La Casa Shambala

La Casa Shambala is a dynamic healing space for therapies, yoga teacher training, workshops, and yoga retreats in a picturesque location, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand.

Instructors 4

Sara Ramalho

Sara was introduced to the Yoga and Reiki path in 2008 by a friend. Very quickly Yoga became a way of life. In 2013 she became a Yoga teacher, training in the wisdom of the Himalayas & then completed Reiki lll. Since then she has been studying and exploring the Yoga Philosophy. She is currently leading Yoga Teacher Trainings & doing regular sessions as Reiki, Chakra Balancing, Crystal Healing & Massages. She teaches Yoga classes, focusing on Prana, strength, relaxation, body awareness, groundedness & heart-centering, offered in an accessible and playful way, with devotion and love.

Dharamsala Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

Lindsay Nova

Lindsay is a firm believer in the wisdom of the body, the strength of the heart, and the power of the breath. A lifelong dancer and performance artist, yoga has been a great tool of transformation in her own life that she loves sharing with her students. She approaches her classes and life with an artful sensibility, so that others can learn to appreciate and love their bodies, minds, and spirits with more connection. She has been teaching yoga since 2008 around the world on trainings in India and Thailand and has created her own aerial yoga program.

Michael (Mica) Albacete

Mica became passionate with Yoga, Ayurveda,Tantra while being in India. He spended over 5 years learning through intense practice. He studied with inspiring masters in an immersive intensive way, living a restricted yogic ayurvedic lifestyle. He is a certified 200 RYE International yoga alliance and has spread Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin Restorative, Kundalini practices in India, Thailand, Bali, France and United Arabs Emirates. Mica has been teaching over thousand hours by teaching over hundred drop-in classes monthly and assisted in several teacher trainings courses in India and Thailand since 2015.

Karen Lumi Tanaka

Karen has been teaching yoga for over 3 years, after leaving her corporate job in the UK. She has practiced and taught in places like Thailand, India, Malaysia and London. She has co-led and assisted in various Teacher Training courses and led yoga alignment workshops and wellness retreats. There is a holistic approach to her practice, where breath work, body awareness and mindfulness are always encouraged. Her classes are alignment based, with variations and modifications to suit all levels. Karen currently teaches Vinyasa Flow, Hatha/Alignment and Yin Yoga.

Reviews 11

Giorgia Butt

from Australia, July 2018


The people, the teaching, the food, the accommodation, the locations,... could keep going but there’s a word limit.

I can HIGHLY recommend this teacher training!!! The teacher training was very informative and practical. I especially loved the philosophy and history classes. It gave me such a different appreciation for yoga.

If you’re looking for a serene atmosphere, yummy Ayurvedic and Thai food, funky bamboo hut accommodation and excellent teaching, all for an extremely reasonable cost, then this is the place for you!

Maja Kaminska

from Great Britain, April 2018

"A magical place "

Hector and Raquel are beautiful people - inside and out. They have created something more than just a yoga teachers course, with their love, kindness and compassion they have created a home for all. It’s a beautiful community, where like minded people get a chance to live together.

The teachers are wonderful, knowledgable, wise and dont make you feel like they are above you. Jessica will take you on a yoga ride which you will not forget and will be forever grateful, she will shake your heart and bring peace to your soul; Emily with her peacefulness and radiating smiles will relax your mind and flex your body like never before and Joe will make you understand the complicated structures of anatomy with down to earth language.

I will never forget this month with those beautiful souls. Raquel and Hector really make you feel comfortable and help you in every way possible, they try their best to comfort everyone and make everyone happy. I wish them to keep on expanding their love with this community of yoga they’ve created.

I am forever grateful to them for creating this little oasis where I have met people that will stay in my heart until the end of days.

Ashley Joseph-young

from Canada, April 2018

"More than your textbook training"

My experience at La Casa Shambala was life changing. Despite last minute hiccups with instructors the facilitators adapted smoothly. Jessica, Emily and Joe were all amazing teachers. They geared their teaching to our group perfectly. At the end of the program I truly felt equipped to tecah. Rakel and Hector were super accomodating and present the entire time. We truly formed a beautiful family over the month.

If you're looking for a by the book in and out training then this is not the place for you. All of the instructors not only gave us hands on experience, but helped us to connect with ourselves and eachother in a deep and lasting way. I loved every moment!

Carole Casadei

from France, July 2018

"Super formation de yoga"

Sara, la prof de yoga est tout simplement géniale, accessible, passionnée, à l’ecoute... La formation est complète et très bien organisée. Le lieu de formation est très agréable et calme, les repas sont sains et très bons.

Magali Schulz

from United States, May 2018

"A life changing experience offering you a new vision"

Before coming to the training I was expecting only to learn how to teach yoga and the anatomy of the body but it was way more than this. The philosophy teacher made us go through some intense experiences and taught us the origins of yoga and the philosophy of practice. It has been an amazing journey of self-discoveries!

I recommend this training for people who do not want to be a yoga teacher right after but want to get a first approach and understand better the yoga practice.

The 2h30 of yoga in the morning are perfect to work on the body and the mind (through the meditation) et the Yin yoga at the evening allow us to relax and rest from the day and assimilate all the learnings.

The strengths of the teachers are their ability to stay grounded in the modern world and teach with precise examples of life.

Alicja Mendel

from Vietnam, May 2018

"Amazing course in a beautiful place:)"

I loved everything about this course. From the beginning until the end our amazing teacher Akari put so much energy, not just into teaching but also to make us really understand what Yoga really is about. I feel very grateful for my teacher and for the people I had around me during the course, I learned so much from each of them. The location is really nice, we were surrounded by nature which really made this course even more special. La Casa Shambala is a unique place run by a wonderful couple Rahel and Hector who really want you to feel like home. Apart from TTC group you can also meet fantastic volunteers from all over the world and that's why this place is full of positive and loving energy. Also, the food was really good, very healthy and Ayurvedic which helps you feel light and healthy during the practice. I feel very lucky that I've chosen this course and although it was intense I enjoyed every moment there:) Thank you very much for everything!!

Miu Kuen Leung

from Germany, September 2017

"Very fruitful and special experience in La Casa Shambala"

I love the positive vibes in La Casa Shambala , all the people staying there were very positive , encouraging and supportive , I've spent a wonderful month there.

Especially Rakel and Elodie , they've shown enormous supports to accommodate our needs , Rakel is very detail minded to take care of our daily needs including food , class schedules and other issues , she's also very open minded to listen to our feedbacks and responds quickly . Elodie is no doubt a wonderful teacher with anormous patience in teaching and I'm impressed by professional knowledge in yoga.

Kashel Porozny

from Great Britain, September 2017

"Elodie is the most wonderful teacher in the world"

Thank you Elodie for your incredible teaching, for sharing your inspirational life with us, for helping us all along the way with so much care and pure intention. You have helped me and touched my life and soul in such a beautiful and profound way and I will forever be grateful for knowing you.

Marta Bilbao

from Spain, March 2018

"Wonderfull experience🙏🏻✨🤸‍♀️💓🌈"

Vivir esta experiencia aprendiendo yoga y toda su filosofía en un lugar mágico hecho con tanto amor, en comunidad con todo lo que nos rodea, conociendo personas de todo el mundo que vienen y se van aporta siempre algo positivo, una semillita que da más vida y hace que todavía la experiencia sea más grande... Todo esto lo guardo para siempre en mi corazón! Gracias🙏🏻

Testimonials 3

Kate Springer United States

La Casa Shambala Facebook page

Beautiful space, lovely people and a wonderful yoga class.

Michaela Eliassen

La Casa Shambala Facebook page

I am new at yoga, but here I had the best yoga class. So spiritual and so good. Thank you La Casa Shambala. keep doing the good work!

Tatyana Tatanga Di Salvo

La Casa Shambala Facebook page

Rakel si a beautiful open heart..She is practicing acupuncture not only by his hands but with a pure intention of helping with love. I'm grateful to have crossed my path with this healer soul ♥ La casa Shambala is a magic place where magic things can happen..

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