Level-1, 200-HR
21 Day Intensive


March 10 – 30, 2024

Koh Chang, Thailand

Our teacher training is based on Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, so that upon completion of this program the trainees can include any kind of audience and adopt the teachings according to the student’s needs. This is a deeply transformational experience of self-development and a golden standard in professional training. Directed by Tanya Savitri Popovich, E-RYT500 and Yoga Acharya with a 20-year international teaching experience, this teacher training course is a combination of thousands of hours of training and experience in various classical and modern yoga systems, concentrated into a 21 day intensive education.
We are a Yoga Alliance registered school at a 200-hr &500-hr level, and YACEP


Training is based on tradition and classical Yoga in its core as it draws from ancient yogic texts such as the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Tantric Yoga, and other. At the same time modern teachings are incorporated into the methodology such as the biomechanics of the body, therapeutic alignment and intelligent sequencing. This ancient tradition and modern science is embodied in daily practice, on and off the mat.

For full Curriculum see here


08:00 – 10:00 Asana, Pranayama & Meditation

10:00 – 11:00 Breakfast

11:00 – 13:00 Lecture

13:15 – 16:15 Teaching Methodology

16:15 – Study and Beach / Free Time

*On some days there will be an evening class or lecture
*Program is indicative and subject to change according to the location and weather circumstances

All our graduates can repeat the training at any point in the future, free of tuition fees.
For information or applications, please contact us via email at shrigaiainstitute@gmail.com or via our contact form.


Ko Chang island, known also as ‘Elephant Island’, is Thailand’s third largest island after Phuket and Samui. It is located around 300 kilometers east of Bangkok in Trat Province, in the Gulf of Thailand near the Cambodian border. From jungle covered mountain peaks to sweeping bays, great waterfalls to flourishing coral reefs, beach huts to luxury resorts, Koh Chang is known for its pristine nature and beauty. Ko Chang is part of the Mu Ko Chang National Park. Despite its increase in development and tourism in the past decade or so, it has retained its remote and rugged character. 70% of Koh Chang is covered in rainforests, mountains, and beaches. Our training venue isa health resort located in a tranquil getaway surrounded by natural scenery in Salak Kok Bay, featuring spa facilities, meditation and yoga rooms, and healthy cuisine.


Our training takes place at The Spa, a Wellness and Detox Resort, nestled on the pristine island of Koh Chang, Thailand. Accommodation is based on a shared twin occupancy, and we have a limited number of single rooms available. All rooms include full amenities and appliances, and are designed in a natural, tropical style. The Spa includes a Natural Spa that offers massages, treatments, infrared sauna and herbal steam bath at an additional cost, as well as a restaurant on site that provides fresh, organic, locally grown food.

Arrival and departure

A ten-seater van will be organized to meet you at the airport, or other meeting point in Bangkok, on the morning of March 10th, and take you all the way to our training venue in Koh Chang. This transportation is at an additional cost of €50 and it includes a ferry ticket. Please let us know early to book your spot. The whole trip from Bangkok airport to our destination in Koh Chang can take about 6 hours, so if you are coming from a long flight it is advised to arrive a day earlier to Bangkok and get some rest before the trip to Koh Chang. You can also choose to travel to Koh Chang and meet us on your own. Arrival day is March 10th. Departure day is March 30th and the same shuttle service will be organized to leave Koh Chang in the morning and arrive in Bangkok in the afternoon. It is best to stay in Bangkok for the night and fly out the next morning, or otherwise book your flight in the evening of March 30th.


Breakfast is included in the price of your accommodation and training. Other meals are not included in the price and are eaten according to your own dietary preference. There is a restaurant on site that caters fresh organic food with vegan, vegetarian, and non-vegetarian options, cold pressed juices, smoothies, kombucha, coffee, tea, and healthy desserts.

What to Bring

Participants need to bring their own yoga mat, at least two notebooks and a white outfit for graduation ceremony. Teacher training manual will be provided on the first day, and you will be sent reading material via email upon registration in order to prepare for the training. Please register ahead of time in order to have ample time to prepare for the training!


Tanya Savitri Popovich

Teacher Training Director and Lead Teacher (see bio here)

Katarzyna Kierepka

Anatomy Teacher and Assistant Teacher

Kasia is a Physiotherapist with a master’s degree from the Physical Academy in Cracow, and a Certified Yoga Teacher trained by Shri Gaia Institute. She has completed our 200hr training twice, once as a trainee and a second time as an assistant. Kasia is a personal trainer and used to be a professional Athlete specialized in 200m sprint. Her experience in Physiotherapy, Physical Education, and as a former athlete, informs her young yoga teaching career with skill and confidence. Kasia is adept in Yoga anatomy and loves teaching Vinyasa Flow and Hatha Yoga classes, as well as Pranayama, Meditation, Yin and Prenatal Yoga. Apart from Yoga, she adores her dog Lea, live music concerts, and Van life.


Shared Twin Room
2050 € Early Bird
2250 € Regular Price

Single room
2450 € Early Bird
2650 € Regular Price

*Early Bird – full payment until Dec. 1st, 2023

*Regular Price – full payment until February 10th, 2024

Deposit of €500 along with your application is needed to hold your spot on the training.
Availability is limited to a room type, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Please read our cancellation policy here