➼ Would you like to experience a Yoga Teacher Training without committing to a full month?
➼ Have you already completed a YTT in the past, and would like to refresh your experience?
➼ Or maybe you crave a deep immersive experience in our like-minded student community?
Due to requests from our YTT graduates for a refresher course, we are pleased to announce this new approach to brush up on your skills, get back on the mat and refresh your practice. Enjoy a strong daily practice in a lush tropical setting designed for evolution. This course is a 100 hour immersion, suitable for existing teachers or anyone who practices regularly. The curriculum includes a balance of asana, pranayama and meditation as well as lectures, workshops and time to enjoy the island.
WHEN IS THE RETREAT?
100 HOUR REFRESH 1-12 SEPT 2020 @ VIKASA YOGA RETREAT
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The curriculum for the 100 hour Refresh Retreat is based on the fundamentals of our infamous 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. We've boiled our complex 200 hours worth of training into the bare essentials, giving the student a chance to experience some of the topics we would normally cover in an efficient and approachable way. Daily asana and meditation practice give a grounded sense of routine while specific lectures and workshops allow for more focused learning.
THE VIKASA YOGA METHOD
Vikasa means evolution when translated from Sanskrit. The Vikasa Yoga Method is based on individual evolution and development. Nature is in a constant state of change. Our primary goal is evolution, and yoga can be seen as a tool to facilitate that. The Vikasa Yoga Method is an integral system of yoga based on classical Hatha yoga lineages, with some influence from Himalayan Buddhism and Taoism practices. The method is based on universal rules of yoga that ultimately allow the practitioner to develop highly intelligent and mindful practice. Our training starts with a physical foundation, evolving into energetic, mental, and emotional development.
WHO WILL TEACH ME?
The 100 hour Refresh Retreat is taught by Kosta Miachin, the founder of VIKASA along with his team of senior level yoga teachers. Our team is an eclectic group of international yogis with a variety of strengths and styles. All VIKASA teachers have graduated from teacher trainings with a minimum of 200 hour teaching certification recognized by the global yoga alliance.
The Refresh Retreat takes place at VIKASA Yoga Retreat on the tropical island of Koh Samui, in the Gulf of Thailand. This location is easily accessible with direct flights from all major hubs in SEA such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, KL & Singapore. VIKASA was specially selected as a place for transformation due to its ideal balance of secluded island paradise, healthy, freshly-prepared food and 4 world class yoga salas constructed in a beautiful setting and designed to get results. Each week, you’ll also be able to fully explore the stunning, green, natural surroundings of Koh Samui, with its abundance of waterfalls, white-sand beaches and dense jungle, on your day off. Plus, you’ll have full access to all resort facilities including Wi-Fi, infinity pool, spa, Sky Gym and acclaimed VIKASA Life Café. Our team will pick you up at USM Samui international airport.
WHAT WILL MY TYPICAL DAY BE LIKE?
07:00 – 10:00
ASANA & PRANAYAMA
10:30 – 11:30
HEALTHY BRUNCH @
VIKASA LIFE CAFE
11:30 – 14:00
self study, relax
14:00 – 16:00
16:00 – 18:30
18:30 – 20:30
HEALTHY DINNER @
VIKASA LIFE CAFE
WHERE WILL I STAY?
VIKASA offers several types of accommodation ranging from simple eco-friendly bamboo bungalows to full-sized hotel style rooms. We are not a one-size-fits-all kind of place. We believe this range of accommodation allows for a wider range of students to attend the course. Our rooms celebrate simplicity, with minimal decorations. There are no TVs or fancy mini bars filled with chocolate and alcohol, but hopefully that’s not what you want to come here for. We are a relaxed establishment where you can unplug and reconnect to something deeper in a meaninful way. You will notice some of our room options have a "+" which means they are a little bit bigger and / or nicer than the standard category.
ALL INCLUSIVE PRICES
WHAT WILL I EAT?
Eating wholesome and healthy food is part of our lifestyle philosophy at the beautiful VIKASA Life Cafe. We’ve formulated a signature cuisine, combining healthy ingredients with pure indulgence for you to savor. Vikasa serves a wide variety of food styles to suit different dietary needs; we offer vegan-friendly, international, fusion, western, raw and non-vegetarian dishes. Enjoy the evolution of food at Vikasa and join us whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
You'll have access to all the wonderful VIKASA facilities which are designed to facilitate a holistic healthy lifestyle. Our world-class yoga salas are some of the best in Asia. The VIKASA Bliss Spa offers a range of rejuvenating treatments to return your body to a natural state of bliss. Vitox offers a non-invasive approach to detox. Students have access to the SKY GYM located across the street. VIKASA Voyage offers meaningful adventure with eco-friendly and socially-conscious experiences. Our amazing staff are prepared to guide you in exploring the VIKASA facilities or explore the island paradise of Koh Samui during your training.
WHO WILL I MEET?
This unique 100 hour journey is designed for yoga practitioners, students and teachers who seek a deeper understanding of their learning path. All students of yoga are welcome, regardless of background or practice style. It is recommended to have plenty of experience in personal practice as a pre-requisite. VIKASA attracts a very diverse range of men and women from across the globe with a wide variety of age ranges, backgrounds. VIKASA is renowned as a cosmopolitan hub for yogis and all our teacher trainings are attended by open-minded, conscious people, who go on to form life-long friendships. We encourage a positive and open community vibe where all are welcome. Leave your ego at the door and enter a stress-free zone designed for personal evolution.
AT A GLANCE
GET $250 OFF WHEN YOU BOOK 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE
ENJOY ALL THE RESORT AMENITIES SUCH AS WIFI, SPA,GYM, POOL & CAFE
ALL YOUR CLASSES, MATERIALS & BOOKS ARE INCLUDED IN TUITION
YOU'LL BE THE FIRST TO KNOW ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS
& RECEIVE VIP PRICING
CHOOSE FROM 6 OPTIONS!
FIND YOUR PERFECT PAD TO
REST AND RECHARGE
YOU'LL EAT AN ABUNDANCE OF HEALTHY FOOD FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?
We think our yoga trainings are pretty special, but don't take our word for it. Check out these testimonials from our past students to get a sense of the transformation they experienced. For a more detailed review, you might consider reaching out to our alumni network to ask them first-hand about their experience at VIKASA. Our graduates love to help other yogis on their path.