300hr Teacher Training

Koh Samui, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

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Jonah Kest
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Jun 23 - Jul 17, 2024
Group size: 1 - 40
300hr Teacher Training
Koh Samui, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

Jonah Kest
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12 reviews

Jun 23 - Jul 17, 2024
Group size: 1 - 40

About this trip

Welcome to Become a Yogi's 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Jonah Kest.


Koh Samui, Thailand


June 23 - July 17 2024


Vikasa is the ideal healthy lifestyle venue for your 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, due to its balance of secluded island paradise, freshly-prepared food and a yoga sala constructed in a beautiful setting and designed to get the best out of students – making it the perfect environment for study. Each week, you’ll also be able to fully explore the stunning natural surroundings of Koh Samui and its abundance of activities including ancient temples, picturesque fishing villages, street markets and fire shows on the beach on your day off. Plus, you’ll have full access to all resort facilities including Wi-Fi, infinity pool, spa and café. Vikasa is an environment curated for transformation. The natural elements of the ocean and jungle create an inspiring and enlightening space purposely built for your evolution & to enhance your holistic wellbeing. Speaking of evolution ~ let’s explore the ways you’ll be feeding your yoga teacher mind with our rich and unparalleled curriculum! 


CURRICULUM >>

Your days we be packed and exhausting in the most enriching way! You’ll be on your mat, off your mat and sharing feedback inside a new generation of connection and within a container of sacred space. Whew! Here is the scaffolding…


SEVEN DOORWAYS: THE KEST METHOD >>

Designed by Jonny Kest, this is the only training outside of his own where you will experience the complete toolset to unlocking the popular and soul-reaching Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga flow that we know as modern yogis. The best kept secret ( not to give too much away just yet.. ) is the simplicity, the union with meditation and the understanding that nothing stays the same. 


ARCHITECTURE OF FLOW >>

Vinyasa Sequencing is everything. Learn the courage of catching the current! Create free-flowing Sun Salutations that have proven to be the recipe for inner silence. Embody the union of postures. Discover which poses support each other and propel your students into their own state of bliss! Learn the WHY and HOW.


TEACHING MASTERY >> 

Beyond the technicality of a pristine yoga class, there is a way to return the student back to themselves. We will show you how to do this while maintaining personal equanimity and growth as a professional yoga teacher.


SELF-INQUIRY >> 

Equanimity through Meditation and experiencing our own blind spots are just a couple of ways we will help you truly see reality as it is. A generous piece of this training leans on how you learn to free yourself from your old patterns and aversions. When you give yourself permission to evolve, it is impossible to keep to yourself! 

Journaling + Group Discussion. 


YIN YOGA >>

30 Hours of functional yin yoga. A comprehensive and integrative approach to yoga that blends ancient wisdom with modern science to support your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 


ANATOMY >>

60 Hours of Functional Anatomy: The Physical Body

Including studies on ~ 

Hands-on Learning
Energetic Optimal Alignment
Effective Practice
Tissue & Joints
Directions of Mobility


PHILOSOPHY >>  

60 Hours of Wisdom in Context. 

Including studies on ~

Patanjali Sutras
Hatha Pradipika
Bhagavad Gita
Tantra
Samkhya


MOBILITY + ANIMAL FLOW >> 

Fresh, unedited flows that will help take your class sequencing to a new level.

Increase your movement capacity through either stationary patterns or in-motion drills like primitive movements and locomotion. Strengthen the range of motion of each joint which will give a balanced and total body elasticity and flexibility to prevent movement/athletic related injuries. Increase strength and stamina as well as your overall movement execution and performance. 


MEDITATION >> 

The original. Without this, nothing else follows. 

You’ll leave with a personal Anapana meditation practice that will transform all of your relationships. Learn the technique and the roots.


BUSINESS OF YOGA >>

Jonah Kest will share his trade secrets on how to develop right livelihood and share yoga with the masses.


Additionally you will…

✔️Refine your knowledge of the Ashtanga yoga primary series & learn Ashtanga remix! 

✔️Learn a multitude of different Pranayama Techniques: Breath is Life! 

✔️Deep dive into Fascia & Structural Integration 

✔️Discover the Healing Power of Touch: Hands on Adjustments

✔️Learn the Art of Giving & Receiving Useful Feedback 

✔️Understand Rhythm & Voice Control

✔️Work in small teaching breakout groups for individualized mentoring

✔️And so much more! 


YOUR TEACHER >>

Jonah Kest is the lead teacher of the course. You will spend most of your time with Jonah directly. He has hand picked guest teachers to join him for the 300 Hour Teacher Training Experience. 

ACCOMMODATIONS + NOURISMENT

During the 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, your brunch and dinner ( all you can eat buffets ) will be included at Vikasa’s healthy restaurant, Vikasa Life Café. Your training includes a variety-packed, abundant healthy breakfast, dinner and snacks. You’ll eat in a beautiful, community setting where you can choose to socialize or find a quiet corner with a majestic view across the Gulf of Thailand. Vikasa Life Café serves wholesome, health-conscious buffet meals in self-service style, together with a full a-la-carte menu.

YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFICATION

Receive a globally recognized *RYT300 certificate from Yoga Alliance.* A 200 Hour Certificate is required as a pre-requisite for ALL students. If you plan to formally register as an RYT with Yoga Alliance, your 200 certificate must be YA certified ~ to equal 500 hours. YA does not accept 300 Hour certificates alone. 

TUITION

All students must stay on site at Vikasa in order to be accepted into the program.

Your course tuition includes meals and accommodations.

 

PACKAGE A >>

SHARED ACCOMMODATIONS +  BRUNCH & DINNER DAILY 

$6500 Total


PACKAGE B >>

SINGLE ACCOMMODATIONS + BRUNCH & DINNER DAILY 

$8000 Total


Payment plans ( 5 payments ) are available to anyone registering before 10/31 or until spaces are filled! A $1000 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration.

EAT LIKE A YOGI

We believe the way we eat and how we make food matters. An integral part of the Life Café philosophy is awareness of what we put in our bodies and the impact it has on ourselves, each other and the earth.

During your stay at Vikasa your meals will be enjoyed at Vikasa’s healthy restaurant, the Life Café. You’ll eat in a beautiful, community setting where you can choose to socialize with other guests or find a quiet corner with a majestic view across the Gulf of Thailand. Vikasa Life Café serves wholesome, health-conscious buffet meals in self-service style, together with a full a-la-carte menu.

Every buffet meal also includes a main course option. On the buffet there is a variety of salads, breads, soups and home-pressed fruit juices. For dessert we serve fruits or the occasional, ever-popular mango sticky rice, or healthy chocolate mousse. Meals are based upon fresh, local, whole food and are primarily vegan and vegetarian, with some seafood options to choose from. Meals are nutritionally abundant and are balanced, creative and mouth watering- food is always a highlight for our guests. 

Aside from the included buffet meals, a full menu is available at the cafe from 9am-9pm seven days a week. Choose from our own signature blend of coffee, delicious vibrant smoothies, healthy snacks, vegan burgers and burritos, abundant salads and tasty mains. Don’t miss the dessert fridge with an always-rotating selection of raw vegan cakes, bliss balls and treats to help fuel you between classes!

What’s included

  • Airport Pickup
    Our team will greet you with a smile on your arrival at USM airport.
  • Full Access
    Full access to all facilities: Wifi, Pool, Spa, Salas and Secret Beach.
  • Healthy Meals
    Healthy brunch and dinner designed for your training at Life Café.

What’s not included

  • Flight

Available Packages

SHARED ACCOMMODATIONS + BRUNCH & DINNER
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The retreat space has been curated for evolution and transformation. Tucked away from the main road and with panoramic views of the ocean, infinity pool and tropical gardens, you’ll feel a world away whilst on your yoga retreat journey.


Rooms are cleaned daily by our professional housekeeping team, topping you up with fresh drinking water and a mini bar that includes healthy snacks, kombucha and organic local chocolate- all the essentials for a good yoga practice! Inside each room you’ll find a compendium with all the information you need for during your stay including wifi password (wifi is easily accessible and available in all rooms and all common areas), laundry details, transportation advice, maps of the surrounding areas and some inspiring information about Vikasa the Vikasa lifestyle and philosophy.


All rooms are located within an easy walking distance to the yoga salas, Life Cafe, infinity pool, spa pagodas and the secret beach. 


All rooms have effective air conditioning, hairdryers, a safe for your valuables, and natural Vikasa toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, body and hand soap. There is also a bar fridge and kettle with organic tea. You will feel right at home during your stay and completely safe in our community retreat space. Wake to the sound of morning birds and the sun rising over the horizon. Fall asleep under a blanket of stars ready to greet another new and exciting day.

$6,500
Deposit: $1,000
PRIVATE ACCOMMODATIONS + BRUNCH & DINNER
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The retreat space has been curated for evolution and transformation. Tucked away from the main road and with panoramic views of the ocean, infinity pool and tropical gardens, you’ll feel a world away whilst on your yoga retreat journey.


Rooms are cleaned daily by our professional housekeeping team, topping you up with fresh drinking water and a mini bar that includes healthy snacks, kombucha and organic local chocolate- all the essentials for a good yoga practice! Inside each room you’ll find a compendium with all the information you need for during your stay including wifi password (wifi is easily accessible and available in all rooms and all common areas), laundry details, transportation advice, maps of the surrounding areas and some inspiring information about Vikasa the Vikasa lifestyle and philosophy.


All rooms are located within an easy walking distance to the yoga salas, Life Cafe, infinity pool, spa pagodas and the secret beach. 


All rooms have effective air conditioning, hairdryers, a safe for your valuables, and natural Vikasa toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, body and hand soap. There is also a bar fridge and kettle with organic tea. You will feel right at home during your stay and completely safe in our community retreat space. Wake to the sound of morning birds and the sun rising over the horizon. Fall asleep under a blanket of stars ready to greet another new and exciting day.

$8,000
Deposit: $1,000


Your Organizer


JK
Jonah Kest
12 reviews
Today, Jonah is a well traveled ashtanga/vinyasa teacher whose classes are both graceful and intense. Impermanence, compassion and humility are just a few of the elements that Jonah seamlessly weaves through each healing practice.

Reviews

Become A Yogi Teacher Training was an absolute DREAM!!! It’s truly hard to put those 18 days into words. The experience was transformational. Jonah, Renae, Heidi, and Marco are very knowledgeable individuals who provided an incredible amount of insight in their areas of expertise. I couldn’t imagine the trip without them. We learned and practiced a lot which allowed us to walk away from the experience feeling confident about sharing yoga with the world. All the students, now teachers, who attended were absolutely amazing!! Some life long friendships were definitely made. <3 I highly recommend signing up and investing in yourself. It’s your time!!
By Tanna K for BECOME A YOGA TEACHER FALL 2023 on Sep 28, 2023
We had a great time together, it was an honor to be part of becomeayogi with Jonah, Renae and Heidi. I learned a lot, I improved the way a connect with my breath, I gained confidence and knowledge on how to teach and met a lot of wonderful people. The food was incredible and the place was magical.
By Charlin J for BECOME A YOGA TEACHER FALL 2023 on Sep 28, 2023
The single most transformational Yoga training i’ve ever been to. Jonah created the perfect environment for growth and expansion. The training was world class and everything felt intentionally curated to prioritize the students and their connection. From the location, food, morning meditations and the overall curriculum, it is literally impossible not to grow when you’re here. Through this training I feel like I have found my Yoga family and a happy home within my mind. Thank you for this next-level training Jonah.
By Brandon B for BECOME A YOGA TEACHER 2023 on Aug 24, 2023
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We had a great time! The hotel was excellent, easy check in, friendly staff, very clean and comfortable rooms. The resort itself was so beautiful and the food was wonderful. Daily yoga and activities were great. I enjoyed my free time but could have used more structure, too much free time at times. It would have been nice to have options for other optional activities and meals.
By Nicole R for YOGA X FREEDIVING RETREAT on Nov 30, 2022
MG
Such an amazing, transformative experience. Thank you SO much! So strongly recommend. My first yoga retreat and the best ever. Thank you!
By Mahna G for YOGA X FREEDIVING RETREAT on Nov 28, 2022
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Choosing to travel with Jonah is one of the best travel choices I have made. He is genuine, down-to-earth, and makes you feel at ease no matter where you are. His retreats and yoga teacher trainings are world-class. He carefully plans each experience to make it one you will never forget. He is also magnet for the most incredible people; you are sure to also walk away with relationships you'll treasure for life. You cannot go wrong by attending one of his events.
By Kira W on 23 May, 2023