Who is Wiki & Ilona

Who is Wiki & Ilona

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Getting to know me My Exclusive Interview with I Choose Bali 0:00 Introduction 0:36 Turning “Just making snack” into a Business 1:35 The difference of her snack to others 2:11 Planing to grow this home industry bigger and prefer to stay home 3:01 What’s interesting about Biang Keladi Bali 3:30 People flash back to their […]

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Getting to know me My Exclusive Interview with I Choose Bali 0:00 She moved to Bali because her interest in culture 0:17 How she loved the peach gum. 0:51 She make the production for peach gum 1:44 The first making of peach gum 2:35 She cannot leave Bali even there are many opportunities for her […]

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My mom got cancer, when she was diagnosed with cancer, our family were pretty distraught. We were thinking on what should we do. It was a wake-up call for everyone in the family, including me. Since then I started learning about what is health and why health is so important.

During that period of time, I learnt a lot about nutrition. What we eat is really important. We are what we eat. If we don’t invest since we are young we are going to feel the effect when we are old and it’s going to be too late to realize. We have to invest on it since we were young.

At first I see Yoga as a way into fitness. But in yoga itself, I found spirituality. I learnt so much about spirituality, breathing, meditation and ahimsa. It becomes more holistic. I applied all of that to my family first and into myself. From there, it became the thing that I do, my job. As a health coach and a yoga teacher.

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I have a digital marketing business. I created my own product about a year ago which helps women to strengthen their pelvic floor with belly dancing. Because I can work virtually from anywhere in the world, it didn’t make any sense for me to be in the most expensive area in the world which made me move to Bali. Also one of my main goals coming to Bali was to film my next belly dance program which teaches women generally how to create their own belly dance routine.

A lot of women that are drawn to my program because something feels missing inside of them. They have lost the connection with themselves for many different reasons and belly dance really helps you to come into your body again and come back into your essence that is sacred and separate from everything that’s happening in your life. It’s a unique dance which helps people to connect with themselves again to feel confident in order to feel peace, joy and grounded.

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My name is Ian MacLeod a co-founder of Nirvana Strength and also the head coach here. I have been in Asia for almost 13 years and two and a half years Bali specifically. Teaching has always been a part of me. We started Nirvana strength about three years ago.

Teaching has always been a big part of my life. It is something that I have been wanting to do for a long time. Then the opportunity came to open up this gym in Bali where I really be able to focus on teaching in something specific that I really have passion about.

This gym and in everything that we do here is encompasses basically my entire philosophy about what we have been doing with regards to health, wellness, creating a culture that helps promote growth. It’s more individualistic and customized to the people that come here. That’s the main idea and goal.

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I was working in the corporate world. I was a headhunter. It was quite far away from listening to your heart and being spiritual and I was not very happy in that context, in that situation. I just came to a point where I didn’t want to be unhappy anymore. So I just quit and changed my life for the better

My life journey leads me to Bali where I have a strong bond already since the first time I visited here in 2000. It was something that I need to experience to become whole again. We come here to heal even we will find different ways of calling that. We might not call it healing but it is a way to seek, to feel whole again.

This is where I started to get deep into Yoga. The word yoga means unifying. It’s a way to stretch and strengthen your body and your mind. It’s a way to begin to feel the connection between the physical, the mental, and the heart. I have been practicing yoga since and I am also sharing my knowledge about it at Samadi.

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I’m from the United States. I grew up in Seattle, Washington and then I lived for many years in a place called Santa Barbara, California. In 1984 long time ago I left the states. I traveled around the world for two years and then I moved to Paris. I was in Paris for seven years full time and then decided to see a bit more of the world. So I started working in the international schools. My first job was in Jakarta. I worked at Jakarta International School and then I went to Ecuador, Nepal, China, and Azerbaijan. Then I decided to find a place to settle. Bali was just one of the place I looked at and it just happened. Everything worked out when I came to look at Bali. I call it a series of fortunate events.

I came here to open a yoga house. Many people doubted me when first opened. But I believe in myself and I believe on this place. Because why would anyone not want to do Yoga here. It’s beautiful and surrounded with the ricefields.

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Getting to know me My Exclusive Interview with I Choose Bali 0:53 Looking for a better life 2:56 From holiday island to the place to live 5:18 Bali made it easy to settle 6:50 Experience of bringing the whole family in a new place 8:00 Simplicity heals the unhealthy lifestyle 9:13 Bali helps her to […]

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Getting to know me My Exclusive Interview with I Choose Bali 0:48 Back to Bali where she was born 2:43 Balance life and healthy lifestyle 5:15 The nature draws her back to Bali 6:29 To be independent in Bali 7:35 She is a proud Balinese 9:22 Childhood stories VS living abroad 10:42 Being herself in […]

Christine Hingston

"The constant tropical climate in Bali and the surroundings stimulate me to keep producing arts"

Digital Nomad

"It’s simple but happy life in Bali"

Yevhen Molodkin

"Living in Bali is a way of being honest with myself what I really want out of life"

Mio Yamaha

"I love Bali’s relaxing vibes. My travel blog invites Japanese to visit Bali!"

Business Owner

"To keep active and fit are really important to me, and Bali is such a perfect place to have healthy lifestyle"

Anna D

"Bali has many mysterious side. There’s still plenty to explore and to discover. And the real Bali is on the north side of the island"

Daria Bylina

"I just love the diversity of people whom I met in Bali. And I hope Bali choose me to reach my dream"


"I believe everything made from nature will come out good. Bali is a great art marketplace"

Business Owner

"My past experiences shaped me to be who I am today. And Bali welcomes me for my new journey"

Alessandro Frosali

 "I came to Bali to look for inspiration for my film script, just one song on youtube made me famous in Bali"



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