4 Best Yoga Teacher Training Thailand 2024: Top Yoga Schools To Become A RYT

Hey yogi! Great news, Thailand wants to welcome you as a student in a yoga teacher training in Paradise! In this article, I'm sharing the 4 best yoga teacher training courses in Thailand that you should consider joining to become a Registered Yoga Teacher in Thailand. I cover everything like cost of the YTT, logistics, and what's included in the training.

Here is a little secret about me, I have spent about 6 years in Thailand, and I am here right now. So, if you want to discover the best yoga teacher training Thailand recommended to you by someone who actually lives in Thailand, this is for you.

In this article, I will introduce you to what I consider to be the best yoga certification retreats in Thailand, and I’ll tell you why I think these yoga schools are worth your serious consideration. If you've been considering yoga teacher training abroad, keep reading.

I have been practicing yoga for about fifteen years, and I am a CYT-200 (Certified Yoga Teacher 200 hour). That said, I think I have some valuable insight to offer you on the best yoga teacher training in Thailand based on my years of living in the country and my years practicing yoga.

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Now, assuming that you don’t actually live here, my hope for you is that you have the most amazing, memorable, special, once-in-a-lifetime experience at your yoga instructor training in Thailand. Thailand is truly my favorite country on Earth.

Of course, there are countless yoga certification trainer courses being conducted here in the Land of Smiles. And as with everything, some are better than others.

While there are many from which to choose, I've distilled it down to just this small list because I believe there is a training below to suit everyone.

Life in Thailand is just as fabulous as you might expect, and I am excited for you to experience this amazing SE Asia paradise for yourself! In fact, send me confirmation of your booking via my website contact form and I will personally answer any questions you might have about Thailand to the best of my ability and help you create an incredible itinerary.

So let’s get on with it and get you over here, shall we? Thailand's best 200-hr & 300-hr yoga teacher trainings await your arrival.

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4 Best Thailand Yoga Teacher Training 2024: Yoga Alliance Approved

Yoga School Name:Yoga Teacher
Certifications Offered:
Next 200-hr YTT
Start Date
1.Vikasa Yoga Academy200-hr, 300-hrJuneKo Samui
2.Pure Nature Yoga200-hr + Intro to Sound HealingAugustKoh Yao Noi
3.Nomad Yoga200-hrN/AKo Samui
4.Aligned Yoga School200-hr, 300-hrJulyPhuket

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200-hour yoga teacher training Thailand

The yoga schools detailed in this article all offer 200-hour yoga teacher training in Thailand. Consider a 200-hr YTT to be your foundational yoga teacher training. This is where every yogi begins their yoga instructor training journey.

The Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Schools (also known as RYS's) outlined in this article meet Yoga Alliance standards for 200-hr yoga teacher training. To put it simply, their educational curriculums have been approved by Yoga Alliance, and they meet all RYS 200 core curriculum requirements.

See the image below that illustrates Yoga Alliance RYS 200, RYS 300 and RYS 500 educational standards, including the required subjects to be covered in yoga teacher training, and the hours of study and practice for each category.

Upon graduating from any of these trainings, you can register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) should you choose.

Yoga Alliance RYS standards

Yoga Alliance 200-hr, 300-hr, 500-hr yoga teacher training requirements infographic. Image describes how many hours of study are required for each area of study in yoga teacher training.

300-hour yoga teacher training Thailand

Some of the yoga schools mentioned in this article also offer 300-hour yoga teacher training in Thailand. If you are already a 200-hour certified yoga teacher, you can enroll in 300-hour yoga teacher training to advance your knowledge and practice and then register as a RYT-500 upon completion (200 hours of training + 300 hours of training = 500 hours.

300 hour yoga teacher training prepares students to teach more advanced principles and techniques of yoga. And the training prepares teachers to teach with greater skill than could be expected of a RYT 200.

As you can see in the image below, many hours of a 300-hr training are made up of contact hours, non-contact hours, and elective hours. This is why 300-hour yoga teacher training gives the lead educators much more freedom than, say a 200-hour, where the guidelines are stricter.

Yoga Alliance RYS 300 standards

Yoga Alliance core curriculum standards for 300 hour yoga teacher training.

Thailand Yoga Teacher Training 2024 Island Locations

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Top Yoga Teacher Training In Thailand 2024

Vikasa Yoga Academy

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What: 200hr & 300hr yoga teacher training
When: Multiple dates – see below
Where: Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui Thailand (also spelled Ko Samui)
Logistics: 1 hour flight from Bangkok
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Vikasa Yoga Academy put it best by stating that their yoga teacher training is where passion meets paradise. The word Vikasa means evolution in Sanskrit, and students who have graduated from this acclaimed yoga teacher training institution all attest to the evolution they underwent during their yoga teacher training at Vikasa Yoga Academy in Koh Samui.

This yoga instructor course in Thailand is one of the most respected courses offered in the country.

Picture yourself training on the picturesque island of Koh Samui located in the Gulf of Thailand in the Vikasa Yoga Retreat sala, which is the largest overwater yoga sala in all of SE Asia! Vikasa Yoga Retreat has rooms to suit all tastes from simple bungalows to sensational sea view villas.

Vikasa was founded on 11.11.11, and their 200hr yoga teacher training is led by Vikasa’s founder, Kosta Miachin who is supported by seasoned and highly-qualified senior-level teachers. This dynamic group of yoga educators promise to take you on a journey of self-inquiry where you will learn how to tap into your intuition and stimulate your creativity.

About Kosta: Kosta’s dedication to his own evolution began in his home in Eastern Europe, and his journey of transformation has taken him to remote Himalayan ashrams, healing camps in India, to his initiation by a master monk in Thailand. Kosta is certified with Yoga 23, Sivananda Yoga, Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Andiappan Yoga and Universal Yoga. He has trained thousands of yoga students, and his concise, direct, adaptable, and authentic modern approach to yoga has made him a leader in the field.

Over the past 10+ years in business, the team at Vikasa Yoga Academy has certified over 1,000+ yoga teachers. And in doing so, they remain steadfast in their pursuit of raising the global vibration by walking side by side with all of their yoga teacher trainees on their path of transformation.

The Vikasa Yoga Method is based on classical Hatha yoga lineages with elements of Taoism and Himalayan Buddhism woven throughout the teachings. Learn to teach over 200 poses in the foundational 200h yoga teacher training.

Vikasa Yoga Academy registered with Yoga Alliance in 2012. They have over 150 reviews on both Yoga Alliance and Google with a cumulative average rating of 4.5 of 5 stars written by past yoga teacher trainees, many of whom praise Vikasa as being a life-changing experience. 

The Vikasa Yoga Academy online yoga teacher training is included in the tuition for all students training in Koh Samui.

The Vikasa yoga teacher training certification syllabus includes:

Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Bandhas, Sequencing, Alignment, Philosophy, Anatomy, Methodology, Lifestyle.

Example daily schedule YTT 200:

  • Asana/Pranayama
  • Brunch
  • Rest, digest, personal time
  • Group dynamics/self-study
  • Theory/methodology
  • Yoga practice
  • Dinner
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Vikasa Yoga Academy, Ko Samui yoga teacher training takeaway:

Training includesAccommodation & 2 meals per day.
Lifetime access to the Vikasa Yoga Academy online yoga teacher training. Workbooks, charts, cue cards, asana catalog, sequences, Vikasa Yoga Method yoga teacher training manual.
Access to online YTTLifetime
Duration30 days (in-person)
Price$3,500 (not including accommodation)
*Free accommodation & meals for the first 10 students
$300 off early bird offer up to 60 days prior to the start date
Multiple cabana options to choose from, or choose to stay off-site.
Payment plan optionsMultiple
Style of yogaHatha/Vinyasa
Yoga teacher certifications offered200-hour & 300-hour
Yoga Alliance Registered SchoolYes
Yoga Alliance rating 4.65/5
Dates 200-hr 2024
Dates 300-hr 2024:
January 14 – February 11, April 7 – May 4, 30 June – 27 July, 29 September – 26 October
May 5 – June 9
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Pure Nature Yoga

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What: 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification + Intro to Sound Healing
When: Multiple dates – see below
Where: Island Yoga Resort, Koh Yao Noi
Logistics: 1 hour flight from Bangkok + 30 minute ferry ride
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Pure Nature Yoga’s incredible 200-hr Holistic Yoga & Sound Teacher Training is a one-of-a-kind training and offers you dual certification: RYT 200 and Intro to Sound Healing.

This blended yoga teacher training in Thailand takes place on Koh Yao Noi, a small serene, lush, paradise island. You will have the privilege of immersing yourself in SE Asia nature in the raw while witnessing gorgeous sunrises over the Phang-nga Bay and living among local islanders for nearly an entire month. The exotic jungle and pristine beaches of Thailand await you there!

Lead trainer Roni Jones is a E-RYT 500, C-IAYT (Certified Yoga Therapist) & Sound Therapist. I had the opportunity to experience a magical and powerful sound bath with Roni and Dimitri on Koh Phangan. It was an event I'll never forget and one that I would recommend to anyone and everyone!

Roni has logged over two thousand hours of certification trainings and thousands of hours of teaching experience over her 20+ years as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist. She has extensively studied the lineage and teachings of Sri.T Krishnamacharya yoga and Tibetan Kagyu Buddhism for over two decades. Roni has a keen interest in Structural Therapeutics, Yoga for Mental Health with a Trauma-Informed approach, and Somatic Embodiment practices.

Roni is supported by a specialized and highly qualified team that includes Dimitri Miteff, E-RYT 500, Sound Therapist and sought-after sound healer, and Kimberly Ashton, RYT 200, 5 Elements of Wellness Coach, and author. 

This 28-day immersive and intense training seamlessly integrates the traditions of Indian Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, Chinese Taoism, Yin, Restorative, Vibrational Holistic Healing, and classic Hatha training. Taking students on a transformational journey that ultimately equips them with a unique skill set, a new perspective, and a teacher toolkit to draw upon in the future as a yoga teacher and in their own lives.

The Pure Nature Yoga teacher training certification syllabus includes:

Example daily schedule YTT 200:

  • Asana/Pranayama/Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Philosophy/Anatomy/Methodology
  • Lunch
  • Techniques/Methodology/Teaching
  • Asana/Meditation/Sound Work/Techniques

Pure Nature Yoga, Koh Yao Noi yoga teacher training takeaway:

Training includesAccommodation & breakfast (depending on package).
Comprehensive 400+ page yoga teacher training manual,
Holistic Healing with Sound manual, Therapeutic Essentials manual, welcome bag & gift.
Duration28 days (in-person)
Price$2,399 – $3,849 (depending on room choice)
Payment plan optionsMultiple
Style of yogaHatha/Vinyasa Yin & Restorative
Yoga teacher certifications offered200-hour & Intro to Sound
Yoga Alliance Registered SchoolYes
Yoga Alliance rating4.94/5
Dates 200-hr 2024March 4 – April 1, 5 August – 2 September, 10 November – 8 December
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Nomad Yoga

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What: 200hr yoga teacher training
When: Dates not available yet
Where: Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui (also spelled Ko Samui)
Logistics: 1 hour flight from Bangkok
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Nomad Yoga's once-yearly multi-style in-person yoga teacher training held on the stunning island of Koh Samui at the gorgeous Vikasa Yoga Retreat is not one to pass up!

This unique training weaves together both the yin and yang aspects of yoga, resulting in an intricate yoga teacher training curriculum that explores the Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Yin styles of yoga.

This 200-hour, 21-day transformational journey will equip you with the skills and anatomical knowledge to teach fiery Hatha Vinyasa flows and soothing and slow Restorative and Yin classes to your students.

Imagine waking up in your traditional Thai bungalow, built on stilts, overlooking the gorgeous Andaman Sea and nestled into the lush jungle. Stunning and exotic are understatements. If you've never seen or swam in the crystal clear waters of Thailand, this should be a bucket list item!

This intimate yoga teacher training will take your practice and understanding of yoga history, philosophy, asana, sequencing, alignment, and business to the next level while offering an exceeding amount of direct contact and one-on-one guidance with your teachers.

Nomad Yoga's lead educator and course curator is Leah Sugerman. Leah is a E-RYT with over 1,500 hours of training and over 3,000 hours of teaching.

Leah’s teachings are centered around breath awareness, anatomical integrity, and playing with the juxtaposition of effort and ease. Leah is a world traveler, writer, and lifelong learner who teaches workshops, trainings, and retreats globally and also online.

The Nomad Yoga yoga teacher training certification syllabus includes:

Meditation, Alignment and pose modifications, History and philosophy of yoga, Pranayama (breathwork), Sequencing yoga classes, Asana, Anatomy and biomechanics, Mantra, Sanskrit, Hands-on assists and adjustments, The business of teaching yoga.

Example daily schedule YTT 200:

  • Meditation
  • Morning Hatha/Vinyasa asana practice
  • Brunch buffet
  • Training sessions
  • Break and personal time
  • Training sessions
  • Evening Yin/Restorative asana practice
  • Dinner buffet
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Nomad Yoga, Ko Samui yoga teacher training takeaway:

Training includesAccommodation & 2 meals per day.
Nomad Yoga yoga teacher training manual.
Duration21 days (in-person)
Price$2,899 – $3,799 (depending on room choice)
Payment plan optionsMultiple
Style of yogaHatha/Vinyasa Yin & Restorative
Yoga teacher certifications offered200-hour
Yoga Alliance Registered SchoolYes
Yoga Alliance rating4.7/5
Dates 200-hr 2024:Not released yet
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Aligned Yoga School

What: 200hr & 300hr yoga teacher training
When: July 14 – 25
Where: Amatara Resort, Phuket Thailand
Logistics: 1 hour flight from Bangkok

The stars aligned for you, yogi! Briohny Smyth and Dice Iide-Klein are reuniting to co-teach together in Phuket Thailand, offering both 200-hr and 300-hr yoga teacher training! Yes, you read that right, these two are teaching together again at Amatara Resort, no less.

This is, without question, the best yoga teacher training Phuket happening this year.

This once-in-a-year opportunity takes place annually at the renowned Amatara Wellleisure Resort, which is a 5-star wellness escape and sanctuary with every room offering sea views of the gorgeous Andaman Sea.

Both Bri and Dice have been leading yoga teacher trainings around the world for over a decade, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you are familiar with one or both of them. They are sort of household names at this point!

About Bri: Bri has been developing yoga teacher trainings and online yoga content for over 15 years. Bri is known for her strong Vinyasa ladder flow sequencing and her mentorship of yoga teachers who want to take their careers to the next level. Bri is also an instructor on Alo Moves.

About Dice: Dice has been leading yoga retreats and workshops around the globe for 15 years and counting. Dice is known for his creative sequencing, and for helping his students to cultivate and realize their own innate strength. Dice is also a trainer on AppleFitnessPlus.

To study under these two is a true honor and a special opportunity and spaces are, of course, limited.

You are unquestionably in good hands as a student under Bri and Dice and the entire Aligned Yoga School team, where you will learn about the foundations of a Vinyasa practice and how to sequence and teach Vinyasa-based flow classes just like Bri and Dice. 

This is a hybrid training in that some of your required educational hours will be completed online, and some of your required hours will happen in-person in Thailand. Aligned has curated an amazing online yoga teacher training, I’ve been through it myself.

You will need to complete 100 hour of online training before the Phuket in-person training begins. So, it is best to enroll and get started on that sooner rather than later!

The Aligned yoga teacher training certification syllabus includes:

Daily asana practice, inversion & arm balance study, Kirtan & mantra, meditation & pranayama, pose alignment study, sequencing, hands-on adjustments, practice teaching, branding & social media for yoga teachers, business skills for yogipreneurs.

Example daily schedule YTT 200:

  • Morning asana practice & inversion clinic (group)
  • Breakfast & relaxation
  • Sequencing lecture & workshop (group)
  • Inversion & arm balance clinic
  • Asana alignment study & hands-on adjustments (group)
  • Lunch
  • Business & personal development lectures (group)
  • Journaling & evening practice (group)
  • Dinner
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Aligned Yoga School, Phuket yoga teacher training takeaway:

Training includesAccommodation & 3 meals per day.
1 year access to the Aligned Yoga School online yoga teacher training. Digital manual featuring photos of Bri breaking down each asana accompanied by explanatory text, video lectures, regular live sessions, special guest workshops.
Access to online YTT1 year
Duration10 days (in-person)
Price$5,000 (private accommodation)
$4,500 (shared accommodation)
Payment plan optionsMultiple
Style of yogaHatha/Vinyasa
Yoga teacher certifications offered200-hour & 300-hour
Yoga Alliance Registered SchoolYes
Yoga Alliance rating4.79/5
Dates 200-hr 2024:July 14 – 25
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Aligned Yoga School

2024 Thailand dates: July ✔️

Why is Thailand a popular choice for yoga teacher training?

Thailand has become a mecca for yoga teacher training schools partly because of the Thai hospitality that the country is famous for.

Thailand is extremely safe, life is laid back, and the general cost for items like local food, transportation, and accommodation is dirt cheap compared to the West.

Aside from that, Thailand produces amazing local fruits, which are obviously great for yoga teacher trainings and detox centers, and the climate is pretty dreamy – assuming you enjoy tropical weather. The lush nature of Thailand provides the perfect environment to connect with Nature and disconnect from everything else.

Citizens from 64 Countries are allowed to enter Thailand for 30 days on arrival under the visa exemption rule (in other words, no Visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days). Chances are, you may be from one of those countries! Learn more here.

What you will learn in a 200-hr yoga teacher training in Thailand

All of the yoga schools detailed above are registered with Yoga Alliance. This means that their curriculum meets or exceeds the Yoga Alliance standards of required study and practical hours for designated core subjects that Yoga Alliance has deemed essential to be included in yoga teacher traininng.

Aside from the requirements outlined below, look forward to delving into topics such as pranayama, bandhas, chakras, nadis, yoga nidra, restorative yoga, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and much more.

Yoga Alliance 200-hour yoga teacher training standards infographic.

How to prepare for your yoga teacher training

A list of how to prepare for yoga teacher training: 1. Cultivate a daily self-practice 2. Master the sun salutations 3. Learn the basics of yoga philosophy 4. Research the location of your course 5. Plan your journey 6. Take a break from all other commitments and responsibilities 7. Be open to feedback 8. Stay present and remember to enjoy the whole experience 9. Don't forget to practice self-care 10. Schedule at least one week after the course ends to process everything

Here are 10 top tips for preparing for yoga teacher training, and smashing it, written by one of our writers, Gemma.

1. Cultivate a daily yoga self-practice 

The number one thing you can do to ensure you survive yoga teacher training is to prepare physically by practicing yoga daily. You don't have to do a full 1-hour practice every day; just get into the habit of coming to your mat regularly.

2. Master the yoga sun salutations

You'll need to know how to sequence yoga classes effectively to gain your yoga certification. One sequence you'll include in almost every Hatha/ Vinyasa lesson is the sun salutations, so it makes sense to learn the correct order and alignment of these postures now. This will give you a head start and allow you to focus more on the other, more challenging sequences.

3. Learn the basics of yoga philosophy

Knowing where yoga comes from and how to practice it off the mat will help you wrap your head around the terms and concepts you will come across in your lectures. For example, briefly knowing the eight limbs of yoga will make it easier to learn about each one on a deeper level.

4. Research the location of your yoga course

While you'll spend most of your time in school studying, most YTTs give students one day off a week. I recommend using this time to switch off by exploring your surroundings, so research the top attractions and places to visit before you go.

5. Plan your journey, including how to get from the airport to the yoga school 

Trust me; this will immensely reduce your stress and anxiety if you don't have to figure this out at the airport! Note that any YTTs offer airport transfers, so check with your school.

6. Take a break from all other responsibilities and commitments during your YTT

This will allow you to focus entirely on learning and get the most from your yoga course. For example, turn your phone onto airplane mode for most of the day. This way, you can be more present with your yoga teachers and fellow yogis rather than becoming distracted by notifications and work emails. 

7. Be open to feedback 

As part of your YTT, you'll practice teaching yoga to a small group of fellow students. Your teachers will observe and give you honest feedback. While you may not be happy to hear about what you did wrong, this is a crucial part of your learning journey, so stay open to all constructive feedback and use it to improve your teaching skills.

8. Stay present and remember to enjoy the whole training experience

YTTs are so fast-paced that getting swept up in all the learning is easy. Try setting an intention to take moments throughout the day to pause and observe your surroundings (that won't be hard to want to do in Bali!). This tip will also help you whenever you start to feel overwhelmed with the challenges, as it will shift your mindset from worry to gratitude for simply being there. 

9. Don’t forget to practice self-care during your yoga teacher training

While you may desire to study every waking hour, I highly suggest you dedicate some time to unwind in the evenings and on your day off. Yoga teacher training is intensive enough, and the days are already long, so give yourself some time now and again to practice self-care, whether it's getting a massage, sunbathing on the beach, or calling a good friend for a catch-up.

10. Schedule at least one week after the YTT ends to process everything 

Because you learn so much in such a short time, you'll find that you need longer to process everything. So avoid rushing back to your everyday life after you graduate. Instead, stay for another week or two to process, integrate, and evaluate the experience you just had. Journal about how you can incorporate your newly gained knowledge into your daily lifestyle

What to bring to yoga teacher training

Here's a list of things you won't want to forget to bring to your yoga teacher training!

A list of what to pack for yoga teacher training 1. Yoga clothes - lots of them 2. Casual attire for evenings, outings & closing ceremony, 3. Pencils and notebooks 4. A journal 5. Stainless steel double insulated water bottle 6. Day pack, 7. Ear plugs 8. Sunscreen & bug spray 9. A sarong 10. Flip flops and sneakers.

Takeaway on yoga teacher training in Thailand

In conclusion, attending yoga teacher training in Thailand offers a transformative experience that goes beyond just learning the principles of yoga.

It provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in a rich cultural environment while deepening personal practice and expanding knowledge.

Thailand's breathtaking landscapes, serene beaches, and spiritual atmosphere create the perfect backdrop for self-discovery and growth.

Moreover, the country's reputation as a hub for wellness and yoga enthusiasts ensures a supportive and vibrant community.

By choosing to embark on a yoga teacher training journey in Thailand, you will cultivate your teaching skills, gain valuable insights, and embark on a lifelong path of personal and professional fulfillment.

Why becoming a yoga teacher today is a great career choice

I hope that this article about the best yoga teacher training in Thailand has inspired you to go for that yoga teacher training you've been long considering!

As well as enriching your life on both a physical and a personal level, becoming a yoga teacher in now is a great career choice. And with the popularity of online yoga courses, communities, and platforms your opportunities are limitless if you're ready to get creative and become an online yogipreneur!

The statistics below from a 2019 poll of 2,000 yogis courtesy of Eventbrite prove that more yogis than ever want to practice more (they need a yoga teacher), are new to yoga (they also need a yoga teacher), or are also practicing yoga online or using a yoga app (still need a yoga teacher). And here are even more statistics about yoga to persuade you to take the leap!

Yoga teaching career opportunities infographic shows that 65% of people want to do more yoga.
Yoga teaching career opportunities.

There are big opportunities in the yoga industry, and I wish you the ultimate success.

FAQ about yoga teacher training in Thailand

Where can you study yoga in Thailand?

You can study yoga at the 77 yoga schools in Thailand that are registered with Yoga Alliance. These RYS's (Registered Yoga Schools) are located throughout the country from North to South, East to West!

Can you work in Thailand as a yoga teacher?

If you fall in love with Thailand and decide to stay (like I did), you can teach yoga in Thailand as long as you obtain a proper working Visa and get a work permit to work legally in the country. It is not recommended to teach yoga in Thailand without having a work permit.

How long can you stay in Thailand as a tourist for yoga teacher training?

The length of time you are allowed in The Kingdom of Thailand will depend on what type of passport you hold. Americans, for example, can enter for 30 days with no visa required. This is called a visa exemption. A visa exemption works like this – you are granted 30 day entry on arrival plus the option to extend your stay for another 30 days by going to an immigration office. That is a total of 60 days.
If you think you would like to stay longer than 60 days and you are physically located in your home country, you can likely apply for an e-visa online aka a Tourist Visa online. A Tourist Visa will allow you in Thailand for a total of 90 days – 60 days on arrival + the option to extend your stay for another 30 days by going to an immigration office. Learn about Thailand visa programs for all nationalities here.

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Heather is a Certified Yoga Teacher the visionary behind The Yogatique, her passion project. She created The Yogatique to help yogis & other growth-oriented individuals discover premium high quality trainings and classes in the yoga & wellness space. Heather is a RYT-200 and a practicing yogi of more than 15 years. She is also a global citizen who has been living abroad for 10 years. Her passions include health & fitness, studying healthspan & longevity, exploring the road less traveled, & SEO. Heather can be reached at heatherj@theyogatique.com, or you can connect with Heather on LinkedIn.

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