"Reconnecting your inner self and bring healing to your body."
Joey met Master Suresh in her first yoga centre in 2002 and in just 6 months, the effects of her vigilant practice were evident, with her heightened strength and flexibility. However, a taxing career coupled with her absolute disdain for the job exacerbated Joey’s emotional wellbeing and hence, also impacted her interaction with others. Thus, she decided to take a leap and enter the fitness industry. 13 years into her yoga journey, she took on the 250-hour Hatha Yoga teacher training course, beginning her transition.
Through the course, she found felicity and insight. She also discovered that yoga is a platform that allows her to not only to survive but to thrive. It brings her a healthier and happier state of mind, greater body awareness as well as more opportunities to expand her ever-growing social circle.
"Life is a balancing act. We are not meant to be whole. Thus Yin and Yang."
Through a recurring lower back injury, Lillian stumbled upon the dimension of alternative therapy and holistic wellness. With a curious attitude, she dived deep and became fascinated with the body’s ability to heal itself. Her journey stretched from yoga to qigong, from vipassana to traditional Chinese medicine. Today she is completely pain-free and no longer fearful of backbends.
Grateful to have met and studied with teachers such as
Jo Phee, Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier, discovering the essence of yin yoga allowed Lillian to explore its sublime qualities and intimacy with the mind.
Eager to share and propagate the transformational practice, Lillian looks forward to creating a safe haven for students, helping them unravel their own wellness paths of healing in their yoga passage. Her classes are infused with tidbits of functional anatomy to empower students in embracing the mindful movement.
Currently, Lillian is devoting herself to the study of TCM as it resonates deeply with her, that the harmony of body-mind-spirit is the key to equanimity.
"Do more of what makes you happy."
Jayne started ballet at the age of three, slowly venturing into other dance forms such as jazz, Chinese dance, lyrical, contemporary as well as hip hop.
She has performed, competed and choreographed for stages both locally and internationally.
She now fulfills her childhood dream of being in a circus through aerial arts, constantly stretching herself to greater heights. She loves spreading the aerial love, performing each movement with grace and poise.
"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you for the better."
Some 10 years ago, Francis was an absolute workaholic, staying back till late at night and burning weekends at the office. Then, realising he needed to take better care of his health, he signed up for a gym membership. There, he took group classes in several forms of exercises – step, body combat, body pump, etc – but it was in yoga where he found his sweet spot.
Through yoga, he experienced great improvements in strength, flexibility and, very great joy in while importantly, calmness in mind and spirit. More recently, he has taken his training to the next level – literally – through aerial fitness, which includes aerial yoga. With the help of the hammock,
Francis finds deeper stretches that complement his strength and flexibility training from other forms of aerial fitness while enjoying the creative process of exploring poses and shapes on the fabric. Francis hopes to invite everyone to come to share this above-ground experience and take their practice to a higher level.
"The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness."
Movement has always been an integral part of Jodie’s life. A free-spirited traveller and yogi, Jodie first ventured into yoga for its physical aspect, which soon became her way of self-care, and now her path toward self-discovery. She strongly believes in the practice of mindful movements with the breath for a more flexible body and calmer mind.
Jodie completed her RYT 200h Hatha and Vinyasa, and CET 50h Advanced Meditation in Singapore with her teacher, Nithya Priyan. It is her greatest wish that those who share their practice with her experience the transformative powers of yoga both on and off the mat.
"It doesn't matter how slowly you go, as long as you don't stop."
With a keen interest in providing a holistic approach towards health and wellness, Fiona enjoys incorporating knowledge from alternative fitness disciplines to complement her yoga journey, including myofascial release, contortion techniques and mobility training. Through yoga, she experienced great benefits. Not only did she gain just strength and flexibility but also joy and being grounded. Returning to the yoga mat has always been a constant in the last 10 years.
Fiona hopes to enrich like-minded people to experience similar positivity that has benefited her. Her biggest motivation is engaging and inspiring a community to grow, sweat, breathe and break boundaries together!