Meet Our Teachers
Madhuri Rasika devi dasi (Pradnya)
E-RYT 500, Yoga Assistant at Gokul Yoga Bali
During all these years of learning, she had opportunities to deepen her experience as a professional yoga teacher by traveling all around the world.
Together with her young brother Ary and her sister-in-law Kalina, she’s cocreating Gokul Yoga Bali school. She’s also the founder of Shanti Toya Ashram, a retreat center for yoga, wellbeing and alternative healing.
I Ketut Aryantha
RYT 200, Yoga Assistant at Gokul Yoga Bali
Ary teaches Gokul Hatha Yoga (Asana, Pranayama, Meditation) and Gokul Vinyasa Yoga. His experience in teaching include guiding community classes at Yoga Barn, weekly classes at Samadi Bali, private classes for – among others – Bali Vitality, as well as more than one year of managing the Recreation Department, which included teaching yoga, at Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali – YTL Hotels Cooperation.
Ary’s traditional approach to yoga makes people understand its roots and value. He encourages people to establish their own practice by giving them appropriate tools, wisdom and skills. His sense of humor makes the experience light.
Wayan is certified with 200h TTC at School of Sacred Arts, Yoga for Happy, Cheerful and Healthy Kids TT, Fundamental Aerial Antigravity YT, Reiki and Love & Kindness Healing Meditation. His daily classes are held by Four Seasons Resort Ubud, Bali.
He shares his knowledge and experience with smile, kindness and patience.
Mahayogi Gokulacandra dās (Jani Jaatinen)
E-RYT 500, Founder and Yoga Assistant at Gokul Yoga and Visiting Teacher at Gokul Yoga Bali
Since year 2000, Mahayogi Gokulacandra Das (Jani Jaatinen) started exploring yoga with Janne Kontala, a friend of his as well as lifelong teacher. He has been practicing Yoga everyday for 17 years now and he has integrated those spiritual practices as big part of his life.
In September 2012, Mahayogi has moved to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia where with his wife Jaci he’s running their own yoga shala – Gokul Yogashala.
Known for sharing his love and knowledge of yoga in a clear, dynamic and generous manner, he receives invitations and returns regularly to teach and conduct workshops and retreats all over the world. Mahayogi Gokulacandra’s dedication and devotion for yoga is a true inspiration for everyone who has the chance to study yoga with him!
Vedasara devi dasi (Masley Yahya)
E-RYT 500, Yoga Assistant at Gokul Yoga and Visiting Teacher at Gokul Yoga Bali
Deep love and appreciation for yoga developed out of her journey through injury and maintaining mental wellbeing. Believes that practising yoga on and off the mat has the power to move towards personal transformation, mindfulness, acceptance, and both physical and emotional healing as well as developing resilience. Her practice is influenced by classical yoga covering Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga currently taught by Mahayogi Jani Jantinen of Gokul Yoga. Teaches Hatha and Vinyasa yoga which are alignment-based so no matter the pace of the practice the mind finds quiet strength in becoming aware of the rhythm of the body. A Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and background in Community and Clinical Psychology she hopes to share her knowledge in using yoga as a complementary toolkit in managing stress, anxiety and depression. Namaste
Satyarupa devi dasi (Jooil “Julie” Jones)
E-RYT 500, Yoga Assistant at Gokul Yoga, Gokul Yoga’s Director of Marketing and International Relations, Visiting Teacher at Gokul Yoga Bali
Jooil “Julie” Jones (Satyarupa Devi Das), a yoga teacher based in New Jersey in the United States, is Gokul Yoga’s Director of Marketing and International Relations. She is focused on expanding Gokulacandra practice worldwide by assisting Gokulacandra Das (Jani Jaatinen) in his teaching and planning of Gokul Yoga workshops, training sessions and retreat programs in diverse international locations.
One thing you’ll learn when you meet Jooil is how important it is to never lose sight of who you are. After a life-changing car accident and surgery Jooil regained her mental & physical strength as she put her whole heart & soul into her yoga journey. Jooil has since completed over 1000 hours of teacher training coursework, and she also has become a well-trained and sought after practitioner of Vedic Thai Bodywork.
Jooil has always known that your yoga journey, like life, is not about reaching a destination or measuring progress; rather it’s about your interactions with, learning and understanding of the people you meet along the way. You will appreciate how Jooil teaches yoga classes or assists in Gokul Yoga workshops, training sessions and retreats. Her determination, spirit and go-getter attitude always create a fun and open atmosphere where you can push yourself as much as you like in a hands-on & nurturing setting.
Much love & light always, Namaste.
Yogeśvara dāsa (Juan Chaahk Balam)
Visiting Teacher at Gokul Yoga Bali
Yogeśvara dāsa (Juan Chaahk Balam) is a Bhakti Yogi. He studied and trained Hatha Yoga at The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, India and continued practicing and learning Ashtanga Vinyasa in Mysore, India. However he found a true sense of devotion towards his Teacher, Mahayogi Gokulacandra dās, as soon as he met him. It was Gokulacandra dās Prabhu who introduced Yogeśvara dās to Bhakti Yoga. Inspired by his Teacher’s practice and teachings he now follows the Gokul Yoga system in order to serve his Teacher’s mission.