Welcome Packet - Bali
200 hr Yoga Teacher Training!
Operations Contact Information:
Operations Director: Johana Stark
200hr YTT Required Books & Readings:
(200hr) The Wisdom of Yoga by Stephen Cope -This is required pre-reading, you do not need to bring it with you although it is also a useful reference for the course content, but please read it before the program begins.
(200hr) Yoga Sutras - any translation is fine, we recommend the commentary by Chip Hartranft or Nischala Joy Devi. Please bring a copy with you to the course.
(200hr) Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff (second edition). The first five chapters are required pre-reading for the course. You can either leave it at home after that or bring it with you for reference during the course.
Course Books: Yoga Teacher Training Manual: The Kula Collective Manuals are included in the price of tuition and we will have it for you at the start of the course.
We reserve the right to certify only students who pass the practicum for safe teaching, and demonstrate an ability to facilitate and communicate effectively with a group in a class setting. In the case that you do not receive the certificate directly, we offer a coaching program to help students achieve certification. More details on our Homework & Certification Requirements page.
We will assign various reading assignments from the manual throughout the course.
You will also be asked to answer some questions for reflection at the end of each of the three cycles, ideally the first session on the last day of each cycle. This helps you and the facilitators know whether you are spending enough time reviewing the concepts learned in the course, or whether you need to increase the intensity of your study and class participation.
During each day’s Art of Teaching class time, trainees will be gradually introduced to teaching by teaching their peers each pose or mini sequence in the class. This will progress towards ‘Group Teaching’ in the Review time each day - teaching one pose or mini sequence to the whole class, to help you find your voice and prepare you for the two practicums.
We will have two individual teaching practicums of 75-90 minute classes:
The Kula Basic Flow will be taught to a peer.
Your Unique Creative Sequence you will develop will be taught to a peer.
Please let us know us know if you have any dietary restrictions and we will do best to accommodate.
If you don’t already have a regular practice, please take some time prior to the beginning of the training to start practicing yoga and meditation 3-5 times per week if possible. This will help your body and mind more quickly adapt to the schedule once we begin the course. Please review the Kula Basic Flow.
We recommend you begin the process of preparing your body by eating fresh foods that are organic and alkaline-forming such as fruits and vegetables that are high in nutrients. You may also want to begin limiting your consumption of meat, dairy products, salt, sugar, alcohol and caffeine in the months leading up to the training. Drink water as often as possible and begin to listen to and notice any changes in your body’s responses to this purification process. As we are cleansing the body from the inside out, you may also want to consider the effects of cleansing from the outside-in. This is a perfect opportunity to look at the products you are using on your skin, hair and scalp to determine the safety or toxicity of them.
A helpful website you can consult for products (such as sunscreen or bug spray) that you may be packing for this trip, is http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/. The cleansing and fasting is not a required part of this training. It is only offered as an additional way in which you can create more space for more light in your life and in your practice. If you are taking medication or have any personal or physical conditions that may be a contraindication to cleansing, please let us know.
A neti pot and a tongue scraper are encouraged to be used as a part of the course curriculum. You can purchase both of these on your own at any health food store or on Amazon.
We encourage daily journaling before, during and after the training. Please bring a journal, as well as any creative tools that enable you to express yourself such as musical instruments, painting/drawing materials, etc.
Please bring with you any sacred objects you work with such as crystals, tarot cards, mala, stones etc.
This form must be filled out prior to the course.
Please join the Kula Community Page:
This group is for all Kula alumni of all programs. This is a good place to share thoughts and ideas, questions and revelations, poetry, art, music... or if you're on the road and looking for a place to stay, your Kula has got your back, just ask.
Venue Contact Info:
Training Site 1: Batu Karu
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BatuKaruRetreat/
Whatsapp: +62 812-3932-8056
Training Site 2: Kura Kura
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KuraKuraYogaRetreatBali/
Water: We will provide fresh and clean drinking water during our time together.
Laundry: Laundry can be done at a small additional fee.
Internet: Access to internet and Skype is not available on site. We highly encourage you to disconnect to reconnect! Please be prepared to only check your email/networks on occasion.
Plan to arrive into Bali Denpasar (code DPS) International airport before or by the morning of your training start date. We will send details for transportation to the retreat center in our 30 day email. We will have an optional yoga class around 4pm that day, followed by dinner, and our opening Ceremony. If you are traveling a long distance and changing time zones or days, we recommend arriving even earlier to give yourself time to adjust and get settled. Please be sure you arrange your flight to fly out the the late afternoon so you don't have to leave us early! We will send more information about travel options to/from the locations and can help you arrange.
Booking Extra Days:
Please contact (the venue) for information about arriving early and staying later if desired.
What to Bring/ Packing List:
Lightweight loose clothing (long sleeves and pants recommended for bugs and to protect you from the sun)
One white outfit
Yoga mat (Yoga mats are provided but feel free to bring your own)
Natural bug repellent and natural sunscreen
Hiking shoes & Flip flops/sandals
Thermos or thermal mug
Biodegradable body products (bug repellent & sunscreen), natural washing detergent
Required texts (above)
Notebook & writing materials
Arnica & tea tree oil
Your passport and passport copy
Please also bring a journal and any creative tools that enable you to express yourself such as musical instruments, painting/drawing materials, etc.. You also may want to consider taking and bringing Probiotics to prime your digestive flora with some probiotics before you leave for Bali and tuck some away in your luggage to have with you while you travel.
Immigration and visas:
Visa requirements are different for various countries. Please search the internet for the closest Indonesian consulate for the visa requirements for your country of origin. Many countries (including the US) have free visa entry into Indonesia for a 30 day stay. Your 30 day Indonesian Tourist Visa will be given to you at immigration once you've arrived in Bali. If you are planning to stay longer than 30 days, you may purchase a tourist visa upon entering Bali at the airport for $35. This only means you are eligible for an extension. If you do not purchase this extension option at the airport, then you may not extend your visa beyond 30 days. If you choose to extend, you must do so in Denpasar. This is possible, yet it is an all-day process and can only be done during off-days.
You may also acquire the 60 day visa at an embassy an Indonesian embassy in your country. This needs to be done prior to your travel. A third option for staying over 30 days is to take a quick flight to Singapore or another country nearby that will reset your visa for another automatic 30 days. If you are flying Delta Airlines and planning to stay over 30 days we recommend you purchase a flight or apply for a 60day visa pre-travel, as Delta has been known to not allow those staying longer than 30 days without a visa on the flight. Please email Jessi with any questions about visas.
No inoculations are required to enter Bali but it is always best to talk to your doctor and check out the Center for Disease Control website for information about recommended vaccinations.
The Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) is the local currency, commonly also abbreviated to Rp.
1 USD = 13,326.00 IDR
1 AUD = 10,253.37 IDR
1 CAD = 10,739.18 IDR