Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Thailand.
Learn to fly in magical paradise with ULU Yoga. Experience a dynamic variety of traditional Hatha yoga, graceful Vinyasa flow yoga, advanced Aerial yoga, plus fun Acro yoga and SUP yoga flying over the most beautiful waters in Thailand. Enjoy three perfect beaches, learn from master specialists, and practice teaching every day to become a confident instructor.
Bounty Resort is a quiet family resort with a private beach, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, English speaking staff, and great food. There are clean modern concrete rooms with hot water and air conditioning, deluxe rooms with television and refrigerator, and cute wooden fan bungalows with hammocks. Every room has Wi-Fi and a balcony with partial sea view. The shared rooms have air conditioning and two beds. The deluxe rooms have incredible sea front views. If you prefer more luxury, there is High Life Bungalow and Haad Son Resort just 3-minute walk away.
This course is a balanced mix of traditional Hatha yoga, graceful Vinyasa flow and flying Aerial yoga. Once a week, there is SUP yoga and Acro yoga. Students learn about 50 core yoga poses, teaching methodology, class design, philosophy, anatomy, pranayama, meditation and energetic systems.
There are many special workshops like Aerial Acro fusion, Aerial restorative, working with injuries and prenatal yoga. Students practice teaching everyday to gain experience and teach a complete 75-minute class each week to become confident instructors.
ULU Yoga's dynamic program attracts master instructors from all over the world, including certified physical therapist, author of hands on adjustments, spiritual healers as well as circus acrobats.
ULU is designed for beginners but students advance quickly in small groups. Classes such as aerial, acro and SUP look difficult, but though the course is dynamic but ULU encourages gentle practice and rest on the weekends. ULU's founder has a background in university education and music theater production to give the course both a strong academic foundation and creative development.
Students receive a Yoga Alliance 200-hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, which is international recognized.
There are three beaches within 5-minute walk from the yoga center for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing.
Koh Phangan is magical island paradise with the world's most incredible beaches. There are breathtaking mountain views of endless green jungle full of wildlife and heavenly turquoise waters, and golden rainbow sunsets. The weather is always warm. There is no pollution or traffic. It is safe and family friendly. It has quickly become one of Asia's top destinations for yoga and wellness. There are many other yoga centers near by for extra classes, special workshops, expert lectures and tantric dance. Plus, there are many famous events each week, like Full Moon Party, but those are 30-40 minutes away. ULU at Bounty Resort is located north west of Koh Phangan Island in Haad Yao, which is right after Sri Thanu, which in 5 years will be like Ubud in Bali. There are about 10 yoga centers within a 10 minute radius! There are new vegetarian and exotic restaurants plus boutique shops popping up each month.
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Students receive 6 USD credit to order breakfast from the resort, which has a great variety of Western and Asian food. In high season, there is a breakfast buffet. Always there are vegan and gluten free options.
During your free time, you may dive, get a massage, ride elephants, visit temples, hike mountains, and many more activities. On Saturdays, you will have the chance to practice SUP and Aerial yoga on the beach, on Fridays, there is live Reggae music close by, on Wednesday, there will be beach parties, and in many nights, you can also go to the outdoor sauna.
From Bangkok, you may fly to Koh Samui (faster, easier, more expensive) or Surat Thani. You should fly in by 4-5 p.m. to catch the ferry to Koh Phangan. At the airport, you can buy a ferry ticket to the Thong Sala pier in Koh Phangan for about 5 USD and no reservation is required. Then, you may take a taxi to Bounty Resort for about 5 USD or you can also rent a motorbike for the same price per day.
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