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I began teaching by accident. After one of my fitness and conditioning classes at an MMA gym, I was asked to extend the class by an additional hour because the yoga teacher couldn’t make it. Being an avid yoga practitioner and seeing how fatigued the athletes were, I opted to run the yoga class himself.
The class was so successful that eventually I took over and also obtained a corporate yoga gig because of it. I soon began an even more dedicated practice and undertook my Yoga Teacher Training course (RYT200) with Manasa School of Yoga in SS2, Petaling Jaya, where my physical practice went to greater depths with the rich philosophy taught.
I enjoy all styles of yoga, while my training incorporated most traditional schools, including Sivananda, Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa. I also have helped in yoga therapy classes for stroke and Parkinson’s victims, and am currently teaching yoga for the blind.
Currently, I work as a freelance yoga teacher and personal trainer. While deeply valuing yoga's philosophy, I try to approach teaching with a sense of fun and humour.
With a keen interest in sports, I have focussed on yoga for athletes. Certified as a personal trainer certified by the American Council on Exercise, I am also now Malaysia's first licensed Broga® Yoga instructor.
I offer yoga small group sessions and also one-to-one teaching, ranging from energetic Ashtanga or Power Yoga sessions, to quiet and restorative yoga sessions. As mentioned, I also work on sports-specific yoga sessions as well, such as runners' or golfers' yoga.
For more info, go to my professional links:
Yoga Alliance - http://www.yogaalliance.org/TeacherPublicProfile?tid=91167
ACE Fitness - http://www.acefitness.org/acefit/trainer_profile.aspx?acecp=dzvz7vx
In terms of yoga, I have trained the young pro golfers at PGM Academy, yoga for golfers. I also have partnered with Malaysian Women's Marathon to provide yoga for runners preview at their event in 2014. Running Malaysia magazine also features my column on Yoga For Runners in 2014 (and also proposed to move into 2015). In addition, I conducted a pretty successful workshop on Yoga for Runners in early 2015, in collaboration with FISAF International Malaysia.
I am also now Malaysia's first licensed Broga® Yoga instructor.