Why the Yoga Teacher Training Venue is So Important

Yoga teacher trainings are very special type of intensive courses. YTTs have the potential to change people’s lives for better. Majority of our students told us how their worldview and attitude towards life has changed during the course. We are proud of being able to create such an environment but still we must admit they […]

Taking a look around Ubud

From a variety of temples and lush green rice paddies to monkey forests and waterfalls, coffee plantations and amazing restaurants, the lively town of Ubud truly has a lot to offer to its visitors. While the majority of your time will be spent in class, studying, or practicing yoga (that’s why you signed up for teacher […]

New healthy options to eat in Ubud

healthy options to eat in Ubud

healthy options to eat in Ubud It’s not just about the course…GET OUT THERE! There are so many places in Ubud to eat healthy in Ubud. Still a new places are opening up offering new tastes, new atmospheres. We will focus on two:The Mudra and The Spell Creperie. Both of them are on the Gootama Street. On […]

Ubud: The Yoga Hotspot of Bali

Bali is hands-down one of the most special places on the planet… It’s been called the Island of the Gods, the Island of Peace, and the Morning of the World. The energy here is deep, nurturing, peaceful, challenging, and truly life-changing. A rich ground for manifestation. And in a place of special places, the little […]

What to expect on a yoga teacher training course

What to expect on a yoga teacher training course

Your yoga teacher training course The sun is about to rise over the countryside in Bali.You’re in Ubud, and the town’s local roosters are crowing to let you know that it’s time to start your day. Chances are you’re staying in a home stay close to the heart of town, so you don your yoga gear […]

Yoga in Bali; Yoga in Ubud

Yoga in Bali

Yoga in Bali Ubud has changed a lot over the last five years; from a sleepy artisan community to a bustling, cosmopolitan town. What this means is that while the traffic can be hectic and the sidewalks crowded in high-season, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to food, shopping, relaxation and yoga. What makes […]

An indulgent day in Seminyak

Sunset Ku de ta Seminyak

When you are spending an intense month of Yoga Teacher Training in Ubud with Shades of Yoga, it is sometimes nice to escape and do something different. Ubud is known as the centre of culture and art in Bali, whereas Seminyak is more geared towards the tourist who wants to enjoy the beach, shop, dine […]

Gamelan lessons at the local library

Karma at the library

There are not many evenings that you can walk around Ubud without being invited to or at least hearing a performance, usually of dance and gamelan music. The traditional gamelan music carries across Ubud, enticing and inviting to everyone that hears it. One of the best places to hear a concert is just next to […]

Go raw

The Shades of Yoga Teacher Training is held in Ubud: a haven for healthy living, with dozens of the restaurants offering delicious raw, vegan and vegetarian meals. While working on your yoga practice and self-awareness, it’s ideal for experimenting with a completely new diet – and quickly, feel the benefits too! Eating raw is often […]

Yoga, Meditation & Self-Empowerment Retreat in Ubud


Shades of Yoga recently ran the first in a series of Yoga, Meditation and Personal Empowerment Retreats at Taksu Spa, situated in the heart of Ubud, Bali’s global centre for spiritual tourism. The retreats are orientated towards giving the participants the tools to transform their lives through daily yoga sessions, active meditations, and lectures designed to help individuals […]

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 […]