Come meet our Certified Yoga Teachers at Serenity Yoga Bali. With years of experiences, insights, and knowledge to share. Dive deeper into the world of yoga.
I Komang Sida (Sida) has instructed classes all over Bali. He has brought the joy and strength of yoga to many people in Bali, locals and visitors alike. Before qualifying as a yoga instructor, Sida was trained as a self-defense instructor and was a village chief for Nongan Village, Karangasem for five years. He is now a qualified yoga teacher with 200hr Hatha Vinyasa Ashtanga in Yogakarta in 2019. He and his wife, Puspa, give back to their community by offering yoga classes through donations in Tuka, Dalung Bali.
Mano Hara grew up in a small town in Bali and later moved with his family to Denpasar in search for a better life. At the age of 14, his friend introduced him to Martial Arts. He worked hard at the sport until an injury kept him from practicing for two years. In 1990, Mano began practicing yoga at Ananda Marga in Denpasar and enjoyed relief from his injury after one year. He tried Tantra Yoga and was then introduced to the Master, Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. He also practiced daily meditation techniques where he learnt from Ananda Marga. Since 2000, Mano has been teaching yoga in Bali and completed his training for aero-swing and aero-yin in 2016. He now lives the life he’s always dreamed of.
Yogi teaches a variety of yoga styles - Vinyasa, Hatha, Beginner Yoga and Meditation. He was first introduced to yoga in 1992 when he met a monk from India through his friend. A few years later, in 1995, he began his Yoga Teacher Training Philippines and completed in India. Yogi wants his students to know that practicing yoga isn’t just to help them stretch their stiff bodies, but also to help them change their entire lives for the better. He notes, “yoga can change the way you see things, the way you deal with situations, the way you think, and eventually how you live your life.
Diaz projects happiness and creativity in his teaching. Blending Vinyasa Flow, Budokon, Qigong, and Inside Flow making the dynamic fusion between mindfulness, movement, strength & challenge into his class. With a 500hr Yoga Teacher Training under his belt and his background as a choreographer, he brings his class to sequence the poses together like a dance to a whole new dimension. He'll guide your practice out of the box and set your mind and body to expand all sorts of possibilities. His class is rather fun, playful, energetic and funky at the same time.
Mia Oktari is an experienced Yoga Teacher who is registered with Yoga Alliance for the last ten years. Her passion in life is creating and living a healthy lifestyle through practicing Hatha, Yin, Ashtanga Yoga and Fitness as well as eating healthy nutritious food. She enjoys incorporating meditation into her daily routine to ensure that she maintain the best physical, mental and emotional condition possible. Her training includes a 500hr study with prominent yoga teachers and scholars from India and Bali. Mia is committed to provide good knowledge in the yoga field. She is currently teaching Vinyasa Flow, Power Vinyasa and Yin Yoga.
Chitra’s passion for yoga started back in 2015. She realized how yoga changed her life - both physically and spiritually. From there, she decided to share her positive experience with others by becoming a yoga teacher. To learn more about yoga, Chitra travelled to India and completed her 200hr Ashtanga Vinyasa in Mysore. Later on, she came back to Bali for a 40hr Fly High Yoga training at Serenity Eco Guesthouse. She loves to teach, and through teaching yoga she can lead and help others on their yoga journey and make yoga a part of their daily lives. For her, practicing yoga is a beautiful connection with oneself, while teaching yoga is a beautiful connection with others.
Kartana has been practicing yoga since the age of 24. He specializes in Vinyasa form, an on-going stream of flowing yoga poses. Born and raised in Bali, Kartana completed his 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Ubud in 2006 under the guidance of American Vinyasa veteran, Melissa Spamer (Lotus in The Flames) and acquired another 200hr YTT from Chakra Yoga School in Ubud in 2018. He appreciates the continual challenge that yoga presents both physically and psychologically. He believes yoga is to be the perfect complement to other forms of exercise as it improves flexibility, balance, and strength.
Amanda was born and raised in Bali, Indonesia. She was first introduced to yoga by a friend, telling her that yoga can heal the mind and make the body stronger and healthier. After practicing yoga, she found it very inspirational. This created a strong passion to delve deeper into the practice, making her complete two teacher trainings: 200hr Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin Yoga at School Of Sacred Arts & 50hr Flyhigh Yoga. Through yoga, she was able to discover how it builds the mind, body, and soul - both off and on the mat to improve flexibility, strength, and balance. Apart from being a yoga instructor, Amanda is a part-time surfer who likes to be in the water. The essence of her teaching is to bring joy, motivation, and inspiration to others.
Yudha completed his 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Lotus in the Flame School of Yoga and Healing Art. All of his teachings are based on two of his favourite styles of yoga - Hatha and Vinyasa. Yudha then began teaching at some resorts and studios in Ubud as well as Kuta area. He believes that opening the mind is the key to improve flexibility of the body, as well as improve focus and concentration. His favorite quote is one from Daniel Scott: Flexibility isn’t about opening the body; it’s also about opening up the mind to accept what is happening in the moment.
Taopik Setiawan (Tao) is a natural food Chef and yogi based in Bali, fully certified with a 200hr plus RYS Thai Yoga Therapy from Thai Traditional Medicine Association of Thailand. Tao teaches Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow through an inclusive, holistic approach. He integrates a range of practical techniques to help facilitate the health, happiness, and freedom of each individual. Tao’s teaching is inspired and informed by the philosophy and history of the yoga tradition, bringing integrity and clarity to his classes. Tao wants to create a space, which is inclusive and non-competitive. He believes yoga is a gradual process and that physical improvements are eclipsed by the greater purpose of self-acceptance and self-inquiry.
Stephanie is a French yogini teaching in various studios and online. She completed several Yoga Teacher Training certified by The Yoga Alliance, in Vinyasa, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Fly High Yoga, and Breathwork. Developing well-being programs to support stress release, recovery from addictions, self-development, and self-care. She encourages students to find their inner peace by incorporating meditation and breathwork practices in her classes. Passionate about personal development, she is also a Professional life Coach and a Sophrologist. Also founder of an upcoming yoga brand outfits made of recycled plastic bottles, made in Bali.
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Frika has been practicing yoga since 2012. Yoga has changed her life and inspire her to live
each moment mindfully. Yoga practice gives her calmness and ground her, and most importantly
brought her to the awareness of the practice of kindness and compassion, to self and all beings.
A human right activist, in the area of HIV, Women and Gender equity, she fell immediately to
high-paced jobs in her earlier years. After a big burn-out from work, Frika has taken a big turn
in life and from 2012 yoga has been her key word. Her love of traveling and immersing to
different cultures has brought her to live in Singapore, Thailand and Brazil. Upon her return to
live in Indonesia in 2016, she is so grateful to have been touched by the teaching of Padmadji
Sharon Ganon and David Life through the Jivamukti classes of her mentor Arif Sentosa.
Zee was born in Jakarta (Indonesia), where she has been practicing Yoga since 2012, and teaching since 2015. During that time, Zee explored many different styles of Yoga ranging from Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga, Hatha, Yin Yoga, Kundalini, Acro-Yoga, and Restorative Yoga. Her research and study took place in Indonesia as well as in India. She also developed a deep interest in meditation. Zee is a certified Yoga teacher.
Her relationship with yoga and with life is all about curiosity, exploration, and discovery. Yoga brings her peace of mind while being a positive energy booster.