Meet Our Teachers


Adolf M Brown - USA

Qi Gong

Adolf Brown

Adolf began his studies of internal martial arts after a Tai Chi workshop with Al Wong in 1979. He explored several internal martial arts systems, but was never really captured until he discovered Ba Gua Zhang in 1999. Under the tutelage of internal martial genius Vince Black, D.O.M. at the North American Tang Shou Tao school in Tucson, AZ, Adolf studied Ba Gua Zhang and other internal styles including Qi Gong. He has been teaching Qi Gong at the Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali for over five years.

After struggling for many years with a severe arthritic condition that limited his ability to do martial arts, Adolf focused on Qi Gong for self-healing. “My physical limitations forced me into a deeper understanding of moving with qi and using qi for self-healing.”

Adolf’s teaching style is relaxed and fun, while simultaneously being focused and precise. He combines his knowledge of anatomy, bodywork, joint manipulation, craniosacral therapy and acupuncture to give his teaching a unique level of depth.

Adolf currently practices Craniosacral Therapy, Applied Kinesiology and Nutritional Medicine, as well as teaching Qi Gong, at the Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali.

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Agustian Supriatna - Indonesia

Sound Healing

Agustian Supriatna

Agustian Supriatna is a multitalented artist and musician. Born in the deep jungle of Lampung in 1981, he came from a traditional healer lineage connected to the nature and wildlife of Sumatra island. Being chosen as a healer from a young age, he dedicated himself to be in the service of his village’s people. Everything he learned was passed on to him from his grandfather, the legendary elderly healer Datuk Raja Jaksa.

In his late teens, he made a big decision - he wanted to be a painter. So, he paused his journey to become a healer to focus on finding himself and fulfilling his dream of becoming an artist. He started the path of teaching himself through exploring a wide variety of artistic expressions such as drawing, painting, sculpture and music. Along the way he found his voice and became successful in international art scenes for his musical talents.

Over a 20 year journey of self-development, Agustin claimed back his legacy as a healer and began using sound to heal others. Through music, he found the soulful media to invite people onto their own personal healing journey.

Agustian has found that music is the best media to channel his heritage as a healer as well as sharing his art and heart, to everyone open and willing to dive into themselves.

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Amit Miglani - USA / India

RYT-500
Hatha, Yoga Therapy, Iyengar, Fly High, Yoga Philosophy, Pranayama & Meditation, Reiki and Thai Yoga Massage

Amit Kumar

Amit has a zest for living life with joy, love, and wonder. Born into a family where bhakti yoga is a daily ritual, yoga has always been a strong influence in his life. After sustaining injuries from a collision with a motorcycle, he resorted to yogic practice as a natural path to recovery and a means to strengthen his mind, focus and awareness. The therapeutic benefits and healing power of yoga inspired him to leave his corporate career in NYC and pursue advanced training in Ashtanga, Hatha, Iyengar and Pranayama in Rishikesh, India. His passion is to share his knowledge and help others discover clarity, warmth and power within themselves.

His classes are kind, fun and transformational as he creates an environment for self-healing to happen. Amit has studied various modalities of yoga and focuses his personal practice on kriya yoga and meditation, as taught by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. He is a Yoga Alliance RYT-500 certified instructor and a Reiki Grand Master.

Teaching at the Yoga Barn since 2018, Amit has a wonderful ability to pass down Yogic wisdom to his students in ways that are tangible to modern times.

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Bex Tyrer - Scotland

E-RYT 500
Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Acroyoga, Morning Flow, Yoga Activism (Also teaches Hatha, Power Yoga, Yin and Thai Yoga Body Work)

Bex Tyrer

Scotland born and raised, and Oxford educated with a graduate degree, MPhil in Development Studies, Bex Tyrer has been Asia-based for the past thirteen years, where she has lived her passion for Yoga and yoga activism. The most influential factor to shaping her teachings being the intensive exposure to thousands of different practitioners and shared perspectives of yoga. Her commitment to sharing Yoga touching beginners to advanced yoga teacher trainee students from all over the world.

Yoga’s adaptability and diversity has led Bex to dive deeper into a more academic orientated study of both the history and philosophy of yoga. Her study of women in yoga’s history, as well as her years of observations in the studio has also led her to raise important questions as to the ability of contemporary yoga to support women’s health and self-esteem. Bex uses her platform to explore some of the critical issues of contemporary yoga (including issues of inclusivity, gender and the dangers of commodification) whilst working to ensure that postural yoga is supportive of women’s health as well as social and environmental justice.

Bex has had the privilege of being guided by some great teachers including Angela Farmer, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Denise Payne and Mark Whitwell.

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Byron de Marse - USA

Byron de Marse

Byron taught for many years at the world-renowned Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga studio in Santa Monica, California. He accumulated the bulk of his over 10,000 hours of teaching experience there.

Born and raised on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma, Byron was raised to believe that simplicity is a key component of happiness. It was instilled from an early age the benefits of hard work and discipline.

After losing his father at 17 and experiencing a traumatic spiral of events through his adolescent years, Byron turned to yoga.

As a former athlete, yoga immediately spoke to Byron’s physical nature. And as a boy who was raised in a small town, yoga confronted deep mental conditioning. Yet somehow the practice felt familiar. Like he was home. Yoga became his church, his therapy, his gym, and his home away from home.

During practice Byron found himself confronting fears, connecting with truth, and prioritizing his life purpose. Inwardly, he was in constant negotiation of how free he wanted to be. His mind was becoming more resilient, his body more adaptable, and his heart primed for a perpetual rebirthing.

He was quickly waking up and the call to help others was louder than every distraction. It was his time to share the miracle of yoga and to do it in a way that optimizes and speaks to our full human potential.

In his classes, he began to structure his sentences and design sequences carefully and compassionately. He knew that if he could tap into a person’s desire to turn their mind off long enough for the yoga to work then it might change their life.

Byron’s guidance has developed into a method of precision cueing and verbal support that encourages people to explore their edges while connecting to one's heart. His classes are creative emanations of his journey on this planet cultivated from rich life experiences. They are designed to lift you up and trust life

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Candice Halliday

Himalayan Kriya Yoga, Meditation
Intuitive Wellness Coach & Reiki Practitioner

Candice Halliday

Candice's background started with 17 years of Movement, dance and dramatic arts, She is a creative old soul that shines a lot of light. She immersed herself into a journey of Deeper self-expansion And self discovery through various spiritual practices, meditation techniques and healing modalities, which has lead her to a higher path of himalayan kriya yoga, evolving along the path of 'Sampoorna Shakti Vidya' under the guidance of Peewee sanchez and Dr Pradeep Ulllal.

Candice holds space with Shamanic influences, and her classes/workshops focus on self love, allowing people to let go of drama and baggage. Removing stagnation and blocked energy points, decorbonizing the human blood and preventing decay of tissues, while restoring balance and harmony to the physical, mental, emotional, casual and astral bodies and allowing self realisation, remembrance and love to flow.

Candice has lived in Bali for several years and began offering Himalayan Kriya and Meditation classes at the Yoga Barn in December, 2020.

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Carlos Romero - Venezuela

E-RYT 500
Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, AcroYoga & Thai Yoga Massage

Carlos

Carlos Romero is a Surfyogis' devoted Yoga teacher, who has been immersed in the journey of self-exploration through Yoga for over the last 15 years.

After finishing his first Yoga Teacher Training in Sivananda Divine Life Society School (2002) he has continued to deepen his Yoga practice and expand the scope of his studies in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Dharma Mittra Yoga, Anusara, Yin and Embodied Flow. In 2005, he became a Thai Yoga Massage therapist and continued his exploration and studies into other forms of movement & healing. He discovered AcroYoga in 2010, and has since dedicated to share this practice to explore connection and confidence for all those who feel the beauty of combining yoga, acrobatics & healing arts.

The Essence of Carlos’s teaching is to bring joy, inspiration and ancient wisdom from different arts into one. Come experience yoga as a beautiful way to celebrate life and to embrace the spirit which manifests within.

Carlos spends most of his time in Bali "The Island of Gods", sharing the path of Yoga & Healing Arts at The Yoga Barn. He offers ongoing classes, workshops, immersions and retreats, surrounded by Bali Bliss.

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Cat Kabira - USA

E-RYT 500
Core Power, Subtle Energy, Yin, Yoga Nidra and more

Cat Kabira

“Cat is one of a kind: playful, energetic, intuitive, captivating, fully present, devoted. Something in Cat cracks your soul open, asks your inner-self to go deeper within and then lets your magic happen. ”
Jan B, Boston, Yoga Teacher

Known as a Teacher's teacher, Cat Kabira s a world-renowned Yoga teacher trainer and Master of the Subtle and Shamanic Energetics Arts.

Originally from the US, Cat moved to Bali more than 15 years ago where she helped launch Ubud's first Yoga Studio, known as BaliSpirit Studio at the time, which eventually transformed into what is known as The Yoga Barn of today.

Cat started on the yogic path at the age of 17 looking for a way to heal her own history of abuse, eating disorders, and feminine power.

Over the past two decades, Cat has studied under many masters in several traditions of yoga, movement, energy work and shamanism. She has been sharing the magical gifts that she’s made her own both in Bali, and globally, all this time. As a result of her own healing journey and continued studies, Cat has found a niche specializing in helping others to heal from eating disorders, trauma and abuse with the aim of owning one’s purpose.

Cat is known for teaching those who experience a 'heightened sensitivity to energy' ways to manage their own energy and how to work in the healing arts, alongside others. As a master teacher in her niche, Cat also works with other yoga teachers on how to work with energy as well as refined body movement.

Cat is the Yoga Teacher Trainer and Creatrix of Yoga Energetics, Founder and Creatrix of Kabira Energetics and Founder and Creatrix of The Kabira School of Energy.

Cat has been a long term member of The Yoga Barn faculty, teaches occasionally, and offers private sessions, Vision Quests, Yoga and Energy Workshops, Retreats, Teacher Trainings globally.

www.catkabira.com

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Chris Fox - Sweden

RYT-200
Yoga for Mobility / Movement Medicine

Chris Fox

Chris is a yoga and movement teacher based in Ubud, Bali. Yoga has been an integral part of his life for the past 10 years. Going from a strong physical practice to inviting breath work, meditation, and spiritual connection in his everyday life, all parts of it have increased and become a holistic exploration towards health, connection, awareness and simplicity.

With presence and dedication he teaches private and public classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings with an emphasis on finding your own unique expression and embodied movement. Having a background in Bikram and Ashtanga, Chris now explores vinyasa, yin and freedom of movement with heightened awareness for welcoming spaciousness, peace, clarity, and surrender into his life.

He is passionate about connecting deeply through physical awareness combined with modern biomechanics, where critical thinking, free expression and simplicity of movement are met with freedom and expansion. With a great reverence for traditional asana and yogic philosophy, he invites progressive movement culture and exploration to balance in a dance between what is ancient and what is new. Seeing movement as a poetic exploration, Chris guides from the heart and invites the individual expression to be set free and be shared in the collective energy we create!

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Eka Kailash - Bali, Indonesia

EYT 500
Hatha Flow

Eka’s mission is to bridge the East and the West through arts, science of meditation and functional movements. As a native Balinese, Eka has practiced Yoga as part of his daily routine since he was little. In addition to internationally teaching Yoga and meditation, Eka has been a resident teacher at Bali’s leading Yoga centre, The Yoga Barn, for more than a decade. He is also an experienced Craniosacral therapist. His passion for anatomy, fascia studies, Yin Yoga, and body works has led him to study with Jo Phee and Joe Barnet, the senior assistants of Paul Griley’s (the founder of Yin Yoga). To advance his expertise, he also has been trained under the supervision of the world’s leading fascia and anatomy researchers, such as, Antonio Stecco, Jaap van der Wal, Gil Hedley, John Sharkey, Robert Schleip, and Daniel Keown. Aside from the Yoga’s world, Eka holds a Master’s Degree in Media from the renowned Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University and has the prestigious Fulbright scholarship in his pocket. In his free time, he enjoys singing with his band and baking. Recently, he has been thinking about doing a stand-up comedy to channel his passion in storytelling and sharing with others.

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Emily Kuser - Tucson, AZ, USA

Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Somatics and Integrated Sexuality
500 E-RYT

Emily Kuser

Emily is an educator, women’s health advocate and founder of High Vibe Yoga which is celebrating more than 500+ graduates in 30 countries this year (2020).

Emily is dedicated to offering a fresh and honest approach to spirituality, sexuality, psychology and philosophy and for 'shaking things up'. She has a natural gift for creating supportive learning environments that feel incredibly heartfelt and welcoming, transformative and fun. Her work is deeply influenced by the fields of Classical Tantra, Hatha Yoga, Somatics and Integrated Sexuality. Emily has lived in Ubud, Bali full time for over 12 years and teaches her Yoga Trainings and Women’s SelfCare Trainings at The Yoga Barn and internationally.

She offers Women’s SelfCare Trainings at the 25, 50 and 200 HR level as well as 300 HR Sex, Death & Wealth Informed Yoga Trainings.

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Gigi Courau

Gigi Courau

Gigi Courau is the founder of "Medicine Woman Mystery School" and is dedicated to healing the feminine lineage.

As an intuitive healer, medium and life coach, Gigi uses a combination of holistic therapies, yoga and dance from her "magic toolbox" and integrates them to produce her unique offerings; tuning into people’s energy field & reading exactly what they need.

Gigi creates a safe container where growth, transformation, and healing happen organically and powerfully. Gigi supports people in their awakening process, providing them with insights, guidance and integration tools to help them live with more ease, joy and bliss.

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Greg Kaps - Canada

E-RYT 500
Hatha Yoga, Kirtan, Kundalini, Meditation, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Nidra

greg kaps

Greg is a sensitive, creative and earth conscious spirit by nature. When he found yoga, it was like coming home. Greg spent years traveling and teaching worldwide, taught over 9,000 public classes, leads international workshops, trainings, and maintains a devoted self practice and commitment to personal inquiry and growth.

Rooted in Classical Hatha, and influenced by many styles and beloved gurus; his classes are fun, focused, and very naturally flowing; lightheartedly exploring and embracing our shared humanness. Greg is also a seasoned and passionate musician and Kirtanist, having lead charity Kirtans for years. Don't be surprised if you find yourself in a "cirque de soliel" pose one minute, then busting over in ridiculous group laughter or a blissful a singalong the next! Greg also brings pranayama and meditation into each class providing a truly balanced, grounded and holistic experience.

Greg's current philosophy: "Life is a Divine Leela (play); Let's embrace our differences, support each other through the challenges, learn how to laugh at ourselves, and have gratitude for the gift of life around us."

Greg teaches the following yoga styles: Hatha, Kirtan, Kundalini, Meditation, Power, Pranayama, Restorative, Tibetan Heart, Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga Nidra.

Om shanti

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Kamau Abayomi

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Kamau Abayomi is an interdisciplinary artist, mystical arts curator and soulful guide. Kamau's arts flow from 25 years of integrated, experiential wisdom rooted in 'Way of One' principles, ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) cosmology, taoism and wabi sabi philosophy. He is a graduate of the 'Gateway Voyage' consciousness studies program, at the world renown Monroe Institute and is a certified White Tiger Qi Gong instructor. Kamau has received Harvard University certification in the study of scriptural Buddhism. For the last 10 years he has been the director of Live Mysteries art curations. Kamau is also an award-winning choreographer, 2x international poetry slam champion, author of a novel and a poetry book and an internationally touring DJ and recording artist.

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Sugeng "Madeira" Prasetyo - Indonesia

Capoeira / Martial Arts / Dances / Yoga

madeira

Praised as a star child for embodying movement as his life expression, Madeira started his capoeira journey since 2000 after a lifetime passion in martial arts. He has been one of the instrumental pioneers in developing the Capoeira movement and bringing it to the forefront of the masses in Indonesia.

Professor of Grupo Senzala Capoeira, following the guidance of his teachers Mestre Gato and Mestre Pedro. Madeira has more than 10 years teaching experience and is the Founder of Capoeira Indonesia Association “ Satu Capoeira” . Having opened 12 schools in Indonesia, he never stops developing and sharing his passion and skills with others. With his profound knowledge based in martial arts, dance, anatomy and capoeira he has craftily created his very own unique ways and techniques of teaching. He’s been learning and sharing all over Asia, Russia and Brazil.

In 2011 he founded the Syena Martial Arts Center in Jakarta and is a practitioner of many forms of Martial Arts.

Since 2003, Madeira is also a professional dancer and performer; focusing on teaching salsa and latin dances for all levels.

Madeira is a devoted yoga practitioner, completing his 200 hours YTT with Denise Payne and Bex Tyrer in 2014. He shares all his combined talents and knowledge to a wider audience.

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Malaika MaVeena Darville - Canada

Elemental Yoga, African Dance, Cacao Ceremony

Malaika MaVeena Darville

A Global Movement facilitator with Shamanic, Tantric Earth Goddess roots, Malaika is of Canadian Jamaican Ancestry who spent years living amongst different indigenous cultures from Africa & Australia to South America.

Malaika brings a wealth of Earth wisdom for personal and planetary awakening having walked the Shamanic path for a lifetime dedicated to creating sacred space in ritual and ceremony embodying ancient wisdom and creating relevant ceremonies for our contemporary people to help restore balance.

Malaika has been dancing and practicing yoga for over 18 years. She combines her background in Elemental Shamanic Earth Wisdom, ISHTA Yoga, Tantra & Ayurveda, 5 Elements with her love ot African Rythym to provide her students with tools for joy, self-transformation and awakening.

Malaika has regularly taught private and group classes in Australia, Bali, Canada, Hawaii and Sri Lanka. Her teaching style is unique and encourages full body awareness, builds core strength, cultivating grace and beauty to overflow into one's life, while bringing the individual deeper inside to a still point of inner contentment and connection with the Divine.

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Malika - Japan

RYT 200
Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa

Malika

Malika Studied Hatha Yoga with the guru of OKI yoga for 4 years in Japan. Her Yin Yoga practice is based on studies with Hiroshi Motoyama. A deeper connection with the body led her to study Buddhist Medicine in Kyushu, Japan where she was trained in Moxa treatment. Nature is already complete and inner balance is the key to unlocking the natural healing powers that reside in the body. Bali has influenced Malika's healing techniques as well as her holistic approach to treatments which meet individual needs.

Through body motion she is exploring the deeper realms of nature's creative energy. In this world of changes and transformations, our ability to connect deeply with ourselves will shape our sense of harmony with our surrounding. Malika's path has revealed to her a new level of being and a complete new approach to Yoga that she is now sharing with the world.

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Marcus (I Wayan Wistika) - Bali, Indonesia

EYT-200
Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Intro to Yoga, Restorative

Marcus

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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Nadine McNeil - Jamaica

E-RYT 200
Gentle Yoga, Restorative, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Nidra, Yoga with Free Weights

Nadine McNeil

Nadine McNeil’s twenty-odd year career within the United Nations, serving at locations across the globe, is what guided her towards yoga, primarily as a necessary tool for self-care while serving in volatile, conflict scenarios.

Her current mission includes designing and implementing a yoga module that especially supports those who tirelessly serve others through their daily work.

For over a decade she has deepened her knowledge through consistent practice.

Devoted to the "democratization of yoga," she facilitates workshops to varying demographics, imploring yoga’s rich benefits as a viable tool for peace; from a cellular to a global level.

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Noel Bernhardt - USA

RYT-500
Martial Arts Movement, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yoga with Weights, Beginners Yoga, Ecstatic Dance

Ni Made Murni

Noel invites you to come explore the subtle path of movement, meditation and mind body awareness in ways you may have not felt before. Unlock the vast untapped potential of your true self while building mind, body and spirit awareness, inner strength, coordination and balance.

Noel has studied Martial Arts and Yoga since 2007 and is a certified White Crane Silat teacher, and a RYS 200hr & 500 hr certified Yoga teacher from One Song Yoga School.

Come move, play, laugh, sweat and go inward on a journey into pure presence.

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Ni Made Murni - Bali, Indonesia

EYT-200
Anusara, Hatha Yoga

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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Paul Teodo – USA

RYT-200
Power, Vinyasa, Yin/Restorative, Meditation, Sound Healing

Paul Teodo

Paul Teodo is a yoga and meditation teacher and musician from Los Angeles. He received his 200HR certification through YogaWorks, and has worked in several main studios in California. He was recently named the #1 Yoga Teacher in Los Angeles by the Culture Trip.

Paul has a unique talent – he can teach a strong vinyasa class and also guide deep meditations with his live music. His classes are distinctly masculine, while at the same time holding space with sensitivity.

Paul has spent the last 6 years perfecting A Journey to Center, his own personal fusion of a mindfulness meditation and original pieces written on acoustic guitar. This is the foundation for his unique Guitar Meditation class - a one-hour body-scan meditation combined with live acoustic guitar.

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Punnu Singh Wasu - India

Meditation, Sound Healing, Kirtan

Punnu Singh Wasu

Punnu is an Indian vocalist, musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was born and raised in Hyderabad, India into a family that has a true love for Kirtan and spirituality. He began studying harmonium and singing at the tender age of 5. At age 10, Punnu moved on to learning the Hindustani (Indian Classical Music) while traveling with his father throughout India singing the beautiful verses of Kirtan.

Nowadays he performs Kirtan, Xtatic Kirtan, Indian Fusion, Indian Classical music, Sufi, Bollywood music as well as Sound Healing around the world. He has his own Kirtan Academy called "Bhakti Bliss” for studying devotional music and traditional Indian instruments, he also leads music workshops in combination with yoga & meditation and is co-founder of the “Bhakti Bliss Fest” which is a festival in Switzerland of meditation, yoga, music & dance.

From early age he was interested in learning and practicing meditation. He has studied with different masters in ashrams and meditation schools all over India, Philippines and Indonesia. Punnu shares his vast knowledge and experience of more than 32 years in his Meditation Workshops and 100hr & 200hr Meditation Teacher Trainings.

Punnu offers weekly classes of Meditation, Kirtan and blissful Sound Healing Journeys. He also leads Spiritual Awakening Courses, Meditation Workshops, 100hr & 200hr Meditation Teacher Trainings and Reiki Trainings (level I - Grand Master) regularly. Furthermore, he offers private holistic healing sessions and spiritual counselling daily.

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Persia Juliet

E-RYT GOLD

Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Meditation, Yin 100YTT & Theming Workshops for Yoga Teachers

Persia Juliet

Persia is a teacher trainer and retreat host with over 15yrs experience. She everything has been sharing Yoga since the day she graduated her first YTT in 2005; From Vancouver, to Auckland, to Sydney, Ubud Bali is now her home.

Persia's passion for teaching is greatly influenced by meridians, chakras and energetic anatomy. Persia’s intention for every class is to sequence in a way that supports and harmonises the flow of Qi. While some practices may be strong, the focus is on creating fluidity in the fascia rather than that of strengthening muscles.

While she loves smooth sequencing, her attention leans toward theming to topics such as the Deities, the Chakras, the Meridians and Astrology.

Since her first 350hr Yoga training in 2005, Persia has furthered her education with Baron Baptiste, Les Leventhal, Ana Forrest, Sarah Powers and Jo Phee.

If you’re looking for a safe place to sigh, sweat, laugh and cry, then come to Persia’s class.

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Shervin Boloorian

Meditation, Sound Healing, Kirtan

Shervin Boloorian

Born in Iran, Shervin Boloorian is Ubud’s award winning vocal music artist and sound therapist, who in 2017 released a groundbreaking Sufi-inspired album “One with the Beloved”. Composed of original music and melodies inspired by Rumi’s wisdom, the album builds cross-cultural understanding between Iran and the West to prevent conflict. His album launched a 13 country tour and was endorsed by Rumi bestseller, Coleman Barks.

To learn more, visit-www.soundhealingbali.com
Or
https://shervinboloorian.bandcamp.com/

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Sheryl Sharaswhaty - Indonesia

RYT – 200
Acro Yoga / Vinyasa / Thai Massage

Sheryl Sharaswhaty

Originally from Bogor in East Java, Indonesia, Sheryl moved to Bali in 2013.

Shortly after that she started practising yoga in Ubud, and during this process rediscovered the meditation and mantras her Indian grandfather taught her when she was young.

Since then her practice has continued to evolve. She spent two years learning Iyengar yoga, and later completed several trainings including the One Song TT with Denise Payne & Bex Tyler, FlyHighYogaTT, Acro Yoga TT , Thai Massage training and SOHATT with Carlos Romero and DaniellaGarza

As Sheryl’s experience grew she started assisting teachers in yoga trainings too, and has been teaching both private and group yoga classes at The Yoga Barn and elsewhere in Bali since 2015.

Sheryl particularly loves acro yoga, vinyasa and thai massage. She loves to connect with people, and she continues to value the space that yoga creates to be present, sit still with herself and dive deep into mind and breath.

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Tina Nance - Australia

E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher Trainer
500hr E- RYT, Dip Ki Yoga Therapy, Dip Health Sciences, Dip Shiatsu, Dip Remedial Massage, Dip Vibrational Medicine

Tina Nance

Tina Nance has been practicing Yoga for over 25 years and teaching Yoga and Somatic Inquiry around the globe since 2001, in classes, workshops, retreats and yoga teacher trainings.

Tina is deeply passionate about creating opportunities for people of all backgrounds to connect directly and experientially with their body-mind and Spirit via the Embodied Arts, & is the founder of The TNYT Yoga Therapy School & the somatic practice of Embodied Unwinding.

Tina’s Yoga Therapy School runs 100hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in Yoga Therapy, Yin Yoga, Embodied Feminine Practices, Embodied Mindfulness Practices & Embodied Trauma Integration.

Tina works within the understanding that many of the contractions of the body-mind, are a manifestation of an identification with thoughts and behaviours that are misaligned with the truth of who we are. Tina's embodiment practices are focused on consciously unravelling these holding patterns within our body-mind's with guided transformative awareness. Cultivating the art of deep presence, compassionate holding, focused awareness and conscious breath within each asana, exploring all eight limbs of yoga simultaneously, on the mat. Connecting to our innate essence as loving presence, containing & embracing all that arises, & inviting the Integration of body, mind and Spirit.

In recent years Tina has specialised in Yin Yoga & Mindfulness, and Yoga Therapy for Women's Wellness. Currently in response to all that she has learnt in recovery from her own battle & growth with trauma, Tina is now passionately expanding into Embodied Somatic Trauma Integration practices including Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing & Trauma Informed Yoga.

Tina is currently a resident yoga teacher & teacher trainer at The Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, teaching regular Classes, Workshops & a 500hour TNYT Advanced Yoga Teacher Training programme.

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Tanya Kaps - Canada

RYT 500
Vinyasa, Hatha

Tanya Kaps

Tanya Kaps has been teaching yoga full-time for 12 years, internationally throughout Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. She teaches and practices with an integrated approach of the Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Karma, and Jnana paths; her primary Hatha influences are derived from Anusara, Power/Vinyasa, and Yin. Tanya teaches the balance, integration and expression of both the masculine and feminine principles in our body-heart-mind-life practice. In addition to yoga, she has also been using freeform dance, and song as a natural spiritual practice as long as she can remember. Through both yoga, freeform dance and singing, she has explored the use of movement, breath, sound, and awareness to liberate energy, expand consciousness, enable the 'direct experience of being' as a tool of revelation.

Philosophically and experientially, professionally, and personally, Tanya has dedicated her adult life to exploring the nature of consciousness and liberation as it relates to the human experience in the times we are living. Her inspiration and therefore teaching is infused with the perennial teaching: live with presence and with love in our heart, that we may see the divine in all beings, in one self, in all moments; as this is both the means and the ends of Self Realization.

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Thofan

RYT 500

Thofan

Thofan was introduced to yoga in 2015 at Yoga Barn and fell in love right away. His intensive daily practice led him to a 200hr YTT scholarship from Emily Kuser (High Vibe Yoga), that transformed his life. Since then, his mindset has changed. Yoga is no longer just a physical exercise, yoga is a way of life. He also found that yoga is his dharma. In 2018 he started his new life as a yoga instructor.

Along the way, Thofan also studies with teachers such as Mark Whitwell, Bex Tyrer, Tina Nance, Mei Lai Swan, Balsundra Srinatha (Mysore), and more. The combination of several teachers from different backgrounds created his uniqueness and enriched Thofan's knowledge and experience in teaching.

Currently, mindfulness is his best choice for both practice and teaching. Mindfulness teaches Thofan to be more connected to his body and mind also to develop an awareness of himself: the best thing he found in yoga and life.

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Wakuha - Indonesia

Tibetan Bowls Sound Meditation
Spiritual Guidance and Meditation

Wakuha

Wakuha means a calling back home to the true self.

An acclaimed spiritual guide for more than 10 years, Wakuha has extensive experience leading clients on their spiritual journeys in search of answers.

Wakuha inherited the spirit of shamanism from her father. She started learning about spirituality and meditation at 13 years old.

Wakuha left her successful corporate career in 2009 to pursue her spiritual calling and began to embrace her role as The Archangelic Shaman who can access all realms and dimensions.

Since 2011, Wakuha has been teaching at the Yoga Barn where she shares her insights and wisdom from a constant quest for true freedom. Through Wakuha’s guidance and meditative presence of channelling light and sacred energies, many clients have gone through enormous spiritual growth and deep transformations.

Be enlightened by the experience with Wakuha. Trust and allow her to guide you on a deeper spiritual journey.

May you always find ways to be who you are and live in your light, purity and truth.” – Wakuha

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Wayan Viqtim - Indonesia

Wayan Viqtim

In 2012 Wayan Viqtim attended her first yoga class and immediately fell in love with yoga. During her busy job as a hospital nurse, she still made time to continue taking yoga classes. Wanting time to explore and deepen her practice, she shifted to working in a clinic practice so she'd have more time to practice and learn. She completed her first 50 hr YTT @ The Bali Yoga Academy. From there she continued by earning her 200hr YTT from School Of Sacred Art, Bali, 300hr YTT from Rishikul Yogshala, India & 100hr YTT of Fly High Yoga, Bali.

Now Wayan teaches at various yoga studios in Bali. During a class she shares her sincere smile, generosity of spirit, and her passion for teaching and inspiring others.

Her devotion to the community has manifested in founding the Sacred Mandala Yoga Shala, where she gives teachers and yoga practitioners the opportunity to teach and learn from each other with awareness and love.

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Winé Pramiyanti - Indonesia

Winé Pramiyanti

Winé is passionate about making yoga accessible for all and creating intuitive classes. Dynamic as they are flowing, her classes integrate strength with grace, and focus on conscious and steady breathing and movements.

Winé is a native Indonesian from Bandung, West Java. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from Institute of Technology Bandung. Ubud has been her home since 2005.

Yoga has been part of her life for over a decade, as well as body movement, which is part of her daily practice. Women’s wellness became an area of focus since the birth of her children, inspiring her to attend prenatal yoga training in 2010.

That same year, she founded and continues to lead karma yoga for expectant mothers at Yayasan Bumi Sehat, a gentle birth center based in Ubud. This program runs by donation only and directly supports the non-profit clinic.

She is certified yoga teacher (RYT-200) through the School of Sacred Arts in Bali. She holds additional certifications for yin and yoga nidra from Swara Yoga Academy in Thailand and prenatal yoga from Yoga Leaf Bandung.

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