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Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Phangan, Thailand
(8 weeks, 500 hr)

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Non-dogmatic teachings that meet ancient yoga with contemporary​

Our school embraces Yoga, Tantra, Taoist and Buddhist values as well as modern scientific research. A non-dogmatic and open minded approach is a foundational pillar of the school. This is why we are one of the best yoga teacher training courses.​

FREE extra 30 days yoga intership for graduates​

Succesful graduates of our Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand may stay with us for extra 30 days and participate of our yoga internship. The internship is designed to offer the new teachers a place where to get more confidence with their teachers as well as to provide one-to-one mentoring from Samma Karuna senior yoga teachers.​


We offer beach front yoga halls in a 7000m2 residencial Yoga campus​

We proudly offer one of the most beautiful and wide yoga campus in Thailand and the only beach-front yoga retreat of it's kind. Our campus features 3 beach front mult-porpuse halls, an air conditioned hall, massage shop, restaurant, garden area and more.​

Friendly community yoga based on growth​

Samma Karuna is not just a school, it is also a community of friends and family in Koh Phangan who practice a conscious lifestyle and take care of each other. We believe that life is for learning but also for celebrating, therefore in Samma Karuna we provide a fun, relaxing environment where learning & celebration go hand-in-hand.​

Outstanding program of training awarded best yoga TTC in Thailand​

At Samma Karuna's school you will benefit from an extensively developed holistic program, product of years of dedication and love for yoga. We offer a team of specialist teachers rather than a single teacher for all subjects.​

Volunteering available with a 20% discount on your course​

By coming 4 weeks earlier you may practice Karma Yoga with us, take daily yoga classes and meet the community before your training starts. Volunteers are entitled to a 20% discount on our course fee.. For more information about volunteering program and how to apply, click in the icon.​

Looking for yoga teacher trainings in Koh Phangan, Thailand?

Samma Karuna, nestled in the tranquil surroundings of Koh Phangan, offers a holistic approach to well-being through yoga, tantra, meditation, and personal development. Our experienced teachers, supportive community, and beautiful natural setting provide the perfect space for you to deepen your practice and cultivate mindfulness, compassion, and self-awareness. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner, we have a range of programs to suit your needs and help you live a more fulfilling life.


Who is this course for:

Who is this course for:

This yoga course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills, theory and practice needed to go deeper in your own Yoga practice and to offer you the understanding of advanced Yoga techniques as well as the teaching techniques necessary to teach Yoga. Upon successful completion of the yoga training course, students will be certified as Samma Karuna Yoga Teacher and acredited by Yoga Alliance International.

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The application requirements for our Yoga Teacher Training course:

The prerequisites to enroll in our Yoga Teacher Training are:


Meet your Yoga teachers:



Nathalie (Nana) is a professional Yoga Teacher, 1500-hour level, having studied in Mysore and Kerala, India for 12 years and with other important teachers around the world.

Yoga full time, working on teacher training courses and retreats in Thailand, Indonesia and Spain for the last seven years.



Paula is a Registered Yoga Teacher, Registered Nurse, Reiki Master, and Intuitive Energy Practitioner. She has a holistic approach to life, Paula – a long-time practitioner of yoga – became a Yoga teacher in 2011 and Paula believes strongly that we all have within us the power and capacity to maintain balance in all areas of life.

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Aravind is a meditation and breathwork facilitator with 4+ years of experience teaching students from around the world. He moved to Koh Phangan, Thailand to deepen his spiritual and personal development journey. In Thailand, Aravind discovered the many benefits of breathwork, including improved mental clarity, reduced stress, a stronger immune system, and inner peace.

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He is the creator of the BioDevelopment® dance therapy system, the school of contemporary Tantra, Samma Karuna So Ham breathwork® and Tetra Breathwork® along with many active meditations and techniques combining breath, movement and expression. Ishi currently leads the 3 main schools of Samma Karuna.

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“But one thing I knew for sure. It was time to find my true spirit. I left my job and the big city lights and focused solely on my soul. My journey took me far across the globe. My pains and struggles were the very catalysts of my spiritual awakening. And awaken I did, with spirit awakened, I realized I must teach others how to cope with loss and stress, how to wake up and live!”

Your Yoga Course structure:

We offer 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. Our yoga teacher training focuses on yoga asanas practicing and teaching as well as approches yoga as a path of healing, spiritual awakening.​


What will your day consist of?

What will your day consist of?

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.

Accommodation for your Teacher Training

Accommodation for your Teacher Training

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.

Type D


Single bed on 4 beds females or males dorm with A/C (€ 0 for 8 weeks)

Type C


Standard bungalow with A/C shared with another student (€850 for 8 weeks).

Type B


Standard private bungalow with A/C (€1700 for 8 weeks).

Type A


Comfortable and spacious bungalow with amenities and sea view (€2640 for 8 weeks).


Student testimonials

What an awesome experience!! I went to Samma Karuna to do 500H yoga teacher training, super happy with my choice and would highly recommend for anyone who is looking to deepen their physical and spiritual practice! Schedule is quite intense in a good way; you will have different classes thru out the day: Yoga practice, different types of meditations, philosophy, breath work, tantra, self inquiry and others. Not only you grow as a yoga teacher but you also go deep within and learn a lot about who you are!
Written May 30, 2023
I finished a 500 hours Yoga TTC, and I loved it, the course, the teachers, the school, the food, the volunteers, the practices we have to do, and specially my fellow students, we really became a lovingly family during our time in here. I do not normally write reviews, but I love Samma Karuna, I keep coming and doing courses and more courses. This place makes me happy and has been doing so for many years. There might be other courses around, but none as good and with so much heart and love like this one.
Written May 8, 2023
I did my yoga teacher training course there back in 2015 and have done many more since then with breathwork (1 & 2) last year in Greece and I'm very looking forward to finish breathwork (3) this year in Greece again. It's always good to comeback and feel like in the loving family they are becoming.
Pepe P
Written September 27, 2022
The YTTC was incredible - absolutely amazing teachers and course structure - but that is a whole review on it's own. The work-trade program is a great experience as well, and I was grateful for the opportunity to live and volunteer there, getting to practice teaching yoga to people that were so supportive, compassionate, and encouraging to me as a new teacher. The work-trade I felt was very flexible to what I was interested in. The volunteer leader at the time I was there, Marian, was such an amazing person, and I hope she's still there!
Written July 31, 2022
I tried several Yoga centers in Koh Phangan, and Samma Karuna is by far the best center. Relaxed vibes, but serious and diverse teachings and teachers. Ishi the owner is an open minded director , respectful and serious. Fantastic location just on the beach !
Paul V
Written July 22, 2022
Life changing experience doing my yoga teacher training here. Best teachers and most amazing location and facilities. I am so grateful to have been here and recommend it to everyone.
Written July 24, 2022
I had the most Beautiful experience at Samma, i did my Teacher training and completly Love it. Very profetional teachers. The food, the place, the people 🙂 just fantastic ❤️ Thank you so much For this unique experince ! I keep you in my Heart until next time. Love and light Nana 🙏
Nathalie C
Written August 30, 2022
Samma Karuna feels like a cosy community. Which I did not found in other places on the island. People are so supportive. Which is lovely because the classes can be intense in a way that it can trigger a lot inside.
Written February 10, 2023
Samma Karuna is the perfect place to connect with yourself and to heal. It's an authentic school with good teachers and inspiring classes. I won't forget the time spent there. It meant a lot to me.
Viviana L
Written February 1, 2023
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Last updated: 1st June 2023

Upcoming Courses:

(COVID-19 travel allowed, status confirmed - only 200H)

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Course Booking

Course Booking

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

500HR - 56 Days Yoga Intensive & Teacher training in Thailand

  • Truly exceptional training program from Samma Karuna School of Awakening & Healing
  • 56 days of residential accomodation (Shared room with another student) (Upgradable)
  • Transfer service from the pier
  • Welcome bag and training manual
  • Set of music, guided meditations and yoga texts
  • 2 meals a day, daily nutritious vegan buffet & tea break
  • Internship to teach regular yoga classes to general public at aour school from Week 4​
  • Advanced yoga practices, vipassana, active meditations, trance states induction & self-inquiry 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)
  • Advanced certificate 300HR as yoga teacher for graduates (Certified by yoga alliance international)
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If you are planning to visit us earlier please contact our resrvations department using our website's contact form our by giving us a call to +66 256-604-78 before booking.