24 Days 200 Hours Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Chiangmai, Thailand

Cross-Cultural Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

Yoga Vidya Mandiram invites you to join their 200-hour yoga teacher training in Thailand. The special highly intensive yoga teacher training program is dedicated to many students who desire to step into the path of yoga and meditation, but are still caught up in the midst of the modern lifestyle that allows only so much time one can take off from the fast-moving life. The teachers have been brought up and spent their lives in traditional ashrams and gurukulams with yoga and meditation as their sole purpose of life. In this special occasion, they are traveling to Thailand with pure intension of transmitting authentic knowledge of yoga and meditation from the ancient Vedic scriptures. The mission is to spread peace, health and joy, which can be achieved through yoga. All walks of life are welcome to learn how yoga leads an individual to a healthy body and lifestyle!

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga asanas, relaxation, and yoga-nidra techniques
  • 200-hours yoga TTC Certificate from Yoga Alliance, USA
  • Daily guided exercises of breathing and pranayama practices
  • Sankhya and yoga philosophies and instructions to teach and guide others
  • Ancient Buddhist temples visit and sightseeing on Thailand's highest mountain range
  • Traditional Northern Thai Dinner with Thai Cultural Performance
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals
  • 23 nights of accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


24 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Restaurant
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

You will be accommodated for 23 nights at Mae Mut Gardens. Mae Mut Garden is a project in self-sustainability and community living, started in 2011 on a terraced rice field in Mae Win district, Chiang Mai. The seven-acre plot is now mainly a food forest, with fruit trees, hardwood trees, perennial vegetables, edible roots, vines and medicinal herbs, using natural farming and permaculture principles. Now Mae Mut Garden produces fresh fruit all year round, soursop and papaya, mulberry and jackfruit, limes, lemons and strawberries, pineapple and mango, avocado and rambutan, custard apple and jujube, guava and dates, coconut, bananas and much more. Every year they grow a small crop of organic rice for their own consumption.

About 60 kilometers in the southwest of Chiang Mai, Mae Win district has many attractions, beautiful valleys and views, rivers and waterfalls, mountain villages and forest temples. All within easy reach, life cannot be just about work, Yoga Vidya Mandiram tries and set aside time to enjoy the nature around you.

During this special Yoga Teacher Training, the accommodation will be a shared space in a 2 story Thai-style wooden house a large 2nd-floor porch facing the farmland, forest and the mountains. Everyone attending the training will become part of the yoga family and together we will teach and learn from each other.

Yoga Vidya Mandiram Thailand Yoga Teacher Training Program

Certifications

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

This teacher training is a multi-style program for beginners with basic knowledge of yoga. After the completion of the course, the students will be given a certification of the completion of the 200-hour yoga training program from Yoga Vidya Mandiram School. This 200-hour yoga teacher training will be held by experienced reputed meditation guides and the team of accomplished yoga teachers.

Program

The teachers and guides are including an Ayurvedic doctor who feels privileged to share his / her knowledge and practice of ancient traditions with modern elements of medical sciences (yoga anatomy and physiology). This training program aims to provide a solid foundation in different aspects of yogic disciplines that prepare them to apply for the 200-hour yoga teacher training program.

In addition, this 200-hour yoga training program includes mantra recitation (mantra - Japa), daily joints and glands practices (granthi - vimochana - kriya), yoga postures (yoga asanas), meditative steps of doing asanas, six cleansing exercises (shat karma), science of breath (pranayama), yoga energy locks (Bandha). It also includes yoga gestures (Mudra), meditation (Dhyana), yogic sleep (yoga nidra), history and philosophy of yoga (yoga Darshana), yogic anatomy and physiology of human body, basic principles of Ayurveda, asana alignment practicum classes, yoga teaching practice, and teaching methodology.

Curriculum

  • 60 hours’ yoga technique
  • 25 hours’ teaching methodology
  • 9 hours’ mudra, bandha technique
  • 10 hours’ Ayurveda and yogic lifestyle
  • 15 hours’ anatomy and physiology
  • 25 hours’ yoga philosophy and psychology
  • 12 hours’ meditation and yoga nidra
  • 19 hours’ pranayama and satkarma
  • 10 hours’ recitation of the mantras
  • 15 hours’ practice teaching guidance

Hatha yoga (classical postures)

  • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
  • Ashtanga vinyasa flow - series 1
  • Surya namaskar (sun salutations) - dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breathe awareness, surya namaskar with mantra chanting
  • Types of Hatha posture - standing poses, sitting poses, backward bending poses, forward bending poses, spinal twisting poses, fire series, inversion poses, shavasana
  • Postural alignment and art of adjustment
  • Counter pose
  • Contraindications

Pranayama (the science of breath)

  • Science of breath
  • Sitting postures for pranayama practice
  • How to establish diaphragmatic breathing before pranayama practice
  • 1:1, 1:2, and 1:4 breathing practices
  • Types of pranayama - nadi shodhana pranayama, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma

Bandhas (lock)

  • Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
  • Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
  • Moola-bandha (root lock)

Practice relaxation and yoga nidra

  • Relaxation in daily life
  • Tension and relaxation
  • Systematic relaxation
  • 31 pints relaxation
  • 61 points relaxation exercises
  • Preparation for yoga nidra

Meditation

  • What is meditation?
  • Meditation in daily life
  • Sitting positions for meditation
  • Two to five minutes meditations
  • So-ham mediation

Anatomy and physiology

  • Introduction about anatomy and physiology
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Nervous system
  • Digestive system
  • Endocrine system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
  • Nadis (energy channels)
  • Chakras (energy plexus)
  • Pancha tatwa (five great elements)
  • Panchakosha (five sheaths)
  • Pancha pranas(five vital energy)

Yoga philosophy

  • General introduction: six school of Indian philosophy Samkhya and yoga
  • Intro of pattanjali yoga sutras
  • Highlight of astanga yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
  • Introduction to upanishad
  • Life style and yoga ethics

Ayurveda

  • Basic principle of ayurved
  • Basic doshas
  • Tri-gunas
  • Balance of the mind and Ayurvedic diet

Mudras

  • Jnana-mudra
  • Dhyan-mudra
  • Vishnu-mudra
  • Hridaya-mudra

Mantra chanting

  • Om mantra
  • Morning mantra
  • Guru mantra
  • Meal mantra
  • Gayatri mantra and more
  • Suryanamaskar mantras - 12 names of sun

Satkriya (cleaning)

  • Jala-neti
  • Sutra-neti

Teaching methodology and home work

  • Lesson plan
  • Assignments
  • Practice teaching
  • Feedback
  • Group discussion
  • Question and answer
  • Homework

Daily schedule

  • 05:00 Wake up
  • 06:00 06:15 Karma yoga and mantra chanting
  • 06:15-07:00 Shat-kriyas and pranayama practices
  • 07:00-08:30 Hatha yoga (classical)
  • 08:30-10:00 Breakfast and free time
  • 10:00-11:15 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:15-12:30 Yoga anatomy and physiology workshops
  • 13:00-14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30-15:45 Teaching methodology / Ayurveda / practice teaching
  • 16:00-16:15 Tea break
  • 16:15-18:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa sessions
  • 18:30-19:30 Dinner and free time
  • 19:30-20:30 Guest lectures / satsang / meditation
  • 21:00 Go to sleep

Note: The schedule is subject to change. It is advised that you arrive at the training at least one day before the program.

Included excursions

  • Temples and Thai ancient sites
  • Old city excursion
  • Thai fresh market

Instructors

Acharya Jagjeet Singh
Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)
Yogi Acharya Jagjeet is a saintly personality by birth. He was blessed to have taken birth in a spiritual family. He has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than 11 years. He feels fortunate to have Acharya Karamveerji (Swami Ramadeva’s guru brother) as his yoga guru. Even after acquiring skills in yogic therapies and doing meditation in the Himalayas, he had an urge to go deeper, in order to gain more awareness of yoga therapies; as a result he opted to learn and work enthusiastically on Shatkarma.
Swami Omkarananda
Swami Omkarananda grew up around the great lady saint of India, Ma Anandamayi. He studied and lived with six enlightened masters: Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Veda Bharati, Swami Chidananda Saraswati, Dalai Lama, Lung Chu, and the master of masters, Kalyan Babaji of Himalayas. Academically, Swami Omkarananda holds a degree in Electronic Engineering, along with five master's degrees and a Ph.D. in Metaphysics. A seeker of truth with an engineering background, Swamiji correlates science with ancient wisdom to create and inspire applied spirituality and transformation in everyday lives.
Swami Atma Jnanananda
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)
Swami Atma Jnanananda Giri is a sadhaka from Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, Rishikesh, who by profession is a homeopathic doctor. He learned meditation techniques from his guide and teacher, Swami Veda Bharatiji. Now he delivers his lectures and classes on meditation, mantra chanting, Nidra yoga, and philosophical texts such as Bhagavad-gita and Patanjali Yoga-sutras. According Swami Atma “finding happiness and peace within oneself is the greatest achievement in life.”
Onit Kumar
Onit Kumar is a well qualified and experienced instructor of Hatha-Yoga. He is regarded as one of the very inspiring Hatha-Yoga teachers in Rishikesh. He has in-depth knowledge and has been practicing yoga therapy, marma therapy, alternative therapy, hatha yoga and yoga philosophy. He owes this to his yoga practice and the blessings of all the Masters he learnt from. He is also specialized in teaching physical, breathing and mental training techniques to students of different sex and age from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Retreat location

Yoga Vidya Mandiram will be holding this unique training at Mae Mut Gardens in Chiangmai, Thailand. The mountain ranges of Chiangmai are part of the system of hills extending through Laos, Burma, and China. It is here that begins to rise the chain of the Himalayas and the place includes the highest peaks in the country, Doi Inthanon. The fertile region of mountains, valleys and rivers, the North and its provinces are a paradise for nature lovers.

Unique features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Dry cleaning
  • Free bicycle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

Food

During this yoga teacher training, there will be daily nutritious vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner along with seasonal tropical fruits. Herbal tea and local herbal detox drinks, as well as occasional traditional Thai desserts on special days, are also available.

Yoga Vidya Mandiram takes extra care of the food they provide. The food is carefully prepared with organic vegetables and ingredients. They have hired a local Thai cook to prepare homemade Thai vegan/vegetarian meals for the duration of the training.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Yogic
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)

  • Bamboo rafting
  • Buddhist monastery visit
  • Mountain hiking
  • Waterfalls
  • Thai cooking course

What's included

  • Quality 200-hour teacher training course, internationally accredited by Yoga Alliance USA, and corresponding certificate Textbooks, printed study handouts, and 200-hour yoga teacher training manual
  • Daily mantra recitation guided and karma yoga
  • Sankhya and yoga philosophies
  • Shat-kriya and daily guided breathing and pranayama practices
  • Yoga anatomy and physiology workshops
  • Daily relaxation and meditation practices
  • Neti pot and sutra neti
  • Free use of yoga tools during the course
  • Traditional Northern Thai dinner with Thai cultural performance
  • Excursion to nearby ancient Buddhist temples and sightseeing on Thailand’s highest mountain range
  • Healthy vegetarian / vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Homemade local herbal detox drinks
  • Homemade herbal tea
  • 23 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Laundry
  • Towel
  • Travel expenses
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

GETTING TO CHIANGMAI, THAILAND

Arrival by Plane:

You could opt for a direct flight to Chiangmai International Airport (CNX). If there are no direct flights from your city, there are certainly connections you could make from your city to Chiangmai.

Arrival by Train:

If you are traveling from within Thailand, you could take the train from the city you are into Chiangmai province. From Bangkok, the journey takes about 12 hours but evening trains feature comfortable bunks with or without air-con. Train tickets from Bangkok are between 600-1,000 THB for a train ticket depending on the level of comfort you want.

Arrival by Bus:

Buses run roughly every hour from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, departing from Bangkok’s Mo Chit Station and arriving at Chiang Mai’s Eastern (main) Bus Terminal. The first departure of the day is at 05:30 and the last is at 22:00. From Bangkok, the journey takes about 10 hours and there are a variety of busses available, with the VIP busses being the by far the most comfortable. Bus prices range from 12 USD to 25 USD per trip from Bangkok to Chiangmai.

GETTING TO THE TRAINING CENTER

Arrival by Public Transportation:

The bus for Mae Wang district leaves from the corner of Wualay Rd. and Chang Lor Rd., opposite the Chiang Mai gate on the south side of the moat that surrounds the old city. Look for a bus that goes to บ้านกาด (Baan Kaad), it’s a yellow pick up truck with seats at the back and a sign on the roof, the route stops in Mae Wang, still away from Yoga Vidya Mandiram.

The driver can be persuaded to come all the way to the village, an extra 20+ kilometers for an extra 250/300 Baht. You can always call Yoga Vidya Mandiram once you find the yellow bus and let me talk to the driver.

Arrival by Taxi:

Yoga Vidya Mandiram are happy to assist you in arranging a taxi pick up once you arrive in Chiangmai. The taxi fee and travel time will depend on your pick up location and traffic, but it is an average of 1.20 hours from Chiangmai International Airport (CNX) to the location.

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 on arrival.
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