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Meet Our Yoga Teachers

In our beautiful Yoga-studio in Penestanan, Ubud, Bali

Putu Purnama

Before graduating from Yoga Pranala Intensive Teacher Training in 2014, Putu Purnama had worked previously as a yoga instructor for five years; He also learned yoga from his grandfather and other Balinese yoga practitioners, such as  Kd Suambara (Ambarashram). , Kt. Bandiastra and Bapak Suweca. He uses Swami Sivananda breathing techniques, Ashtanga yoga, Power yoga and Laughter yoga as well.

Ni Luh Manis

My name is Luh Manis. I was born and raised in Bali. I have had special training as “Jero” or Balinese priestess. After having undergone this special training, I have the responsibility to lead ceremony, following all of the traditional observances. Since I became a “Jero”, I became sensitive to energy and I had to deal with a lot of power. Yoga and meditation help me to balance all of that. I trained with ’Shakti Mhi of Prana Yoga College and certified by Prana Yoga College BC at 200-hour level. Now I’m practicing and teaching Hatha Yoga, Prana Yoga, and meditation full time. Additionally, I guide people to explore their spiritual side and to study Balinese healing practices based on on Balinese culture.

Sandy Kalifadani

Sandi

Yogya based yoga teacher, musician and artist Sandi Kalifadani has been a dedicated explorer of yoga since 2002 through his volunteer work in downsyndrome organization and Balance Mind Body Soul. Since then, he has studied a variety of styles including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa. Sandi was also initated into the ancient Zen Meditation tradition. He has also studied several healing methods such as Zen Counselling, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Hypnotherapy and NLP and brings many elements of these practices into his yoga teachings.

Sandi is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher and has taught yoga for over 10 years. Sandi’s unique yoga teaching styles combines aspects of Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa yoga, a wonderful mix of longer-held postures, deep stretching and body awareness, with a slow flow modified for all levels of practice. Sandi is also a Yoga Alliance certified children’s yoga teacher, has served yoga classes for children and disabilities children for over 3 years.

Anu Karoliina

Anu

Before graduating the 200 hour Yoga Pranala teacher training in the spring of 2015, Anu has been practicing yoga for years in her home country Finland.

She started her journey in 2010 with the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa, but later on found her home in softer practices of yoga.

When coming to Bali, the practice of Yoga Pranala truly started opening and enlivening her up, not only physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually too.

She found that opening the heart was the key to reach deeper within and finding truly herself and what yoga is about.

She teaches Basic Yoga, Gentle Flow and Hatha Vinyasa classes, where the emphasis is fully in integrating your breath into your flow while giving your body the opening and strengthening its needs, according to your level of practice – Including meditation and pranayama practices to deepen the connection with yourself, but not forgetting a smile and a few drops of sweat either.

Her mission is to encourage every student find their truth and happiness in their own rhythm, in their own breath within their actual practice of moving the body.

Also guiding the students to listening to their bodies subtle messages and finding their inherent wisdom by fully surrendering to the present moment and the nurturing force of yoga.

She also studied 100 hours of yin yoga with Tina Nance 2016 and loves to share this deep, slow and nourishing self-healing practice with her students.

Nina Nahathya

Nina who is originally from Surabaya started her yoga journey in 2011.

Her passion for yoga brought her to take her first yoga teacher training course and become a teacher in 2015.

Nina brings a casual atmosphere into her dynamic yet energetic class, she keeps the class comfortable yet relaxed while making sure the students get their energy flowing. She also emphasizes students to keep their freedom while being challenged in their practice, she loves to share and brings joy in her class because she believes that every struggle in the practice will reduce if it comes with a joyful surrounding.

Nina’s attention to each and every student is unparalleled and a fresh of breath air to be around with her relaxing demeanor.

Pande Putu

Pande  is a massage therapist and yoga teacher at Intuitive Flow, a graduate of our teacher training.

He was born on this adorable beautiful island, Bali.

“I knew about yoga for many years , but I joined my very first yoga class on 2010. My first class was awesome, I will never forget it. At that time I felt something different. Something that I couldn’t describe by my own words. At the end of the class I felt deeply in love with yoga.

In 2011 I started to join a lot of yoga activities in my University, and also I learnt how to be a yoga instructor, to lead my friends. After graduating from my University, I couldn’t practice it as much as I did before because I was so busy with my job.

Finally in April 2017 I decided to join the Yoga Pranala Intensive Teache Training, and I got a lot of support from my friends.

My goals were to develop my knowledge about yoga and to gain discipline. God lead me to choose the best way.

After the level 1 Yoga Pranala Training and getting my 200 RYT with Yoga Alliance, I got opportunity to teach yoga at Intuitive Flow and at Amrta Siddhi in Ubud.

I am so greatful for this opportunity to be able to learn more and more about teaching and sharing my practice with others.

Every time I teach, at the end of the class, I always remind my students about self  love and taking more care of themselves more.

Currently I teach Basic yoga at Intuitive Flow and Gentle yoga at Amrta Siddhi. ”

 

 

 

Kay Balnaves

Kay Balnaves

Kay is passionate about yoga being a vehicle for our homecoming and remembrance – to our embodied spirit.
She believes that our practice is an opportunity to pause from the ‘doing’ of our lives, and to come home to and inhabit our ‘being’ essence. To contact and move from our innate intelligence, that we find by coming home to and mindfully meeting what is here.
Kay aims to hold and facilitate a nurturing space for inquiry, with the intention of allowing authentic meeting of the moment, in all of its divine expression. She believes that when we can hold ourselves with compassionate & non-judgmental presence, we can truly begin to see the truth of any given moment, meet what is here and respond from the most evolved part of our being and consciousness- both on and off the mat.
Kay offers Therapeutic Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin & Restorative practices. She enjoys sharing practices that immerse in the 5 Element Meridian System of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yogic wisdom, with practices that honor and nurture the natural & changing seasons, rhythms & cycles of our bodies, and our lives.
This is Kay’s third year of teaching at Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio and hopes to share a practice with you soon.

Chiara Ramella

Chiara is one of the yoga teachers from Intuitive Flow, a graduate of Yoga Pranala Intensive in 2013,and Sama Yoga in 2011.

 I teach an harmonious combination of these 2 beautiful modalities, directly from the heart…
In my classes we slow down to became stronger. We learn to be gentle with ourselves, in order to be gentle with everyone and everything around. Moving the body and the breath to discover and unveil the space and the light within, to enhance self-love and create acceptance and worthiness by connecting with the energies that are continuously supporting us.
I am also passionate about the healing potential of Essential Oils. I like to incorporate these amazing gifts from Mother Nature during practice to shift and raise frequencies.

Collette Davis

Collette Davis

Collette teaches from her embodied experience of stillness and awareness. Her intention is to facilitate the process of moving back into the potency of consciousness, again and again, through the practices of yoga. Sharing the wisdom and resources of the tradition to experience the fullness of life.
Following the Tantrik lineage of non-dual Kashmir Shaivism, Collette’s path has led her to study with some deeply inspirational teachers, including Hareesh Wallis, Leila Sadeghee, Bridget Luff, Tara Judelle, Sianna Sherman, Elena Brower, Scott Lyons, and Ana Forrest.
Influenced by this rich background in Hatha, Anusara, Forrest and Embodied Flow Yin, Collette creates a safe space for her students before pouring soulful sequences into the body, taking them on a creative journey that amplifies an underlying theme. Guiding students into an acute awareness of the dynamic stillness that is inside them, and all around them. Inviting them into their own greatness, while having some fun along the way.

Caroline Pontual

Caroline Pontual

Caroline is a true wellness activist. She believes a healthy outside starts from the inside. She is devoted to yoga, nutrition, detox and wellness, empowering people to live a healthy lifestyle. Yoga has always been a source of energy, connection, peace and self-development in her life.

She completed her 200-hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in the Mysore style in India in 2009 with Barath Sheety and has since completed her advanced level (500-hr) training. Recently she has completed a (300-hr ) training with Everet Newel at Zuna Yoga School.

Along the way, Caroline has been studying and practicing many healing arts such as Naturopathy, NLP, Ayurveda, Health – Nutrition Coaching and various massage techniques.

Through her holistic approach and knowledge Caroline has developed a unique yoga style. She believes everyone is unique and only an approach supporting individual qualities can lead to wellbeing.

She encourages her students to build a solid foundation with correct alignments and synchronized breath, uniting body, mind and soul into one dance, one sound.

Caroline Pontual

Caroline Pontual

Caroline is a true wellness activist. She believes a healthy outside starts from the inside. She is devoted to yoga, nutrition, detox and wellness, empowering people to live a healthy lifestyle. Yoga has always been a source of energy, connection, peace and self-development in her life.

She completed her 200-hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in the Mysore style in India in 2009 with Barath Sheety and has since completed her advanced level (500-hr) training. Recently she has completed a (300-hr ) training with Everet Newel at Zuna Yoga School.

Along the way, Caroline has been studying and practicing many healing arts such as Naturopathy, NLP, Ayurveda, Health – Nutrition Coaching and various massage techniques.

Through her holistic approach and knowledge Caroline has developed a unique yoga style. She believes everyone is unique and only an approach supporting individual qualities can lead to wellbeing.

She encourages her students to build a solid foundation with correct alignments and synchronized breath, uniting body, mind and soul into one dance, one sound.

Anouk Petzoldt Aoun

Anouk

After attending my first class in 1997, Yoga soon became a daily practice in and beyond its physical aspects. Over the last seven years, I have been regularly teaching at teacher training programs in India since 2010 under the guidance of my teacher, Julie Martin, and in Bali at Yoga Arts with Louisa Sear, and Intuitive Flow with Linda Madani. Today, my teachings in Yoga are inspired by my heart teacher and husband Emil Wendel.

I treasure learning from senior teachers, as I honor the wisdom they have accumulated throughout their many years of Sadhana.

Working with breath, movement and meditation, Yoga allows me to reach a subtle center point where I experience a sense of stillness, groundedness and attentiveness.

I see teaching as an act of giving; my intention is to pass on received and experienced knowledge to my students, and to encourage us all to remain inquisitive, kind, joyous and non-dogmatic along our spiritual journeys.

Antonio Albagli

Antonio Albagli

The soul of an artist, Antonio has pursued the fine arts, poetry, music, and filmmaking from a very early age, fascinated by the ways in which subjective experiences can be communicated. During his early formative years, experiences with death infused his artistic experiments with a deep yearning for meaning, an understanding of the transient nature of life and matter, and a fascination with the mystery of consciousness. Through the practice and teachings of yoga he has experienced states of awareness which transcend the intellect, originate within subtler substrates of the mind, live in the body, and reflects the unravelling of our own true nature. Antonio has found a practice and teaching style that is engaging, creative, informative, challenging, as well as therapeutic. He draws from an intuitive combination of Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar, Yin, Restorative, and a deep curiosity on Music Psychology, Neuro-plasticity, Movement Studies and Anatomy. His thorough understanding of biomechanics derives from his own set of injuries resulting from the practice of variety of competitive sports. Everyone and every body carries the imprint of their personal history. Yoga practices serve as surgery, healing injuries, changing postural habits, limiting beliefs, and re-shaping the body-mind connection. A student for over 20 years and a teacher for 8, Antonio has over 4.000 teaching hours, is certified at the RYS-200 level, and holds a BFA in Film and Video Production from NYU. His unique approach brings his students to a better understanding, and a more accepting and courageous attitude towards their own potential and limitations, finding a new sense of strength and peace. His motivation is to weave his teaching and many interests, so to help others in finding deeper connection and a meaningful path.

Jade Richardson

Jade

At a certain point in life we come to understand that this peace we seek, the peace we can rely on and deepen into, is our peace with our selves.  
 
After 15 years studying yoga with teachers including Yoga Pranala with Linda Madani, Vinyasa with Shiva Rae in USA, Tantra in Thailand, Bikram in Australia and Hatha in Bali, Jade’s classes draw on a variety of traditions to build strength, flexibility and nurture the soul.
 
With a background as a professional writer and mountaineer, she came to yoga with a passion for its philosophy, as well as its physical and emotional benefits. She says, “Yoga is the most beautiful way I have discovered to deepen self awareness, strengthen mind and body, and resolve grief and stuck life stories.
 
“With a body made supple, calm, free of tension, congestion and habit, we can set about gently building this most beautiful of all creations – a calm mind. From here, all blessings arise. From here, all beauty can be enjoyed, all wisdom comes; good choices, sweet feelings, contentment, inspiration, peace!
 
This is Yoga – the practice of making honey on the inside, which life will reflect in beauty around us – and we can share with others.”

Esther Speet

Esther

is a Yoga and Zhineng Qigong teacher and a massage therapist, who has her own Body & Mind studio in The Netherlands.

When she came on holiday to Bali in 2011, she felt in love with the island and with Yoga. Studying Zhineng Qigong at that moment, she experienced how the combination of both can uplift each individual qualities.

So in 2014 she went to India and graduated a 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training. She joined several courses and workshops in different yoga styles, including Yoga Nidra.

She enjoyed the Yoga Pranala classes at Intuïtive Flow so much that she integrated that style also in her classes. She likes to combine various styles and believes that they can enrich and deepen each other. Esther strongly believes in the power of intentions, affirmations, and self healing.

Some key words in her teachings are; inner smile, intention, softness, kindness, open heart, observe, connect, share…….

She loves to share her enthousiasm and passion by teaching from the heart and is grateful for the opportunity to do that at Intuitive Flow!