200 Hour Bali Teacher Training Immersion

Bali 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

Akasha Ellis

Sat. May 13, 2018 at 3:00pm – Thurs. Jun 7, 2018 at 12:00pm SST

 Registration: click here

Course Description:

Akasha Ellis and his teacher training team are offering an opportunity of a lifetime to fully immerse in a 200 hr YTT in Bali in May 2018 at Ubud’s top retreat centre, Soulshine. This 24-day program is specifically designed to provide each student a experience that will set the foundation for becoming your own teacher and the knowledge to share and elevate others through this wisdom.

Whether you are interested in deepening your own practice or you feel the call to teach, our program is committed to your personal success.

A rich environment will be created for learning and living the eight-limb path through experiencing asana, meditation and pranayama while being supported and nurtured in the beautiful surroundings of Ubud, the spiritual heart of Bali.  Our training will draw on Kundalini, Ashtanga and Somatic Yoga.

Each student will dive deep into asana and meditation and the practice of yoga in their daily life.

This is an incredible opportunity for us to truly immerse ourselves into a daily Yoga practice. To open our hearts and allow our love, courage and radiance to support and guide us.

Birmingham Yoga Teacher Training program is a Registered School with Yoga Alliance.

Goal of Training:

Learn a personal asana, pranayama and meditation practice and have the confidence to teach a beginners led yoga class Kundalini, Ashtanga and Somatics

Our program prepares each student to instruct Beginner Level 1 and Level 2 classes.

In our training we will create a safe and sacred space to learn, grow and experience these wonderful teachings so that we may become more aware of our true potential to serve ourselves and those around us.

Our intention is to share and support one another in a daily practice and return home to our loved ones inspired, happy and radiant with the strength and projection to uplift those around us.

This training will offer you experiences that will serve you throughout your life.

As my teacher, Yogi Bhajan used to say “I am here to create teachers not accumulate students”.

He was very clear that we should practice our daily sadhana and find the divine teacher within.

Once we can trust and have the faith within we will find our inner peace and vibrate out to our surroundings bringing joy to our lives and supporting this vibration in others

May we see, hear and feel our love in all.


It is important that you are sincere in your commitment and that you are healthy physically, mentally and emotionally.

Yoga can be practiced by all and we do not want to discourage anyone who has the right intention however the training will be challenging physically and mentally and it is important that you are able to allow these changes to unfold.

During this journey one may experience feelings of comfort, discomfort, happiness, sadness, joy and fear all of which are equally important in our growth.

We do recommend a minimum of 1 year of  Yoga Practice before attending our Teacher Training Program.

Sample Daily Schedule:

5:00am – 7:30am Kundalini Sadhana (Yoga, Japji, Meditation, Pranayama and Chanting)
7:30-8:00am Smoothie light breakfast
8:30am – 10:30am Ashtanga Mysore Self Guided Practice
10:30am – 12:30pm Lunch and break
12:30-2:30 Training Session
3:00-5:30pm pm Training Session and Discussion
6:30pm – 7:30pm Dinner
7:30-8:30pm Meditation and Optional Classes

In addition each day there will be assigned reading and homework.


Early Bird Oct 1st 2017 – $3000

October 2nd , 2017 – Jan 1st , 2018 – $3300

After Jan 1st , 2018 – $3500

$500 Deposit Non-refundable upon registration included in price listed above

SoulShine Accommodations:

We have 3 options for accommodation and 3 Veggie Meals at SoulShine based on availability.

Quad Room:  $1600 (limited to 4 spaces only)

Double: $1950

Single $4950 Limited number of single rooms avl.

SoulShine Accommodation Payment is due Apr 1st

What’s included in pricing:

  • Accommodation at Soul Shine
  • Food – 3 Amazing Veggie meals a day
  • Yoga training and hot tub
  • Training Manual
  • Use of yoga props blocks, blankets and straps

What’s not included in pricing:

  • Airfare transportation to and from Soul Shine
  • Retreat Amenities (i.e. massage, guided tours, rentals etc)
  • Books on required reading list and writing supplies
  • Travel Arrangements: Participants are responsible for reserving and purchasing their own roundtrip transportation to Bali Airport and taxi to SoulShine. We recommend that you book your flights as soon as possible. It could be difficult to reserve tickets if you wait too long.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn a personal asana, pranayama and meditation practice and have the confidence to teach a beginners led yoga class Kundalini, Ashtanga and Somatics
  • Yoga history, styles, & evolution
  • Yoga Sutra’s and philosphy
  • Learn Sanskrit names of asana
  • Pranayama & the use of breath
  • Yogic Diet/Ayurveda
  • Chakras and bandhas
  • Meditation – developing deeper levels of awareness
  • Kundalin yoga Kriyas and chants in the tradition of Kundalini yoga
  • Numerology
  • Asana Emphasis will be given to the Asthanga Primary Series as taught by Sri Pattabhi Jois both Led and Mysore style
  • Yin and Restorative
  •  Gentle Somatic Yoga ( in the tradition of Thomas Hanna).
  • Basic yogic anatomy & physiology
  • Learning Alignment & how to avoid injuries for your body
  • Verbal & physical adjustments
  • How to safely correct others performing asana
  • Ethics The business of yoga

Required Books for Yoga Teacher Program:

Heart of Yoga by Desikachar
Kundalini Yoga Sadhana Guidelines 2nd edition–by Gurucharan Singh
Bhagavad Gita by Stephen Mitchell
When Things Fall Apart Pema Chodron
Ayurveda the Science of Self-Healing Vasant Lad

*each book is also available for download on amazon

Recommended books:

Light on Yoga BKS Iyengar
Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual by David Swenson
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali  by Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Yoga Mala by Sri Pattbhi Jois
Tree of Yoga BKS Iyengar
Yoga Anatomy Leslie Karninoff
Moving into Stillness  Eric Schiffman
Travel Arrangements: Participants are responsible for reserving and purchasing their own roundtrip transportation to Bali Airport and taxi to SoulShine. We recommend that you book your flights as soon as possible. It could be difficult to reserve tickets if you wait too long.


Akasha Ellis (500 e-RYT) – Director

Emily McBurnie (200 e-RYT) – Restorative/Yin Yoga Teacher and Admin

Kevin Naidoo (200 e-RYT) – Hatha/Vinyasa Teacher

Heather Vanchina (200 RYT) Teacher and Admin

Options for round trip tickets: google flights, orbitz and kayak offer rates from $595 return LA-Denpasar Bali

Airport Transport: We can help you arrange transportation to and from Bali

Travel Insurance: if you are concerned that you might have to cancel your trip and forfeit some or all of your registration and travel costs, you might consider purchasing from Travel Guard.

We will invigorate the idea that we are here on vacation.   And when we are on vacation we have the chance to learn to be free, to let go of our burdens an experience all the bounty and beauty that Mother Earth provides.   And through that we can begin to know our truth that we are joy. As a guest, we are reminded to be thankful for all the gifts and lessons that we are given and to recharge so that we may bring love and light to all we meet leaving a path of grace and gratitude.

In 2000 Akasha was encouraged by his teacher to share his heart and love with others.  He became a student of the renowned master teacher of Kundalini yoga, Yogi Bhajan, at the age of 11. In his early twenties, he studied Ayurveda with Vasant Lad, and while living and working in India, Akasha began studying Ashtanga yoga with Pattabhi Joi’s nephew, Vishwanath.  A few years back he began studying Hanna Somatics and has begun integrating these wonderful teachings in his classes and privates.   Akasha currently offers classes, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings. He is the owner of Birmingham Yoga studio.  Akasha believes we are always a student and a teacher and that “a teacher must teach what they know” and in turn this will ground the practice for both the student and the teacher one cannot be without the other.  This retreat will reflect his personal approach and include the traditions of Kundalini, classical Ashtanga and Somatics for a heart-centered retreat that will leave the student centered and full from the inside out.

In our emptiness, we begin to fill and in fear and anxiety we begin to love to unify and to heal our wounds of separateness.

In the light of all that is may we find beauty, harmony and love at all times.

To learn more about our Bali Teacher Training Immersion email akashaellis@gmail.com

More about SoulShine-Bali: Click Here



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