200Hr Island Yoga-Embodyoga Teacher Training

This 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training is a collaboration of Island Yoga with Embodyoga in California and it will introduce you to precision alignment and vinyasa yoga. Embodyoga programs are well-rounded, in-depth studies of yoga with an emphasis on personal embodiment as the basis for becoming a yoga teacher. Increase self-knowledge, acceptance and love through "embodied-inquiry", asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophical study. During this training you will discover "whole–body–support" templates for strong, comfortable, injury-free asana practice and learn to weave postures, breath and movement into progressive depths of experience. You will also develop a depth and beauty in your yoga practice that remains constant when you step off the mat into everyday life. Through inquiry and relationship you will learn how to actively engage with all aspects of self and the environment. This inquiry reveals direct perception and authentic experience of our True Nature.

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

This yoga teacher training is held in Koh Yao Noi,  Panga-Nga Bay, Thailand. Remaining as one of the rare gems of Southeast Asia, Koh Yao Noi is an island still largely undiscovered by mainstream tourism with pristine beaches, friendly locals and outstanding natural beauty. 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 trainings in the country.


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

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Air Conditioned Room
  • Meals
  • Mats
  • Pool
  • WiFi Internet



You will learn cellular breathing, naval radiation, the principle of a quiet spine, discriminating core and periphery, foundation of standing postures, surya namaskar, skeletal structure, illio-psoas complex, shoulder and handstand, ujjayi breathing and yoga nidra.

You will delve more into standing postures including dynamics and alignment and integrating the upper and the lower body. You will learn integrated movement, standing and supine forward bends, embodying organs and glands, breath in asana practice, Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga and cultivating a rewarding personal practice.

You will be introduced to principles of backbends, arm balances, twists and hip openers, inversions, savasana, prana vayus, bandhas, the koshas, and the systems of yoga.

For the final module, you will have a more comprehensive discussion of the spinal patterns, integrated whole body movement in yoga practice, precision vinyasa, neuro-endocrine system, balancing sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, backbends, twists, hips and arm balances, nadi shodhana,restorative yoga, chakras, nadis, kundalini and tantra yoga.

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.


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

The idea for Island Yoga was born in 2005 when David Sharpe heard stories of an enchanted island in southern Thailand and the modern world was yet to be discovered. He discovered a pristine island rich in tradition and culture that also had many recreational opportunities. He quickly realized he had found the ideal setting for a unique fusion of yoga retreats and outdoor adventures.

Attending an Island yoga retreat is to experience a return to the simple ways of being in the world. Life and Yoga on enchanted Koh Yoa Noi, with few tourists, friendly locals and outstanding natural beauty, provides a holistic experience that both rejuvenates and restores harmony and balance.

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.



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.




The combined principles and passion of the Island Yoga and Embodyoga teams will surely 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.


Yovada Explorer

  Phang-Nga Bay, Thailand

Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai are a pair of large islands in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, equidistant to Phuket and the Krabi mainland. While the pace of development is accelerating on these remote islands, they still remain a quiet refuge that feels far removed from the crowds of Phuket.

Less than an hour away by speedboat from the hustle & bustle of the heavily burdened tourist destinations of Phuket & Krabi, the lush, tropical Koh Yao Noi is still largely untouched.  You will find plenty of pristine sandy beaches where the clear, clean waters of Phang Nga Bay gently break on shore. One of the main nearby attractions is the inspiring limestone rock formations, part of the National Reserve Park. Enjoy magnificent views of Phang Nga Bay and breathtaking nature everywhere you set your gaze

Activities available on the island include agricultural demonstrations (rubber and fishing), kayaking, hiking, snorkelling and swimming.

Neither of the islands have banking facilities, but Internet service, restaurants and some shops can be found on Yao Noi. So if you plan to stay over, remember to withdraw some cash money before you go. Note that the islanders are keen to preserve their traditional ways, so it's important to respect the local culture.

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