Instructors from richly diverse backgrounds, highly educated and competent in their fields of expertise. All Zuna Yoga® facilitators are graduates of our training programs.
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Our teachers have decades of experience in practice, teaching, training, business and yoga studio management. Our mission is to empower you by sharing our knowledge fully, without reserve.
If we haven't the strength to impose our own terms upon life, then we must accept what it offers us. − T.S. Elliot
Everett Newell has been involved in the energetic arts since 1978. His practice of these arts began with Hapkido, a Korean martial art that led him to one of his most revered teachers Grand Master Bong Soo Han with whom he studied and had a close relationship with for more than 20 years. Everett taught at the International Hapkido Federation® Headquarters in Santa Monica, CA for over 10 Years.
His exploration of Yoga began in 1992 and has been a journey through many traditions such as Tantra, Hatha, Anusara Yoga®, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Taoism and more. Everett's journey has also been influenced by the mastery of many teachers such as Swami Rama, Panditji Rajmani Tigunait, Gary Krafstow, Yogi Bhajan, Dr. Glen Morris, Rod Stryker and the many gifted masters of the Bihar School of Yoga.
A life long fascination by the relationship of fear and the obstacles to success has led to an intensive study through a variety of modalities, including martial arts, yoga and success seminars with Fortune 500 CEO's, former US presidents, and sports and entertainment personalities. His realization: "Many philosophical systems teach us how to embody the traits of success, where as spiritual systems focus primarily on the achievement of fulfillment. Success does not necessarily lead to fulfillment, but in order to experience fulfillment in this worldly plane we must experience success......We are not just here to transcend suffering nor to enjoy the fruits of our labor; we must also fearlessly add to the tapestry of humanity."
Everett was cofounder of Divine Motion Yoga® Los Angeles (2001 − 2009) which was three times voted "Best Los Angeles Yoga Studio" via an audience poll on City Search.com. A second location was opened in Mt. Shasta, Ca in 2006. In 2010 he moved to New York City's Upper Westside where he taught at the one of the City's premier yoga studios, Pure Yoga® and NYLovesYoga. Everett is currently devoting his efforts to the sharing his own synthesis of yoga known as Zuna Yoga®, which he shares through workshops, trainings and retreats internationally.
I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart. − Vincent van Gogh
Originally from the UK, Katherine Girling was awarded the prestigious Chancellor's Scholarship and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Environmental Science and French and a BSc in Chemical Engineering. She was received academic scholarships for study abroad in France and China. She completed a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Northwestern Switzerland, with graduate work in Hanoi, Vietnam funded by UNIDO. Katherine has over 20 years experience in engineering, sales, marketing and training. She has traveled extensively, is fluent in French, German and English, has studied Chinese and Spanish, and has spent nearly 25 years living abroad.
She has been in love with movement her whole life, engaging passionately in team sports, outdoor sports and martial arts. Her first yoga class − now over 20 years ago − was in a gym, and was a purely physical introduction to the practice. While working as a radio DJ in Switzerland, she interviewed visiting teacher Doug Keller, who inspired her to pursue yoga on a deeper level. After a solo yoga expedition to Costa Rica, she was hooked, and wanted to learn more about this empowering practice.
She completed her first 200 hour Teacher Training at Pure Yoga® NYC in 2010. The same year, she was introduced to the Tantric Hatha style of Zuna Yoga® and was inspired by its depth. She left her job as a sales executive in the corporate world in 2013 to help expand the Zuna Yoga® program. She is now based full-time in Ubud Bali, where she has guided over 1,000 students on their yoga teacher training journey.
Katherine has completed additional training in Yoga Nidra, Integral Anatomy, Yoga Tune Up®, Anatomy Trains®, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage and Vipassana meditation. Teachers and scholars who have inspired her include Doug Keller, Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati, Georg Feuerstein, Jill Miller, Gil Hedley and Sensei Tim Hoover.
Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.
− Thich Nhat Hanh
Fran grew up in Germany, where she enjoyed a classical education, studying piano, flute and ballet. After her "Abitur" (German high school degree), she traveled to Italy to work and be immersed in the language and culture. Returning to Germany to pursue a teaching degree, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kassel and started teaching in primary school in 2008.
Indonesia was calling Fran in 2013. She became captivated by the magic of yoga after taking a Zuna Yoga class with Katherine on Gili Air. She returned home and began to casually teach yoga and meditation to her school kids, realizing the great impact a holistic Yoga practice can have on the individual body and spirit.
Fran left her job and her home country in 2015 with the goal of really finding what she loved, traveling and getting deeper into the practice of yoga. It was clear for her that she wanted to start her abroad experience with a 200 hour teacher training in Bali. Becoming a Zuna Yoga® teacher was a life changing experience. After traveling extensively through Australasia, Fran finally decided to move to Bali and to enjoy a simple lifestyle, dedicated to a holistic Yoga practice and connecting with like minded people.
Fran now lives in Ubud where she teaches Yoga, writes for online blogs, and assists Zuna Yoga events. She is thrilled to be part of a program that encourages students to discover their true self, to recognize the voice of their intuition, to live without the clutter of doubts or fears.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
− Carl Jung
Molly-Evie was born and raised in the English Countryside. Growing up, she played Hockey and Netball, touring world-wide for the county team and traveling extensively with her family. She began practicing yoga at age 11. She graduated with a distinction in Fashion, Art, and Design at University, before becoming a Professional Wedding Planner in London. After 2 years, due to a family bereavement, Molly decided on a career change. She enrolled in Zuna Yoga’s 200 hour yoga teacher training in Bali, where she was truly awakened to the art and discipline of Yoga. After returning to the UK, Molly decided to commit to living her purest passions and started her own company, ME.Yoga. Molly has had the pleasure of teaching classes, privates, workshops and weekend retreats, as well as teaching an global events such as leading the Models of London Fashion Week through Yoga and Meditation. Molly has completed over 800 hours of training with Zuna Yoga. She is also certified in Inspirational Breathwork and SUP Yoga.
Molly's relocation to Bali to join the Zuna Yoga® team aligns with her true vocation: to help bring to fruition a world where we all have the perspicacity, vitality, and inspiration to fulfil and enjoy the most authentic and resonant potential of our lives, enhancing the well-being of those in our communities, of our society, and of this planet.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” − Mahatma Gandhi
Born and raised in Southern Florida, Daniel has always been fond of nature, tropical climates, and year-round sunshine. His curiosity and love for travel was fostered at a young age through frequent trips to the Caribbean and Central America with family. He attended the University of Central Florida, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, with a focus on human biology. It was during his time at University that Daniel had his first encounter with Yoga. Unlike the physical exercise he had previously engaged in to stay fit, Yoga offered a depth that he didn't fully understand at the time. The pull was strong, and he became a daily practitioner overnight; attending as many classes as he could. After graduating from university, he began to search for immersive programs where he could gain a deeper understanding of Yoga. Zuna Yoga not only offered a deep dive into the world of Yoga and Tantra, but also an opportunity to journey across the globe. After completing his teacher training with Zuna, he began teaching immediately. Teaching offered a sense of fulfillment, and he shared the Zuna Yoga method in Eastern USA and the Caribbean prior to moving to Bali. Daniel is honored to be a part of the Zuna Yoga® team and accompany Zuna Yoga® in future teacher trainings, helping others uncover and awaken their true potential.
If the whole world followed you, would you be pleased with where you took it? − Neale Donald Walsh
Growing up in a small town in Sweden, Elin developed a strong desire to explore and create at an early age. After graduating high school, she enrolled in a three year program at The Ballet Academy in Gothenburg to study contemporary dance. Upon completion, Elin started her career as a professional dancer, performing in several national TV shows, dancing with international companies and choreographing her own pieces. After a few years of trying to squeeze out a living from her passion, Elin began to feel a growing sense of something deeper missing in her life. During this time, she went to her first yoga class. She was immediately mesmerized by its benefits, and began practicing yoga regularly at a local yoga studio. During a backpacking trip in Bali she found Zuna Yoga®, and she made the decision to do her teacher training. The perfect mixture of ancient tradition and modern science piqued Elin's interest to learn more, but especially the silence and meditation were the two elements with the most life changing effects. After attending the 300 hr Meditation training with Zuna Yoga®, she relocated to Bali to join the Zuna Yoga® Team. Elin is grateful to be afforded the opportunity to help others on their journey to find peace and purpose in life.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. − Bertrand Russell
Michaella has spent much of the last decade enthusiastically pursuing her studies of yoga, applied anatomy, physiology and pathology while gaining practical experience in manual manipulation and healing. After graduating in 2010 from a two year Complementary Therapies HNC program at Perth College in Scotland, Michaella started her first job as a therapist at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews, Scotland. In 2011, she obtained her Diploma in Sports & Remedial Massage, before moving to Canada where she worked as a Sports Massage Therapist, treating skiers in the winter and golfers in the summer. Returning home to Scotland in 2012, she joined the staff at Dundee Chiropractic Clinic while earning a Diploma in Sports Event Massage before moving to New Zealand. In NZ, Michaella worked alongside other Sports Therapists, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Acupuncturists in a well established clinic in Queenstown. She completed Level 1 & 2 certification in Dry Needling in Auckland in 2014 and also received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification with Zuna Yoga® in Bali. In 2015 Michaella qualified as an Advanced Remedial Therapist. Still a dedicated yogi, she progressed onto her 300 hour Zuna Yoga® teacher training in Cambodia in 2016.
Having established her own business in 2013, Michaella is continually building a community of health and wellness in her hometown in Scotland. As a yoga teacher, Michaella incorporates her significant knowledge of anatomy into her hatha vinyasa yoga sessions. Ever thirsty for more knowledge, she is currently studying a five year curriculum of Osteopathy in Switzerland.
An avid runner, Michaella has completed numerous half marathons and is always training for something new. This helps her relate to her patients and their injuries. Michaella treats a wide range of athletes, from beginners to extreme runners, cyclists and tri-athletes, including the world champion All Blacks, Super 15 Australian, South African Rugby Teams and Scotland 7's.
Michaella is also qualified in SUP Yoga, Reiki, Swedish Massage, Hot Stones Massage and Reflexology.