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Transformational Yoga Teacher Training Thailand

This 200-hour yoga teacher training is offered by Yama Yoga Studios at Ananda Yoga & Detox Center. This certification allows participants to register with Yoga Alliance and will be set in the tranquil and beautiful Koh Phangan, Thailand. Yama Yoga Studios' Aligned Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification explores a variety of forms including alignment yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, and more. The program 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. This program excels at providing you the skills that you’ll need to teach yoga classes. There is a strong focus on the methods of instruction and teaching methodology. You’ll begin to develop these skills from the first day of training, and this knowledge will sink into every aspect of your practice.

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Study of asana and pranayama
  • Yoga teaching and instruction methods
  • Creative sequencing for anatomy, energy, and peak poses
  • 28 nights on-site accommodation
  • All meals included (vegetarian)
  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • Learn about yoga business

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

25 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 24 participants
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  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot

During this training, you will stay either in a private room, a shared room, or a shared dormitory. Ananda Yoga & Detox Center offers three forms of accommodation. You can choose to stay in the dorm rooms, air conditioned rooms, or in the bungalows. All rooms have air conditioning. Ananda Yoga & Detox Center 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.

Dorm rooms

The dorm rooms have a fan, air conditioner, and a locker.



Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

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 recommended.

There is no need to know advanced poses such as headstand, handstand, or other arm balances and inversions. You will usually have a day off on Sundays and you can expect approximately eight to ten hours of training per day. All of our graduates will receive first consideration for available teaching positions at the center.


  • 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 practice
  • 09:30 - 10:15 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Practice / teaching session
  • 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch buffet
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Yoga theory and philosophy
  • 16:45 - 18:00 Asana Clinic 1
  • 18:00 - 18:45 Dinner buffet
  • 18:45 - 20:00 Asana clinic 2

During this program you will dive into Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Alignment Yoga, Yin, Restorative, Somatic Practices, Myofascial release practices.


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Retreat location

This teacher training will take place at Ananda Yoga & Detox Center 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.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this teacher training, you will be served three daily buffet-style meals along with herbal tea with each meal. Ananda Yoga & Detox Center Restaurant 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 for an additional cost.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Boat trips and fishing

Boat trips around the island or to other islands can be arranged at Ananda Yoga & Detox Center. 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 Yoga & Detox Center. 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.

Spa treatments

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.

What's included

  • 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 saltwater swimming pool
  • Certification upon completion
  • Full yoga program
  • Materials mentioned in the itinerary

What's not included

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

How to get there

Recommended Airports

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 Yoga & Detox Center 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 29% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Early bird discount

This course is offering a limited early bird discount of 300 USD if you pay your deposit at least six weeks in advance. To benefit, kindly send an inquiry to Ananda Yoga & Detox Center.

Sunday April 3, 2022
(29 days / 28 nights)

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