Frequently Asked Questions
& Information on our Teacher Trainings
Is Sammasati Retreat’s 200 Hrs and 300 hrs Yoga Teacher Training internationally recognised?
Yes. Sammasati Retreat’s 200 Hrs, 300 Hrs and 500 Hrs Yoga Teacher Training are approved by and registered with Yoga Alliance. Once you complete your training, you will receive a teaching certificate by Sammasati Retreat.
How many students do you take in Yoga teacher training?
We take maximum 18 students in training. In asana class apart from the primary teacher, there will be two more teachers assisting.
What about Yoga clothing and mat for asana practice?
For the asana practice, we suggest you wear comfortable yoga clothes. Weather in Chiang Mai is pleasant but check the weather online to have an Idea what kind of clothes you would need to pack.We provide Yoga mats and props, but you can carry your mat if you wish.
What is the language of the training and do I get Yoga training manual?
The language of instruction is English. We have taken great care to create 200 Hrs and 300 Hrs training manuals, and we craft them with many years experience and study. Yoga teacher training manuals are in English and easy to understand.
Will I be able to teach once I have finished 200 Hrs training?
Yes, most of our students in the past have started facilitating yoga sessions very soon after finishing the training. Teaching Yoga is an art, and regular practice and education can develop it. During this training, you will have enough knowledge and confidence to teach a general level Yoga class after completion of the training.
I do not want to become a yoga teacher / am not sure if I want to become a Yoga teacher / do not yet feel comfortable to teach, can I still join 200 Hrs Yoga teacher training?
Yes. Many of the students who join the yoga teacher training course, in fact, do not aspire to be a yoga teacher but rather adhere to the course to simply deepen their practice and enhance their understanding of yoga and its philosophy and it’s all right with us.
What are the criteria for the certificate?
Passing, writing the assignment and teaching asana class with a satisfactory display of knowledge and performance is necessary for the certificate. It will be easy when you attend all the classes and sincere in training.
Will the certification from your school allow me to teach in my home country the following certification with your school?
Yes. The Yoga Alliance is an internationally recognised organisation. The students who graduate from our school are eligible to teach anywhere in the world.
Is there any opportunity to do an apprenticeship/practice teaching with you on future training or retreat?
Yes. Depend on availability and requirement we accept students who wish to do an apprenticeship for Yoga teaching or administration work.
How can I apply for the Course?
Fill out the online application form. We will contact you via email once we’ve reviewed the application.
How do I register and pay for the course?
There are two options for securing registration and payment:
• Deposit can be paid via our website’s Payment Gateway.
b) Bank Transfer
• Contact us and we will email you the account details.
• Payments must be net of any transaction fees.
What is the cancellation Policy?
Deposits: All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Unless in the unlikely event that the training is cancelled, we will refund 100% of your payment or offer an alternate placement. Sammasati retreat assumes no liability for flight costs or any other expenses.
Full Payments: For places paid in full and then cancelled the following applies:
More than 20 days before the start of the Retreat: 100% refund less the deposit.
Ten days before the commencement of the course: 50% refund less the deposit.
Up to 10 days before the beginning of the course: No refund will be given.
In cases of refunds, it will take minimum 15 working days to return the amount; the amount will exclude transactions charges.
Can I arrive few days before the training and stay a few days more after the training?
If you wish to come a few days before or stay back a few days after the course, we can arrange your additional accommodation depending upon the availability of rooms. You would need to pay the extra for residence and food.
Do you provide us airport pick up?
Yes, we do provide airport pick up. Book your flights in time and send us arrival date, time with flight no to organise the pickup and accommodation for you. We arrange Safe and trustworthy pickup service from the airport any time of the day or night
Do I need Visa?
If you are not a resident of the location where training is taking place, you would require a visa. You can join the training on a tourist visa, check the visa rules before you plan to adhere to the training. If necessary, we can provide accommodation letter for Visa.
What about health Insurance and vaccination?
We suggest participants take travel insurance before joining any of the training of Sammasati Retreat. We recommend that you visit your GP, personal physician or a travel health clinic 4 to 8 weeks before your departure to Thailand. For more information, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention