29 Day 300-Hr Oceanfront Vinyasa Yoga TT, Koh Phangan, Thailand
Come to a tropical island paradise and become a certified Vinyasa yoga instructor. Stay at the most beautiful oceanfront location in Thailand, with luxury sea view rooms and infinity pool. Enjoy island excursions with new friends from around the world. Train with senior instructors with over 20 years experience.
Master traditional yoga asanas, then learn to connect them with breath and movement to create graceful Vinyasa flows. Challenge yourself with advanced variations and express your inner soul with dynamic sequences. Also explore the anatomy of the physical, energetic, and spiritual bodies as a holistic system through medical studies, meditation, and philosophy.
Since 2014 ULU Yoga has led over 100 Yoga Teacher Trainings and graduates teach all over the world.
$300 Early Bird discount is already included in listed prices if you book 3 weeks in advance.
$2599 Tuition only
Includes tuition, room & food
$3599 Shared ocean front room
$4299 Pool side sea view room
$4699 Superior ocean front room
$4999 Deluxe ocean front room
$3199 Extra person
Feb 28 - Mar 28 - 2021
June 20 - July 25 - 2021
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.
Baan Jai Dee Resort is one of the most beautiful and highly rated locations on Koh Phangan. This modern western managed resort features a private beach, ocean front accommodation, healthy cafe, coworking space, sea view yoga shala and 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 4-6 beds.
For cheaper options you can pay tuition and stay at a dorm in Thong Sala such as Sea Hug Hostel, Blessing Backpackers, Treechart Hostel (7min drive). Or you stay at a bungalow next door such as Tranquil Bungalows, Cookies Bungalow, Beach 99 (7min walk). If only paying tuition then food and transportation are not included.
Packages include a healthy vegetarian breakfast including fruit smoothie bowls, muesli and yogurt, buckwheat pancakes and omelettes. Lunch is a combination of Thai, Indian and western food ranging from the traditional Thai curries, including mixed veg, tofu, lentil, chickpea and rice dishes with fresh green salads and tropical fruits (extra $7). No meals on days off.
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.
Monday - Saturday
06:30 - 07:00 Meditation
07:00 - 08:30 Morning yoga
08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
09:30 - 10:30 Lecture
10:30 - 12:00 Asana studies
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Beach time
15:00 - 16:30 Workshops
16:30 - 18:00 Evening yoga
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
No class! You will love exploring the island's endless beaches, swimming in the turquoise sea and snorkeling with exotic fish. Koh Phangan has great outdoor markets, boutique cafes, plus special events like sound healing, kirtan, ecstatic dance and beach parties.
Final Sunday (day 22)
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
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 one’s limits and explore new possibilities. Hatha Yoga includes spiritual, in depth techniques themed with vedic calendar, asana categories, deities, chakras
Workshops & Events
Special workshops may include yoga for injuries and pregnancy, hands-on adjustments, yin yoga and aerial yoga. Additional events may include ecstatic dance, kirtan, mountain sauna, sound healing and more. Admission and taxi to special events not included and subject to change.
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.
Teaching & Professional Essentials
Practice teaching everyday to gain experience and develop confidence. Learn teaching skills, working with different ages and levels and tools to succeed professionally. Design and teach an original 75 minute class each week followed by detailed feedback and analysis.
Anatomy (online 30 hours)
Gain a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself. See how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints with biomechanics; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness; and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked.
Philosophy (online 30 hours)
Meaning of yoga, definitions of yoga, nature of self/soul, identification system, common terms of yoga, Bhagavad Gita essence, 4 paths of yoga, Patanjali 8 limbs, nadis, chakras, 4 states of consciousness, ayurveda intro, essential yoga terminology, purpose and karma theory, duality concept, 3 Gunas of nature, ego, history/evolution of yoga, tantra yoga.
ULU Yoga is a 200/300/500-hour registered school with Yoga Alliance ID 198078. Upon successfully completing this course you will receive a Yoga Alliance Certificate and become a Registered Yoga Teacher. ULU Yoga graduates teach all over the world at elite yoga studios, luxury retreat centres and as successful independent instructors.
You will receive PDF’s and links to essential readings. The course content is derived from the following books, which you are encouraged to buy: Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens, Hatha Illustrated by Martin Kirk, Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar, Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita and Vedas.
ULU stands for Universal Love and Understanding. Their passion is to spread health and wellness around the world. Since 2014, ULU Yoga has led over 100 Teacher Trainings in Thailand and Bali as well as online. ULU Yoga strives to be creative and unique while still honouring the sacred wisdom of traditional yoga as a means to peace and happiness.
Over the years ULU Yoga has grown into a big team so that each subject is taught by a trained specialist. Most instructors are 500 hour Registered Yoga Teachers with Yoga Alliance.
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.
Brett (U.K.) is a published author, entrepreneur and Yoga instructor who began his yoga and meditation journey 17 years ago in a dark and dingy prison cell. After his first wake up call, Brett taught himself to meditate and lived with monks in Thailand to transform his life around. He has completed a 300 hour YTT with Vikasa Yoga in Thailand and has numerous certifications and personal development. Brett is a qualified Rieki, EFT, and meditation practitioner.
In the last several years Brett has been teaching and running yoga and meditation workshops at festivals around Europe. He also runs his life-changing retreats in Asia, UK and Ibiza. He shares numerous Yoga styles and practices hatha, yin, tantra, restorative and more. Brett is a vegan, intermittent intermittent faster, and loves to share philosophical concepts and spiritual metaphors in his classes. Most of all, Brett is passionate about helping students ignite their personal power so they can live fearless and free.
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.
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.
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".
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 specializes 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.
Dr Kalpana Karia (online only)
Since the age of nine Kalpana Karia started learning yoga from her father Dhanjibhai Khagram there after the age of 18 she went to London for her further studies in Radiology she always went to many yoga classes in London. After completing her studies in London she went to India In Rishikesh and took an intensive yoga teachers training course at Sivananda Ashram.
Yoga has always been her passion and she never stopped studying to update her knowledge up to today from 1982 to 1986 she did a television series teaching yoga on the local Kenyan television and published her first book YOGA FOR HEALTH which was based on her TV series. In 1997 she was appointed as the director for East African studies by the british school of Yoga she taught Yoga voluntarily and trained many teachers
In 2010 she had a major car accident which was very traumatic but she revived herself through yoga and started teaching again in 2014. After meeting the PM of India Narendra Modi who encouraged her to write the second edition of her book in 2017 she wrote and published her second edition YOGA FOR HEALTH wisdom and harmony.
She has also received many awards for her presentations at international Yoga conferences around the world. In 2017 she was appointed as the director for East African studies by the international Federation of yoga professionals in New Delhi presently she conducts voluntary classes and teachers training courses in her hometown Kisumu, Kenya. Om Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi.
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.
Payment & Registration
After you pay your deposit please fill out the registration form, complete your pre-course work and pay your balance on arrival. The deposit is non-refundable 5 days before the start.
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.
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.