Shamanic Yoga Teacher Training
Are You Ready to Unplug, Leave the Busy World Behind, & Go On a Journey of Learning, Healing, and Transformation?
1 – 30 October, 2020
The Yogi’s Garden – Bali
– Fully Immersive Residential Course –
Join us in a magical garden set in Central Bali’s beautiful countryside, for a transformational, healing journey through Yoga and Breathwork. This one-of-a-kind yoga teacher training combines strong Vinyasa, Restorative, Pranayama, and Shamanic Breathwork® modalities in unity with Astrology, Ceremony, and Spiritual Healing.
By the end of this 30-day fully residential immersive experience, you will be a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Certified Teacher, a Level 1 Shamanic Breathwork practitioner, and have the opportunity to become an ordained Shamanic Minister — all while having an amazing experience of intimacy, connection, and community in a pristine natural location.
This Training Is For You If:
You are seeking a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification with training in both Vinyasa and Restorative sequences.
You are interested in becoming a yoga teacher and a Shamanic Breathwork practitioner.
You want to become empowered as a yoga instructor to better help others.
You are seeking a shamanic path to personal healing and transformation.
You are looking for an intensive, unique, and fun yoga teacher training that incorporates a deepening of yoga practice, the breathwork experience, and shamanic ceremony.
The training takes place at The Yogi’s Garden, a peaceful retreat center set amongst an organic farm in Central Bali. It’s a sea of tranquility in the midst of natural beauty, ringed by ancient forest, with stellar views of earth and sky. Together, we will embody the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana — embracing deep harmony between people, nature, and spirit.
Surrounded by a high-vibrational community of change-makers and visionaries, you will receive intensive training that moves you and your yoga practice to an incredible new level of shamanic understanding. You will find purpose, develop new skills, heal old wounds, learn more about yourself, find a family of like-minded seekers, and delve deep into both yoga and the breath.
In union with the breath, you will undertake a shamanic yoga journey through the Five Elements during a Full Moon to Full Moon astrological cycle, initiated in ceremony and surrounded by a loving tribe. On this path of personal healing, we will become empowered to share our knowledge with others. Strong daily yoga practice, shamanic ceremony, and healing rituals will leave you revitalized and reborn.
What You Will Learn
- Vinyasa Flow Yoga – A powerful yang sequence from Ashtanga Vinyasa
- Restorative Yoga – A relaxing yin sequence from Iyengar
- Pranayama Practice – Breath exercises to clear away obstacles and supercharge you
- Shamanic Breathwork – Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process (SHIP)
- Astrology – Deep insights through personal charting and night sky experiences.
- Ceremony and Ritual – You’ll learn how to hold space in ceremony
Are you ready to step onto the shamanic path, journeying into self-knowledge and healing through the beauty of yoga and the breath?
Is it time to deepen your practice and learn how to share it?
Are you yearning for a powerful training experience like no other, while connecting deeply with nature, community, and your Self?
Join us in Bali, 12 November – 11 December 2019, for a Shamanic Journey of Learning, Healing and Transformation
With a warm smile, an energetic hug, and sly sense of humor, Levi Banner draws you into his world — teaching the spiritual sciences for healing and transformation. Yoga, Breathwork and Astrology comprise his trinity of mystical knowledge. He creates a safe, peaceful classroom space where students can learn and grow to their fullest potential.
Levi’s specialties are a strong, consistent vinyasa yoga practice; precious yet powerful pranayama practice; relaxing and healing restorative yoga; and divining deep astrological insights through the cosmic viewpoint.
He can be found teaching at The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali — or traveling the shamanic path around the globe conducting workshops and immersions. In Yoga, Levi is rated E-RYT 500, the highest level of Yoga Alliance certification. Enlightened techniques and ancient philosophies learned through his studies in India, Guatemala, Sedona, and Bali are transmitted into his practice, gracing students with an unusually well-rounded experience and profound lifetime benefits.
Levi is also a Master Level Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator. Mystery, transformation, and healing magically combine as he leads intensive Shamanic Breathwork journeys, helping participants reconnect to their highest selves. By gifting students with personal empowerment and self-healing, he strives to create a community of openhearted difference makers with world-changing potential.
Specialties: Vinyasa, Restorative, Pranayama, Shamanic Breathwork®, Astrology.
E-RYT 500 – the Highest level of Yoga Alliance Certification.
Master Level Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and Ordained Shamanic Minister by Venus Rising Association for Transformation.
Certifications and training from 7 Centers Yoga Arts (Sedona, Arizona); SchoolYoga Institute – Advanced Yoga + Shamanic Studies (Lake Atitlan, Guatemala)
Certified Pranayama Teacher by Kaivalyadham Yoga Center in India by O.P. Tiwari
Advanced Graduate student of the Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center
Studied Iyengar Restorative and Pranayama at Manifest Intentional Community in Portland, Oregon
Certified Shamanic Astrologer
Bachelor’s Degree in Sacred Elemental Studies
Master’s Degree in Shamanic Intuitional Practices
UK-trained Osteopath, specializes in teaching human anatomy and movement principles to yoga students/teachers from around the world.
Her mantra “educating and moving the world one body at a time” stems from over 24 years of hands on experience and 14 years of teaching. Her passion to help others through touch and movement began while practicing sports therapy in the UK and Caribbean.
As part of her natural progression Rachel studied for an honors degree from the British School of Osteopathy, where she graduated in 2000. Since then, Rachel has practiced osteopathy, taught anatomy, osteopathic technique and other related workshops such as the importance of touch and cueing in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia.
Based in Bali, the healing capital of Asia, she travels to yoga schools across the globe to educate yoga students in the importance of human and functional anatomy encouraging them to develop their self-awareness, teaching and to enlighten others.
She combines her extensive knowledge of sports therapy, osteopathy, Pilates, yoga and experience into a unique interactive anatomy and movement class, that is both engaging and fun.
As word spread about her detailed holistic approach she has had the privilege to teach with internationally renowned yogis, including: Les Leventhal, Tara Judelle, Kaya Peters, Tanya Kaps, Cat Kabira, Emily Kuser, Denise Payn, Bex Tyrer and Tina Nance.
As well as being an Osteopath and a qualified pilates teacher, Rachel is also trained in dry needling, cranio-sacral osteopathy, Garuda mat, pediatrics, wuo thai, zen thai shiatsu and recently Thai Vedic Yoga and the thai massage circus. Over the last two years she has started to incorporate sound healing.
- This 200 hour Shamanic Yoga Teacher Training is an intensive learning experience encompassing yoga, breathwork, and personal transformation. In addition to in-depth Asana theory, you’ll also initiate into Shamanic Breathwork, ceremony and spiritual healing; gain personal astrological insights; and make deep tribal connections — and have a great time doing it!
The Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process (SHIP)
You will process through five levels of shamanic healing, each an initiation based on one of the 5 Elements. The five initiations each feature a Shamanic Breathwork journey, utilizing the breath, sound healing through chakra-attuned music, energetic bodywork, soul return and extraction, shamanic art processes, scribing, and group processing.
You will walk between the worlds: working on physical, emotional, mental, and energetic levels as you learn to embody the elements. Journeyers enter an altered state of consciousness that transforms and integrates trauma experienced earlier in life; creates a connection with their soul and spirit guides; and opens them to receive visions about their sacred purpose in the world.
In addition to the guidance of your teachers, you will have the support of a co-journeyer — a fellow student who will assist you with whatever you need during your psycho-spiritual voyage. You will switch roles with your partner halfway through the day, helping to create a nurturing, supportive, and safe space in which all participants can grow together as a community.
The SHIP initiations will be the framework for the entire training experience. Each of the Elements will be a 5-day experience.
Here are the 5 cycles of change you will go through during the month-long course:
The Spiral Path and Five Cycles of Change
Each time we come back to something, we come back changed. Constant renewal is the shamanic path — the spiral of life. This is where we are introduced to the practices — our Vinyasa and Restorative sequences as well as Pranayama and Meditation. We start with philosophy and basic anatomy, and connect with our new community.
Your Family Tree and the Tree of Life
The family we choose is our family of choice. We begin to remove the blocks and barriers of our own heart; releasing and healing traumas from our family of origin. We embrace our family of choice and our new yogi friends. Becoming grounded in our bodies, our practices become consistent and more understood. We continue to expand our practices, philosophy and anatomy topics.
Meeting the Shadow and Inner Work
Here we shine a light on our dark places, then burn away our patterns to come to a warm heart space. We release anger, frustration and blame. Our practices start doing their work, becoming more energizing and activating; or relaxing and healing. We conclude our philosophy and physical anatomy lessons, and begin to get more energetic and shamanic.
Opening to the Inner Beloved
We all possess an inner beloved and have the capacity to connect with the great beloved. Here we learn to love our ourselves, our innate gifts and connect to the spirit within. We begin to explore variations of poses and ways of teaching. We get creative, and explore more energetic anatomy and philosophy.
Rising to the Call of Your Sacred Purpose
The deepest human longing is discovering what we are here to do and why. We embrace forward movement, become empowered agents of change, and enabled in our mission. We conclude our asana studies, then move to the practical aspects of the practice such as integration, and sustaining both personal and teaching practice. Finally, we share — and celebrate! — the completion of our training experience.
Sample Daily Schedule
(Subject to Change – may include late nights, fun surprises, and day trips…)
- 7-9:30am Morning Practice: Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation
- 9:30-11am Breakfast
- 11am-1pm Philosophy and Anatomy classes or special topics
- 1-3pm Lunch and Free Time
- 3-5:30pm Teaching techniques, Art of Asana, and practicum
- 5:30-7pm Dinner
- 7-8:30pm Restorative/Yin Yoga or evening ceremonies
- Health and Wellness
- Shamanic Breathwork®
- Yoga Teaching Methodologies
Ceremonies and Activities
- Astrological, Cacao, Dance, and Fire ceremonies
- Balinese ceremonial invocation and blessing
- Breathwork sessions
- Healing Centre with Body Work, Sauna, Energy Work, Healers
- Sound Healing and Shamanic Drumming
- Water Purification at sacred Balinese Water Temple
- Fun surprises and more!!!
Certificates Received Upon Completion
- 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teaching Certification
- 1st Level Shamanic Breathwork® Practitioner Certification – Level 1 is a healing process where you become a certified practitioner and begin your training in facilitation skills. If you have previously completed Level 1, this course counts as the second required training to receive a 2nd Level Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator Certification, which allows you to share Shamanic Breathwork® as a facilitator in a workshop or classroom setting.
- Ordained Shamanic Minister – You become part of the Shamanic Minister’s Global Network. Ministers ordained through Venus Rising have the full and just authority to perform all usual ministerial duties expected of said ecclesiastical office, such as: Baptism, Consecration, Marriage, Healing the Sick, Spiritual Counseling, Ministering to the Distressed and Dying, Transition, Conducting Church Meetings, and Teaching SpiritualConcepts.
- Certifications are received through the Venus Rising Association for Transformation.
Location, Housing, and Meals
Our home for this 200 hour training will be The Yogi’s Garden, a peaceful retreat oasis set amongst an organic farm in Central Bali. The farm and facilities are owned by world-famous The Yoga Barn, and created by the same designer who created all the beautiful buildings there. We are privileged to be among the first to use these plush new facilities.
Surrounded by stillness, this is a spot to reconnect to nature. A fresh water stream runs through the land, on its winding path meeting lush forest jungle that is home to sacred banyan trees and a sacred cave. Here, you can go for long walks alone, or choose to be surrounded by loving community together. Like the farm’s organic vegetables, you will find space for growth, spreading your roots in deep transformation and nourishing connection.
This peaceful, serene place will envelop you in the energy of the land. Wide, open skies will beckon you with spectacular nighttime starfield views, perfect for our astrology learnings. Frogs and crickets will serenade you, as fireflies dance on the gentle breeze passing above the sacred land. Our lovely yoga shala hosts walls of glass that wrap your daily practice in visions of lush greenery, tranquil enchantment, and stunning views of the holy Mount Agung volcano.
The Yogi’s Garden is an hour north of The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali. Since 2007, The Yoga Barn has been the inspirational center of yoga and healing in Ubud. The Yogi’s Garden is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud. It creates a welcome, corrective balancing that makes it an ideal place for inner connection, and the deepening of your practice along the shamanic path. In oneness with the earth, it is magical.
Shuttle service will be available from Ubud to The Yogi’s Garden at the beginning of the course, and back to Ubud at its completion.
Elegant, comfortable accommodations will greet you at The Yogi’s Garden. The brand-new housing will make you feel right at home, blissed and snug while meshed into the synergy of retreat center, working farm, and glorious natural environment.
Accommodations are available in shared or private, with options including 4-bed Dorm Rooms, 2-bed Standard Rooms, and 2-bed Deluxe rooms to suit your budget or requirements. Hot water facilities, coffee, hair dryer, towels, robes, and slippers are furnished with all accommodations. Standard and Deluxe rooms host private bathrooms, and Deluxe rooms have a bathtub for luxurious soaking.
All housing is onsite, nestled in the Bali countryside, and featuring lush views of the surroundings. Together in this magical environment, we’ll have the opportunity to laugh, learn, and bond with our shamanic yoga tribe.
Stay at The Yogi’s Garden is a requirement for the training; and is the only option as the retreat center is located away from major towns. Housing is a separate cost from training. Please see details listed below in Dates and Rates.
HEALTHY & DELICIOUS MEALS
Included in your accommodations cost are three healthy and delicious farm-to-table, buffet-style meals a day. There will also be an all-day table stocked with healthy snacks and fresh fruit to keep your vibration high throughout the training sessions.
The meal menu will consist of natural, wholesome, organic foods in a delightful array of raw, vegan, gluten-free, and Ayurvedic choices. Meals will be primarily made with organic food grown directly at The Yogi’s Garden, or locally sourced organic foods whenever possible. The organic farm supplies much of the produce and fruit to The Yoga Barn and it’s three Ubud restaurants.
Prepared in a creative fusion of Eastern and Western styles, you’ll experience a symphony of yummy, healthy fare that will flood your body with nutrients and ignite your chakras. Vibrant, fresh cold-pressed juices will keep your energy high — and be thirst-quenching proof that it’s possible to both cultivate health and savor the deliciousness of it all.
The mid-day lunch period will include free time, perfect for getting to know your fellow yogis and exploring the natural beauty of the retreat center grounds, either together or alone. Fresh and healthy as can be, mealtime will be a highlight of your stay here.
Dates & Rates
1 – 30 October, 2020
30 Day Training, Full Moon to Full Moon Astrological Cycle
All rates include tuition, onsite accommodation, 3 buffet style farm to table meals per day, special events and shuttles to and from Ubud.
Dorm $4,750 USD
Shared $5,250 USD
Private $6,350 USD
*A limited number of camping scholarships may be available. Please contact us for more information.*