200hr Yoga Teacher Training
BALI 1st to 17th December, 2023
"Transform your relationship with Yoga, your self and your perspective on life"
Welcome to Destination Yoga
Your Path to Transformation
"I'm thrilled to welcome you to Destination Yoga, where we embark on a profound journey of self-discovery, well-being, and authentic Yoga practice. As the owner and lead teacher, I'm not only passionate about Yoga, but I'm also deeply committed to sharing its timeless wisdom with you."
- Josh Kramer (Destination Yoga Founder & Lead Teacher)
Why Choose Destination Yoga
At Destination Yoga, we offer more than just Yoga Teacher Trainings.
We offer a unique and transformative experience.
Here's why you should choose us:
Experience & Expertise
With a lifetime of dedication to Yoga, Josh has not only honed his skills but also gained the trust of hundreds of new and experienced teachers through his trainings. Teaching is a humble profession, and Josh is honored to be your lead teacher.
Exotic Learning Environment
Imagine immersing yourself in the heart of Bali's lush nature or the picturesque landscapes of Tuscany while deepening your Yoga practice. Our trainings take place in these breathtaking locations, providing the perfect backdrop for your journey.
Authentic Yoga Philosophy
We're not just another teacher training program. Our mission is to connect you with the authentic roots of Yoga. This means delving into its profound philosophy, timeless teachings, and spiritual aspects, enriching your practice beyond the physical postures.
A Thriving Community
As part of the Destination Yoga family, you'll find a supportive community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for Yoga. The journey doesn't end with the training; it continues within this inspiring community.
While our program certifies you to teach Yoga, it also fosters personal growth, spiritual awakening, and overall well-being.
Join us, and you'll not only become a Yoga teacher but also a more balanced, mindful, and enlightened individual.
Whether you're an experienced Yogi or a newcomer to the practice, Destination Yoga is your gateway to a deeper connection with the authentic roots of Yoga.
Join us, and let your journey of transformation begin.
Ready to take the first step? Click "Apply Now" to start your application.
We can't wait to have you on board.
Two Yoga classes per day
Daily morning meditation & pranayama
All-day lectures, classes and interactive learning with lead teacher Josh
Yoga philosophy, history, anatomy and posture clinics
learn hands on assists
Gain real experience teaching under Josh's guidance
16 nights accommodation
3 meals per day included (except days off & excursions)
Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
Additional Destination Yoga foundational certification under the Destination Yoga Method (DYM)
The next step of your Yoga journey awaits!
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We can’t wait for you to join us!
200hr Yoga Teacher Training
At Destination Yoga, we believe in the transformative power of Yoga in its purest form. Our Yoga Teacher Trainings are a journey back to the roots of this ancient practice, embracing its profound philosophy and time-honored traditions.
During our 200hr in Bali, you will hit the ground running. Our days revolve around Yoga, and you will find growth in your personal practice, your outlook and experience with Yoga, and of course your ability to teach Yoga.
What sets us apart:
1. A Commitment to Tradition: Our Yoga Teacher Trainings are deeply rooted in the authentic teachings of Yoga. We stay true to the ancient wisdom and practices that have been cherished for centuries, ensuring that you receive a genuine, unaltered Yoga experience.
2. Mind, Body, and Spirit: We go beyond the physical postures, delving into the spiritual and mental aspects of Yoga. Our trainings offer a holistic approach, enabling you to explore the profound connection between mind, body, and spirit that Yoga embodies.
3. Experienced Leadership: As the owner and lead teacher, I bring a wealth of experience and expertise to guide you on this enlightening journey. My passion for Yoga and extensive knowledge ensure that you receive the most authentic education.
4. Reconnect and Transform: Our training is not just about learning to teach Yoga; it's about personal transformation. Discover the profound benefits of an authentic Yoga practice as it reconnects you with your inner self, fosters personal growth, and enhances your overall well-being.
5. Ongoing Support: The authenticity of our training extends beyond the classroom. Join our vibrant Destination Yoga community, where you'll find continuous support, resources, and connections to help you on your Yoga journey.
Join us in embracing the rich heritage of this practice and unlock its transformative potential in your life. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or just starting your Yoga journey, our teacher training program will inspire and empower you. Experience the true essence of Yoga with Destination Yoga.
MONDAY - SUNDAY
06:30 - 7:30 | Meditation/Journaling/ Self Practice/Pranayama
8:00 - 9:00 | Guided Pranayama/Bandha work/Activity
9.00 - 10.00 | Guided Yoga Asana Practice
10:00 - 10:30 | Breakfast & Discussion
10:30 - 13:00 | Lectures & Teaching
13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch & Discussion
14:00 - 17:30 | Lessons/Observations/Assisting
17:30 - 18:30 | Asana Practice
19:00 - 20:30 | Dinner & Discussion
20:30 - 21:30 | Activity/Satsang/Yogic Philosophy/ Bonfires etc
The schedule below is an example of a typical day. Please note that days may vary, but this is typical of what you can expect. Day’s will be intense - we believe that this is what grows you both as an individual and teacher. There will also be plenty of time for breaks, swims in the pool, walks down to the beach or into town, and plenty of laughs together!
During the training, we will arrange for day’s off as well as partial days. These will likely take place on Sunday, however we may choose to do our day offs on a weekday to avoid crowds.
The Destination Yoga Method (DYM) trains you to be confident and empowered both as a student and as a teacher of Yoga. Our curriculum ensures that you develop the knowledge, experience, and discipline to be the best possible student of Yoga, and if your passion and purpose align, an incredible teacher too.
You will receive our comprehensive 200+ page manual written by Josh Kramer. During the training we will cover aspects from Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathwork), teaching skills & techniques, assists & adjustments, anatomy, yoga history and philosophy, class sequencing and much much more.
Cultivating Your Personal Practice
- developing a Sadhana (your personal practice)
- delving into what growth means as a student of Yoga
- introduction to an introspective practice through meditation & Pranayama
- understanding and application of basic applied anatomy and physiology
- distinguishing functional anatomy
- posture clinics to break down and explore poses
- teaching using props to support or deepen students practice
Functional Approach to Yoga Anatomy
- moving beyond broad anatomy
- recognizing that all bodies are different and how this applies to Yoga
- adapting poses to suit individual anatomical requirements
Yoga Class Sequencing
- build confidence in effective Yoga class and flow sequencing
- establish a foundational class sequence which may be built off
- learn how to break the mould with creative sequencing
Base Adjustments & Assists
- Learn how to safely and effectively assist students in a selection of poses
- exploring assists and how to incorporate them
- integrating your knowledge of anatomy with your assists
- develop effective demonstration techniques
Inversions & Arm Balances
- teaching arm balances and inversions safely and effectively
- assists and adjustments
- developing your own arm balance skills
Yoga as Profession
- business development and marketing of Yoga
- ethics of being a Yoga professional
- how to grow yourself as a teacher, and a business
- planning & teaching workshops, retreats, festivals and more.
- build your knowledge and understanding of Yogic Philosophy and History
- delve into the Yoga Sutras under the guidance of Josh to help interpretation
- Basic Sanskrit language development
- how to integrate philosophy into your teaching in a practical way
Introduction to Pranayama
- build a deeper understanding and experience of Pranayama techniques
- practice Pranayama in your own body before learning to teach it
- gain experience in teaching Pranayama and breathing techniques to students
- Bandha and Kriya
Yoga for Special Populatio
- explore the role of Yoga for a range of special populations you may encounter
- how to safely and effectively teach to different audiences
Reflection & Hands on Teaching
- reflect on your personal practice and how to expand your teaching
- hands on experience implementing new teaching approaches
- build experience as a teacher
This is just a snapshot into our curriculum. Trust that you will have your head (and heart) filled to the brim with a wealth of knowledge. You will gain plenty of practical, hands on hours incorporating what you learn - from practice to teaching. This is an extremely comprehensive program.
Here's what past students say...
I had the most amazing time during my 200h YTT with Josh, Guido and Tess, who are not only the best teachers you could wish for, but also have become wonderful friends! Together with 14 other like-minded and incredibly fun students we spent 16 days in between the vineyards of beautiful Tuscany practicing yoga, discussing philosophy, teaching our own classes, but also indulging in the Italian dolce vita with delicious food (pizza night!), wine tastings and the most beautiful Tuscan sunsets. Due to the small group size, each and every one of us was individually challenged and supported, so that I did not only improve my personal practice tremendously, but also feel genuinely confident teaching yoga classes now. I'm beyond grateful for Josh, Tess and Guido sharing all their knowledge with us and can't wait to do my 300h YTT with them!
We know you are here for Yoga, and that will be the heart and soul of this training. That being said, home is where the heart is, and we want you to feel right at home!
Your home for this 16 night all-inclusive training will located steps away from the clifftop Bingin Beach in Uluwatu, Bali.
There are six bungalows on our exclusive property, each with 2 bedrooms, and another adjoining villa with additional rooms and space. You will feel secluded amidst the perfect setting to relax and immerse yourself in the study of Yoga. This will be your home with group of likeminded Yogis as you learn and practice throughout your time in Bali.
You will dive deeper into learning about the practice of yoga and learn a range of skills as both a teacher and student. You will study the roots of yoga and its culture and, at the same time, we will encourage you to think outside the box to create your own personal style. Subjects include Yoga sequencing, pose breakdowns, basic anatomy, pranayama, philosophy, assists and adjustments, and much more. You will leave this training feeling confident in your newfound knowledge and experience!
Come and journey with us on this adventure! We will enjoy amazing meals together, become closest of friends, and explore some of the beauty Bali has to offer such as the turquoise beaches, verdant jungles, amazing food, and Balinese culture.
I cant wait for you to join me on your training!
WE WELCOME ALL
Everyone is welcome on this retreat. Regardless of your background, your age, or how "advanced" you think you are - you are welcome. We have had students in their teens and others in the 70's. My personal regret would be that you want to join, but decide not to because you think you aren't good enough or won't fit in. If you have any hesitations at all, please contact me directly. All that I ask is you are passionate about Yoga and spending time with and incredible group of people. Come join us!
Pricing for this retreat is all inclusive! That means you pay one amount which covers your accommodation, Yoga, and all meals except for days off, and one group dinner out which will be at your own expense. You are also welcome to venture out in free time and shop at local stores and cafes at your own expense.
Once we confirm your attendance, you will be required to make the payment directly to us. These prices do not include airfare, transportation costs (although we will provide helpful information for arrival and departure), or costs incurred during excursions.
A security deposit will be required to reserve your space on the retreat. Security deposits are non-refundable. Specific details will be provided to you by email after your initial inquiry to join the course.
For more information or any specific questions, please refer to the FAQ below or email us and we will happily address your concerns.
All Inclusive Pricing
from $4,990 to $5,600
Pricing for this training is based on your accommodation choice. We have shared or private bedrooms in one of our bungalows or the adjoining Villa. The two areas as right next to each other, and you will be able to enjoy both of the communal areas regardless of which room you stay in.
The price is all-inclusive. That means you pay one amount which covers your tuition and certification, your shared accommodation and 3 meals per day for 16 nights.
Bingin Retreat is a stunning eco-inspired luxury estate hidden away in the hills, clifftops and white sand beaches of Bukit Peninsula in the southern tip of Bali. This amazing 12-bedroom eco lodge is located very close to Bingin Beach, a famous surf spot, and it features traditional Javanese Joglo houses crafted out of recycled teak wood. The garden is expansive, featuring a yoga bale and a magnificent flower-shaped swimming pool. We also have access to the sister property, which includes its own pool and living space and 6 bedrooms.
All around the pool, at a good distance from each other, 6 bungalows with an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning will promise you restorative nights sleep or naps. There are 2 bedrooms in each bungalow. One bedroom has two single beds and the other has a king bed. Both rooms share one bathroom.
You may choose between a shared room with another student, or request the private room. Please note, your choice is limited to availability.
Our Villa is a magnificent island escape right next to our main bungalows and Yoga Shala. With an open-plan, 6 bedrooms, lush gardens, private swimming pool, and homey amenities, the sprawling luxury villa has everything you need for an unforgettable Bali getaway.
The 6 bedrooms have a minimalist, cosy style with simple decor, large patio doors and open-air ensuite bathrooms. A calm and beautiful place to relax and unwind out of the heat, in cool air-conditioning, you can look out over the tropical gardens from the comfort of the plush beds.
The bedrooms are separated between 3 quaint bungalows, perfect for a restful and peaceful night’s sleep. Each bungalow has two communicated rooms.
Idyllic, plush and homey, these rooms are a stunning spot for a memorable and comfortable stay.
The living areas are open and spacious with a comfortable lounge area, dining space and fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare tasty snacks and your morning coffee. Totally open to the gardens, you can enjoy easy indoor to outdoor living, tropical breezes from the plush couches and spend time relaxing on your time off.
Once we confirm your attendance, you will be required to make the tuition payment directly to us. These prices do not include airfare, transportation costs (although we will provide helpful information for arrival and departure), or costs incurred during day-off excursions or dinners/evenings out.
A security deposit will be required to reserve your space at the training. Security deposits are non-refundable. Specific details will be provided to you by email after your initial inquiry to join the course.
For more information or any specific questions, please refer to the FAQ below or email us and we will happily address your concerns.
Meet The Team
Yoga has been with Josh since he was a child growing up in Zimbabwe, and it has become his life’s passion to share it’s many gifts with the world.
Josh has been practising Yoga since he was a young child and teaching since his late teens. His style melds a unique blend of Iyengar Yoga and Vinyasa flow - he emphasizes alignment and integrity in the poses, whilst challenging students with creativity and strength.
Through his training, students will develop a strong foundation in the classical roots of Yoga, but with the creativity to fuze in modern and nuanced styles.
Ali is an art loving creative. She grew up in Northern California and loves the outdoors, photography, art and of course Yoga.
She has been practicing Yoga since she was a child alongside her dad, and has a natural passion and knowledge around the subject.
Ali is Josh's partner, and she recently completed his Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica and is now gaining experience as a Teacher.
Allie is one of our co-teachers on this training. She became certified as a Yoga teacher in 2020, and recently graduated from a Destination Yoga 200hr. She has been gaining experience as a Destination Yoga teacher for the past year.
She will be leading classes, and supporting teaching components. She will be your go-to for any support, and questions during the training.
Aside from Yoga, Allie has worked in the corporate sector in a variety of roles, but she thrives most when it comes to working with people. You can count on her to make you feel warm and welcome, and to bring a smile to your day.
The Yoga Shala
Our daily practice and lectures will be in this open-plan yoga pavilion.
Lush tropical greenery and colourful flowers grow all around the villa’s beautiful garden.
The infinity pool is quite something special, tiled with natural stones and shaped like a flower. The pool is surrounded a by timber sun tanning deck with teak timber sun-beds and uniquely-designed day bed, creating iddylic chill out spots to relax and soak up those sun rays, as well as for us to delve into our favorite Pool-Side Yoga philosophy talks.
Kitchen & Living Areas
We will enjoy our group meals each day at the family style table, and there are plenty of spots for you to relax and delve into your Yoga reading or just chill and enjoy the shade.
17 Days of Bali Bliss
During our time together, the majority of our time will be spent learning and immersing ourselves in Yoga. Let us not forget where we are! You will fall in love with Bali and all it has to offer. You will have some time to explore the amazing offerings of Uluwatu and wider Bali. Picture a day spent in the crystal waters and white sand of Bingin beach, exploring waterfalls in the lush Jungle, or spending our day off snorkeling in the corals of Nusa Lembongan.
Our training location is situated in the heart of Uluwatu, near to the coral sand, surf haven of Bingin beach. Bingin beach is one of my personal favorite spots in Bali - it is a small beach backed by cliffs that have boho villas nestled within the jungle, local barbecue restaurants, and cute cafes. It is the best spot to sit back in the evening and enjoy the stunning sunset with a smoothie or a beer. We will be within walking distance of Bingin beach, so you will grow quite accustom to spending time there. We are also very close to a mix of cafes, restaurants, and shops in the heart of Uluwatu.
In addition to practicing Yoga in a deeply cultural and spiritual country, you will be able to enjoy so much more Bali has to offer - whether it be the incredible food, cultural experiences, world famous surfing, or simply exploring. There are endless opportunities, and we will make sure your days will be experiences for you to cherish for the rest of your life.