Faiz started practicing yoga as an undergraduate to help relieve lower back pain. Almost immediately, he realized the benefits of yoga were not just physical, but mental and emotional also. Eventually the joy derived from his practice became “too fulfilling”, and Faiz decided to leave his corporate job to become a full time yoga teacher in the hope of sharing that joy with others.
Faiz hopes students approach the practice as more than just a physical endeavor, using it as a grounding force geared towards holistic development instead – the aim of the practice should be to work the body, condition the mind, and nurture the spirit. Faiz believes that yoga trains a person to be happy, and that good alignment is key to unlocking the full potential of anyone’s practice. His classes are known for their crystalline instructions, intelligent sequencing, and feel-good vibes.
Yihan’s very first yoga class was a full length 90 minutes Bikram class taught by the inimitable San, which she took to complement her running regime. She remembered the sense of rejuvenation despite being a hot and sweaty mess. It spurred her on to do more yoga, eventually leading her to Lynn & Sumei, her wonderful teachers who showed her how the practice can be a life-changing experience.
A firm believer in setting the foundation in yoga, Yihan often asks of her students to not rush through their practice for the sake of collecting asanas. She encourages them to put in the work without attaching the value of their practice to their abilities. She hopes students are able to acquire a keen understanding of their own practice without draining themselves unnecessarily. Yoga should nourish and enliven their lives so it becomes a sustainable and lifelong practice.
Jessica first discovered the healing aspect of yoga in 2012 when she was living in the Middle East. While working in the aviation industry, she found that yoga played an important part in reducing the physical stress of hypermobility.
Through a regular yoga practice, Jessica began to realize the many benefits and aspects of yoga. It has helped her to find calmness and build strength within.
Having trained under Lynn and Sumei, Jessica’s class is very much alignment based. She believes yoga is for everyone and will benefit from a regular practice based on proper alignment. It will help to build towards an increased self-awareness while enjoying a personal self-discovery.
When Melanie left her corporate job in 2009, she went on a search to be one of those people who love what they do. Today, Melanie is living her dreams as a multiple SEA Games medallist in the sport of wakeboarding. Her mission in life is to master the mind and body; sharing what she learns with others.
Melanie’s yoga practice started in 2011 with Bikram Yoga and it turned out to be what she needed to complement wakeboarding – assisting with body awareness, improving flexibility and helping with recovery. In 2017, she went to India to complete her Diploma in Teacher Training at the highly acclaimed Yoga Vidya Gurukul.
Drawing inspiration from her experience as a Wakeboarding instructor and Lifestyle coach, Melanie loves to encourage her students to go beyond what they think they can do. Her intention is not to make you sweat but rather to help you stay present when physically challenged.
My interest for hot yoga started back in 2010. My sister returned from her first hot yoga class one night and was so excited about the results that she convinced me to join her the next day! It has been a non-stop breathtaking discovery of body and transformation of the mind ever since that first experience. Practicing hot yoga helps me strengthen not only my physique but also sharpens my awareness of weaknesses and how I can overcome them. It has become a daily routine now as I believe the body and mind need to be stretched everyday.
With the opportunity to guide a class now, I am happy to share my passion with other yoga enthusiasts to discover the teacher within themselves and explore their very own unique yoga journey. Teaching also helps me to develop my love for yoga from a different perspective.