50 Day 500-Hr Beachfront Yoga TT, Koh Phangan, Thailand
Join ULU Yoga in magical paradise for your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and become a Certified Yoga Alliance Instructor. Enjoy a beautiful beachfront resort and ocean view yoga shala. Learn to teach hatha and vinyasa yoga. Try fun styles like aerial, acro and SUP yoga. Deepen your knowledge of alignment, anatomy and philosophy. Attend special events like kirtan and ecstatic dance. Since 2014 ULU Yoga has led over 100 Teacher Trainings. Open your heart and start a new journey.
$300 Early Bird discount is already included in listed prices if you book 3 weeks in advance.
$4499 Tuition Only
Tuition, room & food
$5999 Shared fan room
$6599 Private fan bungalow
$6699 Private fan room
$7699 Standard ac room
$7999 Deluxe ac room
$5999 Extra person
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.
To save money you can just pay tuition and self-book room and food. Nearby are many options including High Life Bungalows and Haad Son Resort. This option does not include food, massage, taxi fare or additional activities.
Sept 06 - Oct 25 - 2020
Nov 01 - Dec 20 - 2020
Jan 03 - Feb 28 - 2021
Mar 07 - Apr 25 - 2021
May 02 - June 20 - 2021
July 04 - Aug 22 - 2021
50 Hour Aerial
Aug 30 - Sep 05 - 2020
Oct 25 - Oct 31 - 2020
Jan 24 - Jan 30 - 2021
Feb 28 - Feb 06 - 2021
Apr 25 - May 01 - 2021
June 20 - June 26 - 2021
Aug 22 - Aug 28 - 2021
Koh Phangan, Thailand is a magical paradise with over thirty amazing 30 beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters, pristine nature, exotic wildlife, lush green jungle, mountains and waterfalls. This course takes place at Bounty Resort in Haad Yao, located between three of the most beautiful beaches on Koh Phangan. The resort has lush green gardens, swimming pool, delicious restaurant, sea view yoga shala and private beach.
Bounty Resort features Deluxe Rooms with fridge, tv and ocean front balcony. Fan Bungalows have great sea views. Fan Rooms and Standard AC Rooms have partial sea view balconies. Shared Rooms have two twin beds. All rooms have free wi-fi and private bathrooms. There is laundry, motorbike rental, ATM and nearby is 711 convenience store for all your personal needs.
Packages include a healthy vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast ranges from fruit smoothie bowls, muesli and yogurt, buckwheat pancakes and omelettes. Lunch and dinner are 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. Some meals will feature lectures and discussion. No meals on days off. Deduct $6 for skipped meals.
11:00-19:00 Check in
18:00-19:00 Welcome Dinner
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. (First Sunday orientation at 7pm)
ULU Yoga strictly adheres to Yoga Alliance standards for techniques, analytics, philosophy, anatomy, methodology, practicum, contact hours and self-study.
Each morning ULU Yoga will guide you through a deep meditation and pranayama followed by a traditional hatha or vinyasa yoga practice. Each class is a thoughtful journey integrating core asanas into dynamic flows with both calm focus and creativity.
Analyze the form and function of key poses from each category of asana including standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions. Learn about their common foundation and how to build upon it in order to achieve advanced variations.
Acro & Aerial Yoga
Acro yoga (4 classes) is a fun way to learn new balance and control while connecting with others. Aerial yoga (4 classes) is a perfect tool to support beginners find correct balance and alignment plus facilitate experienced practitioners achieve advanced asanas. ULU Yoga is famous for their unique style of aerial yoga and offers a 50 hour aerial yoga teacher training after the 300 hour course.
Beach Yoga & SUP
Some days you will visit the island’s beautiful beaches to practice yoga in nature plus enjoy some relaxing time off. You will have one SUP yoga class and can use the SUP boards to practice in your free time. You will love floating above the tropical waters in paradise.
Special workshops include yoga for injuries, pregnancy and hands-on adjustments. 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.
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 50 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; how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked; and the various bodily systems.
Philosophy (online 50 hours)
Create an authentic yogic lifestyle with the study of sacred texts and guidance in applying them to your daily life. Study the meaning, history and evolution of yoga, terminology, nature of self/soul, identification system, Bhagavad Gita, 4 paths of yoga, Patanjali 8 limbs, nadis, chakras, 4 states of consciousness, ayurveda intro, karma theory, duality concept, 3 Gunas of nature, ego, tantra yoga, chakras.
200 vs 300-HR
200 hours is beginner friendly, you get a good overview of yoga subjects like asana, anatomy, philosophy and alignment. 300 hours is intermediate/advanced, you learn to guide deeper & more specific experiences for your students/clients using yoga practices of asana, pranayama & meditation.
200 hours you learn basic human anatomy, biomechanics of movement and subtle energetics to understand the body as a holistic system. 300 hours you study more the specific health benefits of various asanas and techniques to treat illness and injury, release trauma and depression, serve prenatal and seniors.
200 hours can be challenging both physically and mentally and require patience and determination to absorb a completely new way of thinking and living. 300 hours expects students to be in good form, receptive and attentive, and eager to take the leap towards deepening the layers of practice and developing higher level skills to provide a balanced guidance for others.
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.
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 printed manuals and are encouraged to read 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, the Vedas and Upanishads.
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 with many years experience leading teacher trainings.
Saskia Mahler is lead trainer and coordinator at Ulu Yoga. She holds a RYT-500 in Hatha Yoga, 500HR Aerial Yoga and is a Kundalini transmission facilitator. Since 2017 Saskia has led over 100 courses and has deep knowledge of yogic philosophy, energetic systems, holistic healing.
Saskia stepped on the path of Yoga more than 10 years ago with the passionate studies of western, yogic and buddhist philosophy, metaphysical and energetic concepts, breathing and meditation. Soon she came across the practice of physical yoga and found great emotional and mental relief in her daily practice. Saskia studied physics and law at university then went abroad to enjoy silent retreats in nature and monasteries and study with renowned yoga and Buddhist teachers.
Saskia is creator of ULU Yoga’s Restorative Aerial and Sadhana programs, which offer a more holistic approach to teaching by infusing analytics with a deeper journey into energetics and interpersonal communication. Saskia’s 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.
Saskia appears on the Netflix series Unwell, an expose about abuse in the health industry. Her goal is to raise awareness about the sensitivity and importance of paradigm shift when it comes to spiritual - social dynamics in communities. Her work is a heartfelt approach to more empowerment of the individual position in group settings and the development of confidence in one's own beliefs within the struggle of mental growth.
Cody Gavin Pizer
Cody (South Africa) RYT-500, lead ULU Yoga Trainer. Cody has been Teaching Yoga Globally for several years, and serving as lead Senior Instructor on multiple Yoga Teacher Trainings. 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 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 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. He is a long-time meditator, movement artist, vegan and intermittent faster plus has written books on mindfulness, meditation and Flow.
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.
Janaina (Brazil) has completed over 1000 hours of Yoga Teacher Training including multiple 200, 300 and 800 hour YTT’s. Other qualifications include Acro Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Thai Massage, Water Therapy and Reiki. She has been travelling around the world and sharing her knowledge of Yoga and body movement practices, either by teaching at studios, hostels, echo villages and healing centres or by volunteering for social projects to help bring the Yoga teachings to those in need.
Janaina’s teachings focus on correct and safe alignment while empowering students to look inwards and expand their perception. With her warm and giving nature, her intention is to create a space where students can develop a deep connection and understanding of themselves through a journey of love and compassion. As she considers every human being unique in their form of expression, her work is dedicated to encourage people to find their authenticity through their chosen practices.
Janaina’s calm, centred energy and teaching style facilitates a powerful depth to her classes. She is passionate about combining different bodily expressions and practices with the awareness and wisdom of Yoga, as she perceives the body as a vehicle for deep revelations and revolutions. She believes there is some form of Yoga for every person, and it is her goal to try and help students find it. Janina’s passion for Yoga and body expression shines through in everything she does.
Manjeet Mathur (online)
Manjeet (India) started yoga and self awareness path in 2009. He completed his 200-Hr, 300-Hr, Yoga Therapy Module 1 & 2 MultiStyle Yoga TT with Parimukti yoga in India. He also has certifications in Meditation teacher training and Iyengar yoga. Manjeet has taught 3000+ hours in 50 plus yoga and meditation teacher trainings specialising in Hatha yoga, Meditations, Practical Yoga Philosophy, Chakras, Pranayama and more!
His classes can range from discussions on our Shadows (related to parents, money, relationships, life experiences) to singing Mantra circles to Dance Therapy practices to blissed out Asana or Meditation sessions! Manjeet has led Chakra retreats, Dance Yoga trainings and Yoga Sharing circles & workshops in Bali & India.
He has a very Human approach to Yoga and believes in personalizing practices for everyone. Emotional Awareness and making a light, playful space also are Manjeet's speciality. He has a Calming and Grounded presence which inspires others around him to come back to Simplicity and Ease of living. His highest purpose is to keep creating Space and Peace in his daily life and invite others to also keep choosing their Higher Self, Intuition and Connectedness with all that exists.
Manjeet’s passion for Yoga has led him to becoming the face of a Modern Mystic Yogi - grounded in self practice and also embracing life and the joys it offers. He loves to motivate others through Self reflection, structured and improvised yoga poses and embodying the qualities of eastern heart and western mind balance.
Kehkashan Nadeem (online)
KK (Pakistan) has 20 years of yoga experience. KK’s first yoga training was more than 1,000 hours long over a 6 month in 2001. Since then she has practiced every single day despite a busy family life with two kids. KK has completed a 500-hour Advanced YTT in Nepal, Hot Yoga TT from Absolute Yoga Academy, Advance Teaching Skills at the Yoga Expert Academy, Aerial Yoga TT at ULU Yoga & Sky Yoga Level 2 TT in Bali.
After training with ULU Yoga KK became famous for bringing aerial yoga to Pakistan and is featured on the radio, TV and magazines. Since then she has led several yoga teacher trainings with ULU Yoga in Thailand and Bali. Since 2001 she has practiced every single day despite a busy family life with two kids. Each year KK attends more trainings to improve her skills in various styles.
She thanks yoga for giving her such an amazing meaningful life and thanks her instructors and students for allowing her to share what she loves. KK’s passion for improving oneself through yoga is infectious. She is a master at taking you through the paces, drawing connections between poses, giving you the confidence to try tricky things & get into advanced poses eventually.
She is tough when one needs to be challenged, & compassionate as she tailors poses to suit one’s capabilities, taking time to discuss students’ health & introduce them to pranayama & meditation, determined to take one deeper into the sublime joyride that is yoga.
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.
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 formand pay your balance before arrival. The deposit is non-refundable 7 days before the start. This is flexible during COVID situation and may be fully refundable due to travel restrictions.
This course takes place at Bounty Resort, 85/1 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Ko Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand. For travel info and ferry tickets visit ferrysamui online. ULU Yoga will refund you 600THB towards travel fare at orientation.
From Bangkok, fly to Koh Samui Airport (1hr, $100), then take a ferry to Koh Phangan (30min, 400THB), then take a taxi to Bounty Resort (20min, 200THB).
A cheaper option is from Bangkok, fly to Surat Thani Airport (1hr, average $40), then take a ferry to Koh Phangan (4.5hrs, 400THB), then take a taxi to Bounty Resort (20min, 200THB).
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.