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MELIANI TJHANG

I came to yoga without any intention. One of my friends invited me attend a yoga class. It wasn’t love at the first sight because I gave up halfway through the class. But I had a very good sleep after that. For someone who had insomnia, I was amazed with how my body felt after attending only half the session. Since then I kept going back to Yoga Class. Slowly but surely, Yoga helped me to balance my life.


More than physical, Yoga improves my spirituality. It grounds me. It centers me. It reminds me that I am enough and it makes me the best possible version of me that I can be.


I teach yoga because it allows me to share with others the joy of what my practice has brought me.




@MelianiTjhang

DENISE LEONG
Lava Yoga Singapore Hot Yoga Instructor

I attended a one-week trial with my friend, not knowing what yoga is all about. I found that I was quite flexible and always enjoyed my time on the mat after work. Knowing that I’m quite good with my practice led me to take up my yoga teacher training. However, new beginnings can be tough and one’s own practice and teachings are totally different, my love for yoga spurred me on to be able to share its benefits.


I have learnt to let go, and quieten my mind (dhrana- collection or concentration of the mind), even though at times it is still a struggle as being quite the perfectionist, having the need to do things in a certain way. Yoga keeps me sane. Especially now that I’m a mother of one, many things won’t go as planned can be overwhelming.


Although I am not perfect, yoga taught me gratitude, I am thankful for where and what I am today.




@Deenees

KANAKO SHIBANO

I started my yoga journey 5 years ago. My first class was at Lava Yoga Japan. I went with a friend who was depressed, as I heard that yoga is good for treatment of depression. I have never felt so good in my life after attending the class. I feel in love with the art.


I started to view things differently since I practiced yoga. I can be myself. I have also stopped comparing myself with others. I believe that yoga is not only about poses. Yoga is like life. We need a balance and when to hold on and when to let go.


Yoga reminds me of what I want.




@canaco729

SEE YEONG

I started practising yoga out of curiosity, and then my yoga journey continued from there.


I never thought about becoming yoga instructor at first, but after asking my friends who went to India to practise yoga, I decided to take this journey and end up becoming a yoga instructor to help others learn yoga. I hope I can share my yoga experience with others so that they practise yoga happily, most importantly enjoy, have fun with their yoga journey and smile :)


Yoga taught me to practise honesty (eg: speak honestly with good intention), and also non-aversion (eg: don't stop practicing when encounter difficult poses). These values doesn’t only apply on the mat, but also off the mat, keeping a constant reminder in our everyday life.


With yoga I am able to sleep better, feel energised, relaxed and be happy :)




@c_yeong_yoga

EMILY NG

I first stepped into my yoga class in 2008 on a quest to lose weight. I started my yoga journey with hot yoga practice and has been practicing it ever since. Through yoga, I love how it helps me to improve my health, increased my inner awareness with body and mind.


After years of practicing, what started as a pursuit for health became to evolve into something much deeper. I attended my first vinyasa teacher training in 2014, ready to share my love to yoga with others.


I hope yoga will benefit the lives of others as much as it has helped me.




@Emilyngsc

ZILING
Lava Yoga Singapore Hot Yoga Instructor

I have always been a sporty person in the sense that I have always been active in some type of sport since I was a child – from track and field in primary school, to basketball in secondary school, to hip hop dance club in my polytechnic days, to running marathons and weight lifting in my twenties. Also, I have always wanted to be healthy and feel good about my body but I only knew one way to ‘get in shape’, and that was to run myself to exhaustion.


Yoga involves so much more than just asana – it is an entire way of living mindfully. I have learned to let go and give up striving for perfection in asana, and this makes me look forward to my time on the mat that much more.


Eventually, I realised that yoga also helps me to see the truth in my own heart, to be more aware, and to live in the present moment.



@huangziling

COLLEEN TAN
Lava Yoga Singapore Hot Yoga Instructor

I was a former dancer and was also dance instructor. I have been dancing since 1995 and practicing yoga since 2014. I am a minimalist and an artistically inclined person, who likes to keep things simple and comfortable.


Yoga is a great complement to dance. Teaching yoga allows me to share and connect to people, which I love!


Yoga has relieved me of back pain and injuries. I've learnt through yoga to always stay grounded and always be on a continuous learning journey (Jnana Yoga).


Yoga has taught me to stay real to who I am.




@qiao.colleenyoga