February 27 – April 4, 2020

A complete Holistic Yoga Study Program

Sama Yoga Immersions & Yoga Teacher Training in Bali

A complete Holistic Yoga Study Program:  60 hours Yoga Immersions – combine to a 240hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification.

Maybe one of the most transformative courses in Bali.

For anyone who wants to grow into a mature and harmonious person thru a yogic lifestyle, applied to modern life.

It adress the whole person from a holistic perspective which helps you see how lovable you are and how you can come home to yourself.

Taught by very experienced teachers who live what they teach and know how to clearly transmit their knowledge to You.

After more than 12 years of giving teacher trainings, Sama yoga teachers know how deep and rewarding this journey is and feel confident to guide you through the process. Based in the timeless teachings of traditional advaita vedanta, they share with you classical vedic disciplines and wisdom, fused with modern psychology, in a way that makes sense in your life.

They have collected the most valuable teachings and insights that can not be learnt merely from reading or from the internet.

This course will transform you into a confident teacher with depth behind your words.

Yoga Asana ~ Qi gong ~ Ayurveda ~ Vaidika Dharma ~ Mantras ~
Satsang ~ Chanting ~ Meditation ~ Understanding the mind ~ Jungian Psychology ~
Inner Child work ~ Sanskrit ~ Ritual ~ Devotion ~ Vedanta ~ Yoga Shastra ~ Philosophy ~
8 limbs of Patanjali ~ Spirituality

This training, composed by four modules of 60 contact hours, is suited for all who are looking to deepen their yoga and spiritual lifestyle as well as for body workers, yoga teachers, therapists, counsellors and all facilitators and practitioners wanting to enhance their practice and their offerings and get maximum growth as a yogi.

It is a time to commit fully to a yoga sadhana (daily practices). Suitable both if you want to deepen your own practice and understanding of yoga as a way of life, or if you feel inspired to teach and join all four modules to complete a teacher training program.

Enjoy the luxury of Bali with exquisitely beautiful surroundings, affordable massages & spas, organic local food – homemade, raw, vegetarian, glutenfree, juices, smoothies and much more.

Take care of yourself well and practice in the warm weather, totally supported by the Balinese culture and easy living conditions.

Live and teach from your heart !!


This course has roots in the Vedic tradition and is supported by traditional teachers. We have a good time in exquisite surroundings, while staying focused on gaining knowledge of yoga as a way of life, accepting ourselves as we are and seeing inner and outer harmony in and through all the postures of life.

You will see positive transformations in yourself and find new friends with the same values and interests who can support you as your life with yoga continues.

You can participate in any of the 4 modules independently or in all of them.

If completing all 4 modules, the course qualifies for Yoga Alliance Certificate (RYT 200)

An insight into each module.

February 27 – March 5, 2020.

Module 1 – Getting into the body ‘The Foundation of Yoga & Ayurveda’

  • Daily Yoga Asana classes
  • Teach Sama Yoga Asanas & Sequences
  • How to teach intuitively
  • Insights into teaching, how to get absorbed into the yoga
  • Understand the principles of Ayurveda, including special needs of women
  • Understand the beauty of Sama Yoga, its uniqueness & gift of acceptance
  • The purpose of Yoga & how to integrate it into daily life
  • Bring the chanting/mantras into your asanas
  • Confidently lead 3 different pranayama techniques
  • Lead sun salutation sequence with mantras
  • How to hold space
  • Being yourself in the teacher role
  • Accessing intuitive teaching where the class is “pulled out” by the students
  • Sequencing a natural flow where the breath guides the way
  • Ayurveda – how to incorporate it in the yoga teaching as well as into your own life for balance & health.
  • Leadershipskills – how to be a healthy teacher and rolemodel
  • How to continue your study, practice and growth after the course
  • Certificate from Sama Yoga & Vaidika
  • Practicum

March 8 – 15, 2020.

Module 2 – Understanding the Mind ‘Yoga & Meditation’

  • Daily Yoga Asana classes
  • Develop more insights into Sama Yoga Asanas
  • Developing the attitude of Yoga & understanding the mind
  • Understand a healthy model of the mind as an inner instrument
  • Having tools for emotional management
  • Knowing how to live a harmonious life with yourself and others
  • Able to guide inner friend meditations
  • Will know the important steps of meditation
  • Purpose of meditation
  • Patanjali Ashtanga Yoga System in the light of Vedanta
  • Understanding different schools of yoga
  • The purpose of Japa
  • Understanding the unconscious
  • To know how to continue your studies, practices & self growth
  • Healthy borders
  • Professional teacher-student relationship
  • Leadershipskills – how to be a healthy teacher and rolemodel
  • How to continue your study, practice and growth after the course
  • Learn how to develop your inner friend, philosopher and guide
  • Certificate from Sama Yoga & Vaidika
  • Practicum

March 18-25, 2020.

Module 3 – Sanskrit, Chanting & Ritual – Yoga in Devotion

  • Daily Yoga Asana classes
  • Lead a ceremony
  • Understanding Ishvara
  • Understand the purpose & benefits of Puja & rituals
  • Understanding Bhakti/Devotion
  • Freedom in relationships
  • The purpose & benefits of Vedic Chanting
  • Introduction to Sanskrit: sript & proper pronunciation
  • Chant properly the most essential mantras (Mrtyunjaya Mantra, Gayatri, …)
  • Make the world my altar
  • See the sanctity in every aspect of your life
  • Leadershipskills – how to be a healthy teacher and rolemodel
  • How to continue your study, practice and growth after the course
  • Certificate from Sama Yoga & Vaidika
  • Practicum

March 28 – April 4, 2020.

Module 4 – Discover ultimate freedom through Yoga & Vedanta

  • Daily Yoga Asana classes
  • Purushartha – Human goals
  • Fudamental Problem
  • Who am I in relation to the world & god
  • The Value of Values
  • Leadershipskills – how to be a healthy teacher and rolemodel
  • Common misunderstandings in the yoga world
  • Role of a Guru
  • Avoiding inner conflict
  • Ultimate goal of Yoga
  • What is freedom, how do I gain it?
  • What is advaita vedanta
  • How to continue your study, practice and growth after the course
  • Certificate from Sama Yoga & Vaidika
  • Practicum

240 Hrs YTT – exclusive offerings if you join all 4 steps:

  • Private meeting with each of the 3 main teachers (Sky, Sharada & Sanna) where you can choose to receive a personalised yoga program, personal mantra, life coaching session, or any specific wishes you may have.
  • Special group support meetings exclusive for the Teacher Training students
  • Access to online material of Sama Yoga and Vaidika
  • Special class: The Business of yoga/How to start giving classes
  • Discount 801 USD compared to if you join each step separately
  • Get listed as a Sama Yoga teacher and a Sama Yoga certificate
  • Possibility for Yoga Alliance 200hr certification





Sky Akasha found yoga in 1991 and has studied and taught several styles of yoga since year 2000, always coming back to the simple and deep principles in the tradition of Hatha Yoga. Gracefully incorporating wisdom from Qigong, Ayurveda and Bhagavad Gita (yoga shastra) into his classes gives his delivery a certain integrity and well-rounded approach.

His dedicated studies in Vedanta (since 2001) as well as a 1 year residential course in Ayurveda with Dr Lad, has given a good grounding in the purpose and practices of Yoga as a way of achieving balance, harmony and total fulfillment in this life. His classes are always spontaneous and deeply honoring of his students.

As he says, “I’m like the milkman, I just deliver the milk, fulfilling the sacred and even unspoken orders of the students”. Taught with relaxed passion, humour and clear understanding of the poses and their benefits, one finds his unique classes inspiring and rewarding.

Sky is the founder of Sama Yoga and since 2001 he has taught full time on courses, teacher trainings, festivals as well as weekly classes in many parts of the world.



Sanna Akasha-Tobias found meditation and yoga at the age of 16 and has been committed to a daily practice since then. She often says it felt like coming home. Her interest and education spans over all the aspects of yoga including Advaita Vedanta (self knowledge, what gives happiness and peace), Sanskrit, traditional Chanting & Ceremony as well as Yoga shāstra (yoga as a lifestyle committed to personal growth).

Her name is very appropriate, it means “truth”, which has been her motivation and goal for as long as she can remember. She radiates an honesty and openness that invites immediate comfort and trust in all her students and clients. On the teacher training she offers classes in vedanta, sanskrit, ceremony, chanting as well as personal guidance.

Sanna brings a cheerful and dedicated presence to the courses which really supports everyone, especially the students in their processes. From her diverse background, which has included mindfulness, engineering, animals, physically challenged children, sports competition and extensive travels among other things, she has gained a deep humility and respect for each individuals journey and the ability to inspire and uplift whoever she meets.

Together with her husband, Sky, Sanna teaches on retreats, teacher trainings and festival around the world, as well as online classes in vedanta and sanskrit. She also leads company development and leadership workshops based in the yogic practices merged with modern research.



Sharada At the age of 18, Sharada travelled to India to find answers to her questions that she has had since she was little; who am I? What is the purpose of life? What happens after death?

She was fascinated with India’s spiritual heritage and the mystical literature, that she immersed herself in reading and following the instructions that were given in the books.

Not being guided properly she experienced a psychosis which led her on a profound journey of healing and the quest to know what really happened.

In 2004 she moved to South America, immersing herself into alternative healing modalities and Yoga. 5 years later she went back to India where she met Ayurveda and Indian Classical Odissi Dance.

She settled in Asia and finally met her Sad Guru, first Vedanta teacher, who helped her understand the nature of every experience which finally resolved the fear of her early psychosis.

Since then she has been studying, teaching and living in a spiritual community delving in the knowledge that frees our hearts from suffering. Vedanta.

In 2014 she was a student of the long term residential course of Vedanta, Sanskrit, Puja and Vedic Chanting with Shri Swami Dayanandaji in India.

Today Sharada offers through Vaidika Dharma Rituals & Teachings with deep love and devotion, yearly Vedanta Retreats & is Co-Facilitator at a variety of established international Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Festivals in Asia & Europe, teaching Vedanta, Yoga lifestyle as a means for personal growth, Vedic chanting, Sanskrit, Puja & Ceremony and Guided Meditation. She created the online platform Vaidika Online Classes where she teaches ongoing classes.

She is the founder of the “Be woman project” to empower women to know that they are safe, loved and connected. It offers Women’s Circle Facilitator Courses and an Online Platform with education on the sacred feminine.

Her sweetness and devotion shine through in all her offerings. She has such poise, presence and a deep love of Sanskrit, and her discourse is mind opening, gentle and exquisite. Sharada teaches in a way that makes the most complex things easy to understand, with her heart so present in every word. She unfolds the knowledge so it really integrates in the body and mind and bring the wisdom home to your heart.


The course will take place in Under the Banyantree – Sama Yoga shala, a beautiful centre for Yoga, Vedanta, Meditation, Sanskrit, Puja & Chanting”, in Penestanan Kaja outside Ubud (10 min from Ubud center).

Next to a temple, under a huge and sacred Banyantree, like the one in Avatar, you will find the yoga shala.

Privately secluded with a view over the ricefields and surrounded by the many junglesounds.

You can find more information and the location here: Under the bayan tree

There are many accommodation options within walking distance. Some students choose to stay together and rent a whole house, while others prefer to stay alone in a private villa or  family guest house.

You can tell us your prefered type of accomodation and your price range, and we will send you a few nice options close to the yoga shala and help you get in touch with other participants for sharing options.

Sample Daily Schedule

Preliminary Daily Schedule for each module:

  • 05:45 – 08.00 (ish) Class
  • 08.00 (ish) – 10:00 Breakfast break
  • 10:00 – 12:30 Class/Workshop
  • 12:30 – 16:00 Long lunch break
  • 16:00 – 19:00 Class

Times are approximate and may change day to day