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Meet Your Therapist

Indulge in a weekend of relaxation and renewal at Chateau de Bruges, where you'll be guided by an experienced therapist with over 18 years of teaching expertise. Immerse yourself in rejuvenating sessions tailored to your needs, allowing you to unwind and recharge amidst the tranquil surroundings of our historic estate. Let our seasoned therapist accompany you on a journey of self-discovery and wellness, ensuring a truly transformative experience during your stay.

Josephine Ong

Originally from Malaysia, Josephine boasts over 18 years of expertise as a Wellness Therapist, specializing in Yoga instruction.
Her acclaim spans internationally, endorsed by esteemed bodies such as Yoga Alliance, Yoga Arts Australia, and the Sivananda Institute Training Academy of Chennai, India.
Additionally, she holds credentials as a proficient Wellness and Sound Therapist, along with recognition as a Personal Trainer certified by the ACE (American Council On Exercise).


Josephine Ong boasts a wealth of experience as a seasoned Wellness Therapist, having honed her skills in prestigious global 5-star establishments such as the renowned health retreat Chiva-som, luxurious Six Senses Resorts, and Viking Cruise's Liv Nordic Spas.

In France, she serves as a Visiting Specialist for esteemed luxury hotels under the Oetker group, including Dior Spa Eden Roc in Cap d’Antibes, Château Saint-Martin & Spa in Vence, Spa L’Oasis du Martinez in Cannes, and L'Apogée in Courchevel.

Josephine's tenure as the Head of Department in Yoga at Chivasom, a world renowned international health and wellness resort in Hua Hin, Thailand.

Her reputation led to engagements as a Visiting Wellness Practitioner aboard the Viking Cruise luxury liner and at the prestigious Six Senses wellness resort.

Extending her influence globally, she has imparted her teachings in locales including France, China, England, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Josephine's methodology integrates Yoga, Sound Therapy, Meditation, Breath Work, Mindfulness, and Energy Work, delivered both in group settings and through private sessions.

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Currently based in Lyon, France, Josephine divides her time as a Visiting Wellness Practitioner, serving various wellness studios and health resorts across the globe.
We're absolutely thrilled to have her expertise enriching our team here at Chateau de Bruges! It's truly wonderul to be able to benefit from her invaluable contributions.

Josephine's Testimonials

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“Josephine has got an admiring voice leading her Yoga and meditative state of mind. Whether it’s Yoga, Meditation or Energy Healing, her passion and care just never fails to inspire me."~ Ms. Miki Nakatani, Japanese Actress/Artist  

“The session was really emotionally moving and healing for me. From her mastery and incredible intuition of tuning into vibrations in my body she managed to help emerge some hidden emotions related to my family history trapped in my body and was so liberating… This is when I understood the huge power of sound vibrations: you don’t need much to trigger huge effects. 
I highly recommend Josephine - she is a truly sensitive practitioner who has great care and professionalism for her receivers! I will without a doubt do other more profound healings with her!” ~ Ēmilie Guillon, France

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“The Universe brought Josephine and I together on a Viking cruise just after I had retired.  Josephine was on board as a guest expert practitioner for the spa. Her programs changed my mind, body and spirit. For the body, her Yin yoga exercises provided increased flexibility almost immediately.  For the mind, Josephine’s evening meditations allowed all levels of meditators to experience peace and calm.  For my spirit, Josephine’s energy healing sessions revealed my retirement life path to be way beyond anything I could have imagined. I am so grateful for Jo’s gentle energy leading me to my true life path.  I am very grateful to have worked with Josephine.”~ Mary Madill, USA 

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 “I have been suffering from a bad ankle injury for quite some time; so it was very good to learn new and simple ways to heal myself – from observing my breathing, to my posture to the way I move. It was very helpful and interesting indeed, thank you!" ~ Mr. Guillaume Canet, renowned actor from France  

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“It was always such an enjoyable discovery process whenever we worked together. I was feeling great and really enjoyed our daily sessions." ~ Mr. Mikhail Baryshinikov, legendary ballet dancer and actor from Russia 

“I kept saying ‘wow’ and ‘amazing’…Simply exhilarating, empowering and so much fun – even with the challenging parts included! Thanks for a great time!" ~ Ms. Marion Cotillard, renowned actress from France 

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