The Teachers

Daphna Dor

Daphna (GuruWant Kaur) has been sharing the healing technology of Kundalini Yoga for over 17 years, with the privilege of studying under Yogi Bhajan, the late master of the yoga. She brings to her yoga classes a deep respect for, and incorporation of, the body alignment of hatha yoga traditions, while embracing with great passion and gratitude the transformational path to higher consciousness of Kundalini Yoga.

Teacher Daphna
Teacher Carlotta

Carlotta Castangia

Carlotta Castangia is an ERYT-500 in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow style yoga. She was a dancer for 20 years then finally found her essence through yoga. She began her journey in India embracing all aspects of yoga and she deeply believes in the origins and the roots of the yoga tradition. She also believes that today a modern approach is needed and therefore she combines her knowledge in anatomy and alignment skills in her teaching method. Her classes have constantly evolved over the past 5 years because of her deep devotion to the practice, and she firmly believes that in addition to being a teacher she will remain an eternal student.

Eka Septifana

From the first time Eka Septifana joined a yoga class she was amazed by the profound experience, fell immediately in love with it, and has been a dedicated practioner ever since. Through a mindful yoga practice,  she has learned to stay centred and be present, allowing her to embrace life more fully with love, compassion and gratitude. Eka is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor at the E-RYT 500 level who likes to challenge students, focusing on aligment and a personal investigation of sensations, perception, feelings and thought patterns.

Teacher Eka
Teacher Diaz

Diaz Chairullah

Diaz is yoga practitioner, a student and a teacher. He is very passionate to bring yoga as his daily practice and to share his joy to teach it to others. He received a full scholarship to complete his 200 hours TTC from Santosha Yoga Experience, Australia on February 2016. He likes to deliver his class in a fun manner, but don’t let that smile fool you, expect movement, challenge, strength, a lot of exercise and sweat! His love for vinyasa flow adds his creativity to sequence the poses together and become like a dance. Beside a yogi, he is also an experienced creative director and design lecturer for  international universities in Jakarta, Bali and Surabaya. “My class is rather fun, not everything is too serious, playful but energetic and creative slash funky at the same time.”

Jessica Gunawan

Born in the city of Medan, North Sumatra, I didn’t know what yoga was until I moved to the capital at the age of 24. There, my first taste of yoga lead me to my first 200 hours YTTC in Vinyasa style with the late Vincent Tam.

At first, it was the curiosity of learning this old ancient art of mind and body, until I was hit with depression from my problem, and yoga was the answer.

It taught me to be more patient, wiser, and to be more loving to my own self. Letting go is easier now and I wanted to share this discovery with other people who may need it.

Teacher Jessica
Teacher Angela

Angela Perez

Angela has been passionately dedicated to the yogic path for the past 15 years, lecturing and teaching in many parts of the world and is currently teaching Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, Tantra, Meditation and Pranayama classes at Desa Seni. Angela is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor at both the RYT-500 and E-RYT 200 level, who shares her deep calling to walk the path of the heart, both on and off the mat.

Bernd Windhofer

Bernd works with the tools of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, the Buddha’s Dharma and study in order to plumb the depths of experience and to always give each student exactly what he or she needs, with a passion for helping to ease the suffering of others. Bernd is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor at the E-RYT 200 level, where you can expect to be challenged in his classes, but always with kindness and care.

Teacher Bernd
Teacher Pritha

Pritha Steiner

After practicing yoga for about 10 years, Pritha completed her 200hrs yoga teacher training in Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and FlyHigh Yoga in the Beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia. She is now pursuing yoga alongside her already established career as product/graphic designer. Currently teaching yoga full time 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 energized, optimistic and likes to laugh. Classes are fun, challenging and relaxing all at the same time! She loves yoga because it makes her feel happy and allows her to be more and more of herself. Her favourite place is anywhere around the world where she can meet people and have fun on the mat.

Kevin Yee – Chan

Kevin practices and guides Music, Movement and Yogic Arts in ways that hone intuition and promote healing growth from a place of integrity in all aspects of life. As a child, his endless curiosity for the creation of harmony turned him towards activism. At the age of 15, he was a pioneer of the gay rights movement at his hometown high school in suburban New York. Capitalizing on the fire he felt from attending marches and rallies, he began to explore this impassioned harmony in his own body through dance. His need for expression of unity through creation, movement, and art lead him to ballet- a global language that he became adept at and that carried him around the world performing with companies such as San Francisco Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Ballet X and Zhukov Dance Theatre in the USA as well as Stadt theater Bremerhaven in Germany and most notably as a soloist with Ballet de l’Opéra National du Rhin in France. Alongside his unending devotion to a career as a professional dancer and the inevitable injuries and that accompanied 10+ years in its domain, he came to experience yoga as an essential tool in optimizing the health and vibrancy of his bodies. His practice naturally uses the focused implementation and observation of our physical body to tap into subtle layers of intuition and healing through conscious expression- something he has experienced through thousands of hours on stage in “flow-state.” As a yogi, he has had the fortune to deepen his practice of asana, bhakti, meditation and philosophy in places steeped with tradition such as India, Bali and Myanmar. He is thrilled and grateful to join the Desa Seni kula and call Bali his home.

Teacher Kevin