Arti Daryanani is a wellness practitioner and life coach, and a firm believer in wellness through movement. An experienced yoga and meditation instructor of almost 20 years, Arti is also certified in the Yamuna® Body Rolling method and GYROKINESIS® exercise.
Athena has never been able to stay put in a place for too long. She often finds herself wandering in another country for months at a time, one of which led her to Rishikesh, India to attain her 500hr certificate. She truly believes her yoga mat is her home and hopes her students feel the same sense of security and solace she feels when they get onto their mat.
Candy has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. The first two years on the mat were tentative and hesitant, foraging into back bends and inversions that needed courage and bravery! Each and every practice got her further away from her fears, and filled her with more joy and liberation as she gained more confidence in her practice.
Cheryl Tan is an engager, inspirer, and adventure seeker. She believes in practicing and teaching yoga from a place of compassion, empathy and most importantly — love. She is the founder of The Breathe Movement, a social organisation that reaches out to at-risk girls and women using yoga-based tools.
Derris Chew started yoga in Shanghai in 2005 with the intention of relieving ailments in his lower back; he got more than that from his first yoga class. His first yoga class was an Ashtanga class; 90 minutes and buckets of sweat later, Derris was hooked, and that got Derris started on his yoga journey.
Hazel used to have bad posture, constant backache and anxiety issues. After discovering yoga, she has learnt how listen to her body and take care of it. With regular practice, her health condition has improved and she is now more mindful on how to treat her body with healthier diet, sufficient rest and exercise regime.
Joy Tan is a self-proclaimed couch potato that was never really physically active until her late teens. She took her 200-hr yoga teacher training certificate in 2013 and has been teaching ever since. Her first yoga class traces back eight years ago in a hot room, where she landed herself in, in a bid to lose weight.
Karen's teaching style pays attention to alignment not only on the physical form, but also aims to facilitate students in cultivating equilibrium in their minds and bodies. Most importantly, her classes are aimed to make yoga accessible to everyone, creating a platform to allow students to experience the positive changes that yoga can bring to them - on and off the mat.
Nadira Mohsin is a KPJAYI authorized Asthanga Yoga Teacher and Co-Founder/Director at Singapore's Art of Yoga (AoY). She is responsible for managing all aspects of Art of Yoga's day-to-day operations and leads our dedicated team of yoga teachers, while also running her own full Ashtanga Mysore program 7 days a week.
Shamna Krishnamurthy was born and brought up in Mysore-India. Being a Bandminton player, she always wanted to improve her body flexibility, that would eventually improve her game. So, she started practicing yoga. Very soon she realized it was not just flexibility, she was getting stronger mentally, physically and emotionally.
Sheela found yoga in 2008 at the University of California where she was doing her graduate studies in Sociology. After returning to Asia, she earned her teacher's certification and has been teaching yoga ever since. Her favourite quote is from Nietzsche: 'There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.' It is her hope to awaken this inner wisdom in every one of her students.