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“I teach yoga because I am always learning and always evolving. My students teach me as much as I teach them.”

“I teach yoga because I am always learning and always evolving. My students teach me as much as I teach them.”

– Kosta Miachin, Founder

Born in the Soviet Union, raised in Latvia and then Canada, Kosta Miachin has led a life full of travel and transformation. Kosta’s journey into yoga has taken him to the far reaches of the world; from remote Himalayan ashrams, healing camps in India, to his initiation by a master monk in a sacred Sak-Yant ceremony in Thailand. But it was the little island of Koh Samui that he eventually called home – opening the VIKASA Yoga Retreat on 11.11.11. For the best part of a decade, Kosta has overseen the rise of what has become a cosmopolitan hub for yogis worldwide.

Inspired by the notion of personal evolution, Kosta developed The VIKASA Method.  It reflects his deeply held belief that yoga can be a tool of transformation: a means to helping individuals evolve physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically. Kosta’s vision is to help the world and the evolution of yoga. 

He is certified with Yoga 23, Sivananda Yoga, Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Andiappan Yoga and Universal Yoga and now travels the globe teaching at festivals and retreats. Kosta has had the great privilege to train thousands of students and positively contribute to, and affect, other people’s lives. His direct, concise, authentic yet adaptable and modern approach to yoga, has made him a leader in his field.

Born in the Soviet Union, raised in Latvia and then Canada, Kosta Miachin has led a life full of travel and transformation. Kosta’s journey into yoga has taken him to the far reaches of the world; from remote Himalayan ashrams, healing camps in India, to his initiation by a master monk in a sacred Sak-Yant ceremony in Thailand. But it was the little island of Koh Samui that he eventually called home – opening the VIKASA Yoga Retreat on 11.11.11. For the best part of a decade, Kosta has overseen the rise of what has become a cosmopolitan hub for yogis worldwide.

Inspired by the notion of personal evolution, Kosta developed The VIKASA Method.  It reflects his deeply held belief that yoga can be a tool of transformation: a means to helping individuals evolve physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically. Kosta’s vision is to help the world and the evolution of yoga. 

He is certified with Yoga 23, Sivananda Yoga, Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Andiappan Yoga and Universal Yoga and now travels the globe teaching at festivals and retreats. Kosta has had the great privilege to train thousands of students and positively contribute to, and affect, other people’s lives. His direct, concise, authentic yet adaptable and modern approach to yoga, has made him a leader in his field.