The Sanctuary is a laid-back, alternative holiday and wellness resort set just where the beach meets the jungle on a magical corner of Koh Phangan. People from around the world come here to unwind, relax and enjoy the wide range of yoga, detox and healing therapies and programs on offer. On site is a range of accommodation options from dorm rooms to simple bungalows to open-air houses to air conditioned villas. There are three yoga shalas, a beautiful spa, a wellness and cleansing center, colonics, steam room and a wonderful restaurant that offers delicious vegetarian cuisine and hosts a range of evenings including open-mic night, movie nights and special events.
The most direct way to get Ko Phangan is to fly from Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui with Bangkok Air. The Sanctuary can arrange a private speedboat to or from the airport directly to the beach.
Alternatively, catch the ferry boats. Ferries leave from Big Buddha Pier on Koh Samui and arrive at Haad Rin on Koh Phangan. Simply take a ten minute longtail boat ride from Haad Rin around to Haad Tien. Getting to The Sanctuary can be part of the adventure- but always worthwhile!
The goal of this training is to develop yogis and yoginis into confident and knowledgeable practitioners. The diverse curriculum spans the physical, energetic, philosophical and spiritual dimensions of yoga.
The asana classes are varied, reflecting the breadth of the team’s teaching experience and preference for diversity. Students can expect to learn asana from the Vinyasa Flow tradition, as well as elements of Viniyoga, Iyengar Yoga and Yin Yoga styles.
The subjects that are explored in the discussion section are first actively practiced in the Breath and Asana classes, so that students gain experiential knowledge.
Class sizes are deliberately intimate, with a maximum of 20 people per class, so that teachers can give students high quality attention and care.
This 4-week course empowers students with a systematic and deep understanding of the physical, philosophical and energetic aspects of yoga.
This teacher training includes a comprehensive exploration of yoga postures, a powerful and practical approach to developing a daily pranayama (yogic breath-work) and meditation practice, an in-depth study of yogic and Tantric philosophy, workshops on the use of mudras, bandhas and mantra for inner transformation, an introduction to the power of Yoga Nidra, workshops on how to structure a yoga class, how to give adjustments and how to open, hold and close space when teaching yoga, weekly yogic fire ceremonies.