Frequently Ask Question

Yoga Arts style of Asana is varied, and  for a good reason, through our experience we have learnt’ that one style does not suit everyone, so in our courses we teach different styles, so each teacher training student is equipped to choose different ways of teaching depending on what students they have or what type of class they would like to teach.

The Yoga Arts Teacher Training Program is based on clear and effective methods to ensure that we deliver all the tools possible to the new teacher to be, skilled to teach not just to group classes but to have the knowledge to teach to specific individual needs.

Our practice classes are varied to teach different methods of teaching we do not teach only one style. We teach a variety of methods in a non dogmatic framework.

Vinyasa Flow, Dynamic,   Prop Classes, Restorative classes, Hatha Style, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Alignment focused & prop use & modification understanding.

We require that you have a minimum of 18months  of a consistent yoga practice before enrolling in our teacher training program. We want to make sure that trainees have a basic foundation in the primary yoga postures before taking our course. We understand that there will still be many different levels of students that join us regardless of the duration of experience, so we will be delivering a strong foundation of knowledge taught so everyone who is participating will get this information clearly. We often have students that are already teaching that join our course also.

We recommend that you prepare for joining the course by attending  classes with an experienced teacher before arrival. 

That is absolutely fine if you do not want to Teach. Many students join us to have access to a high-quality yoga training. This is a perfect place for those who want to go beyond the physical aspect of yoga to study meditation and philosophy. Our training is ideal for those who want to go deeper into the study of yoga, and to improve their own practice & skills. It’s also great for students who simply want to have a transformational experience. We have had many students join us that simply want to do the training for their  own learning and not to teach but once they have finished the course they find that they have learned so much and have also had a taste of what teaching is all about that they change their mind !

Many students take our course that may be afflicted with an injury or disease that they are living with.

As part of their learning and healing process we work with this with our experienced team to help alleviate and educate the student on how to work with their problem.

We also always recommend that you check with your physician first if you are dealing with something serious.

We have had many pregnant students in our programs over the years. It all depends on how you are feeling during your pregnancy.

All students should first check with the doctor to make sure they are clear to take this training.

We have taken students from the age range of 17 to 75yrs old so we are open to a very  wide age participation.

To receive your certificate of completion you must attend 100% of the classes to comply with the Yoga Alliance requirements.

If you are not feeling well, but are still able, we recommend that you come to the class to observe the class without participation, unless of course it is not safe for the other students, then we recommend you stay in your accommodation to rest and evaluate your situation. If you are just feeling a bit off, we recommend to come so as part of your learning experience our senior teachers can recommend a program for you to do to help elevate your condition, this is a good learning experience to learn what techniques to apply when you are not feeling well.

Yes all students still come to class on their moon days, our experienced teaching team & our YTT manual will help guide the student in a specific moon day sequence. When the student is coming to the end of there cycle, they may participate with modifications in certain poses.

Yes, Yoga arts is a Yoga Alliance Registered School for 200hr 300hr and YACEP courses.

Yes, you will be given a manual with the whole content of the course plus complementary handouts.

There is a book recommended to purchase for Anatomy and other recommendations simply for personal study, this information is given once the participant has registered.

Upon receipt of your application, you will be contacted via e-mail.

There will be some allocated scheduled classes during your course to complete assignments and homework, plus students own time.

Yes you will be qualified to begin teaching.  By successfully completing all of the requirements for Yoga arts Yoga’s Teacher Training Program you will receive your certificate of completion at the 200-Hour Level Yoga Alliance certification & Yoga Arts certification.   You will need to  register with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200, after the course is finished, please go to their website to check their requirements.

We typically have 15-25 individuals in our 200hr trainings.

But for our 300hour training course we ONLY accept 14 students as we require much more intensive attention to deliver our training.

To have completed & participated in all classes, passed the exams & assessment.

Yes there a few written tests, but most of our evaluation & assessment is done in the practical classes through observation from our teaching team, all students are given direct feed back and critique for learning purposes.

Yes all accommodation is organised by The Shala Bali Venue which is the home of Yoga Arts. On registration for the Yoga Arts TT, this will automatically register you also for your accommodation at The Shala Bali.  All students for the Yoga Arts courses stay onsite at The Shala Bali where the course is held.

All our teachers are very experienced, we do not have anyone teaching in our Yoga Arts Teacher trainings with less then 10 years of teaching experience, we feel to be eligible to teach in a teacher training where you are teaching others to teach, you need to be well qualified in teaching, so consequently all our team has 15 years and more and our main teacher Louisa Sear has 38 years of experience teaching. 

Please go to the website to read about the teachers individually

During the training unfortunately there is not a lot of spare time to be doing outside activities, we recommend that you come to Bali some days earlier and stay longer to be able to enjoy all the amazing things to do in Bali. The office staff at The Shala Bali can help you with information of all the wonderful things you can do in Bali while you are here.

And for the free time you do have while doing the course we recommend to relax by the pool or get a massage !!

There are well equipped hospitals here that specifically look after foreign visitors. The office at The Shala Bali has this information.

Bali is one of the safest places in the world, the crime is very low.

  • A few changes of Yoga wear
  • Cotton comfortable clothing
  • Swim wear
  • Long sleeves for the cool mornings and evenings
  • Shawl for meditation & pranayama in the early morning
  • Rain Jacket

The weather in Bali is tropical so the weather here is mostly warm all year round, in Ubud it gets a wee cool in the morning & evening in the months of June July August & September.

It does rain at times,  the wet season is normally later in the year like December Jan & feb but can also have rain anytime

Yoga is not a religion. first documented by ancient sages of India, which aims to unify the mind, body, and soul. This unification brings enhanced mental and spiritual awareness and wellbeing and many others things that you will learn in our trainings.

Yes! Flexibility is not required to learn yoga.

Yoga is not about how flexible or strong you are.

But of course these things will improve through the practise. Everyone has different bodies with different capacities some are more naturally flexible and some others are more naturally tight in certain areas, Yoga is for everyone and the goal is not about physical prowess but all knowledge is taught to clearly learn all the tools to teach safely and efficiently to all ages and body types.

Yes this is the most important foundation in the course to understand the underlying philosophical concepts and to be able to take this wisdom into ones daily life to create more peace & harmony, free of the daily afflictions that may arise in ones natural life.Through this knowledge and first hand experience Yoga Arts teachers will be able to help guide others to find this also.   

Yoga Alliance is an organisation that was started to try and standardise the education of Yoga in terms of qualifications for Teaching.  In order to become an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), you must adhere to their standards for curriculum, planning, training, and qualification. In the yoga industry, Yoga Alliance has become one of the standard certification programs that yoga training schools, studios & students look for in a qualified teacher or school.



Yes. The certification you receive from us on completion of the course will allow you to apply for Yoga Alliance certification. You will need to pay their fees separately. They charge USD115 for the first time and after that USD65/year. However this registration is not compulsory.


Yes, please let us know your flight schedule in advance, and we can arrange  pickup. ( once you are accepted into the course you will receive a welcome letter with all the details for arranging airport pickup.

You should bring comfortable clothing for your practice. You may also like to bring a notebook, natural mosquito repellent, Flash light and an alarm clock. Most Students bring their computer as they will be doing homework, assignments & research work. And some Yoga books for reading study & research of your choice or our recommendations. 

The weather in Ubud is tropical but a little cooler then down on the beach side, in June July August & September it can get a little cool in the early morning, so we suggest to bring a light shawl and long sleeve clothing to be prepared, and also important for the morning meditation and pranayama that begins at 6 or 6.30am.

Yes. You will have free time daily between classes for breakfast and Lunch break and evenings are free. And also there is either 1 day a week or half day a week off with occasional early afternoons.

The 300hr is a tighter schedule and has half a day off each week plus some early afternoons.

Yes we have students that come from all over the world, students from different ethnicity, religion, and country with open arms.

Our onsite restaurants at The Shala Bali is Vegetarian/Vegan as well as catering for Gluten free other specified needs.  Please inform us if you have any other special requirements and our staff will be happy to accomodate you.

Yes every room there is a refrigerator and Safety security box and kettle for making hot water.

In most restaurants & shops in the main shopping area, cards are accepted, there are some exceptions to that where they may only accept cash in some small local shops.

Yes, there is WI FI in all the rooms and public area of the The Shala Bali Retreat centre, occasionally there is disruption in the signal but most of the time it is good.

Yes, there are ATMs near our Retreat center.

If by chance we had to cancel, which is very unlikely

we will issue you a 100% refund of the amount received by us.

Upon registration to secure your spot you will send your deposit to the allocated company bank account that Yoga Arts sends in the documents upon registration, that account will be used for the completion of payment.

Yes you can teach anywhere in the world, as long as you are legally allowed to work in that country, any country you can teach.

We have taken on many students where English is not there mother language, if your English is 80% this is sufficient to be learning in our course, we often find there a few of the same nationality to support each other during the time, and we make allowance for the language when we are presenting and even sometimes they have the opportunity to present in their own language.

The training overall is an intensive course, and definitely can be challenging due to the schedule and it involving a lot of physical activity. During this time we remind students to go to bed early and look after themselves during this time, there may be times where you do feel tired some days, this is normal. As part of the curriculum the course is actually designed somewhat to challenge as in the nature of yogic practices.

We do have spare mats here, but we ask that Teacher Trainees bring there own mat to the course, as we feel it is better that each person has their personal mat. We have all other props for use including: Yoga Blankets, Blocks, Belts, Sand Bags, Yoga Chairs,

For Indonesia/Bali you will need a visa, normally it is a tourist visa that we recommend, or another type of visa if you would like to stay longer! Sometimes you can get a business or social visa, the Staff at The Shala Bali can help you with any visa queries.

All tuition, manual & handouts.

What is your cancellation policy

Yes you can get a local sim, now that WhatsApp is widely used a local sim is not as needed but it is easy to get.

You take a taxi that you have booked, it takes about 1 hour to 1.5 hrs from the airport to reach the Retreat centre.

Yes we recommend that if you can, to attend regular classes with a qualified teacher to keep up your daily practice.

You do not drink the tap water here in Bali, there is filtered or bottled water everywhere in bali, Our Venue for the training provides drinking water in every room, you are given unlimited supply of filtered water .

Our 200hr course is the foundation for starting to teach Yoga, it gives all the tools required to start your journey of teaching.

Our 300hr course is a course that is for participants that are already teaching or have done the 200hr and would like to go deeper. We focus on Yoga Therapy and Silent mindful practices in our 300hr course please go to the website to read about the content of both courses.