Gem Yoga Teacher Training 200 hours

Gem Yoga 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training

1st – 26th Sept 2019 Vinyasa Teacher Training

Gem Yoga 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course will be run on the beautiful Thai island of Ko Samui. The course itself is an intensive 28-day (200 hours) training program designed for a small group size of 10 students. Gem Yoga is offering you an opportunity to express your love and enthusiasm for yoga – for life! An opportunity to take your yoga practice and inner exploration to the next level. Taking our intensive course will provide successful students with the bedrock skills to establish their own successful Yoga business.

Whether you want to teach, deepen your own practice or build upon current Yoga courses, this course is for you! On completion of the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training course, you will be qualified to teach Yoga worldwide. This course is a door opening to the world of yoga, opportunity, and self-exploration. This journey will take you deeper into your practice, build your confidence to teach, and help you find your authentic teaching style and voice. You will be fully supported from beginning to end of your yoga teacher training journey.

The Yoga Shala is situated next to the beach in the beautiful setting of Koh Samui. You will learn in a relaxed, fun, inspiring environment.

About your tutor:

Gemma Williams, your Yoga tutor, has been teaching yoga since 2008. She has travelled worldwide to learn from different yoga backgrounds. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced advanced teacher (E-RYT 500) and as a Yoga alliance continuing education provider (YACEP). Gemma has a fun, compassionate, and inspiring approach to teaching. She will guide and support you through your yoga journey, and take you deeper into the practice.


  • Deepen your own personal asana practice
  • Meditation, Pranayama and Mantra
  • Study of asana – alignment, benefits, modifications, contra-indications, props
  • Plan safe and effective Vinyasa classes
  • Sequencing and class theming
  • Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Yoga History & Sanskrit
  • Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga
  • Introduction to Yin Yoga
  • Ayurveda principles and nutrition
  • The Energy Body – Nadis and Chakras
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Building confidence as a Yoga Teacher
  • Finding your unique teaching style and voice
  • Adjustments and Assists
  • Ethics of a Yoga Teacher
  • Yoga business & Self-employment


ASANA PRACTICE: You will have a daily asana practice. Morning class will be a vinyasa flow class. These classes will demonstrate dynamic sequencing to achieve a peak postures. These classes will help you delve into your practice and being. Observing the shifts and magic happening in your body daily. You will also cover and practice Ashtanga and Yin Yoga.

PRANAYAMA (breathing techniques): Daily morning practice. Learn the importance of Pranayama as part of your yoga practice. Prana is the life force energy that allows us to be. Pranayama is a great way to alleviate stress and tension from the body and support optimal bodily functioning. Pranayama practice will allow you to build mental and emotional strength to help you maintain a healthy sense of wellbeing, on the mat, and in life.

MEDITATION AND MANTRA: Daily morning practice. Exploring a variety of meditation techniques. Understanding what it means to meditate and its benefits. Self-exploration of a meditation practice. Learn to sing Mantras and experience their spiritual and transformation effect on the body and mind.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Understand the bodies mechanics and functional movement patterns. Learn basic muscles and bone structures relative to teaching yoga asana and aiding your students. We will look at which asanas lengthen or strengthen particular muscles. Learn how to modify asanas and how to assist your students with areas of weakness due to lack of strength or flexibility. You will also focus on how to modify your own practice in terms of identifying your weaknesses. You will also learn Myofascial release techniques. Learn basic body systems relative to Yoga.

ASANA WORKSHOPS: Afternoon Workshops will cover; Alignment focus, Hip Opening, Inversions, Transitions, Backbending, and Sequencing theming planning. These workshops will be fun and interactive.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY: You will learn to plan and teach safe and effective Hatha and Vinyasa classes. You will be encouraged to find your own voice and style. You will be supported to find your confidence as a Yoga Teacher. Teaching Methodology sessions include: Opening a Class, Sequencing for Vinyasa Flow, Instructions, Relaxation Techniques, Demos, Prop use, Corrections and Modifications, Closing a class.

YOGA PHILOSOPHY: We will explore the insightful in-depth yogic philosophies. We will study Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and discuss how they can be incorporated into your daily life.

YOGA BUSINESS & ETHICS: You will learn practical tools to help you run your business as a self-employed yoga teacher. We will cover; accounting, marketing, admin, time management and social media. You will also look at your money blocks and how you can improve your current money beliefs, to move towards a life of financial freedom and abundance consciousness.


7.30 – 9.30am – Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra and Asana

9.30am – Breakfast – buffet provided

11am – 2pm – Asana/Methodology Workshop

2pm – Lunch – buffet provided

3.30 – 6pm – Philosophy / Anatomy / Physiology Workshop

6pm – Dinner out – Self-study and relax on hotel roof terrace

*Sundays OFF /Schedule subject to change

Accommodation: (excluded from price)

Pelegrin Hotel is a small family run guesthouse in Fisherman Village. We are known for our friendly staff and cleanliness! We are here to make sure you have a memorable stay with us in Samui. We are located within 2 minute walking distance to a great selection of cafes, restaurants and the beautiful beach. The Yogarden is an enjoyable 2 minutes walk just down the street from us! A highlight of our hotel is the amazing views you can enjoy from our rooftop.

Standard Fan Room Description:

All of our standard fan rooms are simple in design with a beach house charm to them. All rooms feature ceiling fans, private balcony, en-suite bathroom, tv, mini fridges and a mini bar (at additional cost), work desk, clothing storage, bathroom amenities, linen, towels and comfortable beds! In additional we provide complimentary bottled water daily and tea and coffee amenities in the room.

Superior AC Room Description:

All of our Superior AC rooms are minimalist in design with a beach house charm to them. All rooms feature air conditioning plus standing fans, private balcony (rooms with varied views; garden, mountain, Seaview and courtyard), en-suite bathroom, tv, mini fridges and a mini bar (at additional cost), work desk or seating area, clothes storage, safe box, bathroom amenities, linen, towels and comfortable beds! In additional we provide complimentary bottled water daily and tea and coffee amenities in the room.

Standard Fan Room: 700 baht per room, per night

Standard AC Room: 800 baht per room, per night

Superior AC Room: 900 baht per room, per night

£550 average for accommodation for 26 days

Food (Breakfast and Lunch Buffets Included in price):

Healthy vegetarian/vegan Breakfast and Lunch Buffet service will be provided by local chefs. The buffet service will be freshly provided and ready to eat after our morning and afternoon classes. There are lots of lovely cheap places to explore along the beach for dinner.

Open to all ages, abilities and walks of life. A keen interest in Yoga practice, philosophy and taking your personal practice deeper. It is advisable that you are already practicing yoga regularly.

Evaluation & Assessments:

Students will be expected to teach a 1 hour safe and effective Vinyasa class to your peers. Written homework will be given throughout the course to be completed. Students must commit to 100% attendance, special circumstances of absence will of course be considered.

Upon successful graduation from our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training programme you will receive a Yoga Alliance accredited certificate. This qualifies you to teach Yoga worldwide.

Ethical Guidelines & Code of Conduct: 

Please respect the yogic principles of yamas and niyamas during the course. You are training to be a responsible Yoga Teacher and role model to your students. Learn more about the Yoga philosophy Yamas and Niyamas ethical guidelines on my blog here.


£2,295 (Early Bird before 30th April 2019 – £1,995)

*Instalment plans available

*£500 Deposit required


Travel (excluded from price):

Arrive: Sunday 1st Sept 2019 – 3pm

Depart: Thursday 26th Sept 2019 – any time

Fly to Bangkok International with an interconnecting flight to Koh Samui airport. Please arrive no later than Saturday 3oth September in time to start the course for 3pm Sunday 1st Sept. You can fly out from Thursday 26th September and you are welcome to stay longer with prior arrangements. Please email me your flight details, length of stay and travel insurance. The airport is a 15 mins drive to accommodation and all transfers will be arranged from airport to hotel.


You do not need a visa for 30 days. You only need to apply if staying more than 30 days.

Cheryl Demesa, Brighton

"Inspiring, skillful, encouraging, and warm, Gemma is an excellent yoga teacher. Her classes on the 200hrs YTT were a wonderful blend of sharing her in-depth knowledge of yoga, helping us with bettering our skills and confidence, giving us plenty of time to practice, and setting a lovely class atmosphere where we could support each other."
Cheryl Demesa, Brighton
Jennifer Nicholas, Brighton

"Gem is a brilliant teacher who delivers a strong practice in a very gentle way. She was the lead tutor on my 200hr YTT, and I’ve also attended various classes and workshops run by her – all amazing! Gemma has a deep knowledge and understanding of every aspect of yoga which she beautifully weaves through her teaching."
Jennifer Nicholas, Brighton
Georgina Collins, Hove

"Gem’s teaching style belies her deep knowledge and commitment to the practice of yoga, sharing her infectious energy and love for life! I feel that Gem’s yoga teacher training covers all the basics; compassion and love of yoga combines with keen business acumen and an appreciation of the competitive world that we live in."
Georgina Collins, Hove

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