Alignment Yoga & Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course

We welcome you to our high-qulity Yoga teacher training program. Below you will find a brief overview with links to more information.

Yoga-Alliance Certified

Keeping the quality by standards
Our Yoga Alliance Certified Alignment Yoga Training represents a comprehensive presentation of yoga as therapy, a vehicle to promote health and a discipline providing genuine well-being. Since the program is on Alignment and focuses on Yoga Therapy based training, the information is much more in-depth than a normal Yoga training course. You will learn about physical anatomy in detail, including sessions in Therapeutic Touch, the correct postures for each asana, how different body types need different adjustments, and much more. Our aim is to teach students the deeper principles behind body structure, so they can integrate this knowledge. And so they can come from a place of adjusting with the how and why, instead of just rote learning.
In this training program, you will learn the underlying principles of asanas as the foundation of physical, emotional and spiritual layers. This allows you to begin your practice confidently with an extensive toolbox of yoga methods, approaches, and techniques along with the ability to evaluate individual needs and adapt yoga practices accordingly. You will learn the underlying principles of asanas as the foundation for the spiritual and energetic layers of yoga. As part of the transformational nature of the program, as it pertains to today's day and age, instead of more esoteric yogic practices.
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  • Get a better understanding of your own physical body, of your breath and mind.
  • Learn to structure and lead an intelligent Yoga class; Vinyasa, Alignment or Therapeutic.
  • Chant Mantras and devotional heart opening songs.
  • Learn about the traditional yogic life style and philosophy adapting it to your everyday modern life.
  • Learn about Ayurveda and find your own Dosha (body type).
  • Eat healthy vegan food! :)
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Upcoming Teacher Trainings

What people say about Gaia

  • An excellent place for yoga with excellent teachers
  • The atmosphere is so friendly. It's like a family!
  • 100% recommended
  • Good mix of Yoga offers
  • I absolutely love the kirtan nights!
  • A safe environment to practice yoga and enjoy the community
  • The place is simply magical

Gaia Yogashala Foundation

The Teacher for Alignment and Therapy Yoga

Tal Swissa

A co-founder of Gaia Yogashala, Tal has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since discovering its joys and benefits in 2001. Tal emphasizes alignment and strength in addition to flow and softness, with each class tailored to the needs of her students. She encourages her students to attune themselves to the current requirements of their bodies so that they establish a balanced, healthy yoga practice, as well as acquire and master their own optimal body posture.

Arnaud Chartier

Arnaud's classes and teachings combine different styles and techniques, including Iyengar yoga, mindfulness meditation and energetic and therapeutic yoga. He encourages his students to find their own intuitive yoga practice to answer and support the homeostasis (balance) of their body and mind. Incorporating the alignment of the body, he guides his students towards an inner journey of discovery and self healing.

About the Yoga School

Nestled in a corner of Koh Phangan island, Gaia Yogashala is a space of rest, peace and growth.

Through our Teacher Training courses, we offer passionate students a chance to deepen their yoga journey and establish a foundation to become Yoga Teachers themselves.

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Currently we run our TTCs in the Yoga Hall of Pranayama Garden, a beautiful and quiet location in Srithanu (Koh Phangan).