Ashtanga Yoga holidays with authorized teacher in Koh Samui, Thailand

August 7—17, 2018 in Yoga House & Spa (Koh Samui, Lamai)

Please note we've updated our schedule offering Mysore classes only during two weeks!

Cyril Lagel, AVY (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga) teacher authorized in KPJAYI Mysore by Sharath Jois, comes to beautiful Koh Samui (Thailand) to share his knowledge and fire with students of any levels, from beginners to experienced, on two languages, English and French. Don't miss this unique opportunity to practice yoga in paradise!

About Cyril

There are as many yoga classes as there are teachers… But Cyril has a communicative energy that carries and motivates! His encounter with Ashtanga is a combination of circumstances: big back problems force him to find, to open up to other possibilities to relieve his pains. Passionate about the underwater world and in particular with freedivers and deep-sea divers, he discovers their techniques to find the inner calm, the secret of surpassing oneself: asana, pranayama and meditation. His pain fades, finally disappearing after a few months.

In 2012, after years of studying yoga, Ayurveda yoga massage, anatomy of the movement, Ayurveda and Indian philosophy, Cyril decides to study at the source of KPJAYI's teaching in Mysore, the founding school of Ashtanga. He continues his journey by traveling to meet and study each year with teachers in this tradition (Sharath Jois, Petri Raisanen, Prem & Radha, Tim Feldman, Kino MacGregor). In 2018, after several trips and months to study at KPJAYI Mysore with Sharath Jois, he received from him the authorization (blessing) to teach "Authorized level 1" — he is one of the few accredited Ashtanga Yoga professors in France.

Cyril's classes are guided by his good mood and desire to transmit, combining pedagogy, trick and enthusiasm — all in a positive atmosphere. It definetely helps to progress: the smiles that are born on the faces of his students, the understanding of the capacities of each one to be surpassed both mentally and physically during the practices are as much satisfaction and motivation to share.

"Yoga is like a light that, once lit, never goes out again. The more you practice, the more the flame is alive."

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Singing bowls meditations, every Wednesday, 7:00 PM

We are happy to offer you Himalayan singing bowls meditation every Wednesday at 7:00 PM — welcome to experience it!

Himalayan singing bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul.

Our sessions are not directly connected with any spiritual traditions, last for about 1 hour. You will lay down in Savasana with your body being totally relaxed and your mind concentrated on the breathing or sophisticated HImalayan singing bowls sounds. Entrance fee is 300 THB.

We will start right after our evening yoga class (you can visit both events in a row). Welcome!

P.S. Note we also offer private sound healing sessions including sound bath & massage with singing bowls, gong and other instruments. Please check our therapies list for details.

200 hour certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher training course (TTC) with YOGAYANTRA in Koh Samui, Thailand

June 1—29, 2018* in Yoga House & Spa (Koh Samui, Lamai)

It's too late to enroll as TTC has already started. However, you still can join some classes.

World-famous Dominique Renucci from Yogayantra comes to Koh Samui (Thailand) for the first time to share her profound experience with you, yogis and yoginis looking for a deeper understanding of yoga, improving your skills and getting your teacher's certification. Being guided by a professional who has been teaching yoga for 27 years (and TTCs alone for 12+ years already), you're going to discover the full power of yoga and become able to share your comprehensive knowledge with other living beings.

This TTC is not about fancy yoga and fashion but it perfectly fits all other needs of those who'd like to teach yoga to others and/or to fully understand what's happening on a yoga mat and then go much further than just asanas.

* Please note you should arrive at least on May 31st (our first meeting will happen this day afternoon) and checkout on June 30th (training will finish on the evening of June 29th). It means you need at least 30 nights accommodation (it is included in our packages listed below) starting May 31st. If you can come earlier it may be even better for you (due to jet lag).

About Yogayantra and Dominique

Yogayantra is a yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance. Its founder and director is Dominique Renucci (E-RYT 500 certified) who has left her country (France) in 1991 to live in Asia. She has studied yoga with many teachers across Europe and Asia, attended many intensive retreats and read tons of books dedicated to Indian philosophy, Tibetan Buddhism and Dzogchen teaching, spent months in self-retreats in secluded places. Dominique has practiced Zen meditation for many years, attended many 10-day Vipassana meditation courses, received empowerment of some Tibetan practices, has been following and practicing the Dzogchen teachings from Choegyal Namkhai Norbu for many years. She is also a student of the medical University of Grenoble (France) and online student of Dr Robert Morse (Florida, USA).

Dominique has started to study Indian philosophy as a teenager coming into the world of yoga in 1975. Her yoga teaching experience began in 1991. In 1995, she has attended her first yoga TTC and 10 years later she has started to teach 200 & 300 hour TTCs. She has been practicing Iyengar Yoga for years and then switched to Ashtanga style. Now, Dominique practices and teaches Vinyasa Yoga emphasizing mindfulness with fluidity and athleticism combining it with detailed knowledge and precision of Iyengar style. Dominique's broad experience in teaching YTTCs can be validated via Yoga Alliance website.

You can also find more details about Yogayantra and Dominique Renucci at www.yogayantra.com. For example, this PDF document contains useful information and Q&A on Yogayantra's 200-hour YTTCs.

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Morning Qigong (Chi Kung) classes

Discover the world-famous Chinese practice Qigong through our morning classes — it is a great way to adjust your balance!

Qigong (Chi Kung) is an ancient Chinese health practice. It is a harmonizing combination of deep breathing and slow focused movements to balance the energy of body, mind and spirit.

Five Animals Qigong is the oldest known dynamic Medical Qigong, created by one of the most famous Chinese Medicine doctors Hua Tuo. This qigong works on multiple levels opening up the meridians, healing the organs, improving performance and balancing the emotions. With this qigong you are restructuring your fascia and start developing stronger and more elastic "bamboo body".

Classes are guided by Jani — an Eastern meditative arts enthusiast from Finland. He has been practicing and studying Qigong since 2009. He likes to actively help sharing this great art with his down-to-earth and gentle way.

Don't miss this great opportunity to work with your chi (qi), «life energy», with an experienced teacher! These classes are made just for donation (no fixed price — you pay how much you can/want) Check our weekly schedule for Qigong and welcome!

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga holidays in Koh Samui, August 2018