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MEET OUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINERS / INSTRUCTORS
About Our School & Instructors
Since 2014, ULU Yoga has lead over 100 yoga teacher trainings and yoga retreats around the world, producing hundreds of successful new instructors. ULU Yoga teaches traditional hatha, vinyasa, yin, restorative, aerial, acro and sup yoga, plus created the wonderful ULU Fly Swing, which is an international success. The key to ULU Yoga’s growth has been a mix of creative innovation and dynamic variety styles supported by an inspiring team of master instructors who balance technical skill with sacred wisdom and personalized care. Nurturing student relations with private interviews and group sharing allows the school to reflect upon feedback and implement changes to continuously improve quality and satisfaction. ULU Yoga strives to be creative and unique while still honouring the sacred wisdom of traditional yoga as a path to truth, health and happiness. ULU Yoga is a 200 hour Registered Yoga School and a Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance (197661).
Edward J. Pawlak
Creator of ULU Yoga School
Edward Pawlak (USA) has over 6,000 hours experience as lead instructor and coordinator for over 100 yoga teacher trainings and retreats from 2007-2019. In 2014 Eddie created ULU Yoga, which is now an international success offering monthly yoga courses around the world. Edward is RYT 200 in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as well as certified in Aerial Yoga, Thai Massage, TEFL, CELTA. He has completed several Buddhist meditation courses, volunteered at organic farms and retreat centers, did graduate studies in International Education, taught as a university instructor, as well as worked in music theatre production and performance.
Ashtanga YTT Instructor at ULU Yoga
Salome Heinicke is ULU’s Ashtanga teacher. She is 500hrs certified Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher. 5 years ago she went to her first Anusara and Ashtanga classes, but soon noticed the benefits for her mind and body in a morning self practice. After her Masters in Molecular Bioscience she decided to go and discover her true passions. More than once she met people practicing Ashtanga Mysore style, and after the first practice she was fascinated and knew she found home. She stayed with teachers in Hawaii and Australia before she went on for deeper studies in Mysore and Iyengar in Rishikesh. Soon, Bali became home, and today she keeps practicing and learning with her well known teachers at Samadi Bali.
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Cody Gavin Pizer
Multi-Style, Aerial & SUP Yoga Instructor at ULU Yoga
Cody Gavin Pizer (South Africa) started yoga in 2010 and is Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 in Multi-Style Yoga with additional certifications in Aerial and SUP Yoga. Cody has several years experience as lead instructor on numerous Yoga TTC’s, mindfulness retreats and Mixed Movement Arts and Parkour workshops in Bali, India, Malaysia and Cambodia. Cody’s passion for movement as a whole interconnected discipline translates into all of his classes. He loves to motivate others through Yoga, movement and philosophy, to discover more about the miracle and magic that is the human body, mind and the world itself.
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Multi-Style Yoga and Philosophy Instructor at ULU Yoga
Manjeet (India) started yoga and self awareness path in 2009. He completed his 200-Hr, 300-Hr, Yoga Therapy Module 1 & 2 MultiStyle Yoga TT with Parimukti yoga in India. He also has certifications in Meditation teacher training and Iyengar yoga. Manjeet has taught 3000+ hours in 50 plus yoga and meditation teacher trainings specialising in Hatha yoga, Meditations, Practical Yoga Philosophy, Chakras, Pranayama and more! He has a very Human approach to Yoga and believes in personalizing practices for everyone. Emotional Awareness and making a light, playful space also are Manjeet’s speciality. His classes can range from discussions on our Shadows (related to parents, money, relationships, life experiences) to singing Mantra circles to Dance Therapy practices to blissed out Asana or Meditation sessions!
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Minh-Tam ‘Minty’ Nguyen
Multi-Style, Aerial and SUP Yoga Instructor at ULU Yoga
Minh-Tam ‘Minty’ Nguyen (USA) has been teaching with ULU Yoga for several years. She is a lead instructor of aerial, vinyasa and SUP yoga. Minty is Yoga Alliance Certified RYT 400-hour Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga. Minty’s passion to share happiness and health lead her down the path of healing. She further advanced her skills with certifications in Reiki II, craniosacral therapy, EFT therapy, tantric massage therapy and osteopathic yoga alignment. Minty teaches to inspire students to find their best selves, to understand and build connections between the mind, body and spirit. The school is blessed by her bright spirit, quirky humor and soothing grace.
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Multi-Style Yoga Instructor at ULU Yoga
Janina Mendes (Brazil) has completed over 1000 hours of Yoga Teacher Training including multiple 200, 300 and 800 hour YTT’s. Other qualifications include Acro Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Thai Massage, Water Therapy and Reiki. Janaina has been travelling around the world and sharing her knowledge of Yoga and body movement practices, either by teaching at studios, hostels, echo villages and healing centers or by volunteering for social projects to help bring the Yoga teachings to those in need. She is passionate about combining different bodily expressions and practices with the awareness and wisdom of Yoga, as she perceives the body as a vehicle for deep revelations and revolutions.
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Dr. Kalpana Karia
Multistyle Yoga Teacher Training Instructor at ULU Yoga.
Kalpana Karia started learning yoga from her father at the age of 9. Once she turned 18, she went to London to further her studies in Radiology. After completing her studies in London she went to Rishikesh India and took an intensive yoga teachers training course at Sivananda Ashram. In 1997 she was appointed as the director for East African studies by the British school of Yoga , where she taught Yoga voluntarily and trained many teachers. After meeting the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi encouraged her to write the second edition of her book. She wrote and published her second edition YOGA FOR HEALTH wisdom and harmony in 2017 and was appointed as the director for East African studies by the international Federation of yoga professionals.
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Multistyle Yoga Teacher Training Instructor at ULU Yoga.
Kehkashan (Pakistan) has 20 years of yoga experience. She completed a 500-hour Advanced YTT in Nepal, plus several other courses including a 6 month long intensive training at the Institute of Classical Yoga Pakistan. She has additional certifications in Hot Yoga TT from Absolute Yoga Academy, Advance Teaching Skills at the Yoga Expert Academy, Aerial Yoga TT at ULU Yoga & Sky Yoga Level 2 TT in Bali. Kehkeh’s commitment to practice allowed her to be the first to bring Aerial Yoga to Pakistan, which very soon after gained a lot of popularity. She is now a lead instructor for ULU Yoga teacher training courses in Bali and Thailand. Her passion for improving oneself through yoga is infectious. She is a master at taking you through the paces, drawing connections between poses, giving you confidence to get into advanced poses.
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Saskia B. Mahler
YTT Instructor at ULU YOGA; Aerial and Philosophy Instructor
Shashi Mahler (Germany) is certified RYT 500h Hatha Yoga & 500h Aerial Yoga instructor at ULU Yoga. After law school Shashi did several years of intensive trainings and retreats in the deserts of India, Himalayan mountains and Thailand jungles to study yoga, metaphysics, energetics and philosophy with acclaimed psychologists, famous gurus and even the Dalai Lama himself. Shashi unfolds her passions for the life changing power of Yoga with the creation of Aerial Restorative and Aerial Prenatal courses. Her fiery passion and infectious laughter are a transformative inspiration.
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Stephan 'Punjan' Kahlert
Philosophy & Yoga Instructor at ULU Yoga
Stephan aka Pujan (AUS/Germany) is a trained Psychologist, Therapist, Councillor and RYT-500. He was a staff member of the Transpersonal Psychology Center, Blue mountains, Australia and one of the founding members of Australia’s biggest and most successful Yoga Teaching Center, Byron Yoga Center. He was studying Buddhist thought in both of the major schools and was initiated as a Zen Student. His later studies brought him to the nondual path of Vedanta under the guidance of his teacher James Schwartz. He has an extensive background in Yoga Philosophy and is the author of Advaita Vedanta for ordinary people. He is the co-director of Pujanyoga and is conducting training and talks all over the world with his wife Betty.
Hatha Yoga, Aerial Yoga and Anatomy & Philosophy Instructor
Viktoria Hartung (Germany, Russia) is a fully qualified 500h Therapeutic Yoga Instructor with a master degree in chemical engineering. She holds certifications in Deep Tissue Massage, InsideYoga, Traditional Tantra Yoga and Nadi Healing Touch. Her deep craving for study and development of the human nature allow her teachings to reach into profound depths. Through intensive practices of yoga and meditation she sharpened even more her deductive scientist mind to combine her experience and knowledge of traditional medicine and traditional yoga with the power of holistic health.
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