Beate “Billy” McLatchie
Beate, the studio founder, is orginally from Innsbruck, but lived in Bali for 22 years after graduating in management studies in the United States and several years in politics and business. Her two daughters Chiana and Davina were born there and she discovered many passions on the island: interior design, villa construction and management on one hand, and healthy nutrition, alternative healing methods and of course yoga on the other!
Her teaching is based on a mixture of Iyengar Yoga, therapeutic Yoga and intuitive Vinyasa Flow. It is important to her to teach yoga beyond the asanas (physical exercises). “Yoga is so complex, the body is only a small part”.
With her senior teacher Olop Arpipi in Indonesia she has been practising Iyengar intensively for 20 years. She has also completed a 500h Yoga Alliance International Yoga Teachers Training through the 200h Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Neyar Dam, Kerala, South India and 300h Vibrant Living Yoga in Bali (Vinyasa Training). She also 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.
At the moment her focus is on Studio Management in Vienna and Yoga Teacher Trainings in Vienna and Bali. Keeping balance, clarity and serenity in her life is a top priority besides her active commitment to the environment and animals. Beate hopes to support and inspire others to be aware of the moment and thereby find her/his “dharma” (purpose in life) and truly do what she/he really loves. It is important for her to pass on this inner strength to a world, environment, animal world, which is in such urgent need at the moment. Refugee aid, climate and environmental protection, a plastic-free and animal-loving world are her main focus.