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28 Days 200hr Women’s Ashtanga Vinyasa YTT in Thailand

  • Serenity Villas, Haad Yao, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand


Womens Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Phangan

Sacred Journeys Into Yoga Teacher Training is a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance registered Womens Yoga Training led by Lorraine Taylor and a wonderful team of Guest Teachers including Narayani Baker and Dorien Israel. The course is a four week immersion into the depths and beauty of Yoga plus a supplementary exploration of Devotional Kirtan, Voicework, Sacred Dance and Tantra.


  • Daily Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation
  • Voicework, devotional Kirtan & sacred dance modules
  • Interactive talks and sharings with Lorraine & guest teachers
  • Evening Kirtan, rituals and inspirational documentaries
  • Daily healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 27 nights accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 24 days with instruction
  • English
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Our venue for the training is on the beautifully serene northwest coast of Koh Phangan. Serenity is a stunning property infused with Mediterranean style and hidden away on its own private beach. Tropical flowers grow throughout the property and views are spectacular with breathtaking sunsets direct from your balcony every evening. The yoga space is bright and airy again with views directly out to sea. There are a variety of private and shared room options available on site and we have a fantastic French/Thai restaurant on site serving wonderful meals as well as fresh juice & smoothies.

Throughout the course, you will work with the Great Wisdom Goddesses (Mahavidyas) which originate from the Indian Tantric tradition and gain understanding of how they can help on your path to Awakening. You will also develop your own personal practice (sadhana), learn how to teach a Yoga class to Beginners/Intermediate and delve into the subtle world of Pranayama. The afternoons will be spent exploring freedom through Voicework, Devotional Kirtan and Sacred Dance. And at the end of each day, a simple Meditation or Yoga Nidra will help to soothe the soul.

The course is designed to empower you to go and teach the sacred! It contains all the necessary information you need to become a unique Yoga teacher. And SO much more. Sacred Journeys Into Yoga helps women reconnect with their feminine essence while balancing both the Divine Feminine and Masculine energies that lie within. This is a very intense journey into spiritual transformation and this direct experience can not be learnt from any book. This training covers the essential groundwork it takes to become a successful teacher and a powerful Yogini.

Morning program

  • 07:00 -10:30: Morning sadhana with sound, pranayama & asana
  • 10:30: Breakfast thats healthy, delicious & fresh
  • 11:30: Posture clinic - a closer look at alignment, adjustment & teaching practice
  • 13:30: Healthy & delicious lunch and time to relax

Afternoon program

  • 15:30: Interactive talk & sharing with Lorraine or special guest teachers
  • 17:00: Voicework, Kirtan or Sacred Dance
  • 18:30: Sunset meditation
  • 19:00: Delicious healthy dinner

Evening program

  • 20:00: Each week we will show an inspirational documentary and come together for Kirtan. On select evenings, we may partake in a sacred ceremony for women.

The Curriculum:

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
  • Vinyasa Tantra Yoga
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Devotional Kirtan & Voicework
  • Sacred Dance
  • Fire Ceremony
  • Womens Rituals & Circles
  • Tantra & Sacred Sexuality
  • Self Enquiry
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Ancient Wisdom & Philosophy
  • Physical & Energetic Anatomy
  • Alignment & Adjustments
  • Teaching Practice & Practicums
  • Yoga Ethics & Business
  • One to One session with Lorraine

You will also:

  • Be fully qualified to teach a 90 minute Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to beginner/intermediate
  • Create Vinyasa Tantra classes with your own personal touch
  • Have a dedicated and deep personal practice
  • Tap into your creative potential and divine feminine essence
  • Enhanced awareness of deeper states of consciousness & your true nature
  • Lorraine Taylor

    Lorraine has been a dedicated yogini and lover of truth for over twenty years. Lorraine’s unique style takes you on a profound inward journey from the physical to the sublime, witnessing everything that is arising in the moment, be it energetic, emotional, mental or beyond. When she’s not teaching, she loves to hang out with her ‘mini guru’, her son Fin.

  • Dorien Israel

    Dorien Israel is committed to know Truth and has been helping other beings to find the same for over 25 years through one-to-one transformational sessions and workshops. At her age, she is happy to report that we truly can transform our lives, enjoy our bodies, and be wholly who we are.

  • Maryz Helene

    Maryz is an artist/musician who has been teaching yoga for 20 years. Her centres of interest weave Earth/body wisdom, Yoga, sound healing and dance. She is an Ecstatic Body Posture practitioner, and a Trance Dance Ritual facilitator. She has study sound healing with many inspired teachers.

  • Full yoga program
  • Accommodation
  • Daily meals

Thailand’s capital Bangkok is served very well by many scheduled airlines with numerous daily flights from Europe, North America, Australasia and the Middle East as well as many other Asian hubs. Last minute cheap flights are generally a myth, especially at busy times so our advice is to start looking into your travel options as soon as possible. Skyscanner, Kayak, Travelocity and Expedia will all search many airlines for fares but it’s a good idea to contact your local travel agent as well as they may have deals that are not made public on the search engines. If you are coming from the UK, Ollie Raikes at Travel Counsellors can take care of your booking and you can reach him at Tel 01865 987790.

STA Travel (not just for students) and Flight Centre can be very competitive plus you have the added advantage of being able to negotiate a little on prices and credit card fees etc. If coming from North America, are often cheapest but United Airlines & Korean Air have fantastic deals from time to time too – these prices are generally not published, so it is definitely worthwhile looking at airlines own websites for fares. Be sure to check the terms and conditions of your ticket! Our time together on Koh Phangan promises to be transformational and changes to life plans thereafter are very common. Make sure you are not locked into a non-changeable flight if you can possibly avoid it. Don’t forget to sign up for Frequent Flyer miles!

Once you have arrived in Bangkok, there are many options for getting down to the island. The most convenient (and most expensive) is to fly from Bangkok to Koh Samui with either Bangkok Airways or Thai Airways. Prices generally begin from 100 USD although there are occasionally offers with lower prices. From Koh Samui you can catch any number of boats to Koh Phangan, all easily booked upon arrival at Samui airport and costing 5 to 10 USD including taxi to the pier.

Air Asia fly from Bangkok to the mainland port of Surat Thani and again many boats for Koh Phangan are available from Surat Thani or nearby Donsak for 5 to 10 USD. It is best to check times for the ferry’s before you book your flight or you may end up spending a night in Surat Thani. (

The most common means for travellers heading to the south of Thailand and to the islands is by overnight train. Joint Tickets to Koh Phangan which include train, bus and boat are readily sold throughout Bangkok and in every travel agent around Khao San Road. Second Class Fan or Air Con sleeper are both perfectly adequate and reasonably comfortable with clean soft sheets, blankets and pillows provided and costs around 25 – 30 USD. If you are in the top bunk however be aware the curtain does not block out the light which will remain on all night. Eye masks are your friend. If you have any trouble booking trains at short notice you may be able to get a cancellation (or a more spacious lower bunk) by going to Hualomphong railway station in Bangkok and booking your train ticket direct. It is also a little cheaper to do it this way. You can then buy your onward boat ticket directly beside the station upon arrival in Surat Thani.

There are also many bus services running from Bangkok to Surat Thani with onward boat tickets. This is certainly the cheapest method available and many tourists travel this way. Tickets are readily available all around Khao San Road. Buses have reclining seats, sometimes show videos and are air conditioned; nice during the day but freezing at night, so bring warm clothes. A standard warning for the buses is that drivers can be very erratic and outrageous speeding is the norm. Also be aware that theft on the buses from under the seats and in the baggage area is unfortunately very common. Please make sure your valuables are safely attached to your body all night and that your baggage is securely locked. If you do decide to come by bus, please seek a Thai Government approved service from the travel agent in Bangkok, this will be the safest option.

Air Asia and Jetstar are the most prominent in a handful of low cost airlines serving the local area. Air Asia have an ever increasing network of international flights coming from Europe, Australasia and India. They regularly have sales and are well worth checking out. Cheap flights into Phuket or Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Sebang in Malaysia are not uncommon and from there you can either connect to Koh Samui by flight or take a long and indirect train journey up to Surat Thani and take the boat as above. Be aware that low cost airlines are very strict in regards to baggage allowances and missed departure fees etc, and they will likely not negotiate or waive anything so be sure to check the terms and conditions of your ticket before you travel.

When you have finally arrived on the island of Koh Phangan either to the port of Haad Rin or Thong Sala, shared taxis are bountiful. Negotiating your fare for the taxi can be quite an experience so remember to smile. Thai people are generally very polite and a smile goes a long way. You should expect to pay between 100 and 150 THB (3 to 5 USD) to come to Serenity Thailand in a shared taxi from Thong Sala, if you arrive at Haad Rin, expect to pay twice that. If you wish for a taxi by yourself, or face a long wait for fellow travellers to share with, it will cost upwards of 600 THB.

Overall, transport in Thailand is reasonably priced and reliable. Consideration, patience, a pillow and a smile are your best travel companions.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Lorraine Taylor Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Eliza Kenyon from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Learning yoga with Lorraine is a profoundly joyous and deepening practice, she manages to bring humor and authenticity together with a genuine embodiment of stillness and the sacred."

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  • Review by Manuela from Geneva, Switzerland

    " My TTC with Lorraine Taylor last year in Ko Phangan, Thailand, was just a one beautiful magic journey to deepen my practice and find the path to my own truth. Lorraine is a great teacher who is teaching with a perfect balance between ashtanga vinyasa practice, theory and the beautiful rituals, kirtan voicework and female goddess energies. I loved everyday even if it was challenging on a very personal level it deepened so much my physical body as well as my spiritual body. A journey that I am very grateful for to have taken with Lorraine Taylor and since then my life totally transformed. The goddesses she introduced us to are with me throughout the whole year now and I love it. A real sacred journey into yoga that I can only advice every women shall take if interested in yoga and feeling the love to discover your own energy and how to balance this. " website, edited

  • Review by Capucine from France

    " This Sacred Journey Into Yoga took me where I wanted to be, giving me important skills to teach yoga and enhance my practice, opening my heart to beautiful women, to my own soul's chant, and opening my mind to deeper consciousness. It was a full-on transformative experience, which effects are still with me more than a year later. Thank you Lorraine and all the teachers for sharing your wisdom with us " website, edited

  • Review by Elodie from Tignes, France

    "Lorraine has been, and still is, my source of inspiration. I've been trained a few years ago with her and her presence is always with me. She delivers yoga in such a graceful, feminine way, which helps us, students to find our own strength within, to approach yoga from the heart, with a humble and shakti touch. I will always be ever so thankful for our path to cross. Love you always." website, edited

  • Review by Beth Laskin from Sebastopol, California

    " How to describe the deep wisdom, knowledge, and love that Lorraine so generously shares on her yoga teacher training course. I feel blown open in gratitude after spending five weeks together. She not only speaks to the deepest core of my being, but brings me to tears in laughter. This course is truly food for the soul. Our birthing process into becoming teachers was delicately woven from witnessing her profound presence, her ushering us to find our own unique teaching qualities, from practicing daily on the mat, and for her clear and concise guidance. I feel immensely grateful for finding such a proficient teacher and leave deeply nourished. Thank you with all my heart for your endless patience, smiles, and devotion to the yoga path. " website, edited

  • Review by Emma Bradley from Bedford, England
    10 out of 10

    " Very happy mystical yogini :) And blissed out. I am utterly grateful and happy that I had the opportunity to experience Lorraine's teaching. Somehow with the beautiful words, encouragement and wisdom, and nourishing energy I was taken to other dimensions beyond the physical realm. There is a real depth to the teachings and a profound magic happens, and I for sure hope to come back soon for more :) " website, edited

  • Review by Natalie Pierson from USA

    " This TTC changed me. It was exactly what I needed for my growth. Each day I woke up knowing this is where I need to be! It offers knowledge and experiences that extend beyond the usual TTC. Lorraine led Ashtanga yoga with such grace and clarity. Her instruction guided us smoothly through Pranayama techniques and understanding the structural and energetic bodies of each yoga posture. We danced, we sang, meditated, shared, and healed all while learning about the Goddesses and working with their different energies daily. I am so thankful for the wisdom they shared from various backgrounds and lineages and for bringing together a group of beautiful, inspiring creative women. "

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  • Review by Elodie Geles from France

    " I feel finally in touch with my femininity. Ill be grateful to you until the end of my physical life and eternally with my soul. What I feel is so deep and profound, its hard to describe with words, its changing my world. "

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  • Review by Alessandra Fijero from Chile

    " Great! Loved it! It gave me the deepest transformative experiences! I want to learn more, I will definitely continue my yoga in this direction. "

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  • Review by Marta White from Poland

    " Lorraine is a huge inspiration to me and introduced me to the joys of Ashtanga Yoga. I have been to many of her classes. She teaches with total commitment and compassion and I feel her energy strongly in every class. She teaches with tremendous grace and has the ability to transmit her clients into a deep meditative state, even when performing advanced postures. She has inspired me to learn more about Ashtanga Yoga and I hope that we can maintain contact in the future. "

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  • Review by Marco Zidaric from Sweden

    " The first time I attended Lorraines class I left the class smiling and told my friends I love Ashtanga. She has a lovely way of presenting asanas and I highly recommend taking a class with her! "

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Surat Thani Province, Thailand

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Arrival: Sunday March 26, 2017
Departure: Saturday April 22, 2017

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