Bali Teachers Intensive

Wednesday, December 11, 2024 - Friday, December 27, 2024
Canggu, Bali
Bali Teachers Intensive
Sliding Scale

 

Overview

This is a pay what you can afford non-residential teachers intensive for students who are familar with David's teachings and want to learn hatha yoga technology at a high standard. This is open to students from all hatha yoga lineages (Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Jivamukti, etc.)

The course is a 100-hour training for serious students, aspiring teachers, or teachers who want to advance their knowledge.  Out of the 100 hours, 74 are in contact with David, and 26 are non-contact (self-study).  Doing your personal practice in the morning Mysore class fulfills the non-contact hours. The personal practice does not have to be a series from Ashtanga Yoga.

If you want personal instruction from David on your practice in the Mysore class, check out his Mysore intensive in January.

 

Description

The intensive will be centered around teaching the foundations of the main asana categories (strength/arm balances, forward bends, backbends, hip openers, and twists). Then, it will be studied how knowledge of the foundation allows one to follow logical steps and progressions in teaching more intermediate and advanced asanas from each category found in the Ashtanga Series (1st, 2nd, & 3rd.) 

There will also be time allotted for presentations. This will include small group and individual presentations on asana, pranayama, philosophy, or other aspects of yoga technology. The content of the presentations will range from technical asana instruction to personal, artistic, or poetic expressions of instructions, ideas, and themes. This part of the course is intentional in  1) ensuring that participants are well versed in the subject matter,  2) engage in the brave practice of speaking out effectively about yoga in front of a group, 3) find, experiment, and work/play with one’s vocal instrument 4) understand that a core component and main reward of teaching is to share one’s unique perspective joyously.

Another aspect of the training involves group interactions, which aim to build trust among participants and create a sense of unity. This supportive learning environment is designed to help participants feel secure and comfortable in pursuing the ideals of yoga and being part of a collective effort to positively impact the world through dedication to yoga.

Journaling, either written or oral, will be part of the training.  Keeping an ongoing record of one’s learning and meaningful experiences that arise on the mat or through study is a potent teaching resource experience that aids in developing a deeper relationship with oneself within the specific context of teaching yoga.

There will be an optional exam with both a technical and a more open-ended, artistic, or creative component. This exam is not just an assessment but an opportunity for self-assessment. It is designed to help the student/teacher assess their progress and identify both strengths and areas for development, empowering them to take control of their learning journey.

 

Samples of poses and progressions to be studied:

STRENGTH POSES/ARM BALANCES

Foundation:

Plank, Chaturanga 
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Jump back, Jump through
Navasana
Sarvangasana
Sirsasana 
Utpluthiti 

Leading to:  

Bhujapidasana
Kukkutasana 
Bakasana 
Tittibhasana
Pincha Mayurasana
Karandvasana
Mayurasana 

FORWARD BENDS

Foundation:

Surya Namaskara 
Standing Poses

Leading to:

Pascimotanasana 
Ardha Baddha Padmotanasana 
Trianga Mukha Eka Pada Pascomotanasana 
Janu Sirsaana 
Upa Vista Konasana 
Supta Padangusthasana 
Krounchasaana 

BACKBENDS

Foundation: 

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana 
Purvotanasana 
Setubandhasana 
Urdhva Dhanurasana 

Leading to:

Shalabhasana A,B
Bhekasana
Dhanurasana
Parsvadhanurasana
Ustrasana
Laghu Vajrasana
Kapotasana
Supta Vajrasana
Viparita Dandasana

HIP OPENERS

Foundation:

Surya Namaskara 
Standing Poses 
Bhujapidasana 

Leading to:

Supta Kurmasana 
Eka Pada Sirsasaana 
Dwi Pada Sirsasana
Yoga Nidrasana 

 

Daily Schedule

 SUNDAY - FRIDAY  (7am - 3pm)

7am - 9am - Mysore  (non-contact) 
10am - 12pm - Asana Theory
12pm - 1pm - lunch break/students prep
1pm - 3pm - Students teaching/feedback from David

 

Location 

Canggu is a village on the south coast of the Indonesian island of Bali. It's surrounded by terraced rice paddies and known for beaches like Canggu and Echo, with strong surf. The village boasts a relaxed, bohemian atmosphere, an ideal haven for those seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of Bali’s more tourist-centric areas. North of Canggu, Tanah Lot is a Hindu temple that sits just offshore on a rocky outcrop.  Canggu’s strategic location makes it an ideal base for taking day trips to nearby areas. One of Bali’s most stunning natural attractions, the rice field terraces, can be found in the countryside. 

Accommodation options are wide-ranging, with everything from simple beach hostels to exquisite luxury resorts, fit for a whole host of tastes and budgets. 

A mini guide to Canggu

 

Traveling to Canggu

Flying to Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport (also known as Denpasar Airport) is the most convenient way to reach Canggu. The airport is located approximately 40 minutes to an hour’s drive away from Canggu, depending on traffic conditions. Taxis and private drivers are readily available for hire at the airport.

For travellers from Europe, consider airlines such as Emirates, Qatar Airways, or KLM for flights to Bali. These airlines offer connecting flights with layovers in Dubai, Doha, Singapore, or Amsterdam, respectively.

For those flying from the USA, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, or Singapore Airlines are recommended. These carriers provide connecting flights with stopovers in Hong Kong, Seoul, or Singapore.

Direct flights to Bali from major Australian cities like Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane are available with airlines such as Jetstar, Qantas, and Virgin Australia. These flights offer a convenient option for travellers from Australia.

TOURIST VISA

All students need to apply for a short individual tourist/visit visa.  The purpose of your trip is tourism. Apply here

From Airport to Canggu

As there’s no public transfer option, the only way to get from Denpasar Airport (also known as Ngurah Rai International Airport) to Canggu is to take an airport taxi.  It's possible to pre-book the taxi but it's not necessary. The journey time will be around 40 minutes, depending on traffic, and the cost will be approximately €20 (IDR 310,000).

 

Yoga Location

Yoga will take place at Ubuntu Yoga.  David has rented their yoga space out for his Mysore intensive. All registration is done through David's site. Check out the shala and find the location here.

 

Lodging and other info

There are many lodging options with different price ranges in Canguu. Prices range from homestays at $12 USD to high end luxury resorts at $250 USD/night.  Visit Tripadvisor

Students can also stay at Ubuntu Yoga where the shala is located. Visit the Ubuntu Yoga website for their accommodation rates and availability. 

 

Tuition

* Please note there are no refunds or cancellations. 

The tuition is on a sliding scale. You have the option of paying $1000, $1500 or $2000 depending on your economic situation.

The suggested tuition is $1500.

 

Application

This intensive is open to students from all hatha yoga lineages who are familiar with David's teachings and want to intensely study hatha yoga technology at a high standard.

All students must apply. Please do not pay your tuition until you've received confirmation from David. 

Email a personal essay answering these questions to asanakitchen@gmail.com.

Describe personal history as a student of yoga.

How long have you studied?

How long have you taught?

What style do you teach in?

Who are your past teachers?

Where have you studied?

What is your connection to David? Have you studied with him in person, online, books, etc?

What are your reasons for wanting to do the training?

Why do you want to teach?

If you're already a teacher, what do you love about teaching? 

Why are you passionate about sharing hatha yoga?

 

Your will be notified about the status of your application within a week. 


Register Here



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