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The magical island of Bali, Indonesia is aptly named the “Island of the Gods.” This picturesque isle is the perfect place for a spiritual practice and, therefore, a yoga teacher training. It’s no wonder that hundreds of yoga, meditation, and spirituality classes are offered daily in this enchanting land.
It's apparent that the island itself holds a unique feeling as soon as you step off the plane, and the stunning landscapes of Bali add to its mesmerizing allure. But the true magic of this island lies in the beauty of its people and the sacredness of their spirituality.
These seven reasons just graze the surface about why Bali is the perfect place for your spiritual practice and your yoga teacher training. But they are ripe with truth of the magic that the small Indonesian island holds.
Self-love and self-care are more than just luxuries on this beautiful island. Pampering oneself both internally and externally is the norm in this sacred land.
Massages and spa treatments are abundant and inexpensive and meditation is practiced by the vast majority of the population. Internal reflection is of utmost importance and there are devotional practices everywhere you turn.
The culture places strong emphasis on caring for each other, but also on caring for oneself to keep a spiritually open and clean body and mind.
Life in Bali is not super complex. Everything from the design of the accommodations to the design of the culture is kept simple and modest.
However, the Balinese people know how to beautify even the most mundane things. Flower petals are scattered everywhere you look, beautifully designed into the sacred symbol of “om” or symbols of other spiritual significance. Food is seasonal and simple yet indescribably delectable.
The Balinese know that there is beauty in simplicity and they follow this mantra with little effort.
Secluded on the island, you are surrounded entirely by nature in all its glory. Practicing yoga overlooking the colorful rice fields and meditating to the sound of singing birds is utter bliss.
If you’re looking for a place to completely disconnect in order to reconnect with nature and yourself, then Bali is the definitive choice for your yoga teacher training.
Wherever you go in Bali, you can completely immerse yourself in the magic of Mother Nature.
Once you walk down the yogic path, you will immediately notice the importance of silence.
Silence is abundant on the Island of the Gods and there is rarely a moment when you cannot retreat into the silence of your own mind.
People highly respect meditation and will let you be if they notice you practicing. It isn’t hard to find yourself completely isolated and alone (if you take just a few steps off the beaten path) to allow yourself to completely absorb the abundance of peace and quiet that surrounds you.
There is a humble devotion that is characteristic to the Balinese people and unlike any other in the world. As you walk down any street, you must zigzag your path to avoid stepping on any of the hundreds of ritual sacrifices that fill the streets.
Nowhere will you find such dedicated practitioners of their spiritual faith honoring the values that they preach in their everyday lives. People are kind to one another and treat each other with dignity and respect, honoring the sacred greeting of any yogi: namaste.
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The pace of Bali is lethargic. Perhaps with the exception of the cars and the waves, everything in Bali is slow-paced.
A street may shut down for 20 minutes as an impromptu ceremonial parade passes by. The wait in a restaurant may be longer than you’re accustomed to, but all of this leisure teaches you to really slow down your own pace.
You learn to slow your rhythm of breath. You learn that haste does not improve the quality of your life. And you learn that this moment is all that we have. If you rush past it, then there is nothing to savor.
Bali is renowned internationally as the Island of the Gods. This name is certainly not coincidental. The spirit of this magical island is simply captivating.
From its natural beauty to its genuinely kind-hearted people, from its mouth-watering foods to its breathtaking sunsets, Bali is truly a sacred land. What better place could there possibly be to practice spirituality and learn to teach yoga than right on the Island of the Gods in the presence of beauty and devotion?
Join Nomad Yoga for a transformative journey into the world of yoga in magical Bali! Our Yoga Alliance accredited 200 Hour Bali Yoga Teacher Trainings are designed to move you deeper into your personal practice while simultaneously preparing you to offer your teachings to the world.
Practice overlooking the iconic rice fields and nourish yourself on the warm Balinese beaches. Bring your yoga practice to the Island of the Gods and watch the magic that unfolds.