Meet Our Yoga Teachers

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

Savitri Devi

Born and raised in Bali, Savitri Devi is an interdisciplinary teacher, Level 3 Kundalini Yoga teacher (2022) and the first KRI Professional Teacher Trainer of Indonesian nationality. She moved back to Bali in 2017, following a Wellness Director assignment in North Bali. She weaves the physical & philosophical aspects of Yoga with daily practice, making this ancient wisdom applicable today.

Her classes are holistic, safe & student centred, suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners. She has curated & facilitated Yoga & Wellness retreats since 2003, and taught internationally at Yoga Festivals & Conferences, and at Hatha-Vinyasa & KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher training programs since 2011.

Savitri is also a lifestyle & wellness coach, doula, and Reiki Master Teacher. Savitri is passionate about empowering others to make life-affirming choices and inspiring them to find their own gateways to wholeness.

Sandy Kalifadani

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Yogya based yoga teacher, musician and artist Sandi Kalifadani has been a dedicated explorer of yoga since 2002 through his volunteer work in down syndrome organisation and Balance Mind Body Soul. Since then, he has studied a variety of styles including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa. Sandi was also initiated 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.

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.

Raldo

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Born and raised in Manado City, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Raldo was introduced to Yoga in 2014 by working at a wellness center called Spa Village Resort Tembok in North Bali.

Raldo found yoga as a deep practice to appreciate and love his body. And so 2 years later, he spent 6 months in a yoga retreat center called Shanti Toya Ashram, where he completed his Yoga Teacher Training (300hr) with Gokul Yoga in  January 2017 and then went for his seccond training (200hr) with Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center India November 2018.

Novia Ayu Pratama

Novia started her yoga journey after attending a 5-day silence meditation retreat in Devon, England in 2014. During one of those days, she had a revelation that she had to spread positivity in the world. As much as yoga poses are important, she likes to incorporate mindfulness meditation as well as breathing exercises into the yoga practice. On top of the 50-hour yoga immersion course by Devdan Yoga she has completed, Novia has also been certified in a 200-hour yoga teacher training by Yoga Bliss Lembongan in Bali in 2017. She has been teaching diverse yoga styles (Kids Yoga, Beginner, Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin) at a number of yoga studios in Indonesia. Her main goal in every class is to help every student to be more present and achieve inner peace in the moment by bringing awareness back to the body, mind and breaths in each pose.

Luh Manis

Luh was born and raised in Bali and she is trained “Jero” or Balinese Priestess, who has responsibility in her local community to lead ceremonies. On becoming a Jero, she found her sensitivity to energy heightened, so she turned to yoga and meditation to balance it. She has since gained her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from Shakti Mhi, at Prana Yoga College. She now practices and teaches Hatha and Prana Yoga and meditation full time. She is also a retreat leader and Founder of Pranasanti, which was founded on the traditional and uniquely Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, that translates as ‘ Three causes of well-being ‘. Through her tours, retreats and classes at Pranasanti, Luh shares her passion for the nature, culture and spirituality of Bali with others who want to do something a bit different and delve deep into Bali’s culture, magic and ancient wisdom. She believes that her purpose is to help others to find their hidden ability and gift by sharing her views, knowledge and wisdom from Bali to everyone she meets through her activities in a way that is deep, authentic and unique.

Oana Deac

Originally from Romania, Oana discovered yoga in 2011 when she decided to change her life and went travelling through Asia.

Her journey started during a Panchakarma detox program at an Ayurvedic center in Bali, which sparked her curiosity about holistic lifestyle and alternative approaches to health. Later on, while working for the same centre, she had the opportunity to support people during their detox programs and teach yoga.

For the past 10 years Oana has been practicing and studying Yoga and Ayurveda and has completed trainings in Bali, Thailand and India, where she also got her certifications.

She is passionate about helping people find a personal practice that speaks to their unique structure, constitution and needs.

Ayur Yoga description 

This class combines Ayurvedic principles with classical Hatha teachings, emphasising awareness to the breath while deepening into each posture.