Meet Our Teachers
Jani Jaatinen a.k.a. Mahayogi Gokulacandra Das
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!
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
E-RYT 500, Yoga Assistant at Gokul Yoga Bali
Pradnya began her journey at the age of 6, when she began her life long study of classic Balinese dance. Her passion for dance then expanded to Modern Javanese, Balinese style as well as in to Contemporary Western & Latin dance. This eventually led Pradnya into Yoga & since then she immersed herself into trainings throughout Bali, Malaysia & India. Teaching in Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia & Italy, she is Yoga Alliance 500++ hours certified Yoga Teacher with Yoga Arts. Has 100++ certification with Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh India and 30 hours Yin Yoga instructor certification by Denise Payne (One Song Yoga). Learning spiritual healing from her eldest brother, some universal gurus and holds numerous Spa Therapist, Yoga Therapist, Aromatherapy and Dancing certifications.
Since 2012 Pradnya is studying Advance Yoga Asana & Philosophy with Jani Jaatinen a.k.a. Mahayogi Gokulachandra Das.
Pradnya is teaching Gokul Hatha and Gokul Vinyasa (Asana, Pranayama and Meditation) as well as Yin Yoga. Her experience of teaching include some years at the Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali; managing for 2 years the Recreation department at Ytl hotels, 8 year as A Resident Yoga Teacher at YTL Hotels Cooperation, Comoshambala Resort Hotels and Nihiwatu. During all of these years of teaching she had the opportunity to deepen her experience as professional yoga teacher & the opportunity to travel all around the world- to Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia & Europe.
I Ketut Aryantha
RYT 200, 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. Since 2013 he is studying Yoga with Jani Jaatinen a.k.a. Mahayogi Gokulacandra Das. 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
Since Wayan committed his life to yoga, he’s been studying it with Balinese and European masters who opened his heart, mind, awareness for deeper understandings. He experiences yoga as a meditative, healing and holistically balancing practice.
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.
Sri Ita Susanti
Yoga Assistant at Gokul Yoga Bali
Sri Ita Susanti become a therapist nearly fourteen years ago and has worked at Adi Spa Nusa Dua, Mandara Spa Maldives, Four Season Langkawi, Four Season Bali at Sayan, and now at Shanti Toya. She loves doing spa treatments and Yoga; she’s practiced at Yoga Barn for some time, and has studied under Gokulacandra at Shanti Toya Ashram.
In 2016 she finished Gokul Yoga Bali 200h Teacher Training with Mahayogi Gokulacandra Jani Jaatinen.
Manager of Gokul Yoga Bali
Love to Yoga led Kalina from Poland to Bali, where she met Pradnya and her brother Ketut. Soon after she started practicing Yoga under their guidance and decided to dedicate herself to development of their yoga school.
Privately maried to Ketut, is now living in Bali.