Summer is really patient, and relates authentically to me and her students. I am so grateful to have met her while she was visiting Yoga in Common. After three weeks of Mysore practice under Summer's gentle guidance, I feel confident and strong. She also taught me many valuable ways to honour the integrity of the poses. This space + Summer made me fall in love with yoga all over again!
I really like Vaishali's class. Her sequences help loosen up my tensions and leave me feeling tranquil afterwards.
Had an awesome session with Vivian in this little light filled studio. It was exactly the right tempo and I was so grateful given it had been a long day. Would definitely come back!
I had a session on Monday morning with Cat and it was excellent. She adjusted quickly to my needs in just the right way, and I felt the positive impact the whole day.
Yoga in Common is the place where I discovered my inner love of yoga. With professional and gentle guidance from teachers, so many impossibles turned possible for me, in just a year of practice. My experience was empowering and I'm so happy I joined!
The incorporation of singing bowls and vocal sounds in the yoga practice was a beautiful experience. I am leaving class feeling more balanced and relaxed. Yoga with Sound is a great way to start a Saturday afternoon!
Thursday Yin Yoga has consistently been one of the highlights of my week since my first lesson with Desiree. Every lesson has been a fresh, gentle invitation to be as you are, on the mat. It's been a lovely, relaxing yet profound journey and one that I look forward to continue exploring.
Desiree - Yin Yoga and Women's Circle
Najiah has found yoga an amazing tool to keep sane in life when every day situations tend to throw her off balance and is very grateful for that. She enjoys moving with mindfulness and is always encouraged by finding a deeper connection with the body and mind in each practice. She’s thankful to have found the practice that is not just physically beneficial for the body but also makes her a better person. Najiah has studied Yoga above and beyond the 200 hours, having done Yoga Medicine with Tiffany Cruikshank, Balanced Body: Pilates Mat 1 & 2, Pilates Reformers 1 with The Movement Academy, Singapore.
Cat - Hatha and Kids’ Yoga
Cat started to practice yoga in Amsterdam over 10 years ago to calm her from the stresses of TV production. Cat then deepened her practice 7 years ago whilst pregnant in San Francisco which she found helped her so much during pregnancy and labour. On returning to the UK, Cat strengthened her practice in Jivamukti. At the end of 2016 Cat and her family jumped at the opportunity to move to Singapore. Cat completed her YTT with Dr. Venky’s Shivshakti Yoga Institute and her RCYS in Children’s Teacher Training. Cat’s foundations to her practice are Hatha and Yin with attention to the breath and alignment. Cat believes yoga is for everybody and hopes that everyone benefits from her classes. To become more in-tune with ourselves, the mind and the body, to be a better person and to be more aware of the wonderful world around us
Jasz - Yoga with Sound
Jasz has learnt about yoga and healing therapies in Singapore, India, Australia and other parts of the world. She believes that yoga is for the well-being of everyone and would love to share the practice with all by helping people to see the beauty and benefits of the practice. She invites all to explore this inner journey together. Jasz plays the singing bowls, the Chinese flute and other instruments for sound therapy, and incorporates the therapeutic qualities of sound in her signature “Yoga with Sound” class. Jasz is also a meditation teacher and facilitates healing workshops in partnership with the Ashati Institute, one of the world’s leading providers and creators of energy healing and ascension programmes.
Vanessa - Vinyasa Yoga and Yoga Nidra
Vanessa started on a her yoga journey with one goal in mind: to lose 15kgs. What started out to be a highly personal journey has led her to complete a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Vanessa is ever ready to open her heart to her students.
Free-spirited hippy surfer, Vanessa started her wandering life journey solo in the year 2000, hitchhiking & backpacking from the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, USA, Australia, to eventually find her way back home to Asia to India, China; and Southeast Asia including Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines.
During this time, Vanessa was trained under many lineages of yoga, including & not limited to Yoga Nidra & Ashtanga; including personally being trained by Adeline Tien in Level 1 Restorative yoga; by Trish Corley Baptiste-Certified Teacher in Baptiste Inspired Power Vinyasa; by Lisa Powers in Reiki Levels 1, 2 & Master Level; and with her most recent training in Phuket, Thailand with Baron Baptiste’s Level 1: Journey into Power with Baron himself.
With Vanessa’s life memories & stories experienced from all walks of life, from yogis & non-yogis, from communes to cities; all of whom has taught her to always stay grateful, humble & live in the moment. Vanessa is now ready to share her knowledge & wisdom at every class she teaches.
Derick - Kundalini Yoga and Meditation
During 2012, Derick begin his journey to seek soul fulfillment, happiness and love through various programs or lessons. He was brought to a Kundalini yoga class through a friend’s recommendation and after attending 3 classes, he knew he had found his very own Yoga. After regular practice of Meditation, Breathwork and Kundalini yoga over the last 3 years, he experienced a huge transformation in his life which calls him to become a Kundalini Yoga Teacher. He has completed his 200 hours teacher’s training in Rishikesh and is currently working to spread the awareness of Kundalini Yoga in hope to inspire more people to live a happier life. He believes deep within each and every one of us lies the highest truth of Love awaiting to be remembered and his current life purpose is to guide people back to that remembrance.
Felicia - Vinyasa Yoga
Angela - Ashtanga Yoga
Angela loves yoga, having taken her first class around 20 years ago and slowly developing a consistent practice. Her goal as a teacher is to share the love of yoga and encourage students to find their own practice, whether they are complete beginners or experienced practitioners. Angela practices ashtanga yoga and in addition to apprenticing with her teacher, has completed hatha trainings focusing on the ashtanga tradition at Centred Yoga in Koh Samui. She seeks to teach each student as an individual, getting to know them, and allowing yoga to work its magic in their lives.
Hwee - Hatha Yoga
Hwee first tried yoga in 2012 and fell in love with the low impact exercise because it was gentle on her injured lower back. Curious to know more about yoga beyond the asanas, she went to one of the oldest Yoga school in the world, G.S College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalydham in India in 2017. She obtained her Hatha teaching certification from both Kaivalydham and Quality Council of India (QCI) by the Indian Yoga Association. Hwee often incorporates meditation and pranayama into her practice and teaching as she believes in a holistic yoga practice. Hwee’s teaching style is gentle, kind and respectful. She also teaches in the Japanese language.
Robyn - Kundalini Yoga
Robyn (Preet Tera Kaur) is passionate about bringing the healing technologies of yoga to all, and believes that yoga is truly for every body! She teaches with an attitude of compassion, service and willingness to meet students wherever they are at while also challenging their preconceived limitations in order to uplift and elevate them. Robyn completed her 220-hour Level One Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training with Sada Sat Kaur at Lighthouse Yoga in Washington, DC (Yoga Alliance and KRI-certified), and has since taught classes in the United States and Bolivia.
Manale - Vinyasa
Now, she is navigating her career path towards a more holistic, loving and powerful one by teaching yoga.Drawing on her personal experiences as a lawyer, mum, expat, entrepreneur and cross-border business consultant, she empowers people to grow on and off the mat and invites them to find harmony and balance in all aspects of life.
She believes that life is not always about success and victories. It is about acknowledging our vulnerability, being ready to fall and fail, and to always grow. Students have described Manale as uplifting, optimistic, happy and inspiring!
Haryati - Ashtanga/Vinyasa
Ann - Ashtanga Yoga
Ann started yoga because she wanted to be flexible and strong. But she soon discovered that the intangible benefits of yoga far outweighed the physical changes. Although Ann still leads a fast-paced corporate life, she finds that yoga has given her the balance and clarity to cope. Ann has dedicated herself to Ashtanga since 2014 and has practised with pioneer Ashtanga teachers such as Sawaswathi Jois, Nancy Gilgoff and David Swenson.
Guiding students to find that seed of consciousness in their practice is her mission as a teacher. Ann has been described as friendly, caring and warm. And she welcomes anyone and everyone to her class.
Jules - Vinyasa Yoga
Julienne came across yoga as a young woman and has tried many different types of yoga over the years. A couple of years ago, Julienne experienced a collapse in her physical, emotional and mental health, and turned to yoga to help her through her toughest times. It was at this point that Julienne realised that yoga is more than just a physical practice, and includes the nourishment of the body, mind and heart.
Jeremy - power alignment/resting conversation®
Informed by yogic wisdom, psychology, anatomy and kinesiology, Jeremy’s classes emphasise an introspective, holistic experience that engages the mind, heart, body, and community through alignment principles. Focusing on two contemporary practices – Power & Alignment and Resting Conversation – Jeremy’s wish is for students to feel they had a “work in,” feeling empowered to soften their edges and open their hearts so that they can navigate every moment of their lives with an underlying sense of inner peace and joy.
Jeremy has trained directly and extensively with some of the most inspiring international teachers, including Jason Crandell, Bo Srey, Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota, Jillian Pransky and Judith Hanson Lasater, and continues to receive advanced training under their tutelage. His teaching is ever-evolving and reflects an amalgamation of the invaluable knowledge, tools and skills his mentors have gifted him.
Ryan - power alignment/resting conversation®
Fast forward some 5 years later, he has fallen in love with the practice, especially alignment-based ones, and even takes on a teaching role. Limited by his lack of flexibility, the self-professed “inflexible yogi” is constantly learning ways to find comfort and calmness as he moves. That is what he seeks to share with his students too – a mindful and safe practice that allows one to push their limits while finding comfort and peace.
Having had the privilege to learn from some of the most inspiring teachers, including Jason Crandell, Bo Srey and Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota, Ryan’s teaching is ever evolving. He has certainly benefitted from Yoga a lot, from increased flexibility, balance and strength to fighting his inner demons against anxiety and the lack of confidence. Therefore, his wish is for more people to know of and see the goodness in Yoga and realise that it need not be slow, boring and is certainly not created only for people who are incredibly flexible.