7 Days 50-Hour Aerial Yoga Teacher Training & SUP Yoga on Koh Phangan Island, Thailand
Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Course
Become a certified Aerial Yoga Instructor while enjoying a beautiful beachside resort and ocean view yoga shala on magical Koh Phangan Island. Experience a dynamic mix of traditional aerial hatha and graceful aerial vinyasa yoga with detailed analytic instruction of alignment and adjustments plus workshops in aerial acro and aerial restorative. Learn therapeutic anatomy for spinal decompression. Practice teaching everyday to become a confident instructor. Learn aerial choreography to create an amazing performance. Do aerial on the beach and take amazing photos flying over the ocean. Free use of SUP yoga boards in break time
- Enjoy an ocean view shala & private beach
- Do creative workshops mixing aerial and acro
- Relieve back pain with healing aerial therapy
- Practice aerial hatha & aerial vinyasa flow
- Get expert analytics, alignment & adjustments
- Unite body, mind & spirit with holistic anatomy
- Join sharing circles to give your feedback
- Practice teaching to be a confident instructor
- Free use of SUP yoga boards in break time
- Aerial Yoga
Sunday (day 1)
- 14:00 - 19:00 Check in
- 19:00 - 21:00 Orientation
Monday - Saturday
- 06:30 - 07:00 Mediation
- 07:00 - 09:00 Morning yoga
- 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
- 10:00 - 11:00 Lecture
- 11:00 - 13:00 Analayitics
- 13:00 - 15:30 Lunch
- 15:30 - 17:00 Workshops
- 17:00 - 18:30 Evening yoga
- 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
Saturday (day 7)
- 07:00 - 09:00 Graduation
- 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
- 10:00 - 11:00 Check out
The course strictly adheres to Yoga Alliance standards for techniques, analytics, philosophy, anatomy, methodology, practicum, contact hours, self-study time and excursions to ensure the core content is thoroughly covered and additional activities are meaningful as well as fun.
1. Techniques, Training and Practice
Each morning you will practice aerial hatha yoga, which focuses on holding traditional yoga poses adapted for aerial. In the evening you will practice aerial vinyasa, which connects poses with breath and movement to create a dynamic flow. Also included is a short meditation and pranayama to focus the mind, warm up the body and awaken the spirit. (daily)
Use swings to support flyers and bases with balance and alignment to achieve creative poses mixing aerial with partner and acro yoga. You will learn to trust and communicate with each other in fun and challenging new ways plus try some therapeutic thai massage techniques for spinal decompression and pain relief. (1x)
Use anti-gravity style hammocks to practice wrapping the fabric around the body plus rolling and dropping in and out of more complicated poses. Students are welcome to complete the whole course using silk hammocks if they prefer, you can do all the same poses, but ULU Yoga Swings have cushion padding and are far more comfortable. (1x)
Learn to synchronize simple aerial sequences in pairs then coordinate as a group to choreograph an artistic performance mixing aerial with regular yoga, acro yoga and dance. Create a theme with music, body paint and blacklight and record an amazing video. (1x)
Learn to make bamboo a tripod to do aerial outdoors for promotion, special events and class demos. Take amazing photos in nature flying in the sky. (1x)
2. Analytical Training
Receive detailed analytic instruction of traditional aerial yoga asanas and techniques along with their classical hatha yoga counterparts. Learn correct alignment, cueing, sequencing, adjustments, mistakes and modifications for various levels. Analytics are detailed with a course manual, which includes scripted sequences and over 50 pictures. (daily)
Receive a brief overview of the body as a holistic system, biomechanics of movement and the health benefits of various poses with special regard to spinal construction, compression and decompression, stretching safely to avoid hyperextension, working with injuries and techniques to reduce pain.
4. Yoga Philosophy
Receive a brief overview of yoga history and philosophy and learn to create an authentic yogic lifestyle by integrating the ethical guidelines of the yamas and niyamas from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
5. Teaching Practice
A key feature of this course is immersive teaching practice and critical evaluation to become a skilled and confident instructor. You will practice teaching everyday and learn hands on adjustments plus design teach a complete class. These techniques have proven to be exceptionally effective and many students get great jobs right away after the course.
6. Teaching Methodology
Receive a brief overview of teaching styles, communication skills, principles of demonstration, observation, time management, student learning process, group dynamics, fulfilling individual needs, working in various group settings and establishment of priorities and boundaries.
7. Self Study
Participants must complete 5 hours of pre-course work. ULU Yoga has online 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, group work and assignments such as designing original classes.
Yoga Alliance is the most popular type of certification and ULU Yoga graduates teach all over the world at elite yoga studios and 5 star resorts. In special regards to aerial, acro and SUP yoga, ultimately it is the discretion of the management if you are qualified to teach.
This course is open to all levels and students are recommended to take rest and modify as needed. Each week there is group sharing to give feedback and ensure your personal and academic needs are met and your time is truly enjoyable and nurturing on all levels to create a holistic balance. You should practice yoga at least twice a week for 2 months and consult a doctor before taking this course. You don’t need a high level of flexibility or skill at advanced poses.
Are you Ulu?
ULU Yoga strives to be creative and unique while still honoring the sacred wisdom of traditional yoga as a means to health, happiness and spiritual liberation. The key to ULU Yoga’s success has been open communication with students to both serve their specific needs, maintain group harmony, and reflect upon feedback to develop and grow.
We originally chose the name ULU simply because it sounded nice and had no meaning in English. It’s just a good vibration similar to AUM. After getting into aerial we surprisingly learned it meant owl in Hindi. The owl is like an aerial yogi who sits in quiet meditation, peering through the darkness to dispel ignorance and illuminate the true nature of reality before suddenly flying into action.
ULU also means whirlwind and is slang for crazy in arabic languages, where they say “Are you ULU?”. Over time we chose to define ULU as Universal Love and Understanding. All together this summarizes perfectly ULU Yoga’s love for traditional yoga and crazy styles like aerial, which unite students by helping beginners to achieve advanced poses and fly.
Instructors are carefully chosen so that each subject is taught by a trained specialist.
Viktoria (Germany, Russia) has over 20 years of yoga experience. She did her first 200-hr TT in Hatha Yoga, followed by a 500-hr TT in Therapeutic Yoga. She also has certifications in acro yoga, aerial yoga, deep tissue massage, nadi healing touch and traditional tantra yoga. Viktoria has a most vibrant energy, but is also a serious scholar and university instructor with MA in Chemical Engineering. Viktoria leads 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher trainings in Asia, Europe and India plus has extensive knowledge of yoga philosophy, anatomy and ayurveda. Viktoria's deep craving for study and self development lead her to combine western medical science with spirituality and yoga to create a compressive holistic health approach and clear understandable teaching. Her greatest skill is inspiring others to wake up and live plus uniting groups and filling the room with love and laughter.
Cody Gavin Pizer
Cody (South Africa) started yoga in 2010. He completed his 200-hr Multi-Style Yoga TT with Green Yoga in India. He also has certifications in aerial and SUP yoga. Cody has several years experience as lead instructor on numerous yoga trainings specializing in vinyasa, aerial and sup yoga plus presents engaging lectures on anatomy and philosophy. He is also a credible authority on diet and nutrition as a long time raw vegan intermittent faster. Cody has led mindfulness retreats, mixed movement arts and parkour workshops in Bali, India, Malaysia and Cambodia plus taught at the famous Yoga Barn on Bali and Blue Indigo in Cambodia. He has an uninhibited spirit, which directs his life and inspires others to grow beyond themselves. 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.
What is included
- Yoga Alliance aerial training certificate
- Printed course manuals and online videos
- Personal interviews to fulfill your needs
- Sea view accommodation & beachside resort
- Healing vegetarian food to nourish your body
- Free entry to the mystical Dome Sauna
- Free airport transportation to the resort
What is not included
- Swimming pool (outdoor)
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Concierge desk
- Dining area
- Environmentally friendly
- Luggage room / storage
- Meditation garden
- Picnic area
- Special menu request
- Yoga shala
- ATM / banking
- Board rental
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- Internet access
- Parking lot
- Tour assistance
- Wireless internet
- Outdoor shower
Bounty Resort has deluxe cliff-side accommodation, private fan bungalows and shared rooms. All rooms have sea view balconies, private bathrooms, hot water and free wi-fi. Bounty Resort has an ocean view yoga shala, swimming pool, lush gardens and access to three beaches. There is also a great restaurant, laundry service, motorbike rental and ATM.
Things to Do
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 are available for rent to explore everything the island has to offer at your own pace.
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.
Packages include a healthy vegetarian breakfast with fresh tropical fruits and veg, green smoothie bowl, muesli, coconut rice porridge, homemade yogurt, boiled eggs, banana pancakes, coffee and tea. For lunch and dinner there is healthy cuisine and cheap Thai food at the resort, on the beach and nearby Sri Thanu village at Big Mountain, Locco’s, Taboon, Eat Co, Karma Cafe, Sati Pot, Pure Vegan, Green Gallery, Aree’s Ayurveda, Orion Center, Chana Masala, L’alcove and Seed to Feed.
The following meals are included:
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
- Gluten Free
- Other dietary requirements on request
The following drinks are included:
The dome 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. (taxi 200thb not included).
Meet The Instructors
Viktoria & Cody
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 Gavin Pizer
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.
Location Bounty Resort, 85/1 Moo 8, Haad Dao Deuk, Koh Phangan, Suratthani 84280, Thailand
This course takes place at Bounty Resort, 85/1 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Ko Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand. 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.
Booking And Cancellation Policy
- A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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.