Yoga Republic’s teacher training programs are run by our experienced and knowledgeable senior teachers. With over 15 years of personal practice and thousands of hours of yoga teaching, you’ll be safely guided in their hands. We draw our knowledge and guidance from a range of traditions and approaches, including, Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Bikram, Raja, Karma and Bhakti yoga to offer you a curriculum and mentorship that is balanced and holistic, encouraging you to positively transform in self knowledge and self belief, allowing you to reach freedom of expression and expansion of all aspect of your being. We deliver the teachings with care, passion, and an empowering belief in you, that will give you the confidence to fire up your yoga teaching journey.
Founder of Yoga Republic & Yoga Instructor
Croation born, raised in Australia, Jack Farras is the owner and founder of Yoga Republic, Phuket. With over ten thousand hours of teaching and now his fourth and greatest creation, Yoga Republic at Blue Tree Phuket.
Jack is extremely excited to welcome you into this wonderful space, share his knowledge and spread the joy of Yoga, and Pilates.
After injuries, constant nagging joints and muscle pain from many years of competitive sport and rigorous fitness training, did he turn to yoga and within six months, it was as if a miracle had occurred. No more pain, and he avoided a second knee operation, but still maintained the same level of fitness.
His mind to body awareness grew exponentially. And in turn healthier and happier. Simply put,”this is where yoga takes us all if we allow it to, if we are patient enough”.
And so, the love story began.
Jack will challenge you and make you laugh or at least smile at the same time. He may not teach you anything, but he will make you think and feel better.
Laksanawadee Atiyat, is a Thai-born Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, and Flying Yoga Instructor at our studio.
After many years of fitness training, Laki discovered yoga back in 2013 when she started working at Yoga Republic from its very first day of operation in Phuket.
Starting as the receptionist and beginning her practice in order to better understand the needs of the studio.Her love story began here, and she began practicing with a real focus for the next 3 years.
She then went on to complete her 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training at Bryce Yoga at Absolute in Koh Samui and began teaching at Yoga Republic in July 2016.In 2017 she completed Hot Yoga Training and began teaching Hot Yoga as well as Vinyasa.
To further her Yoga career, Laki went on to complete Yoga Fly Teacher Training in Chiangmai in 2020 and continues to expand her yoga skillset and passion for yoga.
Tippy Asvananda have been practicing yoga for more than 10 years and teaching since 2017. She is an avid surfer, an Ashtanga yoga practitioner, a professional island hopper, and a modern mystic.
Tippy started her yoga journey in 2008 when she randomly went to a Vinyasa yoga class with her friend in Bangkok and found it as a great exercise to build strength for surfing. Little did she know at the time that yoga was moving more than just her body, but alchemically reprogramming her energetic frequency at a very deep level…
After several years of multi-style, on-again & off-again practices, she finally discovered Ashtanga yoga during her yoga teacher training in India. The practice took her down the road of self-discovery and personal transformation. And through her teachings, you will feel the magic of healing through movement, connecting with cosmic energies, self-empowerment through consistent practice, and respect for the Ashtanga yoga tradition.
Tippy teaches various styles of yoga from alignment-based Hatha yoga, Vinyasa flow, Yin yoga, but specializes in Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. She is experienced in working with practitioners of all-levels and all body types, and her classes are centered around mindful techniques, breath & body awareness, and developing strength & flexibility for a healthy body and balanced life.