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!
I really like Vaishali's class. Her sequences help loosen up my tensions and leave me feeling tranquil afterwards.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Vivian - Ashtanga Yoga
Vivian is the founder of Yoga in Common. She has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 2005 and teaching since 2007. Vivian feels blessed to have been able to practice as a student of Paramaguru Sharath Jois in Mysore, India in 2007, 2014 and 2016, Denmark and Stockholm in 2017, and Bangkok in 2018. Vivian believes that over time, through a dedicated practice and by staying present with where one is, a positive change happens physically as one gains greater body-awareness. The focus and intention within a practice have the potential to create a deep state of contentment, relaxation and peace. Vivian believes in guiding and supporting her students in their own personal experience of yoga.
Vaishali has been practicing yoga regularly since her teens and completed her 250-hour YTT in 2011. She started teaching Hatha Yoga and meditation while at university in Europe, before returning to Singapore in 2015. In the same year, she began training in Somatic Meditation with Dharma Ocean and now regularly includes these teachings and bodywork in her yoga classes. In 2016, she co-founded The Still Space, a small community of practitioners dedicated to bringing spiritual wisdom into everyday life. You can find out more about it and her here. For Vaishali, yoga is a journey that leads to deeper and deeper understandings of herself and shows her how to live in the world with more gentleness, authenticity, and courage. Her classes integrate somatics, meditation, breathwork and yoga asana, inviting you to explore the body as the ground of your deeper being.
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.
Desiree - Yin Yoga and Women's Circle
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
Michelle - Vinyasa Yoga and Stretch
Michelle began her yoga journey as a way to get back into shape after childbirth. What started out as a hobby becomes a life-long passion. Her key motivation is to share her knowledge and love of yoga with others so that they can undertake their own yoga journey.
Michelle was trained by Dr Ram (Sri Ramananda Yoga Ashram) in 2015 and she went on to learn from other esteemed teachers in Yoga Methodology; Myofascial Trigger Point and Sports massage; Yin Mindfulness for Yoga, as well as pre and post-natal yoga. Michelle has qualifications in Early Children Care and Education and is experienced in “mummy and baby” yoga as well children’s and teens’ yoga. Her teaching repertoire is varied – from advanced hatha to gentle vinyasa. She is equally comfortable teaching the very young to the older students; from those starting out in yoga to advanced yogis. Students have described Michelle’s classes as calming, with succinct cues and clear demonstrations.
A personal passion project of Michelle is Akash Yoga – it’s an ongoing venture set up by Michelle and her friends to provide young yoga teaching graduates teaching experience in a group environment.
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
Free-spirited Vanessa started her wandering life journey solo at age 15 in Europe traveling across continents to the Americas, Australia & Asia. As luck would have it, this life journey led Vanessa back home 17 years later to Singapore where she completed her 200hr YTT with Trish Corley – a Baptiste certified teacher & a passing yogi who used to teach classes at YIC too! With Vanessa’s memories full of life 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 & enjoy being in the moment. Vanessa is now ready to share her knowledge & wisdom, while continuing to learn in return with & from every student that she crosses paths with. Through yoga, Vanessa has learnt to balance her mind, body & soul while living in the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle as an accountant. Vanessa’s classes focuses on empowering the Body through powerful asana, while guiding the Mind through meditation, to eventually lead one’s union with the Soul & universe.
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.
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.
Vicky - Ashtanga Yoga
Vicky began her journey with Ashtanga Yoga in 2005 in Sydney, Australia, having come across a local Yoga School dedicated to this style of yoga, run by now Authorised Teacher Dan Fanthorpe. Something about this practice spoke to her and from the first class she was hooked. So began a regular asana practice and the start of a continuing and ever deepening and unfolding relationship with the practice.
In 2008 Vicky met and began practicing with Eileen Hall, Certified Teacher. The connection to the practice deepened and so did the pull to self enquiry, which led to an overseas trip and the first visit to Mysore in 2009.
Since then Vicky has travelled to Mysore on three more occasions and also spent time practicing with other teachers : Rolf Naujokat, Kirsten Berg & Mitchell Gold, Mark Robberds and Paul Dallaghan. In 2013 Vicky obtained her 200 hr TTC at the Samahita Retreat Centre in Thailand, under the instruction of Paul.
Vicky started assisting Eileen in 2011 and since 2013 has travelled and taught Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga, as well as continuing to focus on her own journey, both on and off the mat.
As a teacher and guide, Vicky is interested in sharing with students her journey and the magic we can tap into when we apply the practice to our daily life.