Ketut Arsana is a Balinese yogi and healer who teaches worldwide but has his base in Ubud, Bali. He was the first person to bring yoga to Ubud, a long time before it became the yoga Mecca of today.
Starting off with basically nothing in a family of Balinese healers, he had to start working at an early age to be able to go to school. He has come a long way since then and is today a well-known yogi, Guru/spiritual teacher and healer who travels the world teaching and leading workshops on Kundalini Tantra yoga.
Born in Ubud Ketut Arsana started yoga in middle school and was from an early age guided by his spirit to be silent and meditate. At that age he didn’t know what yoga or meditation was but he just loved to connect with himself and God.
There was a lot of sadness in his family and as a child he didn’t find a meaning in life.
He asked “What is life?” and “What is God?”
but he didn’t get any answers, he got stressed and bored with his life and wanted to die.
Later on he found a spiritual teacher that taught him about Moksha (oneness with God), yoga, meditation and prayer but that teacher didnt have personal experience and couldn’t fulfill his spiritual needs. He wanted to become a religious teacher so he went to a school especially for Agama (religion). In school he became a top student at yoga and was teaching yoga in TVRI (television station) every week. Not many people were interested in yoga at that time but gradually more people came to learn and to see him as a healer.
He had several experiences with death and one of them was due to illness when he was small and was miraculously cured with the help of his grandfather’s prayers. The grandfather surrendered his own life in exchange for his grandson’s and offered his grandson to be a servant of God and help the people. Three days after Ketut Arsana was cured his grandfather passed away. Eventually he found his spiritual Guru who could give spiritual knowledge to be of service to God and help the people and help the world.
The main reason he started to teach yoga was to help people to move from living from the mind to living from the heart. Throughout his entire life, he has devoted both time and money to local communities and currently travels around the world to help people. Ketut Arsana is the founder of Ubud Bodyworks Centre, Ubud Aura & Om Ham Retreat and is the Spiritual Guru at Ashram Munivara.