Christopher teaches a blend of Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, integrating also Anusara, Iyengar principles and Qigong into his practice. He believes in the invigorating power that yoga offers the mind, body and spirit.
Christopher draws inspiration from teachers Lance Schuler, Philipp Lemke, Claire Priestley, Simon Borg, Desiree Rumbaugh, Amy Ippoliti and Noah Maze.
From his younger days, he was hooked into sports and fitness. He was representing school for badminton, track & field and volleyball and 10 years ago found Yoga as an alternative to tone down the vigorous exercises and just fell in love.
Christopher views life as dynamic and believes that the key is to stay flexible, adaptable. He is focused on caring for the human body as well as attending to relationships that support our lives. For Chris, mental and physical flexibility begin on his yoga mat and with evry class he teaches.
Christopher’s favorite pose is Pincha Mayurasana (Feathered Peacock Pose). Regular practice of this pose creates a feeling of vitality and lightness, stimulating the adrenal glands and thus increasing his will power, discipline and capacity to bear stress.
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Philippe completed his formal Yoga teacher training course in 2011 with Inspya Yoga, the International Yoga School of Lance Schuler, registered with Yoga Alliance. He continues to undertake Yoga studies and on-going post-graduate training, as well as learning and sharing with students at every class.
His Hatha and Yin Yoga based classes are designed to encourage beginners and more experienced Yogis and Yoginis to extend their own physical and Yoga practice boundaries whatever their current fitness or experience level might be.
Philippe aims to help students enhance in particular their flexibility, fitness and strength with Yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques respecting Yoga’s rich traditions, practices and history.
Jonathan, a graduate of International Yoga Instructor Course at Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors (MAYI), stepped on the yoga mat to strengthen his lower back that suffered from acute pain after years of lifting weights. As a hardcore weight-training enthusiast, practicing yoga was initially an unimaginable choice of exercise regime. However, after having made gradual progress in strengthening his lower back, Jonathan realized that yoga enhanced both physical and mental health. He has since been exposed to various styles of yoga from Ashtanga to Hatha and Iyengar. Jonathan teaches Hatha, Yin, Power Yoga and Yoga Therapy.
Jonathan teaches yoga to various age groups, among them senior citizens with challenging physical conditions and other sport enthusiasts e.g. bodybuilders. He can testify how yoga improves their quality of life and complements their sport performance by enhancing physical strength, flexibility, endurance and concentration. His passion and knowledge in yoga has greatly impacted on his approach towards weight training that he still enjoys.
As he emphasizes “yoga heals, not harms” in class, Jonathan believes that yoga is non-competitive and progress comes naturally only with persistent practice under professional guidance. He encourages practitioners to let go of their ego, go with the flows of an effective breathing and listen to their bodies with conscious mind during practice.
As an ardent music enthusiast, Jonathan also believes in the therapeutic power of music. He incorporates meticulously chosen Native American, acoustic, classical and other music genres with simple natural soothing sounds to create a relaxing meditative mode during practice that calms mind, body and soul, and enhances wellbeing after practice.
Join Jonathan’s classes for a well-rounded practice fusing with everyone-can-strike-a-pose analogies, laughter and great selections of music.
Aaron Chung, has started his yoga journey since 2006. His teaching experience started with Global Elite Gym, Maha Yoga Borneo and Elements Gym. He loves outdoor sports like marathons. He has joined more that 30 marathons since 2009. Besides that, Aaron has more than 13 years of weight and fitness training experience.
Aaron has joined workshops and teacher trainings from international teachers like Simon Borg, Noah Maze, Marc Bauchet, Desiree Rumbaugh, Andrey Lappa, Edward Clark, Jani Jaatinen and Usha Devi.
April started her yoga journey in 2009, establishing a regular practice in Ashtanga and Hatha that helped her find balance from a stressful publishing career. Her practice and study of yoga have since evolved through the years, from what was once a purely physical practice to one that has embraced meditation and mindfulness. Falling in love with yoga as she noticed the changes in her mental and physical wellbeing, she felt a desire to delve more deeply into the study of yoga through teacher training. She is now a certified RYT 200-hour Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga teacher from Dharamsala, India (a place she was spiritually drawn to), and continues to grow her practice as an ever-evolving student of yoga while regularly incorporating pranayama, meditation & chanting.
April has adopted a practical and open-minded approach to yoga practice and philosophy, a methodology acquired from her teacher and mentor Yogi Sivadas. She is a true advocate of yoga for everybody and every kind of body, and believes that every posture can be modified to suit any age and fitness level. April’s teaching style exemplifies yoga as a moving meditation, one that is practised with grace, and a real awareness of the mind and body connection. Her classes are a strong and steady flow with lots of heart and shoulder openers that improve posture and promote good feelings, and hip stretches that release stress and stifled emotions. Also a certified Sound Healer, she adds her own unique touch at the end of each class by employing the sound and vibrations from a Tibetan singing bowl, helping to balance the seven chakras during the final relaxation pose of savasana.
Through her years of practice, April knows only too well about injuries in yoga (having also sustained them herself), and her fastidiousness sees her lead classes with a focus on posture and alignment to ensure a solid foundation for a safe practice. Building on this base, she is currently doing a work-study programme in Iyengar Yoga at BKS Iyengar Yogashala in Taman Desa. April also offers separate one-on-one Sound Healing sessions that help harmonise the mind and body’s inner functions, and balance the homeostasis for better mental and physical health.
Daniel Chandranayagam is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher (RYT 200 – 135893) in Manasa Yoga and also an ACE certified personal trainer (T158691).
Enjoying all schools of yoga mat practice, Daniel's teacher training incorporated most traditional schools, including Sivananda, Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa. While deeply valuing yoga's philosophy, he approaches teaching with a sense of fun and humour.
Daniel has helped in yoga therapy classes for stroke and Parkinson’s victims and he also shares a yoga class for the visually-disabled at the Malaysian Association for the Blind with a group of Manasa Yoga teachers.
With a keen interest in sports, Daniel's focus is on yoga for athletes, including training the Malaysian pro golfers in both fitness and yoga in 2014, and also featured in Running Malaysia magazine in a Yoga for Runners series (in 2014 and 2015). Daniel worked with FISAF Malaysia on two workshops, Yoga For Runners in 2015.
Daniel is also happy to be the first certified Broga® Yoga licensed instructor in Malaysia (September 2015), while also bearing the Malaysian National Sports Council’s Sports Science level one certification.