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Jala Neti with Mark Ansari

 Ashtanga/Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga Teacher Training – Jala Neti Kriya

Jala Neti

This kriya is a cleansing practice of the sinus passages with warm saline water.
Yogis have practiced it for centuries for its innumerable and powerful benefits.
It is also called Neti or Saline Nasal Irrigation.

In yoga, it has been used for its extremely powerful physical, psychological and spiritual benefits.
However, in the modern world jalaneti has gained immense popularity because of its dramatic effect on the sinuses.
It solves the sinus infection and allergy problems without the use of drugs with immediate, immense and sustained results and without side effects.

Students Practicing Neti on the Bali Tribe TTC
Students Practicing Neti on the Bali Tribe TTC


Method :
A special NETI POT (as shown in the picture) is used.
Heat filtered or bottled water (about 500 ml) to the point of boiling.
Add a teaspoon of sea salt or rock salt (preferably) and stir.
Let the water get to warm enough temperature which can be poured in nose without causing burning sensation. (Test the heat with your finger tips)
Tilt your head and insert the nozzle of the neti pot into the nostril opposite (start with the nostril that is breathing better at that moment).
Without force, breathe through your mouth by keeping it partially open.
Tilt the neti pot until the water starts coming out of the other nostril by gravity.

This procedure is then alternated with the other nostril.
The water drains out flushing the nasal passages and the linings thoroughly. After these the nostrils are dried out through special techniques.

The way in which Jala Neti rinses out the dirt and bacteria filled mucous lining would be obvious to most people as the warm water loosens and dissolves any internal build ups, and takes them outwards. But what may not be so obvious is that, due to gravity and a venturi-effect, the sinus passages are also drained by the vacuum pressure flow of the water. Whereas it would normally be impossible to drain a “dead end” cavity like the sinuses, Jala Neti achieves this ingeniously and simply.
As the water flows past the nasal passages it “sucks” out the virus-infested mucus from the sinus cavities flushing them clean with the saline water.

Precautions : If possible, use a neti pot per nostril.
If the nose is blocked with cold or bleeding or infected internally, then avoid this kriya (process).
They should first clear nose by Kapalbhati Pranayam and then practice jalaneti.
Also avoid practicing it at night times. Always do it when sun is shining (preferably early in the morning with empty stomach).

Jala Neti Kriya Benefits :

  • Immediate relief from respiratory disorders like sinusitis, allergy, asthma, hay fever etc.
  • Neti helps to re-program the body’s natural mechanisms against respiratory complaints including sore throats, coughs, postnasal drips etc.
  • It cures problems associated with the eyes and ears such as certain types of deafness, tinitis and myopia.
  • If you practice advanced stages of neti, it works wonders for throat infections. It helps to re-program the body’s natural mechanisms against respiratory complaints including sore throats and coughs.
  • It stimulates better powers of visualization and concentration and gives a feeling of lightness and clarity to the mind.
  • It has soothing effect on the brain, so it gives relief from headaches, migraine, depression, mental tensions and even epilepsy, hysteria and temper tantrums.
  • On a higher plane, it is very effective for meditation as it works on the subtle effects of the olfactory bulb, and the psychic center, which is known as the Ajna Chakra in yoga.
  • It is excellent if you are trying to give up smoking. It reduces mouth breathing and re-sensitizes the nose to the indecency and discomfort of ingesting smoke, therefore deprogramming the brain of the physical and psychological addiction.
    Also cures snoaring during sleep.

Jala neti is feared as a complicated yoga process which is only practiced by yogis of highest order.
But, in reality, it is too simple and has no complications.
It is natural and has no side effects.

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Interview – Senior Yoga Teacher Raquel Salvador on our TTC in Bali

Raquel Salvador. Our Tribe teacher on the TTC in Bali
Raquel Salvador. Our Tribe teacher on the TTC in Bali

In April 2016 Tribe will have their first TTC in Bali.  Its a 3 weeks, 200 hour yoga teacher training course with a Yoga Alliance certification.
When you decide to do a TTC in Bali or anywhere overseas you don’t often get the opportunity to get to know the teacher before you go. Well, that’s about to change. I wrote our main teacher Raquel Salvador a couple of questions I wanted to know if I were you!

This is Tribes first TTC in Bali, is this your first time in Bali as well? 

Yes, it is my first time in Bali, and first time that we will offer the TTC in Bali. We (Mark & Raquel) have been teaching on Tribe yoga teacher trainings in India, Thailand, UK, Austria and Spain and now we add Bali to the list.  My partner Mark Ansari, Senior teacher for Tribe has been there before and thinks the location is ideal!

What do you expect of Bali?

I don’t usually expect much of a place, Yoga teaches you to live in the present. I guess my experience of the place will have to do with my mental set up at the time. Any place conducive to explore new things, where the creative force is felt in the atmosphere is good for me.

Why did Tribe choose to do a Yoga Teacher Training in Bali?

We thought Tribe has been such a well know company with lots of international recognition needed to offer trainings in such an spiritual location. Many of our students who have been in Bali have told us what a wonderful place is. How rituals are present in everyday living and spirituality is felt in the day to day activities. I guess India is a magical place as well but probably more of a cultural shock for westerners so we thought of doing a TTC in Bali for that reason.

What can a student expect of the training?

An incredible journey because of the energy  that is created within the training, due to the fellow students and the teachers. We will share our experiences on how to be guided by our own inner wisdom. Not to mimic what we see. The training covers a great variety of syllabus. Within the Asana practice we teach different styles, despite of the training being Ashtanga based.  We are giving students the tools to create their own Asana classes honouring their personal styles.

I saw on the tribe website that your focus in teaching is all about self-exploration/knowledge and awareness. How do you stimulate that? 

Through the right sequences, with the right rhythm, creating time for awareness of what is happening right there and then. I guide the students through the class with my words so their minds stays focused. It is a process, people might start feeling a connection, a state of inner harmony with just one class. But usually it takes time to go back, to feel and stop analysing everything mentally. It is about re-connecting the mind with the body and to experience what is actually happening in that process. Allowing that to happen you have to have a constant reminder. That is my job… to bring you back to the present moment over and over again, to your yoga mat, to your body and your breath.  And try not to have your mind are the breakfast table wondering what smoothie will they be serving today…

Raquel Salvador yoga teacher on the Bali yoga teacher training course
Raquel Salvador yoga teacher on the Bali yoga teacher training course

What kind of people do you think will join the TTC in Bali?

People who are passionate about Yoga. People who need a change in their life and see yoga as the tool for transformation.Tribe Trainings are not only for people who want to teach but for everyone who wants to learn about themselves, who wants to feel more at ease and in peace with themselves and everything else. People who want to have a little bit more comfort in their surroundings than say somewhere like India. The venue for the Bali TTC is a little more pricey than venues that we use in India but it is also quite special 

What made you decide to do a TTC?

When I did my Teachers training I wanted to get knowledge about how to teach Asana’s safely to others, to gain the skills to adjust, to learn a bit more about anatomy, philosophy, all in all to have a more comprehensive understanding of yoga to be able to apply the principles learned in my own life and to be able to share them with others.

What do you expect of your students?

To have a burning passion for yoga, full commitment for the training, an open heart and an open mind!

What advice would you give someone who is thinking about doing Bali Yoga Teacher Training?

I would advise them to come to the TTC in Bali ready to learn about themselves, with no expectations. Ready to realise that magic happens when you commit fully to something as beautiful as it is, the exploration of oneself. A common statement you’ll hear from people when they finish the Tribe teacher training is, “This training changed my life, I wish I had done it before!”

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Things to do in Chiang Mai when you travel to the Tribe Thailand Yoga Teacher Training

Thinking of signing up for the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training?

What else can you do whilst you are there?

Thailand, the country of Temples, massages, great food, elephants and of course the smile. In the north of Thailand 25k away from Chiang Mai is where you can do find yourself on the Tribe 200hr Thailand Yoga Teacher Training.

Get your summer clothes out of your closet if you are going to do your Yoga teacher training in Thailand. The weather will be great during this time of year with an average of 32 degrees. And you might as well get a nice summer glow while you’re there, right?

If you are deciding to fly out to the Thailand yoga teacher training., once there you might want to consider staying a bit longer to see all the beauty that Thailand has to offer besides yoga.

The North of Thailand has a lot to offer! Let me give you just a few ideas on what you can do during your ……

Head to Chiang Mai on you days off during your Thailand yoga teacher training

Chiang Mai, the biggest city in the north of Thailand has a lot to offer. As a tourist in Thailand it is very easy to arrange all different kind of trips. So just pop in to one of the many hostels they have in Chiang Mai and the friendly people are more than willing to help you out.

Temples; Due to Buddhism which is the main religion in Thailand you can find a lot of temples basically everywhere in Thailand as so in Chiang Mai. Wat Prathat Doi Suthep is in my opinion one of the most impressive Temples you can find in Chiang Mai. Located on top of a mountain with a stunning view over the City you can have a look at this gold surrounded filled with Buddha images temple. Just the sort of soul inspiring visit which will support your spiritual journey on the Tribe Thailand yoga teacher training.

Elephant sanctuary; Elephant Nature Park has a good reputation when it comes to taking care of its animals. They have rescued and saved elephants (from elephant rides among other things) and giving them now a safe place to stay. This is a great way to help and support the elephants without contributing to these horrible elephant rides. You can visit them or any other sanctuary just on your day off from your Thailand yoga teacher training or if you have some extra spare time you can even volunteer for a couple of weeks.

Market; In Chiang Mai on every Sunday you’ll find probably the biggest market you are ever going to see in your whole life. You can walk around for hours and still see different things everywhere you look. From clothes to art, from crazy insects to handmade notebooks all of it for a very low price. But don’t let that hold you back on practicing your negotiating skills to lower the prices even a bit more. The lovely Thai people actually enjoy it and expect you to do so. Its definitely something that many of the Trainees on the Thailand yoga teacher training love to go to.

Monk Chats. If you want to want some more depth after/during your yoga teacher training and something other than the usual tourist activities this is something I can highly recommend! In Chiang Mai you have several “Monk Chat programs” which allows you to have an informal chat with a school aged Monk, usually accompanied by its teacher. So anything you’ve always wanted to know about Buddhism or what it’s like being a monk you can just ask them. At Wat Chedi Luang or Doi Suthep Temple they hold specific “Chat hours” during the day when you can chat away….

And these are just a few suggestions on what you can do during/after/before your yoga teacher training…. So let the country welcome you with their warm smile they are so well known for when you choose to attend a Thailand yoga teacher training with Tribe!

Visit the Night Market in Chiang Mai on your Thailand yoga teacher training day off
Visit the Night Market in Chiang Mai on your Thailand yoga teacher training day off
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Bali yoga teacher training entices you to a magical island.

Bali yoga teacher training experience was not on the agenda but Bali was the Island where Julia Roberts in “Eat Pray Love” went for spiritual healing.  An Indonesian Island full of rice fields, arts, beautiful beaches and friendly people. Enough reasons to do a Yoga Teacher Training on this lovely Island called Bal

If you are looking for a place which oozes spirituality Bali is a great place to go. Balinese people have a lot of rituals coming from their main religion which is Hinduism. You will see a lot of different devotional practices practically everywhere you walk. The Balinese often have their own little temples where they put flowers, some food and some incense. They do this to thank the gods and show their gratitude towards life and to offer a place for the spirits to dwell. These little things add a touch of Asian mystique to Bali, so apart from  all that you learn on your yoga teacher training in Bali you will be able to discover and explore a new culture.

Places to visit when you attend the Bali yoga teacher training
Bali yoga teacher training courses take you to a place rich in culture

The Bali yoga teacher training offers inner explorations.
Where will your explorations take you after the training?

A few possibilities:

If you want to see (or buy of course) some nice handmade arts, you can visit the lovely Sukawati Art Market. You can purchase practically all your souvenirs, or just a gift for yourself on the biggest Market of Bali. From Sarongs, Paintings, Incense to colourful bedcovers you can find it all here! This  sort of trip can be a way to relax and unwind when you have a  day off during your yoga teacher training.

If you can’t get enough of your asana practice or maybe you want to check out the local yoga scene during your teacher training on Bali you can find drop in yoga classes everywhere on this Island. From the famous Yoga barn where classes are packed and fill up to 60 people to small studio’s hidden between the rice fields its a paradise yoga destination number 1.

If you are looking for some good vegetarian or vegan restaurants go to Monkey Forest Road in Ubud. A popular street where you can find some really amazing restaurants or if you are looking for some new yoga clothes (cause you have worn them all out during your yoga teacher training) you have a high chance on succeeding in finding some stylish and well made items on this street.

And you simply can’t leave your teacher training on Bali without seeing at least one temple. There are over 20.000 temples in Bali. But make sure you are wearing respectable clothes or bring a sarong in order to cover up. As in many Asian cultures it is customary to cover shoulders and knees. Its also expected that women do not enter temples during  menstruation, just so you know!

So you might want to consider spending an extra couple of days holidaying and exploring the area after you have completed your Yoga teacher training in Bali.   There is just so much to see and do and you wont have much time on the yoga teacher training to get to the beach. There can’t be any better way to celebrate becoming a yoga teacher than lounging on the beach, sipping coconuts and tanking the sunshine  in Bali – Land of the Gods!

In your free time from the yoga teacher training in Bali you can visit temples
In your free time from the Bali yoga teacher training you can visit temples
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Senior Teachers on the Yoga Teacher Training in Bali – land of the Gods

Tribe is sending two of its senior teachers to teach on the yoga teacher training in Bali this coming April. You haven’t heard of Mark Ansari? Mark has been teaching yoga for more than 20 years. He is old school Ashtanga pratitioner who studied with Pattabhi Jois way back in the days when Pattabhi  Guruji had but a handful of western students to teach

Students who study with Mark love his relaxed, peaceful energy and his expertise in delivering simple precise instruction. His insightfulness into people bodies allows him to skilfully guide, with his hands or his voice, students much deeper into a pose than they think possible. If you are thinking of doing a yoga teacher training in Bali, and love Ashtanga, then having Mark Ansari as a teacher will be like the icing on a cake.

Raquel Salvador is Marks longtime soulmate and they have taught on each others side for over 9 years. She is the main teacher and facilitator on many of the Tribe yoga teacher trainings in Thailand and Spain. For a long time she has been wishing to do the Tribe yoga teacher training in Bali as Bali has a mystique that strongly talks to her.

I am an eternal traveller, forever a student of yoga and a certified teacher. I have studied, practised and taught in India, London, Thailand and Spain. I have enjoyed extended periods of study in Mysore, home of ashtanga yoga and other styles of yoga like Iyengar, Vinyasa flow with highly acclaimed teachers.

In 2013 I became pregnant. During this time I was able to explore more deeply, other elements of yoga. My classes are influenced by all the teachings I have received, to create a class that is friendly, with a positive approach to health and well-being but most importantly an experience that gets us in touch with the more subtle levels of our being.
I would define my classes including when i teach the primary series as a mix of slow vinyasa flow becoming more yin by the end of the class, my focus on the trainings among other things is to provide students with the tools and techniques to improve your practice both during the course and at home.

It will be my first time teaching on the Tribe yoga teacher training in Bali and i am so looking forward to another exciting and rich experience of yoga with students from all over the world in a place of natural beauty and tropical days.

Teacher on the Tribe yoga teacher training in Bali
Teacher on the Tribe yoga teacher training in Bali

Raquel is a dream teacher. Her beautiful feminine presence lights up any yoga shala. Once a lawyer by profession, Raquel now turns her inquisitive nature into exploring all that lies below the surface during our yoga practice. Her philosophical and psychological insights into the practice cultivate an experience of self reflection and understanding that support the kind of transformation that yoga is devised to bring. Its not too late  to join her and the other teachers for an amazing yoga teacher training experience in Bali next April.

When’s the next yoga teacher training in Bali.

The Tribe yoga teacher training in Bali is due to start on the 9th april, 2016. Its a 3 week yoga teacher training with the possibility of attaining  a 200 hour yoga teacher certification on completion.

Joining Mark and Raquel will be Tribe teacher Steve. He is resident in and  has been teaching in Bali for many years. Over 4 years ago he completed the Tribe level 1 yoga teacher training in Goa studying under both Mark and Raquel. He has an ongoing teaching position at,  and co-ordinates the Tribe yoga teacher training Bali venue Kura Kura. a luxury retreat venue with friendly staff, swimming pool and tropical surrounding.

Choosing to do a yoga teacher training in Bali is for many a big decision and huge investment of money, time and energy. But Bali is a luxury  holiday destination and the hospitality and style of Bali offers a decadent feel and comfortable stay. Its no wonder many schools have chosen to do their yoga teacher training in Bali.  It has a spiritual ambience which arises from the hindu community adding colour and a spirit of devotion to the atmosphere.

Yoga Teachers on the Tribe yoga teacher training in Bali
Yoga Teachers on the Tribe yoga teacher training in Bali
Questions and doubts about attending a yoga teacher training course

Doubting if your practice is good enough to do a yoga teacher training?

Are you doubting yourself? Questioning if you are ready to go on a yoga teacher training?

Am I ready for a TTC?
Is my practice strong enough?
I don’t know enough about yoga?
Have I been practising long enough?

Does this sound familiar?

In the weeks before a yoga TTC begins these questions and many more can plague the anxious and excited minds of students who have signed up for a training. Its also something that crosses the mind creating doubts for people who are considering joining a training and they start holding back because of their fears, fear of failure, fear of not being good enough, fear of going out of their comfort zone.

Fear not! The most important requirement of a prospective student who wishes to sign up on a Tribe yoga teacher training course is to show up and gift oneself with, what is often, a once in a lifetime yoga immersion. Its the Tribe teaching teams’s job to cultivate a space for you as an individual to recalibrate yourself on all levels. The Tribe training is a place that you come to explore, experiment and engage in the practice of yoga regardless of your previous experience or understanding.

There is no judgement on what you can or cant do, what you know or don’t know. The training offers a journey of stillness, self reflection, connection and self love and all that is asked of you is that you arrive with a readiness and commitment to study and practice yoga with an openness and readiness to allow the yoga to lead you into a place of healing, growth and transformation… that’s what’s yoga is for!

Regardless of what’s going on in the background of your life signing up for a training will give you time and space to recharge and reboot your system.

The tools and practices that you will learn might just be that extra support in your life that is needed for you to come into that place of self-expression and self-empowerment that you are looking for. Thereafter you will be better equipped to flow through your days in a more focused, balanced, successful, happy, and harmonious way.

The real questions to ask yourself is

IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN?

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How to teach Moola Bandha to men?

This question came from a Tribe graduate and Tribe teacher Raquel shares a simple answer.
Moola Bandha for men I guess should be explained by men but from speaking with advanced male practitioners,  like Mark, the best way to teach it to beginners would be to ask them to visualise the bottom area of the pelvis divided in three parts: anus, testicles and the area between both, then exercise contracting the 3, then release the anus,  then release the testicles contraction. The very subtle contraction left will be a physical application of moola bhanda.

Continue reading How to teach Moola Bandha to men?

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6 Reasons Becoming a Yoga Teacher Will Reward and Benefit You

Do you think you’re ready to begin on the path to becoming a yoga teacher, but you still aren’t sure it’s the right avenue to walk on your journey? Are you on the fence, wondering whether the rewards and benefits will be enough to pay off for the time, dedication, and money you will have to devote to yoga teacher training? If so, read on, faithful audience!

Yoga means a union of the mind, body, and spirit with the Divine, both a state of consciousness and a method to help one reach that goal. Teaching yoga helps others reach that goal, and as such it is an exceptionally rewarding and beneficial hobby or profession, but don’t just take our word for it. Here are 6 real benefits to becoming a yoga teacher; 6 ways that this path will reward you and benefit you.

1. It’s so rewarding to support and inspire others on their journey.

When you see others begin their path to spiritual and physical healing, there’s barely a better feeling in the world. You have a story to tell, whether you realize it or not, and your story will spur others on to taking their own journey and developing their own tales to tell. Teaching yoga helps provide your students with the tools they need to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, and seeing our students begin that journey is one of the most rewarding aspects of being yoga teachers.

2. Seeing the growth, healing, transformation, and evolution in your students is amazing.

As your classes progress, you’ll watch your students transform from clumsy, misguided fawns into graceful, majestic bucks and does. They’ll evolve from barely being able to complete the simplest posture or asana to being so graceful and in tune with their minds, bodies, and souls that they are able to practice even the most advanced, intricate aspects of yoga. Watching this evolution is amazing, but there’s even more. You’ll see them transform, you’ll see them benefit from physical, spiritual, and emotional healing, and you’ll know that you played a part in improving their overall health and consciousness. It’s truly amazing, like watching a caterpillar transform into a gorgeous butterfly.

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3. You not only teach your students, but learn from them as well!

As you help others increase their knowledge, your own understanding of the yogic practice and lifestyle will deepen and expand. You’ll find yourself learning so much from your students, too, as you hear their own stories and see how yoga transforms them and helps them achieve oneness between their mind, body, and soul. Spurring your students along to greater heights of relaxation and consciousness will even inspire your own practice to grow deeper and more complete, and your service to the yogic community will pay off with lasting rewards of inner peace and the knowledge that you are helping others find that same serenity in their innermost places.

4. Teaching will validate and enhance your own understanding and interpretation of yoga.

As we said in the previous benefit, teaching validates your own understanding and interpretation of yoga. You’ll learn new ways of promoting the values of yoga, as well as innovative ways to help students practice the right postures and asanas. You’ll become more in tune with the five points of yoga, including exercise (asanas), breathing (pranayama), relaxation, diet, and positive thinking (vedanta) and meditation (dhyana). You’ll grow as a practitioner of yoga at the same time you are evolving into a highly effective teacher of the yogic practice and lifestyle.

5. You’ll get to travel to exotic, beautiful places, doing something you love, and get paid for it!

Your journey as a teacher of yoga doesn’t have to be limited to a spiritual and emotional journey. You can find yourself journeying to exotic, beautiful places to teach your classes. Some of the graduates of our yoga teaching classes have gone on to teach the practice at gorgeous resorts, on popular cruise lines, and even more. You can find yourself traveling to Hawaii, the Bahamas, the Mediterranean, or anywhere else you might imagine, all to teach yoga classes. The best part of these travels will be the fact that you are doing what you love, and you’re getting paid for it!

6. Teaching will stretch you to becoming more explorative and creative.

Becoming a yoga teacher requires you to stretch beyond what you know and understand, because every student brings with them unique limitations and abilities. You will become much more creative, as you learn new ways to teach the five principles and four paths of yoga, because you will be able to custom-tailor your class to the students you have. You’ll also learn to explore teaching methods and practices, evolving yourself as a yoga instructor at the same time that you are expanding your own knowledge and understanding of yoga.

Get started now!

If that sounds amazing beyond words, and you have already answered “Yes” to our five questions about whether or not you are ready to become a yoga teacher, then get off that fence! Yoga teaching is right for you, and you are right for teaching yoga. The rewards and benefits you will reap will exceed your own expectations, and you’ll find yourself a stronger practitioner of the yogic lifestyle at the same time. Get in touch with us to schedule your Level 1 Teacher Training Course, and we will get you on the path to becoming a yoga teacher.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re Thinking About Yoga Teacher Training

Have you been practicing yoga for years, and the thought keeps coming back to you that maybe you should become a yoga instructor? How do you know, though, that you’re ready for yoga teacher training? We get both beginners and advanced students on the level 1 Teachers’ Training Course (TTC), which is open to anybody who wants to experience a one-month immersion into yoga practice and study.

Your month-long Level 1 TTC will be one of the most intense, but fulfilling, experiences of your life. You’ll learn from our curriculum, based on the five points of yoga and the practical application of the traditional four paths of yoga. Our intensive daily schedule will provide you with lectures on how to become an effective yoga teacher along with meditation sessions to deepen your ability to become in tune with your mind and body. You’ll also benefit from yoga classes to teach you a deeper understanding of the asanas and pranayama, giving you the opportunity to practice your own asanas and build the habit of practice.

So, again, how do you know if you’re ready to begin the journey to becoming a yoga teacher? If all of the information above sounds great to you, then you’re ready to evaluate your own yoga practice and mindsets to decide if the path to becoming a teacher is right for you. With that in mind, here are five ways you can tell that you’re ready for the challenge of becoming a yoga teacher.

1. Are you passionate about creating positive change in your life?

If you find that you have a lot of passion about creating positive change in your life, and you’re ready to let go of your limiting beliefs that hinder you, then it’s time to cultivate a new, positive, fresh perspective that will reflect a more conscious and harmonious you. In other words, you’re ready to at least deepen your yoga studies, and maybe even take that next step of becoming a yoga teacher.

2. Are you ready to be challenged on all levels?

Your yoga TTC will challenge you physically, mentally, and emotionally. The payoff, though, is a unique, profoundly transforming and personal experience that is derived from the ancient gurukula teaching system, integrating your daily life into your yoga training. You’ll strengthen your own yoga practice through self-discipline and a newfound awareness of the nature of your mind, body, and spirit. If you’re ready for that challenge, you might be ready for the joy and benefits you can get out of yoga teacher training.

3. Are you prepared for a journey of healing and spiritual health?

With that newfound awareness, you’ll not only develop a firm foundation from which to lead others instinctually and confidently, but you’ll also find healing and improved spiritual health along the journey. Maybe you’ve been struggling with how to fully integrate yoga with your regular, daily life. The beginner TTC will help you with that, awakening and deepening your yoga practice and helping you to see that everything you need to integrate this way of life with your own is already within you. Once you realize that, you’re another step closer to beginning your journey of becoming a yoga teacher.

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4. Do you have the passion it takes to serve the yoga community as a teacher?

Once you’ve found the long-lasting happiness and peace, you may find yourself wanting to share the yogic lifestyle with others. This is the foundation of the yoga instructor, and is one of the most crucial characteristics that you need to start on the path to becoming a yoga teacher. That’s what the beginner TTC is all about, helping provide you with the ability to share yoga with others. You’ll learn how to teach others about the wonderful benefits of classical yoga, and you’ll advance your own postures and asanas from beginner or intermediate level to advanced. If you are passionate about serving the yoga community as a teacher, you should consider signing up for your beginners’ TTC.

Are you ready to take time out from the demands of your life and job

If you’re ready for a vacation that is more than just a fun time, but is instead fulfilling and healing, then you’ve met the next step to being ready for a yoga teacher training class. Our class is three to four weeks of intensive training, including meditation sessions, yoga classes, lectures, and service to the community. You’ll take your own practice to deeper levels than you ever thought possible, all while learning what you need to know to help others along their path to spiritual healing and consciousness. If you’re ready to take a month away from your day-to-day life demands and begin more fully integrating yoga, then you’re yet another step closer to becoming a yoga teacher.

Take the plunge, and take the class

If your answer to all of the five suggestions of how to know that you’re ready to begin your yoga teacher training, get in contact with us either by calling or signing up online. You will find immense benefits from the deeper yoga training as well as your ability to share your knowledge, experience, and wisdom with others. Teaching yoga is a fantastic way to both serve the yoga community and deepen your own understanding of the yogic lifestyle, so if you think you are ready for the challenge and education, reach out to us to get started. You won’t regret it.

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Teaching team for Tribe’s Yoga Teacher Training Bali

If you are thinking of attending the Tribe Yoga Teacher Training course Bali then you may be curious to know who your teachers will be? The 2016 Bali yoga teacher training  teacher team will be no less than Raquel Salvador, Mark Ansari and Steve Hall.

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Raquel and Mark, yoga teacher training teachers

Raquel is the Training facilitator and senior teacher.  She has been holding space on the Tribe Yoga TTC’s in many different countries for more than 6 years. Continue reading Teaching team for Tribe’s Yoga Teacher Training Bali

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What do handstands have to do with Yoga…?

At the beginning of my handstand workshops I always ask this question. And always I encounter a great silence in the room.

Before I ask, I state the second Sutra of Pattanjali “Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.”

Admittedly on the first sight Handstands and Pattanjalis Sutra have  not much in common. But…

It took me four years to do a free handstand. And during this time I went through many mini crises. My head telling me “you will never be able to do that” or “just give up, it´s not for you” or “I think, your legs are too heavy” or “you are just not strong enough” and so on… all these nice thoughts our mind is fluctuating all day long.

Nevertheless I could manage to get over these crises and gathered more informations, went to workshops myself and just kept on trying. And one day, when I got the last little hint that changed everything, I did it. My first free and fully controlled handstand.

And there was… silence…

My head didn´t say anything anymore. It shut up…well, at least for a few seconds.

But yes, I had proven to myself, that I could do it. And this experience is alive in me every day now. I carry it through all the little crises of my life.

I am sure everybody who reads this, had a quite similar experience in his life, whether it be through a particular asana, a test in school or university, a challenge within the family or whatever. An experience that overcame the usual fluctuations of the mind and gave us a sense of peace and harmony, at least for a few seconds…

And this is what Yoga is. It´s overcoming our limitating mind, who is very helpful in solving problems but therefore creating ever more problems…

It´s acknowledging, that it´s just a tool but not our true self.

And since everybody in this Yoga World seems to be wanting to be able to do a proper handstand, why not using it as a tool to get a little closer to it… our true self…

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