All of our teachers have years of experience teaching secular mindfulness to people from all walks of life and are dedicated to helping you progress in your practice.
Rhoda, Yau Yan Wong
Siri grew up in Bangkok and spent 15 years teaching in international schools.Having experienced the benefits of mindfulness training and realizing the need for it in our increasingly stressful, busy, and technologically distracted society, Siri decided to branch out from her profession as a classroom teacher to bring mindfulness training to children, parents, and educators.
Margaret teaches mindfulness based courses to adults and children. An anthropologist by training and a lover of languages, she is interested in fine tuning her teaching to students from diverse linguistic, cultural and social backgrounds. As a lifelong practitioner of yoga, Margaret incorporates movement into her classes.
The retreat will take place at the Onusa Resort in Pranburi, Thailand. The name “Onusa” in Thai means “the early light of dawn.” Which is why Garry Cooper, the owner, was inspired to choose his wife’s name since the resort is situated on beachfront facing east hence witnessing the ever changing start of the day.
The Coopers embrace Thainess , especially Thai living style and architecture. Originally the antique Thai house was their personal holiday home. Guests can now share their living style, hospitality, and passion for everything Thai.
Siri has had a positive effect on our school in so many ways. She has taught a very popular introduction to mindfulness class to teachers, support staff and administration. As a result many of our staff are practicing mindfulness for themselves and have commented that it has had a positive impact on their teaching and personal life. We have been privileged to have Siri teach mindfulness lessons in many of the classrooms. The students and teachers love her lesson and look forward to them. In fact, word has gotten around about Siri’s lessons and there is always more teachers clamoring to welcome her into their classrooms than she has time for. She inspired me to pursue further mindfulness training so I can also teach it to children.
I’ve been practicing mindfulness with Ajarn Rhoda for almost two years now and it has had a transformative effect one my life. Learning to be mindful has helped to free me from feeling like a victim of my own mind; caught up in negative thought loops that often left me feeling angry, resentful, or helpless.
Through mindfulness practice, I’ve learned to live with much more awareness in my body and to identify less with my thoughts. As a result, I am relaxed and present enough throughout each day to experience many small moments with deep feeling and gratitude.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Margaret’s classes. She’s a teacher to behold.
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