Our Meditation Teachers
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with experienced teachers and practise a timeless wisdom tradition together with like-minded souls.
From Phuket Meditation Center
Tobi has been studying and practicing Vipassana meditation and has devoted his life to practising traditional Buddhist Meditation since 2002. He stayed in the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Rabten Choeling as a lay student for 7 years. In 2009 he received the authorisation to teach. Since 2011 he is practising within the Thai forest tradition and currently lives and teaches mostly on Phuket Island in southern Thailand.
Mindfulness Workshops by the experienced teacher Tobi Warzinek from Phuket Meditation Center is an initiation into authentic mind training and meditative experiences. With this special one-day class we offer two powerful solutions to the most common problems of these turbulent times. Join us and discover traditional meditation training and what correct internal cultivation can do for you.
Steven Gluck (Tenzin Josh)
Tenzin has a wealth of experience in coaching people to train their minds to live life to the full. He has gained a deep knowledge of mental well-being techniques and meditation through years of dedicated study and practise.
Tenzin has trained for over 35 years including spending 15 years as a monk alongside HH Dalai Lama in India. His journey began as a psychologist in the west and continued through learning the wisdom of the east. As a monk, initially he was 3 years in meditation retreat in the mountains and then spent 12 years in the Dalai Lama’s monastery studying in depth up to PHD level. He is one of only a few westerners to have ever had this incredible privilege studying the traditional Tibetan language monastic curriculum. After this period and with the Dalai Lama’s instruction and blessings Tenzin decided he wanted to use his knowledge and experience to help others alleviate their suffering and achieve their best life possible. It is this mission which has set Tenzin on this path to help you find peace, happiness, and fulfilment through mental well-being.
He has practised in all major Buddhist traditions in India, Burma, Thailand and Sri Lanka, translated various works from Tibetan to English and served as translator for many renowned Tibetan masters. Qualified in both western psychological (Bsc.) and eastern spiritual traditions (Ba. Masters & mostly completed PHD) ) he can combine and utilize the best in both these disciplines to enable us to bring joy into our minds and thereby our lives. He has been leading and involved in over 100 retreats all over the world for the past 25 years bringing long term transformation to people’s lives. For the last five years or so, Tenzin has been specifically working within cancer and other chronic disease clinics enabling this vital element to healing within many patients.
From Shima Healing Institute,
Koh Yao Noi
Akiko Igarashi is a distinguished teacher of healing. She is a Reiki Instructor, a Qigong practitioner, a Yoga teacher, and a Tibetan Singing Bowl Master. Above all else, Akiko is a dedicated student of life. Her practice of inner stillness and focus began at a young age. Born in Hokkaido, Japan, she was raised in the Eastern tradition of mindful living and the knowing of the interconnectedness of all beings in our existence
For many years, Akiko chose a corporate life path, yet the practice of cultivating inner wisdom was never far from her heart, or her mind. Akiko walked the pilgrimage route of Camino de Santiago Compostela three times, volunteered in orphanages, and studied healing with teachers in far-off places of Nepal, India and Japan. Through her own journeys, Akiko embodies the understanding that to heal others we must heal ourselves first. This healing of the self comes from a willingness to see, feel and listen to the messages within. And from that point of bliss, greater joy is experienced by giving, and receiving in return. This is the gift Akiko wishes to share with the world through the Shima Healing Institute and its associated projects
Qigong master & Energy healer
Sifu Ludovic has been a student of Internal Arts and Qigong since 1995. Studying in China and with Sifu Mark Rasmus – advanced systems of Internal Alchemy, Hermeticism, Kabbalah, and Heaven Man Earth Qigong.
A powerful healer, he connects people to their highest potential by clearing karma, balancing physical, emotional and mental bodies, and assisting with spiritual alignment through Deity Fusion, Akasha and White Light, and Sun Sphere energies.
From Yin Dee Yoga Studio
Dao Sethi is an enthusiastic yoga & crystal bowl therapy instructor from Phuket. She started her yoga journey from 2005 and she received the first yoga training certification in 2018 in India at the Satyam Vedic Yoga School Rishikesh. Dao’s expertise in multi-style yoga and later continue her study for sound therapy using crystal as one of a popular material to creates a clear and bright sound in order to promote relaxation and reduce stress.
Meaya earned her RYT 500 Yoga Alliance certification through Ananda Yoveda Shala, specialising in Hathai, Alignment, VinyasaYoga Shala, specialising in yoga focus class, Pranayama as the preparation to meditation state of mind, Restorative Yoga with Yoga Healing Massage, Yoga Nidra and Chakra Meditation, completed the course of the Coach for spiritual program Crystal Bowl Therapy being a lifelong learner, when teaching she hopes for her students to find balance mentally, physically and spiritually providing them with a practise that they can embody in their daily life off the mat. Her class offer unique meditative sequence with international themes, emphasising the importance of proper alignment, pranayama breathing techniques, mindfulness and meditation. She is honoured to teach yoga, helping to bring balance, awareness, health and happiness to others life.