Ashtanga Yoga Bali International Conference 2019

Decades of wisdom revealed you


March 10th – 15th, 2019



Prem & Radha at Ashtanga Yoga Bali Conference 2015

Unity in Diversity

The Ashtanga event of 2019

‘Welcome to a once in a lifetime event. We’re lucky to have all of these amazing teachers, gathered together in the spectacular setting of a remote jungle in Bali. Every morning will be a unique experience – all the teachers with all the students, assisting in Mysore style Ashtanga classes. Afternoons will see teachers presenting their most profound discoveries after decades of study, speaking to this year’s topical theme, ‘Unity in Diversity’. Two evenings will see ‘hot topic’ panel discussions with the teachers followed by an ecstatic musical celebration to close with the renowned musician, Danny Paradise. Be assured this is something you will not want to miss.’

With love,
Prem & Radha Carlisi
Hosts of Ashtanga Yoga Bali International Conference 2019
and Directors of Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center.

Unity in Diversity

United by the fundamental teachings of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga asana practice – Mula Bandha, Drishti and Ujjayi breathing from Pattabhi Jois and Krishnamachariya – the inspiring teacher-practitioners will reveal to you the myriad ways their practices have diversified. With decades of research to share, they will go beyond the unified core principles to demonstrate the real life benefits of an individual approach to the Ashtanga Yoga method.

Unity in Diversity

Go beyond the unified core principles and understand the real life benefits of an individual approach to the Ashtanga Yoga method.

6 Glorious Days

March in Bali is beautiful.

Join us for 6 days of sunshine and nature as we celebrate the people and practices of Ashtanga Yoga from around the world.

9 global leaders in the science of Ashtanga

Prem and Radha Carlisi. Kathy Cooper. John Scott. Louise Ellis. Mark Robberds. Danny Paradise. Chuck Miller. Dominic Corigliano.

Decades of wisdom revealed to you.

8 workshops full of wisdom

Unity in Diversity

Go beyond the unified core principles and understand the real life benefits of an individual approach to the Ashtanga Yoga method.

2 fun forums

Burning questions at the heart of the method and your chance to get more answers.

Prem Carlisi will host 2 afternoons of questions from the students with responses from the teachers.

6 exciting Mysore classes

All 9 teachers will be in the room and offering hands-on assists for the 6 daily morning Mysore classes.

Get guidance and brand new insight from the global leaders of the Ashtanga method.

An amazing closing concert

When the yoga’s done, journey on a boat of a million years. A river of soul pours from the heart and guitar of Danny Paradise.

International Yoga Teacher, Musician, Songwriter, Performer, Film Maker, World Citizen and Activist, Danny is set to blow you away.

Global leaders in the Ashtanga Yoga method

Ashtanga Yoga Bali International Conference 2019


John Scott

United Kingdom

A highly individual, analytical and sensitive approach

For over 30 years a dedicated, direct and certified student of Guruji, Shri K Pattabhi Jois (Mysore, South India), John is still practicing and exploring the techniques passed directly to him and is continually discovering new meanings to the gems of wisdom that Guruji left for his students to pass on. Through the experience of teaching the Vinyasa count to fellow practitioners it has come to John’s understanding how the “Count” when recited (as if reciting a mantra by both teacher and practitioner) takes the practice to a whole new level of focus, bringing not just Breath and Body into synchronicity, but also Mind, Breath and Body. To self-count the vinyasa truly elevates an asana practice to a movement meditation, and hence the teacher and practitioner eclipse their own conditioned patterns, both physical and mental.


Born in Los Angeles, Louise Ellis has been a practitioner of Yoga for over 35 years and an instructor for over 30. She began her studies in 1971 in traditional Hatha Yoga, pranayama and philosophy under the guidance of the honoured Swami Vishnudevanda. Since that time, she has studied and taught in various yoga traditions.

In 1993, Louise went to Mysore to study with Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and was certified by him to teach the Ashtanga Vinyasa system.

She maintains a dedicated daily practice and travels extensively in India to study and to teach. Her individualized approach to teaching focuses on the development of pratyahara and ease in daily practice, through the use of breath, dristhi with an attitude of surrender and bhakti.



Louise Ellis


‘It’s an art form to approach each day’s practice without expectation.’


Prem & Radha Carlisi


The art and practice of Ashtanga Yoga asana with Ayurvedic insights

Prem began his Ashtanga journey in 1978 and was soon studying closely with Guruji in the most intimate settings. Over the years, he stayed connected to his teacher through annual pilgrimages to India and meetings with him on his tours through America and Europe until his death in 2009.  In 1983 Prem met and studied with the renowned Ayurvedic master, Dr Vasant Lad. He studied consistently with him over the next 4 years until 1987 and was accredited by Dr. Lad as a practitioner/teacher of this Science of Life. Radha began her Ashtanga practice in 1990 and went on to study with Chuck Miller before meeting with Guruji, after which she quit her job and devoted her life to the study and teaching of the method. In 2006 Prem and Radha met. The dream team combined their collective 68 years of research and started teaching in partnership around the world, eventually landing in Bali and setting up Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center. They teach daily Mysore classes and regular Intensives at their beautiful jungle shala. They combine their shared knowledge and passion of Ashtanga and Ayurveda to offer a highly individual and personalized approach to their students.


International Yoga Teacher, Musician, Songwriter, Performer, Recording Artist, Film Maker, World Citizen and Activist. He began studying Ashtanga Yoga in 1976 with the West’s first adepts David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff. Since 1979, as the world’s first traveling, advanced Ashtanga Yoga teacher, Danny has played a seminal role initiating people worldwide in over 40 countries in the practices and philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga and Shamanism. In the course of 38 years teaching and traveling he has also taught some of the world’s most renown musicians, performers, film makers, artists, designers, sports champions as well as Tibetan Buddhist Lamas, Priests and Indigenous Tribal Leaders.



Danny Paradise


‘One of the true messages of Yoga, is empowerment of the individual and learning to take full responsibility for everything that happens to us.’


Kathy Cooper


‘Longing for the deeper truth of life.’

I have been practicing Ashtanga Yoga consistently since 1976. David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff were my primary teachers. They taught me all of the series and pranayama.  I also studied with Guruji (K Pattabhi Jois) on many of his extended trips to the US, and in Mysore, India.

The inherent wisdom of Ashtanga yoga has led me on a transformative journey.  Being present in the body through the  connection to the breath and bandhas is the key which unlocks the blocks. This union is the place where the mental/emotional/physical bodies find their release and begin to unwind.

Facing myself daily on the mat,  I have opened to the deeper Self releasing the conditioning of the mind and body. My love of yoga keeps me on the mat daily.  It is my teacher, healer and fountain of youth.  I feel strong, balanced and happy.


I went to my first Yoga class in 1997 (it was a mix of Ashtanga and Iyengar) and was hooked from the first day. In 1998 I started to learn Iyengar Yoga from Nicky Knoff (at the time one of Australia’s most distinguished Iyengar teachers)and James Bryant, and this is where I committed to living the Yoga way of life. Later that year I started Mysore style classes with Eileen Hall and Peter Sanson in Sydney. In 1999 I traveled in north India for two months before going to Mysore to learn from Pattabhi Jois for three months.
As fate would have it later that year I ended up back in Sydney and started my teaching apprenticeship with Mathew Sweeney, and then Eileen Hall until 2005. During that time I took courses in anatomy and physiology, practiced extensively with Simon Borg-Olivier, made yearly trips to Mysore, and learned from other teachers like Shandor Remete and Dena Kingsberg.



Mark Robberds


‘I began learning hand-balancing from Yuval Ayalon and Miguel Santana. I now integrate the movement approach into my teaching.’


Chuck Miller


‘What is interesting is what makes us answer the call. What you can no longer ignore.’

Having the belief that Ashtanga Yoga is strong enough, with enough internal integrity to withstand scrutiny, I studied with many different teachers and tested those teachings on my own mat. That continues today. I found the same internal truths in the deeper realms of all great practices and started calling the conflicts between them “semantic differences”.

Today I like to point to what I call “Sama,” as that sameness that exists everywhere.

Finding the sameness between Philosophy and Practice continues to inform my practice and thus my teaching.


When Sri. Pattabhi Jois first visited Encinitas, California in the mid 1970s, he taught a few dozen pioneering Westerners his flowing, breath-linked Ashtanga yoga system in a former Episcopalian church. Among those first American students were friends of local resident and computer engineer Dominic Corigliano. Within a few years, Corigliano had joined the group of practitioners, beginning to follow the thread of breath upon which the asana practice is based, to become one of its more highly regarded—and nomadic—teachers. Now, Corigliano is one of only a dozen instructors in the United States who have received Jois’s certification to teach. For the past several years, he has taken on a teaching schedule more akin to a working musician. When not continuing his study with Jois in Mysore, Corigliano can be found touring the globe to transmit the practice of Ashtanga yoga.



Dominic Corigliano


‘What am I doing here? What’s vital for me?’


Ananda Cottages in Campuhan, Ubud

Ananda Cottages in Campuhan, Ubud

All activities for the Ashtanga Yoga Bali International Conference 2019 are taking place at the very beautiful Ananda Yoga Cottages and Spa in Campuhan, Ubud. This fantastic venue offers friendly Balinese service and lovely rural views. It’s surrounded by lush, green, fertile rice paddies and is a short ride from town.

We are welcoming around 125 students and there are rooms for 80 students at the venue so book your space early. Make sure you let them know you are coming to the Conference for a discounted rate.



We are happy to recommend our friend Eddie to assist you with ground transportation and accommodation once you are fully registered. Eddie can arrange airport pickups and shuttles wherever you stay, or whatever you’re doing in the Ubud area.

With love
Prem & Radha
Ashtanga Yoga Bali International Conference 2019

Ananda Cottages

Reservation and payment

Subject to the information in your Ashtanga Yoga Bali Conference Application (form to the right) we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you as a participant for this epic event – the Ashtanga Yoga Bali International Conference 2019.

On receipt of your form, we’ll review it and we’ll be in touch to make arrangements for your payment.


Aka from Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center

Hi there, I’m Eka and I’ll be handling your application and registration for the Ashtanga Yoga Bali International Conference 2019.

If you have any questions for the Team, please use the application form to the right and ask away in the Additional Information field close to the bottom of the form.

I look forward to your queries and I hope that you’ll be joining us at the Ashtanga Yoga Bali International Conference 2019.

All the best. See you in March.

AYBRC Conference Assistant

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Ashtanga Yoga Bali Conference 2015 – Videos

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More than 17 hours of unique Teachings from 8 of the most renowned Ashtanga Teachers in the world from the Ashtanga Yoga Bali Conference 2015. One of which is Manju Jois, son of K. Pattabhi Jois.

The videos are from 1:13 to 3:41 long and cost $25 per video or $95 for all 17 hours.
(All proceeds goes to Shanti Educational Foundation to support deserving young women in Asia by providing funding for their study of the Ancient Vedic Arts of Living.

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