A 3 PART JOURNEY TO THE DEPTHS OF YOGA:

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Unification

Are you looking to take your yoga practice to a deeper level? Do you want to immerse yourself in an intensive training while learning from a dedicated yoga master? Introducing Universal Yoga, created by Andrey Lappa. Universal is a system that unifies classic schools of yoga into a logical and balanced practice while addressing the unification of self

Transformation

Experience life-changing transformation in just 6 weeks here at VIKASA Yoga Retreat. Join us to evolve and grow together as we invite Andrey Lappa himself to teach his three part 300 hour Advanced Yoga Training. This intensive course will take you, the yoga teacher or dedicated practitioner, to new levels in your teaching methods and personal practice.

Liberation

The ultimate aim of Andrey Lappa’s Universal Yoga is to help people gain liberation for themselves. He has achieved this with thousands of students over many years and this training is your chance to learn exactly how to attain it too. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to work with one of the most respected yogis of our time at VIKASA Yoga Retreat.
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WHEN IS THE TRAINING?

26 NOV - 22 DEC 2019PARTS 1 & 2200 Hours
22 DEC - 04 JAN 2020PART 3 ONLY100 Hours
26 NOV - 04 JAN 2020FULL COURSE300 Hours

WHEN IS THE TRAINING?

26 NOV
22 DEC 2019

PARTS
1 & 2
200 Hours
22 DEC
04 JAN 2020
PART 3
ONLY
100 Hours
26 NOV
04 JAN 2020
FULL
COURSE
300 Hours

WHAT IS

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UNIVERSAL YOGA METHODOLOGY

Universal Yoga is a life-transforming learning system that creates better physical health, wellness, emotional stability and mental clarity. The ultimate aim is the liberation and unification of ourselves as a whole. Created and taught by the world-renowned Andrey Lappa, the Universal Yoga curriculum shows the extreme depth of a seasoned master. However, it is delivered in a logical system that can be used by anyone who is dedicated to exploring their full yoga potential.

The Universal Yoga Method integrates all systems of yoga, empowering you with the confidence and skills necessary to inspire your students. This style unites several existing classic lineages, in-particular Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa, integrated with yogic philosophy, physical asana and monastic techniques. It also provides a deeper understanding of how each kosha or ‘shell’ interconnects with the others, providing total balance and unification of self.

Students will take part in a highly intensive programme split into three sections. Part 1 sets the foundation, concentrating mostly on asana. Part 2 moves deeper into Vinyasa, yogic history, philosophy and meditation. Part 3 puts extra focus on energy, kundalini and consciousness. The core benefit of this method lies in adapting to continuous change, so your practice becomes incredibly powerful based on whatever your current motivations, goals and perspective are.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

LEVEL 1

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  • ASANA THEORY OF MODERNIZATION

  • PRACTICE, POSITIONS, ORIENTATION

  • STATIC STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE

  • ASANAS FOR DEVELOPING BALANCE

  • CORRECT SHIVASANA ALIGNMENT

  • ANATOMY MOBILITY AND STABILITY

  • SKELETAL DIFFERENCES, ALIGNMENTS

  • DYNAMIC MEDITATION AND ASANA

  • SHIVA NATA - THE DANCE OF SHIVA

  • BANDHAS, MUDRAS AND ORBITS

  • GOALS OF TANTRIC HATHA YOGA

  • COMPLEX ENERGETIC CONDITIONS

  • CREATING SEQUENCES FOR CLASSES

  • CALIGRAPHY FOR ASANA CLASSES

*download the brochure for full syllabus

LEVEL 2

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  • INTRODUCTION TO VINYASA THEORY

  • HISTORY OF HIMALAYAN VINYASA

  • COMPLETE UNIVERSAL ALGORITHM

  • VARIOUS VINYASA PRINCIPLES

  • SHIVA NATA VINYASA MOVEMENTS

  • THE HISTORY OF YOGA IN INDIA

  • BHAGAVAD GITA & YOGA SUTRAS

  • KARMA, PHILOSOPHY AND VISION

  • SEQUENCING METHODOLOGY

  • SPIRITUALITY, GOD & PHILOSOPHY

  • PSYCHOENERGETIC STRUCTURES

  • VAYUS, KOSHAS AND CHAKRAS

  • PRACTICUM FOR TEACHING YOGA

*download the brochure for full syllabus

LEVEL 3

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  • ENERGETIC ASPECTS OF PRACTICE

  • BANDHAS, MUDRAS AND DRISHTIS

  • ENERGY CONTROL IN PRACTICE

  • MICRO ORBITS & MACRO ORBITS

  • CONSCIOUSNESS AWAKENING

  • SUBTLE AND ADVANCED ANATOMY

  • INFLUENCE, CONTROL AND ENERGY

  • THE MEANING OF MANTRAS

  • KRIYAS FOR THE MAYA KOSHAS

  • KUNDALINI MOVEMENT, REACTIONS

  • MOVEMENTS RELATED TO STATES

  • SYMBOLISM AND SPIRITUAL RITUALS

  • MYSTICISM AND YOGIC PHILOSOPHY

  • ENERGETIC INFLUENCE ON STUDENTS

*download the brochure for full syllabus

 

WHO WILL TEACH ME?

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With over 40 years dedicated to the practice, including studying with the famous B.K.S Iyengar, Andrey Lappa is one of the world’s most qualified, influential and professional yoga teachers. At the core of his experience is a life spent traveling through places like Mongolia, India, Nepal and homeland Ukraine, continually developing his craft in a variety of Eastern traditions. His books “Dynamic Practices in Classical Yoga” and “Tradition of Unification” bring together the best of all the classic styles of yoga, blending them into a set of key universal teachings.

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Famous for his adjustments and sequencing, Will Lau always shares yoga with unconditional love for all practitioners, with a smile and with sense of humor to the fore. Vigorous in his style, tender in his words, Will offers a class that pushes students to their limits while also freeing their hearts and ultimately stilling their minds. Will passionately serves yogis, especially in Asia where he teaches in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taiwan, and annually in the Asia Yoga Conference since 2011.

WHAT WILL MY DAY BE LIKE?

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6:00 - 7:00
Wake up to sunrise

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7:00 - 8:00
Dance of Shiva Nata

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8:00 - 11:00
Morning Asana practice

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11:00 - 12:00
Healthy breakfast

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12:00 - 13:00
Relax Time of Study

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13:00 - 15:00
Theory Lectures

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15:00 - 18:00
Second Asana Practice

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18:00 - 19:00
Relax of Chat with Friend

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19:00 - 20:00
Healthy Dinner Buffet

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20:00 - 22:00
Self Reflection Time

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22:00 - 06:00
Fall asleep in paradise

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Day Off
Explore the island / Fun activities

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6:00 - 7:00
Wake up to sunrise

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7:00 - 8:00
Dance of
Shiva Nata

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8:00 - 11:00
Morning Asana practice

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11:00 - 12:00
Healthy, delicious
Buffet

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12:00 - 13:00
Relax Time or
Study

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13:00 - 15:00
Theory Lectures/
Science of Yoga

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15:00 - 18:00
Second Asana Practice

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18:00 - 19:00
Relax of Chat with Friend

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19:00 - 20:00
Healthy Dinner Buffet

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20:00 - 22:00
Self Reflection
Time

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22:00 - 06:00
Fall asleep in paradise

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Day Off
Explore the island / Fun activities

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* This is only a sample schedule. Exact times and subject matter will vary depending on course level. Weekly day-off is Saturday.

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WHAT WILL MY DAY BE LIKE?

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06:00 - 07:00
Wake up naturally to the sound of tropical birds

07:00 - 08:00
Get those limbs dancing with Shiva Nata practice

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08:00 - 11:00
Perform your first asana practice of the day

11:00 - 12:00
Fuel your body with delicious, healthy, natural food

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12:00 - 13:00
Relax or study to develop your understanding

13:00 - 16:00
Explore the science of yoga through varied lectures

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16:00 - 18:00
Move your body with your second yoga asana practice

19:00 - 20:00
Enjoy a well-earned meal, specially designed for training.

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20:00 - 22:00
Chat with new friends or simply chill-out in peace

22:00 - 06:00
Get well-rested and fall asleep in paradise

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* This is only a sample schedule. Exact times and subject matter will vary depending on course level. Weekly day-off is Saturday.

APPLY NOW

WHAT WILL MY DAY BE LIKE?

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06:00 - 07:00
Wake up naturally to the sound of tropical birds

07:00 - 08:00
Get those limbs dancing with Shiva Nata practice

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08:00 - 11:00
Perform your first asana practice of the day

11:00 - 12:00
Fuel your body with delicious, healthy, natural food

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12:00 - 13:00
Relax or study to develop your understanding

13:00 - 16:00
Explore the science of yoga through varied lectures

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16:00 - 18:00
Move your body with your second yoga asana practice

19:00 - 20:00
Enjoy a well-earned meal, specially designed for training.

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20:00 - 22:00
Chat with new friends or simply chill-out in peace

22:00 - 06:00
Get well-rested and fall asleep in paradise

* This is only a sample schedule. Exact times and subject matter will vary depending on course level. Weekly day-off is Saturday.

APPLY NOW

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WHERE WILL THE TRAINING TAKE PLACE?

The Universal Yoga 300 hour training takes place at VIKASA Yoga Retreat on the tropical island of Koh Samui, in the Gulf of Thailand. This location is perfect for anyone travelling from South and East Asia, with Koh Samui airport close to major hubs such as Hong Kong, Shanghai & Singapore.

VIKASA was specially selected as a home for Universal Yoga due to its ideal balance of secluded island paradise, healthy, freshly-prepared food and a yoga sala constructed in a beautiful setting and designed to get the best out of students – making it the perfect environment for serious Universal Yoga study.

Each week, you’ll also be able to fully explore the stunning, green, natural surroundings of Koh Samui, with its abundance of waterfalls, white-sand beaches and dense jungle, on your day off. Plus, you’ll have full access to all resort facilities including Wi-Fi, infinity pool, spa, Sky Gym and café.

 
 

WHAT IS THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT?

Register for the Universal Yoga training 90 days in advance to receive up to $600 discount. The Universal Yoga training part 1 begins on November 26th 2019. Get your early bird discount today to save!

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WHERE WILL I STAY?

VIKASA offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets, which brings us a diverse community of people from all walks of life. We are highly regarded as a friendly, conscious community for yogis worldwide. You’ll find our bungalows and rooms snugly nestled into the picturesque landscape to provide you with a simple, comfortable and homely place to stay.

Bamboo constructed Zen Bungalows offer an eco-friendly option, while our cosy Yoga Caves are conveniently situated right next to the Life Café. Our Beach Bungalows are located beside our private beach and for those wanting more “hotel-style” we have Ocean Standard and Ocean Superior accommodation. All rooms contain air conditioning and are cleaned regularly by our friendly staff, to ensure your stay feels like home away from home.

You have full use of the entire VIKASA retreat facilities. You’ll be settled in to your own little bubble of yogic paradise, including a stunning infinity pool, three mini pagodas overlooking the ocean (where you can deepen your practice alone) and a secret beach for VIKASA residents only. There’s also free Wi-Fi, spa, Life Café and Sky Gym.

Sign up 90 days in advance and save up to $600

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UNIVERSAL YOGA + YOGA CAVE

Full Course:
$7,230

Parts 1 & 2:
$4,820

Part 3 only:
$2,780

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UNIVERSAL YOGA + ZEN BUNGALOW

Full Course:
$7,620

Parts 1 & 2:
$5,080

Part 3 only:
$2,920

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UNIVERSAL YOGA + BEACH STANDARD

Full Course:
$7,815

Parts 1 & 2:
$5,210

Part 3 only:
$2,990

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UNIVERSAL YOGA + BEACH SUPERIOR

Full Course:
$8,205

Parts 1 & 2:
$5,660

Part 3 only:
$3,130

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UNIVERSAL YOGA + OCEAN STANDARD

Full Course:
$8,790

Parts 1 & 2:
$5,860

Part 3 only:
$3,340

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UNIVERSAL YOGA + OCEAN SUPERIOR

Full Course:
SOLD OUT

Parts 1 & 2:
SOLD OUT

Part 3 only:
SOLD OUT

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WHAT WILL I EAT @ VIKASA LIFE CAFE?

Your Universal Yoga training includes a variety-packed, healthy buffet for breakfast and dinner, served at our healthy restaurant VIKASA Life Cafe. You’ll eat in a beautiful setting, with a majestic view across the ocean, where you’ll be able to socialize with fellow students.

You’ll be well nourished during your stay as our meal programs are specially designed for those attending intensive trainings. Each day is planned so you have the required amount of each food group to supply the nutrition you need to fuel your body for optimum performance.

Life Café serves fresh, local, whole food and has vegan and vegetarian options every day. Alongside our main dishes, we have a variety of soups, salads, breads, fresh fruit and vegetables, home-pressed fruit juices, home-made teas and every other day, a delectable dessert such as our ever-popular mango sticky rice.

You also have the option of ordering from our menu, where you can sip from the sweetest fresh coconuts! Not to mention our raw chocolate treats and sumptuous super-food smoothies – all freshly prepared on-site.

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FULL ACCREDITATION BY THE YOGA ALLIANCE

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WHAT KIND OF CERTIFICATE WILL I EARN?

This 300-hour course is taught in 3 parts of 100 hours each. There will be a graded exam at the end of each segment. Students may choose to be certified for each part individually.

For those with a standard 200-hour foundation background, this training can potentially provide a 500-hour certification recognized by the Yoga Alliance, with all three parts completed and successfully passed.

FULL ACCREDITATION BY THE YOGA ALLIANCE

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WHO WILL I MEET?

YOGA PRACTITIONERS

SERIOUS STUDENTS

CURRENT TEACHERS

This intensive 300 hour journey is designed for yoga practitioners, serious students and current teachers who seek a deeper understanding of their learning path. All students of yoga are welcome, regardless of background or practice style, though it is considered an advanced level training and it is recommended to have plenty of experience in personal practice as well as a foundation training as a pre-requisite.

As such, students on the Universal Yoga course tend to be extremely dedicated and attend first and foremost, to study and continue their evolution. With a wide variety of age ranges, backgrounds and nationalities you will find Universal Yoga attracts a very diverse range of men and women from across the globe. VIKASA is renowned as a cosmopolitan hub for yogis and all our teacher trainings are attended by open-minded, conscious people, who go on to form life-long friendships.

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HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO INVEST IN MY FUTURE?

 

Sign up 90 days in advance and save up to $600

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY TUITION?

  • EARLY BIRD

    Take up to $600 off the total price when you register 90 days in advance (or $200 per part)

  • FULL ACCESS

    To all facilities: WIFI, pool, spa, gym, white sala, secret beach

  • ALL MATERIALS

    Classes, academic fees, text books, work-books and diploma

  • DAILY MEALS

    Healthy brunch & dinner designed to maximize training potential

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    Safe, inspiring environment, new friends, beautiful memories

  • ACCOMMODATION

    *Comfortable rooms @ VIKASA Yoga Retreat are priced by your selection

  • *CERTIFICATION

    Please note there is a $100 test fee for each level of certification

  • Airport PICK-UP

    Greeting by VIKASA car from Koh Samui airport (any flight time)

 
 

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

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NO OTHER TEACHER TRAINING HAS HAD A BIGGER IMPACT ON MY PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT THAN UNIVERSAL YOGA."

KOSTA MIACHIN
FOUNDER, VIKASA YOGA

 

WATCH ANDREY LAPPA INTERVIEW


“Andrey Lappa teach from the heart and he have so much knowledge..”

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In THEIR WORDS

Universal Yoga, created by Andrey Lappa - A system that integrates many schools of yoga into a logical and well balanced practice, whilst also addressing the deeper purpose of yoga… the unification of ‘self’ and long term happiness. This training is hosted at VIKASA Yoga in Koh Samui, Thailand.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS