Anri began her yoga journey while performing with the Hong Kong Ballet to help her manage her stress from a competitive, performing world. Yoga has healed multiple long-term injuries from dancing, and yoga soon became a much more significant part of her life. Since taking her first Teacher Training with Patrick Creelman in 2007, she has taught 13 years at Pure Yoga and eventually left a big classroom to focus more on the small and personalised teaching she shares today. She has been hugely influenced by her teachers, Stephen Thomas, Peter Clifford, and Maria Kirsten, who have taught her the importance of observing individual bodies and offering optimum options, which is her prime focus in her classroom. She is a certified pre-and postnatal teacher and a master trainer of Yoga Bou Association Japan. She continues to study closely with her teachers, such as Kyoko Jasper and Jill Miller of Tune Up Fitness, for the most updated and effective practice for all bodies.
Arvind started his yoga journey at 5, gaining insight and experience through contact with great yogis, saints and sages. Since 2000, Arvind has aimed to help students reach their potential. While focused on physical body alignment and correct postures, he is also committed to assisting students in achieving 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 practising asana is only the starting point of one’s yoga life, leading to other aspects of yoga as a path to self-actualisation.
Charalene is an experienced yoga teacher in the UK specialising in Ashtanga, Restorative and Meditation practice. Trained by renowned teachers, including Kino MacGregor, Tim Feldman, David Swenson, and David Williams, Charalene is keen to share her 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 beginners and more advanced students alike. You will always leave her class feeling uplifted and more energised than when you began!
Corina is a professional dancer, choreographer and world-class acrobat with decades of experience in teaching mind-body discipline on different continents. She draws inspiration from her teachers, students, family, books and travels to create a nurturing space for everyone in the classroom. Her main objective is to help her students leave the class feeling lighter and happier. Corina loves to teach people to understand their movement- organized with breath and to heal their own body with clear intention. She uses dance, Pilates, and yoga to help people connect with themselves and their bodies.
Dilip was born into a family of yogic culture and tradition, Ayurveda, and Martial Arts in Kerala, India. He started his training in yoga at a young age, which helped him with his concentration as a young boy. Later in life, yoga healed his multiple injuries, and to this day, he feels blessed to have learnt the healing practice of yoga. Dilip holds a Master’s Degree in Yoga Therapy and has worked as a therapist in medical centres in India. He loves sharing his experience and knowledge in a fun, friendly environment with his students and friends.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto Canada, Fiona's journey began while she was dealing with loss and going through grief. Almost immediately she fell in love with the practice, feeling the benefits of mental clarity and space, which allowed her to better manage her emotions. She obtained her 200 hour teacher training to deepen her own practice and knowledge, and later felt the desire to share the benefit of yoga with others. She pursued her 300 hour advanced training in Toronto before moving back to Hong Kong permanently. In her classes, she aims to empower students to deepen their connection with the self through movement, breathwork, and mindfulness.
Flora is a yoga enthusiast. She also loves various outdoor activities as the great of nature grants her bundles of energy and happiness. Flora has dedicated herself to regular yoga practice for the past years. Wishing to deepen her knowledge, Flora has completed several teacher training and was inspired by repeat visits to India. Flora focuses on the alignment of asanas and the cultivation of inner awareness. She believes that attention to the body and observing the breath in yoga help bring mindfulness into our daily lives. She enjoys inspiring others to improve wellness and commits to a healthy lifestyle.
KP started his yoga journey at 13, attending yoga classes in school and participating in yoga competitions in India. This led him to further his studies, attaining a master’s Degree of Science in Yoga and Meditation. Through teaching yoga, he wants to share the knowledge accumulated from the two decades he’s been teaching, helping people improve their health and find inner peace.
Being both an active yoga teacher and student, Krystal is deeply passionate about helping students to discover the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of a yoga practice.
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.
Maria is an experienced Holistic Wellness Practitioner and Yoga Teacher since 2007. She has been devoted to artfully bringing together practices rooted in traditional knowledge and modern science, combining different healing modalities to serve individual students' personal needs. Her classes and offerings are well received by clients in major yoga studios and luxurious hotels in Hong Kong, Belgium and the UK. Her offering of an Integrated Psychotherapeutic approach is based on her specialities in Sound Healing, Yoga, Mindfulness Practices and Meditation, Face Yoga, Somatic Movements and Energy Healing. By encouraging authenticity, embracing individuality, and aligning vision and values, she helps guide one to connect with one’s integral self to cultivate self-awareness and mind-body connections for a balanced psychosomatic state. Her classes are grounding - enhancing clarity and lightness with stability, strength and flexibility in both the mind and the body, and progressively transforming the mind and body inside out.
Born and raised in Taiwan, Rachel moved to Hong Kong in 2011. Being an avid skier since a young age, she had suffered a long-term lower back injury, which led her to yoga practice. Rachel mustered her courage and determination to complete the 200-hour teacher training with Patrick Creelman and Rinat Perlman. During this experience, 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 learn precise alignment and to feel the same benefits of yoga that she has. She wants her students to grow in their practice and become as passionate about yoga as she is.
Being a magazine editor, Sally lives in a super fast-paced material world. When stepping back onto the yoga mat, does she re-anchor her body to the heart and keep her awareness of the internal wisdom(in sight) instead of the illusional outside world? Sally has a deep passion for Ashtanga Yoga, from which she learns the beauty of connecting breath to movement. The more she practises, the more she understands and wants 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.
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.”