Situated on the picturesque island of Koh Phangan, experience a wonderful 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. Offering a safe and supervised environment, the course places strong emphasis on teaching practice, encouraging you to grow in confidence and find your natural teaching voice. This comprehensive, theoretical and practical, hands-on training program is designed to be both an educational experience and a journey into your own soul that will enliven your senses, energize your body and expand your horizons. 

As spiritual liberation is the ultimate goal of yoga, it has long been a practice that enriches your personal life. As a yoga teacher, you will also be enriching other people's lives which helps to build a compassionate and loving community. Yoga is a practice and discipline that helps to develop a strong, flexible, healthy, and peaceful well being. You are able to feel your sense of freedom and balance, which is essential in manifesting your inner passions and spirituality. Through daily yoga, you can discover amazing experiences of balance, joy, and a sense of freedom from within.

Samma Karuna offers a non-dogmatic and scientific approach to teaching, which provides an exceptionally complete, organic program. The school is based on the development of qualities of the heart, such as simplicity, love, kindness and compassion and they believe that life is for learning, but also for celebrating. Therefore, Samma Karuna offers a fun, relaxing environment where learning and celebration go hand-in-hand.

The teacher training includes your course fee, course materials, one delicious vegan meal each day, and fully equipped private room accommodations. Immerse yourself in the world of yoga and emerge with the proper insight to craft meaningful classes for your own students.


Samma Karuna does not require previous experience with yoga, but an applicant must be in good physical health in order to participate fully in the Hatha Yoga sessions, and to understand the information presented. Pre-requisites to enroll are an open flexible mind, commitment to learning, and motivation to become a yoga teacher. A high level of self-discipline is required during the course as it is physically, mentally and spiritually demanding - but also highly rewarding!

What is included

  • Yoga Props
  • WiFi Internet
  • Mats
  • All Meals
  • Course Material
  • Accommodation




Topics around nutrition, wellness and healthy living are covered.

Students are taught the basics of yoga anatomy and how this is related to each asana.

Time is dedicated to assisting students to find their unique teaching voice and style. Information is shared on sequencing classes and variations. Students are taught about yoga marketing and yoga business.

An introduction to tantra, its history and practices.

An introduction to the theory and practices of Ayurveda.

Including the 8 Limbs of yoga of Patanjali, the Yamas & Niyamas, yoga purification techniques, yoga history, yoga and self development and the basics of sanskrit.

An introduction into meditation and how to teach simple meditation techniques. Active and dynamic meditations are also experienced and taught.

An introduction and detailed study into asana theory and practice.


Upon completion, you'll receive a 200Hr yoga teaching certification accredited by Yoga Alliance. This certification allows you to teach globally.


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pranayama, mudra, and meditation
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Asana practice
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Meditation/Yoga Nidra/Yoga Theory
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Yoga philosophy/Patanjali's Yoga Sutras/Anatomy
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Asana practice
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Art of teaching/physiology/adjustment & alignment
TIME OFF During your time off, bask in the beautiful surroundings of this tropical island. Make the most of other classes and activities on offer at the center. Explore the local beaches and jungle. Try renting a bike or scooter if you wish to venture a little further around the island. Join the music, dance or expression circles to socialize and make friends within the wonderful community or take some time out to enjoy the tranquility of the location with a good book and cold coconut under the palm trees. Dont miss out on a Thai massage or even try your hand at a cooking class! The choice is entirely yours.

Meet The Facilitators

Venue   Samma Karuna Awakening and Healing School

Samma Karuna is nestled amongst the palm trees, beautiful beaches and jungle landscape of Koh Phangan. The retreat centre is the perfect environment for self-discovery and self-development. There are many lodging options available in the area offering a wide range of amenities. The center hosts two wooden, fully-equipped yoga halls nestled in the forest and just 200m from the beach. The welcome center greets all guests and is happy to serve you in any way to make your stay a positive and productive experience! 

Samma Karuna primarily exists as an International School of Awakening and Healing, and Yoga Retreat Centre in Thailand. They are a mindfulness community, for people who are called to learn to live a happier, more fulfilled and enriched life, based on principles of self-development, acceptance and celebration. 

The Awakening & Healing Programs, Yoga Teacher Trainings, Bio Development Teacher Trainings and Detoxification Programs are the primary programs offered. Additionally, festivals, workshops and conscious events for self-development are regularly run at Samma Karuna. Every individual is supported in developing their own action plan to enable them to discover their true self and underlying potential, which in turn helps them live a more enriched life.

The nearest airport is Koh Samui International Airport, from there it's a short ferry to Koh Phangan Island. Samma Karuna is only 4Km north of the popular Tong Sala Pier. 



Staying and learning in Samma Karuna also give you the opportunity to taste the delicious and healthy food of the island of Koh Pangan. You will be served with one amazingly healthy meal per day as part of your training. The organic, gluten-free dishes are served at the on-site vegetarian and vegan restaurant of the venue. Their dishes are designed to optimally support you in your yoga practice, offering tasty traditional Thai cuisine, Western favorites and healthy fresh salads, smoothies and daily specials.

There are plenty of local cafes and traditional Thai food around that is generally inexpensive and delicious. You will be very spoilt for taste and food options during your time at Samma Karuna!




With the numerous yoga teacher training courses in the world today, the Samma Karuna teacher training is the one that is truly passionate about its participants. Each program has to become unique and Samma Karuna gives you a great deal of attention, guidance and support that you need for you to pursue the lifelong journey of teaching yoga. Students are given opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the tropical jungle of Koh Phangan. Get ready for a yoga journey with dedicated teachers and like-minded peers amidst splendid nature and a heart felt community of people looking to make the world a better place to be. 


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  Koh Phangan, Thailand

The serene and beautiful Haad Chao Phao is one of Koh Pangan's most peaceful and beautiful locations. It is known for its breathtaking sunset views and its undiscovered bay, fringed by palm trees. The softly curved bay reflects the image of paradise making it truly a place worth seeing and experiencing for yourself.

Haad Chao Phao is located on the west coast of the island between Haad Son and Sri Thanu. The beach offers clean golden sands and there are plenty of bungalows, restaurants, and shops along the seafront to wander and enjoy a delicious meal or cold fresh coconut.

The sand is white and fine and the sea shelf is steeper before the reef, making it possible to swim whatever the tidal conditions. There are so many things to do in Haad Chao Phao, making your stay truly worthwhile. You may also snorkel and dive on their vibrant, rich, and colorful coral reef which is about 100 metres from the beach. 

Haad Chao Phao can be easily reached by a 15 to 20 minutes drive from Thong Sala pier. Coming from the Thong Sala Pier you may take a taxi or motorbike and explore the vibrant and spectacular views of the island. Ferries reach Thong Sala from the island of Koh Samui and mainland Thailand. ferries run frequently or private speed boats are also available. 

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