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Ashtanga Yoga Research Center

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Anthony “Prem” Carlisi and Heather “Radha” Carlisi, now “Pradha” :), came together initially as a teaching team in Sri Lanka 2007 at Prem’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 “The Only Way Out is In” in Sri Lanka in 2006, with Radha’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 individual's body and mind.

Here at Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center we teach the traditional Mysore style 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 one size fits all 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 perfect health.

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 advanced practitioner. You will learn what is the most appropriate and beneficial way to practice (asanas, pranayama/breathing, internal energetics, alignment etc) for a lifetime to come.

Ashtanga Yoga Research Center Reviews (25)

Ignacio Pedrosa
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!
Frank Hoefsmit
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.

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Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center, Pejeng Kaja, Tampaksiring, Kecamatan Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia
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