Samasti Yoga – the founder who became a successful entrepreneur!

We can finally announce that Samasti Yoga will be one of the successful companies who will give out a lecture on how to master the art of entrepreneurship and leadership to our students joining the Bali Business Foundation Program. Let´s get to know a bit more who they are shall we?

Three persons are smiling and standing in front of a blue wall.
There are only smiling faces at Samasti Yoga in Bali. CC BY

What is Samasti Yoga and why did you begin?

Samasti is a Yoga School, established to both create authentic yoga teachers and bring people closer to become more aware of who they are and what is their purpose in life. Originally I established this school as I was treating many yoga students with injuries received from practicing yoga. I am a both a physiotherapist and yoga teacher and found that I was in a unique position to help with injury prevention.

As well as this, I was noticing many yoga teachers thinking that by studying yoga, they would be forever happy. Unfortunately this is not what yoga is about. Rather it gives us the tools to be able to face the difficulties in life and be able to be present to the full array of emotions that we are capable of. So in this way, we can be more genuine and honest with ourselves and others. We feel that this is one of the most crucial qualities of a good yoga teacher and we wanted to give experiential courses in order to live these values.

A person is sitting and surrounded by lush green trees and grass
Bali is a place that many come to heal and take a break from societies expectations. Photo by Sam Beasley / CC BY

Tell us why you chose to start a business in Bali?

From the moment I arrived in Bali, I felt at home. Bali is a place that many come to heal and take a break from societies expectations. This gives our students a chance to establish new patterns and have a break from the “normal” life. This coupled with the Balinese peoples kindness and hindu traditional practices, full of offerings and devotion, seemed like a perfect place to establish a yoga school.

A table is full of lap tops and phones
The land of the gods is also known as “silicon Bali”. Photo by Marvin Meyer / CC BY

What do you think of Bali for startups and entrepreneurs?

Bali is a land that is full of opportunity. I believe if you are doing something that you are passionate for, Bali has the possibility to open many doors. It is good to understand that Indonesian laws are different to the West, and that we are visitors to this beautiful country. The word Bali can be translated as “offering”, so with this in mind, it is great to see that the work you are doing in Bali is an offering, and that by giving we often end up receiving the bounty that Bali has to offer. 

You might also be interested in: Bukit Vista Joins the Bali Business Foundation (BBF) Program

Do you have any tips for aspiring entrepreneurs in Bali or anywhere else?

Find what brings you joy, gives you reason to wake in the morning, something you would do regardless of how much money you had. Once you find this, go and share your gifts and joy with the world. Money will follow naturally.

Do you have any thoughts about the BBF program? Why you decided to join the program as a guest lecturer and host?

I think this program is a great way to have an opportunity of sharing yogic values in an economic forum. We can see in many ways in which capitalism is failing. We are living in a time with the most prosperity but with a huge rate of depression. If we can understand our own nature, maybe we can make a shift to using our economy to help with happiness rather than monetary wealth.

Read more about the Bali Business Foundation Program

Asia Exchange is a Finnish company providing study abroad opportunities in Asia Pacific for students from all around the world. Want to get travel tips and new blog posts straight to your inbox? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! If you have any questions about studying abroad, feel free to contact us! We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

This article was conducted by our International Coordinator Hannes!

Latest in our blog

24.05.2019

How is it to study abroad at Siam University?

Studying Abroad at Siam University: meet Gamze Our former intern Valentin met up with our former Bangkok student Gamze Öztürk. How is it to be…

→ Read more

17.05.2019

These are the things you cannot miss when visiting Shanghai!

Make the most out of your stay in Shanghai! There are so many great things to do and places to visit in Shanghai, that it…

→ Read more

10.05.2019

Samasti Yoga will host the Bali Business Foundation (BBF) program

Samasti Yoga – the founder who became a successful entrepreneur! We can finally announce that Samasti Yoga will be one of the successful companies who…

→ Read more

09.05.2019

“Take on the challenge and you will succeed!” (David in Bali)

David Bertran is a former Asia Exchange student and a current Online Ambassador, who is more than happy to tell prospective students what life and…

→ Read more

03.05.2019

How is it to be a student in Malaysia?

Life in Malaysia as an international student be like… Are you thinking about studying abroad? Do you want to have an experience out of the…

→ Read more

18.04.2019

Let´s Work Together to Keep Bali a Tropical Paradise!

Join the green movement in Bali! You might have heard it before but it´s good to remind you – by 2050, there will be more…

→ Read more

09.04.2019

Bukit Vista Joins Bali Business Foundation (BBF) Program

Bukit Vista – Helping Bali property owners Bali Business Foundation (BBF) is a new program that is organized in cooperation with Asia Exchange, Warmadewa University…

→ Read more

19.03.2019

Interview With Our Kuala Lumpur Student Maugan Stourm

Student-life in Kuala Lumpur – meet Maugan Studying and living abroad is a unique experience for everyone. We believe that each and everyone of these…

→ Read more

Get useful tips, inspiring stories and latest news straight to your inbox

Sign up for our monthly newsletter

We'll also send you a free 30+ page University Profiles Guide!
What do you want to receive?

Your information is safe with us. Unsubscribe any time.

Asia Exchange, Vuorikatu 3 L 3 33100 Tampere, Finland
Email: info@asiaexchange.org
Tel: +358 45 322 1230, Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm (GMT +2)
WhatsApp: +358 45 322 1230

Privacy Policy

Site by Atomi

© 2007-2019 Asia Exchange

Want to study abroad this year?

local and international students at undiknas university

You still have time to apply!

See all deadlines for 2019