Who we are
An Internationally Accredited Yoga Teacher Training School and Continuing Education School
Shades of Yoga is an International Yoga Teacher Training school offering Level 1 (200 hour) RYT 200 and Level 2 (300 hour) RYT 300 Yoga Teacher Training courses as well as Continuing Education courses (YACEP) accredited courses with Yoga Alliance International. Our courses have been running in Bali since 2010 and we are in the process of expanding into Europe and Morocco.
We believe that learning the art of teaching yoga should be taught in stunning natural environments in turn nourishing the soul.
Be sure to leave having experienced a transformation of a life time.
Internationally Accredited Yoga Teacher Training School
Shades of Yoga began with a vision to connect people around the world, through the art of practising yoga.
SOY director, Tracey Rohan Irwin, began her personal yoga journey over 20 years ago, and opened her first commercial yoga studio in Umhlanga Rocks in her native country South Africa in 2007.
After three years in this location, which offered two yoga teacher trainings a year, Tracey and her team expanded to provide trainings in several other locations in South Africa as well as Zimbabwe and the island of Mauritius.
It was on a return journey to Bali, Indonesia in 2010, where Tracey had originally studied yoga in 2005, that Shades of Yoga was born.
An ideal location was found, right in the heart of Ubud, known for its vibrant and healing energy that draws spiritual seekers and nature lovers from around the globe. Shades of Yoga training studio is located in an idyllic natural setting, with a world class vegetarian restaurant on the premises, making it a sanctuary of peace and healing energy. It is here that SOY run their 9 teacher training courses a year, drawing yoga enthusiasts from all corners of the globe.
SOY is in the process of expanding into new stunning natural settings in Morocco and Europe. We have plans for upcoming courses in Morocco and several European locations coming in 2020. As well as 200/300 YTT courses, we also offer shorter YACEP courses.
We have a wonderful team of trainers, versed in multiple healing modalities who bring their expertise to our courses.
Since SOY began, we have trained hundreds of students to become teachers and now Shades wants to create a community that connects teachers worldwide.
Our aim is to provide support and employment opportunities through our new teacher training directory. We envision building a Shades of Yoga family that will give us opportunities to share our gifts while enjoying beautiful natural environments.
As yogis we are eternal students, always learning on the path of life and deepening our understanding of the incredible depths of yoga.
We at SOY realise that life is constantly evolving so we have also started to offer some YACEP courses.
Cultivating an Understanding of our Inner Self.
Shades of Yoga holds firm in the belief that it’s only when we have developed a true understanding of the potent effects of the practice of yoga on the body, mind and spirit, that we can then effectively share these practices with others. Until we have cultivated an understanding of the inner self, we are not equipped to be a catalyst in the transformation of our students.
Shades of Yoga offers two comprehensive practical Yoga training programs in how to teach yoga. These courses are suitable for experienced practitioners who would like to teach yoga in the future and also those who would simply like to deepen their yoga practice.
RYT200 & RYT300 Yoga Teacher Training Course
The RYT 300* Yoga teacher trainer course is available once a RYT 200 Yoga teacher trainer course has been completed. (This will be individually assessed).
Included in this Yoga training course is a mixture of Hatha yoga where we incorporate styles such as Iyengar and Ashtanga. We will learn how to combine a variety of postures (asana) into a Vinyasa flow, with specific focus on principles of alignment.
*The RYT 500 has been replaced by the new RYT 300 course
RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training
Click here for more information on our RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training Course.
RYT300 Yoga Teacher Training
Click here for more information on our RYT300 Yoga Teacher Training Course.
YACEP Continuing Education Programs
Click here for more information on our YACEP Continuing Education Programs.
We look forward to welcoming you in Bali for our next International Yoga Teacher Training Course.
The 6 values of Shades of Yoga
Shades of Yoga is dedicated to equipping teachers with the skills and required knowledge to fulfill a commercial role at the end of their training.
We strongly emphasise technique and alignment throughout our courses as safety is paramount to our teaching philosophy.
We are dedicated to providing you with the individual attention you deserve, therefore we specialise in intimate, small-group training experiences with no more than 16 students per course.
We operate in stunning, tranquil destinations around the globe, with our flagship centre being based in Ubud, Bali.
Shades of Yoga offers a holistic training program that explores yoga as a lifestyle and spiritual practice, not just as an exercise.
Believe in Yoga
Shades of Yoga firmly believes that yoga is for people of all shapes, sizes and experience levels. You don’t have to be young. You don’t have to be flexible. You just have to be.