The Namkhan Resort
Ban Donkeo, Luang Prabang,
06000 Laos
Phone: +856 (0)30 999 7327

Ashtanga teacher training

Group of adults participating in a yoga session in sunny Luang Prabang, sitting on mats and stretching their arms.

Take your practice beyond what you thought was possible in a training that inspires you to observe yourself deeply — an Ashtanga teacher training course in the charming city of Luang Prabang. Guided by six highly knowledgeable practitioners, you’ll learn the tools to expand your yoga practice beyond the mat and allow it to overflow into your life. Yoga promotes overall well-being and could very well be the foundation for success and balance in your life. This retreat offers you a profound opportunity to experience the in-depth practice of Yogic studies, both practically and spiritually, while also strengthening your teaching skills.

In the spiritual land of Laos, where peace and clarity abound, you’ll not only learn the foundations of a yogic lifestyle but also delve into the essence of Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga. Moreover, Luang Prabang provides ample space for your mind to wander and guides you back to the present moment.  The Ashtanga teacher training course is open to yoga teachers of all levels, as well as anyone interested in starting their yoga journey. Amidst the verdant scenery, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in eight hours of daily classes that focus on Ashtanga sessions, Pranayama, Anatomy, Meditation, Philosophy, Ayurveda, and Teaching Methodology.

Ashtanga Yoga TTC is dedicated to exploring all aspects of the foundations of a Yogic lifestyle and embodies the essence of Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga. Through mindful breathing, this course aims to foster physical and mental equilibrium, as well as inner peace. The comprehensive syllabus of this Yoga Alliance Certified course includes:

  • Practice the primary series of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Pranayama or Yogic Breathing
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Ancient Yogic Philosophy of Yoga Sutra
  • Meditation
  • Mantra chanting
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Components of Hatha Yoga Shatkarmas (purifications)
  • Mudras (manipulation of vital energy)
  • Iyengar Yoga method (use of props)
  • Ayurveda

Date: June 1 – 21, 2024

Location: The Namkhan Resort & Eco-Farm

Group Size: 20 people

Dr. (Hc) Balasundara Srinatha

Practitioner Profile: Dr (Hc) Balasundara Srinatha

Boasting over 30 years of dedicated contribution to the realm of yoga, Dr. Balasundara Srinatha is the founder of Yoga with Srinatha, with unparalleled expertise in Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and Iyengar Yoga. His journey has been enriched by learning and practicing alongside senior gurus across the world, such as Sri Gopalajeeyar, B.K.S Iyengar, and other esteemed gurus nationwide. For Dr. Srinatha, yoga is a way of life. Always immersed in the pursuit of knowledge, he continually elevates his understanding through research that intertwines yoga with modern science.

Sahana Pr

Practitioner Profile: Sahana PR

An academic nutritionist/dietitian and holistic health coach by profession, Sahana felt a magnetic pull towards yoga as she delved into the realms of holistic health. Passionate about integrating her deep understanding of anatomy, she channels her expertise into delivering unique, healing, and relaxing Yin Yoga sessions. As her journey in yoga unfolded, Sahana’s commitment to teaching and studying intensified through personal practice. She firmly believes in learning from the past, strengthening the present, and building the future through yoga.

Pooja Karkera

Practitioner Profile: Pooja Karkera

Pooja Karkera is a seasoned practitioner and guide in Meditation, Philosophy, Art Therapy, and Ayurveda. As a certified International Meta Mind Alignment Trainer, Art-based Transformational Therapy Facilitator, Creative Drum Circle Facilitator, and Reiki Healer, Pooja embodies a holistic approach to well-being. Her spiritual and professional journey began at a very young age, leading her to 20+ years of practice in meditation and healing and 12+ years as a professional Corporate Trainer specializing in Applied Behavioral Sciences. Her passion for travel and authentic living practices is evident in her teachings, drawing from traditional wisdom such as Yoga, Meditation, Vedas, Tai Chi, Chakra, and Reiki Healing. Pooja’s commitment to continuous learning fuels her curiosity, allowing her to share insightful findings that resonate with individuals from all walks of life. Through her guidance, she empowers others to connect with themselves and unearth their inner truth, fostering a transformative journey toward well-rounded well-being.

Hatha yoga teacher Vinayaka Honnavar training sitting cross-legged, surrounded by Tibetan singing bowls in a room with red curtains and decorative tiles.

Practitioner Profile: Vinayaka Honnavar

With deep expertise in Philosophy and a specialization in Indian Philosophy, Vinayak Honnavar is a renowned yoga teacher with Srinath. He has delved into the depths of Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Upanishads, and Buddhist literature, greatly enhancing his understanding of philosophy and history. For over 10 years, he has shared his valuable experiences with students, teaching them how to integrate this knowledge into their day-to-day lives. Year after year, he has guided hundreds of students in exploring the deeper layers of yoga, fostering their journey to become proficient teachers.

Radhika Gupta in a white lace top and orange leggings practices Hatha yoga teacher training in a red hammock, smiling as she looks at the camera.

Practitioner Profile: Radhika Gupta

Born and raised in the Ashtanga capital of the world, Mysore, Radhika embodies the roles of an aerial yoga and Hatha yoga teacher, a mass media professional, a passionate dancer, and a spiritual aspirant. From an early age, captivated by the essence of yoga, she developed a profound passion that transformed her into a strong, flexible, and fearless individual — both on and off the mat. Radhika believes in yoga as a lifestyle, not just a workout, fostering mindfulness in every moment. Trained in various yoga styles, she delivers her knowledge with utmost dedication, making her an ideal instructor for practitioners of all levels. With a focus on holistic teaching, Radhika puts energy and effort into ensuring students gain a deep understanding of asanas with awareness and care.

Teacher Amit Singh

Practitioner Profile: Amit Singh

Amit, a Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Yoga from the University of Jammu and a 500hrs Teacher Training Course accredited by Yoga Alliance, USA. Renowned for his expertise in Hatha, Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation, Amit blends physical postures, breathwork, and meditation to promote alignment, mental well-being, and spiritual awareness. Collaborating with Jammu University, he conducts Yoga workshops and teaches various Yogic techniques. In his spare time, Amit reads ancient Yogic texts, explores Eastern & Western thought, listens to classical music, and practices meditation, dedicated to guiding students toward improved health, flexibility, and inner peace.

Package Inclusions

  • Accommodation in the Namkhan Deluxe or Family Room for 21 days
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)
  • 1-hour complimentary spiritual counseling session per participant
  • Round-trip transportation from the airport to the hotel
  • Free WiFi internet access
  • Complimentary water refill
  • Complimentary coffee/tea making facilities
  • Complimentary access to the outdoor gym, spa area, swimming pool, and organic farm
  • Complimentary usage of the yoga platform


Namkhan deluxe

  • Single: USD 4,985
  • Twin: USD 4,240

Family room

  • Single: USD 4,985
  • Twin: USD 4,245


Or click here to see all upcoming Retreats:

You don't have permission to register