Jani started his yoga journey in 2000 with Janne Kontala, a legendary teacher and Jani’s good friend. Since then, he has been practicing Hatha and Ashtanga, as well as integrating yogic spiritual practices. He also teaches internationally, regularly visiting Gokul Yoga Bali for retreats and teacher training workshops. Mahayogi’s dedication and devotion to yoga are an inspiration for everyone who has had the chance to study yoga with him.
Masley is a trained and dedicated yoga instructor. Her practice is influenced by classical yoga covering Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga currently taught by Mahayogi Jani Jaatinen of Gokul Yoga. She teaches Hatha and Vinyasa yoga which are alignment-based so no matter the pace of the practice is, the mind finds quiet strength in becoming aware of the rhythm of the body. She is a registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and has a 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.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
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 200-hour TTC at the School of Sacred Arts in Ubud in 2012. Since then, he's been teaching every day. Since 2013, Ary has been studying yoga with Jani Jaatinen (Mahayogi Gokulacandra Das). Ary teaches Gokul Hatha (asana, pranayama, meditation) and Gokul Vinyasa yoga. His traditional approach to yoga helps people understand its roots and value. He encourages people to establish their own practice by giving them appropriate tools, wisdom, and skills.
School of Sacred Arts, Ubud (Yoga)
Pradnya is an E-RYT 500 at Yoga Alliance. Has 100++ certification with Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh India and 30 hours Yin yoga instructor certification by Denise Payne (One Song Yoga). 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.
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.
Jooil “Julie” Jones is Gokul Yoga’s Director of Marketing and International Relations. She focuses on expanding Gokulcandra practice worldwide by assisting Mahayogi Gokukcandra Das (Jani Jaatinen) in the planning and his teaching of Gokul Yoga workshops, training sessions, and retreat programs in diverse international locations. One thing you will 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 and physical strength as she put her whole heart and soul into her yoga journey.
from Ireland, July 2018
"Week of yoga in tranquil forest and mid of rice fields "
Quality of daily yoga in morning and evening was amazing. Various instructors, different yoga (Vinyasa, Yin, Dynamic), breathing exercises. Besides that each day some activity - Balinese village, cooking and dancing class, make of offerings. Lovely staff - Kalina manager was very helpful all the time, Pradnya who runs the place is lovely lady as well, not to forget the chef ladies who prepared amazing vegetarian food. Ashram is in the forest, lot of flora and fauna( geckos:) so you rather like living in nature, no frills accommodation, focused on yoga.
from Australia, July 2018
"Highly recommended "
The staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful. The yoga instruction and variety was excellent. The cultural experiences were interesting, educational and enjoyable. The food was healthy and very tasty. The location in a small forest by a river surrounded by a farming village was peaceful, relaxing, colourful, refreshing and there was local wildlife to be seen.A variety of accommodation options are available. Massage and healing services are very good. Transport services are timely and professional. Overall an excellent experience and value for money.
from Great Britain, July 2018
"Amazing week "
Such a lovely place with lovely people, beautiful surroundings in the most peaceful location, amazing homemade vegan food everyday, the trip was really interesting, the massage was amazing, the activities were all fun, yoga was great, the people I met there were so lovely... the only downside was my room which was a little unclean and they are very basic but they do their best to be accommodating and help in any way they can. The perfect place to relax and find your inner calm, thanks for a lovely week x
from Malaysia, July 2018
"for yoga beginners"
the yoga classes are perfect for beginners, the basics like right bearings are explained very well! For advanced yogis the classes are a bit simple sometimes. But anyways it’s great to get to know many types of yoga. The meals are super delicious and the massage is the best we’ve ever had.
from New Zealand, July 2018
Excellent value for money, with 7 days accommodation plus 3 meals a day and 2 daily yoga sessions, really couldn't ask for more! Enjoyed the tranquility of the surroundings, a good place to relax and distress. Staffs are all supper friendly and helpful.
from Great Britain, July 2018
The environment and the staff were incredibly lovely. I felt very relaxed and calm on my return to work. A very good place to switch off
from Indonesia, June 2018
"A little piece of heaven in the green "
Everything about this retreat exceeded my expectations. The environment was calm, comforting and friendly. The staff (and I mean ALL the staff) are some of the most welcoming and friendly people I have ever met. The location is perfect, surrounded my the green of bamboo, palm trees and rice paddies within a small village. I would highly recommend this to anyone, whether you are a beginner at yoga, or more experienced. The classes are fun and relaxed, and you leave with more confidence in your practice than when you first arrived. The activities and schedule allow you to really get to know more about Balinese culture, and fall in love with it.
from Oman, June 2018
"The retreat was worth it!! "
The team is the best !
Paula Lopez Pena
from Bangladesh, June 2018
"Can't think of a better Yoga retreat"
Everything, from the yoga classes to the vegan food (and, of course, the customer service) was absolutely brilliant. And everyone was so friendly! It felt like home.
from Thailand, June 2018
"Good retreat environment with great interaction of stuffs th"
The pool in the jungle is really nice and clean. The stuffs are awesome, they try their best to make you feel great! They schedule different type of yoga every day and also has a balinese culture tour which is really unique. It happned to be fullmoon, we had a very unique experience there. I really enjoy the staying.
from New Zealand, June 2018
"Amazing quality peaceful retreat "
The value for money of this retreat was outstanding and the hospitality from everyone was amazing you felt well and truely part of the family
from Macedonia, May 2018
"Relaxing retriet with serioze joga"
Staff are great-here to help you with everything. Food was delicious(special tnks to Aisa and Kade). Kalina the menager is there for everything you want(she made me feel special on this retriet and tnks for that.)
And joga lessons-this is seriouse joga. I have lerned much from all joga teachers-I was asking so many questions,they responded to all😊.
Not to forget the pool-georgious.
This retriet is my special experience,highly recomended.
from France, May 2018
"Super retraite très apaisante et intense "
Le cadre est très joli et excentré, la piscine très agréable. Les cours sont tops, le staff aussi, la cuisine même si vegane est excellente (moi qui ne mange pas de légumes d'ordinaire !) les activités en dehors des cours sont très bien... (visite du village, rizières, usine traitement de riz, cours de cuisine, danse Balinaise) 😊 j'ai vraiment apprécié ma retraite et rencontré des gens très gentils. Merci 😊
from Egypt, December 2017
"Gokul x Umasari"
Really a course where learning was at the foundation and practical application of the knowledge. The schedule was strict but we also had a lot of freedom.
Gokul Yoga Bali Facebook page
Best teachers, beautiful yogashala. A must if you are in Bali.