Konstantin ‘Kosta’ Miachin is the founder of the Vikasa Yoga style. which is currently taught at the flagship resort VIKASA YOGA RETREAT in Koh Samui, Thailand. Kosta resides in Koh Samui most of the year when he is not otherwise training or teaching in other countries. A Latvian native with extensive time spent in Canada, Europe, America and Asia, Kosta is very much a global yogi with a global vision.
The concept behind his visionary style Vikasa, is ‘evolution’ or spiritual growth as translated from sanscrit. His vision is one of raising human consciousness and making the world a better place by spreading the message of love and peace. This mighty task is being accomplished at Vikasa yoga retreat by focusing on the study of yoga with an emphasis on holistic health, organic food and an inspiring environment that is conducive to personal transformation.
Kosta’s passion for yoga blossomed in 2004 when he set out on his own journey of self discovery. This journey has taken him to the far reaches of the world, from remote Himalayan ashrams, to his initiation by a master monk in a sacred Sak-Yant ceremony in the North East of Thailand. Kosta has undergone extensive training and was certified with five different schools: Yoga 23, Sivananda Yoga, Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Andiappan Yoga and Universal Yoga and maintains close ties to many other yoga schools around the world.
The vision for Vikasa yoga was born on Koh Samui with Kosta’s realization that the deeper dimension of yoga is a spiritual journey and a conscious evolution of the individual. Seeing this as the ultimate human endeavor, he committed his life to supporting others on this path. With his knowledge and experience came the understanding that yoga is an ever evolving process and unfolding of one’s own nature. Thus the concept of yoga as a constant evolution was founded as ‘Vikasa: the evolution of yoga by Konstantin Miachin’.
Vikasa Yoga is currently being taught at Kosta’s own flagship location on Koh Samui, Thailand. Here, hundreds of students graduate every year with an internationally recognized certificate in the Vikasa Yoga style. These graduates represent the next generation of teachers as they spread Kosta’s visionary yoga style to all corners of the globe.
The global Vikasa community consists of students, teachers, enthusiasts and pioneers of healthy lifestyle around the world. This powerful and global family is closely knit through the Vikasa PRO community, Vikasa social networks as well as events and workshops held around the world. As this community grows, the future of Vikasa is an evolution spanning across borders, across language, and encompassing the philosophy of the community as a collective. The approach is open for interpretation from community members and does not preach dogma of any kind.