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Handstand Workshop In Paradise

  • Loyfa Natural Resort 4170 Ko Phangan, จ.สุราษฎร์ธานี, 84140 Thailand (map)

Do you wish to learn handstand and arm balance poses?

Then this workshop is for you .........

The workshop will begin with a fairly intense warm up, including a lot of conditioning and flexibility drills specific to handstands. You will be given explanations of what to do with your body to get a perfectly straight handstand. Numerous exercises will be practised to help you understand the shape of the posture, both on the floor and on your hands. You will also be working with a partner so you can learn how to spot and correct someone else's technique. This workshop will not be suitable for total beginners but as long as you are used to holding weight in your arms (against the wall with good form for 30-60 seconds) you will be fine. You do not need to have a perfect handstand - that is what you are here to learn! 

 Typical Daily Schedule

  • 7:30-8:30  Day opening, guided meditation and pranayama
  • 8:30-10:00  Yoga asana class (learning handstand and arm balancing postures)
  • 10:00-11:00  Breakfast at Loyfa Natural Resort
  • 11:00-16:00  Enjoy beach
  • 16:00  Guided relaxation 
  • 17:00-18:00  Restorative yoga class
  • 18:00-20:00  Free time, Enjoy thai massage
  • 19:00-20:00  Healthy vegetarian dinner buffet
  • 20:00  Optional evening program or quiet time


Kayla Nielsen

is a 28-year-old world citizen, but originally from California. Currently, she is traveling the globe spreading healing light and love through yoga and other philanthropic endeavors. Kayla decided to go through the Teacher Training Program after coming back to the States from a two-year travel. At the time, she was struggling with pretty severe depression and anxiety in the wake of her return "home."

She says: "This training came to me at a beautifully pivotal moment in my life. The experience only further calibrated my inner compass, finally pointing me in a direction that felt fulfilling and just plain right."

Her training focused on Baptiste-inspired Vinyasa (CorePower, Encinitas). However, as much as she loves creating dynamic, & creative sequences; She equally cherishes leading yin practices, and guided meditations, as well. 

She is typically classified as an inversion junkie &back-bending queen. This is fair considering how she spends almost as much time on her hands as she does on feet, or with her heart spread open to the sky. Kayla specialises in leading these focused workshops not only out of her love for the asanas, alone; but also for her devotion to the mental and spiritual benefits of these postures, as well.

You can check Kayla's amazing videos and Photographs on her Instagram.



Loyfa Natural Resort on Koh Phangan, Thailand

Loyfa Natural Resort is found at Sri Thanu on the western coast of Koh Phangan. Loyfa boasts a private beach with a range of both luxury and budget accommodation that stretches from the shoreline to the crest of the hilltop. The Sri Thanu area is a volcanic peninsula that juts out into the coral reef allowing guests fantastic swimming and superb views over the bay. The Loyfa Natural Resort swimming pool offers a panoramic view of the bay with the restaurant & bar set just behind. The sunsets at night are a spectacle and many guests gather at this time to watch and enjoy a few drinks in this relaxing heaven. 

The Island of Koh Phangan is a small island located in the Gulf of Thailand in the southeast Thailand in Surat Thani Province. Koh Phangan has two sister islands: Koh Samui and the smaller Ko Tao. Main town is Thong Sala, where you can find anything you need for your stay. Koh Phangan is famous for sandy beaches, coral reefs, and coconut trees are present on the island. The climate is warm and humid for most of the year. However, in comparison to most of the rest of southern Thailand, Koh Phangan’s weather is relatively drier. The heaviest precipitation is typically seen in the months of October and November. For the rest of the year, given the tropical climate, rain showers are brief; 20-60 minutes duration is typical.


We offer two types of accommodation – single or double occupancy at the beautiful bungalows located by the beach. Each bungalow has own bathroom with shower, AC and fast wi-fi.

What’s Included

  • Daily Asana and Pranayama class
  • Meditation class
  • Learning handstand and arm balance poses
  • Restorative yoga class
  • Welcome drink.
  • Accommodation (7 nights).
  • Healthy Breakfast at Loyfa Natural Resort 

 *Note: You can book Pool Beach Villas or Suite for extra cost.

Recommended Excursions


Explore the Koh Phangan Island’s inner ponds at your leisure or take a well-organized guided tour and see the Phangan Island from a whole new perspective. This is a fantastic way to experience the secluded coves and beaches on the east coast.
Start 1,200 Baht / Adult, 1,000 Baht 


Ang Thong National Marine Park is a fascinating archipelago of 42 islands. It is north west of Koh Phangan 50 minutes away. Day-trip departs from Thongsala (meeting and booking office Tan Tour between the piers) aboard a speedboat every Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Start 1800 Baht / Adult, 1,200 Baht


Take a day trip snorkelling to the beautiful islands of Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan - the only island linked by three sand banks in the world!
Start 1,900 Baht / Adult, 1,500 Baht 

Vaccines and Medicines

Read more about the vaccines and medicines list by clicking here . You should visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.


Double Occupancy Room   $890

Single Occupancy Room    $1290

Booking conditions


For Handstand workshop, a 300 USD deposit is required upon booking to secure your place. The balance is due one month prior to the training start date.


Cancellations received 45 days or more before arrival date: 50% of the training rate is non-refundable.

 Cancellation received within 14-44 days to the arrival date: 75% of the program rate is non-refundable. If the cancellation occurs before 13 days of the arrival date then your non-refundable payment can be kept as credit for any future program once it is used within the following 12 months from cancellation date.

 We regret that any cancellations within 13 days or less are completely non-refundable and non-transferable.

 Accepted payment methods

Bank wire transfer, Credit card







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