2020 Bali Yoga Retreat & Yoga Teacher Training
June 22| $2400
Thank you for inquiring about our Bali Yoga Teacher Training Program. The next training course will begin on June 15th, 2020 and finish August 7th, 2020. This will be a 200 hour, two month course and the whole training will take place on the island of Bali, Indonesia. After two months of study in Bali with Ki and Bob you could come back with a teaching certificate. Bali is a wonderful place to live and practice Yoga with these two inspirational teachers. The location of their yoga studio that overlooks the Ayung River Valley is Sayan-Ubud, Bali. The 200 hour Bali Yoga Teacher Training program runs from June 15th – 7th of August, 2020. Ki and Bob encourage you to come for the full two months of training. You are also welcome to come to any part of the two months of training and accumulate hours for the next training program in Bali (scheduled for the same time in the summer of 2021) or for our ongoing Seattle Yoga Teacher Training group, a new group beginning each fall.
The basic cost of the yoga training is $2400. The first month (June 15th – July 11th) will cost $1200 for study and the second month (July 13th – August 7th) will also cost $1200. There will be approximately 20 hours per week of Yoga offered during the first four weeks and 21 hours per week of Yoga Teacher Training during the second month of the training. Extra hours will be given for a written project you do in Bali. There will be a lot of free time for you to explore the rich culture of Bali and a lot of time for personal study and reading. Once you are in Bali the cost of living is quite inexpensive. While in Bali we will practice asana, pranayama and meditation six mornings a week from 9:00 – 11:30 during the first month. During this first month (the 15th of June – 11th of July) we will also practice asana, pranayama, and meditation three afternoons a week.
As we progress through the program you will learn to teach Yoga safely and wisely, with opportunities for student teaching. Some of the second month afternoon subject matters for the training will include: pranayama, meditation, lineage, the Yoga Sutras, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, living the life of a Western Yogi – Yogini; ethics, and 20 hours of study in anatomy as it applies to asana practice. Ki and Bob have have only one main requirement before you can enter their training program – this being that you have practiced Hatha Yoga for at least two years before you can be admitted. Finally, they ask that each graduating student submit a 45 minute video of a Yoga class they have taught before a certificate is given. The certificates Ki and Bob hand out are recognized nationally in the U.S. and internationally, as their school is registered and recognized by the Yoga Alliance, the main governing board for Yoga in the West. With the certificate you will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance as a certified Yoga instructor.
Date: June 22 – August 14, 2020.
About the instructors:
Author Yoga For A New Age
Bob Smith has been deeply immersed in Yoga for 45+ years. He is the author of YOGA FOR A NEW AGE (Prentice-Hall, 1982 and Smith Productions, 1986) and has been teaching Yoga for 40 years as the head of the Hatha Yoga Center. Bob has run a private Yoga studio in the Seattle area since 1977, has conducted workshops throughout various parts of the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Indonesia for more than 35 years. He has developed a uniquely eclectic style of teaching that combines classical Hatha Yoga asana with the movement of the Divine Shakti. In addition to a strong Hatha Yoga practice, Bob has deeply explored meditation for the past 45+ years (particularly with Pir Vilayat Khan, and with Sraddhalu Ranade of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram). He is a good pranayama and meditation teacher because he has practiced a lot. Bob’s life as an asana, pranayama and meditation instructor has been turned over to Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
Ki and Bob have a wealth of information to share and the seamless way they instruct together has a profound effect upon students of theirs. Ki and Bob were married in two ceremonies in the spring of 2002 – the first being a full moon marriage ceremony in Bali in late April and then, again, one in Seattle one month later. They happily share their intimate life with one another and happily share their Yoga life with one and all.
Doctorate in Healtheology
Masters in Social Work
Ki’s diligence, research and dedication to the physical, mental and spiritual well being of humankind has evolved over 30 years of professional service. Ki’s many diplomas and certificates have been earned and awarded by various leading universities, institutions and alternative programs in health related fields. These include: psychology, mental health, yoga, social work, dance, Hakomi, personal training, massage, Reiki, rebirthing, nutrition, spirituality and natural healing. During the past 25 years of her professional life Ki has focused a lot of her attention to teaching Yoga in the Pacific. She taught Yoga on the island of Kauai for over three years, then on the island of Guam for three years and for the past 19 years has taught in Seattle, as well as other U.S. cities, Canada, Mexico, Guam, Kauai, Peru, and Bali.
Ki is a strong, charismatic teacher who is well grounded in the ancient tradition of Yoga and models the poses to exquisite perfection. Her supportive way of instructing helps students to feel good about their practice. Between her strong teaching voice, her poetic self and her charismatic personality you can well imagine that she leaves a profoundly positive impression on those around her. Ki is in great demand as a teacher and as a friend.
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