Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort

The Team

Dedicated, experienced, professional and fun. We love to serve!

Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort

The Team

Dedicated, experienced, professional and fun. We love to serve!

Mangosteen Resort Team

At Mangosteen Resort we not only employ a skilled and gentle team, we also treat everyone 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.

Read About the Owners
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.

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A real Family Boutique Resort

The Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort is 100% family owned and managed. Hajo, the German developer, who started planning the project back in the year 2001 and his wife Rose, who has a professional background in the hospitality industry, working together with their daughters Ying and Earth, both with hotel education from Switzerland’s famous hotel schools. Professionality and dedication results in a quality of operation, hardly possible to replicate with employees only.

You, as guests of the family, will feel the difference and of course, meet the owners soon after arrival.

Any special requests? Any problems? Anything we can improve for you, during your stay? It is important for us to know to guarantee your stay will be the best possible, because this is the main reason we come to work. We would like you to enjoy and come back soon.

Going the extra mile for you: Rose, Hajo, Ying and Earth, next generation, Bella and Boston on the way!

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Expert team & Instructors

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.

Ajith Kumar Soman Nair

Ajith Kumar Soman Nair

Ayurveda Therapist

Ajith Kumar was born and brought up in a traditional Ayurveda family. He was always inspired by the family heritage of 200-year-old lineage in Ayurvedic therapy practices…

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… and was greatly influenced by the stories of his grandfather’s experiences of treating patients, which inspired him to follow his ancestor’s path of curing.

Ajith is an experienced Panchakarma therapist. His deep knowledge of Ayurveda and Panchakarma enables him to deliver the highest level of care to all his patients in our Ayurvedic Resort. In his capable hands, your body and mind will be brought back to the truest expressions of their nature.

Being a certified Ayurvedic therapist with 20 years of experience, he aims to bring wisdom, experience, and care to the Mangosteen Resort. Ajith has a way of knowing exactly what the trouble areas are in your body. He has this amazing skill for spotting all the knots, tender muscles, stiff joints, and energy blockages in the body. His hands are strong and healing, and he works through the tender areas of the body masterfully.

If you’re into deep tissue and are really looking to release tension and stiffness in your body, he will make your body feel relaxed, rejuvenated and pain free.

Maria Curtin

Maria Curtin

Yoga & Muay Thai

Maria’s classes are suitable for all levels of experience, specializing in breath led yoga & deep stretching. Her goal is to help clients bring a sense of…

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… balance & empowerment to their lives by being aware of the breath and mind through movement.

Classes are built around taking an integrative approach, everything is taken into account to provide a healing, yet deeply effective, gentle, yet challenging approach.

Her background in sport & fitness along with injuries sustained gives her a deeper understanding & approachability to those new to yoga or for those who have endured Years of training, running etc.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Sport’s Psychology & Dynamics
  • Diploma in Mindfulness Therapy (S.N.H.S. Dip)
  • Diploma in 101 Sports Nutrition
  • Certified Yoga Teacher 200 TTC @ Jivani Yoga (Pranayama, Ayurveda, Chakras, Mantra & Medicine Songs, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, PNF)
  • 7 Professional Muay Thai Fights in Thailand
  • Personal Trainer – NASM
Koong Jiraphorn

Koong Jiraphorn

Yoga Teacher

Meet Koong Jiraphorn, our Yoga Specialist at Mangosteen Resort with high focus on Vinyasa Flow. Koong is really…

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… absolutely 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.

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.

Ann Kunticha

Ann Kunticha

Yoga Instructor

Ann is a very skilled and experienced instructor who specializes in Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Aerial yoga.

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Originally from Chiang Mai, Ann began her yoga career eight years ago working as a facilitator at Kata Hot Yoga in Phuket. It was during this time that she discovered her great passion for the art form. Ann’s journey has taken throughout Thailand and India studying and practicing with many leading experts in a multitude of disciplines. Over the years Ann acquired a deep knowledge of the incredibly powerful benefits of yoga practice. Understanding that each individual is different, Ann carefully guides her students through movement that helps them connect the body with the mind and ultimately transforms the spirit. Having taught at many of the leading health, wellness, fitness and detox centers in Phuket, Ann is now incredibly excited to share her energy and experience with guests at the Mangosteen Resort.

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.

Nuya Laksanachan

Nuya Laksanachan

AcroYoga Instructor, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Aerial

Nuya’s yoga journey began in 2006; after the first class she became instantly hooked…

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… and soon after she travelled to India to study more for in-depth self-practice. Since qualifying as an instructor since 2014, she has now completed further qualifications in Aerial Yoga, Acro Yoga, and Acro Yoga Fit.

In classes she combines creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness, and inspiration to help students to deepen their practice, to find a harmony within themselves, to thrive in life by nurturing their body, mind and soul with yoga. Her hope is that all students step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.

Kru Nuya is teaching Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin / Restorative Yoga, Aerial and Acro Yoga Fit and Acro Yoga, with Acro Yoga clearly being her favorite.

• Yoga Instructor 200 RYT, International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, 2014
• Certified Acro Yoga Instructor, Teacher Training by Acro Yoga International 2017
• Certified Acro Fit Trainer, Teacher Training by Acro Yoga International 2017
• Yoga Instructor 500 RYT, International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre 2018
• Aerial Yoga Teacher Training by Yoga & Functional Air Training 2016
• Professional Thai, Foot and Aromatherapy Massage, Ministry of Education
• Health and Beauty Consultant
• Licensed Tour Guide
• English, German Language Guide Coastal and Sea Tours training, Song Kha Rajabhat University,
2008
• Currently studying, Bachelor of Arts (English) Major English, at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open
University

CERTIFICATES

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
WhatsApp: +66 91 0415615
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99/4 Moo 7, T. Rawai, A. Muang
Phuket 83130, Thailand
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