Brandon Chong is a strong believer in helping students build a solid yoga foundation, Brandon enjoys incorporating movement alongside alignment in asanas, guiding students in their personal growth with Yoga and having a good relationships with themselves. Brandon aspires to help students balance both their minds and bodies in their practice of Yoga and challenging them in a safe environment to show them what their bodies can achieve, no matter what their fitness backgrounds are, and to allow them to better understand their bodies.
Mark is an exuberant individual who has dedicated his life to a passion for teaching. Driven by this aspiration, he is a qualified Bachelor degree holder in Early Childhood Education and has been a preschool teacher for the past 5 years. He is deeply inspired by the performative arts and they form the source of his vibrant energy and enthusiasm. Mark keeps an active practice in Hatha, Ashtanga, Purna Yoga and specializes in Backbend Yoga, inversion classes and Yoga Opening Classes. Having gone through a 200 Hours Teacher Training Course in India, Mark made the choice to become a full-time vegetarian and offers great vegetarian tips on having a fulfilling and balanced lifestyle.
Jiamin was diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis on her L4, L5 which caused her so much pain and inconvenience. It was through yoga that she managed to heal and ever since she’s been hooked onto it. It is her love for the practice as well as the sense of satisfaction of knowing that through yoga, she can make a difference in someone else’s life that spurs her on each day. Her classes are dynamic and fun, but she never fails to remind her students to honour the body and know when to give the body a break. She personally believes in putting the ego aside, in both yoga and life.
Derris started yoga in Shanghai in 2005 with the intention of relieving ailments in his lower back; he got more than that from his first class, which was an Ashtanga class. 90 minutes and buckets of sweat later, Derris was hooked, and he started on his yoga journey. With a passion for teaching and a desire to deepen his practice, Derris completed the 200-hr yoga teacher training (RYT 200) at YogaLimbs in Hong Kong in 2011. In 2016 Derris finally listened to his heart and left his corporate world of 21 years to teach yoga full time. Emphasising awareness of the body and mind through alignment, imagery, and the breath, Derris’ classes are energising and challenging, and also fun and playful. Through his classes, he aspires to faciliate his students’ yoga journeys to self discovery and positive change.
Jeremy embarked on his journey with yoga in 2014. What began as an activity to help him break away from a physically inactive lifestyle soon evolved into a journey of constant self-discovery, one that opens the mind and challenges the body. Intrigued by the different teaching styles he came across, and with an ever inquisitive mind, he enrolled himself into a 200-hour yoga teacher training course to deepen his knowledge and practice. Jeremy continues to learn from different teachers and keeps himself updated by attending workshops and trainings. He enjoys alignment-based as well as dynamic flow classes.
Terence started yoga in 2014 as a breather from his hectic corporate job. In just the first few studio sessions, he began experiencing powerful transformations in the mind and body. Through a dedicated practice, Terence felt tremendous improvement in his posture and muscles. Inspired by incredible teachers he met along the way, he deepened his practice and knowledge in a 200-hour Hatha/Ashtanga teacher training course. Terence aspires to guide students in their yoga journey through hands-on alignment, and breathing cues to gain awareness of both the physical and mental body. His teaching style is composed, patient and sometimes, playful. Terence often reminds students to exercise patience, celebrate every little success and ultimately hopes for more men to take on yoga. Off the mat, he is a travel junkie who delights fanatically in capturing beautiful moments with a small range of camera gears.
Not only is he a passionate dancer and an ex-dragon boater, Andee is also a model who has represented Singapore on international platforms. Fitness is a big part of his life. He has been dancing since the age of 10 and teaching for the past 8 years, in dance studios, gyms, corporate settings and overseas workshops. He’s someone who walks the talk and believes in living well and healthy, even when it comes to his diet. Andee strives for the best in whatever he does, and he hopes to be able to inspire and influence the people around him to achieve better things in life too.
Hansel first started yoga in 2013 as a remedy to his persistent back pains. He found that the poses in yoga proved challenging however the satisfaction from “unlocking” each pose was highly rewarding. An additional benefit from his yoga practice was the alleviation of his sinus symptoms through breathing techniques. It was not till 2 years into his practice did he notice the relaxation and mental benefits of yoga which balanced his hectic daily life. Hansel’s classes reflect his journey; a flow that is intense yet fun and finishes off with complete relaxation.
Leonard started dancing at the age of 6 and forged an instant connection with movement. Driven by this passion, he began as a competitive Latin dancer and studied dance for 6 years. He started teaching dance at the age of 15, and concurrently became a certified personal trainer. This knowledge in movement serves as the foundation of his teaching. Most recently completing his Acro certification, Leonard understands that everyone has a different style of learning. With his witty and rambunctious style, he facilitates classes in a fashion that allows exploration with trust, connection and safety for all levels of experience.
The synergy between a deeper awareness physically and mentally towards life and art is the driving force of his practice. He wishes to impart that upon his students as they embark on their journey.
Cheryl’s love for tricks led her to performance fitness such as cheerleading, pole dancing and calisthenics. In the course of her training, she collected injuries that limited her physically. She then turned to yoga for recuperation.
Cheryl is all about providing solid guidance in alignment and challenges that enable students to take charge of the intensity of their training. She believes that this will help practitioners strengthen their practice at a pace that’s befitting for their bodies.
She is also an arm balance junkie and inversion addict, so she’s always excited to help people find flight on the mats.
Marilyn initially started doing yoga as a way to keep fit. It was only after she took a teaching course that it became a passion. During her teacher training, she discovered yoga was more than just exercise; it touched her heart and mind as well. Having witnessed how yoga transforms lives, teaching became her way of giving back to the society. Marilyn’s classes are spontaneous, with emphasis on a safe and mindful practice, and lots of laughter!
Jensen started practicing yoga since 2007. He is a passionate yoga practitioner who firmly believes that yoga is not performance-based, but a means to listen, connect and dialogue with our body. To him, the yoga mat allows him to turn his awareness inward to confront his ego and fear. He sees yoga as a way of being present in everyday life and bestowing a renewed attitude towards life.
Jensen is a 200-hours Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. He has also completed a 50-hours Mindfulness Yin Yoga teacher training with Chris Su. He continues to learn from various teachers such Jason Crandall, Simon Park, Ross Rayburn, among others.
YiJie’s sanctuary is the yoga studio where people meet to breathe, move and attempt new asanas together.Yoga has been an essential part of YiJie’s life for 10 years and her practice has helped her grow healthier, reduce stress, detach from everyday chaos and become more centred.
With affinity towards dynamic and energetic flows, YiJie is also very detailed and conscientious about proper alignment and adjustments when it comes to asanas. She continues to learn and practice from her beloved teachers and desires to share the loving wisdom they have shared with her with you too.
Off the mat, YiJie is a corporate executive, geek, avid traveller and impulsive shopper. She loves coffee, ice-cream and dark chocolate; comedies and fiction movies. In her classes, YiJie combines playfulness with mindfulness nurture your body, mind and soul. She hopes that you step off the mat feeling balanced – physically, mentally and emotionally!