About the Teacher Training
Our course delivers a comprehensive and in-depth curriculum that focuses on practice; breathing, meditation and awareness; the ancient philosophy of yoga and, of course, the art of teaching.
Led by Patrycja, Yogagati founder and lead teacher, you will emerge from our course having experienced why yoga is a way of life, not just a form of exercise. Drawing upon more than ten years of teaching experience, Patrycja, supported by guest teachers, will guide you in the intensive and spiritual teachings and practices of yoga so that you gain the skills and experience to start teaching professionally. Even if you are not interested in teaching yoga, we can help you to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life while motivating you to deepen your practice and knowledge.
Class size is limited to 18 students so you’ll receive more individual feedback and opportunities for questions.
The Yogagati program is designed to empower participants from day one. During the three-week intensive course we guide students through the methodologies, techniques and principles essential to effective yoga instruction. Alongside the practical element of the course, lessons will include a focus on the principles of sequencing, alignment, adjustments and modifications; functional anatomy and physiology; an in-depth consideration of yoga philosophy and what it takes to make a career out of teaching yoga.
What sets the Yogagati School program apart from other courses is our commitment to leaving behind the one-size-fits-all approach and instead creating a respectful, stimulating and relaxed learning environment that ensures every individual is heard and supported. Students emerge from the Yogagati course with a solid foundation ready to begin their yoga instructor career.
But don’t just take our word for it, we invite you to come and fully immerse yourself in the Yogagati teacher training program and find out for yourself.
You will learn
In-depth study and practice of Asana (postures)
Vinyasa and Yin Class sequencing and planning
Anatomy and Physiology (including subtle body)
Sanskrit names of Yoga postures
Hands-on assisting of postures
Pranayama (breath work)
Yoga Nidra for sleep
History and Philosophy of Yoga
Introduction to Ayurveda
Yogic ethics and lifestyle
The business of teaching Yoga
Optional Reiki workshop
Intro to AcroYoga
Sample Daily Schedule
06:30 – 09:00 Morning Vinyasa Practice – meditation, pranayama and asana
09:15 – 10:30 Healthy breakfast buffet (vegetarian and vegan)
10:30 – 12:30 Training session – anatomy, philosophy, asana clinic
12:30 – 15:30 Free time – self-study, reflect, relax, beach time!
15:30 – 17:00 Training session – asana clinic, practice teaching
17:00 – 18:30 Evening Yin Practice – asana and Nidra for improved sleep
*this is a sample schedule and may vary from day to day. Some days additional activities may be added or taken out. Classes are on 6 days a week, one day is off.
For April Course – Please arrive at The Sanctuary Resort before 7pm on the 21st of April, as we will have our orientation meeting at that time. Check in starts at 2pm. There are no activities on the departure day – 14th of May, check out is by 12pm.
For September Course – Please arrive at The Sanctuary Resort before 7pm on the 2nd of Sept, as we will have our orientation meeting at that time. Check in starts at 2pm. There are no activities on the departure day – 25th of Sept, check out is by 12pm.
Who is this course for ?
Our course is taught over three weeks, ideal for those with limited time who want to obtain full certification or just deepen their personal practice. You don’t have to be flexible or be able to stand on your head, it is more important that you have a willingness to learn. The number one prerequisite that we have is that students come to our YTT courses with an open mind and heart, receptive to the teachers and course content. The program is structured in a way that supports participants of all levels, including beginners. Applicants however must be in good health, physically and mentally.
Yogagati curriculum and teacher training courses are Yoga Alliance accredited. Upon completion of this program, you will be awarded a certificate that will allow you to register with YA. This registration enhances your credibility as a yoga professional since their designations are the premier forms of recognition for yoga teachers wanting to teach worldwide.
A remote spa resort, The Sanctuary sits on an idyllic beach with turquoise blue waters and surrounded by dramatic cliffs. The Sanctuary specializes in wellness, detox, yoga and health retreats and holidays.
Given The Sanctuary’s holistic approach to health and wellbeing, the professionalism and friendliness of its staff and the easy-going, laidback feel of the island, it is an ideal venue for our yoga teacher training Koh Phangan.
The Sanctuary offers unique rooms in a garden setting, surrounded by coconut trees and overlooking the ocean. Its restaurant has an excellent reputation for its delicious, healthy food choices. If you want to leave your Yogagati teacher training course also feeling reinvigorated and refreshed, then there’s no better place than The Sanctuary for undergoing our transformational training course.
How to get there
The most direct way to get to Ko Phangan is to fly from Bangkok to Koh Samui Island with Bangkok Airways or Thai Airways.
When already at Koh Samui airport, take a taxi bus to bring you to Big Buddha Pier, from that pier you take a Haad Rin Queen ferry boat (50 min ride) to Haad Rin. There are 4 ferry boats a day: 10:30 • 13:00 • 16:00 • 18:30
Once you arrive in Haad Rin, there will be longtail boat taxi drivers offering to take you directly to The Sanctuary Resort.
Here are return ferry times to plan your departure: 09:30 • 11:40 • 14:30 • 17:30 This means that for any flight out of Samui before midday, you will need to either spend your last night in Samui or travel by private speedboat.
Prices include accommodation, daily vegan and vegetarian buffet breakfast with exception of days off, full tuition, comprehensive study materials, Yoga Alliance certificate and a complimentary Reiki course. For lunch and dinner, there is a great variety of healthy and delicious options. Typical Thai meal will cost around $5.
All prices are listed in USD.
$3200 Shared Twin
$3500 Single Room
Early bird discount of $200 applies if you pay your deposit 3 months prior course commencement.
Friends applying together receive $400 discount each.
Please note, to ensure our students get the most possible out of the training we keep the groups small, so the courses often fill up well in advance. Currently we still have few spots available for our April and September courses. To secure your spot, please complete the registration form below. This form allows us to learn more about you and what you hope to gain from the course.
Upon acceptance to the program, you will be asked to pay the non-refundable $200 deposit within a week, and the rest of the balance 1 month before course start date. After receiving your deposit, we will send you travel information on how to get to the resort, general information about Thailand, a list of items you will need to bring to the course and recommended reading. If you have any questions about the course or how to prepare, please get in touch using the contact form.