Bali Yoga Academy
 
 
Yogacharya Ananda Leone

Ananda Leone, born in 1963 to Italian parents, grew up between Brazil, Argentina and Canada and now lives in Germany, where, in 1990, he established Berlin's Academy for Yoga. A man of many disciplines, Ananda graduated in 1989 with a degree in Forest Engineering, danced Ballet with the Teatro Guaria Brazil, studied traditional Chinese medicine and trained as a naturopath before going to India to train with Swami Gitananda in Yoga and Yoga Therapy. The result of that trip was Ananda's initiation into the Yogacharya lineage.
In 1995 Ananda graduated as a yoga teacher from BDY (the German professional association of Yoga teachers) in Dusseldorf. Ananda comes to Bali a few times a year where he holds retreats in English and German. Ananda teaches yoga, pranayama and meditation with a warm, hand's on approach.


Bridget Woods Kramer

Bridget is Anusara's UK representative and main certified Anusara teacher having studied with John Friend, the founder of the Anusara school of Yoga since 1994. Bridget travels all over Europe giving Anusara immersion workshops, Teacher training's, and in depth study courses. Anusara Yoga is a uniquely intergrated approach to Hatha Yoga in which the art of the human spirit is powerfully blended with the science of bio-mechanics. Anusara means 'Flowing with grace (going with the flow) following your heart.
Nominated for Business women of the year and a leading light in the fitness industry for more than two decades Bridget launched one of the UK's leading fitness facilities and Health Spas, ‘The Fitness Centre’ as well as world
renowned and ground breaking day spa, ‘The Sanctuary’ in Covent Garden.
Bridget takes every available opportunity to continue studying to deepen her knowledge. She enthusiastically embraces a tireless schedule of travel, study, practice, workshops, classes, private instruction and a very busy family life as wife and mother of two.


Carlos Pomeda

Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos Pomeda received formal, traditional training in yoga during almost 18 years as a monk of the Sarasvati order, 9 of which he spent in India, in the Siddha Yoga Ashram, studying and practicing under the guidance of Swami Muktananda and Gurumayi Chidvilasananda.
During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy, immersed himself in the practice of yoga and became one of the senior teaching monks of the tradition—teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with an academic background that includes two Masters' degrees: one in Sanskrit from UC Berkeley and another one, in Religious Studies, from UC Santa Barbara. Studying with Carlos is both delightful and enlightening.


Amanda Stone

Amanda grew up in Australia, Malaysia and England, and has also lived in Singapore and Bali. After graduating from university in England, she worked in London for 10 years in fashion, travel, design, PR and advertising. After a year travelling in SE Asia and Australia, she began to work as a Human Rights campaigner with non governmental organisations in England. For the last 10 years she has been working in over 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe as Project Director for an international photo-documentary project that has been exhibited in more than 20 countries and has won several major awards. She has also worked as a communications and media adviser to international organisations including Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Free Tibet and Action Aid.
During this time she has also been a student of drama, voice therapy, aromatherapy, yoga, art therapy and body mind therapies in England, Spain, India, Asia and Australia. She has also participated in meditation and spiritual retreats with many masters in India, Tibet, Australia and England. She is currently studying Art Therapy and yoga in London, and working as a freelance consultant on several arts and education projects.