Meet the Founders – Husband and Wife Team – Gede Aryadi ‘Deduk’ and Sarah Heider
Deduk (Balinese) and Sarah (Swiss/USA) founded MBS Surf Bali with the vision to share their life’s passions and to make a difference in people’s lives thru surfing, yoga, holistic healing and Balinese culture. These elements have made up their lives for many years, so creating MBS was the perfect solution. They are dedicated in making MBS a haven for women to come relax, rediscover and recharge. Loving what they do and putting their heart and soul into this retreat, makes MBS stand out and such a special, unique experience.
Deduk is a passionate surfer, professional surf coach, artist, surfboard shaper and healer from Seminyak, Bali. He is a man with a heart of gold that radiates an aura of peace and happiness. His smile lights up the room and is infectious as it is genuine. At a young age he already knew he was destined for a life of surfing and helping people, he just didn’t quite know how it all would come together.
His love of surfing and spirituality gave him enough confidence to follow his heart and live a life dedicated to surfing and yoga. On his journey Deduk met his spiritual leader and has been studying yoga, energy healing and meditation techniques with him ever since. Being certified as an energy healing therapist from the Foundation Yama Citra Indonesia, he hopes to help anyone he can by sharing his knowledge and healing.
He loves the ocean, mountains, environment, life and creating pieces of art. His keen sense for originality and beauty is evident through out his life. His hand shaped surfboards and abstract paintings all express his unique style and vision of life. He has surfed for over 23 years, been a surf instructor at top surf schools for over 15 years and has been successfully running his own surf school for the past three years. His knowledge of the surf in Bali is second to none. Deduk has touched the hearts of many people with his sense of humor and openheartedness. He hopes to continue living this blessed life bringing Balinese culture and surfing to his guests.
Sarah fell in love with Bali during a backpacking trip through Asia in 2002. Upon returning in 2006, she fulfilled her dream of learning how to surf, meeting her now husband Deduk. Her love of traveling, the ocean, the arts, spirituality and helping others lead her journey to Bali and to MBS. She is a passionate surfer, designer and healer.
Sarah was born in Switzerland and grew up in the US. Traveling throughout her life, she loved discovering new places and cultures and dreamt of having a house by the ocean, surfing and painting. She went to art school in Switzerland and achieved a BA in fashion design. Loving her job as a successful sportswear and lifestyle clothes designer, her job took a toll on her private life. Deciding to leave her fast paced job and work as a freelance designer, she continued to travel, lived and worked in Europe, Canada, USA and in Bali where she relaxed and recharged her batteries surfing, practicing yoga and meditating.
She was drawn to the art of healing at an early age. In 2003 she received her first Reiki initiation and became a certified healer, going on to study foot reflexology massage, different energy healing techniques, balinese traditional healing and massage. She continues to deepen her healing and meditation practices on an ongoing basis.
Sarah has embraced the Balinese way of life, with her husband Deduk and their son in Seminyak. Surfing and meditating regularly and living a healthy, balanced lifestyle they are dedicated to building a life sharing their knowledge and experiences with the community, especially the women joining their retreats.