If you dream of training to become a yoga teacher in a beach shala with views of a crystal clear turquoise sea, you should do your yoga teacher training in Thailand. The tropical kingdom of Thailand boasts an abundance of nature, from lush jungles to pure white beaches. Anyone who has taken a yoga course in Thailand will agree; this exotic paradise is truly an idyllic place to deepen your spiritual practice.
Top Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand
The following YTT courses in Thailand take place on secluded islands, in jungle towns, and in the spiritual hub of the country, Koh Phangan.
23 Day Jungle Oasis Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Phangan
Imagine yourself practicing yoga with the ocean glistening in the distance, the peaceful sounds of nature as the melody for your practice, and waking up in a bed that’s tucked away, secluded in nature from the world’s comings and goings. This picture is straight from All Yoga’s training in Koh Phangan Thailand, a true island oasis where you can learn and grow as a yoga student and teacher. You could spend three weeks exploring the depths of your yoga practice and developing your voice as a future yoga teacher in (without exaggeration) paradise.
All Yoga offers an incredible, sought-after training that is in-depth and prepares you to teach when you’re done with your training on all levels – physical, mental, and spiritual. Limited to just 20 students per training, All Yoga ensures that your yoga education is a hands-on experience not only with your fellow trainees but your teachers as well. Your instructors are diverse, with varying backgrounds that offer you the chance to transform your practice and create a method of teaching inspired by global teachers.
All Yoga training is focused on the Ashtanga lineage of yoga, but the training will leave you knowing how to successfully and safely teach traditional Ashtanga, the primary series, and vinyasa flow. Plus you get a well-rounded yoga education in philosophy, meditation, flying poses, subtle anatomy, yoga’s history, and so much more.
All Yoga has been the home and inspiration for thousands of graduates since 2009 and offers competitive prices in an unbeatable location. And, to make things even better, you get $200 off just for being a reader. Use the code TAYLORSTRACKS to begin your yoga teaching journey today.
Not to mention that there is free accommodation for the first 10 people to sign up, an $800USD early bird discount, plus $150USD if you sign up with a friend! Don’t miss out on this sweet and enlightening opportunity.
29 Day Vikasa Yoga Academy 200-Hour Foundation Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Samui
Consistently voted the best yoga teacher training in Asia, Vikasa is the epitome of what a yoga teacher training should be: world class expert senior teachers and a thorough and engaging syllabus, offered in one of the most pristine and inspiring beach-side locations in the world. Your classes take place in the Black Lotus Sala with panoramic ocean views. All accommodation consists of private rooms, located amidst the tropical gardens and private beachfront. Having operated as a renowned yoga retreat since 2011, everything at Vikasa is designed specifically to enhance your training experience. Indulge in delicious vibrant cuisine at the Life Cafe plus access to all Vikasa facilities including the infinity pool and private beach.
The Vikasa Method designed by Kosta Miachin is based in traditional Hatha Yoga with a keen focus on strong asana, pranayama and meditation. You’ll gain the most solid foundation to teach classes of all levels and all styles, rooted in ancient yogic principles to inspire physical, mental, spiritual wellbeing and growth in both yourself, and your future students. Vikasa offers the highest teacher to student ratio of any other Thailand yoga training to ensure you are well supported and reach your highest potential. Support continues post training with access to Vikasa’s online platform, plus students gain lifetime access to special discounts and offers if they wish to return for ongoing training or retreat experiences- as many of their students do. A Vikasa YTT won’t just certify you to become an excellent yoga teacher. You’ll experience a process of transformation that benefits your mindset, lifestyle and life trajectory.
I have taken a retreat at Vikasa and can only confirm that the teachers are fantastic and the facilities incredible.
29 Day 200-Hour Aligned-Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Phangan
Starting from: $2,200
This 200-hour yoga course at Ananda Yoga in Koh Phangan is one of the most popular YTTs on BookYogaTeacherTraining. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, you will learn how to teach Hatha and Vinyasa yoga and study other aspects of the practice, such as breathwork, meditation, and philosophy.
The days start at 8am and finish at 8pm, with Sundays days off, where you can wander around the island and explore the hidden beaches. You can choose to stay in the shared dorm or upgrade to a private bungalow with a sea view. Three buffet-style meals are included every day, where you can indulge in vegetarian Thai dishes and yummy vegan desserts.
27 Day 200-Hour Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Doi Saket, Chiang Mai
Starting from: $2,297
In this 200-hour yoga teacher training in Chiang Mai, the skillful teachers of Path of Yoga will prepare you to teach Hatha and Vinyasa yoga by breaking down the poses, anatomy, and alignment and diving deep into teaching methodology. You’ll also have lectures on various related topics and will practice pranayama and meditation every day, too.
During the course, you’ll be staying at the luxurious but eco-friendly Mala Dhara Resort, where you’ll have your lessons in outdoor and indoor yoga shalas. Being 45 minutes from Chiang Mai’s city centre, the resort is surrounded by nature, and the atmosphere is incredibly peaceful.
All meals are included in the price and prepared onsite. Your days will begin at 6:30am and end before 7pm, giving you some time to unwind and socialize over dinner with your new friends.
21 Day 200-Hour Tropical Island Yoga Teacher Training Koh Phangan
Starting from: $1,476
Suppose you’re looking to complete a yoga teacher training in Thailand in the shortest amount of time possible. In that case, this 18-day course at La Casas Shambala is an ideal choice. Plus, as the groups are capped at 20 participants, you don’t have to worry about leaving the course feeling underprepared as there is time for one-on-one attention from the instructors.
This varied yoga course teaches a mix of yoga styles but focuses on Hatha and Vinyasa. Each day lasts 12 hours, starting with morning meditation at 7am and finishing with a pre-dinner Yin yoga and Nidra session. And don’t worry, you will also get a full day off in the middle of the two weeks to rest your body and mind!
While here, you’ll be staying at a family-style yoga community where you’ll sleep in a cozy bamboo hut. The location is close to the main town on the island, and pristine beaches are within a short drive, too.
29 Day 200-Hour Holistic Yoga and Sound Therapy Teacher Training Koh Yao Noi
Starting from: $2,699
This unique yoga certification in Thailand combines holistic yoga with sound therapy, resulting in a 200-hour qualification in Hatha yoga and a certificate in Integrative Sound Therapy. It takes place at Island Yoga on the peaceful island of Koh Yao Noi and is perfect for anyone looking for something special from a YTT.
Meditation, mindfulness and Nada Yoga (sound) are all vital elements of this training. The course is split into two modules; embody and empower. The first two weeks are focused on deepening your personal practice and the last two weeks dive into the art of teaching. You’ll learn how to use your voice and choose the correct language, and confidently understand how to sequence classes and adjust students.
You’ll stay in a private room or bungalow either at the resort or within a few minutes walk. Food is not included, but there is a restaurant on-site and many affordable local restaurants around.
15 Day 200-Hour Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Samui
Starting from: $1,700
This intensive 15-day course on the popular island of Koh Samui is ideal for those looking to quickly complete a YTT in Thailand before travelling around the beautiful country. The program is run by EarthSea Yoga and is a great deep dive into the practice for all yoga lovers, regardless of whether you want to teach.
The schedule runs from 7am to 6pm each day and you’ll predominantly practice Hatha yoga along with Yin, daily meditation, posture clinics and anatomy lessons. Every afternoon there will also be a Satsang, where you’ll uncover the history and philosophy of the practice.
Depending on your package, you’ll stay in a shared or private bungalow at Green Garden in Bangrak. Breakfast and lunch are included every day, and you can explore the local eateries in the evenings with your classmates, maybe even catching the sunset at the beach.
28 Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Phangan, Surat Thani
Starting from: $1,999
This 28-day intensive YTT at One Yoga Thailand in Koh Phangan is a fabulous destination for those looking for serene views while studying. Here you will study and practice a variety of styles including Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Yin. Additionally, a meditation course is built into the program too. Training days are Monday to Saturday, with Sundays off to explore the surrounding area, treat yourself to a spa day, self study, or relax.
The vibe is very peaceful at this school and accommodation that has an oceanview venue amongst nature. You’ll stay at the school in an air-conditioned private room. Breakfasts and lunches are included with delicious, healthy meals available for dinner but with lots of alternatives to try while on this Thai island!
28 Day 300-Hour Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Chiang Mai
Starting from: $2,450
This intensive 28-day course at Yoga Vidya Mandiram in Chiang Mai dives deep into the practice and maximizes your time there. As a result, you will come away with a 300-hour certification instead of the foundational 200 hours. The course focuses on Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa styles, covering all topics from anatomy, pranayama, bandhas, and mantras.
Of course, this is not for those who want to study at a leisurely pace, as to make up the 300 hours, you’ll need to get up at 5am each day and study until 9pm! It’s certainly a highly intensive yoga certification in Thailand, but for those who are serious about becoming an amazing teacher, it’s ideal!
Luckily, you don’t have to worry about food, as you’ll have three freshly prepared vegetarian meals a day. Your home for the month is a traditional wooden bungalow at Maewin Resort amongst the mountain ranges of Chiang Mai, which sounds dreamy.
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29 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher and Thai Yoga Massage Advanced Stretching Training in Pattaya
Starting from: $2,599
Pattaya may not be the most obvious choice for a yoga retreat or training, but its close proximity to Bangkok makes it a very convenient location. This 200-hour teacher training program with Lek Yoga includes a 30-hour Thai yoga massage certificate, building on top of the foundation of Hatha yoga. These groups are purposely kept small at around 6 students, giving an almost private teacher training for a group price.
The days are long, but you will get 2 full days off per week to reset, recharge and explore, so you will never feel burnt out. Besides asana, the program covers many different topics, including Chakras, mantra and mudra, and even business marketing.
During the course, you’ll stay in a private air-conditioned room at the deluxe Laguna Beach Resort, which has an impressive Maldives-themed lagoon pool running through it! You’ll also be within walking distance to the beautiful Jomtien beach and the vast array of restaurants there.
28 Day 200-Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Phuket
Starting from: $2,952
This 28-day yoga teacher training in Phuket focuses on Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga styles. You will learn the anatomy and alignment of the postures in the primary series, including modifications and adjustments for each.
The schedule consists of a 2-hour Mysore/Led Ashtanga class and an afternoon art of adjustment or methodology session. The evenings will feature various workshops, such as yoga therapy, pranayama, or philosophy, followed by guided meditation teachings.
Aside from receiving a Yoga Alliance 200-hour qualification, you’ll also get a basic anatomy course certificate. The typical schedule is from 7:30am to 6:30pm with a long break mid-morning. You’ll have a vegetarian brunch and dinner included every day, and you’ll sleep in a private room in an apartment just a few minutes from the yoga shala.
42 Day 500-Hour MultiStyle Yoga Teacher Training, Koh Phangan
Starting from: $4,799
If you have the time to, a 500 hour TTC is an option where you get your standard 200-hours but also your advanced 300-hours. A 500-hour teacher training like this Vinyasa and Aerial Yoga teacher training in Koh Phangan goes far deeper than a foundational course. Plus, as well as becoming qualified to teach Vinyasa, you’ll have the unique skills of teaching Aerial yoga, too!
This course at ULU Yoga takes place only a handful of times a year and lasts 5 weeks. Aside from Vinyasa and Aerial, you’ll also learn Yin, Acro, and SUP Yoga, making this a super fun and varied yoga teacher training in Koh Phangan. You’ll stay at the cozy beachside Bounty Resort, where there are many accommodation options available.
As an intensive YTT in Thailand, the days are long, starting at 6:30am and finishing at 9pm. To keep your body in optimal condition, you’re advised to follow a plant-based intermittent fasting diet throughout the course, and lunch and dinner are included.
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