✔ 50 Days at Seraya Shores
✔ 2x Daily Yoga Asana Classes
✔ Daily Meditation & Pranayama and Mantra Chanting
✔ Course Material & Student Playbook
✔ RYT 500 Certificate (RYT 200 + RYT 300)
✔ 3 Delicious & Healthy Meals Daily
✔ Fresh Drinking Water & Herbal Teas
✔ 5 Excursions (optional)
Plant-based, organic and locally sourced food to nourish the body, mind and spirit.
Expand, deepen and refine your knowledge of verbal cuing and hands-on adjustments for various populations.
Highly experienced, internationally acclaimed yoga instructors empower you with diverse teaching skills.
Immerse yourself in the exceptional wonders of Balinese traditions.
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 A/C, 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 stroll along the beach, which runs along the edge of the property. Enjoy breath-taking sunrises and sunsets every day in this tropical oasis.
Fresh and local vegetarian food is prepared by loving hands in the on-site kitchen. Breakfast, lunch, dinner snacks and tea are all included, and will follow the yogic diet.
Only a few minutes drive from the beautiful shores of Virgin beach, Taman Ujung Water Palace and Karangasem Royal Palace; and, close to amazing surf, snorkelling and diving spots, Seraya Shores will allow you to experience authentic Bali.
Wake up to a cool sea breezes flowing softly through your private bungalow — complete with your very own tranquil deck overlooking the ocean. Queen-sized bed. Ensuite private bathroom with hot shower and western toilet. A/C and WiFi included.
Be lulled to sleep by the sounds of waves breaking on the shoreline in this exceptional shared suite overlooking the ocean. Ensuite shared bathroom with hot shower and western toilet. Single beds. Maximum 3 guests per room. A/C and WiFi included.
A spacious, yet cozy room for two! Enjoy your private villa with an open-air deck overlooking the sea made with traditional Balinese natural carved timbers. Queen/king bed. Ensuite private bathroom with hot shower and western toilet. A/C and WiFi included.
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 Persall is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, 500 hr certified yoga instructor and founder of Well Daily. After studying design and working in the creative marketing industry for a few years, and facing her own personal health issues, she resorted to holistic approaches to healing. As she discovered the healing powers of food as medicine, she wanted to further share with the world holistic healing through Well Daily. She focuses on a holistic approach to wellness and is expanding the business to workshops and retreats that leave people feeling empowered and connected.
What Trista had to say:
"My 500 hr teacher training was hands down the most transformational experience of my life. Mimi and Brianna are overflowing with love and knowledge and I am so grateful to have had them as my teachers. I would give 100 stars if I could. Thank you Swadhyaya Yoga School for creating space for me to experience such immense healing and growth."
After you are 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, here a the island of the Gods. Each, evening enjoy delicious, healthy group dinners and begin building lifetime connections with other fellow seekers traveling the path of self-inquiry with you.
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.
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 first half of your training culminates in a special Closing Ceremony and a final tasty breakfast, where you'll say your goodbyes and enjoy one week break to explore the offerings of Bali before returning to Seraya Shores to complete the remainder of the training.
Our Opening Ceremony will welcome you back into this lush, tropical paradise, characterized by deep spirituality. Each evening enjoy delicious, healthy group dinners and begin building lifetime connections with fellow seekers traveling the path of self-inquiry with you.
As the week unfolds, you will learn meditation practices, mantra chanting, cleansing practices, mudra, asana, pranayama. Each day begins with herbal tea, followed by your daily cleansing practices. On Sunday, enjoy an optional cultural experience such as excursions to a temple, water palace, postcard beaches, or trekking.
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, and a study break, followed by methodology and lifestyle practices. End each day with Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, or Yin and a meditation practice. A delicious dinner and inviting, stimulating conversations ensue each evening.
Enjoy a much lighter optional excursion on Sunday; embrace your inner "digital nomad" at a nearby, breezy café; or, join your classmates for some shopping and optional activities, such as waterfalls visits, local beaches, or temples.
Your spirit has been replenished and rejuvenated by your cleansing and meditation practice. You've conditioned your body and your mind; and you are now ready to begin sharing your teaching voice with others. Explore teaching to your classmates in small groups.
We discuss epic stories and ancient texts of India. We also explore the intimate connection between our breath and the electrochemical pathways of our bodies; understanding their influence on our spiritual practices. Enjoy your day off, study or join us for an excursion at the close of this week.
With your stay in paradise coming to a close, you begin harnessing the power of your authentic teaching voice by leading your own asana class. You will receive gentle, constructive feedback from your classmates and teachers to assist you in evolving your teaching abilities and sequences. The training culminates in a special Closing Ceremony and a final tasty breakfast, where you'll say your goodbyes and depart.
What is your payment and cancellation policy?
Final payments are due 60 days before the start date of the training.
If cancellation takes place within 7 days of booking the training, 100% of the paid training price, minus your deposit, is refundable. Cancellation requests must always be submitted in writing.
Cancel Under 60 Days Prior to Course Start Date
If you submit a written cancellation request less than 60 days from the training start date, unfortunately we cannot issue a refund for your deposit or the training itself. However, we can transfer the booking to another training of equal value, at no extra administrative cost.
Cancel 60-120+ Days Prior to Course Start Date
If you submit a written cancellation request more than 60 days from the training start date, you can be refunded for the cost of the training, minus your deposit. However, we can transfer the booking to another training of equal value, at no extra administrative cost.