Guest Teacher Program
Relax, unwind and be inspired! Bring your sense of adventure and your spirit of play. For a full week, enjoy delicious, healthy meals, cleansing ocean air, time to relax and time to connect. There will be daily offerings in Bhakti Vinyasa Yoga, AcroYoga, Thai Massage, Aerial Silks, Slacklining, WERQ cardio dance & Budokon; combining yoga, calisthenics, mixed martial arts and animal locomotion. Together, we help empower one another to step out of our comfort zones, try something new, and find what makes you light up. Our goal is to help incorporate PLAY and joyful movement practices back into your daily lives. You will have opportunities to indulge in massage, wellness consultations, a boat trip to Angthong National Marine park, waterfall and elephant excursions, adventures to explore and much more. No experience necessary to join our Wellness Playground Tribe, just a bright smile and an open heart!
Anastasia and Laura have been teaching together for over a decade, both certified massage therapists, Thai therapists, aerialists, performers and instructors, they share a passion for playful movement practices. They share a passion for bringing people together using compassionate communication and elements of AcroYoga. They also love to travel! Leading their first wellness festival in Lake Tahoe, California, they decided to take it internationally, from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Greece, Bali, and Mexico, Spain and now Thailand. They have so much excitement for leading Wellness Playground Retreats and love bringing the Wellness Playground tribe together in joyful movement in breathtaking locations.
I am Abby Jacob and I love yoga. I love to practice and I love to teach. This practice has been a path of self actualization, ultimately uniting me to source love. Yoga has allowed me to see myself through a higher perspective and a clear lens. Before yoga I went about my days operating from my unconscious mind and emotions. As I showed up, practiced, sweated, cried, inverted and chanted the light began to shine, true illumination came forth. What was once self limiting beliefs is now self love. What was once struggle is now ease. Thank you yoga, I am forever grateful and transformed. I challenge my students to their edge while holding a safe space for their exploration. Join me in the journey of self discovery and mastery.
Rori’s call to movement began at the age of four years old when she began dancing. She is a classically trained ballerina who, as she grew, moved into competitive dance including modern, lyrical, tap, jazz, and hip hop genres. As an adult she rediscovered her love of movement and performance through a very different medium, CIRCUS! From there she assembled additional forms of flow arts into her repertoire including fire dancing, yoga, stilting, and aerial artistry. She has been teaching others to love movement for over 20 years! She recently relocated from Reno, Nevada to Parkville, Missouri where she continues to teach multiple formats including Budokon Yoga and Calisthenics, WERQ Dance Cardio Fitness, Barre Above, Xtreme Hip Hop Step, and various forms of strength and conditioning. Rori is a Certified Health Education Specialist, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and Cancer Exercise Specialist.
Hi, I’m Sarah Vosen. I am delighted to be joining the Wellness Playground team! My whole adult life, I have focused on health, healing, and wellness with an emphasis on fun, which is why being a part of the wellness playground retreat is a no brainer. I absolutely LOVE immersive experiences like retreats and trainings, and have been participating in them as a student and facilitator since my first AcroYoga teacher training in 2007. I also bring 20 years of expertise as a massage therapist and acupuncturist. I am the co-founder of Sarahpeutics 5 Element Thai massage, as well as a Burnout Recovery coach with “Fried. The Burnout Podcast.”
|8.00am – 9.30am||Bhakti Yoga|
|9.30am – 10.00am||Circle Ceremony & AcroYoga Elements|
|12.00pm – 1:30pm||Budokon Sunday & Thurdsay|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Welcome Circle Saturday|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Slackline & Aerial Jam & WERQ|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Closing Circle Friday|
|8.00pm – 9:30pm||Evening Program Wellness Chat, Thai Massage & Game night|
The Heart of Samahita is found in its impressive mix of facilities that provide the space for your experience, as well as through the food where tasty and healthy merge powerfully, and in our quality mix of guest rooms, where you can stay in the highest of standards right at the beach or find rooms to suit all budgets from beach to garden. And when here you can also paddle board, kayak and snorkel, amongst other activities. Feel free to take a tour and find out where Samahita is located.