200 Hour Aligned Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

Align tradition with innovation, stillness with flow, timeless yogic wisdom with personal discovery. This is a comprehensive and structured program that will equip you to teach strong safe vinyasa classes to a variety of levels. The program includes alternating vinyasa and ashtanga classes to connect you deeply to your own practice, an evidence-based anatomy curriculum, philosophy and meditation based on traditional ideas of self study, and a very hands on teaching unit. Begin your yoga journey with us or recommit and deepen your practice. Whichever it is you will love your teacher training experience here on Koh Phangan, our island paradise.

In a Partnership with Yama Yoga Studios

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What’s Included

  • 28 Nights of accommodation.
  • Two healthy vegan / vegetarian meals.
  • 2.15-hour daily morning vinyasa and ashtanga practices focused on developing strong practices.
  • Afternoon softer classes in Yin, Restorative, Nidra, Myofacial Release, Gongs. Meditation, Mudra and Mantra
  • Access to salt water pool, steam room, relaxation areas.
  • Sunsets and beach walks.
  • Unlimited herbal tea and filter water.
  • Two massage over the duration of the training.
  • Welcome package and graduation party.
  • Assistance with Motorbike and bicycle rental.
  • 15% Discount off a yoga or detox retreat within a year of the completion of your training.
  • 50% off paddle board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
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A sneak Peak into our Program (Video)

Ananda Yoga and Detox Center offers a grounded, inclusive and very thorough teacher training experience. Get a taste of our experience with this video.

Program Details

Upon successful completion of this training course you will be equipped with:

  • The ability to sequence and teach a dynamic, vinyasa style asana class to a variety of levels
  • The ability to sequence and teach a gentle, restorative style asana class
  • An understanding of the ashtanga system and how it influences contemporary yoga forms
  • An understanding of alternative movement forms that inform contemporary yoga practices
  • The interpersonal skills needed for successful teaching practices
  • Your own personalised asana practice
  • Your own personalised seated practice
  • An understanding of yoga anatomy, both subtle and contemporary
  • An understanding of the greater context of Yoga including its textual basis and modern interpretations
  • A personal and experiential understanding of yoga philosophy
  • Business of Yoga skills
  • A 200-hour Yoga Alliance certificate that is internationally recognised

Our program meets and exceeds all yoga alliance requirements. Your 200 hour program features the following

  • Comprehensive asana instruction in dynamic ashtanga and vinyasa forms in addition to explorations of softer forms such as yin, myofascial release, restorative yoga and more.
  • Daily pose clinics and workshops
  • Practical yoga anatomy curriculum
  • Practical yoga philosophy curriculum
  • Dynamic and very hands on teaching curriculum – you will practice teaching both yin and yang forms
  • Extensive practicum experiences including on line and in person experiences
  • Basic Sanskrit
  • Ethics of teaching and scope of practice
  • Yoga for self care and self healing
  • The yoga lifestyle
  • All instruction in English so you must be able to speak and read English at conversational level
  • You must be able to participate in a group learning experience and be willing to accept and provide feedback in an objective and constructive way.
  • Some yoga experience but you do not have to be advanced
  • No need to be flexible.


Dates Early Bird Deadline
January 7 – February 4, 2024November 25, 2023
February 18 – March 17, 2024January 6, 2024
April 7 – May 5, 2024February 24, 2024
November 17 – December 15, 2024October 5, 2024
Regular early bird discount of $300 off your total cost if deposited 6 weeks in advance.


We heard you! Cost of living readjustment.

  • Includes breakfast & lunch every Training Day. Sunday only breakfast so you can feel free that day, trust us you will appreciate it! We are walking distance to some of the best restaurants on the island and want you to enjoy the “vibey” side of our neighborhood.
  • Prices are listed for 1 person and depends on the type of accommodation (see the table below).
  • We are offering you a limited early bird discount of $300 on all of our plans, if you pay your deposit at least six weeks in advance.
  • A deposit of USD450 will reserve your spot.
  • 10% discount for Alumni of other Ananda Yoga and Detox programs and 15% discount for Thai nationals and residents
Type of AccommodationPrice in USDEarly bird price
No Accommodation (includes all meals)$2,200$1,900
Dorm Accommodation (Mixed Gender/Shared)$2,350$2,050
Garden Room (Double or Twin beds)*$2,575 each$2,275 each
Garden Room (Private)$3,000$2,700
Elevated Bungalow (Private) $3,350$3,050
Seaview Bungalow (Private)$3,650$3,350
Dorms have 3 Single Beds
Garden Rooms have Double Beds or Twin Beds
Elevated Bungalows have only Double Beds
Shared Garden rooms for 2 only if both beds fill.
*All rooms have en-suite private bathrooms and air-conditioning

Program Instructors

Valerie Jeremijenko (ERYT 500 since 2006, YACPE, PhD, MFA.)

With over 30 years of practice and teaching experience and 15 years of leading teacher training programs Valerie invests in the personal and professional development of students using the tools of asana, practical philosophy, anatomical inquiry, and the simple joy of practice. She infuses her classes with warmth, humour and compassion focusing on self-study and self-nurture for the duration of the program.

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Raj Palsingh

Raj has been involved in Yoga in one form or the other since injuring his spine in 2009. He is a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga instructor, a Founding Member of Yoga Unify (www.yogaunify.org), from where he is certified both as a Founding Member as well as having served in their
Governing Body for community investment from July 2021 till July 2022. He is a Sikh, born and raised in Thailand and has from young been involved in the Dharmic practices of the Sikh and Buddhist faith. In 2016, he founded the School of Kundalini Yoga in Bangkok, Thailand. Combining the love of Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, practicing yoga with Raj is both familiar and different.
With his unique and varied backgrounds, Raj embodies the principles of Yoga, the Yoga philosophy is embedded in the way he chooses to live and is apparent within any of his yoga
classes. Raj brings his knowledge and experience to the Teacher Training team at Yama Yoga, sharing yoga philosophy with depth, practicality, and wide range of perspective.

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Amanda Capobianco (E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®)

Amanda joins the Yama Yoga team at Ananda Yoga and Detox Center to share meditative and mantra practices. When sharing these various practices Amanda’s intention is to create a contemplative and permissive space where students can learn and practice tools that engender awareness, compassion and gratitude in a place and time often marked with chaos, stress and disorder. Amanda’s honesty and depth often inspire great changes in personal growth and transformation within her students. Having committed to a path of discipline and self study for over two decades, she is a living example of how to weave the ancient yogic teachings into our everyday lives. Her aim is to make the practices accessible, practical and magical.


Sample Schedule of a training day

7 –9.15 amPractice – Alternates between Vinyasa Forms and Ashtanga forms
9 – 10:30Breakfast & Break
10:30 – 1:30Pose Clinics, Yoga Teaching Theory and Techniques and Practicum
1.30 – 2.30 pmLunch
2:30 – 5.00Theory – Yoga Anatomy and Practical Yoga Philosophy
5:00 – 6:00pmMeditation, Pranayama, Yin, Restorative, Somatic Practices and Slow Flow Yoga
6:30pmDinner and Rest
7:00 pmReview Sessions, Open discussion, Movies – twice a week

Yoga Teacher Training Testimonials

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Accommodation Types

Our mixed gender dorm rooms can accommodate up to 4 people. They are simple yet comfortable and include the basics of what you will need. Just steps from the studio.

We have both private and shared garden rooms. All feature balconies overlooking our lovely garden. Sea breezes will keep you cool.

We have dorm rooms and both private and shared garden rooms. The Garden Rooms feature lovely balconies looking out at the sunset.

Useful Information

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

Prior to Covid 19 most people from 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.

We except that these visa regulations will be reinstated after the Covid 19 crisis has passed.

Any deposit paid will be fully refundable if Covid 19 restrictions causes a change in plans.

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.

We have been a Yoga Alliance accredited Registered Yoga School (RYS) since 2007.

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Quotation marks

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

— Sarah, 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training

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I just finished my yoga teacher training at Ananda yoga & detox center in Koh Phangan. It’s been the best decision I made this year. The program just make sense. You feel Valerie put so much effort into making us ready for teaching. From week one we practice teaching and though it’s a bit challenging when you’re not used to it, it also makes you feel so ready in 4 weeks. I grew everyday more then I could’ve imagined. The yoga classes itself been the best I experienced ever. Valerie makes you challenge yourself but always with the most loving smile and help when you need it. The group is not big so there is a lot of personal attention. Those four weeks with my group was like meeting my new family. I can’t express my gratitude enough. Thank you Valerie and all other teachers I had the pleasure of meeting.

And also, I’ve never been more excited about meals in my entire life. The food is next level. Thank you wonderful kitchen staff. You’ve been so warm and kind.

— Kelly, 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training

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The training was a great experience to improve my skills in teaching, clueing, layering. Valerie, the head of the training is knowledgable, passionate for yoga, and a great practitioner. She knows the business industry as well and shares that experience as a yoga studio owner. Most importantly she manages to help us to develop our own style and voice as a yoga teacher.

— Veronique, 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training

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Not sure the proper words exist yet in English to describe Valerie and the entire Ananda team. Perhaps ‘out of this world’ or ‘simply amazing’ would be a good understatement. My experience at Ananda was so much more than imagined. The team is very empowered to help you in building a quality and soul healing experience. Took the 200 hour Yoga Teacher training with Valerie and her assistant Jackie. The training and knowledge between the team is impressive and they worked perfectly together to make all the class stronger in yoga physically and mentally. Valerie has over 30 years of experience and was personally responsible for starting / bringing the art of Yoga to Women in the Middle East. She is an inspirational Master of Yoga of embodies the art. Valerie is very confident and always cares for her students’ health; undoubtably pushed me to new heights and limits never imagined.

— Mark, 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training

Quotation marks

I was very satisfied with the training I received at Yama Yoga Studios. The program was broad in its scope and the teachers offered invaluable guidance throughout. I particularly appreciated the open mindedness with which Valerie encouraged us to approach varied perspectives, even when they were at odds with her own. To me, this is the hallmark of an accomplished educator

— Juilet, 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training

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Valerie – she has quite simply done yoga her entire life and it shows. She’s learned from everyone you can think of in India and around the world (lots of historical knowledge),and has been through injury throughout her life (knows how to help heal the body and encourages modifications to suit your practice ALL THE TIME). She’s the real deal yogi.

Yoga – the yoga is intense (2 hour class + 3 hour workshop every day) but there is never any pressure at all to do more than what your body is ready for. Valerie checks in with every student each morning to see how their bodies are feeling and provides recommendations on what they should do more/less of each practice. She is a big proponent of “the student is always right” and to “modify, modify, modify.” If you want to go super hard? She will coach you how to do it safely. Want to protect an injury – she will give you 5 different mods to consider or be totally happy with you just sitting a pose out.

Class Size – we had 11 students and 3 teachers which is just an INCREDIBLE ratio.

— Shelly, 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training