200 Hour Foundations of Swara Yoga
- The Sanctuary Thailand
- Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani, Thailand
- Mar 3 - 29, 2019 (27 days)
The Swara Yoga Academy offers comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training Programs, Online Study Modules & Retreats. It is our mission to dramatically improve the depth and quality of Yoga being shared in the world by truly meeting the learning needs of aspiring Yoga Teachers.
We offer a detailed, holistic curriculum, long term study options and ongoing mentorship to our worldwide community of Swara Yoga Teachers. As a collective, we share practices which are deeply rooted in traditional Hatha Yoga, and also embrace Tantra, Taoism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, modern science and nature-based shamanic lineages.
We specialize in Pranayama and subtle energetic practices, and we believe that the practices of Yoga serve as tools which teach us how to flow within the waves of life with grace and strength.
The Swara Yoga Training is a total reset for the Soul! Swaha!
- This Course Includes:
- HATHA YOGA ASANA IN SLOW VINYASA FLOW STYLE
- ALIGNMENT, MODIFICATIONS, PROPS, CUES & ADJUSTS
- PRANAYAMA AND SWARA YOGA
- MEDITATION INCLUDING YOGA NIDRA
- YIN YOGA
- TEACHING PRACTICE: SMALL & LARGE GROUPS
- YOGA PHILOSOPHY
- MANTRA, KIRTAN & FIRE RITUAL (HOMA)
- REGGAE YOGA
- DEEP PERSONAL CONNECTIONS
- FUN AND OPEN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Venue HighlightsOur stunning location is The Sanctuary Thailand on the beautiful Haad Tien beach of Koh Phangan island. This island is fast becoming a “Yoga Mecca” of South East Asia and the healing sands of these secluded bays offers the perfect nest for this deep work.
Haad Tien is not connected by road and guests will arrive by taxi boat. With no traffic, wandering barefoot between these beaches, this environment invites us to slow down, let go and chill out. Breaks are spent lazing in the September sunshine before calm turquoise waters, it literally feels like paradise.
- Free Parking
- Yoga Studio
Schedule07:00-08:00: Pranayama & Meditation
08:15-10:00: Asana Class
10:00-11:00: Breakfast break
11:00-12.30: Yoga Theory and Philosophy Discussion
12:30-16.00: Lunch and Beach Break
16:00-18.00: Asana Workshop and Teaching Practice
18:00-19.00: Meditation, Yoga Nidra or Yin Yoga
- Dairy Free
AccommodationsAccommodation includes a free dorm bed in the beautiful wooden Zorba Hall. Sheets, towels and mosquito nets are provides as well as lock boxes. 3 toilet and shower rooms are by residents of Zorba Hall.
DirectionsThe closest airport to Koh Phangan is Koh Samui Airport (USM).
THE THONG NAI PAN SUPPLY BOAT
The fastest way to The Sanctuary on Haad Tien is to take the Thong Nai Pan Supply Boat from the beach in front of Hotel Anjali which is near to the Maenam Chinese Temple in Mae Nam Beach. This boat leaves once daily at 11:45am and you may buy your ticket on the boat itself, or from any of the street vendors nearby. The price is 300 baht to Haad Tien.
The Thong Nai Pan Supply Boat arrives directly into Haad Tien beach in front of The Sanctuary at 1:30pm.
PLEASE NOTE: The Thong Nai Pan Supply Boat DOES NOT LEAVE FROM MAENAM PIER. It leaves from the beach in front of Hotel Anjali. You can take the shared taxi from the Samui Airport and just tell your driver you are going to Hotel Anjali. Do not tell them you are taking a ferry as most drivers do not know about this very convenient little boat and will take you to a different pier.
THE HAAD RIN QUEEN FERRY
If your flight does not arrive in time to catch the Thong Nai Pan Boat, you should take the Shared Taxi from the airport to Big Buddha Pier where you will take The Haad Rin Queen which will take you to Haad Rin Beach.
As you get off the boat in Haad Rin, people with taxi boat signs will ask you where you are going and you tell them you are coming to The Sanctuary. The price for these long-tail boats is usually 300 baht per person for a shared boat, but they may ask for more if you are alone, depending on the time of day. Don’t pay more than 600 baht to take the boat alone. It is a 10 minute ride and will drop you in front of The Sanctuary.
PRIVATE SPEED BOAT
Your third option from Koh Samui is to arrange a private speed boat direct from Koh Samui to Haad Tien. To arrange a private boat please contact The Sanctuary
BUS & FERRY TO THONG SALA, KOH PHANGAN
Surat Thani is located on the Thai mainland, about a 1.5hour bus ride away from the Donsak Pier. When you get off your flight, you can buy a combined bus & ferry ticket to Koh Phangan in the airport. Busses leave for the ferry after each flight, so collect your baggage and buy a ticket straight away.
Try to take one of the high speed catamarans such as the Lomprayah Ferry which bring you in to Thong Sala Pier on Koh Phangan in under 2 hours. If you buy a ticket for the large Raja Ferry, this will take you more than 4 hours to arrive into Thong Sala Pier on Koh Phangan.
TAXI FROM THONG SALA TO HAAD RIN BEACH
From the Thong Sala Pier, take a shared taxi to Haad Rin. This should cost you 200 baht.
LONG TAIL BOAT TO HAAD TIEN
As you get off the taxi in Haad Rin, people with taxi boat signs will ask you where you are going and you tell them you are coming to The Sanctuary. The price for these long-tail boats is usually 300 baht per person for a shared boat, but they may ask for more if you are alone, depending on the time of day. Don’t pay more than 600 baht to take the boat alone. It is a 10 minute ride and will drop you in front of The Sanctuary.