Meet Alka, our Yoga Philosophy teacher.
“One of the greatest gifts I have received from Yoga and Meditation is the connection with the divine that lies within me. This connection allowed me to begin the long journey of discovering the true essence of who I am and what my purpose here on earth is”
Alka is a seeker, forever a student and someone who is incredibly passionate about her mission in life. Empowering human beings to become extraordinary and life a life that makes them feel like their best version of themselves. She believes that in order to feel like your best version of yourself a harmonious balance between the fundamental five secrets of health should be achieved : Movement of the body, Nutrition, Spirituality, Career and Relationships. She has a gentle approach toward nutrition, movement, love, health and wellbeing.
Alka specialises in Nutritional Therapy and Yoga for burnout, anxiety and stress. She is a qualified Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Yin, Pregnancy yoga teacher, life coach, Reiki Master, Clinical Hypnotherapist and currently completing her Psychotherapy training. She is devoted to being a student for life in self-development.
Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Alka has been living in Bali for 5 years where she has been spreading her love and knowledge with clients all over the world by empowering them to create a life filled with purpose. She hosts Nurture and Nourishment Yoga Retreats, talks, workshops and in beautiful Bali and Internationally.
Lala began her yoga practice in 2015 in search of a way to lose weight. At the time she was working at a hostel that provided a variety of yoga classes. Choosing Ashtanga as her first class was challenging and overwhelming but didn’t scare her away, she came back for beginner classes to work her way back to Ashtanga. Before she knew it, this physical exercise became a gateway to meditation, chanting, and changing her diet and she began to wonder what was beyond the asana practice. Lala trained with the Peaceful Warriors in August 2017 and describes being a peaceful warrior as respecting that yoga has many different approaches, staying humble and keeping an open mind, challenging the limits but remaining at peace with whatever comes. Currently, she is teaching Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Ashtanga in Canggu, Bali. In January 2020 Lala went to India to complete her 300hr Yoga Teacher Training to deepen her understanding and develop both her practice and teaching. Pranayama is Lala’s favourite practice to incorporate into her classes.
Stella Attwood is a highly skilled and vibrant movement trainer famous for her knowledge in human body movement, attention to detail, hands-on assists and warm connection. Her extensive training worldwide began in 2010 with Pilates in Melbourne, and Hatha Yoga in Bali. Since then her passion for movement, anatomy and human physiology has drawn her to do continuing education in: FRC® Functional Range Conditioning, Pilates (full cert apparatus), Yoga therapy, The Garuda Method, Pre and post-natal exercise, Barre fitness, Aerial Fitness, Personal training, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Pain science, Evidence-based movement practices and Rehabilitation.
She strives to keep up to date with current best practices and is eager to share her knowledge to help others’ well-being. Her focus is mindful intuitive movement, empowering you to move with self-efficacy, to build strength, create a deeper mind/body/breath connection and experience feeling energized and invigorated.
“In this time and age of change, being a teacher is one of the most demanding and at the same time rewarding opportunities that I encountered in my life. It wasn’t an easy task at the beginning, especially when you are working with children. It was a big test for me of really coming back to and from the heart, creating a safe space for them and also for their future. I find it rewarding to be able to share with the children “soft skills” that they may decide to further develop as they grow and which can be a support for them no matter which direction they choose in life.” Coming from traditional tantric yoga lineage, shamanism and the magic world of sound healing, Avi will bring the unique use of music and sound into this heartfelt training.
Jeanne has been working with children and differently-abled children for over 10 years. She has a unique understanding of the benefits that yoga can provide, and has experienced these benefits firsthand. “Inspired by the need for change, I wanted to create training for Yoga Teachers, Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers. I want to empower young minds with the skills to be in touch with their inner being and become the best they can be.”