As a former project executive in a digital marketing agency, Yihan turned to yoga as a form of stress relief. Besides seeing the beauty of living in each moment, she experienced tremendous improvement in her strength and flexibility through yoga.
To her, yoga is a union of physical, mental and spiritual practice. Intrigued to find out more about this traditional holistic practice, she took up the 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Seeds. She finds her calling in sharing this holistic practice to more people, bringing the art of mindful breathing and mindful movement to them. Today, yoga is more than just a 1-hour physical workout to Yihan, it is a lifestyle and she often seek opportunities to broaden her knowledge.
Yihan believes that yoga is for everyone, ranging from first-time yoga practitioners looking for an hour of break from their hectic schedule, to gym-goers looking to relieve their muscle tensions, and intermediate/advanced practitioners looking to deepen their practice. As long as one is mindful, one will benefit from the practice.
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.