Wake up! That’s the message of the Yoga Teacher. It’s a call to wake ourselves up first. As we do so, we increasingly live the magnificence that we are, see it in others, and guide them to realize it too.
The Vibrant Living Yoga teacher training originated in my own life dedicated to yoga and awakening. Awareness of our incredible potential for happiness, and the knowledge that we are naturally encoded with everything we need to actualize it, has led me on amazing journeys in the fields of health and consciousness. Yoga is an integral component of my explorations, and continues to delight me as vehicle for guiding others.
In the training we experience the essence of Yoga through a unique and holistic synthesis of the best possible methods, harmonized through the timeless wisdom of ancient scripture and philosophy applied in a contemporary context.
The revolutionary model of the Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Training intensive benefits from today’s top teachers to illuminate a curriculum that is as thorough as it is diverse.
Together we create the ultimate Yogic environment for learning and transformation: a community of like-minded individuals from around the world that supports one another in living our true potential. Every component and detail is top caliber, including the expertise of the exceptional guest faculty, the natural beauty and heart of Bali, the abundant, simple luxury of Anahata Villas, the healthiest, tastiest organic living food nutrition, and so much more.
The Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Training is suitable for any level of experience. Whether you are already teaching, about to begin or are newly acquainted with the benefits of yoga, waking up to who you really are not only frees you to live the life you always knew was possible, it also frees others - just by being you. Deepening your skills, understanding, confidence and presence in this foundational teacher training enables you to reach people more effectively through your authentic experience of yoga. It provides you with a comprehensive yoga education and exceeds the requirements for Yoga Alliance's 200-hour certification. You will dive deeply into extraordinary living, yoga and teaching.
Warning: though there is no prerequisite of yoga experience - as the state of Yoga is available to us all now – an attitude of genuine desire to immerse yourself in this intensive program, commitment to be present and participate to the best of your ability in all classes, an eagerness for challenge and a willingness to venture beyond your comfort zone, are absolutely necessary. In other words, if you’re only interested in the certification, a leisurely yoga retreat or holiday, or want to disrupt others or detract from the group’s momentum - this training is not for you.
Further warning: it is probable that after this training your life will not be the same. Seen from new heights, previous terrain may look or feel completely different. Some of the tools we play with include periods of introspection through silence, juice fasting, exercises in exploring inter and intrapersonal awareness, and more. The Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Training is ideal for those who wish to create something new, to fly higher.
“Daniel is a caring and dedicated yogi who has experienced the fullness of the teachings and brings that fullness to all those with whom he shares.” David Life, co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga, author, master teacher.
About Vibrant Living Yoga
As the saying goes 'the truth cannot be said.' It can, however, be heard. It's inherent in each of us. It's who we are. The essence of yoga is remembering who we are.
We create conditions where the truth might be heard through challenging asana (posture), vinyasa (breath and movement), spiritual insight, pranayama (breath exercise), meditation, music, and humor.
Vibrant Living Yoga guides you to experience yourself free of false limitations and the Training empowers you to assist others. Drawing on my extensive yoga practice and training (with dozens of modern masters), you will dive deeply into a spectrum of today's yogic styles, including Jivamukti, Iyengar, Astanga and more. Discover how you share yoga by learning what's come before you.
To experience Vibrant Living Yoga classes, download free podcasts from our Podcast and Video page.
Yoga Alliance Accredited School
Vibrant Living Yoga is a registered school with Yoga Alliance. Our teacher training programs are internationally accredited, have exclusive recognition and qualify for both 200-hr or 500-hr Yoga Alliance Registration.
The one month intensive includes 24 days of training with one day off per week. The combination of in class, contact hours together with out-of-class non-contact hours (prerequisite reading, reports and home’ play) totals the hours at 300+. Yoga Alliance requires 200 hours for basic teacher training registration.
Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programs in the United States and the rest of the world. Graduates of our program who have demonstrated an understanding of the material and complete all requirements will be eligible to register as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming a RYT increases your status, brings you international recognition as a yoga teacher and optimizes your opportunities for employment as a yoga teacher worldwide.
Teaching Methodology – 45 hours
Vibrant Living Yoga teaching method, adjustments and assists for Surya Namaskar, standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions, balances and Savasana. Teaching privately and special needs including kids classes and pregnancy modifications.
Anatomy and Physiology – 20 hours
Basics of skeletal, muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular anatomy, injury and recovery, esoteric anatomy including chakras, nadis, prana, and bandha, anatomy of adjustments.
Yogic Scripture, Philosophy, Ethics, & Lifestyle - 43 hours
Basic yoga philosophy, Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Advaita Vedanta/non-dualism, living in the now moment, Gunas, Awareness, Enlightenment, 3 kinds of teachers and students, the pitfalls and ethics of being a yoga teacher.
Group Practicum and Presentation Skills – 16 hours
Includes student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others. Class transcriptions focusing on sequencing, theme, and music; teaching in small and large group setting to hone your skills. Yogic languaging skills and elocution. Neuro-Linguistic Programming for yoga teachers.
Sample Daily Schedule
This intensive course is four weeks total; each week includes approximately five full days, one half day, and one day off. The following is the basic schedule which varies slightly as benefits the group.
Most evenings - Satsang and special activities
(guest lecture, film, kirtan)
Your training includes exceptional experts in Jivamukti, Iyengar yoga, Astanga Vinyasa yoga, Yogic Anatomy, chanting, Vedas and kirtan and more. Please check back often for updates.
Edward Clark is the creator of Tripsichore, the London-based yoga performance group that has delighted audiences around the world. He began studying yoga in 1979. Notable among his teachers are Narayani and Giris Rabinovitch, and he also admires Ashtanga vinyasa, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Viniyoga practices. The Tripsichore group has practiced daily for the past 16 years, devising and refining its techniques for asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, and dhyana. Edward fuses his keen artistic vision with a deep understanding of the essential pursuit of yoga practice. His classes are entertaining, demanding, and exhilarating. (May/June, Oct/Nov)
Dena Kingsberg has been studying and practicing traditional Ashtanga yoga for over 20 years. Having completed the fourth series in 1996, she has been certified to teach by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, South India. Dena and Jack were married by Guruji in 1997 and the arrival of Zoli 8 and Izac 5 has completed the picture. (May/June)
Rusty Wells is a yogic messenger in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. He infuses his joyful, energetic, and often mind-blowing classes with his belief that we can best serve others—and heal ourselves— through unconditional love and devotion. To this end, he passes along his profound gratitude for breath, body, and mind through yoga’s time-honored practices. An experienced instructor and humble student, Rusty teaches at Yoga Flow, leads free and donation-based classes around San Francisco, teaches privates, and leads teacher trainings, retreats and workshops around the world. His classes are an experiential explosion of music, sweat, stillness, and energy that will open your heart and leave you overflowing with bliss. (Oct/Nov)
A life-long obsession with sound has guided Alanna in the direction of music and vibration. Through the teachings of yoga, she has found a home for her spirit within the pulsations of the heart.
Her foremost teachers are Sharon Gannon and David Life, the creators of Jivamukti Yoga, and through their grace, she also found Manorama, a Sanskrit teacher who has graced Alanna with a deeper knowledge of how sound profoundly affects us on an energetic and cellular level. Her practice has also been heavily infused with the love-filled influence of Shri Dharma Mittra, a teacher who revealed the true devotional nature of asana practice. These profound teachings have liberated Alanna, and through that freedom, she offers teachings worldwide to students of yoga, exclusively in the Jivamukti tradition. As an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Instructor, she fills her classes with Nada (sound), Bhakti (devotion) and Shraddha (faith). Her classes feature an unyielding spirit for bringing yoga off the mat and into the world. Her face forward, charismatic style is the perfect platform for classes that are masterful, artistic, and always feature an element of mystery.
While on her world tour, she has led kirtans (devotional singing concerts) and performed with Dave Stringer, who has been a musical inspiration for Alanna. Recently, while in Sydney, Australia, Alanna found herself in the midst of a tidal wave of opportunity, and through riding that wave, she had the opportunity to write, create and produce her newest album, Shine. To see video clips from Alanna, visit our Podcast and Video page. (May/June)
Simon was first introduced to yoga at age six learning breath retentions
from his father, then the main bandhas from Basil Brown (an Olympic
athlete). At age 17, a Tibetan Lama introduced Simon to the philosophy of
yoga. In 1980, Simon started the physical practice of hatha yoga eventually
learning with BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabahi Jois and TKV Desikachar. Simon
commenced teaching in 1982.
Simon met his main teacher Natanaga Zhander (Shandor Remete) in 1985. Then
in 1988, Simon met physiotherapist yoga teacher Bianca Machliss. Together
Simon and Bianca have developed the unique Yoga Synergy system.
Synergy-style yoga is intelligently designed in accordance with the
principles of applied anatomy and physiology, but it can also be very
dynamic and fluid. Since 1995 Simon has been teaching courses in the Applied
Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga throughout the world. Simon is co-author of
OApplied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga, which is the main text book for a
course he developed and lectures in at RMIT University (Melbourne). To see video clips from Simon, visit our Podcast and Video page. (May/June)
has been practicing Yoga for over 30 years and teaching since 1988. He is co-owner and Director of the Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Ron has studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath both in India and North America and was one of the first Canadian teachers to be authorized by Pattabhi Jois. In addition to regular classes at Downward Dog, he conducts workshops and teacher trainings in Canada, the U.S., Europe, the U.K. And Asia, and is becoming a familiar face at various conferences around the world.
Ron is one of Canada’s top teachers, approaching teaching in an inspired, informed and non-dogmatic way. He places the needs of the students ahead of the demands of the practice. While continuing to teach and practice the ashtanga vinyasa system as a foundation, he endeavors to blend tradition with innovation, and to balance precision with grace. Students will find his refined approach to practice both challenging and rewarding.
Ron is also an accomplished musician and composer and performs with his partner Marla Meenakshi Joy under their group name “Swaha”. (Oct/Nov)
Meenakshi (Marla Joy)
First traveled to India in 1988 to study meditation and the philosophy of the Vedas with Swami Shyam, as well as other learned scholars in the Himalayas. She is a Certified Meditation and Yoga Philosophy teacher from the International Meditation Institute in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, Himalayas.
She currently teaches Ashtanga Yoga, Swaha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yogadance, Meditation, Yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, and Chanting privately and in yoga studios in Canada, the U.S. The UK, Europe and Asia. She has been teaching Sanskrit and yoga philosophy in Teacher Training courses since 1999, in Toronto and abroad.
She has been a practicing Shiatsu Therapist since 1993, and has a healing and informative touch. She also leads Kirtan (call-and-response chanting) with her band SWAHA, with inspired musical compositions with her partner/keyboardist, Ron Reid. She has produced three CD’s of Sanskrit chanting Prayer’s, Salutations, and Vishnu’s Dream, as well as their newest release entitled “Bolo!”. (Oct/Nov)
Native of Switzerland, Emil has lived in Asia since the mid-seventies, studying first Chinese Classics, Taoism in Taiwan and then Sanskrit and Indian Thought on the Subcontinent. Making Nepal his home in 1980, he co-founded Machan Wildlife Resort, a safari lodge in the jungles of South Nepal, and continued to study and retreat through East Asia, India and Nepal.
Emil, deeply passionate about philosophy and especially its application in Yoga, practices and teaches Hatha-Yoga, using a method of merging physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation with discussions on liberating knowledge, to deepen a Yoga practice beyond the mere physical experience.
The many years of residency in Nepal and India have allowed Emil exceptional insight into the depth of Indian Civilization and its underlying currents.
Among his mentors and lineages from which he's distilled his method, through years of self-practice and experimentation: Prânâyâma and Kriyâ-Yoga in the tradition of the Bihar School; Iyengar, Ashtanga, and various Vinyasa asana styles; Professor Saraswati Prasad Ghimire; and much more (see Emil's 'With Gratitude' page).
Emil presently instructs teacher training programs in Australia, India, and Europe while the lands of India, Nepal and Bali remain his home. (May/June)
Born in Surabaya Indonesia. In 1986, he studied Sivananda Yoga through a friend from Switzerland and began studying yoga scriptures and reading yoga literature. Yoga felt very natural and organic to him and he continued to explore this relationship with breathing and movement. Olop traveled to Europe to study with senior Iyengar teachers and eventually began teaching yoga in Bali.
Olop resonated with Iyengar Yoga for it precision, attention to detail and deep understanding of internal movement. He began his studies at the Iyengar Institue in Pune, India in 1994 and has received multiple levels of certification from Beginner Teaching through Intermediate Level III Diploma. He returns to the Ramamani Institute annually for continuing education.
Olop’s school in Bali has become an international hub for students from all over the world. He has also been teaching in USA, Australia and Europe. He teaches a very unique and dynamic form of Iyengar Yoga. His teaching is very deep work, with a focus on breath and alignment, yet a vigorous physical practice. He works joyfully and easily with students of all levels. His focus is the pass onto students from his extensive study and personal practice the experience of yoga or union; mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. (Oct/Nov)
Dave Stringer has been profiled in Time, Billboard, In Style, and Yoga Journal as a leader of the new American kirtan movement. Kirtan is a form of mantra chanting that has become popular as a participatory live music experience at hundreds of yoga studios worldwide. Dave's sound marries the transcendent mysticism of traditional Indian instruments with the exuberant, groove-oriented sound of American gospel, jazz and funk.
Initially trained as a visual artist and jazz musician, Dave first started chanting mantras when a film-editing project brought him to the ashram of Swami Muktananda in India. After the film project ended, he remained in India to teach school in a rural village, and continued his studies of the traditions of yoga under the guidance of Swami Chidvilasananda. He began teaching meditation to prison inmates and leading kirtan at yoga studios across America in the mid 1990's.
Dave and his band tour tirelessly, performing throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. An articulate public speaker, he probes the dilemmas of the spirit with a wry and unorthodox sense of humor. His work constructs a modern, participatory theatrical art form out of the ancient traditions of kirtan and yoga, open to a multiplicity of interpretations, and accessible to all. (Nov)
MS, DC, RYT brings nearly 30 years of experience and exploration in holistic health and fitness to his work. Dr. Weiss is the resident chiropractor and nutritionist for the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY, providing bodywork to yogis, dancers, and all around people for the past 16 years. Steven as taught a number of programs at Omega on yoga, nutrition, holistic fitness, and long distance running. He also instructs a post graduate program with New York Chiropractic College that explores the biomechanics of yoga. Steven lives and works in Sarasota, FL. (Oct/Nov)
Tom Lang is an author and communications teacher based out of Haines,
Alaska, where he works as a river guide and guide trainer. Tom is
founder of Great Guides, a consulting company that builds leadership,
teamwork and communication skills through an innovative workshop, “The
Guiding Principles.” Tom works with guides, coaches and teachers.
"Tom Lang's concepts and techniques are valuable for anyone wishing to
teach, coach, or speak publicly. He will help you to hear yourself
with new ears." ~ Max Strom, yoga teacher and founder of Sacred
Movement, Venice, California.
"Tom is an eloquent, inspiring and wise leader whose passion is infectious!"
Hala Khouri, co-founder of Off the Mat and Into the World. (Oct/Nov)
Punnu Singh Wasu
Punnu Singh Wasu is a talented singer and performer well known for his music abroad. He started studying music at the tender age of 5, by his father who is deeply rooted in devotional music, kirtan and mantra chants. He attended music school at the age of 10 where he studied Hindustani classical vocals with harmonium under the guidance of renowned teacher NATH RAO NARELKAR and SRI RAM JI, of Aurangabad (Maharashtra) India. Punnu also studies and plays the mandolin.
He has performed in India, Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Dubai, Russia, Spain, Belgium, United Kingdom and more. (May/June)
Geoffrey was initiated into yogic practices in 1971 and studied Ashtanga Yoga and Tantric meditation. He completed full time training and became a Hatha yoga teacher and meditation instructor in 1972. He has been practicing Buddhist meditation for 35 years beginning at Naropa University in 1974. In 1976 he moved to New York City to perform world music, work in dance and theater and to study tabla with Ustad Allarakha (Ravi Shankar's accompanist for over 30 years). Geoffrey played tabla for public kirtans with Bhagavan Das, Krishna Das and Jai Uttal beginning in 1975. Throughout the eighties Geoffrey taught music on the dance faculty of CCNY in Harlem and at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. Geoffrey's composition 'Inanna' with Diane Wolkstein was performed at Lincoln Center, The United Nations, and The British Museum.
He worked on and off Broadway and internationally with director Julie Taymor ('Across the Universe', 'Frida') and composer Elliot Goldenthal (Academy Award for Best Soundtrack). Geoffrey has worked on several Cohen Brothers movie soundtracks with composer Carter Burwell as well as on films with Elliot Goldenthal. In 1992 he became the full time percussionist for Jai Uttal. He recorded and toured for more than a dozen years with Jai Uttal in The Pagan Love Orchestra, and for all kirtans and workshops. He's also toured and worked internationally with Ram Dass at public talks and retreats as well as on recordings. Geoffrey produced CDs with Rita Coolidge & Walela, Shiva Rea, Diana Rogers, Yuan Miao & Lama Norbu, and Swami Vishwananda. He's performed and recorded with Robbie Robertson, Coleman Barks, Krishna Das, Gabrielle Roth, Peter Kater, David Torn, Stephen Kent, Sukhawat Ali Khan, Tulku and many others. (May/June)
Alastair Prentice is a certified New Code NLP Trainer, Master Hypnotherapist and an NLP Coach specializing in training in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Ericksonian Hypnosis, and solution-focused coaching. He has trained extensively with some of the foremost therapists in the world of NLP, Brief Therapy and Hypnosis including NLP co-founder Dr John Grinder and Stephen Gilligan Ph.D.
Alastair presents workshops and teaches on courses for a wide range of people, from clinical therapists and business-coaches to those in professional sports, business-management and on Yoga Teacher Training courses. This training allows anyone to tap their own personal genius, to explicate the patterns that create performance excellence, and finally to transfer these models into other fields, for example coaching, therapy, teaching or business.
These dynamic seminars are an intense experiential examination of what mythologist Joseph Campbell called the "hero's journey", wherein a person responds to the call to live a life that is transformational to the consciousness of self and community. They incorporate NLP, Ericksonian hypnosis, hatha-vinyasa yoga and Aikido, all with the intention of responding to a call to awaken into full human consciousness through the practice of self awareness and sponsorship of life. (May/June)
Frank is a classically trained chef from the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, VT and a graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. Since the age of 15, Frank has fully immersed himself into the culinary world. Young and intrigued, Frank went on to apprentice under famed chefs Philippe Boulot of the Heathman Hotel, and Todd English of Olives in Boston.
There he was able to find a deep understanding for the creative process of working with food, as well a learning the fine art of tastes and flavors. As the years past, Chef Giglio sought after a deeper connection to food and has come full circle in doing so. “All I really want to do, is make good food. Simple, fresh and whenever possible, local food, prepared with good intentions.” Simply put, Franky is constantly seeking the best food available through local farms and high integrity importers. After changing his direction to a more plant based diet, Frank sought after the education from some of the leaders in the rising raw food movements like Gabriel Cousens and David Wolfe. Merging classical technique with herbalism, superfood + raw food nutrition and whole foods preparations, have allowed Chef Giglio to create a clean, pure, and healing style of cuisine. (Oct/Nov)
“I feel that our food choices are one of the best ways that we can positively affect our health, and aim to help others incorporate all aspects of natural, organic and raw foods into day-to-day living.”
Surrounded by health and food at an early age, Matt’s interest in food preparation and nourishment began to develop in his 20s. International travel further inspired him to creating incredible cuisine for friends and family. Having left a sales position to start a personal chef business, Matt pursued courses at Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in Fort Bragg, California. He was then offered a position on their staff, and began a four year journey as head chef and instructor. In 2004, he stepped down as Head Chef to focus on personal business dreams and began to travel the world teaching how to prepare raw foods. He consulted with restaurants, catered raw food retreats and was a personal chef to Woody Harrelson, Sir Ben Kingsley and Emily Mortimer.
Together with another partner, Matt launched High Integrity Foods, a raw, organic chocolate company, and developed a premier raw chocolate (Golden Bean) sold world-wide. In December 2008, Matt returned to Living Light Culinary Arts Institute as Head Chef and Instructor. Matt is enthusiastic about sharing his expertise on his journey toward helping others improve their health and vitality through conscious eating. (May/June)
Born and raised in New Zealand, David has been living in Asia since 1990 and studying and practicing Ayurveda since 1997. His attraction to Ayurveda has been it’s ability to go to the core in helping us understand simply how life works, encouraging each of us to live a life of personal balance and collective harmony.
Over the years David has been fortunate to study with and be inspired by a number excellent teachers, including Dr. Vasant Lad (a leading advocate of Ayurveda in the West), Dr. Gupta (a fourth generation Ayurvedic doctor from Vrindaban, India) and Mike MacDonald (a student of Kirpal Singh and communications consultant whose teachings have a very metaphysical focus - looking deeply into the mind-body connection and in particular the importance of principle based relationships as the key to sustainable well-being).
David distills his studies and experiences into a very practical and contemporary approach to Ayurveda – treating it essentially as a language of energetics that helps us understand ourselves and our relationships, thus offering a valuable set of tools that aid us in taking responsibility for our own lives, facilitating transformation and helping us overcome the challenges of modern life along the way.
David’s path of self-discovery has included inquiry into Taoism, Buddhism, acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and nutrition. His personal interests include sustainable design and lifestyle, music, art and education. He currently resides in Bali and is a regular teacher at yoga workshops and teacher trainings in Japan. (May/June, Oct/Nov)
The island of the gods, Bali and her people is a culture Yoga International magazine describes as ‘living yoga.' Spirituality, harmony with nature, peacefulness - these elements embody the Balinese way of life. Ubud, an artist's Mecca, is the cultural heart of Bali. Embedded in rice terraces, temples and powerful energy, at a slight elevation so cooler than the nearby coastal heat, Ubud's climate has turned it into the perfect yogic destination.
About Gourmet Living Foods
I choose living food to enhance my life. For most of us, what we eat affects how we feel. Happily I've discovered that the healthiest food is also the best tasting. I eat the best food ever – yummy, vibrant, rejuvenating – just in case we are what we eat .
Fresh daily coconuts, tropical fruits, organic salads and raw chocolate is the ideal nourishment for the yogic lifestyle. Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Training is happy to present you a month of Gourmet, high vibration Living Food. (Delicious cooked vegetarian food will also be available, at student’s expense).
Please click here to learn about the benefits of raw food.
To learn more on raw food nutrition and yoga, visit our Podcast and Video page.
What some Graduates say
about their experience:
"The Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Training has changed my life. The experience opened my eyes to the treasures in the world of yoga. Daniel takes you on a journey of self discovery through nourishing gourmet raw food, challenging your body in asana practice, meditation, studying ancient texts, listening to modern philosophers and building a personal practice. Guest faculty brought a depth of knowledge to the training with an incredibly high level of expertise. This is a teacher training for current teachers or people new to the path of yoga. A bonus is the magical setting of mystical Bali. I will be back for future courses." -Janet Carscadden, physical therapist, Burlington, VT.
"If you want to strengthen your spiritual, physical, and philosophical yoga practice you can attend any teacher training. The Radiantly Alive yoga teacher training is just different: it is a process that you cannot believe or understand until you live it and be with it. You will have your own unique experience and it will
change the way you stereotype yourself and everything around you. Beware: If you LOVE your life the way it is, and do NOT want it to change (i.e. get better) stay away." -Rebecca Hillary, science teacher/yoga teacher, Philadelphia, PA.
"You are extraordinary! If you want to become aware of it, this is what you can do: Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Training.' Calling it a yoga teacher training wasn't really fair. It's been an education into all of life. For years I've been traveling around the world searching for something - finally now in Bali, with this 'training' I've found what I've been looking for - I've come home. Words may not have the power to express my gratitude, but nevertheless receive many thanks for what you have created for us."- Markus Gmachl, tour guide, Morocco.
“Sitting at my desk on a dull English winter day idly googling 'yoga' and 'running away from my 40th birthday' yielded some unexpected results. Four months later I emerged blinking with jetlag into the Balinese sunlight. Be prepared to physically and emotionally let go of a large quantity of toxins past. Expect to share the airy open yoga studio, set level with the swaying treetops, with butterflies, dragonflies and joyful cartwheeling swifts. Expect to be shocked at your potential. Absolutely demand to be shaken into radiant life by some of the best teachers on the planet. And fully anticipate being spat back out into your old world to find that nothing is quite the same.
I dragged my sorry carapace of misery from events of the past few years with me to Bali. And somewhere in a star-splashed night I shook it off. I danced with abandon, I laughed long and loud from the depths of my belly, I rejoiced in my own silence, listening and learning. I rediscovered my body and my creativity, I allowed my vulnerability and my tears a voice and accepted all the comfort offered, I looked without shyness into beautiful eyes and faces.oh yes, and somewhere along the line I did some yoga too and found out I could be a yoga teacher.
This stuff works. Although it couldn't stop time, I am thrilled to report that I am now 40, fabulous, and free.”
- Jay Kipling, UK - writer, animal welfare campaigner, PR company director.
What Faculty say about their experience:
“The Radiantly Alive Teacher Training Program is unquestionably one of the most intriguing and comprehensive courses with which I've had the pleasure to be associated. It is rare for a Teacher Training to successfully endeavour to cover so many aspects of yoga training. However, the Radiantly Alive people address meditation, pranayama, philosophy and nutrition as seriously as they do asana. All these subjects are delivered by teachers who are top notch in both skill and reputation. Indeed, it is as stimulating for the teachers to be exchanging ideas with each other as it is for the students on the receiving end of the instruction. The effectiveness of the training is further enhanced by the beauty and seclusion of the venue. It is hard to imagine how this singular training could be bettered, but, as the organizers are dedicated to constant improvement, I'm sure they'll find a way.” -Edward Clark, founder of Tripsichore Yoga Theatre, London
“I had a fabulous experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. It’s a brilliant idea for students to be introduced to numerous paths of yoga over the month. I predict it will keep growing over the years and I hope to be continually involved – I will recommend it whenever I get the chance.” - David Williams, first non-Indian to learn entire Ashtanga from Pattabhi Jois, Maui, HI.
“Daniel Aaron is the most professional, organized and conscientious person I have ever had the pleasure to work with. His yoga teacher training is a huge gift to anyone who gets to be involved. Daniel is an amazing teacher, and his classes are the best I've ever taken. He is exceptionally thorough, present, available and grounded, which proves his teachings are coming from a deep, centered source. From the beginning to the end of the workshop he brings a passion, vibrancy and true commitment to helping his students to have a transformational experience. This is truly groundbreaking, expansion based work and I am honored and blessed to be a part of such a revolutionary project.” -Elaina Love, author, chef, teacher, restaurateur, San Francisco, CA
“I teach in many programs and trainings around the world. What’s happening here is very special. The combination of elements that Daniel’s put together, from the beauty of the nature here and the villas, the food, you all living together, it’s powerful. I seldom see a group so present and focused as this. You should consider yourselves very lucky.” -Govinda Kai, advanced Astanga yoga teacher, Tokyo, Japan
Would you like to speak with someone who completed the Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Training? We’re happy to send you a list of email address and phone numbers of graduates around the world who will share with you about their experience.
Prerequisite Reading and Reports
English language proficiency. Minimum score 500 on Toeic (comprehension of English materials).
Reading and Reports
Read the three books listed below prior to the training and write your response on (a) your personal impression of each, (b) the most valuable component for you and (c) an elaboration on how this material could be useful for a yoga teacher. Send reports (300 words each book report, Microsoft Word document) to email@example.com .
1. Jivamukti Yoga, by Sharon Gannon and David Life
2. The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, by T. K. V. Desikachar
3. Loving What Is, by Byron Katie (recommend audio book)
4. Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda
5. Diet for a New America, by John Robbins
6. The Sunfood Diet Success System or Eating for Beauty, by David Wolfe
7. Power versus Force, by David Hawkins
8. Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness, by Erich Schiffmann
9. Hathayogapradipika, The Bihar School of Yoga
10. Light on Yoga, by BKS Iyengar
11. Textbook of Yoga Psychology, R. Mishra, Brahmananda Sarasvati
12. Other versions of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra
Fees (in US Dollar) are all inclusive of tuition for Vibrant Living Yoga 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training, luxurious accommodations (rooming options below) at Anahata Villas and Resort and all gourmet, organic, nutritious meals. (Does not include travel to and from Bali, to Anahata Resort and Villas and optional activities).
A non-refundable deposit (US$500 USD) is due with your application.
Investment - US$6,400
Includes Villa Room (Double Occupancy) - and all-inclusive of above.
+ US$850 Luxury Master Room upgrade (Double Occupancy)
Top floor superior master room with surrounding views, vaulted ceilings, larger living space, large private bathroom with bathtub and more (limited availability). + US$2,700 –Single Occupancy Room
Prefer to have a room to yourself? Add this supplement to either the Investment cost for either Villa or Luxury Room options.
Early Registration Discount:
May/June 2010 Training - Payments received in full prior to December 1, 2009 receive a $150 discount. Those received in full prior to March 1, 2010 receive a $75 discount.
Oct/Nov 2010 Training - Payments received in full prior to April 1, 2009 receive a $150 discount. Those received in full prior to August 1, 2010 receive a $75 discount.
Registration All 2010 Level I Trainings SOLD OUT – Now accepting registration for 2011 sessions.
Upon returning your completed application, and US$500 deposit, your space for the training will be reserved and you will receive an information packet.
Payment May/June 10 Training – Late Registration - Payment is due with application/before training begins. Oct/Nov 10 Training - Late Registration - Payment is due with application/before training begins
Please note that all transaction fees are the responsibility of the registrant.
Safe and secure online payments through Paypal with a major credit card. It is a simple, easy and Paypal will accept your own currency. Please click below and follow the instructions provided. To cover Paypal services fees, please manually increase all Paypal payments by 4% (Paypal does not automatically add the fees).
If you wish to pay by direct bank transfer to US bank account, please view the application for wire details.
Credit Card Payments (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover) accepted with 4% service charge.
Limited scholarship funds are available for students with financial needs. If you wish to apply for financial aid, please send us a letter describing your current work and living arrangements, financial constraints and your request (installments, financial aid, exchange etc.).
Travel and Visa Information
Bali’s International Airport is located in Denpasar. Airport transfer between Ngurah Rai International, Bali's major airport in Denpasar, and Anahata Resort will be provided.
Indonesia has recently introduced new regulations with regard to visas, allowing tourist visas to 60 days. A visa fee is payable upon entry to Bali for most countries, however make your own inquiries about the visa requirements applicable to your nationality, as some passports are not permitted a visa on entry and must be organized at your embassy prior to coming.
Please check your passport expiration date as you must have six months validity remaining on your passport from the date of your return from Bali.
If you have any questions related to visas or assistance in finding economical air travel, please contact us via phone or email.
Planning Ahead – Please join us for our future dates
Level I: May 8 - June 5, 2011
Level II: June 10 - June 24, 2011
Level I: September 25 - October 23, 2011
Level II: October 28 - November 11, 2011