200-Hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training Course | 1 Month | CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

$2,590.00

Our 200-hour (4 weeks) Yoga Teacher Training Course is conducted several times a year at Doi Saket Yoga Centre in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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What is this course about?

Wise Living Yoga Academy’s Internationally Accredited 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course aims to provide a 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 bestowing yoga wisdom and teaching to individuals of all ages. The course will also provide the trainees with basic advice for the management of common ailments.

  • Participants who complete the course successfully will receive an internationally recognised yoga certificate accredited by the International Board of Yoga, India and recognized by the Yoga Alliance, USA – at the 200 hours level.
  • The course includes accommodation and meals for the entire program (4 weeks).

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone:

  • Desiring to learn genuine classical yoga philosophy, disciplines and techniques from experienced yoga teachers from the worlds oldest organized yoga institution in India.
  • Desiring to understand how yoga Asanas (physical postures) and other techniques should be properly performed to help with ones psychic and spiritual development besides contributing to physical fitness.
  • Desiring to learn a method of teaching yoga suitable to people of different age groups and levels of fitness which contributes not only to physical but also to mental health.
  • Desiring to become a qualified yoga teacher and certified in a 200-hour certification program.

Requirements

  • The candidate should be in good health: NOT having any major health problem or ailment.
  • No prior knowledge or practice of yoga is necessary as you will be guided systematically through our 200 hours training curriculum.

Accommodation

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. The centre 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.

Meals

Vegetarian (Vegan), 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 a variety of beans, grains, lentils, tropical fresh fruits, nuts, and freshly cooked vegetables.

Course Syllabus

Yoga Philosophy and Lifestyle (42 hours)

Based on the ancient philosophy classical yoga, covering the study of the background of yoga and traditional texts (Yoga Sutras of Patajali, Samkhya philosophy, Bhagavad Gita), yogic lifestyle (based on the four principles of Yogachara – Ahar, Achar, Vihar, Vichar) and includes ethics for the yoga teacher.

Techniques: Training & Practice (102 hours)

Hatha Yoga Practice (Traditional & Modern Application)

This part of the course is split into two parts: analytical training in how to teach, and guided practice of the techniques themselves – covering the learning of techniques, training, and practice.

It includes principles of instruction, demonstration, observation and assisting/correcting: traditional Asanas, Pranayamas, Kriyas, Bandhas, Mudras, mantras, and other traditional techniques. Training in focus and concentration and other practices conducive to meditation are covered here also.

Teaching Methodology & didactics (26 hours)

Special training in yoga education: This covers the principles of experiential learning, attitude training (Bhavas) along with Asanas and conceptual activities. It includes the principles of instruction, teaching styles, use of teaching aids, motivation, the students process of learning, and the qualities of a teacher.

Anatomy & Physiology (20 hours)

This section covers both the understanding of conventional anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and yoga physiology (koshas, pranas, chakras, nadis, etc.).

Teaching Practice & Evaluation (10 hours)

This covers the actual teaching practice and aspect of confident public speaking. It includes giving correct instructions and demonstrations, giving and receiving feedback, observing others teaching and assisting students while someone else is teaching.

Written & Practical Examination

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.

General Time-Table

This is an example of a weekly timetable of our program for your general information, which may change according to the discretion of the course coordination:

05:30 Wake up time
06:30 Guided meditation
07:00 Practice (Asanas)
08:30 Breakfast
09:00 Bath/laundry/rest
10:15 Lecture (traditional texts/philosophy)
11:30 Pranayamas/Kriyas/Karma yoga (detached or selfless work)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Guided relaxation session
14:00 Lecture (traditional texts/philosophy)
15:00 Tea break
15:30 Methodology/anatomy and physiology
16:30 Practice/teaching practice
18:15 Meditation/Shanti mantras
18:30 Dinner
19:30 Assignments/self-study/group sharing
21:30 Lights off/good night

Saturdays – Classes only in the morning
Sundays – Day off (no classes)

We also conduct Advanced 300 & 500 hours Teacher Training Courses.

Life & Routine

  • The yoga centre has a well-structured daily routine for the students to experience optimum well-being and health.
  • Waking up at sunrise for a guided meditation session is usually how the day starts, followed by a practice session with traditional Yoga Asanas and Pranayamas (breathing techniques). Shatkarmas or Kriyas (cleansing techniques) will also be performed regularly.
  • Philosophical studies are an essential and very interesting part of the Yoga training.
  • During free time the students can enjoy morning and evening walks around the rice fields, and experience the local Thai culture. Students may also take time out to visit the city of Chiang Mai during the day.
  • A Yogic lifestyle is not only studied in theory but it is genuinely practised here and lived at Wise Living Yoga Centre.
  • Simple routines which emphasise purity in life make the students experience a true Yoga life which is transformative, enriching and deep.
  • Vegetarian, wholesome, clean and nutritious meals are served three times a day plus an afternoon tea.
  • Students can make their own natural teas for cleansing/detoxification; cinnamon tea, turmeric tea, ginger tea, lemon tea or hot soya milk. 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

Premises & Rooms

  • The Doi Saket Yoga Centre is built around a lovely garden with many plants, flowers and trees. There is also a small pond with aquatic plants.
  • Roms are spacious and very comfortable. They are newly built, with nice flooring & furniture, private clean bathroom with hot shower, and beds with good quality mattresses.
  • The centre has a peaceful and inspiring atmosphere for self-reflection and deep study and practice of Yoga.
  • Rooms are equipped with a 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.

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 48 hours before the start of the activity.
  • For cancellations made fewer than 48 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time, free of additional charges.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed, as long as it is within 48 hours of the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link or upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Operator

Wise Living Yoga Academy

We are a Classical Yoga centre located in the outskirts of Chiang Mai, Thailand, in the district of Doi Saket. Our training facility is set amidst rice fields and surrounded by hills and forests. The centre provides an “Ashram-like” environment, ideal for the full immersion experience in Traditional Yoga studies. We provide the following programs and courses: – 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course – 500 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course and also – 50-hour and 100-hour Yoga Retreats and Short Term Courses on Traditional Yoga Studies.

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