Our Yoga Instructors

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Master Yoga Teacher – 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, the 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 with 1st Division from Institute of Vivekananda Yoga and Research Development in Gwalior, India.  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。

Our Vision

Yoga in Sync is committed to offer an unique and enjoyable experience to all students. As a boutique yoga studio, we strive to provide a cozy and relaxing environment for students to learn and participate in a small class setting. Students will benefit more from direct interaction with our team of teachers.

Our Mission

Yoga in Sync’s mission is to teach and spread the benefits of yoga to all students. Yoga with close to five thousand years of entrenched tradition, is not just another exercise fad to keep fit. Yoga in Sync believes that regular yoga practice leads to a healthier and more balanced life.

Our Philosophy

“The rhythm of the body, the melody of mind & the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life” ~ B.K.S Lyengar ~

 

Agnes

Agnes Yong

Back in 2008, Agnes felt lethargic and suffered from body ache. At the suggestion of a friend, she took up yoga as a way to fix her body ailments.  From her first class, she immediately recognized the benefits yoga could bring into her life.  She began to expand her knowledge by attending yoga workshops. Today, her interests lie in Iyengar-inspired hatha and vinyasa yoga. Agnes enjoys practising and teaching these styles because she believes bodies should move in a steady, alignment-based manner. At the end of the practice, one should feel amazingly open.

Agnes has attended the following Teacher Training programmes:
-Yoga Teacher Training: True Yoga Teacher Training (200 Yoga Alliance Hours) from  April-June 2011
-Continuing Education workshops organized by True Yoga- Annie Carpenter and David Keil in April 2012
-130 hours Anusara Yoga Teaching Training with Bridget Woods Kramer  in April 2010, Ubud, Bali
-Doug Keller: yoga as therapy: understanding and addressing the sources of pain, from 28th Nov-2nd Dec 2009
-Shravana School of Yoga: Noah Maze and Christina Sell Teaching Training Programme- ongoing (completed Module 1 -4)

Since Oct 2011, Agnes has been conducting weekly yoga classes at Potong Pasir RC in Mandarin to a group of 50+ students

 

Janice

Janice

Janice was first introduced to yoga by a close friend in 2001, but she only started to practise seriously from 2005.  Seeing how her nephew benefitted from yoga, she decided to give yoga a try again.  Since then, yoga has become Janice’s passion and a constant part of her life.  She has also recommended it to friends and anyone who are looking to improve their life and health.

Over the years, Janice has tried many different forms of yoga like hatha, ashtanga, yin, sivananda, ananda, power, therapy, gentle, hot yoga and the Five Tibetan Rites.

She received her first yoga teacher training certification from Byron Yoga in Byron Bay, Australia in 2009 and has just completed her Yin Yoga certification in 2013.  She has also attended workshops by John Ogilvie and Tias Little.

Janice currently teaches weekly regular corporate classes at KK Hospital and Quest Laboratory and other private classes. Some of the other organisations that she has worked with include Singapore Airlines, MCYS, NUS, CMD, NCS and ServiceWorks.

 

 

Jennie

Jen

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

Jennie has completed her Yoga Teacher Training Course with Vikram Yoga, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Himalayas (India) as well as with the Institute of Vivekananda Yoga and Research Development, Gwalior (India). She has also completed her Anatomy Biomechanics & Posture Analysis and Pilates Matwork Course with Pilates Academy International. She has also completed her 20-hour Dharma Yoga Wheel Teaching Training Program with Yogi Varuna (Dov Vargas) and Leela Om (Raquel Vamos).

In addition, she has attended workshops facilitated by Tias Little, Leslie Kaminoff Kino MacGregor and Victor Chng (Yin Yoga Meridian Immersion) to enhance her knowledge further.

She has experience teaching group and corporate classes as well as private classes.

She teaches Pilates Matwork, Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Stretch, Yoga Basic, Yoga Wheel, Yoga Flow and Hot Yoga

 

Shu Ting

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.

 

Mehar

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,

Her 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 her, 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.

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

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.