Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Shala Phuket

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Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Shala Phuket

Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Shala Phuket
Ashtanga Yoga Shala Phuket provides traditional Ashtanga Yoga classes: Mysore Style and Led Class. Professional teachers work individually with each student using art of adjustment according to needs of each individual student. There is no yoga experience required to attend the class. All levels are welcome! A number of educational and therapy programs are run by TAYSP such as Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course, Ashtanga Yoga Intensive Course, Art of Adjustment, Detox, Weight Loss, Anti Aging, Yoga Therapy, Water Fasting. These are onsite programs which include accommodation and board.
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Very good

Lexie Kittell
1 contribution
Ashtanga Teacher Training
Nov 2019 • Solo
The program was very professional and informative. The instructors are kind and passionate about what they do. I did the 200 hour 28 day teacher training but there were other people there doing different courses such as detox programs. All were very intense and difficult but definitely worth it! If you’re looking for a high quality and vigorous yoga school for a teacher training or just a week long intensive course I HIGHLY recommend this program!!
Written January 13, 2020
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3 contributions
What an experience
Nov 2019 • Solo
I was there for the 200hr TTC, I really didn't know what to expect intially but quickly I found to realise how intense this course actually is. I learnt so much throughout my time there, both Sofya and Rich have different styles of teaching and complement each other well, if you're looking for a challenging course but also the support to become a great yoga instructor then this is the place to consider, I certainly can't wait to revisit whenever that may be, big thanks to Sofya and Rich for everything I've learned!
Written December 28, 2019
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Cologne, Germany11 contributions
Yoga Retreat (Detox Program)
Oct 2019
I had a very nice time at the Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Shala Phuket and a considerable benefit of my body transformation and changing. Definitely the right decision if you want to work on yourself (body & mind). You will be occupied by very experienced and professional teachers who can lead you in the right direction and help you to do your own powerful transition. You’ll definitely get to know the potential of your healthy and subtle Body! Everything you need to do is engage yourself with the program and your personal adventure will begin.

Written October 31, 2019
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Leung Tsz Yan
7 contributions
200 hrs teaching training course
Jul 2019 • Solo
I just finished my TTC 200 hours training here, the teachers Rich and Sofya are very professionals, who provided me tough, intensive training but at the same time, they helped me a lot through out the course, with lots of attention and assistant. And they being very generous with greatest endeavors to teach me during the training.

In my trainings, I have given loads of support to overcome my weakness and I feel very safe to try new things and challenge.

The adjustment class from Rich are superb, I have learnt a lot from him which I have never experienced outside, they are effective and also very safe and I believe it will be very useful for me in the future.

The atmosphere in the Shala are nice, people here are very friendly and helpful. Also the accommodation is very comfortable with everything i needed through out my stay

And I personally love the cookies and cake provided by sofya, they are super tasty :)
Written August 20, 2019
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Queenie T
Hong Kong, China8 contributions
Authentic Ashtanga Yoga experience!
Jul 2019 • Solo
As I was looking for a yoga getaway trip that could enrich my limited knowledge in Ashtanga, this place has well-fulfilled the purpose via a balanced structure of theoretical and practical workshops. When they said the programme is intensive, they meant it by all means! While there’s no obligation to join all the classes like a TTC, the building of internal energy through regular (physical & mental) practices and the encouraging attitude of Rich and Sofya as instructors would motivate you to crave for more. After 7 days of concentration on my own breath, muscles, diet, thoughts, under their strict guidance, not only did I feel healthier, I found the lost clarity in my mind which was the most rewarding take-away from this trip. If you’re looking to improve your wellbeing rather than simple relaxation, here is the place to look for.

The only tiny disappointment was the swimming pool facility as the bottom tiles were broken and dangerous to step on. Having said that, it was because I expected to soak into the pool in between breaks but the complimentary add-ons, eg. colon cleanse, Thai oil massage, ice water treatment have kept me occupied and even more beneficial for the time spent.
Written July 9, 2019
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Jana S
Asse, Belgium6 contributions
TAYSP 14 days Yoga detox retreat
Apr 2019 • Solo
I was looking for the perfect spot for my solo-travel, by my understanding it means a balance between solitude when I needed it and a good atmosphere, friendly people to be with when I wanted to. I wanted to profound my knowledge of Yoga, learn about myself and improve my health. I chose this spot because of two main reasons; only two teachers who give all classes, meaning that they love what they’re doing, day in day out. Secondly the professionalism was clear, it wasn’t about ‘Some yoga classes in a yoga retreat’, but about the traditional and correct yoga and its approaches.

I am glad I chose this retreat, it met my expectations and above. I’ve learned so much, things I couldn’t imagine at first. Sofya and Rich are focused on your personal development, mind and body. In a firm, but encouraging way, they push you to your limits and you can’t help it, but love it. They give you so much, transmitting their knowledge in a humble way.

Also, very important, the food is awesome, a whole food plant based buffet is available. The food is perfect, the cook does an amazing job! I kicked sugars out of my life without a problem after this 2 weeks, and this coming from a sweet tooth. Also the homemade snacks and tea are a ‘looking forward’ moment of the day. :)

The room was perfect, above expectations, at a 7 min walking distance from the shala. Very clean, spacious and practical.

I have a very turbulent workschedule and no structure, but TAYSP motivated me to work on my lifestyle again from the inside out. And it was exactly what I needed. I am happy I chose this one out of many possibilities, it was more than I needed and could’ve asked for. There is no doubt that I would come back for more of this!

Sofya and Rich, you guys won’t get rid of me anytime soon :)
Written April 8, 2019
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2 contributions
Best Asthanga practice in Phuket!
Feb 2019 • Solo
I can truly recommend the Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Shala Phuket led by Sofya and Rich. I did the 2-week detox program. I had very good care and support through Rick and Sofya. They are friendly and caring people and really want their students to have an optimal stay and experience. The room was nice and had air conditioning and a mosquito net. The way from the apartment to the yoga studio/ club is literally just a five-minute walk away. Although I already did a lot of Vinyasa and Hatha yoga back home, Ashtanga was a completely new yoga experience for me. The assistance and alignment support from Rick and Sofya were brilliant. I can really notice an improvement. They are really good-hearted people and dedicated to make your stay as good as possible by sharing their yoga knowledge.
Written March 17, 2019
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Alexander Linkov
Regensburg, Deutschland2 contributions
Just Excellent
Mar 2019 • Solo
I visit Phuket on vacations time to time and try to find a time for yoga practice. This time I took 2 weeks classes. Sonya and Rich are very professional and patient teachers. Enjoy every time, when I’am there. Alex
Written March 16, 2019
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Vienna, Austria2 contributions
Ashtanga Thailand Phuket
Feb 2019 • Solo
Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Shala Phuket


Traditional Ashtanga


I have decide to spend my holiday in Thailand Phuket by practicing Ashtanga . So I found
Yoga Retreats Phuket Thailand
Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Shala Phuket.

Happy me!!

After 2 emails and one call my trip was organized .

Accommodation: I got in one house a big room with my bath and shower.
I did not miss anything there: high speed internet, huge & comfortable bad , kitchen, washmashine. Every was like very new and clean.

House placed just 5 min walking distance from yoga Shala .

Our schedule was very tight!!!
Look at this!!!!
6.15 am – 7.15 am Pranayama
7.30 am – 9.30 am Ashtanga asana practice (Mysore/Led)
9.30 am – Brunch
13.00 – 14.00 – Optional Alignment Class
14.30 – 15.30 – Yoga Nidra
15.30 – 15.50 – tea with a snack
15.50 – 16.50 – Lecture
17.00 – 18.80 – Workshop/Yoga Therapy
18.00 – 18.30 Guided meditation/Chanting
18.30 – Dinner

The food is everything you’d expect from a yoga retreat: fresh, organic, vegetarian and DELICIOUS! We would love to get cooking workshop there.

Sonia and Ricci really took the time to get to know our bodies and limitations, always offering useful advice and additional exercises to help us strengthen our practice.

The afternoon workshops were varied. Some days we had interval yoga ( wow ! It’s make my body more stronger) some day would go through a restorative sequence, other days we would practice arm balances or inversions. No matter what we were doing, but Sonia & Ricci always built up from the foundations and offered advanced options to challenge more experienced students.

I learnt so much from wer tips and cues, I seriously couldn’t write in my notebook quickly enough.

Sonia& Ricci both lighthearted, warm, endlessly knowledgable, relatable and just 100% down to earth.

I have been very glad to share this retreat with international participant ( Usa, Hongkong, Spain, Austria, Swiss , Belgien, etc) and also people with different level of series.

Would I study with Sonia & Ricci again? 100% yes!
Written March 8, 2019
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Feng C
1 contribution
Best Ashtanga Yoga practice I have had
Feb 2019 • Friends
My friend ( from Belgium) and I ( from HK ) decided to do a two week yoga retreat and we came to this traditional ashatanga yoga Shala Phuket. We are so grateful to have met Rich and Sofya who have guided our practice and we have learned a lot from them about how real yogis live their life. They are such good hearted people and so dedicated to sharing their yoga knowledge and practice to help others improve. This two week made me realise so much about how excessive we normally lived our life and how much pressure we put on ourselves. In this Shala, we practiced yoga, ate delicious yet very simple food, learned how to medicate, sip lemongrass tea with snacks made by Sofya, sing mantra together with Rich and Sofya. Simple and felt so content !

If you ever think of giving yourself a chance to practice yoga and meditate, this place is the best place to go. I also observed lots of people come to morning practice are from the neighborhood, I really feel they are so lucky to have teachers like Rich and Sofya in their yoga journey.
Written March 3, 2019
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