An 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 Restorative Yoga, guided morning meditations & pranayama, philosophy & yogic discussions, support from the High Vibe team, internationally renowned guest teachers, a nourishing brunch and an unforgettable environment 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 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.
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Emily Kuser – Founder of High Vibe Yoga
Emily has spent a decade on teaching, research and personal experience to create the highest level courses possible. She has a sincere curiosity about healing methodologies and spiritual systems and wholeheartedly investigates their practicality for everyday people with everyday lives. Emily has studied with masters around the world in Asia, Europe and North America. Her work is deeply influenced by Hatha Yoga, Somatics, Classical Tantra and teachers Sally Kempton, Tara Judelle, Layla Martin, Lorin Roche & Mark Whitwell. Emily teaches her courses at the renowned Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali. She specializes in Integrated Sexuality through the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality and offers a popular course she calls Understanding Sex. Emily’s vision for the High Vibe project is clear. She wants to ‘shake things up’.
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.
Mei Lai, Australia – Voice & Mantra – July 2017 Teacher Training
With a vibrant curiosity for life, well-being and community, Mei Lai is a yoga facilitator, musician, counselor and social change entrepreneur. From Melbourne, Australia, Mei Lai has been studying eastern philosophies and meditation for over 17 years, and yoga for over 13 years. She is a certified Embodied Flow™ teacher, and has studied Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Anusara yoga. A former touring musician, singer and songwriter, Mei Lai now combines her love of yoga and music leading kirtan and mantra, and guiding people to discover the power of sound and their own voice with a meditative and playful approach. With degrees in International Development and Social Work, Mei Lai spent many years working in remote Aboriginal communities running community development and music programs. She founded and now manages Birth for HumanKIND, a not-for-profit organization of volunteer doulas providing free birth support to underprivileged and vulnerable women. It is this richness of curiosity and love for life and humanity that shines through in all of her offerings.
Andrea Boni, Italy – Philosophy & Meditation – January 2018 Training
Andrea is an Anusara® Yoga certified teacher. A dedicated meditator for forty years, he passionately teaches meditation throughout Italy and internationally to people of all levels. Through his intimate contact with the internal realm he engages with his students and the world powerfully, effectively, and with great love. Additionally, Andrea has extensive knowledge of both sacred scriptures and the human body allowing him to guide students into an experience of meditation that is accessible, dynamic, and profound.
Rachel Ellery, New Zealand/Bali – Yoga Anatomy – July 2017 Teacher Training
Rachel began her career in London in 1992, working as a sports therapist and gym instructor. She completed a four-year BSc Hons degree at the British School of Osteopathy in the year 2000, and began her osteopathic career in New Zealand the following year. Since that time, Rachel has integrated further osteopathic and movement education into her practice, treating newborns, children, pregnant moms, sports-specific patients, and the elderly. Rachel also qualified as a Pilates rehabilitation instructor in 2005, and combines a range of neuro-muscular re-education exercises and patient management exercise with a variety of special dynamic osteopathic techniques, soft tissue work, harmonics, muscle energy approaches, articulation, manipulation, bio dynamics, and cranial-sacral therapies to suit individual patients. Rachel has had the privilege of teaching anatomy to students of osteopathy in New Zealand since 2002. She has been passionate about the human form for many years, and expresses this passion in her teaching of anatomy and movement.
Lorin Roche, Ph.D. began practicing meditation and yoga in 1968 as part of physiological research at the University of California. It was there he discovered the 112 yoga techniques of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. He was trained as a meditation teacher in 1970, and the last 42 years have been a sustained love affair with these teachings. His Ph.D. research focused on the language meditators develop to navigate their inner worlds. Dr. Roche is the author of The Radiance Sutras, Meditation Made Easy, Breath Taking, and Whole Body Meditations. With his wife, Camille Maurine, he is the author of Meditation Secrets for Women and Meditation 24/7. Dr. Roche coaches individuals wishing to evolve their daily meditation practice, and trains Yoga teachers in how to teach meditation. Visit lorinroche.com.
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.
Kamini Desai, PhD, USA/India – Yoga Nidra – January 2018 Training
Kamini Desai, PhD is author of Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep. She is the Education Director and curriculum developer of one of the premier schools of Yoga Nidra in the West, the Amrit Yoga Institute. Considered an expert in the inner sciences of Yoga Nidra, Relaxation and Artful Living, she is author of the acclaimed book, Life Lessons Love Lessons,and is a frequent guest speaker, teacher and trainer throughout the United States and Europe. Kamini’s corporate clients have included: Upjohn Pharmaceuticals, Sony, Kellogg’s, KEDS, Mars Confectionary, and KPN Telecom in addition to the Netherlands Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Finance. Her guided Yoga Nidra experiences have been used in hospitals and various United States government facilities. Trained at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Kamini also earned university degrees in Anthropology and Psychology, and is daughter of one of the original masters who brought Yoga to the West. Kamini served as Director of Wellness at Yarrow, an executive retreat center in Michigan, and was on faculty of the Foxhollow Leadership Center, Lenox, Massachusetts. Kamini is a member the Editorial Board of the Light on Ayurveda Journal, associated with the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. In 2012, she was awarded the title of Yogeshwari (a woman of yogic mastery) for her keen ability to bring ancient illumination to the genuine challenges of the human experience. She was featured on the cover of Natural Awakenings (2015) in celebration of National Yoga Month, in Dutch Cosmopolitan,Fit and Healthy Magazine, and has published numerous articles and videos in the United States and Europe. For more information visit:www.kaminidesai.com, www.amrityoga.org.
Sample Daily Schedule
7:30–8:30am Meditation, Pranayama & Mantra
8:30–10:30am Asana Practice
12–2pm Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy, Art of Speaking & Physiology
2-3pm Free Time
3-5pm Methodology, Practicum & Technique
5–6pm Restorative or Yin Yoga
7–8:30pm 1 special evening event at The Yoga Barn
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:
- The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder & Delight by Lorin Roche
- Yoga, Mind, Body and Spirit, A Return To Wholeness by Donna Farhi
- Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
* Our in depth and highly informative Teacher Training Manual will be handed to you upon your arrival.
Other RECOMMENDED reading (not required):
- Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mark Stephens
- Meditation for the love of It: Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience by Sally Kempton
- Yoni Shakti by Uma Dinsmore Tuli
- Heart of Yoga by Mark Whitwell
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
January 7 – February 3, 2018 | 200 Hour Teacher Training with Emily Kuser with Meditation & Hatha Yoga, Mei Lai with Art of Voice, Kamini Desai with Yoga Nidra & Andrea Boni with Yoga Philosophy | The Yoga Barn – Ubud, Bali
$3650 (if deposit paid by October 15, 2017)
$3850 (if deposit paid after October 15, 2017)
Final Payment due in full by December 5, 2017
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.
ONLINE APPLICATION — Jan 7-Feb 3, 2018
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July 3-30, 2018 | 200 Hour Teacher Training with Emily Kuser & International Faculty | The Yoga Barn – Ubud, Bali
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Accommodation in Ubud
Ubud has many accommodations to choose from. Some of the accommodations that are walking distance from The Yoga Barn are: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 2017 | January 7-February 3, 2018 | July 3-30, 2018
- Location: The Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali
- Duration: 28 days of immersive training with 1 day off between each module
- Yoga Methods: Hatha Yoga & Meditation
- Non-residential: We do not offer accommodation or the booking services of accommodations. 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)
Info On Bali
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.
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.
Emily Kuser & The High Vibe team