Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort

The Team

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Mangosteen Resort Team

At Mangosteen Resort we not only employ skilled and gentle workers, we also treat them as family; which has resulted in many of them being with us for of 10 years and more. They all in their own right hold special skills and vast experiences, which we couldn’t be without. Meet our team, which makes our wellness resort in Thailand one that truly stands out from other retreats in the country.

Instructors and Doctors:

Allow us to present you the instructors and doctors of our resort; whom are specialists in each of their own fields respectively. With their skills, and the support of our Spa team you’re in good hands, whether that is an Ayurvedic Massage, Yoga or  Meditation. Read more about each of our yoga teachers and doctors below.

Hajo & Rose von Keller

Hajo & Rose von Keller

Managing Directors / Owners

The Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort in Phuket wouldn’t be where it is without the dedicated staff, doctors and teachers; but also without the passionate owners, Hajo and Rose von Keller.

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Hajo von Keller originates from Munich, Germany and decided to move to Thailand in 1996 to develop the sporting goods business for families, initially opening an office with a warehouse in Bangkok, and later a Sport Shop in Phuket Town.
At this stage, he did not plan to stay in Thailand very long, however the business was growing very fast and the team grew to around 25 staff, so the option to leave was diminishing monthly. Due to the Asian crisis in 1997, he decided to consolidate the business, moved to Phuket to leave the, at this time depressed city of Bangkok, and started to work on the “resort idea”. Completely new to the hospitality industry, he was studying possibilities carefully, contacting several experienced hoteliers, as he believed to have found an interesting market niche: A Boutique Resort with lots of space, comfortable but not snobbish, different from the classic “square building” hotels. It took 6 months to find the land in Rawai, 3 months to convince the bank and 18 months to build the Mangosteen Resort, which opened in March 2003.

The resort is more a hobby and a lifestyle, rather than a means of work for him, as he enjoys every minute of it. Hajo honestly didn’t want to work alone, so he has his wife Rose to help him, which is sharing the same passion as him.

Rose von Keller has been born in the northern town of Chiang Rai, but grew up mostly in Bangkok. Rose has been studying at the St. Theresa Secretarial School and Hotel business from Vittyanukorn university, graduated from UTCC (University of Thai Chamber of Commerce) and worked in famous hotels like The Mandarin Oriental in Koh Samui, as the Secretary to the General Manager.
She moved to Phuket in 1994 and worked as a Personal Assistant to the General Manager at Colony’s Hotel in Kamala to then, in 1997 join a leading publishing company, as a Office- and Sales Manager for an 8 years period.

Her experience in organization, her skills in human resources, and her ability to negotiate the best deals for the company have been essential for its success. Charming and always in good mood, she is a great motivator for the whole team and, of course, her children, who are studying Hospitality to make sure the resort remains family managed even after the current owners one day leave their positions.
In 2018, she received the official “Spa Manager” Certificate by the Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok. Her knowledge about Nutrition, Spa treatments, products, equipment and hygiene from the Spa Manager course has definitely come off very useful for the daily operation of the Mangosteen Ayurveda Spa. Together with Dr. Subhash she has created the new Ayurveda Food Menu and Super Drinks for the Mangosteen Restaurant.

Expert team & Intsructors

Meet Our Team

Dr. Subhash A. Shanbhag

Dr. Subhash A. Shanbhag

Ayurveda Doctor

Dr. Subhash is a skilled practitioner of Ayurveda, an ancient medicinal system that stems from India. He is the main driving factor behind our Ayurveda programme.

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Dr. Subhash trained and practiced in India under well-known teachers and has the ability to adapt and plan tailor-made treatments to every individual. He is a core believer in living in union with the nature and utilises the best of what nature has to offer. Sessions with Dr. Subhash typically begin with a detailed counselling on Dosha, Medical History and Pulse diagnosis.
He is a keen believer in the benefits of Yoga treatment and meditation and therefore offers free Yoga sessions for everyone once a week. This course is particularly popular with novices to the discipline. If you are a guest at our resort, definitely give it a try in the mornings
Dr. Subhash started his career in Bangalore, India with Ittina Wellness in the year 2005 and has practiced in Phuket under the proud banner of Mangosteen Spa since 2011. He offers private sessions of Ayurveda vital point Therapy, Panchakarma detox programs, Group Spa Retreats, Diet Workshops, Diet Workshops, Health Talks and Hands on Training.
Dr. Subhash has been working with hundreds of guests at the Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort; many of them are today asking specifically for him, when they return. He is the mastermind of our concept and the success of the treatments.

Koong Jiraphorn

Koong Jiraphorn

Yoga Teacher

Meet Koong Jiraphorn, our Yoga Specialist at Mangosteen Resort with high focus on Vinyasa Flow. Koong is really passionate about Yoga since a long time and guest feel her enthousiasm in every lesson.

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Koong is absolutley passionate about Yoga for a long time. She had the opportunity to be trained to become a Yoga Teacher in Rishikesh, India and got the certificate from the Yoga Alliance YTTC from Satyam Vedic Yoga School with Yogacharya Somdutt Amoli. She then came to teach Yoga in Phuket, where she teaches in several locations as well as at the Mangosteen.

She is taking any opportunity to join additional workshops to gain more knowledge as she believes, learning is endless.

Anna Petrovska

Anna Petrovska

Specialises in Yoga, Meditation

Anna is the founder of the “Awakening Embodiment” retreats. She specializes in Kundalini and Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Reiki and Sound Therapy at the Mangosteen Wellness Resort, Phuket.

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Passionately engaged with meditation, yoga and alternative body-energy healing modalities. For the last 10 years, Anna has been developing knowledges of transcendental meditation, movement therapy and emotional freedom techniques to help people awake and connect with their own transformational power.
Anna, a qualified Kundalini and Hatha Yoga teacher, emotional freedom coach, somatic bodywork therapist, Tao healing practitioner, facilitator of biodynamic breathwork for trauma release, sound healer, and Reiki master.

Anna understands psychosomatic symptoms and has a great ability to help people to learn new ways to release stress from body and mind, solve their problems and leave healthy life in many directions.

Nitikarn Thachina (Niti)

Nitikarn Thachina (Niti)

Yoga & Meditation

Niti has taught at several famous retreats and wellness in Phuket with background in yoga and meditation.

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Niti has joined us as a volunteer in teaching yoga and meditation at many social institutions, such as a range of orphanages in the area around our Yoga Resort. Niti has her spirit, vision and firm belief in humankind to live in harmony with our natural self. Her gentle soul and life experience has taught her to be a positive person through and through. Giving to others is her highest ambition in life.

In the modern society, individuals often do not take time off to listen and tune into their inner needs. Negative responses in addition to emotional restlessness can also manifest physically, such as aches, sores, and headaches.
Niti strives to solve the health concerns that stem from both physical and internal causes in the body as a result from the daily life’s stressfulness. .
Niti’s Yoga classes focus entirely on guiding practitioners to attend their inner voice, and still their bodies, as they are merely a vessel for your spiritual being, leading you to most happiness and peace with your unique self.
Niti also performs crystal-bowl singing meditation which accompany you with pleasant tone into deep trance, where you let go of all your worries and to be one with your peaceful essence, where you can reflect your outer self from within. Practitioners are encouraged to open for new experiences and free from ego. With genuine intention to practice and resolve to follow instruction, the result of the meditation will be worthwhile and exceed all expectations. Those who experience the benefits of meditation first-hand, would likely want to continue keeping on practicing as a fixed part of their life’s, as it helps one become more open and disciplined mentally.

Niti is well-known for her Singing Bowl Meditation classes, “Miracle of Sound”. Allow her to guide you to deep tranquility, where you will meet your inner serenity and contemplation that comes with it.

Orlando Matos Abreu

Orlando Matos Abreu

Hatha Yoga Instructor

Hatha Yoga Instructor, specializing in Yoga Therapy and Spine Rejuvenation. With a predominate background in…

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… Hatha Yoga Orlando has also incorporated Vinyasa and Yin Yoga creating different therapeutic sequences suitable for all ages and levels!

Combining different breathing techniques and mental focus, this relaxing yet dynamic therapeutic approach continues helping many with not only flexibility but also chronic pain balancing mind and body!

Orlando for example passed the RYS-500 Yoga Shiromani Teacher Training with Dr. Om Prakesh in Uttarakhand, Himalaya, India in January 2018.

Professional Yoga Instructors at Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, Rawai, Phuket.

Professional Yoga Instructors at Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, Rawai, Phuket. Professional Yoga Instructors at Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, Rawai, Phuket.

Kirstin Gourlay

Kirstin Gourlay

Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation Teacher

Kirstin is teaching Restorative & Yin based Yoga, suitable for all levels, helping  guests to find mind, body balance and peace.

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Kirstin returned to Yoga with passion and dedication as she ventured through her own healing journey and found incredible restorative properties within the practice. After experiencing burn out in the fast paced, high stress life of Hong Kong’s she set out on a life changing teacher training course back in 2014 to bring balance back into her life. Rather than choosing one of the many 28-day teacher training courses available, she found a unique ashram style 3-month training in the hills of Lantau Island of Hong Kong. She didn’t realize at the time that this decision was going to change the course of her life forever.

Since then she has retrained in Mindfulness & Meditation, Yin, Hatha & Kundalini Yoga, holistic nutrition, energy work and the mind body soul connection. She has been living in Thailand since 2015 and teaches Yoga & Meditation, is an Access Bars Energy Healing Practitioner, as well as a holistic wellness consultant.

At Phuket’s Mangosteen Resort, she is teaching Restorative & Yin based Yoga classes, suitable for all levels, and helps our guests to find that this is where your mind, body and soul can find balance and peace.


Dr. Subhash A. Shanbhag (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) & Rose von Keller (Spa Manager Certificate by Ministry of Public Health)

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Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort

+66 (0) 76-289399
+66 (0) 76-289389
99/4 Moo 7, T. Rawai, A. Muang
Phuket 83130, Thailand
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