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Anyone who does yoga on a regular basis will understand the life changing impact that it can have. Take your knowledge to a deeper level and gain the ability to enrich the lives of others by training to become a yoga teacher. Even better, combine this with luxury travel and you have a wonderful, spiritual environment in which to learn this ancient craft. Read my guide to the 10 best yoga teacher training retreats in the world to find out where you can train…

Tavoos Garden & Wellness Hub, Cambodia

There can be few better places the world over to train to be a yoga instructor than at the stunning Tavoos Garden & Wellness Hub in Siem Reap in Cambodia. The Tavoos Garden Yoga teacher training is the only Yoga Alliance registered Yoga school in Cambodia and run the course from a gorgeous luxury, private and eco-friendly retreat. They aim to share the teachings of authentic yoga to all people and break down the boundaries that often stop some communities from accessing the benefits that yoga can bring. For this reason, they are a non-profit social venture who pride themselves on supporting their local community. This means you can rest assured that your course will have far reaching benefits, locally, as well as with those that you share your newfound knowledge.

Tavoos Garden & Wellness Hub offer 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified courses to their students which adhere to Yoga Industry Standards. The small classes, with only 15-20 fellow students in each, are personal, interactive and a fully immersive experience. The course offers a great mix of yoga styles with a focus on Hatha and Vinyasa to teach unification, strong foundations, good alignment as well as moving through posture and breathing.

Depending on your budget, you can choose to stay at the luxury hotel, at a cosy locally owned guest house in a private room or a top-rated hotel just opposite the school if you are in need of some pampering.

Tavoos Garden & Wellness Hub is part of our Lux Hotel Collection which means we offer special benefits on any yoga retreated booked via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, deals and special benefits across all our Lux Hotel Collection hotels so do take a look before booking your next trip away.

Yoga East West, Bali

Train in Bali under the guidance of real Indian yoga teachers at the eco-retreat Yoga East West. The retreat is nestled in the sun-soaked rice-fields of Bali. The 200-hour certification course gives students a strong foundation in yoga asana, or the physical practice, including alignment, anatomy, adjustments, and modifications. The yoga style combines both traditional Hatha and modern Vinyasa. There are between 25 and 28 students per class and the course lasts for 22 days.

Love Evolve Awaken: Tantrik Hatha Yoga Teacher Training RYT200, Guatemala

The five-week Love Evolve Awaken: Tantrik Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program takes place in San Marcos La Laguna in Guatemala. The course includes a 4-day Intensive with the option to explore a special topic such as Tantra, Meditation, Bhakti, Permaculture or Ayurveda. The course is held tiny little village on the shore of Lake Atitlan

Tantric Alchemy Institute 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, Costa Rica

For those who have already completed their 200 hour course but still wish to deepen and broaden their knowledge, the Tantric Alchemy Institute 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course is ideal. The course, which takes place in Costa Rica, looks at the science of Hatha Yoga which will be explored through asana practice and posture clinics. The course will provide students with the fundamentals of the vidyas which in India are traditionally thought of as the basic essentials for a qualified teacher in any of the classic subjects.

Alchemy of Yoga School, Bali

Another course in Bali takes place at the Alchemy of Yoga School. Their 3 week immersion yoga teacher training program is dedicated to the art of self-study through self-exploration. Accommodation is at the Villa Tanah Shanti, a beautiful modern villa which you share with your classmates. The course includes meditation, yoga practise, training sessions and time to relax, reflect and for self-study.

100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India

For a more intense option, consider the shorter 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course which takes place in Rishikesh in India. The course is held at the Yoga Vidya Mandiram Yoga School in the heart of the sacred township of Rishikesh which lies at the foothills of the Himalayas. The area is known as “the abode of yogis”. Styles covered include Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Integral Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Nidra Yoga and there is an emphasis on some of the more Eastern practices.

34 Day Tantrik Hatha Yoga 250 Hour YTT + Retreat, Tuscany

The 34 Day Tantrik Hatha Yoga 250 Hour YTT + Retreat is held at the The Inner Peace Sanctuary in a beautiful forest in Tuscany in Italy. This slightly longer course has none of the rushed feeling that some courses can have. The classical approach here ensures solid foundations in the four original paths of Yoga (Raja/Hatha, Jnana, Bhakti, Karma), There is also a 4-day intensive where you explore a special topic in depth such as tantra, meditation, bhakti, permaculture or Ayurveda.

22 Days 200-hr Aligned Flow Yoga Teacher Training, Tulum

If you are interested specifically in Aligned Flow Yoga then this 22 Days 200-hr Aligned Flow Yoga Teacher Training course could be the one for you. The non-residential immersion takes place in Tulum in Mexico. This is a genuine transformative and life-changing experience. Daily yoga, pranayama and meditation practical’s, aligned asana, art of embodied teaching and anatomy for yoga are combined to create a comprehensive and intuitive program.

The Sacred Fig 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Bali

The Sacred Fig 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is another course which takes place in Bali. The highly-intensive program, which is approved by The Yoga Alliance, emphasises personal development, confidence, and speech. The course takes place just outside the small artistic community of Ubud in the Blue Karma boutique resort. There are villas for one or two guests and some feature a private deck or veranda.

21 Day 200 Hour Alignment Based Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, Peru

If the thought of being surrounded by nature while you deepen your yoga practise is inspiring to you then consider the 21 Day 200 Hour Alignment Based Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training which is held in the middle of the Peruvian Rainforest, surrounded by jungle. The residential teacher training focuses on 3 things: providing you with different tools for understanding the anatomical principles of alignment, developing the art of sequencing and studying the main ancient texts of Yoga.

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