Meet Our Teachers
Madhuri Rasika devi dasi (Pradnya)
E-RYT 500, Yoga Assistant at Gokul Yoga Bali
Pradnya is an E-RYT 500 at Yoga Alliance. Has 100++ certification with Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh India and Yin yoga instructor (Bali Yoga Teacher). Since 2012 Pradnya is studying Bhuddhi Yoga & Bhakti Yoga with Jani Jaatinen a.k.a. Mahayogi Gokulacandra Das. Pradnya is teaching Gokul Hatha and Gokul Vinyasa (Bahiranga and Antaranga Shadana)
During all these years of teaching, she had many opportunities to deepen her experiences as a professional yoga teacher by travelling all around the world. Together with Ary & Kalina, she’s creating Gokul Yoga Bali school.
She is the founder and cocreator of Shanti Toya Ashram, a retreat centre for yoga and wellbeing.
Pradnya began her journey at the age of 6 when she began her lifelong study of classic Balinese dance. Her passion for dance then expanded to Modern Javanese, Balinese style as well as into Contemporary Western & Latin dance. This eventually led Pradnya into Yoga & since then she immersed herself into trainings throughout Bali and world.
I Ketut Aryantha
Yoga Assistant at Gokul Yoga Bali
Ary was born into a Balinese’ healers family, and practiced yoga from a young age with his yogi sister – Pradnya and father. He graduated from the Tourism University, and 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at the School of Sacred Arts in Ubud. Together with Pradnya and Kalina he is cocreating Gokul Yoga Bali school.
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.
Yoga Assistant at Gokul Yoga Bali
Born in Tabanan, Bali, on November 27th, 1960. He first encountered Yoga on 2005. Then, after studying with Indonesian teachers, he started to teach in 2012 at Seger Oger, a social yoga community in Denpasar, Bali. He got an international certificate in 2014 after completing a 200h Yoga Teacher Training in Ubud, Bali and a Gokul Hatha 200h Yogga Teacher Training in 2019.
Yoga style: Hatha and Viniyasa Gentle Flow.
He is also Balinese priest, having a great knowledge about Yoga tradition and philosophy.
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!
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)
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.