Seven reasons why we were awarded best YTTC in Thailand

1) We are a long established and internationally recognised school of yoga

You will benefit from an extensively developed and holistic curriculum which is a product of years of dedication and love of yoga. Our Yoga Teacher Training is taught by a team of experienced senior yoga teachers, each of them are specialists in their own area. We offer the services of a team of speciaist teachers rather than using a single teacher for all subjects.

2) We are a heart school

Samma Karuna school is based on the development of qualities of the heart such as simplicity, love, kindness and compassion, we represent one of the spiritual hearts of South East Asia.

3) We are non-dogmatic

Our school embraces Yoga, Tantra, Taoist and Buddhist values as well as modern scientific research, as part of our Yoga Teacher Training Course in Thailand (YTTC yogaausbildung). A non-dogmatic and open minded approach is a foundational pillar of the school.

4) We offer you a space where you can keep coming back and practicing after your certification

Our Yoga Instructor Course offers an optional Yoga Internship to teach yoga at our school, for graduates who would like to deepen their teaching skills. YTTC graduates also gain lifetime access to all regular yoga classes in the school.*

5) We provide an intensive Yoga Teacher Training Course (Yoga TTC) in a fun, relaxing environment for optimum learning.

We believe that life is for learning but also for celebrating, therefore in Samma Karuna we provide a fun, relaxing environment where learning and celebration go hand-in-hand.

6) We are also a community and a family

Samma Karuna is not just a school, it is also a community of friends and family who practice a conscious lifestyle and take care of each other. You can volunteer with us and receive a 20% discount on the course price.

7) We have a beautiful space with most of our halls located by the beach

We have a beautiful yoga campus of 7000m2 by the beach for our Yoga Instructor Course (Yoga TTC), with onsite accommodation and facilities for your convenience during your yoga teacher training course (Yoga TTC). Our campus and retreat center is located in Koh Phangan, the largest yoga hub of South East Asia and one of the most beautiful islands of Thailand.

Subjects covered:

Our program covers all Yoga Alliance (200 hours) requirements. It is an exceptional program of yoga techniques and practices that far exceeds the basic requirements of the Yoga Alliance to give you a high quality training experience.

  • Asana Practice & Theory in Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga
  • Vipassana/Anapana Meditation
  • Active Meditations & OSHO Active Meditation Practice
  • Classic Pranayama & Breathwork for Healing
  • Compassionate Sharing
  • Yoga & Self Development
  • Yogi & Taoist Cultivating, Circulating & Sublimating of Energy
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • The 6 Yogic Purification Techniques (Shatkarma)
  • The 8 Limbs of Yoga of Patanjali
  • Yamas & Niyamas
  • Overview of Yoga History
  • Basics of Sanskrit
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Energy Body Structure
  • Tantra & Yoga
  • Shankhaprakshalana Practice (Optional)
  • Truth and Correct Understanding in Yoga (How to Interpret the Sutras)
  • Suddarshan Kriya Practice
  • Mantras & Mudras
  • The Art of Teaching – from the Mind-Intellectual to the Heart-Intuitive
  • Yoga & Business
  • Yoga & Nutrition

  • ** A free teaching internship at the school is offered to all YTTC graduates.

    Sample Schedule

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    What will your day consist of?

    • 07.15 to 08.15: Pranayama, Mudras or Meditation
    • 08.30 to 10.30: Asana Practice
    • 11.00 to 12.30: Lunch Break
    • 12.30 to 13.30: Meditation, Yoga Nidra or Yoga Theory
    • 13.40 to 14.40: Yoga Philosophy, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras or Anatomy
    • 14.40 to 16.00 Tea Break
    • 16.00 to 17.30: Asana Practice
    • 18.00 to 19.00: Art of Teaching, Physiology or Adjustment & Alignment

    • Sundays are a day off.
      The time schedule will remain the same throughout the 4 weeks, but the subjects will vary according to the program.

    The application requirements for our course:

    The pre-requisites to enroll in our Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, 200 Hour Course (Yoga TTC), include previous experience in yoga practice, an open mind and the ability to meditate (you will be asked to meditate for at least one hour per day), a commitment to learning and the motivation to be certified as a yoga teacher (even if you don't have plans to teach).

    A high level of self-discipline is required during the yoga teacher training course as it is physically, mentally and spiritually demanding.

    You should also be comfortable with respectful body contact, as some exercises are done in pairs and hugs are a common practice around the school.

    You must be able to read, speak, and comprehend English with a satisfactory degree of fluency.

    In order to be considered for the yoga instructor course you need to pay an online deposit of €300 and complete the application form that will be forwarded to you by email.

    If you are not accepted for the course a full refund of the deposit will be issued.

    Full payment in cash or wire transfer for the balance of the tuition will be required upon your arrival.

    For any enquiries, please email us at [email protected]

    Volunteer with us and receive a 20% discount on your course

    By volunteering with us for 4 hours a day, you can practice Karma Yoga and selflessly give of yourself for the benefit of others.

    Volunteering is typically done at the school in activities such us garden care, beach cleaning, assisting in classes, distributing flyers, etc.

    Volunteers are entitled to a 20% discount on the regular fee of our Yoga Teacher Training course.

    For more information about volunteering during your Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) in Thailand and how to apply, click here .


    We offer a variety of accommodation ranging from shared dorm accomodation to private bungalows with amenities and a sea view. Accommodation included in your course fee is TYPE D. You may choose to upgrade your accommodation after you pay your deposit for the course. Accommodation is offered inside our campus or at our partner resort next door.

    Types of Accommodation

    TYPE D: Single bed in a 4 beds mixed gender dorm with A/C (included in your course fee).
    TYPE C: Standard bungalow with A/C shared with another student (€ 350 extra).
    TYPE B: Standard private bungalow with A/C (€ 595 extra).
    TYPE A: Comfortable and spacious bungalow with more amenities and a sea view (€ 850 extra).

    More information and photographs about accommodation can be viewed by clicking Here

    Status & Dates:

    Last updated: October 22, 2021

    Yoga Teacher Training 17TH JANUARY 2022: (Places left. Volunteering is full, Status: Confirmed)

    Yoga Teacher Training 7TH MARCH 2022: (Places left. Volunteering options available, Status: Confirmed)

    Yoga Teacher Training 9TH MAY 2022: (Places left. Volunteering options available, Status: Confirmed)

    Yoga Teacher Training 4TH JULY 2022: (Places left. Volunteering options available, Status: Confirmed)

    Course Booking:

    Book your place on the next Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) by choosing your preferred date and clicking the section below.

    The program includes: Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) - 200 hours of training over 4 weeks, food (vegan buffet lunch) and accommodation.


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    package highlights
    200hr - 28 days yoga intensive & teacher training in thailand
    non-dogmatic, heart based and deeply experiencial course

    TRULY EXCEPTIONAL training program FROM


    WELCOME BAG AND training manual

    set of music, guided meditations and yoga texts

    transfer service from the pier



    daily NUTRITIOUS vegan buffet

    optional internship to teach yoga at our school for graduates

    advanced yoga practices, vipassana, active meditations

    & trance states induction included

    non-dogmatic & self-UNDERSTANDING program 85% of this course is EXPERIENTIAL

    yoga teacher membership to take free yoga classes at our school for a lifetime

    (awakening & healing program)

    certificate as yoga teacher for graduates

    (certified by yoga alliance international)


    special early bird

    until 1st of november 2021

    Dear students, our Awakening & Healing program in Koh Phangan will reopen on December 15th 2021

    All bookings at our website are fully refundable on the event of COVID-19 travel restrictions. ** Applicable to all bookings from April 24 2020 to any future dates in 2020, 2021 & 2022

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