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28 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

  • Orion Healing Center, 15/2 Moo 8, Sri Thanu, Koh Phangan, Surratthani Province, Thailand


Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Phangan, Thailand

Our 200-hour Orion Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) provides an in-depth exploration of the fundamentals Vinyasa Yoga in a fluid combination of breath and movement. Taught in a hands-on and very practical approach, this training will guide you in a step-by-step process through each posture, transition, and sequence. Study classical yoga philosophy with truly experienced teachers, and build a solid foundation in your practice, which will prepare you to confidently teach this dynamic yoga style.


  • Daily yoga practices with weekly kirtan
  • Yoga anatomy and philosophy syllabus studies
  • Advaita Vedanta and Bhagavad Gita philosophy
  • Delicious food at the best vegan restaurant in South East Asia
  • Raw live cooking classes with vegan tied Jordi Poggi
  • Daily asana, pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Daily healthy vegetarian buffet meals
  • 27 nights of accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 26 days with instruction
  • English
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All the accommodation options are situated amidst peaceful surroundings on or within walking distance to the beach. The bungalows have sea views - either overlooking the beach or the beautiful bay of Srithanu. The area boasts private and magical beaches that feature a beautiful coral reef, perfect for exploring marine life. The village of Srithanu is only a 500-meter walk away from the center. The accommodation will ensure you peace and quiet during your stay. The Orion Garden bungalows are located in the tropical gardens of the main Orion Healing Center campus, where swimming points are located within a 5-minute walk. Wi-Fi is available at the main center and restaurant.


Orion Healings dorm room can accommodate travelers on a smaller budget, with a single bed in a shared fan room and shared bathroom. The dormitory is situated in our garden, a few steps away from Orions caf, yoga halls and herbal steam room.

Type A - Orion backpacker

This is a basic fan room with hot water shower. Choose the simple life in Orion Healings basic accommodation, a rustic bamboo room, equipped with a double sized bed, a fan and hot water shower. Situated in Orion Healings garden, a few steps away from the restaurant, yoga halls and herbal steam room, this room is a typical Koh Phangan backpacker bungalow.

Type C - Orion terrace

This is a standard air-conditioned room with hot water shower. Surrounded by coconut trees and plants in the second garden, this standard terrace room is equipped with air-conditioning, a fan, a queen size bed and a hot water shower. Enjoy the tranquility while being just a short walk away from the yoga halls, restaurant and herbal steam. You may choose the option of two twin beds or one large bed.

Type D - Orion sunset

This is an air-conditioned room with hot water shower and garden/sea view. Choose a room with a sea view, a few steps away from Orion Healings restaurant, yoga halls and herbal steam room. The room offers air-conditioning, a fan, double size bed, hot shower and a balcony surrounded by beautiful plants.

Type E - Orion serenity

This room is an air-conditioned room with DVD/TV and hot water shower. Orion Healings superior garden bungalow is equipped with air-conditioning, a fan, queen size bed, hot water shower and TV/DVD player. A few steps away from the restaurant, yoga hall and herbal steam room, this room offers a large balcony with cushions and table, and is surrounded by beautiful plants.

Type F - Orion zen

This room is an air-conditioned room with DVD/TV, living area, and hot water shower. Treat yourself with Orion Healings best room surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers. Its large balcony equipped with hammock will make you forget about your hectic life. The room offers A/C, hot water shower, flat screen TV/DVD player, queen size bed, refrigerator, safe box and a large living area with cushions and table.

The Orion Healing Detox Center is nestled in the serene Srithanu Bay in Koh Phangan, Thailand. They are set in a natural tropical garden full of butterflies and exotic flowers. The tranquil and friendly environment of the center and surrounding village allows all guests to feel completely at ease.

Srithanu Village on Koh Phangan island, Thailand has become a hub for yogis and those on their spiritual journey. The area attracts healers, teachers, and students alike who all come together to create a real community feel. Many guests find themselves staying on after finishing their retreat at Orion and many more return each year, reaping the benefits of the relaxed pace of life, availability of healthy vegetarian food, and of course the majestic sunsets that characterize this beautiful beach village.

  • 1 Reiki session
  • 1 time herbal tea, raw dessert, fresh juice and coconut juice per day
  • 1 Thai massages
  • 3 times healthy vegetarian buffet meals per day
  • 27 nights of accommodation
  • All training program and materials mentioned under program
  • Daily use of the herbal steam room

This YTTC combines the perfect balance between a strong physical practice and profound spiritual teachings. We strive for quality over quantity and keep numbers small. This will allow you to experience the true meaning of “parampara” – teacher to student experience – and receive individual guidance from our core team of yoga teachers.

Our unique Orion Vinyasa flow style will offer you a direct tool to deepen your practice, discover your body, and unveil the teacher already within you. In this four-week yoga teacher training immersion, you will:

  • Deepen your yoga practice physically, mentally, spiritually, and psychologically.
  • Discover and learn how to continue developing your own yoga practice, as well as equip yourself with all the tools needed to confidently share your knowledge and experience as a certified yoga teacher.
  • Learn exceptional hands-on teaching techniques, practical adjustments, and a solid foundation in yoga philosophy which will give you the skills necessary to take your knowledge to the next level.
  • Develop your own individual Vinyasa class with a unique sequence of postures with safe, solid transitions.
  • Study traditional yoga philosophy, such as the foundations of Advaita Vedanta – Indian school of Hindu philosophy which is one of the traditional paths to the spiritual realization of oneness.
  • Understand essential yogic texts, including Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita.
  • Learn Pranayama, Meditation, Mantras, Bandhas, and Kriyas – techniques which will enhance your practice and understanding of yoga.

Our teachers will always be here to offer you guidance, support, and a first-hand insight for teaching yoga in the modern world of business. This will be of invaluable help as you begin your first steps as a successful yoga teacher.

Develop a balanced and healthy Sattvic lifestyle – one of wholesomeness, creativity, balance, and confidence. At Orion, we encourage you to maximize your yoga practice by cultivating a calm mind and meditative state through a sattvic (yogic) diet by promoting a healthy lifestyle with a plant-based diet, based on one of the core principles of yoga – Ahimsa (non-violence).

Become part of the Orion Yoga Teacher community by living amongst fellow teachers. This experience will teach you how to bring a conscious community spirit back home with you in order to build and create your own sangha (spiritual community).

Throughout your 200-hour YTTC, you will learn two distinct but complementary styles of yoga – Orion Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga – to bring balance to your practice. These two styles in combination create a wholesome program which combines an active (Yang) with a passive (Yin) practice.

The unique Orion Vinyasa flow style was created by our lead teacher, Ewa Juszczyk, and is a dynamic sequence of asanas and fluid transitions. Flow from pose to pose as you build up grace, strength, and stamina in your body. This deep, conscious, and unbroken flow of inhalation and exhalation gives you rhythm to move effortlessly from posture to posture.

Through breath, rhythm, and movement, build up a deep focus which manifests as a state of tranquility in the mind. Get to know the art of Vinyasa Flow, learn to understand perfect alignment in each pose, and find the joy of teaching challenging transitions so that you feel confident enough to create your own class structure.

Let yourself experience this dynamic meditation through movement, and find the perfect equilibrium between mind, body, and soul. To balance out this strengthening practice, you will also learn to teach signature Yin Yoga classes.

A meditative yoga practice with slow, gentle and rocking movements – Yin Yoga postures create a sequence that is deeply nourishing. Learn how to guide students in a gentle transition from one asana (pose) to another by flowing seamlessly into a relaxing, deeply de-stressing, and contemplative practice.

By joining this training, you will embark on a truly self-transformative journey. You will benefit from all of what Orion Healing Center has to offer by learning to teach yoga in such an unique, idyllic environment – feeling and witnessing this in-depth practice – not only on a physical, but also deep mental and energetic levels.

Allow yourself to venture into a creative space and trust in your own practice while connecting with the depths of your true self. Reinforce the healing of the body that is achieved through yoga, with an emphasis on hands-on practice and intuitive touch. Combining this compassionate, intuitive touch with technical adjustment expertise, you can learn how to use bodywork as a vehicle for deep spiritual transformation.

One truly amazing benefit of our Yoga Teacher Training program is the yoga family you will connect with, and be supported by, for years to come. Upon completion of this YTT course, your yoga sangha will continue to expand as you embrace fellow teachers, students, and community.

The experience of a yoga teacher training is unique, and those you share this experience with will forever hold a special place in your heart. You will understand each other in a very deep way, and you will create the deep bond of friendships that last a lifetime.

“There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

Topics covered

  • Techniques, training and practice
  • Sun salutations A & B, standing, and sitting sequence
  • Finishing postures
  • Vinyasa and floating through transitions
  • Application of breath during asana
  • Breath and bandhas
  • Dristi
  • Complete asana sequence - deepening though bandhas and breath
  • Alignments, muscle engagements and safety
  • The art of adjusting
  • Props
  • Kirtan and chanting mantras
  • Pranayama and Kriyas
  • Meditation
  • Back bend clinic
  • Inversion clinic
  • Yin
  • Chakra yoga
  • Chakra based yoga class
  • Moon salutation
  • Teaching methodology
  • The business of yoga
  • Working as a yoga teacher
  • Public speaking and the power pose
  • Yoga terminology
  • Teaching styles - oral vs. tactile cue
  • The energy body and intuitive touch
  • The edge - knowing your vision, plan making, vision board making, manifestation
  • Yoga anatomy and physiology
  • Key yoga muscles
  • Key systems of the body - digestive system, nervous system, lymphatic system, endocrine system, reproductive system
  • Fascia and connective tissue
  • Meridian theory and chakras
  • Muscles clinic
  • Philosophy, lifestyle and ethics
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Evolution of yoga
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Karma
  • Yoga sutras
  • Sanskrit
  • Ethics - our role as a yoga teacher
  • Ahimsa and plant based diet
  • Highlights
  • Raw food workshop
  • Fire ceremony and puja on the beach

Daily schedule

  • 07:00 to 10:00 - Morning practice: asana, pranayama and meditation
  • 10:00 to 11:00 - Breakfast
  • 11:00 to 13:30 - Theory, lectures, methodology, group study
  • 13:30 to 16:00 - Lunch, reading time, swimming and siesta
  • 16:00 to 18:30 - Afternoon practice, asana clinic
  • Some evenings (20:00), will hold kirtan or movie night

What you will get - training summary

  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved and registered teacher training curriculum with the Orion Yoga School
  • Comprehensive teacher training manual (only distributed at their trainings)
  • Welcome bag and T-shirt
  • Access to experienced instructors
  • Certificate of completion after all training requirements have been met
  • Friendship and a new yoga family with like-minded yogis on the path to becoming a teacher
  • Full-immersion in a new culture and destination
  • Small class sizes and instructor studio ratio - all trainings are limited to 25 students
  • Mentorship, teaching, and coaching from our training instructors before, during, and after the training
  • Complete roadmap to structuring and teaching Vinyasa and many other styles of yoga at studios and events around the world
  • Broad understanding of the anatomy, functionality, and connection between the body and mind, breath and movement, yoga and life
  • Apprenticeship possibilities at Orion Healing Center
  • Opportunity to teach yoga at Orion Healing Center

Bonus materials for participants

  • Discounted detox pre or post training
  • Exclusive discount on Reiki course

Group size

Maximum 25 persons.

Itinerary information

  • The training program starts on March 1, 2015 at 7 a.m. So, you are advised to come on February 29, 2015, the night before the program starts.

Admission requirements

  • Please read the recommended readings mentioned under program prior to your detox.

Accommodation option / information

  • The Dormitory room accommodation option is only limited to the first 10 applicants.

Additional information

  • For more information, ask your questions directly to Orion Healing who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Contact Organizer button to send a message.

Ewa Juszczyk - Lead teacher

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Ewa has been practicing yoga for 16 years, and teaching since 2004. Her yoga journey began with Iyengar Yoga in 2000 when she studied with Geeta Iyengar. Her yoga journey continued when she discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and studied under Authorized Level II Teacher, Basia Lipska. Further studies brought her to Mysore to study with BNS Iyengar in 2012. The same year, Ewa studied intensively with Kamal Singh in Rishikesh, India.

Other authorized teachers Ewa has studied with are: Maty Ezraty, Tim Feldman, Petri Reisenen, Noah McKenna, Ajay Tokas, Kino MacGregor, and Bela Lipat. Over the years, she continued her yogic studies of Yin, Vinyasa, Pranayama, Yoga Philosophy, Alignment, Slow Flow, and Flex. Recently Ewa runs the Ashtanga Mysore Program at Yoga Maya and Yoga Therapy Programs for Dancers and Musicians at Codarts in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Ewa views her yogic practice as Art, Philosophy, and Science. She personally follows the dictum that to be a teacher, one must first be a student, and knows the greatest lessons a teacher can learn come from experience with a variety of situations and students. She believes that as a teacher, it is essential to stay open to the continuous learning process, be aware of opportunities for growth, and practice with gratitude.

Passionate, patient, and proficient methods of daily practice brought her to a deeper understanding of what yoga is all about. With her greatest pleasure, she will share her experience, love, and trust of the system of yoga. Ewa’s teachings are honest, pure, and challenging with a good dose of humor. Her purpose is to nourish, enhance, and regenerate the body; bring stillness to the mind; and balance overall for personal development. Ewa’s hands-on adjustments are precise and effective, so she can awaken the inner potential of students. She holds a strong charismatic presence with compassion, love, and good will.

Based on understanding the needs and abilities of each individual, she inspires people to go beyond personal limitations with daily diligent practice. The emphasis in her teaching is on proper alignment and a balanced flow of prana (life force or energy) throughout the body. Incorporating yoga philosophy each step of the way, she works with a great respect of the traditional parampara (teacher to student transmission) and constantly deepens her knowledge and teaching skills to benefit her students.

“Personally, yoga became more than just a practice. It’s my lifestyle, and I choose to live it 24/7.” - Ewa Juszczyk

Swami Pujan - Philosophy teacher

Yoga TTC Thailand Swami Pujan (Stephan Kahlert) is a German-born Psychologist who studied Yoga Philosophy (Jnana Yoga) in India and Australia for many years. He received the title of “Swami” after initiation with his teacher, Bhagavan Shree Rajneesh, who is a world-renowned spiritual guide and teacher from Puma, India. Through his first teacher, he continues to transmit the message that spirituality is a joyful journey, filled with passion and the celebration of life.

“I want you to become a declaration of bliss. Your very being has to pulsate with joy, because joy is prayer. Your very climate has to be that of celebration, because celebration is your worship.” – B. S. Rajneesh

After the passing of his teacher in 1990, Swami Pujan pursued his interest in studying Theravada Buddhism and teaching Vipassana Meditation Retreats in Australia and New Zealand, as well as studying Soto Zen Buddhism under the Japanese master, Hogen Daido Yamahata.

In Australia, he was the staff teacher at Byron Yoga Center for over ten years and facilitated seminars and retreats all over Asia and Europe. He currently resides on Koh Phangan with his wife, sharing his knowledge in a very approachable way for Western students. His teaching style is fun and engaging, and he has the ability to explain complex Eastern philosophical concepts in an easy-to-grasp way for people of all levels.

Ben Makosch - Course co-ordinator and assistant teacher

For Ben, yoga has been a practice that very quickly became a passion, and soon after a way of life.

His practice started in 2008 with Iyengar Yoga under Joey Mascarenhas in Zurich. Joey’s precise style, teaching, and careful guidance set Ben upon his path. After three years of Iyengar Yoga, he felt ready to dive deeper into yoga and become a qualified teacher.

Swapping his career in club management for a full time life on the yoga mat, Ben completed an intensive 500hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand and began his teaching journey.

The instructions he experienced during his training were deep and profound, which inspired him to completely shift his lifestyle in a more healthy and sustainable direction.

His passion for yoga then took him to NYC to an anatomy-based, physical Vinyasa training. With these in-depth studies of two uniquely different styles of yoga, he honed his skills and combined the modern aspects of Vinyasa Flow with the more traditional forms of Hatha Yoga – energy/chakra-balancing and meditative yoga. Explaining the true meanings of asana, resonance, and polarity in a comprehensive way, Ben helps the practitioner understand the specific emotions or energies that are commonly set free in each posture.

Fusing these styles of yoga offered Ben a fresh approach to the ever-changing forms of a modern-day yoga class which is designed for the benefit of practitioners on all levels. He strives to present yoga in its spiritual, scientific, and pure form in a way that is transparent and accessible for the variety of practitioners today, creating a blend of slow spiritual traditions from the East with the fast-flowing forms of yoga in the West.

Ben has recently moved his base from New York to Koh Phangan, Thailand. Here, he studied under Lorraine Taylor and learnt how to work with energy movement during parts of the Ashtanga primary series. This immersion under Lorraine’s beautiful guidance has helped him fine-tune his flows even further, creating a complete set of sequences that work on a deep physical, mental, and emotional level for each practitioner.

With the solid awareness of alignment, fused with elements of Hatha and Vinyasa, Ben guides students to move in a meditative flow throughout class, transitioning skillfully from posture to posture. The whole practice is a meditation through movement. Creating this practice while exploring and discovering different techniques of yoga, fusing them together, and playfully bringing them to the mat – Ben has developed his teaching into a pure expression of his true passion.

Working and living full time on Koh Phangan as Yoga Manager and Vinyasa Teacher Training course co-ordinator at Orion has given Ben a unique chance to experience many different teachers, courses, and full exposure to the business of yoga. Ready to help you with any questions or concerns during the course and beyond, Ben will be assisting Ewa throughout the course.

“Being able to assist such a fantastic and solid teacher like Ewa is an incredible experience. Her passion, dedication, and knowledge is incredibly inspiring. Hands on, approachable, and authentic. A real modern day Yogi.” - Ben Makosch

For information about the booking conditions, please send Orion Healing an inquiry.
  • Review by Siriphan C

    "I stayed 3 nights at Orion and every single day I really thankful for everything that happened to me here. Very friendly service, "Peach", a staff who showed me around and gave me lots of information about class and food. The owner guy is generous, he gave me to try the new dessert (raw blueberry ice cream pancake and raw passion fruit cake), they are very tasty and yummy!!! Unbelievable that they did not contain any dairy products. The second day I joined the Hatha yoga class with teacher Ben, the class was fantastic. Good dynamic and energetic movement that strengthened my body and made my mind so lively after class. Teacher supported and helped me carefully to do another level that I've never accomplished before, I really appreciate!! So now I know my body can be more improved if I have a good teacher to guide and support me. After all, watching sunset here was explainable feeling, my mind found peace and love around. I thankful for everything <3"

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  • Review by charles v from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    "Spent 1 full week doing yoga. Mostly ashtanga mysore with great support from Eva, complemented with yin yoga with seriously competent Bea. Add some meditation and a good hatha yoga session with Art, overall relatively intensive and enjoyable. Retreat and admin staff are very helpful. Good thing is flexibility. You can start and stop when you want. "

    "Rooms ok. I chose the simple bamboo bungalow because it was not too hot and enjoyed sleeping with the "window" open. In hot season AC necessary. Lots of local guest houses and resorts available. "

    "The restaurant, vegan and vegetarian: outstanding."

    "Some good local restaurants walking distance. I went to il baracuda, fresh fish. Very good. "

    "Also truly outstanding massage at Papaya massage. "

    "Would go back. "

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  • Review by Sol L

    "ORION Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training, Reiki, Raw Food Cooking Classes the best!"

    "Besides the amabience, the sunsets, the amazing vegan/raw food and delicious smoothies, in the time i was there (november -april 2015/16) Orion offered a variety of yoga classes through the day.. everyday, from ashtanga to hatha/vinyasa to yin yoga and yoga nidra, reiki sessions, kirtan, sound healings and great massage is one of the most complete healing centers i've been to. Friendly and experienced staff.. YES...most of the teachers/healers at Orion will definitely inspire and motivate your practice in some way. I surely recommend to visit this jewel in the island, you will not want to miss it."

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  • Review by Rebecca B from Germany

    "My time at Orion was fabulous. I did the 11 Day Detox and felt well supported and informed during the entire process. One of the detox consultants is always around if you have a question and during the daily detox meeting, sharing your experience with other detoxers and feeling their support is really motivating. The facilities are beautifully kept and clean, the vegan food is breathtaking and the staff are all lovely. The equipment is clean and well-organised. Orion has a special something, a unique atmosphere fed by the enjoyment and passion the staff have for their work. I especially enjoyed the wide variety of yoga courses taught by amazing teachers. I could feel my technique improving in leaps and bounds every day. There are also "extras" available - I did a transformational healing session and had truly life-changing revelations, as did everyone else who tried the session. Orion really is a place to let go of old wounds and pains and move forward into the new. Every single detoxer had shining eyes and skin at the end of their stay, as well as a lightened heart. To sum it up: if you are thinking of doing a course at Orion, book your flight right now and just go. I would go back in a heartbeat if I could. In terms of value, the detox program is a perfect blend of everything Orion has to offer at a very good price." website, edited

  • Review by Michelle D from Oakdale, Minnesota, USA

    "I bought the one week unlimited yoga pass for 2000 baht. It's a good deal if you want to commit to at least one class a day. They offer a nice variety of styles and I loved combining the morning Hatha flow classes with the evening Yin or Sunset Flow. The teaching styles were alignment and breath focused while still having a nice theme to focus in on. It was great to have lot's of time on my mat with teachers who seem to really love what they are doing! I can personally recommend Seulhee, Danielle and Ben. I enjoyed coming early for a juice or one of their amazing shakes or staying after for lunch. Not the cheapest, but well worth the money for what they have to offer!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "There are lots of wonderful things to say about this place and one or two things that could definitely be improved upon. Firstly, I agree with a previous reviewer who said that the restaurant (though amazing) is way too busy at times to prioritize the needs of the people who are actually staying there and those undertaking one of the detox or yoga programmes. The main issue can be that there is no space to sit where food isn't being eaten. This means if you are detoxing you can't avoid food and this can drive you a little crazy. They really do need to section off a space at the retreat well away from the kitchen so that detox clients can chill out and chat to each other. The detox instruction I received was very hit and miss. However the good news is that there is a wonderful naturopath working there overseeing the detox programmes. She is called Natasha and she has excellent knowledge and advice and the 11am daily detox meetings, when she was taking them, were always excellent. However the bad news is that whilst I was there she was only working part time. The two very nice people who stood in for her unfortunately just didn't have the experience to do the job well enough. The info given was contradictory and unclear and more often than not purely subjective. There was no sense is them encouraging us to complete the programme and nothing inspirational or knowledgeable about their meetings (which is why people stopped attending them). I do feel when you are undertaking a massive health overhaul and not eating for 7 out of 11 days and doing two self administered colonics per day, that you need to feel secure, supported and surrounded by knowledgeable staff specifically trained in this method. The stand in nutritionist hadn't actually done the colonics and detox programme we were all following. Thank God for the days that Natasha was working! They need another like her. There is a kind of haphazard vibe to the whole place but there is a charm that goes with that too. The other office staff were nice enough and helpful. Not massively over friendly in the kitchen though but OK. "

    "Now...The yoga was fantastic! especially Antoine's classes. He really is the most excellent yoga teacher managing to integrate inspirational psychotherapy with a humourous twist as well as guiding us through the asanas. He is probably the best yoga teacher I have ever experienced. I also highly rate Naomi and Jewels who also had excellent classes. I Didn't connect at all with Ben's classes or Nicole. These were High Intensity with No real awareness of mixed ability or prior injuries and they felt much more mechanical (and even a little showy!). Do make sure you let them know of any injuries up front as they wont ask. The Kirtan was wonderful as was Jewel's reiki and Natasha's chakra balancing. All well worth paying extra for. Overall I had a wonderful time at Orion. I wouldn't personally stay on at Orion after the detox as there are much closer nicer and cheaper places to stay up the coast and you can always just drop in for the yoga classes when you want to and eat at the fabulous vegan restaurant. All in all, I had a life changing experience at this Centre and would highly recommend it to anyone thinking about going."

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  • Review by Elizaveta from Madrid, Spain

    "Orion is wonderful! I took a yoga teacher training in Orion in March 2016. The schedule and the program was nice, as well as the atmosphere. The additional classes on anatomy and kirtan were so enriching as well. Also the Orion restaurant is one of the best in this zone for the healthy vegan eating. I can trust that whatever I order in Orion is fresh, organic and natural."

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  • Review by Lee from Thailand

    "Chose Orion for a Reiki and Crystal Course. Best choice ever. The setting, the disposition, the warm and welcoming atmosphere, the delicious healthy food!!! Jewels shared all her knowledge, love and passion for Reiki and Crystals. The sound healing with Ricardo was enlightening. Will surely go back!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Well I had been so looking forward to this trip and the yoga. Did not choose to do the detox as to be honest the food here is vegan and raw and I felt I detoxed from just eating from the wonderful cafe..which was amazing and every day could not wait to choose from the menu. Dominique was great as attended the raw cooking class and it really inspired me to continue once I got home..she is very helpful and will forward information to you. Not sure where I start with this review as so much to say so I shall put in categories: Cafe: Food is well prepared and fresh and the staff work very hard. Only downside is it is too busy for the residents as it is open from 9am-9pm to the public (aside from a couple of hrs in the afternoon)..So during the main meal times thou it was public and you could wait 20-30min for your meal or they would of run out of the popular dishes. It is obvious this cafe is the main source of income for this retreat so they have to decide if to have a separate kitchen and sitting area for the visitors away from what is suppose to be a 'healing retreat'..Other big issue is for those on the detox; seating area is so close to the cafe entrance and the food walking past and the other residents or visitors eating meals..this is so unprofessional..The detox programme is a great resource to this retreat but the complaints were it was very very difficult to relax or chat to other guests as the only area to sit was around the 'Cafe' and 'Food'... Yoga: Just awesome and without the food and yoga this really would not of been a great experience. All the teachers are experienced patient dedicated to giving each of their class's and students a wonderful yoga class. Naomi was just so gorgeous and a lovely young woman and I experienced Yin for the first time walking away feeling amazing. Antoine also was just brilliant and could of easily attended all his classes all of the time but Ben and Enya were also wonderful and I enjoyed their class's also. So yoga available for al all levels and is amazing!! Accommodation: Backpacking style I would say. Even the top end bungalows are not really what you expect very misleading on the website for what you are be given one grey looking towel with holes and one sheet??? Umm I did not expect to experience such basic amenities else I would of chosen a back packer style holiday. The 'Retreat': Do not expect a nice beach to sit by and swim each day however you can take a walk to the next cove and will find a sandy beach and clear water. I would not call this a 'Healing' retreat really! Not when you have kids swinging in hammocks or just being there??? There were two families with little ones and all of us guests were surprised that a 'Healing' retreat accommodates kids..this is not the place for them nor a place for people who had possibly traveled from as far as Europe to repair themselves from whether an illness, bereavement or just to unwind from a hectic professional job to have noise of crying kids with tantrums swinging around in the hammocks. Not to mention when on a detox with a banging head rumbling stomach trying to focus on just getting through an 11 day detox...ditch the kids keep to adults for sure."

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  • Review by Erica Bonanno from Nairobi, Kenya

    "I had an absolutely incredible week at Orion. I did the detox program and learned a ton about my body, nutrition, and how to better take care of myself. The staff have such incredible energy and it was wonderful to have met everyone. The yoga was great too. I hope to be back soon!" website, edited

  • Review by William Pandocchi from London, United Kingdom

    "I had a fantastic time at Orion. The staff, the yoga teachers, the surrounding, the food, all truly amazing. I'm very grateful indeed. Their location on the island is also second to none." website, edited

  • Review by Dasha Sergeyko

    "This place is terrific! The experience that I have received was the best that could happen to me. With warmth in the heart I think about beautiful Orion, lovely support staff, great yoga with Narendra, delicious food and unforgettable Thai massage :) Thank you very much for everything!"

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  • Review by Gabriela from Czechoslovakia

    "Orion has it all – great healthy food, detox retreats and holistic training with caring support. I was so inspired by overall retreat atmosphere."

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  • Review by Andy and Suzie W from Jeonju, South Korea

    "A few of the earlier reviews left me feeling weary about coming to Orion, but I visited anyway and I am so glad I did. The yoga teachers (Jules & Antoine) are some of the best you will ever have the pleasure of being guided by if you visit. You will feel challenged but come out feeling alive, recharged and thirsty for more. Then there's the food. Wow! These guys know how to put together a good menu to suit everyone! Healthy, nutritious and incredibly nourishing not to mention great value for money. I chose not to stay in the Orion accommodation as there are so many amazing and peaceful places you can stay that are only a walk away. Lastly, I want to mention that the reception girls are incredibly welcoming and friendly. They were always willing to answer my many questions that I am very grateful for. Orion was the highlight of my stay and will certainly try to visit again next year. Many thanks! We hope to see you again next January. "

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  • Review by Sharda from Singapore

    "I feel totally blessed for booking my detox holiday at Orion! I booked for a 11 days detox and stayed in the dorm. It was a complete new experience for me to stay in the dorm, I was not able to adjust for the first 2 days as everything was completely alien to me including the colema! But gradually i felt happy that i stayed in the dorm, I met so many beautiful souls from around the world and my dorm mates were super encouraging!! as sometimes i just wanted to drop the whole detox thingy. But at the end of the whole detox program, i felt really Great, healthy Happy and really energetic! The dorm was cleaned everyday with all beds arranged, I was impressed by the Myanmar staffs working at Orion, humble and they do their best to help you. Well there were language issues but hey i was not England! ;) And also I was glad there was an introduction of the whole program and I have to say the staffs at Orion were very informative and answered all my curiosity :) A big Thank you to Dominique and Natasha! Lots of new knowledge on my digestive system! If you are heading down to Orion, you have to remember, it is an Tropical Island and mosquitoes and flies are part of the island. Also, Adjustment and Flexibility is needed here and that's what i have learnt, and you will definitely feel close to Mother Earth! love the beach yoga hall! overall it was a great experience living there and I will definitely head back again."

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  • Review by Sharda from Singapore

    "It was really good! I’m glad I booked it thru u guys! I feel totally blessed for booking my detox holiday at Orion! I booked for a 11 days detox and stayed in the dorm. It was a complete new experience for me to stay in the dorm, I was not able to adjust for the first 2 days as everything was completely alien to me including the colema! But gradually I felt happy that i stayed in the dorm, i met so many beautiful souls from around the world and my dorm mates were super encouraging!! As sometimes I just wanted to drop the whole detox thingy. The dorm was cleaned everyday with all beds arranged, I really appreciated the housekeeping ladies for their hard-work. I was impressed by the Myanmar staffs working at Orion, humble and they do their best to help you. Well there were language issues but hey I was not England! ;) And also I was glad there was an introduction of the whole program and I have to say the staffs at Orion were very informative and answered all my curiosity :) A big Thank you to Dominique and Natasha! lots of new knowledge on my digestive system! If you are heading down to Orion, you have to remember, it is an Tropical Island and mosquitoes and flies are part of the island. Also, Adjustment and Flexibility is needed here and that's what i have learnt, and you will definitely feel close to Mother Earth! I love the beach yoga hall! Overall it was a great experience living there and I will definitely head back again." website, edited

  • Review by Naomi S

    "Love this place! The food is out of this world and the views cannot be beat! wide range of yoga offered all day and lots of other healing services. Will be staying a long while here and I would definitely come back! "

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  • Review by a traveler from Vienna, Austria

    "I attended a 7-day yoga retreat at orion, which I would never do again like this. The whole package is more expensive than if you pay for all the food, yoga classes, massage and room extra. So my advice don't book a package, get a room nearby (for instance Loyfa Natural resort) and attend yoga classes, have lunch/dinner at orion. The accommodation at orion is much more expensive than in other places in that area, my room was disgusting, smelly, there was mold all over the curtains, which is definitely unhealthy, especially if you stay there for a retain. The owners should definitely renovate the rooms! Change the curtains, please! People who did colemas with a detox package, also complained about the hygienic conditions for that. The staff though was really nice, the yoga teachers (especially Marta) were great, the food is really delicious. So whenever I come back to Koh Phangan, I would definitely go to Orion to take some yoga classes and have food, but I would never stay there again! It really was a loss of money. "

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  • Review by Ina L

    "I spent 25 days doing a yoga retreat at Orion in September 2015, and I loved it! The two resident yoga teachers are actually the best teachers I've had. Marta is really good at always pushing you a bit further, and especially the Rocket Yoga classes were so challenging, but also so much fun! In Kat's classes I learned more than I've done in years of practicing yoga earlier. She has a lot of useful tips and "yoga hacks" :) She also makes the classes fun and different every time (I stayed for a long time, so I know!). I went on to do a yoga teacher training in India after my stay at Orion, and what I learned at Orion was super helpful. I would absolutely recommend the yoga here! "

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  • Review by Alena from Hong Kong, China

    "I had a lovely time here at Orion in Koh Phangan. Coming from a city background, i must admit it took a few days to adjust to this vast jungle! But when I did, it melded in perfectly with the 7 day detox I signed up for. Orion offers an environment for one to have silence within and also a lively and loving atmosphere when you want. So either or, both parts of yourself can be satisfied here. As with any fasts from things, they can be challenging but there is a community of support during difficult and happy times. What is unique about Orion is that they offer reiki sessions along with fasts. Reiki is a universal force energy healing modality, if you haven't tried one - you should! I was certified on all levels here and trust that it is the best place to do so. I learnt so much here on my own as well and I met with a very loving group of souls to connect with. Don't forget to save time to enjoy the best vegetarian menu options here and the yoga classes :) "

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  • Review by a traveler from Chicago, USA

    "I have completed the 11-day detox at Orion staying at the dorm. The experience was beyond anything I could have expected and I am sure I will be back as I feel like I've left my new little family behind at Orion."

    "Quickly on negative comments on construction: the new yoga hall was nearly finished when I left (end of Oct 2015) and I believe the kitchen extension is being finished before the busy season starts in Dec. The noise is really not intrusive at all."

    "Orion is primarily a community: The restaurant is well-known around the island for amazing vegan and raw foods and many come back for lunch or dinner. (I am an every day meat eater and love my cheese and yoghurt, but I would rather go vegan with Orion's menu!!!) You end up seeing the same people day after day, yoga teachers, those staying at Orion, and the "locals" around the island - everyone is open and friendly. You naturally end up in conversations, find out what to do on Koh Phangan, or easily skip the small talk and talk about the real stuff, even if you are an introvert like me. Or you can just as easily be with yourself and your thoughts and not feel bothered. There are plenty of spaces to join in, observe, or withdraw."

    "People: I was very happy to find a good balance of "spirituality" and "practicality" at Orion (these are not great terms but let me explain, and apologies for more stereotypes). I was happy to not find any "preaching hippies" here - the ones who are so off in their world, and so critical of everything in the real world, you really just need them to stop talking. In contrast, I found everyone at Orion to be inclusive, mindful and open-minded. The permanent staff here are incredibly knowledgeable and yes, opinionated, but for me - when opinion is based on facts, I am more than happy to listen and learn, and I've learned a lot!"

    "Location: Everything you need is within a 10 minute walk: beach (at Phangan Cove), pool (at resort just next door), many very yummy restaurants, tons of massage places, laundries, shops & food, short and long-term accommodation options, as well as Samma Karuna and Agama Yoga just up the road. Which makes the area sound busy but it's anything but. It's quiet and local with a very laid back vibe. And of course there are plenty of places to hire a scooter to go exploring further around the island."

    "Yoga: The yoga schedule is nice and varied with something for everyone. Ashtanga, two Hatha classes with more meditation focus vs slightly more strenuous, Pranayama Individual classes are 300 THB per class, which is standard, or there are packs of 10 etc or of course the Yoga and Detox all-inclusive programmes. I was surprised to love all the teachers but one (but didn't need to go to that class anyway) - and I am pretty picky about my yoga teachers! Everyone was experienced, knowledgeable and brought wonderful mindful energy to the classes."

    "Detox: I nearly broke my head trying to figure out where to do detox on Koh Phangan and I am so incredibly happy to have found Orion. Impeccably organised programme that has been running for many years; amazing people to support you every step of the way, and lots of people on the same journey with you to share all the details (if you want). Orion Detox is the best value for money as well."

    "Accommodation: I chose to stay in the dorm, which was part of the Detox package, and thought I could move into a private room if I needed to, but ended up living in the dorm the entire stay. There were 5 girls and we had no issues with sleep time, showers, noise or anything else. Everyone is here for the same thing - Detox or Yoga retreat - so you end up on the same schedules with the same energy levels. I will absolutely be back to Orion as it was the ideal experience to relax and reset my body and mind. It's the kind of a place you can envision yourself living for a few weeks.. or months :)"

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  • "I nearly broke my head trying to figure out where to do detox on Koh Phangan and I am so incredibly happy to have found Orion. Impeccably organised programme that has been running for many years; amazing people to support you every step of the way, and lots of people on the same journey with you to share all the details (if you want). Orion Detox is the best value for money as well.Accommodation:I chose to stay in the dorm, which was part of the Detox package, and thought I could move into a private room if I needed to, but ended up living in the dorm the entire stay. There were 5 girls and we had no issues with sleep time, showers, noise or anything else. Everyone is here for the same thing - Detox or Yoga retreat - so you end up on the same schedules with the same energy levels.I will absolutely be back to Orion as it was the ideal experience to relax and reset my body and mind. It's the kind of a place you can envision yourself living for a few weeks.. or months :) "

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  • Review by a traveler from Dublin, Ireland

    " I come here almost every year to do a cleanse program and always enjoy it, great support, nice yoga and great Thai massages included in the cleanse program. Helpful staff. "

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  • Review by a traveller from Bali, Indonesia

    "I did the 11 day detox here at Orion. Wow. Wow. Wow. I came to just physically cleanse my body and left with SO much more!!! The detox along with the daily yoga and massage and optional Theta Healing treatment I did ended up being such a spiritual, mental, soulful, and physical cleansing. I just felt so clear and healthy and super connected afterwards. Big Thanks to the Awesome staff namely Dominique, Derek, Malka, and Jet!!!! Dominique is so incredibly knowledgeable and so generous in sharing her wealth of knowledge about nutrition and diet (included is a consultation in the 11 day detox). She graciously answered all of my questions as I am interested in completely changing my entire diet after this cleanse. Everyone is so friendly, easy-going and super nice to chat with. Malka and Leon were both amazing yoga instructors LOVED their classes. Thank You Guys Soooooooo Much We LOVED it! Big Hugs and Love to Orion!"

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  • Review by a traveller

    "My time at Orion Healing has been an amazing experience. I chose the 11 day alchemy retreat, which includes Reiki 1 & 2 and I can highly recommend it. The staff is super friendly and are always willing to answer any of your questions. I did read the reviews about the front staff before I chose to do my detox at Orion but can't relate to that at all. Thank you, Ari, Daliah, Derek, Monique, Malka. Leon & Jet for this wonderful experience!"

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  • Review by a traveller from Vienna, Austria

    "I just came back from my 11-day detox program at Orion and as also during my first time there 2 years ago, I absolutely enjoyed my stay and the program itself. For me detox program is perfectly designed and it helped a lot in all my goals, as to clean and revitalise my body, loos some weight, do yoga and relax. I stayed in a bungalow hut at the premises, its simple, but clean and has big comfy bed. If you want your room/bungalow be cleaned, just leave a key before morning yoga and the place would be cleaned by noon. Facilities for detox are great, nice yoga hall with the view, I liked sauna a lot. And the most important - the atmosphere in the restaurant, so relaxing and laid-back.Staff is very friendly, Dominique is absolutely amazing, positive and helpful, and ready to answer any of your questions at all times. Foot is absolutely the hit, so tasty and so healthy. The only thing still needs to be improved is the politeness to guests requests from the guy that takes order at the restaurant. Two times I was ordering something, I did not have small money, and his answer was just no, no change, which made me feel guilty I have only bigger bill. At the last evening I wanted to order food for the next day to take with me (as I was leaving early in the morning) and leave it in a fridge, but he just said NO, without sorry or explanation. It's rather a small note for improvement that did not spoil my stay!Thank you Orion again for the great stay and I will be coming back!"

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  • Review by a traveller from Colorado, USA

    "Overall, I left feeling I had a five star experience based on how happy and healthy I feel, but there are surely improvements that could be made because I feel orion has the potential to be truly amazing. I stayed in the dorm and the ac was broken- I luckily was able to sleep at night, but it was quite hot in there. When I first arrived, I was shown around by a staff member who was allegedly fired the next day, but she gave me none of the information that I needed nor did anyone seem to know which beds were available- not the warmest welcome. However, the guests staying at the resort and the amazing yoga staff (especially alon, Malka and luke) quickly changed my mind about the place and was able to get past that initial disappointing welcome.I opted into some of the programs offered: the sunset gong meditation, rebirthing, Reiki, ear candling, mud wrap and Thai massage- all amazing except the thai masseuse I had several times was terrible- she was barely paying attention. I had a dozen thai massages elsewhere in thailand and this was not what it's meant to be like. Everyone else at the resort agreed...something must be done about her.I rented a motorbike in town (so cheap!) to explore the island which made my detox experience a lot easier.The food at orion is really good - lots of healthy options - not always served at the temperature to suit my American tastes, but the staff was always willing to give me some ice.The staff at Orion are mostly vegan (plant based diet, as they say) and definitely preach this way of life, which is fine, but some people I talked to seemed a bit annoyed by it.I think that with some tweaks with the staff this place has the potential to be so much more than it already is- and it's already pretty fabulous."

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  • Review by Marie from Olomouc Region, Czech Republic

    "I spent in Orion Healing Center nearly 2 weeks, on 11 Day Alchemy Detox, plus extra two nights after. I would have definitely stayed longer if I just had more time!The staff was friendly, and trying to answer any question one might have related to the detox, organization or anything else. The food is amazing. I tried craniosacral therapy, Theta Healing, as well as re-birthing and Reiki course, and would recommend all the healers. The whole detox has been just life changing."

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  • Review by a traveller from Stirling, UK

    "I spent 12 days at ORION taking part in their 11 days detox programme and then an extra night at the end. I wished I had more time, by the end I wanted to stay but had to come home to Scotland.After travelling SE Asia for nearly two months I felt like I needed a reset for my body after all the beer and fried foods. I chose Orion on recommendation of friend and wasn't disapointed. The programme was amazing the support from the staff went above and beyond I went through a very deep healing process and felt supported every step of the way.I stayed in the 10 bed-dorm which was clean and comfortable and I made lots of great friends.The food (when I finally went off my fast )was incredible. I loved all the juices too. The yoga teachers were amazing and I felt my connection to my body and breath deepen in my time there.There is a wealth of great teachers and healers, I especially enjoyed my Theta healing, reiki and woderful bellydance with Mina. Having lived and worked at a spiritual retreat centre for 4 years I know what I search for energetically in a place- somewhere that holds the energy of unconditional love and acceptance and is full of laughter and joy. Orion is all of that and more. I will definitely be back. Much love to Dominique, Tammy and all those at Orion."

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  • Review by Terry from Edmonton, Canada

    "I'm on day 4 of a 7 day cleanse (with 2 pre & 2 post cleanse days) & I feel wonderful!!! This place...the location, accommodation, steam room, but especially the staff (best yoga instruction of my life; reiki unbelievable, Thai massage great; & tomorrow I try Theta Healing) and the food...just unbelievable. I'm so grateful to have stumbled across this healing centre online...& to be here!"

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  • Review by a traveller from Cape Town, South Africa

    "The 11 day detox, followed by a 14 day 'healthy living' program, was an incredibly transformational time for me. I've always been active and a relatively healthy eater, but arrived at Orion in a pretty dismal state health wise, and my time there not only got me feeling healthier and more energetic than ever (in such a short space of time), but also completely changed the way I look at food and nutrition.Dominique in particular was a wealth of nutritional advice and education, and was passionate and inspiring in equal doses, and along with Derek and their colleagues, made guests feel very welcome.The food was absolutely incredible, and what I would do to have that kitchen in my back yard all the time...almost makes one want to move to the island just for that!Along with a vegan diet and a detox program, yoga, Reiki, and Theta Healing where also all new experiences, and Shakti, Irene, Melody and Sara were all wonderful yoga teachers, Richard really made me comfortable with my introduction to Reiki and is highly recommended, and Kathai (sp?) a true revelation on the Theta front.A genuinely life changing visit."

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  • Review by Michelle from Oregon, USA

    "I did the 11 day Alchemy detox/yoga retreat. The experience was life changing. The location was beautiful ad peaceful. The perfect place to think and change your life. I learned so much from yoga, to alternative healing to how to properly feed my body from a plant based diet. The fast itself was not too hard as all of the guests were fasting at the same time, so we could support each other.The program is well planned and laid out. The staff are great, but the kitchen staff was slightly unfirendly most of the time. Once the fast was over, the food at the Cafe was incredible. Learning yoga with Akari (instructor) was of great value to me. Hope to come back to Orion again next year!!!." website, edited

  • Review by Devika from India

    "The best birthday gift to myself. You sit by the sea and drink your coconut, yoga is done with natural surroundings, and the garden is full with beautiful exotic flowers. Daliah is an incredible yoga teacher. I really hope I can find someone like here back home! While I came to Phangan to do a detox, I could not possibly leave without being initiated to Reiki. I feel that has been quite a milestone in my life. I would like to thank Ari for being a great master. Thank you for a brilliant experience. Unforgettable. "

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  • Review by Luke

    "Thank you so much for teaching, guiding, and accompanying me! I had a beautiful time here. Many things came up and many things have been released. The spiral of life moves on. Now, I have the necessary tools to fulfill my purpose of life with greatest love and devotion. "

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  • Review by Natalie

    "I thank you so much for your lovely teaching. It was an amazing experience for my heart, my soul, and my spirit. You gave me exactly the knowledge and wisdom of heart that I needed. "

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