200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Koh Phangan, Thailand
Yoga Alliance Accredited
February 16 – March 16, 2020
Deepen your Practice, Connect to your Purpose, Find your Voice
Yoga Certification Course
Join us for an intimate and transformative 28-day journey on the tropical island of Koh Phangan, Thailand.
February 16 – March 16, 2020
…the journey IS the destination…
Our next YTT begins in...
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 the layers of Yogic philosophy and physical practice and located in Koh Phangan, Thailand’s hidden paradise gem 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 embodied 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:
What makes our Yoga Teacher Training exception is the decades of expertise, experience and passion our faculty bring to the follow important subjects.
& the Art of Teaching
& Community Yoga
Why Join our Training?
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.
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.
This yoga certification course will help you get a lot of actual practice teaching time – WAY MORE than most trainings. This means, more experience, more feedback, refinement and support for you on your new path!
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
A supportive and encouraging environment that will leave you with wonderful friends from all over the world: Coming together as a group to evolve can be one of the most powerful experiences we share this lifetime. We will explore our state of being, who we are and tap into our gifts for the world so that we can empower ourselves to step up in the world and SHINE!
An emphasis on some of the more Eastern practices (like pranayama, kriyas, yoga nidra, mantras)
A Magical & Peaceful location in an Alternative Community – the perfect setting for a Yoga training + transformation
Music, Ceremony, Dance, Authentic Expression
And so much more…
About Our Yoga Teacher Training
We invite you to join this Intimate, Magical & Life-Changing experience in paradise and learn how to confidently and skilfully share your Practice and Voice to Yoga teach all over the world.
This yoga certification course will give you a solid foundation in the Yogic Arts and Sciences, through an embodied and deep exploration of Yoga as a daily practice, living philosophy and powerful tool for self-discovery.
Featuring 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
In the trauma-informed training module, we will look at the effects of trauma on the mind, body, and nervous system and develop skills as a Yoga teacher and leader to cultivate supportive spaces and improve your ability to be a safe presence. We will explore identifying patterns of with-holding, identify bodies that are at-risk of re-traumatisation, and learn how to use language as well as asana, pranayama and meditation practices in a way that fosters trust and relaxation, rather than constriction and fear.
Designed for committed Yoga students & aspiring Yoga Teachers, the transformational alchemy of this yoga teacher training Thailand comes from steady practices of Yoga, meditation, pranayama, chanting as well as study and learning the alignment, traditions, and history of Yoga.
This 28-day intensive, with ample opportunities for practice teaching (surpassing Yoga Alliance standards) is a progressive 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.
Included In Your Training
- Pure Flow Yoga Training Manual
- Supportive, compassionate and experienced teachers
- Daily Playful yet powerful Hatha & Vinyasa Flow Yoga Asana sessions
- Inspiring and diverse workshops and special events
- Expressive Music, Dance, and Movement Sessions to help you find your Voice as a teacher
- Engaging and Informative lectures and discussions on anatomy, philosophy, and methodology
- Introduction to Ayurveda and Living balanced healthy lifestyle
- Connections with an International Yoga community
- Deep connection to pristine nature beauty of the island’s lush jungles and turquoise waters
Self- Care Package:
- 1 x 60 minute revitalisng Thai or Oil Massage (you can purchase more if you wish)
- 1 x Herbal Steam Room Visit (you can purchase more if you wish)
- Intimate, Loving & Nurturing environment
Optional Accommodation @ Bamboo Huts:
- Accommodation at Bamboo Huts, the perfect compliment to the Yogi lifestyle – at an extra 700 baht / night, which includes daily food credit of 200 baht per day, payable directly to Bamboo Huts (approx. $600 usd / month)
Yoga Teacher Training Schedule
Our compassionate scheduling includes 1.5 days off per week so we can integrate, enjoy nature and pace ourselves, making it 30 days from start to finish, but 28 days of actual training.
Schedule on all days / * subject to change
- Tea & Break
- Asana Alignment Study, Anatomy & Adjustments
- Lunch , Beach, Study & Relaxation
- – Philosophy
- Satsang, Kirtan, Practice teaching
- Dinner & Personal Time
- Special Events x 3 nights throughout training
Please note: Airfare, other travel costs, tourist visa, food, any extra night’s accommodation, optional activities and/or treatments are not included in your Yoga Teacher Training.
Payment Plan – $500 Deposit + 4 instalments of $700 USD
SUPER Early Bird – $2700 USD – – until June 30, 2019
Early Bird – $3200 USD – First 7 Registrations – until October 31, 2019
Next 11 Registrations – $3400 USD
What Our Students are Saying:
“…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
“…the best way to learn yoga, practice or deepen your own knowledge with amazing and beautiful teachers in a little paradise” – Marie. D
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
“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
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!
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 150 + retreats with over 500+ students from all over the world and has studied countless hours with master teachers worldwide.
Kimmana Nichols | ThaiVedic Yoga | GUEST: Anatomy & Ayurveda
Co-Founder of the ThaiVedic System is the 3rd generation from an entire family of holistic healers and educators; now holding qualifications in more than 20 healing modalities including Ayurveda and Naturopathy.
Atira Tan | Yoga for Freedom | 1000 HR Anusara – Inspired | GUEST – Trauma-Informed, Community & Women’s Yoga
With almost fifteen years of experience working with trauma – informed approaches alongside art, yoga and mindfulness, Atira has a deep commitment and passion in empowering and healing women and girls globally from the inside out.
- 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.
- Autobiography of a Yogi – Pamahamsa Yogananda
- Our Pure Flow Yoga Teacher Training Manual (You will receive on Day 1 of Training)
- Exclusive Facebook Group for Homework & Other ongoing Communications
Yoga Alliance Curriculum
YOGA ALLIANCE CURRICULUM
Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 Hours
Asanas, pranayamas, 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
We are excited to announce that for each registration we will give 5% of profits to Yoga for Freedom to help support ending the vicious cycle of sex slavery and unite the yoga community to create social change.
Since 2015, Yoga for Freedom has raised a total sum of $35,000 in 2 years, and supported 2,365 women and girls
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.