Ubud, Bali

Welcome to the Heart of Yoga Teacher Training & Workshops

Congratulations on taking a step into authentic Yoga practice, as it has come through from the Great Tradition.

Yoga is participation in that which is great: the power of this cosmos unfolding as radiance, the power that brought you here in the first place and currently sustains you. 

The heart of Yoga is intimacy with body, breath, and relationship, and in this matter nothing can replace sincere enquiry and dialogue between two actual people in friendship and respect. 

As you prepare to attend the training, please take the time to study the recommended texts and, if you don’t already, begin a simple personal practice, as can be found on the iPromise and Yoga Promise apps. 

Questions will inevitably arise in engagement with the texts and the practice: bring this active enquiry with you to the training to get the most out of our time together. 

Please have a look at the welcome materials in preparation for our time together in the beautiful, nurturing environment of Taveuni Island.

Our programs manager will be in touch with further information and logistics.  

I look forward to connecting in person.
See you soon.

Much Love,
Mark and the Heart of Yoga Team


After your registration has been accepted, we will send you an invoice with the final payment amount. Please contact programs@heartofyoga.com if you have any questions.


How do I get to Ubud from the Airport?

You can take a taxi from Ngurah Rai International Airport, is approx. IDR 350,000-400,000 rupiah (approx. US$30-35).

How do I get to the Airport from Ubud?

There are a few options for the transportation:

  • Book a private car and driver: If you want to book a private car and driver, you may ask help from your hotel. They usually has connection to their trusted driver. It will cost you around IDR 350,000-400,000 ($30-35 USD) depends on how you negotiate with them.

  • Perama Bus: This is a shuttle bus that you can take from their station in Jl Pengosekan. The price much cheaper than book a private driver. You may check their route and schedule here, https://www.peramatour.com/transport/shuttle

  • Kura-Kura Bus: This is also a shuttle bus, they have more stations in Ubud such as Coco Supermarket Pengosekan, Alaya hotel and more. You may check their schedule, route and price here, http://kura2bus.com/

The Yoga Barn is easily accessible from 2 sides:

  1. Our Downtown Entrance is located just down Jalan Monkey Forest as it merges with Pengoseken. If you are coming from the Main Road of Ubud, walk down the street, walking past Kafe (the halfway point) to the Dirty Duck Diner and Coco's Supermarket (all on the left). Once you walk past the the Alaya Hotel you will see a sign for Siam Sally. Walk down the pathway, past Zen Spa, and you will find us. This entrance is the closest path to the Garden Kafe and Healing Center but has no parking. If you need to park your motorbike, please use our main entrance located on Jalan Sukma.

  2. Our Main Entrance is located on Jalan Sukma Kesuma, (or Tebsaya as many call it). From the main road, Jalan Raya, turn down Jalan Sukma Kesuma, there are signs along the road to the Yoga Barn. Keep going straight past the 3-way and as the road starts to bend to the left, you will see the entrance to The Yoga Barn. This entrance has ample parking and is the closest entrance to the daily class reception, the Ayurvedic center and the Guest House.

Yoga Barn Physical Address: 
The Yoga Barn Jln. Raya Pengoseken Ubud, Gianyar 80571 Located between Jln. Raya Pengoseken and Jln. Sukma Kesuma

More info: http://www.theyogabarn.com/findus.html


  1. "The Heart of Yoga, Developing A Personal Practice" – T.K.V. Desikachar - CLICK HERE TO ORDER

  2. "Yoga of Heart, The Healing Power of Intimate Connection" – Mark Whitwell - CLICK HERE TO ORDER

  3. "The Promise of Love, Sex and Intimacy" – Mark Whitwell - CLICK HERE TO ORDER

  4. OR "The Promise: You can have what you really want" – Mark Whitwell - CLICK HERE TO ORDER (n.b. these are two editions of the same text)

  5. Heart of Yoga Training Manual – This will be emailed. Please print, read, and bring with you. You will complete the assignments in the manual during the course. A printed copy is good to have during the daily classes for reference and note taking.


Our timetable will be discussed and worked out collectively around daylight hours, meals, self-practice, free time, etc.

Note that our different areas of study (sequencing, mantra, the Yoga Sutras, subtle anatomy, poses and counterposes, yantra, meditation, practicum, etc.) are woven seamlessly together throughout the training, arising naturally in the engaged flow of two-directional, experiential education, rather than in rigid units of info dump. 


To enter Indonesia, your passport must have a minimum of 6 months remaining validity from the date of your prospective DEPARTURE FROM Bali.

The standard Visa on Arrival (VOA) permits a stay of only 30 days in Bali – the count of 30 days includes the day you land and the day you depart.

Visa Agent Reference: Ibu Tutut:  matwigingo@hotmail.com

Please see below for detailed info on obtaining the available Visas to Indonesia:

30-Day Visa-On-Arrival (VOA)

There are two options for obtaining a 30-day visa.

1.     Pay $35 USD at the counter when you come through Customs. You must line up to purchase the Visa first, and then proceed to the second line up to clear Customs.

2.     Some passport types will be offered a "free visa" when they land.

* Important * Please note if you are on the list of countries who are able to obtain a "free visa", you will NOT be able to extend this beyond 30 days. This is not the correct visa if you intend to stay in Bali beyond 30 days. See below for more information with regards to a 60-day visa.

List of countries: Free Visa Stamp – 30 days, NO extension possible

Allowed for: tourism, business, government, social cultural visa

See list of countries here: https://www.bali.com/visa-indonesia-entry-requirements-bali.html

Paid VOA (Visa On Arrival)

Visa On Arrival gives you a 30 day stay and can be extended at the Immigration Office 1 (one) time, to have another 30 day stay. Overstays are subject to charges.

Please note, that you need to purchase this visa for a cost of $35 USD for 30 days. Extending the visa will cost an additional $35 .

See list of countries here: https://www.bali.com/visa-indonesia-entry-requirements-bali.html


  • Make sure you’re a passport holder from one of the countries in the list above.

  • Your passport must be valid for a minimum of at least 6 months.

  • You must have return tickets.

Fee: $35.00 USD.

Please note, if you overstay longer than your visa, you will be charged 300,000 IDR (around $30.00 USD) per day. Maximum overstay is 14 days and if you overstay more than 14 days, there could be serious consequences.


Foreigners can apply for a visit visa at an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate, or the guarantor could apply to the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta, Indonesia. Visit Visas are issued at the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate. A holder of a Visit Visa is given up to 60 days stay and can extend it at the Immigration Office 4 (four) times. Each extension will be given another 30 days stay, so total is 180 days or 6 months.


  • Application form.

  • Copy of passport with a minimum validity of at least 6 months.

  • Copy of bank account statement.

  • Return ticket.


  • Submit your visa application at the nearest Indonesian Embassy.

  • Pay the telex fee payment.

  • The Indonesian Embassy or Consulate will forward your visa application to the Directorate General of Immigration for approval.

  • When approval is granted, the embassy or consulate will issue your visa, at which time you should pay the visa fee payment.

  • Entry stamp will be obtained at the border/on arrival.

Fee: $50.00 USD.

Please note, an overstay of more than 60 days is a very serious matter. The visa holder will be detained, questioned thoroughly, investigated, deported, and blacklisted against re-entry into Indonesia, perhaps for years.


Maximum length of stay in Indonesia is 60 days (extension available at local Immigration Offices close to where the applicant is staying). Requests for Social Cultural Visas are submitted to the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate Office near you.

You may check the following link for Indonesian Embassies around the world: http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/indonesia

Please be advised that the School of Sacred Arts cannot be involved in any way if you are submitting for a “Social Cultural Visa” so please do not request any documentation from us—we are unable to provide it. Again, we strongly urge you to obtain a “60 day tourist visa” prior to departure-this is the most suitable, safest and most convenient visa for the purposes of our training. However if you intend to stay in Indonesia for longer, and/or for other purposes unrelated to the yoga training (that are of a social or cultural nature) this visa might be your best choice.


1. Passport (still valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry) and also prepare some copies of your passport.

2. Two recent colour Passport photographs with white background.

3. Proof of a ticket in and out of Indonesia, or a ticket to continue travel to another country.

4. Proof of your citizenship or permanent residence.

5. Letter of invitation from family or social organization, which describes the purpose of the visit, guarantees all transportation, living expenses, etc. that will occur, and that will be responsible for the behaviour of the applicant during their stay in Indonesia.

6. Copy of ID of the sponsor. If the sponsor is a non-Indonesian citizen, please provide a copy of their KITAS and passport. If the sponsor is an Indonesian citizen, a copy of the KTP (Indonesian ID card) should be provided.

7. Support letter from a Company or University stating who will cover all the expenses during your stay in Indonesia. 
8. Evidence of sufficient funds to stay in Indonesia (last 3 months of bank statements). Please note that if you are to stay more than 5 months in Indonesia, you have to provide proof of regular income.

9. For minor applicants (under 18 years of age):

  • A copy of birth certificate

  • A statement letter signed by parents or guardian and copy of parents’ or guardians’ ID, if one or both of them are not traveling together with the children.

10. Visa is valid if presented within 90 days from the date of issuance.


  • Submit your visa application to the nearest Indonesian Embassy.

  • Pay the telex fee payment.

  • The Indonesian Embassy or Consulate will forward your visa application to the Directorate General of Immigration for approval.

  • When approval granted, the embassy or consulate will issue your visa, and you should immediately pay the visa fee payment.

  • Entry stamp will be obtained at the border/upon arrival.


The Social Culture Visa fee is priced differently for every country, for example in Indonesian Embassy in Canberra, the price is AUD 70, in Singapore SGD 75, in Thailand USD 45 and in the USA it’s USD 55.

Please note we do not provide a sponsor/guarantor letter, but listed bellow is a visa agent who can be contacted for these purposes. 

Additional information:

The Immigration office in Denpasar is open from Monday to Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm. They are on lunch break from 12:00pm-1:00pm.


In the case of minor illnesses or injuries, there are several international medical clinics that cater to tourists in the local Ubud area and closer to the airport. These clinics typically do not accept insurance (though you may be reimbursed through your insurance provider), and they are relatively inexpensive. If a situation requires more urgent care, there are larger hospitals in the south of Bali, and in the need of a most extreme and unlikely medical emergency situation, patients would be evacuated to Singapore. Due to significant costs of evacuation care, it’s advisable to check if this coverage is included on your medical plan.

This is a list of clinics and hospitals in Bali:

Ubud Care Clinic

Address: Jalan Sukma No 37, Br. Tebesaya, Peliatan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571
Phone: +62-821-8888-2273

Ari Canti Hospital

Address: Jl Raya Mas No. 88X, Mas, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571
Phone: +62-361-974-573


Address: Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.100X, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone: +62-361-761263


We recommend bringing the following items with you:

  • Printed copy of the Heart of Yoga Training Manual

  • Water bottle

  • Comfortable clothes for tropical climate

  • Walking shoes, sandals or open air

  • Insect repellent

  • Rain jacket or poncho

  • Umbrella

  • Sunscreen

  • Flashlight / solar light

  • A light sweater and light rain jacket may be a good idea as rain may come and goes periodically

  • Yoga mats are provided, you may bring your personal if you desire

Please note: Ubud is a particularly pious culture on the island, with Balinese Hinduism being the predominant religion. Despite the development and amount of tourism in the town, the culture and devotion to religion remains strong. It is important for visitors to respect local customs and culture by having an awareness of appropriate behaviour & dress (more information here: http://ubudhood.com/etiquette-tips-ubud/


The national currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). There are currency exchanges at the airports and throughout Ubud. There are also ATM machines in town.


Accommodation at The Yoga Barn

Yoga Barn Retreat Centre

http://www.theyogabarn.com/bali-retreat-center or contact Jero directly at: accommodation@theyogabarn.com

Located at the Jln Tebesaya entrance of The Yoga Barn, The Guest House is calm and quiet. Great for individuals, friends sharing rooms or groups on retreat, it has 9 private double rooms and one dorm room with 4 beds, all benefiting from a comfortable atmosphere, swimming pool and friendly, personal service.

The Guest House Room Types & Descriptions:

●      Standard Room - Pool Access: Private room with 2 single beds. A spacious and private bathroom, with shower & sink. (Beds can be pushed together to form a double bed.).

●      Deluxe Room - Pool Access: Private room with 2 single beds. A large, private bathroom with bathtub/shower combo and double sinks. (Beds can be pushed together to form a double bed.).

●      Women’s Dorm-Share Bunk Room - Pool Access: Shared room "dormitory" style, with 4 single bunk beds. Large en-suite bathroom, shared with other occupants of the dorm room. (All-female occupancy only. The dorm is not co-ed.). Important Note: The Dorm Room is not available to any guest who is joining the 3-Day Cleanse or the 7,9, & 10 Day Detox Retreat.

The Nest

The Nest is The Yoga Barn’s newest accommodation, tucked away in a lushly gardened area of The Yoga Barn, it offers boutique hospitality in the heart of Ubud. The rooms are inspired by the arches of India and the textiles of Indonesia, with an earthy, bohemian vibe perfect for relaxing, reading, reflecting and sleeping among the tree tops of Bali. Step out and wander through The Yoga Barn property and gardens or tuck in and enjoy the lofty ceilings and spectacular views from your room.

The Nest Room Types & Descriptions:

  • Standard Room Twin: Private room with 2 single beds. Private bathroom, with shower & sink. (Beds can be pushed together to form a double bed.)

  • Standard Room Double Private room with a double bed and windows running floor-to-ceiling on two walls. Private bathroom, with shower & sink.

  • Women’s Dorm-Share Bunk Room: Shared room "dormitory" style, with 5 single bunk beds. En-suite bathroom, shared with other occupants of the dorm room. (All-female occupancy only. The dorm is not co-ed.). Important Note: The Dorm Room is not available to any guest who is joining the 3-Day Cleanse or the the 7,9, & 10 Day Detox Retreat.

Please note: The Nest rooms do not have pool access.


Important Information about Accommodation at The Yoga Barn:

  • Yoga classes are not included in accommodation rates

  • All rooms have A/C

  • All private rooms (Standard & Deluxe) include daily breakfast at The Garden Kafe.

  • Dorm room rate does not include breakfast (available for purchase at The Garden Kafe).

  • The Dorm Room is not available to guests who are joining the 3-Day Cleanse or the 7-Day Detox Retreat.

  • For Standard &s; Deluxe Rooms, maximum occupancy is 2 people per room; extra beds are not available.

  • We love children, but those under the age of 12 are not permitted to stay at the Yoga Barn Accommodation.

  • A 50% deposit is required to secure your accommodation booking.

  • Payment for the Yoga Barn Accommodation is managed separately from the rest of The Yoga Barn property. At this time, it is not possible to add charges for any other Yoga Barn services (Garden Kafe, yoga classes, KUSH Spa, Holistic Healing etc.) to your accommodation bill.


Ubud Aura

888 Hanoman Street, Ubud 80571 Bali – Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 972 956, whatsapp: +62 8123 6799 717, Fax: +62 361 970 755
E-mail Address: info@ubudaura.com/ubudaura@gmail.com/www.ubudaura.com


Puri Padi

Jl Raya Pengosekan No 63X, Ubud, Gianyar 80571
Telp: +62-361-975010
The price starting around $35 USD


Greenfield Ubud

Jl Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Gianyar 80571
Telp: +62-361-975798
The price starting around $50 USD/night


Max One Hotel Ubud

Jl Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Gianyar 80571
Telp: +62 361 302 5555 Fax: +62 361 302 5545 E-mail: reservation.maxoneubud@gmail.com
The price starting around $35 USD/night


Family Guesthouse

Jl Sukma, Tebesaya, Peliatan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571
Telp: +62-361-974054 E-mail Address: familyhouse@hotmail.co.id
The price starting around $25 USD/night


Ambengan Guesthouse

Jl Sukma Kesuma No 75, Peliatan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571 (located next to The Yoga Barn parking lot).
The price is around $30 USD/night.
You may book this guesthouse through AirBnB, Agoda or Booking.com


Sintya Homestay           

Jl Sukma No 79, Tebesaya, Peliatan, Ubud, Bali 80571 (located right across The Yoga Barn parking lot)
Telp: +6281916415107
The price is around $25 USD/night


Sania’s House Bungalow

Jl Karna No. 7, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571
Telp: +62-361-975 535


Garden Kafe is a yogi-inspired vegetarian garden restaurant that offers a wide variety of delicious and healthy food and fresh juice options inside the Yoga Barn. The restaurant is integrated into the Yoga Barn complex and is just steps away from our training space. If you feel like going on an off-site food adventure, Ubud is renowned for its abundance of high-vibe food choices overflowing with restaurants offering organic, vegetarian, raw food, vegan, superfood, salads, smoothies and juice options. Most restaurants deliver as well. 

Recommendations outside the Yoga Barn: 

1.     KAFE

Address: Jl Hanoman No. 44B, Padangtegal, Ubud 80571


KAFE is a lively, wholesome food cafe, nestled in the heart of Ubud on Jalan Hanoman. KAFE has a wide variety of healthy vegetarian and vegan food options from local, organic suppliers. Fusing together the tropical laid back vibes of Ubud with a quirky New York bistro, KAFE is the ultimate chill out spot open every day of the week from 7am – 11pm. 


2.     Soma Cafe

Address: Jl Dewi Sita, Ubud, Bali 80571

Phone: (0361) 849-3655

Soma is a cafe with a huge heart in the very center of Ubud, bursting with health and love. The menu is interesting and varied and their specialty hand-milled flours, raw chocolate treats, and live foods are perhaps not for the uninitiated into the world of raw food, but are second to none in Ubud. Soma prides itself on supporting local farmers and nonprofit projects and holds community discussions on many topics in the evenings as well as acoustic music pretty much whenever someone brings an instrument into the cafe (often).


3.     Bali Buddha

Jl Jembawan No 1, Ubud, Bali, Gianyar 80571

Phone: +62-361-976 324

Located right across from Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio, BB serves healthy organic food with options for vegans and vegetarians. BB also serves juices, healthy herbal teas, kombucha, and more. In their shop, they sell bread, quiche, muffins, and cakes, all with options for gluten-free, non-dairy, and vegan. They also host a variety of healthy products.


4.     Clear Café

Jl Hanoman No. 8, Ubud, Bali 80571

They use natural ingredients from local Balinese farmers. At Clear Café they believe that energy can be transferred through foods, so it’s very important to them how their chefs and kitchen staff are feeling, that’s why they pride themselves on laughing, playing, and having a good time while preparing your food. They’re also quite known for their music. The position of the restaurant and their multiple floors offers a good view overlooking the river, temple, and ridge.


5.     Earth Café

Jl Goutama Selatan, Ubud, Bali 80571

Earth Cafe is committed to serving the best-quality, freshest and most nutritious Mediterranean cuisine, while also tailoring their food to individual dietary or allergy requirements. We partner exclusively with companies and suppliers that share our dedication to excellence. 


6.     Alchemy

Jl Panestanan Kelod No 75, Ubud, Bali 80571

Alchemy is a raw food café / restaurant/ supermarket & education centre…and if you think it couldn’t get any more dynamic, they also offer colon therapies! Created by a group of self-confessed tree hugging earth-lovers, (who all met in Bali), Alchemy brings together collective ideas created from passion/transformation from within and a love of raw food!


7.     The Seeds of Life

Address: Jl Goutama No. 2, Ubud, Bali 80571


The Seeds of Life combines the elements of fun, flavor, vibrancy and integrity through Raw    Living Foods, Yoga and Holographic Kinetics, an omnipotent healing modality that exceeds all levels of what a holistic approach to understanding this game of life is all about and what it means to be truly free.


8.     Kismet Café and Lounge

Address: Jl Goutama No. 27X, Ubud, Bali 80571


Kismet Restaurant & Lounge is a funky casual dinning experience. Filled with a taste of vegetarian fusion from around the world.


9.     The Elephant Bali

Address: Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Sayan, Ubud, Bali 80571


Overlooking the beautiful Campuhan Ridge in the cultural heart of Bali, The Elephant established in 2013 with the hope of creating delicious, healthy food in a conscious and sustainable manner. The Elephant strives to be an ethical business and are recognized by the slow food movement for their environmentally aware and socially fair work practices.


10.  Dayu’s Warung

Address: Jl Sugriwa No 28, Padang Tegal, Ubud, Bali 80571


Serves only FRESH, ORGANIC, & HEALTHY FOOD. From salad, veggie burgers, rice, fish (for the non-vegetarians), healthy juices, and tea. Also sells cookies, masala potato chips, and gluten-free and vegan cakes & snacks (the cakes are cheap and big! Around IDR 25,000/pcs).

The price is cheap, starting from IDR 20,000.


11.  Fussy Bird

Address: Jl Tirta Tawar No 32, Ubud, Bali 80571


Fussy Bird is a place to chill out with some delicious food and good wifi. They make all of their food from scratch with love. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, ddesserts, raw pies, chocolates, hot drinks, smoothies and juices. They are known for their exceptional cakes and raw pies. Their cook always coming up with new delicious recipes. 


12.   Sari Organic

 Address: Jalan Subak Sok Wayah, Campuhan, Ubud 80571


Sari Organik started to grow organic produce 12 years ago. They started experimenting with vegetables, fruit, rice and animals, trying to find a balanced system that will sustain itself and the environment with minimal input from other outside sources. Their aim is to build a model farm, a small family business that will grow organically with the market demands and benefit all.


13.  Sage Vegan Bistro

Address: JL Nyuh Bulan No. 1, Banjar Nyuh Kuning, Ubud

Sage Vegan Bistro is a Vegan restaurant serving small plates plus bowls, salads, desserts, smoothies, juices, and mocktails. Located south of Ubud's Monkey Forest.


14.   Little India

Address: Jl Sukma No. 36, Peliatan, Ubud, Bali 80571

Run by delightful Siti, this character-filled Indian restaurant is decked out in vintage Bollywood posters and accompanied by a soundtrack of Hindi pop. Its thalis, samosas and masala chai are all delicious and authentic. Also delivers.


15.  Sayuri Healing Food Café

JL Sukma No. 2, Br Tebesaya - Ubud, Peliatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571


This restaurant serves:

  • All plant-based, vegan food, all gluten free (except for the items with soy-sauce)

  • All the extracts are raw, organic, and high vibrational

  • All the essential oils are organic, high vibrational, and food grade

  • Everything is filled with good intention and love.