Hi, I’m Nancy



a Wholistic Coach & Mentor, Ayurveda expert, Founder of Wholistic Island Retreats, Yoga Teacher & Reiki Master. My work is rooted in empowering and guiding people to live a passionate life with purpose aligned with their authentic self, embodying a balanced body, mind, and soul with the Nature.

My story begins in Hamburg, Germany where I began my career in the corporate business world. After years of overwhelming stress and unhappiness, I eventually hit my breaking point (sound familiar?) and surrendered to the ever-growing call to travel the world.


In taking this first step out of my comfort zoneI began the Trip of My Life, which brought me across all parts of Southeast Asia, Australia, India and two years later, back to the island I now call home, Koh Phangan in Thailand. Yes, it was my Eat, Pray, Love Moment; and I embraced it. 🙂

Within all stories of deep transformation lie significant moments of clarity. After leaving Hamburg in 2013, I quickly discovered the practice of Meditation at a Vipassana (translation: insight and clear-seeing) retreat in northern Thailand and received my first clear message not to return to Germany. That same year, I came to Koh Phangan for the first time to do a detox, opening up my world to the endless perspective and possibility of holistic living. As the story already reveals, this would not be my first and last time on the sacred island. In 2014, I moved to Australia to live and work for a year before finally landing in India. It was my time in India that catalyzed the biggest turning point of my trip. In the midst of deeply connecting to the healing arts of Yoga and Reiki, I experienced a meditation that changed everything.


In my mind’s eye, I could see my future self laid out right before me: I was saying goodbye to Germany. I closed my flat with nothing but a backpack on my back with everything I would soon carry with me to the tropical island of my dreams. The message was absolutely clear and so I followed. I moved to Koh Phangan in November 2015 and haven’t looked back since.

In the last three years, I’ve designed the simple yet abundant life I always wanted to live, rooted first and foremost in Nature. She continues to gift me time and time again with her boundless grounding and healing potential. Based out of my sacred home in the majestic mountains of Chaloklum, I wake up with my dog Lily each and every morning to the sounds of jungle and vibrant smells of fresh fruit around me. My mornings are spent on my yoga mat offering affirmations of gratitude and intention for whatever present moment brings. The beautiful ocean breeze and friendly local Thai community are only a motorbike away. I actively immerse myself in the culture of my Thai home, having just begun lessons to learn the mother tongue. The sweeping mountainous jungle terrain holds space for the world I choose to experience, one that is grounded in earth, balance and intuition.

I find life more freeing without shoes to ground more closely with Nature herself, and am not surprised at all when people call me “No Shoes Nancy!” No shoes and no official mailing address?  Life doesn’t get any more liberating than that.

The culture of Koh Phangan is tangibly one of consciousness and kindness, where community elevates the spirit and supports each and every person in their healing journey, wherever they may be.

While the Trip of my Life has finally brought me to Koh Phangan, the place I call home base, I am also anchored in a vision to co-create community, workshops and retreats around the world in Asia, Australia and Europe.

 I conclude with a mantra I hold near and dear to my heart:  “Loka samasta sukhino bhavantu”

 Sanskrit translation: “May all beings be happy. May all beings live in peace”


My style of mentoring

As a Wholistic Mentor, I lead with my intuition and draw upon a diverse palette of healing arts expertise, including Ayurveda, Yoga, and Meditation.

My desire to learn about the ancient holistic system of Ayurveda stemmed from many sources, namely my lack of trust in the western health system of treating symptoms over the root cause of pain and suffering. Also, my own personal experience having hit rock bottom in the corporate rabbit-hole of looming deadlines, never-ending demands, and severe work-life imbalance and depression, gave me the boost I needed to make a radical change. With years of personal experience, study and self-discovery, my journey has now come full circle.

In the work I do today, I empower and guide my clients to activate their own intuition and awareness as part of co-creating goals and intentions, and a structure for working together either on a short or long term basis.


 Why Mentoring?

There is nothing more crippling than feeling stuck, lost or stagnant. 

We’ve all been there in some way, shape or form. We want more than anything to make a change, but the idea of getting started seems overwhelming and insurmountable. The spectrum of “stuckness” is wide and to varying degrees, disrupts the natural flow of our highest selves and potential. We are bound by our old conditioned belief systems, and can’t seem to see beyond the mind itself.


                  Breaking through the noise is a choice. That choice is often buried and waiting to be released.

How can you benefit from working together?

Mentoring is a choice to surrender to a process of guidance and fundamental re-programming. No matter where you are in the spectrum of being stuck, mentoring will help you take that first step into committed possibility. A mentoring relationship grounded in trust, co-creation, and accountability will bring out a new balanced perspective connected to your most authentic self in body, mind and soul.

Retreats, Ayurveda therapies & Yoga classes on Koh Phangan

My offerings include private healing arts treatments in Yoga, Reiki and Ayurveda. Additionally, I teach yoga classes and offer Reiki and Ayurvedic treatments locally on Koh Phangan. 

If you are looking for a private or group retreat, visit Wholistic Island Retreats and check out our next retreats.

CONTACT with me. If you have enriching collaboration ideas for retreats, workshops, events, coaching, speaking, or business inquiries.