5 Best Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Ubud, Bali for 2022
Ubud, Bali is about 1 hours drive north of the famous southern beaches region of Bali, tucked away in the foothills of the Gianyar regency, sounded by lusciously green rice paddies and terraces and thick tropical jungle. The area is also fast becoming well-known worldwide as an epicenter of yoga & yogic lifestyles and now you’ll find some of the world’s best yoga teacher training courses in Ubud.
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Since ‘Eat Pray Love’ was released in 2010, there has been an influx of people searching for their own spiritual journey visiting this once very laid-back, quiet little village. Even though India is the birthplace of yoga, Bali also follows the Hindu religion and is deeply spiritual. Add that to the natural beauty of the island and the kindness of the Balinese people, its no wonder that Bali is one of the best places in the world to do yoga teacher training and Ubud is Bali’s, spiritual heart.
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Yoga teacher training courses (YTTC) are very popular in Ubud, and it’s not just something for those who intend to teach yoga, many people also choose to complete their YTTC to assist in gaining a deeper understanding of yoga and to dive deeper into themselves. It’s challenging though, if you’d prefer just a relaxing yoga holiday then check out my pick of Ubud’s best yoga retreats.
There are yoga teacher training courses all over Bali – if you’d rather practice on a beach front shala on a tropical island or hidden in the jungle away from any other yogis or tourists then check out my post about the best yoga teacher training courses in Bali.
Because there’s just about every possible type of yoga being taught in Ubud, it can make it a bit of a task deciding on which course is best for you. So, I’ve put the below list of best yoga teacher training courses in Ubud to help you with your decision making process.
Ubud Yoga Teacher Training Cost
Whether you plan to teach yoga as a career, or just want to deepen your own practice, yoga teacher training is a big investment in your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health. Ubud in Bali is one of the most affordable places to do a YTT in the world.
The price of a 200 hour yoga teacher training in Ubud is normally between $1000 and $2000 and most courses include accommodation and meals in the price as well as the yoga training. Some also include airport transfers, massages and excursions to explore the island on your days off which makes it a great deal.
For flights to Bali I recommend checking Skyscanner to find the best deals. Return flight tickets from the UK or Europe to Bali can be found for about £500 or around $750 from the East Coast of the USA. Once in Bali, it’s very affordable to travel around so to make the most of the experience I’d recommend allowing extra time before or after your yoga course to explore beautiful Bali.
If cost is an issue, you may be able to find yoga teacher training scholarships where you volunteer to help out at the yoga school to earn your place on the training.
Here’s my list of the 5 Best Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Ubud: (updated for 2022)
Yoga Union offers fully comprehensive 200-hour yoga teacher training courses in Ubud, completed in an intensified in just 23 days (for those who are looking for a compact course structure). At Yoga Union they teach a combination of different styles of yoga, however, they mainly focus on Vinyasa Flow. Their course covers a wide range of teachings, including pranayama, meditation, philosophy, anatomy and 80 different yoga postures which you will learn to analyze. Also worth mentioning is their beautiful, open-air yoga shala with overlooks the luscious, green rice paddies behind the school.
The Yoga Barn is one of the most popular and largest yoga teacher training courses in Ubud (and South East Asia!) From the minute you arrive at this wonderful place it’s easy to see why so many people speak so highly of this beautiful place!
Over the years The Yoga Barn has grown from one simple, small, open-walled studio overlooking the green rice paddies behind, to the well-known hub of all things yoga that they have become in more recent years.
The Yoga Barn offers teacher-training courses in traditional Hatha, restorative Yin Yoga, and the more intensive Vinyasa, so there’s something to suit everyone.
This Bali yoga teacher training course from YogaEastWest is designed for yogis who yearn for a deeper knowledge of yoga and a transformative spiritual experience. The 21-day yoga teacher training in Ubud brings in some of the best teachers from around the world, each with varied specialisms, for the perfect combination of East and West.<
You’ll cover all elements needed for Yoga Alliance Certification, including asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, anatomy, and sequencing. You can expect a rich, spiritual, and authentic experience.
The training is set at Ananda Cottages – a luxurious resort with a spa, swimming pools, and traditional Balinese rooms. Between classes, you can walk the surrounding rice fields, before nourishing your body and soul with organic, vegetarian meals. This was one of my absolute favourite Bali yoga teacher training experiences.
Check out their website for more info, dates, prices and to book! And get $100 discount by mentioning Global Gallivanting!
This 200-hour Ubud yoga teacher training from House of Om includes training in Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Nidra, and Kriya, for a rounded approach to yoga teaching. Upon successful completion of the 20-day experience, you’ll be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a certified teacher. The whole YTT experience is intended to be deeply enriching, heart-opening, and a life changing spiritual experience.
The traditional Balinese resort has the choice of either shared or private bedrooms, and access to the outdoor swimming pool. The beautiful shala where you’ll take your training is made from wood and bamboo, and surrounded by lush jungle views. All meals are included – freshly prepared with healthy local vegan ingredients.
At Yogmantra Bali, the 200-hour yoga teacher training is delivered both as the first step towards a teaching career, and as an all-round introduction to the practices and philosophy of yoga.
Over the course of 25 days, you will discover Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Ashtanga approaches to yoga, as well as meditation, pranayama, mantra and chanting. The course also includes an introduction to the principles of Ayurveda, with cooking and healing courses.
During the experience, you’ll stay in a comfortable private room. The retreat centre has an outdoor pool and meditation garden so you can unwind between classes. The all-inclusive menu is freshly created from local, vegan ingredients. This is one of the most affordable Ubud yoga teacher training courses.
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