Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand
Since establishing themselves as one of the most trusted yoga schools in India, Rishikul Yogshala has now resolved to spreading the traditional and authentic yoga teachings of India to the beautiful country of Thailand.
Known by many as the land of smiles, this area boasts a peaceful, harmonious way of life; the perfect setting to embark on a journey of self-discovery through nature, culture, and the historic art of yoga. With experienced Indian teachers, students can enjoy the serenity of Thailand combined with the invaluable guidance of authentic yoga practitioners.
Join us in March for a 200-hour teacher training at Eco Logic, a riverside resort for charity located deep within lush rainforests and cascading waterfalls; a month long program that will leave you feeling both refreshed and full of purpose.
Why Go for Yoga Training in Thailand?
Surrounded by abundant rainforest, majestic waterfalls, and natural hot springs, the tiny village of Paksong, Thailand is a perfect blend of traditional Thai culture and nature-oriented brilliance. Known by many as “the land of smiles”, not only because visitors love its natural beauty and historical riches, but also because of the country's friendly people and gentle way of life. Thailand replenishes the yogi and the adventurer in you with the most beautiful beaches, picturesque hiking trails, and vast viewpoints. Practice sunrise yoga alongside a babbling river, meditate atop a glorious waterfall perched deep within a lush jungle, or take a boat ride to remote and unexplored islands. Dive into your spiritual practice as you visit one of the many exquisitely-adorned temples; listening to soulful mantra and practicing meditation techniques with some of the most ancient Buddhist monks in Southeast Asia. The beautiful country of Thailand has truly inspired us to conduct our Yoga Teacher Training programs in its admirable embrace.
Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand
Become a certified yoga practitioner and teacher while undergoing a yoga program in the scenic lap of Thailand. Learn the art of yoga asanas and delve into the hidden layers of yogic philosophy in the gorgeous setting of tropical rainforests and cascading waterfalls.
A Yoga TTC in Thailand provides a perfect blend of traditional teachings infused with the right sources and ambiance to practice the art in its purest form. Undergo cleansing rituals and practices for complete purification of the mind and body, while traditional Thai massage with trained therapists work towards restoring the body vials back into its form.
The training delivers you onto the path of self-discovery and gives you all the tools you need to spread the benefits of yoga to others. Here are some of the core highlights of Yoga Training in Thailand:
Teachings of the most traditional and purest forms of yoga: Ashtanga Vinayasa and Hatha Yoga. These two styles of yoga mark the origin of yogic practices, and are the foundation to many other styles of practice in the world today. Study of these two ancient forms puts you on the pedestal of achieving the basis of yoga with safety and authenticity.
Study of Human Anatomy and the response of the body to the practice of yoga. The practice and teaching of yoga requires intense understanding of the science and systems that makes up a human body. In order to safely and effectively teach the art with perfection, it is imperative to study various elements of Human Anatomy for the ideal implementation of yogic theory into a benefiting practice.
Perfecting the asanas and deepening the pose through study of various Adjustment and Alignment techniques. Learn how to guide future students and avoid injuries during yoga practice through the study of proper alignment techniques. There are various levels and layers of performing each yoga asana, and in order to reach into deeper layers of the pose, study and in-depth practice of various Adjustment and Alignment techniques are conducted.
Study of Yoga Philosophy (the yogic way of life) in context of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Get introduced to the theoretical aspects of yoga science with extensive insights into yogic literature that form the very niche of yoga and spirituality. Adopt the true yogic lifestyle with the study and practice of the five yoga yamas and niyamas. Observe the true implications of practicum by understanding the disciplines of a yogic lifestyle.
Reaching mental oneness & peace of mind through the practice of various meditation techniques. Meditation is a primary element of a quality yoga program as it opens internal communication channels through which the mind, body and soul unite. The practice also reduces anxiety, improves mental clarity, and produces an overall state of wellbeing when performed routinely.
Study and use of various props in practicing and perfecting each yoga pose for both restorative and healing purposes.
Emphasis on breath-based training.
Resolving chronic mental & physical disorders. Learn how yogic practicing such as asana, meditation, and breath techniques can produce healing of common disorders.
Experience modules on how to share the gift of yoga and conduct classes to students. Becoming a yoga teacher requires practice, demonstration, and guidance from senior teachers just as much as receiving education about the practices of this ancient art form. During this segment, you will be provided the opportunity to conduct and undergo practical demonstrations on teaching a yoga class in the most authentic manner.
Self Practice to encompass all the lessons learnt throughout the course. Wednesdays and Sundays are reserved for self practice. Self-practice important for deepening one’s understanding of yoga and it’s effect on mind, body, and soul. Conducted under the guidance of certified yoga teachers and traditional yogis from both Rishikesh and Canada, self-practice founds the core of the curriculum as it aids in self-analysis and further improvisation.
Study of Ayurveda science and food to understand its role in improving human life. Ayurveda, the most ancient medical science that utilizes a blend of natural ingredients and organic therapy for healing the most rigorous ailments, is a lifestyle every yogi is advised to understand in order to become a well-developed yoga practitioner and teacher.
Learn to prepare the body for intense yoga practice and meditation through specific yogic cleansing techniques known as the Shatkarmas or the six yogic works.
Learn how to stay healthy and happy at work or when rendered immobile due to a physical disability. Study the science of practicing yoga in a chair through our chair yoga sessions.
Understanding the art of self-healing through Laughter Yoga Therapy. A contemporary technique based on scientifically proven theory that psychological effects of induced laughter are akin to a spontaneous one, Laughter Yoga has gained tremendous recognition across the globe. Easy and fun to practice, this art can be performed by people of every age and body types. It is recognized as one of the best methods for reducing stress and transforming the mind into a more blissful state.
Recognized Certification Program in Thailand
Get awarded with Yoga Alliance recognized certification in Yoga with YTTC in Thailand at Rishikul Yogshala. The certificate shall validate your credentials as a recognized yoga instructor and grants you the liberty to practice and preach the science of yoga in every corner of the globe.
Nestled within the lush Thai rainforest, Eco Logic is an eco-conscious paradise on earth. Practice yoga alongside a cascading river, breathe in the fresh forest air, and wake to the peaceful sounds of birds singing to welcome a new day. The resort boasts a riverside 10-bed dorm with shared bathroom, and 4 riverside shared rooms with private bathroom.
All rooms are equipped with comfortable beds and mosquito nets. Lounging hammocks adorn walkways, campfire pits are strategically placed in common areas, and a pebble beach alongside the river makes for a beautiful spot to cool off and find solitude.
Abundant gardens growing fresh produce line the resort grounds, and the sound of children’s laughter can be heard in the distance as the on-site Thai Child Development school teaches local adolescents with disabilities. You can thank yourself for your karma yoga contribution in enrolling in a YTT at this location as 100% of the resort profits are donated to this school foundation. To read more about this inspiring charity, click here.
Lush, organic fruit trees and hydroponically grown vegetables can be seen from every area of the resort grounds. The infamous Thai chefs provide home-cooked, buffet-style meals three times daily with both Thai and Western cuisine.
Free-range chicken’s lay tasty eggs for breakfast, and sustainably sourced herbal teas are available any time of day. Meal times make for superb dining with a majestic view from the restaurant overlooking the jungle below.
Facilities at the Centre
- An English speaking host to answer questions, organize activities and provide support when needed
- Massage services ($)
- Organic, on-site farm
- Pick up facilities for students
- Mosquito nets
- Free drinking water & herbal tea
- A shop with fairtrade products
- Free WiFi in common areas
- A library with books in English, French, Dutch, and German
- Free use of lockers
- A sports field with badminton net
- A pebble riverside beach
- 100% of resort profits donated to Thai Child Development Fund
- Campfire pits
- Laundry services ($)
- Room Cleaning Service
- Taxi service
- Bicycle rent
- Local Excursions ($)
Student Life in Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand
Days off from training are spent nurturing relationships with oneself, each other, and the community. The school has organized exciting excursions to offer insight into this beautiful country and the Paksong area. Activities include:
- Boat trip to three remote islands with picnic lunch
- Daytrip to hotsprings & hilltop temple
- Daytrip to beach
- Bamboo rafting
- Local market visit
- Thai language course
- Thai cooking course
- Massages and body scrub
- Tree Planting with TCDF children
- Hiking to nearby waterfall
How to Reach us in Thailand
Internationally connected via Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang International Airports, Eco Logic can be accessed by either bus or domestic flight into the town of Ranong, Thailand.
By Airway : Nok airlines flies domestically three times daily into Ranong Airport. Flight duration is about 1.5 hours from Bangkok.
By Land : Comfortable VIP Buses depart from the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok to Ranong in the morning or evening for overnight transfer. Duration of bus travel is approximately 10 hours.
Venue in Thailand
Eco Logic is a tranquil and natural setting for teaching yogic practices in Thailand. A humble abode for spiritual work, it is safe to say that the resort is adorned with nature’s most magnificent creations. The backdrop is embellished with ideally lush rainforst, while the riverside shala hold space for peaceful daily practices. A serene space off-the-beaten-path in Thailand, the resort is a perfect mix of raw yet restful accomodation. Housed with hand-crafted wooden art and lined with plush, organic gardens, guest can enjoy vast views while dining in the tree-top restaurant overlooking the mountain range. The location makes up for an ideal stay during a transformative yoga program. Incorporated with all the modern amenities merged with the simplistic demands of yogic lifestyle, the stay at the hotel becomes an experience to cherish. Serving home-grown, organic cuisine created by talented in-house chefs, guests will feel nourished and heathy as they embark on this transformative program.