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Yoga is not just about touching your toes, it's about what you learn on the way down. Have you ever practiced yoga and questioned whether you were performing the yoga pose correctly, wished you knew more about the philosophy of yoga and how you can apply what you learn on the mat to your life off the mat? Then the Foundations of Yoga course is for you!
The accommodation is on campus and it includes a private room with an air conditioner. If you'd like to book without accommodation, please send an inquiry to Samma Karuna.
Samma Karuna's mission is to empower you by learning the foundations and principles of yoga so that you may harness this power and knowledge to improve your mindset and your life! Samma Karuna is an international school of awakening and mindful community for people who want to learn to live a happier more fulfilled life based on self-improvement acceptance and celebration.
This 12-day Foundations of Yoga course provides you with a combination of yoga practice, meditation, and philosophical teachings to give you a solid foundation and understanding to start or continue your yoga journey!
At Samma Karuna, everyone is connected by a common purpose of bringing light for a better world and actively engaged in learning from each other, including staff, residents, and volunteers.
You will receive tailored guidance to strengthen and boost your understanding and yoga practice, especially in yoga alignment.
Samma Karuna offers the first 10 students who sign up, a free 10 class yoga pass after the course. You can use this pass within the year to practice what you've learned.
The school embraces yoga, Taoist, and Buddhist values and modern science research as part of the foundations of yoga course, whilst maintaining a non-dogmatic and open minded approach, as foundation pillars of the school.
Samma Karuna is an internationally recognized school that runs throughout the year. They were voted the best yoga teacher training and the third best in the world by yogattc.info.
Samma Karuna is not just a school, but also a community of friends and family that practices a conscious lifestyle and takes care of each other.
You will learn the foundations of yoga practice and philosophy to:
a) Empower you to get deeper into your practice
b) Learn about the different yoga traditions
c) Become your own guide through the yoga world
Samma Karuna is nestled in the jungle of Koh Phangan, located on the beach overlooking the crystal blue sea. The island is a perfect environment for self-discovery and self-development.
Samma Karuna is located about four kilometers north from Tong Sala, a commercial center of the island and where the pier is located. The school is located in Sri Tanu area and about one and a half kilometers from 7-Eleven Sri Thanu and around nine kilometers from Tong Sala.
Koh Phangan is made up of white sandy beaches, tropical rainforests, many hilltops, lots of nightlife, and a wide selection of restaurants. This place has a long history of over 600 years when the first monks settled on a hilltop near Tong Sala the island and built temples. Since then, the spiritual side of the island has grown and grown. Koh Phangan is 168 square kilometers and is located in a subtropical temperature zone.
You need to arrange your own food. Samma Karuna has an on-campus restaurant to purchase food or many eating places near to the school.
Please book your flight to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). From there, you may fly to Samui Airport (USM). A connecting ferry will have to be taken from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.
From Bangkok, you can also fly first to Surat Thani Airport (URT). The transfer from Surat Thani Airport (URT) to Donsak ferry port is by coach or taxi, and takes about one and a half hour. At Donsak, transfer to the Raja ferry to Koh Phangan, which will take about three hours.
Whilst the overall journey is longer than flying directly to Koh Samui, it can be cheaper to fly via Surat Thani, depending on the time of year.
There are many bus services from Bangkok to Koh Phangan. Most of these are sleeper buses. They can be booked from travel agencies in Bangkok or by going to the central bus station (Sia Thai).
The journey takes about ten hours to Donsak, the ferry port for boats going to Koh Phangan. From Donsak, the journey takes around three hours to Koh Phangan. Usually, the cost for the ferry is included in the price of the bus.
Below are the schedule of ferries that depart from Samui to Koh Phangan:
The Seatran pier is located near the airport, approximately a ten-minute drive and the Lompraya pier is located 50 minutes from the airport while the Lompraya pier is 50 minutes from the airport. Please take this into consideration when booking the rest of your journey. Ferries arrive in Koh Phangan at Thong Sala pier.
Schedule of ferries departing from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui:
From Koh Samui airport, there is a shuttle service going to the ferry ports for Koh Phangan (this is usually available as a free service). Please ask for this service when you purchase the ticket for the ferry in the Seatran or Lompraya ferry counter as you exit Koh Samui airport.
Trains leave Bangkok several times daily, the journey time is about 12 hours. Sleeping booths are available for some services. Leaving the train at Surat Thani, the transfer by coach or taxi from Surat Thani station to Donsak pier takes about one hour. From Donsak, the ferry journey takes three hours to Koh Phangan.
There are two companies that run luxury coach services from Bangkok to Chumphon, which takes about six hours. At Chumphon, you transfer to a large express boat that stops at Koh Tao before arriving at Koh Phangan. The boat journey from Chumphon to Koh Phangan takes about three hours.
Local taxis are available from the pier. Please inform the taxi to go to Samma Karuna Srithanu and print out instructions in Thai to give to the taxi driver. This will avoid any unnecessary delay and frustration. Taxis are approximately 200 to 300 THB per person.