With an emphasis on safety and confidence, the methods are dynamic, accessible and are led by supportive and passionate teachers.


Designed for the experienced practitioner, this course focuses on Rocket Yoga.


The Rocket System is designed to wake up the nervous system with the upbeat tempo, arm balance inversions, and fluid transitions. 

The sequences develop strength, openness, progression and freedom. 


As with traditional Ashtanga, Rocket uses the foundation of Ujjayi breath control and the engagement of bandhas, as well as a steadiness of gaze and a serpentine vinyasa flow. 


The practice still holds the intelligence and therapeutic nature of the original format, yet also brings variety and an increased creativity, which lifts your practice to new heightened levels.


You will also learn the Mechanics of Flight. Learning to fly is made possible by combining multiple aspects, that when put together allow you to move and maintain a sense of levitation or flight in your practice. 


Practicing “light” is the ability to move fluidly through the vinyasa, and in sections requiring you to balance on your hands, while your feet are off the ground.


Balancing on your hands has many invigorating benefits. Some of the arm balancing and inversion techniques taught will include headstands, crow variations and transitions, elbow stands and scorpions, crazy eight-posture and transitions, handstands, and peacock posture.


The teacher training package includes accommodation, healthy brunch & dinner buffet meals with locally-sourced and organic food , tuition, training materials such as workbooks and manuals and a certificate upon completion of the course.

Styles

  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Rocket Yoga

Skill Level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

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Location

Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui is an island in the Gulf of Thailand, a small tropical oasis with secluded beaches and a pace all of its own. For years now the island has been a central part of the travelling yogi trail.

With yoga centers, health cafes and a large community of teachers and health practitioners, there is a real sense of being amongst tribe. 

The weather is great year round although if you don't enjoy the rain then avoid October until the New Year when the monsoon comes through. 

There are daily flights operating to Koh Samui Airport from Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and also many flights every day from Bangkok. You can also reach Koh Samui via ferry from the mainland at Surat Thani if you travel to the south by train. The ferry will take around 90 minutes.

Food

The organic and raw food café is sure to please. The organic menu consists of the freshest locally grown, raw organic and lightly cooked vegetarian meals, supplemented with weekly local seafood days. The menu is designed to cleanse, facilitate detoxification of the body, and to teach proper eating habits and food combining.

Full Description

With an emphasis on safety and confidence, the methods are dynamic, accessible and are led by supportive and passionate teachers.


Designed for the experienced practitioner, this course focuses on Rocket Yoga.


The Rocket System is designed to wake up the nervous system with the upbeat tempo, arm balance inversions, and fluid transitions. 

The sequences develop strength, openness, progression and freedom. 


As with traditional Ashtanga, Rocket uses the foundation of Ujjayi breath control and the engagement of bandhas, as well as a steadiness of gaze and a serpentine vinyasa flow. 


The practice still holds the intelligence and therapeutic nature of the original format, yet also brings variety and an increased creativity, which lifts your practice to new heightened levels.


You will also learn the Mechanics of Flight. Learning to fly is made possible by combining multiple aspects, that when put together allow you to move and maintain a sense of levitation or flight in your practice. 


Practicing “light” is the ability to move fluidly through the vinyasa, and in sections requiring you to balance on your hands, while your feet are off the ground.


Balancing on your hands has many invigorating benefits. Some of the arm balancing and inversion techniques taught will include headstands, crow variations and transitions, elbow stands and scorpions, crazy eight-posture and transitions, handstands, and peacock posture.


The teacher training package includes accommodation, healthy brunch & dinner buffet meals with locally-sourced and organic food , tuition, training materials such as workbooks and manuals and a certificate upon completion of the course.

What is included

  • Yoga Props
  • WiFi Internet
  • Pool
  • Course Material
  • Airport Transfer
  • Air-Con Room
  • Accommodation
  • 2 Meals
  • Mats
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Accommodations

Yoga Cave at Vikasa Yoga Retreat

Yoga Cave

Bridging the gap between a hotel room and an authentic Thai experience, the Yoga Caves are small but very comfortable rooms that offer sweeping views over the sea and rocks below. Relax on your comfy bed facing out over the ocean and take in one of the best panoramas on Koh Samui. Sleep, read or meditate in peace. 

Modest in terms of size but still to high standards, the air-conditioned Yoga Caves offer a quiet, personal place to stay for individual travelers. The yoga caves do not have bathrooms en-suite. There is a large shared and public restroom and shower facility located just behind the block of Yoga Caves. The showers have hot water and shampoo provided. A bathrobe is provided in each cave for your comfort.

Basic Bungalow at Vikasa Yoga Retreat

Basic Bungalow

The Bungalows are traditional huts built with local, natural materials. They provide an opportunity to leave contemporary hotels behind and feel yourself become totally at-one with Koh Samui’s natural surroundings, with the stunning views from the cliff-top location right outside your door. This is a truly authentic experience. The Bungalows are designed for solo travelers.

The Bungalows feature a garden view, air conditioning, cooling fan, mosquito nets, small private bathroom with hot water, mini fridge, and electronic safe.

Standard Bungalow at Vikasa Yoga Retreat

Standard Bungalow

The Standard Beach Bungalows bring guests close to nature while providing every convenience. The rustic, clean and comfortable surroundings feature a queen-sized bed and direct beach access. A private balcony allows you to take in one of Samui’s spectacular sunrises. Bungalows come with simple interior bathroom with hot shower, AC, mini fridge and a safety box. 

Immerse yourself in paradise with spectacular ocean views and an intimate private beach on your doorstep. Drift to sleep in comfortable bedding to the sounds of waves breaking on ancient rocks. Indulge yourself with a fully stocked mini-bar and relax in your own balcony. ​

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Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

General program sections and focus areas will include the following: breathing; forward and backward bends; scripting techniques; adjustments; practice drills; 140 Ashtanga postures in the Rocket system sequenced in days of the week. Abdominal strength and control, full body strengthening including hand, wrist, shoulder, and back development.
Stacking methods for inversions and Drishti (the integration of focus into your practice).

Certification

This course alone counts for 100 hours of Yoga Alliance approved continuing education. This course can be taken as a part of a full 300hr Yoga Alliance Advanced Teacher Training. Graduates of this advanced course can register 300 hours Continuing Education (CE) with Yoga Alliance. CE is required to maintain your status as a Registered Yoga Teacher. After successful completion, student is eligible to apply for the RYT 500 registration.

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Meditation & Morning Intensives
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Break/Brunch
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Study, Group Work, Lectures
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Break
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Study, Group Work, Teaching, Practice
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Evening Meditation

Reviews

Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui is an island in the Gulf of Thailand, a small tropical oasis with secluded beaches and a pace all of its own. For years now the island has been a central part of the travelling yogi trail.

With yoga centers, health cafes and a large community of teachers and health practitioners, there is a real sense of being amongst tribe. 

The weather is great year round although if you don't enjoy the rain then avoid October until the New Year when the monsoon comes through. 

There are daily flights operating to Koh Samui Airport from Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and also many flights every day from Bangkok. You can also reach Koh Samui via ferry from the mainland at Surat Thani if you travel to the south by train. The ferry will take around 90 minutes.

Venue   Vikasa Yoga Retreat
Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Venue for 12 Day 100Hr Rocket Study Yoga Training

Imagine a place where people openly surrender themselves to waves of transformation and evolution. Surround yourself with boundless, courageous human beings who help inspire your own evolution. At Vikasa Yoga Resort, they believe a healthy world starts with healthy people and every evolution starts with just one person. Join this energy encompassing wave as you come together to share the perfect place to do yoga, meet like-minded people, eat healthy food and just chill-out in an amazing environment. 


Vikasa Yoga retreat in Thailand is much more than just a hotel with yoga. Vikasa Yoga Retreat is a transformational, inspiring, and life-changing experience and one of the most reputable places to learn and practice yoga in Thailand. The rooms are modest, yet comfortable and clean. The landscape and the surroundings are absolutely stunning, there are no words to describe them. You will have to climb a lot of stairs, but the view from the top is so worth it. You might make discoveries here that will create a major shift in your consciousness and even be the beginning of a major change in your lifestyle. And you will definitely meet some amazing people and make some new friends for life.


Vikasa Koh Samui features three open air yoga pavilions with hard wood floors and an open, breathtaking view of the sea. Practice yoga to the soothing sounds of the ocean and the many natural (friendly!) visitors, breathing air that is always fresh and energized. They are proud to have some of the best yoga practice spaces in Southeast Asia.


Your stay here will be rejuvenating and energizing. You'll have access to daily yoga classes, retreat packages, regular events, and teacher trainings, as well as, various healers and nutritional counseling. With the most stunning views in Lamai, Vikasa Yoga Resort is set on the hilltop with unobstructed panoramic ocean views.


Surrounded by coconut trees and fresh air, the resort is just 15 minutes taxi ride from Koh Samui International Airport. By request, Vikasa will arrange airport pick up. You can easily get to shopping centers, restaurants and viewpoints by taxi, bus or motorcycle.