Paul Wooden and Teresa Tirol will make up the owner/management team at Wild Dharma Eco Resort.
Together Paul and Teresa have the vison, the passion and the experience to bring this venture to fruition and make it a success.
Paul's extensive experience with the yoga industry and his experience running a successfull small business in Australia combined with Teresa's expertise in health/medicine and food make a potent management team.
Teresa Tirol is a licensed GP and worked as a local health officer for 2 years in Palawan. She is also an avid foodie and ran a small catering business for a few years while pursuing her medical degree.
The value she brings to Wild Dharma is her experience as medical practitioner and her interest in the relationship between food and health and the value of healthy lifestyle.
She will be drawing on these passions and expertise in directing activities in our Spa and Health Centre. Teresa is also very excited to create delicious and healthy meals for Wild Dharma guests.
Also passionate about the environment and seeing firsthand the state of healthcare in this area, she is keen on creating and promoting conservation and social programs that will uplift the local community.
Paul Wooden has been running yoga and meditation retreats for over 25 years in Australia and Asia, and has had this vision for a yoga eco retreat centre for years.
He has many years experience in the yoga and health industry, starting his own very successful yoga studio and healing centre in Melbourne in 1997 and guiding it to become one of the Melbourne's finest yoga and health establishments.
Since selling the Yoga Studio in 2011 he has been seeking the appropriate venue for this present venture.
His aim is to make Wild Dharma the go to retreat venue for deeper trainings in all fields of yoga, meditation and personal and social development.
Paul has been practicing and studying yoga and
meditation for 35 years and teaching for 30 years.
He draws from his experience in many different styles and traditions and through a practical understanding of their underlying unifying principles, weaves together a cohesive and integrated approach to yoga.
Paul is a unique voice in the world of yoga and has a way of bringing the sometimes abstract teachings of yoga into
ordinary language, making them accessible and workable in our lives.
A retreat with Paul is an invitation to the deeper dimensions of practice. His particular way of working opens us to the sensitivity and receptivity necessary for the subtler inner practices.
He has been running retreats for many years and finds them fertile ground for real transformation.
He continues to study the wisdom traditions, non-duality, integral theory and the Diamond Approach.
He is also a student of comparative religion, developmental psychology and somatic experiencing - working with trauma in the body.