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HIGH VIBE YOGAAn opportunity to deepen your understanding of yoga, expand your skills & open to grace – and learn how to share that with the world.  

This 28 day yoga teacher training intensive will place demands upon your comfort zones and challenge insecurities, inspire incredible self-esteem and self-respect both as a teacher and as an individual as well as transform your ability to feel connected to yourself and to others. This type of work becomes very powerful when a group of people, ready to break open and reveal, come together for the purpose of enriching human experience. We ask that you are ready for big life changes—open and receptive to ‘shaking things up’. This Yoga is a way of life.

The 200-hour High Vibe Yoga Teacher Training consists of 3 intensive modules over 28 days. Each day includes yoga workshops in the style of Hatha Yoga or Therapeutic Yoga, guided morning meditation & pranayama, philosophy & yogic discussion, support from the High Vibe team,  internationally renowned guest teachers, High Vibe brunch and an unforgettable yoga studio setting at The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali.

Module I: Taking The Seat Of A Teacher  

Discover your authentic voice and unique gifts as a teacher, create inspiring and meaningful themes, refine the art of observation, cultivate skills to see the ‘beauty and good’ in students, finding your core mediation practice, intelligently design a self-practice and learn how this creates not good but great teachers, learn to ’embody’ anatomy & philosophy of yoga, understand how to skillfully sequence, one on one group practice and teaching.  Exceeds daily Yoga Alliance requirements in: Anatomy, philosophy, asana, meditation, pranayama and lifestyle.

Module II: Discover The Skills & Magic Of Teaching 

Develop skillful language skills to weave themes into postural instruction, build class templates, cultivate a deeper understanding of subtle body anatomy as well as Ayurvedic principles,  pull inspiration from what you ‘like’ not what you think you should like, learn to navigate your meditations, intuitive vs. planned sequencing, become enticed by yogic mythology and Tibetan Buddhist techniques — learn practical ways to integrate these teachings into a yoga class to make them more meaningful and personal, hone skillful verbal and physical adjustments, one on one group practice and teaching. Exceeds daily Yoga Alliance requirements in: Anatomy, philosophy, asana, meditation, pranayama, practicum and ethics.

Module III: Refining The Art Of Teaching  

Diving deeper into the language of yoga; tone, clarity, direct vs. passive, personalizing themes and using your own life experiences as intelligent inspiration, establish yourself in meditation and learn to teach meditations, learn important manual asana adjustments vs. verbal adjustments, adapt postures for all levels of students, explore restorative yogic practices and sequencing, offer powerful demonstrations, one on one group practice and teaching, business of yoga, refine your gifts of expression though peer feedback. Exceeds daily Yoga Alliance requirements in: Anatomy, philosophy, asana, meditation, pranayama, practicum and ethics.


Emily Kuser– Founder of High Vibe Yoga 

Emily KuserEmily Kuser has been exploring various spiritual traditions including yoga for over 12 years and has been teaching for 8. She has practiced thousands of hours with incredibly respected facilitators worldwide and holds certifications in Anusara Yoga and Embodied Flow. Emily is a  facilitator at The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali and offers classes in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa & Meditation as well as weekly Women’s Circles. Emily has has a sincere curiosity about ‘energy’ and wholeheartedly investigates how various healing methodologies and spiritual systems work with energy. Emily most frequently studies with Tara Judelle & Sally Kempton— two greatly influential forces in her life.  She also makes regular visits to the High Priestesses of Bali and travels to Nepal to deepen her understanding of Tibetan Buddhism. She has lived in Ubud, Bali for 8 years and has been a key organizer in the the annual Bali Spirit Festival. Emily’s vision for the High Vibe Yoga project is clear…she wants to ‘shake things up’.

20100422_111343_largeCarlos Pomeda, San Francisco, USA/ Spain – Yoga Philosophy, July 2016 Teacher Training

Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during almost 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, which included 9 years in India, at the Siddha Yoga ashram, studying and practicing under Swami Muktananda and Gurumayi Chidvilasananda.  During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation on the Krama school of Kashmiri Tantrism.  Carlos currently lives in San Francisco, California, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects. As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience.

taraTara Judelle – International – Embodied Anatomy & Asana,

For over 27 years Tara has experimented with all forms of movement flow, from dance to Tai Chi, to movement improvisation and ultimately yoga. An English degree from Barnard College, post-graduate studies in theatre directing and a foray into film writing and directing brought her finally to the study of yoga and meditation. Certified in the Anusara method, Tara has taught yoga extensively, both nationally and internationally, for 12 years. She has been inspired by the Body Mind Centering works of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and has studied and taught with Carlos Pomeda and Sally Kempton. For the last 4 years she has been a featured teacher as part of the yogaglo.com team, allowing the yoga conversation to stream around the globe. In 2010 Tara moved from her home base in Los Angeles to direct a yoga program and retreat center in Bali, Indonesia, leading to her current schedule teaching workshops, retreats and teacher trainings worldwide, which can be viewed at tarajudelle.comTara‘s classes focus on the discovery of embodied anatomy, bringing to the yogic tradition a scientific yet playful study of the movement vocabulary of the body and the ever-expanding perceptual awareness of the human mind.


56417_124686424353829_476463409_oOctavio Salvado, Australia/Bali, Voice & Mantra

For over a decade and a half, Octavio Salvado has been wholeheartedly committed to the evolutionary path of yoga. Working with the themes of dedication, insight and devotion, he seeks to recognize and help unfold the innate power and potential in all of his students and assist them in finding greater freedom in their practices and lives. Recognizing the merit and beauty of an integrated approach to yoga, Octavio teaches from both a classical and tantric perspective. He believes that the paths of both discipline and liberation through joyful engagement are key ingredients in moving beyond habitual patterns of ordinary consciousness and creating more meaning in our lives. Octavio has been an internationally certified yoga instructor since 2006 at both the RYT-500 and E-RYT 200 level and has been passionately and consistently teaching all over the world since that time. Holding a deep love and respect for the practice, Octavio acknowledges with gratitude the grace of his teachers who have shared their light and wisdom with him over the years. In addition to sharing his love for music through Kirtan, he teaches deep, integrative powerful yet playful asana classes which combine strong, intelligent and creative vinyasa sequences, key-pose breakdowns infused with mythological story-telling, devotional music, mantra, meditation and Pranayama. It is his joy and honor to teach, study and share Yoga in the world. www.octaviosalvado.com

MarkHMarc Holzman, USA – Ayurveda & Hatha Yoga – July 2016 Training

A teacher of 15 years, Marc is dedicated to evolving People and Planet through Ayurveda, Hatha Yoga, Meditation and Yoga Health Coaching. Calling both Paris and Los Angeles home, he teaches both internationally and online: he is an original faculty member of YogaGlo, one of the first Yoga websites created for the virtual community.  Originally certified as an Anusara Yoga teacher, his teaching has now evolved to include a number of styles that have influenced him greatly: the movement of Vinyasa, the precision of Iyengar, the dance of Kundalini, his deep love for mantra, meditation, and Ayurveda.  As an Ayurveda practitioner his true passion lies in coaching through his Dinacharya Habit Changing program – a 10 week course designed to guide students into daily routines that bring them into deeper alignment with nature.



Sample Daily Schedule

7:30–8:30am          meditation, pranayama, self-practice, contemplation

8:30–10:30am        yoga class; asana practice & technique

10:30–12:00pm      breakfast & free time

12:00–2:30pm        philosophy and freedom, finding center through a yogic lifestyle, anatomy & physiology, ethics for yoga students & teachers, subtle energy anatomy, Yoga Sutras, understanding karma

2:30–3:30pm          lunch & free time

3:30–4:30pm         teaching methodology, practicum, principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, business of yoga, language; tone, clarity, direct vs. passive

4:30–5:30pm         practice teaching, yoga therapeutics, philosophy, intelligent theming, technique, asana practice, skillful sequencing

5:30pm                   the day is complete, except when…

7:00–8:30pm        1 evening per week: special night events; kirtan, film, discussion, music medicine, meditation

Curriculum – yogaalliance.org 

Technique & Yoga Practice – 100 hours   ~ Asanas, pranayama, meditation & mantra—analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and guided practice of the techniques themselves.

Teaching Methodology – 25 hours  ~Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.

Anatomy & Physiology – 20 hours  ~Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers – 30 hours  ~Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.

Practicum – 10 hours  ~Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

Electives – 15 hours  ~ Reading, self practice, writing, etc. Hours accumulated outside of teacher training hours as ‘non-contact’ hours.

Total Hours: 200 hours


~2 years of yoga practice practice recommended.

~Familiarity with Hatha Yoga.

~Participation in our pre-training Facebook Group preparation tasks. The training Facebook Group begins 6 weeks prior to the training start date and includes weekly preparatory tasks for the training. Some tasks will require the below reading requirements. You must have a Facebook account to participate.

~Reading REQUIREMENTS. Students must read the following 3 texts PRIOR to the training:

* Our in depth and highly informative Teacher Training Manual will be handed to you upon your arrival.

Other RECOMMENDED reading (not required):

  • Wisdom of the Body Moving by Linda Hartley
  • Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens
  • Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
  • The Yoga Resource Practice Manual by Darren Rhodes
  • Wake Up Now, Stephen Cope

These books can be purchased on Amazon.com or at any online book store. Most of the books listed can be downloaded for Kindle if that helps with the Bali packing…

Rates & Dates

200 Hour Teacher Training July 3-30, 2016 with Emily Kuser, Carlos Pomeda & Mark Holzman

$ 3,350 USD (if $500 deposit paid by April 15, 2016)

$ 3,550 USD (if $500 USD deposit paid after April 15, 2016)

Includes: Daily brunch & 1 complimentary Ayurvedic treatment at KUSH @ The Yoga Barn.

Your deposit reserves your space in the training. The final payment is due 30 days prior to the training start date.  

~Rates do not include accommodation or flights. This is a non-residential training.


*The application also includes deposit instructions to reserve your space in the training. Otherwise please contact highvibeyoga@gmail.com

 Accommodation in Ubud

Ubud has many accommodations to choose from. Some of the accommodations that are walking distance from The Yoga Barn are: Rona, Family Guesthouse, Ubud Bungalows, Greenfield Bungalows and Kunang-Kunang.

Another great resource for renting houses, rooms and villas is airbnb.com. Please make sure your accommodation is close to Yoga Barn if you will be walking to the studio. Otherwise you will need to rent a scooter—it is very easy to rent a scooter in Ubud and costs approximately. $50USD per month.

If you prefer to stay onsite at The Yoga Barn you must email guesthouse@theyogabarn.com  See: http://www.theyogabarn.com/bali-retreat-center  There are a few beautiful dorm rooms and private rooms at The Yoga Barn.

* * * High Vibe Yoga does not take any responsibility for student accommodation bookings. 

Be prepared to sharpen your mind, soften your heart and cultivate a vibrant body. See you in Ubud. 


  • Dates:  July 3-30, 2016 | July, 2017
  • Location: The Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali
  • Duration: 28 days of immersive training with 1 day off between modules
  • Yoga Methods: Hatha Yoga & Meditation
  • We accept a maximum of 30 students in the High Vibe Yoga Teacher Training.
  • Non-residential: Many accommodations are available in the village of Ubud — from peaceful villas to quiet budget bungalows— and many within walking distance to The Yoga Barn. Accommodation information and suggestions will be provided in our training packet.
  • Food:  Brunch is included and will be served each day following morning class.
  • Teachers: Emily Kuser as well Internationally renowned guest speakers, healers, anatomy and philosophy experts.
  • Prerequisites: 2 years of yoga practice recommended, familiarity with Hatha Yoga, 3 mandatory reading requirements (see above ‘prerequisites’)
  • Certification: 200 Hour High Vibe Yoga International Yoga Alliance Certificate in: Hatha Yoga with refinements in meditation, pranayama, asana and philosophy.   (Valid for teaching in the US & Internationally)


Booking Flights: Kayak.com uses a price calendar in their flight searches—a great travel tool! Skyscanner.com is another favorite. Airasia, Garuda, and Jetstar airlines are great if flying to Bali from southeast Asia and Australia.

Airport: Denpasar, Bali (airport code: DPS)  The airport is about a 90 minute drive from Ubud. 

Indonesian Visas: 

Apply for a proper VISA (not the free visa-on-arrival) at the Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar when you arrive in Bali. (airport code: DPS) The proper VISA is different than the visa-on-arrival and costs $35 US. It is valid for 30 days and is extendable. 

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: The Indonesian government recently changed the visa-on-arrival regulations. The visa on arrival is now free (different than the proper visa) but is no longer extendable beyond your first 30 days in Bali. We highly suggest arranging a visa in your country at your Indonesian Embassy. Two alternatives with the free visa-on-arrival: you may do a 24 hour ‘visa-run’ by flying into Singapore then back to Bali before your initial 30 day visa-on-arrival is complete, obtaining a new 30 day visa-on-arrival as you fly back into Bali. The second alternative is to pay a late fine of 300,000IDR per-day beyond your initial visa-on-arrival. 

Phones: Nokia phones are $ 30 US. You must buy a phone number (SIM card about $3 US) and credit ($5-10 US) and data ($10USD) Bring an unlocked phone if you have one. 

Wifi: Is available nearly everywhere in Bali and at the Yoga Barn.

Transport: Taxis are around $ 35 US from airport to Ubud.
Renting a motor bike costs approximately $ 5 US a day, less if you rent by week/month. Hiring a driver/taxi in Ubud is approx $5 USD each way in the village.

Indonesia Rupia (IDR)
1 U.S. dollar = 8,500 IDR
An average latte at a cafe costs 25,000 IDR or approx. $2.25 US.

Weather & Clothing: Ubud is warm—often very warm and sunny. Summer clothing suggested. Bring a light jacket for the evenings when the weather cools. If you have plans to climb the volcanoes, please bring warm clothing. It is very chilly in the volcanic regions. Rain ponchos can be bought easily in Ubud if needed.

Temple dress: Women must wear a sarong to cover legs and a shirt which covers shoulders to enter the temples. You may borrow or purchase here in Ubud easily if you do not own a sarong.

To apply email: highvibeyoga@gmail.com 

With Gratitude,

Emily Kuser & The High Vibe team