Application form


Personal and contact details


First Name


Last Name


Home Address


Zip Code






Phone number


Mobile phone number


Email address


Date of birth


Social site address


If you have one: (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace etc)


Emergency contact person






Mobile phone number


Email address


Your educational and professional background


Please tell us about your educational background (professional and academic degrees earned).

What is your current job?
Have you ever worked as a teacher of any subject (swimming, maths, dance, etc.)?

Do you have any other experience of presenting in front of people (e.g. as lecturer, performer)?

What is your first language?
What other languages do you speak?
In what language will you mostly be teaching?

Your yoga background


How long have you been practicing yoga?
What led you to start practicing yoga?
Do you have a self-practice?
What is the frequency and duration of your practice?

Where do you practice (e.g. studios, home, health clubs, etc.)?

What do you consider are your personal challenges in your practice?

Are you already teaching?

If so, please specify where, how often and how long you have been teaching.

Do you have a favourite yoga style?

If yes, please explain what style, and what you like about this style.

Have you attended yoga workshops, retreats or study immersions before?

If yes, please specify briefly.

Have you completed a teacher training before?

If yes, please specify.

Tell us about your current teacher(s) and any others that you have worked with that have been influential.


Health background


Do you have any physical injuries or disabilities that would affect your full participation in training?
How do you minimise the possibility of injury in your practice?

Do you have any other medical conditions that we should know about (diabetes, high blood pressure etc.)?

Are you taking any regular medication for mind or body?

Please describe any other ailments or injuries and list any past invasive surgeries.


Other background details


Do you practice any other movement or somatic modality
(e.g. Pilates, Alexander technique, Feldenkrais method)?

Do you have a meditation practice?

If yes, please specify.

Have you ever studied human anatomy and physiology?

Have you ever studied classical yogic texts?

Is there anything else you would like us to know about your background?


General questions


How did you find out about this course?

What attracted you to this course in particular?

Why would you like to be a yoga teacher?

In your opinion, what special qualities does a good yoga teacher require?

Why do you think you would make a good yoga teacher?

Please let us know your current intentions, guided by the following suggestions:


Accommodation at Samahita Retreat

Please indicate your request for a room at Samahita Retreat during the course of the training.


Share room at standard course price of EUR 3990

Semi-private room with a supplement of EUR 200, totalling EUR 4190

Single room with a supplement of EUR 500, totalling EUR 4490


Share room = twin accommodation in duplex rooms
Semi-private = private room with a bathroom shared with another trainee
Single = private room with own en-suite bathroom.


General Terms


I understand that this teacher training course will be both physically and mentally challenging, with daily led asana classes, 5–6 hours of required class and workshop time, homework and self-study.


I understand that cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs will NOT be permitted for the duration of the training. Students who cannot comply with this rule will be asked to leave.


I take full responsibility for my own health and well-being during the course and will not hold any member of the teaching staff nor of Samahita Retreat resort responsible for injuries or other medical problems that might occur.


I understand that my place on the course is not confirmed until I have supplied the necessary supporting documents (photo and letter of reference) to my electronic application and paid the deposit.


I have read and understood the cancellation and postponement policies for this course detailed on the INVESTMENT page.


I understand that The Yoga Academy follows the curriculum guidelines of the Yoga Alliance and therefore punctual attendance at all classes and completion of all assignments are essential for successful completion of the course.


I understand that a positive, team-oriented, optimistic attitude is a requirement for all attendees. Disruptive, rude or negative behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in removal from the course.


Thank you!