Seven reasons why we were awarded the best YTTC in Thailand

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

You will benefit from an extensively developed holistic curriculum which is a product of years of dedication and love for yoga. We offer a team of specialist 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 a non-dogmatic school

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 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.

5) 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.

6) 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. 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.

7) We offer you a space where you can keep developing as a teacher and working on yourself after you finish your course.

Our Yoga teacher training Course offers an optional Yoga Internship (additional 4 weeks after the course) to teach yoga at our school, for graduates who would like to deepen their teaching skills. YTTC interns also gain lifetime access to all regular yoga, breathwork and meditation classes in the school.*

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
  • Meditation & Self-inquiry
  • Basics of Sanskrit
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Energy Body Structure
  • Tantra & Yoga
  • Shankhaprakshalana Practice (Optional)
  • Breathwork - Samma Karuna So Ham Practice
  • Mantras & Mudras
  • The Art of Teaching – from the Mind-Intellectual to the Heart-Intuitive
  • Truth and Correct Understanding in Yoga (How to Interpret the Sutras)
  • Yoga & Business
  • Yoga & Nutrition

  • ** A 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.

    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 accommodation to private bungalows with amenities and a sea view. You may choose to include accommodation with your course during the booking process. 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 (€ 180 for 4 weeks accommodation).
    TYPE C: Standard bungalow with A/C shared with another student (€ 350 for 4 weeks accommodation).
    TYPE B: Standard private bungalow with A/C (€ 595 for 4 weeks accommodation).
    TYPE A: Comfortable and spacious bungalow with more amenities and a sea view (€ 850 for 4 weeks accommodation).

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

    Status & Dates:

    Last updated: January 25, 2022

    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)

    Yoga Teacher Training 12TH SEPTEMBER 2022: (Places left. Volunteering options available, Status: Confirmed)

    Yoga Teacher Training 14TH NOVEMBER 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 afternoon snack) 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

    28 DAYS optional ACCOMMODATION


    daily NUTRITIOUS vegan buffet & tea break

    optional internship to teach yoga at our school for graduates

    advanced yoga practices, vipassana, active meditations, 

    breathwork, self-inquiry & trance states induction included

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

    yoga PASS membership to take yoga classes for free during an extra month

    (either before or after your course)

    certificate as yoga teacher for graduates

    (certified by yoga alliance international)


    special borders reopening price


    Dear students, our Awakening & Healing program in Thailand has reopened!

    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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