Our experts

The REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort team aims to offer expertise guidance, exercises and retreats to help our guests cultivate the components of well-being – which include engagement, good relationships, accomplishment and purpose and ultimately achieve and keep practicing this way of being.



Aliwalu is the Nutritional Consultant at REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Bali where she has been in charge of menu development for NŪTRIŌ – a restaurant, bar and poolside lounge. She has leant her international expertise to conceptualizing each menu to adhere to a simple philosophy of serving food that is fresh, wholesome, organic and balanced.

Aliwalu is a certified Health Coach by the IIN (Institute of Integrative Nutrition), New York and is raw nutrition certified by David Wolfe. She has over 25 years of experience in macrobiotics, ayurveda and raw-vegan cuisine.

As a speaker on mindful eating, nutrition and frequencies, Aliwalu promotes healthy habits and quality living by consuming clean, vital, organic, local food without additives or inconsiderate manipulation of food. Her journey has been to understand and learn about the different philosophies of life to be able to deliciously synthesise ancestral vital flavours and practices in a contemporary way.

Aliwalu is also the co-author of ‘The Power of Food – Vital Kitchen’ and has contributed to various publications around the world. In addition to being a food alchemist, she is a yoga teacher and tango dancer .



Kathy Cook is the Wellness Coach at REVĪVŌ Wellness Resorts, where she is in charge of planning and managing the daily wellness retreats and fitness classes. As a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher with over 18 years of experience running retreats and workshops around the world, Kathy brings a wealth of invaluable experience to one of Bali’s most anticipated new wellness resorts in Nusa Dua.

For almost 30 years, Kathy specialised in the area of personal health and well-being development, during which time she acquired extensive knowledge about the human anatomy and physiology, with a special interest in nutrition and the effects it has on the body , both mentally and physically.

Inspired by the numerous teacher development workshops she has attended in a varied array of destinations such as California, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe, USA and India, Kathy has developed her own distinct teaching style, that is both disciplined and compassionate.

Kathy has managed retreats & workshops around the world for the past two decades, ranging from shorter weekend to full week retreats in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Turkey, France, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia.

Through the far-reaching abundance of unique experiences Kathy has had over the years, she has developed outstanding organisational and communication skills, allowing her to effectively guide her students towards achieving physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.



As the Spa Manager at REVĪVŌ Wellness Resorts’ holistic spa REMISSIŌ, Minarni Sukmadewi has curated the spa menu incorporating four key concepts, namely ancient Balinese healing traditions, aroma, hydro and chromo therapies, with the objective of making guests feel truly pampered, while allowing them to achieve overall well-being and balance.

Minarni has an impressive track record with almost ten years spent in the spa and hospitality industry, during which time she has developed extensive knowledge about the diverse array of spa treatments and products, along with strong interpersonal and organisational skills.

After graduating with a Diploma in Accounting at Magistra Utama University Yogyakarta, Minarni started her career in Bali as a Spa Therapist at Talaga Spa, where she specialised in Swedish massage treatments and sports massage. This first exposure to the industry sparked her passion for wanting to share the health benefits of spa with others, which motivated her to broaden her expertise and lear n to specialize in a variety of new spa treatments.

At Semara Resorts & Spa Seminyak, Minarni helmed the role of Spa Receptionist, where she expanded her skillset to include customer relations and operations. Having developed strong leadership skills, Minarni then took on managerial roles in Montigo Resorts & Spa Nongsa, Semara Luxury Resorts & Spa Uluwatu and Sudamala Villa Senggigi Lombok. At each property Minarni worked closely with the management team, where she took responsibility for operations, recruiting and training staff, as well as developing sales and marketing initiatives.

At REMISSIŌ, Minarni is committed to delivering a memorable and unparalleled guest experience to complement the bespoke wellness retreats at REVĪVŌ.



Andrea Alvarado is a dedicated yoga instructor and personal trainer with a wealth of experience accumulated from practicing around the world. She aims to empower individuals to enhance their lives by imparting skills for holistic, mental and physical well-being. Being in charge of REVĪVŌ’s hybrid fitness area, MOVEŌ, Andrea will provide consultations and classes, and will leverage her expertise to conduct the new Reshaping Retreat from September 2018 onwards.

Though born in Colombia, Andrea has a multicultural background as a result of extensive travels through the United States, Europe, Asia and Oceania. She graduated with a degree in Physical Education in Argentina, which led her to opening her first Functional Training Gym at a beach in Rio de Janeiro. To further develop her fitness and health expertise, Andrea studied Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda in India for a year. Her thirst for knowledge then brought her to Sydney, where she gained expertise in Life Coaching at the Life Coaching Academy, which eventually steered her to practicing in Byr on Bay, Australia.

Andrea’s techniques for learning and enhancement come from within, helping individuals realise their potential by creating a sustainable plan of action that can be applied in daily life. She believes in the importance of matching food types with each body type to fuel the body for maximum power. With the help of Vedas and a balanced diet tailored to each individual, Andrea aims to cultivate and spread inner strength and happiness for all.

Working closely with her clients, Andr ea is dedicated to raising aware-ness for a healthy living and working environment. With a passion for yoga and life management, she is experienced in identifying and facilitating the removal of obstacles from the lives of her clients, by guiding them towards the quest for positivity through the practice of mindfulness, meditation and breath work.

Cecilia Commo

Psychoanalyst and Sexologist

Cecilia Commo is a French psychoanalyst, specialised in sexology and couple therapy. She works as a relationship expert in Paris and has worked in Seattle, USA. She is interested in the unconscious and the psychic movements that are at work in our daily lives, our failures, our blockages but also our loving and sexual interactions. Cecilia works more broadly on the weakening or disappearance of erotic desire, the conflict between intimacy and sex within a couple’s relationship and the understanding of couple bond.

She helps couples to understand the intricacies of their sensual and erotic lives in order to prevent their better development. Passionate about research in psychology and sexology, she shares her clinical approach and new discoveries through her blog.

Sofie Jacobs (BSc.)

Qualified Midwife, Certified in Pilates and pre-and postnatal nutrition

Sofie Jacobs is an internationally experienced midwife who graduated in Belgium in 1998. She has since lived and worked in London and now Hong Kong. Sofie has cared for and coached thousands of women and couples through pregnancy and postpartum and has delivered hundreds of babies in hospitals, at home as well as birthing centres. A strong believer in using movement and nutrition as essential tools to prepare for birth & parenthood as well as recover after, she is also a trained pilates instructor and certified in pre and postnatal nutrition.

The mission of her company Urban Hatch is to help clients thrive at parenthood from bump to birth & beyond.

Marie – Caroline Peponnet

Family Yoga Instructor

Since a young age, Marie-Caroline has always been interested in health & wellness. At 18, she was introduced to yoga & meditation when she decided to move to California after an accident and discovered the many benefits it did to help her body recover. After a career in the media industry and after giving birth, she decided to change her path to focus on her passion for health and wellbeing.

She trained intensively, graduated from Yoga Teachers’ Certificates and decided to specialise herself in Yoga for children, teens and families. Marie-Caroline currently teaches in schools, major studios, and gives individual lessons in Paris. She also works in hospitals and helps teens with eating disorders as well as children with special needs.

Tristian Kelly

Sleep therapist, Naturopath & Nutritionist

Tristian Kelly is a sleep therapist who graduated in psychology from Sydney University and later trained as a naturopath, nutritionist, Western herbal medicine practitioner and homeopath. Unlike most sleep therapists, treating insomnia was not a career choice for Tristian, but a matter of survival. She experienced the debilitating effects of insomnia – across all aspects of her life – for over 20 years.

She knows exactly what it feels like to feel burnt out all the time, and how this impacts health, relationships, career and life. She dedicated her career in finding a solution and uses her knowledge and experience to help others achieve the same outcome.