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Do you love yoga and want to take it to the next level? Have you done a teacher training already but aren't ready to teach yet? This training program will give you the most essential skills necessary to step into a classroom upon graduation and confidently teach both Yin and Yang (Vinyasa) yoga practices. Dive into the magic of yoga, delight in anatomy nuts and bolts, explore and revel in the rich history of yoga philosophy, and grow your teaching presence.
For this teacher training program, The Yogarden offers options of simple fan rooms or air-conditioned rooms. Both are very comfortable with private bathrooms and hot water. Each room has a television and mini fridge, and is set on the quiet back street of Fisherman's Village with easy access to everything.
This 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program is specifically designed to help you realize your key motivations for teaching, establish your teaching voice, give you the anatomical and sequencing knowledge you need to build excellent classes, and empower you to teach both Vinyasa and Yin styles of yoga. This teacher training foundation course is a 20-day, full-time intensive training program during which you will get weekly support to maximize your outcomes.
Dhugal will lead and support the entire group through the challenge of becoming confident in your own potential, while embodying the knowledge that is most important and having practical experiences with the essential skills. The class will be held daily from Monday to Saturday, starting from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with two breaks for brunch and dinner. Sunday will be the day to rest and the time for excursions and fun stuff.
At least one year of regular practice is recommended but if you've never taught before, don't worry. This course is designed to be your first experience in becoming a yoga teacher. You will need dedication, motivation, and self-directed studentship of yoga and the path of teaching. It is also preferable that you be injury-free. A willingness to participate fully in group processes and the ability to give and receive feedback skillfully are also needed.
The Yogarden Samui teacher training programs and teachers are internationally accredited, have exclusive recognition, and qualify for the 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification. Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programs in the United States and globally.
Graduates of this program are automatically eligible to register as an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming an RYT means having a higher profile and gaining international recognition as a yoga teacher, attributes that many hiring studios look for.
Upon successful completion, 100 percent attendance, and following the code of conduct, students will receive a certificate of completion from Tribe Academy for this teacher training program.
Students undergoing this program must be fully committed and understand that 100 percent full-attendance is required. They must also be willing to forgo most other personal or professional commitments for the duration of the program - only with 100 percent attendance and completion of the course will students receive a certificate and no make-up work will be given. Should there be any problems with this, students must speak with the faculty prior to the course and only under very special circumstances will it be considered.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Dhugal studied Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, and slow, rejuvenating Yin Yoga with his three root teachers Patrick Creelman, Noah Mazé, and Paul Grilley. His teacher training and yoga classes are a vibrant mix of these three insightful teachers. He is an E-RYT 500 level Yoga Alliance teacher, which allows him to teach those new to yoga, focused workshops, and new and growing teachers.
The Yogarden Samui is located in a quiet back street of the quaint Fisherman's Village on the tropical island of Koh Samui, Thailand. This wonderful location allows you to experience the magic of the village and its small shops, cafes, and beaches while being tucked away in the secluded tropical gardens and the 100-year old traditional teak Thai house that hosts the yoga shala, café, and spa.
It is 10 minutes away from the airport and public transport options are a short walk away to any of the island's main attractions. A weekly walking street market in the village is a favorite for island locals and visitors alike. It's a perfect option for those looking for a variety of choices from their stay.
Every day, you will be provided with two of the famous Yogarden vegetarian buffets. These are a combination of many of the fresh, organic, and locally sourced items found on the cafe menu as well as many others that the Yogarden vary and add to the spread each meal time. The Yogarden also offers raw, vegan options as well as options of healthy vegetarian Thai specialty dishes. Fresh juices and smoothies are available throughout the day as well as the full cafe menu.
The tropical island of Koh Samui offers many opportunities for excursions. Though they are not included in the price of the training, there are three days off during the training to take full advantage of what’s offered. The front desk is happy to arrange island tours, boat and marine park snorkeling and diving, waterfall hikes, stand up paddle board yoga, or many of the water sports or adventure sports.
Yogarden has a small but beautiful garden spa and therapy room offering a range of treatments from traditional Thai massage, oil massage, and many other options to allow you to get maximum relaxation opportunities when possible.
Please book your flight to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) from which you can take a direct flight and arrive at Samui Airport (USM). The flight is 45 minutes. Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
You can take an overnight train service from Bangkok to Surat Thani town where a bus and boat will get you to Koh Samui.
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