29 Days 200-Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

  • Ananda Yoga & Detox Center, 16/3 Moo 6, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, 84280, Thailand.

29 Days 200-Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

  • Ananda Yoga & Detox Center, 16/3 Moo 6, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, 84280, Thailand.

Transforming Yoga Teacher Training Thailand

This 200-hour yoga teacher training at Ananda Yoga & Detox Center is the beginning of your new path. This certification is recognized by Yoga Alliance and will be set in the tranquil and beautiful Koh Phangan, Thailand. Our Alignment based Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification will allow you to teach globally. You will have the professional guidance of experienced international instructors, and you will learn the theory and practice of yoga, the art of teaching, yoga philosophy, and much more! Choose to follow your passion, your transformation awaits.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Study of asana and pranayama
  • Yoga theory and teacher practice
  • Learn yoga teacher ethics and boundaries
  • Learn yoga history and philosophy
  • Learm about yoga business
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 25 days with instruction
  • English
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During this training, you will stay either in a private room, a shared room, or a shared dormitory. Ananda Yoga & Detox Center offers three forms of accommodation. You can choose to stay in the dorm rooms, air conditioned rooms, or in the bungalows. All rooms have air conditioning. Ananda Yoga & Detox Center has complimentary use of Wi-Fi, a herbal steam sauna, and a chlorine-free salt water swimming pool. Accommodations have two twin beds or one double bed depending on availability and a private bathroom with hot water.

Bungalows

The bungalows are elevated and have a balcony with magnificent views of the Gulf of Thailand and the National Marine Park. They are equipped with hot water, air conditioning, a digital video disc player, a safe box, and a refrigerator. You will enjoy the beautiful sunset extravaganza from your balcony every evening.

Air conditioned standard rooms

The Air conditioned standard rooms have air conditioning and fans, a safe box, a small patio, a refrigerator, and a hammock.

Dorm rooms

The dorm rooms have a fan, air conditioner, and a locker.

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Ananda Yoga & Detox Center. Registration with Ananda Yoga & Detox Center meets identified standard set by the organization.

During this this training, you will study the form and function of asana (yoga poses), the foundations of pranayama (breath work), the basics of meditation, yoga theory and practice, yoga history and philosophy, basic Sanskrit, yoga teacher ethics and boundaries, and the skills required to teach yoga to others. For this training, one year of consistent yoga practice is recommended.

There is no need to know advanced poses such as headstand, handstand, or other arm balances and inversions. It does not matter if you are not flexible. You will usually have a day off on Sundays and you can expect approximately eight to ten hours of training per day. All Ananda Pure Yoga 200-hour teacher training graduates will receive first consideration for available teaching positions at Ananda Yoga & Detox Center.

Program

  • How to teach a yoga pose
  • Proper alignment
  • Anatomy and physiology as it relates to yoga
  • Purpose and use of props
  • Observing and understanding bodies
  • When and how to modify yoga poses
  • How or whether to touch students and when to use adjustments
  • Restorative poses
  • How to skillfully sequence a class
  • General history of yoga
  • Yoga texts; "Yoga Sutras" of Patanjali, "Bhagavad Gita", and "Light on Yoga"
  • Bandhas integration (muscular contractions)
  • How to teach headstand and shoulderstand
  • Arm balance progressions
  • Find your inner teaching voice (your uniqueness)
  • Learn the three main teaching methods; verbal (audio), visual, and physical (kinetic)
  • Practice teaching
  • The business of yoga; how to market yourself in the yoga community
  • Vinyasa flow and hatha techniques

Pre-requisites

  • No prior teaching experience required
  • All body types and physical abilities accepted
  • Willingness to participate in group study
  • Ability to give and receive feedback skillfully
  • Read, speak, and comprehend English
  • Dedication to the studentship of yoga

Training materials

  • Ananda Pure Yoga teacher training manual (provided)
  • Required books; "Light on Yoga" and "Bhagavad Gita"
  • Suggested books (list provided prior to start)
  • Journal for daily entries
  • Laptops, and audio-visual recording devices will be allowed but are not required
  • Kindle or electronic versions of books are acceptable if available

Daily schedule from Monday to Saturday

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Morning practice
  • 09:30 - 10:15 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Practice / teaching session
  • 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch buffet
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Yoga theory and philosophy
  • 16:45 - 18:00 Asana Clinic 1
  • 18:00 - 18:45 Dinner buffet
  • 18:45 - 20:00 Asana clinic 2
  • Johnny Nasello

    Yogamaze Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

    Johnny Nasello is an E-500, YACEP Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, certified personal trainer, and expert group fitness instructor. He specializes in alignment based yoga with attention to form and posture, so that his students can deepen their practice in a safe environment. He believes that the challenges faced on a yoga mat should be relatable to the challenges faced in everyday life. Through consistent practice, meditation, and introspection, he believes everyone will be able to empower themselves to live a life with meaning and purpose.

This teacher training will take place at Ananda Yoga & Detox Center in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Koh Phangan is an island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand located about 100 kilometers from the coast of Southern Thailand in Surat Thani Province and about 15 kilometers from the famous resort island of Koh Samui. Koh Phangan is the largest of Samui's neighboring islands with an area of 168 square kilometers.

Over 70% of its total area are mountains and tropical forest, the lowland is mountains and coconut fields. There are approximately 14000 people living in Koh Phangan, the majority of which are Chinese descent. There are also many Thais from all over Thailand, who moved here to start a tourism related business. Most inhabitants live in Thong Sala, the main gateway into the island from Samui.

The most important produce of Koh Phangan is coconuts and each month, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan produce more than one million coconut exports to Bangkok. Others prominent island produce is fishing and of course, there is the growing tourism business. Around 95% of the island's population is Buddhists and it plays a very significant role in their daily life.

During this teacher training, you will be served three daily buffet-style meals along with herbal tea with each meal. Ananda Yoga & Detox Center Restaurant caters to yogi preferences with an abundant selection of a sattvic nature, prepared in a clean and wholesome environment with love.

They offer a full selection of fresh vegetarian and vegan items including raw foods with daily specials, vegan deserts, and a variety of healthy dishes, in addition to brown rice and many international favorites offered at the request of guests.

There is also a full selection of traditional Thai dishes on the menu. The Love Kitchen also has a juice bar and provides fresh fruit and vegetable juices, fresh coconuts, and shakes for an additional cost.

Boat trips and fishing

Boat trips around the island or to other islands can be arranged at Ananda Yoga & Detox Center. Local people have been fishing these waters for generations and despite the amount of recent changes, Koh Phangan is still full of fishermen who go out on their long tail boats every day.

Kayaking

The bay in front of Ananda is a perfect location to practice Kayak and explore the surrounding beaches.

Motorbikes rental

Motorbikes are available for rent to explore everything the island has to offer at your own pace.

Mountain bike trips

Mountain bikes are available for rent at Ananda Yoga & Detox Center. Experience mountain biking through the jungle paths or just as a means of transport.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling is a nice way to get a glimpse of the beautiful underwater world around the island. There are many great snorkel spots on the island, especially on the Northwest coast. One of the best spots is located around the little island of Koh Ma (Horse Island), off Mae Haad beach at the Northwestern tip of Koh Phangan.

Thai boxing

Koh Phangan has three Muay Thai stadiums in Thong Sala, one in Haad Rin and one in Thong Nai gPan, where regularly events are being held. You may go there to experience a night of Thailand’s most popular sport.

Visit Phaeng Waterfall National Park

Phaeng Waterfall National Park is located in the village of Madua Wan. The Park has a nice waterfall close to the entrance and some trekking routes to mountaintop viewpoints, including a long winding foot trail leading up to Koh Phangan’s highest mountain peak Khao Ra of 630 meters.

Visit the biggest don yang in Thailand

A don yang is a huge tropical tree and this gigantic specimen measures 14 meters in diameter, stands to branch off leaves and limbs for hundreds of years.

Visit the Chinese temple

The Chinese temple is the result of the dream a woman had in 1990 in which the (Chinese) Buddha spoke to her and asked her to build a firelight for the people.

Visit Wat Khao Noi

Wat Khao Noi is the oldest temple on Koh Phangan with ancient buildings and Chedis. The Buddha statue inside has been there for more than 300 years now.

During this teacher training, two one-hour Thai massages are included. You will also have access to the herbal sauna and salt water swimming pool.

Thai massage

This therapeutic healing practice has existed in Thailand for more than a thousand years. Chinese concepts of traditional medicine (including acupuncture and acupressure), Taoist philosophy, and practices, have influenced the practice of the traditional Thai massage. The beauty and uniqueness of this treatment is the sitting and hand position when applying pressure in smooth sequence transition.

  • 2 one-hour Thai massages
  • 3 daily buffet-style meals
  • 15% off in a detox retreat within one year of your yoga teacher training
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Access to the herbal sauna
  • Access to the salt water swimming pool
  • Certification upon completion
  • Full yoga program
  • Materials mentioned in the itinerary
  • Additional activities
  • Additional spa services
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Ferry and boat tickets
  • Taxi fees
  • Transportation

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). The most direct way to Koh Phangan is to fly from Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Koh Samui Airport (USM).

From there, you can take a minibus to Maenam Beach pier and then take a boat from to Thongsala on Koh Phangan. Lomprayah is one boat service that has a shuttle from the airport to the pier and has three boats leaving daily at 08:00, 12:00, and 17:00 p.m.

Another option is to fly from Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Surat Thani Airport (URT). It takes about five hours to get to Koh Phangan from Surat Thani Airport and costs around 500 THB. This includes bus transfer and boat ticket.

Arrival by bus

Taking a government bus from Bangkok is a good way to get to Koh Phangan. The government bus will continue on the ferry to Koh Phangan. The bus leaves from the Southern bus terminal in Bangkok, where you must also buy the ticket.

Arrival by ferry

Several boat companies provide a daily service between Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Phangan or the mainland.

Arrival by train

There is an efficient train service from Bangkok to the South of Thailand (southern line). The overnight sleeper trains are the best way to go. All trains stop in Chumphon and Suratthani, where you will be provided with a connecting bus to the ferry pier.

The total trip by train and boat takes about nine to 16 hours. A boat ticket to Koh Phangan and transport from the train station to the pier is usually included in the joint ticket. If you do not have a joint ticket you can always buy a ticket for the boat at the pier.

Arrival by taxi

Once you make it to Koh Phangan, there will be taxis waiting for you at the pier. You may tell the driver that you want to go to Ananda Yoga & Detox Center on Hin Kong Beach, and they will know where to take you. The price will range from 150 BHT in low season to possibly 300 BHT in high season.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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    Review by Elio Wehbe from Lebanon

    PROS Pros: The experience overall was life-changing. The program was rigorous and benefitted me immensely both physically and spiritually. It combines both aspecs of yoga in a smart and effective way. I left after the program feeling confident that I can start teaching but also very excited to do that.

    2017-Aug-07 00:21:27

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    Review by Anonymous

    TTC Experience

    CONS Cons: All additional classes (pranayama, meditation, anatomy, special classes (pregnancy etc.) need a lot of improvement. Room cleaning was poor. The food was very good but limited in variety which is a bit deplorable for such a long-term stay. These points reflect the flip side of low-cost TTC unfortunately. So yes, it was overall as could be expected, but I hoped for more in-depth experience with all yoga topics.

    PROS Pros: The yoga classes and alignment were excellent

    2017-Jun-13 03:12:15

Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler from India
    9 out of 10

    "We had a great stay at this property! Lush green property with very pretty, large and spacious villas. We had taken two villas with 2 bedrooms each in the front of the pool. Each villa besides the two rooms- one on each floor, had a common seating area with kitchenette and dining facility! The bathrooms were as big as the rooms! Cons: The breakfast was very small and the hotel was slighly away from the beach. Pros: An array of restaurants, massage parlors, daily needs, money exchanges right outside the hotel. Moreover, bike on rent was also available in close proximity!"

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  • Review by ansorobineau from France
    10 out of 10

    "Yoga Teacher Training and 7.5 days detox."

    "Amazing experience with the teacher training. Johnny was an incredible teacher from whom we got the chance to learn a great deal. We were 12 for the training, good group, great encounters and friendships. Johnny had two teacher assistants, Martha & Yafit, who were also of good advice when practice teaching in smaller groups. I would recommend this experience to anyone interested in yoga and deepening their knowledge on the topic."

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  • Review by lukatraveltheworld
    10 out of 10

    "This is the place to be! Johnny is the best yoga teacher ever (and now a close friend and guru). The place is beautiful and the food awesome! Even if the sea there is not very swimable but they've got a nice pool and a great steam sauna. Everything about this place is just paradise!"

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  • Review by that_yoga_glow from Virginia
    10 out of 10

    "I am beyond thrilled I chose Ananda Resort to do my YTT. The Resort was beautiful - I didn't want to leave! Johnny was an incredible teacher & instantly became a life long friend. I learned more than I expected to & will definitely return for more. Please start a 300 hour YTT! Ali was amazing as well - you guys are doing a wonderful thing for people. Keep it up!"

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  • Review by a traveler from New York
    10 out of 10

    "I read some of the unfavorable reviews so I guess it falls under "Everyone takes a different trip.' This was our second time. We stayed in a sea view room and found it perfect for us. Loved the pool and Ms Giau at the front desk was very helpful. We liked walking on the main street in the evening finding a restaurant and listening to the music at the Swiss Village cafe. If I could make a suggestion or two - better lights for reading and curtian for the shower would eliminate getting everything in the bathroom wet. The beach is great for walking and the pool is very nice."

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  • Review by Fleur T
    10 out of 10

    "I met Johnny back in May 2016 during a short visit to the island of Koh Phangan when a friend I met told me she was going to be teaching at Ananda, she was a relatively new teacher and Johnny was helping her with some tutelage. First I experienced one of the best yoga classes I have ever had with Johnny and secondly I was kindly invited to join in the lesson Johnny was giving to my friend on teaching, cueing and sequencing methods. "

    "The idea of doing my yoga teacher training at that point had been somewhat of a pipe dream. It wasn't until I so thoroughly enjoyed Johnny's incredible yoga classes and was able to experience a sample of his actual teaching strategy that I was certain I had to do my Yoga teacher training, even if it wasn't with Johnny (because at that point he had not confirmed a course), the experience made me realise my dream. A few months later Johnny contacted me and told me of his official plans for the Yoga TTC in November, and so the journey begun!"

    "The yoga TTC was down to earth, practical, professional and unprejudiced. Johnny's grounded, level headed manor and perspective provided our group with the support and stability we needed during such an intense and life changing experience. The lessons we learned and subjects covered were practical and useful. Though a lot of what we learned was transferrable to many aspects of life and personal growth, the core intention was always - to teach yoga and become yoga teachers. Something that I think could be lost in many TTC's when not enough emphasis is placed on the actual art/skill of teaching. Johnny is professional and respectful always, he and his wife Ali (who manages the resort side of things) are a wonderful team, kind and caring while remaining professional, the perfect combo for a TTC! The course is Alignment Hatha, Vinyasa focused, though we also covered a number of other styles and I found it to be very unbiased which I really appreciated. It is unlimited to one specific school of yoga and Johnny encourages learning in all aspects and styles of yoga. "

    "The course has given me a really firm and broad base from which I am excited to grow my lifetime of learning from. It was a truly, life changing experience, I feel I have grown and developed in all directions and uncovered so much about myself. There is no more perfect quote to describe my experience of Johnny's yoga TTC at Ananda than that in the Bhagavad Gita - " Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." "

    "I encourage everyone who is considering yoga teacher training to take the jump! It is the greatest gift you will ever give yourself."

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  • Review by Isabellette from France
    10 out of 10

    "While traveling in Asia, I ended up on the small island of Koh Phangan trying to find a place to practice Yoga intensely. After trying several spots on the island I chose to stay and follow Johnny's class twice a day. I've learned so much thanks to Johnny and will forever be grateful our paths crossed! It was so inspiring it also gave me the wish to complete the 200h Yoga Teacher Training with him, which I did, and I cannot but strongly recommend this place. Not only Ananda is an excellent Detox place, where you'll be taken care of by professionals who know what they're talking about, and will bring you all the attention and love needed to fulfill such an enterprise, but it is to me definitely the best place to do a Yoga retreat and Teacher Training. Johnny has a strong background of teaching more than 7000H, this make his alignment focused way of teaching clear, thorough, and mindful of security cues to protect the body from any injury while deepening your practice. I gained so much awareness of the body and understanding of the functioning of even the tinier muscles involved by following his teaching, and I also learned a lot about life in general as Johnny has a true gift when it comes to draw parallels between the practice on your mat and Life. Moreover, I definitely recommend the place as a resort, the staff is very friendly (special mention to the kitchen staff who were cooking for us very healthy food full of love), the room was simple but very clean, the sea-salt pool amazing! Thanks to the training, I gained so much more discipline, but I also made new friends that are like a new family to me now. This place feels like home and I miss my room number 12! I hope to be back very soon! Thank you so much for everything."

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  • Review by yrossen74 from Cambodia
    10 out of 10

    "I recently completed an intensive month of Ananda's Yoga Teacher Training. It was a life changing experience! I learned a lot about yoga and life, spending a month with amazing people from all around the world. The program is very intense, with activities beginning at 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Unlike other YTT, Ananda provides all meals during the day (breakfast, lunch & dinner), which is very convenient and tasty, especially after intensive training and studying. They also offer on-location accommodation (if you choose), which means students don't have to waste time and energy on driving or dinning, and can focus all their energy and time on the course itself. Johnny is the heart of the YTT, He is a very special person, a true yogi that really lives the principles of yoga, respect and sensitive to others, and of-course a VERY professional yoga teacher with 11 years of experience. If you are looking for a non-commercial, non-synthetic template YTT, but something professional AND with a personal touch, this is the place for you! Good luck!"

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  • Review by leilal515 from France
    10 out of 10

    "I decided to complete this year my Yoga Teacher Training as I really loved Johnny's class. This experience was one of the best experience I have done in a very long time. Ananda Resort is a gorgeous place. The people there are amazing and I felt like home for a month. This training overtook my expectations and I am very happy and grateful to Johnny for his knowledge, experience, openness, empathy and adaptability. I not only have a diploma now, I have friends for life after my training and I wish you the same great experience ! Namaste"

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  • Review by IslandinthePacific from Victoria
    10 out of 10

    "This is my fifth detox in Thailand, and my third time here. I have also experienced Ayurveda in India and Sri Lanka. This is my favourite detox retreat by far."

    "The systems for colema, herbs, nutritionals, psyllium/bentonite shakes, steam, massages, yoga, and meditation sessions are not unlike other places. The major advantage, as far as I'm concerned, is the price. Quality for a value price."

    "Wifi is strong and consistent. Optiomal pre/post days include specific foods to complement the fast. The salt-water pool is fantastic."

    "The man who runs the "Detox Bar" and the colema facility is Nor. He is very professional in this function."

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  • Review by t0nyamarie from Thailand
    10 out of 10

    "I recently did the 7.5 day detox at Ananda Resort and loved it! The rooms are clean and comfortable. Ali, the detox manger, is great and will answer all of your questions. The detox bar staff are awesome and funny. They take great care of you and always ask how you're feeling."

    "The pool, steam room, and daily massages included in the detox price are true luxuries. It was the perfect environment to be detoxing!!"

    "The daily yoga class with Johnny was amazing. His knowledge and approachability kept me coming back for more even after my detox was finished. I would definitely recommend his classes and future TTC programs. Johnny has amazing passion for the practice and he is able to weave philosophy seamlessly through his alignment based classes. I always left learning something new."

    "A wonderful overall experience at Ananda Resort!"

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  • Review by michelle w
    10 out of 10

    "My yoga experience at Ananda was everything I was looking for. The studio is spacious, airy, and light--the perfect environment for finding your groove on the mat. Johnny is a gem of a teacher; he's got a wealth of knowledge to share about the practice and his cues are clear and easy to follow, with modifications offered for all levels. His guidance and patience through the poses make each one feel achievable, and he places great emphasis on proper alignment and safety. I really enjoyed his enthusiastic yet calming energy, and it was an absolute pleasure learning from him. Highly recommended for beginners and advanced practitioners alike!"

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  • Review by Lindsay C
    10 out of 10

    "For those interested in the Yoga Program, I cannot speak highly enough about it. I came to Ananda Resort for the 7-Day Yoga Retreat program and I was beyond impressed, to say the least. "

    "I couldn't afford much, so I chose the cheapest room which was a 4 bed dorm with a fan. I was a bit worried of how unbearable the heat would be, but it turned out to be a nonissue. There's quite a strong breeze that comes in off the water so along with the fan it keeps the rooms rather cooled off. The shower was hot, the room was cleaned regularly, and noise on the resort was never a problem. "

    "The yoga program itself was amazing! The instructor, Johnny, was absolutely outstanding. Not only did he have clear, precise direction, but he also had a way of relating the yoga principles to everyday life, which I really liked. He was very patient, encouraging, and had a great positive energy about him. Just the best!!! There were 2 yoga classes a day, as well as meditation every morning, and I found this schedule to be perfect. Many other yoga retreats only offer yoga once a day, or sometimes only a few times a week. This is particularly why I chose Ananda above the rest - to strengthen my yoga practice and I did just that! "

    "Considering the only interest I had in this resort was the yoga, all the other amazing factors were the icing on the cake! The food at the restaurant was sooooo delicious and healthy, all of the staff were friendly and accommodating, the cleanliness of the resort was on point, I couldn't be happier. "

    "I will be returning to Ananda next year 100%"

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  • Review by jaks11 from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I came to Ananda as a first time detoxer (11 days) with little expectation as to what would happen. My goal was not to lose weight as such (although I had piled on the pounds before my arrival! opppps) but to relax and seek some peace of mind."

    "Greeted by Shannon, I was immediately put at ease and told that my induction would be with Ali a couple of hours later. Here, I weighed myself and was given a thorough (VERY) explanation of the schedule and what to expect. This really lifted my somewhat anticipated state."

    "The schedule is jam packed with Shakes, herbs, colemas, massage and at first this schedule looked a little too packed for me, afterall this is what I was trying to disappear from. I am very thankful for this schedule. Not only did it keep me motivated but also gave a great chance to talk to other detoxers. Everyone is on their own journey and reason for being here and this is totally respected by everyone. Amazing people!"

    "The facilites at Ananda are second to none with a herbal steamroom, pool and opportunity to attend yoga classes. I found no fault with the room I was in. Very clean and kept clean during my stay. I tend to be a scatterer *ooops* and Dee and Kai, even took my things off my bed to change it."

    "At the Detox bar, I met Nor and Two who kept so well up to date with my own personal schedule (I added Candida and Liver on aswell) I can see why Nor is the captain of his ship :) Very well informed and always their for advice. Two is the same and gave excellent hugs :)"

    "I also met the very sweet Pyo in the restaurant, always a smile and always there to help. A real sweetie."

    "I have just finished the detox, at Ananda, lost 6 kilos and I find no fault with anything here! Thank you Ananda, Ali, Shannon, Nor, Two, Pyo Dee and Kai for actually helping me have the week of a lifetime! :)"

    "Anyone considering coming here (which you should :))... You come here for you and you live YOUR own experience, no matter what you do when you are here. Whether like mine it is an emotional week, a time to recharge,a spiritual, a time to reboot.... no matter the reason you are very well looked after here. A place to really "be"."

    "All of this at a very affordable price, cheapest I found in Thailand (although by being here, you wouldn't think it)"

    "Thank you so much Ananda, I really can't praise you enough!"

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  • Review by sazza88 from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "So this is my Third year to Ananda and this year I did a whole 14 day fast. I think Ananda's detox will be something that is part of my life always now on a yearly basis. The new staff team are a dream and always on hand to answer any question and to advise. For me also it's perfect as no one preaches to you about how to live your life, however they guide you and give you the information to make the best changes for you. "

    "This detox was very short notice and I was in a bad place before I set off, and the detox has given me my sparkle back, it also helped me to loose a dress size and now I'm inspired to continue to be in a healthy weight for my body. I was also on anti anxiety tablets for over a year now and the detox enabled me to come off these and I haven't had any panic attacks or anxiety during or afterwards and haven't taken a pill in over three weeks. "

    "I can from experience say hands down the ananda is the best detox experience on the island over its competitors, for a start it's the only one where you get a daily massage included every day, I've been to Thailand 17 times now of 16 years and these massage lady's are the best! My back that was fractured last August feels better than in a long time! Also the accommodation is by far superior and ridiculously good value for money! The place is kept spotless by Dee. Nor and his sister at the detox bar are there to do everything for you and you don't have to mix your own drinks or prepare you own colemas like in some places! Everything is super hygienic and Ali, Jonny and Shannon make you feel so welcome and are there to always answer any questions or give great advice! "

    "The food also is great now for post detox and the Broccoli soup is so amazing when I got home I got all the ingredients to make it. "

    "There are also other holistic services at additional cost of you are interested but there is never a push. The Qi nei tsang for me was excellent and lymphatic massage and the demonstration on how to get the best from you Colema with self massage is a god send at 13.30 in the library area."

    "I love the new addition of the laminates on the detox bar that tells you what's happening that week and also The new meditation at 7am daily. The yoga I hear is fantastic but I didn't attend, ( due to also hi g an additional treatment booked in that hour) but the people who did said how great it was. "

    "So thank you ananda and everyone there,big love and thanks for helping me and providing such an affordable and amazing experience to enable me to be happy in me again! "

    "Can't wait for next year"

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  • Review by Lora from Mexico
    10 out of 10

    "I didn't plan this detox, I was looking around TripAdvisor while in Koh Phangan when I came across Ananda Wellness Resort and called and sent an inquiry. From first contact I was taken care of and welcomed by the management and staff. Not planning at first to do a detox, I went in a toe at a time first committing 3.5 days then soon realizing I was in the perfect place at the perfect time so I stayed for the full program. As a long time advocate of alternative therapies, I am very familiar with the protocol, the herbs and colon cleansing that make up the program, I can attest that this is a very time honored and well thought out offering. Everything goes smoothly here, you are supported and gently reminded of the timetable. That schedule keeps the day moving and there is not much time to feel any type of loss of missing a meal, you are full and happy to rest, swim, sauna, yoga, read and receive a fabulous massage.The resort is full of others on detox and there are a variety of folks coming, going and participating in the program. Really high quality yoga classes are offered along with meditation and a there was a great Taoist sound healing class while I was there. My accommodation was in a bungalow up a few stairs, that has an ocean view and a breeze, very comfortable. a couple weeks has passed since I finished the detox so my praise isn't just the buzz from a great cleanse, although I did feel very expansive upon completion of my program. Consider the self care of going to a far away spot to just rest and renew, and of course be dedicated to the process and experience when you sign up. Ananda Wellness is a special spot, I'll be going back, I've already told my family - detox vacation coming up so save for it."

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  • Review by ImmaFortia from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "I try to go every year to do my fasting/detox. Amazing experience, staff and program. I just love it. I always take fan room, simple room but very clean. The Wi-Fi is good (well we are in Thailand), swimming pool clean, sauna too."

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  • Review by Gary
    10 out of 10

    "I did a (7.5) day detox/fast and I will say it is not for everyone. People who go to Ananda have to be mentally tough and seriously want the benefits of the programs. You should have a good positive attitude as to what you are undertaking."

    "What I liked about Ananda??? The Staff from the Management Team, juice bar staff, massage specialists, maids and someday you even get to meet the kitchen staff:). All wonderful people being very helpful. I personally came out of the program with mental clarity, lost (approx. 14 lbs/7kgs), but was especially happy with the fat loss around my chest, back, waist and belly. I think food in Thailand is some of the best you will ever experience. After my fast... It was like being a baby experiencing new foods for the first time. My taste buds are totally renewed it seems."

    "Go to Ananda with a good attitude, for the right reasons, be tough and enjoy the sauna, daily yoga and massages. The health benefits are wonderful!"

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  • Review by Nina Solomatina from Russia
    10 out of 10

    "It was my very first time doing the detox, so I worried a bit how it would go. But Ananda was recommended by a friend, who did the detox there previously. "

    "When I arrived I met several people who came for their 4th and 5th time for the detox in this particular place, it felt very reassuring!! And immediately I saw how Ananda's staff was nice and supportive, there is really a very nice atmosphere at the resort, which helps to go through challenging times during the detox."

    "Regarding detox itself - it is VERY well organized, you have a well-planned scheduled, it's structured and easy to follow. In fact, you won't have much time around, because there is always something to do) Which is really good) "

    "Regarding place itself - the facilities/accommodation are nice, but don't expect any luxuries. It's clean and well maintained, but pretty basic."

    "But everything is compact and you smoothly go from one place in your program to another. "

    "The place is located right in front of the beach, I adored walking on the beach every morning and observing the amazingly beautiful sunsets there. "

    "The only disappointment of mine was that the beach wasn't swimmable(( You have to drive 7-10 minutes with a scooter if you want to swim. Other than that, everything else was perfect and I plan to come back next year!"

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  • Review by Paul from United Kingdom

    "Have visited other detox venues in Thailand and spoken to fellow guests on the detox who have visited other detox resorts. Without a doubt this resort is excellent value for money and the results they speak for themselves I lost 6.8kg in 9 days.The resort is not a 5 star but a clean well managed ,well kept and functional operation. The staff are lovely and Noah is the star of the show always talking to the guests. Rooms facilities are functional and I took up the free rooms offer and paid 1/3 of what other resorts would cost for the same time. I will be back there in March to complete my weight loss plan."

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  • Review by Madina from Kazakhstan

    "I had my detox in the end of February '15. That was absolutely fantastic! Ananda is peaceful and harmonic place for mediation and detox. The staff is so nice. I took 14 days fasting detox. I lost about 4 kg. the main reasons to choose Ananda among plenty of detox centers are affordable price, good location and cleanness. If you are looking for a place to hide and bring mind and body in order, Ananda is a must visit."

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  • Review by Sabina

    "I have had numerous detoxes and fastings in my life but the one in Ananda was by far the best. Excellent program and support and very good and healthy food in the restaurant. I'm looking forward to visiting next year."

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  • Review by a traveller from India

    "Great place for a health detox. My first. If I ever do it again, it will be at Ananda. The program was ably and expertly supervised by Vangelis. Though there was no medical supervision, I thought that for those who have a good awareness and understanding of their body-mind , this works. The staff were well-trained, attentive and sincere. Really value the hygiene and cleanliness. Great pool. Lovely steam room. Beautiful yoga hall. Super massages. Fabulous food. I tanked up on Health and Bliss! Did not want to leave!"

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  • Review by Victoria from Canada

    "I had quitted coffee tree weeks prior and eliminated a lot of processed sugars 2 weeks prior. I was looking for this cleanse to clean out and kick-start my digestive system again (I have issues with slow digestion and other poor digestive symptoms when I eat certain foods). I was mildly worried I wasnt ready for a week long undertaking. During the cleanse I felt great! The psyllium husk shakes really did their job and only on day 1 I get a stomach rumble. I also rarely thought of food. The coconut water, broth, green apple juice were a great treat to look forward to. After the cleanse I feel clean! I am so ready to continue forward with better eating habits to do the detox and my body justice. I actually feel like I have stepped into the light after passing through a tunnel and Im ready to begin anew."

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  • Review by Brona, Ireland

    "I found the resort a nice place to relax and get in the right mindset. Pre-cleansing can be difficult so it was good to be here for that. I enjoyed the cleanse. After the cleanse I feel great. I have lots of energy. My skin looks great. My eyes are brighter. I feel lighter and I know that I lost weight. Im very motivated towards eating better and looking after myself."

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  • Review by Emilierr from Denmark

    "The non ac rooms were simple but clean and the cleaner came in everyday (she was lovely by the way). The kitchen staff were friendly too and the detox staff really fun, nice and patient. Villy could have been a bit more understanding about arising questions but it was probably good that she was strict - so we didn't even consider cheating."

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  • Review by a traveller from Australia

    "This was my first detox and would return to Ananda to complete another one. I really felt the health differences at the time and am still feeling the positive outcome a couple of months later. The staff are wonderful and the resort is comfortable and relaxing which helps with the detoxing. I stayed in a bungalow and would recommend it, I highly recommend Ananda."

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  • Review by Diana from France

    "I went to Ananda for my first detox this year and the experience was so positive I am already planning my next stay. The program is perfect, great massages (Yahn you are though but very very good!), yoga and the surroundings are great to relax in. There is very good wifi in all areas including your room. I chose a air con bungalow and was very happy with that. You feel very well looked after at Ananda and the staff is fantastic. Thanks to Nor for making all my drinks, thanks to Sherry for some good conversations, advice and for lending me your detox books to better understand the whole process in the body. Thanks to the Amazing kitchen even though I didn't get to try as much as I wanted. Next time!"

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  • Review by a traveller from Australia

    "Know that this is a health resort with basic/ adequate accommodation. No soap or shampoo provided, although there is a shop next door. Guests come for a structured program which includes twice daily colonic irrigation, and daily thai massage, sauna and yoga accompanied by fasting ( 2 juice, 1 broth, electrolytes and bulk laxatives.) There is NO on-site medical supervision or medically knowledgeable staff. There is a hospital on the island. Limited management presence - but great staff. (Most without much English). It is kept clean and sanitised - although the tiled surfaces in the colema room do have sharp corners. The pool, and poolside relaxation areas are only for the programmed guests. There is a restaurant (popular amongst the locals) and the food is delicious. It has beach frontage. Lots of shady walkways with vines and dripping flowers. It is like living under jungle cover. The main deal is colonic irrigation. Accommodation is secondary to this."

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  • Review by Jane from Argentina

    "I found the resort a nice place to relax and get in the right mindset. Pre-cleansing can be difficult so it was good to be here for that. I enjoyed the cleanse. After the cleanse I feel great. I have lots of energy. My skin looks great. My eyes are brighter. I feel lighter and I know that I lost weight. Im very motivated towards eating better and looking after myself."

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  • Review by Dacia, Australia

    "Before cleansing my diet was good but I was eating wheat which I dont react well to. My skin was not in a good state either, as I had acne and oily skin issues. My energy was always good but sometimes I was very tired by late afternoon. I did not struggle at all throughout the cleanse. I found that time went very quickly, I was never hungry and never tired. After the cleanse I feel amazing. My skin has cleared up, I dont have any acne at all! I feel so energetic and feel ready to start a gluten free lifestyle. I feel so much less bloated and my mind is so clear. Emotionally, I feel absolutely fantastic! My negative thought processes have been wiped clean and replaced with much more optimism and clarity. Thank you so much!". "

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Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand

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