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Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui Thailand
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“The most contributing factor to your success (in Yoga) is your sincerity.”
∼ Sri O.P. Tiwariji
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“ If you are ready and willing, the community here
will be a guide for you to find yourself and your path.”
~ Erika, TT student 2014
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“Discover Asia's leading Yoga Teacher Training Institute”
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“Centered Yoga training now in it's 16th year.


Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand.
An Established Global Leader in Authentic Yoga Trainings Since 1999.


An Education in Yoga: Foundation Course is the Centered Yoga residential 200 hour teacher training and one of the most comprehensive in the world.

The training is held three times each year at Samahita Retreat. Situated on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, Samahita has recently featured as one of CNN’s Top 10 Wellness Resorts in Asia.

Students can take in the beauty of Thailand while deepening their practice and developing their teaching skills.

Jul 25 – Aug 22, 2015 : 200hr Foundation Apply now

Education in Yoga: Foundation Course

August will be led by Paul and senior teachers Elonne and Arielle,with further assistance the rest of the Centered Yoga team.

Read on to discover more about our in depth training which features Asana, Pranayama, Philosophy, Anatomy and much more.


Oct 31 – Nov 28, 2015 : 200hr Foundation Early Bird Saving

Education in Yoga: Foundation Course

November will be led by the Centered Yoga teaching team, featuring Arielle Nash and Amy Arman. Paul Dallaghan will be teaching weeks 3 and 4.

We look forward to welcoming you to go deeper into practice at our beach front center designed specifically for yoga and wellness.


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Centered Yoga Continuing Education/300 Hour Advanced Courses

We are known as Asia’s, and one of the world’s, most respected and longest running Yoga Alliance registered yoga schools.

Delve deeper into practice, progressing as a teacher and strengthening your inner connection and sense of wellbeing.

Jun 28 – Jul 11, 2015 : Pranayama Waitlist Only

Pranayama Detail and Practice with Paul Dallaghan

This course is inspired and blessed by Tiwariji, Paul’s direct teacher and one of the few living knowledgeable authorities on Pranayama and its place in the field of yoga today. It is a living tradition. Paul has learnt the full practice in a special one-to-one capacity over the past 15+ years with Tiwariji.

Tiwariji learnt directly from his teacher, Swami Kuvalayananda, who was an adept and highly accomplished in Pranayama and the science of yoga. He was also a devotee and spent his years in practice and training with his teacher, Madhavadas, on the banks of the Narmada river, also being taught this exact practice of Pranayama. In this way it has been passed on very personally and effectively.


Jul 12 – 25, 2015 : Pranayama & Philosophy Waitlist Only

Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Special Continuing Education Hatha Pradipika Chapters 4 – 5 with Sri.O.P.Tiwari and Paul Dallaghan

Hatha pradipika is considered the most authoritative and available text on the methods and process of Hatha Yoga. It is a collection of many verses coming from other key yogis and their writings that subsequently got lost or destroyed.

As such, this text played a key role in preserving the teachings of Hatha in one source document. Many call it the Hatha Yoga Pradipika but the author, Swatmarama, himself titles it Hatha pradipika, which means light on hatha.


Dec 5 – 19, 2015 : Pre-Natal Book Now

Continuing Education: Prenatal Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga Teacher Training with Arielle Nash-Degagne

This course is appropriate for expectant mothers, personal trainers, yoga teachers, midwives, doulas and birth coaches. The content of this course is drawn both from scientific knowledge and the personal experiences of pregnant yoga practitioners.

Whether it’s the first time or the fifth time, the relationship between mother and baby begins long before birth. Yoga can play an integral role in the quality of this relationship as mom connects with baby and takes care of her body and mind through practice.


An Education & Training in Classical Yoga

Centered Yoga is a leader in the field of yoga education and yoga teacher training worldwide.

Since its founding in 1999 it has been offering courses for professional yoga teachers, those aspiring to become teachers, and sincere students seeking to go deeper in practice and understanding of the yoga and contemplative path.

Education in Yoga: Foundation Course. This is our yoga teacher training program and one of the most comprehensive in the world. It is also considered to be of the highest standard, with a scope that encompasses asana and vinyasa, pranayama, yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, meditation, chanting and spiritual practices. Authenticity and integrity are our hallmarks.

We firmly believe in understanding correct practice and its purpose so that the effect is both true and in the right direction.

Centered Yoga holds one month residential yoga teacher training programs at Samahita Retreat, along with a number of continuing education courses to advance the student and teacher.

Through its founder, Paul Dallaghan, other programs are conducted around the world. Our reputation is based on a high level of personal practice and learning in the fields of pranayama, asana, philosophy and the meditative process.

Paul has been trained personally in a one-to-one capacity with Sri O.P. Tiwari, a true yogi, master of pranayama and head of the oldest yoga institute, Kaivalyadham, as well as advanced asana practice with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the late master of ashtanga.

We are known as Asia’s, and one of the world’s, most respected and longest running Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher training programs both at the 200 and 300 levels. We maintain our own study and teacher standard to the 1100 hour level.

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