Chiara is a graduate of Yoga Pranala Intensive 2013, RYT200. Chiara teaches gentle Yoga Pranala, directly from the heart. In her class we slow down to became stronger. We learn to be gentle with ourselves so as to be gentle with everyone and everything. She is also passionate about the healing potential of Essential Oils and has completed the formation to become a “master blender.” She often incorporates this amazing gift from Mother Nature during practice, to shift and raise frequencies. read more
Born in Yogyakarta and grown up in Jakarta. After thirteen years working as Marketing Administration Staff in Gramedia Group (at Tabloid BOLA) one of the biggest printing media company in Indonesia, her passion for Yoga drawn her to Ubud and BaliSpirit Festival. She has been practicing Yoga both in Jakarta and Bali since 2004, studying local Balinese and also got her Scholarship from SOSA [School Of Sacred Arts] Teacher Training [E-R.Y.T 200]. Eva teaches in local studios and several resort In Ubud-Bali and arranged retreats and healings. She often combined Local Balinese Yoga in her class to create more “local” taste of Yoga.
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.
Robyn Thoren Smith is a graduate of the 2013 Yoga Pranala Intensive. She has been practicing yoga since 1998 when she took her first class with her college roommate and fell in love with the peaceful, expansive ease that she experienced in yoga practice. Her passion lies at the intersection of mysticism and embodiment; the place where our spiritual light meets our shadowy and wonderfully messy humanity. read more
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. read more
Estee began her yoga journey in 2003 to help with a back injury. Her desire is to support first-time yogis kick-off their yoga journeys with clarity, fascination, and playfulness.Estee’s classes, private sessions and workshops are dedicated to yoga beginners, encompassing Hatha and Yin practices as a means to converse with the Chakra System and awaken to out own Inner Teacher and Healer. She is currently enraptured by breathing through the nose in asanas; chanting mantras; practicing mudras, and studying the chakras. In Ubud, she is often found writing, eating, singing, dancing, project-making and studying with Denise Payne.
I first fell in love with the practice of yoga in 2004. In my first class, I experienced a sense of peace and harmony I had not thought possible. I was hooked. The practice not only calmed my mind and soothed my body, but my life was changing. I began to learn that my outer world was my own creation, and a reflection of my inner world. In January 2011, I completed my YTT in Maharashtra, India, and continue to learn and grow as a student and teacher every day. I enjoy and draw inspiration from many traditions and styles of yoga. My classes involve intuitive and creative sequencing, with the purpose of deep exploration and embodiment. I aspire to create a nurturing space to support the flow of energy, and cultivate harmony in the mind and body. I am humbled and honored to be of service in what is my true passion and purpose. I look forward to seeing you on the mat.
Anouk has been practicing Yoga for eighteen years. Before coming to Bali she has been teaching in India, Europe and East Asia. In her classes, she joyously endeavors to lead her students through a journey that embraces not only the physical but also the deeper aspects of Yoga.
Anouk completed her training in India, obtaining a certificate by Yoga Alliance to teach internationally. She has since instructed in several teacher trainings, sharing not only Asana but also the breathing techniques (Pranayama) and meditation (Dhyana). Today, Anouk’s teachings in these practices are inspired by her teacher and partner, Emil Wendel.
On Sharada’s first journey to India in 2002 she experienced a mental unusual condition, which was the starting point of her spiritual pursuit.
Yoga was her first initiation into a new way of life. Since 2005 she has been trained in Traditional Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, basic Acro and Sama Yoga. Throughout all these years she has been teaching Yoga.
4 years later, on her second visit to India, she went to study the basics of Ayurveda. During a Temple Festival she was introduced to an ancient ritual of Temple Worship today an Indian Classical Art Form called Odissi Dance. Mesmerized by this devotional practice that portrays the stories of the gods and goddesses of Hindu mythology, she decided to learn the dance. She stayed for one year, learning intrigued dance pieces, choreographies, mudras, symbols and the different character that represent the archetypes of the human psyche. After that she taught and performed Odissi Dance with her Balinese Dance Group, the Dakini Dancers, with great endeavor.
In 2010 she moved to Bali, where she met her revered Guru, Swami Vagishananda Saraswati who is a traditional teacher of Vedanta and Vedic Chanting.
Since then she has been under his constant guidance, studying the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and other sacred texts as well as Sanskrit language, Vedic Mantra Chanting, Guided Meditation and Puja (Vedic Ritual) in the traditional Guru Shishya Parampara (uninterrupted teacher- student) lineage. She is also a student of Dr. Carol Withfield, Vedantin, Professor at the Californian Institute of Integral Studies and a Jungian Psychologist from whom she has received direct guidance in Inner Child Work, as well as the basic understanding of Jungian Psychology.
With the blessings of her teachers, she went for one year to a remote traditional Gurukulam in India to live and study with their teacher; Shree Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, a Hindu monk, worldwide religious leader, founder of Aim for Seva and the greatest living Advaita Vedanta teacher of all teachers.
Her time spent in the Ashram is unprecedented; it is a lifetime of assimilation on the greatest topics of life and on the profound wisdom behind Yoga. A living Teaching Tradition that until today is unfolding the Vision of Wholeness and provides the structure to embody this teaching.
Sharada is very happy and feels profoundly blessed to be able to offer guidance to people from all around the world as well as to conduct special focused Healing Groups for Women since a number of years.