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Samahita Wellness Program Team

We invite you to meet our Wellness Program & Wellness Retreat staff


Wellness Director - Arielle Nash-Degagne

Arielle Nash-Degagne

Arielle Arielle has spent nearly 20 years studying the human body, its performance and factors that contribute to wellness. She holds a degree in Kinesiology, along with certifications in Mysofascial Compression Techniques©, Strength & Conditioning, and Nutrition & Wellness. In 2005, Arielle made her first trip to Thailand to complete Centered Yoga's Teacher Training with Paul Dallaghan. In addition to years of travel through Europe, Central America, China, Southeast Asia, Antarctica, India, she returned to KohSamui every year to deepen her practice and study with Paul. As Wellness Director, Arielle is grateful for the opportunity to positively impact and guide Samahita guests toward optimal wellness. Arielle is also a Yoga Teacher at Samahita Retreat. In addition, she teaches anatomy for continuing education courses and teacher trainings at Samahita and other centres. Back home in Canada, she could often be found in the West Coast mountains, climbing up in summer for a decent run down, or in the winter, improving her snowboarding skills. Either that, or shoe shopping. For more please see her full bio.

Nutritionist - Tracy McDonald

Tracy McDonald

Tracy McDonald

Tracy is passionate about helping people to re-ignite their vibrancy, radiant health and well-being through nutrition, yoga and mind-body holistic therapies. She believes in daily practice to evolve greater self-awareness, love and acceptance. She believes in the healing power of foods and natural herbal supplements, having seen and experienced the miracle of food-as-medicine when taken with right consciousness.

Tracy is a mind-body-spirit integrative therapist, practicing and teaching cranial-sacral and polarity therapy for several years. She is blessed to have a personal Ashtanga yoga practice since 2004 and pranayama since 2011. She has completed 600 hours of training at Samahita Retreat, finished Natalia Rose's PhDetox program, is a Certified Nutritionist Consultant, and is completing The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts' Holistic Nutrition program.

For more please see her full bio

Wellness Manager - Nongluck Thongsoong (Meaw)

Nongluck Thongsoong (Meaw)

Meaw-Nurse Meaw earned a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Prince of Songkla University with specialized training in Colon Hydrotherapy. For over 12 years, she has worked as a Registered Senior Nurse in the most eminent hospitals and wellness centers in Thailand. Her immense knowledge, expertise and hospitality have been very much appreciated by all of our guests.

Fitness Instructor & Guest Relations Officer - So

Fitness Instructor & Guest Relations Officer – So

So
So is the Guest Relations Officer & Fitness Instructor at Samahita Wellness. His vast professional experience in guest relations, healthy food preparation and fitness come as great support to our guests. So is very passionate about sports, fitness training and helping our guests to meet their goals through his fitness instruction and personal training programs.

Wellness Receptionist - Fon

Wellness Receptionist

Nidnoi-Wellness Receptionist

Fon received her certificate of accounting from vocational school and worked as an accountant for a couple of years. With her excellent skills and sense of responsibility, she then became the general manager’s assistant in a Thai family resort. Fon has 10 years’ experience working in the service industry and this has helped her to assist guests in the most professional and friendly manner.

Wellness Receptionist - Pul

Wellness Receptionist

Samahita Retreat Massage Therapist - Noon

Pui recently graduated from Naresuan University, Faculty of Humanities, with a Major in Japanese and a Minor in English. She is the junior member on our team and she has great organizational skills and enthusiasm for service. As a former receptionist at KAMALAYA Wellness center, Pui is able to use her excellent language and people skills and found that she loves to work in Wellness.



Nurse and Colon Hydrotherapist - Meaw

Nurse and Colon Hydrotherapist

Meaw-Nurse Meaw earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Prince of Songkla University with specialized training in Colon Hydrotherapy. For over 12 years, she has worked as a Registered Senior Nurse in the most eminent hospitals and wellness centers in Thailand. Her immense knowledge, expertise and hospitality have been very much appreciated by all of our guests.

Nurse - Na

Nurse

Jeab-Massage Therapist

Na She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Prince of Chiang Mai University, a prestigious university in Thailand, with specialized training in Colon Hydrotherapy. For over 15 years, she has worked as a Registered Senior Nurse in the most eminent hospitals and wellness centers in Thailand. Her immense knowledge, expertise and hospitality have been very much appreciated by all of our guests.

Massage Therapist - Jeab

Massage Therapist

Jeab-Massage Therapist Jeab completed her massage therapy training at the Thai Ministry of Public Health in Koh Samui in 2007 and has been working as a therapist full time ever since. She loves being a therapist and enjoys helping people with their physical problems.

Massage Therapist - Pen

Massage Therapist

Pen-Massage Therapist Pen completed her massage training at the Thai Ministry of Labor in Surathani in 2006. She further completed Therapeutic Health Massage training in Krabi. Pen has also passed certification from the Thai National Skill Standard Testing in Massage Therapy. She enjoys studying anatomy and how to apply her training and experience so that she can people with their ailments.

Massage Therapist - Noon

Massage Therapist

Samahita Retreat Therapist - Poo Noon Noon graduated with a Master’s degree in Art and Cultural Administration from Burapha University in 2010. She is a talented artist, specializing in portrait drawings, and she is also a gifted make-up artist and Traditional Thai Dancer. Before coming to Samahita Retreat, Noon worked in many 5 stars hotels. She recently finished her training as a massage therapist and is dedicated to learning more and is proud to be a Samahita Wellness Therapist.

Massage Therapist - Si

Massage Therapist

Samahita Retreat Massage Therapist - Ni Si Completed her massage therapy training at the Thai Ministry of Public Health in Koh Samui in 2010. Her prior Spa experience brings a great addition to our Wellness Aroma Therapy and Facial treatments.

Massage Therapist - Jib

Massage Therapist

Samahita Retreat Massage Therapist - Jib Jib Completed her massage therapy training at the Thai Ministry of Public Health in Koh Samui in 2013. Prior to coming here, she had experience of Thai Traditional Massage. She hopes to explore the connection between Therapeutic Massage and overall Wellness.

Massage Therapist - Nong

Massage Therapist

Samahita Retreat Massage Therapist - Nong Completed her massage therapy training at the Thai Ministry of Public Health in Koh Samui in 2010. For the past 2 years she has trained other therapists and practiced in Spa treatments. She has great skills in specific Salon treatments including Waxing, Pedicures & Manicures.


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