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...
I really like Vaishali's class. Her sequences helps loosen up my tensions and leaves me feeling tranquil afterwards.
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 - Vinyasa 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
Summer Dien is an internationally known yoga teacher, specializing in pranayama and ashtanga. Summer has had a dedicated and sincere sadhana since 2010 and been teaching since 2011. Summer completed her foundational training in 2013 with Paul Dallaghan at Centered Yoga. She worked at Samahita Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand for two years, where she taught pranayama, mysore/ashtanga, restorative, and guided meditation. Summer continues to study extensively with her teachers Sri OP Tiwariji and Paul Dallaghan in the areas of pranayama and asana, and has over 1100 hours of advanced yoga education. She is trained in the classical pranayama practices of the Khaivalyadham lineage and in the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa system. Summer is committed to the path of yoga and dedicates her life fully to supporting and uplifting others by passing on the ancient yogic practices of asana and pranayama. Within the past couple years, she has taught classes, given workshops and retreats in Bali, Singapore, Maldives, Thailand, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Morocco, Costa Rica, and Belgium.
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
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.