The Teachers

Kobi and Pazit founded Vagabond Temple Yoga and Meditation Retreat Center after several years of travelling internationally and teaching spirituality together. Their intention was to provide a welcoming place for people to be themselves, experience a journey inwards and grow.

Our main goal is to inspire people to make a change in their life, fulfil their highest potential and develop a meaningful, happy and mindful lifestyle

Kobi is a yoga and meditation practitioner and teacher, a nutritional and holistic health counsellor and life coach. Kobi was born in Israel in 1981 and has a degree in Comparative Religion (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Western Philosophy) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has also studied with Jewish mystics in various Kabala Centres throughout Israel.

A life long student, Kobi has trained with great yoga masters around the world—mostly in India, Thailand and Israel. He has extensive experience and education in varying styles of yoga including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Kundalini, Hatha, Yin and Iyengar. He also studied Thai Yoga Massage at Wat Po in Thailand. Having a great passion for health and nutrition, he continued studying various nutrition-based healing methods including—raw food, ayurveda, integrated nutrition and a natural hygiene nutrition method which are all incorporated in Vagabond Temple’s detox programs.

As both a life coach and social worker, Kobi has helped people of all ages and nationalities make critical changes in their behaviour and outlook including at-risk teenagers and people suffering from mental illness and addictions. He focuses on self-empowerment, building life skills, and rehabilitation to enable changes in others. At Vagabond Temple, Kobi uses his extensive theoretical knowledge complemented with years of practical experience in gently guiding people on their path to self-realization.

Kobi is quite possibly the kindest and most truly zen person I know. Kobi’s approach is flexible and tailored to make sure each person can find the technique that works best for them, which I feel is in the true, open minded spirit of spiritual practice. With Kobi’s help I not only reached new levels of consciousness, but I learned to go easy on myself and that meditation can be an experience to enjoy and not a chore to be suffered.
- Amy, Ireland
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Pazit is a yoga and meditation practitioner and teacher, a life coach and holistic healing therapist specialising in reiki, sound healing, and reflexology as well as self-development through theatre. Pazit was born in Israel in 1976 and has degrees in both Performance Arts as well as Education from the David Yalin Institute in Jerusalem. At twenty, Pazit’s solo-travels through India introduced her to Eastern Philosophy and a new way of life, igniting her journey on the path of self-discovery. Pazit’s experiences and studies in reiki, yoga, meditation and tantra inspired her to develop and build her own dedicated practice. She is a certified reflexologist (Reidaman Institute in Jerusalem) and completed numerous studies in Reiki, including usui traditional method, Jewish Reiki, Tibetan Reiki and Pranic Healing. These studies culminated in 2012 when she was initiated as a Reiki Master in Thailand.

Throughout the years, she has taken part in a variety of Tibetan Buddhism courses as well as Goenka Vipassana and other Buddhist retreats. While deepening her yoga practice, she became a certified yoga teacher at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nasik, India, as well as a Kundalini yoga teacher as taught by yogi Bhajan.

Pazit has a broad range of experience in teaching, leading group workshops, personal coaching and alternative healing. She worked as a teacher and coach with teenagers at risk for several years and has over a decade of experience teaching self-development through theatre for individuals and groups. For over ten years, she has practised reflexology, reiki and pranic healing while teaching Reiki Level I, II and Master courses since 2012.

At Vagabond Temple Spiritual Home, Pazit combines all of her extensive knowledge and expertise to help people heal and offer support on their life journey.

I feel deeply grateful to Pazit. Her vast knowledge and wisdom, combined with her warm heart and loving patience, powerful energy, and clear mind, have made her an incredible inspiration to me. And beyond the motivation that she has provided as a teacher, she has also been a true source of strength for me. She has given me invaluable personal support every time I needed it – and she always did so with compassion, insight and understanding. Through the Reiki I and II courses, Dharma talks, and our personal discussions, she has inspired me to come out of my shell and start believing in myself. I feel blessed to have met her.
- Sarah, Canada
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Maayan is a holistic therapist specializing in Swedish massage, medical massage, reflexology, Reiki, and structural integration. She studied these techniques, along with aromatherapy and visualization healing methods, extensively at the Reidman Institute for Holistic Healing in Jerusalem, Israel.

She continued to develop her mastery of holistic healing methods while working in Israeli public healthcare as well as privately in a variety of settings. Hoping to provide help to those who need it most, Maayan dedicated her time to patients suffering from serious ailments such as cancer, Fibromyalgia, and mental disabilities. She additionally served as a mentor to at-risk teenagers, teaching them how to discover their inner power and build self-esteem.

Maayan has an endlessly giving personality that touches every person who she comes in contact with. An exceptional listener and intuitive, her guidance helps those she works with hone a deeper awareness of their own mind and body. Her emphasis on the holistic needs of every person she works with, combined with her powerful healing hands and warm heart, create a safe and rewarding environment for all guests at the Vagabond Temple.

Maayan understands people, both physically and emotionally, like no one I have ever met before. Whether it is Reiki, reflexology or structural integration, she excels at every healing system she uses. It keeps amazing me that she manages to cause such significant positive changes in the way I feel, walk and carry myself. I highly recommend experiencing the magic of Maayan’s hands!
- Dylan, Holland
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Rishi the dog is the newest member of our team. He brings a wealth of positive energy to Vagabond Temple and provides a great example of how to live joyously. He teaches us patience, playfulness and how to live in the moment.

Kobi and Pazit are truly the most inspirational couple I have ever met. Combining their encyclopedic knowledge of yoga, spirituality and nutrition with their kind, loving hearts and genuine personalities, these two simply radiate truth and wisdom.
- Andrew H, Canada
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Kobi and Pazit are inspirational and bring out the best in everyone. I found strength in their strength—anything is possible and a lifetime of living well and giving awaits for me now.
- Ryan A, USA
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