Because of my father's work, my family and I were on the move about once every three, four years. I grew up in Singapore since I was 10, and moved to Shanghai, China when I was 18. After two years in Shanghai, I moved to Vancouver, Canada to start my undergrad degree in Kinesiology at UBC. During my stay in Vancouver I trained in Zuddha Yoga with Waylon and Shihoko, to whom I am very grateful for sharing a peaceful lifestyle. I am now based in Tokyo, teaching Zuddha yoga classes and finding ways to incorporate more nature, art and love into life whilst in this crazy, hectic, fascinating city.
In Japanese, the word “arigato” (‘thanks’ in English) derives from the word “arigatai”, which means ‘hardly possible’. Gratitude comes from knowing that achievement or even sustenance is hardly possible without the help and support of one another in this beautiful, wild, intricately intertwined universe.
Wishing you all the best for this year..
Thank You for being You.
Last year was so tough, I could not have done it,
or all the years before without you,
near or far, directly or indirectly,
you are supporting me, and everybody around you.
So thank you, so, so much.
Here’s a little snippet of the Zuddha Yoga online class produced and edited by Yogalog! You can now watch nervous me! But also try these movements, they feel really nice and juicy for the shoulders. A favourite warm-up flow that my mentor Waylon has shared with all of us.
Today i was part of a charity event by Lululemon and we did 108 sun salutations! 108 is believed to be a powerful number in Eastern philosophies, as in Buddhism we are believed to have 108 egos in our minds. 108 sun salutations ought to purify us both physically and mentally!
Donation from the participants all go to the NGO Challenged Yoga, who provide yoga classes for the visually impaired and challenged. The founder, Chise, led the last few sun salutations with us blindfolded and her gentle voice really touched my heart.
I love that yoga provides us with opportunities to be good and happy. Through practice of yoga we cultuvate the strength to choose to feel good, think good and do good. Thank you so much for coming today.
🙌 Wednesday Oct. 19 PM7:30-8:30
Harajuku we flow hard! Monthly community yoga class “Ultra Super Flow“, courtesy of Ultra Super New and playlist by Yukibeb (Soulection)! Only 1 spot left in this complimentary class so if you’re keen please get in touch ASAP.
👏🎶✨😄 Saturday Oct. 22 PM6:30-9:00Zuddha Yoga meets Kaori Makino
My teachers Waylon and Shihoko are back in Tokyo, and we are holding a workshop at OJAS in collaboration with Kaori Makino sensei and Kirtan (singing and dancing!) afterwards. All proceeds go to non-profit organization Yoga Gives Back.
💥💥💥💥⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ Sunday Oct. 23 PM6:00-8:30Men’s Yoga Zuddha style by Waylon I recommend all my brothers out there to try this! You will come out feeling strong, flexible, balanced, inspired, and open minded and open hearted.
You learn so much about grounding and letting go of egos. You learn to use your core and ground your feet so you don’t fall off the board. You also learn that falling is not a bad thing.. You just get a little bit wet, so what! You can always come back on and stand on your feet again. You learn the balance of grounding and letting go of attachments to the idea of failure.