- La Casa Shambala
- 63/2 Moo 4, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand
- Aug 4 - Sep 1, 2019 (29 days)
- Small class sizes (maximum 20 people)
- Learn the principles and philosophy of yoga
- Learn the methodology of teaching to prepare your classes professionally
- Study based on Vinyasa Flow and Hatha styles that will allow you to develop and nurture your own teaching style
- Daily classes with practice and study of asanas, Pranayama, mantras and meditation
- Classes in anatomy, physiology and business ethics
- Internationally recognized Yoga Alliance certificate for 200 hours of study (RYS 200)
- Strong focus on community.
- Join with people from other cultures and you surround yourself with the healing power of nature on the tropical island of Koh Phangan
2 classes per day
In-depth study of primary and intermediate asanas, key points of alignment, contraindications and benefits
Pranayama, Mantras and Meditation
Principles of Vinyasa and Hatha
Alignment and adjustment
Planning and sequencing
Breathing and motivating your students
Observation and practice teaching – students of all levels
Anatomy and Physiology
Yoga as medicine
Anatomy of Yoga, holistic health and nutrition
Chakras, Bhandas, Mudras
Alignment and Breathing
Philosophy of Yoga
Chakras, Nadis, Kundalini
The eight roads of Ashtanga Yoga
Classical and Contemporary Yogic Texts (including the Bhagavad Sutras of Gita and Patanjali Yoga, Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
Lineages and Yoga Styles
Sanskrit – pronunciation and etymology
Business Ethics and Yoga Careers
Launching a career in Yoga, Business, Marketing
Planning and Retreat Workshops
Daily schedule example: (This is an example of the daily schedule and is subject to change)
08: 00 – 08:45 Meditation and Pranayama
08:45 – 09:00 Tea Break
09:00 – 10:30 Asana
10:30 – 11:30 Breakfast
11:30 – 12:30 Philosophy
12:30 – 15:00 Lunch and rest
15:00 – 16:00 Anatomy or Methodology
16:00 – 17:30 Asana
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
20:00 – 22:00 Self Study and Reflection
22:00 Lights off
About This Event
Escape, open your heart, reconnect. Deepen your practice, do what you’re passionate about and makes you feel good, and learn to share it with the world! Most of the time we dream, thinking about what it would be like or what it would have been like. Now you have the opportunity to decide and follow the path to which your heart aims. Each one of us has enormous potential and unimaginable creativity, we simply have to make a decision, leave our comfort zone and explore. Find the healing, rejuvenating and compassionate yoga teacher that is within you. If you are looking to change careers, start a new and healthy lifestyle or simply go deeper into the understanding of your practice and of yourself, this transforming yoga course should be an important part of your trip. Develop your skills and confidence with us at La Casa Shambala.
Discover your individual potential and your unique voice as a teacher, or simply explore your practice, study, integrate and subtly observe your physical, emotional and mental body. Join us in the Gulf of Thailand on the stunning tropical island of Koh Phangan, surrounded by nature and beautiful places and magical spaces…this is the perfect environment to focus on the present moment!
Mornings begin with meditation and practice. The days are full of an exhaustive study of yoga postures, philosophy, methodology. Afternoons conclude with practice and self-reflection. All accompanied by healthy and delicious meals and with qualified and experienced teachers, known for their talent and specialties and offering the best education and help both inside and outside of class.
La Casa Shambala offers you an immersion in the yogi lifestyle and the path of teaching from the heart. Throughout this course, you will have the experience of living in community while you surround yourself with healing power of nature. This is the best way to connect the mind, body and soul. Students get a mix of the art of teaching yoga asana, along with the well-rounded exposition in philosophy, lifestyle and yoga techniques. Emphasis is placed on the practice and development of teaching skills, including how to organize a class, create trust, pranayamas, philosophy and how to make corrections to postures. You will learn how to teach yoga with precision, emphasizing the presence of the heart. The fundamentals of this program are based on Vinyasa Flow and Hatha sequences and will allow you to develop and nurture your own teaching style. The course emphasizes teaching from beginners to intermediate levels. Therefore we focus on safety, the use of props, correct breathing and alignment as well as restorative asana, relaxation and meditation. We also go into more dynamic and strong asanas to improve strength, resistance and willpower. Students must respect their own limitations and are not expected to exercise beyond their own physical abilities.
Creative, loving community in a beautiful part of the island. I feel so close to Nature here and enjoy sharing space in a heartfelt place. The yoga space overlooking palm trees and greenery is very special
Venue HighlightsLa Casa Shambala is situated in the lush tropical environment of Koh Phangan, only about 10 minute from the beach. We build with the environment, not against it. We have cozy, bamboo bungalows, composting toilets, and a beautiful mandala garden. In addition to yoga, we also offer various eco-retreats such as permaculture courses.
What separates us from other studios is the community atmosphere. It is common outside of class time to see our students and our volunteers leading their own classes and sharing knowledge with one another in their fields. We host people from all over the world that have wonderful experiences to teach and everyone is always so eager to learn.
AccommodationsOur cozy bamboo huts are built for two although you may book a private solo bungalow if you wish. Each unit has either one double or two single beds (shared bungalows are always two singles!), a fan, mosquito net, and sockets to charge your devices. Our bathrooms are shared between all guests and are equipped with toilets and hot water showers. We provide pillows, linens and towels but please bring your own supplies such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.
Menu/CuisineAll meals are made with healthy organic vegan foods. La Casa Shambala may be able to meet any specific dietary requirements (including vegetarian meals) but please send them an inquiry first to be sure.
For every student, breakfast will include:
Whole wheat bread
Two different kinds of fruits
Tomato dipping sauce
One flavor of jam
DirectionsThe fastest way to get to Koh Phangan is to fly to Samui Airport (USM) and then take a 20 minute ferry, but this is also the most expensive. You can also fly to Surat Thani Airport (URT) and then take a bus to the pier and ferry to Koh Phangan (bus + boat takes 3 - 5 hours), There is also the possibility of buses and trains. Length of time and rice would depend on where you are departing from.
La Casa Shambala is only about 10 minutes from the main pier in Thong Sala. If you book a retreat with us free pier pick up is included (Thong Sala pier only)
ReviewsWrite a review - tell others about your experience.
Shelby Hoefling January 07, 2019
I did my 200 yoga teacher training here and LOVED it. La Casa Shambala is amazing. All of the food and accommodation is included which was awesome and makes a huge impact. I can't imagine doing a yoga teacher training without food... you are so busy with the training it was lovely to finish each session with our next meal all ready for us. The food was delicious and always prepared in the most beautiful way. It was also so nice to sit with the whole group for every single meal and really connect with one another. It helped us to all grow together as a family. I loved staying in the little bungalows they had for us and the fact that it took 1 minute to walk from the bungalow to the roof top area where we had class or yoga or meditation was so nice. It's right in the jungle so you have a beautiful view while learning or doing yoga and can hear nature all around you. Bring ear plugs for sleeping though as the frogs can get loud at night. Connecting with nature at La Casa Shambala is something you just wouldn't get to experience if taking a yoga teacher training in a city area and makes an amazing difference in your journey as you ground down. The staff on site was extremely helpful and nice. They became like family along with the group that I took the yoga teacher training with. The course is perfectly outlined and material is so interesting. We not only learned the information just to memorize the background of yoga but had in depth conversations that made you think. The instructors for my course knew what they were teaching and helped us to grow so much. You leave here feeling more confident as a person and also as a yoga teacher. I couldn't recommend the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at La Casa Shambala more! I encourage ALL of my friends to this teacher training if at all thinking of doing a yoga teacher training in Thailand. This is the best :). Honest review - not getting anything at all for this. I just want for others to benefit from this experience like I did!
Serene Stewart November 08, 2018
I did my 200 hour yoga teacher training course at La Casa Shambala and it was one of the best decisions of my life! Rakkel has created a beautiful community where all can feel at home and flourish. The space is close enough to all the amenities you need. Yet still far enough away from the hustle to hear the beautiful sounds of nature and be surrounded by jungle in the lovely open air yoga space. The food was delicious. Teachers incredibly knowledgable and kind. The staff and volunteers quickly became our friends. The accommodations are basic in the best way. The beds were comfortable and you had everything you needed while respecting the earth. If they ever put on a 300 hour training I'll be back!