Yoga Academy – Yin and Yang Yoga Teacher Training with Simon Low Feb 14-Mar 14, 2015


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Yoga Retreat (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 55/20-24 Moo 4, Namuang, Suratthani, THAILAND
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Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 to Saturday, 14 Mar 2015
4140-4640 Euro
What does that include?



Samahita Retreat welcomes The Yoga Academy’s Yin and Yang Yoga Teacher Training and Study Intensive, with Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification. Established and led by Simon Low, one of Europe’s most renowned yoga teachers, The Yoga Academy is considered by many to be the most highly respected yoga teacher training school in the UK providing in-depth education in the full spectrum of yogic studies.

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“I was already a qualified yoga teacher when I undertook this training and it consolidated and deepened my knowledge and experience both as a yoga teacher and yoga practitioner.

∼ Morgan Marshall, graduate of YYTT 2014

“This course is exceptional with high quality education: the teachers are professional, qualified and passionate. I was looking for something serious, and I have not been disappointed at all. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have found and chosen this course.

∼ Jacqueline Ahmed, Swizterland/Laos, graduate of 200-hour training of 2013

“This course will change you and the way you practice. Even if you are experienced you will learn a lot from this course. Come with an open mind. If it were not for this course I have no doubt I would not be where I am today, and this is just the beginning I hope.

∼ Michelle Killian, Ireland, graduate of 200-hour training of 2013

“The training gave me a whole new experience and understanding of yoga as a whole. I had read many of the right books before, but suddenly everything made so much more sense. The unique combination of Yang (active) and Yin (restorative) yoga balanced our bodies on a deep level. It was quite a revelation to me that ‘less is more’. The training has served me well. It has changed how I teach yoga.”

∼ Gudrun Docherty, Greece, graduate of 200-hour training of 2012


About the TeacherSimon Low

Simon Low, BWY and Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500) teacher, is the Principal of The Yoga Academy offering foundational and continuing education to yoga teachers and students in the UK and internationally. After a career in the music industry based out of London and New York, Simon undertook training as yoga teacher and therapist 24 years ago with renowned yoga teacher, therapist and author Dr. Larry Payne at Samata International in Los Angeles, California. These studies were augmented by Simon’s training in macrobiotics, bodywork and psycho-spiritual enquiry. Simon’s foundational teachings are informed by the teachings of Sri T Krishnamacharya and his primary students. Simon’s current teachings reflect his continued training and on-going studies with international teachers in many forms of Hatha and Classical yoga, traditional Chinese and eastern medicine, Chi Kung, ancient and contemporary healing methodologies, centred-movement, psychology and physical therapy. Simon is an ongoing student of A.H. Almaas’ Ridhwan School, but his primary teacher lives within himself, a relationship he continues to cultivate with the help and guidance of his current teachers and practice. He inspires others to cultivate the same relationship within themselves and their own yoga practices.

Following many years of teaching in the UK, Simon co-founded Triyoga in London, where he was Director of Yoga until 2003, since which time he has concentrated on teacher training at The Yoga Academy and on leading study intensives, workshops and rejuvenating yoga retreats around the world. Over the years, Simon has developed a unique and personal teaching style and now practices and teaches a harmonious combination of Yin and Yang Yoga. Not a set system but a balanced approach that can inform and enrich all styles of yoga, Yin and Yang Yoga offers fresh vitality to yoga practice, kindness and respect to the human form, transformative breathing practices, and for the mind – the space for peace and tranquillity.

In 2007, Simon released his now very popular DVD “Yin and Yang Yoga” and will release a Yin Yoga App in 2014.

Other faculty details can be found on

“Be prepared to be blown away by the teachings. The information you will receive orally and on paper is priceless and for a life time. The Yoga Academy teachers are impressively dedicated to the teachings of yoga (so make sure you are too!) and they do not settle for anything but the best they can offer. You will have all the support you need; you are in very good and safe hands.

∼ Maria de Sousa, Portugal, graduate of 200-hour training of 2013

“The course was remarkably well structured with information linked in a logical, relevant way. Professional and resourceful with clear guidelines for follow-up reading. Deeply knowledgeable and inspiring.

∼ Thea Todorova, UK, graduate of 200-hour training of 2013

“It is an intensive teacher training course designed and taught with great care by a tem of loving teachers. I felt safe and respected all the time both as a human and student.”




∼ Jozef Wiewel, UK, graduate of 200-hour training of 2012







The scheduled study and off days are as follows:

14 FebruaryArrival*, orientation and joint dinner
15 – 19 FebruaryStudy days
20 FebruaryDay off
21 – 25 FebruaryStudy days
26 FebruaryDay off
27 February – 3 MarchStudy days
4 MarchDay off
5 – 9 MarchStudy days
10 MarchDay off
11 – 13 MarchStudy days
14 MarchEnd of training and departures**

* Please note: Latest arrival on 14 February by 6 pm for orientation dinner.

** Departure possible at any time on 14 March.

The table below provides you with an outline of our daily activities.

7.00 amTea and honey available
7.30 am – 10.00 amChant, sit, practice, pranayama
10.00 am – 11.00 amBrunch
11.00 am – 12.30 pmPhilosophy
12.30 pm – 1.00 pmBreak
1.00 pm – 2.30 pmTeaching methodology
2.30 – 4.00 pmBreak
4.00 – 7.00 pmAsana and anatomy
7.00 – 8.00 pmDinner



Included for 4140-4640 Euro

This intensive training has three different price categories in modern Asian-tropical accommodation.

Room optionsPrice
In shared accommodation€ 4,140
In semi-private accommodation€ 4,340
In single accommodation€ 4,640

Share room = twin accommodation in duplex rooms.
Semi-private = private room with a bathroom shared with another trainee.
Single = private room with own en-suite bathroom.

The rate includes

  • your choice of accommodation,

  • tuition and course manuals,

  • wholesome and healthy buffet meals,

  • full use of Samahita Retreat facilities (wifi, steam room, pool, etc.),

  • Yoga Alliance 200-hour standard certification (upon successful completion).

If you wish to come with your partner or family, Samahita Retreat is equipped to accommodate them. You can also stay off site and arrange your own accommodation. In both cases, please get in touch with

Payment policy

An initial EUR 1380 deposit, payable to Samahita Retreat, is required upon acceptance to the course irrespective of the accommodation option. The deposit confirms your place on the course. The remaining balance, with semi-private or single room supplements, if applicable, is to be made in two equal instalments by 13 November 2014 and 13 January 2015, respectively.

Application and enrolment

To apply, please follow the instructions and fill in the confidential online application form on This course is strictly limited to a maximum of 26 students. All applications will be responded to within 7 working days and will be considered in order of receipt, as will a wait list at the point the course places are all allocated.



Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

We only have two deluxe one bedroom suites located in our most private building closest to the sea. They have a private bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, generous bathroom and an extra large balcony. Both suites offer a modern open living room with sofa bed, LCD TV, working desk and DVD/ iPod Stereo. They are perfect for a family or couple. The additional rate is a flat rate based on the room and is added on to the total rate package whether a single individual, couple or family.

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite – Additional cost on the total program package:

  • € 50 per day

  • € 320 for one week

  • € 620 for two weeks

  • € 900 for three weeks

  • € 1100 for four weeks

Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide with you with a private community and greater security. A selection of our rooms enjoy this spectacular sea view, while others enjoy the tropical gardens scene.

“Whilst this course seemed a little more expensive than some, something kept drawing me back to this course and  I’m really happy I chose to learn with the amazing teachers at The Yoga Academy –  the thought behind the course, experience of each of the teachers and the wealth of information you both explore  both on the course and take away makes it an unbelievable investment. I truly appreciate having had the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful experience – my outlook, how I deal with others, and so much beyond my asana practice has been touched by my time spent at Samahita.

Maria McNabb, Ireland, graduate of YYTT 2014

“I’m amazed how much I have learned in just 4 weeks. Though a heavy portion of anatomy, it’s delivered in a way that’s relevant to my practice, so I’m not learning anatomy for the sake of it.

∼ Sheila Lam, Hong Kong, graduate of YYTT 2013

“I feel ready to teach yoga. The knowledge and practice I have absorbed and t developed here has given me confidence and deepened my passion for yoga




∼ Smita Das, UK, graduate of YYTT 2013