Thai - 7 Day 50-Hr Restorative Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

Ulu Yoga

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Join ULU Yoga’s Aerial Restorative Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand.  Learn to share the gift of healing or just enjoy a magical yoga retreat at a paradise beachfront resort.  

Receive detailed hatha based aerial yoga alignment and unique workshops like acro massage to decompress the spine, realign the vertebrae, relieve nerve pressure and reduce pain. 

Study the somatic, myofascial and parasympathetic nervous systems and their impact on body and mind.  Examine the biomechanics of movement, different body and bone types and health benefits of various asanas to treat illnesses and injuries.

Find peace from anxiety, depression and stress with deep relaxation.  Do aerial on 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. 

 

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Early Bird

  • Prices include a $100 USD early bird discount if you book and pay the total amount two weeks before the starting date.

1) Book Now

  • $199  Pay a deposit to book your spot
  • $699  Tuition only (no room or food)

2) Packages

  • Includes tuition, room & food
  • $799  Shared fan room
  • $849  Private fan bungalow
  • $979  Shared a/c room
  • $1079  Private a/c room
  • $1189  Deluxe a/c room
  • $819   Extra person

 

3) Dates

  • Feb 16 - Feb 22 - 2020

 

4) Accommodation

  • 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.

Fan Bungalow

  • Great sea views balconies with dreamy hammocks, but are pretty basic inside and not all have hot water.  

Fan Room

  • 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. 

Extra Person

  • 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.

Tuition Only

  • You can also just pay tuition and book your own accommodation.  Nearby are many options just a few minutes walk. 

5) Food

  • 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.

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Highlights

 

  • Enjoy an ocean view shala & private beach
  • Do creative workshops like aerial massage
  • Relieve back pain with aerial therapy
  • Practice restorative aerial hatha & yin
  • Receive expert alignment & adjustments
  • Learn anatomy of fascia and nervous system
  • Practice teaching to be a confident instructor
  • Free use of SUP yoga boards in break time

Included

  • Yoga Alliance aerial training certificate
  • Printed course manuals and online videos
  • Free traditional Thai massage
  • Free airport transportation to the resort
  • Quality accommodation at a lovely resort
  • Healing vegetarian food to nourish your body

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Schedule

  • 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 

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Course Structure

  1. Techniques, Training and Practice

Guided Practice

  • Each morning you will practice Aerial Restorative Yoga, which teaches how to align the body correctly and practice safely long held poses and gives space for deeper insight into the poses. Also included is daily guided meditation, pranayama breathing and kriya cleansing techniques to prepare the body and mind for a deeper spiritual practice. (daily)

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. Analytics are detailed with a course manual, which includes scripted sequences and over 50 pictures. (daily)

Aerial Massage

  • Explore the therapeutic aspects of aerial yoga by using swings and hammocks to stretch deeply into the connective fascia tissue, create traction, to decompress the spine, create space between the intervertebral discs, relieve nerve pressure and cure back pain using techniques from physical therapy and Thai massage. (1-2x) 

  1. 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. Analytics are detailed with a course manual, which includes scripted sequences and over 50 pictures. (daily)
  1. Anatomy
  • 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 and their ability to treat various illnesses and injuries. Educate yourself with the ancient science of ayurveda.

  • Yoga is the relationship that is built between the body, the mind and the breath, creating space free from obstacles in your own body and spirit, yoga is freedom and release. Learn the biomechanics of movement and health benefits of various asanas and how to adapt the poses to various illnesses and injuries and different body and bone types. 

  • Study the myofascial and parasympathetic nervous system and their impact on the spine and overall health to bring liberation of mental and physical discomforts and activation of deep relaxation. With yogic and ayurvedic perception of energy and philosophy, we will create a new understanding of anxiety, depression and stress and the different ways to relieve it through mindfulness and somatic body work.
  1. Philosophy
  • Create an authentic yogic lifestyle with applying the Patanjali Yoga Sutras to daily life and to let your teachings be guided by the yamas and niyamas. Gain insight into the subtle layers of the energetic body, chakras and nadis and their relation to modern medical science. Learn the brief history of yoga and development of aerial from Iyengar and Anti-gravity styles.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Excursion
  • One morning you will visit the resort's pirate 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) 
  • Additional excursion may include to the magical Dome Sauna, a magical sanctuary with an herbal steam sauna, sound healing singing bowls and a bonfire for stargazing.  (Entry fee 200THB and taxi 200THB not included).

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Level

  • 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.

Course Materials

  • 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.

Communication

  • 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.

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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. 

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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, 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.

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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.  
  • 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. 

Visa

  • 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.

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Directions

  • 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.  ULU Yoga will reimburse you 600THB for transportation 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 cheap 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 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!

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 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! 

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.