Karma Burning Intensive

A 5-day exploration of advanced Yoga practices on a beautiful tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand!

June 26-July 2, Koh Samui, Thailand


You've been practicing Yoga for a while? It's time for a breakthrough!

Embody the core teachings  

of the Yoga tradition through the evidence-based integrated method of Higher Yoga Academy. 

Use the cutting-edge science  

of breath-based focus techniques to prepare the ground for higher Yoga practices.

Learn in depth and master  

powerful rarely-taught meditation techniques of classical Yoga and non-dual Tantra.

Explore the concepts of Karma 

and Liberation in the context of Yoga practice. 

Practise asana 

in a way that uses the body to go beyond the body. 

Spend 5 days at Vikasa

- one of the most amazing Yoga destinations in the world.

What is Karma Burning Intensive?







Karma Burning Intensive is a 5-day workshop of advanced Yoga practices with focus on the profound knowledge and techniques of expanding the mind and releasing limiting mental and emotional patterns commonly referred to as 'karma' in the Yoga tradition. 

It offers essential teaching developed by ancient yogis to improve your well-being and support you and your students on the spiritual journey of self-discovery. 







The 12 available spots are filling up fast!

Don't miss your chance to join earnest practitioners from different parts of the world – apply today!


What your training day is like?






  • 8:00-10:00    Energizing Hatha-Vinyasa Practice
  • 10:00-11:00  Healthy Brunch Buffet 
  • 12:00-14:00  Advanced Pranayama with Christiaan 
  • 14:00-16:30  Free time 
  • 16:30-18:30  Advanced Yoga Philosophy & Meditation with Alex 
  • 18:30-20:00  Healthy Dinner Buffet 

*This is a sample schedule and may vary from day to day.


The 8:00-10:00 morning sessions feature mindful hatha-vinyasa practice, that will awaken and energize your mind-body system, centering and preparing you for the ensuing classes.  

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The 12:00-14:00 classes with Christiaan offer intensive pranayama and visualization work. They will consist of 1-hour theory where you learn and refine 3 different Pranayama techniques from the classical Yoga tradition. You will then practice those techniques for 40-60 minutes, slightly increasing the amount of breathwork each class. Additionally, you will learn and train one of the most powerful visualization and meditation teachings from the 9th century Vijnana-Bhairava Tantra. 

From 16:30 to 18:30 you will explore advanced Yoga philosophy in the context of liberation from the conditioned emotional reactions (karma), and then embody this knowledge through 40-60min guided meditations.
You will learn to integrate Pranayama and Visualization techniques into your meditation practice to attain greater focus and experience alternate states of consciousness, free from conditioned patterns.


Expect complimentary activities to make your experience truly memorable! 


Course Workbook & Manual

Get the most of your classes with the extended and improved edition of Karma Burning Intensive manual!  


This course is accredited by Yoga Alliance as a 30-hour training/immersion, and facilitated by Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).

Registered Yoga Alliance teachers will receive 30 Continuing Education contact hour credits.


Who will be your teachers?

Core curriculum of the Karma Burning Intensive will be taught by Alex and Christiaan - founders and senior teachers at Higher Yoga Academy. Morning hatha classes will be taught by Vikasa Yoga Retreat teachers who you will meet at the venue.   

Alex (E-RYT500)

Alex was initiated into the practice of yogic meditation at the age of 16 and remained fully immersed in the practice for several years. He later started to teach classes sharing the knowledge of self-realized yogis along with his own experience and insights received during his apprenticeship and years of daily study and practice.

Alex has taught in over fifty 200hr and 300hr Yoga Teacher Trainings as well as supervised dozens of advanced Yoga courses and workshops both online and in person. 

Christiaan (E-RYT500)

An experienced and seasoned yogi, Christiaan started his practice and training in the 1970’s.  His most formative years were spent in the study of various Buddhist lineages alongside intense training in the Taoist martial arts.

Christiaan has lived in China since the 1980’s and has trained  select groups of students in rare and esoteric Pranayama, meditation and Taoist practices throughout India, China and South East Asia.

Where will you stay?




This Karma Burning Intensive takes place at VIKASA Yoga Retreat - one of the best places to learn and practice Yoga in Asia.

VIKASA is located on the beautiful tropical island of Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. It was specially selected as a place for transformation due to its ideal balance of secluded island paradise, healthy, freshly-prepared food and world class yoga halls constructed in a beautiful setting and designed to get results.

Besides, Koh Samui is easily accessible with direct flights from all major hubs in SEA such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, KL & Singapore.

Book your perfect accommodation:

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Yoga Cave

Being the most popular option, the yoga cave is perfect for solo travelers who want to wake up to a breathtaking ocean view. These compact caves are located upstairs near the café. (Please note, yoga cave guests share facilities. Robe provided).

Yoga Cave plus
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Zen Bungalow

Eco friendly Zen Bungalows offer a natural and traditional experience. They’re located in the garden close to the ocean. Zen Bungalows are perfect for solo travelers who want the comforts, but also a natural, rustic experience.

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Lotus Pad

Lotus Pad

Lotus Pads are more spacious; plus most of them have a private terrace to soak up the fresh island air. They’re sized  for 1 or 2 guests and located near the yoga hall and swimming pool, halfway down the hill from the café.

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Tuition & Accommodation Fees   

Each pricing option includes 5 days of training (at least 3 classes each day), 2 daily meals, tuition materials and 6 nights stay with access to all Vikasa facilities (infinity swimming pool, garden, private beach, wi-fi, etc.)      

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all inclusive

Zen Bungalow


all inclusive

Lotus Pad


all inclusive

What will you eat?

Eating wholesome and healthy food is an important part of every training process. Vikasa has created just an amazing menu, and serves a wide variety of food styles to suit different dietary needs.

You'll be offered vegetarian, vegan, raw and cooked, western, international, Thai and fusion dishes for your brunch and dinner buffets. 

Get in touch!

Drop us a message using the contact form below to ask your questions about the course or book a free Zoom call with us!

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What are people saying?

  • Higher Yoga Academy

    “This is a course for those who want to deepen their understanding of Yoga, experiencing authentic practices. It is taught with such clarity with precise knowledge by experienced yogis who have dedicated their lives to the practice of Yoga. Highly recommend this course to all advanced practitioners, seekers and devotees who are interested in what Yoga really is and, therefore, Self-realization.”


    Co-founder of One Yoga

  • Higher Yoga Academy

    “The course is for people courageous enough to decondition their long held beliefs & experiences that lay at the root of suffering. Rather than indulging the 5 senses, Alex & Christiaan guide you through a deep internal pursuit to find a lasting peace. It's hard work, but I'd recommend the Higher Yoga Academy to everyone dedicated to liberation!”


    Yoga Teacher

  • Higher Yoga Academy

    “A unique opportunity in learning about the Self on a much deeper level, especially guided by one of the best teacher duo I’ve come across yet. I recommend this course to those who are interested in spirituality in the non-trendy way. Give it a try and you may find some gold nuggets here.”

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    Yoga Teacher