Orion Healing Centre’s beautiful location provides the perfect environment for retreat, rejuvenation and the ultimate personal transformation. Situated on the magical island of Koh Phangan, with a pristine backdrop and beachfront yoga sala, here you can learn yoga in paradise.
Orion Healing Centre offers a variety of yoga retreats, residential training programs, intensives and correspondence courses for all levels, beginner to advanced. If you are interested in the life-transforming practice of yoga, this is the perfect place for you to do a retreat, or to study and gain certification.
Developed by our knowledgeable staff with decades of experience in yoga and natural wellness, our comprehensive yoga programs are dedicated to your well-being. We pride ourselves on helping our clients discover new levels of spiritual, mental, and physical health and happiness. Providing cutting edge courses and personal development programs, Orion Healing Centre offers a variety of course formats to meet each student’s individual needs.
Our retreat programs offer two yoga classes per day plus one meditation or yoga Nidra class. All courses are conducted in our 3 beautiful yoga shalas. One with ocean-view Beach Shala, our second in our cozy and more intimate wooden Jungle Shala and our third newest addition our larger acoustically stunning Circle Shala. All shalas equipped with new mats, cork blacks and straps we offer the perfect setting for you to venture deep into you personal practice.
Orion Healing Centre’s programs serve as a vehicle to provide individuals with access to the eternal wisdom of yoga through its practice, philosophy, and lifestyle.
We offer the following programs: Daily Drop-Ins, workshops, retreats, immersions and multiple Teacher Trainings each year.
8:30 – Detox Yoga (90 min)
9:00 – Ashtanga Mysore (120 min)
9:30 – Dynamic Hatha (105 min)
12:15 – Aerial Yoga (90 min)
14:00 – Meditation or Nidra (60 min)
15:15 – Philosophy (60 min)
16:00 – Hatha Heart (90 min)
17:00 – Master Class by Lead Teachers (120 min)
18:00 – Yin Yoga or Sunset Flow (60 min)
19:00 – Contact Improvisation or Kirtan (90-120 min)
During our evenings we offer Satsangs ( open spiritual talks), Kirtan (devotional singing), movie nights and many more activities always changing.
Please make sure to contact us or check our current schedule as classes are subject to change.
Link to current schedule >> http://www.orionhealing.com/yoga-thailand/timetable/
1 class: 400 Baht
7 day unlimited: 4500 Bhat
15 day unlimited: 7500 Bhat
1 month unlimited: 10000 Bath
10 class pass: 3200 Baht
20 class pass: 5400 Baht
30 class pass: 7600 Baht
Private Classes: 1500 – 2000 Baht (60 – 90 minutes)
200 Hour RYT Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training July 2017
200 Hour RYT Restorative and Therapeutic Training August 2017
200 Hour RYT Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training July 2017
Our Yoga Manager and full time resident Hatha teacher at Orion is Ben. For Ben the first moment he stepped on the mat he knew that he found his calling.
His practice started in 2008 with Iyengar Yoga under Joey Mascarenhas in Zurich. Joey’s precise style, teaching, and careful guidance set Ben upon his path. After three years of Iyengar Yoga, he felt ready to dive deeper into yoga and become a qualified teacher.
Ben completed an intensive 3 month Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand. The instructions he experienced during this training were deep and profound, which inspired him to completely shift his career direction and live upon his dharma.
His passion for yoga then took him to NYC to an anatomy-based, physical Vinyasa training. With these in-depth studies of two uniquely different styles of yoga, he honed his skills and combined the modern aspects of Vinyasa Flow with the more traditional forms of Hatha Yoga – energy/chakra-balancing and meditative yoga. Explaining the true meanings of asana, resonance, and polarity in a comprehensive way, he helps the practitioner understand the specific emotions or energies that are commonly set free in each posture.
Fusing these styles of yoga offered Ben a fresh approach to the ever-changing forms of a modern-day yoga class which is designed for the benefit of practitioners on all levels. He strives to present yoga in its spiritual, scientific, and pure form in a way that is transparent and accessible for the variety of practitioners today, creating a blend of slow spiritual traditions from the East with the fast-flowing forms of yoga in the West.
After 4 years in New York Ben has moved his base back to Koh Phangan, Thailand. Here, he studied under Lorraine Taylor and learnt how to work with energy movement during parts of the Ashtanga primary series. This immersion under Lorraine’s beautiful guidance has helped him fine-tune his flows even further, creating a complete set of sequences that work on a deep physical, mental, and emotional level for each practitioner.
Working, assisting and practicing together with so many teachers at Orion he draws from many different lineages and yogic practices.
Keeping a solid awareness of alignment, fused with elements of classical Hatha and modern Vinyasa, Ben guides students to move in a meditative flow throughout class, transitioning skillfully from posture to posture. The whole practice is a meditation through movement. Creating this practice while exploring and discovering different techniques of yoga, fusing them together, and playfully bringing them to the mat – Ben has developed his teaching into a pure expression of his true passion. Using intuitive touch on his adjustments and with your trust he can help you relax deeper into your asana.
Kat is also one of our resident teachers for many years here at Orion Healing Centre. Her yoga journey started 16 years ago when she fell in love with the practice in Austin, Texas. She moved to NYC in 2005 to continue practicing and training with some of yoga’s greatest teachers in the Big Apple including Leslie Kaminoff, Schuyler Grant, Dana Flynn, Amanda Smith, and Ariel Karass. After completing her 200-hour Vinyasa teaching certification at Laughing Lotus in 2007, Kat began a rigorous practice at Kula Yoga where she learned from the best of the best in NYC. Mama India finally blew her horn and drew Kat in to study in Rishikesh “the world capital of yoga”. She did intensive Iyengar training under the tutelage of the incredible Usha Devi a protege of B.K.S. Iyengar himself. Kat’s diverse background and training in Vinyasa, Hatha, and Iyengar have intermingled to create her own unique style of teaching. Her classes are a challenging mix of her passion for alignment and holding postures with a mix of her love for creative and slow flow. Never one to shy away from challenging her students, you will definitely go away from her classes with a good sweat and learning something new.
Katherine has been following her curiosity of the essence of spiritual disciplines throughout Asia and South America for years. She first studied Traditional Hatha Yoga in Kerala (south India), and after spreading the love of yoga in her small hometown in Wyoming (USA), she headed back to India to study Traditional Tantra Yoga at Shri Kali Ashram in south Goa.
This Kaula system of Kashmiri Shaivism showed her that Tantra is a holistic spiritual science which enlivens the divine essence in all world religions – and through practicing this asana series, Katherine was able to integrate an experience of her true nature through meditation in postures, let go of fears which created a false sense of limitation, and program a deep sense of relaxation and peace into the cells of her body. At Orion, she shares Beginner’s Tantra Yoga and the Meditative Tantra Yoga asana series which profoundly shifted her perspective on herself and the cosmos – toward love, for all.
Katherine teaches Meditative Tantra Yoga and Yoga Philosophy classes at Orion.
Lisa is our one of our dedicated Detox Yoga teachers. She leads our morning classes especially designed for our fasting clients or those just practicing more relaxed and restorative on the day. Yoga teacher, therapeutic yoga consultant and yogini in constant training. She loves learning, exploring, reading, writing, moving and creating. Her passion for self discovery has led her to the exploration of the psychosomatic benefits and spiritual aspects of the yoga practice. She now takes great joy in sharing the healing power of yoga with others; helping to facilitate a deepening of their own journey and development.
I came to disconnect from everything and do as much yoga as possible…And that is exactly what I did! Vijay is a fantastic teacher who pushes me to my limits. The food was amazing and I leave healed and super relaxed. Thank you!
– Alexia, Australia, 5 day Yoga Retreat
Love this Place! 7 days of yoga just near the water. One of the best yoga spots on Island. Teachers from Europe. A very nice place to practice.
– AJ. Russia, Yoga Classes
I Love this Place! 7 days of yoga just near the water. One of the best yoga spots on Island. Teachers from Europe. A very nice place to practice.
– AJ. Russia
We were very impressed to see the practice of ancient yogic ayurvedic healing far away from India.
Nice yoga classes, early morning Ashtanga Mysore style, then later in the morning an easy detox yoga which is great for people on detox and beginners, and in the afternoon a regular Hatha yoga class.
– Lotta, Sweden
I really enjoyed the Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga classes.
– Jane Pai
Here at Orion I took my first yoga class, and I know now that I will continue with yoga in my life.
– Autonia, Bulgaria,
Vijay took my practice to a new level.