Thai - 7 Day 50-Hr Restorative Aerial Yoga Teacher Training
Join ULU Yoga for a 50-Hr Aerial Restorative Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand. Enjoy one of the most beautiful locations on Koh Phangan island at a serene resort connected to three perfect beaches. The yoga shala is right behind the swimming pool surrounded by lush green nature with a little ocean view through the trees.
Miix aerial with restorative and yin yoga, receive detailed analytics and alignment. Do unique workshops like aerial massage to decompress the spine, realign the vertebrae and reduce pain. Study the somatic, myofascial and parasympathetic nervous systems, biomechanics and health benefits of various asanas.
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. 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).
You can also just pay tuition with no room or food and rent your own accommodation near by at Siam Cookies, Shambhala Bungalow, Rocks Villa, Kalulushi Eco Lodge, Bluerama and more.
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.
Packages include a healthy vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner, comprised of nutritious super foods and plant based proteins to promote a transformative eating routine. Breakfast is fresh tropical fruit, probiotic coconut yogurt, muesli and tea. Lunch varies daily and may include tasty Thai curry, Burmese salad, Indian lentils, tofu burritos, super green salad and other delicious cuisine. Dinner is a hearty grounding soup of mixed beans and vegetables.
The resort also has a full menu to order additional items such as freshly roasted coffee. Plus nearby are many superb restaurants and local food markets. And each room has a fridge to store personal items.
The schedule is subject to change according to student needs and travel plans.
12:00 - 14:00 Check in
19:00 - 21:00 Orientation
Monday - Friday
06:30 - 07:00 Mediation
07:00 - 09:00 Aerial 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 Aerial yoga
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
06:30 - 09:00 Aerial yoga
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 12:00 Closing
Techniques, Training and 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)
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, Thai massage, sound therapy and charka opening. (daily).
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. Analytics are detailed with a course manual, which includes scripted sequences and over 50 pictures. (daily)
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.
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.
5. Teaching Practice
Practice teaching everyday to gain experience and develop confidence. Also design and teach an original class each week followed by detailed feedback.
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.
7, Self Study
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.
Aerial trainings include a detailed course manual with over 50 poses, scripted sequences, anatomy, yoga history and philosophy, class outlines, safety guides, technical info and videos.
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.
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).
Yoga Alliance 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 Alliance accredited Teacher Training), 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.
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.
The name ULU was originally chosen 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.
Ulu also means whirlwind or crazy in arabic, where they say “Are you ulu?”. ULU can also mean Universal Love and Understanding. All together this summarises perfectly our love for traditional yoga and crazy styles like aerial, which can serve to uplift and unite humanity.
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 (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 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 (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.
Traditional Thai Massage is a healing system for pain, stress, injuries and rejuvenation using acupressure, assisted yoga postures to access the fascia and energetic channels (included with packages).
For additional treatment visit the magical Dome Sauna, a mystical mountain sanctuary with herbal steam rooms, sound healing performances and mesmerizing bonfire for meditation and stargazing.
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 take a taxi ferry around the island, go diving with whale sharks and visit Angthong National Marine Park
Nearby are many great restaurants, shopping, waterfalls, temples, yoga and wellness centres for detox, dance and massage. Thong Sala town, the main ferry port, is just just 5-15 min ride and features the bustling Pantip Food Market and Saturday Night Market.
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 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 200/250/300-Hr students 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 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.