Authentic Teachings and Healings

We are here to provide you with the highest quality learning environment focused on transformation and self-discovery. With decades of experience, our Core Team of international teachers and healers led by Joel, are guaranteed to guide and inspire you.

Joel

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.

Tingting


Yoga Teacher
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.

Braeden

Retreat Manager & HIIT/Yoga 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.

Hani

Shamanic Healer
& Spiritual Mentor
Hani will help you communicate with the deepest parts of who you are by providing personalized spiritual mentoring and life guidance to overcome obstacles or blocks, and to form strong connections. Providing you with inspiration and the guidance you need to make positive changes in life and help you recover your lost personal power, emotional and physical well-being.

Taylor

Assistant Yoga Teacher
& Creative Writing
Taylor has been practicing yoga since her childhood and after experiencing the peace and power of mindful movement, and the breath, she was hooked! She has always been curious to explore and discover, and has been traveling for many years now, with The Kingdom of Wonder her home for the last two years. Taylor loves to share her practice, and is always learning from the school of life.

Srey Saw

Guest Relations
& Khmer Teacher
Srey Saw grew up at Hariharalaya and after recently graduating from high school joined our team to support our mission of healthy and mindful living. You can always find her smiling and laughing and open for good conversation.

Dr Julian

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!

Johana

Assistant Yoga Teacher
& Social Media Wizard
Johana started her yoga journey many moons ago, in the mountains of the French Alps. She has a deep passion for Japanese culture and a strong past life connection, which led her to Kyoto where she's studied Japanese. During Covid, Yoga kept her sane, and she taught several times a week throughout lockdowns in France. Johana’s love and passion for storytelling, photography, and admiration for the beauty of life, combined with her kind and open nature make her the ideal Hariharalaya community member.

Srey Pen


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.
Joel

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.

Tingting

Yoga Teacher

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.

Rachel

Yoga Teacher & Musician

Rachel recently found herself over a decade deep into a primarily-nomadic lifestyle, largely inspired by sharing creative energy, along with yogic and ecologically-minded values, with others. She has been facilitating light-hearted classes and workshops related to yoga, meditation, self-exploration, and alternative ways of living since 2012, mostly in community and retreat-type settings in Latin America and Asia.

Fran

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.

Lucy

Artist in Residence

Lucy Papadopoulos is an award winning multi-disciplinary artist. With a Masters in Art and a placement in Theoretical Physics, she uses animist philosophy and physics as a gateway for perception into the performativity or “alive-ness” of matter, both ‘living’ and ‘non-living’. This is in order to decentralise human experience and re-connect to our larger environmental body, using empathy, embodied felt experience, and childlike play.

Srey Saw

Guest Relations & Khmer Teacher

Srey Saw grew up at Hariharalaya and after recently graduating from high school joined our team to support our mission of healthy and mindful living. You can always find her smiling and laughing and open for good conversation.

Dr Julian

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!

Hayley

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.

Srey Pen

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

Skillshare Residencies

Permaculturist

Social Media & Marketing

Artists

Permaculturist

Social Media & Marketing

Artists

Past Teachers and Healers

Shiva

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!

Richie

Yoga Teacher

Mary Tilson

Head Yoga Teacher

Tapova

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.

Caybin

Retreat Manager, Sound Healer and Yoga Teacher

Michaela

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!

Yusef

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!

Christina Wedding

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.

Lexi

Yoga Intern

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

Dr Gene

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.

Aida

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.

Derya Deniz

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.

Braenna Martel

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

Amanda

Larson-Mekler Yoga Teacher

Sam Bayliss

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.

Matt Schild

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.

Braeden

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.

Rachel Bilski

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.

Sylvie

Yoga Teacher & Physiotherapist

Francesca

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.

Jess

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.

Maria

Yoga Teacher

Rebecca Sunshine

Yoga/Dance Teacher

Sean Borland

Retreat Manager

Surya Shivjot

Yoga Teacher

Julia Malcomsen

Yoga Teacher

Katie West

Yoga Teacher

Ryan

Retreat Manager

Tessa

Yoga Teacher and Fairy

Nuraini

Yoga Teacher and Musician

Judith

Retreat Manager

Rosie Rosie Rosie

Yoga Teacher

Claire

Yoga Teacher

Natasha Thompson

Yoga Teacher

Nanna Bach

yoga teacher

Tori

yoga teacher

Mangalan

acupuncturist

Zoe

yoga teacher, artist

Sacha

yoga teacher, healer

Chris

videographer

Bianca

yoga teacher, surfer

Martyna

yoga teacher

Katie

yoga teacher