The Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort features its own in-house Yoga Teachers and cooperates with some of the most professional Yoga Teachers around. Available also for private lessons, at our beautiful Prana Yoga Sala.

Khun Grace
Pimyada Settawattanasiri

Yoga Teacher

Hatha Yoga with Grace

Pimyada Settawattanasiri, known as charming “Grace”, accidentally came across Yoga and meditation in the year 2000 when she was diagnosed to be suffering from a primary stage of abdominal cancer with severe aches and loss of appetite. With the Guidance of Achan Suthee Panthong of Pure Suthee Yoga she was introduced to Study Yoga Sutra, Hatha, Sivanandha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Raja Yoga which turned her life and the miraculous disappearance of the cancer too. Later her seeking into deeper Yoga knowledge let her pursue Certificate of Yoga Teacher at Prince of Songkhla University, Songkhla, Thailand in 2011 and Certificate of Meditation Higher Level at Wat Sommanat Wihan, Thailand in the same year.

With acquaintance in managing spa and yoga training at different well-known resorts and International schools across Thailand over the years, currently she is with Mangosteen Ayurveda $ Wellness Resort as Yoga specialist. Her courses usually start with 5 – 10 minutes of basic stretching and Meditation followed by Surya Namaskar of the Ashtanga Vinyasa flow with other Asana poses for 45 minutes and finishing with a definite Shavasana for that ultimate relaxation of the Body and the Mind.

Education & Experience:

2002 – bachelor’s Degree in marketing management from Sukhothai Thammathirat, BKK

2002 – Certificate of Basic Meditation Teacher Diploma from Willpower Institute, BKK. Thailand

2003 – Study Yoga Sutra, Hatha, Sivanandha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Raja Yoga with Kru Suthee Panthong, Pure Suthee Yoga, BKK

2004 – Certificate of Thai Foot Massage from Department for Development of Thai Traditional  and Alternative Medicine, BKK

2008 – Certificate of Thai Massage from Samutprakarn Institute for Skill Development Region 1, BKK

2009 – Certificate of Basic Meditation Level, Wat Sommanat Wihan, Thailand

2009 – Spa Manager Course, Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

2011 – Certificate of Yoga Teacher on Health from Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkhla University, Songkhla. Thailand

2011 – Certificate of Meditation Higher Level, Wat Sommanat Wihan, Thailand

2015 – 2017 Meditation Courses at Cherntawan International Meditation, Religious Center, Chiang Rai, Thailand.

2017 – Yoga Teacher, The Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort

Selena Garefino E-RYT, MPH, PhD Candidate

Selena is the co-founder of Sarva Rasa Yoga and Barre Align. She leads international yoga retreats that artfully combine yoga, movement, coaching, journaling, and meditation to help you connect with your inner voice and wisdom, to connect to your soul’s call, living a life of highest possibility.

Selena completed her first vinyasa training with Core Power Yoga. She went on to study with Sarah Powers, Melina Meza, Anne Phyfe, Nicolai Bachman, Elena Brower, and Noah Mazé. She has studied Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Pre-natal and Postpartum Yoga, Vinyasa, and Hatha Yoga.

Selena is dedicated to teaching movement through artful alignment to support her students on and off of their mats. Her classes offer yoga and meditation as a mechanism to shift the way we offer ourselves in all aspects of our lives and as a tool for granting profound healing in our bodies, our hearts, and ultimately our relationships. She is deeply committed to raising up a generation of innovative, knowledgeable teachers to bring the gift of yoga to their communities and the world.

Selena holds Masters of Public Health from Boston University in Maternal, Child, and Infant Health and International Health. She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Montana in Medical Anthropology specializing in South and South-East Asia and Maternal and Infant Health.

She also teaches mobility, calisthenics, Pilates, and barre. She believes that specialization always has a price in the body and encourages her students to cross-train, lift heavy things, and move.

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Nitikarn Thachina (Niti)

Niti has taught at several famous retreats and wellness centers throughout Phuket. She’s volunteered to teach yoga and meditation at many social institutions such as orphanages in the area. Niti has the spirit and vision for human to live in harmony with our nature self. Her gentle soul and life experience has taught her to be a positive person. Giving to others is her highest ambition in life.

In the modern society, often individuals do not spare time to listen and tune into their inner needs. Negative responses in addition to emotional restlessness can also manifest physically as aches, sores, and headaches. Niti strives to solve the health concerns that stem from both physical and internal causes.Niti’s yoga focuses 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 your worries and 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 your expectations. Those who experience the benefits of meditation first-hand would likely to continue keep on practicing as part of their life. Meditation helps you become more open and disciplined mentally.

Khun 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 these benefits,

  • Create and generates positive energy flow (chi)
  • Influences the mind to a serene and peaceful state
  • Helps calm and focuses the mind.
  • Increases mental sharpness and visualization.
  • Improves memory, creativity, and imagination.
  • Cleanses, mends, and strengthens your aura.
  • Activates your chakras and corresponding organs.
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Kytmanova ​​Larisa (Lora)

My ​passion ​​in ​Yoga​ ​is ​to ​help ​​people ​​to ​​find ​​the ​union ​​of ​body, ​mind and ​soul, ​​to ​organize ​their​​ ​physical ​ ​​ ​functions ​much ​better​, ​​to ​​find ​a great ​connection ​between ​your ​breath ​and ​​brain, ​​to ​calm ​your ​mind, to control ​your ​emotions ​and ​to ​​find ​​the ​way ​​for ​happier ​​life.

Occupation: ​Theatre ​and movie ​ ​actress
Occupation in ​Yoga: ​Moscow ​Ashtanga​ ​Yoga​ ​Center ​Certificate 2010
Kundalini ​ ​Yoga​ ​(Reinhard ​Gammenthaller) ​ ​Certificate
Wat Po​ ​Thai​ ​Traditional ​ ​Medical ​ ​School ​ ​Certificate ​ ​(Rue-si ​Dat Ton)
Extra ​ ​Courses ​ ​and ​Education:
2nd​ level Reiki​ ​(Certificated)
Healing ​​and ​​meditation ​with ​​Singing ​ ​Bowls
Universal ​Yoga​ ​Course ​​(certificate)
Certified ​in ​Theta​ ​Healing ​method ​​(Advanced ​ ​DNA)
Self ​practice: ​since​ ​2005
Experience ​​as ​​a ​Yoga ​instructor​: ​​since ​ ​2009
Moscow ​​Yoga​ ​Federation ​ ​(2009 ​- 2013).
Thai ​ ​Rehab ​​Center ​​(2013 – 2014) ​specialized ​ ​Yoga​ ​program ​​for ​drug addicts.
Atmanjai ​ ​Wellness, ​Detox Center ​​(2011 ​till ​now).

Participated ​​in ​Phuket Health​ ​Fitness ​Festival​​ ​2013​ ​as​ ​a​ ​Russian ​Yoga Instructor.

I​ ​integrate ​several ​styles ​of ​Yoga: ​​Ashtanga​ ​Yoga​ ​in ​Pattabhi ​​Jois tradition, ​Sukshma​ ​and ​​Sthula​ ​Vyayama​ ​and ​ Kundalini ​Yoga​ ​in ​Dhirenda Brahmachariya​ ​tradition, ​elements ​of ​Andrey ​Lappa​ ​(style ​ ​Kiev ​Yoga School), ​ ​some ​​description ​​and ​​adjustment ​from ​ ​B.K.S. ​​Ayengar. ​I ​​use Vinyasas ​from​ ​Jivamukti ​Yoga​. I ​use ​singing ​​bowls ​during ​Savasana​ ​(final ​relaxation).

Anna “Anutara” Petrovska

Yoga, Meditation Teacher, Reiki Practitioner & Raw Vegetarian Chef

  • Passionate meditation and yoga teacher, alternative modalities therapist and talented experienced vegetarian raw chef.
  • Professional experience of teaching Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Breathwork and Meditations with Dynamic Movement Therapy.
  • Worked with various healing modalities, including tradition Reiki (Master Level), Crystal Reiki, Ayurvedic Aromatherapy , Acupressure for emotional release ,Tuning Fork Sound Therapy, EFT Therapy and Body Movement Therapy.
  • Specialized in meditation events, especially in guiding weekly ancient Mayan traditional Cacao Ceremonies. Modern meditation techniques, vibrational sound healing and movement therapy.
  • Professional chef worked for the vegetarian and detox diets. Have a wide experience working with nutritionists and health specialists, teaching workshops and arranging work of cooking school.


• Experience in leading group and private yoga, breathwork and meditation classes.
•Extensive work experience and passion in organizing and facilitate specialgroup events, private therapeutic session.
• Understanding and diagnostic physical health and psychosomaticsymptoms
•Ability to help people to learn new ways to release stress from body andmind, solve their problems and leave healthy life in many directions.
•Experience in the preparation and management of various healthy meals and menus.
• Ability to organize and guide workshops, cooking trainings and more
• Ability to work with nutritionists to make best benefit for balance body and mind