Therese Skovgaard Poulsen

Yoga Teachings & Lay scholar of classical Yoga philosophy

Therese is a Sanskrit Scholar from Columbia University in New York, where she also completed her medical training to become a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM).

Her love for yoga and her search for Sanskrit scholars took her to India 27 years ago where she trained to become a Senior Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, and a lay scholar of classical yoga texts and the epic poem, the Bhagavad Gita.

Therese has completed numerous advanced studies with Krishnamacharya (widely considered as the “father of modern yoga” and one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century), and his two senior students B.K.S. Iyengar, and Sri K. Patthabi Jois.

Therese also trained in Chinese medicine and acupuncture in Beijing and has certifications in Swedish and Shiatsu massage. Therese’s experience in nutrition comes from the vast integration of her medical studies, and her practical experiences fasting for up to 21 days at a time, and her daily integration of healthy eating. Therese’s range of meditation experiences includes Vipassana (silent meditations for up to three weeks), Gurdjieff’s work, the Enneagram through Helen Palmer, and A.H. Almaas the diamond heart work.

She has been based in Bali for the past fourteen years running the Breath of Hope Foundation (“BOH”). BOH is a non-profit, educational organisation running preventative, yoga-focused programs in schools and orphanages in Asia. Therese has led numerous yoga workshops and retreats as well as “train the trainers” programs globally. She also runs the Satyagraha Ashram, another non-profit educational organisation, based on the science of yoga.

Therese's Retreat

The Science of Yoga and Ayurveda

with Therese Skovgaard Poulsen, Dr. Ninnu Sudarshan, B.A.M.S., and Xavier Carre 

A week of hands-on practices focusing on identifying your imbalances and proposing the root cause solutions through the wisdom of Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, breathwork, workshops, and one-on-one emotional therapies.