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A small innovative entity

founded over a decade ago

continues to donate all profits

to Balinese families for education,

and founded with international accreditation.

Rooted in the partnership between Western and Eastern sciences and influenced by Balinese living practices, creating authentic innovations in Yoga.


originates from the recognition that the richness of the senses provides a powerful doorway into a moment of inner stillness.



By reducing stress. As simple as that. That’s our overarching aim for every student.


Stress has been declared the world's biggest health problem by the World Health Organisation. Today's lifestyle creates a state of living in a constant "switched-on" state, producing an over-active mind and nervous system - stress! And that disperses into energies that don't necessarily enhance our health or communities.

Our Yoga has evolved to squeeze, pause, educate, strengthen, and spiritually ennoble our whole being and thereby reduce the detrimental effects of stress on our mental and physical health.


And science research shows that Yoga does indeed

"yogascittavrttinirodhah": "yoga reduces the fluctuations of the mind."

- (Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.2, circa 200 CE)

The KEY ELEMENTS in our Yoga are Safety, Breath, Movement, Connection


- feeling and being safe physically and mentally is fundamental to being able to release tension


- brings us into the present, modulates stress mentally and physically, and integrates


- a physical outlet to release some of our deeply held tensions. Learnings from all movement genres beyond yoga are oncorporated too.


- connecting with people, having a laugh has a powerful effect on enhancing wellbeing. And integrating the mind, body, breath and spirit, reduces fragmentation that stress induces.

These KEY ELEMENTS are built into all aspects of our Yoga, whether its asanas (postures), mindfulness and meditation (present awareness), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), mantra (sound), pranayama (energy and breath), bandhas (energy locks), Yoga philosophy and psychology, or other tools and techniques, to enhance your physical and mental wellbeing.



Everyone. You don’t have to be a certain age, flexibility or fitness for our Yoga as we guide you to safely develop your own sense of awareness to go to where its right for you as an individual (and your medical advisor’s ok).


Age? All ages. Students range in age from 20s through to 80s and it's rare for anyone, regardless of age, not to have some niggling discomfort and stresses, so we highlight how to keep common vulnerable areas safe.



Co-Founders Vijoleta (Senioe Yoga Teacher, research scientist, neuropsychotherapist) and Ketut started Senses and Stillness Yoga and Retreats

more than 10 years ago.

It is not a commercial business, donating all profits to Balinese families for education.

It was created to share knowledge, experience and learning for a sense of inner harmony and balance.

Ages and life experience of 21 teachers trained with us: Aged late 20s to mid 60s, we have all experienced major life events and have our own limitations which helps us to understand people’s different vulnerabilities - and we also know that having a good laugh is one of the best medicines!


May we bring a little care and wellbeing, and smiles, to you as well.


Mattias Braach-Maksvytis
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