Yoga Teacher Training Thailand
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. ~B.K.S. Iyengar
If you are looking for a yoga teacher training program in Thailand, you are in for a beautiful experience, of not just yoga, but a colorful culture. Although you will likely meet experienced yoga teachers from every corner of the planet, offering their own international flair to a Thai yoga tradition, the people and history of Thailand itself is palpable in every training, and in every class.
If you are looking for more of a retreat than an intensive training, you can find all sorts of resorts in Thailand offering programs to deepen your practice with highly skilled instructors who appreciate the beauty of Thailand just as much as you will. Both retreats and full teacher trainings often feature prominent yoga instructors like Shiva Rea or Baron Baptiste, Rodney Yee and Patricia Walden, as well as lesser known but equally amazing yoga ‘stars’ that have more to teach than you could ever digest in one month, let alone a weekend.
Overall, whether you are seeking a resort stay with superb vegetarian cuisine in line with a yogic lifestyle, or a more modest ashram experience with the most simplistic accommodations, you can find programs that offer Ayurveda, asana, meditation, pranayama, yogic philosophy, bhakti yoga (the yoga of devotion which includes chanting) or karma yoga, there are programs in myriad forms to suit your taste and style of yoga. Whether you prefer Ashtanga yoga, Iyengar, Yin yoga or Kundalini, Thailand yoga teacher trainings come in all forms.
One of the beautiful things about studying in Thailand is the natural beauty of the island. From Phuket to Bangkok, Chiang Rai to Krabi, you can find beautiful beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, incredible rainforests and of course Thai food that will spoil you for anything called ‘Asian food’ at home for many years to come. When you aren’t studying yoga, you can visit the Tarutao Islands Marine national Park or head into Bangkok to take in some city life. Meet up with your future soul mate, too – a huge Thai elephant that the region is so famous for, or take in the beautiful flora and fauna of over a dozen different national parks. Perhaps the most important part of a yoga teacher training in Thailand, though, is the fact that you will meet like minded individuals, seeking to improve their hearts, minds and physical bodies through the practice of yoga.