San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Are you looking for yoga teacher training courses that will give you the best value? Welcome to the Spiritual Yoga School. The Spiritual Yoga School offers a 200-hour intensive teacher training course (RYS 200 YA US) that is accredited with Yoga Alliance International, Yoga Alliance USA, and the international Yoga Federation. When you complete the training program you will be eligible for a registered yoga teachers (RYT) certification. Find out more by clicking here.
Students who are interested in participating should understand that this will be a physically and emotionally demanding program. It will require a strong commitment and personal sacrifice. Also, you are required to have passion to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga.
The Setting and Emphasis
You will learn in a traditional, authentic Yoga setting under highly qualified instructors, where you will gain the skills you need to pass on practical Yoga techniques to your students. Training will be both theoretical and practical, and will include:
- Yoga Asanas - Daily Personal Practice
Learning outcomes: Improve personal asana practice through understanding of bandhas, breath, correct alignment and use of modifications and props under the guidance of an experienced teacher. Develop and understanding of your strengths and limitations and how you can use them as a teaching opportunity in a classroom setting.
- Chanting, Meditation and Pranayama
Essential for both personal practice and teaching groups and individuals with therapeutic needs and the goal of inner peace. Learning outcomes: Understand of the contraindications, health benefits and the physical and physiological impact of these practices on the subtle and gross body. In a practicum setting, achieve a level of competency to teach basic chanting, pranayama and meditation techniques to students.
Without an understanding of the philosophy and history of yoga we are just making shapes. This subject is essential for the teaching integrity and spiritual growth. Learning outcomes: A basic understanding of the roots of yoga philosophy. A working knowledge of the 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga and the Yoga Sutras.
The often ignored sister science of yoga. Ayurveda is the ancient medical science of India. Learning outcomes: Introducing trainees to the science of ayurveda, its history as a traditional medical system, its relationship to yoga and the basic concepts of ayurveda. Learn the techniques of basic kriyas for personal use.
Through the study of Anatomy we keep students safe and help them access the physical benefits of their yoga practice with ease. Learning outcomes:Understand the composition and function of the major planes, muscles, bones, ligaments and tissues relevant to yoga. Understand the importance of correct skeletal alignment and movement in the role of injury prevention. Understand the central nervous system, respiratory system, blood circulation, the endocrine and lymphatic systems in relation to yoga practices.
- Asana Alignment and Adjusting Teachniques
An essential part of our curriculum to help students reap the most benefits from their practice and to prevent injury and help students deepen their practice through adjusting skills. Learning outcomes: Understanding the principles of alignment and adjusting. Ability to provide effective adjustment, modifications, props and verbal cues to help students in developing safety, benefits and access specific depth in their practice.
It is essential for a teacher to understand the fundamental sequencing guidelines and also understand how to sequence towards specific needs and class objectives. Learning outcomes: Demonstrated understanding of the purpose and intention of sequencing. Ability to intelligently sequence classes for students with the goal of optimising their health and wellness.
Learning outcomes: Learn to teach a series of asana safely, competently and with integrity. Understand each asana on a pranic, physical and therapeutic level. Understand how to teach a wide range of mixed abilities and ranges of capacity through variations, props and modifications. Many trainees graduate from a TTC without the ability to teach because the programme did not allocate sufficient time for practicum. Yoga Teaching Practicums make up a large component of the training with plenty of guidance and feedback from teachers.
It is imperative that experienced trainers highlight the issues of ethics that come with the role as a yoga teacher. Learning outcomes: Recognise ethical responsibilities to maintain standards of conduct and care in the classroom. Recognise the universal ethical standards in regard to issues of professional conduct and teaching competence.
- Classroom Management
An important subject to help you manage situations in our classroom with a high level of professionalism. Learning outcomes: Achieve a heightened awareness as to the broader and often complex scope of the teaching role over and above delivering a class.
- Yoga Business
In an extremely competitive market it is vital that trainees understand how to stand out from crowd in a way that aligns with their values as yogis. Learning outcomes: Understand the basic principles of business as applied in a yoga setting. Develop an awareness of the skills necessary to thrive as a yoga business owner of freelance teacher such as social media, client experience, information management systems, marketing and client retention.
- Traditional Puja Ceremony and much more ......
Spiritual Yoga School Teacher Training is conducted in English, so in order to attend, you must be proficient in the language. We also require of our students:
- An open mind
- A commitment to learning
- A sincere desire to become an effective Yoga teacher
This course is highly demanding physically, spiritually and mentally. You will be working very closely with other students, and it is expected that you will enhance one another’s learning experiences, and encourage one another throughout the learning process. Accordingly, we would prefer that if your primary goal is simply to obtain a certificate, you attain a higher level of personal development before you apply. When you are ready to meet the challenges, it will be our pleasure to welcome you to Spiritual Yoga School’s teacher training course.
Students who sign up learn under the most qualified instructors. We provide you the training you need to pass on practical Yoga techniques to your students. Each 200 hour Yoga teacher training course is headed by our qualified staff of trainers. After your complete your training you will receive RYT – Registered Yoga Teachers certification that will qualify you to teach Yoga anywhere in the world.
Participants must be free of major injuries going into the program. Students with minor but recurring injuries must inform the teacher of their conditions.
Vaccines and Medicines
Read more about the vaccines and medicines list by clicking here . You should visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.
Teachers for September Training:
- Ram Vakkalanka (E-RYT 200, RYT 500)
- Kat Leimner (E-RYT 200)
- Kayla Nielsen (RYT 200) - Handstand&InversionsTeacher
- Teaching Assistant Amafah (RYT 200)
The Venue and Location
The Venue: Vikasa Yoga Retreat
The Island of Koh Samui is a small island located in the Gulf of Thailand in the southeast Thailand in Surat Thani Province. Koh Samui has two sister islands: Koh Phangan and the smaller Ko Tao. Main town is Chaweng, where you can find anything you need for your stay. Koh Samui is famous for sandy beaches, coral reefs, and coconut trees are present on the island. The climate is warm and humid for most of the year. However, in comparison to most of the rest of southern Thailand, Koh Samui’s weather is relatively drier. The heaviest precipitation is typically seen in the months of October and November. For the rest of the year, given the tropical climate, rain showers are brief; 20-60 minutes duration is typical. The name Koh Samui derives from the word “samui”, meaning “sand bar” in the southern dialect, for these are many sand bars offshore.
Thailand’s national animal, the mighty Elephant, is a symbol or power and royalty. Koh Samui offers one of the best tropical rain forest elephant trekking tours. Experience Thailand’s gracious animal in the most natural way through a jungle trek on the back of one of these humble animals. Travel through exotic coconut groves and wade through the cooling rivers on this amazing journey. This is by far the most magical way to discover all of Koh Samui’s jungle secrets.
The Koh Samui aquarium has a beautiful collection of tropical marine lige. Think of sharks, tropical fish, turtles and more. The animals are home to Koh Samui and the Gulf of Thailand. You can enjoy a wonderful moment while seeing these fish swim around the aquarium. This tour is a great way to calm down and relax, take some pictures and enjoy the underwater sea paradise of Thailand without wearing a diving suit!
SAMUI TIGER ZOO
Come say hello to the young leopards and Royal Bengal Tigers! Have a look at their strength and amazing power that puts fear and awe into all of us. They are the predators that are feared the most in the animal kingdom. You can stare at them from close by or from a distance, as they play with each other in their natural environment. If you feel a bit more adventurous, you can have have a photo taken while you’re sitting right next to them!
- full training program
- fully equipped accommodation with AC
- delicious vegetarian/vegan meal twice a day – breakfast and dinner
- wi-fi internet
- yoga mat, belt, yoga brick
- accommodation (25 nights; 6th Sep - 1st October 2016, single or double occupancy)
- tuition fee, books&manuals
- Hatha yoga pradipika by the Bihar School of Yoga
- Karma yoga by Swami Vivekananda
- Eastern body, western mind by Anadea Judith
- Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Vivekananda
- Bhagavad gita by sri Swami Sivananda
- Meditation for the love of it: enjoying your own deepest experience by Sally Kempton
- Science of being and art of living by Maharishi Mahesh
- Science of being and art of living by Maharishi Mahesh
- Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff&Amy Matthews
- Yoga meditation: through mantra, chakras and Kundalini to spiritual freedom by Gregor Maehle
- Touching enlightenment: finding realization in the body, by Reginald A. Ray
- The purpose and practice of Buddhist meditation, by Sangharakshita
- The anatomy of Hatha yoga, by David Coulter
For Yoga Teacher Training, a 700 USD deposit is required upon booking to secure your place. The balance is due one month prior to the training start date.
Cancellations received 45 days or more before arrival date: 50% of the training rate is non-refundable.
Cancellation received within 14-44 days to the arrival date: 75% of the program rate is non-refundable. If the cancellation occurs before 13 days of the arrival date then your non-refundable payment can be kept as credit for any future program once it is used within the following 12 months from cancellation date.
We regret that any cancellations within 13 days or less are completely non-refundable and non-transferable.
Accepted payment methods
Bank wire transfer, Credit Card, Cash (USD or GBP)
For more information, ask your questions directly to the Spiritual Yoga School. We will be happy to assist you.
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Spiritual Yoga School Ltd
The Spiritual Yoga School (accredited with Yoga Alliance USA) is a boutique institution offering an unparalleled educational experience. Our courses reflect our passion for holistic wellness and were specifically tailored to suit the needs of the expanding yoga industry.
The Spiritual Yoga School presents you a wonderful opportunity to gain your Yoga Teacher certificate on tropical Islands - Koh Phangan and Koh Samui in Thailand. Open to Yoga enthusiasts of all ages and all levels, we focus on small groups (no more than 20), so you can be assured of personal attention at every step of your training.
After completing your training you will have full understanding of Yoga Philosophy, History, Hatha or Vinyasa style, Meditation, Yoga Anatomy and much more. Having completed training with Spiritual Yoga School, you will be prepared to start teaching Yoga and live your dream, travel to exotic locations as a Certified Yoga Teacher.
With Yoga having its roots in India, almost every session to be hosted by us will have at least one Indian teacher so as to bring authenticity and genuineness to our training program. All our teachers are fully certified and have years of experience. It will be their pleasure to guide you on your Yogic journey.