About This Center

Santikara Yoga is set on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan Thailand, our Teachers from Rishikesh will be here to offer Yoga Teacher Trainings to certify and guide you through the most authentic yoga knowledge.

The goal of the trainings beyond creating perfected teachers is to lead you through the Yogic knowledge so to unite your body and mind for attaining the highest level of Yoga that is called as” Samadhi” Enlightenment.

Our teachers will take care to align you and give you extensive, complete and original knowledge, so that your transmission as certified teacher will be improved, accurate, accredited and ethic. 

That’s why we are here to help you to enhance your physical, mental and spiritual level through the stages/limbs of yoga.

The goal of the trainings is not only to provide the students of all the background teachings about asanas, anatomy and Yoga theory.

You will learn how you can improve your karma, how you can spread love and peace all over the world. We educate the students how to achieve their real goal of life and how to live a long and healthy life. 

For those who attend the course for their personal learning path and not to become teachers this experience will be useful to embrace a new and more conscious life and to have perfect and original guidance for your future practice.

During the courses we will provide:

1)    Experienced and co-operative teachers who can share the right and complete knowledge during the course until the certification

2)    Study material for the Teacher Training

3)    Yoga hall, Yoga mats, props and belts to practice asana, meditation and pranayama

4)    Jal Neti pot for Jal Neti practice and rubber string for SturaNeti 

5)    Accommodation for relaxing after completing the daily classes

6)    Healthy food which is easy to digest with proper nutrients which can help you to be energetic during the classes and herbal tea in morning

7)    Healthy and safe environment

8)    Accredited certification as Yoga Alliance Teacher

Why choosing the Teacher Training at Santikara?

Friendly, Natural and Homely Ambiance: The natural environment of Koh Phangan will be the setting for our Teacher Trainings and we truly offer an amiable environment where students can make themselves comfortable in the local environment just like home. We value each and every student, all the Yoga teachers’ behavior and attitude is down to earth, very much cooperative and they respond to the needs of the students and will never back down until they are trained well to qualify for the Yoga instructor certification.

Easy Yoga Teacher Training Lessons: we offer a well-crafted Yoga Teacher Training. After the completion of the training, a student will be given a Certificate of Yoga teacher training and thus he or she can be accredited by as Yoga Alliance Teacher and teach Yoga anywhere in the world. 

All the lessons and practical Yoga training are done in a easily guided and systematic manner such that a student can grab everything easily.

We are registered under Yoga Alliance, USA and Central Government of India. We have successfully trained many American, European, Asian and Australian students in the art of Yoga and Meditation, and many of them have become well established Yoga teachers in their country. Santikara is a project which can be ideal of those looking for a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course on a natural tropical island with authentic teachers.

World Class Yoga Teachers: Our teachers are highly talented and cooperative, and they have many years of experience in different Yoga schools in India and abroad. They have positive energy and attitude on teaching and always strive to guide students to reach their dreams of becoming a true Yoga teacher.

Unique Teaching style: Our teaching style always motivates, enhances, and encourages the students to get the best out of our Yoga Teacher Training Course. We explain and encourage all students to learn the Asanas (Yoga postures) step by step and gradually master all the advanced Asanas at the end of the course. Moreover, we also articulate the benefits and relevant knowledge associated with the Yoga postures such that they too can teach their students well in the future.

Simple and Comfortable Accommodation: As students get enrolled in our Yoga instructor training course, it is very important for us to arrange for a healthy accommodation to make them feel like home. We have here clean rooms, clean bed sheets, towel, hand wash soap and more importantly a safe and secured environment. If you need specific comfort in your accommodation, please feel free to contact the lead teacher before registration.

Fresh Food and Safe Drinking Water: Santikara provides nutritious, delicious and healthy food. We believe that if we have a balanced diet then our body and mind will become harmonized, and that our cognitive abilities will become more robust and performant to reach the Yoga Teacher Training Certification. For that purpose, we always serve fresh and healthy food, easy to digest, produced with organic local products. Our lead teacher is an expert chef about sattvic food, so he is planning and suggesting about menus which are focused on food quality.

Perfect Place to Practice Yoga: the natural location at the feet of the hill covered with natural forest and few steps close to the beach is a very quiet and healing place, here you will find tranquillity and the Buddhist tradition makes this island which is very rich in temples a very spiritual place, visiting the Teacher Training will bring this yoga to light. The Rishikesh Yogi Ashram has a very beautiful view on the Himalayas mountain range. We have our students practicing in the heart of nature i.e. on river stream, on fresh green grass etc.

Discipline: Santikara has a set of rules and regulations. The presence of rules and regulations has an important role to enhance our spiritual, mental and physical levels. This further helps in bringing peace and harmony in the classes.

Safety and Security: Santikara takes care of the safety and the security of the students, and we always endeavor to make the surroundings and the internal environment safe and secured, so that they will feel good and comfortable in the school and they can have more focus on practice and Yoga sadhana to achieve the actual goal of their lives.

Safety and Security are an integral part of our Yoga Teacher Training program. There is modern hospitals and medical structures on the island which in case of emergency can provide mediacl care at international standars. We can communicate you about these, no particular diseases are on the island, no particular vaccinations needed, part of the team lives on the island since years and the island is safe and free of diseases.

Our Food and Accommodation

Food : Rishikesh Yogi Ashram provide 3 times meals everyday during the course. Ashram is totally aware about food menu and food quality. We use totally fresh ingredients for preparing the food items. We have options for vegan and raw vegan also and we are happy to provide the raw and vegan food. 

Breakfast will be fruits salad Drinks will be herbal teas

Lunch will be a vegetarian, raw, gluten free main course (vegetable curries, pad thai, rice, raw sushi, raw soups, traditional salads like papaya salad and fermented tea leaves salad known as Burmese salad) Drink: Herbal tea

Dinner will be a soup, vegetarian, raw, gluten free main course, Herbal tea 

Every day we will vary the actual menu doing our best to provide delicious and healthy food from the Traditional Thai kitchen and vegetarian raw most delicious recipes.


Venue Highlights

Koh Phangan is a very natural location, Santikara is set on Sunset Beach at the feet of the hill covered with forest
Nearby there is many Buddhist Temple sites of stunning beauty and the island is a jewel rich in amazing views and natural panoramas from the hill looking down to the beach
the area where Santikara is set is famous for its forest covering the surroundings and for its pristine nature
The most beautiful beaches to swim are nearby and some more secluded can be reached by boat, so if you like to extend your stay we can support you and advice you about activities that you can do, as visiting the Ang Thong National Marine Park

Accommodations

Santikara offers accomodation in

3 Double shared room, 5 shared clean toilets and showers

6 beds dormitory, 5 shared clean toilets and showers

4 single Super Deluxe rooms with enclosed private bathroom

we provide this variety of stay so that everybody can choose a type of accomodation

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Our menu varies daily a selection of these dishes as

Breakfast

fruit salad, chia seeds raw pudding or coconut custard, traditional thai banana rice wrapped in banana leaves

Lunch and Dinner only selected vegan vegetarian dishes

pad thai, green thai curries, coconut soup, raw soups, raw sushi, traditional salads as green papaya salad and fermented tea leaves salad known as Burmese salad, vegetable brown rice dishes, tofu chips, mashed potatoes, pesto rice noodles, roasted pumpkin with thai basil, sauted morning glory

Raw Cacao Ceremony offered at every week end

Drinks: herbal teas

Directions

From Bangkok
flights including transport to Koh Phagan by NOK AIR

flights to Surat Thani with ASIAN AIR, taxi and boat transfer to be booked at booking desk at your arrival at Surat Thani airport, last boat from Surat Thani Don Sak pier is at 6pm and the transfer from Surat thani airport to DonSak pier takes 1 and half hour

flights with BANGKOK AIR to Samui, Koh Samui is the neighbour island, as you arrive at Koh Samui there is shared taxis at a fixed rate to the nearest pier from where you can get a boat to Koh Phangan

the last boats from Samui start from My Samui Island Pier

there is ongoing queue taxies at the boat's arrival at Koh Phagan pier, taxies know about our location next to Back to Nature's bungalows, before Hat Rin

Santikara is soon on Koh Phangan Google maps

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