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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
I really like Vaishali's class. Her sequences help loosen up my tensions and leave me feeling tranquil afterwards.
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 Yin 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Jeremy Lim - Power & Alignment®/Resting Conversation®
Jeremy is a yoga teacher, mental well-being practitioner, and a devoted student of life. An advocate for refining the art of living, he is deeply passionate about health, healing, and happiness.
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 Ong - Power & Alignment®/Resting Conversation®
Like many people, Ryan used to think that Yoga was slow, boring and only meant for people who are incredibly flexible. He resisted trying it but after a few complimentary corporate classes held in his office, he was intrigued.
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.