Yoga Teacher Certification Bali | Find the Right Training for You


Yoga Teacher Certification | Learning How to Teach Yoga Professionally

close up yoga.jpeg

Are you thinking about joining a yoga teacher training? When it comes to learning about yoga teacher certification Bali, there are many experiences out there that suit a variety of preferences for different people. Yoga in Bali is world famous, and as our studio home here at Radiantly Alive is in Ubud, we are at the center of the yoga movement. It’s become the biggest yoga destination in South East Asia, and some would even say, the world. Yoga teacher certification Bali courses are not just offered here in Ubud, but also in the south of the island in places like Canngu and Sanur, or even on the neighbouring small islands of the Gilis and Lembongan.

The amount of people who are entering into the area of health and wellness throughout the world is rapidly growing. When it comes to yoga practice, more and more studios around the world are opening as newly certified yoga teachers offer their knowledge and inspired energy. Though it may seem like there’s already a lot going on in the spreading of yoga with the number of certified teachers expanding every day, so too is the amount of people starting on their yoga practice journey growing steadily.

Mind Map Yoga Benefits .jpg

There is always a need for more people to share the message of wellbeing, peace and transformation in body, heart and mind. Additionally, many people who decide to join a yoga teacher training course aren’t just there so they can teach and work in this realm. It is a deeply personal and enriching experience for our self growth, to evolve our practice and to learn more about this ancient tradition. Professional teacher trainings are offered as a way to certify people to teach in a safe and reputable way.


Yoga Certificate Course Options | The Different Teacher Training Formats

To teach yoga in any style, training is most definitely required. Though you can share your practice with others in informal settings, it is important to have a foundational knowledge not only on the skills needed to guide people’s bodies safely in this practice, but also to respect the philosophical roots of yoga. Many people, once completing their first training, will continue to learn and take courses, and advance their knowledge in different traditions - old and new. In this way, there’s not just ‘one’ path to becoming a teacher, or one training that will be the only one you ever do.

To become certified, the process is a little different for every course. These are the general paths of teacher training courses, each with their own individual differences:

Month Long Immersions

Yoga Workshop.jpg

These are the most popular trainings to take around the world, and what you will find most in Bali, for people starting out on their yoga teaching journey. These are often taken first as as 200 hour Level 1 courses that span anywhere between 20 and 30 days. Within that time, the schedule is intensive, with full days of practice, theory and other experiences, with just a few days off in that time. The immersive training format is also commonly offered as 250 hours, or 300 hours, which may then be a level 2. For example, Radiantly Alive holds 200 hour level 1 month long trainings, and also 300 hour level 2, which is completed after any level 1 training (requiring students to have completed at least 200 hours of training with any school in order to join).

Year Long (or more) Experiences

These trainings are done as more of a longer, less intensive experience, where the training takes place a few times a week, or on weekends, across the span of 1 or 2 (or in some cases, more) years. People generally choose this if they would like to continue to work and maintain their life flow as they train, and are happy to let the process take more time. The pull of a month long training, over the less common longer experiences, is that immersive environments of training all-day everyday for a month, allows students to take space from their responsibilities and obligations in life, to fully be in the training experience. Generally, Yoga teacher training Bali courses are all month-long experiences.


Certified Versus Registered

Yoga Teacher Certification Bali.jpeg

When you train with one yoga school, you are then eligible to teach that particular style as a certified yoga teacher. For example, when if you were to do your Yoga teacher certification Bali with us at Radiantly Alive, you’d be a certified Radiantly Alive Vinyasa Teacher. Completing the training and graduating gives you the certificate to show that you have successfully completed a training. That’s often not all you need to teach professionally, however.


Most studios around the world require you to be a registered yoga teacher. To do this, the international registering body, Yoga Alliance, is the platform you’d need to join. With your certification, you would register online and submit the certificate in order to show you have graduated, and then you would be eligible to be a registered yoga teacher. This is the difference between being purely certified, and a professionally registered yoga teacher.


Additional Points to know

  • Most serious courses require pre- and post-requisite conditions to complete the training. These are generally things like reading textbooks on philosophy and anatomy. You may also be asked to write reports and summaries of what was read. Post training, graduates are often asked to attend a certain number of classes after the training in any or all styles, or to reflect on their experience and write papers on certain elements of the training.

  • Sometimes experience is required. Some trainings will ask for people who have been practicing for a certain amount of time - like a year or more - before they a join a training. Others - like our Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Radiantly Alive - welcome all levels of yoga practitioners to the course.

  • Final ‘exams’ will also differentiate greatly depending on the yoga school offering the course. Most often they are a practical demonstration of understanding, like teaching a class or section of a class in front of the facilitators, as well as a written paper on a range of questions based on material covered in the course.

    Yoga teacher certification Bali options will give you a wide range of all of these, though they are most often the one-month long intensives, since people travel to the island for an immersive period of time as they move beyond their everyday routine and dive into yoga.


Bali Yoga Teacher Trainings | The Most Well Known Trainings

As mentioned above, many people come to Bali and train purely to become a certified yoga instructor. It’s growing in awareness throughout the world now how valuable the yoga experiences in Bali are, and the world-class offerings are also bringing more yoga schools and well-known teachers to the shores to take their own expertise and offerings to share. This means that there are so many options for the initial level 1 200 hour yoga teacher training Bali, which all offer their own flavor and certify you in whatever style is your preference.

Beyond this, the second most common trainings we have here on the island are the yoga level 2 300 hour yoga teacher training Bali experiences. This is completed once you have at least 200 hours of any style.

Something to note also - once you have done one training, there is no limit to the amount of trainings you can do. You could keep completing 200-hour level 1 trainings until your heart’s content if you really wanted to! Bali is known as having some of the most well-known trainings in the world. Each yoga school that offers trainings aren’t just limited to Bali, either. They often teach all over the world, though it tends to be that the main hub for the trainings are Bali - namely, Ubud. Radiantly Alive’s home studio and base of course, is Ubud, though we are already taking our trainings international - going to Sweden in 2019 to offer our 200 hour vinyasa yoga teacher training.

There’s just something about this island and the quality and offerings of yoga that will continue to pull new and experienced practitioners in. So if you’re really considering completing a yoga teacher certification Bali, you won’t be disappointed.