Yoga Teacher Training at The Sanctuary Thailand


Jungle Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training – 6th July to 15th August, 2014

Jungle Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training – 7th September to 3rd October, 2014

Yoga One 200 Hour Teacher Training – 15th November to 13th December, 2014

 Jungle Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training – 22th February to 20th March, 2015

Yoga One 200 Hour Teacher Training – 18th April to 16th May, 2015

Jungle Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training – 5th July to 14th August, 2015

Jungle Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training – 6th September to 2nd October, 2015

Yoga One 200 Hour Teacher Training – 15th November to 13th December, 2015



JungleYoga Teacher Training Courses

with Randall O’Leary

6th July to 15th August, 2014 – Level 2 (Open to All)

7th September to 3rd October, 2014 – Level 1

20th February to 20th March, 2015 – Level 1

5th July to 14th August, 2015 – Level 2 (Open to All)

6th September to 2nd October, 2015 – Level 1


Randall O’Leary has been involved with yoga since 1992 when his mother brought him to his first class. From that point on, he has been studying and practicing yoga with dedication and enthusiasm. He began teaching in India and at the Sanctuary in the mid-1990’s and has been teaching ever since.

He has studied with yoga teachers in the west in the Iyengar and Viniyoga traditions, and has since created the Jungleyoga style. He has also traveled to India over a dozen times and has a teacher in Rishikesh, Uttranchal, India. He was initiated into an ancient order of yogis in 2006 and continues the unbroken lineage of yoga traditions through the Jungleyoga style.

Our Level 1 course is aimed at giving students a deeper experience of yoga. We not only practice yoga in its many forms, we also look into the methods and techniques to understand how and why yoga works. This is useful for both students who are or wish to become teachers and for people who are simply interested in going deeper into their practice. We run a course which is designed to be fun, intelligent, transformative and interesting. Regardless of your yoga experience, there is much to be learned and explored in the course.

The course runs for 4 weeks, 6 days per week, about 6 hours to total class time per day. It is a registered 200 Hour Certified course with a certificate granted upon completion of the course.

The Focus of the Course

We believe that students learn best through experience, so we devote plenty of time to actual practice. Our morning starts with a short ritual (which will be explained and explored) and then moves into a mantra practice. Mantras are the yoga of sound and subtle energy, which is very powerful.
After the mantras (about 20 minutes) we move into the breath practice. Breath and breathing is a very important part of the course. Every day we will dedicate some of our time to developing our vital energy through the yoga of breathing. This is one of the favourite sections of the course for many students. This section takes about 40 minutes.
We will then move into the more ‘classical’ yoga practice of the postures. The physical practice is focused on exploring the many postures, refining our technique and going deeper into the shapes. In general, we use a flowing type of vinyasa as our practice method, but not always. Each day has a different focus, so our practice is slightly different from day to day. Some days are very intense, others lighter; it all depends on what we are exploring. This takes generally 1.5 – 2 hours.
After this section, we take a short break of one hour for light breakfast. The classes resume with a lecture/ exploration which lasts about 1.5 – 2 hours. In this section, we discuss the elements of the morning’s practice and other topics which help us to understand yoga better. This is not a discussion of abstract philosophy or a wash of Latin anatomy names, but a day-by-day development of our understanding. We practice differently every day because the practice gives practical experience of the topics we explore in the discussion. Everything we do is tied-in together to form a whole experience.
The course breaks for the middle of the day and meets again at 5 in the afternoon. Here, we have another practice which ties in with the theme of the day. One night per week we also have a fire puja (ritual).

The Subjects

We learn about many facets of yoga on the course. Understanding the postures and what they do is just the beginning. We also learn about the nature of the breath and the nature of the life force. We explore sound, mantra and types of universal energies that are expressed through sound. There is a bit (just a bit) of western-style anatomy and physiology as well. The classical philosophies of yoga are taught, which include the Yoga Sutras and the philosophy of Tantra. We take a week to explore the energy centres called Chakras and their effect on our lives. There are many other exciting subjects that don’t fit into any simply category.

Our Method

The course starts at the fundamentals and builds up from there. The experience is cumulative, meaning that what we learn on one day will be important for what we will learn the next day. In this way, our knowledge can build as our yoga experience progresses. We also wish for students to grow and transform through the yoga. We are very open to individual expression and experience; we encourage each person to find their own unique, personal yoga.
We do not focus on practicing to become a yoga teacher (though we do offer optional classes which explore this topic). The best way to really know yoga and perhaps teach is to have a vast and full personal experience of yoga. The knowledge and experience offered will give a strong foundation for whatever it is you want to do with yoga.

Costs and Booking

Please contact Randall O’Leary for further course information, fees and bookings.

If you wish to book accommodation, please contact the Sanctuary – accommodation is not included with the course fees


We don’t require that students have any specific experience before joining the course. However, it is best to have done yoga for a year or more due to the intensity of the course. What is most important is coming with an attitude of openness and acceptance and a true interest in learning.  If you have this, anything is possible!  More information can be found at



Yoga One 200 hour Teacher Training Courses

with Yoga Therapist Shy Sayar

15th November to 13th December, 2014

18th April to 16th May, 2015

15th November to 13th December, 2015

Yoga Alliance certified


“I learned more in day 1 of training with Shy than in an entire 200 hour teacher training I took previously.” – JD, December 2013

Now accepting online applications at

Photos by Jasper Trout © 2013

This comprehensive, Yoga Alliance registered training program is designed to deepen your understanding of Yoga, in order to cultivate a solid, safe and effective practice as the foundation of skillful teaching. The program emphasizes developing an embodied proficiency in the fundamental physical and theoretical principles of yoga, as well as powerful tools for the skillful application of yogic resources to enhance health and well-being for yourself and for your students.

Using Tadasana (Mountain Pose) as our starting point, we study the structure, anatomy, principal actions and bandhas involved, and proceed to apply the insights to every type of yoga pose. The training includes an introduction to pranayama, yogic meditation, mantra, mudra, yoga therapy and posture correction, yogic philosophy, world view and psychology, ethics, history and scriptures (including the yoga sutras of Patanjali).

Taught by a Yoga Therapist and higher education specialist, our training method is unique and exceptional in that it is not limited to any “style”. Drawing from a wide array of yogic practices in order to customize the practice to the practitioner, our motto is “teaching people, not poses”. In the training, we learn universal principles of alignment and practice, such that graduates of our past trainings now teach everything from Yin and Restorative to Power Vinyasa and Ashtanga with exceptional skill, due to their understanding of the foundational principles that thread through the whole practice.

During the training each trainee is given corrective poses, movements and practices tailored to her or his needs, capacities and constitution. During practice sessions we explore many different ways to practice, as well as different intensities of practice, while each practitioner is encouraged to honor the body in the process.

With exceptional attention devoted to practical training and teaching experience time, this training is designed and proven to produce effective, confident yoga teachers who are ready to teach upon graduation and stand out in the world of yoga.

Director of Studies

Yoga Therapist Shy Sayar has over 5000 hours of experience teaching yoga to students of all levels, treating patients and training yoga teachers around the globe. He teaches classes and practices yoga therapy at his Yoga One Studios in Petaluma and Santa Rosa, CA. Shy is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught coursework on education and the classical texts of India.

As a lifelong teacher, Shy specializes in making even the most challenging material approachable to every student. By patiently reviewing every teaching with skillful attention to different student’s learning styles, Shy facilitates the most extensive, deep and retainable learning, thus producing exceptionally capable yoga teachers and practitioners.

For more information and to apply online, visit


Lila Vinyasa 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Clara Roberts-Oss

1st to 30th June, 2015

A 300 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training program for those who are looking to deepen their practice and teaching.

You must have your 200 Hour Yoga Certificate to take this module.  This course will be limited to 14 people.

Outline of what will be covered:

Art of Sequencing
Krama by Vinyasa Krama
Adjustments and Enhancements
Anatomy of the injured Yogi
Teaching to the Pregnant Goddess
Standing in One’s Own
The ‘Open Level’ Class 
Feeding Ourselves on and off the Mat


$2340 Dorm, $ 2605 Private room shared bath, $ 2755 for private room and bath.

The price includes all your meals, accommodation and the course at The Sanctuary

Daily Schedule:

6-8am Practice
8:30 Breakfast
10-12:45pm Lecture
1pm Lunch
2-4pm Lecture
4:30-6pm Class led by teacher trainees
7-8pm Lecture/Evening event

After the program you will be co-mentoring each other for 6 months and cultivating a 20 minmeditation practice

For more information on the whole 300 Hour Program, click here 


CLARA ROBERTS-OSS has been teaching vinyasa yoga for a decade. She has been part of Sonic Yoga’s 200 hour Teacher Trainer in NYC and created the Vinyasa Teacher Training program at Semperviva in Vancouver, BC. She received her 200 hour certification with Sonic Yoga and her 300 hour certification with her teacher Shiva Rea.



Lila Vinyasa 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

with Clara Roberts-Oss and Carolyn Anne Budgell

2nd to 27th June, 2014



Join Clara Roberts-Oss and Carolyn Anne Budgell in a 25 day intensive to deepen your practice and understanding of the body and to learn skills for instructing a Vinyasa Yoga class.

You will learn:

  • Alignment and anatomy of the yoga postures
  • Contraindications of yoga poses and variations for all levels of students
  • The actions and ethics of hands-on adjustments
  • How to intelligently sequence yoga poses and create seamless vinyasa flows
  • Philosophy, sanskrit and history of the yoga tradition
  • Pranayama, breathing techniques, understanding our life force
  • The business of yoga: authentically integrating the many hats of a yoga teacher

Whether you wish to explore the fundamentals of yoga/if you’d like to inspire others with your passion for the practice.
Leave your routine behind and enjoy come to paradise for learning and soaking it all in.

This course was designed by Clara and Carolyn for anyone who is excited to enhance their understanding of Vinyasa yoga holistically!

Trainees can expect:

  • A daily yoga and meditation practice
  • Applied hands-on teaching experience
  • Exploration of anatomy basics in your own body
  • Feedback on sequences
  • Relevant and personal stories/sharing

The Sanctuary is located on Ko Phangan, Thailand amidst jungle and beach. Accommodations vary from dorm (the dorm sleeps 14 people on the top floor, bathrooms and showers on the main floor), to bungalow (simple private unit with private outdoor shower) to deluxe bungalow (private unit with a/c, TV and outdoor shower).  The Prana Hall is where daily yoga practice, theory, anatomy and practice teaching will occur.

3 nourishing vegetarian meals per day are included in the price.  For booking and extra information – or visit

** Pre requisite – 2 years of vinyasa yoga practice **

Price: $2850 Dorms, $3160 and up for private accommodation.
Prices include the training, all meals and accommodation 
(Does not include flight & taxes)

CLARA ROBERTS-OSS has been teaching vinyasa yoga for a decade. She has been part of Sonic Yoga’s 200 hour Teacher Trainer in NYC and created the Vinyasa Teacher Training program at Semperviva in Vancouver, BC. She received her 200 hour certification with Sonic Yoga and her 300 hour certification with her teacher Shiva Rea.

CAROLYN ANNE BUDGELL  began teaching vinyasa yoga in 2008. She has assisted Semperviva’s Education Program in Vancouver. While teaching intentional power vinyasa classes & meditation groups in BC, Carolyn delights in traveling the world to follow her mentors Ana Forrest, Shiva Rea, Clara and pays gratitude to Caroline Myss. “Practice and all is coming” – Iyengar.


Pranaforce 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

with Todd Inouye and Abria Joseph


For keen students seeking the next level and yoga teachers wanting to immerse fully into the art and skills in the applied arts of the yoga tradition. This program is about deeper understanding, enriching personal practice and gaining new tools enabling creative possibilities in teaching yoga for new and veteran teachers alike.
The facilities are at The Sanctuary on the island of Koh Phangan in Southern Thailand.

Groups are small for deep focus on personal attention… the heart of this inspiring program.

For yoga practitioners with a desire to move deep into their next level of Study enabling abilities to understand the physical matrix of the human form, gain a profound understanding of Eastern Philosophies and their applications to modern life and the teaching of Hatha Yoga practices.


These life affirming and transforming programs has been developed and will be lead by Todd Inouye E-RYT 500 (Yoga Alliance) with over 2000 hrs of registered study. The founder and director of Yogapod, Body Mind and Soul Inc. located in North Vancouver, BC. Todd brings with him 15 years of practice and 13 years of teaching experience in several yogic traditions. The Fall 2013 training will be co-hosted with Abria Joseph, who completed a 770hr Vinyasa Teacher Training in Thailand in 2002. He has 17 years of practice with 12 years of teaching experience in a variety of yogic traditions.

Both Todd and Abria continue to study with some of the most beloved and skilled teachers of asana, philosophy and yoga scholarship.

Having a foundation in this training will enable the student to teach from several different styles of hatha yoga. The training will review a systematic approach and technique of understanding therapeutic movement and the human form. In it’s profound application it will make of many other forms of Hatha yoga including Hot Yoga, Vinyasa / Power Yoga and Hatha Yoga traditions understood and available to teach in simplest form.

Bringing together world class support teachers from Canada, the United States and Asia, the program will include the fundamentals of Classical Yoga (Yoga History and Philosophies), in depth understandings of Yoga Asana, Anatomy, Esoteric Anatomy, Sanskrit, Ayurveda and Tantric Studies.

As the nature of these modules are presented in progressive fashion they are best assimilated in order however it can be been split in 3 parts to allow access to students and teachers deeply interested in just one immersion for insight and inspiration.

These programs are suitable for dedicated students with a minimum of 1 year of steady consistant practice in any form of Yoga. Finishing these immersions will lead students into deep understandings and the ability to teach basic hatha yoga classes. It is also suitable for anyone interested in taking their practices to the next level regardless of their intention to teach.


For more information and to apply, please visit the Pranaforce website.

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