Hazel Kok 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.
With the desire to deepen her knowledge, she pursued her passion by completing 200hrs Ashthanga Teacher’s Training Course in Singapore and 300hrs Teacher’s Training Course in Rishikesh. She strongly believes that yoga is for everyone and even more so for people who are ill and injured. She is certified in Yoga Therapy with her studies at Union Yoga Ayurveda Singapore where she learnt about the healing effect of Ayurveda treatment and yoga therapy. She works with patients of varied health conditions and has witness the vast improvement from the sessions conducted.
To further enhance her knowledge and skills in therapy, she completed Yin Yoga (Spine anatomy and myofascial release) by her mentor Jo Phee. It has been an eye opener to her and has influenced her way of teaching to be more functional instead of aesthetics. She is also a certified massage therapist in Swedish massage and sports massage where she can provide immediate relieve pain for her students who experience stiff and tired muscles.
Her classes are fun and therapeutic. Expect a smile towards the end of the class during savasana.
Hatha Yoga typically includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises). This is a relatively slow and gentle style that is suitable for beginners or students who prefer a more relaxed class.
This style links traditional Hatha postures into a sequence of movements that flow naturally from one to the next. This class will explore variations of sun salutations, standing and seated poses along with body balancing and inversions.
This class combines the use of myofascial release techniques and Yin Yoga asanas. Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.