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About us

Ari and Daliah Barkan are the husband and wife team who co-founded Orion Healing Centre, Koh Phangan in 2005. They met in 2002 after sitting a Vipassana meditation retreat together.

We began by just sharing our lifestyle with those who came to us to study Reiki; We shared with people how to eat healthily, how to detoxify our bodies from accumulated poisons and to live the life that we desire. Through the combination of these things people became open to making shifts for the positive in their lives. The number of people that were coming to us just grew and grew and suddenly people from all over the globe were coming to participate in our retreats.”

20160122_153802 (1)Ari is a Reiki Master who has been dedicated to the understanding and practice of this esoteric art for the past 15 years. He teaches internationally on the subjects of energy channeling and healing, with a vision to help people live to their full potential and soul’s purpose, creating ripples of change globally.

A true Master is a Master over himself and not over others.” Osho






Daliah is a Reiki Master, CranioSacral practitioner, and yoga teacher, who set foot upon her spiritual path very early in life. She has been guiding detox and healing retreats in Thailand since 2003.

 “Once we begin reconnecting with our inner voice and intuition, we begin to discover the joy and happiness that we are searching for.”  Daliah

Ari and Daliah reside on Koh Samui Island with their 2 sons where they have founded Orion Retreat Centre.


Raw Birthday CakeWe were joined in 2010 by Moti Wainer, who brings his knowledge of yoga and nutrition to Orion. Moti is a yoga practitioner who has studied under many great teachers including Dharma Mitra. Following study at New York’s Centre of Integrative Nutrition, Moti came to Asia to share his knowledge of the transformative potential of yoga and holistic diet.  His knowledge of nutrition and extensive experience sines through and inspires,

Together we are greater than the sum of our parts and Orion Healing Centre continues to invite guests and specialist teachers in from around the world to join in and contribute to our programs.




With an emphasis on Detox, Yoga and nutrition, Orion Healing Center is a haven for personal growth. The centre is unique among detox centres as it allows detox to be accessible to all. With its inclusive program our detox enables all participants to benefit from the many activities that form our cleansing package. We believe that the yoga, healing and massage sessions included in the detox package aid the overall well-being of guests and make for a more enjoyable experience while detoxing.
The center is also host to a plethora of Healing workshops and Yoga trainings and is also open for drop-in classes and sessions with our resident teachers and healers.

Our Orion beachfront Café and juice bar will nurture your body during your stay and ensure that your stay at Orion is a truly nourishing one!


Orion’s Tropical Setting

Orion Healing Center is set in a natural tropical garden full with butterflies and exotic flowers. The tranquil and friendly environment of the centre and surrounding village allows all guests to feel completely at ease.
Srithanu Village on Koh Phangan island, Thailand, has become a hub for yogis and those on their spiritual journey. The area attracts healers, teachers and students alike who all come together to create a real community feel. Many guests find themselves staying on long after finishing their stay at Orion and many more return each year, reaping the benefits of the relaxed pace of life, availability of healthy vegetarian food and of course the majestic sunsets that characterise this beautiful beach village.

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