Alchemy Yoga and Meditation Center
200hr Yoga Teacher Training Bali
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Alchemy Yoga Teacher Training
Join us on the Alchemical Path for a transformational 4-week intensive Yoga Teacher Training in the heart of Bali, Indonesia, at the Alchemy Yoga and Meditation Center in Penestanan, Ubud. This training will immerse you not only into the rich teachings and practices of Tantra and Yoga, but provide you with the tools necessary to share these life changes practices with others.
1st - 29th October, 2023
Investment (Limited Offer)
Additional Upcoming Dates
14th January - 11th February 2024
Daily Lunch Included
What Makes Alchemy’s YTT So Special?
Our 200hr YTT allows students and teachers to experience an incredibly unique approach to traditional Tantra and Hatha yoga through the lens of Kashmir Shaivism in a way that is relevant to the modern practitioner.
It provides a strong platform to deepen one's practice and teach a distinct and transformative approach of yoga that seamlessly blends ancient wisdom and modern living - a practice that we call Alchemy Yoga.
Central to this approach is the understanding of the inherent divinity and interconnectedness of all beings. By nurturing a conscious connection with the present moment, practitioners gain insights into the true nature of existence which is balanced through study (adhyayana), practice (sādhanā) and community (kula).
Check out some of our students' testimonials below!
In this training, you will transform your life through a deepening of your practice of yoga, while you experience and learn:
The authentic Wisdom Traditions of Indian Tantra and Yoga
How to communicate these ancient teachings and practices to a modern audience
How to tailor a personal practice for yourself and others
Knowledge of the Subtle Body, Chakras, and Kundalini Energy
Anatomy and Biomechanics to help keep you and your students safe and free from injury
How to teach supportive life affirming group and private classes to others
Skillful sequencing to guide modern postural practices in a safe and effective manner
Mantra Science and how it aids in both realization of the Self as well as every day challenges
The Myths that inspire and communicate deep philosophical meaning through accessible stories
How to cultivate a profound meditation practice that informs and enriches your daily life
The Power of Ganapati Puja and how to integrate it into your practice
Elemental Practice, how it can empower you and others in every day life
What you will learn
The Business of Yoga
Navigating the modern yoga landscape can be tricky. This portion of the training will equip the student with all the tools necessary to go out into the modern world and teach these life affirming practices in group and private settings. Students will learn effective tools in building a community around their classes and teachings, and how to best offer their authentic self in service to others.
Myths and Stories of Yoga
Not everyone is a philosopher (or wants to be), so how do we communicate the grand ideas contained within these traditions in a more accessible way? In this training we will explore various myths and stories from within the rich heritage of Indian culture that do just that. Not only will these stories give you a better understanding of key insights from the tradition, but they will allow you the means to communicate these insights in a memorable and accessible way.
Students will come to understand the meaning of ritual within the Tantric traditions, experiencing and learning both powerful inner and outer rituals. Blessed to be able to share this training on the magical island of Bali, students get a tastes of Balinese culture as they participate in powerful purification rituals lead by local priests.
A foundation in every yoga practice, meditation is a central piece of Non-dual Shaiva Tantra (NST) practice. These meditation techniques will include not only closed eyes meditations, but a multitude of meditations that include the senses in various forms. These unique and powerful practices are unique to NST, and an essential part of an embodied spiritual practice that embraces the every day aspects of living.
Learn the transformational power of mantra, both as a tool of awakening, and as a method of empowerment in our daily lives. We will explore this ancient science through Bija (seed) sounds, japa (repetition), ucchara (utterance) practice, kirtan (devotional) chanting, and more.
Teaching is its own artform. Once we have established a basic methodology and approach to teaching, students will get ample practice time in actual teaching. From daily practice sessions, to full blown practicums, students will build the confidence and skills necessary to effectively teach this practice to others.
Learn the basics of a teaching methodology that encourages a life affirming yoga practice, empowering students not only within the practice, but within their every day lives. We will cover concepts such as BABL (Breath, Action, Body part, Location), how your language impacts and directs students within a class, how to build a pose through direct communication, creating the container of a yoga class, and much more!
Through an integrated understanding of both the physical and subtle bodies, you will be equipped with the tools to build intelligently sequenced asana based yoga practices that will not only inspire and empower the modern yoga student, but keep them safe within a dynamic range of practices you will learn to teach through our Elemental approach.
As we become more familiar with the make-up of the human body, we will break down countless yoga asanas, from the ground up, to understand their basic function, form, and shape. You’ll learn modifications to keep students safe and supported, while empowering them to explore postures within a measured range of motion.
Tools of Transformation
Covering a wide range of techniques through mudra (hand gestures), kriya (actions), bandha (locks), pranayama (breath techniques), and more, you will learn not only powerful tools of transformation in your own practice, often missing in the modern transmissions of yoga, but how to teach these powerful techniques to others.
Subtle body, Chakra system, Maha Bhutas, and Kundalini
In addition to the physical body, we will explore the realms of the subtle body, and the various inner maps utilized by the Tantric traditions. We will learn about prana (subtle life force energy), the nadis (energetic pathways), chakras (energy centers), and kundalini (the strong energetic creative life force within us). Learn how the Maha Bhutas (five “great elements”) impact the subtle body system and provide roadmaps to one’s practice.
Anatomy and Biomechanics
With a strong emphasis on physical anatomy and biomechanics, this one of a kind training will help you understand the magnificence of the human body, how it works, and how we can reach optimal health while staying as safe as possible in our physical yoga practice. Utilizing modern evidence based research to inform our understanding of the physical body, we will apply and compare this knowledge to ancient understandings of how the body operates.
Philosophy of Non-Dual Shaiva Tantra
We will explore the Tantric View of the world through the lens of Kashmiri Shaiva Tantra. We will cover the Three Upayas (Methods of Liberation), the Five Acts, Three Malas, the Thirty-Six Tattvas, and more. Discover what tantra truly is and isn’t, while exploring genuine texts of the tradition like the Shiva Sutras, Spanda Karikas, and Vijnana Bhairava Tantra.
Anatomy and Biomechanics
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If you are unsure whether or not the AYMC 200hr YTT is a good fit for you, our Principal Teacher, Ashton, would be happy to speak to you on free 20-minute discovery call.
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Meet Your Teachers
General Manager, Principal Teacher and co-owner at Alchemy Yoga & Meditation Center.
Strongly grounded in the present moment, Ashton's classes are open to the fullness of our human experience as spiritual beings. He teaches from the heart to the individual; whether you're in a class or private session - he inspires everyone to discover their practice and your unique connection within.
Persia first discovered her passion for teaching yoga in 2005 when she completed her initial 350-hour training in Los Angeles. After teaching her first class in Vancouver, Canada, she was immediately hooked on the practice and the transformative effects it had on herself and her students. This led her to leave her job in herbal medicine and natural nutrition to focus on teaching yoga full-time.
She deepened her Yoga studies with multiple Yoga Trainings with some well known names being Baron Bapiste, Les Leventhal, Ana Forrest, Sarah Powers and Jo Phee.
While Persia loves sharing all things Vinyasa, her greatest passion is Yin Yoga. From all the foundations to exploring concepts such as Chakras from the Tantric System and deeply emerging in the Five Element theory according to Chinese Medicine. Persia has created both a 100hr Online Yin Training and a 50hr Live Yin training here in Ubud.
“It’s never too late to pursue your passion and seek a deeper connection with this incredible mystery ride called Life!”
Emma is a devoted practitioner of classical Tantric philosophy (the Trika lineage of Non-Dual Kashmir Shaivism), Yoga and the school of Embodied Flow™, and Somatic movement therapy.
Emma believes that the body as a vehicle holds the opportunity for awakening and invites you to explore a holistic embodiment approach of yoga practice with emphasis on the physical, emotional and spiritual state.
She experiences that Embodiment and Meditation practices are doorways to allow awareness to re-pause in itself, supporting a deep relaxation into who we already are. Emma facilitates your process of embracing the essence of you, inhabiting your body in a new way, immersing yourself in a self-revealing journey, and transmitting the awareness of the connection of body-mind centering and the influence that yoga and movement have in healing.
KRISTA MARIE STARR
As an international yoga teacher with 10+ years of experience in the field, Krista is trained in Anusara, Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, and Classical Hatha Yoga.
Years of movement exploration and study include Jiu Jitsu, Wu-Xing Kung Fu, Gymnastics, Functional Movement, Dance, Pilates, Crossfit, Powerlifting, Marathon training and rehabilitation has provided her with an incredibly diverse understanding of the human body and mind.
With a BA in Philosophy, Religion, and Politics, her areas of philosophical and spiritual study both as an academic pursuit as well as personal exploration include the practices and wisdom from Kashmir Shaivism, European Witchcraft, Andean Knowledge, Jungian Psychology, Esoteric Mysticism, Vajrayana Buddhism, and Phenomenology, amongst others.
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ALCHEMY YOGA AND MEDITATION CENTER
At the AYMC we are committed to sharing the radically life affirming practices of traditional tantra and hatha yoga in a way that is accessible and relevant to the modern practitioner. We believe that a spiritual life is balanced through study (adhyayana), practice (sādhanā) and community (kula). At the AYMC we humbly offer a place for people to study, practice and participate in community.
At the AYMC we believe in the importance of living in harmony with nature through a balanced spiritual and social life, combined with healthy living and eating. We aim to work with nature by using sustainable building materials and through maintaining a permaculture food forest that helps to supply organic food to the nearby Alchemy Restaurant. In addition to managing our ecological footprint, through our work with the local community, we hope to positively impact the people and culture that inhabit this beautiful Island of the Gods
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