primarily Muslim country of Indonesia. This is a rather bizarre anomaly in itself, as most Muslim countries are, well, Muslim. But there is something really special about Bali! Anyone who has been there will tell you that this is not just hyperbole! And it is probably why the rest of Indonesia has shown no interest in changing Bali to be more like the Islamic islands that surround it. And for the yogi, even more so than in India, it is a fantastic place to immerse in the practice!

 

Whereas, India seems to hold the ancient ruins of yoga, Bali is vibrantly alive with yoga! Probably because, over the past 50+ years, India has been steadily trading-in Satsangh for Samsung. In other words, though the spiritual life can still certainly be found in India, and its ancient ruins still evoke a deeper spiritual quest, India (unlike Bali) no longer surrounds the pilgrim in exemplary yogic surroundings. It is fast paced, extremely crowded, and ever increasingly seeking materialistic goals. In fact, for a westerner it takes at least a week for ones overwhelmed senses to settle down enough to take in the trainings we hold there.

Bali, on the other hand, is a yogic oasis. It somehow escaped the materialized thirsts of India to continue a yogic life in pursuit of harmony with Nature and the Divine; a pursuit that has been quite successful; and probably why the other Indonesian states have been discussing for the past few years an intention to make more of their islands more like Bali. But this will not succeed unless they also embrace the yogic principles that are the foundation of Bali's success. Furthermore, these principles of living in harmony with nature are at the essence of our whole Vishwa Ayurveda elemental yoga teacher training.