Our Yoga Teachers At Maa Shakti Yog Bali

Meet our well-professional yoga teachers who are making us and our school proud.

Vishanu JI

Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 | YACEP | Founder

Since childhood, Vishnu Panigrahi has been steeped in spiritual pursuits, influenced by his grandfather's sage advice. In their village in Odisha, India, Vishnu dutifully tended to wandering ascetics at the Radhe-Krishna Temple, a sanctuary built by his grandfather. Venturing to the nearby town, Vishnu participated in Satsangs, spiritual gatherings led by revered figures like Swami Avdheshanand Giri of Haridwar. In the company of a childhood friend, Vishnu sought solace in meditation sessions conducted clandestinely at secluded locales beyond the village periphery. Together, they recited "Mohamudgaram," a hymn penned by Adi Shankaracharya, invoking a sense of tranquility and detachment.

During weekends and holidays, Vishnu selflessly served the marginalized community at the local hospital, offering solace to impoverished patients in their time of need. Amidst the challenging conditions of the medical facility, Vishnu encountered an elderly man afflicted by neglect and infestation, his legs plagued by festering wounds and parasites. Moved by compassion, Vishnu assumed the responsibility of caring for the ailing man, providing comfort and tending to his wounds with utmost diligence.

Through his acts of kindness and selflessness, Vishnu earned the heartfelt gratitude and blessings of those he served, embodying the essence of compassion and altruism. His unwavering dedication to the spiritual path and his commitment to serving humanity exemplify the profound impact one individual can have on the lives of others.

Yoga Teacher Maa Haripriya Ji

Maa Haripriya

Yoga Alliance International E-RYT 500

My existence is dedicated to the harmony of humanity, affection, and empathy through our endeavors at Samadhi Kundalini Yoga Ashram and The Bali Yoga Retreat. Kundalini Tantra, Pranayama & Meditation enrapture my soul, propelling me to assist in liberating you, allowing your genuine essence to flourish.

Originally hailing from the United Kingdom, nestled within an Indian lineage, I gravitated towards the realm of spirituality at an impressionable age. Life's trials and tribulations gradually amplified the soul's resonance, beckoning me to forsake my British roots and embark on a pilgrimage back to India.

Yoga Teacher Rohit Rawat Ji

Yogi Rohit Rawat Ji

Yoga Alliance International E-RYT 500

Rohit Rawat, originating from the Himalayas, has emerged as a devoted instructor of yoga, embarking on a profound journey of spirituality. Over the span of ten years, he has illuminated the minds of seekers in the tranquil realms of Rishikesh and Bali. His mastery encompasses Hatha and Ashtanga disciplines, alongside a deep understanding of anatomy and pedagogy.

Rohit's life underwent a metamorphosis, leading him to embrace devotion to Krishna, thereby guiding him towards a wholly yogic lifestyle. His extraordinary odyssey has left an enduring imprint on the spirits of those he has influenced, ushering them towards the pursuit of inner tranquility and self-realization. The narrative of Rohit Rawat's existence stands as a testament to the profound influence of yoga and spiritual enlightenment.

Yoga Teacher Yansa Ji

Yogi Yansa Ji

Yoga Alliance International E-RYT 500

Yogi Yansa ji was born in Klungkung, Bali in 1972. He stumbled upon a tome on Yoga during his 6th-grade years, sparking his fascination with its transformative potential. Intrigued, he embarked on an experimental journey, delving into the intricate movements and breathwork, albeit without expert guidance initially. Despite his intrigue, he hesitated to delve deeper into the practice.

Before fully embracing Yoga, Yansa grappled with chronic pain, relying heavily on a regimen of multiple daily medications. However, a pivotal moment arose when a medical professional recommended a colonoscopy, prompting Yansa to explore the realm of fasting as a potential solution to his ailments.

Seeking direction, he found mentorship under Sanyasi Dada Vibhakarananda, immersing himself in the vast expanse of Yoga's teachings. Under Dada's tutelage, Yansa underwent a remarkable metamorphosis, both physically and mentally. Eventually, he was initiated into the Ananda Marga community, marking a significant milestone in his spiritual journey.

Furthering his commitment, he completed a rigorous 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program with the Yoga Foundation and Meditation of Ananda Marga, under the expert guidance of Master Manohara and Dada Vibhakarananda.

Yoga Teacher Reiza Ji

Yogi Reiza

Yoga Alliance International E-RYT 500

Reiza, an ardent and devoted yoga educator, has undergone a profound metamorphosis through his immersion in the practice of yoga. His tenure as a yoga mentor on the captivating island of Bali, within the confines of the World Peace Yoga School, has not only enriched his personal journey but has also served as a wellspring of inspiration for countless individuals embarking on their own transformative odyssey.

Reiza's narrative is one characterized by steadfast dedication and unwavering focus. From the outset of his yoga expedition, he discerned the potential of yoga to catalyze positive transformation within oneself. This realization emerged as the driving impetus propelling both his personal practice and instructional endeavors. Immersing himself in the profound exploration of yoga, Reiza delved deeply into the traditional discipline of Ashtanga Yoga.

Yoga Teacher Maitreya Ji

Yogi Maitreya

Yoga Alliance International E-RYT 500

Maitreya, a serene and sagacious luminary, holds an esteemed position within the realm of yoga and meditation. His voyage toward self-discovery through meditative practices commenced in his youth, blessedly born into a lineage steeped in the rich tapestry of yogic customs. Nurtured by his father, a revered meditation instructor, Maitreya's spiritual journey found its genesis. With the passage of time, his devotion to meditation deepened, unfurling profound spiritual epiphanies that now serve as the cornerstone of his life's mission.

Presently, he serves as a beacon of guidance for myriad seekers traversing the path to inner tranquility and enlightenment at the illustrious World Peace Yoga School. Maitreya's teachings epitomize an amalgamation of authenticity, fervor, and an unyielding commitment to the art of meditation. His mellifluous voice, imbued with wisdom spanning generations, coupled with his tranquil demeanor, emanates an aura of profound serenity.

In his capacity as a meditation mentor at the World Peace Yoga School, Maitreya not only imparts techniques but also orchestrates a profound transformative journey. Skillfully intertwining the strands of tradition and innovation, he leads his disciples on an odyssey toward self-realization and inner equilibrium.

YouTube Videos (An Online Exposure)

Opening Ceremony at Maa Shakti Yog


Iyengar Yoga Asanas | Yoga in Rishikesh


April 2019 Batch | Yoga TTC in Rishikesh


Troy Terzian, Australia | Yoga in India

Student's Reviews

I visited Rishikesh in early January to find a course but none really stuck out for me. I later came to Maa Shakti based on recommendation and it was the BEST DECISION I'VE MADE. I don't usually post reviews but I felt my unreal experience needed to be shared. Sumit is easily the best teacher I've had. I started the course with a lower back issue from previous yoga practice, Sumit was very attentive to this throughout the course...

- Sarita Thakrar, UK

MAA Shakti Yog school was a transformational experience for me. I learned so much in 200 hrs. Our instructor Sumit taught how to do all poses safely and with proper alignment. A personal growth journey for mind, body and spirit. I treasure my memories of being at the school and under the instruction of Sumit and Jaggi. I highly recommend the 200 hr course at MAA Shakti Yog school.

- April Morthland, Spain

An incredible school with incredible teachers. I came to Rishikesh to do my 200hr YTT and to deepen my understanding of yoga beyond just asanas and I am so happy to have chosen to do this at Maa Shakti yoga school. They teach with such passion and have such an in depth understanding of the practice, philosophy, pranayama and mediation techniques. You cannot go wrong with this school.

- Troy Terzian, Australia
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