Immerse yourself in a one-month yogic exploration of your physical, spiritual, and intellectual growth with Master Yoga Instructor and leader of our yoga teacher training, Karen Miscall-Bannon on stunning Koh Yao Noi, Thailand. The unique 4-week training weaves authentic self-realization through world-class education, professional dynamic teaching methods, and deep personal connection. The untouched natural beauty of Koh Yao Noi is the perfect spiritual setting to let go of negative patterns, learn new skills, adopt a wellness lifestyle, and open your heart to life’s possibilities.


This yoga teacher training is held in Koh Yao Noi in Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi. National Geographic ranked Koh Yao Noi as one of the 6 Wild and Beautiful Places to Practice Yoga. Koh Yao Noi remains a hidden gem in Thailand and all of Southeast Asia – an island largely undiscovered by mainstream tourism with beaches, friendly locals, and outstanding natural beauty. Koh Yao Noi is really the perfect retreat hideaway.

The cost of this Yoga Teacher Training includes your tuition, chosen accommodation, and your breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the duration of the training. 

Discover the islands’ customs and culture, adventures and cuisine and know that this tropical paradise will bring you unforgettable memories. That is why Island Yoga has chosen this oasis as the home to their yoga institution where they hold the most amazing retreats and teacher training in the country.

Requirements

All levels of experience are welcome to join this comprehensive Yoga-Alliance certified teacher training with Island Yoga.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Mats
  • WiFi Internet
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Yoga Props
  • 2 Meals
  • Daily Breakfast

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Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

You will learn movement principles, integration, anatomy for yoga teachers, beginning pranayama and meditation and mantra practices; and creating a balanced personal practice.

You will delve more into lower back fundamentals, integrating the shoulder girdle, introduction to organs, fluid and skeletal, developmental movement patterns, continuing pranayama, mantra, and meditation.

You will be introduced to principles of backbends, arm balances, twists and hip openers, you will continue to  explore pranayama, mantra, meditation, and GIM (Guided Imagery and Music).

For the final module, you will have a more comprehensive discussion of the spinal patterns, integrated whole body movement in yoga practice, precision vinyasa, pranayama, mantra, meditation and GIM.  You will experience ‘Know Your Rhythm’ (KYR) – a training program that Karen and Arnab B. Chowdhury bring to seekers to help them discover their musicality and their own sense of rhythm in life and work.

This training will also equip you principles of observation, instruction, demonstration and touch, art of sequencing, planning and teaching classes, principles of teaching, philosophy and ethics of teaching and teaching as a profession.

Certification

Upon completion of the course, you will be entitled to a 200Hr Yoga Alliance Certification that will allow you to teach globally.

Meet The Facilitators

 
Venue   Island Yoga

Island Yoga is located on a beautiful beachfront with breathtaking views of sunrise over Phang Nga bay. Due to the extreme tides, the beachfront is ideal for long strolls, sunbathing, and mediation. Swimming and snorkelling can be sought out on various other beaches on the island or on a short boat trip.

With plenty of free time during the day, you can explore remote beaches and lively markets, rice paddies and rubber plantations. This is also the time to treat yourself to a massage or take a Thai cookery course. Recreation options include swimming and snorkeling, hiking and biking, rock climbing and kayaking.

You can rent bicycles, kayaks and motor scooters at the lodge to explore the island. If you need a taxi, just speak to Ning and she’ll organize one for you!

To get to your wild and humble escape, known as Ulmar’s Nature Lodge (Island Yoga), it is easiest from Phuket. From Old Phuket town, local buses leave from the fresh market to Bang Rong Pier everyday. You can also take a tuk-tuk to the pier. Then catch the ferry to Koh Yao Noi (Manoh Pier) and enjoy a beautiful journey surrounded by turquoise blue waters. This unforgettable way of transportation will take approximately 30 minutes by speedboat or 1 hour by long tail. From there you can take a local taxi to Ulmar’s Nature Lodge. Taking an island stroll from the pier is also an option, as the Lodge is only a 10-minute walk. There will always be taxi’s waiting for you at the pier, no need to pre-arrange this.


Accommodations

Food

You can enjoy delicious and hearty breakfasts and lunches at the lodge where you can also order snacks and shakes made with the freshest tropical fruits in season. The lightness and freshness of the vegetarian meals served in this yoga teacher training offers your great energy and sustenance for your month long training. 

Indulge in sumptuous and fragrant papaya salad, a perfect symphony of sweetness and tartness, that will surely cleanse the palate. You can look forward to authentic and traditional Pad Thai - a dish with stir-fried rice noodle, a staple in Thailand. 

The skilled staff are highly versatile and able to adapt meals to suit your particular dietary requirements if they are not already catered to be the extensive and diverse menu.

Of course, every meal is not complete without dessert. Expect delectable and indulgent mango sticky rice or black rice coconut pudding to cap off the most amazing Thailand cuisine experience.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS TRAINING

Island Yoga offer you an unforgettable and life-changing yoga teacher training experience. Karen’s expertise and years of experience will motivate you to become a better yoga practitioner and inspire you to share this practice and wisdom with the world. The stunning location at Island Yoga is tucked away in a remote island paradise and will ensure that your training is an immersive and blissful experience. Enjoy the beauty of the outer terrain whilst you dive deeply into your inner terrain. This is one unique training that will move you in more ways than you can imagine.

MELANIE H

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  Phang-Nga Bay, Thailand

Koh Yao Noi. Koh Yao Noi is located in Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi. National Geographic ranked Koh Yao Noi as one of the 6 Wild and Beautiful Places to Practice Yoga. Koh Yao Noi remains a hidden gem in Thailand and all of Southeast Asia – an island largely undiscovered by mainstream tourism with beaches, friendly locals, and outstanding natural beauty. Koh Yao Noi is really the perfect retreat hideaway.


Activities available on the island include Thai cooking classes, agricultural demonstrations (rubber and fishing), kayaking, hiking, snorkelling, swimming, climbing or cycling.

With easy to access and budget transportation around Phang Nga Bay, you’ll find traveling to Koh Yao Noi simple and affordable.


Enjoy a little getaway in a place where time stands still. You are in for a memorable and wondrous adventure.

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