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Become A Certified Yoga Teacher In As Little As 6 Weeks WITHOUT Leaving Home!

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200 Hour Foundation

Online
Yoga
Teacher
Training

We're so pleased to announce our NEW Online Yoga Teacher Training. This course is the core of our academy and our community.

My goal is to give people around the globe the opportunity to get certified to teach yoga safely and effectively from the comfort of their own homes.

Our curriculum has been perfected over the last decade and is suitable for everyone from novice to advanced. The course is self-paced and taken entirely online, with live support from our experienced faculty.

We are excited to offer you a 3 Day FREE Trial so you can experience some classes and discover exactly what's involved. 

With Gratitude,

Kosta Miachin & the Vikasa Team

200 Hour Foundation

Online Yoga
Teacher Training

We're so pleased to announce our NEW Online Yoga Teacher Training. This course is the core of our academy and our community.

My goal is to give people around the globe the opportunity to get certified to teach yoga safely and effectively from the comfort of their own homes.

Our curriculum has been perfected over the last decade and is suitable for everyone from novice to advanced. The course is self-paced and taken entirely online, with live support from our experienced faculty.

We are excited to offer you a 7 Day FREE Trial so you can experience some classes and discover exactly what's involved. 

With Gratitude,

Kosta Miachin & the Vikasa Team

 
 

What will I learn?

The 200-hour online yoga teacher training course provides immersion into the art and science of yoga. Together we will study and deconstruct the pillars of yoga such as asana, pranayama, meditation and theory. Proper asana technique is a core component of the syllabus. With workshops covering alignment, adjustment, anatomy and physiology, you can progress from intermediate positions up to advanced techniques such as Yoga Dandasana, Navasanas, and arm balances. Another key area of focus is pranayama.

Discover how to achieve a healthy body and mind through breathing exercises like kapalaphati, nadi sodhana, ujjai, and square pranayama. Perfect your control of rhythmic energy to purify the lungs and synchronize brain hemispheres. We will cover ground in both ancient and modern yoga philosophy. Improve your chakra breathing meditation, microcosmic orbit and other meditation techniques. Learn about anatomy and physiology to better understand how yoga can safely be applied to yield health benefits.

Practice

• OVER 200 ASANA POSTURES
• THE PRINCIPLES OF ASANA
• ASANA ALIGNMENT GEOMETRY
• THE 5 KOSHAS / SHEATHS
• INTRODUCTION TO TANTRA
• SCIENCE BEHIND SEQUENCING
• BASIC PRANAYAMA BREATHING
• INTELLIGENT FREESTYLE METHOD
• THE EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA
• TRADITIONAL HATHA YOGA
• YIN YOGA SEQUENCING
• NADIS THE SEVEN CHAKRAS
• THE VIKASA YOGA METHOD
• FOOD, NUTRITION, DIGESTION

Theory

• THE BUSINESS OF YOGA
• ESSENCE OF YOGIC PHILOSOPHY
• HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA TEXT
• THE BAGHAVAD GITA TEXT
• MEDITATION TECHNIQUES
• RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
• MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUES
• MANTRAS AND CHANTING
• KRIYAS FOR PURIFICATION
• THE VAYUS & VAYUS ACTIONS
• HEALING CHEMICALS & MINERALS
• SELF INQUIRY & REALISATION
• THE PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING
• STATIC STRENGTH & ENDURANCE

Workshops

• ASANAS FOR DEVELOPING BALANCE
• THE PRINCIPLES OF MOVEMENT
• ANATOMY, MOBILITY AND STABILITY
• SKELETAL DIFFERENCES, ALIGNMENTS
• MUSCLES & THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
• CREATING SEQUENCES FOR CLASSES
• INTRODUCTION TO VINYASA THEORY
• HISTORY OF HIMALAYAN VINYASA
• WARM UPS & SUN SALUTATIONS
• SEQUENCING METHODOLOGY
• THE 5 MOVEMENTS OF THE SPINE
• THE HISTORY OF YOGA IN INDIA
• BANDHAS, MUDRAS AND DRISHTIS
• KUNDALINI MOVEMENT, REACTIONS

What will I learn?

The 200-hour online yoga teacher training course provides immersion into the art and science of yoga. Together we will study and deconstruct the pillars of yoga such as asana, pranayama, meditation and theory. Proper asana technique is a core component of the syllabus. With workshops covering alignment, adjustment, anatomy and physiology, you can progress from intermediate positions up to advanced techniques such as Yoga Dandasana, Navasanas, and arm balances. Another key area of focus is pranayama.

Discover how to achieve a healthy body and mind through breathing exercises like kapalaphati, nadi sodhana, ujjai, and square pranayama. Perfect your control of rhythmic energy to purify the lungs and synchronize brain hemispheres. We will cover ground in both ancient and modern yoga philosophy. Improve your chakra breathing meditation, microcosmic orbit and other meditation techniques. Learn about anatomy and physiology to better understand how yoga can safely be applied to yield health benefits.

Practice

• OVER 200 ASANA POSTURES
• THE PRINCIPLES OF ASANA
• ASANA ALIGNMENT GEOMETRY
• THE 5 KOSHAS / SHEATHS
• INTRODUCTION TO TANTRA
• SCIENCE BEHIND SEQUENCING
• BASIC PRANAYAMA BREATHING
• INTELLIGENT FREESTYLE METHOD
• THE EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA
• TRADITIONAL HATHA YOGA
• YIN YOGA SEQUENCING
• NADIS THE SEVEN CHAKRAS
• THE VIKASA YOGA METHOD
• FOOD, NUTRITION, DIGESTION

Theory

• THE BUSINESS OF YOGA
• ESSENCE OF YOGIC PHILOSOPHY
• HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA TEXT
• THE BAGHAVAD GITA TEXT
• MEDITATION TECHNIQUES
• RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
• MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUES
• MANTRAS AND CHANTING
• KRIYAS FOR PURIFICATION
• THE VAYUS & VAYUS ACTIONS
• HEALING CHEMICALS & MINERALS
• SELF INQUIRY & REALISATION
• THE PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING
• STATIC STRENGTH & ENDURANCE

Workshops

• ASANAS FOR DEVELOPING BALANCE
• THE PRINCIPLES OF MOVEMENT
• ANATOMY, MOBILITY AND STABILITY
• SKELETAL DIFFERENCES, ALIGNMENTS
• MUSCLES & THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
• CREATING SEQUENCES FOR CLASSES
• INTRODUCTION TO VINYASA THEORY
• HISTORY OF HIMALAYAN VINYASA
• WARM UPS & SUN SALUTATIONS
• SEQUENCING METHODOLOGY
• THE 5 MOVEMENTS OF THE SPINE
• THE HISTORY OF YOGA IN INDIA
• BANDHAS, MUDRAS AND DRISHTIS
• KUNDALINI MOVEMENT, REACTIONS

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Certification 

Vikasa is fully accredited by the Yoga Alliance, which allows us to certify graduates to teach anywhere in the world. Upon successful completion of this online course, you will receive a certificate, that is fully recognized by yoga alliance. This certificate is the same you would receive if you completed an in-person course at Vikasa, and will allow you to register with Yoga Alliance and proceed to take 300 advanced yoga teacher training at Vikasa in the future.

What are the benefits?

Real Live Instructors

Human interaction logged progress and personal feedback along the way.

Convenient Pace

Learn and process at own pace, in your own space, on your own timezone.

Relaxed Schedule

Average days have 150 minutes of practice including pranayama and deep relaxation.

Review as Needed

Circle back at any time to rewatch courses and refresh your knowledge in the future.

Community Access

Dig into the discussions with live Q&A sessions and a supportive chat group.

Real Certification

Vikasa Academy is fully accredited by the Yoga Alliance to certify our graduates.

Katie Johnson

"The online Vikasa training is such a gift. As a single mom with a full-time career, I could never have dreamed of being able to take the time off to participate in their YTT in person. The course materials are well organized and full of so much incredible content; I’ve noticed incredible improvement in my practice after only two sessions. Everyone involved with Vikasa is a genuine practitioner of yoga: humble, kind, and generous. Thank you so much for making this invaluable course!"

Craig McGuire

"I was hesitant about doing a YTT online. I thought it would never match a live training environment. I was completely wrong! I've gained so much more than I thought possible from an online delivery. A greater appreciation of my own personal yoga practice and how I can share my passion with others. And a greater appreciation of how to live with more purpose (the philosophy section is worth the course fee just by itself!) I highly recommend this training to any aspiring Yoga teacher (or anyone wishing simply to dive deeper into their own practice)."

Complete your online YTT and receive $1000 towards any* YTT at Vikasa.

I WANT $1000 CREDIT HERE

Complete your online YTT and receive $1000 towards any* YTT at Vikasa

I WANT $1000 CREDIT HERE

The only academy that gives you credit in the real world.

We know you're probably feeling a bit stuck this year and you'd love to hop on the first flight to Koh Samui. We want you to stay positive and keep looking forward while cultivating the present moment. For a limited time, we're offering a tuition credit towards any* 200 or 300 Hour Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Samui, Thailand. When you finish your online YTT course you'll automatically qualify for $1000 discount on a real life in-person training.

STEP 1 - Complete 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training online.

STEP 2 - Receive $1000 cash voucher for a future YTT.

STEP 3 - Use credit within 3 years of signing up.

*Limited availability. Reserve in advance.

Our online yoga teacher training has been 10 years in the making.

 

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Try Before you Buy

Choosing the right online yoga teacher training is a big decision and we want you to be confident that Vikasa Academy is the right choice for you. Try out our YTT 200 with zero commitment for 3 days. You'll get access to the first section of the course where you can sample each element of the course that has all the important aspects such as 3 days of complete practice, asana lab, workshop and theory lectures. In addition to the free trial we encourage students to reach out. The Vikasa Academy has certified over 1000 yoga teachers at our physical academy in Koh Samui, Thailand. Why not reach out to some of our graduates directly to hear their personal review?

Foundation Online Yoga Teacher Training | TRIAL

Foundation Online Yoga Teacher Training | FULL

Have you been doing yoga for a while, but still trying to establish a solid self-practice?
Are you looking for a career change, and want to become a certified yoga instructor?
Do you want to study yoga in the safety of home, or environment of your choice?

If you have been considering a yoga teacher training course but have been unable to attend our yoga teacher training in Thailand, now is the perfect time to achieve your dreams. Vikasa Academy is delighted to announce that – for the first time – we can offer our Yoga Alliance certified trainings online! Our infamous Vikasa 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is now available online for the global yoga community. Not only can you access the full syllabus, but we have added extra materials which go above and beyond our standard 200 hour course. It’s time to turn adversity into opportunity

Whether you aim to begin your yoga journey, enhance your technique, or become a fully certified yoga teacher, the 200 hour online yoga teacher training is readily accessible from the safety of home. We want you to feel as though you are here with us at Vikasa Yoga Retreat in Koh Samui. Our amazing team has created the best conditions for you to learn and thrive with LIVE recordings of an actual YTT to provide an inspiring and welcoming learning platform. Take the course from the comfort of your own home or mix it up in the environment of your choice such as your local park.

Watch Your Course Anytime On Our New Mobile App

With the mobile app feature, you'll be able to read or watch all of our content right from your phone. The app also automatically saves your progress, even when you switch between sessions and devices.

Watch Your Course Anytime On Our New Mobile App

With the mobile app feature, you'll be able to read or watch all of our content right from your phone. The app also automatically saves your progress, even when you switch between sessions and devices.

200 +

Hours of high quality video

30 +

Live recorded practice sessions

165

Asana & yoga alignment tutorials

4

Downloadable textbooks

20

Asana sequencing cards

1ifetime

Access to online content

14

Lectures on yoga methodology

500

Hour fully certified RYS

18

Live teacher assignments

1

‘Business of Yoga’ workshop

20 +

Theory & philosophy lectures

1

Downloadable yoga soundtrack

15 +

Pranayama & breathing tutorials

12

Weekly Q&A support sessions

5

Lectures about yogic nutrition

$ 1000

Credit for a live YTT at Vikasa

Henrike Hallmann

"The past few weeks that I spent really diving into all of the practice and knowledge you provide have been so amazing. Establishing a new routine filled with so much mindfulness is really life changing. I love that one can watch the videos and practice individually whenever there is time throughout the day... That makes it really accessible for everyone. The information we get is highly valuable and super interesting, therefore really encouraging to transform your day to day life. The fact that we can constantly ask questions and get feedback in our online group is fantastic and makes the experience much more personal. I already feel very connected to the place and all the people although I’m so far away and I can’t wait to visit Vikasa in person."


Henrike Hallmann

"The past few weeks that I spent really diving into all of the practice and knowledge you provide have been so amazing. Establishing a new routine filled with so much mindfulness is really life changing. I love that one can watch the videos and practice individually whenever there is time throughout the day... That makes it really accessible for everyone. The information we get is highly valuable and super interesting, therefore really encouraging to transform your day to day life. The fact that we can constantly ask questions and get feedback in our online group is fantastic and makes the experience much more personal. I already feel very connected to the place and all the people although I’m so far away and I can’t wait to visit Vikasa in person."


Is this course for me? 

 

If you have internet access, a positive mindset and the desire to dig deeper into your yoga journey, this course is for you. The Online Yoga Teacher Training is suitable for a wide range of experience; from novice to advanced practitioner level. To enable you to learn thoroughly but at your own pace, you enjoy the freedom of a flexible schedule and our Vikasa yoga instructors will be on hand to provide feedback on your growth and performance. If you are already teaching, this is a great opportunity to refresh and hone your teaching skills. You can also enjoy this course without any intention to teach yoga, simply by seeking personal growth, spirituality, and enhanced wellness.

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YTT Teachers

Kosta Miachin

Founder & Teacher

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. He believes that yoga can be a tool of transformation: a means to helping individuals evolve physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically. 

Mikey Lazano

Yoga Teacher

Liverpool fighter Michael Lazano, first came to yoga as a means for increasing flexibility, but after discovering how much more there is to this ancient practice, quickly fell in love. This actually happened on a visit to VIKASA for a yoga holiday. He soon came back and completed both his 200 and 300 hour Teacher Trainings here, before eventually returning permanently, to beautiful Koh Samui and taking a place on the VIKASA teacher team. Although Mikey only found yoga later on in life, in many ways he was born into the lifestyle. Raised as a vegetarian with a strong spiritual and moral compass and a philosophy completely aligned with the ancient yogic texts, he always felt a pull to help and serve.

Niki Lundberg

Yoga Teacher

Niki found yoga during a stressful time and fell in love with the way it made her feel; moving her closer to her inner self. From that day, yoga has taken her on a beautiful journey from Sweden in to the world; holding classes, running workshops, retreats and trainings in Thailand, India and Australia. Niki is an experienced teacher with a background of traditional Hatha Yoga, Akhanda Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Tantra and breath-work, and finds inspiration from people, nature and life. For Niki, yoga is all about moving from the head and the thinking, into the body and the feeling. She teaches breath and movements to guide you into the present moment and deeper into yourself.

Alexy Vyazovov

Philosophy Teacher

A truly passionate and dedicated yogi, Alex began his journey into Yoga over 20 years ago and committed to realizing the essence of yoga beyond the physical practice. He apprenticed with a Yoga master and remained fully immersed in a wide range of yogic practices for several years. Alex later received spiritual initiation and started to share the knowledge of self-realized yogis along with his own experience and insights received during his apprenticeship and years of daily study and meditations. Since 2013 Alex has lived in Thailand and continues teaching the essence of Yoga within Yoga Teacher Training Courses and beyond.

YTT Teachers

Kosta Miachin

Founder & Teacher

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. He believes that yoga can be a tool of transformation: a means to helping individuals evolve physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically. 

Mikey Lazano

Yoga Teacher

Liverpool fighter Michael Lazano, first came to yoga as a means for increasing flexibility, but after discovering how much more there is to this ancient practice, quickly fell in love. This actually happened on a visit to VIKASA for a yoga holiday. He soon came back and completed both his 200 and 300 hour Teacher Trainings here, before eventually returning permanently, to beautiful Koh Samui and taking a place on the VIKASA teacher team. Although Mikey only found yoga later on in life, in many ways he was born into the lifestyle. Raised as a vegetarian with a strong spiritual and moral compass and a philosophy completely aligned with the ancient yogic texts, he always felt a pull to help and serve.

Niki Lundberg

Yoga Teacher

Niki found yoga during a stressful time and fell in love with the way it made her feel; moving her closer to her inner self. From that day, yoga has taken her on a beautiful journey from Sweden in to the world; holding classes, running workshops, retreats and trainings in Thailand, India and Australia. Niki is an experienced teacher with a background of traditional Hatha Yoga, Akhanda Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Tantra and breath-work, and finds inspiration from people, nature and life. For Niki, yoga is all about moving from the head and the thinking, into the body and the feeling. She teaches breath and movements to guide you into the present moment and deeper into yourself.

Alexy Vyazovov

Philosophy Teacher

A truly passionate and dedicated yogi, Alex began his journey into Yoga over 20 years ago and committed to realizing the essence of yoga beyond the physical practice. He apprenticed with a Yoga master and remained fully immersed in a wide range of yogic practices for several years. Alex later received spiritual initiation and started to share the knowledge of self-realized yogis along with his own experience and insights received during his apprenticeship and years of daily study and meditations. Since 2013 Alex has lived in Thailand and continues teaching the essence of Yoga within Yoga Teacher Training Courses and beyond.

We believe in the power of self-initiative, self-love and personal evolution.

Our Approach and Method

Our approach is loved by students for being ‘Intelligent Freestyle of Yoga.’ Although we practice traditional yoga based on ancient lineages of Indian and Himalayan Hatha Yoga, we also teach students to adapt and evolve their practice to fit modern day life. This means our students become free from strict, dogmatic practices, enabling them to adapt their class or their practice to suit their own personality, style or needs. Students finish the course feeling empowered to go back to their lives and create something amazing.

The only way to truly have an impact on the world is to start with your own vibration. Evolution starts with self, it grows through our minds, bodies and energy until we are powerful motivators of connection and manifestors of change. This shift attracts like-minded people who strengthen communities and empower the world around us. The idea of ‘reaching out by reaching within’ is at the heart of our teacher training program – equipping you with the skills and confidence to connect with others and share the power of yoga.

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Yoga Teacher Training

200+ HOURS

$2000

$1000

**or 3 payments of $400

  • Accredited Certification
  • Lifetime Access
  • Live Instructors
  • Asana & Alignment
  • Pranayama & Breathing
  • Yoga Methodology
  • Theory & Philosophy
  • Live Support Group
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Free Bonus Courses! ($1188 value)

When you sign up for teacher training certification with the Vikasa Yoga Academy we give you FREE access to 4 bonus courses to help deepen and perfect your personal yoga practice.

Free Bonus #1: Asana Fundamentals

(Value $297)

This 3 week program consists of 18 lessons, led by Vikasa Founder & Lead Teacher Kosta Miachin. Designed for beginners, the aim is just solid, regular, daily practice. This is something you can easily practice every day for maintenance and building a solid foundation in your training form. Each week contains: 5 days of Active Strong Practice, 1 day of Surya Namaskar followed by Passive Chill Flow and 1 day off.

Free Bonus #1

Asana Fundamentals (Value $297)

This 3 week program consists of 18 lessons, led by Vikasa Founder & Lead Teacher Kosta Miachin. Designed for beginners, the aim is just solid, regular, daily practice. This is something you can easily practice every day for maintenance and building a solid foundation in your training form. Each week contains: 5 days of Active Strong Practice, 1 day of Surya Namaskar followed by Passive Chill Flow and 1 day off.

Free Bonus #2: Asana Progression

(Value $297)

This is a beginner to intermediate course consisting of 30 themed lessons, progressively getting more challenging and also shifting focus through different areas of practice. This is a well rounded practice set that should definitely cover your daily practice needs. Led by Mikey Lazano.

Free Bonus #2

Asana Progression (Value $297)

This is a beginner to intermediate course consisting of 30 themed lessons, progressively getting more challenging and also shifting focus through different areas of practice. This is a well rounded practice set that should definitely cover your daily practice needs. Led by Mikey Lazano.

Free Bonus #3: Meditation Fundamentals

(Value $297)

Join Alex for a series of guided meditations to lay the foundation and build meaningful meditation practice that bears limitless fruit and improvement in your personal practice and life in general. Start with the basics and progress gradually to more advanced techniques. Learn to use breath, visualization and mantra to support your practice. Master the unruly mind, attain inner peace, get control over emotions and raise awareness of your essence nature with this universal meditation course.

Free Bonus #3

Meditation Fundamentals (Value $297)

Join Alex for a series of guided meditations to lay the foundation and build meaningful meditation practice that bears limitless fruit and improvement in your personal practice and life in general. Start with the basics and progress gradually to more advanced techniques. Learn to use breath, visualization and mantra to support your practice. Master the unruly mind, attain inner peace, get control over emotions and raise awareness of your essence nature with this universal meditation course.

Free Bonus #4

Pranayama Fundamentals (Value $297)

There are 8 lessons in this course, and this will introduce you and help you establish a daily pranayama and meditation routine. You will learn the following: Deep breathing Kapalabhati Nadi Sodhana Ujjai Led by Kosta Miachin P.S. Even though there is only 8 lessons, this course is designed to be completed over 4 weeks. Each lesson should be repeated at lease 4-5 times before moving onto the next one.

Free Bonus #4: Pranayama Fundamentals 

(Value $297)

There are 8 lessons in this course, and this will introduce you and help you establish a daily pranayama and meditation routine. You will learn the following: Deep breathing Kapalabhati Nadi Sodhana Ujjai Led by Kosta Miachin P.S. Even though there is only 8 lessons, this course is designed to be completed over 4 weeks. Each lesson should be repeated at lease 4-5 times before moving onto the next one.

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