Teachers and Therapists

Acacia Jade

Yoga practitioner, teacher, dancer, surfer and teacher training junkie, Acacia has a passion for sharing yoga with the world. Inspiring her to overcome drug addiction, low self esteem and unhealthy relationships, yoga is the thing that saved her life. Using a unique mix of music, breath, movement and meditation, Acacia takes what she has learnt from yoga and yogic philosophy and weaves it into powerful and grounding yoga asana classes. Having trained with great teachers including Baron Baptiste (Baptiste Yoga), Edward Clarke (Tripsichore Yoga), Alanna Kaivalya (Jivamukti), Daniel Aaron (Radiantly Alive Vinyasa), and Christine Lee (Anusara – Bodhi Tree Canada). Acacia is now based in Bali Ubud, teaching with Radiantly Alive and other venues throughout the world.

Chris Skidmore

Chris has long been fascinated with the nature of the human experience. This curiosity led him into the paths of many teachers and pushed him to study Astrology (London Faculty of Astrology), Counselling (Counselling Skills Certification, MetaVision), and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (Diploma of BCST, Body Intelligence). His approach is client-focused and follows the basic principles of presence, deep listening, and facilitation of a clear, therapeutic space.

Daniel Aaron

Founder of Radiantly Alive, Daniel Aaron is a yogi, author, chocolatier, herbalist, perfumer and human potential coach. He shares his passion for yoga, raw food nutrition and spiritual insight – and how to use them as potent tools to evoke our highest potential for health and happiness – guiding students to accept themselves fully and challenge their limitations. Daniel creates classes, environments and products that are eclectic, fun and inspiring.

James Mattingley

Traveler, martial artist, yogi, movement lover, entrepreneur and public speaking specialist, James has a passion for exploring and creating integrated movement to enhance and improve all areas of life. He currently teaches and coordinates all teacher trainings for Radiantly Alive both in Bali and around the world. His classes are powerful and evocative with a strong anatomic focus empowering students to explore their connection to the physical, to the mental and most of all, to the breath. James has studied with Daniel Aaron (Radiantly Alive Vinyasa), Edward Clark (Tripsichore Yoga), Debbie Williamson & Philip Urso (Live Love Teach), and Noah Maze (YogaMaze).

Jasmine Danino

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Jasmine likes to take her students to a place of peace and presence every class.

Having worked her whole adult life in the corporate world, she decided to listen to her intuition and dedicate her life to what really bought her joy. Through this journey, she found yoga and never went back.

Jasmine fell in love with Bali and its energy – she considers this her new home, and empowers her students to be more in contact with their intuition and inner guidance.

Jasmine’s soft and loving energy will leave you feeling grounded and in ease.

Nina

Indonesian born and raised, this tiny cat lady is infectious with her passion for yoga. Nina began her journey in 2011 and her desire to learn and teach has multiplied each year, lately completing two teacher trainings per year. “I fell in love with Yoga and I can’t get enough of it. Learning, moving, breathing, sweating, laughing, falling, it all makes me feels Alive!”

Through the different courses and disciplines she has learnt to take her students to new heights with Gentle classes to Vinyasa classes or deeper within with Yin Mindfulness. She creates a casual & fun learning environment and with her strong interest on alignment will be dropping the breath counts to be coaching with hands on adjustments.

Nina’s attention to her students as individuals is very empowering. Through her confidence and being her unique self she creates an atmosphere of grace and joy where you can relax and be you. You will leave the class feeling aligned in body, mind and soul.

Sanna Kokkonen

Yoga has been my passion and my driving force for more than twenty odd years. I have fond memories of being one of Petri Raisanen’s first Ashtanga Yoga students in the early 90’s. In a small loft room of a dance studio in Helsinki, Finland we practiced this ‘under-ground’ thing called ‘Ashtanga’ and for the next fifteen years we lived a strict disciplined, sweaty, asana based life under the glow of the charismatic Sri K. Patthabi Jois.

Patthabi Jois’ sad departure led eventually to the joyful discovery of Lama Marut, my wise and witty spiritual mentor who changed the course of my yoga path towards the inner practices; meditation, pranayama and eastern spiritual thinking and philosophy. Lama Marut authorized me to teach Tibetan Heart Yoga – a form of yoga developed secretly inside the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. My teaching style is therefore not surprisingly firm on the asana side and soft in matters of the heart.

Home for me is Asia, Bali and my beloved yoga studio Radiantly Alive. Our focus is on constant learning – most of all for teachers! Our goal is to always strive to become a better version of oneself and try in small ways to make the world a slightly better place. As my Lama reminds us ‘it’s all about getting better for the others not getting better THAN others.’ My sincere hope is that by sharing the ancient system of yoga through my own learning and experiences, I could help my fellow beings to become a better version of their current self.

Shae Lamond

Shae is obsessed with all things health and wellness and believes that living a mindful, creative, and playful life is what creates happiness and vitality. Shae’s extensive dance background and love of philosophical enquiry led her to discover yoga. Her passion for diverse movement is expressed in her practices and teachings of yoga, running, dance and HIIT. As a teacher, writer, and artist, her movement classes offer an infusion of insight and joy in a mindful, breathy, nourishing flow. Shae’s brand Metta Tree is dedicated to spreading this spirit of loving kindness in the world.

A self confessed lover of learning, she has also studied in energy and essential oil therapies, and continues to take part and assist in transformational trainings. As a vegan earth adorer and coffee connoisseur, Shae also secretly wishes she was a unicorn and believes that her dharma is to throw loving kindness into the world like confetti.