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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Chiang Mai


Our 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Chiang Mai, Thailand is an intensive 22 days program. The Yoga TTC course not only strengthens the essential foundations of yoga to ensure students would be able to build upon these foundations to further their practices, the course is certified by Yoga Alliance USA which allows students to become RYT 200 registered with Yoga Alliance USA.  The Yoga TTC course is also a prerequisite to the 300 Hours Yoga TTC, an advance level of yoga teacher training, compulsory to undertake in order to acquire RYT 500 registered with Yoga Alliance USA.


Yoga Samaadhi aims to provide a solid foundation for individuals looking to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga in a holistic manner. While yoga has gained popularity in the modern era primarily for its physical aspects, such as asanas, other vital aspects have often been overlooked. In our 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course in Thailand, we ensure a well-rounded exploration of yoga by integrating spiritual teachings and practices, fostering personal and spiritual growth among our students.


The curriculum of the training covers essential subjects that form the core elements of yoga. These include pranayama, shat kriya, asana practices, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, relaxation (yoga nidra), and meditation. In terms of asana practices, our school focuses on Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga styles. The training consists of six days of intensive practice per week, with one designated rest day. On this day, our school organizes excursions for students, which may include cultural activities, temple visits, and exploring nature in the local area. The rest day is usually scheduled on a weekday to avoid tourist crowds and traffic that are higher on weekends.


During the training, the course fee covers accommodations, meals, and the mentioned excursions, providing a comprehensive package for our students.


Not Sure if the Course is for You?


Our 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Chiang Mai is suitable for you if any of the situation below resonates with you:

Yoga Alliance Certification - RYT200

Completing a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (TTC) is a requirement set by Yoga Alliance for individuals seeking to become Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT). This training must be completed at a Registered Yoga School (RYS200) with a curriculum approved by Yoga Alliance, consisting of 200 hours of instruction. Upon successful completion of our 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand, you will have the opportunity to register as an RYT200 with Yoga Alliance USA, gaining international recognition as a qualified yoga teacher.


For those yoga teachers who have already registered as RYT200, the next step is to pursue a 300 Hours Yoga TTC. By completing both the 200 hours and the additional 300 hours of training, you will have accumulated a total of 500 training hours, which makes you eligible to apply for the RYT500 registration. Alternatively, you have the option to acquire the full 500 hours of training by undertaking a comprehensive 500 Hours Yoga TTC, rather than pursuing two separate training programs.

Our Address

Yoga Samaadhi
47 Moo 5, Route no. 1013,
Chiang Mai, 50360 Thailand
Phone : (+66) 84-422-2099

Yoga Teacher Training Thailand

-Mulan Katie

I took their 200-hour TTC held in Chiangmai in October 2018. It was exactly what I had hoped for. The course was holistic and we had a total of 5 teachers for the 18 of us. I really appreciate their dedication and care for each of us. And although teaching was not my primary goal, I felt prepared and encouraged to try. The course definitely gave me a strong foundation for my personal practice going forward.

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Highlights of 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course


  • Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Duration: 22 days and 21 nights
  • Certification: RYS200 accredited by Yoga Alliance USA
  • Eligibility: All seekers are welcome
  • Course fee is inclusive of daily meals and accommodation
  • In order to secure your seat, a non-refundable deposit is required

Typical Daily Schedule

We follow a tight daily schedule to ensure that our students get the most out of yoga teachings and practices during this yoga teacher training (YTT) program. It is encouraged to take full rest every night by sleeping early as part of your practice and to maintain health and focus throughout the program.

Tentative Class Time Subject
06.15 - 06.30

Mantra Chanting

06.30 - 07.30

Pranayama / Shat-Kriya / Mudra / Bandha (Theory & Practices)

07.30 - 09.00

Asana Session (Hatha Yoga) / Teaching Methodology /  Practice Teaching

09.00 - 10.00


10.00 - 11.00

Yoga Philosophy

11.00 - 12.00

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

12.00 - 12.30

Karma Yoga (Seva)

12.30 - 13.30


13.30 - 16.30

Self-Study / Silence Practice / Self-Journaling / Rest Time

16.30 - 18.00

Asana Session (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga) / Teaching Methodology /  Practice Teaching

18.00 - 19.00
19.00 - 20.00

Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) & Meditation

20.00 - 21.00




NOTE : The schedule above is tentative and is subject to a shift in timing.

Throughout the duration of 22 days of the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand, the training takes place 6 days out of 7 days of the week and students have 1 rest day per week.  Students are free to use this rest day to practice, review and reflect lessons and practices during the past week.  On this day, the school also organizes an excursion or sightseeing for everyone to take some time to explore and experience Thailand’s local attractions, nature and culture.. The destinations are selected by the school which could any of the following: local waterfalls, forest monastery visit, bamboo rafting, elephant sanctuary (no riding), a trip to the highest peak of Thailand (Doi Inthanon) or a cultural activity such as rice plowing and planting or harvesting, forest planting and forest ordination. The destination or activities may change or differ depending on the season and in the case that the weather or local authorities does not permit visiting the destination during certain months.

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Content Overview


Mantra Chanting

The day starts with paying gratitude to the true-self, mother earth and the gurus (masters) who have passed on their wisdom through the lineage. A moment to remember our core being beyond who we identify ourselves to be and where we all are heading spiritually with each step and action we choose to take on a daily basis.


  • Om mantra
  • Morning mantra
  • Guru mantra
  • Meal mantra
  • Gayatri mantra and more
  • Suryanamaskar mantras – 12 names of sun
Pranayama (The Science of Breath)

Pranayama lays out the science of breath starting with understanding the mechanics of breathing. The foundation being the diaphragmatic breathing which is most essential for all yoga practices. Other breathing techniques will also be taught throughout the training.


  • Science of breath
  • Sitting postures for pranayama practice
  • How to establish diaphragmatic breathing before pranayama practice
  • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
  • Types of pranayama – nadi shodhana pranayama, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma
Shat-Kriya (Six Cleansing Techniques)

Shat-kriyas (Six Cleansing Techniques) are also included in Pranayama sessions. A few kriyas are taught and practiced in depth, while other advanced kriyas will only be introduced and discussed in the 200 Hours Yoga TTC.


  • Jala-neti
  • Sutra-neti
Bandha (Lock)

Bandhas (Body Locks) are also taught in Pranayama sessions and practiced alongside different breathing and meditation practices as the training progress.


  • Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
  • Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
  • Moola-bandha (root lock)
Mudra (Hand Gesture)

Mudra (Hand Gestures) are also taught in Pranayama sessions and practiced alongside different breathing and meditation practices as the training progress.


  • Jnana-mudra
  • Dhyan-mudra
  • Vishnu-mudra
  • Hridaya-mudra
Yoga Postures (Hatha Yoga & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga)

Hatha yoga is the most authentic yoga asana practice, from where all other yoga asana styles in the recent centuries emerged. Hatha Yoga allows freedom in practice with any posture, sequence and way of practice such as fast or slow pace, in a flow or with breath holding between postures. It is the ideal place to start your yoga practice and build your foundation.


Ashtanga Yoga asana style is a specific style that follows a set sequence of asana (postures) combined with breath work popularized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The style can be physically demanding and is suitable for those seeking discipline and a structured practice.


  • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
  • Astanga vinyasa flow – series 1
  • Surya namaskar (sun salutations) – dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breathe awareness, surya namaskar with mantra chanting
  • Types of hatha posture – standing poses, sitting poses, backward bending poses, forward bending poses, spinal twisting poses, fire series, inversion poses, shavasana
  • Postural alignment and art of adjustment
  • Counter pose
  • Contraindications
Yoga Philosophy

Yoga Philosophy is much overlooked in the modern times as many practitioners at present focus on asana (postures) and other practices more than in philosophy. However, yoga philosophy is the core of yoga studies that integrate all dimensions of yoga together. The subject provides a philosophical framework for understanding the purpose of life, the nature of reality, and the path to self-realization and liberation.


  • General introduction: six schools of Indian philosophy
  • Samkhya and yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga of Sage Patanjali: yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
  •  Life style and yoga ethics
Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

Yoga Anatomy is the study of the human body and its structures in relation to the practice of yoga. It involves understanding how the body moves, aligns, and functions during yoga postures (asanas) and how different anatomical systems are affected by the practice.


  • Introduction about anatomy and physiology
  • Systems: Digestive system, Respiratory system
  • Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
Relaxation Techniques (Yoga Nidra)

After a full day of training, the day of training ends with the art of relaxation. The practices of relaxation progresses into a more advance practice of Yoga Nidra, although often loosely referred to as relaxation techniques.  In this session, we practice subtle body awareness at a deeper level and moving towards “pratyahara” practice (sense withdrawal and drawing them inward).


  • Relaxation in daily life
  • Tension and relaxation
  • Systematic relaxation
  • 31 relaxation

The study and practice of Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) and Meditation goes hand in hand and will be practice together alongside within the same class hour. Together, the practices winds the mind and body down, necessary after a long day of physical and intellectual practice.


While asana (postures) gets rid of excessive energy, relaxation techniques naturally influences the subtler energy level of the body, senses and mind towards a meditative state of being.  In a sense meditation is a result of “pratyahara” practiced through relaxation techniques.


Practicing these techniques on a daily basis will allow the mind and body to absorb the practice on a subtle level, not only theoretically but experientially, allowing practitioners to later apply the practice in various real life situations.  


  • What is meditation & what is not?
  • Meditation in daily life
  • Yoga asanas for meditation
  • 2-5 minutes meditations
  • So-ham mediation
Teaching Methodology & Practicum
  • Lesson plan
  • Assignments
  • Practice teaching
  • Feedback
  • Group discussion
  • Question and answer
  • Final Written Exam


Yoga Samaadhi is currently offering 10% discount for the 200 Hours Yoga TTC in Thailand commencing from now until March 2024.

Accommodation Type Price Per Course Fee
Budget Triplet Dorm (Female or Male)
1 person

US$ 2,200 US$ 1,980

Standard Triplet Dorm (Female Only)
1 person

US$ 2,310 US$ 2,079

Private Single Room
1 person

US$ 2,900 US$ 2,610

Private Double Room
2 persons

US$ 5,100 US$ 4,590

* Each room type is subject to availability.  Please inquire to check availability before application.

Course Fee includes:

Course Fee does not include:

Secure Your Seat


200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

Required Advance Deposit: $300 (11,400 THB – Thai Baht) per applicant

Room Type (Advance Deposit)
Course Date
Applicant's Full Name
Phone no. (with Country Code)


Advance deposit is strictly non-refundable. However, your advance deposit amount can be retained for rescheduling, only if applicant makes a request 7 days before the program start date.



By signing and booking for your course at Yoga Samaadhi, you are acknowledging that you have read, agree and accept our School Policy and Code of Conduct. Please go through our School Policy and Code of Conduct thoroughly.

Student Reviews

Mason Bergeron
Mason BergeronUSA
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I spent several months researching where to go for a 200 hour course, and am so glad I chose Yoga Samaadhi. From the first interaction requesting information, all the way up until the moment of our graduation, the entire staff went above and beyond to ensure that we were taken care of. It’s nestled in the mountains, away from the city, but has some old style shops within a minute’s walk for necessities. The food served is all made with fresh, local ingredients and was some of the best I’ve had anywhere. It’s all vegan, though, so you may need to adjust your diet a little if not already vegan. The course consists of separate classes; primarily Mantra, Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama/relaxation/meditation, philosophy, Anatomy and Hatha Yoga. Each is taught by teachers with specific expertise in each subject. Most of the teachers are directly from India and have years of experience there, so it was incredible to learn from a direct source. We had the opportunity to visit famous areas on our day off each week, to include waterfalls, an elephant sanctuary, bamboo rafting and hiking to the highest peak in Thailand. You don’t need to be an advanced practitioner to attend, you just have to have an open mind and have the drive, motivation and commitment to study and learn the fundamentals of traditional Yoga. I am so grateful for such an amazing adventure, and would absolutely HIGHLY recommend Yoga Samaadhi Chiangmai to anyone looking for a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course🙏🏼
Zena Hattar
Zena HattarUSA
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Yoga Samaadhi was one of the most memorable and life changing experiences I have had in my 25 years of life. I am forever grateful for the generosity and kindness from all aspects of the course. The instructors were constantly sharing such valuable information. Thank you to Hope, Chandramani, Subash and Piyush for your wisdom in philosophy, ashtanga, anatomy, meditation and just stories of life and how to handle situations. Your positivity and motivation throughout the course was something not only myself, but all students appreciated. It was a good balance of all these subjects, you also have a great amount of free time to brush up on new information or run through some flows of your own. The accommodations were great, I shared a room with two other lovely girls and we become great friends. We managed to create our own routine with one bathroom for the three of us. I recommend bringing earplugs if you are alight sleeper. If you ever need anything it will and can be provided. The food was local, fresh and simple... everything you need for this course to succeed and feel sustained. Much love and even greater blessings for those who choose Yoga Samaadhi to embark on their journey, you won't regret it.
Verena Pfeitfer
Verena PfeitferGermany
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When I made the decision to do my 200h Yoga Teacher Training abroad, I had some categories and ideas how it should be - ideally: I wanted to deepen my asana practice & learn the original Yoga from skilled teachers in a nice location & accommodation (with food suitable for my vegan diet) where I could see myself staying for 3 weeks. As it should be my first solo trip abroad, the organisation must be good as well. All of that I found at Yoga Samaadhi in Chiang Mai. From the amazing kitchen staff and their incredibly delicious food (we were even allowed to make a wish for food) to the different subjects (Hatha, Asthanga, Pranayama, Philosophy, Relaxation and Meditation), Hope’s amazing organisation (very kind, personal, well structured) and the accommodation itself (surrounded by the most beautiful nature) - the YTT was so good to get a perfect overview on what Yoga means & contains. Besides, I got to know amazing other students from all over the world! Content wise I expected it to be more physically challenging and less focus on Meditation/Relaxation. I would also say this YTT is more for beginners than intermediate Yogis, as the website itself says. If you consider coming in January bring enough warm clothes to layer them all for morning and evening practices, because all classes will take place outside.

I completed my 200 hours training in Chiang Mai, December 2022. This experience really had a positive impact on my life. I had never done any form of a yoga retreat before, so it was intense. The days are long, and it is easy to get overwhelmed if you are a beginner to meditation. I struggled with the study aspect also, as I completed this course during my university break and probably needed more rest.

This yoga course is very well rounded – with a focus on ALL parts of yoga, not just the poses. Although I did the course in Chiang Mai, the teachers are from India and bring a very traditional approach. There is not a huge focus on the actual teaching of how to construct and convey a yoga class, so this may not be the best course for you if that is all you are looking for. It will be a great course, however, if you are new to the wider aspects of yoga (outside of asana) and want to learn more about the spiritual side.

The teachers are a massive part of why I loved this course. They care so much for our learning, ensuring we have the correct understanding. The staff at the accomodation are also so lovely and helpful. In terms of the location, the course is run in a more remote area, quite a distance from Chiang Mai. This kept me focussed on study, although I felt a little isolated at times. Additionally, it was cold/wet at the time (December) which I did not expect – they aren’t lying when they recommend bringing layers!!!

The course immensely improved my understanding of yoga – I thought it was only asana! Chanting mantras is something I have taken with me, they still pop up into my head day to day.

The food is AMAZING!!!!!! You are never left hungry. While the days are long, and it is easy to become tired, I would still recommend taking the opportunity to go on the excursions. They are very well run, and all included in the cost!

Although each group is different, I made some amazing friends with a bond we will share for life. I feel so lucky to have experienced this.

Thank you for an amazing experience, Yoga Samadhi.

Isabella Marguerite Bembic

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