As the founder and general director of our recovery programs, Scott Bauer has helped people worldwide overcome their afflictions. A recovering addict himself, he also works as a recovery coach in addition to being a practicing Ashtanga yogi and Mahayana Buddhist practitioner. Scott’s teachers include His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hahn, Dena Kingsberg, Ketut Arsana, and Dr. Rama Prasad.
Raised in the Balinese Hindu tradition, Dr. Asih is a Bali native who began her journey into medicine at Bali’s Udayana University where she undertook general medical studies. After graduating in 2000, she shifted her focus to substance abuse and addiction issues, and has since undergone extensive training abroad. Dr. Asih studied drug addiction therapy in Adelaide, followed by a year in Salzburg where her focus was on harm reduction for drug addicts.
After a decade of practice and hands-on experience, she returned to Udayana University. There, she obtained her psychiatry credentials from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and is currently completing her PhD in biomedical science.
Dr. Asih is a consultant doctor at Denpasar’s BROS hospital and also heads the medical education program at FKK Unwar where she holds lectures. In addition to her broad range of practices and hands-on expertise, Asih has a decade of experience working with patients who deal with drug and addiction issues at a local correctional facility.
Dr. Sujatha Kekada
As Head Physician and Co-Founder of Amrtasiddhi, Dr. Sujatha Kekada is a certified Ayurvedic doctor who completed her degree in Karnataka, India. A dedicated practitioner, she’s practiced at one of the most respected clinics in South India, located in the town of Kerala. She’s also worked as an Ayurvedic consultant in Europe and at one of Asia’s top health retreats.
Her extensive knowledge of Ayurveda coupled with her warm and intuitive nature has allowed her to facilitate deep healing for many of her patients. In addition to Ayurveda, she integrates Theta Healing in her approach which allows her to successfully address the emotional aspects of healing in her patients.
Dr. Sujatha Kekada would like to thank those who’ve helped her grow and develop her skills in the field of Ayurveda along the way, in particular her parents, Dr. PMS Raveendranath (India) and Cokorda Gede Rai (Bali). For more information, please visit www.amrtasiddhi.com)
Cathirose Petrone ND MA
Cathirose Petrone ND MA is an internationally known psychotherapist and naturopath who bases her approach on the biopsychosocial model. This broad and inclusive method combines emotional, cognitive, behavioral, neurobiological, relational, physical, transpersonal, and experiential approaches.
Petrone’s approaches facilitate self-exploration, discovery, growth, and wellness within the process of recovery. With experience in addiction, relapse prevention, and co-occurring disorders, Dr. Petrone honors the individual experience while providing the support and care that’s essential for lasting recovery.
Paul N Tanner – International Clinical Consultant
Paul has been working in the field of addiction for 33 years in various parts of the world. He has a Licenciatura en Psicologia in Spain, Bsc Honours in Psychology in the UK and studies in addiction and co-occurring disorders FIT with Hazelden and Colombia University Psychiatry in USA
As Treatment Director and Clinical Manager, Paul has developed and installed treatment programs for residential facilities in Asia and Europe and has a private practice which takes him to visit clients around the world. He enjoys the challenge of working with people of different cultures.
He is currently associated with The Kusnacht Practice where he regularly supports their clinical team as a case manager
He is passionate about the huge potential for change that lies just beneath addictions and mental health disorders. He is a ‘learner for life’ and his clinical approach is informed by ground-breaking research in the areas of neuroplasticity and quantum physics. He is a qualified QEC trauma practitioner.
On a spiritual level Paul has been director of Centro Tara, a Tibetan Buddhist centre in Ibiza, a student of Advaita Vedanta and is currently studying under Pedande Ida Resi, who has recently blessed him as a Mangku.
Rachel Grey’s mission is to make yoga accessible to people of all ages, skill levels, and abilities. After 18 years of personal practice and 13 years of teaching, she developed a system called Ashtanga Therapy – a unique practice based on the Ashtanga Yoga system.
Following her mother’s traumatic death resulting from a decade long struggle with both addiction and bipolar disorder, Rachel’s own life trajectory shifted. Addiction and recovery have since become central to her practices and she’s now dedicated to bringing health and yoga to individuals challenged with life’s difficulties. Rachel is able to move seamlessly between teaching at a very basic beginner level, to an advanced level. She’s also registered as a Senior Yoga Teach with the Yoga Alliance.
Julie is currently immersed in an in-depth three-year holistic healing and yoga therapy training program in Chennai, India, through Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Through an integrative approach, Krishnamacharya’s teachings link body, mind, and spirit – the three constituent parts of our being where we discover ourselves both at conscious and subconscious levels.
By developing complementary yoga therapy programs for students with various ailments and health concerns, Julie is able to tailor her approach to suit the individual. As a certified clarity breathwork practitioner, she also helps her clients achieve higher levels of consciousness through the ancient practice of circular breathing. This technique encourages the opening of energy centers within the body, enabling clients to release emotional and physical blocks, stress, and tension. It also facilitates healing and helps to treat unresolved trauma.
As our spiritual director and energy worker, Eka’s role in our clients’ recovery journey is significant. He’s a Balinese Pemangku (high priest) who helps clients individually find their path to contentment by accompanying them on their journey, acting as both a practitioner and an advisor.
As our bodyworker and masseuse, Nur’s hands are quite literally magic (suffice to say, both our staff and clients see Nur). She’s trained in Somatic bodywork, Esalen massage, Reiki, and Rolfing. A treatment with Nur is so much more than just a massage. She’s an Ubud favorite and for good reason – we reckon her hands are pure magic.
As an Esoteric healer who’s been practicing and studying in Ubud since 1995, Agung Vijaya’s interest in healing developed intuitively and also led him into the field of Reiki. Since 2007, Agung has participated in numerous Reiki workshops, including Kundalini Reiki, Usui Reiki, Karuna Ki, and Shambala Reiki. He’s now a Reiki Master.
Agung is also a practitioner of Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga, and is licensed by the International Prana Shakti Brotherhood as well as by the GMCKS. Agung’s treatment sessions are a deeply intuitive healing experience.
As a multi-disciplinary massage practitioner, healer, and founder of Integrated Bodywork, Joy’s focus is on the fascia, the release of connective tissue, and cellular level integration. She does all of this by facilitating the movement of emotions, pressure, and stagnation in the body. Her unique hands-on approach comes from sharing her bodywork over the past ten years with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and health conditions.
Joy’s sessions combine myofascial massage, cupping therapy, and essential oil therapy to help relax and nurture the client, meeting them right where they are both physically and emotionally. Her primary mission is to activate the inner healer within each client, restoring the body to its natural state of vibrancy by harmonizing internal energy flow. This allows for the release of trauma and other stagnant energy stored within the fascia and cellular memory.
Joy’s intuitively guided massage techniques are complemented by a comprehensive understanding of pure essential oils and their benefits. This allows her to provide her clients with a thoroughly sensory and therapeutic experience. Integrated TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) methods like cupping facilitate the movement of ‘chi’ (life-force) and other stagnancies, opening and freeing the body’s natural energy channels.
A psychologist by training, Sarah has been practicing for years in areas ranging from community health, to inpatient treatment. She has helped her patients work through all types of issues, from anxiety, to depression, to addiction and past trauma work.
Following her many years of practice, Sarah realized that there was more to life than what she’d been allowing in. This inspired her expansion into spirituality and energy healing as part of her practice, which ultimately led her to Bali after several years of immersion in Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Currently, Susan works in numerous modalities in order to help people identify the root causes of their problems and facilitate their release. She gives clients the tools to target and remove blocks, thereby opening themselves to more possibilities in life.
Savitri Devi E-RYT500
Savitri was born and raised in Bali, but lived in Toronto for over 25 years. As an interdisciplinary teacher with 30+ years of teaching experience, she specializes in a range of practices. She’s a Level 2 Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher, Associate Teacher Trainer member of KRI Aquarian Trainers Academy, and a Yoga Alliance continuing education provider.
Savitri also trained with Sat Dharam Kaur ND and Dr. Gabor Maté with whom she received a certificate in 2012 in the training program, Beyond Addiction – The Yogic Path to Recovery. She specializes in Cancer Prevention and Addiction Recovery and has taught weekly Recovery Support classes in Toronto.
Also certified as a holistic wellness and lifestyle coach, doula and Reiki Master Teacher, Savitri is passionate about empowering others to make life-affirming choices while inspiring them to find their own gateways to wholeness (Sat Nam).