BECOME A YOGA TEACHER

Together, we become the vessels for positive change in this world by staying truth to each and every one of our strength and passion.

200hours and 300hours Yoga Teacher Training

Here at Flying Elephant Yoga, we value transformation through self-inquiry. Though our teacher training program is designed around a tradition of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, we do not teach one style of yoga. Instead, we choose to learn from benefits of multiple lineages.

Upcoming Events

MAR 2-28, 2020
200HR VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia

APR 30-MAY 4, 2020
50HR ART OF ASSISTING WORKSHOP

Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia

JUL 20-AUG 15, 2020
200HR VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia

OCT 4-25, 2020
200HR VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia

Come to your yoga mat to feel

We believe in understanding and familiarizing self on physical, mental, emotional and societal levels so that we can be of benefit to the world around us. We believe that the real practice is off the mat in our family, friends, schools, work, traffic jams and good conversations over coffee, in other words, the real life.

“Come to your yoga mat to feel; not to accomplish. Shift your focus and your heart will grow.”

~ Rachel Brathen

That’s why our program is divided into two parts:

First half is to learn how to become a student of yoga, then the next half is to learn how to step up to the plate of a yoga teacher. We re-examine first what it means to be a student of yoga, what it means to embody this practice in a way our body, mind and spirit is expressed and trained fully.

The latter half uses the first half of our experiences as inspirations to share our love for this ancient practice so as to become the instigator for human revolution. FEY training is NOT for EVERYONE. We consider self-inquiry as our top priority, transformation, inevitable quest for happier, more fulfilled life.

Flying Elephant Yoga

Small Group Intensives
= Deeper connection to Self and the world around you

Our teacher training only accept maximum 8 students per group in Pulau Weh and 15 students in Lembongan is unique in that we believe in social change and leadership. Whether you are the CEO of your family or the tribal leader amongst your friends, we believe in stepping up and be the light in the world. And we do this by getting to know ourselves and the way we react/respond to the small universe around us. 

Our 200HR Yoga Teacher Training is an intensive immersion designed to go deeper into your practice, share yogic teachings and for those who would like to complete our 200hr Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program to become a registered teacher.

Our immersion will give you a deeper understanding of:

  • Your own personal practice and yoga asana poses
  • Vinyasa yoga sequencing
  • Yogic philosophy based on traditional and modern teachings
  • Pranayama, meditation and basic anatomy
  • The art of assisting and teaching methods
  • Basic Assisting skills
  • Basic knowledge of pre/postnatal yoga 
  • Intro to Yin Yoga
All of our trainings are Yoga Alliance approved.

PULAU WEH, SUMATRA

At the very Northern tip of Indonesia sits an island that is less traveled, surrounded by untouched jungles and turquoise water famous for scuba and free diving. It’s an island that is true to the authenticity of Indonesia, far from tourist saturated islands. Home of Flying Elephant Yoga. We practice with the sea view like no other, where monkeys sneak a peek during yoga class, divers come back from one of the many world’s famous dive sites around the island and you can hear the kids laughing on the beach during Savasana. It’s a place yoga is part of Life. Out here, your practice is NOT to escape from Life, but rather your yoga practice gets moulded into it.

Where to stay

Paman’s Bungalow

Backpacker’s favourite. Basic, clean and close to our studio, restaurants, our dive shop, Bubble Addict, about 30second walk. Laundry service and motorbike rental are on site. A double sized bed, a fan and basic bathroom with a shower.

 

150.000IDR/ night

Marlin’s Resort

A little pricier than others but provides A/C and hot water. It is also right next door to Bubble Addict and Flying Elephant Yoga.

 

450.000IDR/night

Mustafa’s Bungalow

Private bungalow just outside of Gapang beach. It’s close enough that you can walk to the beach itself. There is no kitchen but it sure is a gem around Gapang beach. For those who prefer privacy, it’s perfect!

 

3.500.000IDR/month

Our Very Own ON-SITE Accommodation

(prices listed are for YTT participants):

FANCY Bungalow

Perfect for a couple or a small family. We can provide an extra small mattress for 50.000IDR per night. Comes with a good size private patio where you can have your own practice (enough for 2-3 yoga mats). Ceiling fan and a bathroom. Walk down our beautiful garden path to get to yoga class or breakfast.

400.000IDR per night or 10.000.000IDR per month

CLASSIC Bungalow

Perfect for a couple or a small family. We can provide an extra small mattress for 50.000IDR per night. Ceiling fan and a bathroom. Walk down our beautiful garden path to get to yoga class or breakfast. Comes with a fridge.

300.000IDR per night or 8.000.000IDR per month

 
 
 

THE DORM

Perfect for wanderers. Each resident gets 2 keys: one for the door and the other for your personal locker. Ceiling fan (plus standing fan), a shower room and a toilet. It has a nice hangout in the front so you can mingle with other travellers exchange amazing stories of your travels.Walk down our beautiful garden path to get to yoga class or breakfast. Comes with a fridge.

75.000IDR per night or 2.250.000IDR per month

Instructor

Tomomi Kojima- ERYT500

Founder/Lead Trainer

Tomomi is the owner of Flying Elephant Yoga in Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia. She started practicing yoga when she first moved to Canada as a teenager in 2000.  She then became a certified yoga teacher in 2008 and has been an integral part of extensive yoga teacher training programs both at a 200hr and 500hr level.  After teaching and traveling in North America, Mexico, Australia, and Bali, Indonesia, she established her own independent yoga school in 2014. Her classes are based on vinyasa or flow mixed with her own personality and experience, and various styles of yoga she studied along her journey. With the background of vinyasa, power vinyasa, yin, pre- and post-natal yoga, she encourages her students to observe their minds while nurturing their own individuality. Her classes are about honoring both the traditional and the modern, physical and mental aspects of yoga.

As her friend Luna put it, Tomomi is a “hopeless beach bum” who loves spending her time with her husband and her baby by the b

"The 6 week Yoga Teacher Training Course in Gapang with Tomomi contributed as an immense gift and blessing to my development journey. As a self-taught, I have been practicing yoga for about 3 years. And the reading and studying about eastern philosophy had passionated me. Tomomi has deep knowledge on yoga philosophy, as its asana practice. When this conjugates with her teaching skills and compassion towards each student, learning become way and pleasant. I got to learn so much more than just asana alignment, foundations and cues. Tomomi facilitated connection with other students; and it was a wonderful time learning how to relate with oneself and our environment creating harmony and peace in yoga class as in our life. Gapang beach is simply a dream place. White sand beach, transparent sea, simple and welcoming local people, healthy local food, yoga room in front of the ocean with ocean waves as a background sound. What do you want to ask more?"
Paola Valenti
Italy
"My 200h-YTT was very personalized and enabled me to deepen every aspect of both yoga practice and yoga teaching. Also, I had the opportunity to start teaching, under her supervision, within the program, which gave me the opportunity to feel more and more confident about teaching a class. Tomomi Kojima, the studio owner and my teacher, is an amazing teacher who helped me grow as a practitioner, a teacher and a human being. I definitely recommend this great program, in an amazing setting (Indonesian island, off the beaten tracks, with batts and monkeys visits), with a very personalized approach, and time for self-studies and self-inquiries."
Maxime Furst
France