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

  • Zen Retreat Samui, Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand

Yoga Teacher Training Thailand

Are you looking for yoga teacher training courses that will give you the best value? Welcome to the Spiritual Yoga School. The Spiritual Yoga School offers a 200-hour intensive teacher training course (RYS 200 YA US) that is accredited with Yoga Alliance International, Yoga Alliance USA, and the International Yoga Federation. When you complete the training program, you will be eligible for a registered yoga teachers (RYT) certification.

Highlights

  • Learn from teachers with expert knowledge
  • Gain skills of clear communication and leadership
  • Develop a personal yoga practice appropriate for each individual
  • Eligibility to register for yoga teacher certification upon completion
  • Vegetarian or vegan brunch, dinner, and drink
  • 23 nights accommodation
  • 23 days with instruction
  • English
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Throughout the training, you will stay at Zen Retreat Samui. It is located on the south coast of Koh Samui in Thailand. Zen Retreat boasts a private beach with a range of both luxury and budget accommodation that stretches from the shoreline to the crest of the hilltop. The Zen Retreat's swimming pool offers a panoramic view of the bay with the restaurant and bar set just behind. The sunsets at night are a spectacle and many guests gather at this time to watch and enjoy a few drinks in this relaxing haven.

Students who are interested in participating should understand that this will be a physically and emotionally demanding program. It will require a strong commitment and personal sacrifice. Also, you are required to have passion to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga.

Immersion

The 200-hour yoga teacher training Immersion follow the guidelines set out by the Yoga Alliance, ensuring the highest educational standards of quality, integrity, and professionalism. Participants will develop a personal yoga practice appropriate for each individual while learning to foster a connection with their own inner wisdom and voice. Finding this deeper connection to "self" will allow the teacher to communicate the practice to others in a dynamic and sensitive way.

The Spiritual Yoga School concentrates on exceptional training. They do not operate as a yoga studio running daily classes, but focus on training great teachers. The philosophy of their training is to make the practice of yoga accessible, fun and safe for everyone, while both honoring the traditions of yoga and playing a part in its evolution.

In their methodology, a yoga practice is not imposed on the individual instead the practice is adapted to the individual and is considerate of many factors including age, body type, fitness level, and energy on any given day. Teachers in training develop their innate, sometimes dormant, skills of clear communication and leadership along with a personal practice suited to their individual needs and goals.

Spiritual Yoga School have a faculty of teachers who come into the training to share their expert knowledge and distilled teachings with the SYS trainees. Some topics include history of yoga, overview of ancient or relevant yogic texts, Restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, subtle body and chakra presentations, conscious breathing, and emotional release to name a few. In this way, the students’ faculties of discrimination and inner wisdom are stimulated. A clear understanding of the differences in each approach allows teachers in training to have a solid understanding of Hatha Yoga and gives them creative license over their own teaching style.

Many students have asked if it is important to have an advanced physical practice in order to teach yoga. The ability to perform difficult postures is not necessarily a hallmark of advanced practice. Advanced practice is the ability to go deeply into even the most simple postures and exercises.

To join the training program, participants must be free of major injuries going into the program. Students with minor but recurring injuries must inform the teacher of their conditions.

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
  • 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

Koh Samui is a small island located in the Gulf of Thailand in the southeast Thailand in Surat Thani Province. Koh Samui has two sister islands: Koh Phangan and the smaller Ko Tao. Main town is Chaweng, where you can find anything you need for your stay.

Koh Samui is famous for sandy beaches, coral reefs, and coconut trees are present on the island. The climate is warm and humid for most of the year. However, in comparison to most of the rest of southern Thailand, Koh Samui’s weather is relatively drier.

The heaviest precipitation is typically seen in the months of October and November. For the rest of the year, given the tropical climate, rain showers are brief; 20-60 minutes duration is typical. The name Koh Samui derives from the word “samui”, meaning “sand bar” in the southern dialect, for these are many sand bars offshore.

The package includes daily vegetarian or vegan brunch and dinner and drink.

During your stay in Thailand, you can enjoy the following activities at additional cost:

Elephant trekking

Thailand’s national animal, the mighty elephant, is a symbol or power and royalty. Koh Samui offers one of the best tropical rain forest elephant trekking tours. Experience Thailand’s gracious animal in the most natural way through a jungle trek on the back of one of these humble animals. Travel through exotic coconut groves and wade through the cooling rivers on this amazing journey. This is by far the most magical way to discover all of Koh Samui’s jungle secrets.

Samui aquarium

The Koh Samui aquarium has a beautiful collection of tropical marine life. Think of sharks, tropical fish, turtles and more. The animals are home to Koh Samui and the Gulf of Thailand. You can enjoy a wonderful moment while seeing these fish swim around the aquarium. This tour is a great way to calm down and relax, take some pictures and enjoy the underwater sea paradise of Thailand without wearing a diving suit!

Samui tiger zoo

Come say hello to the young leopards and Royal Bengal Tigers! Have a look at their strength and amazing power that puts fear and awe into most people. They are the predators that are feared the most in the animal kingdom. You can stare at them from close by or from a distance, as they play with each other in their natural environment. If you feel a bit more adventurous, you can have have a photo taken while you’re sitting right next to them!

  • 23 nights accommodation
  • Books and manuals
  • Drinks
  • Fast Wi-Fi internet
  • Full training program
  • Printed certificate
  • Vegetarian or vegan brunch and dinner
  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Excursions
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Koh-Samui Airport (USM). It is easily reached via an increasing number of direct international flights and over a dozen daily one-hour flights from Bangkok.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Spiritual Yoga School an inquiry.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Tumenkhishig D from Mongolia
    10 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. "

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  • Review by Amafah from Karachi, Pakistan

    " 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. "

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  • 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."

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  • 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."

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  • 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 !"

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  • 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."

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  • 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."

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  • 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."

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  • 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."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Lindsey Bliss

    "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

    "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!"

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  • 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"

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  • Review by Carolyn from USA

    " 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. "

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  • Review by Nadege from France

    "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 yoga teacher trainings in different destinations in Thailand, such as Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Phuket, focusing on small groups.

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Wednesday August 30, 2017
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