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