07 May

The Collective, Desa Seni, School of Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training – Yoga Alliance Certified

October 4th to the 26th, 2024

This training will inspire the teacher within!   Awaken to positivity with a strong foundation in Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga: Asana, pranayama and meditation.  Through practice, knowledge of philosophy, anatomy, alignment,  Myofascia, introduction to Ayurveda, the art of sequencing and Somatics, you will learn and walk away with a strong practice and confidence to inspire and teach others.

This 200 hour training course,  offered by a dedicated and passionate group of educators, is an informed, integrated, dynamic approach. Our team of teachers will be working together to share, educate, nurture all those in awakening the teacher within or deepening their individual practice. This experience will incorporate all of Desa Seni’s philosophies, a fully rounded spectrum into yoga, offerings from additional teachers who will further educate, along with organic food, holistic wellness and the support and guidance of an amazing team.

Our intention is to lead individual students towards their unique, true expression as a practitioner or a teacher.  Coming together as a kula, a community with a specialised team, personalised, committed and dedicated to you


Yoga, practiced in its full form, seeks to do nothing less than to wake us up!

Join us at Desa Seni, A Village Resort, for an inspirational journey!

Desa Seni, A Village Resort opened to the world on August 8th 2006. From its inception, this village has focused on creating a holistic wellness program providing yoga, dance, music and organic cuisine, set amidst a beautifully landscaped fully recycled eco friendly resort. The whole concept creates an environment where people can come to learn, relax, deepen the self and at the same time become part of a kula or community, experiencing the life and ways of Indonesia. With great success over the years, our vision and programs have come to fruition. Our team of teachers will be working together to share, educate, nurture all those interested in becoming a teacher or deepening their practice.



The Collective

Desa Seni,  School of Yoga

Curriculum: Techniques of Yoga – 100 hours:

  • Teaching/Practicing Asana (Surya Namaskar, standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions & arm balances)
  • Pranayama, Meditation and Mantra
  • Raja Yoga (mind techniques for elevating awareness)
  • Restorative Yoga and the use of Props

Teaching Methodology – 30 hours

  • The art of sequencing (teaching strategies to create mindful, functional and creative classes)
  • Theming and Languaging
  • Teaching beginner to intermediate poses
  • The Art of Adjustments and Variations, Yoga Therapeutics,
  • Pre / Postnatal Yoga
  • Stories of Yoga Poses / Functional Mythology
  • Vocal Work and Expression Exercises

Anatomy and Physiology – 20 hours:

Introduction of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system responses, principles of movement, the mechanics of breathing, body reading assessment and anatomy of adjustments.

Philosophy and Yogic Scriptures – 35 hours:

  • The Evolutionary History of Yoga.
  • Exploring the Gods, Goddesses and great Sages of ancient India
  • Energetic Anatomy: Chakras, Prana, Vayus
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Bhagavad Gita, Budha’s Philosophy
  • Traditional Purification Techniques
  • Understanding and Respecting the Privilege of Teaching Yoga.

Group Practicum and Presentation Skills – 16 hours:

  • Systematic work towards planning, theming and skilfully teaching a full spectrum yoga class.
  • Partner work coordinating body movement and breath in Surya Namaskar A and B.

Suggested Readings:

  • Light on Yoga, by BKS Iyengar
  • Pranayama; The Breath of Yoga. By Gregor Maehle
  • Sensing, Feeling and Action by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
  • Meditation for the Love of It: Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience by Sally Kempton
  • Wisdom of the Body Moving: An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering by Linda Hartley
  • The Way of Energy: by Lam Kam Cheung
  • Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: by Sri Swami Satchitananda

A Day at School:

7:00 – 8:00 am: Pranayama & Meditation (Community Welcome)

8:30 – 10:00 am: Asana Practice (Community Welcome)

10:00 – 11:00 am: Light Breakfast

11:00 – 2:00 pm: Lecture / Anatomy / Philosophy / Teaching Methodology

2:00 – 3:30 pm: Brunch and Free Time

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Teaching Methodology / Alignment and Adjustments / Yoga Practice and Practicums


 Sundays the 13th and the 20th will be half days. 

Teaching Team:

Dedicated – Inspiring – Knowledgable – Diversified


Carlotta Castangia

Eka Septifana

Wolf – Vuk Jocić

Taopik Setiawam

Dwi Willimann


See bios @ https://www.desaseni.com/the-teachers/


“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires”

 William Arthur Ward





If you already are living in Bali or have alternate accommodations, you can join this program as a nonresidential student. As you will be spending long days at Desa Seni, this option includes breakfast /brunch on all class days (6 days a week), a Desa Seni Signature Massage, opening and closing group dinners, training manual, all course materials, and Teacher Certification. All meals will be vegetarian.

Residential Accommodations

Stay in charming and luxurious accommodations at the beautiful eco resort, Desa Seni, A Village Resort. All the rooms are individual antique houses with beautiful terraces, sitting areas and private modern bathrooms. The interior of each unique house has been re-furbished to provide modern luxury and comfort, while the exteriors have retained the integrity of rural village life. This option also includes breakfast and lunches on all class days (6 days a week), opening and closing group dinners, training manual, all course materials, and Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification.  All meals will be vegetarian.  We have single rooms and or twin shares available.

Please write to info@desaseni.com for special pricing.


Scholarships Available: We believe Yoga should be available to everyone.  Our scholarship program is designed to share the love of yoga.

Please write info@desaseni.com for application



Early Bird Price: USD$2,800, deposit must be received by July 4th.

Regular Price: USD$3,300, while space is available.

  • Pay only a deposit of US$ 500 to secure your spot.
  • Balance due in full by September 4th, 2024
  • Payment can be made by  bank transfer directly to Desa Seni.

Please contact info@desaseni.com for more details.


Refund Policy

If a participant withdraws from the course, the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

If a participant withdraws from the course after full payment has been received, (TBD),  they will receive a 50% refund

If a participant withdraws after the training starts, there is no refund.

This Refund Policy applies to both Residential and Non-Residential options.

If the training is cancelled due to forces out of our control, a full refund will be issued

This Refund Policy applies to both Residential and Non-Residential options.


What does Tuition Include?

All Materials:  Classes, academic fees, manual, work-books, diploma

Certification: 200 HR Desa Seni School of Yoga, Yoga Alliance Certified

Organic Food: Healthy Breakfast / brunch on all class days – Opening and closing group dinners – Vegetarian

Wellness Spa:   A Desa Seni Signature Massage

Full Access: To all the resort facilities, WiFi, Pool, Spa, Private Shalas

Graduation:  Ceremony & Celebration

Awaken: Some extra surprises such as Kirtan, fire ceremony on full moon……..Safe, inspiring environment, new friends, journey of a lifetime

*Does not include suggested reading books or travel to and from Bali or Desa Seni, A Village Resort.






“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.”~ Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

For further questions and or booking, please write info@desaseni.com