Participate in the authentic roots of yoga
Gain comprehensive knowledge of asanas, pranayama, meditation and yogic philosophy
Cultivate energetic clarity, personal refinement, and a balanced approach to living
Agama’s Level 1 Yoga Intensive is a month-long retreat that combines the theory and practice of authentic Hatha Yoga.
Going far beyond the mere instruction on physical postures -asanas-, the course will guide you through: the activation of energy centers -chakras- within your body, the incorporation of breathing -pranayama- techniques, the practice of meditation, and an immersion into the complete yogic philosophy.
The practice and knowledge given in the retreat will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, strengthen your physical body, improve your willpower and self-confidence, create healthy new habits, and find emotional balance and inner harmony.
Level 1 runs year-round and includes 2, two-hour Hatha Yoga classes per day and one evening lecture, six days per week.
Drop-in classes are available everyday and the first day is always free!
During the 4 week retreat, you will receive:
The course is designed for everyone regardless of age, physical ability, or previous experience with Yoga. The pace of the course allows those new to Yoga to easily follow the teachings, while students who already have a Yoga practice will find ample opportunities to deepen their understanding.
Once a student has registered for the Agama Level 1 course, he or she is eligible to upgrade to a 200-hour Yoga Alliance-registered teaching certificate course (YTTC).
Individuals who choose to enroll in the Agama 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) will complete the standard, 4 week Level 1 course, plus receive one additional week of teaching-intensive instruction.
Benefits of the Agama Yoga practice:
The practice and knowledge given in the course will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, strengthen your physical body, improve your willpower and self-confidence, create healthy new habits, and find emotional balance and inner harmony. You will also become aware of energy, learn to recognize its different forms and understand how to direct it for a specific purpose.
Daily schedule Monday - Saturday:
08.30-10.30: Morning lecture (asana of the day), Q&A and Yoga practice
16.00-18.00: Sun salutations and asana practice
18.15-20.00: Lecture and Q&A
*Other special events are announced separately, and follow the course in the evening.
You may join our course at any time during the month, for as long as you like: a day, a week, two weeks, or an entire month. Classes are taught in English. The first class is always free and you can always repeat any class for free. After the first day, additional drop-in days (including two yoga classes and evening lecture) are only 500 Baht. Students who complete the entire program will receive a certificate and be eligible to advance to the next level.
Our students may attend free events open to the entire community such as: daily morning meditations, weekly satsangs, group meditations, and bhajans. Students also have access to our spiritual library.
About Agama Yoga
Agama is one of the pioneers of Yoga on the tropical island paradise of Koh Phangan, Thailand. The school was founded by Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, a Yogi for over 30 years who has dedicated his life to teaching an authentic form of Yoga in a modern scientific approach while preserving the spiritual depth of the ancient teachings.
Agama is unique among Yoga schools in this world, offering a style of Yoga that combines authentic wisdom from India and Tibet with a Western mindset, giving students the rare opportunity to practice forgotten, sacred teachings from the East. The school believes that there should be a bridge between spirituality and rational thinking, and classes are taught in a modern and easy-to-understand format.
The teachings are easy to implement in daily life and are often adopted immediately by students. The aim of Agama is to guide students to develop a personal daily Yoga practice, achieve new goals and become better versions of themselves.
Agama is more than just a school: it’s also an international community of students and teachers. You will find a friendly, supportive environment in which to grow and thrive. Classes are led by a dedicated team of teachers from all over the world, offering their unique qualities and a shared aspiration for evolution. Teachers are also available for consultations and advice outside of class. Please visit http://www.agamayoga.com/teachers/ for more information.
Location and school
Enjoying fresh mango and coconut for breakfast, taking a yoga class, relaxing on a hammock with an ocean view, and saving a massage for the afternoon. This is just one of the typical ways to start a perfect day on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan in Thailand, where Agama is located. Nature is constantly blessing Koh Phangan with blue skies, breathtaking sunsets and short, refreshing rain showers to cool down the tropical weather.
Agama’s main campus is located in Srithanu, situated in the peaceful Western part of the island, far from the Full Moon partiers and tourist traffic. There are seven large Yoga halls across three campuses. The main campus has a vegetarian and vegan restaurant, a spiritual library, a Yoga shop and the school’s Healing Center.
Agama also has international branches all over the world. The large global network of Agama teachers enables access to Agama yoga classes and workshops in various studios and schools near and far.
The campus & Location
Agama’s peaceful campus is located about 4 kilometers North of Thong Sala (the commercial center of the island and location of the pier), +/- 200 meters after taking a right at the 7-Eleven T-intersection in Srithanu.
Agama Koh Phangan consists of:
-7 large, fully equipped Yoga halls
-Vegetarian & Vegan restaurant
-Natural surroundings & peaceful space to relax
Agama does not provide accommodation, but offers several trusted recommendations, and help with booking. Please visit our website to read about the options: Accommodation
Arrival by airplane
Flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui
The closest airport to Koh Phangan is on the neighboring island, Koh Samui. There are daily flights between Bangkok and Koh Samui through Bangkok Airways (flying time: 65 or 90 minutes). See http://www.bangkokair.com/eng for more information.
From Koh Samui, take a connecting ferry to Koh Phangan (see ferry info below). Ferry times and transportation to the pier can be arranged at the transportation counter in the Koh Samui airport.
Flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani
Air Asia and Nok Air provide daily flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani (flying time: 70 minutes). Each airline provides the option to combine the flight and connecting ferry ride on their website. Search for Koh Phangan (Thong Sala Pier) as the destination. This combination includes a shuttle from the airport to the pier.
Arrival by bus
There are many bus services (mostly sleeper buses) from Bangkok to Koh Phangan. Book a ticket at any travel agency in Bangkok. The journey takes about 10 hours to Donsak, the ferry port for boats going to Koh Phangan. From Donsak, the journey takes around 3 hours to Koh Phangan. Usually, the ferry is included in the price of the bus.
Arrival by ferry
Ferries from Samui to Koh Phangan
The Seatran ferry leaves Koh Samui at 08.00 and 13.00.
The Lomprayah ferry leaves Koh Samui at 08.00, 11.15, 12.30, and 17.00.
The Seatran pier is located near the airport, approximately a 10 minute drive.
The Lompraya pier is 50 minutes from the airport. Ferries arrive in Koh Phangan at Thong Sala Pier.
Ferries from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui
The Seatran ferry leaves Koh Phangan at 11.00 and 16.30.
The Lomprayah ferry leaves Koh Phangan at 07.15, 11.00, 12.00, and 16.20.
Arrival by taxi
Local taxis are available at the pier in Thong Sala. Taxis are approximately 200 - 300 THB per person.
Arrival by train
Trains leave Bangkok several times a day; the trip takes an average of 12 hours. Sleeping booths are available for overnight trains. Book in advance to reserve a sleeper car. From the train station, transfer via taxi from Surat Thani station to Donsak pier (1½ hours). From Donsak Pier, take a ferry to Koh Phangan (3 hours).
Good to know before you go
Thailand is safe…
…and better than ever, so come with a smile! There are reports that Thailand is unsafe due to civil unrest. The reality of living here is far from this image. There is no visible presence of military or political demonstrations, and the atmosphere is as friendly and hospitable as ever. Due to the decrease in tourism, prices are low and there is no overcrowding. Thailand feels no different than years past, and it remains one of the most beautiful and safe destinations for travel.
Citizens from USA, Canada, Australia, and most European countries can apply for a 60-day tourist visa at their local Thai Embassy or in their current country. It is possible to extend the tourist visa for an additional 30 days at the immigration office on the neighboring island, Koh Samui. If you plan of staying in Thailand for longer than 90 days, we suggest you apply for a double-entry tourist visa. The ATTC runs for 12 weeks. Please visit these websites for more information regarding visas:
Tel: +66 892 330 217
We look forward to hearing from you!