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7 Days 50-Hour Aerial Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Phangan, Thailand

Bounty Resort, 85/1 Moo 8, Haad Dao Deuk, Koh Phangan, Suratthani 84280, Thailand

Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Course

This listing has one of the 10 most popular offers available in Thailand

On this course you will receive guided daily practice of aerial Hatha and aerial Vinyasa; detailed analytic instruction on alignment, transitions, and adjustments; creative workshops for aerial acro, aerial restorative and aerial performance; therapeutic based anatomy for spinal decompression and injuries. You will practice teaching every day, learn set sequences, design original classes and receive detailed feedback to become a confident aerial yoga instructor. You will also do aerial on the beach and fly over the ocean plus create an incredible UV blacklight show.

Certificate & School

Since 2014, ULU Yoga has led over 100 yoga courses, plus created the ULU Fly Swing, which is popular around the world. Graduates receive a 50hr Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from ULU Yoga, who is a highly rated 200HR Registered Yoga School and a Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance. For RYT-200 this certificate counts as Additional Teacher Training Hours. ULU Yoga graduates teach all over the world and have supported many new teachers to start their own businesses and get jobs at elite yoga centers and resorts.

Magical Paradise

Koh Phangan Island is a magical paradise with the best beaches in Thailand. The resort has an ocean view yoga shala, a swimming pool, and three beaches (2-minute walk). Haad Yao / Sri Thanu village are booming yoga meccas with many vegetarian restaurants, boutique shopping, and several more yoga and wellness centers for detox, healing, special workshops and fun activities like ecstatic dance and kirtan.

Meet the instructors

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Highlights

  • Healing spinal traction techniques
  • Classical Aerial Hatha Vinyasa flow
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Therapeutic anatomy and energetics
  • Aerial Acro and Restorative workshops
  • Iyengar alignment and adjustments
  • Daily delicious vegetarian breakfast
  • 6 nights sea view accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, Russian, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 18
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
23:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • ATM / banking
  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

This course takes place at heavenly Bounty Resort, which has a beautiful ocean view yoga shala, private beach, swimming pool, lush green gardens, and easy access to several more incredible beaches, which are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. ULU Yoga highly recommends you stay at Bounty Resort to build a loving community with other students. The school has worked closely with the resort over two years to create outstanding quality and service.

Bounty Resort has deluxe cliff-side accommodation with incredible ocean views, standard air-conditioning rooms, and wooden fan bungalows. All rooms have hot water, private bathroom, balcony, and free Wi-Fi. There is also a great restaurant, laundry service, motorbike rental, ATM and a short walk to convenient shops and cafes. You can also just pay the course tuition and self-book a room and food. Nearby are many options.

Program

Sunday (Day 1)

  • 11:00 - 19:00  Check in
  • 19:00 - 21:00  Meet at Bounty Resort

Monday - Friday (Day 2-6)

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Meditation
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Aerial Yoga
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Lecture
  • 10:30 - 12:30 Aerial Analytics
  • 12:30 - 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Teaching Practice
  • 16:45 - 18:00 Aerial Workshop

Saturday (Day 7)

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Meditation
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Aerial Yoga
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Sharing Circle

Course structure

This course is carefully designed according to Yoga Alliance standards plus various student needs and interests. 1) Techniques and Practice 2) Teaching Methodology 3) Anatomy and Physiology 4) Yoga Philosophy 5) Teaching Practice 6) Self-Study.

1. Techniques and practice

Analytical training

Receive detailed analytic instruction of traditional aerial yoga asanas and techniques along with their classical hatha and vinyasa yoga counterparts. Learn correct alignment, cueing, sequencing, adjustments, common mistakes and modification for beginner and advanced levels.

Guided practice

Each morning you will practice aerial hatha yoga, which teaches how to align the body correctly while having a developing practice, which is detailed with book and video. The poses become gracefully connected with vinyasa yoga elements. Included also is meditation and pranayama.

Workshops (1x each)

Aerial Acro

Use swings to support flyers and bases with balance and alignment to achieve creative poses mixing partner and acro yoga with therapeutics and massage. Students learn to trust and communicate with each other and themselves in fun and challenging new ways.

Aerial silk

Use anti-gravity style hammocks to practice more intricate complicated asanas, which involve wrapping the fabric around the body. Students are welcome to complete the whole course using silk hammocks if they prefer, but ULU Yoga’s cushioned swings are far more comfortable.

Aerial choreography

Learn how to synchronize simple aerial acrobatic flows in pairs and coordinate as a group to create artistic sequences. Students paint themselves with UV ink and perform their choreography with music and special effects, which you can record to make an incredible video.

Beach Aerial

Learn to make bamboo tripods, give event demonstrations, practice with double swings and set up group photoshoots to take amazing pictures flying over the turquoise sea. You can use these pictures to inspire others, promote yourself, get jobs and succeed professionally.

2. Teaching methodology

Learn communication skills, teaching styles, teacher qualities, time management, the establishment of priorities and boundaries, student learning process, group dynamics, time management, fulfilling individuals in the various group setting, the principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting.

3. Anatomy and physiology

Learn the biomechanics of movement, spinal health, techniques to treat illnesses and injuries, principles of compression and proportion, combining traditional knowledge with modern scientific studies.

4. Yoga philosophy

Create an authentic yogic lifestyle with applying the Patanjali Yoga Sutras to daily life. Learn the brief history of yoga and development of aerial by way of Iyengar’s innovative prop use, ashtanga’s structured primary series in combination with acro, physical therapy and performance.

5. Teaching practice

Practice teaching every day to become a confident skilled instructor. Learn assisting, adjustments, set routines, and class design. Received detailed feedback to facilitate development and finish the course ready to go out and teach professionally.

6. Group work and self-study

There are Pre-Course Videos to practice some basic poses and pranayama to prepare the body and mind for intensive training. During the course, there is daily self-study and group work to read the manual, review notes, design classes, and practice teaching.

Level

The course focuses on how to practice correctly, explore what’s possible with creative workshops and develop confidence as a skillful instructor. Students are encouraged to take rest and skip advanced options. Some people have no experience and join for fun, others are professionals seeking qualified certification.

Ulu Yoga swing

ULU Yoga is famous for its unique style and cushioned aerial swings, which are sold around the world. The fitted padding and poly-thread fabric provide greater comfort and support so you don’t slip or bruise the skin like with regular silk hammocks, thus facilitating a greater range of practice and development.

Teaching materials

Students receive printed manuals. ULU Yoga recommends studying Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens, Hatha Illustrated by Martin Kirk, Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the Bhagavad Gita.

Included excursions

The Dome

In the evening you can journey to the magical Dome Sauna on the mountaintop. The herbal steam rooms provide deep detoxing and heavenly stress relief. After showering off there is an outdoor bonfire to sit around for philosophy lectures and meditation. Students get 50% off entry.

Haad Yao Beach

Just a few minutes walk from the yoga center is magnificent Haad Yao Beach with crystal clear turquoise water and smooth white sand. It is a perfect place to practice acro and normal hatha yoga. You can also visit there during the break time for swimming and snorkeling.

Secret Beach

Just a few minutes walk in the other direction is wonderful Secret Beach where you can practice walking meditation. The beach has many trees which provide a shady path to cultivate peaceful serenity as you pace in step with the rolling waves.

Instructors

Edward Pawlak

Shashi Mahler

Viktoria Hartung

Cody Gavin Pizer

Location

This course takes place at Bounty Resort in Haad Yao, Koh Phangan island. The resort has a beautiful ocean view yoga shala, swimming pool, and access to three perfect beaches for swimming and snorkeling. Koh Phangan is a magical island paradise with breathtaking mountain views, green jungles full of wildlife, heavenly turquoise waters, and golden rainbow sunsets.

It is safe and family friendly with no traffic or pollution. Like Bali, Koh Phangan is a top world destination for yoga and wellness with healthy cafes, boutique shopping, and spiritual activities like kundalini, tantra, and ecstatic dance.

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Gym
  • Health Club
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking
  • Reiki
  • Sailing
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Stargazing
  • Steam room
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Volleyball court
  • Whale watching
  • Zip lining

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Lake
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Night club
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Pet friendly

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning

Food

Packages with accommodation include a daily healthy vegetarian breakfast. The meals are yogic, body and mind balancing foods including fresh tropical fruits, muesli, gluten-free coconut rice porridge, green smoothie, yogurt, eggs, salad, toast and jam, coffee and tea. The full menu includes a variety of Western food plus Thai curry, papaya salad, pad thai, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, fresh coconuts and shakes, plus delicious espresso, cappuccino and lattes made with locally roasted coffee beans.

There is also a regular menu of Western and Asian food to order extra items from at any time. For dinner, resort guests receive 10% discount on food plus there are many wonderful boutique vegan cafes and cheap restaurants nearby like Big Mountain, Locco’s Pizza, Taboon, Yogi Cafe, Sirtaki Tavern, Eat Co, Karma Cafe, Crave, Pure Vegan, Green Gallery, Aree’s Ayurveda, Orion Center, Phangan Cove, Chana Masala, Sati Pot, L’alcove, Seed to Feed and more!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

In your free time, you can visit the nearby beautiful beaches, take a boat tour, visit historical temples, take cooking classes, book a massage, do kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding, paragliding, or simply relax and create time for yourself. The island is also famous for hiking in the lush green jungle forests and mountain treks. Students can organize many outings to visit waterfalls, night markets, and temples.

BEACHES

Just a couple minutes walk from the the yoga center are three incredible beaches with crystal clear turquoise water perfect for swimming and snorkeling with exotic fish and colorful coral. Haad Yao Beach is long and wide with many great cafes, Secret Beach is a shanti hideaway with shady trees and Bounty Resort has small private beach to mediate and connect with nature.

MORE BEACHES

Koh Phangan has over 30 world class beaches, which are all free and open to the public. Every 5min there is another gem close by waiting for you to discover. Just keep walking, rent a motorbike or take a taxi.

SNORKELING

Snorkeling is a nice way to get a glimpse of the beautiful underwater world around the island. There are many great snorkel spots on the island, especially on the Northwest coast. One of the best spots is located around the little island of Koh Ma (Horse Island), off Mae Haad beach at the Northwestern tip of Koh Phangan.

BOAT TRIPS

Boat trips around the island or to other islands can be arranged at reception. The most popular is Angthong National Marine Park, a fascinating archipelago of 42 tropical islands, limestone islands and cliffs which rise from the sea as dramatic and bizarre rock formations. hidden emerald lagoons, white sandy beaches, coral gardens.

PHAENG WATERFALL NATIONAL PARK

Phaeng Waterfall National Park is located in the village of Madua Wan. The Park has a nice waterfall close to the entrance and some trekking routes to mountaintop viewpoints, including a long winding foot trail leading up to Koh Phangan’s highest mountain peak Khao Ra of 630 meters.

VISIT THE BIGGEST DON YANG IN THAILAND

A don yang is a huge tropical tree and this gigantic specimen measures 14 meters in diameter, stands to branch off leaves and limbs for hundreds of years.

VISIT THE CHINESE TEMPLE

The Chinese temple is the result of the dream a woman had in 1990 in which the (Chinese) Buddha spoke to her and asked her to build a firelight for the people.

VISIT WAT KHAO NOI

Wat Khao Noi is the oldest temple on Koh Phangan with ancient buildings and Chedis. The Buddha statue inside has been there for more than 300 years now.

KAYAKING

Haad Yao Beach has kayak rental is a perfect location to explore the surrounding beaches.

MOUNTAIN BIKE TRIPS

Mountain bikes are available for rent near by. Experience mountain biking through the jungle paths and mountainous roads with incredible views at every turn.

MOTORBIKES RENTAL

Motorbikes are available for rent to explore everything the island has to offer at your own pace.

THAI BOXING

Koh Phangan has three Muay Thai stadiums in Thong Sala, one in Haad Rin and one in Thong Nai gPan, where regularly events are being held. You may go there to experience a night of Thailand’s most popular sport.

Spa treatments

Sauna

The magical mountain outdoor Dome Sauna has two stupa-shaped herbal steam rooms for detoxing and heavenly stress relief. The Dome is a magical sanctuary with an herbal steam sauna, atmospheric music, organic vegan soul foods and a bonfire for stargazing. The sauna interior is designed for acoustical vibrational to amplify the resonance and power of breathing and chanting. It acts as a portal to transport you back to the womb state and essence of our being. Through sweating one releases chemical toxins and negative thoughts and leaves reborn and refreshed. Then you meditate around the bonfire like in ancient tribal times gazing up at the same stars our ancestors did. It is a transcendental experience bringing you back to the natural state of human roots. Students get 50% off entry.

What's included

  • Free use of snorkeling gear
  • 50% off entry to the Dome
  • 10% discount for dinner
  • Use of swimming pool
  • Entry to private beach
  • Online teaching material
  • Printed course manual
  • Use of yoga mats, blocks, straps
  • Use of Aerial swings and silks
  • 8 hours daily yoga instruction
  • Certificate of completion
  • Daily meditation and pranayama
  • Ocean Aerial photo-shoot
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast
  • 6 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Samui Airport (USM) or Surat Thani Airport (URT).

From Koh Samui Airport (USM), you may buy a joint bus & ferry ticket (30 minutes, 400 THB) to Koh Phangan - Thong Sala pier. Buses leave the airport almost every hour from 08:00 until 16:30. So plan to arrive at the airport by 16:00. There is also a 18:00 ferry, but it goes to Haad Rin pier which is over 40 minutes from the yoga center.

From Surat Thani Airport (URT), you may buy a joint bus and ferry ticket (1 hour + 3 hours, 500 THB) to Koh Phangan - Thong Sala pier. Buses leave the airport almost every hour from 08:00 until 16:10. So plan to arrive at the airport by 15:40 to catch the last ferry, which departs from Surat Thani - Donsak Pier at 18:00.

From Koh Phangan - Thongsala pier, you may take a taxi (20 minutes, 150 THB) to Bounty Resort, Haad Yao.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 21 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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2019 DATES

  • Jan 13 - Jan 19
  • Jan 27 - Feb 02
  • Feb 10 - Feb 16
  • Feb 24 - March 02
  • March 03 - March 09
  • March 24 - March 30
  • April 28 - May 04
  • June 02 - June 08
  • June 23 - June 29 (restorative)
  • July 14 - July 20
  • July 28 - July 03
  • Aug 11 - Aug 17
  • Aug 25 - Aug 31
  • Oct 27 - Nov 02
  • Nov 24 - Nov 30

2020 DATES 

  • Jan 12 - Jan 18
  • Jan 26 - Feb 01
  • Feb 09 - Feb 15
  • Feb 23 - Feb 29
  • March 08 - March 14
  • March 22 - March 28
  • May 24 - May 30
  • June 14 - June 20
  • June 28 - July 04
  • July 12 - July 18
  • July 26 - Aug 01
  • Aug 09 - Aug 15
  • Aug 23 - Aug 29
  • Oct 25 - Oct 31
  • Nov 22 - Nov 28

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