Upcoming Dates:  Oct 29 – Nov 25, 2017 ; March 3 – 30th and Nov 3 – 30th, 2018

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  journey 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.

This is for you if you:

  • have a wild heart and a sense of adventure
  • feel the call to dive in a little deeper
  • want to integrate yoga into your daily life
  • want to share your lifestyle with the world
  • are ready to change your life and follow your heart
  • are seeking guidance and loving support
  • want a deeper spiritual connection
  • are ready to let go of old habits and embrace the ‘real’ you
  • want to learn, grow and refine your teaching
  • are a Yoga Teacher seeking fresh inspiration and insight
  • are a Freediver who wants a deeper understanding of Yoga and Meditation
  • are a Freediving Instructors who want to understand the intimate connection between yoga and Freediving
  • are a Freediving Instructor who wants to teach yoga as part of their courses
  • are an Athlete who wants to immerse yourself in the transformative power of holistic living

What Students are Saying…

“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

Teaching Team

Kate Middleton is the founder of Gili Yoga, an experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer and Vice World Champion Freediver. She has been deeply immersed in the practice of yoga, meditation and Freediving as a spiritual practice for the last 10 years. Originally from Victoria, BC, Canada, she is a child of the universe and a lover of animals, nature and adventures. Authentic, supportive and playful, Kate’s teaching will encourage you to embrace yourself and embody your potential. She thrives on community, movement, nourishment and love and has created this Teacher Training as a way to share and celebrate all of that.

200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training Schedule

We value authentic connections. We take a maximum of 20 students on our Yoga Teacher Trainings to ensure a personalised approach to your development as a yoga student and teacher.  Our 200 Hr YTT is a deep dive into self study, embodied practice and conscious community.

A Day in the Good life

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

07.00AM – 08.45AM :  Morning Sadhana with Kate
09.00AM – 10.00AM :  Breakfast break
10.15AM – 11.15AM : Sharing Circle and Group Work
11.30AM – 01.30PM : Class (Anatomy, physiology, philosophy etc)
01.30PM – 03.30PM : Lunch break, (time for the beach, massages etc)
03.30PM – 05.30PM : Class, practice lab, teaching practice
7:30 pm – Evening events on certain nights

Please note that this schedule is just an example and is subject to change.


Oct 29 – Nov 25, 2017

March 3-30th, 2018

Nov 3 – 30th, 2018

Early Bird Pricing

4 months prior to start date

Are you ready?

Curriculum (Total Hours: 200 hours)

Technique & Yoga Practice Teaching Methodology Anatomy & Physiology
Asanas, pranayama, meditation & mantra—analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and guided practice of the techniques themselves. 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. 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).
100 hours 25 Hours 20 Hours
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers Practicum Electives
Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers. Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching. Reading, self practice, writing, etc. Hours accumulated outside of teacher training hours as ‘non-contact’ hours.
30 Hours 10 Hours 15 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.


We believe that nourishment is a fundamental practice of self love. Breakfast is included during your training and will be offered as a buffet style group meal each day. Breakfast options are vegan, gluten free and heart warmingly delicious.

We have schedule a long enough break for lunch and dinner so that you may explore different options and rest and relax during meal time. You may eat where you like though we highly recommend that you honour yourself with your food choices during your training. We have a health conscious high vibe cafe onsite and offer healing food from raw to paleo to macrobiotic preferences.

Pre requisites

  • We recommend that you have been practicing yoga for a minimum of one year
  • 100 % Self-Responsibility
  • Open mind
  • Beginners Mind
  • Love for nature
  • Adaptable to “island living”
  • Sense of humour
  • Affinity for fun
  • Ready for a challenge

Recommended Reading

  • Meditation for the Love of It, Sally Kempton

  • Jivamukti Yoga, by Sharon Gannon and David Life

  • The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, by T. K. V. Desikachar

  • A New Earth, Ekhart Tolle


Our October – November Teacher Training is a full 28 days which gives you time to learn, practice, evolve and build confidence in your teaching before taking it onwards and upwards from here. A full month of training is quite luxurious and goes way above and beyond the Yoga Alliance 200 Hr Requirements. This ensures a comprehensive program that allows time to integrate, study, practice and even enjoy island life outside of the yoga shala 😉 We take a maximum of 20 students for an intimate group feel and plenty of individualised attention. We ensure a high quality program at a very competitive price.

Our November residential pricing includes full tuition, your YTT Manual, 28 nights accommodation in our beautiful yoga sanctuary and a daily healthy, buffet 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 so I recommend reserving sooner rather than later if you wish to stay onsite. We also have a discounted early bird pricing available when the full payment is made 4 months prior to the start date.

Pricing for the November Training:

Residential YTT, 28 days, shared room: $3890 USD
*** Early Bird  $3690 USD

Residential YTT, 28 days, private room: $4490 USD
***Early Bird  $4290 USD

Non-Residential, 28 day program, daily breakfast: $3290 USD
**Early Bird  $3190 USD