Thai - 7 Day 50-Hr Restorative Aerial Yoga Teacher Training
Join ULU Yoga for a 50-Hr Restorative Aerial Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Phangan, Thailand! Become an aerial yoga instructor or simply enjoy a rejuvenating yoga retreat at a paradise beachfront resort.
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 sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, myofascia, biomechanics and health benefits of various asanas.
Deepen your knowledge with detailed analytics, alignment and methodology. Practice teaching every day to become a confident instructor. Practice with the original ULU Yoga Swing, which has cushion padding for superior comfort and support. Receive a certificate from ULU Yoga who is a RYS-500 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 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 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 TT with breakfast and share your private room (with one two beds), you will add this amount to your remaining balance.
Just pay tuition and self-book room and food. Nearby are many luxury and budget options. This option does not include breakfast, massage, taxi fare or additional activities.
Packages include a healthy vegan / vegetarian breakfast with fresh tropical fruits, muesli, 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 great options for all budgets and diets.
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 Break
15:30 - 17:00 Workshops
17:00 - 18:30 Aerial yoga
18:30 - 19:30 Break
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 chakra opening. (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)
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.
Practice teaching everyday to gain experience and develop confidence. Also design and teach an original class each week followed by detailed feedback.
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.
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 in Thailand and Bali. ULU Yoga strives to be creative and unique while still honouring the sacred wisdom of traditional yoga as a means to greater health, happiness and spiritual liberation. ULU means owl in Sanskrit and crazy in Arabic, but we define it as Universal Love and Understanding. Together this perfectly summarizes our love for sharing various yoga styles and insights to create an abundance of prosperity for all.
You will receive a 50-Hr Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Certification from ULU Yoga who is a 200/300/500-Hr Registered School with Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance members may count this as Additional Teacher Training Hours and receive a Certificate of Continuing Education. ULU Yoga graduates teach at elite yoga studios and luxury retreats centers around the world.
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.
ULU Yoga Swing
On this course you will practice with the popular ULU Yoga Swing. It has cushion padding for greater comfort and support than regular silk hammocks, which are often cumbersome, painful, bruise and irritate the skin. But you can still use regular silk hammocks instead if you prefer on this course. In Thailand ULU Yoga has both swings and silk hammocks, but in Bali you must bring your own. Please check ULU Aerial Yoga videos on Youtube to learn more about the swing and style.
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.
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 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 (Germany) 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 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 (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.
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.
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). A cheaper option is from Bangkok, fly to Surat Thani Airport (1hr, average $40), then take a ferry to Koh Phangan (4.5hrs, 400THB). From Koh Phangan / Thong Sala pier take a taxi to Baan Jai Dee Resort (5min, 150THB).
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 the 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. 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.