How to prepare for your upcoming YTT in Bali

Congratulations! You have taken the first (and biggest) step, and signed up for your first 200HR yoga teacher training in Bali! Perhaps it’s been a while since you have travelled to Asia, or you’ll be travelling solo for the first time. This article aims to share some tips on how to prepare yourself for your upcoming yoga teacher training in Bali, Indonesia.

1. Check visa & entry requirements

Exciting news – After 2 years of restricted travel, Bali has now reinstated Visa-On-Arrival for 72 countries!
The VOA is valid for 30 days. An extension of the VOA is available at Immigration once for a further 30 days. Therefore, you will be able to stay in Indonesia for a maximum of 60 days. If you are looking to stay in Bali for more than 60 days, it’s best to get in touch with agencies such as Bali Visas. This will enable you to check the most suitable option for you. See our FAQ here for the full details.

2. Book your flight & accommodation

Whether you have been to Bali many times, or you’re visiting for the very first time, it’s advised to arrive a few days before your YTT starts. This helps you to ease into the timezone (GMT +8), get used to the weather (it can get hot during the YTT Asana practices!) and settle into your new home for the next 4 weeks.

In Bali, you can find a wide range of accommodations to suit your preferences and budget. As tourism returns to the island, the amount of traffic is also increasing! Make sure you consider the distance and time it takes you to get to your training venue when choosing your accommodation.

3. Your packing list

In addition to yoga pants and tank tops (by the way, laundry in Bali is easily accessible and inexpensive!), here are some tips for packing for tropical Bali for a 1-month stay:

• Socket / Plug adapter
• Powerbank
• Several pens & a notebook – There’s often so much new insights and information during your training. Keep it handy and note them down!
• Yoga towel – Mats are usually provided but this could be good if you are someone who sweats a lot
• Water bottle – There are usually water refills available at the yoga shala
• Rash guard in case you are keen to go for a surf
• Tampons or sanitary pads for ladies as the options here are quite limited
• Raincoat in case it rains on your commute home (+ you can find basic ones in stores)
• Insect repellent (+)
• Sunscreen (+)

(+) For items that you can easily find in shops here

4. Useful apps

• Gojek – All-in-one app to book your transportation, order food delivery and groceries & more
• Grab – An alternative to Gojek, and the largest ride-hailing app in Southeast Asia. Ideal if you are traveling around the region after your YTT
• Waze – Community driven app for maps, directions and traffic information
• Duolingo – For those who are keen to learn the Indonesian language while staying in Bali!
• WhatsApp – You probably already have it downloaded! In Bali, most businesses use WhatsApp for communication, including restaurant reservations, tour bookings, spa appointments etc.

5. Be open and stay positive!

You’re probably feeling a little nervous and unsure of what to expect. Not to sugarcoat it, the yoga teacher training is likely going to be challenging, both physically and mentally. But, that is also what brings about so much growth and improvement. Remind yourself the reasons you signed up for the training in the first place, and most importantly, stay positive and open to the journey ahead.


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Graduates Testimonials 2022 In-Person Yoga Teacher Training


Leticia Debas

United States & Brazil
200HR Yoga Teacher Training
January 2020

“It has been a journey that I will be forever grateful for!”

It forced me dive into myself & is helping me to begin to establish a relationship between my physical body, my mind and my soul.

Some days I thought were “rock bottom” … but it only made me realize that was part of the journey, the journey of trusting myself of becoming my own “hero” the person who I’ve always been but have never really trusted! All these “things” I see as signs from the universe telling myself to trust ME to believe in ME and to hear ME … to L O V E me as I am and accept all the little “flaws” that comes with being a human and all.

But I couldn’t have done it without all these beautiful souls, these magical humans who were always there to listen to just “one more story” of why “I’m crying right now” or to give me some ibuprofen when my muscles ached or to pay for a cab ride back to the hotel when I didn’t have any more cash on me and didn’t sweat it cause “it happens to all of us” or that person who believed in me more than I did when I finally landed that “tri-pod headstand” and says “I told you, you could do it!” Or that person who held my hand while I got stitches for the first time & for that I’m so thankful to you all ♥︎ .

if that weren’t enough the universe blessed me with some great teachers. So knowledgeable while being so understanding when we were faced with feeling frustrated. Teachers Who would stay 15 (or more) minutes after a two hour lecture or practice making sure they answered all our questions … & to our yoga philosophy teachers who knew some subjects were hard & uncomfortable and gave us time to absorve it all and were understanding if we (me) shed a tear and needed a moment to ourselves. Thank you @thepeacefulwarriorsyoga for this journey I couldn’t be more grateful!

Leticia Debas


Claire Falconer

Australian living in Dubai
200HR Yoga Teacher Training
August 2019

“…most incredible group of students”

To put the last month into words is impossible, to put into feelings is impossible and to put into emotions is even more impossible.

When I signed up for my yoga teaching course I genuinely didn’t expect so learn so much about myself, I didn’t expect to open my heart and open my mind as much and sure as hell didn’t expect to open my tear ducts as much.

I think I’m still trying to process, or even being to process the learnings and new ways of thinking. So from here, the learnings & new practices have only began. From here, I’m nervous for a new future and from here all I can say is fuk yes.

Thank you  @thepeacefulwarriorsyoga for this journey. Thank you to the most incredible group of students I got to share this with, and thank you to all my incredible teachers legit you’ve changed my life. 😭
Analu, Sean, Jono, Maria, Bente, Magdalena & Rachel Fearnley.

From Instragram @clairefalconer__

Claire Falconer


Ryan Lyons

Unites States
200HR Yoga Teacher Training
August 2019

“…thank you for sharing this journey with me”

It’s official, completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with  @thepeacefulwarriorsyoga. Without sounding cliché, this journey was life changing. When we think of yoga we often only think of the physical practice, poses, turning oneself into a pretzel! It’s the western way of thinking, and we forget about the connection to the mind and soul. We forget that yoga is also about the breath, meditation, energy systems and the power of what this connection can bring to our lives. I am full of gratitude! I have found a deeper purpose from this journey and I look forward to what lies ahead to help others live a more healthy, and meaningful life.

To all my teachers Bente, Maria, Sean, Rachel, Analu, Magdalena thank you for inspiring me, I have a light inside that is shining brighter then ever!
And to my fellow classmates, thank you for sharing this journey with me, for being vulnerable, and for being courageous! I do not believe we came together by chance, but more so to each learn and grow from one another.

From Instragram @ryflips

Ryan Lyons

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