The following stills vaguely tell the story of my time living and volunteering in Southern Thailand. It was 2011 and I was taking a hiatus from teaching in Bali. It was a spontaneous invitation and I said Yes! Now, I would say it’s top 5 of the most powerful experiences/opportunities of my life… Teaching English through music, dancing, and forming bonds with this community filled me up! But, I was also isolated— living at a Wat, amidst predominately Thai speakers. The solitude was an expansive space for growing and immense inner reflection…

It was joyful, it was heart-opening, it was also lonely at times, but all of it was important work—What I was doing at the temple with the kids on top of what I was learning about myself and the resilience of the human spirit in the most unfamiliar of circumstances. I lived, worked, ate, and played with the locals. We had to figure out our own ways of communicating but, we did it! And, I grew to love them like family as they cared for me like I was their own. I walked the path… and it changed me. As I reflect, I have nothing but gratitude in my heart for this journey.

The following videos were taken in the Thai Classrooms during my 3 month long volunteer stay in South East Thailand at Wat Kui Buri Elementary School, teaching English through music…

Check out some videos from my time in Thailand:









For Your Viewing Pleasure, December 13, 2011

110 Days in South East Asia, November 17, 2011

Culture Shocked. Farewell Bali, Hello Thailand!, August 30, 2011

Life at the Wat, September 23, 2011

Week 2 at Kui Buri School, September 19, 2011

No TP in Thailand, September 8, 2011

Children need to be loved, not hit, September 7, 2011

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