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Yoga Retreats (2)
Govert is originally from The Netherlands and worked as a contractor for many years. After noticing, his body was practically always aching from this kind of work, he decided to take a yoga class in his hometown, Amsterdam. He found out that it really relieved all these aches and started to get more interested in the world of yoga. It only took a while before he decided to start all over and packed his bags to achieve his yoga teacher certificate in Hawaii. With the dream to open his own hot yoga studio, he ended up in Phuket, a place he visited before when traveling many years ago.
A renowned psychotherapist in Holland, with a Ph. in Psychology, Kes has a practice in Amsterdam and extensive experience in mind-body integration. Kes believes in the healing benefits of the 26 & 2 classes at Kata Hot Yoga and often travels to Kata Beach with her clients to work with Govert for short periods of time. At this year’s Kata Hot Yoga Teacher Training, Kes will be practicing hot yoga with trainees and teaching mind-body integration through her series of lectures.
Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher and yoga competitor, Erik graduated from Bikram Choudhury’s Teacher Training in Fall of 2009 and was named 'Best Yogi' out of the 300 trainees. Erik will be teaching classes and offering in-depth explanations and demonstrations of postures at the Kata Hot Yoga Teacher Training.
Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher, Grace began practicing yoga in Boulder, Colorado, while studying Journalism and French at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Because of several physical injuries from sports and a spine condition, Grace found her passion for the mind-body connection, healing modalities, and personal development. Since leaving her former career, working for L.A. based entertainment companies, Grace committed to daily yoga practice and experienced an awakening of her creative and intuitive channels.
Brandy has been teaching yoga for over 12 years and practicing for 19. In 2006, she attended the 9 week Bikram Yoga teacher training and has a 500-hour RYT certification through Yoga Alliance. She was the 2010 International Yoga Champion and has taught students all over the world. Currently, Brandy lives in Utah, leading seminars, retreats, and assisting teacher training worldwide.
Balwan grew up in Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas. Rishikesh is known as the yoga capital of the world and yoga has always been a part of his life. Balwan has been involved in training yoga teachers internationally for the past 12 years. His engineering background offers a structured and scientific approach to yoga postures and philosophy. He delivers lectures and sophisticated tools to make ancient yoga wisdom accessible to a modern audience and teaches the eight limbs of yoga, the framework for laying out the path for success.
Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher since 2012, Jib currently resides in Bangkok where she practices and teaches the 26 & 2 class. Jib has traveled extensively and taught at many studios around the world including Phuket, Amsterdam, Nijmegan, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Bologne, and Liverpool. With her Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Jib’s educational and professional background in Science and health-related subjects has only strengthened her belief in the therapeutic benefits of yoga, especially the original hot yoga series.
Riji has been intensively practicing yoga since 2004. She has been teaching the 26 & 2 (Bikram series) since 2006 while studying and teaching within and from other yoga lineages. For Riji so far, the creative quality in teaching is most effective when the practice’s foundation is based upon deep experience in traditional systems. She stays inspired to expand/extend root principles through her own practice journey. She is currently based in and teaches public classes and private clientele in NYC.
from Australia, May 2019
"Hot Yoga Kata - great experience"
I liked the location and atmosphere. It ticked all the boxes of what I had in mind and what I wanted from this holiday.
from Hong Kong, August 2018
Great location, flexible schedule and wonderfully relaxing!
I was able to take as many or as few yoga classes each day, which was great because it allowed me to create my own schedule.
The beach is gorgeous and great access to lots of good restaurants.
from Great Britain, February 2018
"Kata Yoga Highlights"
Location, the view from our apartment, walking meditation, yoga on the beach, swimming with Govert's dog and a great sense of achievement after completing 7 consecutive days of Hot Yoga. Steam room and oil massage, visit to the temple to be blessed by the monks. Finally, eating a meal in a beachside café watching the sunset.
from Great Britain, November 2017
"My first Yoga retreat"
The location of the studio and apartment was great, only 5 minutes from the beach. The Yoga teachers came from around the world and all of them were very good. It made a real difference to be taught by a variety of people, as each instructor emphasised something slightly different allowing me to greatly improve my practice. The apartment had really good Wifi which made communication really easy for me. The early morning exercises on the beach while not overly strenuous, increased my core strength in a short period of time and this was reflected in my practice.
from Italy, March 2018
"Professionell gutes Team mit hohem Spassfaktor"
Die unkomplizierte dennoch professionelle Art von Govert ! Die Kurse waren wirklich klasse und sehr gut organisiert! Wir haben viel gelacht und viel viel Schweiß vergossen! Hot Yoga ist extrem toll und aber auch extrem anstrengend! Nach dem Kurs fuehlte ich mich super gut aber ausgequescht wie eine Zitrone! Die morgendlichen Silent walks am Strand waren extrem entspannend und jeden Tag die neuen und anderen Farben des Himmels der Wolken des Meers des Lichts wunderschön! Zum Abschluss am Strand ein kurzes aber effektives workout! Dann Hot Yoga ueber 90 Minuten einfach wunderbar!
An einem Tag waren wir in einer Herbal Sauna oder besser Hamam. Die thailändischen Kräuter wie Kurkuma, Lemongrass und Ginger verstroemten einen wunderbaren Duft. Danach eine Massage. Absolute Heaven!
Nicht zu vergessen das Barbecue Chicken mit Papayasalat in einer kleinen Garküche nebenan super lecker.
Ich hatte ich insgesamt drei Massgen um die Muskeln aufzulockern- eine prima Kombi zum Hotyoga!
Hotyoga verlangt extrem viel Konzentration und ich konnte total abschalten- sehr effektiv. Zum Abschluss ging es zu ein Buddhist Mönch in den Tempel. Er hielt eine kleine Zeremonie für uns ab! Schönes echtes Thaiflair und gut für unsere Seelen. Bei Govert taucht man in die Thaiwelt ein weil er mit seinem Studio mitten im Leben ist - was dann auch etwas laut sein kann. alles eine sehr tolle Erfahrung die ich nur empfehlen kann.
from Netherlands, January 2018
"KATA HOT YOGA WAS AMAZING!!"
I had an unforgettable time at Kata Hot yoga. I'll definitely recommend this yoga retreat. It was the best decision ever to book the kata hot yoga retreat. De morning walks on the beach were unique and the hot yoga classes were amazing. The yoga teachers were very professional and inspiring, I have learned a lot from them. If I have the change to go back to Kata Hot Yoga, I will do so without doubt!!!
from Switzerland, December 2017
Govert and Nong are just amazing. They're so motivating and really care about you and your tiny sorrows and try to find the best solution for everyone. The daily walks on the beach and the following workouts are the best start in the day! The daily swims in the sea, the massages, the herbal steam room: Everything's just perfect. If you want you can do hot yoga 3 times a day! What else do you want? Studio is very nice and clean. Hope we can come back very soon!