Yoga Teacher Trainings

at The Sanctuary Thailand

The Yoga Teacher Training Experience of a Lifetime!

At the Sanctuary Thailand yoga retreat we are fortunate enough to host incredible yoga teacher trainings from schools across the globe.

With a variety of schools and styles holding training courses, there is something on offer for everybody. Below is a description of the courses coming up; and links to the individual websites so you can check them out in more detail.

All of our yoga halls at The Sanctuary Thailand are located in our beautiful tranquil jungle, surrounded by nature. The perfect location to immerse yourself in learning and still feel like you are on holiday

Yoga Holiday Packages

3 Days
7 Days
10 Days

Detox Packages

3.5 Days / 5 NIghts
5.5 Days / 7 NIghts
7.5 Days / 9 Nights
10.5 Days / 12 Nights

Our Upcoming Trainings and Immersions


Module I – Yoga Teacher Training (100 Hours)

December 4th – December 16th, 2022

Are you ready to take the leap?

Because we can assure you that there is no time like now. That now is the time to step into your Heart.

We want to take you on a transformational, self discovery journey as we explore the Heart of Yoga. Anahata Yoga. 

”Anahata” is Sanskrit for heart/heart center, and just as it sounds, it is a heart-opening Yoga Practice that helps you explore who you are and your true potential!

Yoga meaning Union – Union with Your Heart, and for this we practice Love. Learning to love yourself exactly as you are. Without expectations, nor conditions.

Learning to truly honor and respect yourself, because everything starts with you.

Anahata Yoga is a very unique, powerful and graceful style of traditional Hatha Yoga and is known as the “Dance between Shiva and Shakti”.

Shiva; the conscious awareness of the mind, joining together with Shakti; the Kundalini Shakti energy residing in the base of your body.

As they join together in your heart, the home of your spirit. The center of balance, love and compassion.

This dance helps you create inner balance and interplay, as well as understanding how everything is connected. The understanding of who and what YOU are.

Because we humans are such an amazing network of cellular intelligence, energy, thoughts, emotions, electrical currents, organ actions, hormones, nervous systems, tissues, blood and lymph flows; All these elements are interactive and can be transformed through this Yoga practice.

We focus especially on the internal aspects of Yoga: organ cleansing, nervous system, circulation of lymphatic fluid and blood, as well as the release of Limiting patterns of behaviours, psychic knots and pranic (energy) blocks to enable you to achieve your true potential.

As Anahata Yoga, just like everything else is constantly growing and evolving, there has been some changes for the training. The training will be split in two parts instead of being held in a four weeks course.

We’ll be offering the first module of two weeks of the 200 Hours training this winter at The Sanctuary Thailand and the second module will take place at the end of April (16.4. – 28.4.2023) in Mallorca, Spain (please contact Caroline for more information).

Each module consists of 100 Hours and can be taken separately or together.
The training will be hosted by Peter’s senior apprentice, Caroline.

It is for anyone that is curious enough to explore their own unique potential. It is for everyone that wants to become their own teacher as well as for those who dream about sharing their unique gifts with the world, through the heart to the heart.

This training will take you on a transformational journey deep into the heart as well as preparing you to go out and share, spread the ancient teachings and practices of Anahata Yoga in one of the many many ways.

People ask us why we practice this style of Yoga,

We practice Anahata Yoga to free ourselves from the suffering that the mind creates, and to come back home. Home to ease. To pure Love and harmony within. 

Because with a free mind and an open heart, you will be able to create the life of your dreams.

This style of Yoga truly makes you graceful as a dancer, but strong as a warrior in both body, mind and Heart.

We believe that we are made out of The Pancha Koshas, the five sheaths of human existence. And Yoga meaning Union, we want to join them together,

Therefore we practice Asana – for the physical body.

We will be sharing Anahata Asana Classes, to stretch and strengthen, both body and mind, and create ultimate physical balance.  As well as Yoga Therapy to release tension and restrictions from the whole body. The Five Element Form, a purifying, more gentle practice where we breath and move every joint in our body.

We will be practicing Pranayama  – for the energy body.

We will be guiding you through different types of breathwork, as we explore the 4 aspects of breathing.

We practice Yoga Nidra – for the mental body.

Yoga Nidra means Yogic sleep, and with this technique we are able to go deep into relaxation for both body and mind. As we travel into theta and sometimes even delta brainwaves.

Here the mind is very open for suggestion and this is where we can start to reprogram, rewire our minds, also known as: NLP (Neuro linguistic programming) in the west.

We practice Mantras/Chanting – for the chakra/sound body. We will Share Nada Yoga, the yoga of sound, woven into all the other practices. As well as chanting circles, and the power of healing through sound, through Your voice.

Together with some more voice activations and Kirtans.

And we practice Meditation – for the bliss body, the soul.  

Our core meditations are Gratitude, Forgiveness and Heart Opening Mediation, but you will come to experience with us that there is a meditation for everything.

For every situation and every feeling.

Through these practices you will receive the tools to become the Divine Creator of your own life.

As you will be able to purify your mind and reconnect with who you are.

It will bring you healing and teach you the art of truly living life with an open Heart. 

Are you ready to take the leap? And help heal the heart of the world?

Starting with yourself. Choosing to join with yourself and open your heart to yourself without any expectations, nor conditions.

As we practice Love, unconditional Love. 

Learning how to remain strong in this Love and then share it with the world in your unique way.

Caroline Altmann

Caroline has been practicing Yoga for over 11 years, always curious to learn, to study more and to find new ways to include the many teachings of her Yoga practice into her daily life.

Over the years, the desire of learning more about the philosophy of Yoga became louder, so she was very happy when the opportunity came up, in 2017, to do her first 200 Hour Teacher Training with Peter Clifford and to be learning more about Anahata Yoga, a philosophy she had never heard about before. But following her heart, she knew that this what the right thing to do.

One year after her first training, she was offered to do an apprenticeship with Peter, and once again, not thinking about it twice, she followed her heart and embarked on this exciting, yet challenging journey with him. She feels very honoured to have been studying, learning, teaching and working together with him since then.

At the same time, also discovering her own unique ways of sharing the philosophy of Anahata Yoga, bringing it closer to people, helping and supporting them on their journey of discovery and growth, always remembering the words of teacher: “If we manage to open up just one heart every time we give a class, host a retreat, a workshop or a training, then we’ve done a pretty good job!”

She truly believes that Yoga is not something that we do but it’s a way of living, a way of helping you to create a more free and joyous life. Caroline is very graceful, compassionate, sensitive, yet strong and works very intuitively with her students.

Please contact Caroline to receive more details and to book your spot:


200 hr Foundations Yoga Teacher Training

February 5th March 3rd  2023

It is our aim at Swara Yoga Academy that all students of the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training gain an intuitive knowledge of yoga methods and practices. We have a special method of teaching, which students gain knowledge through direct experience.

Our approach to teaching is more intuitive than informational, more feeling than thinking. Knowledge and experience lead to wisdom; students not only learn about the practices of yoga, but more importantly students learn about themselves and the yoga through direct experience.

From this foundation, yoga teaches us about the flow and grace of life. Yoga means ‘connection’ and the most important thing you can learn is how to connect what happens on the mat with what happens off the mat. It’s “The Yoga of Everyday Living”. This kind of yoga can then open the way for intelligent and intuitive teaching.

Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Features:

  •  Asana and Postures in Slow Flow VInyasa Style
  •  Pranayama, Breathwork and Our Signature Swara Yoga Breath System
  • Meditation Including Yoga Nidra
  • Nurturing Yin Yoga Practice
  •  Careful and Detailed Alignment Lessons
  • Using Props and Modifications to Help Each and Every Student
  • Teaching Practice Daily
  • Anatomy and Yogic ‘Subtle Anatomy’
  •  Our Easily Digestible ‘Practical Philosophy
  • Mantra and Fire Rituals
  • Reggae Yoga for Fun and Good Vibes
  • Traditional Lessons from the Heart of Indian Spiritual Practice

Our 200 Hour Course can be done all in one go, taking 4 weeks to complete. If you cannot make it for a month,  you can break it up into 2 sections of 2 weeks each, which you can complete at any time. Part 1 deals with the Foundations of Yoga practice, Essentials of Philosophy, Foundations of Asana and Posture, as well as Breath and Pranayama, Teaching Practice, Anatomy and much more.

Part 2 continues with the practice and exploration of the postures as well as Sequencing, Adjustments, the Art of Teaching, more Advanced Postures and Breath Practices, Ayurveda, Chakras, Yoga Nidra and much more.

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The Swara Yoga Academy offers comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training Programs, Online Study Modules & Yoga Workshops and Retreats in Thailand, Bali, Europe and South America. We offer a detailed, holistic curriculum, long term study options and ongoing mentorship to our worldwide community of Swara Yoga Teachers.
We share practices which are deeply rooted in traditional Hatha Yoga, and also embrace Tantra, Taoism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, modern  science  and nature-based shamanic lineages. We specialise in Pranayama and subtle energetic practices.

The Swara Yoga Academy Teachers are a soul family who have dedicated their lives to the ongoing practice, study, and transmission of these life-changing teachings.

Our teachers are of the highest calibre, each holding a very unique set of skills and passions which have their roots in different lineages. As a collective, we embrace our diverse approaches and viewpoints, which give our trainings colour and depth. We cover a broad spectrum of subjects which are allocated to each teacher according to their expertise and passion. As leaders on the courses, we are here for you, to help you learn and grow into your most radiant self!