Samadi Yoga Teachers

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

At Samadi Bali there is something for everyone, from beginners to experienced practitioners. We offers 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 is 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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Yoga teacher Celine is a nomadic yogini and surfer for over 10 years. She has been taught in many different countries and guided by some 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 phenomena I intuitively felt but couldn’t explain in words. 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 complex networks interacting with eachother . Healing yourself becomes the first step toward finding harmony between both 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 darkness and your light.”

She consciously engages in her practice and studies, giving her a continuously evolving knowledge and understanding of 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 into everyday life. 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 and embody their sensual intuition. Celine has taught yoga and tantra in Thailand, India, France, Australia and Bali.

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Yoga teacher Charlotte first came in touch with yoga in the early 2000, starting her personal practice with a book and fell in love with the physical side of the philosophy. For several years, yoga accompanied her through life and the benefits of this strengthening physical and mental practice brought her to deepen the knowledge of the philosophy and found the strong connection with her already existing convictions on the ways of the human being. 

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

Becoming intimate with the body and using it as the instrument to tap into our own truth, Charlotte incorporates the yoga philosophy in strong vinyasa flow classes to open and still the mind and in a more meditative contemplation of how it functions through yin yoga.

Jacqueline in Samadi

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 space in Cape Town for 4 years.

Jacqueline’s approach to Yoga is one of deep enquiry and self love, based on the knowing that we all have 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 started her yoga journey started in 2003 in Barcelona practicing in an old warehouse under her then teacher Diane Bell, during this time the practice was very on/off as she was busy running her business, and Spanish life style was very challenging to fit in with yoga. 2006 she decided to take this practice more serious and to the next level, she headed for Mysore India. It became a life changing experience and she came back knowing that she had a deeper calling in life then to work in the service and tourist industry. From under several teachers and especially Nick Evans being her main inspiration to one day become a Yoga Teacher, she revisited Mysore over and over again and studied under Sharath Jois and when not in the shala practising asanas, taking philosophy classes and spellbound with her chanting practice. She has since been blessed to teach as an authorised level 2 Ashtanga teacher through the Ashtanga Research institute in Mysore, KPJYAI.

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Abdi started his Yoga Journey at Sea, to have a spiritual practice as well keep his body tuned squeezed in a tight schedule but with determination and discipline he followed his heart and calling. The inspiration and practice came from the book by BKS Iyengar “The path of Holistic Healing” A Yoga Book where  which guided him in his studies and practice on board Luxury Cruise Ships where Abdi was working across the world.

After almost 4 years self study from the book, he settled on land and got introduced to a variety of Yoga Teach. In 2006 Abdi took the leap to deepen his knowledge and joined a Yoga Teacher training in Bali. After this he started sharing his love for yoga teaching in private Villas and Resorts, leading several Yoga Retreats in Ubud as well as Seminyak . To upgrade the teaching skills and and gain more knowledge in 2015 went to Thailand for one month intensive in Agama Yoga on Koh Pha Ngan Island. He is today specialised  in Hatha  Yoga especially using the Chakra philosophy.

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After practicing yoga for about 10 years, Pritha completed her 200hrs yoga teacher training in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow in the Beautiful island of Bali Indonesia. She is now pursuing yoga alongside her already established career as product/graphic designer. Currently teaching at a couple of studios in Bali. Her passion is to share her knowledge and support her students to grow yoga. She believes that through yoga everyone can open their hearts and expand their awareness and be who they already are. Pritha is an energised, optimistic and like to laugh whose 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 and be more and more of herself. Her favourite place is anywhere around the world where she can meet people to have fun on the mat.