200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in Ubud, 1 – 26 April / 5 – 30 April

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With spectacular views overlooking the rice terraces of Ubud, the Ubud Yoga House is a peaceful oasis offering a magical setting for its small personalised 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with friendly, knowledgeable and experienced teachers.

You do not need to be an advanced yoga practitioner to join the training, although we do recommend that you have been practicing yoga regularly for at least 6 months. Many people take the training to deepen their physical practice and to learn more about yoga and do not necessarily plan to teach.

Our 200 Yoga Alliance Teacher Training is for anyone interested in self exploration and personal development. Our program presents yoga as a path to search inside ourselves to discover our true nature and how to fulfil our unique purpose and become the person we are meant to be.

The study of yoga is not just the study of physical postures, but also the study of universal values and truths found in most religions, philosophies, psychology, literature, and science. Students in our training are encouraged to be critical thinkers as they study, examine, question, and investigate the ideas presented in the course. Yoga is not a religion. Yoga is not a cult. Yoga does not require a certain belief system. Yoga is a path to find the truth within and each individual is free to choose if yoga is the path for them.

This course is not a commercial mass- market training catering to large groups. The Ubud Yoga House is a boutique yoga studio specialising in small group trainings in order to maintain the authenticity and integrity of the yoga teachings.

Ubud Yoga House overlooks the rice terraces of Ubud, Bali and is a magical setting for its 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training.


Sheila Burch.
Sheila Burch began her yoga practice in 1981 in Santa Barbara, California. She has studied yoga in India, Nepal, Thailand, China, France, Azerbaijan and Bali and attended the world renowned Ramamini Iyengar Yoga Center in Pune, India in September 2013 where she studied directly with the Iyengar family.

Sheila has practiced mindfulness meditation and studied Buddhist philosophy for many years. In April 2017 she attended the Introduction to Buddhism course at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, and in September 2017 completed the Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness workshop taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Omega Institute in New York. In March 2018, she participated in Google’s mindfulness program, Search Inside Yourself, at the Green School in Ubud, Bali.

She is the lead teacher for the Yoga Teacher Training programs and also teaches Mindfulness Meditation and various yoga classes at the Ubud Yoga House.

Sheila is a world traveler and an international educator who has taught in international schools around the world for the past 20 years. She brings her vast teaching experience to her yoga classes and is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher.


Daily schedule*
Although the schedule of the day is flexible according to the needs of the group, following is a general outline of activities

Morning: 7:00-12:30 (Monday-Saturday)
Journal writing, Pranayama & Meditation
Yoga practice: Hatha/Vinyasa
Snack :Fresh whole coconut & fruit plate
Yoga Alignment & Adjustments
Lunch break: 12:30-2:30

Afternoon: 2:30-5:00: (Monday-Friday) Various Workshops including:
Yoga Philosophy/History/ Aims & Goals/8 Limbs of Yoga
Anatomy & Physiology
Teaching Methodology
Ayurvedic Medicine
Mudras, Mantras & Malas
Films/You Tube videos/Ted Talks/
Afternoon calming yoga lesson: Yin or Restorative
*Saturday afternoon is free and Sunday is a day off giving you the freedom to explore Ubud and surrounding areas.
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Course Syllabus

Yoga Practice: 100 hours:
Daily yoga practice and exploration of different styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hatha, Yin, & Restorative yoga. The basic yoga poses and yoga styles will be explored and practiced with hands on teacher adjustment for proper alignment and appropriate ways to modify yoga postures using blocks, bolsters, straps and blankets

Teaching Methodology: 25 hours:
Based on sound educational research & pedagogy, Sheila’s 30 years of teaching experience, and highly qualified teachers at the Ubud Yoga House, students will explore finding their teaching voice, the qualities and skills of a good teacher, how to create a “safe” learning environment, appropriate language for instruction and how to sequence a yoga class for Every Body with the use of hands on adjustments and props.

Anatomy & Physiology: 20 hours:
Students will study anatomy and physiology as it relates to yoga in an interactive fun way with hands on demonstrations making it easy to understand the basic anatomical structures. Anatomy is studied in the context of yoga and how yoga postures tone the muscles, tissues, ligaments, and joints and help maintain healthy bones.

This knowledge will be applied to optimise yoga practice and avoid injuries. Students will learn the benefits of yoga and its effect on the functioning of various internal systems including respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive, excretory, reproductive, and hormonal systems. Beyond the physical body students will also examine the energy body exploring chakras, meridians, mudras, mantras and breath-work.

Yoga Philosophy: 30 hours:
The history, meaning, purpose, & philosophy of yoga will be studied through readings, films, video clips and lively interactive discussions. Students will study the basic philosophy of yoga focusing on the primary aim of yoga, which is to join the mind and the body through physical postures and meditation in order to know our inner self. The goal of yoga is harmony between the body, mind and spirit (authentic self). Students will study the 8 limbs of yoga which include the study of morals and ethics, physical yoga postures, breathing and meditation techniques.

Practicum: 10 hours:
Students will begin teaching the basic standing, seated and reclining postures during the first few days with a focus on two or three specific postures each day. Students will have the opportunity to begin “small” by teaching one posture at a time and gradually building up to teaching a one hour class to the teacher training students.

Electives: 15 hours:
Reading, self practice, writing, etc. Hours accumulated outside of teacher training hours as ‘non-contact’ hours.
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  • Daily Physical Yoga Classes
  • Private accommodation in traditional teak bungalows; breakfast and lunch at the vegetarian café; use of all facilities at Dragonfly Village
  • Meditation
  • Study of Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Yin and Restorative Yoga
  • Workshops on: Sound healing, Ayurvedic medicine, Chakras, Mudras, Mantras, breath work
  • Journal Writing: Affirmations, Setting Intentions, Visualization
  • Traditional Balinese ceremonies with traditional clothing provided
  • Fire Ceremony at Five Elements Resort (optional)
  • Sound Healing at the Pyramids of Chi (optional)
  • Welcome “goody” bag
  • Use of yoga equipment & mats,
  • Manual, textbook, course materials
  • Daily fresh whole coconut & fruit salad (not on Sunday)
  • Yoga Alliance certificate

What past students have said

”I took my yoga teacher training 200 hour at the Ubud Yoga House this November and I would not change the experience for the world! Sheila , the amazing woman behind the ubud yoga house, was the most wonderful guide through the course – her wisdom, experience and kindness meant I felt supported and empowered and have come away feeling confident to take the next steps on my yoga path. Aside from the course, the studio is a wonderful place to practice – It truly feels like a home! The sounds of nature, fantastic teachers, Komang & Wayan and not to ever forget the cat – kucing.

I miss this place, people and vibe so much. If you’re visiting Ubud and want to try yoga or just practice while you’re traveling – you MUST go here! It really is a place where yoga is for every BODY.” Clare Dobson

” I just finished my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Ubud Yoga House. I can highly recommend it! Sheila is an amazing person. I learned so much about yoga and myself. It was really life-enriching. The location and surrounding nature is just beautiful. Small classes in personal atmosphere. I can’t wait to come here again for more yoga practice.” Sina W

”A truly special experience. I completed the Yoga Teacher Training at the Ubud Yoga house in November 2019. Firstly, the studio instantly feels like home. Sheila and her team are so warm and welcoming. Fresh tea and coffee, green juices on Wellness Wednesday.

The setting is beautiful, slightly out of the hectic Ubud centre along the path through the rice fields. You really get a sense that you are somewhere good for the soul, surrounded by nature. The jungle studio is a magical place, surrounding you in natures sounds or animals, insects and plants.

Must not forget the notorious Ubud yoga House resident- Kucing (the ginger cat) who dozes around the place and even joins the yoga classes (when he’s not sleeping!)

The YTT was a really special experience. Sheila’s approach and extent of knowledge was inspirational. Never forceful or preachy, each element we learned through the syllabus was open to our interpretation and we were empowered to think for ourselves rather than just learning out of a text book! What i really enjoyed was being a part of a working yoga studio whilst doing my training. Interacting with students and teachers and absorbing the experience as a REAL one made a huge difference to my learning and understanding.

The teachers at UYH are all AMAZING, I love and miss them all now i am home in London :( Sandi’s Vinyasa, Sabi’s Yin and Ketut beginners were all highlights. It was the most special experience and i cant recommend to anyone thinking about doing there YTT to do it here. Thank you everyone at Ubud Yoga House and hopefully see you soon!”


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