Wayan Tekok knows Kumara Sakti inside out: he started 2006 in housekeeping, moved on to reception and is now assistant retreat leader. A remarkable team player, hard worker and ready to try new things. As assistant retreat leader, Tekok’s – as he likes to be called – warm smile and flexible character makes him the perfect person for this role.
Tekok was born on 1987 in Gianyar, some 20 minutes from Ubud. His father passed away when he was very young, leaving his wife to raise Tekok and his younger sister. He fondly calls his mother “my hero” because with her, the family is everything and without her – nothing. Getting married brought positive changes to Tekok’s life which he embraces wholeheartedly. As a Balinese he believes in Karma Pala, which means producing good results from a positive action.
Tekok is eager to meet many people from all over the world and to introduce them to the beautiful culture of Bali. One of his hobbies is photography and he demonstrates this passion by taking pictures of retreat activities. “I think it is nice to have a picture as a memory when you visit some place new. When you see the picture, at that moment you will remember the place and the people who made your holiday very special.”