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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Thailand.
Become a certified yoga teacher in paradise! Enjoy the magic of Thailand, while immersing yourself in authentic Yoga Knowledge with like-minded souls. Our Program offers it all. A balance of learning with amazing excursions and fun weaved into the program. If you you looking for a Professional Authentic Yoga School that sets the bar higher than all other yoga schools in Thailand, we are your school, come and learn with us. At The Yoga Mat, we work with experienced Yoga Teachers to a create an incredible life-changing, most rewarding, yoga teacher training experience. Your mat is waiting.
The Yoga Mat School is located in The Banburee Retreat and Spa Centre, on the south coast of Koh Samui in Thailand. Directly on the beach, this deluxe accommodation offers incredible 5-star services and amenities. Each deluxe room has a deep soak jacuzzi bath to relax in after a hard day of training. The resort offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant with room service.
The incredibly peaceful location is set in a magical garden, with gorgeous foliage and bloomage including orchids and frangipani all around.
This program in Koh Samui suits those who are looking for an authentic yoga experience balanced with time to enjoy the beautiful island of Koh Samui. The Yoga Mat School has a rich program filled with excellent content, delivered by caring, experienced Yoga Teachers from all over the World. Whether you are planning to start a new career as a yoga teacher, or are seeking a course for deep personal interest and expansion of your yoga knowledge and practice: our teacher training program will give you a firm foundation for both. The asana program is based on Hatha yoga primarily.
The goal is to ensure that you feel confident teaching Classical Hatha Yoga, Yin and Vinyasa Style classes upon completion of this course. You will also explore a variety of yoga styles during the program, such as Kundalini, Nidra, Metta and Eccentric Dance Style Yoga.
Immerse yourself in yogic philosophy and history, anatomy and physiology, asana, pranayama, healthy living, developing a home practice, ethics, chakras, mantras, meditation, teaching methodology, and practicum, through hands-on instruction, independent study, reading, and assignments.
The Yoga Mat School yoga teacher training program is based on the Eight Limbed Yogic Path, the primary resource of this teacher training program. The certified, experienced faculty guarantee that you will be challenged and fulfilled, by the material and practice, offered in this course.
Yoga is a lifelong study and practice. To study and teach yoga is to learn about the self. They know that students are faithful, dedicated yogis who will give and share as much as receive from this experience. Each student brings a wealth of life experience and unique gifts and they look forward to this amazing learning process and exchange of ideas.
The detailed study of asana (postures), alignment, grounding, awareness, modifications, contraindications, use of props, mudras (hand gestures), bandhas (energy seals), drishti (focal points), adjustments, enhancements, modifications, corrections, variations, and more.
Finding peace through meditation helps you learn how to help guide others to focus and quiet the mind. Various meditation styles and techniques will be explored during the program. Mantra yoga is the yoga of sound, a variety of Mantras are learned during this program.
Human anatomy and physiology, body planes, body alignment, body systems, the spine, injures, disease, physical effects of yoga, both benefits and risks, anatomy, and physiology application in asana. The fascia and muscle or skeletal systems are a main focus of study.
You will also explore the chakras and nadis.
The 8 Limb Path of Yoga and Yoga Sutras are the primary source of study. Influential yogis, Sanskrit, ancient yogic texts, and the evolution of yoga from pre-classical to modern day yoga will be explored
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Tania was introduced to yoga by her grandma when she was 16 years old. She hasn’t left her mat since. Now, a master of Hatha yoga, Tania is a 500 E-RYT, based in Canada, who has been leading Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga classes for over 18 years. Tania is known for her powerful practice & engaging teaching style. Tania began focusing on Teacher Training in 2010 and has lead over 30 successful 200, 300 & 500 YTT Programs across the world. Her style is deeply practical and inspiring. Tania challenges her students, to push through perceived limitations, encouraging them to be their absolute best.
Basak is the daughter of a World Famous Yoga Teacher in Turkey, so no escaping a Yogic Lifestyle for Basak, she learned at an early age, the importance of meditation and natural Medicine. Living with her 15 year old son, for the past 2 years in KS, Basak is an island local now.. Basak is a 500 Yoga Certified Instructor who specializes in The Subtle Energy Body - Chakras, Mantra and Eccentric Dance. Her Experience over the last few years teaching for the free Yoga Community of Samui, gained Basak a deeper love of teaching, now sharing her knowledge during our Samui Yoga Trainings.
Nicolas, originally from France, now happily lives in Koh Samui. .After a very serious back injury from an accident, Nick found his recovery through yoga and he hasn't left his mat since. Now a certified 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Nicolas leads challenging sessions, encouraging students to leave their comfort zones - if only for a moment - and fly. Nick is delighted to be a key lead trainer in The Yoga Mat 200 and 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings in Koh Samui. He shares his vast knowledge with a gentle, easy teaching style. Nick is very approachable and fun. "Ill see you on the mat". NN
The Yoga Mat School is located in The Banburee Retreat and Spa Centre, on the south coast of Koh Samui in Thailand.
Ko Samui, Thailand’s second largest island, lies in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus. It's known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest, plus luxury resorts and posh spas.
Koh Samui offers incredible beaches, and endless activities and entertainment as well as beautiful Buddhist temples and statues in all sizes.
The Thai food is out of this world, but if you want something else for dinner, a plethora of cuisines are available.
Or you can visit one of the countless night markets to sample delicious bites and buy some souvenirs.A 20 minute ride to Lamai, one of the main cities on the Island. And we're just 45 minute ride to Chaweng, the largest city on the island.
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During the program you will enjoy the most healthy way of eating during your asana training. With 3 delicious meals daily while most programs offer just 2 daily meals. Big hearty breakfasts, healthy lighter lunches, and dinners. Please note that the breakfast includes eggs and meat options.
Koh Samui's repertoire of things to do and see is varied and interesting, the island hosts a great deal of splendid natural and man-made attractions from mummified monks to the famous grandma and grandpa rocks (Hin Ta and Hin Yai) to attractive waterfalls and more. There is nothing to stop you having a blast on Samui Island. For those interested in religious imagery and architecture the Big Buddha will impress, especially at sunset.
Nature lovers can also visit Ang Thong Marine National Park on a day trip to enjoy a genuine 'get away from it all' feel in the splendid tropical islands it hosts.
Incredible Koh Tao, meaning ‘Turtle Island’, lives up to its name, being the scuba diving destination of choice in Thailand. The perfect white sand beaches which ring the hilly 21 kilometers square island are surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
Kindly, make your spa appointments through the front desk or at the spa. Yoga Mat students receive 50% off all spa treatments at The Banburee. Thai Traditional massage, oil massage, Colonics, aroma bath soaks, deep tissue massage, and therapeutic massage. Treatments are not included.
Transfer available for additional US$22 per person
The easiest and quickest way to get to Koh Samui from Bangkok is to fly, flight ticket is cheap if you book early. Bangkok Airlines has 19 flights per day from Bangkok to Koh Samui. Thai Airways has 2 flights per day. Fly from Bangkok to Surat Thani, then take a ferry to Koh Samui. This is cheaper than flying directly to Koh Samui. The bus from the airport to the pier and the ferry across to Koh Samui add at least 3 hours to your travel time.
Transportation to/from this airport is not included but can be arranged easily for a very fair fee. Provided by our Resort Partners, at The Banburee. The fee can easily be added to your final bill at check out for the utmost convenience.
Take the bus from Bangkok to Surat Thani, then take the ferry to Koh Samui. This is the cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui. No reservations required, just show up at the bus station and you should be on a bus heading south within the hour. The bus will take you directly to the ferry terminal. Be sure to buy a bus and ferry combo ticket.
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