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Meet Our Yoga Teachers

June 18, 2023

On Wednesday 21st June, yogis around the world celebrate the annual International Yoga Day. At Hilltop Wellness Resort, our professional yoga teacher team comes with over 30 years of combined teaching experience in a variety of different yoga styles. With their expertise, you can be assured that your yoga retreat experience is in good hands. In this blog post, we’d like to intoduce you to this team of teachers and wish you all a happy International Day of Yoga!

Heini Löppönen

Yoga & Wellness Manager

Originally a dancer and dance teacher, Heini was introduced to yoga over 15 years ago. She fell in love with yoga’s ability to be tough and challenging yet soft and relaxing. She became a certified yoga teacher in 2011 and has taught ever since. She teaches Hatha and Vinyasa yoga as well as softer Yin and Restorative yoga. Understanding the individual and their unique build is a core value of her teachings. For Heini, yoga is about finding balance in the body, in the mind, and in life in general. It’s a continually evolving practice to be tailored to an individual’s needs, even in group classes.

  • Yoga Instructor, RYT 200
  • Experienced Yoga Instructor, E-RYT 500

Nuya Laksanachan

Nuya is an experienced yoga teacher and also a professional tour guide, Reiki practitioner, and a massage therapist! She has years of experience teaching multiple different styles of yoga ranging from Acro Yoga to Yin. You’ll fall in love with her humour and warmth. She can make you work super hard and master poses you were just dreaming of before while you find yourself smiling throughout the practice. Nuya says: “Yoga is a way of life, it is a life of self-discipline based on simple living and high thinking, it is the art of rightful living perfected. It is not a religion, and it can be practiced by everyone.”

  • Yoga Instructor, RYT 200
  • Yoga Instructor, RYT 500
  • Certified AcroYoga Instructor
  • Certified AcroFit Trainer
  • Certified Aerial Yoga Instructor

Yine Tanya Raad

Yine has years’ of experience teaching both yoga and fitness classes. She teaches with warmth and light-heartedness and a big smile. Her positive energy and encouragement can make you work wonders in class! She’s experienced in teaching all levels of students and an expert in tailoring the classes to her students’ level and needs. She teaches multiple styles of yoga and at Hilltop Wellness Resort you can enjoy her Vinyasa, Yin, and Hatha Yoga classes. Yin says: “To me, yoga is a tool of health. And it’s not just for physical health but includes also mental health and emotional well-being. Happiness is all around!”

  • Yoga Instructor, RYT 100
  • Yoga Instructor, RYT 200

Bamboo Sunanta

Bamboo’s background is in alignment-based Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, and she absolutely loves yoga. She is one of the most passionate teacher-students you’ll find – always learning more to share with her students. Bamboo says: “I have found that yoga allows us to focus on the present ✨Healthy body, beautiful muscles✨ My mind is happy, and I want to share the joy of yoga with everyone. I want everyone to be happy and healthy together.”

  • Yoga Instructor, RYT 200

Join in our yoga retreats and weekly yoga classes!

If you’d like to enjoy fabulous teachers’ classes or experience a yoga retreat in Phuket, check out our Yoga Holidays or our Yoga & Wellness Retreats that take place all-year-round. You can also book yoga classes only! For any information about yoga at Hilltop Wellness Resort, email us at yoga-manager@hilltopwellnessresort.com

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