Sean is a registered physiotherapist in Australia. His teaching style is based on a deep understanding of yoga anatomy, yoga physiology, and traditional Hatha Yoga. Sean has taught on yoga training for various schools all over the world, including Mexico, Thailand, Brazil, Bali, and Australia. Sean has spent his whole life working at integrating Eastern and Western philosophies to find a balanced view of the world and its mysteries. He spent the majority of 5 years studying, practicing and then teaching yoga in Thailand in a Tantric yoga school.
Maria completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Power of Now Oasis, in Bali. Since then, she has completed training and workshops in Yin yoga, Restorative, FlyHigh yoga, and Acroyoga. Her journey didn’t stop there, as she took a100hr training in “Thai Yoga Massage” in Chiang Mai. One of her main goals is to share the benefits of yoga and bring more mindfulness and awareness into peoples lives, to live and enjoy the moment; and to connect with themselves. As a teacher, Maria always has a big smile on her face along with her soothing voice, to create a space where everyone feel welcome.
Power of Now Oasis, Bali Yoga Alliance International Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Bente ﬁrst came in touch with yoga in late 1990. She completed her formal yoga teacher training at the Jungle Yoga Ashram, in Thailand in early 2010. Certiﬁed in Hatha Vinyasa yoga, in the Tantric yoga philosophy and tradition. Bente strives to inspire her students to always move with ease. She embraces a creative, full-spectrum approach to embodying the diversity of Vinyasa yoga. She creates space and courage to grow and transform, to move past the comfort zone on and off the mat!
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Jonathan was born in Tahiti and grew up with hippie parents between Polynesia, Bali, and India. After a long formative period of travelling and studying with various healers and mystics, Jonathan eventually went into more academic training. He graduated from the Kimura Shiatsu Institute in Tokyo, Japan, the International School of Bodywork in San Diego, California, and the British School of Osteopathy, London, UK. His work combines various elements and techniques from all these different traditions, but he specializes in myofascial osteopathic work and emotional release.
Kärin is a certified yoga instructor and massage therapist. In 2014, she obtained her massage degree from the Costa Rican School of Massage Therapy. After diving into the world of natural healing, she quickly received her first 200-hour yoga teacher certification and moved to Costa Rica to begin her teaching career. Karin then decided to attend another teacher training with the Peaceful Warriors in Bali. Deeply interested in the body and different cultures’ approaches towards healing she continued her holistic training in Thailand where she acquired her 150-hour certification in Thai massage.
Nicole is a student at heart and is always seeking out opportunities to expand her own knowledge and stay inspired. She has completed a 100 hour Yin training with Alicia Cheung and Oliver Reinsch, 300 hour training with Radiantly Alive yoga in Ubud, 50 hour fly high yoga course with Pedro Salazar, workshops with Jason Crandell and Noah Maze,and Simon Borg Olivier. She is the founder of SUP yoga Bali and is highly inspired by teachers Tim Senesi, Stephanie Snyder, Jason Crandell. Nicole also studied Holistic Nutrition & Ayurvedic Medicine.
Lala is our lovely assistant during the Yoga Teacher Trainings, she was born and raised in Jakarta, however, it was in Bali where she was first drawn towards yoga. In 2017 she decided to take a Hatha-Vinyasa 200 Hr RYT with the Peaceful Warriors to pursue her passion and later added on with a prenatal & postnatal training. She now live in Bali where she teaches private yoga classes. Lala is very helpful by nature and will always do her best to help others. Doesn’t matter if you are searching for the best peanut butter in Canggu or need help with visa extensions, then Lala is your girl : )
During the Yoga Teacher Training we always have an experienced health expert joining our team. Our health expert will be sharing knowledge and experience on how a yogi can live a healthy lifestyle. Covering topics such as nutrition, natural medicine, optimal use of vitamins and minerals, hormonal health/balance, digestive health, detox. As our beautiful team of teachers also are travellers, the person who lead these lectures vary from training to training. But we only work with experienced health professionals.
from United Kingdom, September 2018
"Couldn't have hoped for better. Highly recommend!"
This teacher training exceeded all my expectations. First and foremost the teachers are excellent. They are so so encouraging, supportive and inspiring. The wide range of knowledge that I gained was exceptional. The classes are really varied, exciting and enjoyable. I was introduced to a wide range of subjects, including Ayurveda and nutrition. I have a much more complete vision of who I am and who I want to be as a teacher and have been set up perfectly to now go away and really delve into the areas that interest me personally.
This journey was about so much more than yoga, the friends you will make and the personal development that you go through is too amazing to put into words. I really can't recommend this enough.
from United States, May 2018
"An outstanding training & agame changer of your yoga journey"
The Peaceful Warriors training exceeded my expectations to say the least! In addition to learning about the Asana practice and the physical aspects of Yoga, the training complements your learning with so much more: Anatomy, meditation, breathing, the history and the philosophy of Yoga, Nutrition, Ayurveda, etc, putting the yoga practice and lifestyle into a much more wholistic context.
Every class I attended brought me with so much understanding of not only yoga but also who I am. I felt that I was learning and expanding as a person, which is essential if you would like to take your practice to share with other students.
Bente and Maria as the main teachers of the YTT are fully dedicated, inspiring and deeply knowledgeable. Their teaching methods complement one another which exposes the students to various ways of teaching from day one. They are also available to answer any question at all points of the training.
The guest teachers are also amazing experts and add tremendous value to the learning.
Bente and Maria eased the group into the idea of teaching, starting with peer-teaching, then small groups before you can confidently stand and teach the whole class.
The space where we practiced was beautiful, overlooking the rice fields of Bali and waking up to the sunrise before practice was just priceless.
The teachers facilitated the group dynamic and created such a strong team spirit throughout the journey.
That is why I highly recommend this YTT without any hesitation
from Italy, May 2018
There were some very good teachers that gave us a lot of food for our thoughts.
from Austria, September 2018
"My experiece with the peaceful warriors was great!"
The motto: East meets West - perfectly realized in all the lectures! Bente and Maria lead awesome Yogaclasses and the Asana Lab is fun and helpful at the same time. A perfect introduction to everything about yoga - from philosophy to business to nutrition. I feel well prepared to go out there and start teaching 😊
from France, September 2018
This unforgettable adventure peacefull yoga warrior comes to end for me. I feel very grateful. Bente and Maria are amazing teachers with a lot of knowlegde and know how. Always supportive, here at everytime to answer questions or anything else. Be sure they will do our possible to make you feel at ease during this month. The others teachers are also great and super talentuous. I didn't expect to learn as much. The field of this ytt is very large and it's something I appreciate (ayurveda, nutrition...).. The shala opens towards the rice fields is the perfect place to practice and the monday breakfast a paradise for food lover. It's for me an unforgettable human experience I recommend to everyone who loves yoga.
from United Kingdom, September 2018
I had the most fun during my YTT! We covered a broad range of subjects, learning so many different things from anatomy, to philosophy to Ayurveda, so I always felt so enthusiastic to learn more. The teachers were so full of knowledge and the yoga classes were amazing! Everyone was attracted to different parts of the course, so it really gave you a platform to find your passions and then delve deeper into it. I also thought it was great how there was a balance between challenging lectures, with fun workshops like aerial and acro yoga! By having the asana lab, we were teaching each other from day 1 and having bente / Maria / Lala on hand to help, everyone was more than ready to teach by the time the final practical rolled around. Canggu is also the best place for yoga, it's so relaxed and chilled out, with amazing food and beaches- what's not to love!
from United States, February 2018
"Your Vibe attracts your Tribe"
The YTT of the Peaceful Warriors in Bali, is a must go and do if you have the time to do a yoga teacher training abroad. The teachers are of a very high quality, not to mention a good deal of fun and inspirational. I did not expect the training to be this life changing for me, but it was. I was also very lucky to be able to share it with 25 amazing people from all over the globe. I can truly call the Peacefull Warriors YTT January 2018 my yoga family.
Izzy Hathaway England
The Peaceful Warriors
It’s difficult to know where to begin in describing the excellence of training I received from the Peaceful Warriors. From the moment our group met, it was obvious that every possible detail had been thought of. The schedule was thorough but still allowed us time to see the local area and feel a real part of Bali. The support from our leaders Bente, Maria and all other staff was second to none. They were always available day or night for any queries and it was clear that they fully appreciated the roller coaster that a yoga teacher training can take an individual on, not just physically but emotionally. Since leaving the course, they have remained in contact and support all of our next steps whether we took the training to become a teacher or to deepen our practice. In most classes I have attended since finishing, the teacher has been able to recognise that I have undertaken a training often commenting on the understanding of my own body and postures that I now exhibit. And that is what the Peaceful Warriors give you in abundance; not just learning how to break down a posture or sequence and teach it successfully but a true knowledge of what yoga is about so that you can share that understanding where ever you go.
Latifah Sipahutar Latifah Sipahutar
The Peaceful Warriors
Bente, Maria and their Peaceful Warrior team are so kind, caring, professional and well-prepared! I love how they arranged the timing of our classes and workshops everyday. Not too full packed so we had time to register all the information before moving on to the next subject. I love the asana lab and workshops that Bente and Maria prepared for us, Ayurveda with Lauren was super! (Lauren is super helpful, fun and kind! I did the prenatal/postnatal and kids yoga training with her as well, and it was awesome!!!), Nutrition with Kirsten was amazing, she really knows her stuff!. I have learned so many amazing things during this training, I really enjoyed it. I was surprised (and sad!) how fast the time flew by.. I really wish I could do it all again.
Joe Wade England
The Peaceful Warriors
I wanted to thank you both again for putting together an amazing month! Upon arriving home. I arranged a meeting with the guys from cross-fit and I’ll now be teaching 4 weekly yoga classes at their studio. I also start teaching at the yoga studio, starting next week. All this is something I’ve wanted to do for a while and I feel like it’s a bi-product of you guys putting together an amazing Yoga Teacher Training. So thank you again!
The Peaceful Warriors
After a challenging, exhausting and intense Journey, I taught my first yoga class this morning and it just felt amazing. Thank you to all The Peaceful Warriors for being there, you did a great job. Thank you Maria and Bente you are wonderful and Thank you Lauren for your sweetness. Life-changing journey!
Eugenia Kremer Gerrmany
The Peaceful Warriors
I’m so grateful that I did this journey with The Peaceful Warriors, thank you for all your love, nice words, patience & encouragement, you inspired me so much and planted a seed in my life. I will never forget it!