IN BALI 2018


Get the best of yoga, pilates, dance, meditation and energy work in one holistic training form.

It is a pleasure to welcome you to this years LYTT in Bali. You will be surrounded by pure nature, beautiful mountains, rice fields and rivers. The high quality of LY classes everyday in one month will bring you into a full body strength, deep transformation and peaces of mind. You will be nourished with fresh vegetarian food from the garden every day. This is really a life changing teacher training where you will make powerful connections and long-lasting friendships from all over the world.
Are you ready to become a radiant inspirational Living Yolates teacher? Do you want to come on a transformational journey where you deepen your connection to yourself and receive tools on how to live your life fully?
It is a pleasure to welcome you to this years LYTT in Bali. You will be surrounded by pure nature, beautiful mountains, rice fields and rivers. The high quality of LY classes everyday in one month will bring you into a full body strength, deep transformation and peaces of mind. You will be nourished with fresh vegetarian food from the garden every day. This is really a life changing teacher training where you will make powerful connections and long-lasting friendships from all over the world.
Are you ready to become a radiant inspirational Living Yolates teacher? Do you want to come on a transformational journey where you deepen your connection to yourself and receive tools on how to live your life fully?


– Knows that body, mind and soul is deeply connected
– Want a strong body from the inside out
– Want to release low self esteem and your inner critic
– Want to step in to your own power
– Open up to more joy and freedom in your life
– Want to become your own master teacher
– Who wish to help others to more joy and wellness in life
– Want to teach on a deeper level
– Want to compassionate and loving community
– Dare to trust yourself and believe in your dreams
– Find the courage to live your life to the fullest
If you are curious to learn, passionate about the method and feel ready to work intensely with your body and mind, then Living Yolates Teacher Training is definitely for you! This training can be a supplement to a training form that you have previously done, or it can be the start of something completely new and adventurous for you.

What will I learn?

Living Yolates Teacher Training is a deep and thorough education in the Living Yolates method. A combination of yoga, pilates and dance in sensuous flow founded by Mikkala Marilyn Kissi. Besides from these three main movement styles you will receive knowledge and training in:
–Deep body awareness
– To balance between the maskulin and feminin energy in life
– How to balance your body and mind with breathing technics
– Healing of imbalances
– To feel deeply connected to your own essence and stand in your power
– Learning about yoga asana in a dynamic flow
– In depth pilates techniques
– How to use dance as a tool for liberation and healing
– Learning about the wisdom of yoga, alignment and functional anatomy
– Qi gong movement and energi work
– Learning about acupressure, emotional links to organs and muscles, meridians and energy therapy
– How to integrate music, sound and aroma therapy in your teachings
– The Living Yolates melody, how to assemble a Living Yolates class as a complete experience
– How to become your leadership and guidance
– Become part of a loving and supportive community
You will learn how to teach and communicate Living Yolates from heart to heart. The training aims to develop a deeper connection to your true self, a higher awareness of life, in depth self inquiry and an understanding of the mental, spiritual and physical process of embodiment. This education is perfect as a immersion for self inquiry or further education to any previous education in pilates, yoga, dance or alternative therapies.

The five pillars of Living Yolates

Through the five pillars of Living Yolates you will learn how to facilitate and move a class with grace and ease
Pranayama – Conscious breathing
Meditation – Mental awareness, concentration and merging with Self
Movement – Yoga, pilates, dance & Qigong
Alignment – Body awareness and Anatomy
Energy – Universal energy work
Unique opportunity to dive into your own practise and learn how to teach from a intuitive place. To weave together a practise that creates more flow and ease. Learn how to make a difference in your life, as you tune in to your innate super powers!

Take a leap and fill in the application today

You will find the application form here
Living Yolates Teacher Training
Comprehensive home studies. 50 hours of comprehensive home studies include training videos for daily use, reading material on energy work, anatomy self study and more.
One month training. A lot can happen in a month! We are here to support your learning process, offering assistance and skillful guidance to create a loving environment.
200 contact hours with your teachers. Mikkala Marilyn Kissi is the main facilitator, who together with Isa Raim and local guest teachers will guide you through the training, and be supporting your growth from start to finish.
Complete Living Yolates Manual.A very thorough manual explaining all the contents you need to know to understand Living Yolates and useful inspiration for your classes and home practise.
Final test. An opportunity to take a test and become a certified Living Yolates teacher at the end of the month in Bali.
You receive a whole month of training in luxurious surroundings in Bali, with a deep guidance into the method of Living Yolates. There will be necessary preparatory practises (reading, getting intimate with online training videos and more), to prepare you for the intense experience of a month long training in a warm and humid tropical climate. It is crucial for your stamina that you work on building your cardio and strength in the preparatory contents on the Living Yolates website forum. Also note that suddenly being a whole month in a tropical climate with a different wildlife can be an intense experience in itself.
During this month we will work with yoga, pilates, dance, qigong, meditation, energy work, chakra sounding, vibrational healing, anatomy and alignment, music comprehension and how to compose your own teachings and Living Yolates programs. It all ends with an optional test where you give a short class teaching from heart to heart. Mikkala will provide loving feedback and coaching along the journey and a total personal transmission toward the end of the training, to celebrate your development and bring light to what’s ahead for you to continue your work.
The education concludes with a festive celebration of the journey we have shared together and individually. This is a nice opportunity to share your love with your fellow graduates before entering the world with new eyes.
The teachings will primarily take place during week days in our retreat center in Bali, however we are inclined to make changes along the way, so please be dedicated to staying on site and not making a lot of plans during your stay in Bali. This is not a retreat or working holiday, it is a teacher training in it’s very essence from beginning to end.
The online material counts as about 50 hours of education. Additionally, your personal training program, which you practise every day during the education period, and access to Katrines Birk’s online forum, which focuses on the meridians and energy systems as the bonus knowledge of the body’s functions and how to do much by moving it intuitively.
To become certified in Living Yolates there is a final exam. In Bali this will take place during our time together as everyone will take part in the exams supporting as students. This is a very insightful experience for everyone.  The exam takes place during the final days in Bali and allows you to teach 30 minutes based on a program planned and composed by you. The atmosphere during the test is very compassionate and we will ensure that you will feel comfortable in the collective field. Mikkala Marilyn Kissi assess whether you are ready to teach Living Yolates and pass the exam, or if you need more practice and the option for a re-examination. A re-examination can be booked when you feel ready and will have an additional cost. It is possible to send a exam video if you live in a different country then Denmark or if physical examination can’t be arranged.
Nirarta Centre for Living Awareness in Sidemen. The place is surrounded by green hills in unspoiled East Bali. In the most peaceful and stunning surroundings, with a beautiful view to the rice fields and mountains. We will highly recommend you to stay at Nirarta, where they are offering beautiful rooms. Whatever your travel style or budget, there is an abundance of accommodation options to make your time in Bali special. If you want any advise for other accommodation you are more than welcome to send an e-mail for support:

Mikkala Marilyn Kissi is the founder of Living Yolates and Living Yolates Teacher Training, and will lead us as the primary teacher of the education. You can read more about Mikkala’s story here

Isa Raim teaches yoga alignment, body awareness and anatomy at Living Yolates Teacher Training. Isa is a very inspiring and charming yoga teacher and physical therapist, who always teaches with great passion, joy and a great sense of communicating the essence. His educational background stretches in many different modalities such as Anusara Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Embodied Flow™ with Tara Judelle and Scott Lyonns, Living Yolates, Rasa Yoga with Sianna Sherman, Bowspring, Meditation training with Sally Kempton and Foundation Training. He also has lot’s of experience with shamanic practises that inspires him to share and celebrate community gatherings in ceremony with the earth and the whole of life.
Isa’s way of conveying anatomy is unpretentious, interesting and easy-to-learn. You will get a total of 8 hours of practical and theoretical knowledge from Isa plus preparing exercises and assignments.
Katrine Birk is an alternative treating and teaching acupressure, emotional attachments to organs and muscles, knowledge about the meridian pathways in the body and how to connect this amazing knowledge to your workout. Katrine has provided the material for the manual and is therefore credited as a LY teacher, however the energy work will be taught by Mikkala during the training.
Price includes:
– 250 hour Living Yolates Teacher Training
– 30 days Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
(Organic and vegetarian food from Nirarta’s garden – read more their website
– Free pure water, the and coffee
6452 Dkk  – (1000 USD) deposit required on booking to secure your spot (non-refundable deposit)
Normal price: 27726 DKK – (4297 USD)
Apply for the earlybird price.
Note that there is ONLY 5 spots available for the earlybird.
*flight and accommodation is not included
Once you have been admitted to the program you must reserve your spot by paying a deposit. The amount is part of the total price.
Remark that the deposit can not be refunded when it is first paid!
Before you send your application, please note that there are certain admission requirements to this training. To ensure high level of understanding and quality in the trainings, we have formed a list of requirements that each person needs to meet at some level to enroll. The requirements are as follows:
– Have practiced yoga, dance, pilates or Living Yolates on a regular basis for at least 6 months.
– Do not have any serious injuries or illnesses that will put you at high risk in intense circumstances (high humidity, heat, long hours).
– Have taken at least 3 classes with Mikkala online or a 8 week in-person course.
– Have set aside the necessary time for a comprehensive learning process.
– Have the desire to go deep into his/her practice, and self inquiry.
– Be prepared to show up in your life in a big way. Things will come up for everyone in ways you never expected, so please open your heart to the whole experience.
– Have the time for the whole course and be able to participate in all lessons. We only accept a minimum of absence during the training, unless there is disease and other factors at stake.


  • What the education has given me can’t be putten on paper but I will try. The best investment in my life. Internal strength in body and self-esteem. More flow in ALL areas. Last piece missing in my life. It’s an ingenious tool in my business as a heart business mentor to help my customers get into the body where the real wisdom lives. So if you want to get from the head and down in the body and set yourself and your flow FREE so hurry up and book your spot.

    Avalon Khan
  • Since the day I was accepted to the Living Yolates Teacher Training, I have been aware of one thing: that this would change my life. This was mildly understand, because through LY and the trip to Bali, my life has been completely transformed. On every level!!….

    Judy M. Jorgensen
  • I changed my life with Living Yolates by coincidence 3 years ago. Here is a list of what I’ve achieved since my first morning class with Mikkala:. I’ve found my inner dancing queen, I’ve never felt better in my body&mind, I’ve found the perfect way to practice yoga (because of the “uptempo vibe” I get it done because it suits my energy better), I’ve found the love of my life and opened a studio and had a baby, I’ve become a Living Yolates instructor to share this amazing training with the world!
    After all these life changing things I am still thankful everyday that I found Living Yolates, because it really is the reason why all these things happened to me!

    Satie Espersen
  • Living Yolates is the most amazing form of training in the whole world (without any exaggeration!). The Living Yolates education really opened my body and my life for unbelievably much flow and body awareness.
    As alternative treatments, Living Yolates have been the last stage before the whole body and the energy system made sense to me. It is the wildest power injection, and the wildest way to manifest the energy you really wish for in your life<3 Really a huge recommendation of the training and education.

    Katrine Birk
  • Why is Living Yolates never boring or something that needs to be done? LY is driven from the heart in a high vibrating atmosphere. As a LY Teacher I have learned to connect the basic alignment and anatomy, as I have learned to teach from the heart, and follow my intuition while creating a high vibrating atmosphere. With this I can take LY into my own system and use it in my own personally way.
    My whole body smiles from the inside out when I am around Mikkala. It must have something to do with her sweetness and silly giggling to details in life. On the other hand I have a huge respect for the dedicated and ambitious way she bring LY out in life.

    Fillippa Alvilda
  • It’s been 10 years since I was at my first Living Yolates class at Mikkala, and I was sold from the very first stage! Since then I have been to countless Living Yolate’s hours, and have taught me to Living Yolate’s instructor, which I am living in teaching today.
    Living Yolates has a very unique tune that causes the world around you to disappear when you arrive at your yoga mat. The form of training has a holistic approach to the body, which is opened in the most loving and most nutritious way, so you easily find its strength, balance and agility. Living Yolates also focuses on bringing to mind, strength and freedom of mind and soul – You are guided to release control and to feel softness, joy, strength, true presence, calm and immersion
    I see Living Yolates as a playful room where there is room for the whole human being. There is room for the little child who felt abandoned and alone in the world and to the child it was so happy that the next one could not be in his body. There is room for the woman / man who has wishes, dreams, lusts and hope. As has old wounds there must be healing, limits to be put and ideas to be lived out. Yolates opens up all this – opens up so you can feel yourself. So you dare be with your grief, your enthusiasm, your potential, your courage. So you can go out into the world and live the life there.

    Nanna Lyngman
  • I work daily at a special school and teaches dance in West Jutland. In spring 2017, I was educated Living Yolates instructor in Bali who for me, has put a whole new and clear light on my own life, but also gave me the ability to create a special light on many around me with this magical form. Being able to spoil the body in this way that everyone can join is unique and really something that gives me incredible meaning. Whether it’s like educating physically / mentally handicapped children and youths, at dance schools or for events with forthcoming men / women, the joy of Living Yolates is so great and I’m proud to be able to give this joy to many more. The body is so wild and let’s take care of it with pampering and care!

    Vibekke Zol