Thailand Yoga Teacher Training
Thailand Yoga Teacher Training
Exotic Thailand Awaits! Welcome to your 16 Day Intensive Immersion ~ Thailand Yoga Teacher Training at the eco-resort, Spa Koh Chang surrounded by the natural scenery of Salak Kok Bay.
Accredited with Yoga Alliance, the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training program certifies graduates as 200 Hour Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teachers.
Your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training Program Guide
Location | Spa Koh Chang Resort
Your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training takes place at the beautiful Spa Koh Chang Eco-Resort. Designated as the leading health retreat and climate friendly destination on Koh Chang!
Please note that Spa Koh Chang is a Holistic Centre and offers detox options. We ask that students NOT partake in those until after the training (if they choose). Too many changes too quickly will affect you adversely.
This lush and green area located at the serene lower Salak Kok Bay; the most abundant mangrove forest on Koh Chang. The Resort is extremely conscious carbon footprints and feels responsible to contribute to conservation.
Together our commitment combined makes the the world a better place!
Your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training will be filled with exciting challenges each day.
Please be prepared to focus your energy on the training. Ensure you are well rested each evening in preparation for the early morning start time.
Remember, this is an Intensive Immersion ~ it’s hard work, but wonderful work!
“On Day 1 of the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training, what time will I be expected to arrive?”
Students must be on-site by 4:00pm. Please ensure that your flight arrives (in TRAT) no later than 2pm on Day 1 of the program. The shuttle takes approximately 1 hour from the airport, so please ensure you have ample time. Students often opt to arrive a night earlier, or take an overnight flight to ensure they are in Thailand with ample time to spare Yoga Teacher Training.
Many students opt to arrive a night earlier.
Program Fees | Payment Dates | Refund Policy
$125 Canadian Dollars
due & payable upon submission of Application
$4,175 Canadian Dollars
Program Fees Include: double|shared accommodation with shared bath, meals, program tuition, all course materials, certificate & documentation administration for graduation (due to space limitations, there is no Single Occupancy option)
$1,800 Canadian Dollars
due & payable 3 days after official acceptance issued via email
$2,375 Canadian Dollars
due & payable 35 days prior to start date of program (processed to credit card on file)
* airfare & land transport are not included in Fees
* all Fees are subject to 5% Canadian, Goods & Services Tax
* all Fees are listed & payable in Canadian Dollars Convert Your Currency
Please review the full policy to ensure you understand our commitment as well as yours. We don’t believe in “fine print”!
“What will the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training cost?”
The additional expenses you will incur will be for Airfare & Land Transport. As students are coming from all over the globe, the costs for these will be relative to where you are coming from
“Do I have to stay on-site and utilize the accommodations and meals?”
This is an Intensive, Immersion program, and the very nature of it requires that all students are fully immersed. Students are required to “live” on-site for the duration of the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training.
“Why do you request a Deposit for the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training?”
The Deposit is required by accepted students who are prepared to commit to the program. Once received, and long before the full fees are paid, we immediately plan, prepare and incur costs associated for that student, in full anticipation of them attending the program.
Curriculum | Course Materials | Admission Requirements
Our Need to Know section goes through each of these items in detail as they relate to your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training. It is important that each prospective student review the details.
For the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training, course materials will be delivered to you (via courier) before the program begins.
Number of Students Per Session
Your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training program will be capped at 16 Students!
It is small enough to ensure an intimate environment and large enough to ensure a dynamic, holistic experience.
Your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training is more than simply “learning to teach yoga.” The program is designed to show our COMMITMENT to you as you entrust us with your journey.
View the Unique Benefits of our programming.
Meet Your Teachers
Your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training Teachers are committed to Your Success, Your Experience and helping You to learn to Live Your Yoga!
Review the most Common Questions we receive about our Thailand Yoga Teacher Training. They will likely answer many questions you may have.
Yes, your accommodations & meals are included in your Program Fees.
YES | All students will complete 1 Practicum (teaching a full class), 2 Multiple Choice Quizzes, 1 Final Written Exam ~ totalling 150 Marks.
No. | In order to successfully graduate from any Training program we offer, you must successfully meet the graduation criteria. Unfortunately, it serves no purpose for us to simply pass students who are not ready or able to teach. It is unfair to you, to the public you may teach and to the integrity of our programming.
At the beginning of reach program (during Orientation) the criteria will be clearly laid out as to the requirements for successful graduation.
It is our aim & commitment to ensure Students leave our programs ready. If the rare case this does not happen, the Student will not be certified to teach.
The policy for Tipping & Gratuities is listed on this page below the Packing List. Please Review.
Your entire day of programming contributes to your hours for the Training. The meals that are in Silence specifically contribute to your meditation practice and the hours we allot.
It is part of your programming to understand how Silence “Speaks”. It is one of the most challenging , yet most rewarding things one can learn.
The ONLY location that has space & allows for this is the Kalani (Hawaii) Training, as they have a large facility, & your family/friends can stay on-site in a different area from you. There is NO reduction in cost if you opt to stay in their room. The full price applies to you as the student as we book our set area based on specific numbers. You can be in touch with Kalani directly to book these additions if you choose.
At all other locations there is no allowance for this due to space limitations. If you truly want them to come along, they would have to pay the full amount of a registered student or join the program as they would be taking up that space that another could attend.
We suggest that this is a time for YOU! It is intensive program and there is little or no time to spend with people outside your peer group.
We suggest that you extend your stay, or arrive early if you would like to take part in other activities. During Yoga Teacher Training there is no allotted time to experience the local area.
We suggest that everyone arrive with ample funds upon arrival or withdraw funds at the airport on arrival. Often times the Bank Machines in local areas are not easily accessible, and there is no guarantee that if you are in urgent need you will be able to get to one quickly.
Yes, with advance notice at the time of registration, we will try to arrange to have appropriate meals prepared for you.
The Chef on-site will advise what they are able to do and will try their best to accommodate requests. We cannot guarantee all requests, but we always try our best.
When applying, please provide detailed information about your specific dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) when registering. Dietary requests around medical issues are always priority.
Vaccinations are not mandatory, but some students do opt to have the following vaccinations a minimum of 6 weeks before the training. It is your choice and we have not experienced any issues with contamination in the past. It is best to speak to your doctor about what is best for you.
CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water, regardless of where you are eating or staying.
You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.
Laundry is available ~ this is an additional cost to the student & is not included in fees.
All students are required to indicate sleeping behaviours or irregular patterns (example: restless sleepers, snoring etc.) when completing the application form.
We do our best to accommodate sleeping behaviours that match or compliment one other in order to ensure you have a good nights sleep, every night. We ask that all students bring along earplugs and eye patches for sleeping.
Wi-Fi access is available & complimentary, but limited to certain areas and the connection tends to be slow – any connection that is utilized is meant solely for quick email checks, and not live streaming or downloads. Skype will not be accessible with these connections.
Cellular Service is available depending on your service provider.
During the training sessions NO electronic devices will be allowed for use. There is little time to use services outside of the program, so be mindful of what you really need to bring along. When in classes, we want you to “let go” and be present!
We ask that you ensure you have a data or calling plan on your phone if you need to be in touch with family and friends.
Yes, please bring along your yoga mat.
No, absolutely not! Anyone wishing to delve deeper into their practice is welcome to join us. The skills and tools we learn in the program can be applied to many aspects of life… Yoga does not just happen on the mat – it happens in every moment!
We are a Canadian Company and as such are governed by the tax laws of Canada. Regardless of where the program is, we are required, by law, to charge the Goods & Services Tax as this program is considered a service.
Absolutely! The water is filtered and safe to consume. Water is available to you all-day and we suggest you bring along a re-usable (NOT GLASS, and preferably not plastic) water bottle to re-fill through-out the day.
Coffee is available to everyone at breakfast. Water and tea is available throughout the balance of the day.
Coffee is served every morning at breakfast. After breakfast, both water and tea are available throughout the day.
Our Program Fees posted by program include everything listed.
All the locations of our abroad program (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF EUROPE & ASIA) have the same power as the United States: 110 volt, 60 cycle electricity. Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type outside of North America, so American or Canadian travelers will not typically need a converter or adaptor, however many outlets may only be 2 pronged so you may need an adaptor for any 3 pronged items you are bringing, particularly laptops.
If you are uncertain, please check with this Global Listing.
Yes, this is first program that all prospective teachers attend. There are opportunities for teachers to continue on with advanced programming thereafter.
When you complete our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program you will be certified to teach Hatha & Vinyasa Classes. Specific programs such as Yin or Restorative are continuing education programs that you will take after this initial training, if you choose to do so.
Yoga knows no age and it is never too late or too early to start. All students must be a minimum of 18 Years of age to take the program, but from there on everyone is welcome in our program.
If it is any inspiration, our oldest graduate (Khatun, December 2012) was in her late 70’s!
Everyone is new to Yoga each and everyday. There is no perfection in Yoga, so everyone is welcome at the level they are at. In the program, we all start from the beginning, together!
Absolutely! Rest-assured that our program is not just a cookie-cutter program designed to get students in & out the door as quickly as we can. Our focus is you, the student, and the student becoming the teacher. Your teaching will be a direct reflection of our program and our intention is based on providing you with all the tools you need to succeed. We will have failed our students if we have provided them with anything less.
We welcome students from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Due to the intensity of the program, we require all students be fluent in the English language (reading, writing & speaking).
No, for this program you will receive an official receipt for all payments received, however you will not receive a T2202 slip at the end of the year. Based on our current tuition structure, we are not required to be registered with PCTIA and therefore do not provide the T2202 slips.
The official receipt we provide can be used for income tax purposes against your income earned. Should you need to apply for a BC Student Loan, PCTIA programs are the only ones that can offer that additional benefit.
We ask that all students do their best to refrain from alcohol and drug use during the program. Prescription medication is acceptable assuming it is not being used recreationally.
Smoking is acceptable, but only in the designated areas. If you are a smoker, please ensure you list it on the application.
NOTE: Some of our Locations are NON-SMOKING Facilities. Suncokret, Croatia & Te Moata, New Zealand are NON-SMOKING facilities.
All that being said, when possible, we will provide some local wine during your graduation celebration for students who would like to enjoy a glass!
Please review the suggestions by Spa Koh Chang on how best to arrive to the Centre, once you have landed. There are options for every budget.
Once we are within 8 weeks of the program start, we will ask you to confirm your flight details. All Students are required to be on-site by 4pm of Day 1 of the Program.
When considering flight options, please ensure your flight does not arrive later than 2:00pm on Day 1 of Program. Your departing flight should be scheduled for after 1:00pm on Departure Day.
Please DO NOT book flights for your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training until you receive the travel confirmation notice from our Group Leader.
Ready To Apply?
When you are ready to join us for the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training, please follow these steps:
STEP 1: Apply On-Line
STEP 2: Await Confirmation of Acceptance (via email within 3 days)
STEP 3: Our Team Leader will Guide You Through the Balance
Ready to Apply? Apply for Your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training
Thailand Yoga Teacher Training | Practical Items
What To Bring
When you travel for your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training, pack smart! You don’t need much to enjoy this amazing part of the world.
Thailand Packing List
* comfortable, loose clothing for teacher training sessions (nothing fancy required)
* yoga mat
* small, thin blanket for meditation
* bug spray | after-bite solution
* good walking shoes | sandals
* beach towel
* travel adapter
* sleeping eye patch
* earplugs (highly suggested – we cannot cure a snoring room-mate)
* lightweight rain poncho (just in case)
* alarm clock
* copy of travel insurance
* passport & visa (if required based on your citizenship)
* 1 book reading light that you can attach to reading materials in the evening (see sample image) NOTE: this is DIFFERENT from the flashlight requirement
* long sleeve shirts for evenings | short sleeve for day-time
* long & short pants
* money (Thai Bhat)
* water bottle
* travel, first aid kit
* sun glasses
* sweatshirt or light coat for colder evenings
* writing instruments & notepad (please have at least 3 or 4 writing instruments as you are writing each and every day)
* electronic devices BUT these are not allowed for use during teacher training sessions at any time
* energy or protein bars (optional, but suggested)
* hand towel for your yoga mat (optional, but suggested, especially in warmer climates)
* Vitamin C, Zinc & Electrolytes (optional, but suggested when travelling long distances via air ~ it also helps when alcohol is not consumed during travel, and you stay hydrated along the way)
Tipping | Gratuity
Tipping or Gratuities are not expected from Students attending a program at the Spa Koh Chang. If you wish to provide an additional amount for exceptional service from a staff member, it is at your discretion. A suggested amount is $3 USD per day.
Thailand is a wondrous kingdom, featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, and spectacular islands.
Along with a fascinating history and a unique culture that includes delectable Thai food, Thailand features modern cities, a pastoral countryside, and friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation.
Thailand’s history dates back thousands of years, though the modern history of Thailand began with the founding of the Kingdom of Sukhothai.
Located in the center of Southeast Asia, Thailand is truly at the heart of the region.
Fun Fact: looking over a map of Thailand will reveal a country whose borders form the rough shape of an elephant’s head.
Be Inspired to Inspire in Thailand!
How Can We Help?
Still Have Questions about the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training? Our Teacher Training Centre is here to assist as you consider joining us for the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training. We are available 7 days a week, so please connect with us and let us know how we can help!
We want to ensure that the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training program is truly the program that reflects what you are seeking!
EARLIER DATES ARE NOW FULL
January 31 – February 15, 2016
Alison Boons & Heidi Kornik
Training Starts In
Spaces Left For January
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