What you’ll learn
This training is designed for Ashtanga Vinyasa ‘Mysore Style’ practitioners with a consistent Mysore practice (not led practice) of at least 6 months who are ready to deepen their practice and step into the role of the teacher.
If you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion from the Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center.
This program is a prerequisite to the mentoring/apprenticeship teacher immersion. Please see our requirements below for more information!
I began my journey into the Ashtanga Yoga world since 1978. I was blessed with the rare opportunity to be with “Guruji” (Pattabhi Jois) in the most intimate settings from the very beginning… more
Radha began her Ashtanga practice in 1990, at the age of 20. After meeting Guruji, she felt completely committed and devoted to the practice. He gave her the confidence to actually immerse herself and at that point she knew she wanted to teach the method as her life’s work… more
During this training, you will learn the fundamental principles of the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style while immersing yourself in daily practice.
Concepts we review are Breath, Bandha, Dristi, Energetic Alignment and Adjustments.
Supplementary classes will cover philosophy, pranayama, meditation, and mantra work. These classes will be geared towards using these techniques in a daily, practical way.
Ayurvedic Lifestyle Education
Together, we will explore personal lifestyle practices and Ayurvedic principles.
You will learn how to use diet, nutrition, cooking, cleansing, and other lifestyle practices to support your yoga practice. There will be a cooking session with Radha on how to prepare and cook using Ayurvedic principles.
We will focus on the practical use of the foundational principles and experience these methods, rather than memorizing text and information.
You will learn how to communicate information for adjusting and teaching purposes. Prem and Radha will provide you with coaching and feedback.
Attending the 3-Week Teacher and Lifestyle Training at AYBRC’s Yoga Shala
The AYBRC Yoga Shala is a private, natural sanctuary in the lush jungle areas of Pejeng, Bali. It is a serene drive just 15 minutes north of Ubud’s center.
The Shala is a quiet, sacred space that is designed to nourish all beings back into alignment; body, mind, and soul. It operates from Prem and Radha’s personal home, shared with their growing community of dedicated and compassionate Ashtanga Yoga students.
Upon your arrival, you’ll be provided with the highest level of training. The smaller class sizes allow more opportunities for one-on-one guidance and specialized areas of study.
After practice, students typically gather together to enjoy a refreshing coconut that is provided by Eddie, a local Balinese friend.
A Message to Our Prospective Students:
This training is much more than just asanas (postures). The main emphasis of this training is to show you how to fully integrate these practices into everything you do.
We encourage those who have experienced the above to apply to this program. Those who have not experienced the above are encouraged to join our Practice Intensive Training.
We are only accepting dedicated Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga ‘Mysore style’ practitioners. It is expected you have an established and consistent daily Mysore practice of 6 months, not led classes.
If this is your practice, please carefully read the following items:
- If you are a first-time student with us, we ask for a personal reference in an email from your primary teacher if you have one. If you do not have a personal reference, we will request a Skype interview to get to know you and your practice better.
- Additionally, if you are a first-time student with us, we will ask that you arrive at least one week prior to the course, preferably more. In this way, we can work with you in the Mysore room and get to know your practice prior to the beginning of the 3-Week Teacher and Lifestyle Training.
This course is about building your wisdom and experience, rather than gathering more information. Teaching requires much more than a 3-week course, but rather years of consistent, solid practice and dedication with a qualified teacher.
*This program is a prerequisite to the mentoring/apprenticeship teacher immersion.
Once the 3-week program is completed, if Prem and Radha feel you are ready from watching your daily practice and ability to absorb material for teaching, you will be invited to assist in future “Mysore” classes with them, receiving personal guidance and hands-on experience with adjusting students.
This is the only way they feel is most appropriate for learning to be a teacher of the Ashtanga Mysore method.
Begin Your Journey Toward Becoming a Teacher Today
Please fill in our application form with your dates, details, and queries. One of our warm and friendly team will get straight back to you.Apply Now