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

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.

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

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.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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