200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

A Yoga Alliance® certified course in Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin Yoga and Meditation

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Discover it all

Exploring aspects of both Yin and Yang yoga, you’ll discover how to both create a dynamic, disciplined practice and how to slow the body down to restore and rejuvenate. Practicing alignment-based Hatha and Vinyasa Flow each morning and Restorative and Yin yoga each evening, we’ll explore these complementary practices and all the elements necessary to be able to confidently teach both.

Gain confidence

Extensive study of asana, alignment, anatomy, adjustments and assists, the philosophy and history of yoga, teaching methodology, intelligent sequencing, and the business of yoga will prepare you to teach with confidence and poise. We teach a multidisciplinary approach so that you can graduate with the ability to confidently teach multiples styles of yoga and meditation.

Gain confidence

Extensive study of asana, alignment, anatomy, adjustments and assists, the philosophy and history of yoga, teaching methodology, intelligent sequencing, and the business of yoga will prepare you to teach with confidence and poise. We teach a multidisciplinary approach so that you can graduate with the ability to confidently teach multiples styles of yoga and meditation.

Go deeper

Whether you’re looking to deepen your personal practice or to teach professionally, this course will provide you with everything you need to take your yoga to the next level. The course will feature a full, one-day silent retreat so you can draw your awareness inward and reflect to better understand yourself and the practice of meditation.

Course Dates

This training is designed to move you deeper into your own personal practice while simultaneously preparing you to offer your teachings to the world

January 20th to February 10th, 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand

Why Study With Us?

We cap our trainings to keep them small, personal, and intimate so you will have an individualized experience with lots of direct contact and guidance from your teachers
Our teachers are highly experienced, professional, and knowledgeable with extensive work within the yoga industry and all hold 500 hour certifications
We extensively study teaching methodology and the physical practice so you’ll graduate feeling confident and able to teach
Our school is Yoga Alliance® certified, so you’ll graduate with the ability to register as an RYT 200 and teach internationally

Course Syllabus

Throughout the duration of the course, we will extensively study

Training Schedule

Daily from Monday through Saturday with Sundays off

Training Schedule

Daily from Monday through Saturday with Sundays off
7:30 - 8:00am

Meditation

8:00 - 9:30am

Morning Hatha/Vinyasa Asana Practice

9:30 - 10:30am

Breakfast

10:30 - 2:00pm

Training Sessions

2:00 - 4:00pm

Break & Personal Time

4:00 - 6:00pm

Training Sessions

6:00 - 7:30pm

Evening Yin/Restorative Asana Practice

7:30 - 8:30pm

Dinner

*Schedule is subject to change

Your Teachers

Dedicated, passionate team of skilled instructors

Leah Sugerman

Leah Sugerman is a yoga teacher, writer, and passionate world traveler. An eternally grateful student, she has trained in countless schools and traditions of the practice and teaches a fusion of the styles she has studied with a strong emphasis on breath, alignment, and anatomical integrity. Leah teaches workshops, retreats, and trainings both internationally and online.

Leah Sugerman

Leah Sugerman is a yoga teacher, writer, and passionate world traveler. An eternally grateful student, she has trained in countless schools and traditions of the practice and teaches a fusion of the styles she has studied with a strong emphasis on breath, alignment, and anatomical integrity. Leah teaches workshops, retreats, and trainings both internationally and online.

Leah Sugerman

Leah Sugerman is a yoga teacher, writer, and passionate world traveler. An eternally grateful student, she has trained in countless schools and traditions of the practice and teaches a fusion of the styles she has studied with a strong emphasis on breath, alignment, and anatomical integrity. Leah teaches workshops, retreats, and trainings both internationally and online.

Jess Rose

Jess is a Kansas City native based in Europe for the past 10 years, and travels the world to lead workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings. Since 2015, Jess has been teaching on DoYouYoga.com, the world’s largest online yoga community, and has more than 50,000 students all over the world with her 30 Day Yoga program, among others.

Jess Rose

Jess is a Kansas City native based in Europe for the past 10 years, and travels the world to lead workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings. Since 2015, Jess has been teaching on DoYouYoga.com, the world’s largest online yoga community, and has more than 50,000 students all over the world with her 30 Day Yoga program, among others.

Jess Rose

Jess is a Kansas City native based in Europe for the past 10 years, and travels the world to lead workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings. Since 2015, Jess has been teaching on DoYouYoga.com, the world’s largest online yoga community, and has more than 50,000 students all over the world with her 30 Day Yoga program, among others.

Location

Koh Samui, Thailand
Vikasa Retreat Center is located on the magical island paradise of Koh Samui, Thailand. A beautiful, peaceful island, Koh Samui is covered with pristine white sand beaches, warm turquoise waters, and lush jungle.

Filled with all the natural beauty of Thailand and the warmth of its people, Koh Samui is the perfect place to escape for a transformational spiritual journey through yoga. Considered unspoiled and untouched, Samui offers the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and focus within.

Diving, snorkeling, jungle trekking, stunning waterfalls, a warm and welcoming culture, breathtaking landscapes, exotic wildlife, aqua gulf waters, and purple sunsets will make this island your new favorite place. Vikasa Retreat Center is located on a private and secluded nook of Koh Samui with its own gorgeous green grounds, spectacular infinity pool, and a private crystal clear blue water beach!

Food

All Vegetarian & Vegan
Healthy food nourishes the body and the soul, which is exactly why we love it. So, we serve only the best and healthiest organic vegetarian and vegan options for a full-spread, buffet-style brunch and dinner.

Fresh and delicious ingredients, talented chefs and genuine love for cooking create the essence of Vikasa Life Cafe. 

We believe that the way you eat has a great influence over your life. Your food choices greatly affect your well-being and your future. Establishing the right eating habits is the first step to self-mastery which is why we serve only energizing, nutritious, nourishing, and wholesome meals.

Housing

Vikasa Retreat Center
We know that different people appreciate different living conditions, which is why we give you the option to choose what you like best and what best fits your budget.

The location is majestic and awe-inspiring, and the experience provided is priceless and life altering. Our open-air yoga shala is beautiful, spacious, and gets a breeze straight from the sea it overlooks.

For housing, we offer a variety of unique room styles. These different styles provide a range of experiences to choose from, whether you’re looking for something authentic and eco-friendly, or you prefer the typical comforts of a modern hotel. 

There are a number of different accommodation options to choose from with different amenities and price ranges. 

All of our housing options feature air conditioning, hot water, a mini fridge, an electronic safe, and free WiFi. Some rooms feature coffee/tea making facilities, a balcony, and spectacular sea views.

Rooms and Pricing

A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to reserve your space in the training

Early bird until
October 20th, 2018

Beach Bungalow

Shared Room with 2 Single Beds
& Ensuite Bathroom

$2,999
$2,749

All prices are in USD.

Early bird until
October 20th, 2018

Yoga Cave

Private Room with a Single Bed
& Shared Bathroom

$3,299
$3,049

All prices are in USD.

Early bird until
October 20th, 2018

Ocean Room

Shared Room with 2 Single Beds
& Ensuite Bathroom

$3,399
$3,149

All prices are in USD.

Early bird until
October 20th, 2018

Zen Den

Private Room with a Single Bed
& Ensuite Bathroom

$3,799
$3,549

All prices are in USD.

Early bird until
October 20th, 2018

Superior Suite

Private Room with a King Bed
& Ensuite Bathroom

$4,499
$4,249

All prices are in USD.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, we have answers :)
What is included in the training?

The course tuition includes all of the following:

› 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Manual

› 21 days of Yoga Teacher Training Course with individualized attention from teachers

› 21 nights of accommodation at Vikasa Retreat Center

› Daily full-spread organic, vegetarian brunch & dinner buffets

› Unlimited drinking water available all day

› Yoga mats and props for use during the course

› Unlimited use of resort facilities including swimming pool, fitness center and private beach during your free time

What is not included in the cost?

The following is not included in the course tuition:

› Airfare 

› Thai visas (depending on your nationality, is either exempt or must be applied for before arrival) 

› Travel and medical insurance (recommended)

What language is the training taught in?

The course will be entirely taught in English, so proficiency in English is essential.

What style(s) of yoga will be taught?

While alignment-based Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative yoga are at the core of our teachings, our methodology is also influenced by the Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, and Kundalini traditions. We will also briefly cover essential aspects of Prenatal Yoga.

What are the prerequisites for the course?

It is highly recommended that you have a dedicated and consistent yoga practice for at least 6 months to 1 year before joining the course. The only other prerequisites are a genuine interest in yoga, coming with an open mind, and being prepared to learn :)

What are the requirements for the course?

This is an intensive, three-week yoga teacher training program, so full attendance and completion of all homework and assignments is mandatory in order to successfully graduate from the course.

After completing your registration, we will send you an official welcome packet by email. This will include your pre-course required readings and assignments to prepare you for the training.

When should I make travel arrangements? And where should I fly to?

The first and last day of the course dates are used as travel days so please schedule your arrival and departure accordingly.

The nearest airport to us is Samui International Airport, also known as Ko Samui Airport or Koh Samui Airport (airport code: USM). From here, you can take public or private transport to Vikasa Retreat Center. Airport transfers can be arranged for $20 USD per person per way.

You also have the option to take a boat to Koh Samui from mainland Thailand. There are many travel companies that can organize tours to the island from Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and other major tourist destinations.

How do I pay for the course?

We accept either bank transfers or major credit cards for the deposit and remaining course tuition fees. A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to secure your space in the training and the remaining balance of your tuition is due by December 1, 2018. 

Is Thailand safe? Can I travel there alone?

Thailand is a developing country that is visited by many tourists yearly. Koh Samui, itself, is one of the most frequently visited islands in Thailand and wholeheartedly welcomes international tourism. Visiting Thailand either as a solo traveler or with a group is definitely safe, although you should always exercise common sense and vigilance while traveling.

Do I need a visa to travel to Thailand?

Depending on what passport you hold, most countries are visa exempt for a free 30-day entry. Select countries need to apply for a visa in advance. Your passport must be valid for 6 months from the day of your arrival and have at least one blank page for a stamp or visa sticker. More visa information.

What if I have more questions?

Feel free to reach out to us and ask us all of your questions at yttc@nomadyogaschool.com

Jenny K., Scotland
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Not only is Leah a fantastically gifted teacher, she is a beautiful person too. Leah was one of the teachers on my 200hr YTT and her knowledge, passion and patience are utterly inspiring. If you can study in any way with Leah, do it, you won't regret it!
Grace O., Ireland
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I have been a student of Jess’ for two years now; first in her local classes in Berlin, then online, and most recently on one of her retreats. Her classes and teaching style are honestly unparalleled. She teaches the most wonderful vinyasa flow and I love everything about it! It’s the perfect balance between challenging and relaxing and Jess just creates such a unique vibe which I feel all comes down to her personality and deep understanding of yoga. I highly recommend her classes without hesitation!
Ana J., Croatia
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Thank you Leah for being such a dedicated, insightful and lovely teacher—I still can't believe how much I learned from you.
Lenka S., Czech Republic
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I have gotten to know Jess from her DoYouYoga online classes and have always liked them very much. So I was very excited when I saw she will be having a retreat in Spain and immediately decided to join the group. And it was definitely a VERY good idea. Her teaching style is full of energy, humor and good vibes. Jess is very encouraging, inspiring but also very realistic person at the same time and I like how she always highlights the fact that everybody is different and we should feel no pressure during practicing. I am already looking forward to our next meeting somewhere on the planet!
Mark D., England
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Leah is a complete force of total goodness and she has a massive presence. Her classes flow with consummate ease and, as a new yoga teacher myself, I now appreciate that her cuing is super world class. Never once did I find myself wondering what to do with my body. No class was ever the same. She always taught who was in the room and gave us all the confidence to attempt more difficult postures through her skill and compassion. Whilst she is light-hearted, there is a beautiful spirituality underlining her purpose on the mat. It makes you think on a deeper level when you leave the mat and return to “life.” Every class is a journey. World class teacher, world class person. I have yet to come across a better teacher on many levels.
Linn H., Norway
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I can't recommend and praise Jess's classes, retreats and the human being and yoga teacher that she is ENOUGH! Jess makes yoga even more fun (for us yoga-nerds), accessible and challenging, with the best energy. She has a genuine care and interest for every person she meets and spreads such amazing, good and calm energy all around her. I don't even know how to write this review to explain to everyone that hasn't met Jess yet how great she really is! Her classes online are a great way to start and she will make you smile, enjoy yoga, find a blissful state of mind and feel encouraged and supported through the screen.