Authentic Teachings and Healings
Founder & Head Teacher
Yogi, Mystic, Polyglot, Vegan Chef, Poet, Classical Musician, Jeweler and Lover of Life… Joel was first initiated in a traditional Kriya Yoga path in 1999, which sparked a period of 10 years of intensive Sadhana, Self inquiry and Self discovery. He has dedicated his life to living and sharing the Dharma in Cambodia for the last 12 years.
Head Yoga Teacher
Artist in Residence
Spiritual Medium & Energy Healer
Having experienced a very sudden spiritual awakening in 2021, when Fran literally woke up a medium (the healing came a few months later), it became clear that she needed to work more closely with spirit bringing light either through spiritual mediumship readings, healing or charity work. Fran now happily finds herself as Healer in Residence at Hariharalaya. She's excited for all the wonderful healing she'll be a part of (led by her guides) and for all the souls she will meet along the way.
Osteopath & Kombucha King
With years of study and experience, Julien offers deep structural and energetic healing to bring balance to your body. With a natural sensitivity, and a deep understanding of the human body and the energetic body, Julien really is a master of his craft. This precision, and meticulous care, shine through in all aspects of his work, including brewing the most delicious Kombucha ever!
Khmer Staff Manager
Srey Pen grew up in Bakong, and has been tirelessly dedicating herself to the Hariharalaya mission ever since she married Joel 10 years ago. With her oversight of all areas of HHL development, and a natural eye for design, she has been at the centre of Hariharalaya’s growth all these years. When she is not at HHL maintaining order, she is a dedicated mother to her 4 year old son Ananda, and her teenage daughter Srey Saw.
Our Cambodian Family
Social Media & Marketing
Past Teachers and Healers
Head Yoga & Philosophy Teacher
Shiva started practicing yoga in his childhood, and for the past 6 years he has dedicated his life to the path of Yoga through various ashrams in India. Not only is he a 500YTT, he has been running Teacher Trainings for the last couple of years. He believes that Yoga is a complete lifestyle which he personally lives day to day!
Head Yoga Teacher
Acupuncture Physician & Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Since his teenage years, Tapovan was fascinated by the supernatural. He knew there was much more to life than what meets the eye and eager to find out what lies beyond ordinary perception so he started inquiring into the nature of our existence through yoga and meditation. This quest eventually led Tapovan to India where he studied with my gurus and enlightened masters for several years absorbing their infinite wisdom and compassion.
Retreat Manager, Sound Healer and Yoga Teacher
Senior Yoga Teacher & Anatomy
Passionate about yoga therapy and anatomy, Michaela is a 500YTT. She has been fascinated with the spiritual, ancient wisdom and modern scientific understanding of Yoga for many years. For Michaela Yoga is “Happiness” and since 2015 she has been investigating the relationship between the two paths of Spirituality and Science!
Psychotherapist, life coach & healer
Working as a trained Psychotherapist and Internationally Certified Coach, specializing in Transpersonal Coaching, Yusef has been on the path of Self Discovery for many years. He also offers Pranic Energy Healing to help you reach your full potential!
Life Coach & Yoga Teacher
‘Life is magic when you know how to focus on the right things in life and release what doesn’t serve you’. During Christina’s healing and self-discovery journey she noticed most people giving away their power instead of looking inward to find their own truth. That’s why her coaching guides people to become aware of their beliefs, behaviors, and fears and helps them release those to reconnect back to their true self, their heart, and bring the fun, magic and curiosity back into life.
Om! My name is Lexi. My journey with the Hariharalaya family began in 2017, where I began teaching as a yoga intern. I was totally touched and inspired by the sincerity and purity in this sacred space Joel has created. It was five words in particular from this man that would change my life forever… “Lexi, go be with the masters.” Joel inspired me to go meet the Great Saint, Mata Amritanandamayi, also known as Amma. I have now been living in India in Her holy presence. 1
Acupuncture Physician & Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Dr. Gene Healy is an acupuncture physician and doctor of oriental medicine. He has treated over fifty thousand patients. He is the owner of Root Healing Wellness, providing acupuncture in Dunedin, Florida. He is also proud to be working with Florida Cancer Specialists Gene has practiced yoga and meditation since 1995 and currently teaches yoga and meditation at various places in Dunedin along with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute.
Yoga Teacher & Shiatsu practitioner
Aida graduated in musical studies in 2010 and right after had an urge for a more holistic living which she began approaching becoming a traveling yogini. First time visiting India she dived profoundly into yoga studies and practice and soon after began teaching. She kept the discovery of life sharing her practice. Aida is also a Shiatsu practitioner. She currently lives in Italy where she continues offering both yoga and shiatsu.
Yoga Teacher & Massage Therapist
Having her first Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage Therapy training in Istanbul, Turkey; Derya traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2016 to deepen her knowledge. Afterwards, she decided to live in South East Asia and work as a yoga teacher and massage therapist for nearly 4 years (Sri Lanka, Bali, Cambodia and Nepal.) She was part of the Hariharalaya family in 2019 for 7 months.
Karma Yogi & Lover of Life
After a deep transformation as a Guest at Hariharalaya, Bre came back to serve as a Karma Yogi, and again as a Teacher. After almost a year in this beautiful community, the yogic practice became the truest constant within her life. Starting the day with ritual and morning intention, she finds true connection to her natural creativity which enables her to flourish through all aspects in this life
Larson-Mekler Yoga Teacher
Head Yoga Teacher & Reiki Master
Sam taught at Hariharalaya from 2016-17, bringing a rich attention to detail, along with a love of partner practices such as Thai Massage. He now lives in Canberra with Zoe (another Hariharalaya teacher!) and their two children Leon and Jaya. He offers distance Reiki sessions, as well as physical practice sessions to friends in Australia.
Laughing Yoga Teacher
& Free Spirit
Matt’s yoga journey formally began at Hariharalaya in 2011. Upon his initiatory meditation with Joel, he began spontaneously laughing with the realization “I’m wandering Asia trying to find myself. I am myself!” Upon hearing the laughter, Joel encouraged Matt to travel to India and study laughing yoga which he did. He has since led groups all around the world including in India, Colorado, Portland, the Philippines, including 4 months at Hariharalaya.
Retreat Manager & High Intensity Fitness Instructor
Starting his ”adult-life'' as a chef in the UK, Braeden eventually moved to Australia, where he spent 5 successful years as a Sales and Business Development Executive in the technology industry. After 3 years of traveling and partying, he came to Hariharalaya as a guest during the Covid-19 pandemic and experienced the magic and power of Yoga and Meditation first hand. Since then, Hariharalaya has become his Home.
Yoga Therapist & Mindfulness Teacher
After years of combining her passions for travel and yoga at intensive retreats across Europe and Asia, Rachel headed to India for her first TTC and fell deeply in love with teaching. She has since attended trainings in mindfulness, anatomy and specialized Yoga Therapy, and is currently undertaking a diploma with the Minded Institute in London to become a certified Yoga Therapist.
Yoga Teacher & Physiotherapist
Yoga Teacher & Social Media Wizzard
A passionate and heart-lead teacher and student, Fran is committed to sharing the healing gift of yoga and conscious living, through her women’s circles and creative workshops. In her free time, she will be enjoying coconut ice cream, reading, lending a listening ear, or learning to play the ukulele.
Yoga Teacher & Bright Shining Sun
DUMMY DUMMY A passionate and heart-lead teacher and student, Fran is committed to sharing the healing gift of yoga and conscious living, through her women’s circles and creative workshops. In her free time, she will be enjoying a coconut ice cream, reading, lending a listening ear or learning to play the ukulele.
Yoga Teacher and Fairy
Yoga Teacher and Musician
Rosie Rosie Rosie
yoga teacher, artist
yoga teacher, healer
yoga teacher, surfer
Tingting started her yoga journey 13 years ago in China. She has completed over 300 hours of certified training (200hr in Hatha & Ashtanga; 100hr in Yin Yoga; 20hr in Anatomy) and has a degree in Psychology. Since 2017, Tingting has been traveling around Asia teaching and sharing her experience in classes, workshops, retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings.
Communications & PR
Hayley has been living a hybrid life of spirituality and corporate for over 15 years, living and working in England, carving out an award-winning career in travel and customer experience alongside practising yoga and meditation. She has recently embarked on her destiny of travel, deepening her spirituality and starting her own business.