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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

Wellness Receptionist

Nidnoi-Wellness Receptionist Nidnoi graduated from Faculty of Political Science of Ramkhamhang University and has worked in the Front Office and Guest relations for the past 3 years. Highly serviced minded, Nidnoi is always there to assist the guest in the most professional and friendly manner.

Wellness Receptionist

Wellness Receptionist

Samahita Retreat Massage Therapist - Noon Noon Graduated with a Master degree in Art and Cultural Administration in 2010. She has an unique and creative abilities for drawing, beautiful make up and Traditional Thai Dance. Before Samahita her experience has been in 5 stars hotel setting. She is proud to be the Wellness Receptionist and enjoys to meet and greet our guests.



Nurse and Colon Hydrotherapist

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.

Massage Therapist

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

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

Massage Therapist

Samahita Retreat Therapist - Poo Poo Completed her massage therapy training at the Thai Ministry of Public Health in Koh Samui in 2010. Her warm personality & kindness are among her greatest qualities that combine well with her skills in therapeutic massage.

Massage Therapist

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

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

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.