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300-Hour Advanced Vikasa Yoga Academy Teacher Training in Koh Samui, Thailand

Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui District, Thailand

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course in Thailand

If yoga is your passion, maybe now is the time to grow from student to teacher. The advanced training course takes the yoga teacher or advanced yoga student to the next level and is suitable for both the existing teachers or just serious practitioners who would like to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their practice.

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Konstantin, Amitram, Will, & 1 More…
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  • Airport pick-up transfer from Koh Samui airport
  • Level 1, 2 and 3 modules lead by Kosta Miachin and Yogi Amitram
  • RYS 500 Vikasa Yoga certification, eligible to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Graduation ceremony and special celebration with classmates
  • 5 weeks of accommodation
  • All daily special meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


35 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 36
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  • Spa
  • Café
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala

Vikasa Yoga Retreat features different styles of accommodation making it easy to find the style that fits you best. If you're looking for absolute comfort, wake up in a king size bed of our Ocean rooms. If you're traveling alone, you can enjoy the sweeping views from our single yoga caves. Our eco-friendly Zen bungalows offer a unique experience. Most units enjoy views of the ocean. All our rooms are modern, clean, and comfortable.

Zen bungalow

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, there's a mosquito net over bed, and a safe box.

Yoga cave

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.

Beach bungalow

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 room

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!



Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with RYS 500 Vikasa Yoga. Registration with RYS 500 Vikasa Yoga provides a globally recognized credential.

The five weeks or 300 hours course consists of three modules, which are 100 hours each, or two weeks in duration and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. Trainees can obtain a RYT-500 certification upon successful completion of the course. In order, to obtain the RYS-500 certificate, trainees are required to complete all three modules, or five weeks of training. However, you do not have to complete all three modules at once, you have an option to take all modules separately and complete them over a longer period of time.

The advanced training modules will be led by Vikasa Yoga founder, Konstantin Miachin. An experienced and dedicated teacher from India, Yogi Amitram, will join him. Majority of the practice sessions will be led by Kosta, while major of theory and some meditation sessions will be covered by Yogi Amitram. There will be one more assistant teacher for asana, who will assist and lead some practice sessions.

Overview of the three modules

The first module will focus on asana and the art of sequencing, and is an absolute must for any existing teachers willing to truly understand how and why asanas should be arranged for a balanced outcome, and how to teach different sub-styles of Hatha yoga. The foundation course and the first module of the advanced course is the absolute minimum requirement set by Vikasa Yoga for asana teachers.

Second module will focus on Pranayama and energetic body, which is an essential part of Hatha yoga practice and should be learnt and practiced by each serious practitioner of yoga. Here the trainees will have a chance to establish a steady daily pranayama routine, learn and practice control of energy through breathing techniques correctly, including breath retentions and the energetic locks, or the bandhas.

The third module is called meditation - the soul and spirit, and of course, as the name implies, will focus on more subtle mental practices, such as concentration, working with attention and awareness. Also, during this course, the practice of mudras will be introduced. Mudras are complete forms of asanas, where breath retentions, bandhas and internal orbits are used all together, therefore uniting all elements of practice and making it complete.

As you can see, the focus progressively shifts from practicing on more physical levels (asana), to more subtle levels, such as energetic (pranayama), and mental (concentration and meditation), therefore following the method. The courses are taught in the Vikasa Yoga method, which is briefly described above, and you can refer to the training matrix to see an overview of the topics covered, or proceed to a dedicated page with a full description of the course and each of the modules in detail.

Level 1 module

Asana - the art of sequencing

In level 1, you will be taught to deepen the practice of asanas and shat-karma kriyas, as proposed by the ancient texts of Hatha yoga Pradipika and practices in the current environment. You will focus on the proper sequencing of asanas and achieving a balanced distribution of energy in your physical body as a result of correct sequencing of asanas in your yoga practice. The result of such balanced energy distribution in your physical body is a balanced emotional and mental state as well.

Trainees are to understand there are no styles in yoga, but only a method, based on universal rules and principles of yoga. The goal of this training is for the trainees to understand such principles and finally be able to evolve into creative Vinyasa sequencing that brings yoga on cross mat, drawing mandalas in the three dimensional space with the body, thus achieving the ultimate freedom and balance, or intelligent freestyle.

Practice, what will it be like

The aim is to understand correct sequencing, effects of sequences on different aspects of the body, and how to correctly distribute the energy within the body through correct asana practice. Sessions will vary to introduce and practice different sub-styles of yoga as well, such as Yin. Trainees will learn and practice Vinyasa to transition to 4 directions, rather than just facing forward on 1 mat. For this two mats will be used in a cross formation. Various levels of Vinyasas will be taught to interlink all directions. Various complexity of Vinyasas will be introduced, from simple stepping, to transitions through handstands. Students will need to perfect their sequencing abilities and create unique sequences based on the principles of energetic balancing learned in the first part of the course.

They will be given all the tools to do it, and also a chance to practice their sequences later in self-practice classes and also in some teaching sessions.

Topics of level 1 module

  • Understanding energetic effects of training sequences of asanas
  • How to create multidimensional models of sequences
  • Balancing of the energetic effect on your physical, mental and emotional levels
  • Introduction to Mandala - yoga sequencing and methodology, based on universal
  • Principle of time minimization: minimal time - maximum effectiveness
  • Principle of super compensation - understanding and applying it to practice
  • Practical demonstration of multi-dimensional models of training sequences
  • Simplification and modification of standard asanas, working with multi-level groups
  • Training sequence creation, practical examples and student sequence creation
  • Deepening study of varieties of training sequences and practice sub-styles and their strengthening, active stretching, passive stretching, partner stretching
  • Understanding the methodology and moving towards intelligent freestyle
  • Balancing the Ha and Tha aspects in practice. (Yin/Yang, active/passive)
  • Creation of personal programs for students and individual yoga style development.
  • Teaching workshops - how to prepare content and get international invitations
  • Using physical adjustments to help students with alignment and progress in asana.
  • Shatkarma kriyas, ancient yogic cleansing and purifying techniques.

Level 2 module

Pranayama - the energetic body

In the second session of the advanced teacher training, you will explore the meaning of prana, the life force energy, and how to control and manipulate the prana to preserve it and keep our energy in balance. From understanding the breathing mechanics, we can experience the main techniques of pranayama and bandhas as taught by the ancient texts and yogis, preparing the respiratory channels with proper kriyas, training the body to let prana flow in full balance that will still the mind for meditation.

This course is based on the second chapter of Hatha Yoga Pradipika manual, in which you are also reminded that Hatha yoga and Raja yoga are mutually dependent on each other in order to bring about the highest result. No success can be attained in either without the proper practice of both.

Great care should be taken when one engages in pranayama practice. First and foremost, a good grounding in the practice of postures is expected. Instruction from a proper teacher is essential to the practice of pranayama. During the course, they will explain how disturbance in the mind may be related to disturbances in the breath and how learning to restrain the latter may bring about greater steadiness of mind. The practice of pranayama is geared towards purifying the nadis - all the nerve patterns - so that the prana can ultimately pass through the central channel of sushumna, and then awaken the practitioner to his/her true identity - which is beyond name and form.

Practice, how it will feel

In the practice sessions we will continue strong asana practice, while shifting the focus to more daily pranayama practice. Major pranayama techniques introduced in previous courses will be practiced, however the emphasis will be on self-practice and correct execution of techniques with proper ratios, bandhas and breath retentions.

In foundation course and the first 100 hours of advanced course the techniques were introduced, with some practice. During this module the techniques will be practiced more seriously and for longer periods of time. Expect sitting times for pranayama practice to build up to 1 hour per session by the end of the course. Overall practice time will be up to 3 hours per session.

Topics of level 2 module

  • Prana
  • Prana Vayu
  • Mechanics of breathing
  • Pranayama in ancient texts
  • Yogic Subtle Anatomy Part 1
  • Yogic Subtle Anatomy Part 2
  • Kosha
  • Bandhas
  • Pranayama Practice Part 1
  • Pranayama Practice Part 2
  • Alternate Nostril Breathing
  • Pranayama: Daily practice and future progression
  • Healing sounds

Level 3 module

Meditation - the soul and the spirit

The aim of all yogic practices is to awaken the dormant Kundalini power. It is said to be the support of all the tantra and yoga practices. When it is awakened - through the grace of a guru (which can be your own internal guru, rather than an external teacher, at that point), all the centers and knots (the different charkas) are pierced through by prana. When the middle channel (sushumna) becomes the main pathway for prana, it is said that the mind becomes free from all the connections with its objects of enjoyment, which results in complete awareness of the self, or self-realization.

The third session will focus on the processes of attention and concentration to reach the state of meditation and finally of samadhi, the ultimate bliss. A physical, psychological and philosophical understanding of the mind structure will lead the students to the ability of managing the minds activities to attain the state of yoga.

Different techniques will be proposed an explored: focusing on the breath, an object, a mantra or silence students will be gradually able to improve the concentration abilities and to train the mind into stillness. Traditional techniques and rituals combined with the unique and peculiar experience proposed by the teachers will let the student explore meditation as taught by ancient text to transversal contaminations with other disciplines as proposed by the Taoist meditation. To complete the meditative gesture we will propose the practice of mudras, the energetic seals, which stimulate different parts of the body involved with breathing and to affect the flow of Prana in the body.

The final goal of yoga is therefore not enjoyment of this world or even the world to come but to achieve complete self-realization and karmic freedom. What is to be awakened is the inner receptivity to a life force within. This force is not simply mere association with the senses but an internalized refinement, which may bring about an awakening to this mystic power.

Practice, what it will be like

The practice, which starts from the gross with asanas and Pranayama, now moves to the subtle realm of sealing or locking (Mudra) the energy from within. The ancient text of Hatha Yoga Pradipika states clearly that the main purpose of all the 10 Mudras is solely to awaken the Kundalini. Therefore, although we will still practice strong asana, and the pranayama techniques from the previous course, concentration and other mental techniques will be the primary focus of the training, and also we will finally combine all of the elements that we studied previously to achieve mudras. Students need to be familiar with all of the previous elements to be able to follow.

Expect asanas be practiced with breath retentions, locks, and mental practices such as internal orbits. This is very powerful as it might and will be different from your typical asana practice, and will make it more complete. When the bandhas become strong and ones energy is no longer dissipated towards external objects, the practice of Bastrkas is said to be the quickest way to awaken this dormant power. Once Kundalinni enters, Prana will follow and success is sure to follow for the Yogi. However, great care must still be taken to avoid a fall from grace. Consistent practice is to be followed until the final goal of Raja yoga is reached. Expect extended seated meditation sessions, building up to 1 hour or more per session. The overall length of practice sessions will be up to 3 hours per session.

Topics of level 3 module

Meditation (what, why and How?)

  • The nature of mind and its functioning
  • Managing the Mind to create a Personal Sadhana
  • From Concentration to Meditation
  • Mudras and It`s Hidden Mysteries
  • Meditation and Visualization
  • Meditation and Sound
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Kundalini Kriya
  • Kundalini Awakening

Schedule for the three modules

  • 07:00 to 09:15 - Asana and pranayama practice
  • 09:30 to 11:30 - Healthy brunch buffet at Vikasa Life Café
  • 13:00 to 14:00 - Group Dynamics / Self-study
  • 14:00 to 16:00 - Theory / Methodology
  • 16:00 to 18:15 - Yoga practice
  • 18:30 to 20:30 - Healthy dinner buffet at Vikasa Life Café

There will be 1 day off per week, which is usually on Saturdays. The schedule may vary.

Evolution of the Vikasa yoga method

Vikasa means evolution when translated from Sanskrit. The Vikasa method is based on personal evolution and spiritual development. The concept of evolution of yoga is centered on the notion that everything in the world evolves constantly, including human beings. The primary goal as a human race and that of any living organism is evolution.

Yoga can be seen as a tool to facilitate such evolution in any given individual. The practice of yoga changes with time and place. New techniques are constantly being introduced and the approach is becoming more technical, precise and scientific. Therefore, the Evolution of Yoga approaches has to be seen as an ever evolving process, which anyone can be a part of, rather than a complete static system. Everyone can contribute to the overall evolution of the species by evolving him/herself first.

The Vikasa Yoga method is an integral system of yoga based predominantly on classical Hatha yoga, with some influence from Himalayan Vinyasa and higher Taoism practices. A fusion of the three lineages allows for a very effective and complete system resulting in personal evolution, and adapted for the modern life in western society. The techniques and understandings are to be collected and processed through self-practice with an emphasis on personal interpretation and contribution. It is an honest system with self-realization, self-development, self-actualization, and individuality at its core. The method is a set of rules and principles that ultimately allow the practitioner complete freedom from any particular routine. However, there is a very organized structure in terms of building daily practice sessions based on universal rules of yoga.

The method is based on a principle of realizing and controlling external layers of vibrations that we all perceive as physical reality. The focus is then shifted to the internal, or subtler layers of vibrations, such as energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual. The practitioner will learn to control a certain aspect, starting with the easiest to understand - the physical body. This is mainly done through asana and physical practice. The method progresses to a more internal and subtle energetic layer, where control of energy flow is achieved through control of breath. After this practitioner is ready to move on to mental layer of practice, where concentration becomes the emphasis. Mastery of all of the above techniques will give the key to unlock the Kundalini awakening.

Results - the real deal

This method will produce maximum results in the minimum amount of time, bringing your awareness and focus from external to internal level, leading to meditative states and awakening of consciousness and creativity. The practice is designed for maximum effectiveness and efficiency on the physical level, with safety being a top priority. The Vikasa Yoga method balance all aspects of a person, such as physical, energetic, emotional, intellectual and karmic through systematic practice. The ultimate goal of this yoga system is about realizing your maximum potential.

Individuality - celebrating uniqueness

Emphasis is placed on the journey, or evolution of an individual. Encouraging evolution leads to a natural progression of individuality where uniqueness is celebrated as a natural piece of the oneness we are all part of. This opposes is often found in the dissolution of identity and ego which can inspire conformity and unnecessary isolation. A careful distinction is drawn between oneness and conformity. Oneness being the acceptance of what is, including all that is around you and inside you. Conformity is referenced to include unimportant religious practices and dogmatic systems.

The system encourages function within an existing society, rather than against it or apart from it. This allows for deeper connections with the spiritual and physical beings that surround us on a daily basis. Key principles and rules of yoga are taught, allowing the teachers of Vikasa Yoga and dedicated practitioners to become free from any routines by gaining understanding, knowledge and insight into the methodology and the effects of practice. It is possible to reach your personal goals using principles of energy conservation, transformation and Taoist circulations. When individuality is inspired and oneness within the community is celebrated, the teachings become inclusive of infinite possibilities.


Konstantin Miachin


Will Lau

Jason Milne


Koh Samui is 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.

The yoga teacher training takes place in this perfect setting. There is a beautiful open-air and ocean in front of the yoga shala offer a serene setting against a soothing ocean backdrop. Its a special place for completing a yoga teacher training. The retreat offers many spaces to socialize as well as many hidden natural surroundings that offer solitude and peace. Koh Samuis wellness-centric vibe is the perfect place to recover, revive and grow. The peaceful Thai culture, quiet island life and Buddhist surroundings all add to this ideal space to grow and become inspired for years to come.


  • Samui Airport - 15 minutes


Vikasa serves wholesome health-conscious meals in buffet style from 09:30 -11:30 and 18:30 - 20:30. Both meals are complimentary for every yoga vacation guest. Kickstart your day to an amazing brunch. A freshly squeezed juice, tea and coffee, a sunny side up or vegetable omelette, wholegrain toasts, oatmeal or muesli with yogurt, or chia seeds pudding, superfoods, veggies with speciality 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, Vikasa serves fruits, occasional delectable mango sticky rice or other uniquely Thai savouring. Their homemade signature tea is a perfect finish to your meal.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Naturopathic
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • Paleo diet
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)


If you ask ten different locals which beach is their favorite, you would get ten different answers. The truth is, Samui has such a diverse selection of beaches youre bound to find your own favorite. Although completely secluded and private, Vikasa is just minutes away from beautiful beaches such as Chaweng Noi, Coral Cove and Silver Beach, and also just a short drive from the most popular and busy shopping and dining areas of Chaweng, Lamai and Bo Phut.

Fishermans village

In the traditional heart of Bo Phut, is a 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.


This is another nearby area, situated along the second biggest beach after Chaweng. It also has a shopping street with many shops and restaurants. The main road is closed for a walking street festival every Sunday evening. Lamai is home to the lady Muai Thai boxing ring and a variety of local food stalls.

Central Festival

Central as the locals call it, is the largest shopping mall, movie theater and restaurant complex on Koh Samui. Large chain stores as well as local designer boutiques can be found here. Central boasts some of the best western food on the island. So, feel free to get your fix of comforts here including sushi, pizza or even Belgian beer.

Island activities

Koh Samui is loaded with fun activities to keep you entertained during your stay. Take a break from the yoga and health oasis of Vikasa, and venture out into the wild of Koh Samui. Youll find everything from bungee jumping to jet packs to remote jungle hikes or the infamous lady boy drag queen shows. Dont miss the two walking street street market festivals, every Friday and Sunday in Chaweng and Lamai areas respectively.

Recommended activities:

Water sports


Muay Thai lessons

Sky gym

Night life party experience

Thailand wildlife

Koh Samui is home to many wild animals and insects. Sighting wild animals can be fun and exciting. Always be sure to use caution, respect and common sense if you should encounter wildlife. At Vikasa, we have the utmost respect for our local flora and fauna. Koh Samui has a unique ecosystem full of exotic creatures.

Some of the animals you may see during your stay include:

Wild orchids

Tokay gecko

Green garden snakes

Scorpions and centipedes

Monitor lizards


Spa treatments

The Vikasa Spa offers a range of comforting services that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. They specialize in authentic Thai massage, as well as, offering Swedish and Indian styles as well. They use quality organic and locally manufactured products for our scrubs, facials and skin treatments. The spa is open-air and constructed on a stunning ocean cliff-side. For a unique experience, enjoy one of their special treatments such as Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage or a detoxifying Herbal Thai Compress treatment. Their signature Thai yoga massage emphasizes the assisted stretching that is a smaller part of most Thai massage and enhances your yoga training by increasing flexibility.

What's included

  • 5 weeks of accommodation
  • All educational classes and academic fees
  • Learning materials such as workbooks and charts for you to keep
  • Full access to Vikasa Yoga Retreat facilities such as Wi-Fi, infinity pool, spa, chill out lounge and gym
  • Friendly airport pick-up by the Vikasa car from the Koh Samui airport.
  • A graduation ceremony and special celebration with your classmates
  • RYS 500 Vikasa Yoga certification, eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.
  • Rights to your own yoga franchise using the Vikasa Yoga Method and Vikasa Yoga name
  • A special meal plan designed to maximize your potential including vegetarian and Thai options
  • New friends for life and unlimited love and care

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Koh Samui is easily reached via an increasing number of direct international flights and over a dozen daily 1-hour flights from Bangkok. Arrive easily with a direct flight from any Asian hub on Bangkok Airways. The award-winning airport will receive you with a selection of shopping and eating options making flying in or out of Samui a breeze.

Arrival by ferry

If you're traveling on a budget, and feeling brave, you can also reach the island via ferry from the mainland Thai city of Surat Thani. Be sure to check ferry times, as the schedules are sometimes limited.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 31 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Arrival: Friday May 10, 2019
Departure: Friday June 14, 2019

Special discount

Students who have completed the Vikasa foundation yoga teacher training are eligible for a special discount of 10% off per person when they sign up for all 3 advanced yoga teacher training modules.

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