Welcome To La Casa Shambala
We are a community focused on the sharing of ideas, cultures and traditions centered on alternative healing techniques. True healing means negotiating self-endurance and self-compassion, learning about yourself and how to manage your thoughts and emotions and finding a way to move forward to make the best out of your life.
Join us for our classes, workshops, seminars, courses and retreats hosted by various skilled professionals from all over the world to experience true healing. We offer everything from Reiki and acupuncture to yoga and meditation and so much in between. Experience anything from a one hour class to a week-long retreat or even a one month course. Combine these amazing lessons and treatments with the fact that they are all offered in the tropical surroundings of the beauty that is Koh Phangan and you have the perfect recipe for true healing.
The place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. it’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light.
More than your textbook training
My experience at La Casa Shambala was life changing. Despite last minute hiccups with instructors the facilitators adapted smoothly. Jessica, Emily and Joe were all amazing teachers. They geared their teaching to our group perfectly. At the end of the program I truly felt equipped to tecah. Rakel and Hector were super accomodating and present the entire time. We truly formed a beautiful family over the month. If you’re looking for a by the book in and out training then this is not the place for you. All of the instructors not only gave us hands on experience, but helped us to connect with ourselves and eachother in a deep and lasting way. I loved every moment!
Ashley Joseph-young from Canada
A magical place
Hector and Raquel are beautiful people – inside and out. They have created something more than just a yoga teachers course, with their love, kindness and compassion they have created a home for all. It’s a beautiful community, where like minded people get a chance to live together. The teachers are wonderful, knowledgable, wise and dont make you feel like they are above you. Jessica will take you on a yoga ride which you will not forget and will be forever grateful, she will shake your heart and bring peace to your soul; Emily with her peacefulness and radiating smiles will relax your mind and flex your body like never before and Joe will make you understand the complicated structures of anatomy with down to earth language. I will never forget this month with those beautiful souls. Raquel and Hector really make you feel comfortable and help you in every way possible, they try their best to comfort everyone and make everyone happy. I wish them to keep on expanding their love with this community of yoga they’ve created. I am forever grateful to them for creating this little oasis where I have met people that will stay in my heart until the end of days.
Maja Kaminska from Great Britain
Amazing course in a beautiful place
I loved everything about this course. From the beginning until the end our amazing teacher Akari put so much energy, not just into teaching but also to make us really understand what Yoga really is about. I feel very grateful for my teacher and for the people I had around me during the course, I learned so much from each of them. The location is really nice, we were surrounded by nature which really made this course even more special. La Casa Shambala is a unique place run by a wonderful couple Rahel and Hector who really want you to feel like home. Apart from TTC group you can also meet fantastic volunteers from all over the world and that’s why this place is full of positive and loving energy. Also, the food was really good, very healthy and Ayurvedic which helps you feel light and healthy during the practice. I feel very lucky that I’ve chosen this course and although it was intense I enjoyed every moment there:) Thank you very much for everything!!
Alicja Mendel from Vietnam
Before coming to the 200h yoga teacher training I was expecting only to learn how to teach yoga and the anatomy of the body but it was way more than this. The philosophy teacher made us go through some intense experiences and taught us the origins of yoga and the philosophy of practice. It has been an amazing journey of self-discoveries!
I recommend this training for people who do not want to be a yoga teacher right after but want to get a first approach and understand better the yoga practice.
The 2h30 of yoga in the morning are perfect to work on the body and the mind (through the meditation) et the Yin yoga at the evening allow us to relax and rest from the day and assimilate all the learnings.
The strengths of the teachers are their ability to stay grounded in the modern world and teach with precise examples of life.
Magali Schulz, Paris France
I’ve recently finished my one month training course at La Casa Shambala and I cannot speak highly enough of my time there. Rakel has created such a beautiful space that welcomes people from all kinds of backgrounds. The course offers not only the basic understanding of Asana (poses) and sequencing, but also gave insight into the history and spirituality of yoga and its origins, connections to Buddhism, Taoism and Zen, as well as, proper meditation and mindfulness practices.
The price is extremely reasonable and I would definitely say best value for money. I researched quite a bit into the different courses around the island and Shambala was the only one to include three (delicious) meals a day, accommodation, as well as, a few extras like a yoga mat, manual, mini causal photo shoot and t-shirt for under $2300 AUD.
The location and atmosphere is also excellent. The bamboo huts are cool and have a fan and mosquito net. There are cafes and nice vegan and vegetarian restaurants not too far from the place. I’d also say it’s an extremely safe area.
I’ll definitely consider doing future courses here!!
Giorgia Butt, Sydney Australia