Vikasa Yoga YTT 2017
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Vikasa Yoga Academy

200 hour certification yoga teacher training course in Thailand

RYT-200  |  2016  |  Nov 13 – Dec 11
RYT-200  |  2017  |   Apr 16 – May 14   |   Sep 3 – Oct 1
RYT-500  |  2017  |  Oct 7 – Nov 11

Do you love yoga?

Would you like to establish a serious self-practice?

Are you ready for some major breakthroughs and transformation?

Would you like to spend a month in a beautiful inspiring environment?

Would you like to become an inspiring yoga teacher?

Are you ready for a change?

Then this course is for you…

Meet like-minded seekers of truth, share unforgettable experiences

Prepare to experience yoga in a way you never thought possible. We will challenge your physical body and your mind.
Take a journey of self-exploration and reconnect with your soul and spirit.

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    Get Lost. Find yourself.

    Apply now for an upcoming course. Return home with renewed perspective.

     

     

    UPCOMING 200 HOUR COURSE DATES:
    RYT-200  |  2016  |  Nov 13 – Dec 11
    RYT-200  |  2017  |   Apr 16 – May 14   |   Sep 3 – Oct 1
    RYT-500  |  2017  |  Oct 7 – Nov 11

     

     

    I’m ready

    By continuing you agree to let go of your fears…

What I will learn

ASANA

Learn and practice over 200 poses in this foundation course. You will receive an asana catalogue and complete sequences for your future reference

ALIGNMENT

Learn the geometry and fundamental rules and principles of asana to practice safely and effectively

ANATOMY

Hands-on approach about your body from an experienced registered physiotherapist

VINYASA

Vinyasa is an integral part of hatha yoga. Learn the correct transitions between poses and the importance of it

SEQUENCING

Learn the art of intelligent sequencing and understand the logic behind it. Get our unique cue cards and video tools to help you in the beginning

PRANAYAMA

Learn basic pranayama techniques such as kapalabhati, nadi shodhana, bhastrika and others

METHODOLOGY

Understand the science behind sequencing and never get stuck in a routine with our “intelligent freestyle” approach

LIFESTYLE

Experience Vikasa lifestyle, based on physical, mental and emotional well-being and spiritual evolution

HATHA YOGA

Vikasa method is based on the science of hatha yoga, and is rooted in ancient yogic tradition

SUB-STYLES OF YOGA

Various sub-styles, such as yin, dynamic, etc, are all part of haha yoga and Vikasa yoga method

NUTRITION

Learn  about proper diet that will stimulate your yoga practice and keep your body in tune and establish conscious eating habit

MARKETING

Find out what to do after the course. How to work less, earn more and have more freedom

PHILOSOPHY

Get introduced to ancient texts of Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Bhagavad Gita, get understanding of basic concepts of yogic philosophy

MEDITATION

Get introduced to daily meditation practice for self-realisation

RELAXATION

Learn various relaxation techniques and how to apply them to your daily life.

MINDFULNESS

Basic mental techniques to work with awareness and attention

MANTRA

Learn mantras in sanskrit and practice chanting with the teacher

KRIYAS

Learn about the ancient purification techniques

SELF-INQUIRY

Get in touch with your true self and realise your true potential

Realise your true potential. Awaken your intuition. Stimulate your creativity. Feel love. Create peace.
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     What will my day be like

        07:00 – 09:15    Asana and Pranayama practice
        09:30 – 11:30    Healthy brunch buffet at Vikasa Life Café
        13:00 – 14:00    Group Dynamics / Self-study
        14:00 – 16:00    Theory / Methodology
        16:00 – 18:15    Yoga practice
        18:30 – 20:30    Healthy dinner buffet at Vikasa Life Café

        * this is a sample schedule and may vary from day to day. Some days additional activities may be added. Classes are on 6 days a week, one day is off.

Vikasa yoga method

Vikasa means evolution when translated from Sanskrit. The Vikasa Method is based on individual evolution and spiritual development. The concept of “evolution of yoga” is centered on the notion that everything in the world evolves constantly. Our primary goal is evolution, and yoga can be seen as a tool to facilitate that.

The Vikasa Yoga Method is an integral system of yoga based predominantly on classical Hatha yoga, with some influence from Himalayan Vinyasa and higher Taoism practices. A fusion of the three lineages allows for a very effective and complete system resulting in personal evolution. The method is based on universal rules of yoga that ultimately allows the practitioner complete freedom from any particular routine leading to an “intelligent freestyle” of practice. Emphasis is placed on the journey, or evolution of an individual. Encouraging evolution leads to a natural progression of individuality where uniqueness is celebrated as a natural piece of the oneness we are all  part of. This opposes the often found dissolution of identity and ego which can inspire conformity and unnecessary isolation. A careful distinction is drawn between oneness and conformity. Oneness being the acceptance of what is, including all that is around you and inside you. Conformity is referenced to include unimportant religious practices and dogmatic systems. The system encourages function within an existing society, rather than against it or apart from it. This allows for deeper connections with the spiritual and physical beings that surround us on a daily basis. Key principles and rules of yoga are taught, allowing the teachers of Vikasa Yoga and dedicated practitioners to become free from any routines by gaining understanding, knowledge and insight into the methodology and the effects of practice. When individuality is inspired and oneness within community is celebrated, the teachings become inclusive of infinite possibilities.

“You can not do yoga – yoga is your natural state…”

“A good teacher can never be stuck in a routine…”

“I am not teaching you anything. I just help you explore yourself…”

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Our vast experience enriches yours

Training will be led by a team of expert teachers, each sharing their knowledge over 4 weeks

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Kosta Miachin

Course director, founder of Vikasa Yoga Academy

Kosta’s journey into yoga has taken him to the far reaches of the world, from remote Himalayan ashrams, to his initiation by a master monk in a sacred Sak-Yant ceremony in Thailand. Kosta has undergone extensive training and was certified with five different schools: Yoga 23, Sivananda Yoga, Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Andiappan Yoga and Universal Yoga and maintains close ties to many other yoga schools around the world. The vision for Vikasa Yoga was born upon realization that the deeper dimension of yoga is a spiritual journey and a conscious evolution of the individual. Seeing this as the ultimate human endeavor, he committed his life to supporting others on this path.

Jason Milne

Senior Teacher, All Courses

Jason Milne was first introduced to yoga as a way to relieve chronic low-back pain.  After experiencing the tremendous physical benefits of practicing yoga Jason immersed himself in the study and teaching of the spiritual and esoteric aspects of the science of yoga.  He has been practicing yoga for fifteen years and he has been teaching yoga professionally for over ten years. With comprehensive training in various lineages, three 500 hour certifications and dedication to continued study of the subject of yoga, Jason brings his wealth of knowledge in both theory and practice of Hatha Yoga, Tantra Yoga and Yoga Therapy to this course. Jason is a registered E-RYT 500 yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance.

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Ram Vakkalanka

Yoga philosophy (Spring 2017)

The Philosophy classes during the teacher training are taught by Ram Vakkalanka. Ram is a Sanskrit expert, Yoga philosopher, Sitar artist, Kirtan singer, Key note speaker and Meditation instructor. Ram shares his deep knowledge of Sanskrit, Vedic sciences and philosophy, Nada Yoga, Kirtan and Meditation thrrough workshops, webinars, one-on-one sessions, lectures and talks as well as preservative media. Nine CDs and one DVD of Ram’s works have been released so far, with a book on its way. Ram travels in Canada, India, US, UK and Thailand, touching the lives of many people through his teachings.

  • Please note we work with a few Indian philosophy teachers. They alternate teaching our courses
Michelle Lam

Anatomy and physiology, all courses

The Anatomy portion of the Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training is taught by Michelle Lam. Hailing from Hong Kong, Michelle uses practical examples and an easy to understand approach. Michelle reveals the anatomy of the human body, from muscle to bone to spine and how these spinal structures can cause obstacles in asana practice. Asana modification and important precautions are discussed, specifically certain spinal dysfunctions such as prolapsed discs, spondylolisthesis, and scoliosis. Anatomy by Michelle Lam is a must-attend part of the Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training and is considered appropriate for all levels.

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    I can’t wait

    By continuing you agree to make a change

Where I will stay

A place you can call home.

Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training takes place in Vikasa Yoga Retreat. Vikasa is the creation of yoga pioneer Konstantin Miachin, who created this unique place for personal evolution. It’s the ideal place to practice yoga, find like-minded people, eat healthy food or just chill-out in an amazing natural environment. The retreat is located in Koh Samui, Thailand. Koh Samui enjoys perfect weather almost year round and offers a culturally rich environment to further inspire you.

Need additional info about resort? Click here for more info and pictures.

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    What I will eat

     

    Vikasa serves wholesome health-conscious meals in buffet style. Kickstart your day to an amazing brunch. A freshly squeezed juice, tea and coffee, a sunny side up or vegetable omelette, wholegrain toasts, oatmeal/ muesli with yoghurt, or chia seeds pudding, superfoods, boiled veggies with specialty in-house organic dips, vegetarian sandwiches or pancakes, and of course a variety of fresh-cut tropical fruits. Dinner includes a hot soup, typical local dishes with tofu, brown rice, two or three vegetarian dishes, fresh salad, dahl, and always one seafood dish. For dessert we serve fruits, occasional delectable mango sticky rice or other uniquely Thai savouring. Our homemade signature tea is a perfect finish to your meal. We are also serving light snacks during afternoon breaks; however many students prefer to eat out while exploring nearby beaches or famous shopping areas.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    What I will eat

     

    Vikasa serves wholesome health-conscious meals in buffet style. Kickstart your day to an amazing brunch. A freshly squeezed juice, tea and coffee, a sunny side up or vegetable omelette, wholegrain toasts, oatmeal/ muesli with yoghurt, or chia seeds pudding, superfoods, boiled veggies with specialty in-house organic dips, vegetarian sandwiches or pancakes, and of course a variety of fresh-cut tropical fruits. Dinner includes a hot soup, typical local dishes with tofu, brown rice, two or three vegetarian dishes, fresh salad, dahl, and always one seafood dish. For dessert we serve fruits, occasional delectable mango sticky rice or other uniquely Thai savouring. Our homemade signature tea is a perfect finish to your meal. We are also serving light snacks during afternoon breaks; however many students prefer to eat out while exploring nearby beaches or famous shopping areas.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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Investment into your future

$4000
Course price including meals

Terms and conditions

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ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

All educational classes, academic fees and learning materials such as workbooks and charts for you to keep

FULL ACCESS

Full access to Vikasa Yoga Retreat facilities such as WIFI, infinity pool, massage spa, chill out lounge and gym

ALL MEALS PROVIDED

A special meal plan designed to maximize your training potential including vegetarian and Thai food options

AIRPORT PICK-UP

Friendly airport pick-up by the Vikasa car from the Koh Samui airport. (Available for any flight time)

GRADUATION

A graduation ceremony and celebration with your classmates, including your RYS Vikasa Yoga certification

CERTIFICATION

Yoga Alliance standard RYS – 200 certificate upon successful completion

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

Access to create your own individual yoga franchise using the Vikasa Yoga Method and Vikasa Yoga name

HAPPINESS

Ultimately you will get much more than you paid for. Safe and inspiring environment. New friends for life. Unlimited love and care. Beautiful memories. Things money can’t buy…

Apply now and save $500

register at least 90 days before the course starts to qualify

RYT-200  |  2016  |  Nov 13 – Dec 11
RYT-200  |  2017  |  Apr 16 – May 14   |   Sep 3 – Oct 1
RYT-500  |  2017  |  Oct 7 – Nov 11

Choose your room type

*  Prices below are for the entire duration of the course and are charged in addition to the course price, according to your preferred room type.

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This is what our graduates have to say:

Rethabile, South Africa

Tingting, Hong Kong

Mas, Malaysia

Adriana, USA

Alain, France

Liberty, Netherlands

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Accreditation:

 

The Course is accredited by the Yoga Alliance, the international standard for Yoga Teachers. Teach all around the world!! Get certified in Vikasa Yoga method, teach any style of hatha yoga you wish upon completion.

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