Meet Our Team

Main Teachers


Sequoia Henning

Sequoia’s life journey has been an ongoing evolvement of her spiritual development through the study and ongoing practice of yoga and healing. In her teenage years, Sequoia began to study esoteric knowledge secretly, by joining a regular study group on the topics of chakras, meditation and crystal healing. Her interest of yoga and sound healing branched out as she adventured on her first of many journeys to India at the fresh age of 21..Read More


Mela Mariposa

Mela is a yoga teacher, holistic nutritionist and nurse from Switzerland. As a certified yoga alliance teacher she offers classes, workshops and retreats all over the world. She has studied various styles of yoga from Ashtanga to Vinyasa and lived in spiritual communities throughout Asia. Her main practice is Kundalini Yoga, taught through Reinhard Gammenthaler, the last disciple of Dhirendra Brahmachari.Read More


Marita Dortins

As a gymnast from a young age, Marita realised early on that she’s happiest upside-down – and when she found yoga, it was love at first Downward Dog. More than 15 years after that first class she still finds joy within each practice.Read More

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Pablo Candileri

Pablo Candileri – Gopesvar Mahadev Yoga teacher and sound explorer.

As a passionate teacher and practitioner of hatha and vinyasa yoga, Pablo has studied a wide variety of yoga styles including Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Anusara, Ashtanga and Inbound Yoga. His biggest passion is Bhakti Yoga and Vedic Philosophy. He is a disciple of Swami Paramadvaiti on the path of Bhakti Yoga. Currently, Pablo lives and teaches yoga classes and teacher training courses and inmersions in Colombia, South America. When he is not teaching or practicing yoga, his passion is making and composing music. Pablo’s plays many different intruments ranging from the flute, harmonium and guitar to tibetan bowls. He also loves to share kirtan and teach sound healing workshops with tibetan bowls and mantras.Read More

Shir Shemesh

Shir Shemesh

Music has been Shir’s main passion and occupation since childhood, playing the recorder and violin. Now, he shares his love of music and the divine consciousness through leading Kirtan sessions (chanting mantras). Shir is inspired by the healing power of magical sounds and uses this inspiration regularly in his teachings. Born in Israel, Shir was always occupied with moral and political questions, longing for a more peaceful environment. As a teenager, he guided a socialist youth movement (similar to Scouts) following the belief that there could be a better society. These early non-conformist ideas transformed with time to become more philosophical and spiritual ones.Read more

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James French

James was born in London and first discovered yoga in 2003, whilst at Drama School. However, he truly caught the bug, a few years later whilst performing in a Shakespeare production which toured India. Sunrise practices overlooking the rooftops of Udaipur with an old yogi called Prakash, sealed the deal. Read More

Guest Teachers


Nazareno Grisolia

Naza Grisolia was born and raised in a small village of Uruguay, South America. He started his passion for movement and martial arts started as a young child with Judo, kung fu, sipalki, boxing, karate ( he was like a little ninja). His Martial arts practice helped his concentration, body awareness and commitment to a practice.Read More


Ram Vakkalanka

Ram Vakkalanka is an internationally known Nada Yogi, Kirtan artist, Sanskrit expert, Yoga philosopher and Meditation instructor. Ram belongs to the spiritual lineage of Yogi Dattatreya and musical lineage of Ravi Shankar. Ram brings authenticity, humor and relevance to modern times to the ancient Yogic wisdom.Read More

Assistant teachers

Bali 2017

Yawen Huang

Yawen Huang

Born and raised in Taiwan, I worked for a number of years until I had a change of heart and decided to follow my passions instead.

My passion for surfing has leaded me to spend the majority of my life traveling to different parts of the world. I have spent time in Taiwan, Asia, Hawaii, America, Fiji, South Pacific Island, Spain, Europe and all of them are beautiful tropical islands.Read More