Our Yoga Instructors

Yoga is our passion

 

Vikram

Jen

 

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).

With more than 20 years of teaching experience, 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.

Jennie

 

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.

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 one who used to prefer dynamic cardio workouts, she did not expect to enjoy yoga, let alone fall in love with it. Through the practice, she learns to cultivate patience and acceptance, awareness for the present, and gratitude for every little thing in life. Three years later, with the encouragement from her teacher cum mentor, she decided to share her passion for yoga and the intangible benefits it brings, through teaching.

Pat believes in that yoga is for everyone, and one is never too old or too inflexible to pick up yoga. It is through regular practice that one finds progress, and it is ok to be wherever you are, with no competition and comparison. Pat teaches a variety of classes from Hatha, and Basic, to Stretch and Yoga Wheel, using a gentle and supportive approach to help beginners embark on their yoga journey.

Bernice

 

Bernice reconnected with yoga only in 2014 after her first encounter over 10 years ago. She fell in love with yoga again after few classes. Over the years, she discovered yoga is far beyond physical exercise, it is a tool to find the true self through breathing and mindfulness. To carry on her self-discovery journey, she took a 300HR Yoga Teacher training and eventually spreading the love on the yoga mat now!

Bernice focuses on foundation and alignment as she believes these are fundamental to mindfulness.

Mamtaa

 

Mamtaa was born and brought up in Rishikesh, India.  She has been practicing 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.

Mamtaa’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”. Mamtaa 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 Mamtaa, yoga is a way of life to be practiced daily on and off the mat.  It is a journey which is nurtured by curiosity and perseverance.

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.

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.