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Teachers of Yoga, Dance, Pilates on BaliSpirit.com

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There are many studios, resorts and organizations throughout Bali that offer ongoing classes, courses and workshops with experienced local and visiting instructors in yoga, meditation & dance.

Below is a list of teachers who either live in Bali or visit Bali for special retreats and workshops. If you would like to organize a workshop or work with any of these teachers on a one-to-one basis, you can email us for more information.

Bali Teachers of Yoga, Dance, Pilates on BaliSpirit.com


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Eka Kailash – Hatha Flow E-YT 200

Eka Kailash

As a native Balinese, Yoga has been part of Eka Kailash's life since a very young age. Chanting, creating offerings, connecting with the spirits and nature was his day-to-day childhood. Curious to explore the world, he decided to embark in journey as a scholar and media specialist, which brought him to study and work in Singapore and the United States as well as Indonesia. There he discovered how Yoga helped him overcome physical challenges, and found his balance between material and spiritual world.

Returning to Bali to deepen his exploration of Yoga, Eka now teaches meditation, Hatha, Hatha Flow, Yin, and Kailash Yoga a unique style of Yoga inspired by his studies with the world-renowned Oracle teacher Diana Manilova, combined with Balinese culture and wisdoms. Aside from teaching locally and internationally, he also enjoys singing and writing music with fellow local musicians.

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Marcus (I Wayan Wistika) – Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Intro to Yoga, Restorative EYT- 200

Marcus (I Wayan Wistika)

Born and bred in Bali, Marcus' yogic journey started 17 years ago when he worked at a Yoga and Meditation retreat near his central Bali village of Tabanan.

Mostly involved in admin and logistics at that time, Marcus started practicing yoga with the groups that came through, meeting and studying with several yoga teachers who inspired him along the way. In 2001 Marcus was given the chance to join a raw food yoga seminar with an American group for two weeks in the Northern part of Bali where he was the yoga instructor. Ever since then Marcus has been teaching full time.

In 2003 Marcus did his first Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training where he was instructed by several International yoga teachers in different styles. Currently Marcus teachers privately near his home in Legian/Kuta, at the GHM Luxury group of Hotels and in central Ubud, exclusively at the Yoga Barn.

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Ni Made Murni – Anusara, Hatha Yoga EYT - 200

Ni Made Murni

A true yogi, Murni experiences yoga from a perspective of devotion and self discipline. Born and bred in Gianyar, Bali, Murni has been a part of the BaliSpirit family since 2002 and the Yoga Barn its inception in 2007. Orginally plastered behind a desk, focused on administration and Graphic design, Murni has morphed into an incredibly disciplined Yogi.

Murni's love affair with the practice of yoga started when she would drop into classes in between her administrative hours… over time that has changed and now Murni only works in between her hours of yoga practice. A dedicated practitioner, Murni is also dedicated humanitarian. Alongside the co-founders of The Yoga Barn & the BaliSpirit Festival, Murni plays an active role as a volunteer teacher for the outreach program, AYO! Kita Bicara HIV/AIDS, and HIV education program aimed at Balinese Youth. Through "EduSpirit' workshops inclusive of journaling, role-playing, active meditations and yoga, this program encourages awareness, discussion & understanding about the HIV/AID epidemic in Bali, how each teenager and their families are at risk and what they can do to be responsible about the spread of the disease.

Murni has passion for the challenges she faces on and off the mat, and the wisdom to utilize that experience as a teacher. Murni's classes are designed with purpose, are uplifting and offer something to students of every level.

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Emily Kuser – Anusara Yoga, Yoga Therapeutics, Shadow Yoga E-RYT 500

Emily Kuser

Emily Kuser, E-RYT & Anusara®Yoga Instructor has lived in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia for over 5 years and currently teaches Anusara®Yoga at The Yoga Barn as well as assists in the organization of Ubud's annual Bali Spirit Festival. She has practiced yoga for over 12 years and is ridiculously PASSIONATE about getting people on the matt.

Her incredible teachers include Tara Judelle, Darren Rhodes, Christina Sell, Ross Rayburn, John Friend, Noah Maze, Carlos Pomeda, and Sally Kempton. Emily loves to weave storytelling, proper alignment and high vibes into her classes, immersions & teacher trainings.

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Cat Kabira – Forrest Yoga, Core flow, slow flow, 200HR & 500HR teacher trainings E-RYT 500

Cat Kabira

Cat's introduction to meditation and yoga began in 1997 as she began to explore new ways to work through eating disorders and addictions. That began a love affair that's only grown deeper through the years. Fueled by her passion and curiosity, Cat has trained around the world with masters in personal development, asana (Ana Forrest as one main influence among many), meditation (Vipassana and Zen Buddhism), pranayama, shamanic studies(mostly Native and South American, Balinese, and Aboriginal), energetic work, and her training as a level-five cranio-sacral therapist.

Cat's commitment is to inspire others to realize their own gifts and powers and to step fully into their most brilliant self. Her dynamic yet soft presence, enthusiasm, intensity, and humor, coupled with her softness, knowledge, and sensitivity lead you through a practice that is genuine, personally rewarding, and well-rounded in every aspect. No class is the same, but the contract between Cat and her students always is: Be real, be you, be here, be now. Connect with your core, stay in your power, and do not stray.

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Bali Yoga Teachers & Wellness Guides

Vilasini – Shiva Yoga

Vilasini

Vilasini first took initiation into Shiva Yoga (Kundalini awakening) in 1980 from Mahamandaleshwar Baba Shankarananda in Melbourne.

Recently, Vilasini was given the title Indradhanus High Priestess by her guru, Mahamandaleshwar Swami Shankarananda. Swamiji said, "Vilasini is truly a High Priestess of the path of yoga. She has served and practiced the path of Shiva Yoga and Kashmir Shaivism devotedly for many years. She will be able to help many people." Vilasini has a great passion to assist seekers to unlock their potential and attain Sacred Marriage, within and without. Her own awakening revealed a technique she now calls U2 in assisting participants on this quest. Others report that it is a powerful tool.

n recent years she has become a leading facilitator of her gurus 'Shiva Process'. A Self Inquiry method of meditation that turns the mind within to ask empowering questions. This process is highly successful in clearing blockages that hold us back in our spiritual and daily lives. In Bali she is the exclusive facilitator of this process. For more details on the retreats or yoga classes, visit www.balishivayoga.com


Dania Arancha – Body Connection Certified Pilates Teacher

DANIA ARANCHA

My name is Dania Arancha and I currently live in Bali, I have been living here for 7 years which 7 years ago I start undergoing Intense Pilates Classes. In 2007 I started my Pilates Training Course in Classical Pilates for Mat Work and Machines and got Certified and had my 1000+ hours of Teaching Experience, also got some training from Teachers abroad from Canada and the U.S (under Stott Pilates), so I have a good understanding of both Classical and Modern type of Pilates. I also did Ballet Dancing under R.A.D Registered (Royal Academy of Dance) for 5 years since I was young and did Meditation since I was small because of having a Spiritual Grandfather as my Meditation Guru that taught me The Silva Mind Control (meditation technique).

I have a good understanding of Yoga exercises too which I think that Pilates and Yoga is a great combination and so I have my own technique that I pass on to my students which has the combination of both. I believe that everyone's body type is different and when in a class I design exercises that taylor suits specifically for that person and I watch and correct their movements with care. I teach people who are injured also and women who are pregnant. My aim is to bring out my students inner power/capabilities through movement, always aligning their posture so they will feel more balanced, controlled and energized and in the end the benefits are far more than what they expect. Find your inner peace and happiness through my teaching and feel the difference.

I charge 500K (IDR) - can consist of up to 5 people in a class (private on call) additional fee of 100K for more than 5 people in a class for each person (in the are of Sanur/Denpasar/Seminyak/Kuta) additional fee of 300K in Ubud area, Uluwatu/Nusa Dua/Canggu area.

my contact details: email: d.arancha@gmail.com phone number: 08155 8877 668


Dr Vijoleta Braach-Maksvytis – Hatha, Pranayama, Meditation, Anatomy & Physiology

Dr Vijoleta Braach-Maksvytis

Vijoleta believes beauty is held in every moment, and a smile can calm, connect, and create. And that we all can leave a mark, no matter how small, to help make the world a better place…

She is an internationally accredited yoga and meditation teacher, with a PhD in Biophysics, and focus on the anatomy of yoga, pranayama, and meditation, and its profound positive affects on the mind and spirit. Her style of Hatha yoga integrates different styles of yoga (Purna yoga), and incorporates Balinese elements, with an emphasis on calming the stresses and strains and balancing busy lives, and regaining our sense of inner stillness - and smiles!

From her background in innovation across science, arts, business, people, and philosophy, Vijoleta and Balinese retreat partner, Ketut Sukra, have created the Senses & Stillness retreats to ignite the soul through a unique fusion of yoga, imagery, creative writing, and Balinese culture.

Vijoleta lives in Bali 3 months a year, and in between the retreats she teaches yoga to local Balinese people and English classes. She also lives and teaches yoga and workshops in Sydney, and is a company board director with a transition partner business for senior career people seeking new directions in their lives.

All the profits from the retreats are used to support local Balinese families with school education and to seed small business dreams...

For more details on the retreats or yoga classes, visit www.sensesandstillness.com


Merta Ada – Bali Usada Meditation Center Founder & Meditation Guide

Merta Ada, Bali Usada meditation teacher

Merta Ada is the primary teacher at the Bali Usada Meditation Center. He has been practicing Balinese meditation and now dedicates his life towards healing. Merta Ada teaches the principle and techniques of Meditasi Usada to the people who seek his help. His reputation grows as a healer and as a man able to detect the causes of sickness and deliver healing solutions.

His work involves encouraging people to become an active participant in their process of healing and recovery. The techniques taught in Bali Usada Meditation Foundation work to heal the sickness in the physical body, meridians, chakras, mind, and memory by combining Usada Meditation with certain exercises. To participate in a Bali Usada workshop with Merta Ada, see www.balimeditation.com


Linda Madani – Certified Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher (E-R.Y.T. 500.): Yoga Pranala

Linda Madani – Certified Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher (R.Y.T. 500): Yoga Pranala

Linda Madani is a Spiritual Healer and Senior Yoga Teacher who was the apprentice of well-known and respected Balinese shaman Tjokorda Rai for 10 years. She is a registered yoga teacher (E-R.Y.T. 500) with the internationally recognized Yoga Alliance and was twice certified as a Yoga Therapist in India and the USA. She teaches a powerful combination of vinyasa flow and mudra pranala (energy flow/Balinese qi gong) to achieve strength, mental clarity, relaxation, total presence and harmony.

She believes prana and energy movements are essential for healing mind, body and spirit. In Balinese lontars, pra means first, prana power, nala inner fire and pranala circulation. During Linda Madani's yoga class you will focus on breathing while you connect to the energy of the earth and to the energy of the universe. Learn not only how to unite the two poles to give you the power which manifests inside your body as prana but consequently to also activate your life force energy.

Linda is the director of Intuitive Flow, Sanctuary for Healing and Yoga in Penestanan, Ubud where she teaches daily classes.

For more information about her, please email her or visit her website: www.intuitiveflow.com

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