The Best Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Bali (2024)

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Bali, Indonesia, is one of the very best wellness and yoga travel destinations in the world, so it’s not surprising that it’s also one of the most popular places to do yoga teacher training (YTT).

This beautiful and deeply spiritual island is also known as ‘the Island of the Gods‘ and practicing yoga in Bali has become a dream for many yogis. The unique culture, spirituality, scenery and stunning yoga retreat centres have made Bali one of the leading destinations for yoga teacher training in the world.

Bali is one of my all time favorite places but there is an almost overwhelming number of options when it comes to yoga teacher training courses in Bali – that’s why I wrote this guide.

Whether you are considering becoming a yoga teacher, or just want to be immersed in the spiritual atmosphere of this magical island and deepen your practice, I hope you find this guide to yoga teacher training in Bali helpful.

Read on to find out why Bali is so popular for yoga teacher training, how to choose the right yoga program for you and find out the top six Bali yoga teacher training courses.

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Reasons to do yoga teacher training in Bali

In recent years the number of options for yoga teacher trainings in Bali has skyrocketed. There are many reasons why this Indonesian island has become a hub for aspiring yoga teachers, such as:

  • A peaceful nature-rich environment – The nature in Bali is nothing less than breath-taking. From lush jungle to picturesque rice paddies to tropical beaches, Bali’s scenery is reason enough to do a YTT here.
  • Aligned culture – Unlike other Indonesian islands, the locals in Bali are mainly Hindu. Thus, the spirituality and philosophy here are very similar to India, where yoga originates. Bali is known as ‘the island of the gods’ due to its deep spiritual culture and many temples.
  • A wide array of wellness offerings – From Balinese massage spas to Ayurvedic centres, Bali is a well-established wellness hub with so many yoga schools that will help you cultivate a healthier and more conscious lifestyle.
  • Chilled vibes – Lastly, Bali’s relaxed atmosphere and easygoing locals are key reasons why yogis, digital nomads, and tourists flock here (and struggle to leave!).

Best places to do yoga training in Bali

While Bali is full of beautiful nature, some areas are better for a yoga retreat or TTC than others. For example, I would avoid Kuta and Seminyak as these are the “party towns” and, thus, are not the vibe you want when training to become a yoga teacher.

Instead, I recommend choosing either Ubud or Canguu for your YTT

  • Ubud – This is undoubtedly Bali’s “yoga hub” and is where you’ll find the most yoga schools, such as the world-renowned Yoga Barn. Here you will find some of Asia’s best healthy food and vegan restaurants and cafes. The popularity of this area exploded after featuring in the 2017 movie, ‘Eat, Pray, Love.’
  • Canggu – This chilled surf resort village on the south coast has a hip vibe and is full of yogis, surfers, foodies and digital nomads. It’s a top destination for surf and yoga retreats and the best choice if you want to do yoga teacher training in Bali by the beach and enjoy magical sunsets.
Pura Ulan Danu temple in Bali - one of the best destinations to take a yoga retreat abroad
Pura Ulan Danu temple, Bali

The 6 Best Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Bali

The huge amount of yoga teacher training programs in Bali makes it overwhelming to pick just one.

To make it a bit easier for you to choose, here are my top six picks for gaining your yoga teaching certification:

All of these are approved by Yoga Alliance and teach not only the asanas or physical practice of yoga, but also dive deep into yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology and teaching methodology.

These courses also provide practice teaching yoga so that you’ll feel confident and ready to teach as a certified yoga instructor by the end.

Best Yoga Teacher Training in Ubud – YogaUnion

If you want to stay in the centre of all things yoga and wellness, this 23-day 200 hour vinyasa yoga teacher training in Ubud, Bali, is for you.


  • Become a Yoga Alliance-certified Vinyasa yoga teacher
  • Enjoy a broad training program (yoga philosophy, alignment, adjustment, and more)
  • Master advanced poses with asana clinics for handstands, back-bends, inversions, and hip openers.

On this YTT, you’ll stay at a blissful homestay surrounded by rice fields and overlooking the jungle in Ubud. All (vegetarian) meals are included and served in a sociable buffet style.

Prices from approx. US$2,222 / €2,000 / £1,774

Best Yoga Teacher Training in Canggu – The Peaceful Warriors

Peaceful Warrior’s 27-day Bali yoga teacher training is set in a modern yoga school ashram in a nature-rich area of Canggu.


  • Daily Hatha Vinyasa Flow yoga classes
  • Daily workshops/lectures on various topics, from alignment to yoga marketing.
  • A Balinese massage and guided surf lesson

While this 200 hour YTT is focused on Vinyasa/Ashtanga style, you’ll explore various other types of yoga, such as AcroYoga, FlyHigh, Budokon, Yin yoga, and Yoga Nidra.

Prices from approx. US$3,150 / €3,010 / £2,590

Best 200 Hour Multi Style YTT in Bali – Ulu Yoga

If you love all yoga styles and want to keep your options open, the multi-style yoga teacher training at Ulu Yoga School is ideal. It’s also shorter than other training courses in Bali, lasting just 21 days.


  • Learn how to teach multiple yoga styles
  • Practice Yin, aerial and acro yoga
  • Daily workshops covering foundational subjects like teaching methodology, anatomy, alignment and adjustments, and prenatal yoga

There are four accommodation options for this 200-hour yoga teacher training, including a 4-star boutique resort with an ocean-view infinity pool or a low-cost homestay making this program suitable for all budgets.

Prices from approx. US$2,499 / €2,390 / £2,055

Best 200 Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa YTT in Bali – All Yoga

For anyone who prefers a dynamic yoga practice, take a look at the 200 hour Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training by All Yoga which takes place over 23 days.

You’ll stay on the beautiful island of Nusa Lembongan just 30 mins from Bali, and have your classes in an ocean view yoga shala that opens out right onto the beach.


  • Paradise island setting with beachfront yoga shala
  • Smaller class sizes for more personalized training
  • Established school with an international reputation for quality

All Yoga have been running YTT’s for over a decade and the team of experienced international instructors have perfected the art of training aspiring yoga teachers.

Sign up early because dorm accommodation is included free for the first ten bookings on each course. There’s also a choice of affordable homestays and luxurious resorts close by.

You also get an $800 discount for booking three months in advance, and an extra $150 off if you mention ‘LoveYogaLoveTravel’ when booking!

Prices from US$3,950 / €3,750 / £3,239

Read our full review of All Yoga Training in Bali for a personal perspective on this 200 hour Bali yoga teacher training course.

Best Affordable Yoga Teacher Training in Bali – World Peace Yoga School

The World Peace Yoga School in Ubud offers the best value YTT in Bali with this 21 day, 200 hour, multi-style program. It’s best suited to beginners and intermediates, and covers the fundamentals of teaching yoga to a high standard.


  • Reputable yoga school from Rishikesh, India
  • Under $1000 with shared accommodation
  • Preparatory video course to prepare you for the training

Dispite the low price you’ll be getting the full 200 hour training that allows you to register with Yoga Alliance and accommodation in one of Bali’s yoga hotspots. The only essential additional cost will be your lunches and dinners, as breakfast is provided by the school.

Prices from approx. US$899 / €859 / £739

Best 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Bali – Samyama Mindfulness Center

If you’ve completed a 200 hour program and want to continue on the path to teaching yoga, then a 300 hour yoga teacher training course is the next logical step. Samyama’s 300hr YTT helps you build on everything you’ve already learned and push you towards mastering your speciality.


  • Hatha, Tantra, Kundalini, Yin, Bhakti, Raja, and Karma yoga
  • Course leaders have over 5000 hours of YTT experience
  • Purpose designed facilities

For six days a week over 35 days, you’ll train in different aspects of yoga and meditation. Starting with earth and water in the first week, and moving through fire, air, silent meditation, ether and kundalini to complete your journey.

Three hours of meditation and asana practice start each morning before a healthy vegetarian breakfast. Then follows several deep theory classes with a lunch break, and then some final asana technique practice until dinner is served.

This is an all inclusive yoga teacher training course, with all your needs being attended to – including transfer from the airport on arrival!

Prices from approx. US$4,000 / €3,820 / £3,290

Bali Yoga Teacher Training courses

Tips for Planning your Bali Yoga Teacher Training Trip

When deciding which Bali yoga teacher training program suits you best, check reviews on trusted sites such as BookYogaRetreats. Also, make sure they are a Yoga Alliance-registered yoga school.

Once you’ve booked your YTT, it’s time to plan your trip. There is only one international airport in Bali, Ngurah Rai airport (DPS) also known as Denpasar airport.

You will fly into Denpasar in the south of the island, and from here, you’ll need to get a taxi or pre-arranged transport to the school – check with your YTT organisers to see if they can arrange airport pickup.

The best time to visit Bali is during the dry season from April till October when the weather is sunny and dry. However, expect flights to be more expensive during these months as it is Bali’s high season.

The rainy season in Bali is between November and March, you’ll witness intense tropical downpours, but it doesn’t rain all the time – so don’t cancel your trip. Plus, you’ll be busy practicing or studying for your yoga certification.

Lastly, as with anywhere in the world, having comprehensive travel insurance is a must. If you plan to stay in Bali after your course ends, ensure your insurance covers any activities you may do, along with flight delays and Covid-19-related cancellations.

For more detailed information see our comprehensive Bali Travel Guide which also includes activities and experiences that will enhance your yoga journey.

I hope this article has helped you choose the best yoga teacher training course in Bali for you. If you need more inspiration and tips check out our other articles on YTT’s in Thailand, India, the USA, Costa Rica and Europe for more magical experiences.

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