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.
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 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.
I really like Vaishali's class. Her sequences help loosen up my tensions and leave me feeling tranquil afterwards.
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!
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!
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.
Derick - Kundalini 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 - Somatics and movement
Hwee - Reiki, healing, meditation
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.
Haryati - Ashtanga/Vinyasa
Ann - Ashtanga
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 Sharath and Saraswathi Jois, Nancy Gilgoff and David Swenson. She has studied pranayama with Gregor Maehle and is also certified FRC® Mobility Specialist (FRCms) under the Functional Range Conditioning system.
Guiding students to find that seed of consciousness in their practice is her mission as a teacher. Ann is committed to journeying with her students regardless of their background and welcomes anyone and everyone to her class.
Joyce - Ashtanga
Maya - Hatha
Maya is deeply passionate about helping others discover and harness the mind-body-heart connection through yoga. She believes that the power of yoga extends far beyond the mat. To her, yoga is ultimately about cultivating a greater sense of self-awareness and self-acceptance, which in turn translates into more purposeful living and more meaningful relationships. Maya seeks to empower students to better understand and respect their unique bodies, so that they can build a practice that feels personal and nourishing to them. In her classes, she emphasises finding a balance between effort and ease by including fun and challenging poses, as well as deep relaxation. You can always expect to feel welcome and encouraged by her warm and compassionate disposition!
Mae - Sound healing
Mae’s spiritual journey started 11 years ago when she attended Hindu philosophy classes at the Chinmaya Seva Ashram in Hong Kong. Determined to enter her first class with an open heart, Mae was inspired to study further and immersed herself in yoga, sound bowl therapy and feng shui certifications. Discovering a powerful connection to her intuition, Mae combined this new-found knowledge with her creative, architectural design and musical background, developing her MIND-BODY-SPACE method, with a mission to help people find their own paths towards joy, happiness and balance in their lives. In collaboration with YIC, Mae has created the TU-LA wellness series, incorporating yoga, sound bowl therapy, healing crystals and meditation.
Fiona - Energy healing
Fiona found her Yoga Teaching journey in 2016 which opened up her path to deep spiritual transformation. To heal herself from her personal life struggles, she studied Akashic Records and unexpectedly became a professional Channeler. She continues to deepen her energy work and became a Reiki Master to help those who cross her path. In 2019, she moved to Bali as she seeks freedom in living with nature. During her journey in Bali, she had a deep calling to practice Shamanism through sound. She was called back home to Singapore to be with her beloved family during this Covid period. Her heart is deeply inspired to open up the path to spirituality and changing people’s lives for the better.
Combining all the modalities she practices into her teachings, she channels her knowledge of Universal Healing Energy to support you in gaining self-awareness, connecting to the heart, grounding self and bring balance to your body and spirit. Fiona believes that everyone is a healer within.
Cheryl - Holistic modalities
Cheryl is a teacher-trainer, founder of YogaBellies® and the Birth ROCKS Method. She is a spirited yogi, guide and teacher, and is a Glaswegian mum who now calls Singapore home. Over the past 20 years, Cheryl has devoted her training to female-centric holistic modalities including yoga; tantra; hypnosis; somatic movement; naturopathy; massage; meditation and so much more. She is passionate about introducing all women to yoga and showing them the difference that yoga can profoundly make – on and off the yoga mat.
Cheryl’s brainchild YogaBellies® is a whole-life approach to wellness for women: Yoga practices, breathing techniques, mindfulness, shadow work, self-improvement and nutrition. Chery’s philosophy is simple but profound, “Helping women to love themselves and live their best life is my soul purpose.”
Winson - Yin
Winson’s journey to Yin was a natural and timely progression. After a lifetime devoted to intense physical sport, dance and exercise in her home country of Australia and then in England as a sports coach, Winson was introduced to Yoga. Soon after beginning her practice she began to experience the nourishing and calming benefits to both her body and mind.
She went on to study Breathwork and train as a Yin teacher and whilst in Singapore, continues to embrace the many learning opportunities available, which broaden her skills and knowledge.
Winson’s love of dance continues here in Singapore, in the form of Flamenco, which she began studying ever since living in Spain. Through her own practice of dance and yoga, she understands the importance of providing a safe and welcoming space to participants. Having worked in education for many years, Winson is able to nurture each individual’s journey, through her patient, and accommodating approach. She believes everyone can benefit from this grounding practice of stillness, breathwork and gentle alignment, regardless of where each is on their journey of wellbeing.