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All Yoga invites you to Yoga Alliance certified Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training program. This practical training course designed to make you a confident and effective yoga instructor for all levels of students. The purpose of this program is to provide a supportive environment in which students begin to connect with their inner teacher, internal wisdom and authentic voice. Through pranayama, asana practice, mind-body journaling, group conversation, reading and guided meditation, students will practice the essential process of conscious listening to your own higher self.
There are two types of accommodation at Vikasa Yoga that we can offer. Please read the descriptions below.
Private single room. Very zen and natural atmosphere; electricity 220 V; private bathroom; mosquito net; fan cooled.
Private single room. King size bed; ensuited bathroom; air conditioning; spacious bathroom with shower; electricity 220 V; hot running water; refrigerator; make up table; toilet amenities; balcony; tea and coffee making facilities.
Since 1989, the All Yoga teacher training program has trained lovers of yoga around the world and certified more than 5000 of them to teach it. The training supports students in deepening their understanding and relationship to the practice by studying the basic ingredients: breath, bandhas and dristi. With revolutionary methods to make the practice accessible and appropriate, All Yoga's approach is modern, therapeutic, challenging, supportive and steeped in tradition.
The training is designed to provide participants with a solid foundation of knowledge and information with which you can confidently and effectively facilitate an Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga class for beginners. The training includes the opportunity to learn five different routines based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition. The routines range in skill level from the basic beginner to the most advanced. We will share our expertise about marketing, pricing, teaching group or private classes, and setting up your own yoga school.
Chakras/ Naulis/ Bandhas
Its Yoga Vinyasa System
Becoming a teacher
Most important, the Its Yoga teacher training system is designed to help you find your own unique yoga voice and help you to learn to teach from it. After we have taught students the basics and helped students to find their own yoga voice, the last part of the program will offer practical experience training students to lead yoga groups. You will leave our program a yoga teacher, ready and certified by Its Yoga to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.
This compilation of materials shares the ancient practice of Ashtanga in terms that every yoga enthusiast can learn from, both the basic beginner to the most advanced practitioner.
The first written material on the once oral tradition of Ashtanga, written by Larry Schultz. The manual includes detailed information on some of the most fundamental parts of the practice: breath, dristi and bandhas and much more. Also sharing the Full Primary Series with modifications and illustrations, it serves as a classic tool to take your practice anywhere.
With six lessons that coincide with the Ashtanga Manual, these exercises assist practitioners in deepening their understanding in a practical way by allowing students to explore the lessons in their own time and space.
We also bring you the Chant CD and Booklet, which work together sharing pronunciation of the Sanskrit names of the poses and follow along chants. Reema Datta, a Sanskrit scholar shares her deep knowledge of this ancient language of yoga.
Lastly, a DVD of the Primary Series taught by Larry Schultz allows students to bring it all together.
Q:How many people are going to be trainee?
A: In order to ensure the quality of the program and personalized guidance for each student, the yoga teacher training is limited to 20 students.
Q:What makes our yoga teacher training unique? Why should I choose yours over others?
A:Our yoga teacher training is very unique and the leading school of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga today. The late founder, Larry Shultz, put together the teacher training as a course for students to advance in the yoga practice in a short period of time. This is one of the first programs that were developed by Larry Schultz who remains one of the very first persons in the west to have been introduced to Ashtanga Yoga in India bySri Pattabi Jois, the Ashtanga Yoga master.
There is no limit for how long you need to have practiced yoga prior to the course. Most important is that you are devoted to the course and do your best and to believe in yourself. The teachers will support you along the way and adjust it to your experience. More than 5000 teachers since 1989 have attended the course so far with an ever growing interest. Due to the popularity of the courses, make sure to sign up in advance and plan ahead. It's Yoga is a established and well-known name all over the world and yoga communities.
Q: Will you offer support after the yoga teacher training? If so, how?
A: We will offer you all the support you need after finishing the yoga teacher training course. Our teachers are more than happy to share their knowledge whether it comes to opening your own yoga studio or need ideas and tips of where to work. You will learn everything you need to know to be better prepared for the reality of teaching and sharing what you've learned.
It's Yoga is a big global community today and there are many studios all over the world. It's Yoga studios is a place where people can practice yoga and always know the high standards that they can expect when entering a studio. If you're interested in opening your own studio, we will do everything we can to assist you and give you our expertise, tips and mentorship.
Q: Is your program more focused on students looking to deepen their own personal practice as an immersion? Or does your program focus on helping students launch a career as a yoga teacher?
A: Students have attended the yoga teacher trainings over the last couple of years due to a variety of reasons and personal goals. Our graduates are ready and fully prepared to teach beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga after completing the yoga teacher training course. Throughout the years, we had many traveling to us from all over the globe to practice yoga with us and deepen their practice, learn more about yoga (both the practical and the philosophical part) and practice in a inspiring environment in Asia with very experienced yoga teachers. You don't need to be aiming to become a teacher after this course unless that's your intentions. Everyone is welcome regardless of what your plans are after the course.
Q: What can a student expect from your school should they decide to study with you?
A: So many amazing things are happening to the individual and you learn so much about yourself by attending the yoga teacher training. Yoga is the first step to awakening and when you start practicing intensively and continuously you will notice a lot of new changes in your body and mind. Yoga is about the inner journey and awakening something within you. You will find your own inner teacher and most students find it much easier to practice on their own in a more natural way after the end of the yoga course.
You will learn to become your own teacher, not only on the mat but also in life. When you go through all this amazing changes you will feel stronger and more responsible over your life. We focus on practicing yoga asanas as a way to self-realization and spiritual growth. When you cross barriers and learn things on the mat that you could only dream of before, you start applying this methods and ways in real life. Like Larry Schultz and Pattabi Jois used to say "Practice yoga and all is coming". We have all experience from how truly right he was.
We are blessed and grateful over what yoga brings us and how we feel during and after the practice.
Every day, we see how much the students learn and how they advance and develop their personal yoga practice. Year after year, students get certified from the yoga course and leave us talented and secure in their practice and in the teaching style. We encourage our students to find their own yoga style and personality that will become a part of the way they teach. Most important, you will develop a teaching voice, to be humble, sensitive and a great role models for your students while you are doing what you love.
Q:What is the overall tone of the program? Is it serious and intense? Or is it playful and light?
A: It's Yoga is known for being very open and welcoming for all people. You do not need to be very experienced to practice with us, but we rather welcome students who are willing to learn and take yoga seriously as a way of life. We are very liberal but want the students to think for themselves and find a balance between practice and free time. Students might sometime be on different levels, it's very important to show respect to everyone.
We will do our best to put the level of the training on a suitable level for everyone. It's Yoga is a very fun and interesting program and even though it's very intense sometimes, you feel that you learn a lot in a very short time. You choose yourself how intense or light you want it to be. You are never forced but rather encouraged by the teachers.
Apart from yoga as a practical form, you will also be introduced to chanting, meditation techniques, lifestyle changes, finding your own inner voice and we will go through Patanjalis eight limbs of yoga. We also encourage our students to engage in spiritual discussions. The It's Yoga group is like a family and we all help and support each other. We are sure that you will have a great and hopefully life-changing experience with us.
Vikasa Yoga in Koh Samui, Thailand, is a boutique yoga retreat and healthy food organic restaurant, created by a team of professionals with the intention of raising human consciousness, spreading the message of love and peace, and making the world a better place. Although this might be hard to believe, we are the only open-air (and sea view, too) yoga studio in Koh Samui at the moment, located on the most beautiful part of Samui, situated on the rocks, between Chaweng and Lamai.
Its a paradise awaiting you!
The Vikasa organic and raw food caf will not disappoint either, with 4 international chefs participating in menu creation. The menu will consist of the freshest locally grown raw organic and lightly cooked vegetarian meals, with weekly local seafood days. The menu is designed to cleanse and facilitate detoxification on your body during the course, and to teach you about proper food habits and food combining.
The Ashtanga yoga teacher training in Thailand that we offer is an intensive one. It also means that you may not have much free time. Please note that attendances in all activities are mandatory. If you have any questions about free time and activities, please contact us by clicking Send Inquiry button.
Koh Samui is easily reached via an increasing number of direct international flights and over a dozen daily 1-hour flights from Bangkok. If you require airport pickup, please make sure to inform All Yoga Thailand.