The Suan Sati Yoga Retreat in Chiang Mai, Thailand is offering a comprehensive and immersive 27-day, 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The program is designed to meet the needs of aspiring yoga teachers, as well as individuals who simply want to deepen their personal yoga practice. The course focuses on three primary styles of yoga: Hatha, Vinyasa, and Bhakti, and covers a wide range of topics including traditional yoga philosophy, meditation, anatomy, and teaching methodology.
Throughout the program, participants will attend daily yoga classes and philosophical discussions, led by experienced and certified instructors, Will and Lisa Hardy. The classes will be taught in English with additional support available in German and Thai. The program is suitable for individuals at all levels of experience, from beginners to advanced practitioners.
In addition to daily classes, the program includes 26 nights of accommodation in simple and eco-friendly lodgings, with options for private queen rooms with en-suite, shared twin bungalows with en-suite, or shared dorms. All of the accommodation is made from eco-friendly mud brick construction, providing a cozy and comfortable environment for students. The retreat is located in a traditional Thai rice farming community, surrounded by nature, offering a peaceful and tranquil environment for students to fully immerse themselves in the program.
Meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, are provided throughout the program, and there is a designated day of rest and self-study each week. The course runs for 4 weeks, 6 days a week, with a half day on the 6th day and a day of rest on the 7th day. On their time off, students can either stay on site or venture into town to explore.
In order to participate in the program, individuals must have a minimum of 1 year of consistent yoga practice, or be able to demonstrate a considerable dedication to their practice through daily practice in an intensive environment. The program requires a positive, determined attitude and an open mind receptive to new teachings and ideas, as participants will be tested both mentally and physically during the course.