23 Day 200-Hr Vinyasa Yoga TT, Koh Phangan, Thailand
Join ULU Yoga Teacher Training in magical paradise. Enjoy a beautiful beach front resort and become a professional yoga instructor with a 500-Hr Yoga Alliance School.
Connect asanas with breath and movement to create graceful vinyasa flows. Do workshops in aerial yoga and practice SUP yoga in your free time. Explore the anatomy of the physical, energetic and spiritual bodies as a holistic system through medical studies, meditation and philosophy.
You can also join the course online via live stream or watch video modules to complete on your own time. Participate as an active member, get detailed feedback and unlimited 1:1 support to become a skilled and confident yoga instructor.
$200 Early Bird Pay your balance 2 weeks early (included in listed prices).
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$199 Pay a deposit
$1899 Tuition only
$599 Online course
Tuition, room & food
$2399 Shared 2 person room
$3299 Standard sea view room
$3499 Superior sea view room
$2499 Extra person
July 05 - July 28 - 2020
Sep 06 - Sep 29 - 2020
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Koh Phangan, Thailand is a magical island paradise with over thirty 30 beaches, pristine nature, exotic wildlife, lush green jungle, mountains and waterfalls. It is also famous for numerous yoga and wellness centres, healthy cuisine and bohemian lifestyle. ULU Yoga has two beautiful beachfront locations in Haad Yao and near Thong Sala. Both locations have ocean view yoga shalas and private beaches.
Baan Jai Dee Resort is one of the most beautiful and highly rated locations on Koh Phangan. The resort features a private beach, ocean front accommodation, great cafe, coworking space, sea view yoga shala, salt water infinity pool. All rooms have ocean view balconies, air-con, fridge, safe, hot water, daily cleaning and free wi-fi. Shared rooms have two queen beds.
Enjoy a healthy vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast includes fresh tropical fruits, oatmeal, muesli, coconut milk and more. Lunch and dinner follow a strict plant based superfood diet consisting of chia seeds, protein and green powders. The resort also has a western/asian menu to order additional items. Get $2 back for skipped meals.
If your friend or partner wants to join the ULU Yoga TT with breakfast and share your private room (with one two beds), you will add this amount to your remaining balance.
Just pay tuition and self-book room and food. Nearby are many luxury and budget options. This option does not include food, massage, taxi fare or additional activities.
Subject to change. The total hours include pre-course work, mealtime lectures and self-study.
13:00 - 19:00 Check in
19:00 - 21:00 Orientation
Monday - Saturday
06:30 - 07:00 Mediation
07:00 - 09:00 Morning yoga
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 Lecture
11:00 - 13:00 Asana studies
13:00 - 15:30 Lunch
15:30 - 17:00 Workshops
17:00 - 18:30 Evening yoga
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
Sundays are half days or full days off. Classes may include rejuvenating workshops such as chakra awakening or beach yoga. Then you can enjoy free time or join additional ULU Yoga organized activities like kirtan with live music, ecstatic dance and herbal sauna (taxi fare and entry fees not included).
06:30 - 07:00 Mediation
07:00 - 09:00 Morning yoga
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 Graduation
11:00 - 13:00 Check out
This course strictly adheres to Yoga Alliance standards for techniques, analytics, philosophy, anatomy, methodology, practicum, contact hours and self-study.
Each morning starts with meditation, pranayama (breathing), bandhas (body locks) and kriyas (cleansing techniques) to open your energy channels, purify, balance and revitalize the body and mind. Ancient yoga began with meditation as a means to liberate oneself the suffering of ignorance, see clearly the ultimate reality and attain enlightenment or union with the divine. Daily.
Vinyasa yoga connects traditional asanas and modified variations with breathe and movement to create graceful dynamic flows. Classes are designed according to various themes ranging anywhere from core work to heart opening. Each class is a unique experience that invokes a thoughtful journey to both test ones limits and explore new possibilities.
Special workshops may include yoga for injuries and pregnancy, hands-on adjustments, working with props and yin yoga. Additional workshops and events may include ecstatic dance, kirtan and sound healing. Additional activities take place at other yoga centres, admission and taxi not included and subject to change. You can also use the SUP boards free 2 hours per week.
You will analyze the key poses of traditional hatha yoga asanas in regards to technique, form and alignment, then learn to modify and integrate them into vinyasa sequences for beginner and advanced levels. The goal is to understand their common foundation, form and function and build upon that to excel at more advanced styles like vinyasa.
Study the respiratory, muscular and skeletal body systems. Learn the biomechanics of movement, the principles of compression and proportion and working with different body types. Gain insight into the subtle layers of the energetic body as a holistic system linked through the nadis and chakras along with their relation to modern science.
Integrate the ethical principles of the yamas into your daily routine to create an authentic yoga lifestyle. Gain insight through the sacred wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and other ancient and modern texts as a means to attain greater happiness, spiritual liberation and insight into the true nature of the self and reality.
Learn the qualities of a good teacher, different teaching styles, student learning process, communication skills, principles of demonstration, observation, time management, group dynamics, fulfilling individual needs, setting priorities, establishing boundaries, creating personal connections, working in various group settings, giving feedback and lesson planning.
Become a great instructor, not just learn about it. You will practice teaching everyday and design original classes followed by detailed feedback from your peers and instructors. You will leave the course with the tools, skills and confidence to go out and start teaching right away, get great jobs, lead retreats and succeed professionally, if that is your path.
During the course there is daily self-study, group work and various assignments such as designing original classes and preparing short presentations. Students must also complete some pre-course work. You will receive online videos to practice some basic poses and pranayama breathing techniques to build basic strength and endurance.
Since 2014, ULU Yoga has led over 100 yoga courses in Thailand and Bali. ULU Yoga strives to be creative and unique while still honouring the sacred wisdom of traditional yoga as a means to greater health, happiness and spiritual liberation. We picked the name ULU specifically because it had no meaning in English, but after starting aerial we learned it means owl in Sanskrit and crazy or whirlwind in Arabic! Essentially ULU means to fly around and mix things up, which is exactly what we do. We also define ULU as Universal Love and Understanding, which is our sincere desire to share.
ULU Yoga is a 200/300/500-Hr Registered School plus a Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance USA. After successfully completing a course you will receive a Yoga Teacher Training Certificate and become eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher. 50-Hr Aerial TT graduates receive a certification of completion, which Yoga Alliance RYT can log as Additional Teacher Training Hours.
50-Hr Aerial TT’s include a detailed course manual with over 50 poses and scripted sequences. 200/300-Hr students receive printed manuals based on Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens and Hatha Illustrated by Martin Kirk, plus excerpts from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Bhagavad Gita.
This course is open to all levels. Students are recommended to take rest and modify as needed for advanced poses. Before starting the course you should do yoga at least twice a week for a couple months plus practice along with ULU Yoga's online videos. You should also get a medical check-up and have travel health insurance.
The key to ULU Yoga’s success has been open communication. Each week there is a sharing circle to maintain group harmony and ensure your personal and academic needs are met. ULU Yoga sincerely wishes that your time is truly enjoyable and nurturing on all levels to create a holistic experience.
Instructors are carefully chosen so that each subject is taught by a trained specialist. ULU Yoga is a big team and availability is subject to change.
Shashi (Germany) is lead ULU Aerial Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500hr Hatha-Yoga and 500hr Aerial Yoga. Shashi stepped on the path of Yoga more than 10 years ago with the passionate studies of western, yogic and buddhist philosophy. Her inexhaustible studies of metaphysical and energetical concepts, explaining the functions of the body and mind guided her to breathing and meditation techniques. Soon she came across the practice of physical yoga and found great emotional and mental relief in her daily practice.
Shashi finished university and went abroad to enjoy silent retreats in nature and monasteries and study with renowned yoga masters. Based on this she created an intuitive restorative Aerial Yoga Style. The heart lead but western minded course shares the great gift of restorative Aerial yoga. Her aim is to show the compassionate way of self-healing through the opening and acceptance of the body. Her grounded and determined personality together with her lighthearted easy laughter invites each student to more curiosity and depth within.
Cody Gavin Pizer
Cody (South Africa) RYT-500, lead ULU Yoga Trainer. Cody has been Teaching Yoga Globally for several years, and instructing on multiple Yoga Teacher Trainings as a lead and Senior Instructor. He has trained in India and Thailand on Multi-style Vinyasa, Yoga, Hatha, Ashtanga and Yin Teacher Trainings, and attended multiple movement, anatomy and mediation workshops throughout Asia. He has certifications in aerial and SUP yoga. Additionally he has several years experience in Qi Gong, Primal Movement, Contemporary Dance, Calisthenic training and a black belt in Taekwondo.
Cody has taken the role of lead instructor on numerous Yoga Teacher Trainings for over several years. He specialises in Human Anatomy Related to Movement, Yoga, Buddhist and Classic Philosophy, Yoga Asana Analytics and Movement Clinics, Guided meditation and self meditation training, as well as Vinyasa, Aerial, Primal, Restorative and SUP Yoga. He is a long-time meditator, movement artist, vegan and intermittent faster plus has written books on mindfulness, meditation and Flow.
Cody has led multiple mindfulness retreats, mixed movement arts and flow workshops in Bali, India, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia plus taught at the famous Yoga Barn in Bali and Blue Indigo in Cambodia. Cody has an uninhibited spirit, which directs his life and inspires others to grow beyond themselves. He has a passion for movement and mindfulness which connects disciplines and translates into his holistic approach to classes. Cody feels that it is his life purpose to share his knowledge and inspire others through yoga, movement and philosophy. Guiding his students to discover more about the miracle and magic that is life.
Stephan aka Pujan ( AUS/Germany) is a trained Psychologist, Therapist, Councillor and RYT-500. He was a staff member of the Transpersonal Psychology Center, Blue mountains, Australia and one of the founding members of Australia’s biggest and most successful Yoga Teaching Center, Byron Yoga Center. He was studying Buddhist thought in both of the major schools and was initiated as a Zen Student. His later studies brought him to the nondual path of Vedanta under the guidance of his teacher James Schwartz. He has an extensive background in Yoga Philosophy and is the author of Advaita Vedanta for ordinary people. He is the co-director of Pujanyoga and is conducting training and talks all over the world with his wife Betty.
“Spirituality is a difficult subject to teach. It is often taught either by Indians that have difficulty connecting with their western audience through their constant use of Sanskrit names and stories that are often pulled out of an Indian context. And with western teachers the difficulty is often that of too much intellectualising the subject. My wish is to bring the complex teachings of the Upanishads and the Yoga Sutras to a western audience that is relevant to their lives. Spirituality has to be practical and not only philosophical! There is a danger of course to oversimplifying the teachings, but I hope I can avoid this. You don't need to know Sanskrit, you don't need to believe in a God, you just have to have an open mind and use your intellect to understand the teachings. I love the logic in Vedanta and I want to bring that across in a non dogmatic fun and engaging way".
Betty (Germany) trained 30 years ago as a fitness and Pilates instructor and has taught yoga since 1997. She completed 4 different yoga teacher trainings and many intensives and workshops. She was fortunate to study with and learn from the great Yogis of our time.(B.K.S Iyengar, K.Pathabi Jois T.K.V.Desikachar and A.G.Mohan). Her style of teaching could be described as Fusion Yoga, which combines Pilates Ashtanga, Hatha, Kriya, Pranayam and Yoga Philosophy. Betty produced 4 yoga Nidra C.D.”s and one version for children. Betty has been on the yogic path for 40 years and her emphasis is in moving through strong asana to the quiet still point within! With her husband Swami Pujan, who is an Advaita Vedanta meditation teacher, she travels the world to embody the essence of yoga.
Arihant (Spain) found yoga in 2007 and spent many years traveling the world, volunteering in ecovillages and healing centres, visiting ashrams in India, studying under numerous teachers and living the yogic path. In Rishikesh, he obtained his 200-Hr certification under the guidance of Yogacharya Dinesh Shastri, disciple of Swami Yogananda Maharaj Ji.
His exploration into the depths of Vedic culture led him to study Ayurveda at Ashramam Ayurveda Hospital and Training Institute of Kerala and Sanskrit and Mantra at the American Institute of Vedic Studies. Other qualifications include Sound Healing, Acroyoga, Thai massage and Indian Classical music. Arihant is a sincere caring soul passionate about enriching the lives of others with the sacred wisdom yoga in all aspects of life. He also loves puppies and has a great sense of humor.
200/300/500-Hr TT Packages include a free traditional 1hr full body massage to love and relax your body and mind. Traditional massage is a healing system offering pain relief and rejuvenation using acupressure and assisted yoga postures to access the fascia and energetic channels.
Things To Do
There are so many incredible beaches to explore. You will love swimming in the turquoise sea and snorkeling with exotic fish. You can also go diving with whale sharks and visit the Angthong National Marine Park. Koh Phangan has great shopping, waterfalls, temples plus numerous yoga and wellness centres for detox and special events like kirtan, ecstatic dance and sound healing at the Dome Sauna. Nearby is Thong Sala town with the bustling Pantip Food Market and Saturday Night Market.
Know To Go
ULU Yoga provides aerial swings, yoga mats, printed manuals and drinking water. Buy a SIM card at the airport or 711 for good wi-fi. Most people get a 30 day visa on arrival. Or you can apply for a 2 month visa in advance. You can easily get a 30 day visa extension on Koh Samui for 2,000THB.
This course takes place at Baan Jai Dee Resort 69/3 Moo4 Ao Nai Wok, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand. For travel info and ferry tickets visit ferrysamui online. You can buy tickets online or at the airport upon arrival. Start your travels from Bangkok early to catch the best connections. ULU Yoga will refund you 600THB towards travel fare at orientation.
From Bangkok, fly to Koh Samui Airport (1hr, average $120), then take a ferry to Koh Phangan (30min, 400THB). A cheaper option is from Bangkok, fly to Surat Thani Airport (1hr, average $40), then take a ferry to Koh Phangan (4.5hrs, 400THB). From Koh Phangan / Thong Sala pier take a taxi to Baan Jai Dee Resort (5min, 150THB).
The most breathtaking and life-changing experience of my life! I started with the 50-Hr aerial teacher training but soon the wonderful people of this yoga teacher training program healed my soul and I couldn’t believe it but the magic was operating. I had to extend my stay in order to complete the full 200-Hr TTC and that was the best decision! Shashi represents the beauty of human beings so wonderfully that it is contagious! She helped me to believe in myself again after years of doubts! Her resources are endless and the way she shares it with love and passion is a blessing to this world!
Edward deserves a medal for what he did! He has built this whole thing with his heart in order to truly help people. When someone is so passionate about what he does it is a blessing to be close in any way to this project. One of the best teachers I had on my path! Thank you endlessly for creating this opportunity for us! ULU Yoga isn’t only gonna give you the ability to become a multi style yoga teacher but they hand you the key to love in abundance! They’ve changed me and the way I perceive life and its surroundings! No money in the world can pay off what ULU Yoga and they’re wonderful teachers have given to me!
I had the best experience with Ulu! The setting was on an island in Thailand- the resort was right next to the beach, and the weather was beautiful!!! There was a breakfast buffet everyday, which was amazing. And the beach (Haad Yao) was so picturesque. There were several instructors, and they were all amazing and knowledgeable! I loved how they put an emphasis on safety and how the poses are for each person's body. The course was a lot more intense than I had anticipated- but you learn a lot, and you get a lot of teaching practice. I took the 200hr multi-style course, so I had the pleasure of experiencing SUP yoga (on a paddle-board), acroyoga, aerial yoga, yin, hatha, vinyasa, and even a taste of ashtanga.
Every instructor was wonderful, and I truly enjoyed learning from each and every one of them: Vik, Cody, Karen, Edward, Jennie, Minty, and the assistant: Becky. Everyone at both Ulu and Bounty Resort was super kind and helpful. The instructors were very understanding of our situation. Edward even let me borrow his phone when mine had broken. I would 100% recommend ULU for your yoga teaching program, and I would do the program again in a heartbeat:) I still miss the island and all the people on it!
I've just completed my 200 hours and had an absolutely amazing experience. The amount of care and support I received with my colleagues was beyond my expectations. Edward was extremely accommodating, taking care in such a productive way to make sure I had a safe and positive experience. He helped me find my footing in Koh Phangan and offered recommendations as well as an amazing introduction to aerial yoga. Shashi gave 110% of herself to every session even after an unfortunate injury (non-yoga related). She seamlessly stitched things together for us with additional workshops and opportunities to keep the focus on growth and development which was absolutely well done and inspiring.
Viktoria went above and beyond to pour her heart into all of us seeking to understand the true meaning of yoga and healing. One hug from her can inspire you for the entire course if you let it. Alon was hands down the most technical instructor I've ever had the pleasure of learning from. His sense of humour brought the perfect balance of lightness and attention to every session. He gave us the willpower to push ourselves and become the best version of ourselves for ourselves. There were also a few others who guest appeared in the course and brought wonderful diversity and variety to the experience. Overall incredible. I would have stayed another 200 hours if life allowed. 10/10, I highly recommend it.