Our Yoga Instructors

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 Vikram

Vikram Yoga In Sync

Background Vikram was born and spent his childhood and formative years in Rishikesh, which is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas along the northern banks of the holy Ganges River. Rishikesh is often referred to as the yoga capital of the world, and is well-known as a pilgrimage site for Hindus. He benefitted from this strong spiritual tradition, and started his yoga practice as a young teenager, influenced by the teachings of Swami Sivinanda (The Divine Life Society), Swami Rama (Himalayan Institute) and Sri Ravi Shankar (Art of Living).

Experience Over a span of eighteen years, Vikram has taught at many well-known yoga studios and five-star hotels throughout Asia, including India, Hong Kong, Maldives and Singapore. He is well-versed in conducting teacher and student workshops, group classes (including corporate clients) and personal training that caters to specific student needs. He has also organized yoga retreats in Asia.  He conducts classes in the spirit, philosophy and teachings of Hatha yoga and Iyengar yoga.  He has also helped to rehabilitate students with injuries through customized yoga and therapy sessions.

Training and Credentials Vikram’s training included 3 years of in depth learning at a few centres in Rishikesh, including the Himalayan Institute, Parmarth Niketan and Yoga Study Centre. He received his Diploma in Yoga Therapy and Yoga Instructor Training Course.  He has also completed a Stotts Pilates Instructor Course. In addition, he has received accreditation in massage and holistic therapies from Internationally-accredited institutions.

ヴィクラムは、ヨガ発祥の地としても知られるインド リシケシ出身です。リシケシのすばらしい大自然、今でも残っている伝統的な文化が、彼のヨガへの考え方、教え方などに強い影響を与えました。現在は、主にシンガポールを拠点に活動しています。20年以上のヨガ講師の経験を持ち、その経験は、東京での日本人オリンピックメダリストへのワークショップ、シンガポールでのプロサッカー選手へのトレーニング、個人レッスン、企業向けレッスン、高級ホテルでのレッスンと多岐にわたります。また、今までにおよそ50名を講師として育て上げた実績の持ち主でもあります。

ヴィクラムのアプローチは、伝統的なヨガの理念と自身の経験を融合させたとてもユニークな方法です。個人レッスン、グループレッスン問わず、ヴィクラムのクラスでは、それぞれの生徒が抱える体の問題に効果を期待できます。長年の経験上、ヴィクラムの知識はかなり深く、医学的にも専門的になりますが、一つ一つ分かりやすく説明するため、ヨガ初心者、経験者を問わず、理解しやすいクラスとなっています。ヴィクラムの基本的なヨガのアプローチは、日常生活で忘れがちな、自分の体の細部を含めすべての筋肉を動かし、体のシステムを活性化することを意識することに重点をおいています。これがヨガジャーニーの基盤になると信念をもっています。

Jennie

Jen

 

Jennie has been practicing yoga since 2005 with the main objective of staying healthy. Within the first six months of regular practice, she had experienced an improvement in her health. She had also benefitted from a switch to a healthier diet. With the encouragement from her mentor cum yoga teacher and her passion in yoga, she started her teaching career in 2009.

Jennie emphasizes on body awareness and having a safe practice during her class. She believes in not rushing into advanced poses and it is through regular practice that one will see the change in himself or herself.

She sequences her class by connecting the poses in a gentle way. She focuses on alignments, muscle engagement as well as breath work to avoid injury.

Jennie believes that nothing is impossible as long as you have the passion in your practice. It is never too late to start practicing yoga.

Mingli

 

It was back in 2008 when Mingli chanced upon hot yoga in Singapore. The first lesson got her hooked – she was falling everywhere but was at the same time amazed at how different poses can be executed with so much grace within the perimeters of a yoga mat.

After Mingli discovered Yin and Restorative yoga, the practice was no longer just about physical fitness, but a holistic approach to life. This shift in mindset made her want to share the benefits of the practice with more people, setting her on the path of being a yoga teacher.

Though Mingli’s sequences are robust, she uses a gentle approach to help her students execute poses. She is especially inspired by older, mature yogis who are open to learn new things – she believes that you’re never too old to connect to your body!

Shu Ting

 

Shu Ting is a yoga teacher dedicated to helping people discover the wide-ranging benefits of yoga on their physical and mental well-being.  She was inspired to become a yoga teacher after attending a yoga and meditation retreat in Kerala, India.

A certified instructor for both Hatha and Yin Yoga styles, she offers a variety of classes including hatha yoga, yoga flow, yin-yang, yin yoga, therapy and yoga stretch. Her classes are designed to be challenging and enriching for students at all levels.

She completed the 200-hours Yoga Teacher’s Training Course with distinction at Real Yoga (in collaboration with the Kaivalyadham Yoga Institute in Pune, India) and the 100-hours Yin Yoga, TCM and Anatomy Teacher Training at True Yoga.  She has been teaching freelance since July 2013.

Pat

 

Pat casually picked up yoga in 2015 to improve her health and manage her stress level. For someone who used to prefer cardio workouts, she did not expect herself to fall in love with yoga. It is through yoga that she learns to cultivate patience and inner strength which helps her tackle life challenges. Three years later, with the encouragement from her instructor cum mentor, she decided to share her passion for yoga and the benefits it brings through teaching.

To Pat, teaching is a humbling and learning experience. Her students are her best teachers, not only because they have different body structures, but also different life experiences to share. It is the interaction with her students that makes teaching all the more fulfilling for Pat and in turn she hopes to help more people make a positive change in life through yoga.

Pat believes that yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, gender, background, body shape and size and level of fitness. One is never too old or too inflexible to pick up yoga, and it is through regular practice that we find progress. Pat teaches basic classes, hoping to help beginners embark on their yoga journey.

Mehar

 

Mehar was born and brought up in Rishikesh, India.  She has been practising yoga since 2003.  It was Master Ven, who deeply inspired her with his teachings. With the physical and mental strength that she gained,  she decided to take her practice to the next level.In 2013, she completed a 200-hour Hatha Yoga teacher training.  She has also attended 40-hour Yin Yoga Post Graduate Teacher Training with Sarah Manning.

Mehar’s classes draw on many styles of yoga and her approach is gentle although not “easy”. The emphasis is to know your own body, mind and self. The classes focus on stretching, breathing, relaxing, alignment and gradually developing mobility and strength. It makes the student feel “relaxed yet invigorated”. Mehar teaches many different styles of yoga including traditional Hatha Yoga, Hatha Flow, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama and Nada Meditation. She has experience teaching both group and private classes.

To Mehar, yoga is a way of life to be practised daily on and off the mat.  It is a journey which is nurtured by curiosity and perseverance.

 

Kuan

 

Kuan’s  yoga journey started in 2004.  Like many others, yoga began as a physical activity.  Gradually, she loves the “me” time on the mat which allows her to be grounded and be connected with her inner self.  Yoga teaches her to live life with strength, compassion and bliss.

In  2013, she completed her 200-hour Teacher Training with Yoga Point (Yoga Vidya Gurukul) in India and 100-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training by Victor Chng with Yin Yoga Asia in Singapore.

In 2016, Kuan added Yoga Therapy Training to deepen her understanding of how yoga can be an alternative treatment to prevent, manage or effectively cure health issues. She is certified to teach a series of specific yoga postures, breath regulations, modification of lifestyle and dietary habits, together with meditation, aimed at bringing positive changes to the body.

Kuan has also attended workshops and trainings by renowned teachers like Andrei Ram, Sinhee Ye, Brian Campbell, Amy Ippoliti, Tiffany Cruikshank, Simon Low, Andrey Lappa, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, Sharon Gannon, Leslie Kaninoff, Ashley Turner and Laura Burhart.

After two decades in the corporate world, Kuan made the bold and possibly best decision for her body, mind and soul to teach yoga.  She teaches Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yang.  Her classes focus on body alignment, breathing and learning to find space from within to feel calm and bliss in the body and mind.  She enjoys working alongside her students and tailors to the needs of beginners, experienced, fit and young, as well as the wise and elderly. From the body-shy novice to the over-eager athlete, Kuan has the patience to teach, train or tame as the occasion calls for it.  Kuan believes that her students are her best teachers.  It brings immense joy when she sees her students beam in big smiles and their eyes lit up after classes.

Her motivation to evangelize the benefits of yoga is derived from the peace and joy yoga offers her on and off the mat. She is passionate about helping others find a comfortable and effective way to move their bodies through life, with yoga.

Lalit

 

Lalit has been learning yoga from his instructor, Vikram, since 2010. To Lalit, it is amazing how his perception of yoga changed after practising it for so many years. He learnt that it is not just for healing aches but rather, yoga educates the practitioner on self-understanding, love, selfless service, management of pain and peaceful living. After a few years, with the encouragement from Vikram, he decided to share his knowledge and passion for yoga with more people. 

Teaching yoga is special to Lalit. It makes him happy when he meets people of all ages and guide them in and out of poses during his classes. His aim is to inspire more people to take up yoga so that they can reap the benefits of yoga just like he did. 

Haruka

 

Haruka has been practising yoga for over 10 years. Since she took her first yoga class in Tokyo, yoga has become a part of her life. She feels the benefits of yoga in both physical and mental aspects.

After practising yoga for a number of years, she decided to take yoga teacher training courses in order to deepen her practice and understanding of yoga. In addition to teaching asanas, she is also happy to share other forms of related yoga practices like breathing exercises, singing bowls, and meditation, in her classes.

She has experience in teaching group lessons, private lessons, corporate lessons, yoga for athlete, and pre-natal yoga.

Haruka’s training include:

Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Traditional Chinese Medicine Module)- 50 Hours

Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Hip and Spine Module)- 50 Hours

Vikram Yoga Teacher Training

Assistant to Vikram, Master Yoga instructor at Yoga In Sync

10年以上前に日本で初めてヨガレッスンを受けてから 体ばかりではなくメンタル面でのバランスをとるためにヨガが生活の一部となる。

通常のヨガレッスンをさらに深めるため、またいろいろなアプローチでヨガをより理解するためにティーチャートレーニングを受けはじめる。彼女が教えるレッスンでは、ヨガポーズばかりではなく、呼吸法、シンギングボール(Singing Bowl)など違ったヨガのアプローチを体験できる。

現在、グループレッスン、プライベートレッスン、マタニティヨガを教えている。             企業向けヨガ、アスリート向けのヨガワークショップの経験も持つ。

Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Traditional Chinese Medicine Module) – 50 Hours

陰ヨガティーチャートレーニング(中国医学モジュール) – 50時間

Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Hip and Spine Module) – 50 Hours

陰ヨガティーチャートレーニング (骨盤、背骨モジュール)-  50時間

Vikram Yoga teacher training

インド政府認定ティーチャートレーニング

Assisant to Vikram, Master Yoga instructor at Yoga In Sync

Angie

 

Angie started her yoga practice in the early 2000s, but it was only a few years ago that she started to feel a deeper connection, which sparked her to find out more about Yoga and advance her own practice. Through her learning journey, she was taught that we should listen to our own body and mind and to trust our body for its self-healing capability so long as we keep it healthy and happy at all times.

Within a short span of time, she witnessed changes to her body, her diet and her attitude towards life.  She strongly believes that with proper guidance and a little bit of patience, everyone will find the peace and bliss amidst our hectic lifestyles by practising just an hour of yoga.

It is her wish to share the beauty of Yoga and all that she has learned about meditation, nutrition and wellness to everyone around her. As a teacher, she is also learning and inspired by her students. Her motto is: “She is here to plant a seed, if it is meant to grow, it will.”

Her classes focus on body alignment, breathing, creating body awareness and space in the body and mind. A safe and mindful practice are her priorities.

Angie has attended the following Teacher Training and Workshops:

1) 200 Hours Teacher Training by Dr. Venky’s Shivshakti Yoga Institute (International) India/Singapore, Accredited by Yoga Alliance U.S.A (2015)

2) 100 Hours Yin Yoga Teacher Training by Victor Chng of Yin Yoga In Asia (2015)

– The Principles & Practice of Yin Yoga

– The Meridian Application & Practice on Yin Yoga

3) Certificate Course in Backache Management (Yogic Methods) by Dr. Venky’s Shivshakti Yoga Institute (International) India/Singapore (2015)

4) 5 Days Yin Yoga Immersion workshop conducted by Victor Chng of Yin Yoga In Asia (2015)