About This Event
The course is a 25-day intensive program that will provide education in all areas of yoga including yogic philosophy, anatomy of the physical body and the subtle body (pranas, chakras, koshas and nadis), yoga sutras, asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques), kriyas (cleansing techniques), bandhas (locks), mudras (gestures), mantras (chants), and other traditional techniques.
Although no previous yoga experience necessary, applicants are required to be in good health and have a genuine interest in yoga.
ALL-INCLUSIVE TUITION FEES
Our course rates include all training, course material, certification, accommodation and 3 vegetarian meals per day. Additional services such as massage, spa, and detox programs are not included in the rates.
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It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection. - Krishna to Arjun, in the Bhagavad Gita
ScheduleThe course is a 25-day intensive program with the following schedule :
05:30 - Wake Up
06:30 - Guided Meditation
07:00 - Practice (Asanas / Pranayama)
08:30 - Breakfast
09:00 - Bath / Laundry / Rest
10:15 -Lecture (Traditional Texts / Philosophy)
11:30 - Pranayama / Kriya / Karma Yoga
12:30 - Lunch
13:30 - Guided Relaxation / Yoga Nidra
14:00 - Lecture (Traditional Texts / Philosophy)
15:00 - Tea Break
15:30 - Methodology / Anatomy & Physiology
16:30 - Practice / Teaching Practice
18:00 - Meditation / Shanti Mantras
18:30 - Dinner
19:30 - Assignments / Self-Study/Group Sharing
21:30 - Lights Off / Sleep
FRIDAYS : (Optional) Half day. Mandatory classes run until noon. We have found that some students desire more free time during the course. Due to this, we have optional course related activities on Friday afternoons that students may choose to join, or alternatively they can take opportunity to use the complimentary transport from The Spa Koh Chang to White Sand Beach on the West Coast at 12 Noon. The transport returns to the resort at 3PM from White Sand Beach. You can also opt to stay overnight on the other side of the island and return the next day. Your meals will be prepared as usual.
SATURDAYS : Day off. You may choose to explore the island or stay at the resort. Your meals will be prepared as usual.
Venue HighlightsOur venue for the course will be The Spa Koh Chang, located in the sleepy fisherman village area of Salak Khok. Surrounded by the beautiful mangrove jungle, visitors to The Spa travel great distances over and over again to be in this peaceful and serene environment to detoxify and relax.
You can expect to spend your days training in a lush jungle environment with butterflies around you. During your free time, you can relax by the mineral salt water pool overlooking the mangroves, kayak, or exploring the local villages of Salak Khok and Salak Phet. And during the night time, experience a canopy of stars above you, then allow the sounds of nature to lull you to sleep.
AccommodationsThere will be 3 types of accommodation options available during the course:
RETREAT GURU PRICING
Shared Lower Hill Cottage (shared twin bed with 1 other person from the course)
Shared Single Hill or Upper Hill Cottage (shared twin bed with 1 other person from the course)
Private Oriental Room (private room for 1 person with double-sized bed)
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Yoga Studio
- Bicycles For Rent
Menu/CuisineMeals during the training will be vegetarian to align with our belief of ahimsa (non-violence).
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at predetermined times during the day. See timetable. Additional food items and smoothies are available for purchase at the restaurant.
You can also supplement your meals with delicious local fruit available in the village.
DirectionsKoh Chang is Thailand’s second biggest island after Phuket, and it is located in the far east of the Gulf Of Thailand near to the border with Cambodia.
For many years, as tourism increased in the rest of the country, Koh Chang remained surprisingly undiscovered despite the noticeable appeal of its rocky mountains, an inland of jungle and abundant waterfalls and its many west coast beaches. Koh Chang now attracts western and eastern tourists, as well as local nationals from all over Thailand, but still maintains its charm and tranquil nature.
If you take public transport you will look at a full days travel from Bangkok via mini bus and ferries. It’s a long journey but if you leave from Bangkok in the morning, you’ll be enjoying a sunset cocktail with your toes deep in the sand on the same evening.
To fly, Trat Airport is the closest airport and from there you will simply need a 30 minute ferry ride to reach Koh Chang.