500Hr Universal Yoga Teacher Training with Andrey Lappa

Universal Yoga founded by Andrey Lappa, is a logical, multi-faceted system that can be used by anyone living in the modern world, regardless of their age, health condition and level of practice. This system provides all the techniques for excellent physical health and the attainment of high spiritual aspirations. This 500-hour Universal Yoga teacher training, held with Vikasa Yoga, is for yoga practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga. This is for serious students who are committed to the study of yoga and wish to become professional yoga teachers and also for current teachers who seek to expand their teaching beyond their sub-style.

You will begin your daily sessions with a Shiva Nata practice (Dance of Shiva). Morning practices facilitate an experiential understanding of different styles of yoga including strengthening, stretching, static, dynamic, hatha, vinyasa, kundalini, pranayama, meditation, and partner yoga, to name a few. Afternoon sessions are for exploring the science of yoga through lectures on yoga philosophy, 8 limbs of yoga studies, breakdown of sub-styles by intention, creative sequencing for various aspirations, as well as a practical understanding of asanas, pranayama, mudras, consciousness control, bandhas, kriyas, meditation techniques for mental focus and peace of mind, as well as teaching methods for sharing yoga with others.

This teacher training includes your accommodations at Vikasa, nourishing meals, course tuition, learning materials, a graduation ceremony, airport transfers, your Yoga Alliance certification, access to salt-water infinity pool and full access to Vikasa Yoga Retreat facilities.

Vikasa is located on the island of Koh Samui, in the Gulf of Thailand. The island is a popular destination, well known for its palm-fringed shoreline and virgin rainforests. Experience practicing yoga in an open-air cliff side yoga hall overlooking the ocean. The perfect environment for you to dive deeply into this highly rewarding and immersive experience. Get ready to take your practice to new heights and take the first step on an exciting and enriching new journey.


This training is for yoga practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding or practice of yoga and for serious students who are committed to the study of yoga and wish to become professional yoga teachers. It is also for current teachers who seek to expand their teaching beyond their sub-style and gain a 500 E-RYT certification.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Air Conditioned Room
  • Airport Transfer
  • Course Material
  • Fitness Centre
  • Meals
  • Pool
  • WiFi Internet



Learn common asanas and the modernization of asanas. Study various groups of asanas for strengthening, endurance, flexibility, balance, coordination, relaxation and support. Study Sanskrit vocabulary, special equipment for asana , breathing techniques, correct alignment, Mudra and Yoga Nidra Techniques, Pranayama and how to choose asanas for individual practice.

Look at Yoga Anatomy including ranges of mobility, points of stability, skeletal differences, alignment and adjustments, safety techniques and marma energy zones in the body. Study Dynamic Meditation and Shiva Nata. Learn how to use asana to train the mind, how to use bandas and mudras, and how to create sequencing for asana classes utilising the Calligraphy of Yoga.

Look at an in-depth introduction to vinyasa theory and vinyasa yoga for all levels of experience. Study Yoga Philosophy and the history of Yoga in India including The Bhagavad Gita and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and different lineages, schools, and methods. Look at the limbs of Raja Yoga, the Yamas and Niyamas with Maya Koshas.
Learn the sequencing methods and full guidelines in Universal Yoga. Understand subtle yoga anatomy including the vayus, koshas and chakras.  Explore how to lead and teach asanas and transitions in English and Sanskrit. Learn sequencing on single mat and cross-mats.

Explore the energetic aspects of yoga including the Bandhas, Mudras, and Drishtis. Learn physical and subtle anatomy in advanced practice. Study Mantras and the universal meaning of sound vibrations. Explore Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi, Kundalini, Kriyas, Koshas Yoga diet, tantric practices, Mantrayana, Yantrayana, Mysticism, Yoga-Sadhana and Yoga Therapy


You must be fully committed to 100% of course attendance. Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded a Yoga Alliance approved 500 hour yoga teacher certification.

Meet The Facilitators

Venue   Vikasa Yoga Resort

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.

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.



Vikasa offers a special meal plan designed to maximize your training potential with delicious vegetarian and Thai food options.

Breakfast and dinner is included in your training. Vikasa serves wholesome health-conscious meals in buffet style. Kickstart your day to an amazing brunch. A freshly squeezed juice, tea and coffee, a sunny side up or vegetable omelette, wholegrain toasts, oatmeal/ muesli with yoghurt, or chia seeds pudding, superfoods, boiled veggies with specialty in-house organic dips, vegetarian sandwiches or pancakes, and of course a variety of fresh-cut tropical fruits. 

Dinner includes a hot soup, typical local dishes with tofu, brown rice, two or three vegetarian dishes, fresh salad, dahl, and always one seafood dish. For dessert they serve fruits, occasional delectable mango sticky rice or other uniquely Thai savouring meals. The homemade signature tea is a perfect finish to your meal. Also served are light snacks during afternoon breaks; however many students prefer to eat out while exploring nearby beaches or famous shopping areas.




Universal Yoga together with the ideal natural environment of Vikasa Yoga forms a strong collaboration in sharing teachings and yoga practices that are vital to one's practice. With Andrey Lappas' scientific methods of practising yoga, you're sure to be in good hands during the training. He will take you on a journey that lets you peel away the layers of your practice in search of balance and awakening. This is truly a life-transforming training that will uplift you and give you a new perspective on yoga as well as the essence and true meaning of life.

Marionne B.

Yovada Wanderer

  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 - enjoy a cocktail or coconut while watching the golden red sun set on the horizon. 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.