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Slow Flow and Recover & Rest
Jen was born in the UK, then lived in Spain after university. She moved to Singapore with the intention of staying for one or two years, only to meet her now-husband – it’s been nine years and counting…!
Other than yoga, Jen loves being in nature, art, travelling, cycling, reading, writing and doodling.
Why am I a Yogini?
After starting yoga as a way to rehab a badly broken arm in 2013, I realised the potential of a dedicated practice. I took a Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course in India in 2016, with the simple intention of deepening my own practice, but the experience and knowledge gained was so wonderful, I decided to share what little I knew with whoever was interested! I strongly believe teaching yoga is about giving back to the community, and for that reason, donate a portion of my earnings to a different charity every quarter. Since I began teaching, I have worked with charities in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Tanzania, India and Australia. Yoga teaches me how to use my energy wisely, and provides rest and comfort when needed.
I enjoy teaching Hatha and Restorative Yoga, and also teach ‘fitness category’ classes such as Yoga for Athletes. I incorporate mindful movement into many of my classes, as I believe it can lead to a greater understanding and application of more traditional yoga postures.Looking towards the future, I would like to pursue more specialised training in Yin yoga, yoga for children and massage therapy. I am also keen to work with children with learning difficulties and with people in prisons.
Looking forward to seeing you on line and in person, too!
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Yin/Yang Yoga and Hatha Flow
Cat was born in the Cornwall in the UK and has lived in Edinburgh, Amsterdam, San Francisco with a short stint back in London before arriving in Singapore over 4 years. Cat is married to an Argentinian/ Swede and we have a wonderful 8 year old daughter who was born in the US. They both speak Spanish and I am trying to learn 🙂
Why am I a yogini?
I started my yoga journey in 2004 to find balance and to reduce my stress levels from working as an international advertising producer. My practice was a little sporadic but I developed a regular practice when I was pregnant with my daughter 9 years ago.
When I first started going to yoga classes, I felt intimidated entering the studio and I always aimed for the mat at the back of the class. I was shy and self-conscious and that is exactly how I felt off the mat too.
Over the years, yoga has helped me become more confident about who I am, be true to who I am and find my voice. As my practice has evolved and gone down various avenues from practicing to alleviate stress, to developing flexibility and strength, to developing a beautiful breath practice during prenatal yoga.
Slowly I discovered how yoga gave me strength not just on the mat but in challenging situations, I discovered that I have not only become more flexible in my body but also in my mind and my outlook. I have slowly become more curious about the subtle body, the energies of the body- the ones you cannot see or touch, the energies that have an effect on our bodies, our minds and the way we feel and react. My journey is never ending.
Over the past few years, I’ve focused on learning more about Yin and the Meridians, Restorative yoga and the nervous system, I have delved deeper into learning different meditation ‘techniques’, to experiencing sound healing and learning how to practice Reiki.
I want to pass on what I have learned to students, to offer a style of yoga teaching that not only teaches you how to do poses but also allows you to really experience the deep benefits of yoga on the mind and body.
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Hatha For Everybody
Laura, originally from Canada, has been a travelling yoga teacher for over seven years. Laura, her husband and two kids made the move to Singapore at the end of 2018. She is one of our regular relief teachers for the Saturday morning class.
Why am I a yogi?
A friend introduced me to Ashtanga yoga over 15 years ago. The focus and discipline needed for this practice drew me in. Over the years I have explored many styles of yoga but I fell in love with the freedom, dynamism and continuous movement of Vinyasa Flow. Approximately 10 years into my personal yoga practice I became a yoga teacher.
Laura’s approach to teaching is to simply be a source of direction and inspiration, allowing students to make this very individual practice, their own. She guides students through a fluid physical practice encouraging a playful sense of curiosity and exploration. Drawing from various styles, her classes are an energetic expression of yoga that emphasize clarity of alignment and a steady connection to the breath. She encourages her students to play with their edge, while providing a safe, encouraging, and nonjudgmental environment where each individual can work to their full potential.