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Relax. Release. Restore.

Learn the Incredible Healing Power of Yin Yoga with our First Ever 100 Hour Teacher Training (December 8th – 22nd 2019) The world moves and changes at such a fast pace that we find ourselves chasing for answers, peace, health and happiness, externally. Yin @ Vikasa provides the precious time and space needed to look within; to get to know your body and your true self. Yin Yoga teaches you to relax, to release trapped emotions and stress, and to restore health – and restore the REAL you.

  • Do you want to develop your Yoga or meditation practice?
  • Would you like to learn how to slow down the pace of life?
  • Are you ready to encourage yourself to be more mindful?
  • Is it time to deepen your self-awareness and concentration?
 

Relax. Release. Restore.

Relax. Release. Restore.

Learn the Incredible Healing Power of Yin Yoga with our First Ever 100 Hour Teacher Training (December 8th – 22nd 2019) The world moves and changes at such a fast pace that we find ourselves chasing for answers, peace, health and happiness, externally. Yin @ Vikasa provides the precious time and space needed to look within; to get to know your body and your true self. Yin Yoga teaches you to relax, to release trapped emotions and stress, and to restore health – and restore the REAL you.

  • Do you want to develop your Yoga or meditation practice?
  • Would you like to learn how to slow down the pace of life?
  • Are you ready to encourage yourself to be more mindful?
  • Is it time to deepen your self-awareness and concentration?

When is the training?

When is the training?

100 Hour Yin Yoga Retreat @ VIKASA 8 - 22 DECEMBER 2019

 
 

What is Yin Yoga?

The key benefit of Yin Yoga is that it allows us to access the calm, quiet centre that lies within. Due to our busy, chaotic, stress-filled modern lives, stillness and patience are rarely practiced. So accessing this inner softness and kindness is not just a relief, but necessary for many, to balance our mind and body. Yin Yoga is a slower, more subtle, more meditative and introspective style of yoga. This change of pace allows us to tune-in to our thoughts and feelings more easily, going deeper into the mind than other faster paced styles and working with deeper layers within our body.

Yin Yoga has a big focus not only on the physical body but the subtle, energetic layers that we can’t see with the human eye. While there is a lot of attention placed on connective tissues, Yin Yoga also looks into our energy points and channels – bringing together traditional Hatha Yoga and Chinese Medicine. Yin Yoga examines in greater detail the mental aspects of yoga. Cultivation of stillness and the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, is one of the main intentions of a Yin Yoga practice. Practicing Yin Yoga alongside the more active, dynamic styles, will give you a more balanced level of health - yin in harmony with yang

 

What is Yin Yoga?

What is Yin Yoga?

The key benefit of Yin Yoga is that it allows us to access the calm, quiet centre that lies within. Due to our busy, chaotic, stress-filled modern lives, stillness and patience are rarely practiced. So accessing this inner softness and kindness is not just a relief, but necessary for many, to balance our mind and body. Yin Yoga is a slower, more subtle, more meditative and introspective style of yoga. This change of pace allows us to tune-in to our thoughts and feelings more easily, going deeper into the mind than other faster paced styles and working with deeper layers within our body.

Yin Yoga has a big focus not only on the physical body but the subtle, energetic layers that we can’t see with the human eye. While there is a lot of attention placed on connective tissues, Yin Yoga also looks into our energy points and channels – bringing together traditional Hatha Yoga and Chinese Medicine. Yin Yoga examines in greater detail the mental aspects of yoga. Cultivation of stillness and the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, is one of the main intentions of a Yin Yoga practice. Practicing Yin Yoga alongside the more active, dynamic styles, will give you a more balanced level of health - yin in harmony with yang

Why Choose Vikasa Yin YTT

Our Vikasa 100 Hour Yin Yoga Training, is taught by Alicia Casillas; a specialist Yin Yoga teacher who has been practicing yin for a decade.

She was trained by Sarah Powers – the yin master who developed the original Yin Yoga style into the form we know it as today.

Alicia was also trained by Jamie Clarke; an assistant of Paul Grilley, who took the idea of “all-yin” classes, into the mainstream.

So Alicia has a direct link to the original creators and teachers of Yin Yoga – a lineage with strong, respected and knowledgeable roots.

All VIKASA Yoga Academy trainings place emphasis on the individual and mold students so they are able to go into the world and stamp their own style on their yoga classes.

VIKASA prides itself on the authenticity of its traditional yoga methods, but with a focus on their evolution – so whatever you learn, stands up in our modern-day lifestyle.

Where will the training take place?

Where will the training take place?

The 100 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course takes place at VIKASA Yoga Retreat on the tropical island of Koh Samui, in the Gulf of Thailand. It is said to be built upon a bed of rose quartz crystal, giving it a unique healing vibe, perfect for Yin Yoga. Koh Samui is a lush, green island and you’ll be surrounded by soothing plant-life such as coconut trees, banana leaves and the perfumed scent of frangipani flowers. You’re never far away from fine, white-sand beaches, clear azure ocean and breathtaking natural waterfalls set amidst thick jungle.

 
 

What will my day be like?

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6:00 am
Wake up naturally to sunrise

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7:00 am
Meditation and Pranayama

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7:30 am
Morning yoga practice

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9:30 am
Healthy breakfast

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11:00 am
Theory and methodology

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1:30 pm
Lunch Break / Free Time

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2:30 pm
Group Dynamic

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3:00 pm
Healthy Snack

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3:30 pm
Posture clinic

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4:30 pm
Afternoon practice

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6:30 pm
Healthy dinner buffet

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8:30 pm
Socialize / Quiet Time

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What will my day be like?

What will my day be like?

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6:00 am
Wake up naturally to sunrise

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7:00 am
Meditation and Pranayama

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7:30 am
Morning Yoga Practice

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9:30 am
Healthy breakfast buffet

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11:00 am
Theory and Methodology

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1:30 pm
Lunch Break / Free Time

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2:30 pm
Group Dynamic Class

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3:00 pm
Healthy Snack / Fresh Fruits

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3:30 pm
Posture Clinic
Class

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4:30 pm
Afternoon
Practice

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6:30 pm
Healthy Dinner
Buffet

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8:30 pm
Socialize and Quit Time

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What will I learn?

What will I learn?

YIN ASANA

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  • History Of Yin Yoga

  • Yin Yoga Theory & Application

  • Teaching Yin Yoga Techniques

  • How To Sequence A Yin Yoga Class

  • Yin Yoga Principles

  • Developing your Teaching Voice

  • Founding principles of Yin Yoga

  • Understanding Yin Yoga practice

  • Stabilizing And Deepening A Yin Yoga Practice

  • Development of your Yin practice

  • Asanas benefits & contraindications

  • How to create & hold a safe space

  • Comparison of Yin & Yang practice

*download the brochure for full syllabus

OUR BODIES

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  • Yin & Yang related to the body

  • Physical & Subtle Bodies

  • The Koshas and energy fields

  • Astral & Causal energetic bodies

  • The Nadis and energy channels

  • The Fascia and connective tissues

  • Chakras - how to relate to daily life

  • The organs & related emotions

  • Recognizing body imbalances

  • Developing awareness into bodies

  • Anatomy applied to Yin Yoga

  • Meridian Theory and application

*download the brochure for full syllabus

MEDITATION

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  • Chi / Prana / life-force energy

  • Nadi Shodhana and nostril Breathing

  • Kumbhaka and breath retentions

  • Bhramari the humming-bee breath

  • Full Yogic breath and practice

  • Breathing technique

  • Positive visualisation techniques

  • Metta Loving Kindness Meditation

  • Soham Meditation practice

  • Microcosmic Orbit Meditation

  • Chakra balance and meditation

  • Mindfulness awareness meditation

*download the brochure for full syllabus

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Who is my instructor?

Who is my instructor?

Alicia Casillas is a true Yin Yoga teacher. While some practitioners teach dynamic yang yoga with a bit of yin on the side, Alicia specializes in yin as the core of her teaching style. With her soft and soothing Spanish aura, Alicia has the perfect tonality for a relaxing yin session. But more importantly, what comes through in her voice and approach is her authenticity and her genuine care for her students. Her classes usually play to the sublime sound of singing bowls or beautiful ambient music. This helps her create a sacred space for her students to absorb her instruction.

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Alicia has been practicing and teaching around North America, Europe and Asia for more than 10 years. She is an experienced and certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and a Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance. In her impressive professional athlete-turned-yogi career she has completed over 300 hours of trainings with Yin Yoga Master Sarah Powers, Tina Nance and Jamie Clarke. She has also attended several anatomy and physiology trainings in different healing modalities such as cranio-sacral and reiki. Her range of expertise gives her classes a holistic understanding of the body, mind and energy.

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Who is this training intended for?

Who is this training intended for?

  • You are ready to dive into a an enlightening, personal journey
  • You feel a pull to experience the magical energy of Thailand
  • You are motivated to heal using the incredible power of Yin Yoga
  • You are curious to experience a unique bonding and friendship

We welcome you to join us, no matter what your background, experience or intention once you’ve completed the course. Our teaching program includes daily yoga practice, lectures, workshops, time to practice teaching skills and techniques, and adequate rest and relaxation. Unlike a local Yoga Teacher Training, where you go to classes and otherwise live in your normal surroundings (with the stress and responsibilities that come with it), this course is designed to be all-inclusive and immersive, so you can focus purely on your growth for the life-changing time you are in Thailand.

 
 

What will I eat?

What will I eat?

Your Yin Yoga training includes a variety-packed, healthy buffet for breakfast and dinner, served at VIKASA Life Cafe. You’ll eat in a beautiful setting, with a stunning view across the ocean, where you’ll be able to socialize with fellow students. You will 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 and organic 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 a selection of sumptuous super-food smoothies – all freshly prepared on-site.

Where will I stay?

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. 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 on-site 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 Wifi, spa, Life Café and Sky Gym.

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Yin Yoga Retreat
Bungalow Standard

Price: $ 3,290 USD

Early Bird Price:
$ 2,990 USD

The Standard Beach Bungalows bring guests close to Nature while providing every convenience. The rooms are quite modest, rustic both inside and out, yet clean and comfortable they feature a queen-sized bed, and direct beach access.

SOLD OUT

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Yin Yoga Retreat
Bungalow Superior

Price: $ 3,500 USD

Early Bird Price:
$ 3,200 USD

The Superior Beach Bungalows provide the same features as the Standard, but are substantially bigger, more spacious, have better finishings, upgraded king-sized bed (or request two twins) and our most spectacular sea views from its terraces.

SOLD OUT

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Yin Yoga Retreat
Ocean Garden View

Price: $ 3,780 USD

Early Bird Price:
$ 3,480 USD

The Standard Ocean Rooms offer every convenience. Rest and recharge in a king-sized bed and enjoy central location and proximity to all the facilities. Interiors feature some teak wood furniture and spacious bathrooms.

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* The Yin Yoga Retreat is available without accommodation, however, we recommend staying at Vikasa Yoga Retreat during your training in order to get the full immersive experience.

Who will I meet?

Who will I meet?

VIKASA trainings draw people from all walks of life, all ages, all experiences of yoga and from all corners of the globe. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are a cosmopolitan hub for yogis and conscious travellers and you can expect to meet people on a very similar life journey of self-improvement and learning.

Yoga trainings attract positive, friendly and open-minded people, keen to expand their knowledge and become the greatest version of themselves. Therefore, it’s no surprise that groups on teacher trainings tend to bond very strongly. You can expect to make friendships that last a lifetime and be part of a support network that will always have your back.

If you come into this training with the attitude that you will meet an inspiring, inclusive and interesting variety of personalities, then that is exactly what you will get. Yoga teacher trainings are not just about getting qualified – they can be literally life-changing and memorable experiences. And that’s all down to the beautiful souls they attract.

 
 

What kind of certificate will I earn?

What kind of certificate will I earn?

Upon completion of a 100 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training, eligible students will receive a fully accredited 100 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certificate. It will be registered with the international standard of The Yoga Alliance. Students also qualify for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education contact hours, which can be added onto any hours you may want to gain in future or that you already attained. Yoga Alliance is a universally recognised qualification.

 
 

WHAT IS THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT?

WHAT IS THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT?

Register for the Yin Yoga training 90 days in advance to receive a generous $300 discount.
The Yin Yoga training begins on December 8th, 2019. Get your early bird discount today to save!

WHAT DOES TUITION INCLUDE?

WHAT DOES TUITION INCLUDE?

EARLY BIRD

Take $300 off the total price when you register 90 days in advance

ALL MATERIALS

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

FULL ACCESS

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

ALL MEALS

Healthy brunch & dinner designed to maximize training potential

AIRPORT PICK-UP

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

GRADUATION

Ceremony & celebration, special dinner & certificate presentation

CERTIFICATION

100 HR Yoga Alliance RYS, counts towards continuing education hours

OPPORTUNITIES

Access to yogapreneur courses, option to own VIKASA franchise

HAPPINESS

Safe, inspiring environment, new friends, beautiful memories
 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS