Your teachers

Gwendoline Ferreira is a E-RYT500 and YACEP Yoga Teacher based on Nusa Lembongan island (Bali). She is teaching drop-in classes, yoga retreats and teacher trainings at Yoga Bliss Lembongan since 2016 and teaches Yoga since 2014.

She took her first yoga class around 15 years ago and is a dedicated Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Restorative practitioner. She began to teach following the request of her teachers, 5 years ago. She has studied Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy, Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga in France, India, and Indonesia with world-renowned teachers.

She completed her last 300hr YTT with Monica Gauci and Gregor Maehle who are KPJAYI certified and published authors.  She also trained with Laruga Glaser, Janet Stone, Saul David Haye, Sienna Sherman, Paul Grilley and Jason Crandell for example. She believes that all teachers should remain students and as she is passionate with learning, she is always training in different subjects in online courses or in-person TTC.

Gwendoline is as well trained in Restorative Yoga in the tradition of Iyengar with Judith Hanson Lasater, Lizzie Lasater and Cyndi Lee. Gwen teaches Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga classes, Anatomy courses for 200 and 300 hours YTTC, traditional Pranayama and Meditation. She also studied Yoga Anatomy with Physiotherapists and Chiropractors such as Monica Gauci, Judith Hanson Lasater, Paul Grilley and David Keil. She is also a certified sound therapist. Her teaching style combines a traditional approach to yoga with the needs of each individual student. 

Lisa Nelson is a E-RYT500 and YACEP Yoga Teacher based on Nusa Lembongan island (Bali). She is co-teaching teacher trainings at Yoga Bliss Lembongan since 2018. With more than a decade of combined practice and teaching experience, Lisa was initially drawn to yoga through the physical practice of asana. She doesn’t have a background in athletics or dance; actually, when she began her yoga practice it was because an assessment at her local gym deemed her a 1 out of 5 in the flexibility category.  In fact, she couldn’t even touch her toes!

She began her yoga journey with Vinyasa, Power and more of the flow style classes, as she was attracted to the idea of being challenged as she worked on her flexibility. As she delved deeper into her practice, she discovered that she was in need of balancing her Yin and Yang energies. This led her to take a deep dive into more mindful practices such as Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, meditation and pranayama.  And while she still loves to challenge her students with a sweaty vinyasa class, she also relishes the blissful tranquillity brought forth by a purposeful yin class. In her personal practice she balances yin and yang practices according to what she intuits will benefit her on a holistic level.

One of the most prominent beliefs that she holds as a teacher is that we are first and foremost a student.  This belief has led her to complete several teacher trainings across a variety of categories and styles, and continues to do so presently.  Her teaching is completely focused on meeting students where they are at, in the present moment. She believes that with this constant assessment, she is able to help students find the practice that best serves them, as opposed to fitting the student to the practice. When not studying Yoga philosophy, spirituality, or the biomechanics of the human body; she loves to travel the world to experience new places and cultures.

Merete is our Retreat Manager and one of our drop in classes Yoga Teacher at Yoga Bliss since October 2019.
 
She has a 500 RYT from Denmark and India, and started dancing and practicing yoga for dancers 17 years ago. Merete is very open minded and will make you feel welcome and at home here on the island. She always does her best to help the people around her, and will strive to give everybody the best experience possible.  In her classes, Merete combines the flow and aesthetic from dance, so the practice becomes light, weightless and airy. She  specialises in Vinyasa Flow and always invites all levels onto the mat. Her vision and passion is to get you to move without fear of being right or wrong, and to accept yourself exactly the way you are.