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Yoga Teacher Training in Burma

Discover how profoundly the path of yoga deepens and expands your life by immersing yourself into intensive days of study. With all of the arrangements taken care of, you can completely commit to your practice and absorb the beauty and richness of Myanmar. Through this extensive Yoga Alliance Certified program, you will take a journey into learning how to teach and embody your yoga. Become part of an international community of people looking to make a powerful impact in the world.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation practices
  • Introduction to chackras
  • History of yoga and philosophy
  • Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion
  • Functional anatomy applied to yoga
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals


19 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During this teacher training, you will stay in a shared double room. The Novotel Inle Lake is a luxurious four-star accommodation. Located right on the lake, the hotel has airy rooms overlooking lush gardens, an infinity pool, and deluxe villas built directly on the water.

The contemporary style rooms are comfortable and tastefully designed with all the comforts expected of a world-class hotel like 24-hour reception service, plush robes, a rainfall shower, plush bedding and mosquito nets, kettle, a mini-fridge, a safety deposit box, Wi-Fi, and a large room with a bathtub. The indoor yoga shala is steps away from the room, allowing you to practice without distraction of noise. Private rooms are also available for an additional cost.

Yangon Yoga House Burma Yoga Teacher Training Program

During this yoga teacher training, you will be able to study the history and origin of yoga, yoga philosophy; the eight limb path and sutras, pranayama, yoga breathing and vital energy, meditation practices, introduction to chakras, koshas, and vayus, functional anatomy and how it applies in yoga, Sanskrit names of the asana, structural and energetic alignment of over 60 asanas, intuitive body reading, establishing consistent personal physical and meditation practice, and how to teach to varying levels of experience.

You will also learn the art of sequencing, how to conduct a purposeful and fun class, yoga for contraindications, pregnancy, and injuries, how to create an experience with music and themes during your teaching, finding your voice and teaching from your own truth, support through both observation and practice teaching, giving and receiving feedback, ethics of yoga; student and teacher relationship, and community, business of yoga; studios, workshops, and marketing.

This teacher training starts with arrival on October 1, 2016 by checking in at 15:00 and includes one group dinner. The final day ends at noon on October 22, 2016 with time for checking-out. This retreat also included one full day off and two half day breaks. As a prerequisite, you may have at least one year of consistent yoga practice and good mental and physical health.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 06:30 Meditation
  • 06:30 - 08:30 Asana Practice
  • 06:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 13:30 Training Session
  • 13:30 - 15:30 Lunch and break
  • 15:30 - 18:30 Training Session
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Principles of the training

In-depth study

You will be able to uncover how yoga works and the ways it applies to your life. Shed light on why yoga is an effective practice for the mind and body while exploring physical and energetic Vinyasa methodology.

Deepen your practice

You will deepen your practice by cultivating mental and physical discipline to live your yoga completely and challenge yourself to meet your personal edge with strength and grace.

Find your voice

You will leave this training with the tools to lead a dynamic and intelligent Vinyasa class and will be able to learn to speak powerfully and honestly by building a platform to connect with others.

Create confidence and clarity

You will embody the presence and discipline of a teacher and walk away with a greater understanding of how to be more mindful in your life.


This retreat will be held at the Novotel Inle Lake, in Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar (formerly Burma). Isolated from the world for five decades due to military rule, visiting Myanmar is like entering a time warp. The world center of Theraveda Buddhism for 1,000 years, spirituality is woven into the fabric of the country's culture. As the first international teacher training to take place in the country, you will be one of the first to experience this mystical and unspoiled destination in a yoga retreat setting.

Located in central Myanmar, Inle Lake is the largest fresh water lake in the country, densely inhabited by many ethnic minorities and surrounded by the lush Blue Mountains rising 1,000 meters above sea level. Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min is located on the East bank of Inle Lake near Maing Thauk Village. It is 7 miles South of Nyaung Shwe, the main town of Inle Lake, Southern Shan State.

Nearby places

  • Nyaung Shwe, 7 miles


During this teacher training, you will enjoy three daily private vegetarian buffet meals. The buffet includes both Asian and international flavors, with a variety of choices for most dietary restrictions. You may also enjoy other meal options at local restaurants and bars at Inle Lake for an additional cost. From breakfast to lunch, dinner or a tasty little snack, Novotel provides balanced choices and à la carte service.

Sunset restaurant and bar

The sunset restaurant is located over the Inle Lake, the restaurant offers great views and is the perfect place to catch the sunset. It features an a la carte menu with a walk in wine cellar. The bar offers great views and is the perfect place to unwind.

Terrace restaurant

The Terrace restaurant serves freshly prepared meals with a large selection of Asian and international specialties.

Pool bar

The pool bar opens daily from 10:00 to 20:30, the bar offers a wide range of beverages and light snacks.

Things to do (optional)

During your time off, you may take a day hike through the lush hills to visit local tribe villages, glide through the floating gardens and market by boat, cycle to the local winery for a breathtaking sunset view, play golf at the 18 holes golf course, or visit famous hilltop and cave temple ruins. Due to it's unique location, Inle Lake enjoys cooler climates than most of southeast Asia, an abundance of local produce and close vicinity to some of the most fascinating pagoda and temple sites.

Visiting the rest of the country

If there is enough interest, an add-on trip can be organized at the end of the retreat to allow you to see the rest of this magnificent country. This seven-day itinerary will start with a two-day trek from Inle Lake to Kalaw staying overnight in a local village home-stay, your luggage will be transferred to the end point. You will then depart for the breathtaking archaeological zone of Bagan, home to over 3,000 temples and stupas, where you will spend two days cycling to temple sites and local workshops.

You will end the trip with some well deserved sun in Ngapali beach, a nearly-deserted strip of coastline with white sand beaches. You will say farewell in Yangon on day seven. This add-on trip is 995 USD and includes a tour leader and fellow yoga teacher, six nights accommodation on double occupancy, half board breakfast plus either lunch or dinner, three domestic flights and all activities, entrance fees and taxes.

Spa treatments

During this teacher training, you will be able to enjoy spa services like beauty treatments, massages, and foot reflexology at the Thalasso & Spa in the Novotel Inle Lake.

What's included

  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals
  • All group training sessions and classes
  • Comprehensive manual
  • Ongoing mentorship during and after the training
  • Transfer from and to Heho Domestic Airport (HEH)

What's not included

  • Domestic transportation
  • International flights

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Heho Domestic Airport (HEH). The organizer will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price. All international flights to Myanmar arrive in the Yangon International Airport (RGN). From there, you can transfer to a domestic flight to Heho Domestic Airport (HEH); the nearest airport to Inle Lake for approximately for 200 USD.

Arrival by bus

You may opt to take an overnight express bus for approximately 20 USD one way.

Arrival by taxi

To get to the resort, take a taxi from Heho airport to Nyanung Shwe and continue by boat or car to Novotel Inle Lake.


  • Latitude North 20° 34' 7.00''
  • Longitude East 96° 56' 32.76''
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