Our Yoga Instructors
A few years back, she was being introduced to try yoga for a change to prevent those sports injuries. Then she started practicing yoga in year 2012 with the simple desire to relieve stress, posture correction and to prevent injuries. She was being introduced to Ashtanga yoga and wall rope yoga in a boutique studio and it quickly got her hooked. As she progress in her practice, she started to see improvement in her posture and have also become a happier person.
With the desire to pursue her passion in Yoga, she completed 200hr Teacher’s Training Course at Tirisula Yoga. She also attended several workshops with various instructors and benefitted from their sharing sessions. Currently, she is pursuing Certification of Yoga Therapy course with Union Yoga Ayurveda Singapore to deepen her knowledge on the Ayurveda and therapy sessions.
Hazel is currently a freelance yoga teacher. She hopes to be able to share the benefits and joy of yoga to everyone who practices with her. The experience on the mat is an adventure and it is a lifelong discovery!
Chikako completed her 200hr Yoga Alliance Training (Anusara yoga inspired by Lynn and Sumei),50hr Teacher Training(by Christina Sell) and 500hr Yoga Alliance Training(Ashtanga/Hatha yoga). She feels that yoga is a practise that is suitable for everyone. She is happy when her students' condition improves and wanted to share the benefit of yoga with more people. She also belief in eating healthily, breathing and smiling. Chikako is a Japanese. She moved to Singapore from Switzerland 10 years ago, both her children are born in Singapore. Currently Chikako is a yoga teacher in Singapore with Yoga Guru Singapore.
El has been practicing yoga since 2002. Originally from Penang, Malaysia, she has been living in Singapore since 2008. Her passion for yoga deepened in 2005 when she was in Shanghai living a hectic corporate life. She was initially drawn to the physical aspects of yoga and enjoyed learning new, challenging poses that promoted strength and flexibility. Over time, her interest grew in the areas of developing mindfulness, effective breath work (pranayama) and acquiring peace of mind.
She has attended workshops with internationally recognized pioneer in yoga Ana Forrest, Simon Park, and Patrick Creelman. El has also completed studies on Yoga and Anatomy with Christoph Kummer, Krishnamacharya Classical Vinyasa & Asana Theory with Michelle Ricaille, and a nine-day Journey Through Power with Tryphena Chia. Most recently in 2014, she attended a 45-hour Bryce Yoga Teacher Training Course.
In 2011, El completed her 200-hr Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher Training Program at Pure Yoga Singapore, a registered school with Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programs in the US and globally.
Saraphina started out with a career as an illustrator, so a lot of her activities were desk-bound, resulting in many aches and pains especially in her spine. Yoga struck her with its simplicity in easing pain and building strength, internally and externally. Saraphina has also seen Yoga give herself and many others much confidence, helping their live in harmony with them physicality, and grow from strength to strength! Saraphina would like to help others reconnect to their bodies as well, and rediscover the fun and freedom that comes from firmly being here and now! She look forward to sharing what she know and learning from all as well. Seraphina Lum recieved her Yoga Teacher Certification at The Patanjali International Yoga Foundation in Rishikesh, India. This certification is recognised by both the Yoga Alliance and Canadian Yoga Alliance.
Golf has an international certification in Yoga Instructor Training recognized by the International Yoga Federation (I.Y.F) & Yoga Alliance (YA). After completion of her certification, she continues to teach in Fit Innovation (Thailand) to spread her love for Yoga to others. She also teach actively at various yoga studios and True Fitness in Thailand. In 2012, she migrated to Singapore along with her husband. She appreciates the goodness of Yoga which also brought her a smooth delivery of a healthy baby Boy. Now she is back on track to spread her love for Yoga again. She is currently a yoga teacher in Singapore. Apart from her usual vinyasa flow and Ashtanga yoga practice, she spent most of her time in weight loss training and muscle toning. Golf is also a Standard First Aider certified by Singapore Red Cross Society and accredited by the National First Aid Council (NFAC) for the National Registry of Coaches (NROC).
In 2008, Jasmine was introduced to Yoga when she was working in Vietnam. Like many others, she was having many doubts – Can Yoga really bring health, peace, happiness, love, trust & self-confidence? However, as she continued her practice, the pain in her lower back, knee & ankles were greatly improved. Jasmine used to have very bad sinus, and it was under control. Besides physical benefits, she also begin to experience the uniting of the breath, body and mind. In 2013, Jasmine decided to take up the 200 hours teachers training program in India (Rishikesh Yog Peeth) to deepen her practice. And earlier this year I completed another 300 hours of teachers training program in Singapore (Tirisula Yoga). Jasmine also attended workshops conducted by James Murphy (Director of Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York) and Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh (Iyengar Yogabhyasa in Mumbai, India). Now that Jasmine has benefited so much from Yoga, she would like to share my experience about Yoga with everyone. She belief Yoga has something for everyone both on the mat and off the mat. She would like to share with everyone how Yoga is happening in every single moment of our life. She is currently a yoga teacher in Singapore. She teachers private 1-1, small group students. She also teachers in companies and schools.
Pek Yew's journey with yoga began in 2008, when the liberating and balancing benefits she enjoyed from the practice inspired her to make yoga an integral part of her life. In 2010, she took up True Yoga’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, accredited by the International Yoga Alliance, studying the philosophy, physiology and anatomy of yoga with a team of experienced teachers including Stephen Thomas, Matthew Sweeney and Simon Bourg Oliver. To continue her exploration and deepen my studies, Pek Yew has also attended workshops with prominent teachers such as Stephen Thomas, Kino MacGregor and Chuck Miller. In April 2013, she further advanced her 100 hrs of Ashtanga Teacher Training Course with Chuck Miller. She is especially drawn to the dynamism, fluidity and self-discipline of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. While Ashtanga builds a strong and steady mind and body, Pek Yew seek solace in the serenity of Yin yoga, which delves into the deep layers of tissues in body, finding softness in our inner world. Her goal is to teach from her level of practice with sincerity and share with fellow practitioners how to practise safely and inculcate mindfulness in every breath and asana. Ultimately, to help one see movement in stillness and find stillness in movement.
Candy has a pleasant and approachable personality and outstanding communications and interpersonal skills which are important aspect of a good yoga teacher. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. In 2010, Candy got her RYT 200 and RYT 500 Teachers Training Certificate from Tirisula Yoga. In the same year her passion bring her to India Yoga Siromani to deepen her studies. As part of her continuous education, she attended numerous yoga workshops and conferences (7th Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong, Iyengar Yoga with Riana A. Singgih, Yoga Synergy with Simon Borg-Olivier, Yin / Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation with Sarah Powers). Candy specialized in private and corporate yoga. As part of her contribution to the society, she also taught yoga to kids who do not have parental guidance.
Queenie started practicing yoga in early 2011 after the passing of a loved one. The yoga practice was meant to keep herself distracted, but she realize that yoga gives her more than what she expected. It heals the mind, balances the body, and brings health from within. Queenie gained strong interest along the way and started a 200hrs teachers training course in India back in 2012. It has been an amazing journey and she deepen her practice at Hom Yoga when she is back to Singapore. In 2013, Queenie decided to go back to India for her 300 hours teachers training course. Queenie started teaching yoga on a freelance basis after graduating from her 200 hours program. She always enjoyed communicating and sharing her knowledge in yoga.
Maryna completed her yoga teachers training program from Absolute Yoga Academy. Safeness and awareness in practice are keys in her teaching. Maryna is equipped with good knowledge of anatomy of the human body and this allows her to create individual courses to suit each individual student. Maryna belief that the correct approach in yoga can change our lives and improve many health problems. Besides safety in yoga practices on a physical level, Maryna teaches pranayama and meditation. She focus on the overall strengthening of the body and mind of her students.
Rashita is a Registered Yoga Alliance Instructor from Singapore teaching yoga for the past 5 years. Her Journey with yoga started when she stepped into the Teacher Training course at Tirisula Yoga. She went in with no yoga experience nor was she flexible or strong for that matter. To paint a clearer picture, she couldn’t even touch her toes. Now, if your wondering what is a girl like her doing in a teacher training course. Well she was always drawn to the practice, and was looking for ways to improve her health and she actually thought “how hard can this be?”. Her mantra throughout the course was “I’ll Try”. Which alway brought her back to the present moment, as if she were to say she can, she would be putting pressure on herself to perform and to say “I can’t” would be admitting defeat. A few weeks passed and with her new attitude she was getting better with her asanas (yoga postures) and she graduated from the course. Rashita has encounter a world of difference since she has incorporated yoga into her life. And continues to teach to pass on the lessons she has learnt.
Eddie's yoga teaching journey started in 2005. Besides teaching yoga to private and small groups. Eddie also teaches in companies. He is also conducting classes for trainee teachers. Other skills that Eddie has includes martial arts (Self-Defence) and bodyworks.
Kian Hong is currently teaching in the community center under People's Association. She is a completed various certification program after her Yoga Instructors'Course (YIC) with Indian Anusadhana Samsthana (VYASA). She has done her Child Yoga Program with Radiant Child and her Pre-Natal Yoga Certification with Tirisula. She also holds a standard first aid certificate.