Are you going to bed each night dreaming of completing a Yoga Teacher Training but also desperate for a chance to go on an adventure? What if I told you that you could top up your tan, learn how to surf, eat smoothies on the beach every morning and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves each night while getting your qualification? Too good to be true? No, my friend!
Luckily for you, gone are the days of choosing between a vacation and expanding your yoga journey. With these hand-picked yoga schools, you can deepen your own practice and develop the skills of a teacher from the sun-kissed beaches of Bali, Thailand, Costa-Rica and more. “Getting away from it all” suddenly sounds like the perfect way to focus on yourself, reconnect with nature and find your yoga bliss.
If you are looking to become a Hot Yoga teacher, then look no further than Evolation Yoga. The school was born out of the desire to give students the tools they need to leave teacher training and feel confident to teach Hot Yoga, safely. They have a number of teacher trainings around the world, one of which is located on the beautiful cinnamon shores of Costa Rica. The accommodation overlooks the sea as well as the stunning mountains, bringing you 350° closer to nature. The accommodation is luxurious, serving vegetarian meals three times a day to keep you well-fed but light on your feet. Hot Yoga is a demanding practice, so it is advised that this type of yoga is your normal practice and that you have been taking classes weekly for 12 months before embarking on this training.
The powerful energy of the sea and mountains will enhance your meditation and strengthen your resolve while practising. Offering you the chance to escape from your daily life and take time out for yourself.
- Yoga history and philosophy
- The art of teaching
- Asanas (postures)
- The business of yoga
- Pranayama (breathing)
- Free training repeats for alumni
- Vegetarian meals three times daily
Duration: 4 weeks (250 hours)
Location: Jaco, Costa Rica
Investment: An Early Bird Discount of USD $3,900 is available for this training. Save $500 USD on this training with our Early Bird Discount when you pay $3,900 USD in full at least 90 days prior to the start.
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Yoga Beach House
Are you looking for something more exclusive and intimate? The Yoga Beach House in the South of France offers a very intimate YTT three times a year for 6 ladies. When you pack your bags and board that flight, you will be comforted to know that when you arrive you will be immersed into a yogic experience like no other right on the shore.
Yoga Beach House is situated close to the shore and enveloped by a pine forest. This closeness with nature is not taken for granted, with students practising on the beach, walking in the forest and meditating to the sound of the waves. This oneness brings you closer to nature and grounds you in your practice.
Rachel Hanberry is the co-founder and lead teacher a Yoga Beach House, with a background in Life Coaching. She is dedicated to providing a transformative experience for each student, instilling in them the confidence and tools that they need to go out into the world and teach. With limited spaces, Rachel will only accept students who can articulate their desire and passion for yoga, as well as showing experience of practising yoga weekly for at least two years. This means that the students accepted on the program will have a rich background that they can share with others and be physically and mentally prepared for the intensive 20-day program.
The program is entirely vegetarian, alcohol and caffeine-free. This creates a perfectly tranquil environment that turns off the stress response and turns on relaxation and inner peace that is needed for profound meditation experiences. Optional activities such as women's circle and SUP yoga are available.
- Yogic Philosophy
- Yogic Anatomy
- Anatomy of the human body
- Energetic Anatomy
- Teaching Methodologies
- Creative Vinyasa Sequencing
- Working with the Celtic Wheel
- Earth as Medicine
- In depth study of the Bhagavad Gita
- Adopting a Yogic Lifestyle
- Ethics of Yoga
- Diet, Nutrition and Ayurveda
- Self-discovery through journaling
- Spiritual counselling
- Daily pranayama, meditation and asana practices
- Asana workshops
- 20 nights accommodation with towels + bedding
- 2 Meals per day, plus tea and daily smoothie
- Certificate on completion
- 200 hours of yoga training
Duration: 20 days
Location: Biscarrosse Plage, France
Investment: The course fee is USD $3,693 including training, accommodation and meals.
+Supplement of USD $168 (private room + shared bathroom)
++ Supplement of USD$335 (private room + private shower, toilet)
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Pure Flow Yoga
Do you dream of paradise? Oh fresh coconuts, feeling the sand between your toes, of meditation in the jungle and chanting under the stars? If you have then Pure Flow Yoga will brings your dreams to life.
Hidden on the magical island of Koh Penang, Pure Flow Yoga offers a certified Yoga Alliance YTT program unlike any other. Its 28 day intensive program will transform you into the teacher that you have always dreamed of becoming by honing that which is most important: Your confidence to teach. This program goes over and above the Yoga Alliance requirements for “teaching practice” time to ensure that when you leave this magical island, that you are armed and ready to face a call of eager yogis, just like you.
During your 28 days, you will learn how to teach, dig deeper into your own personal practice, learn about Ayurveda principles, dance, laugh, cry and immerse yourself in a truly astounding yoga community that inhabits this gem. Accomodation is not included in your tuition, giving you the option to decide on what best suits your needs, however Bamboo Huts is strongly recommended as it is close to the studio where you will be practicing and offers unique accomodation experience as well as 200 BHT towards meals each day.
Pure Flow Yoga delivers a program focused on traditional Hatha and Vinyasa styles and advice that only students who have been practicing for a minimum of 1 year apply. They take only 18 students per program to ensure that each person is taken care of.
- Techniques, training and practice
- Teaching methodology
- Anatomy and physiology
- Yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics for teachers
- Sacred sound and the art of teaching
- Ayurveda and anatomy
- Trauma-informed and community yoga
- 28 days tuition
- Lunch and dinner
- 3 x special events
- 1 Thai massage
- 1 x Herbal steam room visit
Duration: 28 days
Location: Koh Penang, Thailand
Investment: USD $3,400 (Early Bird Offer - First 7 people - USD $3,200)
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Aqua marine water, amazing surf, pristine beaches and magical diving experiences. Nusa Lembongan, an island just off Bali, is a gem in the ocean that is waiting for you to explore! Santosha Yoga School is tucked away on this island, ready to take you on a journey of self discovery and learning.
Santosha embraces a holistic approach to teaching yoga, following the traditional Hatha and Vinyasa styles. The school encourages anyone with a deep desire to further their education of yoga to attend their program, as it promises to deliver not only tools to shape you as a teacher, but tools to enhance your life.
Santosha want to give you the experience that you envisage of a teacher training, which means that tuition does not include accomodation or food. Everyone has a different level of comfort that they are used to and have different ideal of what makes their taste buds sing! When you join this program you get to choose from amazing accomodation options that are everything from 1-10min walk away. On top of that, there are many hippy cafe’s on your door step no matter where you stay, so take your pick of your favourites for breakfast and dinner.
- Learn the Anatomy and Foundations of Yoga Postures
- Teach Safely, Learn Modifications and Adjustments, Sequence Classes
- Gain the Life-changing Wisdom of Yoga Philosophy
- Develop and Deepen your Self Practice
- Pranayama (breathing)
- Meditation techniques and practices
- Therapeutic application of Yoga
- Yoga business
- Self awareness/ mindfulness in daily life
- Ayurveda – ancient tools for health and wellbeing
- 25 days tuition
- Free time to surf, dive, explore or just relax in the sun
Duration: 25 days
Investment: USD $2,150
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Soma Yoga Institute
Are you looking for something a little different? Perhaps a trip to Greece is on the cards for you this year. Soma Yoga Institute has partnered with Okra Blue Yoga Retreat Centre on the island of Paros to bring you an enchanting experience.
Fall in love with the white sandy beaches, the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea and the powerful energy of the ancient Greek gods while you expand your learning. Each day you will greet the sun on the beach with morning meditation before sipping on fresh fruit smoothies to awaken the senses.
Soma Yoga has created a program with its foundation in alignment to ensure that each student walking away from this mystical land of the gods will be confident in teaching Hatha, vinyasa, senior and restorative yoga. Focus is put on developing your inner voice as a teacher, bringing creativity into the classroom.
Treat yourself to an experience that will change your life, even if teaching is not your goal. Come together as a tribe of like-minded people on this extraordinary island to learn how to bring love and peace into the world through yoga.
- Asana postures - including modifications for all levels
- Anatomy - informed principles of alignment to create safety, balance, and freedom in postures
- Breath awareness - pranayama
- Meditations to calm the mind, contemplations to transform limiting tendencies into life-affirming thought patterns
- Students explore concepts from Ayurveda, the Upanishads, Patanjali and the Chakra System as frameworks for the application of Yoga as a journey towards radiant health and wellbeing.
- Sequencing - level one/two alignment-based vinyasa flow sequencing as well as gentler and restorative variations
- Mediterranean Indian Fusion brunch and dinner
Duration: 18 days
Location: Paros, Greece
Investment: USD $3,597 (Double room shared) USD $4347 (Single room)
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So, to sum up
Are you packing your bags yet? If these five YTT’s on the beach didn't get you fired up and ready to jump on a plane then I don't know what will. These are just the top ones that we have hand picked for you, but they are just a drop in the ocean of options that are available to you.
No matter what style, price or location you are looking for, there will be a YTT that meets your needs. Embrace nature, give time back to yourself and learn something new this year. Go on, you deserve it!