Frequently asked questions (FAQ) - Samma Karuna

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Yoga Teacher Training course

Yes, you can, but it would depend on whether there is available volunteer position(-s) for the Yoga Teacher Training Course wich you have choosen.
You can check if we still have vacant volunteer positions at the “STATUS” heading of the bottom of the page throughthis link:
https://www.sammakaruna.org/teacher-training/yoga-teacher-training-thailand/

Yes, it’s possible.
After you graduate YTTC you can do your volunteering and internship at the same time.
You would need to arrange your own food and accommodation. There are plenty options in nearby areas. (Private bungalow for around 7000-10000 THB depending on season).

If you previously applied to volunteer with your YTTC and you are volunteering with us after your course, you can also book our budget friendly accommodation at the campus.

 

Pay the deposit first, fill up application form and wait to hear from us.
Once accepted, the remaining balance can be paid any time by bank transfer or cash (USD, EUR, THB) latest though upon arrival.

Your 1 meal is brunch in form of buffet around 10:45 (after your yoga class).
Additional food can be purchased in our restaurant or in nearby areas.

YTTC lasts 4 weeks Sunday arrival and Sunday check out. On 4th Saturday there is final exam and evening graduation party till late hours.
Courses run on 4 weeks on 4 weeks off basis. (Every other month).

You can check next dates of YTTC by this link:
https://www.sammakaruna.org/teacher-training/yoga-teacher-training-thailand/

You need to arrange your food and accommodation by yourself.
There are plenty options in nearby areas (7000-10000 BHT).
You also might stay with us in a bungalow with a special price.
But please check the availability first.

There are no exact requirements of the minimum quantity of hours for the internship.
It will depend on the number of students, the season and the number of graduates that are interested in the internship.

It’s usually around 4-6 hours a week. Variability is possible.

We have prepared a list of useful literature for you. You can get acquainted with them by downloading this document. recommended-literature-for-the-future-yoga-teachers

The outstanding balance after the deposit can be payed in USD, THB, EUR or GBP by cash or by wire transfer in USD.

You will get the details by e-mail after confirmation of YTTC participation.

There are no extra charges for YTTC when you book it via our website. Accommodation (Type D) and one meal is included.
We only adjust the final amount if you want to upgrade your accommodation type.

And of course you have to have budget for your personal expenses like extra meals, transport, emergency expenses etc.

Yes you can arrive earlier and just pay for the extra nights.
You can purchase extra days package here:
https://www.sammakaruna.org/yoga-thailand/extra-days/

Unfortunately no.
We accept payments in cash or by the wire transfer.
We send the account information for students when booking and participation is confirmed.

Sure!
There are plenty of resorts nearby.
In that case your YTTC price decrease by $280 in comparison to the base price.
You can check the actual YTTC price here:
https://www.sammakaruna.org/teacher-training/yoga-teacher-training-thailand/

We close the registration for YTTC when we have 34-36 participants.
If we have this number we split participants in two subgroups which are doing the course at the same time.

Yoga Holidays and Detox program

Yes you can, please contact us ahead and we shall adjust the price for this case.

You can research more information how to add days to your package:
https://www.sammakaruna.org/yoga-thailand/extra-days/

 

Our program runs all year round, yes even Christmas and new years’ time (*except 25th Dec and 1st Jan).
So choose the more suitable date for you! You can arrive on Sunday but the center is closed for activities.
If you arrive on Sunday morning, we should be able to pick you up or you can take taxi. You can check in and start program on Monday.

Our school provides 3 types of accommodation for students taking courses according to their requirements. By default all accommodation provided is type C, but students may decide to upgrade for an additional cost.

Type C – A private simple bungalow with fan
Type B – Standard private bungalow with air conditioning
Type A – Comfortable bungalow with amenities and sea view

You can research photos by this link:
https://www.sammakaruna.org/yoga-holiday-thailand/about-accommodation/

All activities in the Awakening & Healing program are available to Yoga Holidays students. But when we have some special events and workshops, please check the information at our Welcome Center regarding inclusion.

Sometimes our students have special conditions for participating.

Exactly.
Our nutritionist matches the program personally for your body type and needs, but it is based on juice cleansing.

Working with us

Yes, you can. But the question is very personal and rent conditions depend from many factors.
You are always welcome to discuss everything privatly via e-mail, or telephone.

Please, fill a form here:
https://www.sammakaruna.org/contact-us/

 

Category: Working with us

Yes, sure. In this case conditions will differ from if you do it by yourself.
We can make flyers, put them in public places around, make posts on Facebook and others.

If you need to we can work together on price and the format.

To facilitate workshop/event in Samma Karuna, please fill the form here:
https://www.sammakaruna.org/contact-us/work-with-us/facilitate-a-workshop/

Category: Working with us

Volunteering

You need to arrange your food and accommodation by yourself.
There are plenty options in nearby areas (7000-10000 BHT) or you can book into our budget friendly dorm.
As a volunteer you receive 20% discount on food in our restaurant.

Category: Volunteering

Yes, you can, but it would depend on whether there is available volunteer position(-s) for the Yoga Teacher Training Course wich you have choosen.
You can check if we still have vacant volunteer positions at the “STATUS” heading of the bottom of the page throughthis link:
https://www.sammakaruna.org/teacher-training/yoga-teacher-training-thailand/

You will help us 3h per day wit any ongoing projects, welcome center, leaflets distribution, gardening, cleaning, etc.. and you will need to attend 2-3 classes per day from A&H program.

We also organize special activities such as: Free hugs, Organic farm help, Animal care help etc…

Category: Volunteering

General

– Comfortable clothes for yoga & meditation
– Sandals
– Beach towel
– Sunscreen: Prices in Thailand are usually a bit cheaper than you’ll find back home.
– Sunglasses & Hat: the sun can be very strong, especially between 11am and 4pm
– Mosquito Repellent: Dengue fever is a serious problem throughout Thailand. Use mosquito repellent throughout the day. Also mosquito coils can be purchased locally to keep mosquitoes away from your bungalow porch.
– LED Flashlight: Power outages are a common occurrence on Koh Phangan.
– Waterproof Bag: Unexpected rain, even during the dry season, can take the fun out of carrying books and electronics to the beach. Consider buying a waterproof day bag. Alternatively, dry bags — the same kind used by scuba divers — can be purchased at shops in the island for around US $10.

Other Useful stuff to consider bringing:

– USB Memory Stick: If you’re not traveling with a laptop, you may want a way to exchange photos with other travelers. Bring a card reader for backing up or uploading your photos in internet cafes.

– Power Adapter: Most of the power outlets in Thailand accept both the US-style flat-pronged plugs as well as the rounded European-style power plugs. To ensure that you can connect everywhere, consider bringing a universal power adapter and check the voltage ratings (Thailand uses a 220-volt system)

– Electrolyte Drink Mixes: With tap water being unsafe to drink in Thailand, you’ll eventually grow tired of bottled water. Drink mixes can help replenish electrolytes lost in the extra humidity.

– Guidebook: If nothing else, the maps will come in handy.

Category: General

Yes, sure.
Please notice us about your date and time of arrival to Thong Sala pier and we will pick you up.

You can contact to us by using information from this page
https://www.sammakaruna.org/contact-us/

 

Category: General

Of course, we have 3 huge wi-fi zones at the school campus available 24 hours.

If you’re interested to learn more about other facilities at school, follow the link:
https://www.sammakaruna.org/home

Category: General

There are no necessary vaccinations needed to visit Thailand.
Ko Phangan island is a civilized place with all infrastructure.

However, if you take any medicine according to the instructions of your doctor, please take it.
We also recommend everyone to purchase an insurance that will cover any medical expenses.

Category: General

The best way is to get a 60 days tourist visa and extend it for another 30 days at the Immigration center on the next door island, Koh Samui.
We also can provide the booking confirmation if it’s needed for your visa application.

Category: General

Yes, we have a lot of western and local shops, cafes and restaurants around.
Koh Phangan is 70% jungled island. However, our area has good infrastructure and mobile network coverage, but it is also quiet and cozy.

Category: General

Yes, we can contact to our friendly travel agencies to organize your transfer from Koh Samui.

Category: General

It is not nessesary. We have water filters for drinking which we always maintain sufficiently.
There are 2 spots of drinking water on campus.

Category: General

Awakening & Healing program

Yes you can, please contact us ahead and we shall adjust the price for this case.
Other option is to order our 11day package and purchase extra 3 days.

You can learn more about our packages here:
https://www.sammakaruna.org/yoga-holiday-thailand/

And also more information how to add days to your package:
https://www.sammakaruna.org/yoga-thailand/extra-days/

 

Our program runs all year round, yes even Christmas and new years’ time (*except 25th Dec and 1st Jan).
So choose the more suitable date for you! You can arrive on Sunday but the center is closed for activities.
If you arrive on Sunday morning, we should be able to pick you up or you can take taxi. You can check in and start program on Monday.

All activities in the Awakening & Healing schedule are available to students. But when we have some special events and workshops, please check the information at our Welcome Center regarding inclusion.

Sometimes our students have special conditions for participating.

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Tel : +66 64 162 6026