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 Lindsay Calvert and Viktoria Hartung, Yogagati’s Senior Instructors, 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 20 years of collective teaching experience, our instructors 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 14 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
Intro to AcroYoga
Sample Daily Schedule
We suggest that you land in Thailand at least 1 day before the course start date, so you have enough time to reach the venue. The course begins at 4pm on the 31st of August, so make sure you reach the resort before that.
The course finishes on the 21st of September at 12pm, again we suggest you allow an extra day to reach the airport. So your flight home would be the next day, 22nd of September, or later if you plan to tour Thailand.
Regular training days are as follow:
07:00 – 09:30 Morning Vinyasa Practice – meditation, pranayama and asana
09:30 – 10:30 Healthy breakfast buffet (vegetarian and vegan)
10:30 – 13:00 Training session – anatomy, philosophy, asana lab
13:00 – 15:30 Free time – lunch, self- study, relax, beach time!
15:30 – 17:30 Training session – methodology, practice teaching
17:30 – 19:30 Evening Yin Practice – asana and Nidra for improved sleep
19:30 – 21:00 Dinner time
*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.
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.
Price includes accommodation at The Sanctuary Resort, daily Vegan or Vegetarian breakfast during course days, Full Tuition Fees, Comprehensive Study Materials and a Yoga Alliance Certificate. For lunch and dinner, there is a great variety of healthy and delicious options either at The Sanctuary Restaurant or local eateries nearby. Typical Thai meal will cost between 5-10$.
Below prices are quotes in USD
$2690 – Shared Room Package
$2990 – Twin Room Package
$3590 – Private Room Package
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. Securing your spot is easy though, you don’t need to pay the full amount upfront, we only ask for $400 deposit to reserve your accommodation, the rest of the balance is due 1 month before course start date.
To secure your spot, please read and complete the registration form below. This form allows us to learn more about you and what you hope to gain from the course.