Curious about this yoga that they call Ashtanga? It's a beautiful practice that challenges you and brings about feelings of health, wellness and peace. At Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Shala Phuket the instructors are long time Ashtangi's themselves who are dedicated to the practice and helping their students along the their own journey.
Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Shala Phuket : Ashtanga Yoga Intensive
City: Phuket Country: Thailand
Choose from 7, 10, 14, 21 and 28 day packages from these dates:
7 days: 22,000 Thb
Description of the Retreat:
When they say intensive they mean it! Here you're immersing yourself into Ashtangi ways and learning the traditional methods. This is your true authentic Ashtanga experience going way beyond just asanas. Every day you will journey deeper into your soul and come alive, with the help of their workshops, and yoga therapy sessions including pranayama, yoga nidra, meditation and even Kriya techniques. This place is a one stop buffet of everything you've wanted to learn about Ashtanga. Leave with a true sense of yourself in clarity.
Baan Suan Place
Simple, clean and modern.
What more do you need? A cluttered over indulgent environment leads to troubles in the mind with lack of focus and concentration. Here you'll have everything you need but you'll be able to focus your time and energy on your practice. This makes your yoga progress faster and more profound.
How long has the your company been running retreats? 1 year
Type of Yoga: Ashtanga
Are non-yoga partners welcome? Yes
Number of Participants: 5 to 10 people.
Instructor name and bio:
From a young age Sofya was always into studying spiritual traditions which brought her to practice meditation, tai chi, attending Buddhist teachings and retreats and do researches in religious studies. She holds a BA degree in theology and philosophy and has travelled throughout the world to learn and experience spiritual practices.
In 2005 her searching brought her to work at Jamyang Buddhist Center in London where she first started her Yoga practice. Since then Sofya was practicing Yoga, trying different styles and attending different schools and Yoga Ashrams. With the time she came to study Ashtanga Yoga that is evolved to help with moral, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development where practitioner can progress in order to reach the state of yoga – a union of mind, body and soul leading to self realization.
To deepen her practice of Ashtanga Yoga, Sofya was studying under the guidance of R. Sharath Jois at Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Institute in Mysore, India – the place where Ashtanga yoga as a set or asana and pranayama practices was systematized and kept preserved. There in Mysore she was also studying Ayurveda, Sanskrit and ancient yogic texts. Later she was trained and certified as Yoga and Pranayama teacher in Tattvaa Yoga School in Rishikesh, India. As a Yoga teacher Sofya is also certified by Yoga Alliance International.
Sofya is known with her warm and light way of teaching Yoga which creates special atmosphere at her classes. She finds personal contact with every student giving clear verbal instructions and physical adjustments, she keeps them motivated to practice sharing with them her knowledge and experience.
Rich began his Yoga practice with hope for it to aid him in healing injuries sustained from his love to martial arts and extreme sport activities. But he grew to love Yoga as way of life, integrating Yoga philosophy and practical methods in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of his life.
His passion to personal development brought him to meet and learn from different teachers in Europe, India, Russia, Kazakhstan and Thailand, over the years he has been exploring asana and pranayama practice, kriyas, meditation, ayurveda, reiki, su djok, cold water treatment and art of cooking health food.
The practice of Ashtanga Yoga had a huge impact on Rich and within this practice he found himself in his true element. Ashtanga or “eight limbs” brings the body, mind and spirit into alignment for greater health, happiness, gratitude, kindness and spiritual growth. Rich has been studying Ashtanga with R. Sharat Jois at Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Institute in Mysore, India which is number one center of Ashtanga in the world. He also got his asana and pranayama teacher training and certification under the guidance of Kamal Singh and Sunil Sharma in Rishikesh, “The capital of Yoga” in India. Now being certified as Yoga teacher by Yoga Alliance International Rich is settled in Phuket teaching Ashtanga Yoga.
Rich is famous with warm and personal approach to the teaching of Yoga. He is talented with a special natural vision of students needs which allows him to guide them in their practice in a right direction to achieve the best result on their path of Yoga. He encourages them: “unite with Yourself”.
What's included in the cost of the retreat:
- twice daily meditation & pranayama
- one 2hr asana class per day
- two yoga workshops and lectures per day.
- one massage and sauna per week
What's not included in retreat cost:
- Travel to and from the retreat
- Travel insurance
Food whats included in the cost and what type of food is it?
Do they serve alcohol? No
6.15 am – 7.15 am Pranayama/Meditation/Chanting
7.30 am – 9.30 am Ashtanga asana practice (Mysore/Led)
10.00 am – Brunch
13.00 – 14.00 – Workshop/Yoga Therapy/Training/Lecture
14.30 – 15.30 – Yoga Nidra
15.30 – 16.00 – tea
16.00 – 17.00 – Lecture/Yoga Therapy/Training/Meditation/Self-study
17.30 – Dinner20.00 – Guided meditation/Chanting
The schedule might be changed depending on needs and practice progress of the students.
Reviews for Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Shala Phuket are extremely high. On tripadvisor they sit happily at 99%. Everyone is impressed by the dedication and quality of instruction. Classes are well organized and run smoothly. Both Rich and Sofya are sweet and nice but also professional and sticklers for keeping the Ashtanga pure and proper. The people are very welcoming to new comers. The teaching will challenge you but not beyond your limits. Using proper alignment and adjustments the asanas will give you the benefits you've been hoping for. The location is in the heart of the city, with an abundance of things to do, just a minutes walk away.