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Yama Yoga Aligned Vinyasa Teacher Training Thailand

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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It's time to step into your yoga path

Valerie Jeremijenko and Yama Yoga are now offering their renowned teacher training program at Ananda Yoga and Detox in Koh Phangan in Thailand. Based on the traditions of Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Iyengar yoga this multi-forms training also offers explorations of contemporary forms such as yin and restorative yoga, myofascial release and somatic practices.

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We are a Yoga Alliance accredited Registered Yoga School (RYS)

Teacher trainees will leave the Yama Yoga 200 hour program with the following skills and experiences:

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

ALL MEALS Included!

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Mixed Gender - 4 People Max
$2,550 $2,200

All rates with or without accommodation include 3 healthy vegetarian yogi meals per day plus herbal tea.

SHARED ROOMS, are available only to 2 students. If you are arriving alone, indicate in the comment section of your application to place you on the shared room waitlist. If another student wants to share a room, we will notify you that a Shared Room is available.

Early Bird Rate:

Receive $300 off the cost above when we receive your deposit at least 30 days prior to the start of your yoga teacher training.


Secure your place in an upcoming training. Balance due upon arrival.

November Early Bird ends


The beautiful tropical island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. Receive your yoga teacher training in stress free paradise!

Ananda Yoga & Detox Center is located along Hin Kong beach, with a stunning view over the Gulf of Thailand. People come from all over the island every evening to enjoy the beautiful sunsets.

Ananda Wellness Resort Sunset


Our facilities are clean, cared for with love, and very serene and peaceful. All rooms come with both fan and air condition.

We offer several room types for your comfort level and budget.

Most Western countries can receive a 30 day visa exemption when you arrive to the Kingdom of Thailand by air. We strongly recommend that you check with your own country’s embassy or consulate to verify your exact requirements.

The 30 day visa exemption can typically be extended for an additional 30 days with a quick visit to the immigration office on Koh Samui.

Due to the length of this training, a 60 day tourist visa might be your best option to place your mind at ease, and not worry about the extension at an immigration office.

We have created a resource page to help you arrive here by air, land, and sea: https://anandayogadetox.com/getting-here.html

The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Thailand: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, and influenza. However, none of these vaccines are required.

The risk for Zika virus on Koh Phangan is moderate. Reports of malaria are rare.


Cash in the form of Thai Baht is the most convenient form of currency in Thailand.

ATMs are easily accessible in most areas, and allow you to withdraw money with a Visa enabled debit or credit card.

We do accept Visa and Mastercard at the resort. You can pay your balance with credit card (+3% fee), PayPal (+5% fee), or Thai Baht.

  • ALL MEALS Included
  • 2 Thai Massages during your yoga teacher training program
  • Saltwater Pool
  • Herbal Steam Sauna
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Filtered Drinking Water
  • Laundry Service Available
  • Assistance with motorbike and bicycle rental
  • 15% off a Yoga or Detox Retreat within one year of your Yoga Teacher Training

Natural Salt Water Swimming Pool Ananda

Included in your yoga teacher training are 3 vegetarian meals per day for the 28 days of the training, in our restaurant.

  • 3 vegetarian buffet meals per day
  • Herbal tea included with each meal

Available for purchase through our restaurant are our full range of menu items including: shakes, juices, coconuts, and vegan desserts.

Main Yoga Hall

Ananda’s main Yoga Studio is 15m x 10m (150m2 of clear space), making it one of the biggest in Thailand. It is fully equipped with mats and props. Two walls are mesh, and open to the outside air so that we feel included with the island while we practice.

Yoga Classroom

We have a smaller air conditioned class room for philosophy and theory discussions, and small group work.


  • Valerie Jeremijenko
  • Melissa Scheinwald
  • Additional Instructors

Lead Instructor – Valerie Jeremijenko
Valerie is both charismatic and nurturing and infuses her classes with compassion, humor, intelligence and challenge. She sees each practice as anarchetypal voyage and tries to lead her students into the meaning, story and power of each pose. Her class forms include dynamic lead ashtanga, creative vinyasa, and technical workshops.

Her in-depth teacher training programs are highly acclaimed and to date she has graduated over 300 200-hour teachers and close to 100 teachers from the 300-hour program who now teach world-wide.

Instructor – Melissa Scheinwald

Melissa is a certified e200 & 500 hour registered yoga teacher.

Melissa was born and raised in Southern California. She is trained in Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Alignment, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Reiki Healing. She is known for her precise instructional queues, gentle nature, therapeutic voice and never taking herself too seriously. On a personal level, yoga has helped Melissa cultivate a strong connection with herself, a more mindful approach to her everyday life and her practice has served as a reliable source of strength, especially through difficult times.

Melissa believes in the transformational power of yoga and aims to help others experience themselves in new ways. She encourages her students to approach their yoga practice free from judgement and comparison, allowing students to cultivate self-awareness while creating a space that’s comfortable for all levels. “Hold yourself to a standard of grace, not perfection.”


Additional Instructors
Valerie is often assisted by other former graduates of the Yama Yoga Teacher Certification Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

A non-refundable deposit of $650 (≈22,000 Baht) is required to secure your spot. The early bird rate is secured if your deposit is received at least 30 days prior to your program start date.

Yes! You will be staying only 20-30 meters from our yoga hall. You will never have to worry about transportation, renting motorbikes or bicycles, walking through the rain to get to yoga, suspicious dogs in your path, or any of the other inconveniences that come with off-site accommodation.

Yes! We will provide a delicious vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet for every day of the training, including your days off. This is INCLUDED in your tuition; there is no extra charge.

It can be very time consuming to look for places to eat, and inconvenient to travel back and forth. We want our students to focus on their training with no worries!

Yes, you have Sundays off! Go to the beach, plan a diving trip, go snorkeling, explore a temple, hike through the jungle. It’s your day to adventure or relax.

Plan on being in training 8 to 10 hours each day. You will get breaks throughout the day to study, eat, and process.

No. We prefer a year of consistent yoga practice, but we are happy to introduce you to yoga. There is no need to know advanced poses such as headstand, handstand or other arm balances and inversions. It does not matter if you are not flexible.

After you complete the yoga teachers training course, you will be certified to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. Yoga Alliance is the most respected and largest organization of certified yoga teachers in the world.

Our graduates can, and DO teach all over the world!

Our yoga hall has mats, blocks, straps, and pads. It’s not necessary to bring your own, as traveling with a yoga mat can be cumbersome, but sometimes the comfort of “our” mat is nice. We also have mats for sale in our yoga shop, should you wish to purchase one here.

  • The Deposit is Non-Refundable – If a student opts to withdraw from the program at any point, the Deposit will not be refunded.
  • No refunds are offered within 30 days of the yoga teacher training program start date.
  • An emailed request for refund must be received 31 days before the start date of the YTT program.
  • Any refunds will be issued in the same format that they were received.

You may transfer amounts paid towards future trainings. See our complete Yoga Refund Policies for all of the details.

We do recommend that you obtain travel insurance. Reasons for this recommendation include:

  • Trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance – This reimburses you non-refundable travel costs if your trip is cancelled or seriously delayed due to a natural disaster, or illness.
  • Baggage and personal items coverage – If someone steals something from your bag or your luggage is lost or delayed, travel insurance will pay you for your trouble.
  • Emergency medical insurance – Just as you wouldn’t want to go without medical insurance in everyday life, when you’re traveling abroad it’s important to stay covered in case of accidents.

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Quotes from the Yoga Alliance social endorsements page:

“I found my educational experience very thorough. You come out feeling completely confident. I had a fantastic experience.”

“Valerie is an amazing teacher! Her passion and extensive knowledge was reflected in the confidence I felt at the end of my teacher training. It was an incredible journey of self-learning, inspiration both on and off the mat, and ultimately a gift to pass on to others. I would definitely recommend her teacher training program to everyone who wishes to challenge themselves and deepen their practice.”

“My training at Yama Yoga Doha was intensive but enjoyable from start to finish. I got more from the course than I ever expected- knowledge, an improvement in my practice, a deeper love for Yoga and friendship. I loved it!”

“Valerie has a wealth of wisdom and can recognize and bring out the unique teaching talents of each course participant."

“Life changing!”

“I learned a tremendous amount during Yama Yoga's teacher training. I learned how to manage an injury safely, become stronger and more flexible, have a dialogue with my body about health, and teach some of these skills to others. Thank you”

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