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29 Day 200-Hour Tantra Intensive and Teacher Training in Koh Phangan, Surat Thani

Samma Karuna School, 84/13 Moo 8, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

200-Hour Tantra Teacher Training in Koh Phangan

Samma Karuna offers you this 200-hour yoga teacher training certification course in Thailand. This is a non-dogmatic, deeply experiential, and heart-based training. Samma Karuna is an international school of awakening and mindful community for people who wish to learn to live a happier, more fulfilled life based on self-development, acceptance, and celebration.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Unique program of training
  • Certification to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Free access to a four-week Awakening and Healing program upon completion
  • Optional internship at the school for graduate students
  • One daily healthy vegetarian meal
  • 28 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


24 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 30 participants
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Concierge desk
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Samma Karuna is nestled amongst the palm trees, beautiful beaches, and jungle landscapes of Koh Phangan. The island is a perfect environment for self-discovery and self-development. There are many lodging options available in the area offering a wide range of amenities. All of the rooms have their own private bathrooms.

Type A

Comfortable and spacious bungalow room with amenities and sea view.

Type B

Standard private medium range bungalow with air conditioner.

Type C

Simple and clean bungalow with fan or standard medium with air conditioner shared with another student.

Facilities

  • Yoga halls - Two wooden fully-equipped yoga halls nestled in the forest of Koh Phangan and just 200 meters from the beach.
  • Welcome center - Samma Karuna is happy to serve you in anything they can to make your stay with them as positive and productive as possible. The kind staff members are there to help with any issues.
  • Free Wi-Fi - Free Wi-Fi hot-spot is available for students and guests.
  • Free water - Free filtered water is available at the school.

Program

Certifications

Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Eight reasons to take your training with Samma Karuna

  • Real school of yoga - Samma Karuna is a school that runs throughout the year. The team of senior teachers fully embraces yoga as a lifestyle and path of liberation.
  • Non-dogmatic - the school embraces yoga, tantra, Buddhist values, and modern science research as part of the course, whilst maintaining a non-dogmatic and open minded approach, as foundation pillars of the school.
  • A heart school - Samma Karuna is based on the development of qualities of the heart such as simplicity, love, kindness, and compassion representing the spiritual heart of South East Asia.
  • An exceptional program - the non-dogmatic and scientific approach allows them to provide an exceptionally complete, organic program of training.
  • An intensive course in a fun, relaxing environment for you to learn - Samma Karuna believes that life is for learning but also for celebrating, therefore, Samma Karuna provides a fun, relaxing environment where learning and celebration go hand-in-hand.
  • A free internship for recently graduated students - the program offers a free internship to teach yoga at their school (optional), for those students that would like to deepen their experiential teaching skills. This is valid for one year after obtaining your certificate.
  • A community and family - 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 can volunteer and receive 20% discount: By volunteering with Samma Karuna for an extra month, you are entitled to a 20% discount on the course price.
  • Location - the beautiful yoga school by the beach is located in Koh Phangan, the second largest yoga center of South East Asia and one of the most beautiful islands of Thailand.

Topics covered

The program covers all certification requirements but also includes an exceptional study of yoga techniques and practices.

  • Mindfulness in Intimacy
  • Energy Body Structure
  • Tantric Lineages and Sutras
  • Tao Bodywork
  • BioDevelopment Practice
  • Mantras and Yantras
  • Sublimation and Transmutation of Energy (Tao and Tantra)
  • Wide Variety of Meditation Practices
  • Sexual Education and Physiology of the Body (Tao Tantra)
  • Tantra and Self Development
  • Touch and Awareness
  • Tantra and Devotion
  • Path of Innocence and Path of Knowledge
  • Solo and Couples Pranayama
  • Sexual Control for Men and Women
  • Tantra and Trance States
  • The Art of Teaching
  • How to Structure a Class
  • Tantra and Business
  • Tantra and Nutrition

Schedule

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Meditation practice
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Tea break (fruit and other refreshments provided)
  • 09:00 - 09:20 Compassionate sharing
  • 09:20 - 10:20 Tantra theory (Tantra lineages, Pranayama, trance, etc.)
  • 10:30 - 12:30 Tantra practice
  • 12:30 - 15:00 Lunch break (Vegan buffet lunch provided)
  • 15:00 - 15:20 Compassionate sharing
  • 15:20 - 16:20 Tantra theory (Sexual Education, Sutras, Art of Teaching, etc.)
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Tantra practice

Sundays are days off. During the four weeks, the time schedule will be the same, but the topics will change according to the program.

Requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour Course are previous experience on yoga practice, an open flexible mind, commitment to learning, and motivation to become a yoga teacher. A high level of self-discipline is required during the course as it is physically, mentally, and spiritually demanding but also highly rewarding.

You must be able to read, speak, and comprehend English with a satisfactory degree of fluency.

Retreat location

Samma Karuna is located in front of the beaches of Koh Phangan, a paradisiac island in the Gulf of Thailand. The accommodation is nestled amongst palm trees, beautiful beaches, and jungle landscapes with stunning mountain views. Thong Sala city center is only a 15-minute drive away. Crossing the street from the school, you will find an ATM.

Also you will be able to enjoy "Art Café" - a very famous and cozy coffee shop. The shopping villa Srithanu is just a 5-minute walk away and there you can find supermarkets, a recreational aquatic center as well as restaurants serving both local and international food.

Distances

  • Family Mart Haad Chap Phao, 100 meters
  • Srithanu - 5 minutes' walk
  • Thong Sala, 5 kilometers - 15 minutes' drive

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be provided one vegetarian meal a day. You may eat healthy and tasty food served at Samma Karuna's vegetarian and vegan restaurant. Monosodium glutamate, sugar, industrial salt, gluten, refined oil, or artificial flavoring are not used. The menu is designed to optimally support you in your yoga practice.

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

Things to do (optional)

The location of Samma Karuna is also perfect to enjoy the most popular tourist attractions of Koh Phangan. You can experience popular attractions such as diving, trekking, visiting the Thong Sala night market, enjoying Thai cooking classes, dip in the pools, taking a massage shower, resting in beautiful beaches with incredible sunsets, discovering waterfalls, and being amazed by beautiful natural landscapes!

What's included

  • Truly exceptional program of training
  • Outstanding facilities with beachfront yoga halls
  • One delicious vegetarian meal daily
  • 28 days of accommodation (upgradable)
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Possibility to take an extra 4 weeks internship at the school to practice teaching (free of charge)
  • Lifetime Yoga Membership for graduates to access yoga classes and daily activities of our school for free

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

You may book your flight to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok. From there, you may fly to Samui Airport (USM). Between Bangkok and Koh Samui, there are many daily services run by Bangkok Airways. Flying time about 50 minutes. A connecting ferry will have to be taken from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan (see ferry info below).

From Bangkok, you can also fly first to Surat Thani Airport (URT). Air Asia flies from Bangkok to Surat Thani daily, flying time is about 50 minutes. The transfer from Surat Thani Airport (URT) to Donsak ferry port is by coach or taxi and takes about one hour and 30 minutes. At Donsak, you transfer to the Raja ferry to Koh Phangan which takes 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.

Arrival by bus

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 ferry is included in the price of the bus.

Arrival by ferry

There are ferries from Samui To Koh Phangan. The Seatran ferry leaves Koh Samui at 08:00 and 13:00. The Lomprayah ferry leaves Koh Samui at 08:00, 11:15, 12:30, and 17:00. The Seatran pier is located near the airport, approximately a ten-minute drive and the Lompraya pier is located 50 minutes from the airport. 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.

For returning back, the Seatran ferry leaves Koh Phangan at 11:00 and 16:30. The Lomprayah ferry leaves Koh Phangan at 07:15, 11:00, 12:00, and 16:20.

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 / Lompraya ferry counter as you exit Koh Samui airport.

Arrival by train

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.

Arrival by taxi

Local taxis are available from the pier. Please inform the taxi to go to Samma Karuna Srithanu. Please 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.


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Special discount

Volunteer with Samma Karuna for 3 to 4 hours a day and get a special discount of 20% on the regular fee of this Yoga Teacher Training course. For more information about volunteering during your yoga teacher training (YTTC) contact Samma Karuna today!

Early bird discount
 
  • You get a 3% discount for the August 2020 program if you book before June 3rd
  • You get a 5% discount for the November 2020 program if you book before May 1st
  • You get a 5% discount for the April 2021 program if you book before September 6st
Monday December 14, 2020
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