Our Beautiful Yoga Teachers


Joe has devoted the last 8 years studying yoga, music and education, discovering that yoga can help to realise oneself, inner peace and strength in day-to-day life. His varying studies led him to open different education businesses while balancing this with yoga practise to reduce stress, maintain a clear mind and be mindful of all living beings. He has travelled to India, Bali & Europe to study yoga more intensely and has now made Bali his home.


"We can find union with the source in many ways, yoga is just one way that encompasses everything, it cracks the individual ego like an egg so that the light of universal welfare shines in. All of life starts to become a phenomenon, we are all teachers and students on this earth and can benefit greatly from sharing and learning from each other. Everyone is innately good & we can draw this out of people leading by example, accessing our inner child & having enthusiasm about life" He puts an emphasis on opening the heart and creating real connections with the entire group during the yoga teacher training. 


Based in NJ/NYC Janice started practice at the age of 17, she has studied with a multitude of teachers, learning how the physical practice of yoga can translate into practices of mental and emotional happiness/health.  As a teacher, her goal is to facilitate the students' mind-body connection through breath and mindful movement, providing space for students to explore the inner-self on a deeper level. She specializes in: providing hands-on assistance for students with previous injuries/concerns, flexibility training, inversion and strength conditioning.

Janice is a very experienced yoga teacher who teaches classes in New Jersey and New York and does workshops and trainings all over the world. Highly experienced and sought after teacher, we are very fortunate to have her on our yoga teacher training! To see more of her: instagram.com/janiceliou 
*Janice is only available on some trainings, please enquire to know who the guest teacher will be. 


Dada was searching for spiritual answers since childhood, and finally introduced to holistic practices of yoga pose, meditation and Tantra and Rajadhiraja Yoga in 1993. In 1999, after several years working in the corporate world, Dada’s strong vision for spirituality led him to a major turning point in his life when he decided to leave his job and immerse himself fully in a devoted path of yoga. He went on to pursue training in India as a sannyasin, senior yoga monk.


From then he spent most of his time teaching yoga and meditation in Taiwan and Australia and eventually returned to his native island of Bali, bringing his devotional work home.


Ika Dewi is a qualified yoga teacher who was born in Bali Indonesia. Ika believes yoga is not only a physical exercise, and while she enjoys its physical benefits, yoga for her goes much deeper. She believes a consistent yoga practice creates harmony in the body, mind and heart and develops good habits which lead to a healthy and happy approach to life.


With her hands-on and caring teaching style, Ika designs her classes to allow students to explore their range of motion and capabilities in relation to each class’s focus. Her classes are both challenging and fun with an emphasis on physical alignment. She believes that yoga should be accessible to everyone and offers modifications to suit every student’s ability


Elena Smolnikova was born in Russia, Perm City in 1991. She started to go to aerobics section at the age of 3. She was a professional rhythmic gymnastics since the age of 8 to 22. Then she got the sporting rank reached is Candidate Master of Sports.


Lena loves her job and is now giving stretching lessons for yoga students, crossfit athletes, swimmers, surfers, dancers and anyone who wants to improve flexibility and become healthier. She got her yoga teacher diploma (traditional Indian hatha) in 2017 and then moved to Bali to join the Joga Yoga Training team, giving yoga and detailed stretching and yoga classes.


Marylene is a Yoga Alliance RYT-500 yoga teacher who specializes in Yoga anatomy, therapeutic applications of yoga, Corporate Yoga and Yoga for depression, stress, and anxiety.  


Her passion for yoga took a new turn when she helped a friend overcome depression through yoga. Curious about what other benefits a holistic approach to yoga could bring. She devoted her time and energy to study the 8 limbs of yoga. Splitting her life between a successful international corporate career and teaching yoga, she perfectly understood how everyday demands can get in a way of a healthy body and healthy mind, and used this experience to teach corporate yoga. In 2016, she decided to leave her corporate career to pursue a PhD in Osteopathy to deepen her knowledge of the physical body. She also completed her certifications as Reiki Master and Mindfulness coach.


Master Manoj Deshwal was a world champion and Gold medalist for many national and International yoga competitions for several years. Clinched “Champion of the Champion” award in Asana category India National yoga competition in 2007. His deep understanding of the body anatomy, yoga knowledge and advanced asana performance led him being invited to join the jury panel during 2009 - 11 for All India Yogasan Championship and International Yoga Festival at Puducherry.

Master Manoj holds a postgraduate degree in Physical Education and Yoga Science. Before coming to Singapore, he worked as a yoga instructor in Bhatnagar International School and Maharshi Patanjali Yoga Sansthan for several years. In 2011 Manoj opened his studio Trust Yoga in Singapore. Manoj specializes in Back bending, Hatha, Vinyasa, yoga therapy, Anatomy and Pranayama. He is passionate and patient in teaching beginners, intermediate and advanced students from all age groups & genders. He often motivates and encourages students for continued class attendance or regular practice. Manoj’s classes focus on mindfulness, breath control and alignment. 


Dr. Abhishek Joshi is a highly enthusiastic and proficient Ayurveda Physician who is devoted in spreading authentic traditional Ayurveda. Dr. Joshi has had12 years of intense academic ayurvedic studies which includes graduation, post graduation and PhD in Ayurveda. He Belongs to a traditional family of Ayurveda practitioners running Ayurveda panchakarma yoga center in Kerala, cradle of Ayurveda in south of India.


He is involved in scientific and evidence based researches and clinical trials in the field of Ayurveda. Dr. Joshi is known for his dedication, compassion and expertise. He inspires and guides people to connect back to the healing energy within each individual through the holistic approach of yoga and Ayurveda medicine. 

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