I took my first yoga class one hot afternoon after school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My friend Diya took me, and I am eternally grateful to her for that: Yoga (in one way or another) has stuck with me ever since.
Although I had always been quite sportive during my teens, I suffered (and still do occasionally) from severe back pain. Physiotherapy had done miracles for me, and when I started practicing yoga, it had a similar healing effect – but on more than just the physical level. Yoga helped me ground, become calmer, stronger, and find balance in body and mind.
Mainly pursuing self-practice at home or joining classes in gyms whilst moving around the world for University, internships, travels and work, it was not until I moved to London that I took up a regular studio practice. With the privilege of being surrounded by inspiring practitioners and teachers, I soon wanted to dive in deeper. I completed my 200hr Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training under Stewart Gilchrist in 2012, and under whom I qualified as 500hr Yoga Alliance UK Certified teacher in 2016. Along the way, besides benefitting from the amazing resident yoga teachers in London, I have practiced and studied with David Swenson, Richard Freeman, Kino McGregor, Jason Crandell, and most recently delved into yoga therapy with Doug Keller.
I am deeply thankful for all the teachers, friends and family who have supported and continue to support me on my “journey of the self, through the self, to the self” (Bhagavad Gita).