This teacher training program is considered one of the most comprehensive trainings in the world.


It is a course of the highest standards, with a broad curriculum that encompasses asana, vinyasa, pranayama, yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, meditation, chanting, and spiritual practices. 


Authenticity and integrity are the core of this program and the team firmly believe that a deep understanding of not only the correct practice, but also its inherent purpose, is essential to a true yoga lifestyle.


This one-month residential, all-inclusive training includes lovely accommodation and delicious, healthy cuisine situated in an idyllic beachfront setting. 

You are given the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the training and be guided by superior and highly qualified teachers and attentive and friendly staff. 

Styles

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Dynamic Yoga

Food

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • 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

Great emphasis is placed on the importance of food at the retreat. It serves a dual purpose of healthily nourishing the body and mind while also delighting the senses through great taste and variation.

 The food philosophy is based on the principle of “Sattva”, a Sanskrit term that means pure and light with a focus on easy digestion. 

The emphasis is on natural ingredients including yoghurt, kefir, soy milk, coconut milk, breads, jams, muesli and breakfast juices all homemade daily. The approach to eating is that food is medicine for the body and food effects not only the body but also the mind. 

For those that want to eat light and natural, there is a raw food option for all meals. For those who have completed a detox and want to gradually ease back into normal food, you can customize a meal plan that suits you. 

The balanced diet will be different for individuals which is why each buffet meal offers a big variety of dishes that contain all the necessary macro and micro nutrients including healthy carbohydrates, essential fatty acids and good quality protein. The majority of meals are vegetarian also with fish and egg as protein options a few times a week.

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This teacher training program is considered one of the most comprehensive trainings in the world.


It is a course of the highest standards, with a broad curriculum that encompasses asana, vinyasa, pranayama, yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, meditation, chanting, and spiritual practices. 


Authenticity and integrity are the core of this program and the team firmly believe that a deep understanding of not only the correct practice, but also its inherent purpose, is essential to a true yoga lifestyle.


This one-month residential, all-inclusive training includes lovely accommodation and delicious, healthy cuisine situated in an idyllic beachfront setting. 

You are given the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the training and be guided by superior and highly qualified teachers and attentive and friendly staff. 

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Air-Con Room
  • All Meals
  • Course Material
  • Facilities Access
  • Fitness Centre
  • Mats
  • Meditation
  • Pool
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props
  • Vegan
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Accommodations

Shared Loft Room at Samahita Retreat

Shared Loft Room

The 50 square metered shared room is split-level, with a loft. Good for two people or the solo traveller looking for like-minded yogis, each bedroom has its own private space. There is a fully equipped bathroom shared by both bedrooms. Some of these rooms are equipped with an outdoor rain shower. Each bedroom has a Queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and a personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk, bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size refrigerator, two wardrobes with sufficient space for luggage, two ceiling fans, and air conditioning.​

Semi-Private Room at Samahita Retreat

Semi-Private Room

All rooms are set back from the main retreat, perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation. The eco-friendly buildings make use of cross ventilation, natural lighting, rainwater harvesting and solar power. The yoga shala, restaurant and lounge, swimming pool and beach are only one minute away. ​

Guests can enjoy approximately 25 square meters of personal space, including a private balcony. Suitable for two people sharing, these rooms include a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps, writing desk, bookshelves, lockable storage cabinet, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe, ceiling fans and air conditioning. The bedroom section of this room is private and includes a dedicated entrance as well as direct access to a fully furnished bathroom, which is shared between two rooms.

Private Room at Samahita Retreat

Private Room

Private rooms offer approximately 35 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. Suitable for singles or couples, the room has a Queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk, bookshelves, storage cabinet, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe with sufficient space for luggage, ceiling fans and air conditioning. Fully equipped bathroom with large shower area and room for clothes hanging and drying.​

All rooms are set back from the main retreat, perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation. The eco-friendly buildings make use of cross ventilation, natural lighting, rainwater harvesting and solar power. The yoga shala, restaurant and lounge, swimming pool and beach are only one minute away.

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Syllabus

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Asana is a typical starting point in yoga, and what you will primarily teach. 
The course covers traditional Hatha yoga asanas found in classical texts and expanded upon in modern times. Alignment, breath, inner focus, benefits, common mistakes, and variations are covered for each pose. You will learn from doing the pose and adjusting students in it, both in group and in private instruction.
The course will alternate between exploring detailed alignment, dynamic vinyasa and gentle restorative approaches. The asana teaching will also emphasize and encourage the exploration and growth of your individual practice.

The training in this course is grounded in the classical teaching of Sw. Kuvalayananda and his primary student, Sri O.P. Tiwari (Kaivalyadhama, India), one of the few authorities on Pranayama. You will learn and practice the preparations for Pranayama together with six of the classical techniques. You will be guided daily and observed carefully as you build a personal practice. Upon completion, you will understand the nature of the inhale, exhale, and retention; the correct performance of each Pranayama; and how to guide someone in basic breathing. You will also study the breath and its mechanisms.

You will take a detailed, thorough approach to anatomy and physiology. During the course you will methodically go through the anatomy of the human body as it relates to asanas, vinyasas, and pranayamas. In addition, we will explore at length the nervous system, the musculo-skeletal system, knee and hip joints, the pelvis, the spine, the circulatory system, and other topics.

This is a practical course, in which you will learn chiefly by doing. The first two weeks you will work with your fellow trainees on teaching assignments. The effort of explaining and showing something to someone else serves to embed it into your consciousness. From the third week onward, there will be other (non-trainee) students in the morning asana class. You will progress from observation to assisting to adjusting to private instruction to group instruction.

Awareness and understanding of the vital layer of the body can greatly advance your practice. You will study it and then integrate it in to your practice. The identification of energy lines in practice receives a lot of attention, along with chakras, nadis, vayus, koshas, to be learnt and understood in the light of the process of yoga.

In the Vedic system virtually all activities commence and conclude with a chant. In addition, one can increase the feeling of devotion (bhakti) through chanting sessions known as kirtans. Beginning with the simple but powerful Om, chants permeate the practice. There are some classic chants you will learn, some standard slokas you will become familiar with, and also a few bhajans you could enjoy during any lively kirtans.


When it comes to food, much confusion surrounds what, when, and how much.  Food is one of the biggest influences on our practice. Eating well is not just a matter of good health; it affects and nurtures the nervous system and mind. With a new understanding of food and its effects, you may be inspired to make positive changes in the way you eat. The food is healthy, nutritious, and tasty. 

These are the sixth and seventh limbs of Ashtanga. Building concentration of mind should be developed in all practices. You will learn how to harness the mind while practicing asana and pranayama. It then will become a direct practice when you sit for meditation. You will learn meditation techniques, external to internal, which will engage the mind through concentration. 

Not everyone falls under the category of average health. Different approaches, as well as compassion and patience, are needed for children, people with disabilities and overweight cases. Simple approaches will be taught and where possible even practiced. Some cases will also be simulated.

The language of yoga is Sanskrit. It is the oldest language still in use today, and it is the basis of many other languages. All language is simply vibration, and Sanskrit possesses the highest vibration and the best organized. You will learn the alphabet, numbers, pronunciation, and the chanting of all pose names, kriyas and pranayamas, and sutras-all taught in a light and enjoyable way.

Translates as the yoga of action but typically taken to mean selfless service. You will typically have a program to work on for each course under the work of Centered Foundation. In the past students have worked as a group on some of the local schools for young children here that do not receive enough care or financial support. It is a great task for the group and causes a lot of positive change in these young kids lives. On occasion you also get out and help Mother Nature by cleaning the beach.

Certification

Graduates earn a Centered Yoga 200-hour certificate Yoga Alliance Accredited. This certification enables you to teach globally.

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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   Samahita Retreat
Samahita Retreat, Venue for 29 Day 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Situated on Laem Sor beach, Samahita Retreat is surrounded by palm fringed coconut trees in a quiet and spacious area. Your eyes will be greeted with breathtaking views to the islands dotted at the horizon. A famous landmark is the Laem Sor Chedi sitting at the rocky water edge. This area has its own natural beauty and offers a perfect hideaway for a peaceful holiday. The nightlife and shopping areas of Lamai can be reached within 15 minutes by car or motorbike.

Samahita Retreat is a dedicated center with a strong purpose: to provide a place in which to practice balanced and healthy living in all areas of our life! Regardless of where you are, the yoga shala, restaurant and lounge, swimming pool, and beach are only one minute away. It's gentle setting inspires long, refreshing walks on the beach or through the meandering back roads. 

Samahita is forty-five minutes away from Koh Samui airport, and taxi drivers will know how to get to Laem Sor. Directional road signs will also guide you to Samahita Retreat as you begin to approach.