Bali Spirit Festival, Ubud Bali May 7-11th, 2025

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Tame Ego & Defy Gravity with Tiffany Cruikshank


Tiffany Cruikshank twisted, inverted and modified Inversion Elixir participants into unconventional configurations this morning at The Bali Spirit Festival. Tiffany’s creative and daring approach to contemporary vinyasa variations kept festival-goes on their toes. Teaming up in partners for alignment cues and support allowed students to defy gravity.

Stay present and detach from the outcome. 

Tiffany explains that inversions have the tendency to lure our ego in. We want the pretty picture. We want the perfect pose. Yet, the essence of the inversions is really about detaching ourselves from that outcome. The pose becomes easier as soon as you detach from the outcome. Then you can enjoy playing with the advanced postures.

The process of getting there is interesting, entertaining and fun when you let go of the results. Tiffany’s emphasis on taming the ego when attempting advanced postures grounded participants during this gravity-defying session. Students pored forth from the Main Pavilion following the workshop oozing off their mats at the end of this sweat soaked practice.

Tiffany Cruikshank is an internationally known yoga teacher, author and health and wellness expert. Tiffany travels the globe inspiring people to live their lives to the fullest. Tiffany is known for her lighthearted attention to detail and passionate dedication to the practice. With her training in acupuncture and sports medicine, her yoga classes are guided by a strong anatomic focus intermingled with her characteristic playfulness using movement as medicine. Tiffany is the acupuncturist and yoga teacher at the Nike World Headquarters in Portland, Oregon, and has been featured in various video and print ads including ads for Nike, Lululemon, Kira Grace and Yogi Tea. You can take class with her on or read her articles, Origin Magazine and Elephant Journal. Her book, Optimal Health For A Vibrant Life, is a 30 day detox for yogis. For her traveling, teacher training and retreat schedule go to or stay in touch on her Facebook fan page — Tiffany Cruikshank Yoga.

Written by : Carrie Stiles


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