21 Day 200-Hr Luxury Yoga Teacher Training on Koh Phangan, Thailand
Join ULU Yoga’s 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand. Learn vinyasa, aerial, acro and SUP yoga. Become a professional yoga instructor or simply enjoy a rejuvenating yoga retreat at one of the most gorgeous beachfront resorts on magical Koh Phangan island.
Change your life with daily meditation, pranayama and sacred yoga philosophy. Discover the subtle levels of your energetic being and true nature of reality. Set your spirit free with beach yoga, ecstatic dance and kirtan.
Deepen your knowledge with detailed analytics, alignment and methodology. Practice teaching every day to become a confident instructor. Receive a certificate of completion from ULU Yoga who is a 200/300-Hr Registered Yoga Alliance School.
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.
This course take 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 hub work space, sea view yoga shala, and epic salt water pool overlooking gorgeous turquoise waters.
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.
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).
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.
You can also just pay tuition and self-book room and food. Nearby are many luxury and budget options for food and accommodation.Tuition only does not include taxi fare, massage or additional activities. The tuition fee does include books, water, use of yoga mats, aerial swing and props.
Packages include a healthy vegan breakfast with fresh tropical fruits, muesli, coconut yogurt, green smoothies, ginger lemon tea and more. The resort has a nice restaurant offering lunch and dinner for as low as $3-5. Plus nearby are many superb restaurants, cheap local food and beach barbecues.
The schedule is subject to change according to student needs and travel plans.
Sunday (day 1)
14:00 - 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 with special workshops and activities for rejuvenation and spiritual exploration with chakra awakening, sound healing, insight meditation, kirtan with live music, ecstatic dance, beach and sauna.
Saturday (day 21)
07:00 - 09:00 Closing ceremony
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 Check out
The 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) and kriyas (cleansing techniques) to purify the body and mind. Through meditation you will gain insight into the true nature of being, consciousness and reality to attain clarity, control, peace and happiness. Daily.
Hatha yoga is the root of all modern yoga and involves holding traditional asanas for longer periods of time to learn correct alignment, build strength, gain flexibility and cultivate mindfulness necessary to practice more advanced styles such as vinyasa. 2-3 classes a week.
Vinyasa yoga connects traditional asanas and advanced variations with breath and movement to create graceful dynamic flows. Each class is a unique experience that invokes a thoughtful journey to test ones limits and explore new possibilities. 2-3 classes a week.
ULU Yoga is famous for their unique style aerial yoga and popular ULU Yoga Swing, which has cushion padding for greater comfort and support than regular silk hammocks. You will train mostly with the ULU Yoga Swing, but you can use silk hammocks if you prefer. 2 classes a week.
ULU Yoga mixes aerial with traditional hatha, vinyasa, pilates, acrobatics and physical therapy. Classes are designed to aid beginners master basic poses, support experienced practitioners achieve advanced asanas, offer spinal decompression, pain relief and creative exploration.
ULU Yoga also offers specialized Aerial Yoga Teacher Trainings to gain an additional Yoga Alliance Certificate. Courses include detailed analytics, alignment, adjustments, sequencing, class design, teaching practice and unique workshops like aerial acro, aerial massage, therapeutics, acrobatics and choreography.
Acro yoga teaches you trust and communicate in fun and challenging new ways. It improves focus, balance, alignment and offers therapeutic benefits similar to Thai Massage. You will learn beginner and intermediate poses and practice how to teach them skillfully through methodology lectures. 3 classes.
SUP Yoga or Stand Up Paddle Board, offers a direct connection to nature while floating above crystal clear waters. Similar to acro yoga, SUP helps deepen the skills required for regular asanas as it requires maximum focus and balance. You will also learn SUP yoga methodology and opt to practice teaching. 3 classes.
Special workshops may include yoga for injuries and pregnancy, hands-on adjustments, working with props, yin yoga, yoga nidra, lectures on ayurveda, vegan cooking, chakra opening and sound healing. 1-2 classes each.
Examine the key poses in each category of asana (standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions). The goal is to understand their form and function with emphasis on correct alignment, plus their common foundation and how to build upon it. 4 classes a week.
Learn the biomechanics of movement, the principles of compression and proportion and working with different body types. Study the bodily systems including respiratory, muscular, skeletal and energetic. Examine the health benefits of various asanas to treat various illnesses and injuries.
Explore sacred wisdom Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Integrate the yamas and niyamas into your daily life to create an authentic yoga lifestyle. Gain insight into the subtle layers of the energetic body, chakras and nadis and their relation to modern medical science.
You will go very deep into philosophy, meditation, pranayama and energetics. You receive the structure and support to integrate these teachings and practices into your daily life, not just learn about them, so you that you may create and sustain a lifelong authentic and ethical yoga lifestyle beyond the course.
This course is also greatly influenced by Ayurveda, a natural healing system, which originated from ancient India more than 5,000 years ago. Similar to Homeopathy and Polarity Therapy, Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through right diet, lifestyle and mindset.
Practice teaching everyday to gain experience and develop confidence. Also design and teach an original class each week followed by detailed feedback. Leave the course ready to go out and teach professionally.
Learn the qualities of a good teacher, different teaching styles, communication skills, principles of demonstration, observation, time management, group dynamics, fulfilling individual needs and working in various group settings.
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. ULU Yoga has 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 and produced over 500 new instructors. ULU Yoga strives to be creative and unique while still honouring the sacred wisdom of traditional yoga as a means to better health, happiness and spiritual liberation.
ULU Yoga is a 200-Hr, 300-Hr and 500-Hr Registered School plus a Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance USA. After successfully completing a course you will receive a certificate of completion and become eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT 200 / 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher.
200/300/500-Hr students receive printed course manuals based on Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens, Hatha Illustrated by Martin Kirk and Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Bhagavad Gita.
ULU Yoga Swing
On this course you will practice with the ULU Yoga Swing, which has cushion padding for greater comfort and support than regular silk hammocks. However, you may also train with regular silk hammocks and do all the same poses. In Bali you must bring your, but in Thailand the school has both.
This course is open to all levels and 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 and get a medical check-up.
The key to ULU Yoga’s success has been open communication. Each week there is a group sharing circle to maintain group harmony and ensure your personal and academic needs are met so 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 can change, but here is our core team.
Viktoria Hartung (Germany)
Viktoria 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 (South Africa)
Cody 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 lectures on diet and nutrition as a long-time raw vegan intermittent faster plus has written books on mindfulness and meditation.
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 (Germany)
Shashi 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 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 (Spain)
Arihant 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.
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.
Packages include a free Traditional Thai Massage, which is a healing system offering pain relief and rejuvenation using acupressure, 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 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.
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).
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!
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!
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.