Yoga Teacher Training Thailand 2014

 
Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training course:

  • Dates 2014: 13 July – 10 August; 9 November - 7 December
  • Style of yoga taught: Vikasa yoga
  • Series: 200hrs Yoga Alliance
  • Location: Vikasa Yoga Koh Samui, Thailand

 

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Vikasa Yoga Retreat on Koh Samui, Thailand is a boutique yoga resort and organic restaurant. Vikasa offers an inspiring yoga environment created by Konstantin Miachin. Experience the Vikasa lifestyle and feel the transformation to your daily life.

If yoga is your passion, maybe now is the time to grow from student to teacher.

  • Vikasa is a certified yoga school, hundreds of students successfully pass intensive teacher training courses each year to receive a globally recognized 200 hours Yoga Alliance certificate.
  • Our inspiring yoga teacher training is run by a group of outstanding and leading professional yoga teachers, and will satisfy even the most demanding and inquisitive mind.
  • Our beautiful open-air and ocean front yoga salas offer a serene setting with soothing sounds of the ocean.
  • You’ll make a new network of peers, mentors, and friends that will open up opportunities and new experiences.
  • You’ll transform yourself to be a person that is easier to be happy, harder to be upset, and all around wiser and healthier. Teacher training allows the student to become immersed in anatomical demonstrations and philosophical lessons. You’ll also be getting lots of hands on experience teaching and assisting your fellow classmates as we compassionately guide you to be the best you can be.
  • This course is appropriate for all levels – including beginners! We believe that everyone is a yogi, and that means you. You don’t need to be flexible or thin, or have the “right” clothes. You don’t need to know ancient Sanskrit or burn incense in your home. All you need to do is show up with an open mind and do your best. You will transform your body, mind and life with this course, just as we did.  

 
Vikasa provides an inspiring yoga environment created by Konstantin Miachin.

  • Vikasa is set in a spectacular hilltop environment which gives you breathtaking sea-views throughout the resort, be it from the yoga salas, the rooms, the infinity pool or the restaurant.
  • The center of evolution is Konstantin Miachin, a yoga innovator who created the challenging and ever-evolving Vikasa style. His practice and teachings have brought him to all corners of the world. Vikasa yoga center is dedicated to the study of yoga, holistic health and consciousness evolution.
  • Our restaurant has found its own formula to combine healthy ingredients with pure indulgence. Enjoy the evolution of healthy food from our famous sea-view terrace, served by our friendly staff.
  • Vikasa yoga retreat is located on Koh Samui island, a tropical dream destination in Thailand, the land of smiles. Located on the most beautiful part of Koh Samui, situated on the rocks, between Chaweng and Lamai. Thailand is one of the safest countries in the world to travel in, especially for young women looking for a yoga teacher training course.  

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Recommended for all levels:  

Teaching Methodology Module Have you ever been to a yoga class that is not just good, but awesome? Do you want to become one of those teachers? Then the information from this course will come in handy! The teaching methodology module runs throughout the course, and is the main practical hands-on module of the training. Here you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of Hasta and Pada Bandha, Intro to Sun Salutations A, Basic Standing and Balancing Practice
  • Intro to Sun Salutation B, Twisting Standing and Balancing Variation
  • Preparation and Fundamentals of Back Bending
  • Fundamentals of Core Strength and Developing Joint Stability concept of “Seating” the joint before deep stretched
  • Intro to “Advanced” Sun Salutations and Inversions (Handstand and Headstand)
  • Preparation and Deep Back Bends
  • Hip Class, Alignment of Pelvis and Rotation of Hips
  • Shoulder Class, Alignment of Shoulder Girdle
  • Arm Balancing
  • Combination of Different types of Asana, Interesting Transitions
  • How to make a Complete Practice
  • Continue development of complete practice Vinyasa, Asana, and Pranayama
  • Practice and Refinement continue
 
Lecture and Discussion Concepts with Teacher George Anthony
  • What is Yoga? Yoga as resonant personal discovery and improvement of life identity
  • The Structure of Yoga Practice – Raja Yoga – Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • What is a Yoga Teacher? Various degrees of devotion and true living
  • The Koshas – Illusory Aspects of the Self
  • System of Chakras and How to practice awareness of chakras
  • Use of Voice in Teaching, Connecting with others to open to receive and give living lessons
  • Teaching Yoga; Demonstration, Movement throughout class, trance induction  

 
Philosophy and spirit of yoga module This portion of the course is going to reveal more than you ever even thought there was to Yoga! You’re understanding of why, how, and what we call Yoga will be amplified. Ram will be teaching you the most important and relevant ancient texts of India that show the bigger spiritual picture of Yoga and how to live in it. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras will be examined carefully as this masterpiece provides a clear view into the nature of Mind, self-discipline, and the path to Enlightenment. The Bhagavad Gita will be studied as a means for understanding Dhamma, or our sacred duty in the world. Sanskrit, the language of Yoga, will be explored as you hear and recite different mantras and sutras which invoke the wisdom of sages and the empowering vibrations of the Sanskrit alphabet. This bridge of spoken Sanskrit will lead you into energetic practices, really experiencing what the ancient Yogis of India have blessedly passed down to us. Pranayama, methods of controlling and moving energy, will be taught and practiced regularly, as well as group singing in the Kirtan. Pranayama can greatly increase the power of our discipline and our bodies. The Kirtan experience helps us dissolve into the heart of the human spirit, singing together as one group, no thoughts, just our voices and the music.

 
Anatomy and therapy of yoga module These practical based sessions, aim at introducing the Anatomy and Physiology that relate to Yoga. Basic anatomical structures and definition of terms will be introduced, followed by practical sessions on the various joints that are most prone to injuries in Yoga. It is the aim of this session to reduce the likelihood of injuries in the vertebral column, knee joint complex, hip joint, shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle. Constraints due to individual structural variations and how these would affect asana performance will also be discussed. Anatomy session will not be completed unless you can put your knowledge into practice and application. The Applied Anatomy training is focused on how to adjust clients and / or using Yoga props, based on the understanding of joint structures and the analysis of the asanas. To perfect student’s understanding, the Anatomy & Physiology session also includes the basic physiology of the respiratory system and digestive system. Understanding these internal dynamic movements leads the practitioner to a more profound energetic practice as you learn how to develop greater lung capacity and refine your awareness of Bandha.

 
Marketing and business of yoga module Are you a kind, good hearted and open minded person, but sometimes intimidated by all the competition out there? I also had all these doubts when I started out… This portion of the course will teach you how to work less, and earn more. We will teach you how to network, create useful contacts, present yourself and market yourself as a teacher or future studio owner. We will give you tips on how to create teacher bios, workshop descriptions and how to get your first yoga job, or get a better job if you are already teaching an occasional class. We will teach you about pricing and marketing, and about how to grow into teaching workshops, retreats and international events! We will give you all the info you need to present yourself to the world in the appropriate manner to follow your dreams and reach your goals. We did it, so can You!!!
 
Yoga in action module This program is about embarking on a journey of self-inquiry, with the support of a like-minded group, that leads to action within our community and outside world. “Action” can be many things, ranging from healing relationships with family and friends, to extending oneself to the larger community, or doing national or international work. The main intention is to understand the nature of our interdependence and our unique role in the web of life: to feel significant and as a part of this greater whole. This is the embodiment of Karma Yoga and also Dhamma, or self-less service and the fulfilling of your duty in this life. During this week, you will be guided through an intensive transformational process using vinyasa flow yoga and other tools to uncover your deepest passions and motivation. We will combine yoga asanas, meditation and visualization, experiential exercises, process work and ritual with the practical tools of communication, organizing, and collaborating with your peers. We will also introduce practical methods for each of you to begin to bring your own unique purpose into the world as action with the support and inspiration of your community. You’ll leave with a clearer sense of purpose and passion, armed with skills to help you be a more effective leader and agent of change in the world.

Konstantin Miachin – course director, founder of Vikasa Yoga (Teaching methodology and practice, Marketing and Business) Konstantin is an international yoga teacher and founder of Vikasa Yoga studio based in Koh Samui, Thailand. He has been passionately learning, practicing, and teaching Yoga for over six years, and his passion has lead him to search out his own personal development throughout the world. This quest has brought him into contact with many different schools and masters all over the world, in places such as Rishi-kesh, Uttar Kashi, Gangotri, Kerala, Goa, Canada, Thailand, Hong Kong and Ukraine to name a few. He has completed teacher trainings in three different disciplines, including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Yoga 23 (by master Andrei Siderski) and Sivananda. Such an overwhelming wealth of knowledge has led to a deeper understanding of yoga practice as an ever evolving process – rather than a finalized system, as a tool for evolution of a human being – rather than a goal in itself. Hence, the concept of “Evolution of Yoga” was born. The concept of “evolution of yoga” is based on the notion that everything in the world evolves constantly, including human beings. Our primary goal as a human race and that of any living organism is evolution, and yoga can be seen as a tool to facilitate such evolution in any given individual. However, as the practice of yoga itself changes with time and place, as new techniques are being introduced, the approach is becoming more technical, precise and scientific, any definition of it as a system or style seems to be a limitation in itself. Therefore, the “Evolution of Yoga” approach has to be seen as an ever-evolving process, based on classical hatha yoga techniques, which anyone can be a part of, rather than a complete static system. Please Watch Video : Konstantin” />Konstantin” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”960″ height=”745″> Miachin – Vikasa Yoga @ Namaste Festival, Jakarta (Kosta Miachin)
 
George Anthony, USA (Practice, Methodology), Supporting Teacher George has been actualizing a life inspired by Yoga for over five years now. In the beginning, and to the present, Yoga has shown him that life is about the quality of our present experience. For the last three years he has been teaching integrated Yoga practices from many teachers and styles with a little something extra… through a penchant for profound yet simple observances, he reminds us of the vastness of the infinite possibilities, each contained within this present moment. These Zen koan like anecdotes cultivate a practice opened up to discoveries and evolution within the planes of experience. Since becoming a certified teacher he has facilitated practitioners while teaching at detox retreats, conducting workshops and scheduled classes in USA, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as teaching bilingual Yoga teacher courses. He has also worked extensively with students privately, one on one, creating practices that provide personal challenge, encouragement, and humor. Taking inspiration from nature, music, performance arts, Taoism, and Tai chi, to name a few influences, his classes are often described as organic, flowing, and demanding, yet… meditative… all while developing the experience of limitless human-being.

 

Acharya Ram Vakkalanka, Canada (Philosophy and Spirit of Yoga Module) ***March/April 2014*** Acharya Ram Vakkalanka is a Yoga philosopher, Kirtan leader, Sanskrit expert, Meditation instructor and Sitar artist. He has studied Sanskrit, Yoga philosophy, and music since early childhood and has extensive knowledge of many ancient texts, including the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Ram is known for his impressive ability to teach even the most intricate texts of Yoga in an easily understandable manner, using modern presentation tools and current examples, making the learning experience enlightening and fun at the same time. Ram’s core values are ‘authentic tradition’ and ‘modern presentation’ in all areas of endeavor. Ram also conducts highly energizing call-and-response Kirtan sessions which awaken an awareness of the subtle bodies and activate self healing. Besides teaching our Philosophy and Spirit of Yoga module we are delighted to have Ram joining us for the duration of the course lending his experience and knowledge to all of us!

 
Swami Tattvarupananda Saraswati (Philosophy and Spirit of Yoga Module) ***July/August 2014 and November/December 2014*** Swami Tattvarupananda Saraswati was born & raised in Kerala’s culture capital, Trichur, India. As a spiritual seeker from a young age, he was fortunate to have met many different masters of repute. At the age of 18 he studied Sanskrit at the Narayana ashrama, Tapaovanam, in Trichur, which later facilitated his Vedantic studies. Keen to live life as a Yogi, Swamiji set off for the Himalayas in search of a master & underwent rigorous spiritual practices in the company of many Himalayan spiritual masters. Swamiji has devoted himself to the cause of under privileged children, founding the JJK Gurukulam orphanage in Trivandrum, Kerala, India.  Here children of dysfunctional or under privileged families are provided with shelter, food & clothing and are given traditional & academic education, giving them the opportunity to grow into responsible human beings. Swamiji is a master storyteller. He has a simple, humorous and direct way of teaching, which is much acclaimed all over the world. Nobody can miss the truth when it is unfolded traditionally and teachers from traditional lineages are rare. Swamiji is currently engaged in teaching scriptures at different locations for Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham in India, centres of Haus Yoga Vidya in Germany and for different spiritual groups in France, Denmark, the Czech Republic and in Japan. Dr. Karen Kow,
 
Michelle Lam, Hong Kong (Anatomy and Physiology) Michelle Lam is a registered Physiotherapist both in Hong Kong and Australia. She obtained her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honors) in the University of Melbourne. Being a private Physiotherapist, specializing in sports rehabilitation for over ten years now, she has developed an amazing talent for giving her clients exactly what they need to recover faster and while teaching them how to avoid future injury. Her prowess in anatomical knowledge and refined understanding of movement extends itself to lectures for Yoga students learning to practice and teach Asana. Her extremely hands on approach makes her lectures easy to listen to and understand as you see the poses, see the muscle engage and relax, and see as your fellow students demonstrate.
 
What will your day be like: 08:00 am – 10:20 am: Asana and Pranayama practice 10:30 am – 11:30 am: Brunch: Fresh fruits, juices, eggs, toasts, porridge, muesli, salads and more 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm: Theory  Methodology 04:30 pm – 07:15 pm: Practice 07:15 pm – 08:15 pm: Dinner * 1 day off per week (Saturday)

Yoga Teacher Training course tuition
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The course tuition without accommodation is 3,500 US$. Tuition includes:

  • Tuition fees for entire course
  • Vikasa training materials
  • Meal plan (healthy buffet with vegetar , Thai and international dishes )
  • Airport transfers (Koh Samui airport)
  • Resort facilities (Free WIFI, infinity pool, SPA, lounge)
  • Vikasa certificate 200 hrs Yoga Alliance accredited

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Students can secure a space in the teacher training by paying a $500 deposit. The balance due should be paid 6 weeks before the beginning of the course. Students pay by Credit Card, Transfer to bank or by PayPal. Accommodation options with total price:

  • SINGLE SEA VIEW: 800 US$: Twin size bed, sea view, shared community bathroom with hot running water and showers, air conditioning, electricity 220 V *Please note-panoramic rooms have shared bathrooms*
  • ZEN BUNGALOW: 600 US$: Very zen and natural bamboo constructed private bungalow, electricity 220 V, private bathroom with hot running water and shower, mosquito net, fan cooled. *Please note-bungalows do not have air conditioning*
 

Earlybird discounts:

  • Register for July/August course before May, 1st 2014 and receive a 500$ discount!
  • Register for October/November course before June, 1st 2014 and receive a 500$ discount!

 

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Read what our students are saying: Now, instead of including testimonials, we have got some of our students to write a daily blog about their teacher training experience, here are some blogs, you can read ALL about it, directly from them, unedited by us!
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Allie wrote an article about Vikasa Yoga teacher training which can be found here: http://eatdrinktravelmag.com/2013/10/03/yogacamp/ One more from Rose  (Malaysia): http://vikasayogarose.wordpress.com/yoga-ttc-vikasa/ Click on the links below to read more blogs: 1) written by Alex Litvak (USA) 2) written by Amanda Ling (Singapore) 3) written by Jacqueline (Canada) 4) written by Nicole (USA) 5) written by Eden (USA) 6) written by Aline (Canada) 7) written by Nabilla (Malaysia) (NEW!)

Vikasa means evolution, or spiritual development, when translated from Sanskrit. The concept of “evolution of yoga” is based on the notion that everything in the world evolves constantly, including human beings. Our primary goal as a human race and that of any living organism is evolution, and yoga can be seen as a tool to facilitate such evolution in any given individual. However, as the practice of yoga itself changes with time and place, as new techniques are being introduced, as the approach is becoming more technical, precise and scientific – any definition of it as a system or style seems to be a limitation in itself. Therefore, the “Evolution of Yoga” approach has to be seen as an ever evolving process, which anyone can be a part of, rather than a complete static system. “Evolution of Yoga” approach is based on integrating deep core work with precise alignment, combining active dynamic exercises from different disciplines with static poses from classic hatha yoga schools, alternating dynamic and static, pressure and deep relaxation, therefore exploring ha-tha or the yin and yang concept to its maximum potential, using the principle of hyper compensation. Evolution of Yoga is about challenging yourself with an ever progressing program in order to transform, optimize and balance to fine-tune your system. Core bodywork is integrated with precision breathing, through which the highest states of concentration can be experienced. As the students get more familiar with the bodywork, pranayama or breathing exercises are introduced to take the practitioner to the next level. This ultimately leads to meditation and expansion of consciousness, or – evolution! Vikasa Yoga is an integral system of yoga, a philosophy and lifestyle based on traditional concepts of hatha yoga, adapted for the modern life in western society. Vikasa means evolution when translated from Sanskrit. We view practice of yoga as a tool for each human’s personal physical and spiritual development, which is, in essence, evolution. Every human being can contribute to the overall evolution of the species by evolving him/herself first. Therefore, the ultimate goal of this yoga system is realizing your maximum potential in creativity, consciousness and freedom. All aspects of traditional hatha yoga and Himalayan Vinyasa are present in Vikasa Yoga method, such as Asana (static pose), pranayama (control of energy through breath), concentration techniques, and meditation, as well as moral codes and behavior of the practitioner towards oneself, others and the environment. The practice is designed for maximum effectiveness and efficiency on the physical level, with safety being a top priority. Key principles and rules of yoga are taught, allowing the teachers of Vikasa Yoga and dedicated practitioners to become free from any routines by gaining understanding, knowledge and insight into the methodology and the effects of practice. This method will produce maximum results in the minimum amount of time, bringing your awareness and focus from external to internal level, leading to meditative states and awakening of consciousness and creativity. The idea is to integrate and balance all aspects of the human body, such as physical, energetic, emotional, intellectual and karmic through systematic practice of yoga, making the practitioner free and achieving the ultimate goal – happiness!
 
We have asked our students to describe what Vikasa yoga style is after completing the course. “Like the Freedom of the wind is to constantly flow, the Vikasa Practice of Yoga evolution is one to be constantly challenged, Practiced,Explored and Enjoyed!!!… Vikasa has no boundaries but endless opportunities….This is my Vikasa Concept….its Evolution Time!!! Namaste” -Clinton Chan, UK
 
“To me Vikasa yoga style is always challenging, powerful, demanding. It breaks egos and pushes you beyond your known boundaries. It makes you work and discover the level of your will power. But since it means Evolution – it can be adapted to anybody of any level!” -Svetlana Gordienko, Russia
 
“Vikasa Yoga challenges your own limitations, will power and determination. It is a strong and demanding practice, that can be tailored to any level and is a type of yoga that encourages self exploration, and ultimately into self inquiry of your own practice and growth as a yoga practitioner. What it is definitely NOT is a static, confined practice but rather encourages freedom of expression through asanas.” -Nabilla Sharil, Malaysia
 
“Vikasa Yoga means evolution, not only in Yoga practice but also in the Yogi him or herself. It is a practice that pushes to a place unimaginable but always capable, is challenging for the advanced students and adaptable to those just being introduced to the practice. Vikasa Yoga brings results quickly not only in body, but in mind and soul. It is deeply rooted in ancient philosophy but has adapted to modern times and is practical for the present day practitioner. Vikas Yoga is relevant for today, a tool to raise consciousness and reach a diverse, wide range of people and the masses. I feel blessed to be a part of the concept. Thank you Kosta – Namaste” -Ryan Wilaby, Usa/Bali
 
“Vikasa is a progressive, strength building style of hatha yoga. Vikasa yoga is adaptable to any skill level and encourages practitioners to challenge themselves, pushing outside comfort zones to achieve real transformational results in both body and mind. Vikasa is evolutionary, freestyle yoga.” -Denise White, Uk
 
“Vikasa Yoga is for me strong workout combining traditional isometric exercise with an isotonic workout. The main focus is on increasing core strength and overall body flexibility. The holding times in the postures are longer than e.g. in Ashtanga and therefore (in my opinion) the strength increase is quicker than in a vinyasa class. The breathing exercises before the asana practice completes a fantastic workout. I believe that everybody in the teacher training (and regular students that come to the Vikasa studio at least 3 times a week) could see the result. I really appreciate that the Vikasa teacher trainers are all very open minded. In other Yoga styles you find very narrow minded asana practice. However, during the teacher raining I found out that Vikasa yoga is not only about asanas. It is really a new age Yoga lifestyle regarding food and philosophy. I can see that you live your passion and that you want to give this experience to other people. -Kirsten Nolte, Germany
 
“If we try to interpret the literal meaning of Vikasa Yoga – “Evolution of Yoga” we may end up in confusion because since Yoga is everything and has always been there then how can it evolve? In my opinion the “evolution” should be understood within the concept of “learning from a living master”. What really evolves is not Yoga but what we think it is. That is when you progress far enough in becoming more aware of yourself and all the interconnected things around you through your own practice it becomes your true knowledge. To pass it on you create a recipe which will later be called “style” in such a way that other people could have similar experience of their own by constantly touching the edge of the self-awareness level available to them at the moment. That is why today most of us describe Vikasa style as strong, physically challenging, pushing beyond the boundary etc. Because this is how we can best feel the response within our own selves at the moment. Although looks like some people can actually feel it even at deeper levels. I still can’t :) . Anyway, this knowledge has now become our own because we have all seen how tremendously fast we became stronger and literally got to know our body limits and how easily these limits can be extended. But this knowledge has already slightly transformed inside each of us. That is one aspect of evolution. Another aspect of evolution is that as our self-awareness deepens the number of things we can experience also grows. That is why if we continue our practice and progress farther the “recipe” we can come up with for the followers will also be different from the initial one: simply because the “vocabulary” of available things to experience has become bigger. And so on. This is what differentiates Vikasa from certain other schools which so much focus on following the traditions or some other “metaphysical” reasons of having asanas put in this or that exact order that it becomes a dogma; and dogma is not at all what Vikasa is :) -Eugene Kovalev, Singapore

  • Do you love yoga?
  • Would you like to take your practice to the next level?
  • Would you like to have a freedom of choice?
  • Are you ready to set yourself free?
  • Do you want to be a yoga teacher?
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If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, then you are ready to go deeper into your practice and experience of Yoga. You could try to set aside more time for normal classes, or your personal practice, but… when you realize you can just come and learn from master teachers in a setting where you can just study, practice, and live Yoga, without any distractions, you’ll know you’re going to be on the fast path to a brighter you. Our comprehensive course is all about providing this opportunity for you. We bring all the ancient wisdom to light in a way that is fresh and applicable to the modern time and lifestyle. Our team of teachers will make sure your understanding and practice of Yoga is clearer and more powerful than ever and you’ll feel and see how life begins to change from the inside out, to become more beautiful, peaceful, and happy. We will give you the retreat you need to go deeper into this space of transformation while still providing convenience and all the modern amenities. Could it get any better as you picture it happening on a lush tropical island with white sand beaches, crystal-clear blue seas, gorgeous green jungles? Not to mention, there is also the pleasant experience of the local Thai culture, agreed to be one of the most beautiful and amiable in the world. This is our Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Samui, Thailand, an awe-inspiring get away in South East Asia, agreed by many to have an energy that magnifies your intentions. Whether it be a relaxing vacation, an exhilarating adventure, or a life changing Yoga journey that has the best of both, this is the place. When you join our course you will become a part of a group of peers and teachers who are driven to improve the quality of living in the world today.    

 
 What you get You spend one month learning about your passion in our classic, Thai style wooden house at a beautiful and healthy setting between the mountains and the sea, recharging and even upgrading your batteries! You get our 200 hour Yoga Alliance standard Yoga Teacher Training course which covers everything you need and more to go out and start teaching Yoga right away! You’ll make a new network of peers, mentors, and friends that will open up opportunities and new experiences to you for the rest of your life! You’ll transform yourself to be a person that is easier to be happy, harder to be upset, and all around wiser, fitter, and healthier. More importantly, each of our five teachers is dedicated and passionate about what they will be teaching you. They live what they teach! This makes for a high quality course with lots of practical application, perfect for budding, soon-to-be Yoga teachers. You’ll be witnessing and experiencing yourself in new ways through practice, anatomical demonstrations, philosophical lessons…lessons that show you the subtleties of what it means to be a human being awakening into a undeniably new stage in the evolution of consciousness. You’ll also be getting lots of hands on experience teaching and assisting your fellow classmates as we compassionately guide you to be the best you can be. And, whether you plan to go on from your training as a teacher, or a practitioner with a deeper appreciation for yourself and the yogic lifestyle, you’ll be confident and energized to give a little more love to the world around you as you live a happier and healthier life. Deciding to do a Yoga Teacher Training in Asia, especially in Thailand, has some nice benefits. Thai culture is infused with Buddhism which is an offspring of the ancient Yogic philosophies. It reflects in the behavior and character of the people here who generally tend to be very friendly and polite. You’ll find lots of inspiration visiting the Thai temples and seeing people make ritual offerings all over the place. And even though most Thai’s are Buddhist, they also incorporate the Hindu deities used by the traditional Yogis of India. It’s common to see statues of Shiva, Ganesh, Saraswati, and so on. The climate here is also just right for having a vigorous and detoxifying practice.

Greatest reasons to be a yoga teacher:

  • You passion becomes your job
  • As you develop as a teacher your compassion will grow as well!
  • You can spend way fewer hours working compared to a typical job and still earn just as much…or more!
  • Leaving you with more time for your own practice and other passions.
  • Be your own boss! Make your own schedule!

 

This job has some of the greatest flexibility possible…(you know I didn’t mean like that!) because you create and take the classes that work for you. Have more freedom! You increase your traveling potential. All you need is your presence and experience and you can work all over the world. And, as you make connections, more possibilities open up to you. Take your own practice to the next level! Teaching will bring your mastery to a new level. You may have heard a saying like this, “To learn, study. To know, practice. To master, teach.” Really, you discover there is limitless potential. Make a difference! You have a job that really matters and touches people! Stay healthy, happy and fit, and be surrounded by like-minded people. The combined experience and expertise of our teachers is outstanding. Consider all the bases covered. You’ll have three exceptional Asana teachers who can assist your own practice, giving you valuable feedback, and leading you safely into deeper postures, meditative states, and energetic practices. They’ll also be training you to develop your voice as a teacher, lead amazing classes, how to market yourself, and be there to guide you through your transformation. You’ll have a registered Physiotherapist and expert on anatomy teaching you all the fundamentals and fine points about the structure and movement of the human body. There will be essential practical demonstrations for understanding anatomy applied to Yoga Asana, how to give precise adjustments, how to avoid injury, and various methods of using props to assist alignment or create therapeutic practices. For the historic foundation and inner workings of Yoga you’ll have an expert of Sanskrit and mantra, teaching philosophy, meditation, and leading kirtan(call and response chanting) with musical accompaniment on sitar.

An internationally recognized certificate from the Vikasa yoga shool is awarded on successful completion of the course. The diploma is titled ‘Yoga master Vikasa Yoga 200hr’. The course is officially recognized by the Yoga Alliance in the USA and Canada for the 200 hours registered yoga school standards. 

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How can I register for the Vikasa yoga teacher training? Registering is very simple:

  • Please download the registration (RegistrationformYogaTeacherTraining) form, fill it out and send back to share@vikasa.com
  • Select the room type of your choice and include your selection in the email. The room types are listed on our website: http://www.evolutionofyoga.com/rooms
  • Pay the deposit of $500 usd within 7 days to guarantee your place in the course. The balance is payable 6 weeks before course begins.
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How much does the course cost? Yoga Teacher Training course tuition: The course tuition without accommodation is 3,500 US$. Tuition includes:

  • Tuition fees for entire course
  • Vikasa training materials
  • Meal plan (healthy buffet with vegetarian , Thai and international dishes )
  • Airport transfers (Koh Samui airport)
  • Resort facilities (Free WIFI, infinity pool, SPA, lounge)
  • Vikasa certificate 200 hrs Yoga Alliance accredited

Accommodation options with total price:

  • SINGLE SEA VIEW: 800 US$: Twin size bed, sea view, shared community bathroom with hot running water and showers, air conditioning, electricity 220 V *Please note-panoramic rooms have shared bathrooms*
  • ZEN BUNGALOW: 600 US$: Very zen and natural bamboo constructed private bungalow, electricity 220 V, private bathroom with hot running water and shower, mosquito net, fan cooled. *Please note-bungalows do not have air conditioning*

Early bird discounts: Check out our early bird discounts! You can save up to $550!

 
How can I pay? When should I pay? Students can secure a space in the teacher training by paying a $500 deposit. The balance due should be paid 6 weeks before the beginning of the course. There are several options to pay, please let us know your preferred one:

  • Paypal (Our account is: vikasayoga@gmail.com)
  • Transfer to Thai Bank account (Please see bank account info in top right corner of invoice
  • Pay by credit card (Please let us know and we will send you a link)

For Canadian students: Easy option to pay: interact email money transfer, as we do have an account in Canada. For this just send a payment to Konstantin Mjacin’s, e-mail: kmiachin@gmail.com  

 
Is my deposit refundable if I can’t attend the course? Vikasas cancelation/refund policy:

  • If canceled 90 days or more before the course we will issue a full refund
  • If canceled 30 days before the course – no refund, but credit given to use for any future retreat or training at Vikasa yoga, valid for 1 year.
  • Deposit is non refundable if canceled less than 30 days before the course starts  
 
  • Can you recommend any flight connections?
Here are some common destinations.
From Singapore: 2 direct flights per day: Bangkokair.com Silkair.com
From Malaysia:Direct: Bangkokair.com (KL-SAMUI) Fireflyz.com (KL-SAMUI, PENANG – SAMUI)
From Australia: Jet Air To Bangkok or Phuket, connecting flight with Bangkokair.com
 
I’m a yoga beginner. Can I really attend the course?
The answer by Konstantin, founder of Vikasa Yoga and teacher: “Yeah, that’s actually one of the questions I have heard the most in relation to this training. And actually, pretty much half of the group has this situation… I was in that situation myself, doing my teacher training just 6 month into yoga… And I was surprised to see that most of the people taking the course with me were beginners… as are most of the people who have signed up already for our course… What you have to understand, is that this course, like a university degree, is just the beginning, but it will allow you to gather real life experience after, possibly study more, explore, and experience many things through your own practice, ultimately it’s all up to you… So in my opinion, this course is more than suitable at this stage. it’s not necessarily true that it will be more useful to you at a later stage, as I said it’s just a base that will allow you to grow faster, and give you something to lean on, but not depend. You will definitely love Koh Samui, our lovely staff, great team of teachers, and the Vikasa Retreat and restaurant, because so far everybody does!  This place is awesome, and filled with love and care, and when something is done with love – it can’t be bad! Many beginners have taken this course already, and they were all really happy, you can read some of the blogs  Also, just keep in mind this course is not designed for established teachers, it is for people who either wish to become ones in the future, or just people who want to learn and understand the practice a bit deeper than the shallow level you can get from following a regular class at the local yoga studio. Plus the whole 1-month immersion course in Thailand is just an amazing experience. Personally, I did my first teacher training after just half a year of practice. Thats when I realized I don’t want to only follow, but rather understand what I am doing, and I had no intention of becoming a teacher at that time.”
 
My tourist visa is only 30 days valid – how I can extend?
To enter Thailand, you must have a passport valid for at least 6 months as from the date of entry. Most nationalities can obtain a 30 day visa which is given upon entry. If you are anticipating staying longer, then for a small fee you apply for a 60 day visa before leaving. You must check with the Thai Embassy in your home country prio daparture.
Or can pay a small fee of15$/day of overstay when you are leaving the country. Maximum fee 20.000 bat. It is absolutely normal, and only requires a small amount of money, there is a special counter for that in every airport as it is a very common practice, so do not worry about it at all, just save an extra 100$ for this.
 
Can I book a room somewhere else on Samui?
Do you have a recommendation for a cheaper room?   We think we offer with the Zen Bungalow a great budget choice. But there is another option across the street:  http://www.yuthpanmuaythai.com/  We had a look at the rooms  – they are quite big and clean and do have air conditioning. The monthly rate is 8.500 Baht/month. You can send an email inquiry referring to Vikasa Yoga.email: pan_bin777@hotmail.com
 
Can I arrive earlier and stay longer?
We suggest you arrive at least one day in advance take the opportunity to relax settle in acclimatize and of course meet our Vikasa family and team!
We offer 20% room discount to all TT course participants. Another benefit of arriving a day early is the opportunity to take advantage of our free regular class schedule and prepare yourself physically enjoy and try some of the Vikasa yoga style and teacher here at our resort. (Inquiry: inspire@vikasa.com)
  
 
Can my partner join me at Vikasa even if he/she is not joining the course?
Of course. Your partner can join you in Ocean Rooms and we have limited Bungalows for couples. Please ask us for rates. (Inquiry: inspire@vikasa.com)
 
 
Is Thailand a safe country to travel and to join Yoga Teacher Training course?
Thailand is a very safe country. Thai people are very friendly and you can feel the peaceful Buddhism atmosphere everywhere. Even young girls traveling alone feel very safe here. Koh Samui is very peaceful and lot Thais can speak English well. You can arrive worry free because the Vikasa team picks you up personally at the airport.
 
Can you recommend a marketing book for yoga teachers?
“The Becoming a Global Yogi guide is a fantastic resource for new and established yoga teachers who are interested in taking their teaching to the next level: global! If your dream is to teach yoga while travelling the world, this 50 page Ebook will give you a step-by-step plan for how to strategically implement your dream. The guide covers both the practical details like websites and marketing, and the more intangible like finding your yoga style and connecting with your students.

 
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