I admit, I was one of those who used to say, “Oh, yoga is boring!” However, things changed after I took my first vinyasa yoga class in Yangon in 2014…. What started out only as an alternative way to stretch for pole dancing became a love affair. I started picking up a more regular practice in 2016. I love how I always felt a strong sense of peace and joyfulness after each practice. Yoga taught me endurance, and I grew stronger physically and mentally.
After moving back to Singapore in June 2016, I decided to take up a yoga training course. I completed my 200-hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance certified) with OhmSantih Yoga School (Singapore) in August 2016 under the strong guidance of Teacher War War Lwin Tun.
My initial intention in taking up the course was just to better understand yoga in totality, and in a holistic way. However, I was inspired to teach yoga after hearing, seeing and experiencing the benefits of yoga during my course. I want people know that yoga is not just an exercise, or knowing how to do jaw-dropping poses. Yoga is not just about postures (asanas); there is so much more to it. I believe yoga is for everyone, and we can always work around to make yoga accessible to all.
My teaching style focuses on getting the basics and physical alignment right, and also building inner awareness, as I believe they form the foundations for a strong and safe practice. I also love to joke around during classes, and laugh with my students, to create a non-judgemental environment for people to learn from one another. It’s OK if you can’t touch your toes, or do that backbend or headstand, because someday you’ll get there. I also particularly enjoy working with kids as they somehow always manage to teach me something which adults have forgotten about – being mindful and being contented with what you have. My yoga practice is not just restricted to asanas. I enjoy pranayama and meditation a lot as they have helped me to stay grounded and be more mindful in my yoga journey. I hope to inspire more people to incorporate yoga as a part of their lives, and that they find joy and peace when they practise yoga. Come join me for yoga! 🙂