The yoga teacher training course designed by Wise Living Yoga Academy intends to provide strong foundation on classical yoga philosophy (Patanjali Ashtanga yoga), lifestyle principles (Yogachara), and yoga techniques (Hatha cum Raja yoga). It will endow the yoga aspirants (Sadhakas) and teacher trainees with guiding principles for his or her own personal development and habituation to spiritual consciousness as well as the didactics and methodology for imparting yoga wisdom and training to individuals of all ages. This will provide them basic advice for the management of common ailments.
Airport transfer available:
Chiang Mai International Airport (US$20 per person)
The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. They are newly built with nice flooring and furniture, a private and clean bathroom with hot shower, and beds with good quality mattresses. It has a very quiet and inspiring atmosphere for self-reflection and deep yoga studies and practices. Rooms are equipped with fan and window nets. Students are usually accommodated in a twin sharing room with a person of the same gender. Private rooms may be booked in advance or according to availability.
Participants who complete the course successfully will receive an internationally accepted yoga certificate accredited by the International Board of Yoga, India and recognized by Yoga Alliance, USA at the 200 hours level.
Before applying to any of Wise Living Yoga Academy yoga teacher training programs, please read with attention all the information published on this website. Please also study carefully the complete course syllabus and be aware of the following rules and regulations:
The applicants should not join the program if they are only interested in acquiring a yoga certification;
The applicants should be aware that the main objective of the course is to provide opportunity for development of self-knowledge and yogic expertise through the following of a good routine and self-discipline besides the understanding of yoga philosophy and techniques;
Yoga education is not a conventional type of education or learning. Introversion, self-awareness, and meditative practices are encouraged throughout the course;
Wise Living Yoga Academy yoga programs have no religious approach. However, the applicants should be aware that yoga is a heritage of Indian culture and Vedic tradition. It is integral part of the course, the study of Indian scriptures of religious-philosophical nature (like the Bhagavad Gita, etc.) along with the chanting of Vedic mantras and the study and memorization of Sanskrit vocabulary;
Trainees are requested to maintain a yogic atmosphere of sincerity and positivity;
Meat of any kind, seafood, egg, tobacco, illicit drugs, alcoholic drinks, coffee, and black tea are under no circumstances allowed during the course;
Attendance to all classes is compulsory. Trainees should follow the time table and complete the assignments with the necessary discipline and dedication;
Participants with overt emotional and mentally anxious condition or with indulgent and uninhibited behavior may be asked to discontinue the course at any time;
The academy reserves the right, to return or not, in part or otherwise the course fees.
These are essential acknowledgements to participate in any of Wise Living Yoga Academy yoga programs.
By submitting your application for any of Wise Living Yoga Academy yoga teacher training courses or workshops, you automatically agree that Wise Living Yoga Academy and other service providers associated with these programs shall not be held responsible for any loss and damages incurred by delays or cancellations due to events outside their control, such as natural calamities, social conflicts, etc. Wise Living Yoga Academy reserves the right to chance or cancel the program schedule if necessary.
You agree to assume all risks associated with the trip and agree that no liability will attach to Wise Living Yoga Academy or other service providers for any personal injury, illness, delay, loss or damage to health or property experienced during the activities or elsewhere. Wise Living Yoga Academy highly recommends that you protect your investment with travel insurance for your trip.
Wise Living Yoga Academy yoga teacher training course program is especially structured to comply with the international standards of 200 hours yoga teacher training programs worldwide.
Yoga is intimately related to life and living. It is difficult to equate it with only one aspect of life whether it is physical, intellectual, or emotional. Though in yoga, all these areas are involved in different ways. When it comes to techniques, it should be clear that they are there to help you to bring philosophy to the practical level as well as to apply it in your daily life.
Thus, the traditionalists in yoga recommended a combination of right feelings and right attitudes (Bhavas) with certain selected physical activities (Asanas, etc). If the activity is the right kind and the attitude also enriches ones consciousness, then the entire exercise is very satisfying and elevating.
Keeping that in mind, Wise Living Yoga Academy follows the didactics and methodology of the worlds oldest organized yoga institute in India, which has been applied in its teacher training programs for over five decades. It is a method of teaching yoga based on attitude training and experiential learning, making use of Bhavas-oriented techniques and conceptual activities for imparting yoga training and philosophy. This causes a greater impression in the conscious and subconscious mind.
Based on the ancient philosophy classical yoga, covering the study of the background of yoga and traditional texts (yoga Sutras of Patajali, Samkhya philosophy, Bhagvada Gita), yogic lifestyle (based of the 4 principles of Yogachara - Ahar, Achar, Vihar, Vichar) and includes ethics for the yoga teacher.
Divided in analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and guided practice of the techniques themselves, covering the learning of techniques, training, and practice. Includes principles of instruction, demonstration, observation, and assisting/correcting: traditional Asanas, Pranayamas, Kriyas, Bandhas, Mudras, mantras, and other traditional techniques. Conscious training in concentration and other practices which are conducive to meditation are also covered here.
Special training in yoga education: Covering the principles of experiential learning, attitude training (Bhavas) along with Asanas and conceptual activities. Includes principles of instruction, teaching styles, use of teaching aids, motivation, the students process of learning, and the qualities of a teacher.
Covering both the understanding of conventional anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and yoga physiology (koshas, pranas, chakras, nadis, etc.).
Covering the actual teaching practice and aspect of public speaking. Includes giving correct instructions and demonstrations, giving and receiving feedback, observing others teaching and assisting students while someone else is teaching.
Total of 200 hours: Students who complete successfully the 200-hour teacher training course will be already qualified and certified to teach yoga in any part of the world. The successful completion of this course also makes you eligible to attend the advanced 300-hour teacher training course with Wise Living Yoga Academy.
Located in the outskirts of Chiang Mai, in the district of Doi Saket, our new training facility is set in midst of rice fields and surrounded by hills and forests. The center provides an Ashram-like environment which is ideal for the full immersion experience in traditional yoga studies. The center is built around a lovely garden with many plants, flowers, and trees. There is also a small pond with aquatic plants.
Vegetarian, wholesome, clean, and nutritious meals are served three times a day plus an afternoon tea. At tea time, the students can make their own natural teas for cleansing/detoxification such as cinnamon tea, turmeric tea, ginger tea, lemon tea or even make a hot soya milk drink. Natural dark brown cane sugar is served along with the tea. We take a lot of care to provide good quality food, so no white sugar, refined, or canned foods are served. The diet has varieties of beans, grains, lentils, tropical fresh fruits, nuts, and freshly cooked vegetables.
Outside food is strictly not allowed to be brought into the center, especially non-vegetarian items and processed unnatural food, chewing gums, etc. Please also DO NOT bring with you any alcoholic drinks, or cigarettes/tobacco (or any other illicit drugs). If you are caught with any one of these items during the course, inside or outside of our center, youll be asked to leave the course at once.
During the weekends, students will have the opportunity to enjoy walks in midst of the rural farming area, exuberant greenery of the rice fields, and other beauties of the Luang Nuea municipality in Doi Saket.
One should not miss visiting Wat Phrathat Doi Saket at the top of the hill.
Enjoy also a short hiking to the nearby Mae Kuang Dam with the Khun Tan Range in the background.
A pre-paid taxi can be easily booked at the airport counter for 550 THB (around 20 USD). The center can be reached by an inside road from the highway. It is lined with shady trees. On the way, you can enjoy the view of the rice fields and mountains in the background and the fresh air. Visitors can also take a yellow car from Warorot Market / Ton Lum Yai Market from 06:30 to 18:00 until Doi Saket.