Adlyn dove into her yoga journey back in 2008. Soon after, she took on the 200 and 500-hour Ashtanga training with Michel Besnard, Roslyn Ying, and Rob Lucas; marking her first steps as an instructor.
Diagnosed with breast cancer, the initial goal of losing baby weight was forgotten and yoga became a sanctuary for her. In spite of the seemingly dire circumstances, she maintained her cheery disposition, remained resilient and continued her practice. She even took it upon herself to branch out into aerial and rope yoga to elevate her post-surgery, weakened strength and flexibility. As such, she abated the side effects of the treatment and astounded her oncologist with her rapid recovery and ability to execute complex forms. Ardent, innovative and gritty, she thrives, inspiring everyone and anyone who has ever been acquainted with her.
For her, yoga was the calm amidst the storm and hence, she founded Club Yoga with a vision to spread the joy and blessings yoga has brought her.
"Yoga is not about flexibility, it’s about 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.
“Yoga is not about flexibility, it’s about reconnecting your inner self and bring healing to your body,” a quote she resonates with. With this belief in mind, she will execute her classes, hoping to touch others’ lives as yoga has touched hers.
“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.
“Find stillness in motion, ease in difficulty.”
Robert’s yoga journey began through a simple restorative sequence. Years of long-distance running and poor posture had left his body with constant discomfort that practice relieved. Since that moment, asana practice has been a regular part of his life and has brought many gifts, including a relationship to his physical self that is grounded in gratitude and appreciation.
Robert has always believed in sharing the things he loves. He began his career as a Literature and History teacher, undertaking his Yoga Teacher Training in 2019 as a way of offering back the practice of asana to the community. With an adventurous nature, Robert enjoys being upside down in inversions and floating in arm balances, however, the most important thing for him to offer is safe class that is nurturing for students of all levels. In addition to traditional forms of yoga, Robert draws influence from other disciplines of movement including calisthenics and dance.
“Practice happily regardless of whether it is a ”good or bad.”
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.
"Always be in the pink of health!"
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.
“Trust the journey.”
Yoga found Vivien as a stressed-out student in Hong Kong and then saw her through an emotional break up in Singapore. To her, the practice has always been about holding space and the opportunity to let go of emotions and thoughts which don’t serve. Fascinated by the connection between physical asanas and mental growth, and fuelled by the desire to share the experience with others, she commenced her teacher training.
Vivien’s first yoga teacher invited her to surrender; and for that hour, her mind was free to wander outside its usual walk-in wardrobe of worries. Vivien hopes to share that freedom with her students through mindful flows in a safe space of encouragement.
CJ’s encounter with yoga began when she was still a university undergraduate exploring different ways to take better care of her health, and what started off as something she does in her leisure time eventually became a lifestyle.
In 2019, CJ took her love for yoga a step further and is now a 200-hour certified yoga instructor. With a genuine heart to share, she hopes to empower students to find harmony in the dance between strength and relaxation.
“Yoga encourages self-refinement through the breath..”
“It doesn’t matter how slowly you go, as long as you don't stop.”
Jasmine started yoga in 2010 as a respite from the demands that her job as a nurse brings. Each time she practised, she experienced the physical and emotional benefits of yoga, and her passion for it grew deeper.
She went on pursue her yoga teacher training to widen her perspectives and dive deeper into the yoga history and philosophy.
Today, she finds great pleasure in sharing about
the transformative power that yoga brings, balancing the mind and body in a frenetic city life. Part of her mission
is also to give back to the people, by making yoga more accessible to heartlanders through community yoga.
Beginning with flexibility issues and limited strength, Jasmine understands the struggles that students goes through during their journey of yoga. Let her classes guide you on deep breathing techniques to self bodily acceptance and for dealing with life challenges.