The Yoga Retreat Owners

Teresa and Kes Kennard built The Yoga Retreat in 2000. With the vision of an affordable calm and eco-friendly environment, surrounded by the jungle of Koh Phangan in mind. Embraced in the nature of the Island Teresa and Kes have created a balanced and realistic approach which they believe to be the secret of true transformation. 

After 15 years of teaching and dedicating themselves to the Yoga Retreat Teresa and Kes have now moved to the UK to be with their family. Teresa still does all the online bookings, Wim and Moe are still there running the restaurant and highly qualified Teachers in place teaching the Yoga classes


Teresa comes from a background of performing arts; she trained at Laban Center of Movement and Dance in London UK before changing direction on to her path of Yoga.

Kes was introduced to yoga as a small child but wasn't interested until he found Ashtanga which he then dedicated himself to. Kes received authorisation in March 2016 from his teacher R.Sharath Jois. KPJAYI

Through there committed practice. Kes and Teresa have been able to further develop there passion for teaching and enhance there knowledge of the practice, allowing them to live true to the yoga philosophy and to be able to bring this knowledge to many students form all over the world.