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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!”


Why Tribe offers a 3 weeks, 200 hours yoga teacher training in Thailand.

Tribe has been offering 4 weeks 200 hours Yoga Alliance yoga teacher training courses in Asia and Europe for over 7 years and this year in October we have scheduled a 3 weeks, 200 hour yoga teacher training in Thailand.  To many of you 3 weeks may not sound like enough time to complete a yoga teacher training, read on to understand more…

Since the first Tribe yoga teacher training many years and over 1000 students later the course has been organically evolving and growing in strength & efficiency expressed via a well executed training with great teachers, a comprehensive manual and a great course structure. Continue reading Why Tribe offers a 3 weeks, 200 hours yoga teacher training in Thailand.


After the Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

Graduate Blog #3  The Journey continues after the TTC in Thailand

Over the past week I have been craving that abundance of healing energy that I felt on the yoga teacher training Thailand course. The ‘healing’ came from the sun, the air, the community, the people, the peaceful jungle, the food and probably most of all the love and support from other students and teachers on the course. Actually whilst typing this I have a vivid memory of the last healing chant circle we did together. Wow, what a beautiful moment that was! Take me back please! I am still grateful I have the whole experience of the month to remember and think about when I am feeling depleted.

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After the Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

Graduate Blog #2 My First Class Teaching The Public after the Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

I was fairly nervous about teaching a beginners class at a gym for the first time and had mixed feelings on how it may or may not go. Last week, I crashed on my cycle for the second time in 2 weeks! Grazed and bruised in the most awful and inconvenient places, which has made self-practise difficult and generally my health a bit weak, so after teaching my class today, I am impressed with my strength, determination and confidence throughout.

I was lucky enough to visit old friends last week who were more than willing to let me teach them in the garden! I am naturally a nervous person, today for my class I knew I had to focus on myself and found it a little difficult. Meditation was proving to clash with my high energy mode, so I then lay down in Savasana with gentle music, focusing on my breath and feelings. After the short relaxation I speed off to the gym on my bike.

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Graduation Celebration

After the Yoga teacher training in Thailand

Graduate Blog #1 by Natasha-Mae Hoadley
Back Home And Time To Reflect On The Level 1 Training

It has been a little over a month since I returned to England from the Yoga Teacher Training with Tribe in Thailand. The transformation in myself, in my life, in my hopes, in my future and in my heart, has been beyond any of my conceivable expectations.

Initially entering the course as a beginner my main reason for attending the training was because I wanted to learn how to live yoga and needed to get in touch with myself . From the first day it was a real blessing, the resort was outstanding with such incredible energy and peace, meeting the teachers and students I knew I was doing something special.

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