About Ashtanga Yoga Research Center
Anthony â€œPremâ€ Carlisi and Heather â€œRadhaâ€ Carlisi, now â€œPradhaâ€ :), came together initially as a teaching team in Sri Lanka 2007 at Premâ€™s then, Ashtanga Yoga retreat center, in Tangalle. Prior to this, neither Prem nor Radha had ever taught with a partner, or even considered it. Each had been teaching solo for decades.
Their experience of coming together was a magical union which continued into a full tour through Northern Europe (Belgium, Holland, Norway , Germany, and many other places). They realized their combined energies created an even more powerful synergy together (Shiva/Shakti), manifesting in their sharing with students in the room.In addition to beginning teaching together Prem began writing his book â€œThe Only Way Out is Inâ€ in Sri Lanka in 2006, with Radhaâ€™s help he completed the project in 2007.
- Empower our students with radiant health and well being to become ambassadors for traditional Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation in the world
- Teach Ashtanga Yoga asana (postures), Ayurveda (lifestyle) and Meditation with love and compassion based on each individualâ€™s body and mind.
Here at Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center we teach the traditional â€œMysore styleâ€ method of Ashtanga Yoga asana (posture) practice. We learned this from our Guru (teacher), Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, of Mysore South. Prem began practicing in 1978 and Radha in 1990. We teach this same method because it specifically addresses each students unique and special needs, as it did for us. This is one of the only styles of Yoga asana practice that honors each individual. We consider this to be the most authentic way to practice and teach. Yoga asanas were never taught as a â€œone size fits allâ€ approach.
The Ashtanga asana practice is a method using honest observation of your own personal samskaras (past patterns) within your body/mind as you move through the brilliantly designed sequence of postures. Our job is to give you guided suggestions/adjustments. Without cultivating personal awareness, you simply reinforce the same bad habits and nothing truly changes. Using the tools of the practice correctly, you learn how to release the negative patterns that create imbalance and move to a state of â€œperfect healthâ€.
We are personally committed to give you the best of what we know from decades of devoted practice and study. We have worked with thousands of students from all over the world. We meet you where you are at in the moment whether you are a beginner or â€œ advancedâ€ practitioner. You will learn what is the most appropriate and beneficial way to practice (asanas, pranayama/breathing, internal energetics, alignment etcâ€¦) for a lifetime to come.
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Our experience at AYBRC was unique, one of the main reasons being in Prem & Radha´s capable hands. They really think outside the box and go far beyond the typical adjustments you will get in many other shalas. They avoid any sort of “one suits all” approach, deeply understanding your areas of improvement and anatomical features. We were highly suprised by their fresh ideas and profound understanding of both, the practice itself and the human body. They definitely changed our overall practice…for the good!
"Spirituality permeates life in Ubud. The town embeds respect for all life and offers nature’s blessings in the most wholesome manner. In this gastronomic and spiritual paradise, Prem and Radha built their brand new shala giving permanence to the AYBRC in the coolness and freshness of the jungle. No better place to focus on your personal development and Ashtanga practice but in this haven of love and guidance by Prem and Radha. Sharing their decades of experience in Ashtanga and Ayurveda, you will receive incredible amounts of attention and be given an individualised approach to ensure your further growth in the practice. The 5 weeks I spent with Prem and Radha last Feb/March 2013 was the best gift to myself ever, and I have already scheduled my next check-ins with these incredible teachers”.
“AYBRC is a wonderful environment in a beautiful Balinese setting. I heartfully encourage all who are interested/enthusiastic about the Ashtanga method to experience the extraordinary energy that is Prem and Radha and the AYBRC shala. You’ll be guided to where you’re at in a firm, knowledgeable and lovingly manner. And no doubt you’ll deepen your awareness of Ashtanga and personal practice, establish supportive friendships and have a laugh along the way.”
“It is an honor to have practiced under the inspiring guiding influence of Prem and Radha. Their approach to teaching Mysore is not generic, instead, they respect each of their students’ individuality and constitution, offering hands on adjustments with common sense reasons for such so that the students, new or seasoned, would really understand the foundations and essence of the practice. I will definitely come back!”
“I am still floating after returning from an amazing month in Bali practicing with Prem and Radha at their beautiful brand new Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center. If you are looking for inner growth, perfect personal guidance, getting a sense of amazing energy-lines and harmony all over, this is definitely THE place to be! I cannot wait going back myself but loving these guys in the meanwhile.”