Yoga Teacher Training

The Yoga Academy – Yin and Yang Yoga Teacher Training

with Simon Low
Feb 1 – March 1, 2020

About The Training

Yoga Alliance US 200-hour and Yoga Alliance Professionals UK 200-hour accredited
Established teacher-training course directed and led by Simon Low and faculty offering highly respected international teaching certification and a complete month-long residential yoga immersion.
For further details, enquiries and an online application form for this training program, please visit

Samahita Retreat welcomes The Yoga Academy’s Yin and Yang Yoga Teacher Training and Study Immersion, with Yoga Alliance US 200-hour and Yoga Alliance Professionals UK 200-hour accreditation. Established and led by Simon Low, one of Europe’s most renowned yoga teachers, The Yoga Academy is one of the most highly respected yoga teacher training providers in the world, offering in-depth education in a full spectrum of yogic studies. This course offers 1:1 and group coaching, led and self-practice, teaching methodology, multi-media lecture presentations, and a well-balanced semi-modular tuition and assessment process, supporting students toward successful examination and graduation. The training course features yin and yang yoga, chi kung for yoga, pranayama, meditation, Vedic chant, applied anatomy, lesson planning and yogic philosophy. While we welcome students who wish to embark on the path of teaching safe, effective and informed yoga, we also welcome existing teachers and experienced students wishing to significantly deepen their knowledge, experience and personal practice. The 2019 training is led by Simon Low, Annie Sullivan, and an assistant Yoga Academy faculty teacher who will be your tutors on this training course and study immersion, which has been running annually in Koh Samui, Thailand for 10 years.

Course investment

This intensive training has three different price categories in modern Asian-tropical accommodation.

Shared two-bedroom loft = twin accommodation in duplex rooms.
 Semi-private room = private room with a bathroom shared with another trainee.
 Private room = private room with own en-suite bathroom.

The rate includes:

  • Your choice of accommodation
  • Tuition and course manual
  • Wholesome and healthy buffet meals
  • Full use of Samahita Retreat facilities (Wi-Fi, steam room, pool, etc),
  • Eligibility for Yoga Alliance US 200-hour and Yoga Alliance Professionals UK 200-hour certification (upon successful completion).

If you wish to come with your partner or family, Samahita Retreat is equipped to accommodate them. You can also stay off site and arrange your own accommodation. In both cases, please get in touch with

Payment policy

An initial deposit of $2,000, payable to Samahita Retreat, is required upon acceptance to the course irrespective of the accommodation option. The deposit confirms your place on the course. The remaining balance, with semi-private or private room supplements, if applicable, is to be made in two equal instalments by 1st November, 2019 and 1st January, 2020 respectively.

Application and enrolment

To apply, please follow the instructions and fill in the confidential online application form
on: Once accepted you will receive instructions for paying your deposit.
For inquiries about the course, please contact Anne Sullivan at The Yoga Academy at:

For inquiries about your reservation, please contact 
This course is strictly limited to a maximum of 20 students. All applications will be responded to within 7 working days and will be considered in order of receipt, as will a wait-list at the point the course places are all allocated.

yin yang Simon

Simon Low

Simon 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.

Simon’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 in many forms of Hatha and Classical yoga, traditional Chinese and eastern medicine, Chi Kung, ancient and contemporary healing methodologies, centered-movement, psychology, philosophy and physical therapy. Simon has also studied in A.H. Almaas’ Ridhwan School for 5 years, but his primary teacher lives within himself, a relationship he continues to cultivate with the help and guidance of his current study and practice. He inspires others to cultivate the same relationship within themselves and within 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 as a set system but rather as 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 tranquility.

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

Annie Sullivan

Yoga Academy teacher trainings Senior Assistant Teacher & Student Mentor 
BWY-accredited & Yoga Alliance US registered teacher.

Annie was one of Simon Low’s first students, and has studied with him for over 20 years, graduating as a teacher on The Yoga Academy’s 2-year UK course.  She now teaches in south west London, focussing the majority of her teaching on 1-2-1s and small groups so that she can give her students individual attention and personal home practice plans.

After a career as a lawyer in the City of London and then for 21 years as a senior executive and commercial director at the BBC, Annie is now an internationally recognised executive coach and company coach.  She believes we are all capable of more than we realise and shares her coaching and mentoring skills to great benefit to all students on The Yoga Academy teacher trainings in group sessions and 1-2-1 sessions.

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Daily Schedule

7.30 am – 10.00 am Chant, sit, practice, pranayama
10.00 am – 11.00 am Brunch
11.00 am– 12.30 pm Class study session
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm Break
1.30 pm – 3.00 pm Class study session
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm Break
4.30 pm – 7.30 pm Led-practice & Class study session
7.30 pm – 8.30 pm Dinner


A lot goes on in this little place.
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A variety of private and semi-private options, clean, airy and comfortable.
Just what you need.


Rates are in US Dollars, are per person, and are fully inclusive of room, buffets, and practices for the duration of the program dates

Private Room $6,830 USD
Semi-Private Room $6,438 USD
Shared Two-Bedroom Loft $6,174 USD

Need to bring a friend, partner or family member?

Subject to availability, we have Friends & Family rates for any registered Samahita Retreat guest’s partner, family member or friend, who is not interested in participating in any of the programs but will stay in a room and board capacity. Shared accommodation, food, and the facilities are open to them. If they prefer to engage in the selection of yoga, breath, meditation, and fitness classes every day then a separate booking under YogaCoreCycle is advised.

Add on a Detox Program

Enhance your stay by detoxing during your retreat for a full health make-over

Add on a Wellness Program

Take more time for yourself while on retreat and increase your wellbeing

Arrive Earlier or Stay Longer?

Samahita Retreat has a full program of yoga, breath, meditation, and fitness classes every day, all year.


Food should not only be healthy, it should be absolutely delicious.

Local, organic, healthy oils and no sugar, Thai and more, prepared with real care

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