Dini Maharani Suskandi, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP
Dini is a native of Jakarta who has been practicing yoga for over 19 years. She was originally drawn to yoga as a form of a peaceful exercise for mind and body following her retirement as an Indonesian national swimmer. Her interest in yoga eventually grew to a desire to teach others. She studied a variety of yoga including Power yoga, Jiva Mukti, Synergy Yoga, Vibrant Living Yoga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Sun Kids Yoga, Yin Yoga, Acroyoga and Ashtanga.
She has studied yoga and certified under:
Claudine & Honza Lafond
With her experiences in yoga, she is certified to teach Kids Yoga, Power Yoga, Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa and Hatha yoga. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200), Registered Children Yoga Teacher and Continuing Education Provider (CEP) with Yoga Alliance. Dini is also a Level 1 Certified ACROVINYASA Teacher and also ACROYOGA Level 1 Certified.
Dini ran a successful yoga studio and RYS 200 in Jakarta, Indonesia certifying over 50 yoga teachers into the local yoga community. She has taught many festivals in Indonesia, including Namaste Festival (2013 &2014), Yogfest (2014 -2016) and NIKE NTC Jakarta TOUR (2015 & 2016). She is also one of the founders of Jaya festival.
Her teaching style is focused on building strength to find flexibility in mindful action such that students can find enjoyment and balance in their practice. She sequences her class in a mindful, creative and playful way so that students of all levels can evolve and find satisfaction in their practice. She has taught classes both in the USA and also Indonesia.
When she's not teaching, she likes to spend her time with her two chocolate labs and wanders outdoor to hike the surrounding trails. She likes cooking and listening to music during her offtime, and occasionally watching Netflix.
Eli McBride, RYT 200
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Eli can usually be found on a trail among the trees. As a photographer and musician, she finds that her creative side blends well with the artistry of yoga.
A battle with chronic back pain led her to yoga as a way to take responsibility for her own health. Yoga helped her build strength, regain health and confidence, and also allowed her to find freedom from toxic patterns. Under the guidance of Dini Maharani, Eli earned her teaching certificate in 2018, taking that knowledge to assist in teaching other new teachers in Indonesia shortly after. Eli aspires to balance shtira and sukha, strength and softness, in every class, encouraging students to look deeper into themselves and step fully into their freedom.