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. The Unique Benefits of Spiritual Yoga School’s Yoga Teacher Training ensure that you learn more than just how to teach yoga. We’re committed to helping you build a strong foundation for your lifelong journey as a teacher.
- Tania Winstanley (E-RYT 500) - Asana and Anatomy teacher
- Ram Vakkalanka (E-RYT 200, RYT 500) - Philosophy teacher
- teaching assistant(s)
Read more about our teachers by clicking here.
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.
The Island of Koh Samui is a small island located in the Gulf of Thailand in the southeast Thailand in Surat Thani Province. Koh Samui has two sister islands: Koh Phangan and the smaller Ko Tao. Main town is Chaweng, where you can find anything you need for your stay. Koh Samui is famous for sandy beaches, coral reefs, and coconut trees are present on the island. The climate is warm and humid for most of the year. However, in comparison to most of the rest of southern Thailand, Koh Samui’s weather is relatively drier. The heaviest precipitation is typically seen in the months of October and November. For the rest of the year, given the tropical climate, rain showers are brief; 20-60 minutes duration is typical. The name Koh Samui derives from the word “samui”, meaning “sand bar” in the southern dialect, for these are many sand bars offshore.
Why Veggie diet? A vegetarian diet has been found to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, obesity, and more. Plant-based foods are generally easier to digest. Food that comes from animals, on the other hand, can create a sluggish immune system, drain your energy, and weigh you down overall.
Yogis want to feel good. They know yoga is one way to do that—and a healthy, vegetarian diet is the other side of the equation. One of the many reasons people practice yoga is for what it does on a physical level. Beyond toning the arms and tightening the butt, yoga cleanses the internal organs, keeps the digestive system moving, improves blood flow, strengthens the immune system, and the list goes on. Having a vegetarian diet add to the many health benefits of a yoga practice.
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.
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!
- full training program
- fully equipped accommodation with AC
- delicious vegetarian/vegan meal twice a day – breakfast and dinner
- wi-fi internet
- yoga mat, belt, yoga brick
- accommodation (25 nights; single or double occupancy)
- tuition fee, books&manuals
Participants must be free of major injuries going into the program. Students with minor but recurring injuries must inform the teacher of their conditions.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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.
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 (USD or GBP), We do not accept PayPal
For more information, ask your questions directly to the Spiritual Yoga School. We will be happy to assist you. Simply click on Contact Us button to send a message.