28 Day 200hr Alignment & Therapeutic Yoga Training

Join an Alignment & Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Course on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. The school has already certified more than 225 graduates in 9 different courses, all lead by our Yoga Director and Head Teacher, Tal Swissa and the rest of our highly skilled team who, together, have over 40 years of combined teaching experience.

The teacher training course is a comprehensive presentation of yoga as therapy, a vehicle to promote health and a discipline providing genuine well-being. The base of the 200-hours course is skeletal and asana alignment, anatomy, therapeutic yoga principles and the fascinating body-mind-emotion connection. The program is a unique blend of modern-day science and classic yoga inspired by Iyengar yoga, physiotherapy and various kinds of yoga therapy.

In this month-long immersion, you will build a strong foundation and understanding of the physical and emotional layers of the yoga practice. You will learn about physical anatomy, skeletal misalignments, common pathologies, common yoga injuries and how to avoid them, asana alignment (by Iyengar Yoga), hands on adjustments, therapeutic touch and much more.

The aim is to teach you - whether you are an aspiring yoga teacher or a yoga teacher already - the important core principles behind body structure, alignment and therapeutic yoga, so that you can integrate this knowledge later on in your self-practice and teaching. Every subject you'll learn will start with the theoretical class, followed by the related practice. Since this course is designed for aspirant teachers, Luna Alignment Yoga trains you to actually teach and therefore you will start to practice teaching already from the second week.

The course is offered in the small yogi village of Srithanu on the breathtaking Koh Phangan Island, Thailand. The venue is the lovely tranquil Pranayama Garden Yoga Hall, quietly nestled in the green, lush and rich jungle surroundings of the Island. In your spare time you will be able to enjoy this beautiful part of the world, and several nature excursions are also part of the training program itself.

Included in the price of the training is your Luna Alignment Yoga comprehensive course manual book and our Luna Alignment Yoga carrying cotton bag, daily light breakfast of tea and fruits, daily vegan lunch, Yoga Alliance Certification, filtered water and optional accommodation.


Early Bird applies when booking and paying the deposit up to 3 months before the course start date.

Requirements

Luna Alignment Yoga usually ask for at least two years of yoga practice experience, but can be flexible with that if the student is eager to learn and ready to go through the course. You should take into account that this is a demanding course and be ready for an intense month.

What is included

  • 2 Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Course Material
  • Excursion
  • Meditation
  • Vegan
  • Yoga
  • Yoga Props

Video

Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

Find your own unique voice as a yoga teacher. Learn postural alignment and introduction to yoga therapy.Learn to structure an intelligent Yoga class: Vinyasa, Alignment or even Therapeutic. Learn about Yoga Therapy, Yoga Philosophy and teachers' ethics. Learn the principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and adjusting. Get experience in actual teaching and experience a variety of teaching styles.

Learn about optimal body posture, correct alignment, safe backward bending and forward bending, maintaining healthy knees and about the Psoas muscle. Learn about headstand & different inversions, active and passive spinal twists and Yoga for stress management, heart health, digestion, seniors and recovering students.

Asana alignment, Sun-Salutations A, B as well as therapeutic and modified versions, Vinyasa and Hatha class structure methods, menstrual and Prenatal Yoga, various kinds of meditations, massage, Pranayama, bandhas, kriyas, and Ayurveda. 

Practice yoga with alignment and feel the difference it makes in your body, breath and mind. Bring new awareness to your yoga practice.
Learn how to create injury-free yoga classes. Gain new flexibility, strength and stability. Learn about your own body posture and how to optimize it.
Learn about the energetic body. Learn about the traditional yogic lifestyle and philosophy - and adapting it to your everyday modern life. Meditate twice a day, and chant Mantras and devotional heart opening songs.

Certification

Upon completion of all exams and requirements, each student will receive a Yoga Alliance Certification as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. This allows you to teach globally.

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Morning mindfulness meditation
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Tea, fruit & break
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Lecture/ Yoga Class
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Lecture/ Yoga Class
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lunch and break
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Alignment & Adjustment / Practicum / Lecture
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Break
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga Class / Workshop / Massage / Philosophy Class
TIME OFF The course starts on Sunday morning at 09:00AM and ends on Saturday night with the graduation ceremony & dinner. On the last week we will have a Kirtan night from 19:00 till 20:30 (Kirtan is the meditative chanting of Sanskrit mantras, accompanied by live music). Saturdays you will have a full day off. When starting the journey together at Luna Alignment Yoga TTC you will visit the village’s Thai temple where the group will meditate and then receive a blessing for the upcoming month from the Thai monks in a traditional ceremony. And as another treat, towards the end of the course, Arnaud, one of the teachers and an avid gardener and nature explorer, will take you on a field trip and teach you about the connection between us and mother earth, emphasizing the mutual influence. You will then gather on top of a waterfall in the middle of the jungle and meditate together. The rest of your free time is yours to fill as you please- explore the local beaches, cafes, shops in town or hire a bike or scooter and see more the island.

Meet The Facilitators

 
Venue   Luna Alignment Yoga

Luna Alignment Yoga is located in the small yogi Srithanu village on the breathtaking Koh Phangan Island, Thailand. The venue is situated in the lovely tranquil Pranayama Garden, quietly nestled in the green, lush and rich jungle surroundings of the Island.

The closest airport is Koh Samui which has frequent flights from Bangkok, Phuket and Singapore, Hong Kong and several direct flights each week from Chiang Mai and Kuala Lumpur. Transportation to the ferry dock is easy to find at the airport. Ferries depart several times a day with the last one around dusk.

Accommodations

Food

All of the food is vegan (mostly Asian style) and provided by the well-known Art Café restaurant in Koh-Phangan, who is happily serving the island community since its opening back in 2009. Food is prepared with love and attention, made out of fresh and local ingredients, aiming to provide a notorious, rich and healthy eating experience. As a bonus, students are entitled to a 15% discount when dining in the Art Café restaurant. Srithanu has plenty of healthy eating cafes and you will be spoiled for choice! Food costs are very low and meals are of a high standard. Choose from authentic Thai cuisine, or try some of the famous raw and vegan cafes in the village. 

A light breakfast of tea and fruits as well as a daily lunch is included in the price of the training.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS TRAINING

The team at Luna Alignment Yoga have created a very special training that goes above and beyond so many 200hr courses on offer. Learn how to practice and teach yoga safely with good alignment to avoid injury and assist with overall wellbeing of body, mind and spirit. Train with professional and passionate teachers in a truly beautiful and tranquil location. Become a confident teacher as you begin to practice teach early on in the course. Feel supported every step of the way with this remarkable course and leave feeling ready to share your love of yoga with the world in a safe, mindful and accessible way. 

Kelly Fielding

Yovada Guru

  Koh Phangan, Thailand

Srithanu is nestled around a bay on the west side of Koh Phangan island. It is a sanctuary for yogis and those on their spiritual journey, attracting healers, teachers and students alike who all come together to create a real community.

Koh Phangan is a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand located between Koh Samui and Koh Tao. Known as a land of coconut trees, majestic beaches, awe-inspiring sunsets and the full moon parties it is a paradise waiting to be discovered. 

Amongst the palm-fringed white beaches the pace of life slows down to the sound of the sea. The best time to visit the island is from December to March when the water is high and good for swimming. You can reach the island by ferry from the neighboring island of Koh Samui where there is an international airport with good connecting services to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hong Kong. If you are not in a rush trains and buses run from Bangkok with ferry connections.

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