Thank you for registering for this 22 days Yoga Teacher Training Immersion with Tomomi Kojima in Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia.
We are so excited to embark on this transformational journey with you! The following information should answer all of your questions about this upcoming course. Please be sure to read through everything to know what to expect and what to prepare.
November 17th to December 8th, 2019
Nusa Lembongan, Bali
Arrival and Departure information
The first and last day of the course are used as travel days so please schedule your arrival and departure accordingly
The nearest airport is Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (airport code: DPS), which is located on the larger island of Bali, Indonesia.
From here, you can take public or private transport to the port of Sanur to catch a boat to the smaller island of Nusa Lembongan.
We encourage you to land 3 hrs before the time of the departure boat.
From Sanur, you need to take a 30-minute boat ride to Nusa Lembongan and then the boat company will drive you to your hotel free of charge ( ask them when you book your ticket).
Please be sure to check the boat timetables before arriving to be able to catch a boat before their last departure on your arrival day.
You may need to arrive in Bali a day earlier if you have a late flight. For further assistance with scheduling and/or booking boats, please email [email protected]
Please plan your arrival to Nusa Lembongan for Sunday, November 17th, 2019. This day will be used solely for check-in, orientation and welcome circle at 6 pm. There will be no “official” classes scheduled on your arrival day so you can arrange your flights and arrival time whenever it best suits you, the airline schedule, and the boat schedule.
Visit Visa on arrival:
Foreigners can apply this visa upon arrival in Indonesia, if the nationality included on visa on arrival countries list
A holder of Visit Visa on Arrival is given 30 days stay and can be extended in Immigration Office for 1 (one) time, to have another 30 days stay
All information you need here
Important items to remember to bring
Mats will be provided, but if you prefer not to use the mats at the training center, then please bring your own. If you don’t have a high-quality yoga mat already, we highly suggest buying one now! Our favorite brands are: Jade Mats (eco-friendly), Manduka, Lululemon, and Liforme.
If you haven’t invest in some yoga clothes that make you feel like a million bucks, now is also a great time to do that! Make sure you have full range of motion in any outfit you bring for yoga, whether that means spandex leggings or loose cotton pants.
Although you will receive the training manual when you arrive, and you can take notes in it, you will likely want to have a notebook with you for extra notes.
You can get cash at any local ATM. Make sure your bank knows you will be travelling abroad so that you are able to take out money when you arrive. Don’t expect small, local stores to accept credit cards – in fact, most stores won’t accept them. So make sure you have enough cash with you when you go into town to be able to get by without a card.
Since we can’t drink the tap water in Indonesia, bringing a portable, reusable water bottle is essential. In doing our best to help the environment, we highly suggest bringing a metal or glass water bottle with you and refilling it instead of buying a single-use, throw-away plastic water bottle a few times a day.
We recommend either bringing this with you, or having enough time before the course starts to buy some in Bali or Nusa Lembongan. There will definitely be places to buy some in town, but if you prefer something natural, you might want to bring some from home that know and trust.
Make sure you have the proper adapter to be able to plug your device into Indonesian outlets. Indonesian uses European-style two-pin round plugs (“C”-type is the most common variant found). Voltage is at 220 V 50 Hz. Make sure you bring this with you or having the time buying one before the course starts, you should able to find it in town.
We will be in class a lot for this intensive training, but you have a two hour lunch break every day and you are free for the entire day on Sundays – and the beach is right at our front door! Please choose a natural sun screen. You will want to go for a swim and much of toxic cream melts in the ocean causing disturbance in the water affecting marine life.
With the beach at our doorstep and a small pool on location, mixed with very warm weather, you will likely be taking a dip during your breaks and days off. Remember to bring a swimsuit and comfortable warm-weather clothing to lounge and relax in when not in class.
As they say around here, “it’s the months of BERS.” Our rainy season is USUALLY the month of December to the tail end of March but with the global warming, the weather has been unpredictable. Usually sunny during the day and early evening or late night, it pours. It’s a good idea to bring your rain jacket. Locals wear a poncho and those are very handy if you are driving a scooter. No point in bringing umbrellas. Trust us, they do nothing!
Daily from Monday through Saturday with Sundays off
*Training Sessions will include all Teaching Methodology lectures and workshops, along with Philosophy and Anatomy lectures.
Schedule may alter for arranging time schedules for Teaching Practicum Sessions.
Practice & Study Suggestions
>Teacher training courses tend to be very physically demanding, with lead asana classes, methodology workshops, and teaching practicum sessions. It is highly recommended that students prior to attending the course begin practicing asana 5-7 times a week (in they are not already doing so).
>We also recommend that students begin developing a self-practice. Learning how to lead yourself through your practice is a pivotal part of becoming a yoga instructor. Being a yoga teacher is very much sharing your experience on the mat and your self-practice, and if you are unable to lead yourself it will be very difficult to lead others. If is not a part of the way you currently practice yoga there’s no need to stress, in our course we will study in detail how to develop one’s self-practice, but as you prepare for the course, begin at least trying to practice on your own a few times a week.
>When taking led studio classes, begin taking note of how your teachers engage with their students. Observe the language they utilize when giving verbal cues and instructions, how they transition, and when they model postures. After classes write down any verbal cues that you felt were interesting, effective, or inspiring. Try after class to map out the sequence that you just took and observe how it was structured, if there were parts that you would change, if certain postures felt they were held to long, or transitions that felt awkward and lacked fluidity. Take the intention of becoming a student of not only asana, but of how asana is taught and the philosophy behind it.
- the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali translated by Chip Hartranft (or translation by your own language)
- Yoga for a Word Out of Balance by Michael Stone
- Embodied Posture: Your Unique Body and Yoga by Stacy Dockins