Having been a dancer when younger, Amanda found yoga to be a great way to maintain her flexibility and build strength after she stopped dancing in university. She soon found that her journey on the mat also challenged her to live a better life off the mat, in the real world.
A large part of why Amanda teaches is to pass on the many life lessons she has learnt in her own journey, and to encourage others to find their own paths. She also has a not-so-secret plan to use volunteer for various causes by teaching yoga!
What excites Amanda most is when her students go up to her after class with questions about, well, anything and everything! She loves how a curiosity about the practice signals a desire to improve and become better versions of ourselves.
An engineer by training and an unabashed yoga nerd, Annette loves learning about human anatomy and the physics behind each pose. She enjoys engineering her way to learn and teach new poses. What better way to marry fun with pinpoint precision than inversions?
An inversion junkie, the love for healthy challenges keeps her coming back to the mat everyday. You can often find her showing up on the mat at early hours in the morning, exercising her tireless reservoir of energy.
And she shares this reservoir of energy with her students, fueling them to feel empowered in turn. Beyond making fun and challenging poses accessible for all, Annette is a firm believer that anyone can receive the benefits of the practice in their own special way.
Benny was exposed to yoga nine years ago when his back pain continued to trouble him after his second spine surgery. His first yoga classes were hot yoga classes, and they gave him inexplicably amazing experiences. After witnessing how a month of practice rid him of his lower back pains, he fell in love with the practice and was determined to explore other facets of yoga.
Benny has been running a design studio for close to 19 years. His penchant for creativity translates to his yoga teaching as well. He enjoys creative sequencing with smooth transitions. He believes in having a coherent flow to provide his students a pleasant class experience.
Always sincere and amicable, Benny loves to spend quality time with his family and friends. He enjoys forging meaningful relationships with his students. He likes to keep himself busy with the things he love–work, teaching, practice and family.
But don’t mistake his disciplined lifestyle as a no-nonsense demeanour. He sees the sunny side of life and loves to crack a joke or two for all around him to enjoy a daily dose of laughter.
A real adventure-seeker, Cheyenne would jump on any opportunity to hike up mountains, swim with dolphins, skydive… the list goes on. Despite being such an adrenaline junkie, she remains grounded nevertheless – a trait she attributes to daily meditation.
Wishing to share her knowledge and incredible yoga journey, Cheyenne embarked on a path that led her to become a yoga instructor – a decision she will never regret. She loves joking around in her classes, and laughs at herself when she embarrassingly slips on the mats in the middle of class. With her infectious smile, you’re guaranteed to leave her class feeling awesome!
She believes in always being thankful, appreciating what you have. With an unstoppable desire to munch on snacks, Cheyenne would definitely appreciate any nibbles given to her, if not a good plate of bread and butter pudding.
Hyphenated with multiple credentials, Jo is a personal trainer; F45 trainer; yoga teacher, and above all a Barre Instructor. But humbled by the pool of knowledge to unearth, she continues to develop and broaden her repertoire of skills in different physical disciplines.
As a teacher, Jo believes in providing a fun and safe space for her students. Jo advocates greatly on form and alignment, so expect to hear a lot of alignment cues in her classes. She loves seeing students coming in for classes regularly and working hard towards their goals, and their hard work inspires her in turn.
Jo’s personal choice of sweat is Barre Power. And for those who love lunges and core work, we hear Jo loves them too!
Yoga was a welcoming environment for Kim—lending space for her to breathe and feel grounded mentally during her years as an international finance lawyer, when she struggled with stress and anxiety. And she loved, too, how her body felt during the practice.
Kim is no stranger to the teaching profession. Her mum is an amazing English literature teacher and her dad teaches people how to fly planes! The empathy, compassion and want to nurture people grew on her and inspired her to lead people in the practice she so loves.
Yoga keeps Kim centred in between juggling the demands of being a mum of two boys; running a yoga business, and more. Through it all she remains a lifelong student, continuously informing her teaching, which her hubby describes as “fresh, inclusive, engaging and challenging and sometimes weird music.” Expect lots of fun in her classes!
An avid activist for various charity causes, a vegetarian by choice and a fervent yoga advocate, Leandra swears by the mantra “If you don’t stand for something, you’d fall for anything.” She believes that everything we do, big or small, will have an impact on ourselves, the people around us and the Universe.
An extremely patient teacher, few things can rile her save a cup of bad coffee. She constantly finds inspiration in her students — often through the little things — how they never stop trying despite being so tired; witnessing them reach a new peak in their practice; or simply seeing them show up to the practice. She understands most ladies may be worried about getting she-hulk arms, so her classes are designed in a way that will give you all the toning you’d need sans the bulk!
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With a whole array of interests ranging from windsurfing to experimental theatre, it is not surprising that Marian first started yoga out at sea. She was introduced to Stand Up Paddle yoga when she was actively windsurfing and hanging out by the beach a lot. She then decided to explore the practice more, bringing it to land. It was then a very organic movement from loving what she was practising, to desiring to share that knowledge with others.
To Marian, teaching others teaches her. Much of what she has learnt about the human condition comes from observing and interacting with her students, and she believes in setting up a safe space, proposing possibilities and giving her students possibilities to move as freely as they wish.
Have a chit-chat with her after class, and she might just tell you all about her dream of living in a tiny, self-built, off-grid house amidst a food garden!
Feeling dissatisfied with her life as an interior designer, Maya finally took the plunge to leave after five years. She had two options: to spend all her savings on a trip to the Safari, or spend all her savings on a teacher training course. Which path she eventually chose is pretty obvious!
Maya’s unapologetically loud and fun-loving personality shines through in her classes, where she might just put you in a plank for 5 minutes, but still manage to have you laughing while at it! Though she keeps her classes light and playful, she places a large emphasis on alignment and awareness of the breath.
What Maya loves most about teaching yoga is the feeling of sharing space with her students, laughing and being present with each and every one of them in classes. That’s what makes her feel most alive.
Fond of negotiating with balance both in the movement discipline and in life, Nariko’s favourite Barre Lab move would be Attitude on releve, and her favourite movie Spirited Away indeed echoes this gorgeous fairy-tale like sentimentality. And she shares her love for the ethereal with her students, guiding them on their personal journey of physical and emotional growth by engaging in meaningful conversations with their own bodies.
A loveable instructor and an endearing daughter, she looks up to her mother as her inspiration. When she is not in the studio you might find her plugging in to some good jazz or contemporary music or playing computer games. She is not sedentary at all and dedicates time to work out her core as she believes it to be important to a healthy posture and pain free body.
Be warned! We hear it is not only her own core Nariko loves to workout.
A passion for dance and a love for challenging herself with different workouts shaped Shervon’s practice and teaching. Her classes weave a cocktail of best practices from different disciplines. And when she is not teaching, you will find her in dance, Barre, or HIIT classes.
Shervon is inspired by people who work hard, and likewise she inspires her students in gainful effort. You can be sure she’ll work your legs and hamstrings hard as well; those are her favourite parts to work out.
Shervon is a little weird, a little dramatic, and cracks inappropriate jokes—a playful combination in person and in her classes. Expect to sweat it out and push yourself a little further every time with Shervon in the house!
A Yogi at heart and a wanderluster by nature, Tricia enjoys weaving the balance between being centred and embracing the thrills of travel and new experiences. She’s a true lover of life and is always excited to tackle new challenges. And to work out!
Tricia is both a yoga teacher and a barre instructor. Through mindful movement with Barre, and her commitment to practice, she has kept her severe scoliosis condition from aggravating. Her classes are creative and inspired by the flows in motion with an emphasis on technique, alignment and breathing. Guaranteed to give you that burn! (It’s no secret that her favourite body part to work out is core).
She loves the uninhibited candidness of people—true to themselves and simply glowing with their beaming vibes. She admires those who pick themselves up, dust themselves off and keep moving forward in spite of adversity. And seeing her students become stronger versions of themselves warms her heart.
Valerie developed a passion for healthy living 10 years ago, but never really knew what that meant apart from exercising and dieting. Back then, she packed her schedule with activities like kickboxing and body pump, but eventually turned to yoga after she was left with a knee injury.
Barely able to touch her toes when she started yoga, Valerie strongly believes that you don’t need to be flexible, fit or skinny to do yoga. She loves how yoga is for everyone and anyone – no matter what background, age or fitness level.
Outside of yoga, the full-time nurse indulges in early morning strolls in the park and spends her days off hanging out with her dog and rabbit.
Vanessa is driven by a fiery passion for dance. She identifies herself first and foremost as a dancer. She has a zeal for life and expression, and is inspired by the ones who are unafraid to go the distance for their dreams. Likewise, she continues to forge on in her journey as a freelance dancer-educator-instructor-choreographer. And she’s looking to add the profession of an entrepreneur to this list of hyphenates.
You will find more hyphenates in her fitness background. Pilates and Yoga are amongst other disciplines she enjoys. But Barre is her choice of sweat, and she is a firm believer of the benefits of Barre as she finds the conditioning the workout gives to be especially helpful. In her classes, you will find her sharing precise and efficient alignment, and weaving a grounding sense of mindfulness and breath awareness.
Beyond the studio, you might just find her on a food hunt. She’s a foodie! And fries—especially truffle fries and sweet potato fries—are her absolute favourites.
A former competitive swimmer, a passionate wakeboarder, and a co-founder of a Strategic Communications firm, Xin Hui is no stranger to a holistic host of challenging endeavours. She was introduced to yoga as a therapy following a knee injury. Surprised that a regular yoga practice noticeably improved her swimming speed, she was quickly drawn to the discipline and became an ardent advocate of it. But what struck her was the blissful balance of strength and surrender, euphoria and serenity her first yoga class left her with.
Today, she often finds herself hanging back after a yoga class and exchanging pointers with other practitioners. A committed communicator, Xin Hui brings to her offering depth and precision. She understands yoga instruction does not exist in a vacuum—instead she strikes meaningful conversations with her students, calibrating a balance of science and art, technique and love.
Xin Hui has deep respect for the qualities of self-acceptance, self-love and empowerment the practice brings, and imbue these qualities into her classes. She acknowledges that she serves her students not by changing them, but by helping them cultivate quiet acceptance and love for their personal narrative.
The first time Zen tried yoga was when she attended a free trial for an Ashtanga class. Aching like never before the next day, she decided that yoga wasn’t for her, until she gave it another shot a year later after injuring her back. She was then hooked!
Through open conversation, Zen hopes to build deep and meaningful connections with her students, not just on the mat but also beyond the asana practice. She aims to inspire them through her own experiences and to share her wisdom.
Zen would be the first to admit that she’s the ultimate “auntie” – if you need to find the cheapest parking in the area, she’s the one to ask!