I Gusti Mangku Sasak, in front of an image of his deceased father, I Gusti Ngurah Sasak.
I had the great privilege in March to spend time with I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a 76-year-old Balinese healer, and Usada Bali practitioner. I Gusti Mangku is one of about 8,000 healers, or “Bailians,” versed in Usada Bali, the ancient practice of using medicinal plants, oils, herbs and spices, as well as hands-on holistic therapies and ancient teachings, to treat physical and mental pains. He and his family graciously opened their home to me and you can now find the full story online @nytimes (link in bio). #bali #indonesia #usada #healing