International Teacher's training Courses in Thailand, 2023, 2024


We invite you to attend the cross-cultural yoga teacher training courses organised by Yoga Vidya Mandiram, Rishikesh (India) and Yoga Samadhi, Maesapok (Chiang Mai province) in Thailand. The courses are designed for anyone for making his experience in yoga deeper and deepr, so that, after aquiring right methodology, could be applied to train others. 
"Only one's own yoga experience is a guide in yoga"  (
Vyasa, commentator on the Yogasutras)                                       


Teacher 200-hour courses, 2023:

9 - 30. 10 (October)              
07 - 28.11 (November)        
1-22. 12 (December)   

Teacher courses 200-hours, year 2024:
9 - 30. 01 (January)*                  
7 - 28. 02 (February)
1 - 22.03 (March)
9 - 30.10 (October)
07 - 28.11 (November)       
1-22. 12 (December)                           

The duration of each 200-hour course is 22 days. The school also runs 500-hour course options (51 days). 

Place: The courses are held u in the beautiful Mae Wang valley of the Loi Lar mountain range near Thailand's highest peak, Doi Inthaton (2565 m.). This area is located in northern Thailand near the border with Burma and it is here that the Himalayas take their eastern start.

Address: Yoga Samadhi, Mae Win Guesthouse & Resort, 47 Moo 5, Mae Win Sub-District, Mae Wang District, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50360
Show on Google map: https://goo. gl/maps/rdA1tcrxjAfGKYta8

Course description:

Intensive exercises at basic and intermediate levels are intended to impart the essential elements of classical yoga theory and practice, m. among others, in accordance with the Himalayan Yoga Tradition represented by Swami Rama and the venerable Swami Veda Bharati, as well as in accordance with classical Hatha Yoga extended with related other exercises. At every level of study, teachers make an effort to help develop the physical, energetic, mental and spiritual side of a person.

Participants are gradually introduced to the anatomy and physiology of yoga, methods of alignment and posture correction, cleansing practices (ṣaṭ-kriyā), joint and glandular relaxation (granti-mocana), body positions (asanas), physical exercise sequences (vinyāsa), which develop flexibility and strength, breath mastery (prāṇāyāma), body expressions (mudrā), energy taming (bandha) and relaxation exercises that gradually prepare for advanced yogic sleep practice (yoga-nidrā). Sanskrit recitations are also part of the courses, where the various layers of meaning are gradually revealed by the teachers.

Typical daily schedule (slightly modified in each course):

05:00 - 06:00 Waking up!
06:15 - 06:30 Chanting in Sanskrit
06:30 - 07:30 Ṣaṭ-kriyā & prāṇāyāma (cleansing and breathing exercises)
08:00 - 09: 00 Hatha yoga (classical style)
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast and free time
10:00 - 11:00 Yoga philosophy
11:30 - 12:00 Yoga anatomy, physiology and ayurveda
12:30 - 13: 00 Karma yoga (seva) - i.e. tidying up the space
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Own study and own practice / additional body alignment classes (2x per week)
16:00 - 16:15 Tea break
16:30 - 18:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa
18:00 - 19: 00 Relaxation and Meditation
20:00 - 21:00 Own study / free time
21:00 - Time for sleep.

Course language: English.

Certificate: At the end of the course, participants will receive a diploma (100 RYT, 200 RYT or 500 RYT), internationally recognised by the International Yoga Alliance, USA.

Teaching staff: consists of qualified teachers and organisers of Yoga Vidya Mandiram:

- Dr. Acharya Chandramani Arya (India) -
founder of Yoga Vidya Mandiram, a scholar of Sanskrit and yoga traditions, direct disciple and long-time assistant of Swami Veda Bharati, direct disciple and successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition.  
- Hope Pukalanant, founder of Samaadhi Yoga (Thailand),
- Specialists in Yoga: Manish Prajapati (India), Piyush (India), Pooja Nakoti (India), Yogacharya Sandeep Pandey (India), Subhash or/and other teachers selected from the staff of Yoga Vidya Mandiram and Yoga Samadhi.
- Dr Filip Rucinski - in some editions (*).

Extra-curricular activities - Thai culture:

During extra special programmes they will show us the richness and depth of their culture and guide us to places that cannot be experienced on tourist tours. Once a week, free time is scheduled for such programmes. The following took place in 2019:

- Ploughing, planting and threshing rice together with local farmers in the traditional Thai way. The threshing was preceded by a traditional ritual of the local Kharen people.  
- Feeding, bathing and other games with the elephants.  
- Full moon celebration of the most important Thai festival on 13.11.2019Loy Krathong, by preparing the so-called. 'loy krathong', or boats made of leaves and flowers, and then letting them go downstream with a lighted lantern, as well as lighting and releasing the lantern into the night sky.
-Trekking to Thailand's highest peak in Doi Inthaton National Park (2565m), Kew Me Pa Trail (Sky Trail), visiting Nabhapolbhumisiri pagoda (Queen's Pagoda) and Wachirathan waterfalls.
- Visiting Ban Nong Tao village and meeting the village elder head of the local Karen people; hearing about his wise words and his rich life experience of the self-sufficiency of the Karen people . After his long speech, tasting coffee naturally grown in his garden.      
- Visiting a kindergarten for Karen children to donate toys and books.
- Rafting on bamboo rafts on the Mae Wang River.
- Introduction to Wipassana meditation by a highly qualified Buddhist monk. Followed by a 30-minute meditation together with him in a huge rock cave.

On the closing day of the course, two children's folk groups were invited. The girls dutifully demonstrated folk dances (agricultural motifs, etc. ) and the boys' musical ensemble performed four Khareño songs on the now dying traditional ancient harps.

Details of the course programme are available at Yoga Vidya Mandiram and Yoga Samadhi. 


Actual costs are available at:

This price includes accommodation (21 nights), yoga materials (books, purification treatment supplies), 200 hours of practice, rich vegetarian meals (3 times a day), all organised special programmes (including transport, entrance fees, meals during these programmes).

Self cover:
Flight costs to Chiangmai and Thai visa. A visa for EU citizens is not required for a stay of up to one month (see:    
-Travel from/to the airport, i.e. from Chiang Mai to Mae Win Guesthouse by the cheapest "yellow taxi" (yellow taxi).  

- Yoga Vidya Mandiram, Rishikesh (India),  
Yoga Samadhi, Chiang Mai (Thailand), 
- Additionally (in some editions): Vivaswan Foundation (Poland).

Detailed questions:
1) Taiwan: Hope Pukalanant: SAMADHI YOGA CONTACT 
2) India: Lalit Kumar: 
3) Poland: Filip Rucinski, CONTACT

How do I sign up?
- Please refer to the Conditions of Participation for Courses at the Yoga SchoolYoga Samaadhi in Thailand 

- Register via a short form, choosing a course date, paying pre-payment to Yoga Samadhi in Thailand.   
     Register for TTC 200 hours - here or here (any)
      Registration for TTC 500 hours - here  
or here (any)
- It is worth keeping in touch with the Organisers who will be on hand to offer advice and assistance and answer questions by email.
-Before the course starts on the day
the balance of the fee must be paid. The fee can be paid either to the same Yoga Samadhi account number, or in cash.

Gallery of photos from the 2019 Course (November)



Chiang Mai, Tajlandia
Fundacja Vivaswan