100-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

Yin Yoga at Vikasa provides the precious time and space needed to look within; to get to know your body and your true self. Yin Yoga teaches you to relax, to release trapped emotions and stress, and to restore health – and restore the real you.

Invest In Your Personal Evolution

Time spent learning is always well invested.

100 Hour Certification

This course constitutes 100 YACEP (or continuing education) hours which can be registered with Yoga Alliance.

14 Days in Thailand

Wake up every day to one of the most photographed views in Thailand. Practice yoga in our ocean-view yoga salas.

Lasting Transformation

Leave feeling empowered to start a new path with new skills, confidence and lasting healthy lifestyle habits.

Upcoming Yin Yoga Teacher Training in 2024

Learn the Incredible Healing Power of Yin Yoga with a 100 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. The modern world moves at such a fast pace that we find ourselves chasing peace, health and happiness externally. Come and discover it all, within you.

Dates

Location

Availability

9 - 22 June, 2024

@ Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui - Thailand​

Early Bird Discount Available

8 - 21 December, 2024

@ Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui - Thailand​

Early Bird Discount Available

Promotional Discount: First 5 sign-ups receive a $250 discount.

Yin Yoga At A Glance

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Early Bird

First 10 sign ups receive a $250 discount

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Full Access

Full access to all facilities: Wifi, Pool, Spa, Salas and Secret Beach.

accomudation

All Materials

Classes, academic fees, text books, work-books and the diploma.

certificate

Certification

100 YACEP Hours - counts towards continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance.

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Accommodation

Comfortable rooms at Vikasa Yoga Retreat priced by your selection.

meals

Healthy Meals

Healthy brunch and dinner designed for your training.

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Airport Pickup

Greeting by Vikasa car from Koh Samui airport (any flight time).

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Tribe

Safe, inspiring environment, new friends, beautiful memories.

If you have any question, get in touch with us for personal assistance.  Contact us

Is it time to deepen your self-awareness and concentration?

Get to know your body and your true self.

Learn At Vikasa Yoga Retreat

The curriculum for the 100 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training is based on the below three pillars. Daily asana and meditation practice give a grounded sense of routine while specific lectures and workshops allow for more focused learning.

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Yin Asana

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Theory

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Workshops

Relax, Release, Restore

The key benefit of Yin Yoga is that it allows us to access the calm, quiet centre that lies within.

Due to our busy, chaotic, stress-filled modern lives, stillness and patience are rarely practiced. So accessing this inner softness and kindness is not just a relief, but necessary for many, to balance our mind and body. Yin Yoga is a slower, more subtle, more meditative and introspective style of yoga. This change of pace allows us to tune in to our thoughts and feelings more easily, going deeper into the mind than other faster paced styles and working with deeper layers within our body.

Yin Yoga has a big focus not only on the physical body but the subtle, energetic layers that we can’t see with the human eye. While there is a lot of attention placed on connective tissues, Yin Yoga also looks into our energy points and channels – bringing together traditional Hatha Yoga and Chinese Medicine. Yin Yoga examines in greater detail the mental aspects of yoga. Cultivation of stillness and the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, is one of the main intentions of a Yin Yoga practice. Practicing Yin Yoga alongside the more active, dynamic styles, will give you a more balanced level of health – Yin in harmony with Yang.

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Due to our busy, chaotic, stress-filled modern lives, stillness and patience are rarely practiced. So accessing this inner softness and kindness is not just a relief, but necessary for many, to balance our mind and body. Yin Yoga is a slower, more subtle, more meditative and introspective style of yoga. This change of pace allows us to tune in to our thoughts and feelings more easily, going deeper into the mind than other faster paced styles and working with deeper layers within our body.

Yin Yoga has a big focus not only on the physical body but the subtle, energetic layers that we can’t see with the human eye. While there is a lot of attention placed on connective tissues, Yin Yoga also looks into our energy points and channels – bringing together traditional Hatha Yoga and Chinese Medicine. Yin Yoga examines in greater detail the mental aspects of yoga. Cultivation of stillness and the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, is one of the main intentions of a Yin Yoga practice. Practicing Yin Yoga alongside the more active, dynamic styles, will give you a more balanced level of health – Yin in harmony with Yang.

This course is designed to be all-inclusive and immersive, so you can focus purely on your growth for the life-changing time you are in Thailand.

We welcome you to join us, no matter what your background, experience or intention once you’ve completed the course. This training is intended for you if:

Our teaching program includes daily yoga practice, lectures, workshops, time to practice teaching skills, techniques, adequate rest and relaxation.

Vikasa trainings draw people from all walks of life, all ages, all experiences of yoga and from all corners of the globe.

Yoga Teacher Trainings attract positive, friendly and open-minded people, keen to expand their knowledge and become the greatest version of themselves. Therefore, it’s no surprise that groups on teacher trainings tend to bond very strongly. You can expect to make friendships that last a lifetime and be part of a support network that will always have your back.

If you come into this training with the attitude that you will meet an inspiring, inclusive and interesting variety of personalities, then that is exactly what you will get. Yoga Teacher Trainings are not just about getting qualified – they can be literally life-changing and memorable experiences. And that’s all down to the beautiful souls they attract.

Receive a fully accredited 100 hour YACEP certificate.

Upon completion of a 100 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training, eligible students will receive a fully accredited 100 hour YACEP certificate which can be registered with Yoga Alliance.

Our teaching program includes daily yoga practice, lectures, workshops, time to practice teaching skills and techniques, and adequate rest and relaxation.

Instructor: Annie Au

Annie is the creator of Soulful Yin Yoga. With 10 years of experience in leading yoga teacher trainings globally, Annie is passionate about helping others connect with their emotions for healing and growth through yin yoga and Chinese meridians.

Annie began her spiritual journey to ‘find happiness’. Her healing journey has guided her to realizing that happiness comes from within. You can cultivate harmony in your life with the suitable yoga practice for your individual needs.

Through her personal healing journey and teaching experiences, Annie created a yin yoga sequencing formula that will help you tune to your feelings, regulate your nervous system, and step into your truest potential all while understanding your authentic self.

Annie’s signature Soulful Yin Yoga teacher program has certified hundreds of students worldwide both in-person and online.

Annie is an experienced 500hr registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance US, certified CTI coach, and Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) certified coach. She partakes in the annual Yinternational Yoga Summit as guest lecturer and panel speaker. She earned her degree in Bachelor of Human Kinetics at University of British Columbia and has gained her professional certification in personal and group fitness training with Canfit Pro Canada.

Annie currently lives in Sri Lanka with her husband where they are the co-founders of The Yoga Collective, a yoga studio in Colombo.

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Annie began her spiritual journey to ‘find happiness’. Her healing journey has guided her to realizing that happiness comes from within. You can cultivate harmony in your life with the suitable yoga practice for your individual needs.

Through her personal healing journey and teaching experiences, Annie created a yin yoga sequencing formula that will help you tune to your feelings, regulate your nervous system, and step into your truest potential all while understanding your authentic self.

Annie’s signature Soulful Yin Yoga teacher program has certified hundreds of students worldwide both in-person and online.

Annie is an experienced 500hr registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance US, certified CTI coach, and Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) certified coach. She partakes in the annual Yinternational Yoga Summit as guest lecturer and panel speaker. She earned her degree in Bachelor of Human Kinetics at University of British Columbia and has gained her professional certification in personal and group fitness training with Canfit Pro Canada.

Annie currently lives in Sri Lanka with her husband where they are the co-founders of The Yoga Collective, a yoga studio in Colombo.

Lead Trainer for vikasa

Develop your Yoga and Meditation Practice

Join the next Yin Yoga Training in 9 - 22 June, 2024

Trauma- Informed Yoga

The Yin Yoga Teacher Training also incorporates a module on trauma informed yoga. This is an approach to practicing yin yoga that takes into consideration the potential impact of trauma on individuals and seeks to create a safe and supportive environment for healing and self-discovery.

In a trauma-informed yin yoga practice, instructors and facilitators are trained to be sensitive to the potential trauma that participants may have experienced in their lives. This trauma can be physical, emotional, or psychological in nature, and it may result from a variety of sources, such as accidents, abuse, loss, or other distressing events.

Being a knowledgeable trauma-informed yin yoga teacher is to have the ability to assess the situation should a student become triggered or dysregulated and have an action plan in place to regulate the student accordingly.

You will gain invaluable insights into the intricate connections between body, mind, and trauma. This knowledge equips you with the skills to create a safe space within your classes, where students can practice in an environment of understanding, acceptance, and healing.

Being a knowledgeable trauma-informed yin yoga teacher is to have the ability to assess the situation should a student become triggered or dysregulated and have an action plan in place to regulate the student accordingly. 

The key pillars of a trauma-informed yin practice: 
  • Safety and Choice
  • Gentleness and Mindfulness
  • Empowerment and Consent
  • Awareness of Triggers
  • Body Sensation Focus
  • Respect and Compassion


Within this 100hr training, you will learn:
  • What is Trauma-Informed Yin Yoga?
  • Types of Trauma
  • Safe Communication and Language 
  • Understanding the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Understanding Fascia and Its Impact on the Nervous System
  • Chinese meridians & Trauma Response Guide
  • Creating Safe Container & Navigating Dysregulation
  • Holding Space for Emotional Releases
  • 10 Somatic Practices for Regulation
  • Trauma-Informed Yin Yoga Sequencing
  • Scope of Practice & Self-Care


You will gain invaluable insights into the intricate connections between body, mind, and trauma. This knowledge equips you with the skills to create a safe space within your classes, where students can practice in an environment of understanding, acceptance, and healing.
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The key pillars of a trauma-informed yin practice:
  • Safety and Choice
  • Gentleness and Mindfulness
  • Empowerment and Consent
  • Awareness of Triggers
  • Body Sensation Focus
  • Respect and Compassion

Within this 100hr training, you will learn:

  • What is Trauma-Informed Yin Yoga?
  • Types of Trauma
  • Safe Communication and Language
  • Understanding the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Neurobiology of Trauma
    Understanding Fascia and Its Impact on the Nervous System
  • Chinese meridians & Trauma Response Guide
  • Creating Safe Container & Navigating Dysregulation
  • Holding Space for Emotional Releases
  • 10 Somatic Practices for Regulation
  • Trauma-Informed Yin Yoga Sequencing
    Scope of Practice & Self-Care

You will gain invaluable insights into the intricate connections between body, mind, and trauma. This knowledge equips you with the skills to create a safe space within your classes, where students can practice in an environment of understanding, acceptance, and healing.

Promotes Emotional Healing

Meditation, Pranayama, Mindfulness, Focus and Philosophy.

Reduces Anxiety and Stress

Asana, Nutrition, Self care, Strength, Flexibility and Immunity.

Enhances Self-Empowerment

Bandhas, Koshas, Chakras, Spirit and Connection.

Yoga Teacher Training Tuition

Apply early and be one of the first 5 students to sign up for the Vikasa 100 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training to get  $250 off!

Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Starting from:

$1,650

Limited Time Offer:

First 5 sign ups get $250 off!

What’s included:

Full Access

Full access to all facilities: Wifi, Pool, Spa, Salas and Secret Beach.

All Materials

Classes, academic fees, text books, work-books and diploma.

Accomodation

Classes, academic fees, text books, work-books and diploma.

Healthy Meals

Healthy brunch and dinner designed for your training at Life Café.

Airport Pickup

Our team will greet you with a smile on your arrival at USM airport.

Certificate

Receive a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certificate upon completion.

Graduation

Our graduation parties are epic, whether on the beach or on the boat!

Future

Opportunities such as opening your own Yoga Studio in the future.

What’s included? What’s included?

What’s included:

Full Access

Full access to all facilities: Wifi, Pool, Spa, Salas and Secret Beach.

All Materials

Classes, academic fees, text books, work-books and diploma.

accomodation

Accommodation

Comfortable rooms priced by your room selection. See pricing in application form.

meals

Healthy Meals

Healthy brunch and dinner designed for your training at Life Café.

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Airport Pickup

Our team will greet you with a smile on your arrival at USM airport.

Certificate

Receive a Yoga Alliance RYT 100-Hour certificate upon completion.

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Graduation

Enjoy graduating with your fellow students with a certification and memories to take back home with you.

Future

Opportunities such as opening your own Yoga Studio in the future.

Need more information? Get in touch for personal assistance. Contact us

Free Yin Yoga Starter Course with Annie Au

Want a little taste of what you’ll dive into in the 100hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training? Join Annie for an introduction to Yin Yoga that covers what Yin Yoga is, the key benefits, who it is for and why Yin is a great addition to your own wellness routine, as well as expanding your your teaching skillset to share the gifts of Yin Yoga with others.

After the initial introduction, you’ll also gain free access to a 30 minute Yin Yoga class with Annie to enjoy at home.

FREE STARTER COURSE

Free Yin Yoga Starter Course with Annie Au

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Training In Paradise At Vikasa Yoga Retreat

The 100 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course takes place at Vikasa Yoga Retreat on the tropical island of Koh Samui, in the Gulf of Thailand.

It is said to be built upon a bed of rose quartz crystal, giving it a unique healing vibe – perfect for the art of yoga. Koh Samui is a lush, green island and you’ll be surrounded by soothing plant-life such as coconut trees, banana leaves and the perfumed scent of frangipani flowers. You’re never far away from fine, white-sand beaches, clear, azure ocean and breathtaking natural waterfalls set amidst thick jungle.

Where will I stay during the training?

Vikasa offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets which brings us a diverse community of people from all walks of life. Our Prana Cabanas are located beside our private beach and for those wanting more “hotel-style” we have Lotus Pad accommodation.

All rooms contain air conditioning and are cleaned regularly by our friendly staff, to ensure your stay feels like home away from home. You have full use of the entire Vikasa on-site facilities. You’ll be settled in to your own little bubble of yogic paradise, including a stunning infinity pool, three mini pagodas overlooking the ocean (where you can deepen your practice alone) and a secret beach for Vikasa residents only. There’s also free Wifi, Spa and the Life Café.

Your Daily Schedule

This is only a sample of daily schedule for Yin Yoga Training.

08:00 – 09:00

Meditation & Practice

09:30 – 11:30

Healthy Brunch at Vikasa Life Café

11:00 – 13:00

Theory & Methodology

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch Break at Vikasa Life Café

14:30 – 17:30

Group, Posture & Practice

18:30 – 20:30

Healthy Dinner at Vikasa Life Café

Our Student Reviews

Yoga Teacher Trainings are not just about getting a certificate – you’re getting a community. Yoga Teacher Trainings can be literally life-changing / Earth-shattering experiences; and that’s all down to the beautiful souls they attract. We encourage prospective students to reach out to Vikasa alumni on social networks and ask them for their unbiased review. Here are just a few:

“Annie’s Trauma informed yin training integrates many aspects to provide you with all the necessary tools to start teaching classes that not only include intelligent sequencing, but also connect with your students on a deeper emotional level. The training has been fundamental to my teaching approach, and I have applied the key learnings not only to my yin classes but also across my vinyasa and prenatal offerings.”

Katey

South Africa

“I have some students that just after a few sessions of Soulful Yin Yoga are able to unblock deep emotional obstacles and also initiate an awareness of their spiritual path and to be honest so did I whilst in the training with Annie. It is impossible not to feel something so transformative during her training and she is aware of this and very much prepared to accompany the journey of the student/yogi and teacher to be.”

Giorgiana

Dubai

“I can’t recommend enough Annie’s yin yoga teacher training. As a big fan of yin classes, I can see the difference between a regular class and one marked by the teachings of Annie. It has allowed me to teach rich classes on the physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual levels. It has empowered me to be a good transmitter of the yin magic. I would recommend this training to anyone hoping to further their yoga education.”

Claire

France

We Provide You With Healthy Food To Fuel Your Body For Optimum Performance

Your Yin Yoga training includes a variety-packed, healthy buffet for breakfast and dinner, served at Vikasa Life Café.

You’ll eat in a beautiful setting, with a stunning view across the ocean, where you’ll be able to socialize with fellow students. You will be well nourished during your stay as our meal programs are specially designed for those attending intensive trainings. Each day is planned so you have the required amount of each food group to supply the nutrition you need to fuel your body for optimum performance.

Life Café serves fresh, local and organic food and has vegan and vegetarian options every day.

Alongside our main dishes, we have a variety of salads, breads, soups, fresh fruit and vegetables, home-pressed fruit juices, home-made teas and occasionally a delectable dessert such as our ever-popular mango sticky rice.

You also have the option of ordering from our menu, where you can sip from the sweetest fresh coconuts! Not to mention our raw chocolate treats and a selection of sumptuous super-food smoothies – all freshly prepared on-site.

Reserve Your Perfect Pad

We offer several types of accommodation ranging from simple eco-friendly bamboo bungalows to full-sized rooms.

Click “View details” for more information or contact us for promo offer or early bird discount availability. Contact us Today

Promotional Discount

First 10 sign ups get $250 off

Guest Experiences

We think our Yoga Teacher Trainings are pretty special, but don’t take our word for it. Check out these testimonials from our past guests 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Browse the FAQ or get in touch with one of our instructors for personal assistance.

Vikasa is located in Koh Samui, Thailand. Vikasa is located in the south east of the island, close to Lamai and approximately 20 minutes by taxi from Koh Samui International Airport (USM).

The best way to get to Vikasa is to fly into Koh Samui International Airport (USM).  There are daily flights into Koh Samui from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and others. Alternatively, the Vikasa team can also arrange your pick up from the airport. Flying is the quickest route, but tourists and yoga enthusiasts can also travel by train and ferry which takes approximately 13.5 hours.

This will depend on where you are from.  For details of Thailand’s visa arrangements with specific countries see here.

Although tourist visas are generally required, there is an exemption for travelers from 30 countries (Australia, UK, USA, France, Germany, Sweden and others) who wish to travel to Thailand for 30 days or less.  If you are a citizen of one of these countries you do not need to obtain a visa.  Note that if you plan to stay for longer than 30 days, it is possible to obtain a short extension from the immigration office on Koh Samui at some point during your stay.

If you are not a citizen of one of the countries with which Thailand has specific visa exemption or waiver arrangements, you will need to obtain a 30, 60 or 90 day tourist visa before arriving in Thailand

Anyone is welcome to join this 100 Hour Yoga Training. You do not need to be a yoga teacher and there are no prerequisites to join. It can be advantageous to have some previous experience in practicing Yin Yoga, but most importantly that you possess a passion to learn the benefits of Yin Yoga for self-development and/or teaching professionally.

Yoga clothes, tropical climate clothes, and swimwear. Yoga mats and props and towels are all provided. You may want to add an excursion to your program such as a waterfall hike, in which case a pair of sneakers would also be handy.

You will receive a certificate of completion of 100 hours of training. This course will qualify and enable you to teach Yin Yoga upon completion, however to become a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, you do need to complete a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training also. If you already hold a 200hr certification, this will count as 100 hours of continuing education with Yoga Alliance (100 YACEP).

Koh Samui is a beautiful tropical island located in the Gulf of Thailand.  It is approximately 90 minutes from the mainland via ferry, but is easily accessible via airplane.  It has key infrastructure such as a small international airport, good medical facilities (including hospitals), banking facilities (including ATMs), good wifi coverage and good roads.  It is possible to drive around the entire island in around 90 minutes, and visitors generally either travel via scooter or taxi as walking is difficult.  Vikasa is located between Chaweng Noi and Lamai in a quiet area of the island.  It is possible to walk from Vikasa to nearby beaches, but guests generally stay on the Vikasa premises or rent scooters or taxis for trips to nearby markets and shopping malls.  The weather is generally hot year round, with temperatures often around 30 degrees celsius. This breathtaking island provides a perfect environment for practicing yoga due to its remote setting, natural surroundings, beautiful beaches, and untouched seas.

We recommend that participants download the free lifestyle guide and read up on the Vikasa Lifestyle before arrival. If you don’t have time to read it that’s alright too, simply bring an open mind and an open heart. You can also begin integrating weekly yin yoga practices to prepare for the course if you wish to.

The promotional offer of $250 off is available for the first 5 people to sign up. Check the upcoming dates at the top of this page, if the promotion is available, it will be stated in green next to the date. Otherwise, you may contact us to confirm.

You will receive a certificate of completion of 100 hours of training. This course will qualify and enable you to teach Yin Yoga upon completion, however to become a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, you do need to complete a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training also. If you already hold a 200hr certification, this will count as 100 hours of continuing education with Yoga Alliance (100 YACEP).

To attend the course, it can be advantageous to have previous experience in practicing yin yoga, most importantly you possess a passion to learn the benefits of yin yoga for self-development and/or teaching professionally.

You can begin integrating weekly yin yoga practices to prepare for the course if you wish to.

Yes! If your partner is not participating in the training but would like to join you, you are welcome to book a room that enables double occupancy (which is any room except the Yoga Cave and Yoga Cave Plus) You will only pay an additional $25 a day for your partner to join you, they will have access to all public yoga classes, all Vikasa facilities and the twice daily buffet meals are also included. Simply let us know when applying if you would like to bring your partner.

All Vikasa rooms are private rooms. The Yoga Cave and Yoga Cave Plus are single private rooms with shared bathrooms, all other rooms are private ensuite rooms. You can twin share only if you are booking with someone you are traveling with- a friend, partner, relative etc. that is also doing the retreat with you.

For twin share pricing, simply add 2 x tuition price, plus one room price to get the total twin share. If you are booking two places on a YTT you will be eligible to a discount, this is dependant on the current promotions available. Simply contact us to find out the total price for twin share.

The course dates start on your check in and check out dates. Check in is available from 2pm. On the first day there is a group dinner and casual information session. Offical classes will start on day two. On the final day, you will enjoy brunch and check out is at 12 noon.

You are more than welcome to book additional nights before or after the offical training dates. Simply contact us to enquire about pricing and availability. Or let us know on your application you would like to book additional nights. YTT students to get a discount on the regular nightly rate. The regular nightly rate also includes twice daily buffet meals, access to all public yoga classes and all facilities. Many students do like to arrive a few days early to acclimatise, especially after a long journey. Many students do also end up extending their stay after the YTT. This is always dependant on our availability, so booking in advance is recommended, but if you do opt to stay longer once onsite, simply check with our reservation team at the front desk. 

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