Anri was born in a snowy town in Hokkaido, Japan. She moved to the UK to study dance which eventually led her to a professional dancing career in Hong Kong, where she first encountered yoga in 2004. The practice healed her long-term injuries from dancing as well as nourishing her spirit after years of a stressful performing life. Yoga has taught her to cherish every moment and to see the beauty in every situation. In class, Anri hopes to create a nurturing environment where every practitioner can gain some inner wisdom they can take home with.
Arvind started his yoga journey at the age of 5, gaining insight and experience through contact with great yogis, saint and sages. Teaching since 2000, Arvind’s aim is to help students reach their individual potential. While focused on physical body alignment and correct of postures, he is also committed to helping students achieve physiological and psychological health through the science of asana and pranayama. Under his guidance students have achieved strength, stamina, flexibility, and weight loss, as well as relief from physical and mental stress, joint pain, arthritis and lung-related disorders. Arvind believes that practising asana is only the starting point of one’s yoga life, leading to other aspects of yoga as path to self-actualisation.
Charalene Lee is an experienced yoga teacher specialising in Ashtanga, Restorative and Meditation practice based in UK. Trained by renowned teachers including Kino MacGregor, Tim Feldman, David Swenson and David Williams, Charalene is keen to share their expert knowledge and wisdom with her students and help them understand and appreciate that Yoga is about so much more than the pose. Her classes are inspiring and accessible to all, beginners and more advanced students alike. You will always leave her class feeling uplifted and more energised than when you began!
In the journey of practicing yoga, Calvin has overcome physical and emotional issues. He has become more aware of his breathing, which has helped him to understand himself better, and now applies to his daily life. Calvin will modify his class according to students’ needs, incorporating posture alignment, meditation, pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Myofascial release. His class is playful and laidback, and he loves to share his own experience with everyone, with a message that yoga is for all.
Dilip was born into a family of yogic culture – Ayurveda, and Martial Arts in Kerala, India. He started his training in yoga at a young age which helped him with his concentrations as a young boy, and also later in life yoga healed his multiple injuries, which to this day he feels blessed to have learnt the healing practice of yoga. Dilip holds Master’s Degrees in Yoga Therapy and has worked as a therapist in medical centers in India. His loves to share his experience and knowledge in a fun, and friendly environment with his students and his friends.
Flora is a yoga enthusiast. She also loves a variety of outdoor activities as the great of nature grants her bundles of energy and happiness. Flora dedicates herself in regular yoga practice for the past years. Wishing to deepen her own knowledge, Flora has completed several teacher trainings and inspired by repeat visits to India. Flora focuses on alignment of asanas and cultivation of inner awareness. She believes that attention to the body and observation of the breath in yoga practice help to bring mindfulness into our daily life. She enjoys inspiring others to improve wellness and commits to a healthy lifestyle.
Since experiencing the uplifted sensation after her first yoga class, there was no turning back for Joanna’s Yoga Journey. Yoga has transformed her physically and mentally and continues to help her find balance and inner peace even when she is challenged off the mat. After completing her 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course she has also studied 95 Hours Children’s Yoga Training as well as currently studying Ayurveda in hope to offer holistic approach that can nourish body, mind and soul. Joanna encourages her students to come with an open heart, breathe and honor the power within themselves.
KP started his yoga journey at the age of 13 attending yoga classes in school and participating in yoga competitions in India, which led him to further his studIes, attaining a Masters Degree of Science of Yoga and Meditation. Through teaching yoga he wants to share the knowledge that he has accumulated from over 15 years he’s been teaching, helping people improve their health and finding innerpeace.
Louis is a yoga and a fitness instructor with strong emphasis on core training. Forever student, since completing his first 200-Hours Teacher Training in 2015, he has further trained himself in Yin, Aerial, and Dharma Yoga Wheel as well as qualified as a BASI Pilates and TRX instructor. His class is always uplifting and his instructions are clear and easy to follow.
Michelle embarked on her yoga journey in 2009 after a series of lower back and neck injuries. She was surprised and fascinated to discover that the simplest of yoga postures could free her from the stiffness and pain suffered from her injuries. In the pursuit of staying fit, pain-free and healthy, Michelle started a consistent practice. Through her teachers, she discovered that beyond mere physical exercise, Yoga is a way of mindful living. Michelle started teaching in 2018 after completing a 200 Hour Baptiste-Inspired Power Vinyasa-Style Yoga Teacher training and a 200 Hour Alignment based Vinyasa Yoga teacher training under her mentors - Tryphena Chia, Patrick Creelman and Rinat Perlman from PURE Hong Kong, a Yoga Alliance Registry Registered Yoga school. Michelle's classes are energetic and challenging, regardless of physical ability. She focuses on empowering her students to safely explore poses that challenge their limits by providing detailed alignment to create a strong, yet safe practice to suit her students’ requirements.
Born and raised in Taiwan, Rachel moved to Hong Kong in 2011. Her first experience with yoga was during university but found it boring and painful. After a brief hiatus, she decided to give yoga another shot. This was triggered by suffering from lower back pain for long periods in her younger years of being an avid skier. In 2017, Rachel mustered her courage and determination to complete the 200-hour teacher training with Patrick Creelman and Rinat Perlman. It was during this experience when Rachel found her calling in life – to become a lifelong practitioner and student of yoga, and to spread her passion and knowledge of yoga to others. Rachel’s overall teaching philosophy is for students to grow in their own practice and become as passionate about yoga as she is.
Being a magazine editor, Sally lives in a super fast-paced material world. Only when stepping back onto the yoga mat, she re-anchors her body toheart, and keeps her awareness to the internal wisdom(in-sight) instead of the illusional outside world. Sally has a deep passion on Ashtanga Yoga, from which she learns the beauty of connecting breath to movement. The more she practise, the more she understands and want to share. Sally loves inviting her students to breathe and enjoy the class, to experience the union of mind and body, and to explore the wonderful inner world. Sally is a lululemon ambassador.
In her former life Tryphena worked in the highly stressful hotel industry in New York, which brought anxiety and stress related health issues. In 2006 she went to her first yoga class and fell in love. Now she is one of handful of a few 500hr certified Baptiste teacher in Asia. Over the years her practice has shifted from being asana based to more holistic and complete practice, incorporating chanting, pranayama, philosophy and meditation into her classes. “It is our way of living that the spirit of yoga truly comes life.”
Veronique started her spiritual and yoga journey in 2000 when she was still in fashion design and retail management business. Her first teacher Sravaniya Dipecoraro, greatly inspired her with Iyengar-style yoga, as well as Bhakti yoga practice, has planted the seed for Veronique to thrive and journey on this spiritual path for life. Veronique completed her ‘Foundation’ and ‘Intermediate’ levels of teacher training certified by Sravaniya at the International Yoga Institute between 2004-2005 and became a full-time yoga teacher since then. Her experience with genetic scoliosis since childhood and being an ovarian cancer survivor has had tremendous impact on her dedication to deepening her studies and practice with an emphasis on alignment, therapeutics and recovery for those who need special care. In recent years, Veronique has been integrating her practice and teachings by infusing the technique of Functional Movement, Active Mobility and Katonah yoga to alchemise and maximise the greatest healing power of YOGA!