WHAT IS UNIVERSAL YOGA?


 

Universal Yoga is a multi-faceted system of techniques used intelligently for the purpose of furthering ones spiritual growth. The system is based on the concept of the mayakoshas or layers of being, that include the physical, energetic, emotional, mental, intellectual, bliss, fluctuating mind and karmic layers.

The purpose of this system is to provide balance between the layers… within each layer… and between the practitioner and the outside world.

Andrey Lappa integrated yogic philosophy and physical asana with monastic techniques and codified them into a logical system that can be used by anyone living in the secular world.

It is a life-transforming system that brings about physical health, emotional stability and mental clarity.

 
  • 300 HR CERTIFICATION

    Learn and practice over 200 poses in this foundation course. Vikasa Yoga is loved by students for being ‘Intelligent Freestyle’ and graduates are accredited by Yoga Alliance.

  • 28 DAYS IN THAILAND

    Wake up every day to one of the most photographed views in Thailand. Practice yoga perched on a cliff top overlooking the glimmering blue ocean.

  • LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE

    Students leave Vikasa empowered to go back to their lives with the skills, knowledge and confidence to create something amazing.

UPCOMING COURSE

early bird available

24 September – 01 November 2018Full Course
24 September – 18 October 2018Part I & II
19 October – 1 November 2018Part III

By continuing, you agree to let go of your fears

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE IN UNDER 6 WEEKS


TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE IN UNDER 6 WEEKS


What You Will Learn…/ Your Practice Schedule

LEVEL 1 – A POWERFUL AND COMPLETE ASANA EDUCATION

Day 1: Arrival, check-in.
Day 2: Static, T- Sequence, Downward Flow
Day 3: Static-Dynamic, 2-Square Repetition Mandala
Day 4: Static, T- Sequence, Upward Flow
Day 5: Static, 8-Dimensional Cross Mandala
Day 6: Static-Dynamic, Strengthening & Beginner’s Mandala
Day 7: Static Passive-Active Restorative Partner Yoga
Day 8: Static Active-Active Partner Yoga
Day 9: Psycho-Energetic Partner Yoga
Day 10: Dynamic 4 Square Repetition Mandala
Day 11: Static-Dynamic, Authentic Sama Vritti Mandala
Day 12: Self-Adjustments, Static 8-dimensional cross Mandala
Day 13: Part 1 Exam
Day 14: Day-off


LEVEL 2 – A POWERFUL AND COMPLETE HIMALAYAN VINYASA EDUCATION

Day 1: Three Short (1 hour) Sequences Of Different Levels
Day 2: Static-Dynamic, Authentic Visama Vritti Mandala
Day 3: Static, Balancing-Strengthening-Coordination Sequence
Day 4: Tantric Hatha Yoga – Asana Like Mudras
Day 5: Static-Dynamic, Creative Combinations Mandala
Day 6: Self-Teaching, Static-Dynamic 4 Square Repetition Mandala
Day 7: Self-Practice, Static-Dynamic Strengthening & Beginner’s Mandala
Day 8: Self-Practice, Balancing-Strengthening-Coordination Sequence
Day 9: Self-Practice, Authentic Sama Vritti Mandala
Day 10: Self-practice, Authentic Visama Vritti Mandala
Day 11: Self-Adjustments, Static 8-Dimensional Cross Mandala
Day 12: Part2 Exam
Day 13: Day-off

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LEVEL 3 – A POWERFUL AND COMPLETE ADVANCED YOGA EDUCATION

Day 1: Static Active-Active Partner Yoga
Day 2: Static-Dynamic Authentic Sama Vritti Mandala
Day 3: Tantric Ha-Tha Yoga – Practice of Asanas Like Mudras With Pranayamas and Bandhas
Day 4: Three Levels Short Parallel Sequences 3 x 1 Hour Different Sequences In One Class
Day 5: Static-Dynamic Authentic Visama Vritti Mandala
Day 6: Self-Practice, Static-Dynamic Authentic Sama Vritti Mandala
Day 7: Self-Practice, Static-Dynamic Authentic Visama Vritti Mandala
Day 8: Psycho-Energetic Partner Yoga
Day 9: Creative Mandala of Asanas-Combinations
Day 10: Static-Dynamic Authentic Sama Vritti Mandala
Day 11: Exam Preparation
Day 12: Part 3 Exam
Day 13: Departure date, check-out

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A POWERFUL AND COMPLETE ASANA EDUCATION

Day 1: Arrival, check-in.
Day 2: Static, T- Sequence, Downward Flow
Day 3: Static-Dynamic, 2-Square Repetition Mandala
Day 4: Static, T- Sequence, Upward Flow
Day 5: Static, 8-Dimensional Cross Mandala
Day 6: Static-Dynamic, Strengthening & Beginner’s Mandala
Day 7: Static Passive-Active Restorative Partner Yoga
Day 8: Static Active-Active Partner Yoga
Day 9: Psycho-Energetic Partner Yoga
Day 10: Dynamic 4 Square Repetition Mandala
Day 11: Static-Dynamic, Authentic Sama Vritti Mandala
Day 12: Self-Adjustments, Static 8-dimensional cross Mandala
Day 13: Part 1 Exam
Day 14: Day-off

A POWERFUL AND COMPLETE HIMALAYAN VINYASA EDUCATION

Day 1: Three Short (1 hour) Sequences Of Different Levels
Day 2: Static-Dynamic, Authentic Visama Vritti Mandala
Day 3: Static, Balancing-Strengthening-Coordination Sequence
Day 4: Tantric Hatha Yoga – Asana Like Mudras
Day 5: Static-Dynamic, Creative Combinations Mandala
Day 6: Self-Teaching, Static-Dynamic 4 Square Repetition Mandala
Day 7: Self-Practice, Static-Dynamic Strengthening & Beginner’s Mandala
Day 8: Self-Practice, Balancing-Strengthening-Coordination Sequence
Day 9: Self-Practice, Authentic Sama Vritti Mandala
Day 10: Self-practice, Authentic Visama Vritti Mandala
Day 11: Self-Adjustments, Static 8-Dimensional Cross Mandala
Day 12: Part2 Exam
Day 13: Day-off

A POWERFUL AND COMPLETE ADVANCED YOGA EDUCATION

Day 1: Static Active-Active Partner Yoga
Day 2: Static-Dynamic Authentic Sama Vritti Mandala
Day 3: Tantric Ha-Tha Yoga – Practice of Asanas Like Mudras With Pranayamas and Bandhas
Day 4: Three Levels Short Parallel Sequences 3 x 1 Hour Different Sequences In One Class
Day 5: Static-Dynamic Authentic Visama Vritti Mandala
Day 6: Self-Practice, Static-Dynamic Authentic Sama Vritti Mandala
Day 7: Self-Practice, Static-Dynamic Authentic Visama Vritti Mandala
Day 8: Psycho-Energetic Partner Yoga
Day 9: Creative Mandala of Asanas-Combinations
Day 10: Static-Dynamic Authentic Sama Vritti Mandala
Day 11: Exam Preparation
Day 12: Part 3 Exam
Day 13: Departure date, check-out

  • ASANA

    Learn and practice over 200 poses in this foundation course. You will receive an asana catalogue and complete sequences for your future reference

  • ALIGNMENT

    Learn the geometry and fundamental rules and principles of asana to practice safely and effectively

  • ANATOMY

    Hands-on approach about your body from an experienced registered physiotherapist

  • VINYASA

    Vinyasa is an integral part of hatha yoga. Learn the correct transitions between poses and the importance of it

  • SEQUENCING

    Learn the art of intelligent sequencing and understand the logic behind it. Get our unique cue cards and video tools to help you in the beginning

  • PRAYANAMA

    Learn basic pranayama techniques such as kapalabhati, nadi shodhana, bhastrika and others

  • METHODOLOGY

    Understand the science behind sequencing and never get stuck in a routine with our “intelligent freestyle” approach

  • LIFESTYLE

    Experience Vikasa lifestyle, based on physical, mental and emotional well-being and spiritual evolution

  • HATHA YOGA

    Vikasa method is based on the science of hatha yoga, and is rooted in ancient yogic tradition

  • SUB-STYLE OF YOGA

    Various sub-styles, such as yin, dynamic, etc, are all part of haha yoga and Vikasa yoga method

  • NUTRITION

    Learn about proper diet that will stimulate your yoga practice and keep your body in tune and establish conscious eating habit

  • MARKETING

    Find out what to do after the course. How to work less, earn more and have more freedom

  • PHILOSOPHY

    Get introduced to ancient texts of Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Bhagavad Gita, get understanding of basic concepts of yogic philosophy

  • MEDITATION

    Get introduced to daily meditation practice for self-realisation

  • RELAXATION

    Learn various relaxation techniques and how to apply them to your daily life

  • MINDFULNESS

    Basic mental techniques to work with awareness and attention

  • MANTRA

    Learn mantras in sanskrit and practice chanting with the teacher

  • KRIYAS

    Learn about the ancient purification techniques

  • SELF-INQUIRY

    Get in touch with your true self and realise your true potential

UNIVERSAL YOGA HAS AFFECTED MY IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING OF YOGA MORE THAN ANY OTHER TEACHER TRAINING.Kosta Miachin

HOW YOUR DAY WILL LOOK

MORNING SESSIONS

Daily sessions begins with 45 minutes of ©Shiva Nata (Dance of Shiva) practice.
Morning practices facilitate an experiential understanding of different sub-styles of yoga like strengthening, stretching, static, dynamic, hatha, vinyasa, kundalini, pranayama, meditation, and partner yoga, to name a few.

AFTERNOON  SESSIONS

Afternoon sessions explore the science of yoga through lectures on yoga philosophy, 8 limbs of yoga studies, breakdown of sub-styles by intention, creative sequencing for various aspirations, as well as a practical understanding of asanas), pranayama, mudras, consciousness control, bandhas , kriyas, meditation techniques for mental focus and peace of mind, as well as teaching methods for sharing yoga with others.

These classes are mixed-level, accessible to all healthy yoga practitioners with a prior regular yoga practice, regardless of previous practice style background. Classes will offer a wide range of Asana Levels, satisfying new practitioners, while presenting challenges to even the most seasoned yogis.

WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?

Yoga practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding or practice of yoga.

Serious students who are committed to the study of yoga and wish to become professional yoga teachers.
Current teachers who seek to expand their teaching beyond their sub-style (ability to teach multiple sub-styles for deeper understanding and greater marketability, and accumulating additional hours for 500 E-RYT certification).
Universal Yoga founded by Andrey Lappa, is a logical, multi-faceted system that can be used by anyone living in the modern world, regardless of their age, health condition and level of practice. This system provides all the techniques for excellent physical health and the attainment of high spiritual aspirations.

OUR VAST EXPERIENCE ENRICHES YOURS

Training will be led by a team of expert teachers, each sharing their knowledge over 4 weeks.

  • ANDREY LAPPA

    LEAD TEACHER

    Universal Yoga is a multi-faceted system of techniques used intelligently for the purpose of furthering ones spiritual growth. The system is based on the concept of the mayakoshas or layers of being, that include the physical, energetic, emotional, mental, intellectual, bliss, fluctuating mind and karmic layers.

    The purpose of this system is to provide balance between the layers… within each layer… and between the practitioner and the outside world.

    Andrey Lappa integrated yogic philosophy and physical asana with monastic techniques and codified them into a logical system that can be used by anyone living in the secular world.

    It is a life-transforming system that brings about physical health, emotional stability and mental clarity.

  • WILL LAU

    GUEST TEACHER

    Will is a duo-lineage holder for two influential yoga systems for modern day yoga practitioners: UNIVERSAL® YOGA 500-hour RYT, graduated from Andrey Lappa and JIVAMUKTI® YOGA Advance Certification graduated from David Life & Sharon Gannon.

    Will passionately serves yogis especially in Asia where he teaches in Hong Kong, Shanghai China and Taiwan.
    Will was the Teacher Training Mentor (2010 & 2011) alongside David Life and Sharon Gannon for Jivamukti Yoga 350-hour Training in New York, and Teacher Training facilitator for Universal® Yoga 200-hour TT (2011-2013) alongside Andrey Lappa in PURE YOGA Hong Kong and China.
    Will has taught annually in the Asia Yoga Conference since 2011. Famous for his adjustments and sequencing, will hopes to share yoga with all practitioners with unconditional love. Vigorous in his style, tender in his words, Will offers a class that pushes students to their limits, freeing their hearts and ultimately stilling their minds.

ACCREDITATION

The Course is accredited by the Yoga Alliance, the international standard for Yoga Teachers. Teach all around the world! Get certified in Vikasa Yoga method, teach any style of hatha yoga you wish upon completion.

SAMPLE CERTIFICATE

INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE

300 HR Yoga Alliance Approved Certification.

6 Weeks at the Vikasa Yoga Retreat (Koh Samui, Thailand).

Course Materials.

A special meal plan designed to maximize your training potential.

Full Access to Retreat Facilities such as WIFI, infinity pool, massage spa, chill out lounge and gym.

Airport Pickup.

Access to create your own individual yoga franchise using the Vikasa Yoga Method and Vikasa Yoga name.

 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:Take an addtional $500 off the total when applying 90 days before course begins.

$6,000

+ Accomodations

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6 week immersion includes

  • ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

    All educational classes, academic fees and learning materials such as workbooks and charts for you to keep

  • GRADUATION

    A graduation ceremony and celebration with your classmates, including your RYS Vikasa Yoga certification

  • FULL ACCESS

    Full access to Vikasa Yoga Retreat facilities such as WIFI, infinity pool, massage spa, chill out lounge and gym

  • CERTIFICATION

    Yoga Alliance standard RYS – 300 certificate upon successful completion

  • ALL MEALS PROVIDED

    A special meal plan designed to maximize your training potential including vegetarian and Thai food options

  • FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

    Access to create your own individual yoga franchise using the Vikasa Yoga Methos and Vikasa Yoga name

  • AIRPORT PICK-UP

    Friendly airport pick-up by the Vikasa car from the Koh Samui airport. (available for any flight time)

  • HAPPINESS

    Ultimately you will get much more than you paid for. Safe and inspiring environment, new friends for life, unlimited love and care, beautiful memories, things money can’t buy…

WHAT YOU WILL EAT…

Vikasa serves wholesome health-conscious meals in buffet style. Kickstart your day to an amazing brunch. A freshly squeezed juice, tea and coffee, a sunny side up or vegetable omelette, wholegrain toasts, oatmeal/ muesli with yoghurt, or chia seeds pudding, superfoods, boiled veggies with specialty in-house organic dips, vegetarian sandwiches or pancakes, and of course a variety of fresh-cut tropical fruits. Dinner includes a hot soup, typical local dishes with tofu, brown rice, two or three vegetarian dishes, fresh salad, dahl, and always one seafood dish. For dessert we serve fruits, occasional delectable mango sticky rice or other uniquely Thai savouring. Our homemade signature tea is a perfect finish to your meal. We are also serving light snacks during afternoon breaks; however many students prefer to eat out while exploring nearby beaches or famous shopping areas.

THE ROOMS…

Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training takes place in Vikasa Yoga Retreat. Vikasa is the creation of yoga pioneer Konstantin Miachin, who created this unique place for personal evolution. It’s the ideal place to practice yoga, find like-minded people, eat healthy food or just chill-out in an amazing natural environment. The retreat is located in Koh Samui, Thailand. Koh Samui enjoys perfect weather almost year round and offers a culturally rich environment to further inspire you.

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FAQ’S

Vikasa is located by the ocean side on the ring road between Lamai and Chaweng Noi beaches. Right next is Samui Cliff View Hotel, and opposite there’s a Muay Thai boxing school and Sky Gym. We are 20 minutes drive away from Koh Samui International airport, and 35 minutes drive from both Nathon and Lipa Noi ferry terminals.

vikasa map

Vikasa premises are sprayed against mosquitos once a week so you shouldn’t expect to be bothered by it. Just remember to close your room door during sunrise and sunset hours when the mosquitos are usually active. If anything mosquito repellants are available in any pharmacy which are many on the island.
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You can get to Koh Samui international airport via .

2 direct flights from Singapore daily (Silkair and Bangkok Air)
2 direct flights from Kuala Lumpur daily (Firefly and Bangkok Air)
1 direct flight from Penang every second day (Firefly)
2 direct flights from Hong Kong daily (Bangkok Air)
at least 10 daily frights from Bangkok (Bangkok Air, and Thai Airlines)
see flights via Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Pattaya as these are often cheaper (Bangkok Air)
Alternatively there’s an option to fly cheap with AirAsia from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore to Suratthani International Airport located on mainland. From where you will need to take a bus to Donsak pier, then a ferry or speedboat to Koh Samui, and finally a taxi to Vikasa.

Koh Samui climate is tropical and high in both temperature and humidity. Most people find it pleasant. The average temperature is about 30 degrees Celsius, or 86 degrees Fahrenheit. When it is getting too hot, just enter an air conditioned room and you will “recharge your batteries”. A dip in a pool can also be very refreshing. Remember to drink a lot of water so you don’t become dehydrated. You will experience “summer temperatures” here year round. On some days you might find yourself in a refreshing tropical shower for a moment. The rain showers are often short and as island’s water supplies are finite, the rain is needed and important.
Yoga mats and other supplies are available on the spot. Unless your yoga mat is really wicked with a Batman logo on it there’s no need to bring it along. We use Manduka mats at Vikasa. Daily fresh towels are also provided both in your rooms and in yoga spaces.
Let’s start with what you don’t need to bring first. There will be towels available in each room including one beach towel. We also provide with a set of shampoos and soaps that are refilled regularly. We might not have your favourite brand though! Please bring your required set of personal hygiene items but don’t worry in case you forget something. There are plenty of shops you can buy practically anything on Koh Samui. Please note that there are no hairdryers in the rooms so please bring one if necessary. A lot of comfortable clothes that is easy to wash and dry will come handy for your daily yoga practice. Otherwise you won’t actually need a lot of garment other than t-shirts and shorts, light dresses, and of course flip flops. The temperature rarely drops below 24 Celsius, or 75 Fahrenheit, even at night, so no sweaters or jackets please. Don’t forget about sunblock and bikinis!
This course is suitable for all dedicated students, aspiring yoga teachers, and current teachers seeking certification. This program is quite demanding, both emotionally and physically. Commitment, determination and good health are basic requisites. Students must be prepared to make personal sacrifices in order to achieve 100% course attendance.

Students seeking teacher certification must:
• Have a minimum of one year of yoga practice experience, any style (recommended)
• Have a passion to learn and to explore the deeper dimensions of yoga
• Be free of major injuries (please inform of minor but recurring injuries in advance)
• Be fully committed to 100% attendance
• Be able to forgot most of their personal and professional commitments during the course.

• All educational classes, academic fees and learning materials
• Full access to Vikasa Yoga Retreat facilities (infinity pool, massage spa, chill out lounge and gym)
• Friendly airport pick-up by the Vikasa car from the Koh Samui airport (available for any flight time)
• A graduation ceremony and celebration with your classmates
• Access to create your own yoga franchise using the Vikasa Yoga Method and Vikasa Yoga name
• RYS – 200 certificate upon successful completion
• A special meal plan designed to maximise your training potential
• Accommodation for the duration of training (course and meal only also possible without lodging)
• Safe environment
• New friends for life
• Unlimited love and care
Accommodation is also provided, but is charged separately at a special discounted rate for the entire duration of the course. Price varies from $700 up to $1,400 depending on room type. Click here to view available room types.
08:00 – 10:20 Asana and Pranayama practice
10:30 – 11:30 Healthy brunch buffet at Vikasa Life Café
11:30 – 13:00 Group Dynamics / Self-inquiry
15:00 – 17:00 Theory / Methodology
17:00 – 19:15 Yoga practice
07:15 – 08:15 Healthy dinner buffet at Vikasa Life Café

* this is a sample schedule, it may vary from day to day.

Standard tourist visa upon arrival is normally valid for 30 days upon arrival to Thailand without prior application for the most of passport holders. Please consult a Thai embassy representative in your home country just to double-check. To extend your visa duration you have several options:

• 30 day extension of stay. You can apply at the local Samui Immigration office for a 1 week extension. This normally takes a few hours at the office and cots 1.900 Baht.

• Overstay and pay fine at departure. You can just pay a small fee of 500 Baht / per day of overstay when you are leaving the country. This procedure is pretty straightforward, and only requires a small amount of cash on hand. There is a special counter for that in every airport as it is a very common practice, so do not worry about it at all. Just save enough and have the cash ready at airport for the amount of days you have overstayed.• Apply for 90 day visa prior your departure. If you want to be totally flexible and stay longer the best option is to apply for this type of visa in your home country before you leave. Cost and processing times vary so please check in advance and follow procedures of your local Thai embassy.

• Fly out, Fly in. Arrange a flight out of Thailand and return, you will be granted another standard visa upon arrival valid for 30 days. Please note that flights form Samui can be expensive if booked last minute so for this option check and book well in advance.

Local currency in Thailand is Thai Baht. You don’t need to bring a lot of cash with you. Banking infrastructure is well-developed on Koh Samui. There are save and reliable ATMs on very corner that accept all types of cards, VISA and Masercard preferred. You can also exchange your home currency at any bank easily.
Prices on your typical groceries including tropical fruits are most likely to be lot cheaper than back home. There are 7/11s and Family Marts that are open 24 hours on every corner in Koh Samui. Sometimes 2 or 3 on one corner! There’s also an awesome open-air shopping mall Central Festival where you can buy anything from beach clothes to electronics and cameras. It is located 15 minutes drive from Vikasa. Not to mention plenty of cute little shops along Chaweng and Lamai beaches, which are the two most busiest areas in Koh Samui just 10 minutes drive from Vikasa. Finally each Friday there’s a laid back night market in Fisherman’s Village that is an absolute must-visit.
Absolutely. Koh Samui is a safe place in general, and Vikasa in particular. This is a very popular upscale tourist destination, and also an island, so you do not need to worry about safety away from home. Vikasa will be like home, the staff are very helpful and warm, and also students become like a family.
You can easily acquire prepaid local SIM card at any 7-11 or Family mart. We recommend AIS One- Two-Call or DTAC Happy. All SIM cards are 3G ready allowing you to browse Internet at very reasonable speed and rates. Don’t forget that there’s a free WiFi throughout Vikasa resort.

Imagine waking up to this every morning…

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS