28 Day 200Hr Vikasa Foundational Yoga Teacher Training

Whether you’re new to yoga or you’ve been practicing a while, you are ready for your next step in your yoga journey. That might be to delve deeper into the art of sequencing, understand the philosophy and history of yoga or you may be ready to take the plunge and start teaching others. Whatever your goals are, this course will help guide you on your journey to enable you to become adept in your practice and have the skills, knowledge and confidence to start your own school.

The course is structured around various techniques, vastly ranging according to the expertise of our diverse team. However, they always connect to our core values. Vikasa believe in the power of self initiative, self love and personal evolution. The only way to truly have an impact on the world is to start with the impact of our own vibrations. That is what at the heart of this teacher training program – equipping you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to connect with others and teach the benefits of yoga so that other may experience the transformative effects.

The Vikasa Yoga Method is an integral system of yoga based on classical Hatha yoga lineages, with influence from Himalayan Buddhism and Taoism practices. The method is based on universal rules of yoga that ultimately allow the practitioner to develop highly intelligent and mindful practice. The training starts with a strong physical foundation, evolving into energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual practice. Key principles and rules of yoga are taught, allowing the teachers of Vikasa Yoga and dedicated practitioners to gain in-depth understanding, knowledge and insight into the methodology and the effects of yoga practice.

The beautiful open-air and ocean front yoga sala offers a serene setting with soothing sounds of the ocean. You’ll meet like-minded people and inspiring mentors that will open up new opportunities and new experiences as the training progresses. Vikasa is located on the beautiful Koh Samui Island. Nestled on a hilltop with a stunning panoramic view of the ocean, you can enjoy a swim in the ocean or the infinity pool whenever you choose. 

This teacher training package includes all academic fees and leaning materials, grants you full access to Vikasa Yoga Retreat facilities, all your vegetarian meals, airport transfers and graduation ceremony including your yoga certification upon successful completion of the program.

Requirements

This course is suitable for all those who are dedicated, aspiring yoga teachers, and current teachers seeking certification. If you are seeking teacher certification, you must have a minimum of one year of yoga practice experience in any style, as well as have a passion to learn and to explore the deeper dimensions of yoga.

What is included

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

Video

Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

Over 200 yoga poses will be covered in this foundational course. All students will receive an asana catalogue with complete sequences for future use.

An exploration of the science of yoga sequence. Never the same yoga sequence with Vikasa Yoga approach.

An introduction to basic yoga texts including the Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Yoga Sutras.

An in depth study of the geometry and foundation on how to practice asana safely and effectively.

Complete experience of Vikasa lifestyle based on the spiritual evolution in physical and emotional wellbeing.

An exploration of daily meditation. An essential step towards self-realization.

With our experienced registered physiotherapist, we will explore the physical body in a hands-on approach method.

Vikasa method is the science of hatha yoga in combination with other yogic traditions.

An exploration of various relaxation techniques and the application to our daily life.

Connecting the poses in fluidity, we will explore different vinyasa or transitions variations.

Increases awareness through various mindfulness techniques.

Understanding the logic of sequencing and how to put together an intelligent yoga sequence. Try out the Vikasa Cue Cards as an effective tool.

Yoga diet and how it affects the physical body and yoga practice.

Learn mantras chanting and Sansrkit with experienced teacher.

Basic pranayama techniques including Kapalabhati, nadi shodhana, bhastrika and more.

In Kriya Yoga, we will learn various purification techniques.

Certification

You must be fully committed to 100% of course attendance. Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded a Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour yoga teacher certification. This allows you to teach globally.

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Asana & Pranayama Practice
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Brunch at Vikasa Life Cafe
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Group Dynamics/ Self-Inquiry
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Theory/Methdology
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Yoga Practice
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Healthy Dinner at Vikasa Life Cafe
TIME OFF Koh Samui offers a plethora of activities to enjoy on your time off. Wander along the pristine local beaches, visit waterfalls, markets, shops or nearby beach side towns. Enjoy time out in the infinity pool and the beautiful cafe. Mingle with new friends or find a quiet clifftop perch to watch the sunrise from.

Meet The Facilitators

 
Venue   Vikasa Yoga Retreat

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.

Accommodations

Food

Vikasa Life Café is a unique and healthy restaurant on the beautiful island of Koh Samui. Eating wholesome and healthy food is part of the lifestyle philosophy at Vikasa. Their talented chefs have formulated a signature cuisine, combining healthy ingredients with pure indulgence for you to savor while enjoying the breathtaking views and friendly service from our famous terrace. 
Vikasa serves a wide variety of food styles to suit different dietary needs, offering vegan-friendly, international, fusion, western, raw and non-vegetarian dishes. 
Vikasa believes you deserve to know what’s inside your food, which is why they use only the best ingredients. They strive to source organic produce whenever possible and even grow some of their own in the organic garden in their grounds. The ingredients they do buy locally are fair-trade and never have any additives or preservatives. The menu was designed with an open mind. No matter if you’re a vegetarian, a low-carb, a high protein, a pescatarian, a lacto-ovatarian or a whatever-tarian, you can find something you love on the menu. All dishes are created with your health in mind, perfectly portioned and balanced with both flavor and nutrition.
Vikasa also has an excellent selection of freshly squeezed tropical juices and smoothies with no additives, which can be enjoyed throughout the day in their Chill Lounge, adjoining the restaurant, sharing the same exquisite, panoramic views and the comfort of bean bags and poufs to lounge, relax and unwind from your practice.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS TRAINING

Vikasa teacher training is inclusive and insightful. Kosta is an experienced teacher and practitioner who cares about his students' progress. The supportive teachers are experts in their field and give even more depth to the course. 

The environment is ideal for spiritual learning and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Overall, I believe Vikasa teacher training is among the highest standards of what's offered in Thailand.

Marionne Joyce

Yovada Nomad

  Koh Samui, Thailand

Lined for nearly its entire length by hotels and guesthouses, this is, after Chaweng, Samui's most developed beach. You'll see clutches of deckchairs and umbrellas at regular intervals for its entire length. Southeast facing, Lamai's sunrise can be pretty dazzling.

Lamai is on Samui's Southeast coast and is the island's second largest district after the popular tourist area- Chaweng. The area offers similar fare to that of Chaweng, but is much more low key and affordable. It is also conveniently located with many restaurants, hotels, beach, shops and viewpoints nearby. You can get around by foot, car, taxi and bus. With the general laid-back atmosphere, Lamai is suitable for all types of travellers, The beach offers the best sunset views on Koh Samui Island. Lamai's walking street market is hosted on Sunday evenings along the road between the fresh market and the bridge. As with Samui's other walking street markets, this one offers good, cheap street food, cocktails, clothing stalls and music. Coco Splash, Samui's only water park, is located in Lamai back off the beach towards the northern end of the village.

There are daily flights operating to Koh Samui International Airport. The airport is around a 20 minute taxi drive away from Lamai. You can also reach Koh Samui via ferry from the mainland port at Surat Thani. The ferry will take around 90 minutes.

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