200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training S01-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-200

Upcoming Dates:
November 3 – 30th, 2018
March 3 – 30th, 2019

Are you ready for adventure and a taste of the unknown? Are you ready to embrace all that you are, as you are? Join us for a month of inner alchemy. Experience lasting personal transformation, develop your yoga practice and find your voice as a teacher. Dive into the infinite realm of a spiritual practice and open yourself to embrace all life has to offer.

Your role as a teacher, guide or facilitator is important. You were born to shine.

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Fun, bold, exciting and adventurous, our comprehensive 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training is a fusion of artful expression, spiritual practice and personal development. Our faculty are devoted to the path of consciousness and embodiment and are experts in their field. Feel connected to your teachers who share from the heart and offer authentic insight into the world of yoga. We encourage you to step out of your comfort zone, explore new territory and question limiting beliefs. We also keep it fun, expansive and inclusive. Take a risk. Follow your bliss!

Our emphasis on the training is Vinyasa Flow though we recognise all practices as paths of conscious evolution. You will delve deeply into Asana, Pranayama and Meditation on this training. Vinyasa Flow is the main style of focus and we also incorporate Hatha, Yin and Ecstatic Dance so that you may find your way and share your authentic and unique voice as a teacher.

This month long intensive is not a beach holiday though you will have plenty of beach time, basking in ocean bliss. This is a process, a journey a challenge and a reward. Are you ready? We welcome you to shine. Sign up now!

Teaching Team

Lead teacher, Kate Middleton is the founder of Gili Yoga, an experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer and Vice World Champion Freediver. Her energy, passion and love for community come through in all of her adventures above and below water. Multi-passionate, inspired and devoted to life, Kate balances life as a Yogi, Healer, Athlete and Entrepreneur.

Originally from Victoria, BC, Canada, she has been living on Gili Trawangan for the past 10 years teaching, training, creating community and celebrating life. Kate found yoga as a healing path, a way out of disordered eating and home to her heart as a teenager and has been devoted to holistic living and personal transformation ever since.  Her teaching style is a dynamic, intuitive, fluid fusion of her training in Yoga, Meditation, Cranio-sacral therapy and Freediving.

Grounded in Vinyasa Flow with a love for Yin, Dance, Restorative and Meditation, her classes are a way to follow the nature flow of spirit. Kate believes in beginning with Self-compassion, embracing it all, the beauty, the magic and the shadow to live and love from a place of fullness. She aims to help you hear and honour your inner voice and to awaken the teacher within.


200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training Schedule

Dates: Nov 3 – 30th, 2018 | Mar 3 – 30th, 2019

We are excited to launch our comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training so that you may embrace yourself as a teacher and gift others with the practice of Yoga. Our month long 200 Hr YTT is a deep dive into self study, embodied practice and conscious community.

This program lasts 28 days. There will be 1 full day off each week for you to explore the island, absorb all of the information and integrate the practices. Are you ready? Dive in!

Here is a sample schedule of a day on our Yoga Teacher Training.

A Day in the Good Life:

6.45- 8.45 am
Morning Sadhana with Kate
9.00 am- 10.15
Breakfast break
10.15-11.15 am
Sharing Circle and Group Work
11.30-1.30 pm
Class (Anatomy, physiology, philosophy etc)
1.30-2.30 pm
Lunch break
2.30-5.00 pm
Class, practice lab, teaching practice
7:00 pm
Evening events on certain nights

Please note that this schedule is just an example and is subject to change. As yogis we are flexible, adaptable and timely. All classes are mandatory. Missed classes can be made up outside of class time with the teacher and are subject to the teacher’s usual rates.






“This month has changed my life, the way I see things, the way I think and process ideas. Thank you for creating such an open and supportive atmosphere. I am so excited and inspired to take on life. Kate provided us with all the tools any yogi could ask for. I feel like anything is possible now!”
– Cat McGillivray, Scotland


“Your approach to teaching is truly inspiring. You’ve cultivated our autonomy from the very beginning and this is key to us being ready to teach. Namaste.”
– Magda Grzelka, Poland


“THANK YOU, KATE!!! You are an inspirational and beautiful person. Keep expanding outward in abundance, success and love!!! You have certainly encouraged us to do the same 🙂
-Laura Thomas, USA


“Thank you, Kate! You are such a wonderful person and I am so grateful to have you as a teacher. I have learnt so much about myself. I feel much stronger, happier, confident, inspired, self-aware and self-assured. I am so happy, I feel like I have found my truth and my inner voice.”
-Natalie Basch, South Africa



Technique & Yoga Practice – 100 hours   ~ Asanas, pranayama, meditation & mantra—analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and guided practice of the techniques themselves.

Teaching Methodology – 25 hours  ~Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.

Anatomy & Physiology – 20 hours  ~Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers – 30 hours ~Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.

Practicum – 10 hours  ~Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

Electives – 15 hours  ~ Reading, self practice, writing, etc. Hours accumulated outside of teacher training hours as ‘non-contact’ hours.

Total Hours: 200 hours


The Yoga Garden at Gili Yoga is a sanctuary of peace in the heart of Gili Trawangan. Our rooms are set in our tropical garden, surrounding the beautiful yoga shala so that you may wake up and step straight into your morning practice. All of our rooms are modern and charming with cleanliness and comfort being a top priority. Our rooms all have Air Conditioning, hot and fresh water, wifi, Satellite TV, mini fridges, safety deposit boxes and even blackout curtains to ensure deep, healing sleeps.


Our Teacher Training is an intensive program for those who are ready to dive in to the transformative teachings of yoga. The duration of our programs (28 days) give you time to learn, practice, evolve and build confidence in your teaching before taking it onwards and upwards from here. We believe that the length of our trainings ensures a comprehensive program that allows time to integrate, study, practice and even enjoy island life outside of the yoga shala. We are the only teacher training in the region committed to a small group experience. We take a maximum of 20 students for an intimate group feel and plenty of individualised attention. This helps us to connect on a deeper level as a group and it gives you more time to practice teaching. We ensure a high quality program at a very competitive price. 

Our residential pricing includes full tuition, your YTT Manual, accommodation for the duration of your training in our beautiful yoga sanctuary and a daily healthy, breakfast. We are offering our accommodation at up to 50% off our regular rates for our Trainees so that you may enjoy the best environment for learning and teaching. Residential places are likely to sell out first as we have a total of 9 rooms (two twin and seven doubles) so I recommend reserving sooner rather than later if you wish to stay onsite. 

Residential, shared room
Early Bird
double occupancy
Daily, buffet breakfast
Training Manual

Residential, private room
Early bird!
single occupancy
Daily, buffet breakfast
Training Manual

Early Bird!
Daily, buffet breakfast
Training Manual

Are you feeling the call? Sign up today and secure your place!

Are you hesitating? Do you have questions about whether you are ready to teach yoga, or even if you really want to teach yoga? Check out our latest blog posts on those subjects here!