Love travel experiences? Help us by sharing your travel habits. Please take this 5 minute survey.Take the survey!

29 Days 200-Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

  • Ananda Resort, 16/3 Moo 6, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, 84280, Thailand.


Transforming Yoga Teacher Training Thailand

This 200-hour yoga teacher training at Ananda Wellness Resort is the beginning of your new path. This certification is recognized by Yoga Alliance and will be set in the tranquil and beautiful Koh Phangan, Thailand. Our Alignment based Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification will allow you to teach globally. You will have the professional guidance of experienced international instructors, and you will learn the theory and practice of yoga, the art of teaching, yoga philosophy, and much more! Choose to follow your passion, your transformation awaits.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Study of asana and pranayama
  • Yoga theory and teacher practice
  • Learn yoga teacher ethics and boundaries
  • Learn yoga history and philosophy
  • Learm about yoga business
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 25 days with instruction
  • English
Hide all

During this training, you will stay either in a private room, a shared room, or a shared dormitory. Ananda Resort offers three forms of accommodation. You can choose to stay in the standard fan rooms, air conditioned rooms, or in the bungalows. Ananda Resort has complimentary use of Wi-Fi, a herbal steam sauna, and a chlorine-free salt water swimming pool. Accommodations have two twin beds or one double bed depending on availability and a private bathroom with hot water.


The bungalows are elevated and have a balcony with magnificent views of the Gulf of Thailand and the National Marine Park. They are equipped with hot water, air conditioning, a digital video disc player, a safe box, and a refrigerator. You will enjoy the beautiful sunset extravaganza from your balcony every evening.

Air conditioned standard rooms

The Air conditioned standard rooms have air conditioning and fans, a safe box, a small patio, a refrigerator, and a hammock.

Standard fan rooms

The standard fan rooms have a patio, a fan, a safety box, a small patio, and a hammock.

This teacher training will take place at Ananda Resort in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Koh Phangan is an island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand located about 100 kilometers from the coast of Southern Thailand in Surat Thani Province and about 15 kilometers from the famous resort island of Koh Samui. Koh Phangan is the largest of Samui's neighboring islands with an area of 168 square kilometers.

Over 70% of its total area are mountains and tropical forest, the lowland is mountains and coconut fields. There are approximately 14000 people living in Koh Phangan, the majority of which are Chinese descent. There are also many Thais from all over Thailand, who moved here to start a tourism related business. Most inhabitants live in Thong Sala, the main gateway into the island from Samui.

The most important produce of Koh Phangan is coconuts and each month, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan produce more than one million coconut exports to Bangkok. Others prominent island produce is fishing and of course, there is the growing tourism business. Around 95% of the island's population is Buddhists and it plays a very significant role in their daily life.

  • 2 one-hour Thai massages
  • 3 daily buffet-style meals
  • 15% off in a detox retreat within one year of your yoga teacher training
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Access to the herbal sauna
  • Access to the salt water swimming pool
  • Certification upon completion
  • Full yoga program
  • Materials mentioned in the itinerary

During this this training, you will study the form and function of asana (yoga poses), the foundations of pranayama (breath work), the basics of meditation, yoga theory and practice, yoga history and philosophy, basic Sanskrit, yoga teacher ethics and boundaries, and the skills required to teach yoga to others. For this training, one year of consistent yoga practice is highly recommended.

There is no need to know advanced poses such as headstand, handstand, or other arm balances and inversions. It does not matter if you are not flexible. You will usually have a day off on Sundays and you can expect approximately eight to ten hours of training per day. All Ananda Pure Yoga 200-hour teacher training graduates will receive first consideration for available teaching positions at Ananda Wellness Resort.


  • How to teach a yoga pose
  • Proper alignment
  • Anatomy and physiology as it relates to yoga
  • Purpose and use of props
  • Observing and understanding bodies
  • When and how to modify yoga poses
  • How or whether to touch students and when to use adjustments
  • Restorative poses
  • How to skillfully sequence a class
  • General history of yoga
  • Yoga texts; "Yoga Sutras" of Patanjali, "Bhagavad Gita", and "Light on Yoga"
  • Bandhas integration (muscular contractions)
  • How to teach headstand and shoulderstand
  • Arm balance progressions
  • Find your inner teaching voice (your uniqueness)
  • Learn the three main teaching methods; verbal (audio), visual, and physical (kinetic)
  • Practice teaching
  • The business of yoga; how to market yourself in the yoga community
  • Vinyasa flow and hatha techniques


  • No prior teaching experience required
  • All body types and physical abilities accepted
  • Willingness to participate in group study
  • Ability to give and receive feedback skillfully
  • Read, speak, and comprehend English
  • Dedication to the studentship of yoga

Training materials

  • Ananda Pure Yoga teacher training manual (provided)
  • Required books; "Light on Yoga" and "Bhagavad Gita"
  • Suggested books (list provided prior to start)
  • Journal for daily entries
  • Laptops, and audio-visual recording devices will be allowed but are not required
  • Kindle or electronic versions of books are acceptable if available

Daily schedule from Monday to Saturday

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Morning yoga practice
  • 09:30 - 10:15 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Asana clinic
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch buffet
  • 15:00 - 17:30 Yoga theory and philosophy
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Break
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Teaching practice
  • 20:00 - 20:45 Dinner buffet

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). The most direct way to Koh Phangan is to fly from Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Koh Samui Airport (USM).

From there, you can take a minibus to Maenam Beach pier and then take a boat from to Thongsala on Koh Phangan. Lomprayah is one boat service that has a shuttle from the airport to the pier and has three boats leaving daily at 08:00, 12:00, and 17:00 p.m.

Another option is to fly from Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Surat Thani Airport (URT). It takes about five hours to get to Koh Phangan from Surat Thani Airport and costs around 500 THB. This includes bus transfer and boat ticket.

Arrival by bus

Taking a government bus from Bangkok is a good way to get to Koh Phangan. The government bus will continue on the ferry to Koh Phangan. The bus leaves from the Southern bus terminal in Bangkok, where you must also buy the ticket.

Arrival by ferry

Several boat companies provide a daily service between Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Phangan or the mainland.

Arrival by train

There is an efficient train service from Bangkok to the South of Thailand (southern line). The overnight sleeper trains are the best way to go. All trains stop in Chumphon and Suratthani, where you will be provided with a connecting bus to the ferry pier.

The total trip by train and boat takes about nine to 16 hours. A boat ticket to Koh Phangan and transport from the train station to the pier is usually included in the joint ticket. If you do not have a joint ticket you can always buy a ticket for the boat at the pier.

Arrival by taxi

Once you make it to Koh Phangan, there will be taxis waiting for you at the pier. You may tell the driver that you want to go to Ananda Resort on Hin Kong Beach, and they will know where to take you. The price will range from 150 BHT in low season to possibly 300 BHT in high season.

Check in

From 2 p.m.

Check out

11 a.m.

Group size

Maximum 20 persons.

Mobile / communication information

International phone plans and local phone services generally have full service and data connection all over the island.

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes for yoga
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sunscreen

Passport / visa

Most countries receive a one month visa on arrival once you enter the kingdom by air. If you plan to stay longer, you can obtain a tourist visa at the Thai embassy in your home country. It is wise to check into your visa situation through your home country’s embassy or consulate before departing, as each country may have different rules and regulations.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Ananda Resort, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

  • Johnny Nasello

    Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Personal Trainer, and expert group fitness instructor. He specializes in alignment based yoga, with attention to form and posture, so that his students can deepen their practice in a safe environment. He believes that the challenges faced on a yoga mat should be relatable to the challenges faced in everyday life. Through consistent practice, meditation, and introspection, we can empower ourselves to lito live a life with meaning and purpose.

  • Additional activities
  • Additional spa services
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Ferry and boat tickets
  • Taxi fees
  • Transportation

During this teacher training, you will be served three daily buffet-style meals along with herbal tea with each meal. Ananda’s Love Kitchen caters to yogi preferences with an abundant selection of a sattvic nature, prepared in a clean and wholesome environment with love.

They offer a full selection of fresh vegetarian and vegan items including raw foods with daily specials, vegan deserts, and a variety of healthy dishes, in addition to brown rice and many international favorites offered at the request of guests.

There is also a full selection of traditional Thai dishes on the menu. The Love Kitchen also has a juice bar and provides fresh fruit and vegetable juices, fresh coconuts, and shakes fo an additional cost.

During this teacher training, two one-hour Thai massages are included. You will also have access to the herbal sauna and salt water swimming pool.

Thai massage

This therapeutic healing practice has existed in Thailand for more than a thousand years. Chinese concepts of traditional medicine (including acupuncture and acupressure), Taoist philosophy, and practices, have influenced the practice of the traditional Thai massage. The beauty and uniqueness of this treatment is the sitting and hand position when applying pressure in smooth sequence transition.

Boat trips and fishing

Boat trips around the island or to other islands can be arranged at Ananda Resort. Local people have been fishing these waters for generations and despite the amount of recent changes, Koh Phangan is still full of fishermen who go out on their long tail boats every day.


The bay in front of Ananda is a perfect location to practice Kayak and explore the surrounding beaches.

Motorbikes rental

Motorbikes are available for rent to explore everything the island has to offer at your own pace.

Mountain bike trips

Mountain bikes are available for rent at Ananda Resort. Experience mountain biking through the jungle paths or just as a means of transport.


Snorkeling is a nice way to get a glimpse of the beautiful underwater world around the island. There are many great snorkel spots on the island, especially on the Northwest coast. One of the best spots is located around the little island of Koh Ma (Horse Island), off Mae Haad beach at the Northwestern tip of Koh Phangan.

Thai boxing

Koh Phangan has three Muay Thai stadiums in Thong Sala, one in Haad Rin and one in Thong Nai gPan, where regularly events are being held. You may go there to experience a night of Thailand’s most popular sport.

Visit Phaeng Waterfall National Park

Phaeng Waterfall National Park is located in the village of Madua Wan. The Park has a nice waterfall close to the entrance and some trekking routes to mountaintop viewpoints, including a long winding foot trail leading up to Koh Phangan’s highest mountain peak Khao Ra of 630 meters.

Visit the biggest don yang in Thailand

A don yang is a huge tropical tree and this gigantic specimen measures 14 meters in diameter, stands to branch off leaves and limbs for hundreds of years.

Visit the Chinese temple

The Chinese temple is the result of the dream a woman had in 1990 in which the (Chinese) Buddha spoke to her and asked her to build a firelight for the people.

Visit Wat Khao Noi

Wat Khao Noi is the oldest temple on Koh Phangan with ancient buildings and Chedis. The Buddha statue inside has been there for more than 300 years now.

  • Boating nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck
  • Bicycle rental
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning
For information about the booking conditions, please send Ananda Resort an inquiry.
  • Review by Lora from Santa Fe, Mexico

    "I didn't plan this detox, I was looking around TripAdvisor while in Koh Phangan when I came across Ananda Wellness Resort and called and sent an inquiry. From first contact I was taken care of and welcomed by the management and staff. Not planning at first to do a detox, I went in a toe at a time first committing 3.5 days then soon realizing I was in the perfect place at the perfect time so I stayed for the full program. As a long time advocate of alternative therapies, I am very familiar with the protocol, the herbs and colon cleansing that make up the program, I can attest that this is a very time honored and well thought out offering. Everything goes smoothly here, you are supported and gently reminded of the timetable. That schedule keeps the day moving and there is not much time to feel any type of loss of missing a meal, you are full and happy to rest, swim, sauna, yoga, read and receive a fabulous massage.The resort is full of others on detox and there are a variety of folks coming, going and participating in the program. Really high quality yoga classes are offered along with meditation and a there was a great Taoist sound healing class while I was there. My accommodation was in a bungalow up a few stairs, that has an ocean view and a breeze, very comfortable. a couple weeks has passed since I finished the detox so my praise isn't just the buzz from a great cleanse, although I did feel very expansive upon completion of my program. Consider the self care of going to a far away spot to just rest and renew, and of course be dedicated to the process and experience when you sign up. Ananda Wellness is a special spot, I'll be going back, I've already told my family - detox vacation coming up so save for it."

    TripAdvisor website, edited

  • Review by ImmaFortia from Girona, Spain

    "I try to go every year to do my fasting/detox. Amazing experience, staff and program. I just love it. I always take fan room, simple room but very clean. The Wi-Fi is good (well we are in Thailand), swimming pool clean, sauna too."

    TripAdvisor website, edited

  • Review by Gary

    "I did a (7.5) day detox/fast and I will say it is not for everyone. People who go to Ananda have to be mentally tough and seriously want the benefits of the programs. You should have a good positive attitude as to what you are undertaking."

    "What I liked about Ananda??? The Staff from the Management Team, juice bar staff, massage specialists, maids and someday you even get to meet the kitchen staff:). All wonderful people being very helpful. I personally came out of the program with mental clarity, lost (approx. 14 lbs/7kgs), but was especially happy with the fat loss around my chest, back, waist and belly. I think food in Thailand is some of the best you will ever experience. After my fast... It was like being a baby experiencing new foods for the first time. My taste buds are totally renewed it seems."

    "Go to Ananda with a good attitude, for the right reasons, be tough and enjoy the sauna, daily yoga and massages. The health benefits are wonderful!"

    TripAdvisor website, edited

  • Review by Nina Solomatina from Moscow, Russia

    "It was my very first time doing the detox, so I worried a bit how it would go. But Ananda was recommended by a friend, who did the detox there previously. "

    "When I arrived I met several people who came for their 4th and 5th time for the detox in this particular place, it felt very reassuring!! And immediately I saw how Ananda's staff was nice and supportive, there is really a very nice atmosphere at the resort, which helps to go through challenging times during the detox."

    "Regarding detox itself - it is VERY well organized, you have a well-planned scheduled, it's structured and easy to follow. In fact, you won't have much time around, because there is always something to do) Which is really good) "

    "Regarding place itself - the facilities/accommodation are nice, but don't expect any luxuries. It's clean and well maintained, but pretty basic."

    "But everything is compact and you smoothly go from one place in your program to another. "

    "The place is located right in front of the beach, I adored walking on the beach every morning and observing the amazingly beautiful sunsets there. "

    "The only disappointment of mine was that the beach wasn't swimmable(( You have to drive 7-10 minutes with a scooter if you want to swim. Other than that, everything else was perfect and I plan to come back next year!"

    TripAdvisor website, edited

  • Review by Paul from Bedford, UK

    "Have visited other detox venues in Thailand and spoken to fellow guests on the detox who have visited other detox resorts. Without a doubt this resort is excellent value for money and the results they speak for themselves I lost 6.8kg in 9 days.The resort is not a 5 star but a clean well managed ,well kept and functional operation. The staff are lovely and Noah is the star of the show always talking to the guests. Rooms facilities are functional and I took up the free rooms offer and paid 1/3 of what other resorts would cost for the same time. I will be back there in March to complete my weight loss plan."

    Tripadvisor website, edited

  • Review by Madina from Almaty, Kazakhstan

    "I had my detox in the end of February '15. That was absolutely fantastic! Ananda is peaceful and harmonic place for mediation and detox. The staff is so nice. I took 14 days fasting detox. I lost about 4 kg. the main reasons to choose Ananda among plenty of detox centers are affordable price, good location and cleanness. If you are looking for a place to hide and bring mind and body in order, Ananda is a must visit."

    Tripadvisor website, edited

  • Review by Sabina

    "I have had numerous detoxes and fastings in my life but the one in Ananda was by far the best. Excellent program and support and very good and healthy food in the restaurant. I'm looking forward to visiting next year."

    Tripadvisor website, edited

  • Review by a traveller from Goa Velha, India

    "Great place for a health detox. My first. If I ever do it again, it will be at Ananda. The program was ably and expertly supervised by Vangelis. Though there was no medical supervision, I thought that for those who have a good awareness and understanding of their body-mind , this works. The staff were well-trained, attentive and sincere. Really value the hygiene and cleanliness. Great pool. Lovely steam room. Beautiful yoga hall. Super massages. Fabulous food. I tanked up on Health and Bliss! Did not want to leave!"

    Tripadvisor website, edited

  • Review by Victoria from Canada

    "I had quitted coffee tree weeks prior and eliminated a lot of processed sugars 2 weeks prior. I was looking for this cleanse to clean out and kick-start my digestive system again (I have issues with slow digestion and other poor digestive symptoms when I eat certain foods). I was mildly worried I wasnt ready for a week long undertaking. During the cleanse I felt great! The psyllium husk shakes really did their job and only on day 1 I get a stomach rumble. I also rarely thought of food. The coconut water, broth, green apple juice were a great treat to look forward to. After the cleanse I feel clean! I am so ready to continue forward with better eating habits to do the detox and my body justice. I actually feel like I have stepped into the light after passing through a tunnel and Im ready to begin anew."

    Ananda Resort website, edited

  • Review by Brona, Ireland

    "I found the resort a nice place to relax and get in the right mindset. Pre-cleansing can be difficult so it was good to be here for that. I enjoyed the cleanse. After the cleanse I feel great. I have lots of energy. My skin looks great. My eyes are brighter. I feel lighter and I know that I lost weight. Im very motivated towards eating better and looking after myself."

    Ananda Resort website, edited

  • Review by Emilierr from Copenhagen, Denmark

    "The non ac rooms were simple but clean and the cleaner came in everyday (she was lovely by the way). The kitchen staff were friendly too and the detox staff really fun, nice and patient. Villy could have been a bit more understanding about arising questions but it was probably good that she was strict - so we didn't even consider cheating."

    Tripadvisor website, edited

  • Review by a traveller from Melbourne, Australia

    "This was my first detox and would return to Ananda to complete another one. I really felt the health differences at the time and am still feeling the positive outcome a couple of months later. The staff are wonderful and the resort is comfortable and relaxing which helps with the detoxing. I stayed in a bungalow and would recommend it, I highly recommend Ananda."

    Tripadvisor website, edited

  • Review by Diana from Antibes, France

    "I went to Ananda for my first detox this year and the experience was so positive I am already planning my next stay. The program is perfect, great massages (Yahn you are though but very very good!), yoga and the surroundings are great to relax in. There is very good wifi in all areas including your room. I chose a air con bungalow and was very happy with that. You feel very well looked after at Ananda and the staff is fantastic. Thanks to Nor for making all my drinks, thanks to Sherry for some good conversations, advice and for lending me your detox books to better understand the whole process in the body. Thanks to the Amazing kitchen even though I didn't get to try as much as I wanted. Next time!"

    Tripadvisor website, edited

  • Review by a traveller from Brisbane, Australia

    "Know that this is a health resort with basic/ adequate accommodation. No soap or shampoo provided, although there is a shop next door. Guests come for a structured program which includes twice daily colonic irrigation, and daily thai massage, sauna and yoga accompanied by fasting ( 2 juice, 1 broth, electrolytes and bulk laxatives.) There is NO on-site medical supervision or medically knowledgeable staff. There is a hospital on the island. Limited management presence - but great staff. (Most without much English). It is kept clean and sanitised - although the tiled surfaces in the colema room do have sharp corners. The pool, and poolside relaxation areas are only for the programmed guests. There is a restaurant (popular amongst the locals) and the food is delicious. It has beach frontage. Lots of shady walkways with vines and dripping flowers. It is like living under jungle cover. The main deal is colonic irrigation. Accommodation is secondary to this."

    Tripadvisor website, edited

  • Review by Jane from Buenos Aires, Argentina

    "I found the resort a nice place to relax and get in the right mindset. Pre-cleansing can be difficult so it was good to be here for that. I enjoyed the cleanse. After the cleanse I feel great. I have lots of energy. My skin looks great. My eyes are brighter. I feel lighter and I know that I lost weight. Im very motivated towards eating better and looking after myself."

    Tripadvisor website, edited

  • Review by Dacia, Australia

    "Before cleansing my diet was good but I was eating wheat which I dont react well to. My skin was not in a good state either, as I had acne and oily skin issues. My energy was always good but sometimes I was very tired by late afternoon. I did not struggle at all throughout the cleanse. I found that time went very quickly, I was never hungry and never tired. After the cleanse I feel amazing. My skin has cleared up, I dont have any acne at all! I feel so energetic and feel ready to start a gluten free lifestyle. I feel so much less bloated and my mind is so clear. Emotionally, I feel absolutely fantastic! My negative thought processes have been wiped clean and replaced with much more optimism and clarity. Thank you so much!". "

    Ananda Resort website, edited

Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand

Ananda Resort in Thailand offers a variety of life-enhancement yoga holidays and rejuvenating affordable detox programs for body, mind, and spirit.

Meet the instructors

from US$2,250

29 days / 28 nights

Sunday November 27, 2016
(29 days / 28 nights)

Select your package:

Why choose

  • Best Price Guaranteed
  • 4002 Yoga Retreats Worldwide
  • Friendly and Fast Customer Service
  • Offers for every budget
  • No Booking Fees