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Transformational Yoga Teacher Training

Rise up, join Anja, Paula, and Selina and connect with your most authentic self on their transformative 200-hour yoga teacher training. Evolve through breath guided Vinyasa Yoga practices, self-development, and energy medicine programs in a spectacular setting.​ The venue in a tropical garden on Koh Phangan in Thailand guarantees an unforgettable experience!

Meet the instructors

Selina, Anja, & Paula
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Highlights

  • Empower yourself through transformative self-development tools
  • Translate the ancient wisdom of Yoga into your modern-day world
  • One course, two certificates: become a yoga teacher and a Reiki practitioner​
  • Learn to access the life force power within you through the filed of Energy Medicine
  • Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation practice and learn to guide inspiring classes
  • Learn how to follow your breath during breath guided Asana practices
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Suitable for all levels

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


24 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 25 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Pause Phangan is located in Sri Thanu and offers modern bungalows that are set within a beautiful coconut grove. Each bungalow features a terrace, a private bathroom, a cozy sleeping area, a kitchenette, which is equipped with a microwave and a refrigerator and air conditioning. You also get free access Wi-Fi internet. Electricity is not included in the price (approximately 1000 THB). It is a 12-minute walk from the training location. The Spirit of Yoga has a list of nearby recommended accommodations, also you can book accommodation independently.

Program

Certifications

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

Program

Anja, Paula, and Selina's paths woven together through their love for yoga, self-development and the magical world of energy. These practices evolved them and had a profound effect on their lives, touching them deeply. This is them, this is their spirit, this is The Spirit of Yoga.

The Spirit of Yoga's four-week program would allow you to explore and find out 'who you are, and what do you want to offer or share with the world?'. Authenticity and the space for transformation are at the core of their curriculum. The Spirit of Yoga does not intend to provide you with a teaching style, but rather help you discover your personal gifts and celebrate them with you. You will obtain a strong base and knowledge about asana, pranayama, and the human body. Nevertheless, yoga, for The Spirit of Yoga, goes way beyond the physical experience.

They will empower you to trust yourself to be authentic, know your strengths, and embrace your weaknesses. Their goal is to help you achieve a comfort level while teaching and standing in front of people. The Spirit of Yoga's program allows participants to start teaching from the first week onwards, as opposed to other programs that include the actual teaching during the last week. Through much more combined experience in training modules, they have created a program that goes above and beyond teaching yoga. Also, they integrate and offer a variety of transformational tools for an exemplary teaching style.

Course content

  • Daily yoga, meditation, and pranayama practice
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • The art of teaching
  • Philosophy and yogic lifestyle
  • Teaching practicums
  • Self-development
  • Self-development modalities

In order to become an authentic yoga teacher who guides classes from a heart-based space, The Spirit of Yoga found that self-development is an essential part of this path. That is why it is so important for them to introduce you to various modalities that focus on connecting with your gifts and uniqueness such as:

  • Energy work
  • Compassionate communication
  • Authentic relating
  • Cacao ceremonies
  • Movement meditations
  • And many more

Curriculum

Yoga practice

  • Asana alignment
  • Technique of Vinyasa and breath initiated movement
  • Classical sun salutations and modified versions
  • Chakra yoga and Yin yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Menstrual and prenatal yoga basics
  • Mindfulness, classical yogic, and various meditations
  • Pranayama
  • Kriya (purification techniques), mantra, bandha (energy locks), and mudra (gestures)

Anatomy and physiology

Physical anatomy

  • Musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics
  • Body proportions and its importance for asana
  • Understanding muscular tension and bone compression

Subtle body anatomy

  • Nadis (energy lines)
  • Chakras (energy centers)

Physiology

  • Breath, digestion, nervous system, and hormones

Philosophy and yogic lifestyle

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Bhagavad Gita
  • History of yoga
  • Eight limbs of yoga
  • The Yamas and Niyamas and how to adapt them to a modern life
  • Five Koshas (your five bodies)
  • Tantric principles and Tantric yoga
  • The three Gunas and Ayurveda

The art of teaching

  • Intelligent asana sequencing and class layout
  • Clear cueing
  • Postural alignment and adjustment
  • Find your unique voice as a yoga teacher
  • Leading Vinyasa and Yin yoga classes
  • The principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, and correcting
  • The art of empowerment in teaching and adjusting
  • How to plan, structure, and prepare a class, drawing stick figures, and creating themed classes

Self-development

  • Reiki level 1
  • Therapeutic touch
  • Kinesiology (muscle testing)
  • Emotional freedom technique (EFT)
  • Compassionate communication and authentic relating
  • Innerdance (music-based process into expanded states of consciousness)
  • Cacao ceremony and five elements dance (authentic expression through movement)
  • Sharing circles (the art of holding space, authentic sharing, and empathic listening)
  • Kirtan (singing circle)
  • Voice liberation
  • Community building excursions and events

Teaching practicums

  • Teaching practice from week one in small and big groups
  • Receiving constructive and extensive feedback from teachers

The schedule is from Monday to Saturday while Sundays are resting days.

Daily schedule

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Meditation and pranayama
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga practice
  • 09:00 - 09:45 Breakfast
  • 09:45 - 11:15 Lecture or or Self-Development
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Asana Clinic or Lecture
  • 13:00 - 15:30 Lunch break
  • 15:30 - 16:45 Lecture or Teaching Practicum
  • 17.00 - 18.30 Yoga Practice or active immersions
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Evening events (once or twice a week)

Included excursions

Explore exotic beaches and landscapes during the classes, where the Spirit of Yoga teach at some of the islands beautiful waterfalls and beaches, enjoying all that nature and this amazing island has to share with them.

Take in a sunrise during the non-compulsory early morning meditations usually once a week.

Instructors

Selina Clément

Anja Maier

Paula Walsh

Retreat location

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Phangan is commonly referred to by visitors and long-term inhabitants as 'magical' or 'Paradise Island'. It is not uncommon for travelers who intend to stay a week or two to extend their visit for months and even years at a time. The energy of the island is immense. Set on an ancient bed of crystals, Koh Phangan is known for its magnetism. Once you get here, it is difficult to leave and you will always wish to come back.

Surrounded by lush nature and a tropical organic garden, Pranayama Garden, the training venue for the teacher training course is the perfect place to all of those who are looking for peace and tranquility while practicing and studying yoga. You will not only find a beautiful yoga hall with views on a coconut grove, but also a cozy outdoor library with tables and cushions to relax, study, or simply enjoy the stunning garden.

Only five minutes walking distance from the beach, Pranayama Garden is located in Sri Thanu village which is a communal hub of yoga, holistic healing and offers an abundance of yogic, healthy restaurants. The tropical island of Koh Phangan guarantees an unforgettable experience.

Distances

  • Beach - 5 minutes

Food

The owners' goal is to encourage a healthy life for body and mind, and they aim to give all who visit a place for reflection, inquiry, and deep, relaxing breath. Only five minutes walking distance from the beach, Pranayama Garden is located in Sri Thanu village which is a communal hub of yoga, holistic healing and offers an abundance of yogic, healthy restaurants. This side of the island is still a bit raw with jungle abounding away from the main road.

The energy is immense. Set on an ancient bed of crystals, Koh Phangan is known for its magnetism. Once you get here, it is difficult to leave and you will always wish to come back. During the teacher training course, Pranayama Garden will serve you a delicious brunch buffet on all training days. All produce comes directly from the organic garden to make sure for the best quality and 100 percent organic ingredients in their famous dishes like spring rolls and Pad Thai noodles.

Besides that, you can expect yummy dishes made from sweet potato, pumpkin, eggplant, lettuce, mushrooms, beans and bean sprouts, leafy greens such as spinach, morning glory, and various local types, herbs, and spices like basil, lemongrass, chili, and ginger as well as fruits like watermelon, pineapple, mango, papaya, and of course banana, all grown directly in the garden.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
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)

Most of the instructors are also Reiki healers and bodyworker, so you might get lucky to book treatments with them. You can also find simple massage treatments along the beach.

What's included

  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • 4 weeks of yoga teacher training in a beautiful yoga hall with views on a coconut grove
  • Reiki Level 1
  • Course manual
  • Mala Making Workshop, make and keep your own Mala( prayer beads for meditation and pranayama)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Daily delicious brunch buffet on all training days
  • Self-development modalities from various backgrounds
  • Teachers who put their heart and soul into the development and teaching of this course
  • Cacao ceremony, inner-dance, breathwork, Reiki one, and more
  • Delicious brunch buffet on all training days
  • Professional event photos
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Free pick up and transfer from the pier to the training location

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Some accommodations available (can be booked independently)
  • Airport and ferry transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals apart from one delicious brunch buffet on all training days

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Samui Airport (USM) or Surat Thani Airport (URT). The nearest airport is Samui Airport (USM). There are frequent flights from Bangkok, Phuket, and there are daily flights from Pattaya (U-Tapao), Singapore, to Koh Samui. Transportation to the ferry pier is easy to find at the airport. Ferries depart several times daily with the last one at around 5:30 p.m.

The next closest airport on the mainland is Surat Thani Airport (URT) where you may find low-cost operators (AirAsia and Thai Airways). From here, you would need a bus and boat ticket to arrive at Koh Phangan. This would take several hours.

Arrival by bus

The least expensive way to travel is to take one of the overnight buses. The bus leaves Khaosan Road at 6:00 p.m. and arrives at Surathani the following morning. From here, you can arrive at Koh Phangan's shores by boat. The bus and boat combo ticket may be arranged by travel agencies on Khaosan road and costs about 700 to 900 THB all the way to Koh Phangan.

Arrival by ferry / boat

From Koh Samui, there are at least three ferries a day from Koh Samui’s Big Buddha pier to Thongsala pier. Boats also leave from Nathon pier (Songserm Express) and Mae Nam pier (Lomprayah) to Thongsala three times daily.

Arrival by train

Taking an overnight train with a proper bed from Bangkok is yet another conducive way to get Koh Phangan. Trains arrive at Surathani early in the morning. From here, you would need a bus and boat ticket to arrive at Koh Phangan. This would take several hours. Train tickets from Surathani back to Bangkok should be reserved in advance, particularly during high season.

GPS

9.7593692000, 99.9679351000.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
29 days / 28 nights
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Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 300 USD per person. To benefit, book or reserve 60 days before your chosen start date. 

Monday March 14, 2022
(29 days / 28 nights)

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