Gwen is the manager of Yoga Bliss and one of the main instructor. She took her first yoga class in University around 10 years ago. She was very athletic and practice many different sports, but found herself looking for something different. After trying different styles of yoga, she finally found Ashtanga and immediately fell in love with the practice. She has studied in France, Mysore India, and Bali with world-renowned teachers. Gwen completed her 500hr YTT with Monica Gauci and Gregor Maehle. Her teaching style combines the tradition of Ashtanga yoga with the of each individual student.
Lisa began her yoga journey more than a decade ago, but it wasn’t until 5 years ago when a running injury caused her to halt her marathon training that she started to implement yoga as a part of her daily life. As her love for yoga deepened, she realized that there was more to life than having a career and steady paycheck. She decided to leave her job and set out for India to complete her first YTT. Lisa teaches from the heart, she gently guides her students to find an appropriate practice for themselves, as opposed to teaching from one-size fits all approach.
After practicing yoga for many years, hollie has undertaken several TTCs in Bali, and specialises in teaching vinyasa, hatha, yin and ashtanga. She creates fun, playful and safe sequences for her classes, with many variations, props and adaptions so her classes suit all levels. She is also running surf and Yoga retreats in Bali. Being a keen surfer who likes to combine surfing and yoga together, as well as a Dive instructor, she has a strong passion for the Ocean to match her passion for yoga.
Yoga Bliss Lembongan Ashtanga Primary Series (Ashtanga Yoga)
Yoga Bliss Lembongan (Yin Yoga)
Sentosha Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)
from Great Britain, May 2018
"Nice for asanas no passion or spirituality "
Good communication from teacher keen to keep things organised. Food offered was great healthy filling and good value for money. Consistent lessons. Accommodation very good. Nice location on island.
from Australia, May 2018
"Your future self will thankful for this. "
Truly blissful! This retreat will provide so much more than just yoga classes. Hollie, Gwen, and all the staff at the Green Garden helped answer all my questions, were warm and welcoming, and guided me make the most of my time of the island. I left feeling grateful, humbled, and refreshed. Take time for yourself to recharge and relax in this little paradise.
from United Arab Emirates, May 2018
"Fantastic retreat, wasn’t ready to leave "
The value for the money is great. The yoga classes were well adjusted for all levels and Hollie is a great teacher. The location on the island is fantastic and I loved the overall vibe of the place, especially the staff, who are warm, friendly and extremely accommodating.
from New Zealand, April 2018
"Absolutely life changing "
Excellent curriculum and teaching methods, good healthy food the Shala is lovely. Both Gwen and Lisa impart their knowledge with love and patience. They kept my attention for the full 22 days and went out of their way to ensure our days were interesting.
from Australia, March 2018
"Better experience then I could have hoped for"
The Teachers ofcourse.
The structure of the course.
The staff at green garden.
The small group.
The amazing people I have met.
from Spanish State, December 2017
"A truly life changing experience "
The content was extremely rich and I learned so much about the body, yoga and myself.
The schedule was intense, but well put together. Having heard about others, it really is the most conducive to learning.
The teaching was incredible - teachers built your knowledge up and took the time to check in regularly both on a student and personal level.
The food was very good. Breakfast was certainly my favourite with fresh fruit juices and smoothie bowls.
from Germany, December 2017
"Happy Yogi, happy time!"
I took part at Yoga Bliss’ YTTC at Lembongan this year! Best choice ever! Gwen and Shawna taught as everything we wanted to know about Ashtanga and our Yin practice. Philosohy and Anatomy were absolutely interesting and Gwen and Shawna made it easy for everyone to follow, without making any shortcuts. We also learned different Pranayama and Meditation technics and involved them more and more in our daily practice, everyone in his/her own tempo and knowledge. Food was healthy, delicious and local, you can choose your own option, vegan, veggie or meat. Over all I had an amazing time, met amazing people and would do it absolutely again! Thanks Gwen and Shawna, Namaste!
from Great Britain, October 2017
"For me it was not what I expected"
The quality of the teaching is very good. Both Gwen and Gina were committed to passing on their knowledge. The island is beautiful.
from Australia, September 2017
"Yoga bliss lembongan"
I found a new layer to my practice through the guidance of my teachers Gwen and Gina.
Nanna Hofman Sørensen
from Denmark, July 2017
"Best decision ever made. "
Gina and Gwen are incredible at what they do. They gave me a whole new understanding of yoga and my personal practise, which I'll be forever grateful for. The shala, the food and the homestay (Radya) was all in high standard, and I couldn't have asked for more. I feel ready to embrace my future as a yoga-teacher with the new tools this course has given me.
I can't recommend this experience highly enough. I would do it all over again at any time.
from Great Britain, May 2017
The other people in the class.
from Kuwait, April 2017
"Excellent YTT! "
The course structure, the teachers Gwen and Gina, the location and the accommodation - it was all perfect!
Rowan Coombe Bali, Indonesia
Yoga Bliss website
So I have never tried yoga before, and didn't ever think I would but after a long chat one evening with Gwen (the very impressive instructor) I decided to give it a go. I went for the ashtanga class, not sure if that's how it's spelled. I was very pleasantly surprised I first thought it would just be slow stretching, but how wrong was I. Gwen had told me it would be physical but manageable and she wasn't wrong. I was sweating in minutes and enjoying myself lots to think about but she explained it so well starts hard finishes very calm. I was in a class where an instructor was present too and they had a great time! They said they had never sweated so much! It not only felt like a workout but also like a beneficial experience! I ended up going 5 times and on my 5th visit I could actually touch my head on my knee which was shocking but delighting too!. The place is big airy and peaceful definitely worth a visit no matter what level you are!
I am currently on the yoga and surf retreat through Yoga Bliss. It's fantastic! It's so well organised as I am here on my own it had made the whole trip less stressful but also allowed me to do some amazing things. Also, the yoga classes in the amazing setting are fantastic. A perfect way to de-stress. Everyone is really friendly and happy to help out.
If you are looking for a slightly different experience to the regular Bali experience, this is a great option.
Darren D. Australia
I did two classes, and both teachers were particularly grounded, thoughtful, personal, and welcoming. Just what I was looking for on the island. Small and attentive. Thank you!
a traveler Australia
We went to Hatha yoga class with Gina while we were staying at Nusa Lembongan. There were only four students in the class and we loved it. Gina was lovely and helped us a lot as we aren't so flexible lol. Loved the venue, it was very nice.
Luce Tao Thailand
I went to have yoga classes at Yoga Bliss a few times, and I spend really good time. The place is really nice and quiet, on the middle of the jungle, there is palm trees all around, birds sings. Kind of oasis full of peace. The two teachers, Gwen and Gina, are really friendly and help me a lot to have good positions and develop my technique as I am beginner. They take time to teach me a lot, and always come to correct me when I needed. After class, I could also hanging around at the vegan café, and have a delicious smoothie bowl, topped with seeds and cashews! I can only recommend this place for relax and chill around!