6-Week 500Hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

The six week course consists of three modules, which are 100 hours each, or two weeks in duration. Trainees can obtain an RYT-500 certification approved by Yoga Alliance upon successful completion of the course.

Module 1 will focus on the art of sequencing. You will deepen the practice of your asanas and shatkarma kriyas, as proposed by the ancient texts of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and practices in the current environment. 

Module 2 will focus on the energy body where you will explore prana and life force energy, and how to control and manipulate the prana to preserve it in your life. 

Module 3 will focus on the soul and spirit. It will focus on the processes of attention and concentration to reach the state of meditation and finally of samadhi, the ultimate state of bliss. 

This teacher training will involve two practices per day with a strong emphasis on asana. The focus of this training is to understand correct sequencing and effects of sequences on different aspects of your body, and how to correctly distribute the energy within the body through correct asana practice. 

You will need to perfect your sequencing abilities and create unique sequences based on the principles of energetic balancing learned in the first part of the course. You will be given all the tools you need to accomplish this and also a chance to practice your sequences later in self-practice classes and also in some teaching sessions. 

The teacher training includes your course fee, meals, materials, graduation ceremony, access to retreat facilities, certification, airport transfers, and accommodations.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Air-Con Room
  • Airport Transfer
  • Course Material
  • Fitness Centre
  • All Meals
  • Pool
  • WiFi Internet

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Location

Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui is an island in the Gulf of Thailand, a small tropical oasis with secluded beaches and a pace all of its own. For years now the island has been a central part of the travelling yogi trail.

With yoga centers, health cafes and a large community of teachers and health practitioners, there is a real sense of being amongst tribe. 

The weather is great year round although if you don't enjoy the rain then avoid October until the New Year when the monsoon comes through. 

There are daily flights operating to Koh Samui Airport from Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and also many flights every day from Bangkok. You can also reach Koh Samui via ferry from the mainland at Surat Thani if you travel to the south by train. The ferry will take around 90 minutes.

Food

There is a special meal plan designed to maximize your training potential consisting of nourishing vegetarian and Thai food options. A hearty breakfast and dinner are included throughout the duration of the course for all participants, whether staying on or off site.

Eating wholesome and healthy food is part of the philosophy. The talented chefs have formulated a signature cuisine, combining healthy ingredients with pure indulgence for you to savour while enjoying the breathtaking views. 

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Syllabus

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In this session, you will deepen your practice of asanas and shatkarma kriyas, as proposed by the ancient texts of Hatha Yoga Pradipika and practices in the current environment. The training will focus specifically on the proper sequencing of asanas, and achieving a balanced distribution of energy within your physical body as a result of correct sequencing of asanas in your yoga practice.

In the second session you will explore the meaning of prana, the lifeforce energy, and how to control and manipulate the prana to preserve it in your life keeping this energy in balance. From understanding the breathing mechanics, you can experience the main techniques of pranayama and bandhas as taught by the ancient texts and yogis, preparing the respiratory channels with proper kriyas, training the body to let prana flow in full balance that will still the mind for meditation.

The third session will focus on the processes of attention and concentration to reach the state of meditation and finally of samadhi, the ultimate bliss. Different techniques will be proposed an explored: focusing on the breathe, an object, a mantra or silence students will be gradually able to improve the concentration abilities and to train the mind into stillness. Mudras will be used to stimulate different parts of the body involved with breathing and to affect the flow of prana in the body.



Certification

You must be fully committed to 100% of course attendance. Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded a Yoga Alliance approved 300 hour yoga teacher certification. Trainees can obtain an RYT-500 certification upon successful completion of the course. In order to obtain the RYT-500 certificate, trainees are required to complete all three modules, or five weeks of training.

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Asana & Pranayama Practice
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Brunch at Vikasa Life Cafe
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Group Dynamics/ Self-Inquiry
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Theory/Methdology
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga Practice
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Healthy Dinner at Vikasa Life Cafe

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Accommodations

Yoga Cave at Vikasa Yoga Retreat

Yoga Cave

Bridging the gap between a hotel room and an authentic Thai experience, the Yoga Caves are small but very comfortable rooms that offer sweeping views over the sea and rocks below. Relax on your comfy bed facing out over the ocean and take in one of the best panoramas on Koh Samui. Sleep, read or meditate in peace. 

Modest in terms of size but still to high standards, the air-conditioned Yoga Caves offer a quiet, personal place to stay for individual travelers. The yoga caves do not have bathrooms en-suite. There is a large shared and public restroom and shower facility located just behind the block of Yoga Caves. The showers have hot water and shampoo provided. A bathrobe is provided in each cave for your comfort.

Zen Bungalow at Vikasa Yoga Retreat

Zen Bungalow

The Zen Bungalows are perfectly named, being traditional huts built with local, natural materials. They provide an opportunity to leave contemporary hotels behind and feel yourself become totally at-one with Koh Samui’s natural surroundings, with the stunning views from the cliff-top location right outside your door. This is a truly authentic experience. Zen Bungalows are designed for solo travelers.

The Zen Bungalows feature a garden view, air conditioning, cooling fan, mosquito nets, small private bathroom with hot water, mini fridge, and electronic safe.

Standard Bungalow at Vikasa Yoga Retreat

Standard Bungalow

The Standard Beach Bungalows bring guests close to nature while providing every convenience. The rustic, clean and comfortable surroundings feature a queen-sized bed and direct beach access. A private balcony allows you to take in one of Samui’s spectacular sunrises. Bungalows come with simple interior bathroom with hot shower, AC, mini fridge and a safety box. 

Immerse yourself in paradise with spectacular ocean views and an intimate private beach on your doorstep. Drift to sleep in comfortable bedding to the sounds of waves breaking on ancient rocks. Indulge yourself with a fully stocked mini-bar and relax in your own balcony. ​

Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui is an island in the Gulf of Thailand, a small tropical oasis with secluded beaches and a pace all of its own. For years now the island has been a central part of the travelling yogi trail.

With yoga centers, health cafes and a large community of teachers and health practitioners, there is a real sense of being amongst tribe. 

The weather is great year round although if you don't enjoy the rain then avoid October until the New Year when the monsoon comes through. 

There are daily flights operating to Koh Samui Airport from Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and also many flights every day from Bangkok. You can also reach Koh Samui via ferry from the mainland at Surat Thani if you travel to the south by train. The ferry will take around 90 minutes.

Venue   Vikasa Yoga Retreat
Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Venue for 6-Week 500Hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

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.

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