Mission

Relax. Breathe. Be Mindful. Give.

Power of Now Oasis was built to share holistic treatments and most of all give back. As our main beneficiaries, we proudly support the children at Jodie O’Shea Orphanage and Sari Hati School.  Established in 2010, we are a semi-non-profit company, motivated by karma we believe in the authentic essence of Yoga.

Values

Honesty and Integrity

At Power Of Now Oasis we do our best to respect the laws of the land, as required. We are a fully legal company and our western employees have legal work permits. We pay tax and we endeavor to be respectful members of the expatriate business community. You will not have your retreat canceled, prior or during, by immigration, and risk loss of your valuable time and money.

Power Of Now Oasis Founder

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Chris Sampson
Founder

Influences

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Angelique
Sacred Meditator, Environmentalist

Sri Ramana Maharshi
Guru

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Yogi | Chi Gung

‘I am.’ The only statement I can say for sure. I think? I think too much. I did build Power of Now Oasis to share my passion for yoga, chi-gong & meditation with visitors, children from the foundations we support, the community and have a bit of fun. I guess if you want to label me, I am the owner, director of operations, and harmony, I hope.

I’m grateful to be a part of this amazing team who are like family to me. I’m no self-appointed guru or performing master of asanas. I’d like to think of myself as an old pirate yogi who is simply one of the seven billion or so human beings on this amazing planet. I discovered yoga more than 30 years ago. Then, as a lost soul began searching on a lifelong journey all over the world. Practising and learning with many good teachers, I developed my own practice that I try to live each day. Easier said than done.

I like the flow of chi-gong and my favourites are surfing yoga, sailing yoga and laughing yoga. I found that the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, the Buddha, Jesus and many otherwise humans say similar things in different ways. I really only search for my real self nowadays, trying to follow the eightfold path of yoga with spiritual principles. The only classes I’m interested in teaching or doing now are kids fun classes. I was a boat captain for many years and started my own charter company and business in tourism and property development. I lucked out, sold up, and retired in 2007. Cruising the world on my boat, I sailed into Sanur in 2010. Was lucky – or I believe blessed – to find this beachfront property. And when I met Angelique, our sacred cow who resides there, well – as they say – the rest is history.

I built the studio and lived in it with Angelique for a year or so. Just taught a few classes and spent time with children from the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage. The simple days. Then the modern-yoga crowds began coming in and I decided to develop the YTT program and let the studio go semi-commercial, only because it enables us to really give back. I am not motivated commercially at all. I personally take nothing from the studio, but receive a lot of joy and still learn many lessons. The foundation kids own 50% of the studio now. The rest is shared amongst the staff and put into continued good causes.

I do love hanging around every morning. I’m connected to the ocean and still practice on the beach most days and take Angelique out for walks. I enjoy when the foundation kids come to play and watch movies and I try to help the team out where I can. I also like sharing sailing meditations and laughing yoga with our students – trying to teach them not to be so serious about life and the modern day yoga scene. To focus on your heart center, not your “selfie center”. My mantra – relax, breathe, be mindful, give. I like omming too, but my personal favourite is definitely… yeeeewwwwww!

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Our Team

Studio

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Amelia
YTT Coordinator

Studio Staff

Amelia is an important member of our support team. She co-ordinates the rehab programs, retreats, and trainings, that operate at the centre. She will direct inquiries to the most suitable rehab team member to offer initial advice, and then assist with all the details from admission, travel and any special requirements. Amelia is half Indonesian and German, lives in Bali, and is a very organised, kind and supportive person.

Ayu

Ayu
Operations Manager

Studio Staff

Our beloved Mary Ayu, Indah, and Yuyun are the daily sunshine of the studio. They are our backbone, welcoming students with open arms and taking care of us on a daily basis, ordering lunch, sharing local knowledge and even organising day trips. You will feel part of this family during your month with us. We all try to live a yoga lifestyle here in Sanur and this has created a truly harmonious atmosphere in and around the studio.

We can promise you one thing, their smile will lighten your day and you’ll be ready to open your heart for the next class.

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Indah
Customer Support

Studio Staff

Our beloved Mary Ayu, Indah, and Yuyun are the daily sunshine of the studio. They are our backbone, welcoming students with open arms and taking care of us on a daily basis, ordering lunch, sharing local knowledge and even organising day trips. You will feel part of this family during your month with us. We all try to live a yoga lifestyle here in Sanur and this has created a truly harmonious atmosphere in and around the studio.

We can promise you one thing, their smile will lighten your day and you’ll be ready to open your heart for the next class.

Yuyun

Yuyun
Customer Support

Studio Staff

Our beloved Mary Ayu, Indah, and Yuyun are the daily sunshine of the studio. They are our backbone, welcoming students with open arms and taking care of us on a daily basis, ordering lunch, sharing local knowledge and even organising day trips. You will feel part of this family during your month with us. We all try to live a yoga lifestyle here in Sanur and this has created a truly harmonious atmosphere in and around the studio.

We can promise you one thing, their smile will lighten your day and you’ll be ready to open your heart for the next class.

Studio Yoga Teachers

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Adinda

Biography

Originally from Jakarta, Adinda has been practicing yoga since 2015. In the past she had difficulties controlling her monkey mind and always stayed up late, as she had a hectic life in her hometown. But when she started doing Yoga for the first time, she found something different in her. She was curious about it, so she did her research about Yoga and started to fall in love. As a result, Adinda decided to do the Yoga Teacher Training at Power of Now Oasis, and is now a RYT 200 hatha vinyasa yoga teacher.

Yoga made Adinda feel more grounded within herself, it helped her face her anxiety as well as her depression several years ago.

Adinda is eager to share her story and knowledge about Yoga and meditation to others as it has many benefits for humans, physically and mentally. Adinda teaches Vinyasa flow regularly, with dynamic movement to build strength mindfully by linking the breath within every movement, and start the asana practice with meditation and pranayama.

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Ibu Dayu
Hatha | Pranayama | Ayurveda

Biography

Ibu Dayu is both an Ayurvedic Therapist and a yoga teacher. She has studied with a traditional lineage of Indian yoga masters at the Bali India Foundation. She has a profound knowledge of Ayurveda as well as the therapeutical benefits of yoga poses. She helps her students see the healing aspect of yoga practice and her classes focus on pranayama as well as traditional yoga asanas.

Krisna

Krisna
Hatha | Yin

Biography

Krisna started his yoga journey in 2005 to recover from various sports injuries.

After living abroad for over 20 years and travelling to a different corner of the world, Krisna quit his job at the Indonesian Embassy in Ecuador and step outside his comfort zone to continue his path to deepen the knowledge and practise of yoga in Rishikesh, India.

Upon returning to Bali, Krisna has been teaching at few Retreat centres and studios in Ubud. He emphasises his class with the mix of balance, intuitive, mindfulness of the breath and proper alignment of the asana as a union. Yoga helps him to heal, stay grounded and practising self-love and living life authentically.

Krisna is an Experienced 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance and currently lives in Ubud.

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Lia
Hatha Flow

Biography

Lia’s yoga journey began in 2007 when she discovered yoga as a way to recharge her mind while working a hectic desk job. Through stillness, she found her way back to the ground. As she delved deeper into her practice, she fell more and more in love with yoga and it fundamentally changed the way she lived her life. With this newfound passion, Lia made a big decision to leave her busy life and go for a journey to India to deepen her learning. She studied Indian Traditional Yoga at her first 200-hour training. It was profound to experience the yogic way of life. Later, she continued her journey to Thailand and got certified by Absolute Yoga Academy for another RYT 200hrs in Hot Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa base.

Throughout this journey, yoga and meditation have allowed her to enter the realm of daily living with compassion towards herself and others. By sharing her passion, Lia hopes you will find your own style of personal practice and create your own fun journey to live in.

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Mangku
Hatha | Bali Yoga

Biography

Jero Mangku comes from a long line of traditional Balinese Hindu priests. To Mangku, his life is truly an offering. He began teaching yoga over five years ago and is certified by the School of Sacred Arts in Bali. He always brings strong elements of joy, peace, and harmony as well as effort and discipline into his yoga classes. Drawing from a deep knowledge of spirituality, bodywork, and a life of practice, his classes are very popular with locals, ex-pats, and tourists alike.

Menik

Menik
Hatha | PreNatal

Biography

Menik was born in Bali, which allows her to have an immense connection to the spirit-filled island of Bali. Menik is a doctor and has worked at an international hospital in Bali since 2015 before she decided to make yoga a priority. She believes yoga teacher training is not merely to hone your asanas but more to build a strong foundation of understanding of what yoga and life is all about.

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Sandeep
Meditation | Hatha | Ayurveda

Biography

Yogi Sandeep Atri was born near Kurukshetra, Haryana which is the land of Mahabharta (a place where Krishna briefed path of truth to his disciple Arjuna via ‘The Bhagwat Geeta’). Sandeep’s mother is a follower of Bhakti yoga and as his first teacher, taught Sandeep the path of yoga since his early childhood.

Sandeep is a spiritual seeker and is forever a student and loves to teach. This has brought him close to many spiritual Gurus where he has been taught multiple techniques of meditation/Yoga in congruence with these spiritual Gurus.

Specialising in meditation, asana, Yoga philosophy, self-healing and stress management, he also brings a passion for Ayurvedic and raw detox methods through food and yoga practices.  He has knowledge of a yogic diet to help improve our yogic life where what we eat our body and mind becomes the same.

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Sheryl
Vinyasa | AcroYoga

Biography

Originally from Bogor in East Java, Indonesia, Sheryl moved to Bali in 2013.

Shortly after that, she started practising yoga in Ubud, and during this process rediscovered the meditation and mantras her Indian grandfather taught her when she was young.

Since then her practice has continued to evolve. Sheryl particularly loves acro yoga, vinyasa and thai massage. She loves to connect with people, and she continues to value the space that yoga creates to be present, sit still with herself and dive deep into the mind and breath.

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Biography

Originally from Bogor in East Java, Indonesia, Sheryl moved to Bali in 2013.

Shortly after that, she started practising yoga in Ubud, and during this process rediscovered the meditation and mantras her Indian grandfather taught her when she was young.

Since then her practice has continued to evolve. Sheryl particularly loves acro yoga, vinyasa and thai massage. She loves to connect with people, and she continues to value the space that yoga creates to be present, sit still with herself and dive deep into the mind and breath.

Holistic Practitioners

Tony Liem

Toni Liem
Acupuncture

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Dr Abishek Joshi
Purnayoo Arogya Nikethanam, Yoga | Ayurveda

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Meditation

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Karma Yoga

Power of Now Oasis was built to share Yoga, Meditation, Holistic treatments and most of all to give back.

We proudly support various causes in the local community. A large percentage of our profits are donated to the children’s and local foundations. When you visit the studio you also help us to give back.

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Jodie O’Shea Orphanage

Built in loving memory of Jodie O’shea, who tragically died as a result of the Bali bombing in 2002, this orphanage cares for just under a hundred children.

These are a great bunch of kids that appreciate any help offered to them. You can also practice yoga with the children from Jodie O’shea when they come to our Wednesday, 5pm class and every month, we host a movie night for the children along with dinner. You are welcome to be a part of our gatherings during your time with us.

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Sari Hati School

Sari Hati provides a free school for children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities, ranging from mild to severe, in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Sari Hati’s Aims:

  • To create a safe, happy environment in which participants can develop to their potential.
  • To nurture self-confidence, self-awareness, self-appreciation, and self-love.
  • To develop awareness and appreciation of the surrounding physical environment and the external world.
  • To promote social skills and an awareness of others.
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Sanur Community

Our shrine is the ocean.  A rich and very active local community surround the studio, with a large temple and local market close by.  Sanur is well know for its gentle, relaxed atmosphere, its quaint cafes and restaurants, and a multitude of fun activities like kite-surfing, snorkelling and traditional sailing.  The clear water of the coral lagoon, together with the white sand beach, coconut palms, and gentle sea breeze make this a very special part of Bali.

The roads are safe for cyclists, and pedestrians and the beaches are free from noisy, clubs and bars. The main town is chilled out and filled with a harmonious mix of relaxed tourists, ex-pats, locals and families.

There are still lively activities but also spots in which you can be left alone and at peace.  The waves are calm, the beach is brilliant white and pristine, the surf breaks are great to catch a morning or late afternoon ride, the sunset is breathtaking and the sunrise? Well, there aren’t any words to describe it.

So if you are truly looking for a place to unwind during your holiday without all that noise and traffic and massive amount of people, give Sanur a chance.  Mass tourism hasn’t gotten its hands on Sanur (and we pray it never will) which leaves everyone, local, expats and tourists alike a lot more calm and a lot more happy.

Partnerships

The village feel of Sanur has lead us to develop some longstanding partnerships and relationships with other great local businesses.

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Mercure Resort

Located only twenty minutes away from Ngurah Rai airport, Mercure Resort Sanur is the perfect choice for leisure and private or business functions in Bali. Surrounded by five hectares of tropical gardens and one of Bali’s most beautiful, calm, white sand beaches, it’s setting is ideal. The resort offers a large beach front, two pools, tennis court, sea side restaurant, bars, spa facilities, as well as a Ballroom.

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Rip Curl Surf School Sanur

When you come at our studio, you also can enjoy a 25% discount at our partner Rip Curl School of Surf. Enjoy all type of water sports with their very professional team, near by the studio on the beach or at their 2 other locations, Kuta and Jimbaran.

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Genius Cafe

Genius Café is a series of co-working cafes, where entrepreneurship, healthy lifestyle, education, wellbeing and care for the environment meetup and is 100 metres away from our studio. A favourite hang out spot with a lounge area on the beach and free activities every evening of the week, they offer special discounts for our students and teacher trainees.

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Bali Buda

Bali Buda is renowned on the island for their delicious and fresh whole-foods and grocery stores/restaurants. Their menu offers a variety of food, from Indonesian to Western dishes using only the highest quality ingredients.

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Leha-Leha Spa

We believe that Leha Leha Spa is one of the best spas around the studio area. They offer 10% off to all people showing a class pass from Power of Now Oasis and to teacher trainees. You’ll see, it’s divine!

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Venue Hire in Sanur, Bali

Yoga Teacher Training or Retreat

The Power of Now Oasis is a beautiful purpose-built holistic centre, located in peaceful Sanur, right on one of Bali’s best beaches.

Set in a tranquil garden among beautiful shady trees, our eco-friendly centre provides a welcoming space for practice, relaxation, rejuvenation, conversation and fun.

We are happy to work with teachers, retreat facilitators, and workshop leaders who are looking to hire a special venue. For more details about hiring our studio, please click the button below.

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Bamboo Studio

Our purpose-built, eco-friendly Bamboo studio is the only one of it’s kind located right on the beach in the peaceful village of Sanur.

We also have a  beautiful chill area, juice cafe and treatment rooms surrounded by an amazing garden space for you to relax in.

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Garden Shala

Our new studio is located in our garden with the view of the beautiful blue Ocean. It is constructed in the traditional Balinese style and can fit 30 students. There are strong high beams for all types of aerial yoga and is also equipped with all Yoga props and mats needed for your workshop, training, classes.

Venue

Maximum Capacity: 30 pax
Size: 100 sqm


Availability

Power of Now Oasis conduct Yoga Teacher Trainings which take up most of the space January, March, May, July, September, November.


Pricing

  • $40 per hour
  • 20% off per full day booked (8hrs)
  • 30% off per full week booked (7 days)
  • A non-refundable deposit of 20% to be paid to secure your spot.

Accommodation

We recommend our boutique hotel, Kolonial House (5 double rooms and 3 twin rooms), if there is availability. Please let us know if this is an option for you and we can connect you with Kolonial House’s manager.

We can also put you in touch with the Mercure Hotel once you book the studio space, they are located just next to our studio. You can communicate and book directly with them after that.


Meals

We can suggest our partner restaurants where we get discounts. You can organize meals with them directly depending on your group’s preferences.

Airport Transfer & Other Activities

We can organise airport transfer, price depends on the number. of people. We can arrange this prior to arrival/ Mercure can arrange it for you.

Driver contacts can be shared for you to organise other group activities. This can be done once you are here.


Other Venue Hire Facilities

  • 20% discount at our Juice bar
  • Shower, Mats, Props & drinking water available
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Boutique Accommodation

Kolonial House, Sanur, Bali

Kolonial House is also reserved specially for our yoga teacher training students and is fully booked during the training months.

It features top-quality facilities with character furnishings to create a peaceful and warm atmosphere. All rooms are fully equipped with free internet access, Satellite TV, hot & cold water shower, freezer, safety box, and air conditioner.

With 2 large swimming pools and a cozy gazebo, Kolonial House is the perfect home away from home for you stay in Bali.

Sri Ramana Maharshi

Sri Ramana Maharshi

“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it.  What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”

Sri Ramana Maharshi’s Biography

Ramana Maharshi (1879–1950) is widely acknowledged as one of the outstanding Indian gurus of modern times. He was born as Venkataraman Iyer, in Tamil Nadu (South India).

At the age of sixteen, he lost his sense of individual selfhood, an awakening which he later recognized as ‘enlightenment’. A few weeks thereafter he travelled to the holy mountain Arunachala, at Tiruvannamalai, where he remained for the rest of his life.

His first years were spent in solitude, but his stillness and his appearance as a holy man soon attracted devotees. In later years, he provided answers to devotees questions but always insisted that silence was the purest teaching. His verbal teachings flowed from his own understanding of Reality. Venkataraman was renamed Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi by one of his earliest followers, Ganapati Muni. This was the name he became known by to the world. In later years, a community grew up around him, where he was available twenty-four hours a day to visitors.

Though worshipped by thousands, he never allowed anyone to treat him as special, or received personal gifts. He treated all beings with equal respect. Since the 1930s, his teachings have also been popularized in the West.

In response to questions on self-liberation and the classic texts on Yoga and Vedanta, Ramana recommended self-enquiry as the principal way to awaken to the “I-I”, realizing the Self and attaining liberation. He also recommended Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion), and gave his recommendation to a variety of paths and practices.

Maha Yoga: Sri Ramana’s Teachings

Ramana Maharshi’s teachings focus on using self-inquiry to understand the nature of the mind and the Pure Awareness that makes up the Self that is our true nature. This Pure Awareness is by its very nature Being-Consciousness-Bliss (Sat-Chit-Ananda), that which all beings in existence seek. He strongly believed in Silence as being the best teacher about the Self. Other practices that Sri Ramana recommended to aid in Enlightenment were diet restrictions, breath control, meditation and repetition of mantras.

Several books have been written on his teachings, the essence of which is captured best by a small booklet called ‘Who Am I?’ This little booklet contains the first set of instructions given by Ramana Maharshi. They are direct from his unique experience of self-realization. The original set of questions was asked by one of his devotees which was later presented by Ramana Maharshi himself in prose form.

For more information on Sri Ramana Maharshi and his teachings on Maha Yoga please see the below links. Power of Now Oasis will also be providing free copies of ‘Who Am I’ for those interested in learning more about this form of self-discovery.