All our instructors understand how important the process of learning and practicing yoga is. Inspiring and encouraging students without pressure is one approach used to get the best out of every student. Many students have improved dramatically and gained useful yoga knowledge under their guidance. The instructors may have different teaching styles but all are known as being among the most experienced and qualified in the country.
A continuing effort aimed at improving our studio is by occasionally inviting internationally qualified instructors to introduce new yoga styles or share expertise with our members.
Arif Sentosa ? known affectionately by his students as Mas Arif has been teaching since his years in Australia before returning to Indonesia in 1997.? He completed 800 hours Teachers Training and has never stopped continuing his yoga education.? He began teaching public classes in 1998 and in 2010 he stopped working full-time and focused on teaching yoga.
Arif once said: ?Yoga my life! It has shown me the way, the path to God, my spiritual, physical, mental journey.?
Ayudha Suwono is a film director who loves to practice and teach yoga, scuba dive, free dive, and like to play with any kind of visual arts including food styling and photography.
In 2013 Ayudha graduated from University Yoga Vidya Gurukul India and in the same year became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance.
Her love to the ocean led her to yoga and it is now part of her life as yoga gives her soul and balance in everything. While actively working in the film industry Ayudha also teaches at Rumah Yoga studio.
A Balinese, Bagus fell in love with yoga and took Yoga Teachers Training, first with just 120 hours.? He is now a certified RYT 200 Hours yoga teacher after he took the One Song Teachers Training with Denise Payne a few years ago.
After teaching power swing yoga, Bagus is now a residence yoga teacher at Rumah Yoga teaching Power Yoga.? Power yoga appeals to those who love exercising as it is described as a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa yoga.
I started my journey in yoga after I had a lower back pain on my spine after giving birth to my second child. A friend of mine suggested me to start doing yoga as it can help the spine problem. So I started looking around and my yoga journey began by the end of year 2004. I have been practicing yoga for almost 10 years now. Through my practice from few different yoga disciplines I took few workshop and teachers trainings, and became a certified Ashtanga teacher in 2007 after I took 200h teachers training at Samahita Yoga Thailand in Koh Samui. Beside that I took Training for Sun Yoga that focuses on teaching children.? In addition to that, I also took Hatha flow training from Stephen Thomas.
Since 2007 I have been focusing more on teaching Ashtanga led class, as I want the student to learn to breathe precisely, not only focusing on their alignment. For me, yoga is about the inner changes and awareness.? My passion is to share the positive effects yoga has had upon my life in hopes of continuing this positive effect among others.
Kyra started as a graphic designer but her interests in children?s world led her to her part-time teaching in a Kindergarten and Daycare in Seattle, Washington. ?She later joined the Indonesian Parenting magazine.? But she would like to continue exploring the kids world and joined Tutor Time, Pondok Indah, as a teacher and a teacher’s assistant for 3 years.
Based on her experiences in these she decided to partner with her sister Raya to create Kutakatik Art Craft Class for children in ??Pondok Indah.
Besides education, Kyra is also concerned with the development of the child’s attitude and fitness traits. She believes that they are the base of intelligence, happiness and growth of the child.? Early 2012 marked the beginning of her journey as a Kids Yoga Teacher under tutelage of the Radiant Child Yoga Program (USA).
Kyra said that: ?For me…yoga makes me feel better. Practicing the postures, breathing and meditation makes you feel good, body, mind and soul, makes you feel lighter, calmer, stronger, flexible and happier. I think, through yoga, it helps us to manage our body posture too. We learn about awareness, we learn to have a better way to manage our emotions and reactions, for what we’ve been dealing with in everyday life. And it builds healthier eating habits too (at least for me).?
Last year Kyra taught at the Village Camps (summer camp) in Singapore, as the Art Craft teacher and this year in June-July she will return to the camp as an art craft teacher and a kids yoga teacher.? She will start teaching yoga for kids at Rumah Yoga in August 2014.
Rina went to her first yoga class in 2000. Initially practicing yoga as a form of physical exercise, she soon experienced mental and spiritual development from her yoga practice. For the next eight years Rina?s regular practice was mainly in Hatha and Kundalini tradition, but also learned Iyengar, Ashtanga and Bikram Yoga.
In 2008, Rina completed her Yoga Teacher Training at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bangalore, India. Then in 2013 she did Advance Yoga certification at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nashik, India. In between, Rina took part in numerous workshops and festivals, including Sivananda Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Yoga Anatomy, Yin Yoga, Meditation and others in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, India and Australia.
Rina has also learned the practice of Reiki and Traditional Thai Massage.
Prior to teaching yoga, Tia was in the financial industry and previously worked in United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore. Tia found her passion in yoga in 2008 when she wanted to feel wholeness and unity between her mind, body and spirit. Realizing the benefits, she pursued further in teaching yoga to others. Her teaching focuses on breath awareness, gentle warm ups, mindful postures, relaxation and meditation.
Tia is a Certified Yoga Instructor from Swami Vivekananda Yoga University (SVAYASA) in Bangalore (India) and Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor from Birthlight (United Kingdom). Tia holds Master of Art from Northumbria University and Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University.
Certified Yoga Instructor – Swami Vivekananda University, Bangalore, India
Advance Yoga Retreat – Swami Vivekananda University, Bangalore, India
Certified Prenatal-Postnatal Yoga – Birthlight, United Kingdom
Sanghmitra Yadav ? known as Mitra was born in India and received her primary education as a young girl in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She has a Degree of N.D (Doctor of Naturopathy) as well as a Degree of Y.D ( Doctor of Yoga) from the Gorakhpur School of Natural Therapeutics Gorakhpur School of Natural Therapeutics.
She has a thorough foundation in classical Yoga, anatomy, and teaching methodology which is a pre-requisite for all Yoga Therapy programs.
She specialized in yoga, naturopathy, ayurveda, nutrition and diet, disease and it?s management, yogic shatkarma, hatha yoga, kriyatmak yoga, yoga -darshan human anatomy, health and hygiene, raj yoga etc..
Fluent in Indonesian, Mitra taught in yoga in Yogyakarta and Jakarta.
Mitra completed the following and received:
1. Certificate Course in Ayurveda from Kereala Ayurvedic Health Care (Affiliated to BSS, National Development Agency, Government of India)
2. Certificate In Yogic Studies from the Bihar School of Yoga (Institute of Advanced studies in Yogic Science)
3. 500 hours Teacher?s training course at Yoga Alliance International
4. Yoga Instructors? Course at (Vivekananada Yoga University,Benaluru
5. Certificate Course In Yoga And Promotion Of Health from Morarji Desai National Institute Of Yoga (An Autonomous Organization Under the Dept. Of Ayush, Ministry Of Health, Govt. Of India)
6. Certified as Radiant Child Yoga teachers
7. Certified as Radiant Child Yoga Teacher, kids with special needs.
8. Certified as Rainbow Kids yoga Teacher
9. Certifiade as Yin Yong with Sarah power 25hr
Silvia has been practicing various style of yoga since 2005. Silvia holds the Diploma of Satyananda Yoga from Satyananda Yoga Australasia and Fitness First Flow Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (RYT-200).
Aside from teacher trainings, Silvia participated in various yoga workshops:
? Meditation Training with Swami Pujan (Stephan Kahlert), Byron Yoga Australia ? Bliss WellnessCo, March 2015
?? Forrest Yoga Workshop with Sinhee Ye, Forrest Yoga Guardian – Fitness First Indonesia, August 2014 ? Flow with Janet Stone – Bliss Wellness Co, February 2014
? Principles of Alignment & Safety in Yoga, Yin Yoga with Troy McFadden & Tina Nance, School of Sacred Arts ? Bliss WellnessCo, May 2012
? Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with David Swenson – Jakartadoyoga, April 2011
? Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Cle Souren – Jakartadoyoga, May 2009
? Healthy Spine with Ann Barros – Jakartadoyoga, July 2008
Silvia believes that yoga is for everyone and one does not necessarily must have physical prowess or flexibility to start practicing yoga, and regular yoga practice will benefit everyone. It is a doorway to health, healing, well-being, and so much more. Silvia is also trained as an instructor of Les Mills Body Balance program, a marathoner, and a triathlete.
Her yoga class varies from gentle to more physically active, catering to clients? need. She includes pranayama & meditation in her yoga session, and always ends it with soothing guided relaxation. Silvia teaches at Fitness First Indonesia, Jatomi Indonesia, Karuna Wellness Center, private and corporate groups.
Stefano Notarbartolo started his Yoga training in Shenzhen in 2009 under the guidance of Sukesh Rajashekar, direct student of Yogacharya Venkateshwar from Mysore. He took his TTC at Professional Yoga, the only centre in Shenzhen having a TTc under the direct supervision of an experienced Indian teacher.
In 2010 he spent 3 months training at the oldest Yoga centre in the world, The Yoga Institute Santacruz, in Mumbai, founded by late Sri yogandraji in 1918. He studied not only asanas and pranayama but also the philosophy of Yoga Sutras, Samkhya and Bhagavad Gita under the experienced teachers of the Institute and the guidance of Dr Javadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
In cooperation with Wise Living Yoga Academy, a school affiliated with the Yoga Institute, he helped to conduct a TTC in Bali in 2011.
In 2013 he went back to India to further study advanced Yoga techniques under the guidance of Guruji Vishwas Mandlik at Yoga Vidya Gurukul, in Nashik. There he focused on cleansing techniques based on Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gheranda Samhita, as well as advanced asana and pranayama techniques.
He was initiated in Realist Buddhism in 2013 by Bhante Sumana Siri, chief Sangha of Singapore, Malaysia, UK and Germany, with the spiritual name of Sumana Deva.
In 2014 he took Yoga Therapy training at Yoga Vidya Gurukul, in order to learn how to apply different Yoga techniques to treat several disease and conditions, such as asthma, depression, heart disease, cancer, obesity. He was appointed in 2014 as the representative for Yoga Vidya Gurukul for Indonesia and the founder of Yoga Vidya Indonesia.
In his teaching he combines the simplified Yoga style created by Sri Yogendraji with the tradition Hatha Yoga approach form the Bihar School of Yoga as taught by Yoga Vidya Gurukul. His own personal practice includes meditation techniques from Buddhist tradition as well as mantra chanting for mental relaxation and health.
Learning is a lifelong experience and doesn?t stop with a certificate, so instead of he prefers to call himself a “student with few pieces of paper” rather than an “accomplished teacher”. His students are his best teachers and the ones who made him who he is now.
Yudhi began learning yoga at the Indian Cultural Center in 1991 under the guidance of Prof GD. Sharma. He later took the certication of 200 Hours IYA with Yoga Arts, Byron Bay and learned from Olop Arpipi, member of BKS Iyengar in Puna, India. He deepened his learning of Yin Yoga from Paul Grilkey and Victor Chng.
Since 2009 Yudhi has been actively developing the Komunitas Yoga Gembira (?happy yoga community?) that has been practicing yoga at Taman Suropati, Menteng every Sunday morning.
Yoga has become a part of Windu?s life since 2009 when he took his first yoga class while recovering from a leg injury and he knew that it would not be his last. He fell in love with how he felt after doing yoga, strong, fit, flexible, confident and?compassionate toward himself. ?With a very supportive family, friends and peers he has taken his yoga journey to the next level by earning his teacher certification through the OneSong 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2012 and has been teaching ever since. He considers it an honor to share the ananda (bliss) of yoga with others. His wish is to encourage everyone to begin their practice and open themselves up to the possibility of change in their lives.?He believes everyone can enjoy, explore and benefit from a yoga practice. Windu enjoys teaching vinyasa yoga style and providing his students with hands-on adjustments and assists.