Our Instructors & School

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).


Janaina Mendes

YTT Instructor & Lead Course Coordinator

Janina’s (Brazil, E-500 RYT) teachings focus on correct and safe alignment of hatha, vinyasa and yin yoga. She empowers students to look inwards and expand their perception. With her warm and giving nature, Janaina’s intention is to create a space where students can develop a deep connection and understanding of themselves through a journey of love and compassion. 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. Other qualifications incl. AcroYoga, Aerial Yoga, Thai Massage, Water Therapy & Reiki. She also volunteers for social projects to help bring Yoga teachings to those in need.

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Cody Gavin Pizer

YTT Instructor  |  Philosophy & Vinyasa

Cody loves to motivate others through Yoga, movement and philosophy. He started yoga in 2010 and is Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 in Multistyle Yoga with additional certifications in Aerial and SUP Yoga. Cody has been teaching with ULU Yoga for several years on multiple teacher trainings in Thailand and Bali, as well as lead retreats for mixed movement arts in India, Malaysia and Cambodia. He specialises in vinyasa flow, anatomy and meditation. He has written books on mindfulness and leads courses on finding your flow through meditation. 

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Minh-Tam ‘Minty’ Nguyen

YTT Instructor  |  Multistyle, Aerial and Sup 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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Manjeet Mathur

YTT Instructor  |  Philosophy and Meditation

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 or Meditation sessions!

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Salome Heinicke

YTT Instructor  | Ashtanga Teacher Trainer

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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Dr. Kalpana Karia

YTT Instructor  |  Multistyle Yoga and Philosophy

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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Kehkashan Nadeem

YTT Instructor  |  Multistyle and Aerial 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, Advance Teaching Skills at the Yoga Expert Academy, Aerial Yoga TT at ULU 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  |  Multistyle, Aerial and Philosophy

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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Viktoria Hartung

YTT Instructor  |  Hatha, Aerial Yoga, Anatomy & Philosophy

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.


Stephan 'Punjan' Kahlert

YTT  |  Philosophy & Yoga Instructor

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.

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Edward J. Pawlak

Creator of ULU Yoga School

Edward began his yoga journey in 2007 and has over 7,000 hours experience as a lead instructor and coordinator for over 200 yoga teacher trainings. He has completed several Buddhist meditation courses and did his graduate studies in International Education. Eddie created ULU Yoga in 2014  and says: I feel like I’m a creation of ULU, and not the other way around. Its meaning, which I found out later, is to be ‘possessed’ by God or a creative spirit. I define ULU as Universal Love and Understanding. We can all achieve this by practicing yoga and gaining control of our bodies and minds and help spread the gift of health and wellness around the world.”

Interested in joining our team?

Whether through internship or by booking our certified trainer course, you might discover a new passion for teaching yoga.

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