Vikasa Yoga Retreat on Koh Samui, Thailand is a boutique yoga resort and organic restaurant. Vikasa offers an inspiring yoga environment created by Konstantin Miachin. Experience the Vikasa lifestyle and feel the transformation to your daily life.
Congratulations on completing your foundation level yoga teacher training. You’ve proven yourself as being serious in your practice and accepting yoga as an important part of your journey. The next level of yoga teacher training will push you even further into physical and spiritual depths. During the advanced yoga teacher training we will get even further into the art of sequencing. Bring the focus back to your own practice again, take a break from teaching others and do it all in the immersion of our fresh island air over the open ocean. This course is 100 hours and is designed as a continuing education program. Advanced Teacher Training represents Level 3 of our intensive 700-hour comprehensive training program.
Introduction: Vikasa Yoga was founded by Konstantin Miachin as an integral system of yoga, a philosophy and inclusive lifestyle. Our philosophy is based on traditional concepts of hatha yoga, adapted for the modern life in western society. Regardless of your level of asana practice, this system provides all the necessary techniques for the attainment of high spiritual aspirations and excellent overall physical health. This course is considered the third part of the full 700-hour RYS Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training Program. This teacher training program will focus on advanced sequencing in hatha yoga, using rules and principles of Himalayan Vinyasa and Mandala sequencing. Different sub-styles of yoga will also be introduced with practices that challenge experienced students and are accessible to all levels of practitioners. There will be morning and evening intensives practices, where different sequence will be taught to support your capacity towards development. Precise explanations of the methodology will be given including unique tools for creation of beautiful sequences. In theory sessions we will examine the effect of such sequences on physical, energetic and informational aspects of our bodies. Some attention will be given to references from yogic texts, such as Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Swatmarama and Gheranda Samhita. The lectures will include theory, history, teaching methodology and discussions. Also, more emphasis will be placed on physical adjustments. Another major topic is giving options to students in order to be able to teach a mixed level class with beginners and advanced students in one room. Each teacher should be able to give three variations of each pose while teaching a class: a base pose, a simplification for beginners, and modification for advanced students. Lastly, creation of personal programs for your students will be explained, giving you the opportunity to go beyond teaching private lessons with very limited benefits, and allow you and your students to maximize your potentials.Through daily yoga asana practice and lectures, we will explore a variety of yogic concepts and methods to create a new approach to this ancient practice. Students will be challenged to explore and expand upon their personal yoga practice in order to develop creative, conscious and intelligent teaching techniques.
Our goal: Our intention is to guide our students to be great teachers. Our courses are designed to give enough information for each student to be able to pursue the goal of enlightenment through spiritual practice using the ancient and modern yoga techniques and findings. Each individual can use and adapt these techniques for themselves and any other student individually, mindfully, safely and effectively. Of course this depends on successful completion of the entire program, not just one module or course. Please be aware that you are still at the beginning of your journey, and some results require more time and practice than others. We at Vikasa believe in the way of yoga, in choosing a direction and moving forward in that direction, without attaching yourself to the result. Just keep learning and practicing, and all will happen when the time comes.
Vikasa Yoga: Vikasa Yoga is an integral system of yoga resulting from classical Hatha yoga, Himalayan Vinyasa and higher Taoism practices. A fusion of the three lineages allows for a very effective and complete system resulting in personal evolution. Specific religious attributes found in certain lineages have been removed from the teachings, leaving the focus on the most effective techniques. The techniques and understandings are to be collected and processed through self practice with an emphasis on personal interpretation and contribution. It is an honest system with self development, self actualization, and individuality at its core. Emphasis is placed on the journey, or evolution of an individual. Encouraging evolution leads to a natural progression of individuality where uniqueness is celebrated as a natural piece of the oneness we are all part of. This opposes the often found dissolution of identity and ego which can inspire conformity and unnecessary isolation. A careful distinction is drawn between oneness and conformity. Oneness being the acceptance of what is, including all that is around you and inside you. Conformity is referenced to include unimportant religious practices and dogmatic systems. The system encourages function within an existing society, rather than against it or apart from it. This allows for deeper connections with the spiritual and physical beings that surround us on a daily basis. It is possible to reach your personal goals using principles of energy conservation, transformation and Taoist circulations. When individuality is inspired and oneness within community is celebrated, the teachings become inclusive of infinite possibilities.
Yoga Alliance Accredited School: Vikasa Yoga is a registered yoga school with the Yoga Alliance. Our teacher-training program is internationally accredited. Our graduates are globally recognized and qualify to pursue the 500-hour Yoga Alliance Certification.Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programmes. Graduates of our program are automatically eligible to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming an RYT gives you international recognition as a yoga teacher, an attribute that many studios look for in hiring teachers.
Practice Intensives: The morning & evening intensives are where Vikasa Yoga techniques are learned, skills are sharpened and the fire of transformation is fuelled. The commitment to practise with the same group of yogis over an extended period of time has enormous power. The programme includes asanas, vinyasas, and in-depth study of basic pranayamas, mantras and deep meditation.
During the intensives you will learn and practice the following:
Multi-Dimensional Cross sequences with static-dynamic Asanas and Vinyasas
Practical exploration of Mandala Yoga beginners sequence using double cross-mat
Mandala Sequencing principles
Static-Dynamic strengthening techniques
Dynamic Vinyasas and related stretching Asanas
Passive Partner Yoga / Adjustments
Guided relaxation with Mrita Mudra
Afternoon Theory & MethodologyLecture:
Understanding energetic schemes of training sequences
How to create multidimensional models of training sequences
Balancing of the energetic effect of training sequences
Introduction to Mandala-Yoga. Explanation of sequencing and methodology
Principle of time minimization: minimal time – maximal effectiveness
Principle of super compensation – understanding and applying it to practice
Practical demonstration of different schemes and multidimensional models of training sequences
Simplification and modification of standard asanas, working with multi-level group
Examples and details of the training sequences creation, practical examples and students sequences creation
Deepening study of varieties of training sequences and practise sub-styles
How yoga practice affects different shells of our bodies and perception
Creation of personal programs for your students
Ways of individual Yoga style development
The sacred text of Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swatmarama explored and explained
Konstantin Miachin Konstantin is an international yoga teacher and founder of Vikasa Yoga studio based in Koh Samui, Thailand. He has been passionately learning, practicing, and teaching Yoga for over six years, and his passion has lead him to search out his own personal development throughout the world. This quest has brought him into contact with many different schools and masters all over the world, in places such as Rishi-kesh, Uttar Kashi, Gangotri, Kerala, Goa, Canada, Thailand, Hong Kong and Ukraine to name a few. He has completed teacher trainings in three different disciplines, including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Yoga 23 (by master Andrei Siderski) and Sivananda. Such an overwhelming wealth of knowledge has led to a deeper understanding of yoga practice as an ever evolving process – rather than a finalized system, as a tool for evolution of a human being – rather than a goal in itself. Hence, the concept of “Evolution of Yoga” was born. The concept of “evolution of yoga” is based on the notion that everything in the world evolves constantly, including human beings. Our primary goal as a human race and that of any living organism is evolution, and yoga can be seen as a tool to facilitate such evolution in any given individual. However, as the practice of yoga itself changes with time and place, as new techniques are being introduced, the approach is becoming more technical, precise and scientific, any definition of it as a system or style seems to be a limitation in itself. Therefore, the “Evolution of Yoga” approach has to be seen as an ever-evolving process, based on classical hatha yoga techniques, which anyone can be a part of, rather than a complete static system.
Morning Intensive Vikasa Yoga Asana, pranayama and meditation practice
10:30 am – 11:30 am:
Brunch (Healthy & Delicious)
03:30 pm – 07:30 pm:
Methodology and evening practice
07:30 pm – 08:30 pm:
7 Dec – Check-In date (no classes held) 21 Dec – Check-Out date (no classes held)
Tuition cost varies depending on accommodation:
OCEAN ROOM: US$ 2’450. King size bed, sea view, A/C, en suite bathroom with hot water and shower, balcony, mini fridge, safe box, coffee/ tea making, electricity 220 V.
YOGA CAVE: US$ 2’050. The room is quite small but warm and homelike with stunning sea views, all rooms feature twin size bed with fine linen, A/C, shared community bathroom with hot water and showers that is shared between 7 rooms, safe box, electricity 220 V.
ZEN BUNGALOW: US$ 1’950. Built from eco bamboo materials each bungalow offers a cozy environment, comes with twin size bed, small ensuite bathroom with hot water and shower, fan cooled, mosquito net over bed, safe box.
Tuition fees for entire course
Vikasa training materials
Meal plan (healthy buffet with vegetar , Thai and international dishes )
Airport transfers (Koh Samui airport)
Resort facilities (Free WIFI, infinity pool, SPA, lounge)
Early bird discount Only full prepayments for the course benefit from early bird discount. Those students who will register and pay in full before 1st of July will receive a $200 early bird discount. Students who have chosen to go with $500 deposit first do not qualify for the early bird.
Payment policy Due to limited places for the Advanced YTT a full prepayment is recommended in time of booking. Full prepayment offers softer cancellation policy and early bird discount benefits, see below. Alternatively a non-refundable $500 deposit is acceptable with the remaining balance not later than 30 days prior to start of the course.
Cancellation policy 30 days+ prior to event. $500 deposit is non refundable. For those who has paid for the course in full, we will issue a full refund if cancelled 30 days or more before the course starts. Less than 30 days prior to event. By this time all students must have paid for the course in full. Any cancellation occurring during this period does not qualify for a refund. Instead one can join the same course next time or use US$ 1’900 credit agains any other events of ongoing yoga vacation (valid 1 year, subject to availability).
REGISTER NOW Contact us via the form below Select room type of your choice and specify your preference. Please also note whether you are considering a full prepayment for the course with its benefits, or if you are going to pay a $500 deposit first in order to secure your place.