The 11 Best Yoga Teacher Trainings in Thailand in 2023

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Thailand is known for its stunning beaches, majestic waterfalls, culture-rich communities and has become an international hot spot for Yoga Teacher Training. After nearly 2 years of borders being closed, the Land of Smiles is slowly easing its restrictions and welcomes tourists again.

Whether your goal is to deepen your yoga practice, learn how to teach, challenge your mind and body, or even find yourself; Thailand, where you can find some of the most comprehensive Yoga Teacher Trainings in the world, is the ideal place for all that.

We hand picked the best yoga teacher trainings in Thailand for you. All listed schools are Yoga Alliance registered and led by experienced international trainers.

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1. All Yoga Teacher Training Thailand

All yoga teacher training Thailand

All Yoga Training’s main focus is Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Ashtanga mean’s ‘8 limbs’, which you will study alongside the physical practice; Vinyasa is pairing breath with movement. This style of yoga really aligned with what I generally did on my own mat at home or in classes. They also teach Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy/Physiology, and meditation- often with special guest teachers flying in.

All Yoga’s core group of teachers are very experienced, knowledgeable, patient, and respectful. They make sure to make you feel right at home while simultaneously making you push yourself and sweat! The curriculum is very comprehensive and can be found on their website.

As far as accommodations- All Yoga provides a free dorm for the first 10 people to sign up. If you’re not among the first 10 don’t worry, the dorm at the Beam is very inexpensive- you can also stay in one of their traditional or modern bungalows. As nice as the bungalows are, I recommend the dorm since it allows you to bond with the fellow students and create unforgettable experiences. I was also very drawn to the authentic feel the dorms had- much more exciting than staying at a pristin resort.

I truly felt like I got to experience Thailand the way it should be! Located in a lush jungle right up from the most stunning beach, All Yoga offers the best of both worlds. This training really has it all and is the perfect balance of hard work and fun- you’ll walk out with your certificate with enough confidence and energy to start teaching!

The highly experienced teachers not only offer you the tools to teach life changing classes but also guide you step by step the sound knowledge of anatomy, philosophy, nutrition, advanced sequencing, meditation, and more. These are invaluable tools that you will be able to use to make your teachings one of a kind.

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What All Yoga Training Graduate says:

Madeleine, UK
July 2022 Graduate

The overall Teacher Training was everything I could have dreamed and more. I learned so much, have made friends for life and it really is just the start of my yoga journey. The Vinyasa part was so creative. Really unlike any Vinyasa classes I’ve experienced at home. It gave me the opportunity to get creative with sequencing and have fun and not take it too seriously. I loved about the Yin part that I could connect with the emotional side of Yin, as that was something I haven’t experienced before and was a really great foundation. I didn’t expect to have such a strong connection with the other students and the teachers as well. Annie and Aaron created such an amazing space for all of us to grow and connect with each other while still have the space to connect to ourselves. If you consider doing the training, just do it! I don’t think there is a single one of us who has regretted it. We all have had such a positive experience in an amazing learning environment.

Alyssa, USA
July 2022 Graduate

Honestly I loved every minute of the training. The community of people were amazing, our instructors were incredible and I just couldn’t recommend it more. I loved about the Vinyasa part to being challenged creatively as I haven’t experienced that in yoga in the past. The physical and creative challenge was something I really appreciated and loved. I loved about the Yin the aspect of considering what the group is feeling in an intuitive sense, walking into the room and building a sequence around what people need and going through and helping to create a meaningful time for them. I was pleasantly surprised about the strong connection we all had and also overall I didn’t know I could physically do it. If you join the training you will never regret it. You only regret things you don’t do. Yes it’s far, it’s a long time to be away from the family, it’s expensive, but it was worth every second. I would do it all over again. Just do it, jump in!

Location: The Sanctuary, Koh Phanghan, Thailand
Price: From $3150 USD
Included: Accommodation first 10 sign up
2023 Dates: 01-23 September
Class size: 20 students max.
Style: Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga
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2. Vikasa Yoga Academy

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Vikasa Yoga is based on individual evolution and spiritual development. Various techniques are practiced, but all follow the Vikasa core values. The general idea behind this training, is that every student is individual, working on personal growth while simultaneously being part of a like-minded group that should contribute to the betterment of the world while being part a of it, not going against it. Hatha, vinyasa, asana, mantras, and more will be taught during this training. The trainers at Vikasa are all from different backgrounds, offering different insight to allow growth. Founder, Konstantin Miachin, has various knowledge of yoga having been to several different trainings across the globe, even being initiated by a Monk in a sacred ceremony!

The cost of this course includes airport pick-up, a special meal-plan designed for optimal health, course materials, Wifi, access to the infinity pool, massage spa, gym, and of course your certificate. The rooms you’ll find at the retreat are modern-meets-traditional, clean, and varying in different levels of simple luxury. The focus is not on material items, however all of the rooms they offer are quite magnificent! Take a look at them here.

Location: Koh Samui, Thailand
Price: from $4,000 USD
Style: Vikasa
Offers: 200/hr Certificate
Length: 28 Days

3. Samma Karuna

samma karuna yoga teacher training

Awarded 2018’s Best Yoga Teacher Training Course, Samma Karuna is one of the top-notch trainings for those looking for a non-dogmatic course. They are open to any and all religions, ideals, and values. Same Karuna is also one of the only trainings that allows you to stay for a free yoga internship teaching asanas, and also grants you a lifetime of free yoga classes at their school. Located in yoga-hub Koh Phangan, they also offer glistening ocean views, free dorms, or private bungalows.

Definitely one of the best perks this school offers, is the chance to volunteer in the community. You will be able to volunteer the local Organic Farm, Animal Welfare Center, or even help with the school gardening, passing out flyers, or leading Free Hug campaigns! Not only will you be giving back to the community, you will also receive 20% off your sign-up price! The teachers at Same Karuna all have different backgrounds in training, creating a versatile Program.

Location: Koh Phangan, Thailand
Price: $2,694 USD (varies upon accommodation, volunteering)
Style: Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin
Offers: 200, 300/hr Certificate, Free Internship, Free Lifetime yoga classes
Length: 28 Days

4. Yoga Nisarga

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Rejuvenate and grow at Yoga Nisarga’s stunning location in Phuket. With it’s mountainous ocean views, one can imagine why people gravitate to Yoga Nisarga’s breathtaking accommodations. Prices for the course vary based on what type of room you choose- from modern to eco-friendly, all with beautiful ocean views. Their price also includes meals (vegetarian options available), high-speed Wifi, a day excursion, airport pick-up, and a Thai massage!

Practice Ashtanga Vinyasa, meditation, adjusting, and more under the helpful eyes of their experienced teachers. Yoga Nisarga values the spiritual side of yoga, focusing on the mind as well as the body, so you are sure to leave a different person than when you arrived.

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Price: $1,818- 3,637 USD (varies upon accommodation)
Style: Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow
Offers: 200/hr Certificate
Length: 23 Days

5. La Casa Shambala

la casa shambala yoga teacher training

Fully immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle at La Casa Shambala, another training taking advantage of Koh Phangan’s beautiful tropical paradise. Study Hatha and Vinyasa flow while developing your own style of teaching. Learn anatomy, physiology, and business ethics that will give you an extra edge in the ever-growing world of yoga. One of the best perks of this program is that there are only 18 students allowed each training, meaning you will get more one-on-one time with the instructors!

The fan bungalows offered at La Casa Shambala are simple but sweet, allowing to you feel at one with the jungle around you. They also offer course only packages that allow you to stay offsite if you need accommodation with more amenities.The price above includes the entire 21 day course, whichever bungalow you choose, an organic/vegan food buffet, Wifi, pick-up from Thong Sala, a photo-shoot, and even a yoga mat! Hard to beat all of those accommodations! Take a more holistic approach to yoga, find yourself, your inner peace, and gain the knowledge you need to become a compassionate yoga teacher at La Casa Shambala!

Location: Koh Phangan, Thailand
Price: $1300 – $1750
Style: Hatha & Vinyasa
Offers: 200/hr Certificate
Length: 21 days

6. Ananda Yoga Detox

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Ananda Pure Yoga is another incredible training located in beautiful Koh Phangan. They will teach you the basics of meditation, pranayamas, bandahs, and the foundations of yoga. This training has one of the most comprehensive lessons plans out there, starting with the basics, moving through teaching lessons, and ending with business classes on how to market yourself in the ever-growing world of yoga.

Not only do they have a great lesson plan, they also have wonderful accommodations! Included in the training price are three free vegetarian meals a day! It’s hard to find a training that will feed you nourishing food for free. They also offer on-site bedrooms, including dorms, that are very clean and scenic. Led by Johnny Nesello from the United States, this training provides knowledgeable and diverse teachers who are willing to go the extra mile to help you find your inner voice.

Location: Koh Phangan, Thailand
Price: $2,200-3,750 USD (varies upon accommodation)
Style: Hatha/ Vinyasa
Offers: 200, 300, 500/hr Certificate
Length: 28 Days

7. Pujan Yoga

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Led by husband and wife power-couple, Pujan and Betty, the two have over 30 years of experience and several different styles of training. Swami Pujan was trained as a psychologist and brings a western psychological mindset to the teachings of yoga in order to make them more understandable and relatable. Betty has been trained by some of the founders of yoga, including Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois! To say you are in capable hands would be an understatement. They will teach you the asanas, meditation, and scriptures in a well-structured course, located directly on the beach at their private villa. You’ll be able to work up a sweat practicing and then jump into the ocean or pool! All of the rooms provided have stunning sea-side views and are very spacious.

Location: Koh Phangan, Thailand
Price: 1,200 EUR
Style: Hatha
Offers: 200, 300/hr Certificate
Length: 28 Days

8. Yoga Vidya Mandiram

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Looking for a more traditional immersive experience? Yoga Vidya Mandiram was founded in India, where they host several trainings a year, only charging as much as the course cost to run without making any profit. Chiang Mai is a culture rich, bustling town in Northern Thailand. This program is for anyone looking to study in the most traditional yogic style, focusing heavily on mantras, meditations, morning prayers, weekend temple excursions, devotional songs, and yoga vegetarian meals.

Hosted by Maewin Guesthouse & Resort, you will be training in Thailand’s peaceful countryside, sleeping in a traditional two-story wooden Thai house situated on a private Thai family farm. You’ll have peaceful views of the vast farmland, forests, and Chiang Mai’s breathtaking mountain range from the house, and are a short distance from incredible waterfalls, hikes, elephant sanctuaries, and more. Yoga Vidya Mandiram’s knowledgeable teachers have spent their lives in traditional Ashram and Gurukulams making yoga and meditation their sole purpose, and teaching from the ancient texts. This is by far the most traditional, authentic practice in Thailand!

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Price: $1,799-2,350 USD (varies upon accommodation)
Style: Traditional Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa
Offers: 200, 300, 500/hr Certificate
Length: 22 Days

9. Centered Yoga at Samahita Retreat

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Centered Yoga is one of the longest constantly running yoga teacher trainings in the field, having started their courses in 1999. Both a mix of the modern and traditional, you’ll find yourself doing Raja, Hatha, Vinyasa, and asana, while also learning anatomy and physiology. Centered Yoga values the mind and spirit, offering many exercises for both including chanting, mantras, meditation, and even psychology lessons.

If you’re looking for something a bit more modern, the accommodations at Samahita Retreat offer just that. The rooms are very clean, modern, airy, eco-friendly, and of course- right on the beach! The price for the course is all-inclusive, giving you access to all the amenities at the retreat, including the buffet.

This course is led by the highly experienced, Paul Dallaghan, who has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years! He has lived in Thailand for many years and was one of the few to actually train under Pattabhi Jois, living in Mysore and getting certified by him. You won’t find more experience than that!

Location: Koh Samui, Thailand
Price: $4,114 USD (varies upon accommodation)
Style: Vinyasa & Hatha
Offers: 200, 300, 500, 1100/hr Certificate
Length: 29 Days

10. One Yoga

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At One Yoga, students truly learn that yoga is much more than the postures. Besides the physical practice, this 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training puts a lot of emphasis on yoga philosophy, as well as the traditional practices of breathwork and meditation.

To give you a profound understanding of yoga, One Yoga has brought together a diverse team of teachers from different lineages. They will expose you to a variety of styles such as hatha, vinyasa, and yin yoga. Of course, the extensive curriculum also covers anatomy and physiology, teaching methodology, daily yoga classes, and more. From day one, you will slowly be guided toward teaching your own class – from planning and sequencing to cueing and adjusting.

Their campus offers the perfect environment to immerse yourself in the study of yoga: a private beach, two yoga shalas with ocean views, and a variety of accommodation options from a shared guest house to private seaview bungalows. Your journey of physical and mental transformation will be supported by delicious and healthy vegetarian meals.

Furthermore, graduates have the opportunity to extend their stay on Koh Phangan in order to teach free yoga classes on campus. This internship really helps solidify your teaching skills and confidence! Last but not least, you will receive free lifetime access to the 200-Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training. It has the same curriculum as the on-site course, so you can revisit your favorite classes anytime.

Location: Koh Phangan, Thailand
Price: $1,995 USD (accommodation not included)
Style: Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin
Offers: 200/hr Certificate
Length: 27 Days

11. Marina Yoga

marine yoga teacher training

How does yoga on the beach sound? At Marina Yoga you will be staying in colorful bungalows, learning the holistic methods of Reiki, and doing yoga on the beach. Krabi is one of Thailand’s most popular islands because of it’s beautiful beaches and fun atmosphere. With only 12 students allowed at every training, you are sure to get the attention and space you need! Such small classes offers real one-on-one time with the teachers, as well as a life-coach!

Marina Yoga teaches various types of yoga: Kundalini, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and even Restorative. Ever been to a Sound Healing session? Marina Yoga has them. They also have Shamanistic Drum Circles, Cacao Ceremonies, and give blessings at a Local Temple for your Spiritual Journey. For a bit extra, you can even get your Level 1 Reiki Healing Certification. They’ve got it all!

Location: Krabi, Thailand
Price: $2,022 USD (price not including accommodations)
Style: Kundalini, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative – Teaches Reiki
Offers: 200/hr Certificate
Length: 27 Days

With so many different Yoga Teacher Trainings to choose from, it can be hard figuring out which one is right for you. Remember to listen to your head and heart, do your research, and trust your gut. Any of these 11 trainings would be a great place to start! At the end of the day it’s not about the accommodations; it’s about the experience and the knowledge that you gain from your teachers, and those around you. Good luck on your journey toThailand, and to finding a training that works for you!


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        About Haley Walrath

        Avatar Haley received her 200-hr RYT from All Yoga Thailand in May 2018. She went to college for English and Creative Writing, where she was an editor for the Painted Cave Literary Magazine. She then followed another of her passions and went to Culinary school to pursue a life working with food. After working at several restaurants, she found kitchen life to be an overly competitive and toxic environment. Haley decided to leave professional cooking behind to go after the one thing that had always been there for her when life got dark- yoga. For several years she found inner peace and purpose on her mat. After starting a blog called Struggle With Haley (a self-care blog that aimed to help other women feel less alone on their journeys to health and happiness), she decided to attend yoga training in Thailand. Haley now hopes to combine her loves of writing, cooking, traveling, and yoga into a new blog- eventually teaching yoga online while she travels the world.


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