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For many, the search for knowledge and truth leads to self-mastery and eventually to sharing and teaching of the wisdom. It is Orion Healing Centre purpose to equip those wanting to teach yoga or expand their yoga practice with the knowledge to become confident and precise instructors. Their training and workshops offer highest standards of teachings, authentic and approachable methodology, and hands-on practical experience for enhanced personal practice and teaching skills.
Orion Healing Center 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 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 five-minute walk. Wi-Fi is available at the main center and restaurant.
This is a basic fan room with hot water shower. Choose the simple life in Orion’s basic accommodation, a rustic bamboo room, equipped with a double-sized bed, a fan, and hot water shower. Situated in Orion Healing Centre’s garden, a few steps away from the restaurant, yoga halls, and herbal steam room, this room is a typical Koh Phangan backpacker bungalow.
The room is more spacious than type A with large private bedroom and bathroom. It is a simple life in a rustic bamboo room, equipped with a double sized bed or twin bed, a fan and hot water shower with a long comfortable balcony seat. It is situated in garden zone B, a few steps away from the main center among coconut trees and closest to a brand new round yoga hall.
It is more spacious than type A with large private bedroom and bathroom. It is a simple life in a rustic bamboo room. The room is equipped with a double sized bed or twin bed, air-conditioned and hot water shower with a long comfortable balcony seat. It is situated in garden zone B, a few steps away from the main center among coconut trees and closest to a brand new round yoga hall.
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.
This is an air-conditioned room with hot water shower and garden or sea view. Choose a room with a sea view, a few steps away from Orion Healing Centre’s restaurant, yoga halls, and herbal steam room. The room offers air conditioning, a fan, double-sized bed, hot shower, and a balcony surrounded by beautiful plants.
This room is an air-conditioned room with DVD / TV and hot water shower. Orion’s 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.
This room is an air-conditioned room with DVD / TV, living area, and hot water shower. Treat yourself with Orion Healing Centre’s 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 air conditioning, hot water shower, flat screen TV / DVD player, queen size bed, refrigerator, safe box, and a large living area with cushions and table.
Ashtanga Vinyasa is a traditional style of Hatha Yoga popularized and redesigned by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) in the lineage of Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. It is derived from an ancient text called the Yoga Korunta, written by Vamanarishi, and schools the practitioner in Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga.
Philosophical ancient text is in fact very practical guideline and compendium of knowledge on how to become a better human being and lead life of spiritual growth based on ethical attitude and strengthen by the concept of non-attachment which is the cause of all suffering in your inner and outer world.
Daily asana self-practice is an integral part on this path and main tool to discover, feel and cultivate understanding of philosophy in your mind-body system. The main components of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga asana practice are breathing with sound (ujjayi breath), bandhas (internal locks) and drishti (gaze).
These three elements are known as Tristana. In Ashtanga, each breath is synchronized with movement called Vinyasa. Its purpose is cleansing; producing internal heat leading to profuse sweating and detoxiﬁcation of the organs and muscles.
Mysore / Led Practice was never just meant to be a place for a physical sequence of poses. It is the entire ritual that involves the practice of Tristana; Breath, Banda and Dristhi. Dedication to constant observation of Tristana opens up the whole new depth of your inner world, and allow you to feel inner peace and oneness.
Where honoring the intention in which you set the practice; making each movement, each breath and thought part of the sequence. This importance must be transmitted to students if they wish to allow yoga to happen in their practice.
They must start with the intention and this intention should come from a space of love, compassion, surrender and pure passion, not body, ego and asana oriented, which will lead to injury and fuel the wrong energy.
Orion healing accepts students of all levels. However, to become a successful teacher after this course you should have a regular Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga practice of at least one year.
You should be in good health and not have any injuries that could prevent you from completing this intense month-long training. This course is very physically demanding and requires full attendance and commitment from each student.
Orion Healing’s 200-hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training course (YTTC) provides an in-depth exploration of the fundamentals of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Mysore style (self-practice) in a ﬂuid combination of breath and movement in the spirit of tradition of the parampara; teacher - student transmission.
This YTTC offers the perfect balance between strong physical practice and profound spiritual teachings. They strive for quality over quantity and keep student numbers small. This means students will experience the true meaning of ‘parampara’ - teacher to student transmission - and receive individual guidance from their core team of teachers.
Their training content is 200 hours of teacher-to-student class time. For Orion, these hours are essential for students to understand the true essence of parampara and the depth of the teachings. Approach based on the pure tradition of Tristana: Breath - Banda - Bristhi, experienced teachers and ﬂow of Sanskrit count makes this training unique. It is a direct tool for students to deepen their practice, discover their body in a new light and unveil the teacher within.
Orion Healing is here to promote the beneﬁts of a harmonious lifestyle and above all, offer a place of healing. Through this unique training, Orion Healing will help participants discover the happiness that lies within.
During the all four weeks of the yoga teacher training course, you will be practicing daily Mysore (self-practice) style and traditional Led classes once every week. Under guidance from Ewa and Ben, you will start planning your own Restorative classes in week three. During week four, you will present your own class in a live setting and the Orion Vinyasa ﬂow sequence in a closed group setting.
There will also be an anatomy and philosophy exam and great numbers of smaller day-to-day assignments on the subject of philosophy, anatomy and pranayama, chanting and adjustment to compliment your overall understanding of yoga practice and teaching skills. For all students remaining on Koh Phangan, Orion Healing can offer a mentorship program. This way, you will be able to observe your teachers and learn from them directly.
Notes: The schedule is subject to change.
Located in the Gulf of Thailand in Surat Thani province, Koh Phangan is one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands. With its white-sand beaches and crystal waters, the island is an ideal destination for a trip focused on nourishing mind, body and spirit. The center has been here for more than eight years. It is a sanctuary for those seeking to connect and transform.
Legend has it Koh Phangan is situated on an ancient bed of crystal quartz and this powerful foundation is what makes the island a site of healing and abundant energy. Visitors to the island all attest to its intensity. Many come with the intention of visiting for a few weeks and end up staying for years, working on personal development and choosing to live simple, conscious lives. For those open to its magic, Koh Phangan is a place full of transformational potential and the perfect site to begin a journey of self-discovery.
Eating at Orion Healing's famous vegan and raw café will demonstrate the beneﬁts of a yogic diet immediately. Locally sourced, fresh and organic. Their menu offers a wide selection of drinks, smoothies, breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.
It requires at least 1-day booking in advance.
It requires at least 2-day booking in advance.
Please book your flight to arrive at Samui Airport (USM) or Surat Thani Airport (URT).
From Bangkok, you can arrive at Samui Airport (USM). Between Bangkok and Koh Samui, there are many daily services ran by Bangkok Airways. The flight time is about 1 hour. Afterward, you can get a connecting ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.
Alternatively, you can book your flight to arrive at Surat Thani Airport (URT) (the closest mainland point) that has a ferry connection to Koh Phangan. Air Asia, Nok Air, and Lion Air all fly from Bangkok to Surat Thani daily, the flight time is about 1 hour.
The transfer from Surat Thani Airport (URT) to Donsak ferry port is by coach or taxi and takes about 1 and a half hours. At Donsak, transfer to the ferry to Koh Phangan, which takes 2.5 hours. Prices for flights can be as low as 1200 THB.
There are many bus services from Bangkok to Koh Phangan. Most of these are sleeper buses. They can be booked from travel agencies in Bangkok or by going to the central bus station, Sia Thai. The journey to Donsak, the ferry port for boats to Koh Phangan, takes about 10 hours. From Donsak, the journey takes around 3 hours to Koh Phangan. Usually, the ferry is included in the price of the bus.
Below is the ferry schedule from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. Please note that times may vary seasonally.
The Seatran pier is located near Samui Airport (USM), approximately a 10-minute drive, and the Lomprayah pier is located a 50-minute drive from the airport. The Lomprayah pier is a 50-minute drive from the airport. Please take this into consideration when booking the rest of your journey. Ferries arrive in Koh Phangan at Thong Sala Pier.
From Samui Airport (USM), there is a shuttle service to the ferry ports for Koh Phangan (this is usually available as a free service). Please ask for this service when you purchase the ticket for the ferry at the Seatran or Lomprayah ferry counter as you exit Samui Airport (USM).
Trains leave Bangkok several times daily, the journey time is about 12 hours, sleeping booths are available for some services. After leaving the train at Surat Thani, the transfer by coach or taxi from Surat Thani station to Donsak Pier takes about 1 and a half hours. From Donsak, the ferry journey to Koh Phangan takes 3 hours.
There are 2 companies that run luxury coach services from Bangkok to Chumphon, which take about 6 hours. At Chumphon, you transfer to a large express boat that stops at Koh Tao before arriving at Koh Phangan. The boat journey from Chumphon to Koh Phangan takes about 2 and a half hours.
Local taxis are available from Thong Sala Pier. Please inform the taxi to go to Orion Healing Centre in Srithanu. The taxi fare is approximately 200-300 THB per person.