"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!
"Conscious breathing grounds you intimately with the Earth and minimizes the roller coaster life that is led by your fleeting thoughts."
Song Ying left the corporate world in pursue of Yoga for its health benefits. In less than a year, he has shed off 20kg of body weight to around 80kg.
Presently, he has clocked more than 500 hours of teacher training in Asana, Pranayama and Dhyana, becoming a happier, healthier, stronger and more flexible yoga practitioner.
Influenced by Yoga mentors, teachers and gurus, his teaching style is based on compassion (Karuna), equanimity (Upeksa) and holding space (Akasha), guiding students to use their body, mind and breath to explore their best expression of Asanas, thus finding joy, peace and progression in every practice.
"Always listen to your body.
It's your best teacher"
Farlene started her yoga journey in 2013 and has explored many different styles in her practice including hatha, yin, ashtanga, vinyasa, Bikram and Dharma.
Trained in Hatha Vinyasa, and now in classical Pilates, she has been sharing her practice since 2018. You can expect Farlene to guide you in movement and play, building upon strong basics and proper alignment.
Farlene teaches with clarity, patience and compassion. She hopes to hold space for everyone to explore their practice and to finish each session with a smile on their face.
"Practice happily regardless of whether it is a ‘good’ or not."
Growing up, Min Yi struggled with her weight and the fact that exercise was not a part of her lifestyle only stagnated her problem. However, her life took a turn when her parents brought her to Telok Blanagh Hills for a walk. There, Min Yi discovered the bliss of getting endorphin rushes. Conquering the ominously steep slopes sparked a love for running in her and from there, she branched out. Muay Thai, Brazilian Jin-Jitsu, powerlifting, she can do it all. Now, not a day goes by without the inclusion of a workout.
Despite her obvious inclination towards activity, Min Yi still took on a sedentary office job. This took a toll on her body and hence, many health issues arose. After years of contemplation and dilemma, she decided that a fresh start was needed. She began her transition into the fitness industry by completing a training in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. She loved it. Then, Min Yi went to Mysore twice to practice at KPJAYI and even stayed there for abouta month to deepen her practice and hone her skills.
Min Yi wish to share her love for this practice as well as to teach a routine that everyone, no matter the competency, will be able to perfect.
"The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness."
Benita started ballet training at age 4 before exposing herself to other dance genres. Upon watching her first circus production in 2012, she was instantly captivated by the sheer strength and elegance of aerialists. To get as close as possible to becoming like them, she started taking aerial classes at 19, and has preferred dancing and exploring movements in the air ever since.
As a fitness and aerial enthusiast, she believes that aerial yoga is a creative and artistic way to work on strength and flexibility. Apart from sharing her passion with her students, she hopes to help them build body awareness and confidence.
On some days, Benita can be found on the mat, and has completed her RYT 200 in order to deepen her yoga practice.
Amanda have been practicing yoga since 2014. Having experienced the benefits of yoga - the stretch of the mind and body, Amanda decided to share the joy of the practice through teaching.
Amanda is an avid believer that yoga is for everyone, not just for fit or flexible. She enjoys improving through variations of postures and focuses on alignment-based practice.
Off the mat, Amanda loves cooking, wake surfing, and curating a playlist for her class.
"You’re exactly where you
need to be."
"Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it."
Graduated from her Yoga Teacher Training (YTT 200) course at Chennai in March 2019, Tiara has been teaching ever since around asia. She has been practicing yoga for over 12 years. In her free time, she enjoys meeting new people from different cultures, baking and also hiking! Yoga has changed her life massively and she believes that she can inspire and motivate her students through her teachings.