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Hundreds of students in the last 15 years have enjoyed the benefits of studying at Nirodha Yoga, as you can see in the photos above. Our course is far more than just getting a certificate to teach. It is your chance to engage with a mindful practitioner and immerse yourself within your own practice, nurturing acceptance and love for where you stand in the present moment! This practice will allow you to make your mind and body a safe and stable home, to which the doors are always open. Not only will your body and mind change, you will leave with solid foundations for lifelong practice, and teaching if you so desire. This is a yoga teacher training program that delivers far more than just how to a confident and effective yoga teacher, it also cultivates self-knowledge, leading to a healthy relationship not only with yourself but the people and environment that surrounds you. With modern tools (such as videos, PDFs, movies and sequence flash cards) you will feel supported in thus life-long journey into yoga.
Accommodations available are in private bungalows and a dormitory. It should be noted, however, that the dormitory option is exclusively for women. Mandala Dormitory is a women-only dorm. It is located at the spot of Nirodha Yoga hall, so it is very convenient. It will take you 10 seconds to reach the yoga hall from your bed for your daily practice.
The Fan Bungalow is a private bungalow within five minutes' bike ride to the training facility. It is very easy to rent a bike in Koh Phangan, and it costs around 6 USD a day. Features include a kitchen, terrace, and free WiFi. JB Easy Life Bungalow is within walking distance from the training facility also. Features include a terrace and free WiFi.
Nirodha Yoga School is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and the training follows the standards of Yoga Alliance. Upon successful completion of this training, you will qualify for RYT 200 certification. This 200-hour yoga teacher training on Koh Phangan covers all the necessary skills to get started on sharing your practical knowledge of yoga.
In this month-long immersion, you will build a strong understanding of the physical, emotional, energetic, pranic, and spiritual layers of the yoga practice. You will learn about physical anatomy, asana alignment, therapeutic touch, and much more. Once a week, there will be a kirtan night. Kirtan is the chanting of Sanskrit mantras, accompanied with live music.
This course is a comprehensive presentation of yoga as a vehicle to maintain and promote health, and a discipline which leads to genuine peace of mind. After a deep immersion into asanas, pranayama, bandhas, meditation, mantras, mudras, chakras, and the teaching of the ancient yoga scriptures like Hatha yoga Pradipkia, you will leave the course feeling confident and ready to teach.
The teacher training course will take place in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Nirodha Yoga is located near Sri Thanu, which is known as a home of a big conscious community. It is a center of yoga, kirtan, ecstatic dance, tantra, and vegan restaurants.
Healthy vegan brunch is included in the course price. For any other food needs, the school area is full of healthy food options, all within walking distance. Options include vegan and vegetarian, raw, and, of course, local Thai food restaurants. If you have special dietary requirements, it is a good idea to communicate with Nirodha Yoga when making a reservation.
Please book your flight to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok. From there, you may fly to Samui Airport (USM). Between Bangkok and Koh Samui, there are many daily services run by Bangkok Airways. Flying time is about 50 minutes. A connecting ferry will have to be taken from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan, for about 300 THB one way.
From Bangkok, you can also fly first to Surat Thani Airport (URT). Air Asia flies from Bangkok to Surat Thani daily, flying time is about 50 minutes. The transfer from Surat Thani Airport (URT) to Donsak ferry port is by coach or taxi and takes about 90 minutes. At Donsak, you transfer to the Raja ferry to Koh Phangan, which takes three hours. While the overall journey is longer than flying directly to Koh Samui, it can be cheaper to fly via Surat Thani, depending on the time of year.
There are many bus services from Bangkok to Koh Phangan. Most of these are sleeper buses. They can be booked from travel agencies in Bangkok or by going to the central bus station (Sia Thai). The journey takes about ten hours to Donsak, the ferry port for boats going to Koh Phangan. From Donsak, the journey takes around three hours to Koh Phangan. Usually, the ferry is included in the price of the bus.
Arrival by ferry
There are ferries from Samui To Koh Phangan. The Seatran ferry leaves Koh Samui at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Lomprayah ferry leaves Koh Samui at 8 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. The Seatran pier is located near the airport, approximately a ten-minute drive and the Lompraya pier is located 50 minutes from the airport.
The Lompraya pier is 50 minutes from the airport. Please take this into consideration when booking the rest of your journey. Ferries arrive in Koh Phangan at Thong Sala pier. For returning back, the Seatran ferry leaves Koh Phangan at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Lomprayah ferry leaves Koh Phangan at 7:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 4:20 p.m.
From Koh Samui airport, there is a shuttle service going to the ferry ports for Koh Phangan. This is usually available as a free service. Please ask for this service when you purchase the ticket for the ferry in the Seatran or Lompraya ferry counter as you exit Samui Airport (USM).
Trains leave Bangkok several times daily, the journey time is about 12 hours. Sleeping booths are available for some services. Leaving the train at Surat Thani, the transfer by coach or taxi from Surat Thani station to Donsak pier takes about one hour. From Donsak, the ferry journey takes three hours to Koh Phangan.
There are two companies that run luxury coach services from Bangkok to Chumphon, which takes about six hours. At Chumphon, you transfer to a large express boat that stops at Koh Tao before arriving at Koh Phangan. The boat journey from Chumphon to Koh Phangan takes about three hours.
Pickup taxis are only available from the pier. Please inform the taxi to go to Anahata Yoga Shala, Bovy Beach Srithanu. Taxis are approximately 200 THB per person.
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