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Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui Thailand
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“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~ Gandhi

Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

200 Hour Certification Course

Centered Yoga

An Education in Yoga: Foundation Level (Yoga Alliance 200 hour Certification)

Complete your yoga teacher training in Thailand!

Centered Yoga is located at Samahita Retreat on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Samui, Thailand. This celebrated Yoga Institute has been providing yoga certification courses since Paul Dallaghan founded the school in New York in 1999.

We offer one-month residential trainings, which are preceded by pre-course assignments and preparation.

Enjoy delicious vegetarian and vegan friendly meals (including eggs and occasional seafood for those who eat them), comfortable and clean accommodation, and the idyllic beachfront setting.

We take care of everything for you so you can immerse yourself in the practice and make the most of your time with us!


First Read this

First Read This

What does it mean to teach? What kind of responsibility does it involve? What is yoga anyway? We recommend reading this before applying.

Course Overview

Course Overview

Level: A thorough foundation training program — An Education in Yoga
This comprehensive training covers the covers yoga in its entirety, helping to expand your base of understanding and give you the tools to begin the process of sharing yoga with others. We aim to make the course challenging, yet appropriate for this level. It is a 200 + hour foundation course — a necessity if you wish to teach, and a boon for your own personal practice.

Course Curriculum

Course Curriculum

We teach Pranayama as described in the classical writings and as taught by the masters. For philosophy, we refer to many texts, taking Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras as our base guide. Beyond these primary focuses, we have other secondary elements to the course, like chanting and Karma Yoga.

For our full curriculum please click here



We offer 3 Foundation Level Teacher Trainings each year. Click here for upcoming dates.

Centered yoga Team


Centered Yoga Teacher Trainings are led by founder Paul Dallaghan and senior teachers Elonne and Arielle, with further assistance from Amy and the Centered Yoga teaching team.



For full details on our rates, payment and cancellation policies and early bird discounts, please click here

Yoga Alliance Accreditations

Yoga Alliance Accreditations

Qualification: An Education in Yoga: Foundation Level (Yoga Alliance 200 hour Certification)
The program duration adds up to over 300 hours and qualifies for Yoga Alliance’s 200-hour level, recognized worldwide, for those who successfully complete the training. Ultimately, however, training is beyond borders and pieces of paper. The continued dissemination of yoga will come from your own inner growth and deeper understanding. This is the focus.

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Training Requirements

Sincere and committed practitioners
The most important qualification for this course is the call from within. But the call is not enough on its own. For it to be true and sincere, it also needs to be based on a certain level of practice (i.e., so many times per week over so many years). Your interest level will reveal itself in the desire to read more on the topic, to study and practice more, and in the absorption of your thoughts in the subject. The application form is detailed, and will reveal a lot about you. If the call is strong, then proceed.

Centered yoga Reviews

Feedback from our students

”Excellent! The program was very thorough and well-organized. I feel I was able to make the very best of my time here. I feel privileged and honored to have studied under Paul’s guidance. I truly appreciate his commitment, time and dedication in sharing his knowledge and the tradition of his teachers. Paul’s teachings are clear, always interesting and full of humor. Elonne was very sincere, dedicated and compassionate. I have learned so much from her presence and attitude towards yoga and her teachings. I appreciated Arielle’s in-depth knowledge of anatomy, her energy and excellent adjustments in class”.
∼ Karen, Switzerland, August 2014


Unique Qualities of Centered Yoga

This is an immersion in a focused learning environment — live the practice!

  • Small, dedicated group of students
  • Mentoring and close attention to your practice, teaching method, and personal progress
  • Living and studying in a clean and natural setting
  • Distance from the distractions of home gives perspective, a fresh mind, focus, and ease in letting go
  • Direct experience in teaching students (privates and groups)
  • Classical training in pranayama (only a handful of western teachers have proper background in this essential practice)
  • The development of an advanced and dedicated yoga practice, molding the teacher in you
  • Approximately 100 hours of additional training beyond the basic requirements of Yoga Alliance
  • Precise training in asana and the vinyasa system
  • Five months of pre-course readings and assignments to prepare and guide you
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Click here to complete your application. Please see our yoga teacher training FAQ (frequently ask questions) If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our Training Team