200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In Paradise

25 Sep 18:00

Ananda Yoga & Detox Center

Align tradition with innovation, stillness with flow, timeless yogic wisdom with personal discovery. Begin your yoga journey with us or recommit and deepen your practice - all on our beautiful island paradise of Koh Phangan, Thailand!


Prices start at $2,050 and will depend on required accommodation. An early bird discount of $300 is available until August 21st, so secure your spot now!

What’s included?

-Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Certification
-Training with lead teacher Valerie Jeremijenko Ph.D, MFA, E-RYT500
-Rigorous curriculum developed over a decade that includes both contemporary and traditional approaches
-Safe and developmental approach to asana that supports beginner students while simultaneously challenging students with an advanced practice
-Teaching clinics that allow you to discover and explore your own approach
-Late afternoon focus on the “softer forms,” including restorative, myofascial release, yoga nidra and slow flow. You will graduate knowing how to teach them all.
-Comprehensive and interactive anatomy curriculum. Fun, hands on and directly applicable to yoga
-Self-reflective philosophy based on the yogic concept of self-study
-Daily meditation and pranayama classes
-Business of yoga taught by Valerie who has 18 years experience in running yoga businesses internationally
-Full accommodation and board (28 nights in accommodation of your choice)
-3 daily vegetarian/vegan meals
-Unlimited herbal tea, coffee, and filtered drinking water
-Full access to salt-water pool, herbal steam sauna, paddle boards, and our stunning, sunset facing beachfront
-Two massages over the course of the program
-15% Discount off a yoga or detox retreat within a year of the completion of your training

About the teachers:

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

With over 30 years of personal practice, extensive studies with many of the world's leading teachers, and yoga teaching experience; and 15 years of leading 200 and 300 hour teacher training programs and mentoring graduates, Valerie invests in the personal and professional development of students using the tools of asana, practical philosophy and the simple joy of practice. She infuses her classes with warmth, humor and compassion focusing on self-study and self-nurture for the duration of the program. Outside of yoga Valerie spent 20 plus years leading student development programs in international universities. Valerie’s extensive experience in and commitment to yoga and education makes this a unique and world class program.

Rachel Kang (E-RYT200, B.S. of Biological Sciences in Molecular Biology)

Formerly a microbiology technician, Rachel turned to yoga in humble hopes of improving her mental health. Unbeknownst to her, she was stepping into the path of her soul calling. She has been teaching yoga & meditation in Koh Phangan for the last three years and specialises in the gentler forms of yoga – yin & restorative. She emphasises understanding the biological connection between yoga, pranayama, meditation and the body.

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 personalized asana practice
-Your own personalized 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 recognized

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