Paul Wooden and Teresa Tirol make up the owner/management team at Wild Dharma Eco Retreat.
Together Paul and Teresa have the vision, the experience and the passion to bring this venture to fruition.
Paul's extensive experience with the yoga industry and his experience running a successful small business in Australia combined with Teresa's expertise in health/medicine and food make a potent management team.
Together they look forward to making your stay at Wild Dharma
a memorable one
Paul has been running yoga and meditation retreats for over 30 years in Australia and Asia,
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.
Paul has had this vision for a yoga eco retreat centre for years. 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.
In his own teaching 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.
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.
He is also a student of comparative religion, developmental psychology and somatic experiencing - working with trauma in the body.
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.
Being 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.