Desa Seni

The Collective – 50 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

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Start Date: February 15, 2020
Start Time: 7:00 am
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Jl. Subak Sari No.13, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart” (Confucius)

Are you looking for a yoga practice that’s focused on bringing balance – energetically, physically, and mentally? Yin yoga is highly recommended for the harmony of the body and mind in tandem with other, more yang styles of practice. Learn how to calm your mind and bring your body into a deeper stretch with Yin yoga creating harmony within the self.

Yin Yoga is a practice within which we can explore a new relationship with our restless selves. Through the gentle act of being present, being mindful, and being compassionate, we can start softening our nervous habits and gradually cultivate habits of calm. This training is for experienced and aspiring yoga teachers and students alike who wish to enhance their knowledge of yin yoga – “the quiet practice” One will discover the anatomical and energetic theories of yin yoga for their practice and/or teach. Turning our attention inwards, to connect to the true essence of ourselves.

When one practices yin yoga, we use long-held poses without muscle tension, which strengthens and flexes our connective, fascial and ligament tissues, mobilizing our joints, and soothing the nervous system. These exercises have a stress-reducing and regenerative effect. Yin yoga focuses on the connective, fascia, and ligament tissues of the body around the hips, upper thighs, pelvic girdle, and lower back – the main problem areas in this modern age. In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training program, we will study the history of yin yoga and apply yin theory to the practice. Learning anatomy, we will learn and develop skills in analyzing the bone structure, compression, and tension of our students. In learning Yin asana, pranayama, and meditation along with the subtle bodies and chakras, we will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our limitations, and to test and recognize those of others.

One will gain a myriad of insights and enhanced self-awareness, being able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student. This practice nourishes us from our core, with a blend of awareness, calmness, and harmony. Upon completion of the program, the foundations for teaching yin yoga will be securely in place. In the fast-paced world of the 21st century, yin yoga offers the perfect balance for teachers and students alike.

What Certificate Will I Receive?

Desa Seni School of Yoga is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance. This yoga teacher-training program and all the teachers are internationally accredited have exclusive recognition and qualify to teach for the 200-hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification. Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programs in the U.S and globally. Graduates of our program are automatically eligible to register as an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance.

Yoga Alliance Accredited School of Yoga

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What Will I Learn?

This training will focus more on the physical body, studying Yin Asanas, 7 Archetypes, but without TCM.

What will you study in this training?

History of Yin Yoga

Yin Theory and application during yoga practice

7 Yoga Archetypes

Study of Yin Asanas: their benefits and contraindications

Pranayama & Meditation practices

How to sequence and teach a Yin Yoga class

Exploring mindfulness meditation theory and practice

Yin & Meditation teaching Practicum

A Day In Harmony :

7:00–7:30 am: Pranayama/Meditation

7:30–9:15 am: Morning Practice

9:30–11:00 am: Breakfast break

11:00–13:30 pm: Theory & Methodology

1:30 – 2:30 pm: Lunch Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm: Group Dynamic (Self–inquiry practices)

3:30–4:30 pm: Posture clinic and practicum

4:30–6:15 pm: Afternoon Practice

Who Are My Teachers?

Alicia Casillas – Lead Teacher

Alicia was born in Spain and became a professional athlete at the age of fourteen years old. Alicia first turned to Yoga to recover from a severe physical injury she acquired during her career as a professional swimmer. Through yoga, she discovered how to connect and balance her mind, body, and soul.
She has been practicing and teaching around North America, Europe, and Asia for more than ten years. She is an experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) who accumulates more than 1000 hours of training under Yoga Alliance. She had been training in varies lineages and different schools in Thailand, India, Indonesia, Spain, and the USA; Ashtanga Vinyasa, Traditional Hatha Yoga, Akhanda Yoga, Vikasa Yoga, and Yin Yoga. Alicia is a dedicated meditator

Bernd Windhover

Bernd works with the tools of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, the Buddha’s Dharma, and study to plumb the depths of experience and to always give each student exactly what he or she needs, with a passion for helping to ease the suffering of others. Bernd is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor at the E-RYT 200 level, where you can expect to be challenged in his classes, but always with kindness and care.

Carlotta Castangia

Is it an ERYT-500 in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow style yoga? She has been a dancer for 20 years then finally found her essence through yoga. She began her journey in India, embracing all aspects of yoga, and she deeply believes in the origins and the roots of the yoga tradition. She also believes that today, a modern approach is needed, and therefore she combines her knowledge in anatomy and alignment skills in her teaching method. Her classes have evolved continuously over the past five years because of her sincere devotion to the practice, and she firmly believes that in addition to being a teacher, she will remain an eternal student.

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery” Mark Van Doren.

Desa Seni, A Village Resort, opened to the world on August 8th, 2006. It is located in Canggu, Bali – Indonesia. From its awakening, 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, evolve, relax, awaken the self, and at the same time, become part of a kula or community, experiencing the life and ways of Indonesia.

Stay in charming accommodations at the beautiful eco-resort. All the rooms are individual antique houses with air conditioning, beautiful terraces, sitting areas, and modern private bathrooms. The interior of each unique house has been refurbished to provide comfort, while the exteriors have retained the integrity of rural village life.

The area, Canggu, has everything one would want. There are significant surf breaks, shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, and yes, some great beach clubs for frolicking.


Single, private bedroom and bathroom USD 1,800

Early Bird by December 15th, 2019 USD 1,600

Twin, Two yogis per house – one of our larger houses set up with individual beds and mosquito nets. USD $ 1,500 per person

Early Bird by December 15th, 2019 USD 1,300

We pair females with females and males with males.

The training is available without accommodation; however, as you will be spending long days at Desa Seni, we recommend staying at Desa Seni during your practice to get the full immersive experience. We start early every morning and finish in the evening.


For those who are already living in Bali or have alternate accommodation USD 1,100

Early Bird by December 15th, 2019 USD 900


Payment and Terms

Pay a deposit of USD 500 to secure your spot.

Balance due in full by January 15th

Payment can be made by bank transfer directly to Desa Seni.

Please contact 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, January 15th, they will receive a 50% refund.

If a participant withdraws February 15th or after the training starts, there is no refund.

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

What Does Tuition Include?
Early Bird: Take off $200 if you register by December 15th, 2019

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

Certification: 50 HR Yoga Alliance RYS – Continuing Education

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

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

Graduation: Ceremony & Celebration

Harmony: Safe, inspiring environment, new friends, the journey of a lifetime