7 Day 50-Hr Aerial Yoga Teacher Training on Koh Phangan, Thailand
Join ULU Yoga for a 50-Hr Aerial Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand! Become a registered Yoga Alliance instructor or simply enjoy a yoga retreat in Koh Phangan.
Experience a dynamic mix of traditional aerial hatha asanas, graceful aerial vinyasa flow, new styles like aerial acro and aerial choreography plus therapeutic approaches like aerial massage to decompress the spine and relieve pain.
Learn detailed analytics and alignment to become a skilled practitioner. Do aerial of the beach and release your inner child while flying over the ocean. Practice teaching every day to become a confident instructor and receive a Yoga Alliance certificate.
Koh Phangan island is a magical paradise with the best beaches in Thailand. Enjoy pristine nature, exotic wildlife, lush jungle, mountains and waterfalls. The yoga centre has an ocean view yoga shala, swimming pool and three gorgeous beaches.
This course takes place at Bounty Resort in Haad Yao, Koh Phangan, Thailand. Bounty is a quiet serene resort with lush green gardens, free wi-fi, swimming pool, restaurant, sunny ocean view yoga shala, a small private beach and two more beaches just a couple minutes walk.
Great sea views balconies with dreamy hammocks, but are pretty basic inside and not all have hot water.
More modern with hot water and partial sea-view balconies. Shared rooms have two twin beds.
Standard A/C Room
Also more modern with hot water and most have partial sea-view balconies. Shared rooms have two twin beds.
Deluxe A/C Room
Amazing sea front balconies on the cliff looking over the beach with hot water, fridge, desk, closet and tv.
If your friend or partner wants to join the TT and share your private room (with one two beds), you will add this amount to your remaining balance.
You can also just pay tuition and book your own accommodation. Nearby are many options just a few minutes walk.
Packages include a healthy vegan/vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner except for days off. The menu may vary daily, but generally it’s like this...
Breakfast is fresh tropical fruits, soy milk, muesli, rice porridge, ginger lemon tea. Lunch is a variety of nutritious greens, veggies, curries and plant based protein dishes. Dinner is a hearty grounding soup.
Food packages can change depending on how many people sign up. If breakfast, lunch or dinner are dropped from the package the school will refund you 5 USD per meal.
There is also healthy cuisine and cheap Thai food at the resort, on the beach and nearby Sri Thanu village at Big Mountain, Locco’s, Taboon, Eat Co, Karma Cafe, Sati Pot, Pure Vegan, Green Gallery, Aree’s Ayurveda, Orion Center, Chana Masala, L’alcove and Seed to Feed.
Enjoy an ocean view shala & private beach
Do creative workshops mixing aerial & acro
Relieve back pain with aerial therapy
Practice aerial hatha & aerial vinyasa flow
Receive expert alignment & adjustments
Unite the body & mind with holistic anatomy
Practice teaching to be a confident instructor
Free use of SUP yoga boards in break time
Yoga Alliance aerial training certificate
Printed course manuals and online videos
Quality accommodation at a lovely resort
Healing vegetarian food to nourish your body
The schedule is subject to change according to student needs and travel plans.
Sunday (day 1)
12:00 - 14:00 Check in
19:00 - 21:00 Orientation
Monday - Friday
06:30 - 07:00 Mediation
07:00 - 09:00 Morning aerial yoga
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 Lecture
11:00 - 13:00 Aerial asana studies
13:00 - 15:30 Lunch
15:30 - 17:00 Aerial workshops
17:00 - 18:30 Evening aerial yoga
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
Saturday (day 7)
06:30 - 09:00 Morning aerial yoga
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 12:00 Closing ceremony
Techniques, Training and Practice
Each morning you will practice aerial hatha yoga, which focuses on holding traditional yoga poses adapted for aerial. In the evening you will practice aerial vinyasa, which connects poses with breath and movement to create a dynamic flow. Also included is a short meditation and pranayama to focus the mind, warm up the body and awaken the spirit. (daily)
Receive detailed analytic instruction of traditional aerial yoga asanas and techniques along with their classical hatha yoga counterparts. Learn correct alignment, cueing, sequencing, adjustments, mistakes and modifications for various levels. Analytics are detailed with a course manual, which includes scripted sequences and over 50 pictures. (daily)
Use swings to support flyers and bases with balance and alignment to achieve creative poses mixing aerial with partner and acro yoga. You will learn to trust and communicate with each other in fun and challenging new ways plus try some therapeutic thai massage techniques for spinal decompression and pain relief. (1x)
Learn to synchronize simple aerial sequences in pairs then coordinate as a group to choreograph an artistic performance mixing aerial with regular yoga, acro yoga and dance. Create a theme with music and record an amazing video. (1x)
Aerial Silk Workshop
Use anti-gravity style hammocks to practice more intricate complicated asanas, which involve wrapping the fabric around the body. Students are welcome to complete the whole course using silk hammocks if they prefer. You can do all the same poses, but silks are more painful and irritate and bruise the skin. (1x)
2. Analytical Training
Receive detailed analytic instruction of traditional aerial yoga asanas and techniques along with their classical hatha yoga counterparts. Learn correct alignment, cueing, sequencing, adjustments, mistakes and modifications for various levels. (daily)
Explore the body as a holistic system, the biomechanics of movement, the health benefits of various poses, principles of compression and decompression, stretching safely, techniques to reduce pain and heal injuries with emphasis on the spine. (1-2x)
4. Yoga Philosophy
Receive a brief overview of yoga history and philosophy and learn to create an authentic yogic lifestyle by integrating the ethical guidelines of the yamas and niyamas from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, plus the history and development of aerial yoga. (1x).
5. Teaching Practice
ULU Yoga's greatest strength is producing confident skilled instructors. You will practice teaching every day plus design and teach an original class followed by detailed feedback. This has proven to be exceptionally effective and many students get great jobs after completing the course. (daily)
6. Teaching Methodology
Learn the qualities of a good teacher, different teaching styles, communication skills, principles of demonstration, observation, time management, group dynamics, fulfilling individual needs, working in various group settings plus establishing priorities and boundaries. (1x)
7. Self Study
Students must complete 5 hours of pre-course work. ULU Yoga has online videos to practice some basic poses and pranayama. During the course there is daily self-study, group work and various assignments such as designing original classes and preparing short presentations. (daily)
One morning you will visit the resort's private beach and do aerial flying over the ocean. Learn to make a bamboo aerial tripod, how to take great pictures for fun, marketing and professional development, lead events, give demonstrations, manage groups, crowd control and safety. (1-2x)
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 to 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.
50-Hr Aerial students receive a detailed course manual, which includes detailed descriptions of over 50 poses, sequenced and fully scripted as a complete class with video, which students can memorize and modify to teach confidently. Manuals also include anatomy, yoga history, class outlines, quizzes, safety tips and technical info.
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. You are encouraged to read these in advance.
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 balance.
ULU Yoga School
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 Swing
ULU Yoga is famous for their cushioned aerial swings. The ULU Yoga Swing has special padding and polythread fabric, which provide greater comfort and support so you don’t slip or bruise the skin like with regular silk hammocks. The cost of a ULU Yoga Swing is $159, and includes straps and carabiners. Students get a 10% discount.
Yoga Alliance Certificate
ULU Yoga RYS 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 Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).
RYT who complete a 50-hr or 100-hr Aerial Yoga TT (or other additional course on offer), will receive a Yoga Alliance Certificate of Continuing Education, which counts as Additional Teacher Training Hours.
Non-RYT (people who have not completed a 200-Hr Yoga TT), will still receive a certificate of completion. Many employers accept this as a qualified teaching credential and ULU Yoga graduates (both RYT and non-RYT) teach aerial, acro, hatha, vinyasa and SUP yoga all over the world.
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 (Germany, Russia) 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 and university instructor with MA in Chemical Engineering.
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 Multi-Style 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.
Are You ULU?
We originally chose the name ULU simply because it sounded nice and had no meaning in English, like AUM. After getting into aerial we surprisingly learned it meant owl in Hindi.
The owl is like an aerial yogi who sits in quiet meditation, peering through the darkness to dispel ignorance and illuminate the true nature of reality. He then flies into action with wisdom and skill to achieve his goal. ULU also means whirlwind or crazy in arabic languages, where they say “Are you ULU?”.
We define ULU as Universal Love and Understanding. All together this summarises perfectly ULU Yoga’s love for traditional yoga and crazy styles like aerial, which can serve to uplift and unite humanity.
Things to Do
There are three amazing beaches just a few mintues walk from the resort. You will love swimming in the turquoise sea, snorkeling with exotic fish.
Nearby are many great restaurants, shopping, waterfalls, temples, marine parks, plus several more yoga and wellness centers for detox, yoga, dance, sauna and massage.
Thong Sala is just a 15 min ride and has many great restaurants, shopping, markets, ferry terminal, Saturday Night Market and Pantip Food Market.
The Dome Sauna, a magical sanctuary with an herbal steam sauna, sound healing singing bowls and a bonfire for stargazing.
For more adventure you can also go diving with whale sharks, take a taxi ferry around the island and visit the incredible Angthong National Marine Park archipelago consisting of 42 gorgeous litlle islets.
What to Bring
ULU Yoga provides aerial yoga swings, yoga mats, printed manuals and drinking water. You can bring or buy here a water bottle or personal yoga mat and yoga towel. You should also buy a SIM card at the airport for good wi-fi.
Most people get a 30 day visa on arrival, or 2 month visa in advance, and a 1 month extension on Koh Samui for 2,000THB.
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. 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, then take a ferry to Koh Phangan (30min, 400THB), then take a taxi to Bounty Resort (20min, 200THB).
A cheap option is from Bangkok, fly to Surat Thani Airport, 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 50hrs 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 200hrs TTC and that was the best decision! Shashi represents the beauty of human beings so wonderfully that it is contagious! She helped me believing 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 situations. 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.