200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Take your Yoga Skills and Practice to the Next Level
Learn to Share your Passion & Practice with Confidence
Find your Voice & Step into Leadership On & Off the Mat
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Deepen your Practice, Connect to your Purpose, Find your Voice
200 Hour Yoga Certification Course
Join us for a 28-day Deep Immersion into the Heart of Yoga
on the tropical islands of Koh Phangan, Thailand & Bali, Indonesia
…the journey IS the destination…
2023 Dates TBA – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest.
“Once in a lifetime experience! I feel endless gratitude to Francie and her beautiful team that offered so MUCH MORE than four UNFORGETTABLE weeks of 200 HRS TEACHER TRAINING”. – Jenn, Germany
Develop your skills and confidence On and Off the Mat.
Feel supported and confident to lead Vinyasa, Hatha Flow, and Yin Yoga classes and workshops,
Empower yourself in the emergent fields of Trauma-Informed Yoga, Yoga for Social Change, Sacred Sound, & Ayurveda
This 28-day intensive Yoga certification course, designed for committed Yoga students & aspiring Yoga Teachers, is a progressive journey through Yogic philosophy and physical practice. It is located in Koh Phangan, Thailand’s hidden paradise gem and is the perfect setting to help keep you connected to your True Nature.
The transformational alchemy of this yoga teacher training Thailand comes from the steady experience of the practices of Yoga, meditation, pranayama, chanting as well as study and learning the alignment, traditions, and history of Yoga.
Our YTT Specialisations Include:
We bring you decades of expertise, experience and passion to the follow important subjects.
& Vocal Awakening
Art of Teaching &
Yoga of Business
“…the best way to learn yoga, practice or deepen your own knowledge with amazing and beautiful teachers in a little paradise” – Marie. D
Your Lead Teacher
One of the things that really sets us apart as a training, is the extensive and vast areas of education, accomplishment, interests and expertise of each of our faculty members. This ensures that you get a broad range of perspectives, personalities and engaging workshops to inspire you deeply.
*Please note that not all guest teachers will be present throughout the whole training.
More Guest Teachers TBA
Francie Fishman | Pure Flow Yoga Founder | YTT Lead Teacher
An experienced life-transformation expert, Francie is a Yogi, musician, entrepreneur and community leader with over 18 years teaching experience. She has led more than 200 + retreats and trainings with over 1000+ students from all over the world and has studied countless hours with master teachers worldwide.
“…all the teachers are GREAT – passionate, knowledgeable, kind-hearted people that make you feel comfortable right away and create an atmosphere of sharing and caring that felt very precious. The vibes there are unique. And the yoga itself is wonderful – beautiful studio and great practices. I had an amazing time and would recommend it to anyone looking to deepen their yoga practice and get in touch with themselves!” – Pauline
Yoga Teacher Training Schedule
- Breakfast, Beach, Study & Relaxation
- Asana Alignment Study, Anatomy & Adjustments
- Satsang / Philosophy,
Schedule on all days / * subject to change
Special Events Include – Kirtan, Cacao Ceremony, Ecstatic Dance, Fire Ceremony, Thai Vedic Massage
Our compassionate scheduling includes 1.5 days off per week – All day Saturday & Sunday morning, so we can integrate, enjoy nature and pace ourselves, making it 30 days from start to finish, but 28 days of actual training.
Tuition Includes: full training program, course materials and manual, self-care package, ongoing support and education, welcome gifts, gratitude journal, special events in dancing and singing, certification, giveback to one of our participating social causes, infinite love.
Not included in your Tuition: Airfare, travel costs, tourist visa, travel insurance (highly recommended), food, accommodation, optional activities and/or treatments
Spent 4 weeks at Pure Flow Yoga for a 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training in the beautiful, magic bay of Koh Phangan. When choosing the location and TTR course, I was looking for a unique place with passionate teachers and a small group of students. I have had the most fabulous time with Pure Flow Yoga, the course content was super interesting and varied, we learned so much more than expected and were able to fully immerse ourselves in topics that went far beyond your regular 200hrs Yoga Training. Kirtan by the Sea, Cacao Ceremony, 5 Elements Dance, Ayurveda, Body Workshop, Trauma Informed Yoga and Meditiation were some of the highlights. Francie, Atira and Kimmana were passionate and knowledgeable teachers who completely delivered what they set out to do. I don’t think it is the norm that you feel totally inspired and ready to teach after your first 200hrs of training but I am certain that most of the people in our group will start teaching very soon. – Sybille, UK
This life-changing Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand is perfect for you if you are ready to:
- Align with your purpose and passions
- Follow your dream and inspire change
- Share your experience and passion
- Deepen your practice and take your passion to the next level
- Heal yourself, and inspire positive change for your community.
- Share and Gain the Confidence and Skills to teach
Our mission is to:
- Offer the most inspiring, educational & authentic Yoga teachings from our hearts, our studies, our life experience and teachers
- Create a safe and supportive learning environment to help support, encourage, strengthen and deepen your love for Yoga and it’s practices. whatever level your practice may be at
- Empower you the with skills, knowledge and confidence to teach an excellent, safe, and balanced Yoga Flow class
- Create, sustain and nourish a thriving and connected global community and tribe of like-minded Yogis, teacher trainees, curious seekers, Earth Warriors… who are willing to show up for themselves, each other, and the community at large.
- Inspire life-long connection, curiosity, learning, love & inspiration with all those souls who cross our paths
What you get:
- Deep exploration of Yogic philosophy and expanded perspectives of life and the Big Questions
- A solid foundation in Yoga Anatomy, alignment principles, traditional and creative sequencing
- A disciplined daily practice of Yoga, meditation, pranayama and chanting or singing to get you embodied and in flow,
- Competence and Confidence to clearly express, lead and inspire others
- Mediation and mindfulness practices to enhance present moment awareness, and cultivate qualities like letting go, forgiveness, prayer.
- Community. Deep and meaningful friendships with beautiful like-minded souls from all over the world.
- Pure jungle beach nature immersion. The experience of living in a pristine nature paradise where there are no cars and no roads
- New career path that you love, and the ability to travel the world and teach
- Internationally recognized certification, and excellent complimentary toolkit for your healing practices, such as cleansing and detox, body work, counseling, coaching
“Once in a lifetime experience! I feel endless gratitude to Francie and her beautiful team that offered so MUCH MORE than four UNFORGETTABLE weeks of 200 HRS TEACHER TRAINING.
Where to begin? All teachers (including AMAZING guest teachers) were truly unique and shared incredlible knowledge and themes! They ALWAYS gave us all the support needed! Since we were a small group of ten trainees, you felt seen & heard as an individual at all times.
Where to continue? THE bay, THE shala, THE classes, THE activities, THE music, THE dances, THE meditation, THE sunrises, THE bungalows (BAMBOO HUT!!!), THE staff, THE food, THE spirit, THE love, THE people and THE embrace were BEYOND AMAZING & MAGIC!!
Where to end? I highly recommend this once-in-a-lifetime experience to everybody that is eager to learn more than just asanas, that is willing to open up and step out of her/his comfort zone – for the higher good and a better self, to anybody that is ready for the magic to happen and who is (at least) a (small) hippie at heart.”
– Jenn, Germany
Why Join Our Yoga Teacher Training
Internationally recognised Yoga Alliance Certification
This 28-day Yoga Certification Course is a progressive and specifically paced journey through the layers of Yogic philosophy and physical practice that will prepare you with wisdom and experience to help heal heart, body, and mind of yourself and others.
Our training’s practice teaching hours far surpass Yoga Alliance Standards, this means – more experience, more feedback, refinement and support for you on your new path!
This training is the perfect balance of practice and play with learning and structure to help inspire, empower, educate and support you on the path of awakening, both as a student and a teacher.
Connect to Nature + Experience life in a Tropical Paradise Community
Our Magical & Peaceful quart-crystal location in Koh Phangan, made of 3 pristine postcard-perfect beaches and jungles, is the perfect setting for a Yoga training + transformation.
Whether you’re looking for contemplation space, or connection with other people, this quiet, peaceful and relaxing nature paradise, in which you are always within 3-5 minutes walk to a stunning turquoise water beach, is the ideal place to reset your nervous system, and entrain you more to the rhythms of nature.
Enjoy a High Vibe Lifestyle
Koh Phangan is quickly becoming known as a growing hub for Yogis, and those interested in personal development, healing and transformation.
Set in an alternative community, our unique hidden-gem location is free from cars and roads, meaning that you are constantly embodied and in the elements.
There is an abundance of healthy vegetarian, vegan and detox options available for you within 3-5 mins walk of the studio.
Develop a strong Practice & Get a solid foundation in Hatha, Yin & Vinyasa Flow
Open & Align your body, and gain a solid foundation in Yoga Anatomy, Alignment principles, traditional and creative sequencing.
Through our daily asana practices and labs, we will learn how to break down each pose, including their modifications and adjustments, to help people experience their physical, mental and emotional benefits.
Explore Yoga as a Living Philosophy
Through our studies in Yoga history and tradition, philosophy and Ayurveda, you will receive deeper knowledge about Yoga as a daily practice, living philosophy and powerful tool for self-discovery.
In this training we place an emphasis on some of the more Eastern practices, like pranayama, kriyas, Yoga Nidra, mantras, as well as Music, Ceremony, Dance, Authentic Expression
You’ll also learn in-depth about Chakras, Koshas, Gunas, and more.
Become more mindful and consciously awake.
The transformational alchemy of this Yoga teacher training Thailand comes from steady daily practice of Yoga, meditation, pranayama, chanting, and journaling.
Using these disciplines, we ourselves will embody and experience the direct impact of Yoga on our body-minds, which can help us to make more conscious choices about how we align and act in the world, and with ourselves, including what choices we make and whether these choices and behaviours ultimately lead us to more freedom or towards more suffering.
From this place of direct experience, we can access our teachings to others.
Learn how to teach with Confidence
Teaching yoga is not only a great way to do more of what you love but also a beautiful way to give to the community and help others find more peace, ease, and joy.
In this training, you’ll learn how to confidently and skilfully use your words, teaching cues, sequencing, theming, and individual personality and passion, to share your Practice and Voice to teach Yoga all over the world.
Led by World-Class Teachers
Our faculty is comprised of world-class teachers in Vinyasa, Hatha Flow, Yin Yoga, and thought leaders in the emerging cultural fields of Sacred Sound, Trauma-Informed Yoga. Yoga for Social Change & Ayurveda and Anatomy, who are all deeply committed to service and excellence.
You will feel supported to take your Yoga practice to the next level. Each morning of this training will be dedicated to the nourishing your practice with pranayama, meditation, chanting, contemplation and Yoga Asana
Top notch knowledgable, experienced and engaging teachers and guest speakers: Francie, Atira Tan, Kimmana Nichols will be your guides for this life-changing journey into the Heart of Yoga.
Build Lifelong friendships in a Supportive & Encouraging Learning Environment
Coming together as a group to evolve and grow, can be one of the most powerful experiences we share this lifetime.
Together and alone, we will explore our different states of being, inquiring into who we are at the most fundamental level, and tap into our gifts for the world so that we can feel empowered to step up in the world and SHINE!
More Info Coming Soon
Your accommodation during our training is the perfect compliment to the Yogi lifestyle, and includes one daily meal.
- We welcome students that have been practicing Yoga regularly for a minimum of 1 year
- We invite students to join us with an open-heart, open mind and a willingness to embrace the learning experience, and to be supportive of themselves and fellow students
- Completion of assigned homework.
Certification Reading Requirements:
- Autobiography of a Yogi – Pamahamsa Yogananda
- Our Pure Flow Yoga Teacher Training Manual (You will receive on Day 1 of Training)
- We will also be sharing Homework & Other ongoing Communications on our Exclusive Facebook Group
Giving back is at the heart of what we do. Depending upon profits, our aim is to offer $100 USD from registration to one of our partner charities, including; Yoga for Freedom, Green Magic Bay Collective & Spark! Circus.
You can learn more about our giveback project and the beautiful work these organisations are doing.
is there any way to receive a Scholarship or Discount
We appreciate that these are financially tough times, and we will do our best to accommodate your situation with in reason, Here are specifics ways you can save:
- Early-bird discount of $300 for those who book 3+ months in advance
- Student discount of $150 for those who are 22 and currently pursuing post-secondary education
- Friends & family discount – If 2+ friends book together, each will receive a $100 discount
- Karma Yoga SkillShare – If you feel you can give back to this training in a valuable way, for example through photography, videography, marketing, design, seo etc… please get in touch. We love a good co-creative collab!
Will I be able to teach anywhere in the world with this Certification?
Yes! Once you’ve completed the 200-hour yoga certification course and all of its requirements, including teaching practicums, homework
We recommend that for your first year as a Yoga Teacher, you share and reflect on your practice with family, friends
What is the Cancellation & Refund Policy?
We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.
In the case of cancellation the total tuition price may be refunded up until 2 months before the Yoga Training’s start date minus the $500 deposit and administration fee, and the accommodation fee (if applicable).
Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (change of heart, injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already incurred when reserving.
Accommodation Cancellation / Change of Date Policy: Once paid the accommodation fees are non-refundable. Changing of dates are subject to availability and a surcharge of $50 USD.
How intense is this Training?
Yoga Teacher Trainings are an intensive and highly transformative journey of self-discovery, practice and showing up – missing more than 3 day can compromise your certificate if that’s important to you. This training requires a dedication to your daily practice, homework, reading, and oftentimes, being out of your comfort zone. Being in a new environment, new community, being physical every day, and existing within a highly structured course can be challenging at times, and we assure you that ultimately you will LOVE this and grow so much from this experience. Our teachers are here to fully support and honour you through this experience, and we also place an emphasis on self-care. We are even gifting you a FREE MASSAGE and STEAM ROOM pass to help you on your journey of cultivating more self-love!
I just want to "deepen my practice", not necessarily teach - Is this course for me?
Our YTT is designed to help you deepen your personal practice, while also helping you to gain confidence and voice as a teacher.
Many of our students take part in this yoga certification course to simply gain a solid foundation of Yoga and it’s practice, to study yoga
Whether you decide to teach Yoga or not, please know that you are welcome to join. Discovering your voice, and learning to share your passion for the practice and
Do I need to be an "advanced" Yogi to participate?
At Pure Flow Yoga, we see being “advanced” in Yoga as being far beyond being able to do the splits or put your leg behind your head!
We simply require our students to commit to learning, develop your personal practice, and maintain an open mind and willingness to expand.
What People are Saying:
AMAZING EXPERIENCE – Mirco, Italy
I attended the 200h YTT at Pure Flow and it has been a fantastic experience.
The training was intense but absolutely rewarding. It was an intimate experience with a small group of students compare to other schools and that is perfect because it gives you a great opportunity to get closer with your classmate and your teachers. Francie and Atira are amazing teachers and are both extremely passionate in what they do. During the training we had the opportunity to experience guest lecturers which were absolutely amazing and inspiring. This is key to avoid boredom and enjoy every single day of your training.
The location is absolute magic: located in a quiet and remote area of Koh Phangan (you can only access it via taxi boat, there are not scooters driving around) its the perfect location to immerse yourself in yoga. The yoga shala is immerse in the jungle which makes each class and lecture unique.
The bay is full of interesting people and every weekend there are parties going on so in case you want to dance this is the perfect place (forget about the full moon!).A yoga teacher training is not a holiday so prepare yourself to hard work and lots of hours but its an incredibly rewarding experience that will make you grow as a person and fill you with joy (and be sure it will be fun!).
Thank you Francie and Atira for this incredible experience, keep up the amazing work!
If you are considering doing it, do yourself a favour: stop thinking and just do it!
Yoga Alliance Curriculum
Currculum as outlined by the Yoga Alliance. Please note that to ensure your confidence, our training far exceeds the requirements for Practice Teaching.
Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 Hours
Asanas, pranayama, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.
Teaching Methodology: 25 Hours
The Teaching Methodology category covers a broad overview and analysis of teaching methods, rather than how to practice or teach specific techniques. See the example topics below to help clarify the differences between the Techniques, Training and Practice category and the Teaching Methodology category:
- Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries
- How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting
- Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
- Teaching styles
- Qualities of a teacher
- The student learning process
- Business aspects of teaching yoga* (including marketing and legal)
Anatomy and Physiology: 20 Hours*
Human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 hours
- The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita)
- Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma
- Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community
- Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva)
Practicum: 10 Hours
- Practice teaching as the lead instructor (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback)*
- Receiving and giving feedback
- Observing others teaching**
- Assisting students while someone else is teaching
*Special Requirement: Each trainee must spend a minimum of 5 Contact Hours actively practice teaching as the lead instructor. Time spent assisting, observing others teaching, or giving feedback to others is excluded from these hours.
**Evaluation or observation of yoga classes outside of the RYS Teacher Training Program constitutes Non-Contact Hours.
Remaining Contact Hours and Elective Hours: 15 Hours
Non-contact hours can include Reading, Writing, Self-practice, Homework etc.
Total Hours: 200 Hours
Yoga Teacher Mentorship
Yoga Allians YACEP & Continuing Education Certification
If you are a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, (RYT 200) you must complete 45 hours of Continuing Education every three years.
This includes 30 hours of yoga training – at least 10 hours must be contact hours with a qualified provider and no more than 20 hours may be non-contact hours.
Click here to learn more here about requirements for an RYT and why a Continuing Education course could be right for you.
Get all the details about our Continuing Education Program opportunities on our Continuing Education page.