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School Yoga Institute

School Yoga Institute is an extended family of yoga teachers and practitioners which offers yoga teacher training courses registered with Yoga Alliance.

Instructors 10

Jed Pennell

Jed Pennell began his physical yoga practices in 1999 under the tutelage of Sujita Sklenar at Oregon State University. Here, he found a path for the radical transformation of the body and a portal to the infinite spirit. He enjoys self-inquiry, nature, surfing, art, laughter, breath, movement, sadhana, Hatha and Nada yoga. His classes often infuse laughter, play, shamanic wisdom, yogic philosophy and sutras into organic flow based movements of the spine, body, and breath.

Mindi Batson

From a very young age, Mindi was singing, dancing, and playing various instruments. As a soulful yoga teacher, Mindi has an uncanny ability to weave her musical gifts of singing and drumming in her yoga classes and enjoys finding new ways to inspire students on their own path of transformation. Listening to the transformational calling of her heart and her special connection to the land, Mindi decided to pursue both her 200-hour and 500-hour teacher training at the Mystical Yoga Farm. Over the course of several years, Mindi has accumulated nearly 1000 hours in trainings.


Andréa Loman-Smith

With immaculate precision and attention to detail, supported by open-hearted loving and immense depth, Andréa’s class offerings are unspeakably unique. After a decade of global nomadism, Andréa has settled into her position as director of the Detox Department at one of the largest yoga studios in Asia, The Yoga Barn, in Bali, Indonesia.

Bonnie Norton

Bonnie weaves a path of personal transformation in with the teachings of yoga and shamanism, offering healing support on spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental levels. Her steady and calming energy brings a sense of belonging and invites vulnerability as she draws together groups to make lasting positive changes. Her intention is to leave everyone she meets feeling more at home within themselves, connected to the moment, and inspired to live more wholeheartedly.


Anita’s life mission is living and cultivating a life of balance in serving others. She was born in Mysore, India, and presently learns to play the harmonium to weave in the essence of sound with yoga. To experience her classes is to immerse oneself in the nourishing elixir of life and taste the magic of self-transformation. Anita’s passion for Ayurveda and yoga weaves an alchemical blend - a trinity of yoga, breath, and sound melting into beauty, rasa, and stillness. Her foundation began in the Iyengar tradition and has been layered with the wisdom of Ayurveda.

Sri Mati Hughes

Srimati’s training spans across many different styles of yoga. She has been practicing for over 10 years and received her first 200-hour yoga teacher training certification in Charleston, South Carolina at Holy Cow Yoga in 2010. From there, she moved across the country to Denver, Colorado and began studying from many different teachers. In and out of studios and in and out of workshops, she soaked up as much information, light, and wisdom as she could. Srimati has traveled throughout North America and Central America sharing her wisdom with people of all cultures and languages.

Holy Cow Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

Inka Tuononen

Inka is serving her life purpose of sharing love and light through yoga. Vinyasa Flow is her soul practice and Inka’s flows are strong and creative. She enjoys guiding people on a journey through Yin yoga allowing the yogis to get deeper into their being and finding the connection on a soul level through Restorative asana practice. Inka completed her RYT 200 in Shanghai, China (Body & Soul Yoga) and RYT 500 in Peru with School Yoga Institute. She is a world traveler having practiced, retreated, and workshopped all over the world, which has inspired and influenced greatly her teaching style.

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

School Yoga Institute Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)


Using breath, movement, and meditation, Adrianna encourages students to explore their edges. Expansion, growth, and alignment with the students’ highest potential are themes that permeate her classes. She completed her 200-hour YTT in Costa Rica with Sofia Thom in a program that blended dance and Vinyasa style yoga. After teaching for three years, she completed her 300-hour YTT with School Yoga Institute on The Mystical Yoga Farm. Surfing, fire spinning, aerial, and festivals are some places she can be found when she’s not on the mat.

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)

School Yoga Institute Yoga Alliance RYT 300 (Vinyasa Yoga)


Her explorations in yoga began in 2000 when she was 17 and seeking a place of spiritual sanctuary. She started with Iyengar yoga - which gave her a very strong foundation in alignment. Soon after, she mostly practiced Anusara and Raja yoga as they satiated a longing for authenticity and depth within a wonderfully challenging physical practice. In 2012 to 2013, she lived and studied in India with her teacher Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

Maha Devi

Since her training in Peru, Maha has been Reiki attuned and certified in over 2,000 hours of yoga training. Her unique style of teaching is inspired by the diverse dimensions of yoga she has studied, including Tantric meditation and Yoga Nidra, Thai yoga massage, aromatherapy, sequencing, Prenatal, Restorative, and Yin yoga. Some of her most inspiring teachers with whom she has studied include Sally Kempton, Judith Hanson Lassater, Loren Bassett, Yogi Charu, Philip Askew, Ganapati Jed Pennell, and Kat Fowler.

Reviews 2

Henrike Schneider

from Germany, October 2017

It was the most amazing time, so many things to discover about yourself, about yoga and people. The scedule and content of the classes are perfect, a good balance of theory and practical input, so many interesting and helpful topics are covered. The daily yoga and meditation practice is great. The location is perfect, tucked away in the ricefields but only 15 minutes walking distance to Ubud Center. The accomodation was great, lovely rooms and them ost amazing food. The techers cared a lot and made the experiece very very spechial.

Testimonials 5

Hannah Donovan

School Yoga Institute website

My experience at the Mystical Yoga Farm was truly magical. The facilitators were amazing, the curriculum was fascinating, and the farm itself served as a sanctuary for me to rest, heal, deepen my practice, and learn to love myself once more. I’ve returned to the States with a new appreciation for my mind, body, and spirit, and a positivity and lightness that I will continue to carry with me and expand upon. Gracias para todo, Aho!

Marzia Ferraris

School Yoga Institute website

The universe has really been listening to all of my prayers, making my life one with a meaningful purpose, I feel truly blessed to be walking in my shoes, and hope that the journey continues along the same path that I am on. Planting seeds of consciousness around the globe through yoga practice, meditation and energy healing. My thirst to keep learning is immense, and even more so is my desire to share what I learn with the world.

The School Yoga institute 21 day program I attended, really opened up a door inside of me that contained so much more beauty than I imagined! Grateful!

Nina Kohlback

School Yoga Institute website

The Yoga Farm was a beautiful place to stay and practice Yoga. The peaceful and magical surroundings, the farm itself, the lake and the volcanoes are incredible.

Anika Hudson

School Yoga Institute

My experience at the Mystical Yoga Teacher Training 200 hours in Peru was very unique and special. The retreat center itself was beautiful and a perfect place to get away to reflect inwards, but also to come together with other like minded individuals to connect over something that was all calling to us for one reason or another. The group of people that showed up together those three weeks were all so special and beautiful. Each one was a teacher and a friend and brought their own gifts to the space and circle making our time together sweet and memorable. The teachings and classes were well rounded and the teachers very knowledgeable and passionate about what they teach. They don’t only teach yoga, but live it. The bridge between yoga, plant spirit medicine and shamanism this course offers really touched my heart and are so complimentary of each other. Each practice holds a special place in my heart, as they have each helped me grow into the soul I am today. The sacred ceremonies, such as the temezcal and sacred plant ceremonies offered the chance to stretch, grow and connect with Spirit and my truest self and to help me envision and create the life I desire. Overall, it was a lovely experience and I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it.

In Joy,

Lauren Bauer

School Yoga Institute

I vow to take these vibrant memories and lessons with me no matter where I end up in the world - sharing my SYI light. I left Bali, feeling immensely loved and supported, propelled in every instant of resonance and awakened to an abundance of possibilities. This transformational journey was really so much more than a yoga teacher training. It was an opening of the heart.

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