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Centered Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance 200 hrs) At Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui

An Education in Yoga: Foundation Course is the Centered Yoga residential 200 hour teacher training and one of the most comprehensive in the world.

The training is held three times each year at Samahita Retreat. Situated on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, Samahita has recently featured as one of CNN’s Top 10 Wellness Resorts in Asia.

Students can take in the beauty of Thailand while deepening their practice and developing their teaching skills.


55/20-24 Moo 4, Tambon Namuang,, Koh Samui Surathani, TH 84140

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



Jul 25 to
Aug 22
09:00 amto03:00 am

July 25-August 22, 2015



180, 180 THB: Single Superior
167,580 THB: Semi-private
159,180 THB: Shared 2 bedroom loft
142,380 THB: Non-Residential

The rate includes:
-the full training program
-modern Asian-tropical accommodation at our newly built retreat center
-wholesome and healthy meals
-full use of Samahita Retreat facilities
-Yoga Alliance standard certification (upon successful completion)

Full Description

July 25-August 22, 2015: led by Paul and senior teachers Elonne and Arielle, with further assistance from Amy and the rest of the Centered Yoga team

A thorough foundation training program - an education in yoga is a comprehensive training which covers the vital aspects of yoga and goes deep into the practice, refining your ability to pass on the message to others.

A lot of thought has been put into making it challenging yet appropriate for this level.

In essence, it is an all-around education in yoga intended to expand your horizons and develop your abilities and strengths. It is a foundation course-a necessity to move forward in any aspect of yoga practice and teaching.

Centered Yoga Foundation Level and Yoga Alliance 200 hours

The program duration adds up to over 300 hours and qualifies for Yoga Alliance's 200-hour level, recognized worldwide, for those who successfully complete the training. Ultimately, however, training is beyond borders and pieces of paper. The continued dissemination of yoga will come from your own inner growth and deeper understanding. This is the focus.

For whom: sincere and committed practitioners
The most important qualification for this course is the call from within. But the call is not enough on its own. For it to be true and sincere, it also needs to be based on a certain level of practice (, so many times per week over so many years). Your interest level will reveal itself in the desire to read more on the topic, to study and practice more, and in the absorption of your thoughts in the subject. The application form is detailed, and will reveal a lot about you. If the call is strong, then proceed.

Approach: one-month residential intensive plus 5-months pre-course work

Style: Classical systems of Hatha Yoga and philosophy

The Asana program is based upon the classical systems of Ashtanga Vinyasa, traditional hatha asanas and the system of alignment. Our aim is to understand flow (vinyasa), alignment, and breathing, as well as the inner work-bandhas, focus, and concentration.

We teach Pranayama as laid down in the classical writings and taught by the masters. For philosophy, we refer to many texts, taking Patanjali's Yoga Sutras as our base guide. Many other elements accompany these three primary focuses. (See the course content section.)

Our aim is to ground, educate, and enlighten the student and teacher at the level they are at, elevating them to a level appropriate for passing on the message to others. As such, we offer a full yogic education and an opportunity to deepen and explore in the path of yoga, and contribute to real yogic insight. This course is not limited to Asana; it takes you further.

Uniqueness: Elements that make this course stand out:

• immersion in a focused learning environment, living the practice
• small, dedicated group of students
• mentoring and close attention to your practice, teaching
method, and personal progress living and studying in a clean
and natural setting
• distance from the distractions of home gives perspective, a fresh
mind, focus, and ease in letting go direct experience in teaching
students (privates and groups) classical training in Pranayama
(only a handful of western teachers have background in this
essential practice)
• the development of an advanced and dedicated yoga practice,
molding the teacher in you approximately 100 hours additional
beyond the basic requirements of Yoga Alliance
• precise training in Asana and the vinyasa system five months of
precourse readings and assignments to prepare and guide you

Teaching Faculty
May 2 - 30. led by Paul and senior teachers Elonne and Arielle, with further assistance from Amy and the rest of the Centered Yoga team.
Elonne and Arielle are senior teachers for Centered Yoga, each with over a decade of international teaching experience. They have studied extensively with Paul Dallaghan and Tiwariji.

Where: Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand
Koh Samui is a tropical island located in the Gulf of Thailand. It is a beautiful place possessing lush jungles and white sand beaches, surrounded by sapphire-blue sea. Situated in a high energy zone, Samui (and its surroundings) has a direct effect on yoga and meditation-an ideal environment in which to focus, practice, and grow.