Take your personal yoga practice to the next level by joining Brianna and Mimi in Bali, Indonesia, for a transformative 200-Hour yoga teacher training course. This 21-day course will be held on various dates in Ubud, Bali. Swadhyaya Yoga School is a Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance, USA.
We are excited to take you to this magical land of daily offerings, water temples, incredible food, sweet people, mystical mountains, vibrant jungles and much much more. Brianna Persall, Yoga Instructor, Well Daily Founder, and Mimi Adeogba, International Yoga Instructor, Lifestyle Coach and Podcaster, will be there to lead this transformative experience – one that will guide you to tap into the power of your deepest intuition and embodiment while soaking up sacred Bali.
Bali is magical, and will be your home for the next 22 days, where we will reside at The Ark Ubud, an internationally known and loved retreat destination. It’s easy to see beyond the hype as soon as you arrive and feel the warmth of the island, the people and the culture. We wanted to be in the rice paddy fields so that we could feel the genuine, authentic pulse of Ubud, the rivers, the culture and be close to the holy water temples. Prepare to open your heart, body and soul to a life of self-inquiry, tradition and ritual -- which you will experience every single day.
- 22 days at Seraya Shores
- 2x Daily Yoga Classes
- Daily Meditation & Pranayama
- RYT 200 Certificate
- 3 Delicious & Healthy Meals Daily
- Fresh Drinking Water and Herbal Teas
- Course Materials & Student Playbook
- Visits to Sacred Temples
Mimi is an e-RYT 500-Hour certified Yoga Alliance, USA, Continuing Education Provider, who loves teaching yoga asana, anatomy and physiology and lifestyle. She received 200-Hour training in Hatha yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow in Guanacaste, Costa Rica; and 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. When in the US, Mimi teaches private, public yoga classes and workshops at studios and corporations in Atlanta, Georgia, and in Little Rock, AR.
Mimi teaches yoga teacher courses in Rishikesh, Italy, France and the British Virgin Islands. As a visiting teacher at Rishikesh Yogpeeth, Rishikesh Yog Sansthan, Adhiroha, YogaMea and Co.Inspire, she helped develop and enhance the yoga teacher training curriculum for the 200-, 300-, and 500-hour courses. Her love of yoga and of traveling inspired her to create destination teacher training courses in 2016, when she co-founded Swadhyaya Yoga School.
Mimi is trained in Ayurveda and holds two doctorates in Naturology, D.N. and Ph.D., from American Institute of Holistic Theology, Birmingham, Alabama. She studied various biological sciences at Yale University, Baylor College of Medicine, and New Mexico State University; and, hosts the podcast “SHIfT HAPPENS on the Path of Yoga.”
Brianna is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, 500-Hour certified yoga instructor and founder of Well Daily. After studying design and marketing at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON and working in the creative marketing industry for a few years, Brianna began to face personal health challenges, and it was then that she turned to alternative healing, and began her foray into yoga and holistic nutrition.
Brianna received her 200-Hour training in Hatha yoga and Vinyasa flow in Costa Rica. She then expanded her knowledge of the traditional roots of yoga while completing her 300-Hour certification in Rishikesh, India, where she studied integrated Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar. Brianna takes a hands-on approach to yoga, using her knowledge of anatomy to help students with realignments, while offering modifications for all body types and abilities.
To deepen her knowledge of the body and its healing powers, Brianna earned a diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, BC. She then founded Well Daily, a health and wellness website and online business, where she offers business coaching, marketing consultations and social media support for companies looking to build conscious, authentic brands.
Brianna believes that wellness should be accessible and integrated into our everyday lives; she teaches corporate yoga classes, private sessions and wellness workshops in Vancouver, BC. Her love for travel and experiencing new places has also inspired her to lead yoga teacher trainings and retreats worldwide in the hopes of empowering others to take their health into their own hands.
Nestled on the shores of East Bali within its own private coastline bay, Seraya Shores is surrounded by natural beauty and tucked away from the hustle and bustle. The calm and serene environment and proximity to the ocean invites students to refresh their bodies and relax their minds, whilst being free from any external disturbances.
This beautiful property is meticulously designed to embrace you into the enchanting bounty, beauty and bliss of Bali. Each spacious room features an A/C and a private sitting area, along with a terrace overlooking the sea. Enjoy.
Our daily practice takes place in a beautiful open-air yoga shala constructed with a Balinese-designed structure with stunning views of the ocean and a refreshing sea breeze. After practice, take a dip in the stunning infinity pool, or a stroll along the beach, which runs along the edge of the property. Enjoy breathtaking sunrises and sunsets every day in this tropical oasis.
The course offers a balanced, quality curriculum designed to transfer knowledge of authentic yogic practices, and challenges you to tap into your intuitive logic by increasing your self-awareness while promoting stillness of mind (dharana), body (asana) and breath (pranayama). Balanced with a curriculum that teaches brand-building strategies designed to manifest success following your yoga teacher certification -- however you define success. This basic, yet immersive course is intended for yoga aspirants who want to elevate their yoga practice. Even though the course is tailored towards practitioners who want to teach yoga and who need appropriate training and certification, everyone is welcome. We combine traditional Indian teaching in the Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa lineage with immersion in a setting which promotes a yogic lifestyle. Vegan and vegetarian cuisines are sourced from local farms rich with fertile soils, so you experience nourishment of mind, body and soul during your training. Our adventures off the mat include awe-inspiring nature explorations. Bali is the perfect place to embrace it all! We care about connecting you to an authentic experience, so we’ve carefully crafted the most welcoming, safe and life transforming trip in this beautiful country and we simply can’t wait to share it with you!
Upon being greeted at the airport by your driver, you'll be whisked off to the tropical paradise that is Seraya Shores. You'll kick off the yoga teacher training with a week filled with introductions — to your classmates, your teachers, the staff, the facility, as well as the course material, philosophy, anatomy and Hatha Yoga asana foundations.
You will be welcomed into this lush tropical nature and a culture characterized by a deep spirituality with an Opening Ceremony fit for the god/goddess in you. Each evening enjoy delicious, healthy group dinners and begin building lifetime connections with other fellow seekers on the path of self-inquiry with you.
As the week unfolds, you will learn meditation practices, mantra chanting, cleansing practices, asana, pranayama. At the close of the week enjoy an optional cultural experiences such as excursions to a local water temple, water palace, postcard beaches, trekking, or water gardens.
Continue your studies of anatomy and physiology of yoga, philosophy, pscho-physiology of yoga and the Self. Each day begins with an herbal tea bar where you can create your own tea or, select from the prepared tea, followed by your daily cleansing practices. As you deepen your awareness of Self, you will continue to be greeted with daily energizing Hatha yoga classes followed by wholesome and hearty breakfasts. After a bit of theory, unwind with sumptuous healthy daily lunches. Then, settle in to methodology and lifestyle practices with examples how you can continue to bring yoga to life when you return home. End each day with Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow, or Restorative, Yin and a meditation practice (which could be anything from Kirtan, japa meditation, yoga Nidra, silent sitting). Wind down with delicious dinner and inviting, stimulating conversations each evening.
Enjoy a much lighter optional excursion at the close of this week, intended to ensure sufficient time to complete any homework or prepare for your final week — where you will take the reins and increase your teaching during asana classes. Spend your weekend on your own for lunch or join your classmates for some shopping and optional activities, such as waterfalls visits, local beaches, or temples.
With your brief stay in paradise coming to a close, you begin harnessing the power of your authentic teaching voice by leading your own asana classes. You will receive gentle, constructive feedback from your classmates and teachers to assist you in evolving your teaching practice and sequences. Having all the tools and being fully knowledgeable and confident in your self and teaching practices of postures, breath practice, mantras, meditation and more.
The training culminates in a special Closing Ceremony and a final tasty breakfast, where you'll say your goodbyes and depart for your next destination — whether that be somewhere else on this beautiful island or returning home.