A Day in the Life of a Shades of Yoga Student

“I’ve made an appointment with the bank to discuss my options on going to Bali for a yoga teacher training.” That’s the message my mom received 15-days prior to my departure from Saskatchewan, Canada to Ubud, Bali to train in Shades of Yoga’s extensive 21-day, RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training program. The reactions I got […]

Transportation Options for Ubud, Bali

Exploring new territory is always a fun and exciting adventure. Exploring Ubud is especially that – the stunning views of the rice terraces, the active volcanoes a short drive away, The sacred Monkey Forest and its three ancient temples, and not to mention Bali’s many beautiful beaches that provide the perfect backdrop for any tropical […]

Ubud Eating | Down To Earth

Traveling away from home can be a difficult task, especially when it comes to your diet. It seems that as our world evolves the dietary needs and wants of individuals become more and more complicated.  It is not unusual for people to be gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, raw, or all of the above, so where […]

Bali Beaches are Paradise

kuta beach in bali yoga teacher training

Bali Beaches are Paradise One of my favorite things to do, no matter where I am in the world, is find a great beach to enjoy. Bali is known around the world for its pristine tropical beaches and warm water, it therefore only made sense to hit up a few local beaches in Bali and […]

Bali’s Heavenly Relaxation Centre: Jaen’s Spa

As many of our past Shades Of Yoga students would know, The RYT 200 hour, 21-day yoga teacher training is designed around proper alignment, building a solid strength foundation and of course, flexibility. Due to Shades Of Yoga’s integrity to hold this standard, it is not uncommon for our students to indulge in a relaxation […]

Sari Organik: The Essence Of Natural

a day in Ubud

Sari Organiks embodies many of the values and the movements being made in Ubud, Bali and wider society today. Owned by Balinese chef Nila, Sari Organiks stands for ‘essence of natural’ and represents a model for: independent, local, organic farming with balanced, ethical, environmental sustainability at its core. It aims to educate and inspire others […]

Reflexology Ubud, Bali

Reflexology: a practice that is thousands of years old. A natural healing art based on the principles of using acupressure points in the hands and feet to combat stress, tension and to promote general well-being in the form of better circulation and function of the organs and glands.

Why do a RYT teaching training in Bali?

With so many teacher training courses on offer out there, and many locations to choose from, it can be difficult to make that all important investment in a decision. So why choose Shades of Yoga in Bali? One aspect of Bali comes instantly to mind: the smiley happy faces of the local  Balinese people. In […]

Shades of Yoga’s Brand New Yoga Space at Taksu Spa in Ubud Bali

Taksu Spa Massage

The start of a new month and the start of Shades of Yoga May RYT 200hr course at Taksu Spa in Ubud, Bali; bringing another month of fresh energy to transform through the power of yoga. This month, some added newness, in the form of a brand new yoga space for both student and teacher […]

Beach Yoga and Surf Day Trip

Shades of Yoga recently held a highly successful Yoga and Surf Day Trip on the beautiful island paradise of Bali. We loaded 9 of our Shades of Yoga Teacher Training pupils, plus a few vacationers, into a couple of taxis and transported them down to the seemingly endless and pristinely beautiful beach stretch of Seminyak, […]

White Sand Beach

The November 2012 RYT 200 hour course held in Ubud, Bali was a monumental success.  Learning, soul-searching, philosophizing, physical and mental transformation and fun were the overriding themes, ultimately culminating in a 100% pass rate for all the students that participated in the month long course. On the final day of the course we decided […]