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Detox in a beautiful tranquil setting My eleven-day fasting cleanse at Ananda Yoga Detox went very well and the price was right. Detox manager Villy and staff member Noah guided me through the process which includes drinks and supplements, daily massages, yoga, colonics and both pre- and post-fast phases. The restaurant serves healthy food for partial-fast days. The accommodations are simple but comfortable and the location on Hin Kong Road has direct access to a sunset beach, and nice restaurants for when you’re not fasting. I can definitely recommend this reasonable detox option on the beautiful and tranquil island of Koh Phangan.
Top level yoga teacher training in Koh Panghan (and the world!) My experience at Ananda was amazing. The place is really beautiful and close to the beach. You can easily rent a bike or a scooter to ride around the island (when you have time!), but you can also enjoy hanging around the resort, which has a beautiful garden area and saltwater pool. As for the teacher training, Johnny has put up such a structured and wide course that I find it hard to think you can come across a better 200 hours TT course. He is very knowledgeable, devoted, and expert on all the aspects of yoga practice, and he is very good at explaining, and present all along the course together with his assistants. Definitely a must if you want to take your 200-hour course!
Ananda Pure Yoga 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course My YTTC with Johnny Nasello at Ananda Yoga & Detox Center, has been undoubtedly one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Johnny is simply wonderful and one of the best Teachers you could dream of. He designed an incredibly well-organized, well-structured, and professional course. Every important aspect concerning the vast world of yoga teaching is thoroughly dealt with, most probably even those features you wouldn't have had considered. Be prepared: along with the professional course, there is also an inner profound journey that takes place. Johnny's enlightening charisma, knowledgeable experience and genuine passion will bring you to dive deep within yourself and bring out all your physical and mental potentials and energies. It's certainly a demanding and intense course in many aspects. And the end results are simply astonishing: most probably you will be amazed by yourself beyond expectations. Moreover, Ali, Johnny's wife and sweet other half, brings in all the energy and loving support you need, and her own knowledge as well. If you think handstands are difficult, try holding your thoughts still! If you think it is too boring or too difficult for you... well, you haven't practiced meditation with Ali yet. Everyone else in the Ananda staff completes the incredible experience by making your stay simply delightful. Great location, great food, great service and great environment. Couldn't have asked for more. Bravi!
The best place in the world to reset, cleanse and start again ❤️ This was my fourth visit to Ananda and like my previous detoxes it never failed to impress me, I love it here, Ananda is my second home and I will continue to come here whenever time allows. Ananda has a friendly, warm and homely atmosphere that has tempted me back time and time again. Detoxing can be a wonderful, emotional, tough and beautiful experience and it has been different for me every year I’ve been through it but the end result is always the same. I come out feeling energised, refreshed, revitalised and ready to begin a new chapter! I find it incredible how the body reacts during a cleanse and also how much the intenstines can hold onto (sorry!) Some things can stay in your digestive system for years, not just food matter but also parasites and I always find it incredible how dramatically your health improves afterwards. I’ve also been through a lot of emotional turmoil throughout the last few years and I find the cleanse to help immensely on a spiritual level as well. I’ve been lucky to travel and experience a lot in my life and If you’re suffering with health or emotional issues then I have never seen a better way to kickstart or heal than coming to Ananda, the transformation is quite remarkable. The resort itself is beautiful and quiet, the facilities are clean and gardens well tended to which provides a lovely atmosphere for this emotional journey. The swimming pool is lovely and always clean and the steam room is a great addition to the detox program also. You get a daily yoga class and meditation (3 times a week) which for me helps immensely with the mind shift and whole detoxing process. I absolutely love the staff, they always do their upmost to make you feel at home. Villy is a wonderful person who has a wealth of knowledge about detoxing as well as advice for the post-fast diet etc. A special mention also goes to Noa who is the captain of the detox bar, he’s a funny, welcoming and wonderful guy who will also make you feel at home here as will the rest of the staff. You will also get two colemas on a daily basis, something I feared initially but now find rather therapeutic in a strange way! There are optional add ons which include a liver cleanse, parasite and Candida program, all of which I would recommend. Especially the parasite program...it’s amazing to see what your body releases! To sum up if you’re undecided or anyway worries about the whole thing then my advice to you is rather simple... just do it! I promise you will never regret it and also in some ways never look back. The only thing I wish is that trip advisor allowed me to give Ananda more stars, 5 is not enough! Thank you all and see you again next year! Jamie
Este año también Cándidas y Parásitos!!! Es la 6a vez que vengo a Ananda. Este año asesorada por Villy decidí hacer a parte del ayuno y limpieza hepática, el tratamiento para eliminar Cándidas y Parásitos... este lugar es único para llevar a cabo este tipo de tratamientos, el staff es muy bueno, las instalaciones muy correctas, y lo mejor es lo bien que te sientes cuando finalizas los tratamientos... hacer un reset para tu cuerpo, mente y alma es el mejor regalo que me nos podemos hacer...thanks Two, Noa and Villy!!!!
200h YTTC January 2020 I recently completed my 200h yttc with Johnny at Ananda and the experience was life changing. There are no words that can express the wonderful experience and how this training has impacted me in a very big way. Although the training could be intense at times, the experience far exceeded my expectations. Johnny's experience and knowledge prepared me fully to feel confident to go back home and teach. The training is one aspect but the passion that Johnny has for yoga and his wonderful nature in how he teaches and shares that makes this training such an incredible experience one that will leave a lasting impression on me for life. I feel very blessed to have been part of this group. His assistants Ali,Meliisa and Elena were also wonderful. They each brought their own knowledge, skills and experience thst enhanced the overall experience. They were funny compassionate and really helped us refine our practice. The food at Ananda was delicious, the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. Each day at dinner time we had the gift to watch the sun set over the sea. I am so grateful to have done this training. I have met life long friends and this will resonate with me for a very very long time. Lori Francis 💕🙏🏻
If you’re looking for a sign, THIS IS IT! I spontaneously booked my trip on December 20th, 2019 without doing any extensive research and I hit the jackpot! This was the best possible experience I could’ve asked for. Johnny & Melissa are two of the most knowledgeable, kind, and caring individuals you will ever meet! This will be an intense 4 weeks, but you won’t regret it. The content is consistent, easy to digest and you will surprise yourself at what you’ll learn by week 4! Ananda itself is beautiful, it’s located right across from the beach. They even have their own area if you’d like to practice by the water, or take walks down the beach in the morning. The sunsets are incredible (GREAT for content)! Koh Phangan itself is my favorite island in Thailand, you’re far enough from the full moon tourists but close enough that you could grab a taxi if you really want to check it out. You’ll get Sundays off and I highly suggest touring the island! Best of luck on your next adventure! Namaste 🙏🏼
The Best thing you will ever do I recently completed the January 200hr Yoga Teacher training at Ananda and my goodness. Words cannot describe how incredible and life changing this journey was. Johnny is absolutely someone you can trust with such a big task and you’ll just want to keep learning from him. his knowledge and passion is beyond inspiring. Melissa is the most vibrant, Beautiful and fun loving assistant he could possibly ask for and compliments his teaching style perfectly. She often felt like a big sister guiding us and getting us ready for the path ahead. Ali is wise and comforting and delves deep into some fascinating subjects. Make the most of her classes and ask as many questions as you can, This team come together to bring you extensive training both physically and theoretically, they have created a fool proof system and it works ! The resort itself is magical and inviting ! The staff and even the owners were so welcoming to everyone you really become apart of their family. If I could do it again 10000 times over I absolutely would! Just wait for the food too!!! It was sooooo good I’m missing it like crazy BOOK TODAY, YOU’LL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL ❤️
Gutes Konzept für Detox und Yoga, wir kommen wieder Wir waren Ende November bis Anfang Dezember dort zum Detox. Die Anlage ist sehr gepflegt, die Unterkunft entsprechend dem Preisniveau. Viel wichtiger ist, das man hier in der Zeit des Fastens nicht mit Küche und Gerüche von Essen in Berührung kommt, sondern auch wegen des Tagesplans sich mit Gleichgesinnten an der Detoxbar vor dem Pool trifft. Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und was gerade beim Detox wichtig ist: Sie kümmern und sorgen sich um ihre Gäste. Täglich angebotene Sprechstunden runden das ganze ab. Zur Zeit in der wir da waren, waren Gäste aus der ganzen Welt da. Hiervon waren die meisten zum Wiederholten mal hier zum Detox. Danke an Villi und ihr Team
Yttc are not the same. This is what I wanted I have signed up for 4 different 200h yttc the past year, but this is the first one I actually went thought with, and I could not be more happy with me descission. It focuses on making you a confident teacher, who knows your cues, who owns the room and who are happy while teaching. It is intense, but planed so you have some good breaks during the day, with time for coffee, a nap or to study. You meet at 8 in the morning and end the day at 6 or 8 in the evening. I really enjoy not starting the day really early with long meditations as I know other places do. This yttc is very nondogmatic and lets you take whatever resonates with you from the yoga filosofi. We where not expected to wear white at any time. The teachers (Melissa and Laura) are some of the best people on this planet. Warm, carring, competent, honest, funny and helpful every day. I could not have asked for anyone better. If you are looking for a yttc that aims to make you a great yoga teacher: this is it! After 200h you have the best base to build on in order to continue developing yourself, your practice and your teaching skills. The accomodations and food is also very good. The kitchen staff are so friendly and will make vegan and allergy friendly food. The picture is from our graduation party nov. 19.