Learn Yoga in our Studio
Gili Yoga is your space for yoga and freediving on the island of Gili Trawangan, in between Bali and Lombok, Indonesia. We aim to create an environment for you to thrive in. Our enthusiastic and experienced teachers intend to help you learn and develop your yoga practice, deepen your awareness of nature and the ocean, and ultimately celebrate life!
We are devoted to movement, meditation, music and nature and offer a variety of classes for all ranges of motion. Come get fit, have fun, relax and experience your natural state of bliss.
Along with our daily group classes we offer private and semi private sessions, workshops and yoga retreats in indonesia.
For teachers who want to hold their own retreats and workshops at the Gili Yoga studio please contact us directly.
Yoga Teacher, Champion Freediver, Craniosacral Therapist
Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yin, Meditation
Kate is a passionate adventurer, yogi and Champion Freediver, inspired by deeper experiences of life in the elements. She is a dedicated student and teacher of yoga and Freediving and believes that both are inclusive and universal pathways of connection, aliveness and love. With the intention of creating an environment to share, play, teach and thrive, Kate co-created Freedive Gili, Gili Yoga and The Yoga Garden on Gili Trawangan in 2009 with her partner, Michael Board.
Over the past 3 years of training and competing in Freediving, Kate has set 14 National Records for New Zealand and won a Silver Medal at the most recent World Championships. She holds the NZ National Records in Constant Weight at 85 meters and Free Immersion at 76 meters and continues to train and compete out of curiosity and an adoration for the ocean.
Kate is also a Level 3 SSI Freediving Instructor and a 200 Hr E-RYT (experienced registered yoga teacher). Kate teaches yoga, meditation and freediving, competes internationally and runs yoga retreats and training throughout the year.
Yoga Teacher, Thai massage, Vinyasa Flow,
Ashtanga Vinyasa, Yin, Meditation
French native, Lydie Ruiz is a certified 500 Hours Yoga Teacher by Yoga Alliance (RYT 500).
After graduating from business school in Paris, she found a job in China. It was in China that she started practicing yoga as a daily activity, deepening her yoga practice and reducing her daily stress at work. She also started teaching yoga to her colleagues during lunch break. At the end of her contract in China, she decided to move to India to become a yoga teacher. She later started teaching yoga full time in Indonesia. Her classes are typically dynamic Vinyasa Flow style integrating the coordination of breath with movement, alignment, creative sequencing and stretching. The practice helps to maintain a constant focus, calmness and relaxation of the mind, releases stress and sculpts your body.
Gili Yoga is located on Gili Trawangan, a small tropical island in the Indonesian archipelago just east of Bali and west of Lombok. “Gili” means island in Sasak, the local language from Lombok, and that’s just what it is; a picture perfect, palm-fringed coral cay nestled between Bali and Lombok. Gili Trawangan, or Gili T, is the largest (by a fraction), of the three Gili Islands. Ideal for both yoga and freediving, Gili T boasts spectacular weather, views, beaches and abundant life above and below the water. With no motorized vehicles on the Gilis, we enjoy a strong connection with nature and laid-back lifestyle!
Gili Trawangan may be known as the party island, offering laid-back beach parties a few nights every week but for those of you who are looking for a more holistic experience, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate and enjoy the evenings. If you can plan for it, make sure you factor a full moon into your Gili stay- the moonlit sky and ocean surface is a surreal experience!
There are a lot of things to do on Gili Trawangan for everyone to enjoy. Wake up with a morning yoga class, cool off with a swim and a snorkel, learn to Freedive, join a scuba diving course, go horseback riding on the beach, enjoy a delicious beachfront meal, relax, unwind, and fall in love with island life.