Intercultural Teacher Training Yoga Courses in Thailand 2020

03/10/2020 to 22/11/2020



Intercultural Teacher Training Yoga Courses in Thailand
(for the second time)

Due to the Covid, the program in 2020 is cancelled 

03.10.2020 – 24.10.2020      (check-in 8 am, check out 12 pm) 
(2) 01.11.2020 – 22.11.2020      (check-in 8 am, check out 12 pm) 

Duration of the course: 22 days (200 hours yoga teachers training). Dates are exactly the same as in 2019. 

Yoga Samadhi,
Mae Win Guesthouse & Resort,
47 Moo 5, Mae Win Sub-District,
Mae Wang District,
Chiang Mai, Thailand 50360

We cordially invite you to our Intercultural Teacher Training Yoga Courses, co-organised with Yoga Vidya Mandiram, Rishikesh (India) and Yoga SamaadhiMaesapok (Chiang Mai province, Thailand). It is for anyone who wish to aquire solid skills and knowledge of Yoga for oneself and be able to teach others on the basis of own experience.

"Only experience in Yoga is the teacher of Yoga" - Vyāsa on the Yoga-sūtras. 

The courses will take place in the lap of the beautiful valley, Mae Wang, in the Loi Lar mountain range not far from the highest peak of Thailand, Doi Inthaton (2565 m.). It is an area in northern Thailand near the border with Burma, the place from which the Himalayan range originates.

Intensive trainings at basic and intermediate levels are aimed at providing solid basis of the most important elements of the theory and practice of classical Yoga. The way of teaching implements the method passed down in the lineage of the Himalayan Masters by Ven. Swami Rama and Ven. Swami Veda Bharati to his disciples. It is characterised by openness and inclusiveness of different experiences and methods of practice with proper understanding of the philosophy and goals of the original Yoga. The teachers do their effort to help in the development of physical, energetical, psychic and spiritual aspects of a person. At the end of the course Participants will be provided the Registered Yoga Trainer (200 RYT) certificate recognized internationally by the Yoga Alliance, USA. In addition, staying in Thailand among practicing yoga and hospitable Thai people will allow you to directly learn about their culture.

The course is in English language. 

In November training special classes on philosophy of Yoga by Filip Ruciński will be included. People from Poland with weak command of English can also participate. All the other classes can be additionally expalined in Polish to those who will request that. The final test can also be answered in Polish. 

Participants are gradually initiated into Yoga anatomy and physiology, alignment and adjustment methods, cleansing practices (ṣaṭkriyā), releasing tensions in joints and glands (granthi-mocana), body positions (āsana) and sequences of physical exercises (vinyāsa) that develop flexibility and strength, control of breath (prāṇāyāma), expressions (mudrā), taming of the energies (bandha) and last but not the least the relaxation exercises, gradually preparing to advance practises of yogic sleep (yoganidrā). The Sanskrit Vedic recitation are also the part of the course and their different layers of meaning will be gradually unveiled by teachers. 

The typical daily shedule includes (slightly modified for each course): 

05:00 - Wake up!
06:15 - 06:30 Sanskrit chanting
06:30 - 08:00 Hatha Yoga (Yoga postures session I)
08:00 - 09:00 Shat-kriya & pranayama (cleansing and breathing exercises)  
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast 
10:00 - 10:30 Karma-Yoga (Cleaning Yoga hall, Yoga mats etc.)
10:30 - 11:30 Yoga anatomy, ayurveda and physiology
11:30 - 12:30 Yoga philosophy, life-style and ethics 
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Self-study and self-practice
14:30 - 15:30 Adjustment of postures / video shows
15:30 - 16:00 Tea break
16:30 - 18:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa (Yoga postures session II)
18:30 - 19:30 Meditation and relaxation
19:30 - 20:30 Dinner
20:30 - 21:00 Self-study, journaling. 

People from Tahiland will be involved both in the organization of the event and in the course itself. They will show us the richness and depth of their culture and lead us to sites hard to experience in common tourist excursions.

Once a week free time for special programmes are planned on the spot. Last year 2019, the following additional programs were conducted:  

- Ploughing, planting and threshing rice in a traditional Thai way in the field with local farmers.  
- Feeding, bathing and playing with elephants; 
- Celebration of Loy Krathong, i.e. the Moonlight Festival by preparing 'loy krathong',  i.e. lit leave boats, and floating them along the river as well as lightening and leaving lanterns to the night-sky.     
- Trek to the highest peak of Thailand (in Doi Inthaton National Park, 2565 m.), Kew Me Pa Trail (Heaven Trail), visiting the Nabhapolbhumisiri (The Queen's) Pagoda and Wachirathan Waterfall. 
- Visiting the Ban Nong Tao village and meeting with the elderly head of the village of Kharen local community; listening to his wisdom and the lifelong experiences of self-sustainability of the Kharen community. After his long talk degustation of coffee naturally grown in his garden. 
- Visiting the children centre of the Kharen community to donate toys and books.  
- Bamboo rafting on Mae Wang river. 
- Introduction into Vipassana by a highly learned elderly Buddhist monk and 30 minutes meditation with him in the mountain rock cave. 
- Performance of falk dance and local traditional instruments by children of Karen community. 

DETAILED PROGRAM - will be found on the website of Yoga Vidya Mandiram and Yoga Samadhi.

-All inclusive cost of the training: 1799 (shared 3-person room), 2100 USD (double room) or 2400 USD (private room) depending upon accommodation type, see: hereIt includes accommodation (21 nights), welcome kit, 200 hours training, rich vegetarian meals (3 times a day), all organised additional programs (including transport, entry fees and meals during these programs). 

You should cover by yourself
-Flight and visa cost. Visa for Europeans is not required for the stay up to one month.   
ick-up from / to the airport: 800 Baht / full cost per trip from Chiang Mai to Mae Win Guesthouse by budget yellow taxi.

How to enrole?  

- Write a message to Yoga Vidya Mandiram, Yoga Samadhi or Vivaswan with your motivation. 
- After acceptance, transfer 210 USD prepayment to Yoga Samadhi bank account in Thailand.    
- Pay the remaining amount to the same bank account any time before the beginning of the course or pay in cash after arrival

1) Yoga Vidya Mandiram, Rishikesh (India)
2) Yoga Samadhi, Chiang Mai (Thailand)
3) Foundation Vivaswan, Warsaw (Poland).

Teacher faculty: 

Acharya Chandramani Arya  (India) 
Hope Pukalanant (Thailand).
- Piyush (India), Manish Prajapati (India), Yogacharya Sandeep Pandey (India) or / and others selectred faculty members of Yoga Vidya Mandiram and Yoga Samadhi
Filip Ruciński, Poland

1) Poland: Filip Ruciński, CONTACT US
2) Thailand: Hope Pukalanant: CONTACT SAMADHI YOGA 



PHOTO GALLERY from the last year (Nov-2019) Teachers Training Course in Tailand