200 HOUR Holistic Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Thailand
July 6- Aug 3 , 2022
The Sanctuary, Koh Phangan
ThaiVedic 200 Hour Holistic Yoga Therapy Teacher Certification offers a unique training; drawing wisdom from the traditional systems of Ayurveda, Yoga and Thai Massage, with the most powerful holistic therapies of today.
This is different from a regular Yoga Teacher Training, as it equips you with skills to offer the most individualised and effective treatments and classes; allowing you to assess and treat based on spirituality, psychology, metabolism, nutrition, and structure.
Our courses are IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine) certified. You will gain an internationally recognised qualification, enabling you to practice holistic therapies around the world. Our training also offers Yoga Alliance 200 hour YTT Certification.
For your personal evolution, the 28 days training is an opportunity for you to immerse in an Ayurvedic self-care practice; supporting you for a transformative spiritual experience.
Who is This Training For?
Teachers, practitioners or therapists wanting to advance their professional skills. Although all knowledge is taught from an entry level and proceeds to advanced; complete beginners might find the curriculum and intensive learning style challenging if they do not have a present foundation in either yoga, Ayurveda, bodywork or other holistic therapies.
Individuals wishing to learn healing arts to help themselves and others. If you wish to better understand your own body plus understand those around you; and be equipped to help yourself and your loved ones through movement therapies, holistic lifestyle wisdom, and living spiritually purposeful lives. At ThaiVedic we envision a healer in every home.
Those wishing to practice Yoga Therapy to help people, whether at home or while travelling the world. Our school is a registered training provider with IPHM (The International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine), which allows students to practice internationally.
Those who understand that Yoga is far more than asana (physical postures and exercise), and wish to receive a holistic foundation in a variety of yogic practices including meditation, mantra, bandhas, and more.
While students can receive a Yoga Alliance 200hr certification through attending this training; if you only wish to teach Yoga Asana/yoga-studio style classes; there may be other courses more focused to your needs. While we do teach Yoga asana (poses); it is not the sole focus of this training. We focus on all aspects of yogic lifestyle and therapies. For a teacher training focused on Asana and Hatha Yoga, please see the Strength & Grace Yoga programs led by our co-founder Barbra Noh.
Those who understand that 200hrs of practice and training time will not make you a specialist or expert in the system. Although most participants will have developed life-changing skills and be able to help people as soon as they finish; the journey of mastery will happen over time and you will need to continue practising if you wish to be a specialist in any specific field.
Those who aspire to a growth mindset, who love learning and evolving; and are prepared to grow over time with a community who shares and supports your growth. Those who are people-focused and care about others, want to work with individuals and groups, and help the world by sharing practices that increase awareness and healing.
This is an education and training focused event; not intended to be a healing retreat. It is an intensive course and may not be ideal for those seeking a personalised healing treatment. For an event that is focused on YOU and your personal healing; check out Vitality Now Ayurvedic Detox Program led by our co-founder Kimmana Nichols.
"Apart from being one of the greatest experiences I've ever had, I now sense deep gratitude in every bodywork session I give. Having a diagnosis-tool at hand and a clear structure in mind makes a big difference!"
~ Monika Kletzmayr
Hear what our past students have to say about their experience
of the ThaiVedic 200 Hour Holistic Yoga Therapy Training...
OUR GOALS ARE:
To provide an inspiring and enriching learning environment for you to advance your skills as a holistic therapist
To support a transformative, spiritual and healing journey; enabling you to learn your individual nature and how to create a life of balance
To welcome you into our close family of worldwide graduates; a group of people you'll be able to grow with for years to come.
Learn From World Class Teachers and Health Experts
Our three ThaiVedic founders will be guiding and shaping your healing evolution, along with a number of world-class guest teachers and assistants. Integrating the best of timeless traditions, with the most effective modern healing modalities. With over 60 years of accumulative experience, this powerful team of teachers has created a ground breaking curriculum never seen before.
Naturopath and Ayurvedic Teacher Kimmana Nichols is the third generation from a family lineage of healers and educators.
Qualified in over 20 modalities of bodywork and medicine, his passion for healing arts and teaching has awakened a wave of Vedic Wisdom changing lives.
He co-created ThaiVedic Systems to merge his modern understandings from massage and touch modalities, with the holistic wisdom and diagnostic system of Ayurveda.
For the past 17 years Sebastian has been immersed in the learning and practice of Traditional Thai Massage and Thai Medicine; rooted in the Five Element Theory and Buddhist principles of mindfulness, kindness, and compassion; studying with genuine Masters and lineage holders.
Sebastian is the co-founder of ThaiVedic; an International School of Holistic Healing, drawing wisdom from the traditions of Ayurveda, Traditional Thai Medicine, and Yoga Therapy. Based in Asia for the last 15 years, Sebastian travels around the world sharing his practice through sessions, classes, and workshops.
Soham Johansen is the Founder and Director of the Copenhagen based Hamsa Yoga Studio, which, because of his unique style and skilful yoga classes; earnt the studio a top ranking in Travel and Leisure Magazine´s “Top 25 Yoga Studios Around the World”. Soham takes with him two decades of Yoga know-how & finesse, with a background rooted in Anusara Yoga, Language Studies and Archeology.
João Paulo Pereira
João Paulo Pereira is the founder of the BASA Yoga Method and has trained and taught extensively with the world's best since 1999. The belief that intense disciplined practice is best balanced with play, and his unique fusion of breath, awareness, strength, and alignment (BASA) have offered his students a dynamic experience to connect to the living tradition of yoga.
Gain 6 Internationally Recognised ThaiVedic Qualifications
and the opportunity to register with Yoga Alliance International
Yoga Alliance International
Our training is recognised by the IPHM, enabling students to receive insurance and practice in many countries around the globe. The 7th qualification is the option to register with Yoga Alliance International.
Students will be able to assess and deliver
healing to all 5 Elements of the human body.
Ether: Guide people to their unique spiritual path and treat the energetic flow within the body. This taps people into the source of infinite healing potential.
Wind: Assess the psychology of the individual with an integrated system that encourages mental peace and accelerates the manifestation of life goals.
Fire: Understand the unique metabolic types of each individual and be able to shift the metabolism and burning fires of the body, enabling better digestion of all of life.
Water: Clearly see the body’s connection systems; spirals, loops, fascia, and fluid systems. Enabling compassionate integration and bringing back fluid movement to the dance of the body and lymph.
Earth: Strengthen and support the bones and muscular structure of the body, freeing the pain of improper alignment, and empowering an unshakeable body and mind.
Deeper understand your body and how to address long-standing health issues
Learn your individual nature and how to create a life of balance
Release stress and trauma with daily self-healing practices and bodywork exchange
As you grow and evolve, so do your loved ones and relationships
Develop a deeper inter-relational experience between you and all of life (food, people, environment, divinity...)
Work in an industry that allows you to help others and travel the world
Know your clients better with the world's best diagnostic system
Provide truly individualised sessions that people rave about
Become a qualified health professional that people can trust
Be part of an international community of ThaiVedic healers who support your growth and prosperity
Manage your energetic resources in a sustainable way during sessions
Unite with a Worldwide Community
ThaiVedic is not merely a yoga or healing training; it is a worldwide community committed to sharing wisdom that can change the world. If you are interested in having an ethically sustainable career, sharing what you love, thriving in a community of prosperity and success, working in beautiful places, and bettering the life of those who you come into contact with; then the ThaiVedic community is blossoming with people of the same vision. Let's grow and thrive together!
Our Training Venue
The Sanctuary Thailand
Immerse Yourself in a Paradise
Yoga Training in Thailand
The 2022 ThaiVedic 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand will be held at The Sanctuary, Haad Tien Beach; the famously unique, secluded beach resort in tropical paradise Koh Phangan Island, Thailand.
Surrounded by a magical coconut grove, and backed onto hillside jungle; no roads, traffic or chaotic streets. Just nature, tranquility and good vibes. Easily accessible by a 5 minute long-tail boat ride from Haad Rin Beach; Haad Tien sits on its own secluded oasis of paradise.
Named after the local Tien trees that grow along the beach line. These trees are hundreds of years old and very similar to the ‘Tree of Life’. They are said to offer healing properties, renewal, protection, growth and luck, as they connect the land and the sea.
The Sanctuary is a place of refuge, a place to reconnect with yourself and to simply ‘be’. Enjoy being immersed in tropical paradise, connecting with nature, healthy plant-based food, and building intimacy and friendships.
One of the most incredible destinations on earth; the kind of place you will never want to leave. Perfect for the journey into healing and health; from the people to the incredible food, The Sanctuary will blow your mind and heart open.
The daily course outline consists of three session blocks, where we align our activities with the ideal Ayurvedic routine (based on the location of the sun). Modern research has shown the many benefits of living according to nature's rhythm, and for 5,000 years Ayurveda has put a big emphasis on this.
First Session (06:00 - 08:00)
06:00 - 07:00 Mauna (silence), meditation, yoga and asana experience
07:00 - 08:00 Practice teaching and group workshop
Group Breakfast (08:00 - 09:30)
Second Session (09:30 - 12:30)
Ayurveda or yoga lectures and therapy practice
Group Lunch (12:30 - 13:30)
Third Session (15:30 - 18:30)
Ayurveda and bodywork therapy classes
Free time/Finished for the Day
As the primary purpose of the Holistic Yoga Therapy Training is to awaken self-healing; there is a focus on practices that fine-tune your ability to understand the body’s natural guiding messages and intuitions. All classes throughout the training have this fundamental goal of enhancing self-awareness and empowering people to be their own healer. This frees the mind and body from imbalanced thoughts or movements that promote suffering and decay. When we are more self-aware, we are more able to help and heal ourselves, others, and the world.
Dates & Investment
July 6th - Aug 3rd, 2022
Life - Changing Investment
The cost for this all-inclusive Holistic Yoga Therapy Training in Thailand represents exceptional value for learning with a team of five world-class teachers, 7 qualifications, and staying in the blissful environment of Koh Phangan Thailand.
The below prices include breakfast and lunch for the entire training duration.
Students choose their own dinners and weekend meals - to allow more social experience, diversity and choice for those with varying diets and social habits. There are great dining options around our location.
The below prices include accomodation for the entire training duration.
The prices below include mixed Dormitory accomodation. This year we included dorm accomodation and lowered the course cost significantly. We did this to make the course more accessible to everyone.
Please note: There is the opportunity to upgrade to private accommodation at an additional cost.
Training + Food + Accomodation
(Includes 2 meals per day and Accom for 28 days)
ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT
The total amounts above are with tax included.
Transfer/banks fees must be paid on your behalf.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will there be a final examination at the end of the course? Written/practical?
The ThaiVedic 200hr Holistic Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Koh Phangan Thailand is a combination of our Level 1, 2, & 3 Bodywork Therapy Curriculum; our Level 1, 2, & 3 Yoga Therapy Curriculum; plus a 200hr Yoga Alliance certification.
The Yoga Alliance requirements are only that you attend the specific amount of hours in each subject; which will be covered through your attendance in the entire course. The ThaiVedic Modules require examination for each level, in order to receive the full qualification. Some is written and some is practical. Each level also requires home evolutions to be handed in if you want to have the highest ratings, showing that you have been able to apply the system in the real world with clients.
2. Will we get a certification directly after the Training to take home?
You will receive a "completion certificate" for the full 200hr; that can be used for Yoga Alliance. With the Yoga Alliance qualification, you will be able to practice and receive insurance straight after the training. If however, you wish to be "fully certified" by ThaiVedic, you will need to show you have been able to use the knowledge with clients outside the training by going through the process we refer to as the "Healers Evolution Program". If you hand in the "Healers Evolutions" for each module, both practical and written, you will then receive feedback from the teacher and a full Certification for that module. The Level 3 Modules (Gold Medallion Certification) require additional practice hours to receive full certification.
3. What are the benefits of getting full Certification in each Medallion Ranking?
Once certified students can use and promote themselves as a ThaiVedic practitioner. Certified practitioners are displayed on the ThaiVedic Practitioner directory according to their medallion ranking. We have chosen this system of grading because we know that 200hrs does not make an experienced healer and so we will prioritise the most experienced ThaiVedic therapists in each part of the world to represent the ThaiVedic community and our system. In the long-term, this will benefit all people involved in the ThaiVedic community, regardless of their level of qualification, because those experienced therapists will be creating the reputation for us all.
4. Do we need to bring any books or do we get manuals at the training?
We will provide manuals with all necessary information and a pdf of these manuals is available for pre-reading. There is also recommended reading for those students who wish to go deeper into certain areas. We recommend you choose from the reading list based on the topics you have the least knowledge in. ThaiVedic is a holistic system and as such a little bit of knowledge in all areas will allow you to be more effective. Example areas of knowledge include Anatomy, Thai Massage, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy etc. Please visit this page to see the full list of recommended readings.
5. What does the weekly schedule look like?
The weekly schedule runs six days a week, with one day off. The daily schedule generally runs from sunrise until sunset, as we would like to align with the Vedic time clock. The schedule may vary, depending upon the flow of the training, as well as the needs of the group. Class schedule is approximately: Sunrise to 8am, followed by group breakfast. Next class 9.30am. -12.30pm, followed by group lunch and free time. The last class will be held from 3 - 6pm. and followed by group dinner.
6. Are there any pre-requisites to join this training?
This training is for those who is passionate and committed to furthering their yoga practice and knowledge of the body and healing. The following are suggested to get the most from this training:
We want to ensure students are prepared for the intensity of this program. Therefore we would recommend you to have a regular practice for a minimum 2 years, or if you have an accumulated 1 year of regular practice and have learnt/trained in other healing modalities and/or meditation.
Minimum age is 21, unless you are exceptionally passionate and skilled in the field of yoga/healing.
Have an English comprehension to understand, read, write and communicate during the training.
Must not have a severe medical condition that will preclude a student from participating (persons who have a medical condition that does not interfere with their safety and their participation will always be considered for trainings).
Please see our recommended reading list. You are NOT required to purchase/read all or any of these books. However, we HIGHLY recommend if you feel you have a weakness or very little knowledge in any of the subject areas; that you choose and read those texts prior to the course. See reading list.
Most importantly, an open mind ready to transform and grow one's yoga practice and self evolution.
7. What’s the maximum number of students that can enrol in the training?
As we would like to make it intimate, intensive, and be able to provide every student with support, we have limited numbers for our courses (25-35 depending on venue). Because of this our trainings have always been fully booked. We also have more teachers, guest teachers and assistants on board than other training schools to ensure dynamic learning and one-on-one time.
8. Is there any payment plan for the course? I think I will have difficulty affording the course in addition to flights to Thailand.
A payment plan is possible for those who really need it. Please contact us to discuss your options.
9. What happens if I pay now, and become ill next year? Is it possible to get the money back?
Due to the logistics required for planning an International Yoga Teacher Training, we apply a refund policy as calculated below:
Notification received more than 60 days prior to the training: 70% of course cost refunded minus US$ 100 administration fee*
Notification received 31-60 days prior to the training: 50% of course cost refunded minus US$ 100 administration fee*
Notification received less than 30 days prior to the training is non refundable.
Please note in extreme circumstances we are open to discussion; we care about your health and your education. In such circumstances we could also consider moving you to a later training based on availability. Please note US$ 100 administration fee is applicable.
In the unlikely event that the Teacher Training gets cancelled, the cost of the course you paid will be fully refunded*.
*Please note that this refund policy pertains only to the course cost - Other costs such as transportations, flights, visas etc. are the responsibility of the student.
10. What happens if I can't make the course or it is cancelled due to Covid restrictions?
The good thing is the world is starting to open up and have little to no quarantine requirements anymore for travelling.
In the rare case that WE cancel the training due to Covid, you will receive a full refund. (minus bank fees). If you cannot make the training due to covid restrictions, that prohibit you from leaving your country or entering Thailand, we can discuss transferring your full course payment to next year, or we can refund you minus your 10% deposit.
11. What are the quarantine requirements for entering Thailand?
We HIGHLY recommend you contact your nearest Thai Embassy before travelling to Thailand so you can get the most up-to-date information. The rules for entry are changing continuously; but the great news is they are becoming easier! As of recently vaccinated persons can enter internationally with little to no quarantine, with a couple of different options. Before making flight/travel plans based on this information PLEASE get the most up-to-date information from your local Thai Embassy or check out the official Thai tourism website for information. You can also find some travel requirement information here: https://www.thaiembassy.com/travel-to-thailand/thailand-travel-restrictions
12. What type of Visa do I require to enter Thailand?
This will largely depend on your nationality, where you are flying from, and how long you intend to stay in Thailand. Some countries are allowed visa on arrival for up to 60 days. Other countries may need to apply due to Covid for "Test and Go" entry etc. So please check with your local Thai embassy well in advance; so you know if you require quarantine (possibly required for unvaccinated persons), how long that will take including travel, the training, and other time you wish to spend in Thailand. Sometimes applying for a Tourist Visa can get you a little longer than Visa on Arrival.