Beate “Billy” McLatchie
Beate is the previous studio founder of Bali Yoga Wien – a yoga studio in the heart of Vienna (now the studio is sold to Alkemy Yoga & Healing). Bali Yoga Wien continues to inspire and grow as an intentional online platform, where Beate is regularly teaching 3 times a week online or through international workshops, master classes, retreats and yoga teacher trainings, so stay tuned!
Beate is orginally from Innsbruck, but lived around the globe for 30 years. A full athletic tennis scholarship gave her the opportunity to study and work in the United States (Florida and New York) for 6 years. After that a short 2 year “home stay” back in Austria, found her working in politics supporting Dr. Thomas Klestil during his presidential campaign.
Through a series of fortunate events, Beate ended up living in Bali for 21 years, married to a New Zealander and being the happiest mother on the planet to her two daughters Chiana and Davina! Several of her passions were awakened in Bali: interior design, villa construction and management on one hand, and healthy nutrition, alternative healing methods and of course yoga on the other! Beate founded two companies while in Bali: the real estate company Bali Villa Management and a wellness company Bali Yoga & Wellness.
Pure fate brought Beate back to Vienna to raise another baby for 7 years – the yoga studio Bali Yoga Wien in the center of Vienna on Schwarzenbergplatz. A happy and blossoming studio, that was sold in August 2020 as Beate is on her way back to the home of her heart – Bali! Come and visit her soon in Bali in her very own sanctuary to recharge, rejuvenate and get away from it all as soon as travelling is freely possible again.
Her asana (physical postures) yoga teaching is based on a mixture of Iyengar Yoga, therapeutic Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, free movement (Sahaja yoga) and intuitive Vinyasa Flow. It is vital for her to teach yoga beyond asanas to move deeper into self enquiries to improve our mental and emotional health recognising our true essence.
With her senior teacher Olop Arpipi in Indonesia, she has been practising Iyengar intensively for 20 years. Beate has also completed a 500h Yoga Alliance International Yoga Teacher Training through the 200h Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Neyar Dam, Kerala, South India and 300h Vibrant Living Yoga in Bali (Vinyasa Training). She studied with Shiva Rea, Aadil Palkhivala, Sharon Gannon/David Life/Twee Merrigan of Jivamukti Yoga, Rusty Wells, Tara Judelle, Kausthub Desikachar (was her personal mentor), Patricia Walden, Lois Steinberg, Manos Manouso and Dharma Mittra.
Besides her full time yoga & wellness studies, teachings and personal mentoring, her interests lie with languages, especially ancient ones, holistic healing therapies and wholesome nutrition & fasting. She is actively committed worldwide to support causes dear to her heart: gender & race equality, support of refugees and the protection of the environment and animals.
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