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Do you love yoga? Would you like to take your practice to the next level? Would you like to have a freedom of choice? Are you ready to set yourself free? Do you want to be a yoga teacher? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are ready to go deeper into your practice and experience of yoga. You could try to set aside more time for normal classes or your personal practice, but when you realize you can just come and learn from master teachers in a setting where you can just study, practice, and live yoga without any distractions you'll know you're going to be on the fast path to a brighter you.
Vikasa Yoga Retreat features different styles of accommodation making it easy to find the style that fits you best. If youre looking for absolute comfort, wake up in a king size bed of our Ocean rooms. If youre travelling alone, you can enjoy the sweeping views from our single yoga caves. Our ecofriendly Zen bungalows offer a unique experience. Most units enjoy views of the ocean. All our rooms are modern, clean, and comfortable.
Zen bungalows are built from eco bamboo materials offering cozy environment with a small ensuite bathroom (hot shower). Bed comes with a twin-size mattress suitable for one person only. Bungalows are air conditioned and there's a mosquito net over bed, and a safe box.
Suitable for single occupancy only the room is quite small but warm and homelike with stunning sea views. All rooms feature a twin-size bed, A/C, and a safety box. The yoga caves use common bathroom and shower shared by 7 rooms. Facilities are located just around the corner.
Simple yet cozy beach bungalows offer unique waterfront living experience. Footsteps away from a private beach with crystal waters each bungalow is equipped with a queen size bed while five bungalows also have additional single bed. Bungalows come with ensuite bathroom with hot shower, A/C, mini fridge, and a safety box. Theres also a small balcony that comes with unobstructed sea view in most rooms. Superior beach bungalows are more spacious with a homelike feeling.
Ocean rooms are located on a higher level of Vikasa property hence the sea views are spectacular. Each room has a spacious balcony, A/C, ensuite bathroom with shower, mini fridge, coffee/tea making, safe box. Beds are equipped with high quality mattress and linen. Superior ocean rooms offer unobstructed sea view right from the bed!
Vikasa Yoga Resort Koh Samui is the ideal place to practice yoga, find like-minded people, eat healthy food, and just chill-out in an amazing environment. Joining our community gives you access to daily yoga classes, yoga vacation packages, regular events and yoga teacher trainings as well as various healers and nutrition counseling. Recharge with our retreat! Come to tropical heaven on the magical coasts of Koh Samui, Thailand! You will be provided with the inspiration and knowledge you need to awaken as a well-spring of love, well-being, and bliss through yoga.
Vikasa provides an inspiring yoga environment created by Konstantin Miachin. The center of evolution is Konstantin Miachin, a yoga innovator who created the challenging and ever-evolving Vikasa style. His practice and teachings have brought him to all corners of the world. Vikasa yoga center is dedicated to the study of yoga, holistic health, and consciousness evolution. More than yoga, we offer you inspiration and transformation in Vikasa.
Our comprehensive course is all about providing this opportunity for you. We bring all the ancient wisdom to light in a way that is fresh and applicable to the modern time and lifestyle. Our team of teachers will make sure your understanding and practice of yoga is clearer and more powerful than ever and youll feel and see how life begins to change from the inside out: to become more beautiful, peaceful, and happy. We will give you the retreat you need to go deeper into a space of transformation while still providing convenience and all the modern amenities. Could it get any better as you picture it happening on a lush tropical island with white sand beaches, crystal-clear blue seas, and gorgeous green jungles? Not to mention, there is also the pleasant experience of the local Thai culture, agreed to be one of the most beautiful and amiable in the world.
This is our yoga teacher training in Koh Samui, Thailand, an awe-inspiring get away in southeast Asia, agreed by many to have an energy that magnifies your intentions. Whether it is a relaxing vacation, an exhilarating adventure, or a life changing yoga journey that has the best of both, this is the place. When you join our course, you will become a part of a group of peers and teachers who are driven to improve the quality of living in the world today. You spend one month learning about your passion in our classic, Thai style wooden house at a beautiful and healthy setting between the mountains and the sea, recharging and even upgrading your batteries!
You get our 200-hour Yoga Alliance standard yoga teacher training course which covers everything you need and more to go out and start teaching yoga right away! More importantly, each of our five teachers is dedicated and passionate about what they will be teaching you. They live what they teach! This makes for a high quality course with lots of practical application, perfect for budding, soon-to-be yoga teachers. Youll be witnessing and experiencing yourself in new ways through practice, anatomical demonstrations, and philosophical lessons. Lessons that show you the subtleties of what it means to be a human being awakening into an undeniably new stage in the evolution of consciousness. Whether you plan to go on from your training as a teacher or a practitioner with a deeper appreciation for yourself and the yogic lifestyle, youll be confident and energized to give a little more love to the world around you as you live a happier and healthier life.
Deciding to do a yoga teacher training in Asia, especially in Thailand, has some nice benefits. Thai culture is infused with Buddhism which is an offspring of the ancient yogic philosophies. It reflects in the behavior and character of the people here who generally tend to be very friendly and polite. Youll find lots of inspiration visiting the Thai temples and seeing people make ritual offerings all over the place. And even though most Thais are Buddhist, they also incorporate the Hindu deities used by the traditional yogis of India. Its common to see statues of Shiva, Ganesh, Saraswati, and so on.
Have you ever been to a yoga class that is not just good, but awesome? Do you want to become one of those teachers? Then the information from this course will come in handy! The teaching methodology module runs throughout the course and is the main practical hands-on module of the training. Here you will learn:
This portion of the course is going to reveal more than you ever even thought there was to yoga! Your understanding of why, how, and what we call yoga will be amplified. Ram will be teaching you the most important and relevant ancient texts of India that show the bigger spiritual picture of yoga and how to live in it. Patanjalis Yoga Sutras will be examined carefully as this masterpiece provides a clear view into the nature of mind, self-discipline, and the path to enlightenment. The Bhagavad Gita will be studied as a means for understanding Dhamma, or our sacred duty in the world. Sanskrit, the language of yoga, will be explored as you hear and recite different mantras and sutras which invoke the wisdom of sages and the empowering vibrations of the Sanskrit alphabet. This bridge of spoken Sanskrit will lead you into energetic practices which will help you really experience what the ancient yogis of India have blessedly passed down to us. Pranayama, methods of controlling and moving energy, will be taught and practiced regularly, as well as group singing in the Kirtan. Pranayama can greatly increase the power of our discipline and our bodies. The Kirtan experience helps us dissolve into the heart of the human spirit, singing together as one group with no thoughts, just our voices and the music.
These practical based sessions, aim at introducing the anatomy and physiology that relate to yoga. Basic anatomical structures and definition of terms will be introduced, followed by practical sessions on the various joints that are most prone to injuries in yoga. It is the aim of this session to reduce the likelihood of injuries in the vertebral column, knee joint complex, hip joint, shoulder girdle, and pelvic girdle. Constraints due to individual structural variations and how these would affect Asana performance will also be discussed. Anatomy session will not be completed unless you can put your knowledge into practice and application. The applied anatomy training is focused on how to adjust clients and/or using yoga props, based on the understanding of joint structures and the analysis of the Asanas.
To perfect the students understanding, the anatomy and physiology session also includes the basic physiology of the respiratory system and digestive system. Understanding these internal dynamic movements leads the practitioner to a more profound energetic practice as you learn how to develop greater lung capacity and refine your awareness of Bandha.
Are you a kind, good hearted, and open minded person, but sometimes intimidated by all the competition out there? This portion of the course will teach you how to work less and earn more. We will teach you how to network, create useful contacts as well as present and market yourself as a teacher or future studio owner. We will give you tips on how to create teacher bios, workshop descriptions, and how to get your first yoga job or get a better job if you are already teaching an occasional class. We will teach you about pricing and marketing and about how to grow into teaching workshops, retreats, and international events! We will give you all the info you need to present yourself to the world in the appropriate manner to follow your dreams and reach your goals.
This program is about embarking on a journey of self-inquiry with the support of a like-minded group that leads to action within our community and the outside world. Action can be many things, ranging from healing relationships with family and friends, to extending oneself to the larger community, or doing national or international work. The main intention is to understand the nature of our interdependence and our unique role in the web of life: to feel significant and as a part of this greater whole. This is the embodiment of Karma yoga and also Dhamma, or self-less service and the fulfilling of your duty in this life. During this week, you will be guided through an intensive transformational process using Vinyasa flow yoga and other tools to uncover your deepest passions and motivation. We will combine yoga Asanas, meditation and visualization, experiential exercises, process work, and ritual with the practical tools of communication, organizing, and collaborating with your peers. We will also introduce practical methods for each of you to begin to bring your own unique purpose into the world as action with the support and inspiration of your community. Youll leave with a clearer sense of purpose and passion, armed with skills to help you be a more effective leader and agent of change in the world.
Vikasa means evolution or spiritual development when translated from Sanskrit. The concept of evolution of yoga is based on the notion that everything in the world evolves constantly, including human beings. Our primary goal as a human race and that of any living organism is evolution and yoga can be seen as a tool to facilitate such evolution in any given individual. However, as the practice of yoga itself changes with time and place, as new techniques are being introduced, as the approach is becoming more technical, precise, and scientific any definition of it as a system or style seems to be a limitation in itself. Therefore, the Evolution of Yoga approach has to be seen as an ever evolving process, which anyone can be a part of, rather than a complete static system.
Evolution of Yoga approach is based on integrating deep core work with precise alignment, combining active dynamic exercises from different disciplines with static poses from classic Hatha yoga schools, alternating dynamic and static, pressure, and deep relaxation. Therefore, exploring ha-tha or the yin and yang concept to its maximum potential, using the principle of hyper compensation. Evolution of Yoga is about challenging yourself with an ever progressing program in order to transform, optimize, and balance to fine-tune your system. Core bodywork is integrated with precision breathing through which the highest states of concentration can be experienced. As the students get more familiar with the bodywork, pranayama or breathing exercises are introduced to take the practitioner to the next level. This ultimately leads to meditation and expansion of consciousness or evolution!
This is a sample schedule and may vary from day to day. Some days additional activities may be added. Classes are on 6 days a week, one day is off.
An internationally recognized certificate from the Vikasa yoga school is awarded on successful completion of the course. The diploma is titled Yoga Master Vikasa Yoga 200hr. The course is officially recognized by the Yoga Alliance in the USA and Canada for the 200 hours registered yoga school standards.
Kosta’s journey into yoga has taken him to the far reaches of the world, from remote Himalayan ashrams, to his initiation by a master monk in a sacred Sak-Yant ceremony in Thailand. His passion has lead him to search out for his own personal development throughout the world. Kosta's years of worldly experience have led to deeper understanding of yoga as a personal journey and spiritual evolution.
Ram is a sanskrit expert, yoga philosopher, sitar artist, kirtan singer, keynote speaker and meditation instructor. He travels in Canada, India, US, UK and Thailand, touching the lives of many people through his teachings.
Hailing from Hong Kong, Michelle uses practical examples and an easy to understand approach. Michelle reveals the anatomy of the human body, from muscle to bone to spine and how these spinal structures can cause obstacles in asana practice.
Jason immersed himself in the study and teaching of the spiritual and esoteric aspects of the science of yoga. He has been practicing yoga for fifteen years and he has been teaching yoga professionally for over ten years. With comprehensive training in various lineages, three 500 hour certifications and dedication to continued study of the subject of yoga, Jason brings his wealth of knowledge in both theory and practice of Hatha Yoga, Tantra Yoga and Yoga Therapy to this course. Jason is a registered E-RYT 500 yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance.
Vikasa Yoga Retreat on Koh Samui, Thailand is a boutique yoga resort and organic restaurant. Vikasa offers an inspiring yoga environment created by Konstantin Miachin. Koh Samui island is a tropical dream destination in Thailand, the land of smiles. Vikasa Yoga Resort Koh Samui is located on the most beautiful part of Koh Samui, between Chaweng and Lamai. You are just a 10 minute tuk tuk ride away from either Chaweng or Lamai.
Koh Samui is also an ideal place for exploring yoga due to the outstanding natural beauty of the island. Most of Koh Samui is still considered unspoiled and unpolluted. Time on Koh Samui is an opportunity to relax, unwind, explore, and focus on yourself. Enjoy the natural energy of palm trees, white sand, purple sunsets, turquoise waters, dense jungle, and exotic waterfalls. Despite being so easily accessible, Samui remains an idyllic island in the sun.
We are located in one of the most beautiful parts of the island, just next to the famous Chaweng Viewpoint. Although completely secluded and private, we are just minutes away from the most beautiful beaches such as Chaweng Noi, Coral Cove, and Silver Beach. We are also just a short drive from the most popular and busy shopping and dining areas of Chaweng, Lamai, and Bo Phut. Koh Samui is rather small and easy to explore on your own.
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Vikasa serves wholesome health-conscious meals in buffet style. Kickstart your day to an amazing brunch. A freshly squeezed juice, tea and coffee, a sunny side up or vegetable omelette, wholegrain toasts, oatmeal/ muesli with yoghurt, or chia seeds pudding, superfoods, boiled veggies with specialty in-house organic dips, vegetarian sandwiches or pancakes, and of course a variety of fresh-cut tropical fruits. Dinner includes a hot soup, typical local dishes with tofu, brown rice, two or three vegetarian dishes, fresh salad, dahl, and always one seafood dish. For dessert we serve fruits, occasional delectable mango sticky rice or other uniquely Thai savouring. A homemade signature tea is a perfect finish to your meal. We are also serving light snacks during afternoon breaks; however many students prefer to eat out while exploring nearby beaches or famous shopping areas.
You can still order anything from the amazing restaurant throughout the day. Our restaurant has found its own formula to combine healthy ingredients with pure indulgence. Enjoy the evolution of healthy food from our famous sea-view terrace served by our friendly staff.
Thai massage is wonderfully therapeutic and relaxing. Massage services can range from gentle and relaxing to highly effective deep tissue massage. Your therapist can help with specific problem areas and help to relieve stress related blockages.
Just across the road from Vikasa, there is a traditional Muay Thai boxing school. Private or group Muay Thai lessons can be easily arranged. For those willing to try a new experience in the martial arts, Muay Thai provides an exciting contrast to yoga practice.
The traditional heart of Bophut is a charming fisherman village on the east side of the beach. Enjoy walking the street bazaar every Friday for local shopping. If you want to try the local seafood, your fresh catch is prepared before your eyes.
Chaweng is the largest and most popular of Samuis beaches. This is the longest beach on Samui and also the busiest tourist area with lots of shopping, dining, and nightlife.
Lamai is another nearby area situated along the second biggest beach after Chaweng. It also has a shopping street with many shops and restaurants.
We can take your group to a nice beach at sunrise or sunset for an unforgettable meditation and pranayama session.
Tour the local waterfalls, see a secret Buddha garden, visit the National Marine Park, explore the temples of Koh Samui, or meet local Buddhist monks. Many other exciting touring options are available by special request.
The Vikasa Spa offers a range of luxurious services that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. We specialize in authentic Thai massage as well as Swedish and Indian massage styles. We use excellent quality organic and locally manufactured products for our scrubs, facials, and skin treatments. Our spa is open air and constructed on a natural ocean cliff side.
For a unique experience, enjoy one of our special treatments such as Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage or a detoxifying Herbal Thai Compress treatment. Our signature Thai yoga massage emphasizes the assisted stretching that is a smaller part of most Thai massages and enhances your yoga training by increasing flexibility. Yoga and massage go together like breathing and air. Feel the soft sea spray and hear the waves crashing on the rocks as you enjoy being pampered by one of our expert therapists. A trip to Koh Samui wouldnt be complete without visiting the Vikasa Spa.
Koh Samui is easily reached via an increasing number of direct international flights and over a dozen daily 1-hour flights from Bangkok.
If you require airport pickup, please make sure to inform Vikasa Yoga Retreat.