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200hrs Therapeutic Hatha Yoga  & Pilates Teacher Training – Trauma-Sensitive

Integrative Women’s Wellness

The owners of Veranda Phangan are also the owners and lead teacher trainers of Saliya Life Institute.

A Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Alliance registered school with approved curriculum.

30 days 200 hrs

6 January 2018 – 5 February 2018

Only 10 participants will be part of this program to ensure a high quality of learning and personal experience

There are **no requirements or pre-requisites** to join this course. Only a sincere willingness to learn and an intention to contribute to your home community.

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Graduate testimonials

We are the only legal business on Koh Phangan where the owners of the registered yoga school teach all their own courses.


I came here a month ago feeling a little bit lost, frustrated, confused, but also thinking that I wanted to learn skills to be able to help people when I go back home.

Within the first couple of days the layers of the onion started to unpeel; really opening up.

Lots of issues that I had – which I’d been ignoring – and kind of normalising.

I had a block that I’ve got dyslexia.

I had a bit of a mental block thinking that I was completely illiterate and I just couldn’t write.

I don’t know what it was.

I also suffered with bulimia, but again I just normalised it.

As I delved deeper into myself – explored myself – I realized that it didn’t have to be a part of me anymore and so I’ve managed, with the tools that were supplied during the course, to keep it at bay.

I’ve been given the tools, which I’ve used, to communicate to myself differently; allowing my writing ability and my creative ability to flourish, which feels amazing.

The month has been an amazing experience.

It’s been challenging but completely eye opening and I really feel like I’ve got this feeling in my belly which is this knowing, which is amazing, this feeling of acceptance.

Of accepting that I don’t have to be that person anymore, I don’t have to put that mask on.

I can be me.

That feeling is just completely and utterly unbelievable.

I cannot recommend Saliya Life Institute any more.

They’ve held this amazing space, they’ve allowed us to grow, they’ve given us support, and they’ve allowed us to complete that full circle.

Thank you so much for your hard work. Thank you. L.H.

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2 Social services trained educators with over 40 years international work experience in healthcare and education between them are the lead trainers and mentors in this course.

Colleen is a qualified and former allied healthcare professional with UK and South African experience in methadone clinics, HIV clinics, general and chronic medicine, and chemotherapy production.

She is an emergency first response instructor, hospice counselor, registered experienced yoga teacher (ERYT200; RYT500), a certified Pilates instructor in rehabilitation and post-op, an early childhood development specialist with extensive experience working with special needs children and alternative forms of communication, and certified in various forms of massage and bodywork.

She has completed various meditation retreats including a 21 day silent Vipassana meditation program in the North of Thailand and has a deep respect for Asian traditions having lived in various Asian countries for many years.

She has studied Qi Gong in China, Yoga in Mysore India as well as with Ray Long US Orthopaedic surgeon and student of BKS Iyengar.

She is trained in Hatha yoga, prenatal yoga, post natal yoga, restorative yoga and therapeutic yoga.

She has a comprehensive understanding of illness and wellness combining this experience into preventative medicine and integrative approaches to wellness in an efficient, Balanced and sustainable way for the individual.

Chad is qualified in international education management with a P.G.C.E and M.A Applied Linguistics; has a strong foundation in martial arts and is a hospice counselor.

This course offering is an amalgamation of our life’s work.

We are both registered with the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

Our 11 guiding and foundational principles are:

• Authenticity, Integrity, Humility, Trust, Truth, Harmony, Clarity, Simplicity, Tolerance, Knowledge, Compassion.


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Saliya Life Institute is a Registered Yoga School (RYS-200)

The curriculum of this Trauma-Sensitive Yoga-Pilates Teacher Training and Facilitator course is approved by the international Yoga Alliance.

This course is truly unique and 1 of a kind.

Graduates have the choice of registering with both Yoga Alliance and Emergency First Response as international associations.

registeredyogaschool-rys200BEAUTIFUL LOCATION

An idyllic safe beachfront environment at the first and only beachfront integrative health and wellness retreat center on Chaloklum bay Koh Phangan


During this course our students have exclusive use of our retreat center.

This course is held at a beautiful location however the primary emphasis is more on high value education, with the added benefit of being at a holiday destination vs doing a course while on holiday.

Afternoon Rest and Study – Teacher Training Course


** Our curriculum is based on personal direct international work experience in international healthcare and education. We teach from qualified experience.**

Our curriculum is designed on efficient and sustainable integrative health and wellness.

This program focuses on understanding mental health and behavioural health challenges with a bottom-up approach.

Learn how to support people healing from and coping through grief, loss, PTSD, trauma, toxic stress, addictive tendencies, substance abuse, burnout, compassion fatigue, ADD, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder and the various co-occurring disorders and dis-ease.

Understanding the effects of toxic stress and trauma on a human

Suitable trauma-sensitive asana (poses), Pilates exercises and the correlating anatomy

Practices appropriate for trauma-sensitive yoga

Intuitive Art Therapy and the creativity as a healing modality

A strong foundational understanding of Ayurveda as sister science to yoga and traditional Asian approaches to health and wellBeing.
The program participant will have sufficient knowledge to support ongoing studies in this field.

How to live a balanced life combining the best of yoga,Pilates, self-knowledge, Meditation and western healthcare.

Learn how practises of self-care including self-awareness, self-regulation, self-nurture, emotional intelligence, gentle therapeutic yoga and Pilates, meditation, massage and art therapy provide harm reduction tools cultivating self-compassion and Personal Insight.

and LOTS more…



Our 4 main objectives for this instructor program are the following


Social Contribution and Change

To directly contribute to sustainable personal and social understanding, acceptance, transformation and improvement.

The objective of this program is greater understanding of self, and others to support community and global harmony.

Sincere social contribution is a core value of Saliya Life Institute.

This course is designed for people who want to work with vulnerable people in their home countries.

Anatomy, Neurology and Physiology of Toxic Stress and Trauma

A sufficient understanding of anatomy and physiology as it relates to yoga and Pilates and more specifically relating to trauma sensitive yoga and Pilates.

Participants will complete a full EFR (Emergency First Response) training as part of this program and will be eligible to register with Emergency First Response should they so choose.


Professionalism and Ethics

A clear and thorough understanding of professional code of ethics, professional responsibilities and code of conduct as these relate to commitments to students, the profession, and the public, within the scope of practice of a yoga and Pilates teacher.

Ethical business practices are included in this objective.



The main objective and intention of the program is to be capable and competent:

To teach a 60 minute trauma sensitive yogalates (Yoga and Pilates) group session

To teach a one-on-one 60 minute trauma sensitive yogalates private session

To teach a suitable 60 minute workshop

Offer a full body massage (optional)

And have an experiential understanding of art therapy and the importance of creativity in healing

The applicants must have the ability to assimilate knowledge and be ready to teach what has been learned by the end of the program.

This program is intense with a perfect balance of academic knowledge and experiential learning, with the experiential component being of utmost importance.



Be ready to work with the general public and vulnerable people such as refugees, addicts, victims of domestic violence, vulnerable children, etc.

Receive a comprehensive resources list to support further personal development

Understand your scope of practise and role as a yoga teacher and facilitator

Be part of a supportive community and make lifetime connections through this hugely transformative experience.

Lifetime Connections and Friends

Have ongoing access to your mentors after this training is over to support your continued learning and social contribution.

Weekly excursions will form part of our intuitive art therapy inspiration.

This will form part of your personal self-care, rest and relaxation to support you and will therefore not be mandatory.

Lead  instructors are

Colleen Hollett

Chad Hollett

For consistency and high value education we teach all sessions ourselves.



We believe high quality affordable education and health care of value are core Human Rights.


What’s included?

US $ 3600 **Early bird discounted tuition of USD3240 **

• 30 days and 200hrs of personalised training, education and full support with 2 well qualified therapists and educators;

• A wholesome breakfast and lunch 6 days a week;

• herbal sauna 6 days a week;

• art supplies.

What’s not included?

Flights and any travel related expenses



We support freedom of choice therefore we prefer you to choose your own accommodation according to your personal needs.
Accommodation is not included in this course but can easily be booked through us.
It is of utmost importance to us that you are comfortable throughout the course therefore we happily arrange accommodation on your behalf.

What we know for sure: All inclusive teacher training packages are not for everyone. People need their own space.

We would rather you make a personal choice suitable for your needs and your budget.

We will gladly support you.



Daily Wholesome breakfast and lunch.
A beachfront café is on the premises for additional needs

Beachfront Healthy Drinks and Snacks

Spa treatments

Access to our private herbal sauna is included in this course.
Personalised treatments are available.


What you should know:

1. We believe that an efficient, high value 200hr teacher training can more than prepare you to leave paradise confident to work with vulnerable people and those in high stress environments, if you learn from experienced qualified teacher trainers.

‌How do we know?  We walk the talk.

We teach what we have personally offered in toxic high stress corporate environments and people dealing with various forms of challenges.

2. You are more than welcome to join this course as a personal retreat with no intention to teach.

Your personalised experience will be slightly different and you will not receive a teacher training certificate but you will experience a course of personal Lifetime Value.

3. A reading list will be provided to enrolled course participants.

4. Participation in this specialized course does not automatically entitle certification.

5. As qualified educators and facilitators we value education. Many yoga teacher training programs are merely yoga holidays. This course has lifetime value and is intended for people seeking to learn and to be professional service providers.

This instructor certification program is internationally recognized by Yoga Alliance.

Successful trainees may choose to register as trauma-sensitive RYT200 yoga instructors.

Both, Yoga Alliance requirements and Saliya Life Institute standards, must be maturely met to obtain Trauma-Sensitive Teacher accreditation.

If this course speaks to you, Book your spot today  verandaphangan(at)



**Please note: This course is designed with a fully integrative approach to complement qualified healthcare professionals.**


unique course


Lifetime Value

Small Personal Group

Saliya Life Institute Registered Yoga School

Leave Thailand Blessed By The Local Tradition. Once in a Lifetime.

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