“Umah” in Balinese means home for a family to gather and care for each other companion. “Shakti” in yoga philosophy refers to the energy that always moves; the energy the creates changes. Within this understanding, we hope that we may provide a home for yogis to make changes in their lives through the practice of yoga.
There is nothing that is not yoga. All phenomena that we experience in our life is yoga. Being born into this human being is yoga. All of our thoughts, action, and speech is yoga. Yoga is in everything. This understanding brings a realization that the goal of yoga is much higher beyond physical reality. Thus, the goal of exploration in our yoga practice is not only about the physical body, but also to elevate the mental body and the mind.
Our teaching comes from universal background. We drove knowledge from the teaching of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti of Ananda Marga, some of our teachers are also practitioners of Ashtanga yoga of Patabhi Jois, some others also practice Shiwa Buddha understanding of yoga. All knowledge and experience of practicing and teaching give many various approaches to understanding which sort of yoga that may suit your conditions.
We understand that our biggest struggle in practicing yoga comes from the battle that we have with our ego. This battle is our gate to enlightenment. However, the next question is how can we overcome this battle? And the answer to this question can only be found throughout of own self-practice in yoga.
Yoga Teacher Training
Our Teacher Training program is accredited by the international body, Yoga Alliance, to their new Elevated RYS 200 Standards.
The essence of learning yoga gives knowledge directly to the physical body, mental body, and emotional body. Therefore this practice gives tremendous benefits to the way of life for those who are committed and deepens the practice.
The opportunity of joining a Yoga Teacher Training is not only giving you an important skill to teach yoga but also to elevate your way of life.
The knowledge you will learn and the experience of intense practice gives you the greatest foundation to change your perspective and find the lifestyle that brings courage of self-expression, as well as a peaceful dignity.
Our Teacher Training Program complements the essence of yoga practice with Balinese Spirituality in the way a perfect knowledge of the essentials is being attained.
Perfectly held in a sacred Shala, this experience could become the best gift you have taken that will change your life.
Lead Trainer – Ron Brooks
Ron will lead the teacher training at Umah Shakti for the 200-hour teacher training course. As a Yoga Alliance E YRT 500 member, he will guide the daily activities of the course.
The intent is for the students to have a supportive learning experience. They will learn the theory of teaching yoga and have ample time to apply these learnings and find their own style and rhythm in teaching a class.
Along the way, he will share some real-world experiences as a learning opportunity to help prepare the students to be able to teach after graduation.
Class Trainer – Dindha Lee
With a wealth of teaching classes and classroom learning, Dindha brings a very experienced and understanding mindset to the program.
Her approach is based on her personal experiences and growth in her yoga journey. She will share how she strives to have an equal focus on the breathwork, the asana, and the mediation aspects of yoga.
She strongly believes that everyone should have the same opportunity to become a better version of themselves.