ULU Yoga Retreat on Koh Phangan, Thailand - 5 day 4 night

ULU Yoga Retreat on Koh Phangan, Thailand - 5 day 4 night

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Enjoy a rejuvenating yoga retreat on Koh Phangan, Thailand at paradise beachfront resort. 

 

Highlights!

  • Explore workshops like acro, yin and restorative yoga.
  • Cool off in a gorgeous pool with inspiring island views.
  • Mix business and pleasure at the digital co-work space.
  • Purify the body and mind with meditation & pranayama.
  • Spoil yourself with a spacious deluxe room on the beach.
  • Relieve stress and pain with a Traditional Thai Massage.
  • Relax at the private beach marveling at the turquoise sea.
  • Float on the ocean and find inner balance with SUP Yoga.
  • Join daily classes featuring hatha, vinyasa and aerial yoga.
  • Nourish the body with vegan cuisine and super green juice. 

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  • $99    Pay a deposit to book
  • $599  6 bed Beach Dorm
  • $769  Standard Room
  • $799  Superior Room
  • $899  Deluxe Room
  • $559  Extra person

 

Included

  • Free fast wi-fi
  • Twice daily yoga
  • SUP boards, daily 1hr
  • Snorkel gear, daily 2hr
  • Co-work space, unlimited 
  • Swimming pool, unlimited
  • 3x week taxi to various beaches
  • Yoga shala self-practice, daily 2hr
  • 4 nights sea view accommodation
  • 1 Traditional Thai massage at Pure Relax
  • Daily vegan breakfast and super green juice

Schedule

You are free to do as you please.  You can enjoy the beach, go swimming, take out the SUP board, schedule a personal training or follow the planned itinerary.

  • 07:15 - 07:45  Meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:30  Yoga
  • 09:30 - 10:30  Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 13:00  Excursion or free time
  • 13:00 - 14:00  Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00  Free time or excursion
  • 16:00 - 17:30  Yoga
  • 18:00 - 19:00  Dinner
  • 19:00 - 21:30  Activity

Meditation

07:15 - 07:45.  Start each morning with blissful meditation to clear the mind and cultivate inner peace.  Close your eyes and go deep within or enjoy the marvelous sea view. 


Morning Yoga

08:00 - 09:30.  Morning yoga sessions alternate between hatha, vinyasa and aerial yoga.  


Breakfast

09:30 - 10:30.  Enjoy a healthy vegan breakfast including tropical fruits, freshly baked bread, homemade muesli, coconut yogurt and super green juice.  You can order additional items like locally roasted coffee, organic kombucha and gourmet omelets. 


Excursions

10:30 - 13:00.  There are three excursions a week, other days you can enjoy free time.  Ko Ma is the best place to snorkel with exotic fish and trek to Wangsai waterfall.  Secret Beach is another great place for swimming, snorkeling and playing on the giant swings at Haad Son Resort.  Zen Beach is popular with travelers, musicians and performers, especially at sunset. 

 

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00.  Koh Phangan has incredible food ranging from spicy Thai favorites, beach barbeques, vegan and vegetarian cuisine, persian, middle eastern, indian, italian, french and more.  If you are out on an excursion you will probably eat there. If you stay behind then Baan Jai Dee has a nice cafe or just 5 min drive is Thong Sala with endless options including the bustling Pantip food market.  The cost of lunch is not included.


Free time 

14:00 - 16:00.  Any time can be free time, but 14:00 - 16:00 fits best in the schedule.  Jump in the pool, lay on the beach, swim in the ocean, go snorkeling, take out the SUP board, get a Thai massage, book a personal training or do self-practice in the yoga shala.  Some days we may switch around Free Time and Excursion for special outings and events. 


Evening yoga

16:00 - 17:30.  Celebrate your wonderful day with evening yoga, which may include restorative yoga or a special workshop like acro, inversions and therapy.  


Dinner

18:00 - 19:00.  As mentioned at lunch, for dinner there are endless options to suit any taste.  Aside from Baan Jai Dee, recommended restaurants include Taboon, Eat Co., Sati Pot, Chana Masala, L’alcove, Seed to Feed, Big Mountain, Locco’s, Karma Cafe, Orion Center.  The cost of dinner is not included.


Activities

19:00 - 21:30.  Each day there is a magical activity that you can sign up for at reception.  Sound healing and sauna at the Dome, ecstatic dance at Jarans, live music at the Reggae Home, salsa night, cacao ceremony and kirtan.  Taxi fare and entry fees not included. 


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Location

  • Koh Phangan, Thailand is a magical island paradise with over thirty 30 beaches, pristine nature, exotic wildlife, lush green jungle, mountains and waterfalls.  You will love swimming in the turquoise sea and snorkeling with exotic fish. 
  • Nearby are many great restaurants, shopping, waterfalls, temples, yoga and wellness centres.  Thong Sala town is just a 5min ride and features endless shops and restaurants plus the bustling Pantip Food Market and the Saturday Night Market.
  • This course takes place at Baan Jai Dee Resort, which has a 9.3 rating and is one of the most perfect locations in Thailand.  The resort features a private beach, ocean front accommodation, great cafe with healthy food, digital nomad work space hub, sea view yoga shala and a beautiful swimming pool overlooking gorgeous turquoise waters.

 

Food

  • Packages include a healthy vegan breakfast with fresh tropical fruits, muesli, coconut yogurt, fresh pressed super green juice, ginger lemon tea and more.  The resort has a nice restaurant offering lunch and dinner featuring exotic Thai curries, spicy papaya salads, acai smoothie bowls, locally roasted coffee from Chiang Mai and organic Kombucha.  Plus nearby are many superb restaurants, cheap local food, beach barbecues and just about every other food you can imagine at the bustling Pantip Market in Thong Sala.

Accommodation

  • Baan Jai Dee has luxury rooms with beachfront sea view balcony or poolside sea view terrace, air-conditioning, small refrigerator, tea kettle, private bathroom, hot shower, fresh towels, toiletries, daily cleaning service, super fast free wi-fi.  
  • The rooms include: Dorm, 6 beds (ocean front terrace), Shared Twin Room (2 queen beds, ocean front balcony), Standard Room (queen bed, terrace with pool and ocean view), Superior Room (king bed, ocean front balcony), Deluxe Room (extra large room with king bed and ocean front balcony).

Extra Person

  • If your friend or partner wants to join the yoga course, you will add this amount to your remaining balance.  The price includes tuition, food and room. You will share one private room and can request one or two beds. 

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Instructors

  • Instructors are carefully chosen so that each subject is taught by a trained specialist.  Please double check with us to see who is teaching, as teacher availability can change. 

Viktoria Hartung

  • Viktoria (Germany) has over 20 years of yoga experience.  She did her first 200-Hr TT in Hatha Yoga, followed by a 500-Hr TT in Therapeutic Yoga.  She also has certifications in acro yoga, aerial yoga, deep tissue massage, nadi healing touch and traditional tantra yoga.  Viktoria has a most vibrant energy, but is also a serious scholar. She has a Masters in Chemical Engineering, taught at university and worked in the pharmaceutical industry. 
  • Viktoria leads 200-Hr and 300-Hr yoga teacher trainings in Asia, Europe and India plus has extensive knowledge of yoga philosophy, anatomy and ayurveda.  Viktoria's deep craving for study and self-development lead her to combine western medical science with spirituality and yoga to create a compressive holistic health approach and clear understandable teaching.  Her greatest skill is inspiring others to wake up and live plus uniting groups and filling the room with love and laughter.

Cody Gavin Pizer

  • Cody (South Africa) started yoga in 2010.  He completed his 200-Hr MultiStyle Yoga TT with Green Yoga in India.  He also has certifications in aerial and SUP yoga. Cody has several years experience as lead instructor on numerous yoga trainings specializing in vinyasa, aerial and SUP yoga plus presents engaging lectures on anatomy and philosophy.  He is also a credible authority on diet and nutrition as a long-time raw vegan intermittent faster. 
  • Cody has led mindfulness retreats, mixed movement arts and parkour workshops in Bali, India, Malaysia and Cambodia plus taught at the famous Yoga Barn on Bali and Blue Indigo in Cambodia.  He has an uninhibited spirit, which directs his life and inspires others to grow beyond themselves. Cody’s passion for movement as a whole interconnected discipline translates into all of his classes.  He loves to motivate others through yoga, movement and philosophy to discover more about the miracle and magic that is the human body, mind and the world itself.

Shashi Mahler

  • Shashi (Germany) is lead ULU Aerial Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500hr Hatha-Yoga and 500hr Aerial Yoga. Shashi stepped on the path of Yoga for 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 it 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. 

Arihant Ortega

  • 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.

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Know To Go

  • 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 7 days before arrival.  The deposit is non-refundable 21 days before the start.  You must pay the total amount 6 weeks in advance to get the Early Bird discount or that amount will be added to your remaining balance. 

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Directions

  • 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.  
  • From Bangkok, fly to Koh Samui Airport (1hr, average $120), 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).

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Reviews 


Christina Stempfel

  • 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 there world can pay off what ULU Yoga and they’re wonderful teachers have given to me!

Emmy Nelson 

  • 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. One of my peers fell off a motorbike while on the island, and I had hurt my shoulder. 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! 

Tamia Hasan

  • 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.

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