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200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand


  • Zen Retreat Samui Koh Samui, Thailand Thailand (map)
Photograph has been taken at our Koh Samui location in 2015.

Photograph has been taken at our Koh Samui location in 2015.

Are you looking for yoga teacher training courses that will give you the best value? Welcome to the Spiritual Yoga School. The Spiritual Yoga School offers a 200-hour intensive teacher training course (RYS 200 YA US) that is accredited with Yoga Alliance International, Yoga Alliance USA, and the international Yoga Federation. When you complete the training program you will be eligible for a registered yoga teachers (RYT) certification. Find out more by clicking here.

Students who are interested in participating should understand that this will be a physically and emotionally demanding program. It will require a strong commitment and personal sacrifice. Also, you are required to have passion to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga.

Immersion

The 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion follow the guidelines set out by the Yoga Alliance, ensuring the highest educational standards of quality, integrity and professionalism.

Participants will develop a personal yoga practice appropriate for each individual while learning to foster a connection with their own inner wisdom and voice. Finding this deeper connection to Self will allow the teacher to communicate the practice to others in a dynamic and sensitive way.

The Spiritual Yoga School concentrates on exceptional training. We do not operate as a yoga studio running daily classes, but focus on training great teachers. The philosophy of our training is to make the practice of yoga accessible, fun and safe for everyone, while both honouring the traditions of yoga and playing a part in its evolution.

In our methodology, a yoga practice is not imposed on the individual instead the practice is adapted to the individual and is considerate of many factors including age, body type, fitness level and energy on any given day. Teachers in training develop their innate, sometimes dormant, skills of clear communication and leadership along with a personal practice suited to their individual needs and goals.

We have a faculty of teachers who come into the training to share their expert knowledge and distilled teachings with the SYS trainees. Some topics include – History of Yoga, overview of ancient/relevant yogic texts, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Subtle Body and Chakra presentations, Conscious Breathing and Emotional Release to name a few. In this way, the students’ faculties of discrimination and inner wisdom are stimulated. A clear understanding of the differences in each approach allows teachers in training to have a solid understanding of Hatha Yoga and gives them creative license over their own teaching style.

Many students have asked if it is important to have an advanced physical practice in order to teach yoga. The ability to perform difficult postures is not necessarily a hallmark of advanced practice. Advanced practice is the ability to go deeply into even the most simple postures and exercises.

Medical information

Participants must be free of major injuries going into the program. Students with minor but recurring injuries must inform the teacher of their conditions.

Vaccines and Medicines

Yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Read more about the vaccines and medicines list by clicking here . You should visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.

Entry requirements

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Thailand. Entry to Thailand is normally refused if you have a passport which is demaged or has pages missing.

Visas

British, EU, Australian, New Zealand, American or Canadian passport holders arriving by air or land can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa exemption. It is possible to extend your stay beyond the 30 days granted by the visa exemption by an additional 30 days from the expiry date of the original visa. To extend your visa you will need to apply at an immigration office.

If you plan to stay in Thailand for longer than 30 days, you must get a visa before you travel. If you have entered Thailand on a visa, it is possible to apply for an extension of stay but you must do this before your permission to stay expires.

If you overstay, you will be fined 500 bath per day up to maximum of 20,000 baht. Check with the Thai Immigration Authority for details.

 

The Venue and Location

  • Zen Retreat Samui

It is found on the south coast of Koh Samui in Thailand. Zen Retreat boasts a private beach with a range of both luxury and budget accommodation that stretches from the shoreline to the crest of the hilltop. The Zen Retreat's swimming pool offers a panoramic view of the bay with the restaurant and bar set just behind. The sunsets at night are a spectacle and many guests gather at this time to watch and enjoy a few drinks in this relaxing haven. 

 

Recommended Excursions

ELEPHANT TRECKKING

Thailand’s national animal, the mighty Elephant, is a symbol or power and royalty. Koh Samui offers one of the best tropical rain forest elephant trekking tours. Experience Thailand’s gracious animal in the most natural way through a jungle trek on the back of one of these humble animals. Travel through exotic coconut groves and wade through the cooling rivers on this amazing journey. This is by far the most magical way to discover all of Koh Samui’s jungle secrets.

SAMUI AQUARIUM

The Koh Samui aquarium has a beautiful collection of tropical marine lige. Think of sharks, tropical fish, turtles and more. The animals are home to Koh Samui and the Gulf of Thailand. You can enjoy a wonderful moment while seeing these fish swim around the aquarium. This tour is a great way to calm down and relax, take some pictures and enjoy the underwater sea paradise of Thailand without wearing a diving suit!

SAMUI TIGER ZOO

Come say hello to the young leopards and Royal Bengal Tigers! Have a look at their strength and amazing power that puts fear and awe into all of us. They are the predators that are feared the most in the animal kingdom. You can stare at them from close by or from a distance, as they play with each other in their natural environment. If you feel a bit more adventurous, you can have have a photo taken while you’re sitting right next to them! 

What’s included

  • full training program
  • fully equipped accommodation with AC and bathroom 
  • vegetarian/vegan meal twice a day – brunch and dinner
  • drinks 
  • fast wi-fi internet
  • books and manuals
  • printed certificate

Suggested readings

  • Hatha yoga pradipika by the Bihar School of Yoga
  • Karma yoga by Swami Vivekananda
  • Eastern body, western mind by Anadea Judith
  • Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Vivekananda
  • Bhagavad gita by sri Swami Sivananda
  • Meditation for the love of it: enjoying your own deepest experience by Sally Kempton
  • Science of being and art of living by Maharishi Mahesh
  • Science of being and art of living by Maharishi Mahesh
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff&Amy Matthews
  • Yoga meditation: through mantra, chakras and Kundalini to spiritual freedom by Gregor Maehle
  • Touching enlightenment: finding realization in the body, by Reginald A. Ray
  • The purpose and practice of Buddhist meditation, by Sangharakshita
  • The anatomy of Hatha yoga, by David Coulter

 

Booking conditions

Payment

For Yoga Teacher Training, a 700 USD deposit is required upon booking to secure your place. The balance is due one month prior to the training start date.

Cancelation

Cancellations received 45 days or more before arrival date: 50% of the training rate is non-refundable.

Cancellation received within 14-44 days to the arrival date: 75% of the program rate is non-refundable. If the cancellation occurs before 13 days of the arrival date then your non-refundable payment can be kept as credit for any future program once it is used within the following 12 months from cancellation date.

We regret that any cancellations within 13 days or less are completely non-refundable and non-transferable.

Accepted payment methods

Bank wire transfer, Credit Card, Cash, We do not accept Paypal

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