29 Day 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, Koh Phangan
Escape, open your heart, reconnect. Deepen your practice, do what you’re passionate about and makes you feel good, and learn to share it with the world! Most of the time we dream, thinking about what it would be like or what it would have been like. Now you have the opportunity to decide and follow the path to which your heart aims.
Each one of us has enormous potential and unimaginable creativity, we simply have to make a decision, leave our comfort zone and explore. Find the healing, rejuvenating and compassionate yoga teacher that is within you. If you are looking to change careers, start a new and healthy lifestyle or simply go deeper into the understanding of your practice and of yourself, this transforming yoga course should be an important part of your trip. Develop your skills and confidence with us at La Casa Shambala.
Discover your individual potential and your unique voice as a teacher, or simply explore your practice, study, integrate and subtly observe your physical, emotional and mental body.
Join us in the Gulf of Thailand on the stunning tropical island of Koh Phangan, surrounded by nature and beautiful places and magical spaces…this is the perfect environment to focus on the present moment!
Mornings begin with meditation and practice. The days are full of an exhaustive study of yoga postures, philosophy, methodology. Afternoons conclude with practice and self-reflection. All accompanied by healthy and delicious meals and with qualified and experienced teachers, known for their talent and specialties and offering the best education and help both inside and outside of class.
La Casa Shambala offers you an immersion in the yogi lifestyle and the path of teaching from the heart. Throughout this course, you will have the experience of living in community while you surround yourself with healing power of nature.
This is the best way to connect the mind, body and soul. Students get a mix of the art of teaching yoga asana, along with the well-rounded exposition in philosophy, lifestyle and yoga techniques. Emphasis is placed on the practice and development of teaching skills, including how to organize a class, create trust, pranayamas, philosophy and how to make corrections to postures. You will learn how to teach yoga with precision, emphasizing the presence of the heart.
The fundamentals of this program are based on Vinyasa Flow and Hatha sequences and will allow you to develop and nurture your own teaching style. The course emphasizes teaching from beginners to intermediate levels. Therefore we focus on safety, the use of props, correct breathing and alignment as well as restorative asana, relaxation and meditation.
We also go into more dynamic and strong asanas to improve strength, resistance and willpower. Students must respect their own limitations and are not expected to exercise beyond their own physical abilities.
- 2 classes per day
- In-depth study of primary and intermediate asanas, key points of alignment, contraindications and benefits
- Pranayama, Mantras and Meditation
- Principles of Vinyasa and Hatha
- Teaching methodology
Alignment and adjustment
- Planning and sequencing
- Breathing and motivating your students
- Observation and practice teaching – students of all levels
- Anatomy and Physiology
Yoga as medicine
- Anatomy of Yoga, holistic health and nutrition
- Chakras, Bhandas, Mudras
- Alignment and Breathing
- Philosophy of Yoga
Chakras, Nadis, Kundalini
- The eight roads of Ashtanga Yoga
- Classical and Contemporary Yogic Texts (including the Bhagavad Sutras of Gita and Patanjali Yoga, Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
- Lineages and Yoga Styles
- Sanskrit – pronunciation and etymology
- Business Ethics and Yoga Careers
Launching a career in Yoga, Business, Marketing
- Planning and Retreat Workshops
Karen Lumi TanakaCore Subject: Yoga Instructor
Join us on the enchanted island of Koh Phangan, a tropical paradise tucked away in the Gulf of Thailand.
With 70% of the island remaining as protected national forest, you are guaranteed a beautiful natural setting.
Filled with lovely beaches, majestic mountains, intricate temples, and a strong local culture, this island is the perfect location for a rejuvenating getaway.
While staying with us, feel free to explore the area filled with activities ranging from hiking and snorkeling to scuba diving and ziplines through the jungle.
Daily schedule example:
- 07:30 Awakening
- 08: 00 – 08:45 Meditation and Pranayama
- 08:45 – 09:00 Tea Break
- 09:00 – 10:30 Asana
- 10:30 – 11:30 Breakfast
- 11:30 – 12:30 Philosophy
- 12:30 – 15:00 Lunch and rest
- 15:00 – 16:00 Anatomy or Methodology
- 16:00 – 17:30 Asana
- 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
- 20:00 – 22:00 Self Study and Reflection
- 22:00 Lights off
*This is an example of the daily schedule and is subject to change.
We offer cozy bamboo bungalows for guests joining us for training and retreats. We have options for private bungalows, bungalows for couples or friends, or shared accommodation (to be paired with one other student), all surrounded by a lush tropical jungle and magical gardens.
Each unit has a comfy mattresses, a fan, mosquito nets and electric sockets to charge your devices as well as free WiFi.
We provide shared bathroom and shower facilities with hot water for our students and guests.
We also have separate staff housing for those volunteering with us. Inquire for more details.
Food & Accommodation Gallery
All meals are made with healthy organic vegan foods. La Casa Shambala may be able to meet any specific dietary requirements (including vegetarian meals) but please send them an inquiry first to be sure.
For every student, breakfast will include:
- Whole wheat bread
- Ginger tea
- Soy milk
- Brown Sugar
- Corn flakes
- Two different kinds of fruits
- Tomato dipping sauce
- One flavor of jam
- Boiled eggs
Our food is all Ayurvedic and is prepared with lots of love, but we are always open to talk about the menu with the students and improve/change things if necessary.
What Makes This Program Special?
Our methods of teaching are interactive, focusing on a fully immersive yoga experience, teaching, and group dynamics. This course include methods of reflective self-analysis as well as a proper diet, all in a lovely, private Thai-style home.
This will allow you to enjoy and evolve in the perfect environment for your study.Whether you are just starting your journey or if you are a student who is already teaching and wants to deepen your knowledge, this course is perfect.
We pride ourselves on teaching strong foundations.
- Full 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher Training Course
- Official certificate from Yoga Alliance, recognized internationally and issued by insturctor
- Delicious organic and vegan food in buffet format during school days (24 breakfasts, 25 meals and 25 dinners)
- Accommodation for 28 nights
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free drinking water
- One towel per person (for use, not for keeps!)
- Course material
- Yoga mat (to keep)
- A gift t-shirt as a souvenir of the experience
- Pick up and drop off from Thong Sala pier for arrival and departure
- A photo shoot to remember and share your experience! It can be very useful for the promotion of your classes
La Casa Shambala
Welcome to La Casa Shambala, a yoga community situated in the paradise island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. We offer monthly Yoga Teacher Training Courses surrounded by jungle and turquoise water and focus on the complete retreat experience for all our students.
Our students live together with the volunteers of La Casa and the rest of our team and together we make possible the magic that happens here every month. The idea is to create a sharing space where, even during the process of the deep immersion into the yogic life, we stay with the same people in a real contact with nature, not escaping or getting distracted from it.
From our yoga shala you have a complete view of mountains and jungle, so no hotels, bungalows or buildings to be seen. This is a luxury that unfortunately you cannot find often anymore. You will stay in a little paradise full of art made from the many wonderful people that have visited us, which is always good for the heart.
Payment And Cancellation Policy
- For this retreat we require a 30% deposit to secure the booking. Payments can be made by PayPal or bank transfer.
- For remaining balance, this is due 30 days before the course starts.
- Kindly note there are no refunds once payment has been made.
Why choose LaCasaShambala
La Casa Shambala provides our students with teachers of the highest quality. All instructors and programs are certified with Yoga Alliance so you will be a Yoga Alliance qualified instructor once you complete one of our courses. We are a non-dogmatic school, so our teachers will share their own experiences but not push you in any direction. Our goal is to only open the field to your personal transformation. In addition to teaching yoga, we also add lots of technical information to guide you how to prepare your own classes.
With us you will have a complete retreat experience with the same family during the entire course. La Casa Shambala is a private space so you will not be interrupted by outside people joining like with other centers that offer “drop in” classes.
We have a lovely family with the most amazing professionals and a beautiful environment. We can hardly call what we do a “job.” Kirtans, ceremonies and satsangs happen every week.
So, when it comes down to it, there is no choice. La Casa Shamabala is simply the best