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Good news - Thai Visa Information for Agama students
The Immigration Bureau has approved a new regulation that allows tourists to extend their stay in the kingdom by a further 30 days, effective from Aug 29.
That will mean holidaymakers from 49 countries who enter Thailand under a 30-day visa exemption can stay for 60 days. Visitors entering on the 60-day tourist visa are still eligible for the extra stay of 30 days as per normal.
The move is designed to boost tourism, said Pol Col Voravat Amornvivat, deputy commander of the bureau’s Investigation Division.
The measure will appeal to foreign travellers who want to prolong their stay in Thailand and visit other Southeast Asian countries, Pol Col Vorarat said. The extension will cost 1,900 baht.
The bureau, however, tightened up visa extension regulations for foreigners who enroll to study Thai in private language schools outside of the official school system, as well as those working in a public charity/non-profit organisation or a foreign chamber of commerce. Those affected will be granted visa extensions of 90 days but for no more than one year.
Our purpose at Agama Yoga is to offer clear and inspiring guidance to spiritual aspirants wishing to reach the highest goal of Yoga and spirituality: Enlightenment.
Every new student to Agama Yoga starts with the 'First Level Intensive Yoga Course'. This is a 4-week program that covers all the basics of Yoga, and introduces you to the Agama Yoga system, which teaches a Tantric form of Yoga that is energy based. Our system is created in a way that it is perfect for beginners in Yoga, but proves just as beneficial for the experienced Yoga practitioner or teacher. You will not only learn 20+ Asanas in detail, complete with energy flow awareness and healing benefits; but you will also receive in-depth knowledge about such specialized topics as the Yamas/Niyamas, purification, and The Five Bodies.
Agama wishes to promote Yoga that resembles neither cheapened Hindu mysticism nor fitness-oriented gymnastics. We are interested in a third option: the pure and genuine Yoga discipline. Agama founder Swami Vivekananda Saraswati is one of few Yoga masters today trying to save this path from extinction. Under his leadership we have developed an extensive, five-year curriculum that is both thoroughly spiritual and yet adapted to the Western modern, rational mentality.
Join us for Yoga in Thailand along the beautiful Western shores of our home island, Koh Phangan, where we are reminded of the garden of the original paradise. Here we teach our First Level Intensive Course, advanced course levels, workshops, retreats, and several, annual certified Teacher Training Courses. Agama marks stages in the coursework with competency exams, and exclusively issues degrees upon their successful completion. Our courses are flexibly structured to allow each student to progress through the curriculum at his or her own pace, enabling a complete integration in the individual's daily life.
|Awakening the Crown Chakra Retreat, 19 - 26 Oct 2014 This retreat focuses especially upon the crown chakra (Sahasrara), which is the premises of higher consciousness, and it provides the Yogic example of working for the highest spiritual goals using energy-based techniques and precise activation of the energy centres in the body. Read More|
|Awakening the Crown Chakra Retreat, 16 - 23 Nov 2014 This retreat focuses especially upon the crown chakra (Sahasrara), which is the premises of higher consciousness, and it provides the Yogic example of working for the highest spiritual goals using energy-based techniques and precise activation of the energy centres in the body. Read More|
|JOIN OUR FIRST LEVEL INTENSIVE COURSE - 4 WEEKS OF YOGA BLISS....
More than 2,000 Yoga lovers have completed our comprehensive, retreat-like 150-hour course, which will introduce you to all the fundamentals of Yoga theory and provide you the support to develop a strong home practice. Come grow with us.... Drop-ins welcome! Also check out our Yoga Holiday Packages! Watch a video diary about one students First Level Experience,
|YOGA HOLIDAYS PACKAGES Agama co-operates with resorts on Koh Phangan to offer those wishing to join our First Level Intensive Course special package deals. Call a friend and book your holiday in paradise now! Read More|
|NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2015 TTCs
Our 12-week intensive teacher training program is comprehensive and unparalleled. Our graduates are supported throughout the TTC and beyond, as they become great teachers. Join this remarkable and life-changing course!
|GUIDED MORNING MEDITATIONS
Join us every morning Monday to Saturday at 7am for guided meditations in the main hall on the Agama campus. Open to beginners and advanced practioners alike.Read More
|Transcribed Lectures Visit our new transcribed lectures section where you can read many of our most popular lectures. Read More|
|Why become a Yoga Teacher A transcription of Swami Vivekananda Saraswati's inspiring lecture on why one would want to become a yoga teacher Read More|
|MANY YOGA LECTURES NOW READY FOR LISTENING! Enjoy these inspiring lectures by Swami Vivekananda from our First Level Intensive, especially featuring the morals and ethics of Yoga (the yama and niyama of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras). Read More|
|Knower, Knowing, Known
In samadhi, only the awareness remains, as if the consciousness of objectivity disappears. Actually, the individuality of the practitioner does not disappear, but the practitioner’s mind and consciousness become oneRead More
|BHAJAN RECORDINGS ONLINE
Fill your heart with devotion as you listen to these Bhajans. Performed at Agama's headquaters in Koh PhanganRead More
|THE AGAMA HEALING CENTER IS OPEN - STOP BY! Our Healing Center is devoted to providing our students and community with Yogic and naturopathic therapies, from homeopathy to hypnotherapy, Tibetan healing massage to Taoist abdominal massage, sound therapy to acupuncture, and more. Please visit! Read More|