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25 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Samui, Thailand

  • Vikasa Yoga Retreat, 211 Bontji Moo 4 Koh Samui 84310, Thailand


Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Samui, Thailand

The Spiritual Yoga School presents you a wonderful opportunity to gain your yoga teacher certificate on tropical island of Koh Samui in Thailand. Open to yoga enthusiasts of all ages and all levels, focusing on small groups so you can be assured of personal attention at every step of your training. After completing your training you will have full understanding of yoga philosophy, history, Hatha and Vinyasa style, yoga therapy, meditation, anatomy and much more. Having completed training with Spiritual Yoga School, you will be prepared to start teaching yoga and live your dream, travel to exotic locations as a certified yoga teacher.


  • Traditional puja ceremony
  • Classes on physiology and anatomy
  • Daily morning Pranayama and Asana Class
  • Asana techniques with bandhas, kriyas and meditation
  • Registered Yoga Teachers certification
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 25 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 25 days with instruction
  • English
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Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand will host this particular retreat. An ideal place to practice yoga, find like-minded people, eat healthy food and just chill-out in an amazing environment.

Are you looking for yoga teacher training courses that will give you the best value? Spiritual Yoga School welcomes you. Their institute is considered to be one of the best training retreats in Thailand. They focus on traditional Hatha yoga.

Students who sign up learn under the most qualified instructors. They provide you the training you need to pass on practical yoga techniques to your students. Their qualified staff of trainers heads each 200-hour yoga teacher-training course. After you complete your training you will receive RYT per registered yoga teachers certification that will qualify you to teach yoga anywhere in the world.

Spiritual Yoga School emphasizes analytical training and guided practice. Youll learn Patanjalis eight-limb yoga philosophy, and discover how this can be applied to your own practice. You will be guided through the stages you need to learn in order to teach your own students with ease and confidence. Youll develop physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

The setting and emphasis

  • Training will be both theoretical and practical, and will include:
  • Adjusting
  • Anatomy
  • Asanas
  • Ayurveda
  • Chanting along with other techniques
  • Kriyas
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Sequencing
  • Traditional Puja Ceremony


Spiritual Yoga School bases their curriculum on the 200-hour teacher training standards as developed by the Yoga Alliance USA.

The yoga philosophy of 8 Limbs of Ashtanga, and Raja yoga and yoga Sutras asana techniques, including practice and training in pranayama, bandhas, kriyas, meditation and chanting physiology and anatomy, including mudras, chakras, nadis, and the health benefits of yoga teaching methodology, including standards, adjusting, sequencing and learner and teacher styles, yoga lifestyle, classroom management, business management and introduction to Ayurveda.

Daily schedule

  • 07:30 - 10:15 Morning Intensive (pranayama and asana class)
  • 10:15 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Study and lectures
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Brunch
  • 15:00 - 18:00 Anatomy and asana teaching skills
  • 20:00 - 20:45 Yoga documentary


Spiritual Yoga School Teacher training is conducted in English, so in order to attend, you must be proficient in the language. They also require students the following:

A commitment to learning

An open mind

A sincere desire to become an effective yoga teacher


This course is highly demanding physically, spiritually and mentally. You will be working very closely with other students, and it is expected that you will enhance one anothers learning experiences, and encourage one another throughout the learning process. Accordingly, Spiritual Yoga School would prefer that if your primary goal is simply to obtain a certificate, you attain a higher level of personal development before you apply. When you are ready to meet the challenges, it will be their pleasure to welcome you to Spiritual Yoga Schools teacher training course.

Suggested readings

  • Hatha yoga pradipika by the Bihar School of Yoga
  • Karma yoga by Swami Vivekananda
  • Eastern body, western mind by Anadea Judith
  • Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Vivekananda
  • Bhagavad Gita by Sri Swami Sivananda
  • Meditation for the love of it: Enjoying your own deepest experience by Sally Kempton
  • Science of being and art of living by Maharishi Mahesh
  • Science of being and art of living by Maharishi Mahesh
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
  • Yoga meditation: through mantra, chakras and Kundalini to spiritual freedom by Gregor Maehle
  • Touching enlightenment: finding realization in the body, by Reginald A. Ray
  • The purpose and practice of Buddhist meditation, by Sangharakshita
  • The anatomy of Hatha yoga, by David Coulter

Ram Vakkalanka (E-RYT 200, RYT 500 - Philosophy teacher)

Ram is an internationally known authority on Nada Yoga, Sanskrit and Vedic Philosophy and Sciences. He was born and brought up in India steeped in Yogic culture and tradition. Ram belongs to the lineage of Dattatreya. Musically, Ram belongs to the lineage of Sitar Maestro Ravi Shankar. Currently based in Canada, Ram travels all over the world sharing his deep knowledge of Sanskrit, Yoga philosophy and Nada Yoga. Ram's articles have been published both in print as well as on-line.

His talks are broadcast both on Radio and TV. So far, 18 CDs and one DVD of Ram's works have been released with a book on its way. His on-line video course on the 'Origin Evolution of Yoga' is available at Ram is often described as 'a blessing to the world Yoga community'. Ram is a good story teller and puts ancient philosophy in modern perspective. Ram's teachings are always close to the original text and explain the rationale as well as the inner meaning of it. Ram's style of teaching is smooth-flowing, humours and filled with real-life examples.

Amafah Mubashir (RYT 200 - Asana and Pranayama teacher)

Amafah is originally a graphic designer from South Asia. She worked in advertising for a few years before deciding to become a certified Yoga teacher. She was looking for something to fulfill and inspire her. Amafah started practising Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga during her studies at Art School. Her practise became her escape and completed her emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Amafah finished her first 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training with Spiritual Yoga School in July 2015. It was a life changing experience and she has been teaching yoga ever since. She is currently teaching at CORE and MUV gym - fitness centre.

Ash Hope (E-RYT 200 - Pranayama and Asana teacher)

Transformative, confronting and empowering are the pillars of how Ash would describe the practice of Yoga. ‘It takes you to your edge and back to the present. You tap into your unlimited potential to become the person that you were born to be.’

Little did she know what impact Yoga would have on her life when Ash went to her first class in 2005. Her inquisitive nature led her to practice various forms like Bikram, Power, Vinyasa Flow until she traveled to India and explored the traditional way of practicing Ashtanga Yoga. Learning from the source has deeply impacted her view on Yoga and opened a much deeper dimension to the practice than just physical asanas. In 2009 Ash completed her teacher training (RYT-200) in India with the Himalayan Yoga school and went back to Australia to study at the Melbourne Ashtanga centre.

Ash believes that to know the real meaning of yoga one has to teach from direct experience. On her own path of practice she spent time with Nancy Gilgoff (Maui), Prem and Radha (Bali) and undertook in depth trainings with Manju Jois and David Swenson. Her motivation to teach Yoga is helping people to reach their fullest potential. This goes for the practice on the mat and transfers in all other areas of life.

Ash lives in Cairns and runs the Ashtanga Yoga centre with regular Mysore classes during the week. She also teaches private classes and has been part of a corporate Health and Wellbeing program that was awarded the best in Australia in 2015.

George Chung (E-RYT 200 - Meditation and Asana teacher)

Growing up with an Asian culture of Buddhism and Taoism, George started learning martial arts at the age of 10 and developed an understanding of the union with the Supreme power through breath, meditation and Tai Chi. In the late 80s, George took his first Iyengar Yoga class and has not looked back, teaching and honing his Ashtanga Yoga practice with eminent Sydney teacher Elleen Hall and world renowned gurus such as Patthabi Jois, Sharath Jois, David Swenson, Vinay Kumar.

In 2001 he travelled to USA and discovered the transformational dynamics of Power Yoga with the charismatic teacher Baron Baptiste and obtained teaching certification Level I and II. He has recently returned to Sydney from a 2 year Yoga study and teaching tour in Mysore and Rishikesh India and Asia. His Yoga classes emphasize the meditative effects of Yoga asanas which confront our internal negative obstructions thus empowering ourselves to live an authentic joyful life at peace, in harmony with the Universe. George is teaching in Yoga studios, workshops, corporate and private lessons.

Bai Yuting Susu (E-RYT 500 - Asana and Pranayama teacher)

Susu graduated from the Shanghai University of traditional Chinese Medicine with special emphasis on rehabilitation therapy. She studied various therapies including TuiNa, Moxibustion, Cupping and Acupucture. After her studies she started to work in several hospitals in Shanghai where she helped rehabilitate many patients. Since leaving the hospital she has worked with hundreds of patients reducing their pain and helping them to recover.

In 2007, she started to practice yoga and after 5 years (in 2012) she completed her first yoga teacher training (RYT 200) with Lance Schuler in Shanghai, China. Then she moved to Koh Samui where Susu completed her second training (RYT 300) with Michel Besnard. Susu fall in love with Ashtanga Yoga and started to practice Mysore style (self-practice) at 6:30 am every morning, six times per week. In 2015 she travelled to India to study Ashtanga Yoga and Sanskrit at Shri K.Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) with Sharathji. After her studies in India she understood that Yoga is not only Asana but it is also your life (Yama and Niyama) and that Asana practice help us to steady our mind and stabilize the body. We must practice for a long time to achieve the blissful state Samadhi. She says: "I surrender to my guru Sharathji. The more I practice, the more stamina I get."

The island of Koh Samui is home to tropical gardens, white sand beaches and ocean beaches, as well as waterfalls that are at their best from September through March. Youll also find amazing rock formations - the Hin Ta and Hin Yai, which have been carved by nature to appear like male and female body parts. Local legend has it that a shipwrecked couple was washed ashore and transformed into these unique formations. Bring your camera!

Nearby places

  • Hin Ta and Hin Yai, Lamai Beach, 4.4 kilometers - 10 minutes
  • Gym
  • Massage
  • Night club nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
  • Internet access
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

You will be served a cuisine that is healthy and delicious. You will experience healthy and vibrant vegetarian/vegan food including raw and living food, super food, whole food and Thai vegetarian cuisine. Food is prepared in a way, which keeps the highest energy level of all ingredients. This food helps deepen your spiritual practices. Teas and juices are designed to enhance the detoxing process.

During your free time, you may choose to relax, enjoy the beach and quiet retreat environment. Explore Koh Samui by yourself or with someone and try some water activities such as diving, snorkeling, kite boarding or have time to visit Angthong National Marine park.

You can get massage at Vikasa for just 300 THB/hour.

  • 25 nights accommodation at Vikasa Yoga Retreat
  • Healthy vegetarian/vegan meal twice a day - breakfast & dinner at Vikasa Life Cafe
  • One airport transfer
  • Tuition fee
  • Training manuals and books
  • Drinks (including raw juices daily)
  • Yoga mats and bricks
  • Yoga teacher training certificate
  • Flight ticket

Arrival by airplane

You will be responsible in booking your flight from and to Koh-Samui Airport (USM). It is easily reached via an increasing number of direct international flights and over a dozen daily 1-hour flights from Bangkok.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Spiritual Yoga School an inquiry.
  • Review by Lindsey Bliss
    9 out of 10

    "Spiritual Yoga School was an amazing experience. I found more confidence in myself and my teaching skills. The curriculum was excellent and the teachers genuinely cared about each student. I would love to do more with Spiritual Yoga!"

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  • Review by Jessica from Thailand
    10 out of 10

    "This last month of Yoga teacher training has been such an amazing experience filled with so much growth and healing. This month was much different that I expected but so much better than I could have ever imagined. I am very thankful for all the people who have been a part of this last month and cannot wait until our paths cross again!"

    Yoga Alliance website and Instagram, edited

  • Review by Therese from Sweden

    "I like the course overall. I felt that I gained so much knowledge and experience in such a short time. Even if YTT200 is just the beginning I felt confident to start teaching after graduation. Accommodation was fantastic. My group stayed at Moon Beach resort which is run by the loveliest Thai family. Amazing home cooked thai food each night and great accommodation as well. My teacher was amazing. She was filled with knowledge and so excited to share this with her students. She created a safe and fun environment where she encouraged and supported her students through their journey"

    Yoga Alliance website, edited

  • Review by Carolyn from USA
    10 out of 10

    " While I valued the mornings with Pranayama and Asana practice, I learned so much about the yoga sutras and how they span every aspect of humanity. I loved that this ignited the start of more learning for me. The location at Vikasa in Koh Samui was inspirational and I felt that I was being holistically taken care of throughout the course.The other yogis that took the training were amazing. It was an open and honest group of learners who supported each other and were committed to learning and growing as yogis. Liza is extremely knowledgable and has a beautiful focus to her practice. Reshma Datar was the wonderful assistant teacher who knows so much of the history and encouraged all of us to shine. Both teachers were dedicated to the growth of the students and helped us to achieve. "

    Spiritual Yoga School website, edited

  • Review by Tumenkhishig D from Mongolia
    9 out of 10

    " Thank you I had an amazing yoga holiday and I'm glad that I went on it. My yoga teacher training at the Spiritual yoga school in Koh Samui, Thailand was the magical experience for last month. It will stay with me forever. I had a wonderful month of July surrounded with wonderful people. I am so grateful to my an amazing teachers Liza and Reshy, for their dedicated and thoughtful guidance. Also thank you to Spiritual yoga school for such a wonderful job and having those teachers. Thank you to my family and friends without your support I wouldn't be able to come this far. There is so much beauty to experience in this world and so much to be learned. And this is just a beginning of my journey. " website, edited

  • Review by Amafah from Karachi, Pakistan
    9 out of 10

    " Spiritual Yoga School was an amazing experience, it was honestly much more than I imagined it to be. The teachers were brilliant and their years of experience really showed in the classroom. The location, accommodation and meal plans were great. The only issue I had was the payment method which was kind of haphazard but I think they're working that out. " website, edited

  • Review by Lizet from Brazil
    10 out of 10

    "I am very happy that I have chosen Spiritual Yoga School. I loved every minute. Teachers were very professional and helpful. My main teacher was Tomasz, he was able to answer any question I had during my training. Koh Samui is real paradise. It was life changing experience and I believe that every single person on this planet should join Yoga Training.", edited

  • Review by Sofian from France
    10 out of 10

    "I felt a bit weird at the beginning to be the only man who join Yoga Training but then I enjoyed my stay in Thailand a lot. Training on this beautiful Island was the best gift I could ever give myself J. Teachers were real Yoga experts and I really liked Spiritual Yogas methodology. I cannot wait to join my next 300 Hrs Teacher Training.", edited

  • Review by Maria from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "I flew all the way to Thailand to become Certified Yoga Teacher. I only wanted to get fit and strong but then Yoga tricked me. I started to understand that Yoga positively effects every part of my body and soul. I have learned different types of meditation, breathing and new Asanas. I hope to become successful Yoga Teacher. I dream to open my own Yoga studio in Milano. Thank you !", edited

  • Review by Olga from Russia
    10 out of 10

    "Spiritual Yoga teacher training was a real life changing experience. I knew that 200 Hrs Yoga training will be very challenging and unforgettable experience and it certainly was. I met people from all over the world and made 12 new friends. It was challenging and demanding on every dimension: body, mind & soul. They say yoga is a journey to the self though the self and what a trip this has been. Thank you to all the teachers for your hard work and dedication.", edited

  • Review by Tina and Lotta from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "We joined Yoga Teacher Training because we wanted to get away from every day stress and learn Anatomy. We both believe that it is very important to understand our body and mind. We really loved morning Pranayama because we both had repiratory problems. We highly recommend you to join Yoga TT because you will understand again what is really important in life and how badly can stress effect your health.", edited

  • Review by Jessica from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "We joined Yoga Teacher Training because we wanted to get away from every day stress and learn Anatomy. We both believe that it is very important to understand our body and mind. We really loved morning Pranayama because we both had repiratory problems. We highly recommend you to join Yoga TT because you will understand again what is really important in life and how badly can stress effect your health.", edited

  • Review by Elena Nikolakis from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Spiritual Yoga School was a life changing experience. I knew that YTT will be challenging and unforgettable experience and it certainly was. I met people from all over the world and made 12 new friends. It was challenging and demanding on every dimension: body, mind and soul. They say Yoga is a journey to the self ...... Though the self and what a trip this has been. Thank you to all teachers for your hardwork and dedication.", edited

  • Review by Nadege from France
    10 out of 10

    "I'm very happy I did my training with Spiritual Yoga School as I learnt from very inspiring and knowledgeable teachers. I also met lovely souls and friends. I have deepened my practice and gained more confidence in myself and in teaching yoga. Thank you!"

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Koh Samui, Thailand

Spiritual Yoga School offers 200-hour Hatha yoga teacher trainings in different destinations in Thailand, such as Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Phuket, focusing on small groups.

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