6 Day 50-Hr Aerial Yoga TT, Level 2, Bali, Indonesia
Join ULU Yoga for a 6 Day 50-Hr Restorative Aerial Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, Indonesia! Become a professional aerial yoga instructor or simply enjoy a healing yoga retreat in paradise. Practice daily restorative aerial yoga plus workshops like aerial massage, spinal traction and trauma release. Study the somatic, microfascial and parasympathetic nervous systems, biomechanics and health benefits of various asanas plus do aerial outdoors flying over the water. Since 2014, ULU Yoga has led over 100 yoga courses and is a 200/300/500-Hr Yoga Alliance School.
Bali is “The Island of the Gods”, one of the most popular destinations in the world. Ubud is a vibrant city full of boutique shops, temples and healthy cuisine. This course takes place at Budhi Ayu Villas, which has a beautiful rooftop yoga shala surrounded by lush green nature. Some aerial classes may be held at the Ubud Yoga Centre.
Budhi Ayu Villas has clean spacious deluxe rooms, air-con, balcony, wi-fi, fridge, safe, TV, wardrobe, hot showers and bathtub, plus lush green gardens, swimming pool and restaurant. Shared rooms have two twin beds. A cheaper option is the Shared Dorm at Lagas Hostel, which has nice 6-8 person dorms and is just a 5 min walk from Budhi Ayu Villas.
Enjoy a healthy vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast includes fresh tropical fruits, oatmeal, muesli, coconut milk and more. Lunch and dinner follow a strict plant based superfood diet consisting of chia seeds, protein and green powders. The resort also has a western/asian menu to order additional items. Get $2 back for skipped meals.
If your friend or partner wants to join the ULU Yoga TT with breakfast and share your private room (with one two beds), you will add this amount to your remaining balance.
Just pay tuition and self-book room and food. Nearby are many luxury and budget options. This option does not include food, massage, taxi fare or additional activities.
ULU Yoga Online
100% live streaming courses
Multiple languages & times zones
24/7 support & 1-1 personal training
Bonus modules to customize your course
200/300/500-Hour Yoga Alliance certification
Learn hatha, vinyasa, aerial, acro & SUP yoga
Since 2014 ULU Yoga led over 100 YTT courses
$199 50-Hr Lev 1 Aerial YTT
$199 50-Hr Lev 2 Aerial YTT
$499 200-Hr MultiStyle YTT
$699 300-Hr MultiStyle YTT
$999 500-Hr MultiStyle YTT
Yoga Alliance allows courses to be completed 100% online during the covid-19 pandemic, and 20% online normally. ULU Yoga has YTT every month and over 20 qualified instructors around the world ready to assist you in various languages and time zones.
During scheduled course times you may join 100% via live stream as an active member during studio classes, mealtimes, beach yoga, SUP yoga, special events like kirtan and various excursions around beautiful Thailand and Bali.
You will engage in Q&A group discussions during analytics and lectures, work 1-1 with other students during teaching practice and group work, consult with instructors and past graduates privately for personal support.
The entire course is also available via video recordings. You can start your training at any time and take as long as you need to complete it. You will record yourself practicing along with ULU Yoga videos and then review them with the team.
You can also choose among various module options to focus more on a specific style such as hatha, vinyasa or aerial. You can also substitute various electives like ecstatic dance and kirtan with crystals and oils for instance.
Subject to change. The total hours include pre-course work, mealtime lectures and self-study.
13:00 - 19:00 Check in
19:00 - 21:00 Orientation
Monday - Thursday
06:30 - 07:00 Mediation
07:00 - 09:00 Aerial yoga
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 Aerial lecture
11:00 - 13:00 Aerial asanas
13:00 - 15:30 Lunch
15:30 - 17:00 Aerial workshop
17:00 - 18:30 Aerial yoga
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
06:30 - 07:00 Mediation
07:00 - 09:00 Morning yoga
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 Graduation
11:00 - 13:00 Check out
Techniques, Training and Practice
Each morning you will practice Aerial Restorative Yoga, which teaches how to align the body correctly and practice safely long held poses and gives space for deeper insight into the poses. Also included is daily guided meditation, pranayama breathing and kriya cleansing techniques to prepare the body and mind for a deeper spiritual practice. (daily)
Explore the therapeutic aspects of aerial yoga by using swings and hammocks to stretch deeply into the connective fascia tissue, create traction, to decompress the spine, create space between the intervertebral discs, relieve nerve pressure and cure back pain using techniques from physical therapy, Thai massage, sound therapy and chakra opening. (daily).
Make a bamboo tripod and do aerial outdoors in nature flying through the jungle and over the ocean. Receive instructions to give event demonstrations and manage crowds safely. In Thailand ULU Yoga has beachfront resort. In Ubud there is a beautiful river, but students can bring the tripod to beach during their free time or after the course.
Receive detailed analytic instruction of traditional aerial yoga asanas and techniques along with their classical hatha yoga counterparts. Learn correct alignment, cueing, sequencing, adjustments, mistakes and modifications for various levels. Analytics are detailed with a course manual, which includes scripted sequences and over 50 pictures. (daily)
Learn the biomechanics of movement, the principles of compression and proportion and working with different body types. Study the bodily systems including respiratory, muscular, skeletal and energetic. Examine the health benefits of various asanas and their ability to treat various illnesses and injuries. Educate yourself with the ancient science of ayurveda.
Yoga is the relationship that is built between the body, the mind and the breath, creating space free from obstacles in your own body and spirit, yoga is freedom and release. Learn the biomechanics of movement and health benefits of various asanas and how to adapt the poses to various illnesses and injuries and different body and bone types.
Study the myofascial and parasympathetic nervous system and their impact on the spine and overall health to bring liberation of mental and physical discomforts and activation of deep relaxation. With yogic and ayurvedic perception of energy and philosophy, we will create a new understanding of anxiety, depression and stress and the different ways to relieve it through mindfulness and somatic body work.
ULU Yoga is sincerely dedicated to sharing the sacred wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and other ancient and modern texts as a means to attain greater happiness, spiritual liberation and insight into the true nature of reality. ULU Yoga supports you to integrate the ethical principles of the yamas into your daily routine to create an authentic yoga lifestyle.
Learn the qualities of a good teacher, different teaching styles, student learning process, communication skills, principles of demonstration, observation, time management, group dynamics, fulfilling individual needs, setting priorities, establishing boundaries, creating personal connections, giving feedback and lesson planning.
Teach Practice / Practicum
Teaching practice is one of ULU Yoga’s top strengths. You will practice teaching everyday to gain experience and develop confidence. You will design and teach an original 75 minute class followed by detailed analysis and feedback. You will leave the course ready to go out and teach professionally. Many ULU Yoga graduates get great jobs straight after the training.
During the course there is daily self-study, group work and various assignments such as designing original classes and preparing short presentations. Students must also complete some pre-course work. ULU Yoga has online videos to practice before and after the course for pranayama, meditation and foundational poses as well as post course support.
Since 2014, ULU Yoga has led over 100 yoga courses in Thailand and Bali. ULU Yoga strives to be creative and unique while still honouring the sacred wisdom of traditional yoga as a means to greater health, happiness and spiritual liberation. We picked the name ULU specifically because it had no meaning in English so we could be free from labels. After starting aerial classes, however, we learned that ULU means owl in Sanskrit and crazy or whirlwind in Arabic! Essentially ULU means to fly around and mix things up, which is exactly what we do. But we also define ULU as Universal Love and Understanding.
ULU Yoga is a 200/300/500-Hr Registered School plus a Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance USA. After successfully completing a course you will receive a Yoga Teacher Training Certificate and become eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher. 50-Hr Aerial TT graduates receive a certification of completion, which Yoga Alliance RYT can log as Additional Teacher Training Hours.
50-Hr Aerial TT’s include a detailed course manual with over 50 poses and scripted sequences. 200/300-Hr students receive printed manuals based on Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens and Hatha Illustrated by Martin Kirk, plus excerpts from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Bhagavad Gita.
This course is open to all levels. Students are recommended to take rest and modify as needed for advanced poses. Before starting the course you should do yoga at least twice a week for a couple months plus practice along with ULU Yoga's online videos. You should also get a medical check-up and have travel health insurance.
The key to ULU Yoga’s success has been open communication. Each week there is a sharing circle to maintain group harmony and ensure your personal and academic needs are met. ULU Yoga sincerely wishes that your time is truly enjoyable and nurturing on all levels to create a holistic experience.
Instructors are carefully chosen so that each subject is taught by a trained specialist. ULU Yoga is a big team and availability is subject to change.
Edward J. Pawlak
Edward (USA) is founder of ULU Yoga and Lead Aerial Trainer. His passion is to nurture and empower others to develop strength and confidence through quality yoga training and creative exploration in order to attain greater health and happiness plus the the skills to share it with others to create an abundance of Universal Love and Understanding around the world.
Edward started yoga in 2007 and completed a 200-Hr Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga TT with Samyak in India and a 60-Hr Thai Massage Training. Edward received additional training from the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, Fly High Yoga, Anti-Gravity Yoga and Universal Yoga. He attended several Buddhist meditation courses and retreats at Tushita Meditation Centre, Thiksey Monastery, Kopan Monastery and Vuimutti Monastery, plus attended seminars with H.H. the Dalai Lama, Roubina Courtin, Tenzin Palmo and Thich Nhat Hanh.
Edward has taught Aerial and Vinyasa Yoga at ULU Yoga, Samma Karuna, Orion Healing Centre, Bali Silent Retreat, Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Kawaii Purapura, Blue Indigo and Tushita Meditation Centre. Before yoga, Edward taught university education in South Korea, worked in off-Broadway music theatre production and performance and interned at numerous permaculture farms in Hawaii, California, Australia and New Zealand.
Kehkashan (Pakistan) has 20 years of yoga experience. She completed a 500-hour Advanced YTT in Nepal, plus several other courses including a 6 month long intensive training at the Institute of Classical Yoga Pakistan. She has additional certifications in Hot Yoga TT from Absolute Yoga Academy, Advance Teaching Skills at the Yoga Expert Academy, Aerial Yoga TT at ULU Yoga & Sky Yoga Level 2 TT in Bali. Kehkeh’s commitment to practice allowed her to be the first to bring Aerial Yoga in Pakistan, which soon gained popularity.
Since then she became lead instructor for ULU Yoga teacher training courses in Bali and Thailand. Kehkeh’s’ passion for improving oneself through yoga is infectious. She is a master at taking you through the paces, drawing connections between poses, giving you the confidence to try tricky things & get into advanced poses eventually. She is tough when one needs to be challenged, & compassionate as she tailors poses to suit one’s capabilities, taking time to discuss students’ health & introduce them to pranayama & meditation, determined to take one deeper into the sublime joyride that is yoga.
“I found yoga back in 1999. I was looking for light supple practice to heal my body after two difficult childbirths. There was only one yoga school in Pakistan at that time and I became a dedicated student. In 2000 My teacher asked me to join their yoga training. I refused as I didn’t want to be just a yoga teacher, but he insisted that you don’t have to teach and it’s also good for your own practice, so I changed my mind. Thank God for that!”
“My first yoga training was more than 1,000 hours long over a 6 month period followed by 3 months of volunteer teaching. I really loved it and so I began to teach professionally. Since 2001 I have taught, practiced and studied every single day despite a busy family life with two kids. Each year I attend more trainings to improve my skills in various styles and will continue for the rest of my life. Thanks to yoga for giving me such an amazing meaningful life and thanks to my instructors and students for allowing me to share what I love.”
Things To Do
One morning you will trek down the river gorge and do aerial flying through the wild jungle. Additional excursions may include SUP yoga at Sanur Beach, kirtan with live music at Sayuri, ecstatic dance at the Yoga Barn and walk through the famous Monkey Forest.
Know To Go
ULU Yoga provides aerial yoga swings, yoga mats, printed manuals and drinking water. You can bring or buy here a water bottle or personal yoga mat and yoga towel. You should also buy a SIM card at the airport for good wi-fi. At the airport you can get a 30 day visa for $35, which you can extend for another 30 days.
On arrival to Denpasar airport there will be like 50 taxi drivers fighting for your attention. Just pick one and show them the address and say 350,000 ($25). UU Yoga will refund you this amount at reception. Don’t get ripped off and pay more. The trip is 60-90 min long. You can also call the resort to arrange pick up, or use Grab or Uber.
Budhi Ayu Villa - Jln. Raya Nyuh Kuning Ubud Gianyar, MAS, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571 +62361971105. Lagas Hostel - Br, Jl. Raya Nyuh Kuning No.13, MAS, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571.
The most breathtaking and life-changing experience of my life! I started with the 50-Hr aerial teacher training but soon the wonderful people of this yoga teacher training program healed my soul and I couldn’t believe it but the magic was operating. I had to extend my stay in order to complete the full 200-Hr TTC and that was the best decision! Shashi represents the beauty of human beings so wonderfully that it is contagious! She helped me to believe in myself again after years of doubts! Her resources are endless and the way she shares it with love and passion is a blessing to this world!
Edward deserves a medal for what he did! He has built this whole thing with his heart in order to truly help people. When someone is so passionate about what he does it is a blessing to be close in any way to this project. One of the best teachers I had on my path! Thank you endlessly for creating this opportunity for us! ULU Yoga isn’t only gonna give you the ability to become a multi style yoga teacher but they hand you the key to love in abundance! They’ve changed me and the way I perceive life and its surroundings! No money in the world can pay off what ULU Yoga and they’re wonderful teachers have given to me!
I had the best experience with Ulu! The setting was on an island in Thailand- the resort was right next to the beach, and the weather was beautiful!!! There was a breakfast buffet everyday, which was amazing. And the beach (Haad Yao) was so picturesque. There were several instructors, and they were all amazing and knowledgeable! I loved how they put an emphasis on safety and how the poses are for each person's body. The course was a lot more intense than I had anticipated- but you learn a lot, and you get a lot of teaching practice. I took the 200hr multi-style course, so I had the pleasure of experiencing SUP yoga (on a paddle-board), acroyoga, aerial yoga, yin, hatha, vinyasa, and even a taste of ashtanga.
Every instructor was wonderful, and I truly enjoyed learning from each and every one of them: Vik, Cody, Karen, Edward, Jennie, Minty, and the assistant: Becky. Everyone at both Ulu and Bounty Resort was super kind and helpful. The instructors were very understanding of our situation. Edward even let me borrow his phone when mine had broken. I would 100% recommend ULU for your yoga teaching program, and I would do the program again in a heartbeat:) I still miss the island and all the people on it!
I've just completed my 200 hours and had an absolutely amazing experience. The amount of care and support I received with my colleagues was beyond my expectations. Edward was extremely accommodating, taking care in such a productive way to make sure I had a safe and positive experience. He helped me find my footing in Koh Phangan and offered recommendations as well as an amazing introduction to aerial yoga. Shashi gave 110% of herself to every session even after an unfortunate injury (non-yoga related). She seamlessly stitched things together for us with additional workshops and opportunities to keep the focus on growth and development which was absolutely well done and inspiring.
Viktoria went above and beyond to pour her heart into all of us seeking to understand the true meaning of yoga and healing. One hug from her can inspire you for the entire course if you let it. Alon was hands down the most technical instructor I've ever had the pleasure of learning from. His sense of humour brought the perfect balance of lightness and attention to every session. He gave us the willpower to push ourselves and become the best version of ourselves for ourselves. There were also a few others who guest appeared in the course and brought wonderful diversity and variety to the experience. Overall incredible. I would have stayed another 200 hours if life allowed. 10/10, I highly recommend it.
Combine the 50hr and 200hr to make 250/300/500hr TT. Adv means advanced, you should already have at least 1 year experience practicing yoga or have completed a prior course listed here or somewhere else.