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“Your whole life's meaning flows from your integrity." ∼ William Hodson

Advanced  Teacher Training with The Yoga Academy:

March 17-24, 2018

Simon Low March 2018 Advanced Training Option

with Simon Low and faculty

This training immersion qualifies as 50 hrs of CPD and these hours can be collected towards Yoga Alliance RYT-500 with The Yoga Academy

About the Retreat

Simon Teaching

A 7-night and 6 full-day Ongoing Teacher Training immersion with Simon Low with focus on YIN & RESTORATIVE YOGA

This training intensive focuses on the principles, practice and potential of Yin & Restorative Yoga.

Most days will begin with a led-yang practice, followed by two study sessions and an afternoon asana, anatomy and practical session with teaching methodology. Simon Low and the Yoga Academy have spent many years researching and developing Yin and Restorative yoga. We believe it is an essential balance to the predominantly dynamic and muscular approach to asana practice commonly practiced today, and a deeply therapeutic and relaxing modality, offering a unique and highly effective approach to this broad based facet of yoga’s preventative and curative medicine for mind, body, breath, brain and subtle energy.

The teaching and practice of Yin and Restorative Yoga require a higher level of knowledge, understanding, practical skill and precision than often recognised. You will leave this training week well-informed, skilled and nourished, with new and highly effective practical tools for yourself and your students.
All of the sessions over the six days will have inter-linked information and common strategies to harness the teachings. Handouts, visual and audio presentations included.

Attending this immersion will give you 50 hours of continuing professional development, which can also be collected towards certification at the 500-hour level with The Yoga Academy and Yoga Alliance US.

About the Teacher

Simon Low

SimonSimon Low (BWY-accredited, E-RYT 500 and SYT) is the principal of The Yoga Academy, which offers foundational and continuing education to yoga teachers and students in the UK and internationally. After a career in the music industry based out of London and New York, Simon undertook training as yoga teacher and therapist 25 years ago with renowned yoga teacher, therapist and author Dr Larry Payne at Samata International in Los Angeles, California. These studies were augmented by Simon’s training in macrobiotics, bodywork and psycho-spiritual enquiry.

SimonSimon’s foundational teachings are informed by the teachings of Sri T Krishnamacharya and his primary students. Simon’s current teachings reflect his continued training and on-going studies with international teachers in many forms of Hatha and Classical yoga, traditional Chinese and eastern medicine, Chi Kung, ancient and contemporary healing methodologies, centred-movement, psychology and physical therapy. Simon has also studied in A.H. Almaas’ Ridhwan School, but his primary teacher lives within himself, a relationship he continues to cultivate with the help and guidance of his current teachers and practice. He inspires others to cultivate the same relationship within themselves and their own yoga practices.

Following many years of teaching in the UK, Simon co-founded Triyoga in London, where he was Director of Yoga until 2003, since which time he has concentrated on teacher training at The Yoga Academy and on leading study immersions, workshops and rejuvenating yoga retreats around the world. Over the years, Simon has developed a unique and personal teaching style and now practices and teaches a harmonious combination of Yin and Yang Yoga. Not a set system but a balanced approach that can inform and enrich all styles of yoga, Yin and Yang Yoga offers fresh vitality to yoga practice, kindness and respect to the human form, transformative breathing practices, and for the mind – the space for peace and tranquillity.

In 2007, Simon released his now very popular DVD “Yin and Yang Yoga” and in spring 2015, Yin Yoga App for iPhone.

The Daily Schedule

*Please note that the table below shows dates for the 2017 training. Schedule for 2018 will be posted soon.

Our schedule for the immersion is as follows:

Saturday 11 March

Arrivals by 5pm for gathering and orientation, followed by dinner.

Sunday 12–Friday 17 March

7.00am Tea and honey available
7.30–10.00am Chant, sit, practice, pranayama
10.00am–11.00am Brunch
11.00am–12.30pm Study session I
12.30pm–1.00pm Break
1.00pm–2.30pm Study session II
2.30pm–4.30pm Break
4.30pm–7.00pm Practice & study session
7.00pm–8.00pm Dinner

Saturday 18 March



Retreat Rates (THB)

Room Type OTT Rate
Shared two-bedroom loft 55,180 THB
Semi-private room 59,380 THB
Private room 63,580 THB

Details about the accommodation options can be found here

The price includes:

  • tuition and training materials for those attending the week as Ongoing Teacher Training Immersion
  • accommodation in your chosen room category
  • buffet dinner on arrival day at 6pm – please book your fights accordingly
  • brunch buffet on departure day
  • free secure wifi
  • use of Samahita facilities incuding steam room

The price excludes:

  • travel costs
  • airport transfers – please book directly with Samahita via their online form
  • use of Samahita Juice Bar and Wellness Centre – any purchases and treatments will be charged to your room

Bookings and payments:

To enrol on this advanced teacher training immersion, please fill in the confidential online application form and indicate your choice of accommodation on:

If you are an existing Yoga Academy 500-hour upgrade student, you do not need to fill in the online form again. All you need to do is to email our Teacher Training Administrator at to let them know you wish to attend this study immersion, and joining and payment instructions will be sent to you.

Your place on the immersion is confirmed after receipt of payment



From Simon’s inspiring and thought provoking led classes, through Eija’s anatomically detailed tuition and adjustments, I feel as if I have attended a 1-1 Masterclass in Yoga, but with the added benefit of being able to further enhance my knowledge base, by tapping into the experiences of my fellow Yoga teachers from around the world with whom I shared the course. Only now I am beginning to fully appreciate how deeply my time on this immersion will affect my own practice and ultimately that of my students, as they will, by natural extension, be joint beneficiaries of my time spent with The Yoga Academy. Thank you Simon, Eija and fellow students, for a truly humbling and memorable experience.

∼ Adrian Demoulpied, UK, 2014

The immersion was immensely rewarding and an enriching experience and tremendously helpful to both new and experienced practitioners to yoga. Both Simon and Eija were extremely patient and open to share their knowledge. I gained a higher awareness of postures and alignment to improve my yoga asanas. Highly recommend this as a time out from daily life to build mindfulness and deeper self-awareness.
∼ Holly Ong, Singapore, 2014
What I have learnt during my time at The Yoga Academy has completely revolutionised my physical practice: I have, in one fell swoop, made a number of changes. These are the “mistakes” that I have been making for years and years! I feel so much stronger now than in over 15 years.
∼ Louise Kloster, Norway, 2015
Safety in asana practice is a top priority at The Yoga Academy. As a physiotherapist, I have been very impressed by this and the level of anatomy taught. Since starting to study at The Yoga Academy, my patient treatments have been greatly enhanced from the knowledge I have gained. The yoga philosophy and subtle anatomy is taught in a very thorough and engaging way.
∼ Michaela McCallum UK, 2015
“I have recently completed my 500-hour upgrade training under the expert, inspirational and supportive guidance of Simon Low and Eija Tervonen. The training I have received during my contact with Eija and Simon has lifted me and allowed me to develop my teaching and personal practice to a whole new level as I have grown in confidence, knowledge and ability. Both Simon and Eija have amazing and innovative styles, and teach with such enthusiasm and clear delivery. Each module I have attended during my training has provided me with an excellent balance of new information to add to my existing knowledge base, and equipped me with very practical ‘hands on’ skills that I could take home with me and easily integrate into my own teaching and personal practice. I will always be grateful to Simon and Eija for all that I have gained.”
∼ Elizabeth Webb, Abu Dhabi, 2016 

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