Yoga Gives Me a Space to Pull Back not Always to Push Forward

"Yoga gives me a space to pull back not always to push forward 
We’re so afraid to step back to create space to be able to see.
But if you don’t have a space, how are you going see it?"

Ni Made Murni, 500h Registered Yoga Teacher shifted from completely rejecting Yoga at first to 11 years of constant and intense practice and 6 years of teaching at Yoga Barn in Bali.

In this Soul Story episode Made Murni (Made meaning 2nd child born) shares her personal yoga journey, her fears, spiritual beliefs and wisdom as a Yoga Teacher and dedicated yogini.

Murni has been working at Yoga Barn since its inception in 2007 and for the past 6 years she's been teaching daily classes and running international workshops as a lead Balinese yoga teacher on various Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) faculties.

A dedicated practitioner, Murni is also dedicated humanitarian. Alongside the co-founders of The Yoga Barn & the BaliSpirit Festival, Murni plays an active role as a volunteer teacher for the outreach program, AYO! Kita Bicara HIV/AIDS, and HIV education program aimed at Balinese Youth.  

Welcome to Soul Story episode with Murni. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!


[00.37] How Murni got introduced to Yoga despite hating it 
[07.29] A great advice people who feel that Yoga is not for them?
[09.27] Completing 500h Yoga Teachers Training
Having fear of teaching in English
[13.15] 6 hours of Personal Yoga practice
[16.58] How people can prevent themselves from getting injured while doing Yoga?
[24.28] How Murni keep people safe during the class
[25.43] Difference in Yoga community 
[27:12] From 1 studio to 9 - How Yoga Barn became 
[28:46] Murni's thoughts on meditation

Watch the video and let us know your favourite part in the comments.

More information about Murni and her schedule: HERE

Read more Soul Story interviews: HERE


About Soul Story project:

'Alma' means 'Soul' in Spanish. At Alma Story we believe that everyone of use has a fragile soul inside, which we usually cover with all kinds of masks for whatever reason and Yoga helps to uncover our inner beauty.

At Alma Story we’re celebrating everyone’s uniqueness by building a community for yoga practitioners around the world from beginners to advanced of all nationalities, cultures, shapes, and sizes.

The project “Soul Story” is aimed to connect beautiful like-minded souls, who are all into yoga or just considering to explore yoga, share their unique life stories and create a beautiful place where everyone can feel supported and inspired.

If you have a story you would like to share, please send us an email at, we would love to share it with the world.

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