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29 Days 200hr Holistic Yoga & Sound Therapy Teacher Training Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

Transformational Thailand Yoga Teacher Training

An integrative holistic approach, Pure Nature Yoga’s 200-hour certified teacher training provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, Yin, and Restorative with therapeutic elements. The powerful combination of yoga, sound healing, mindfulness, and the art of ceremony from the wisdom traditions of Indian Yoga, Buddhism, Chinese Taoist Arts, offers highly effective tools for deep transformation. A comprehensive approach, one step ahead of regular 200h trainings, strong emphasis is placed on how to adapt yoga to yourself and for the individual, in order to teach more skillfully and for optimal health and well-being. Share your passion and help facilitate change in the lives of others. Whether your journey is for personal transformation, to become a yoga teacher, or to enrich your current teaching with specialized skills, this programme serves as a strong foundation for self-discovery and for certification as a Yoga Therapist in the future.

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga, mindfulness and meditation sessions
  • Shamanic Moon Ceremonies
  • Practical teaching skills and presentations
  • Experiential anatomy and assessment techniques
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certificate
  • Basic Integrative Vibrational Therapy Certification (Sound Healing)
  • 28 nights' accommodation
  • Therapeutic essentials of Yoga

Yoga styles


25 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 21
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Accommodation

During the training, you will stay in resorts within a few minutes walking distance to the venue. There is the option of being by the beach in wooden bungalows, or in a more modern plush concrete room inland side. There is a choice of single fan or air-con rooms with double bed, or twin share.

Two of the resorts Pure Nature Yoga uses have their own small swimming pools. Scooters and bicycles are easy to rent to get around and find yourself in some unknown terrain in Koh Yao Noi and enjoy the fantasy-like nature of this little island gem.

Bookings are depending on which is available at the time of inquiry and also whether another student may be interested in sharing a bungalow.

Pure Nature Yoga Teacher Training Thailand Program

This one-month immersion takes a comprehensive approach to Hatha yoga with a strong focus on therapeutic elements to deepen your practice and understanding of the mind-body connection. Learn how to apply yoga as a holistic modality, to improve physical health, emotional balance, and bring mental clarity. Gain more in-depth knowledge of structural alignment and the subtle therapeutic benefits of yoga.

Explore life empowering tools to deepen your own journey, through which you can inspire and educate others. This programme aims to educate your mind, embody your practice, and fully empower your teaching. Pure Nature Yoga’s focus is to provide students with thorough theoretical and experiential practice and to keep teachings ‘real’ and relevant, adapted for the modern body and lifestyle.

Learn the principles needed for making yoga accessible to special populations such as beginners, the elderly, women’s health, chronic stress, and low mood states. Techniques to modify for common injuries, postural imbalances, back, and pelvic care is also emphasized. Be better prepared to deal with private clients one-on-one and those with limitations in a group class setting.

We engage wholeheartedly in a yogic lifestyle and learn how to incorporate philosophy and the tools of yoga to find purpose and fulfillment in life. Asana, pranayama, anatomy, energetics, philosophy, and yoga psychology are interwoven throughout the course to take your practice to the next level, and to build a solid foundation to teach skillfully.

Discover the art of teaching, voice and language, adjustments, sequencing, and theming with plenty of actual teaching practice. Gain clarity, confidence, intuition, acceptance, and deep connection to guide others in the highest and best way. We believe that to be the best teacher you can, is to take a holistic perspective on yoga, and raise the bar of yoga teaching.

Holistic healing with sound is a powerful component of the training, being a transformative tool to restore balance and harmonize the cells. Sound, frequency, and vibration are one of the most powerful tools to release stress, remove emotional blocks and activate self-healing mechanisms in the body. The power of sound opens up the vibrational field of resonance to induce a deep meditative state and bring deep transformation on all levels of being.

Learn how to incorporate sound and mantra into your classes through the aid of singing bowls, gongs, tuning forks, and voice, as well as for basic one-on-one treatments. Gong ceremonies and sound baths will also be held weekly to deepen your own personal experience. Meditation and mindfulness practices are also an important aspect, to cultivate awareness and essentially embody the practice.

The techniques are sourced from traditional yogic methods such as mantra and calm abiding, loving kindness and mindful awareness practices from the Buddhist tradition. A daily seated meditation practice is an integral part of our training including periods of silence (mauna) in the mornings and some evenings to support a deeper insight into one’s essential nature.

The main practice is Hatha yoga as a functional alignment-based slow flow, with emphasis on the breath and internal focus of the mind, influenced by the more dynamic flow practices as well as Vinyasa Krama as taught by Sri T. Krishnamacharya, honoring the ancient origins of yoga. Chinese Taoist arts are also utilized to stimulate the meridians (energy channels), encourage healthy organ function, and harness internal energy, working with the elements of the Chinese Taoist system.

Gentle Yin yoga and Calligraphy yoga practices increase receptivity, creating a deeply profound practice that invites deep listening and presence. An insightful immersion that connects to the cycles of nature, the earth, the sky, and with the 5 elements. Discover the art of ceremony and ritual creating sacred space and time, opening up to vision, prayer, intention (sankalpa), and the group energy of sharing and interconnectedness during New and Full Moon Ceremonies.

The training opens setting sacred intention with the New Moon, then harnesses the energies of the Full Moon after Module 1 as you step into the role of a teacher, an opportunity to let go of what no longer serves you under the stars in a Full Moon Beach Circle Ceremony and Fire Blessing. This programme culminates once again on the New Moon to set an intention for your new life path.Saturday is a rest day to explore and enjoy the island.

There will be some weekly evening events including group sound bath, gong ceremony, new and full moon ceremonies, voice work, and conscious cinema to deepen your experience. This one-month intensive training balances nicely by treating yourself to a local Thai massage. These can be much more therapeutic and in-depth than other forms of massage and relieve muscle tension greatly.

Learn how to get started as a Yoga Instructor with ethical business and marketing, as well as furthering your own education in the future. Discover how to use the skills and life experiences you already have to be unique in what you offer. Approach Yoga as a career pathway ethically and build a strong community base. Understand how to market your offerings face to face and online.

Know the legal aspects of your business such as insurance and liability, what to expect to earn as a Yoga Instructor, and how to register as a Yoga Instructor with International Yoga Alliance. Graduates at the 200-hour level gain a solid foundation and comprehensive knowledge in the theory and practices of Hatha Yoga, Sound, and Mindfulness. These teachers will be highly competent instructors in group classes and private one-on-ones.

With a strong component in therapeutic essentials, and holistic well-being their depth of knowledge and experience will enable them to lead well-rounded classes with a special focus, and develop a personal practice for themselves.

This 200h Teacher Training prepares students for a rewarding career as a skilled and proficient Hatha Yoga Instructor, with the ability to make modifications for structural limitations and emotional health. It also provides a strong foundation for further certification in the field of Yoga Therapy in the future. This course enables you to register as a 200h Certified Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Highlights of the course

  • Therapeutic essentials: structural alignment, emotional and women’s health
  • Meditation, mindfulness and compassionate practices
  • Holistic healing with sound
  • Indian, Taoist, and Buddhist theory philosophy and techniques
  • Integrative holistic approach
  • Gong ceremonies and group sound healing baths
  • Experiential anatomy and assessment techniques
  • Practical teaching skills and presentations
  • Daily seated meditation
  • Mind-body-heart connection
  • Shamanic New and full moon ceremonies
  • Comprehensive manual and preparation assignments
  • Daily teaching practicums

Course structure

The course is presented in two modules which allow you to build upon the skills in a methodical way. The first two weeks are dedicated to your own personal embodiment of the practice and cultivation of awareness, establishing the fundamental principles of yoga. Small daily teaching assignments will also be interwoven so that you are actually instructing from day one.

The third and fourth weeks focus on empowerment and how to transmit the teachings effectively to others, including to special populations and through therapeutic essential techniques of yoga. The teaching assignments increase each week until you finally teach to the entire group.

Module 1 - Embody: Foundational roots of the practice

  • Week 1: Awaken the body
  • Week 2: Purify the mind

Module 2 - Empower: Taking the seat of a teacher

  • Week 3: The art of teaching
  • Week 4: for special populations

Curriculum

  • Essential Hatha yoga asanas, modifications, and therapeutic benefits
  • Inversions and Arm Balances
  • Taoist Arts: Yin yoga and Qigong
  • Restorative yoga
  • Breath and movement principles
  • Pranayama techniques
  • Bandha and mudra
  • Sound therapy: singing bowls, gongs, tuning forks, group sound baths
  • Chanting, mantra, and voice
  • History of yoga and philosophy: The Yoga Sutras and traditional texts
  • Yoga Psychology: the mind
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Subtle Energetic Anatomy
  • Chinese 5 Element Theory
  • Injury prevention and management
  • Postural assessment
  • Yoga for women’s health
  • Spinal awareness and back care
  • Chronic stress and low mood
  • Meditation, mindfulness, and compassion
  • Emotional balance
  • Conduct one-on-one and group classes
  • Lifestyle and ethics
  • Ayurveda and diet
  • Digestive health
  • Teaching methodology & Practicums
  • Art of sequencing and adjustments
  • Art of ceremony: Full and New Moon
  • Ethical business and marketing

Accreditation

The curriculum exceeds the standards of the International Yoga Alliance, through which it is accredited. On successful completion of the training, you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement and be able to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200. Successful graduates of this training program will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Pure Nature Yoga for Basic Level Integrative Vibrational Therapy (Sound Healing). Graduates are able to move onto Advanced/Level 1 or 2 Integrative Vibrational Therapy in the future in collaboration with IASH, India (International Academy of Sound Healing).

Daily schedule

  • 06.45 - 09:00 Asana / Pranayama / meditation
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10.00 - 13:00 Philosophy / anatomy / methodology
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch break
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Techniques / methodology / teaching
  • 17:00 - 18:15 Asana / Pranayama / meditation / techniques

Instructors

Roni Miteff
(Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
A fully certified IAYT yoga therapist Roni specializes in structural therapeutics, women’s health, and mental balance, as well as meditation and mindfulness. She is passionate about integrating the teachings of yoga with the modern and scientific understanding of the body-mind complex. She brings a deep knowledge, presence, and grace to the practice believing that yoga should be accessible to anyone. Living in Tibetan Buddhist communities in UK, Nepal, and India, her main meditation practice is from the Buddhist tradition.
Dimitri Miteff
(Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)
Dimitri creates an alignment-based, dynamic class with breath, mindfulness, and self-empowerment as the primary focus. As a professional clinical sound therapist with IASH and evolving his own work as integrative vibrational therapy, he specializes in sound and energetic modalities. He believes that through resonant frequency and vibration we can become more balanced and in harmony. Dimitri has also been initiated into Native American and Indonesian rituals with shamans in Bali as well as the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS).

Retreat location

Koh Yao Noi (“long, little island” in Thai), is located in the very picturesque Phang Nga Bay between Krabi and Phuket and is the most up-and-coming destination in southern Thailand. One of the lesser developed islands of Western Thailand known for its natural beauty and serenity. Found just a 30-minute speedboat trip away from Phuket, Yao Noi's tight-knit local Muslim community has led the island along a more low-impact, peaceful development path. This provides the perfect sanctuary for in-depth practice and solitude.

The 140-square-kilometre island is about half the size of neighboring Koh Yao Yai. The east side has sandy beaches with superb views of the towering limestone rocks of the bay, suitable for swimming and snorkeling. The west is a photogenic landscape blend of rice flats, mangrove forests, and pine trees. Rubber tree plantations and coconut groves can also be seen all over the island. Accommodation wise the island is a mix of high-end plush resorts such as Six Senses, and Paradise Island Resort, as well as traditional low-medium budget wooden bungalows.

This training unfolds in the beautiful wooden ‘Lotus Shala’ situated on the east side, by the beach and the mangroves where you can welcome the sunrise. It provides a safe nurturing space where you can explore and integrate the teachings effectively. With fewer distractions around, it allows for deep relaxation and integral growth, allowing your full immersion into the practice in the most tranquil environment.

The shala is located in a resort with a restaurant and swimming pool. A few local Thai restaurants, small shop, and massage parlor are within 5 minutes walking distance. It is about 10 minutes' walk to the long tail pier (to Krabi), and more local restaurants, and also an ambient Italian restaurant in the other direction, especially good for the evenings. Also, a pretty little health café run by a German lady is a favorite with students just 20 minutes' walk away. To get further afield and into the small main town, about 15 minutes by scooter, it is recommended to hire a scooter or bicycle.

Nearby places

  • Phuket - 30 minutes by boat
  • Krabi - 1 hour by longtail boat

Unique features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Rock climbing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

Food

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

  • Acupuncture
  • Boat trips and island hopping to National Park
  • Diving
  • Exploring the island by bicycle
  • Mangrove kayaking
  • Muay Thai Boxing
  • Rock climbing
  • Sampling the local delicacies
  • Snorkeling
  • Thai massage (10 USD for 1 hour)
  • Visiting the many beaches

What's included

  • 2 daily asana, pranayama, and meditation classes
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification, internationally recognized
  • Basic Integrative Vibrational Therapy Certification (Sound Healing)
  • 200-hour yoga tuition and support from an experienced team, mentors, and staff
  • 28 nights’ accommodation
  • Comprehensive 400+ page Yoga Teacher Training Manual
  • Basic Therapeutic Essentials Manual
  • Basic Holistic Healing with Sound Manual
  • 1 Thai massage
  • Personal interviews with main teachers
  • Preparation kit
  • Welcome bag

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Extra activities
  • Ferry and boat tickets
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Required books
  • Spa treatments
  • Visa for Thailand
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

International flights arrive at Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). If you are flying with Air Asia they will arrive at Don Mueang International Airport (DMK). Depending on your home country, you will even be able to fly directly to Phuket instead of Bangkok.

From Bangkok, take an internal flight or overnight bus / train to Phuket. If for some reason you are coming from East Thailand then Krabi will be your port of call.

It is easier to access the island via Phuket which has more flight and ferry options than Krabi. Flying into Phuket, the last ferry departs at 5:40 p.m. From Krabi, the last ferry departs at 5:30 p.m.

Arrival by ferry from Phuket

  • From the airport, take a taxi to Bang Rong Pier approximately 25 minutes (600 THB).
  • Catch the ferry to Koh Yao Noi. 30 minutes by speedboat at 200 THB per person or 1 hour by long tail at 120 THB per person. The first ferry leaves at 7:30 a.m. and the ferries run approximately every hour till 5:40 p.m.
  • Take a shared taxi to Ulmar's Nature Lodge (Island Yoga) for 20 minutes at 150 THB per person. Do not worry, there are always taxis waiting at the pier, no need to pre-book one.

Arrival by ferry from Krabi

  • From the airport, take a taxi to Tha Lane Pier approximately 45 minutes at 700 - 800 THB.
  • Catch the ferry to Koh Yao Noi. Ferries leave every hour starting at 9 a.m. and finishing at 5:30 p.m., 30 minutes by speedboat at 200 THB or 1 hour by long tail at 150 THB.
  • Take a taxi to Ulmar’s Nature Lodge (Island Yoga). The 5-minute taxi ride costs 50 THB per person or you can walk to the Nature Lodge in 15 minutes. There is an option from Krabi Town using bus. This route is a little more complex. Please ask locals or the tourist information in Krabi town for bus times to Tha Lane pier.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Saturday July 14, 2018
Departure: Saturday August 11, 2018

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 305 USD per person. To benefit, book or reserve before June 29, 2018.

 
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Bookings via the newsletter are eligible for a special discount of 200 USD per person. This promo runs from June 5 to 19, 2018.

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