Samadi Yoga Teachers

As a center dedicated to healing and renewal, Samadi Bali provides a lush environment for the nourishment of body, mind and soul right in the heart of Canggu, Bali.

At Samadi Bali there is something for everyone, from beginners to experienced practitioners. We offer a variety of yoga styles suitable for individuals of all levels. Our yoga teachers are a mix of local Balineses and foreigners.


Damien has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 25 years. It was love at first stretch when he was introduced to the ashtanga practice in 1998 as it combines his inclination for sports, meditation and self-inquiry. As an Authorised Ashtanga Teacher his intention is to preserve the gifts of the ashtanga method as they have been transmitted to him by his teachers. As a guide, his role is to inspire people to practice and embark on the transforming journey toward themselves. Damien teaches at his school in Bali and also travels around Europe. He shares his passion for yoga with insight, humor and compassion.

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Celine is a nomadic yogini and long time surfer. She has been taught in many different countries and guided by inspiring swamis, yogis and gurus including Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, Sri Prem Baba, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Venerable Robina Courtin, Tara Judelle, and Sally Kempton. All of whom devoted their lives to transmit the ancient teachings of Tantric Yoga and Tao.

 

I chose to study and teach Tantra, because it brought some explanations to a phenomena I intuitively felt but couldn’t express verbally. Neither a religion nor a dogma, it is more a science based on your own experiment. Insisting on connections, this self-understanding system describes both inner (the human being) and outer universe as a complex network interacting with each other. Healing yourself is the first step towards finding harmony and creating your life from within.

 

Tantra uses all the manifestations of the life energy, the Shakti, as a tool to reach higher states of consciousness. It studies and embraces life in all its manifestations; body, emotions, energy, sexuality, astrology, sounds (mantras), patterns (yantras)… Hatha yoga, a body orientated practice, comes from the Tantric Tradition. The awareness you develop first on a body level is then extended to your heart, mind and spirit allowing you to get rid of the unnecessary veils covering your true self. Tantra is a powerful framework for transformation and spiritual development if you are ready to acknowledge, study and experience your light and darkness.”

 

Celine consciously engages in her practice and studies, continuously evolving and understanding the interconnected nature of all things. She believes that we use only a tiny part of our potential and thus teaches with the intention to create a space for students to experience their own magic as a tool for evolution and empowerment. Celine is a trained Tantra Teacher and created Feline Yoga – a specific formula of workshops and one to one sessions for women to embrace all the aspects of their femininity to embody their sensual intuition. Celine has taught Yoga and Tantra in Thailand, India, France, Australia and Bali.

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Charlotte first came in touch with yoga in early 2000, beginning her personal practice through readings of yogic philosophy and asana practice. For several years, yoga accompanied her through life bringing benefits of physical strength and mental clarity.

 

With a university degree in clinical psychology, a yoga teacher certification in classical yoga and yoga psychology; Charlotte combines eastern and western approaches to the body-mind union through her classes. The body is our book of life where our story is printed onto each cell making us the person we are today.  

 

Becoming intimate with the body and using it as an instrument to tap into our own truth;  Charlotte incorporates yogic philosophy in her strong vinyasa flow classes to open and still the mind and emphasizing meditative contemplation of mind functions through yin yoga.

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Jacqueline fell in love with Yoga in 1994 and has been teaching since 2001. She shares Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Pre natal Yoga and Yoni Yoga, as well as Ecstatic Dance Journeys and Sound Healing.


Blessed to have been guided by Yogi’s in India, Shamans in Peru and International Yoga and Ecstatic Dance communities, Jacqueline originally trained in Shadow Yoga before going on to practice Ashtanga in Mysore. She then held her own Mysore practice space in Cape Town for 4 years.

 

Jacqueline’s approach to Yoga is one of deep enquiry and self love based on knowing that we all hover the power to heal ourselves and each other.  She is an adoring mother to a gorgeous earth child named Jai.

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Andréa began her yoga journey in Barcelona practicing in an old warehouse under her then teacher Diane Bell. During this time the practice was very on and off as she was busy running her business.  In 2006 she decided to embark to Mysore, India. It was a life changing experience and she came to the realization that she had a deeper calling in life then to work in the service and tourist industry.  Andrea is inspired by many teachers, especially Nick Evans being her main inspiration to one day become a Yoga Teacher.  Andrea makes yearly trips to Mysore to study under under Sharath Jois at the Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India.  When not in the shala practicing asanas, Andrea is researching philosophy and partaking in chanting practice. She has since been blessed to teach as an authorised level 2 Ashtanga teacher through KPJAYI in Mysore, India.

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Abdi followed his heart and calling beginning his Yoga Journey at Sea with determination and discipline to attain a spiritual practice.  His inspiration and practice stemmed from BKS Iyengar’s book titled “The path of Holistic Healing”.  BKS Iyengar guided him in his studies and practice on board luxury cruise ships where Abdi was working throughout the world.

 

After almost 4 years of self study. He settled on land and got introduced to a variety of Yoga Teachings. In 2006, Abdi took the leap to deepen his knowledge in a yoga intensive training in Bali. He began sharing his love for yoga, teaching in private villas and resorts, leading several yoga retreats in Ubud and Seminyak . Abdi completed a second teaching intensive in Agama Yoga on the island of Koh Phan Ngan, Thailand in 2015. He specializes in Charkra philosophy within the Hatha Yoga traditions.

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Practicing yoga for over a decade, Pritha completed her 200hrs yoga training in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow in the Beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia. She is now pursuing yoga alongside her already established career as a product/graphic designer. Currently teaching at a couple of studios in Bali. Her passion is to share her knowledge and support her students growth. Pritha believes that yoga can open hearts and expand awareness to bring out the fullest potential of our human being.  She is energised, optimistic and loves to laugh.  Her classes are fun, challenging and relaxing all at the same time! She loves yoga because it makes her feel happy and allows her to eat more cakes and ice cream while being more and more herself. Her favourite place is anywhere around the world where she can meet people to have fun on the mat.


Todjon’s yoga practice is a mix of the various disciplines stemming from Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Yin, Restorative, and Acro Yoga.

 

He began his training as a teacher in Jakarta in early 2012 and spent many years under the supervision of highly skilled and well respected gurus.  Todjon is also a Thai Massage Therapist and often infuses this within his classes. Combining asanas, meditation, philosophy and breathing practices. Todjon’s class is often recognized by his students as soulful and spirited. He shares his teachings and passion of yoga through his travels teaching in many yoga studios and festivals in Indonesia and Cambodia.

 

Todjon now resides in Bali to deepen his knowledge and philosophy of yoga with his teachers.  He is also a scriptwriter and believes yoga has helped him to open his mind to ever evolving perspectives allowing transformation into a more creative person.