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.

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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yoga teachers

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).

Nitikarn Thachina

I, Nitikarn, invite you to join in crystal singing bowl meditation. Allow me 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.