Kuan Tan started her yoga journey in 2004. Like many, it began as a physical activity. Gradually, she loves the “me” time on the mat when it allows her to be grounded and be connected with her inner self. Yoga teaches her to live life with strength, compassion and bliss.
Since 2013, she has completed her 200-hour Teacher Training with Yoga Point (Yoga Vidya Gurukul) in India and 100-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training by Victor Chng with Yin Yoga Asia in Singapore.
In 2016, Kuan added Yoga Therapy Training to deepen her understanding of how yoga can be an alternative treatment to prevent, manage or effectively cure health issues. Today, she is certified to administer the use of a series of specific yoga postures, breath regulations and the modification of lifestyle and dietary habits, plus meditation, to bring about positive changes.
Kuan has also attended workshops and trainings by renowned teachers like Andrei Ram, Sinhee Ye, Brian Campbell, Amy Ippoliti, Tiffany Cruikshank, Simon Low, Audrey Lappa, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, Sharon Gannon, Leslie Kaninoff, Ashley Turner and Laura Burhart.
After two decades in the corporate world, Kuan made the brave, bold, possibly best decision for her body, mind and soul to teach yoga. She teaches Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yang. Her classes focus on body alignment, breathing, learning to find space from within to feel calm and blissful in the body and mind. She enjoys working alongside with her students, tailoring to the needs of beginners, veterans, fit and young, as well as the wise and elderly. From the body-shy novice to the over-eager athlete, Kuan has the patience to teach, train or tame as the occasion calls for it. Kuan believes that her students are her best teachers. It brings immense joy when she sees her students beam in big smiles and their eyes lit up after classes.
One of her motivations to evangelize the benefits of yoga is the true sense of peace and joy yoga offers her – on and off the mat. She is passionate about helping others find a comfortable and competent way to move their bodies through life, with yoga.
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.
Yin yoga comes from the Taoist tradition and focuses on passive, seated postures that target the connective tissues in the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Poses are held for anywhere between one and five minutes.
This class contains a series of postures that flow naturally from one to the next. Focus is placed on movement, alignment, flexibility, strength and integration with breath. Poses are held for shorter duration than in a Hatha Yoga or Hatha Flow class.