ULU Yoga is a 200hr Registered Yoga Alliance School offering multi-style teacher training courses every month in Thailand, Bali and around the world since 2014.
Yoga Teacher Training (5)
Eddie (USA) has over 6,000 hours experience as lead instructor and coordinator on nearly 100 yoga teacher trainings and retreats from 2007-2019. He is RYT 200 Ashtanga Vinyasa, certified in Aerial Yoga, Thai Massage, TEFL, CELTA, completed several Buddhist meditation courses, volunteered extensively at organic farms and retreat centers, did graduate studies in International Education, taught as a university instructor, plus worked in music theater production and performance. In 2014 Eddie created ULU Yoga, which is now an international success offering monthly yoga courses around the world.
Shahi (Germany) is manager and lead instructor at ULU Yoga. She is certified RYT 500h Hatha Yoga & 500h Aerial Yoga. After law school Shashi did several years of intensive trainings and retreats in the deserts of India, Himalayan mountains and Thailand jungles to study yoga, metaphysics, energetics, and philosophy with acclaimed psychologists, famous gurus and even the Dalai Lama himself. Shashi unfolds her passions for the life-changing power of yoga with the creation of Aerial Restorative and Aerial Prenatal courses. Her fiery passion and infectious laughter are a transformative inspiration.
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 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 200hr certification under the guidance of Yogacharya Dinesh Shastri, 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
Shy Sayar (USA) 500hr RYT. Well into his third decade with yoga, Shy has tens of thousands of hours of experience bringing yoga to students of all levels, treating patients, and training yoga teachers and therapists around the globe. Shy has offered coursework on education and pedagogy, as well as yoga philosophy and classical Indian literature at the University of California, Berkeley. In his yoga teaching, Shy integrates his experience in higher education with skillful attention to different learning styles, making even the most complex teachings approachable to every student.
from Egypt, August 2019
"Good but disappointed.. "
- overall its good to get exposed to different styles of yoga, and the school offers that.
- Analytics & Vinyasa teacher was extremely good/ and capable! She had her heart to things; we learned a-lot; and she’s someone who knows what she is doing.
- The philosophy teacher was also very good and well rounded; given his Indian background, extremely decent and also has his heart and mind to things.
- Chakra classes were very nice (same teacher of anatomy)
- Ariel class were good for beginners
- Take the 21 days program and not the 28 days. 21 days you get exposed to more theory, breathing, and meditation while 28 days you drop most of the theory in-return to 50 hours of Ariel; which is not very beneficial for 200 hours level 1 course. If its over your basic 200 hours its good to have- but secure your yoga knowledge.
from Austria, August 2019
Wonderful yoga classes and teachers in a gorgeous location. I absolutely recommend it and I am so grateful to everyone. I wish I could stay longer as there is so much to learn and do. I recommend the veggie burger at secret beach.
from Poland, June 2019
"Amazing month BUT..."
I absolutely loved Cody and Lou as teachers - their styles are so unique, with their personalities shining through. Both of them give all of their heart to yoga and they made me fall in love with my practice even more... forever grateful for them!
Another absolutely wonderful aspect of the course is the community. WOW! I met some of the most amazing people and we bonded so much - laughing, crying together... We have formed a small yogi family that I will cherish forever!
Also, Koh Phangan itself is wonderful — tons of good food, a very relaxed vibe and BEAUTIFUL beaches. It truly is paradise! I definitely do recommend renting out scooters and driving around to really feel the freedom the island gives to anyone on it. :)
from United States, May 2019
"It’s more than a training, it’s a life changing experience "
You don’t just get a certificate from this training, you get an amazing life experience and a forever yoga family. I knew I’d get close to the people in this training but it was hard for me to say bye, but now I have friends internationally.
The instructors are so kind and funny while pushing you for success. Cody is very knowledgeable and my other instructors were a well.
If you’re trying to figure out if this is a course you want to take, do it. You will learn so much about yourself and leave with tools to help you with yoga but you’ll also take alway tons of information for your daily life.
Also Koh Phangan is AMAZING!!!! The yoga scene is amazing. There’s a beach that has Acro at sunset every night at sunset. There’s kurtins and estatic dance somewhere you can go to at least once a week which I reccomend doing even if you’ve never been. Also there’s tons of amazing food around to eat (karma and pure vegan are my favorite).
I did the 21 day and I will let you know you don’t have any days off and you have a very long day. I’d recommend taking the longer class (28 days?) because then you don’t have to be up crazy early and then I think you get Sundays off. I would also say don’t buy a return ticket if you don’t need to, or give yourself a few weeks after your course to go home because the likelyhood I’d you making friends and wanting to stay is very high.
The last thing, I would recommend you get air conditioning. All in all 100/100 I’d go back
from United States, April 2019
Honestly the course was incredible, the teaching
was amazing, every one of your teachers were
enthusiastic, so encouraging, caring, such a positive team
and knowledge was of such a high standard. I loved
everything about It & cant wait to share what I’ve learnt
from you guys.
It’s infectious :)
from Indonesia, February 2019
"Three weeks in paradise "
I had an awesome experience with ULU yoga! All of the teachers were really down to earth, they were very close with us, and all of them are incredibly knowledgeable. I also couldn’t ask for a better group of students, we are like a little yoga family. Sharing the experience of these intense 3 weeks of yoga with them will always be valuable to me.
I learned so much about yoga, myself, my body, and teaching techniques that I feel more comfortable in my practice than ever before.
Overall, I really recommend you to visit ULU yoga and to immerse yourself into this beautiful environment filled with inspiring people!
from United States, December 2018
Alon, Viktoria & Ria were the most incredible instructors! They are the reason I feel confident in entering the world as a yoga teacher. I will carry their knowledge & words with me, forever! The location in Koh Phangan is stellar! I loved the variety of styles offered. I fell in love with SUP yoga, and plan to teach this style ASAP!
from France, June 2019
"Décevant ! "
Être seulement 8 étudiantes.
from Germany, January 2019
"Intense 200h training - one of a kind experience "
Knowledgeable and inspiring teacher! Daily healthy breakfast! Close to a beautiful beach! Yoga shed just for our group! Small group of students! Everyone with so much love to share!
from Vietnam, July 2019
Very nice experience with Ulu teachers. Each of them brought different quality to the training. Even if it was a (too) short training, I had a lot of information and the teachers were pretty available.
The place we practiced (outdoor studio) was lovely.
from United States, May 2019
"Best decision I ever made "
I chose to do my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Ulu Yoga because of the variety of styles they offer. Learning aerial & acro (along side with Hatha, vinyasa and yin) was so much fun! Aerial is my absolute favorite, I even ended up adding on my 50 hour Aerial Training with Ulu! I gained all the confidence and skills needed to successfully teach classes! I learned from knowledgeable teachers & I made friends with people from all over the world!
I highly recommend Ulu!
from United States, February 2019
"Perfect Yoga Course!"
I loved my yoga course so much I can’t describe how wonderful everything was! I love my instructors for sharing suck deep knowledge about philosophy. I truly understand about life and how to live and think with clear open eyes. The physical yoga practice was so detailed with so much technical info about alignment, adjustments and using props. So much what I did in the past was improved and my practice now is a much higher level. But they never pushed me too hard and modified for other more beginner students. The location is so beautiful. There are so many great beaches you can walk to. And the water looks like a movie. The ocean was my favorite part. I took so many amazing pictures. The reaort is a nice atmosphere and it’s on a cliff with a little private beach. The food was delicious. The kitchen is much better quality than other places. Thanks again to everyone. You really changed my life!
from Austria, January 2019
"Aerial Yoga Teacher Training very creative and different"
Most positive for me was: Anatomie class with Vic.
Insight into Aerial Silk Yoga.
Shedule, Yoga Teacher Variation, the concept of the course, Manual (except the pics)
Iman Al Chaikh
from Lebanon, December 2018
"Definitely will come back to this beautiful and welcoming ce"
I like the welcoming atmosphere and friendly teacher .
from Germany, December 2018
"FOREVER THANKFUL FOR AN AMAZING MONTH!"
I'm deeply grateful for an amazing learning experience with Ulu Yoga on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan! We, our class with people from all over the globe, were taught by 7 teachers, everything from aerial yoga, acroyoga, SUP yoga, hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, injury treatment, prenatal yoga, choreography as well as traditional yoga sutra philosophy, anatomy, methodology, teaching practice, designing classes, to analytics. Every single teacher provided skilled knowledge, support, guidance, inspiration and motivation, each in their own unique way, to each of their unique student to gain or expand their knowledge of yoga, to learn how the body works, how it is connected to mind and spirit, how to experience possible changes and how to use the tools necessary to develop and deepen our own personal practice to be able to share it with others.
I’m very thankful to, and for having met each one of them, thankful for the gained knowledge with every step on and off the mat into the fascinating world of yoga.
from Germany, December 2018
"A transformational experience "
I really liked the different styles of the teachers, everybody was so different and you can learn a lot from all of them. You practise teaching from the first moment on, that’s perfect. And I also love the idea of the multi style course. I loved the whole group, this was an amazing energy!
Thanks you so much for all the inspirational talks and the profund knowledge you shared with us.
from France, September 2018
"Aerial Yoga 50h TTC "
The classes and the schedule of the day was well organized and balanced. The morning classes were very good.
A good Variety of practice : restorative aerial, silk, partner, accro.
The classes were consistent and the instructors serious.
The black light choreography was a very fun time.
The location is nice, near to Haad Yao beach were you have all you need ( supermarket, massage place, restaurants)
Hotel & restaurant owners very nice and open to changes for the food - the value of the breakfast that is included is 200B, and I asked for spending this 200B and ordering on the menu and they agreed even if this was extra organization for them.
from Australia, August 2018
"Life changing month "
Everyone throughout the school was warm and accepting. Each and every teacher was unique with their own style and once I learnt the many variations of yoga I was very appreciative of all the beautiful teachers and their different styles. I loved Sashi's theory classes as I learnt a lot from them and was so appreciative to be taught by such an inspiring woman. Additionally, Alon is another outstanding teacher amongst the team who is another inspiration. I also strongly believe this school has an outstanding aerial yoga program. The yoga studio was breath taking and location of the course was centre stage amongst all the yoga action. I would recommend to future students to stay at Bounty as the convenience of being close to the school is unbeatable. Additionally the beautiful family who runs the resort are so lovely and welcoming over the past month they became family to me. I cant wait to come back next year to see each and everyone of these beautiful teachers again.
from Italy, July 2018
Atmosphere. .location. .
from Ireland, July 2018
" Very enjoyable and fun"
I really liked the analytics classes as we had a chance to review the class asana practice and ask questions. Ria was very helpful and made you feel comfortable when in teaching practice and her explanations were clear and precise.
The class structure was good and I had a lot of fun at the black light as it broke up the week a bit. Especially the aerial yoga on the beach. Variety was very good. I really enjoyed the aerial silk but there wasn’t enough time for more than an afternoon. Minty was very good, clear and creative with her class so was Sasis class was quite direct which I liked and I loved the restorative practice she gave and the demonstrations with part partner yoga and yoga massage. I would really like to come back for the next course when it starts so please keep me posted. 😀
from Cambodia, July 2018
"It was everything I hoped for and more"
The books we recieved are amazing. I feel confident with Allignment for my own practice and teaching others from this course. The squedule was so well layed out and often flexible to what we wanted as students. EVERY TEACHER WAS ABSOLUTLY OUTSTANDING. Im so glad I chose ULU for my yttc.
Madeleine Kettle Kettle
from United Arab Emirates, July 2018
"Above and beyond "
Exceeded all expectations, more than just a TTC, I have gained so much knowledge from all the instructors. There is such a variety of lessons every day was slightly different it was hard work as expected but Sashi bent over backwards to ensure everyone was satisfied with all aspects of the trip.
from Sweden, June 2018
"Incredible Experience in Paradise!"
OMG! We did aerial in the water and took so many beautiful pictures! And we did body painting and made acro aerial show with backlights! But also it was serious safe aerial class in the morning and deep spiritual lecture I didn't expect. The ocean here looks like paradise from a movie dream. So many beautiful colors of blue. And the sunset! Magical! Also snorkeling with coral and fish everywhere! We had three teachers who were each specialist in philosophy, anatomy, normal aerial and choreography. It all blew my mind :)
from Malaysia, June 2018
"An Eye-Opening Experience"
Alon and Viktoria are super knowledgeable in their respective skills. I really loved Alon's dry humour throughout analytics class even though we were serious when it comes to adjustments and alignments. Viktoria is one of the most caring people I've ever met - she was able to make me feel safe enough to be vulnerable and trusting, which vastly improved my teaching and acro yoga performances. Also a huge shout out to Ananda, Karina, David, Art and all the volunteers who've made this experience so beautiful. My group is so diverse, yet we all bonded pretty quickly with lots of stories to share.
from Angola, June 2018
Victoria Attention towards us made all the difference. In my particular case that I arrived sick Eduard was 5 stars with me . Sweet sushi helped so much too. All 3 showed me care and I'm thankful for that.
from Singapore, May 2018
"Fly to Freedom with Ulu Yoga "
It’s really excellent experience with Ulu Yoga .Qualify Teachers make class very fun . Nice location in ubud feel like we are live in nature. Best classmates ever . We all from different countries but because Ulu we all meet together . For yoga , For ourselves to be a better person. Learn how to fly high and learn how to fly to freedom. Come to Ulu you will never even regretted.
from India, May 2018
"Edward and Shashi are just beyond fantastic !!!! "
Brilliant teaching skills
from Germany, May 2018
Praxis - theory ratio was perfect. We practiced a lot and i enjoyed the new experience of the swing (i so far only practiced with a silk hammock). Lovely teachers. Totally recommend it!
Sin Nga Krisophia Pang
from Hong Kong, May 2018
"The most caring yoga instructors!!!"
Everything was possitive. I love the teachers, they are very experienced and encouraging. I love the classroom we were assigned to. I love the food. Ulu yoga is so loving and creative!!
I used to think that good reviews are lies, but now I am writing one. lol :)
from Israel, March 2018
I like that we could choose for a class and we got a lot of options .
from Thailand, February 2018
"Not what I expected"
Minty was very friendly and positive. She was encouraging made us feel comfortable coming from different yoga backgrounds. We had a great group of students which made for a fun course.
from Italy, February 2018
all teachers were prepared and available! aerial yoga is really beautiful
from Italy, February 2018
"Fond Memories & Lifelong Skills"
I chose this course mainly because of the varied styles of Yoga to train in - Aerial, SUP, Hatha and Vinyasa. Not many places offer such range. The course was intense with some amazing knowledge gained from the fabulous team of teachers all who have rained and studied varying Yoga skills and Philosophy for many years. Shashi was our group leader and WHAT A GIRL she is very knowledgeable, intelligent and kind hearted. We all miss her hugely. Location is in great area North of the Island away from the madding crowd instead it’s very much a central Yogi destination with calm, classier, hip vibe.
from Ireland, December 2017
"Hopefully it will be better for the next group "
Vitoria, Eleonora and Alon are great teachers. Their passion is evident, they’re approachable and are willing to break down anything you need to know. Alon is a world of knowledge and the more time spent with him the better. With all of the problems that arose during the course, Victoria and Shashi did their best to try and ease the blow and it’s appreciated. There were a fair few negatives but it had its positives too. When we eventually had the sufficient teachers (unfortunately for our group, a little too late) the course went well. I think If our suggestions are taken on board the next group should have a better time.
from Thailand, December 2017
"Review of aerial ttc"
Good instruction, safety esprecisely. Feedback withe teaching especially video feedbacknow right after. ..but maybe we bit too much time spent with it.
from Australia, December 2017
"Magic on Koh Phangan"
SUP yoga on the beautiful beaches of Koh phangan with Edward. The SUP yoga was magical and calming as the water rippled under the board, it was the first time doing yoga on water for me and I loved it wholly. Aerial Yoga and Acro Yoga with Victoria, Agni and Edward was phenomenal! Having no prior experience this definitely put me out of my comfort zone, it was educational with patience and compassion from the instructors, I felt It catered for all levels. The Anatomy, Alignment, and Analytics was taught with passion and depth, I couldn't have asked for more. The philosophy of yoga was food for my soul and Eleanora and Shashi had such passion as teachers , my love evolved. There were so many extras provided by Ulu Instructors.. pranayama techniques, meditation sessions, chakra balancing, blacklight party nights, extra classes were offered for Hatha, Vinyasa, Aerial, Ashtanga classes if we desired. Plus we got one day off a week to explore the magic of the island..
One thing I can tell you is that magic lives and exists on the island ... all I can say is how can you not want to experience the magic ? The magic of the island and importantly the magic within you!
from Laos, November 2017
I loved learning aerial/flying yoga and other yoga related skills in a fun week by the beach with many great teachers and coursemates. Loved the Bounty resort, the beautiful view from shala, daily sunsets, acro and partner aerial and yoga, hanging from bamboo tripods... This is a good way into learning yoga, I actually gained flexibility, balance, muscle and feel relaxed and super recharged. Thanks Ulu team!
from Spain, November 2017
"Wonderful experience "
Loved the clases, especially Beach aerial and all the inversions ;)
from Thailand, November 2017
from Thailand, November 2017
People, location, aerial yoga, etc..
from Austria, October 2017
"Best choice ever!"
Immediately, I felt like I was part of a new family. Everybody practiced from whatever experience level they were at. I was the only one who didn't have a 200h yoga teacher training before, this was my first ever teaching experience and it was just amazing! Minty and Agni supported me and the others in every way possible and altogether we just had a lot of fun up in the swings!
from Japan, October 2017
The studio " Ubud Yoga Centure" is amazing! With glass wall viewing to green jungle , coconut ? trees was mezmorizing ! Loved doing all classes in sunlight with fresh air. During meditation could enjoy rain sound & wild birds/ rooster singing! All classes were on time! Breakfast was super delicious! Healthy (raw vegan, gluten free) various choices for lunch made me feel good everyday! Our instructors did their best to transmit to us all their knowledge about Ulu Yoga! All staffs were very kind! Warm relaxing atmosphere !
Melike Nur Demirbazu
from Turkey, July 2017
"My spine: Rebirth My mussels : Longer Mind:All problems has gone"
Studyo, class environmental, resort, teacher care student kindly.
from Australia, July 2017
Excellent instructors. Excellent way to practice yoga - I will be looking for more aerial yoga locally.
from Singapore, June 2017
"An amazing week!"
It was perfect for me in that I learned a lot and it was at the right pace for me. Edward takes the class as a whole into consideration when teaching so if you're more advanced but there are a lot of beginners in your group expect a slower pace. If you are a newbie expect to gain the confidence to do things you've always dreamed of doing! Blacklight night is super fun, the tripod morning is a great way to end the week.
from Singapore, June 2017
I like that the Instructors are helpful in making arrangement for us and have good technical knowledge. I like the physical part of the training the most.
from Sri Lanka, June 2017
"Great time, would definitely go again."
This is a beautiful program in a gorgeous location. Intense but very doable. This program is also a great way to expand your practice into something more playful and yet challenging. As we practiced you could really see the endless opportunities to do prep work for advanced ashtanga poses like inversions and intense leg stretches, core and arm strength building, and supportive practices for beginners. A great companion TTC to more traditional practices.
from Netherlands, May 2017
"Unique & Inspiring"
A wonderful experience and unique program for anyone who's interested in aerial yoga, experienced or not. I especially enjoy the wide range of possibilities enabled by the program, where there are fun challenges for advanced yogis, great transition to those awesome poses intermediates always want to achieve, as well as an easy-breezy start for beginners.
All teachers are great in their own way and the variety in teaching styles really helped me to discover my own. The positive energy from my class mates not only has deepened my practice but also expanded my understanding of mild mindfulness and kindness to a new level. It's all about the people, at the end of the day, it's the person you learn from/with that matters the most.
That being said, the beach is just at your doorstep with the most breathtaking sunset view and fun water activities that Thailand has to offer :) thank you Uluyoga and Edward.
from South Korea, April 2017
"Ko Phangan Thailand Ulu Yoga "
The amazing people I met on the trip and the total overall experience. It was amazing. I was a little worried about my ability and confidence at the start of the program but the instructor, Edward, was very accommodating and talented. I could feel myself getting stronger day by day and it was just such and inspiring experience. Thailand is such a beautiful country, I especially liked the side trips we took to the waterfall and just exploring the countryside. I will do this trip again another time.
from Thailand, April 2017
From the start Edward and his team were knowledgable and professional and very experienced. I loved the variety of classes and the way we're were taught. A fantastic lunch was served every day and the location was wonderful also. I highly recommend this course with ULU Yoga - you won't be disappointed!
Chantal De Vrieze
from Netherlands, January 2019
"Super, leuk, leerzaam, maar er is ruimte voor verbetering. "
De variatie in lessen waren onwijs goed. De inhoud was super interessant en leerzaam. De docenten waren geweldig. Veel vakkennis. Ik wilde zo graag langer blijven. Een week is eigenlijk te kort. De sfeer is super fijn en ik heb er een paar hele fijne vrienden bij.
Het ontbijt was super lekker en gezond.
from Germany, December 2018
"Yoga Teacher education 200 hours"
I began my journey with much concern.
I wasn't sure if I had made the right choice at my age and with my little yoga experience.
I was inspired by the fact that Aerial Yoga and SUP were on offer, that the resort is located directly by the sea and that the pictures published on the WEB gave me the impression that the fun factor was not neglected and that they radiated a certain "lightness".
The program was tough. 200 hours in 4 weeks. A lot of practice, a lot of information, a lot of different topics and all this in a language in which the vocabulary is limited and requires a lot of concentration. I also had some concerns about the exam because I didn't know exactly what to expect from us students and what to deliver.
However, my concerns were unfounded. I felt very comfortable. I met wonderful people, learned a lot and took so much with me.
Be it yoga practice, analytics (what is important to get into the perfect position for the asanas and how can I train my body to come closer) as well the philosophy of yoga.
It was like a school of life. What makes us people to "better" people or how do I live more consciously and happier?
My heart is filled with so many positive experiences and I don't regret a moment that I have decided for doing this training on this place.
To have only 3 days for free during the whole month is little. I would recommend, if possible, to add a few extra days to get the many impressions and lessons before returning to your everyday life.
from Germany, December 2018
"Beautiful experience "
The instructors were grate all in their own and different way so I learnt a lot! Also the location and food were good and the beaches very close by!
from France, September 2018
La méthode progressive et intensive d' apprentissage, la variété des activités qui allie tant la pratique individuelle qu' en groupe, la personnalité des professeurs, le petit groupe d'élèves, le programme, le lieu et alentours
from Switzerland, February 2018
"Hat sich nicht gelohnt"
Die Gruppe war super! Kehkashan und Minty haben sich sehr bemüht und sind auf uns eingegangen. Ihre praktischen Stunden fand ich toll und sie haben uns stets Tips und Hilfe angeboten und versucht, in der kurzen Zeit möglichst viel von ihrem Know How weiterzugeben.
from France, November 2017
Autant le site que lacceuil ont été a la hauteur
from Laos, July 2017
"Disappointing island yoga experience"
One of the teachers was amazing; great group, which for me was the main reason to stay
from Netherlands, April 2017
"Geen aanrader slechte organisatie, geld niet waard"
Acro yoga lessons and other lessons given by other teachers then Edward himself.
Contact with other participants.
from United States,
I attended the ULU Aerial Yoga retreat in Ubud, Bali from April 22nd to 28th. The accommodations arranged for me by ULU were wonderful. The room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. It was a short walk to the Ubud Yoga Centre. The Centre itself was light and airy, perched above the river valley. I appreciated the small group size, which easily allowed Edward and Shashi to get around to each of us for timely assistance/correction. There was daily practicum experience in pairs, which helped us to get to know our fellow participants as well as build confidence teaching others. The sessions on restorative and prenatal aerial yoga were very interesting. Who knew how flexible aerial could be? I have a degenerative disc condition and the benefits of aerial for controlling pain and range of motion are a regular part of my practice. My only wishes for the course would have been to have spent more time practicing and instructing others on the basic poses. I found the pace very fast. I was also looking forward to the aerial on the beach, which was changed to a photo session down by the river. Overall, a very enjoyable, refreshing learning experience! Thank you, Edward and Shashi.
Ulu yoga’s 2 days retreat was real fun, they have different yoga classes from aerial on the beach to exciting sup yoga on the beautiful sandy bay of Haad Yao. The resort is really nice and relaxing, delicious healthy food, Edward and his team take good care of their guests. It’s a challenging experience but suitable for anybody any level. All the teachers are skillful, a perfect mix of fun, enjoy, a chance to meet amazing new friends and get new positive energy. Highly recommended
I really liked this training, Edward created his own unique style, where he mixes yoga acrobatics and dancing. It was very fun to perform all these tricks and feel like a gymnast. The style is different from the usual yoga, it is much more intense but at the same time it's a safer and more exciting experience The program was. very rich, we got a lot of information and new knowledge, I'm not a yoga teacher and just doing yoga for myself, but after the course I really acquired the teaching skill and felt that I can teach, we analyzed in detail each pose and asanas from which it is possible to create several lessons. Pangan is a wonderful place, a paradise tropical island with lush beaches and jungles and also a very tasty vegetarian lunch. Thank ulu yoga for a great time!
Darryl J. Pugh
"It was a pleasure to be a part of this program and I will most surely come back again for a longer duration. "
I would like to take a few moments to say a few words about Ulu yoga, a yoga training camp I attended early this month on April 3, 2017.
First of all, let me just say it was a truly amazing experience. I was a little worried at first about my ability and confidence to get the most out of
the program but the instructor, Edward, was very patient and recognized the individual needs of the participants. My initial apprehensiveness turned
to joy and self-satisfaction and while I was only in the program for 2 days, I was able to recognize the "exercise rut" I had been in for months and adjust
my goals to strive to be in the best shape of my like.
The great group of people that were in the program, the Thai food, Thailand itself for that matter and just the overall experience was something else.
Never having done Yoga that much before, I found fly yoga to be a very exciting way to approach physical well-being along with a spiritual and mental clarity like I've
never experienced before.
I really can't say enough about the instructor, Edward, who made the program go smoothly and gave us the opportunity to challenge ourselves but at the same time not
pushing too far beyond what we were capable of. This guy knows his stuff and it shows.
It was a pleasure to be a part of this program and I will most surely come back again for a longer duration.
Craig Philip Barber
The course was intense yet SO much fun at the same time. Edward is a great guy. He has developed a great program and I love his aerial flow sequence. He is very skilled and thorough with explanations so that you are safely positioning yourself in the swing to avoid slipping or falling. The island of Koh Phangan is quite magical. Our course took place at the original ULU Yoga property in Ban Tai which was in a small resort town, nestled in the jungle away from the main pier and yoga community on the other side of the island. It was a little but rustic but nothing compared to my time spent in places like India or Central America.
I also had the chance of travelling with him to the new ULU Yoga training centre located at Bounty Resort in Head Yao and it is such a beautiful space! I may come back and do a longer course to learn more and experience the upgrade in facilities! I loved meeting new people from all around the world in this course as we all had come together with one similar interest…… YOGA! We had so much fun, worked our butts off and shared many moments of laughter. I love this style of aerial yoga as it helps support me to go deeper and more into stretches, which I believe has allowed me to open up and go deeper into my stretches….. more so than being on the mat without the swing.
Also, Edward has developed and manufactured his own type of swing that is different then the strap or silk hammock that other courses use. I believe it is more comfortable and versatile than the others (I bought two to take on my travels with me). I would recommend ULU Yoga to anyone, beginner or advanced yogi. You get to live and practice on a beautiful Thai island, have fun and be creative with a bunch of like minded individuals. Sure it can be a bit physically challenging but how are you supposed to grow if everything is easy peasy all the time? I have made some new life-long friends in this course and I am grateful for Edward and ULU Yoga for such a beautiful experience!
Edward has a strong build but has the most gentle form of teaching. His cues and vocal points are extremely easy to follow and he can make you do magical things with your body which one only can dream of. Edward creates a very comfortable and accepting to all place in the studio. He ensures that every student is listening to their bodies and is very vigilant about one injuring themselves by pushing too hard. He encourages you to conserve your energy, get ample rest while learning how to teach. The course is coupled with assignments to develop your own teaching routines. They are bound in a way where each assignment with your colleagues is a fun learning exercise. Not only is the teacher absolutely brilliant with a knack for a creative genius, hos students and helpers are also amazing people to learn from.
The studio is in the middle of a small forest which makes practicing there even more meditative. I would enjoy some addition of yoga philosophy into the course outline.
Apart from that, Edward gave us all the tools needed to safely set up and start teaching aerial yoga all around the world! Thanks to edward i have accomplished my dream of flying and making others fly. Once you fly, doing yoga on the mat can become rather boring. I absolutely love and admire Edward and would recommend everyone to try it out!
Ulu Yoga respond:
Ulu has a new beautiful beachside location, no more forest. Plus we include more traditional yoga practices such as morning pranayama and meditation, as this student suggested. Thanks for such a kind review.
from United States,
Hello, I just came back from Ko Phangan Thailand yoga training at Ulu yoga with Edward Pawlak and want to share my experience with book yoga retreat. It was an amazing 7 days of aerial yoga training in the heart of a jungle. I met wonderful people from all over the world and was very pleased with Edward who built a beautiful program for us and tried to make everyone happy. The program was intense but a lot of fun. We made a lot of new experiences and memories. Edward is very creative and talented. I learned to fly!! I never thought I would have this opportunity! He even built us tri-pods that we were able to use on the beach. We had a black light dance night, a waterfall trip, and countless other experiences. Although the accommodations that were offered was equivalent to a 3 star hotel but, it was made up by the wonderful experiences I gained. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to experience a once in the lifetime experience! :)
10 for training, Edward is a good teacher and we absolutely liked training part. I think the location and accommodation should have better description as it was a little shocking at list for us. Thank you.
from Hong Kong,
I'm from the class just finished this March. I felt the same as the student review before mine. We have seen the teacher's effort to put together a fun-filled program but I'd hesitate to say that's a yoga teacher training. Rather than really yogic, I'd say it's a acrobatic aerial course that you will have lots of photos and video opportunities, as well as trying something different from usual yoga classes like yoga choreography. Beginners have to take extra precautions as the course is intense. Limited guidance on body parts warm ups for particular postures and injury prevention was given. Outdoor activities such as rock climbing to the top of waterfall, doing poses on the slackline could be challenging whereas the teacher expects students to take care of themselves without offering assistance. Myself has completed the 200hr YTT and had some aerial yoga experience before I joined this aerial YTT. I have the habit to practise ashtanga almost everyday to build my foundation and ready for yoga teaching. Yet, I found this 50hr Aerial YTT rather demanding for physical strength and endurance.
Some poses are easier on the swing but some are more intense. Poses were taught following standard script without options/variations for beginners, the advanced students or anyone with limitations with their body. I had to experiment with my own body how to adjust in the intense poses according to my own yoga experience in order not to over stretch or hurt myself. Class description was mentioned to be below 12 students and it turned out to be 14, plus one student who came for yoga retreat but doing the same class itinerary with TT students . 14 is too many in terms of limited studio space as well as the attention needed for each student during an aerial class. I like taking beautiful pictures and videos occasionally, but felt it too much during the course. Instead of repeating the same poses for many times for a perfect video of synchronised moves, or spending time moving around water bottles or swings for neat images, I appreciate spending time to learn more poses and leave the photo taking to after classes/ out of the students' own interest. Teacher instructed us to hold an inversion pose on the slackline but my thighs hurt as eight students were squeezing along the slackline crunching our legs with each other's. I needed to get help from other students to get me down the slackline. Set the expectation. The fee is well justified as we got to learn aerial poses, had fun during the multiple outdoor/partner/ group activities and got the certificate. And the rest is above said. I would be happy to see future enhancement of the teacher training part in the course to complement the fun parts it already has.
Ulu Yoga response:
This review is out of date because we now have a new beautiful beach side location and wonderful new highly experienced teachers.
Students practice teaching everyday plus design and teach original classes, which we evaluate as a group, so it is definitely a teacher training. Our manual includes almost 100 poses, well scripted and detailed, which we practic everyday. This student did not complete their assignments and was menstruating, which made things more difficult for her, and I’m sorry to say, put her in a negative mood, which affected the whole class. Our class reviews, which can be found online are exceptionally positive.
The instructor says several times, in every class, to take it easy, take breaks, be gentle and not push too hard or overstretch plus clearly explains how to be safe in every pose. This is emphasized in the intro and handouts. We cover a lot of styles and want students to get the most out of their time. Our videos clearly show the teacher assisting students in all activities. Plus we had three interns helping.
Total beginners with no yoga experience can do any pose in the course. This is confirmed by over 1,000 classes. We demonstrate a few advanced sequences, which are totally optional. Pictures were taken at the request of other students and posted on private student groups. We help additional classes for students who wanted more pictures. Water bottles were moved often because they are a safety hazzard and students neglected to follow rules to keep them in the designated aera. There were 12 students plus 2 interns, for a space suitable for 18. However, we have now moved to a much nicer and larger location.
This student did not follow instructions for slackline class because she was scarred and the instructor, not another student, helped her down as she requested. Ulu has done slackline in 11 TTC’s now and it is totally safe and optional.
The location is very rustic, full of mosquitoes and ants. The beach is less than 10 min far. The studio is never very clean. The room that was booked for me at the hostel was a disappointment. The course content is a mix between doing lot of publicity for the yoga studio and some poses so we can do the pictures that the trainer want. Doesn't fit on the description of teacher training. The course is definitely not for beginners, is very intense and as we spend so much time making pictures and adjusting the lights, or moving swings to get a better shot, our rest time was minimal. And it's the first training when I see that is ok to arrive more than one hour late and it's ok to arrive drunk.
Professionalism of the trainer was very low. Always talking to himself, not organized, zero leadership skills, arrogant, using sentences like "well because you don't listen", or chewing gum in the practice. He will take his cellphone to do pictures and videos forgetting that he supposed to be the trainer. During the practice he will never leave his swing and really focus on his students, showing that he doesn't care if we learn properly. He never make the effort to learn our names. Security wise, he is clueless, will leave us alone in dangerous activities like the water fall claiming or hanging upside down in a tree. His personality is childish, the knowledge is there, but his way to put that through need to improve.
Value for money is ok, you get the certificate and even that the course has lot of shortfalls, the other students, some with more experience, will take care of other and enhance the learning experience. Overall experience was ok. Not sure if I will recommend this course to someone, strongly believe that you can get better of you find a better trainer. To be honest he was the worst part of the week.
I have to point that I'm confused since I didn't saw any of this comments for previous reviews, since in our course this week, we were 14 students (yes 14!), and the common opinion was similar to mine. So that give me the idea that you may edit the comments, if that is the case pls don't publish, but if you are interested in maintain your good name and reputation, and let people know what are the getting into it so they can make a conscience decision pls go ahead.
Ulu Yoga response:
This review is out of date because we now have a new beautiful beach side location and wonderful new highly experienced teachers.
Thailand is tropical, everywhere has bugs. The beach is 6min walk from the studio. We clean the studio everyday. Students practice teaching everyday for 2.5 hours, plus teach and write out a detailed original class, which we critique and review. No pics are taken the first few days so we can focus on learning.
We take pics and videos of students teaching for their professional development. Some students complained we did not take enough pictures, for which we held extra sessions to accommodate and not interfere with the course. Students had the option to develop their original class more or work on performance choreography.
We sent a very detailed course description including scripted manual of every pose, which we practiced everyday. We move swings for various workshops like choreography plus set up lighting for quality photos. The pictures and videos from this course clearly show the teacher assisting and adjusting students in class, at the waterfall and slackline. Search youtube. Plus the teacher tested the tripod and slackline before class and has taught the class 15 times and knows it is safe.
Every hour of the course is detailed in the schedule. We changed a couple classes because students were menstruating. One student asked the same questions repeatedly because they were not paying attention, which annoyed the instructor and other students because it wasted time to repeat instructions. Two students had similar names, which the instructor confused, plus some had nicknames different than what they registered with. Yes, the teacher chewed gum in two classes, took pictures with their phone and talked to them self when figuring out how to explain things to students occasionally, so that they can understand well.
The instructor has ten years of yoga experience and as of March 16 has lead 11 Aerial TTC. Positive written and video reviews can be online. There is a video review of this course with great reviews from most other members. Several bought swings and invited the instructor to their home country to lead TTC.
This student had no yoga experience nor was interested in teaching aerial. They came from a big developed city so was unhappy with our natural setting. Student was offered a full refund. We believe this review is unfair and inaccurate, but will use their feedback to further develop the course. Thanks!
Hello, my name is Svetlana Romanenko. I attended Ulu Yoga Aerial Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Phangan, Thailand. It was an amazing time with a wonderful group and great teacher. It was so much fun and I learned so much. Everyday we had seven hours of aerial class, including Acro, Aerial, Hatha, choreography, performance, making ropes and own swings, teaching practice, plus incredible photoshoots at the waterfall and beach. I could do everything with no experience. Plus the location is so beautiful. There is a perfect long beach with mountains and the studio is deep in huge green jungle with so many animals and life. We were really inspired and brought all our creativity to make our own original class and choreography. I feel more flexible, strong, energetic, and happy because now I can fly and share this experience with my future students! I recommend so much you take this course!
I loved Ulu Yoga's Aerial TTC. Edward taught me and my daughter ten hours everyday and we learned so much. Even though I am big and old any my daughter is young and small but we both could do every class and loved it so much. Plus we did flying over the lake hanging from trees at the Buddhist monastery it was so amazing. I am owner of hotel and now I can teach aerial yoga to my guests. I feel so much flexible and strong now from the course with more energy and happiness because I can fly! I recommend so much you take this course!
I attended Ulu Yoga Aerial Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Phangan, Thailand this January of 2017. Ulu Yoga's Aerial teacher training course gave me the right tools to start this new adventure to teach Aerial yoga. We learned a lot and it was a unique experience.
Everyday we had seven hours of aerial class, including Acro, choreography, and performance. Near to the school we have a perfect long beach with mountains perfect to rest when we have our pause in the day. Right now I can feel more flexible, strong, energetic, and happy because now I can fly! I recommend to do this course will be change you're way to see yoga!
I have little yoga experience, and this was my first training. I deeply enjoyed the course, the teacher Edward, and the location Blue Indigo in Siem Reap. After this training I feel confident to teach aerial yoga safely, after gaining a bit more experience, and help folks improve their posture, health, and enjoy this fun way of practicing yoga. The teaching was a balance of theory and practice, with hands-on exercise on building a aerial yoga swing and a aerial yoga tripod to be able to practice anywhere. The teaching process was disciplined and rigorous, putting safety first, yet teacher was flexible to accommodate our requests and adjust to our yoga levels. I highly recommend both Ulu yoga to anyone interested in learning aerial yoga!