Ketut Arsana
Mahatmā Therapist

Ketut Arsana - Mahatmā Therapist, Master Usada Practitioner, Spiritual Teacher, Yoga Instructor and Founder of Ubud Bodyworks Centre, Ubud Aura Retreat Centre, Ashram Munivara and Santam Bhuana Foundation.


About Ketut Arsana

Ketut Arsana  

Ketut Arsana was born in the village of Padang Tegal, Ubud, and grew up in a family of traditional Balinese shaman healers (Balian).

The healing tradition was passed on from his grandfather and previous ancestors. Balinese shamans still play a central role in public health care and this has remained virtually unchanged since ancient times.

The Balinese lineage of healing normally skips a generation and is passed down through the male line. Ketut Arsana was the boy chosen by his grandfather to keep this lineage alive within the family.

Ketut Arsana began his healing practice with his own family, and gradually extended it to neighbours and eventually anyone who heard about him. In addition he continually improved his knowledge by way of learning from other healers, praying in temples and other sacred places, and through spiritual discipline. Most importantly Ketut Arsana found his spiritual teacher, Maha Guru, and surrendered to God (Lord Siva).


About the growth of his establishments

In the unique environment which Ketut Arsana has created at the Ubud Bodyworks Centre, whereby healing occurs on many levels, he has been able to help countless local people as well as people from around the world, with their physical and spiritual problems.

Through his work and the financial support of Bodyworks Centre, Ketut Arsana was able to establish Ashram Munivara. The Ashram was established to further assist the spiritual needs of the seeker and to offer people from other cultures the opportunity to fully experience his culture and to develop an understanding of Universal Spirituality. There is accommodation in the Ashram for the person who wishes to study deeply and to do that in a very quiet, serene, isolated environment.

Ketut Arsana also founded Ubud Aura Retreat Centre, a harmonious, balanced and safe accommodation venue for retreat groups, individuals or spiritual people who come to Bali and wish to connect with the Ashram but prefer to stay in town. Ubud Aura is operated and managed by his daughter, Savitri.

Throughout his entire life, Ketut Arsana has devoted both time and money to local communities and currently travels around the world to help people. To continue his mission he recently established Santam Bhuana Foundation. This foundation was created to open up his assistance around the world.

Both Bodyworks Centre and Ubud Aura welcome all kinds of people. Through the purchase of goods and services, the customers of both businesses are automatically financially supporting both Ashram Munivara and Santam Bhuana Foundation.