One Yoga was founded with the vision of offering Yoga Teacher Training in a retreat style setting, without the normal distractions of everyday life.
Paula embraces the very qualities that allow us to embody yoga to the fullest. Change is constant - in all levels of life, and Paula supports practice that expands our boundaries, transforms perspectives and creates positive change. Paula is an international Yoga Teacher (RYT700), Yoga Teacher Trainer, Movement Educator (MA, SME) and Dancer, who grew up in Lapland, Finland. She is inspired to share the practises and inner work of self-inquiry that have had profound effects in her own life, in which the body-mind is finally free to ungrip and relax into ease and joy.
Co-Founder and teacher at One Yoga, Danny Taylor was born and raised in the Netherlands to English Parents, traveling was part of growing up and he has since been privileged to experience life in many different countries across the world. Due to his universal background, wide range of life experience and being very open minded he is a real people person able to connect deeply with others whatever their background may be. Buddhism, yoga and other natural healing methods including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Reiki and Chi Nei Tsang have led Danny to where he is today.
Astrid has over 1500+ Yoga Alliance certified training hours, which includes Traditional Hatha Yoga & Meditation, Yin Yoga and Yoga Therapy. Astrid loves to share her passion for Yoga and fascination for what drives us. All her teachings are always in harmony with the students own body, we are all different, and from there she is eager to find possibilities together to learn and evolve, in which ever way the student likes to go! This personal approach and attention is a main aspect you will find in all her teachings.
Originally from Japan, Akari Tamura is a dedicated yogini and a lover of Truth, known for her inspirational style of teaching and self-expression towards healing, love, and empowerment. Akari has a unique way to inspire students all around the world by transmitting embodied wisdom from the heart. Incorporating the vibrational power of spiritual heart through Sankalpa (heart-felt intention) and Bhavana (deepest feeling in the moment), Akari creates and holds a sacred space for student’s both outer-physical and inner-spiritual journey.
George is a student of life and a practitioner of numerous arts in addition to classical Yoga. As an American seeking broader experiences he travelled to Thailand in 2008 to become a yoga teacher, certified through Yoga Elements Studio. He has practiced Hatha Vinyasa Yoga for over 12 years and taught internationally at teacher trainings, retreats, & workshops since 2009 through SEA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA.
from United States, January 2019
"Life changing experience!"
In short, my experience with One Yoga Thailand was completely and utterly life changing. I was not a very experienced yogi going into the program (I only had ~2 years of exposure to yoga and typically took 5-6 classes a month), but the amount of calm and retreat I found in yoga really had me craving to learn more and deepen my practice. One Yoga Thailand had everything I was looking for: 1) a welcoming environment for those with and without much yoga experience, 2) EXTREMELY qualified teachers, 3) a community/humanitarian based mission (not focused on profitability), 4) a beautiful yet humble location and surroundings. There was a fantastic balance between asana practice, meditation, philosophy, anatomy/physiology and the art of teaching all while allowing students a good amount of downtime in the evenings and on Sundays for time to study or explore the island. What I got out of this experience most, however, was truly exploring and assessing myself (mind, body and spirit) and determine where I am now and what path I want to go on moving forward. There is so much learning in the program and so many tools you can take back to your day-to-day life and I feel like my toolbox is stocked full for a life lead by love, kindness and respect (for myself, others and the universe). Thank you One Yoga! You will forever be my family and hold a place in my heart!
from Canada, January 2019
The quality of the teaching was absolutely fantastic from Lior, Astrid, Surya and Swami!
from Great Britain, January 2019
"There are no words that would even come close! "
This full experience has been a journey of growth, compassion and gratitude that I will forever hold ear in my heart. The full course has exceeded my expectations and so much more. The teachers are just glowing with radiance of a whole other sort, their knowledge, love and philosophy of yoga just makes you want to get to the same level and continue to spread the joy of unity all over the earth. I have learned so so much and not only about yoga asanas but about meditation, being still, and genuinely how I react to obsticles in day to day life. It is so true that yoga is so much more than physical and I am so overwhelmed with gratitude that I was shown this by the amazing people humans that shared their wisdom with us all. The fact that 27 strangers also came togtehr from all over the world will for Dr hold a place dear in my heart, we were definetly a family which was just beautiful! If you have the consideration and what if questions you will Not be disappointed by chossing to start your journey with one Yoga. I can not recommend enough.... This will positively change youre outlook on life and so much more.
Forever loving kindess
from United States, January 2019
"Amazing retreat in Vegan Paradise"
This experience was artfully put together, extremely enjoyable and crafted to really round you out as a yoga teacher. From philosophy, art of teaching, to anatomy this course is beautiful and thorough. Teachers are lovely although they do change from course to course, but Danny the curator of one yoga has excellent taste and provides fantastic direction, so he will put you in good hands. From the moment you get there you know you're safe on a lovely island with a vegan restaurants a plenty and vegan options everywhere! Made beautiful friendships, deepened my practice, developed as a teacher, still managed to see some of the island and connect with the local heart beat. Can I do it all over again please?
from United Arab Emirates, December 2018
"More than a YTTC"
All I was hoping to receive from my YTTC was a quality information and knowledge on the physical aspects of yoga - asanas, sequences, correct alignments, efficient teaching methods and tools. And of course, a Yoga Teacher Certificate that is recognized all over the world.. What I received by the end of the course was way beyond of what I expected!!! All the instructors were Great Teachers of not only their specific subjects, but Teachers of Life; who shared their light and illuminated every single one of us. After the course, I have not only became a yoga teacher, I am now a happier person, who's world has been illuminated and transformed during these intensive four weeks.. I have gained the quality knowledge, and with that, the wisdom of living a quality life... Endlessly grateful for this transformation!
A very short word about teachers:
Danny - the main engine of One Yoga, so bright and kind!
Surya - the sun and light of One Yoga; her Art of Teaching classes were so efficient and yet so simple and clear; Yoga classes - every one of them was so enjoyable, submerging you into a full harmony with your body!
Swami Sachi - Philosophy is philosophy! But I still feel your bright smile and kind heart!
Astrid - Anatomy classes, challenging at times, but her unbelievable patience and love made it so interesting and enjoyable! Really useful and eye opening information!
Lior - Loved sining the songs of life with you!
Clair - The team's angel!
from United States, November 2018
"The training was more than I could have asked for"
The instructors were kind and knowledgable, authentic and devoted to their practice. No phonies here. The education was thorough as it could be considering it is such a breadth of knowledge to give in such a short time. They have effectively planted a seed for further development, and personal growth as well as given a subtantial tool kit with which to start teaching.
from Norway, November 2018
I am in awe and I will be for a very long time. Personally, I got what I came for in the first week. I was looking to reconnect on my mat and boy, did I. Everything on top of that was filling me up and overflowing me with love, connection, exploration and self-discovery. The location is absolutely amazing, the food was varied every day, filled with everything you could possibly want, so delicious. Not to mention the views to die for. This is a magical little island, a magical little community, and a very, very special Yoga Teacher Training Program. I would warmly recommend anyone reading this to book and go. It´s an experience for life. It lifted me up, it shook me around and it gave me new perspectives. I am inspired and humbled. Go. GO!
from United States, November 2018
"Peace Be The Journey "
I absolutely loved my Yoga Teacher Training experience, I came into this with an open attitude and it exceeded my expectations. One Yoga is located on the beautiful Koh Phangan specifically Surat Thani portion of the island. This location has wonderful beaches, breathe taking sunsets, and an awesome yoga/vegan vibe. Tons of restaurants to accommodate your Vegan needs. I was extremely blessed with 23 beautiful souls from all over the world and that isn't something that we have control over but so happy for my new family. Teachers were well qualified and taught with love and a smile that's hard to forget. My accommodation was at the KP Guesthouse, a private spacious room with a bathroom and tons of natural light and air-con. Also the locals were extremely hospitable and helpful. I loved renting a motorbike during free time and just cruising around the island. I can't wait to return to this magical place ~NAMASTE
from United States, October 2018
"Eye opening experience "
The most amazing people I have ever met. The things you go through are quite incredible and I am so fortune to have experienced it.
from France, October 2018
The classes, the practice, the teaching class, the location, environment , atmosphere, teachers
from Seychelles, July 2018
"Thank you One Yoga for an amazing month!!! "
I am so glad that I chose One yoga for my TTC training. From the very beginning, everything was absolutely perfect - including communication, and organisation. I really appreciate how we were cared both for and about.
Danny, Suria and Latifa are amazing people with big hearts. They created a very friendly atmosphere. I felt very safe and they had always time to help me. They were very helpful. I was a beginner in yoga and I didn't feel uncomfortable in this course at all.
The food was delicious, we had a smoothie every day for breakfast and buffet for lunch. All the meals were vegan, and very tasty and even though the course is over I still continue to eat vegan. It changed the way I think about food.
The accommodation was really nice, I stayed in a bungalow just 6 minutes away from the school (by motorcycle). The Koh Pangan island is so beautiful and this place will stay in my heart forever. It's a spiritual place with positive and hippie vibes. Definitely I can recommend One yoga for TTC course.
from Canada, May 2018
"This was honestly one of the best experiences of my life"
This program was so much more than the physical aspect of yoga. It really expands you mind and sets you on a path for a more spiritual and balanced life. I found so much support in all of the teachers. And the knowledge and wisdom went beyond my expectations
from Germany, January 2019
"Danke One Yoga"
Die Ausbildung ist perfekt. Der richtige Mix zwischen Theorie, Spiritualität und Bewegung. Die Lehrer sind sooo herzlich und kompetent. Ich bin einfach nur begeistert und unendlich dankbar für diese 4 Wochen voller Höhen und Tiefen. Ich habe nicht nur den Yoga verstanden sondern auch fürs Leben gelernt!
from Austria, January 2019
I loved the course and the content!
from Netherlands, November 2018
"Amazingly loving and safe space to do your TTC"
Doing the 200hr TTC at One Yoga Thailand was definitely one of the BEST experiences in my life. What a beautiful and amazing journey on this green island. The people of One Yoga are truly inspiring, filled with love & kindness, and sharing a lot of knowledge. All of this is created in a safe space, where you can be your true self and where there's room to explore, learn and grow. The classes are of great value and on a high level. During this month I got a new family, my One Yoga family. <3 We'll all keep on learning from life, our experiences and from each other. And I know my One Yoga people (One Yoga teachers and new teachers) will always be there for me. One Yoga, One Love. Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
from New Caledonia, October 2018
High quality teachings, excellent learning conditions and a real life time spiritual experience.
Janneke Van Opstal
from Netherlands, May 2018
"There's only one One Yoga "
All the teachers were amazing, supportive and inspiring! The theory they taught us was interesting and useful. Asana practice was divers and great for all levels. I've learned and grown so much in one month and I wish I could've stayed a lot longer! A million hugs and kisses for the One Yoga dream team.