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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Thailand.
Join ULU Yoga’s 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand. Learn Hatha, Vinyasa, Aerial, Acro, and SUP yoga. Enjoy a beautiful ocean view yoga shala and serene resort with three perfect beaches. Change your life with daily meditation and philosophy. Set your spirit free with beach yoga, ecstatic dance and kirtan. Create a loving yoga family and make life-long friends.
Bounty Resort has a private beach, lush green gardens, swimming pool, delicious restaurant, sea view yoga shala, ocean-view accommodation and two more beaches on either side. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, balcony, and a private bathroom. Deluxe rooms have a fridge, tv and ocean front balcony. Bungalows have great sea views. Shared rooms have two twin beds. Or save money and book tuition only and reserve your own accommodation.
Saturday and Sundays are half days or full days off. Classes may include rejuvenating workshops such as chakra awakening or beach yoga. Then you can enjoy free time or join additional ULU Yoga organized activities like kirtan with live music, ecstatic dance and herbal sauna (taxi fare and entry fees not included).
06:30 - 07:00 Mediation
07:00 - 09:00 Morning yoga
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 Graduation
11:00 - 13:00 Check out
Schedule is subject to change according to student needs and ULU Yoga instructor availability. The total hours include pre-course work, mealtime lectures, self-study and homework.
Each morning ULU Yoga starts with meditation, pranayama (breathing), bandhas (body locks) and kriyas (cleansing techniques) to open your energy channels, purify, balance and revitalize the body and mind. Ancient yoga began with meditation as a means to liberate oneself the suffering of ignorance, see clearly the ultimate reality and attain enlightenment or union with the divine.
Ha-tha means sun and moon and is meant to be a perfect balance of physical, mental and energetic elements to create a holistic practice. Hatha is the root of modern yoga and involves holding asanas for longer lengths to master alignment, build strength, gain flexibility and cultivate mindfulness necessary to practice more advanced styles. 2-3 classes/wk.
Vinyasa yoga connects traditional asanas and modified variations with breathe and movement to create graceful dynamic flows. ULU Yoga designs classes according to various themes ranging anywhere from core work to heart opening. Each class is a unique experience that invokes a thoughtful journey to both test one's limits and explore new possibilities. 2-3 classes/week.
ULU Yoga is famous for their original style of aerial yoga and cushioned aerial hammock, the ULU Yoga Swing. ULU Yoga mixes aerial with traditional yoga, graceful vinyasa flow, acrobatics and physical therapy. Classes are designed to aid beginners master basic poses and support experienced practitioners achieve advanced asanas. This course also includes the ‘Additional Aerial / Top features’ mentioned below.
After the 200-Hr YTT ULU Yoga offers a specialized Aerial YTT to gain an additional Yoga Alliance Certificate or combine as a 250/300/500-Hr YTT. Courses include detailed alignment, adjustments and sequencing, plus unique workshops like aerial acro, aerial massage and aerial acrobatics. Top Features include doing aerial outdoors flying over the ocean or in the jungle, plus a UV blacklight show with body paint (see ULU Yoga Aerial Yoga TT for full description).
Acro yoga helps you trust and communicate in fun and challenging new ways. It improves focus, balance, alignment and offers therapeutic benefits similar to Thai Massage. ULU Yoga teaches beginner and intermediate poses plus theory and methodology. Students also do acro on the beach in their free time. 3 classes.
Connect with nature and do yoga while floating above the heavenly sea. SUP helps deepen the skills required to master regular asanas as it requires maximum focus and balance. In Thailand ULU Yoga has a beachfront location for weekly classes and daily practice. In Bali you will do SUP just once at Sanur beach, which is 30-45 minutes by taxi.
Special ULU Yoga workshops may include yoga for injuries, prenatal yoga, hands-on adjustments, meditation, teaching methodology, yin yoga, restorative yoga, sound healing and kirtan, plus more in depth meditation and pranayama.
Analyze the key poses in each category of asana; standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions. Examine the specific health benefits of each asana to strengthen, stretch and balance the body and mind. The goal is to understand their form and function with emphasis on correct alignment plus their common foundation and how to build upon it.
Learn the biomechanics of movement, the principles of compression and proportion and working with different body types. Study the respiratory, muscular and skeletal body systems. Gain insight into the subtle layers of the energetic body as a holistic system linked through the nadis and chakras along with their relation to modern science.
ULU Yoga is sincerely dedicated to sharing the sacred wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and other ancient and modern texts as a means to attain greater happiness, spiritual liberation and insight into the true nature of the self and reality. ULU Yoga supports you to integrate the ethical principles of the yamas into your daily routine to create an authentic yoga lifestyle.
Learn the qualities of a good teacher, different teaching styles, student learning process, communication skills, principles of demonstration, observation, time management, group dynamics, fulfilling individual needs, setting priorities, establishing boundaries, creating personal connections, working in various group settings, giving feedback and lesson planning.
Teaching practice is one of ULU Yoga’s top strengths. You will practice teaching everyday to gain experience and develop confidence. You will design and teach an original 75 minute class each week followed by detailed analysis and feedback. You will leave the course ready to go out and teach professionally. Many ULU Yoga graduates get great jobs straight after the training.
During the course there is daily self-study, group work and various assignments such as designing original classes and preparing short presentations. Students must also complete some pre-course work. ULU Yoga has online videos to practice before and after the course for pranayama, meditation, foundational poses and self-examination.
Since 2014, ULU Yoga has led over 100 yoga courses in Thailand and Bali. ULU Yoga strives to be creative and unique while still honouring the sacred wisdom of traditional yoga as a means to greater health, happiness and spiritual liberation. ULU means owl in Sanskrit and crazy in Arabic, but we define it as Universal Love and Understanding. Together this perfectly summarizes a love for sharing various yoga styles and insights to create an abundance of prosperity for all.
ULU Yoga is a 200/300/500-Hr Registered School plus a Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance USA. After successfully completing a course you will receive a Yoga Teacher Training Certificate and become eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher. 50-Hr Aerial TT graduates receive a certification of completion, which Yoga Alliance RYT can register as Additional Teacher Training Hours.
50-Hr Aerial TT’s include a detailed course manual with over 50 poses, scripted sequences, anatomy, yoga history and philosophy, class outlines, safety guides, technical info and videos. 200/300-Hr students receive printed manuals based on Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens, Hatha Illustrated by Martin Kirk and Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Bhagavad Gita.
This course is open to all levels and students are recommended to take rest and modify as needed for advanced poses. Before starting the course you should do yoga at least twice a week for a couple months plus practice along with ULU Yoga's online videos and get a medical check-up.
The key to ULU Yoga’s success has been open communication. Each week there is a group sharing circle to maintain group harmony and ensure your personal and academic needs are met so your time is truly enjoyable and nurturing on all levels to create a holistic experience.
One morning you will visit the resort's private beach and do aerial flying over the ocean. Additional excursion include ecstatic dance, kirtan, ferry tour and more (taxi fare and fees not included).
Shashi (Germany) is lead ULU Aerial Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500hr Hatha-Yoga and 500hr Aerial Yoga. Shashi stepped on the path of Yoga more than 10 years ago with the passionate studies of western, yogic and buddhist philosophy. Her inexhaustible studies of metaphysical and energetical concepts, explaining the functions of the body and mind guided her to breathing and meditation techniques. Soon she came across the practice of physical yoga and found great emotional and mental relief. Her aim is to show the compassionate way of self-healing through the opening and acceptance of the body.
Vik (Germany, Russia) is a fully qualified Therapeutic Yoga Instructor (500 hrs) with a master degree in chemistry engineering. She holds certifications to practice Deep Tissue Massage, InsideYoga, Traditional Tantra Yoga and Nadi Healing Touch. Her deep craving for study and development of the human nature allow her teachings to reach into profound depths. Through intensive practices of yoga and meditation she sharpened even more her deductive scientist mind which makes her combine experience and knowledge of the traditional medicine and traditional yoga and the power of holistic health
Cody (South Africa) started yoga in 2010 and is Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 in multi-style yoga with additional certifications in Aerial and SUP Yoga. Cody has several years experience as the lead instructor on numerous Yoga TTC’s, mindfulness retreats, and Mixed Movement Arts and Parkour workshops in Bali, India, Malaysia, and Cambodia. Cody's passion for movement as a whole interconnected discipline translates into all of his classes. He loves to motivate others through Yoga, movement, and philosophy to discover more about the miracle and magic that is the human body, mind, and the world itself.
Arihant (Spain) found yoga in 2007 and spent many years traveling the world, volunteering in ecovillages and healing centers, visiting ashrams in India, studying under numerous teachers and living the yogic path. In Rishikesh, he obtained his 200-hour certification under the guidance of Yogacharya Dinesh Shastri, a disciple of Swami Yogananda Maharaj Ji. His exploration on the depths of Vedic culture led him to study Ayurveda at Ashramam Ayurveda Hospital and Training Institute of Kerala and Sanskrit and Mantra at the American Institute of Vedic Studies. Teaching 2020: Jan, Feb, March.
Koh Phangan, Thailand is a magical island paradise with over thirty 30 beaches, pristine nature, exotic wildlife, lush green jungle, mountains and waterfalls. Bounty Resort has beautiful ocean view yoga shala, private beach, lush green gardens, swimming pool and delicious restaurant. On both side next door are two more amazing beaches.
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ULU Yoga provides you with a healthy vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast includes fresh tropical fruits, oatmeal, muesli, coconut milk and more. Lunch and dinner follow a strict plant based superfood diet consisting of chia seeds, protein and green powders. The resort also has a western/asian menu to order additional items. Mealtimes may include guided presentations and group work. You will be refunded 2 USD per meal if lunch and dinner are skipped. No meals on days off.
There are three perfect beaches just a few minutes walk from the resort plus thirty more gems spread around the island. You will love swimming in the turquoise sea and snorkelling with exotic fish.
Nearby are many great restaurants, shopping, waterfalls, temples, yoga and wellness centres for detox, dance and massage. Thong Sala town, the main ferry port, is just 5 - 15 minutes ride and features the bustling Pantip Food Market and Saturday Night Market.
Surat Thani Airport
From Bangkok, fly to Koh Samui Airport (1 hour, 80-140 USD average), then take a ferry to Koh Phangan (30 minutes, 400 THB), then take a taxi to Bounty Resort (20 minutes, 200 THB).
A cheap option is from Bangkok, fly to Surat Thani Airport (1 hour, 40-80 USD average), then take a ferry to Koh Phangan (4.5 hours, 400 THB), then take a taxi to Bounty Resort (20 minutes, 200 THB).
For travel info and ferry tickets visit ferrysamui online. You can buy tickets online or at the airport upon arrival. Start your travels from Bangkok early to catch the best connections. ULU Yoga will reimburse students students who book packages 600THB for transportation fare at orientation.
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