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About The Teacher

With over 1500 hours of training under belt and continue building, Ariel never stops learning and growing. She is an E-RYT500 (Experienced Yoga Teacher at 500-hr level) with Yoga Alliance US, and a Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, a Yoga Teacher Trainer, healer, singer, writer and has been teaching yoga since 2009.

Drawing on her eclectic interests and fields of knowledge – Yin, Jivamukti, vinyasa, yoga anatomy, Reiki Healing, Chi Nei Tsang (Taoist Abdominal Massage), CranioSacral work and Lagree Fitness, she shares with a delicate balance of effort and grace; functionality and spirituality. Her classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings are blended with wisdoms from various lineages and sprinkled with a heavy dose of joy.

At 2017's Evolution Asia Yoga Conference, she felt honored to assist Jivamukti Yoga's co-founders Sharon Ganon and David Life. From 2015 to 2017, she was a lululemon ambassador and represented Hong Kong in lululemon’s Global Ambassadors Summit in Whistler, Canada in 2016. She has also been featured in various magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Hong Kong Tatler, U Magazine and MOVE. You will also see her teaching and/or performing at various yoga festivals and conferences.

The dream life she is living now is quite a long way from her economics and finance background. She is deeply grateful for the teachings and inspirations from her teachers Paul and Suzee Grilley, Sharon Ganon and David Life, Tiffany Cruikshank, Sarah Powers, Janet Lau, Janice Clarfield, QiGong & Taoist master Mantak Chia, Reiki masters Chantal Phillips, Isabella Summers and Matt Shum, and all the students she has the honor to share her practise with.

She is now based in Ubud Bali with her husband Sergio Pavlov and travel around the world to lead retreats, workshops and teacher trainings.

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.