our teachers.

Our teachers are carefully selected and internationally certified to deliver the highest quality classes through the use of intelligent cueing, creative sequencing and subtle hands on adjustments to safely take your practice to the next level.

shinyee l.

Power, precision, playful.

Shinyee came from an athletic background and enjoys extreme sports. She found Yoga in her student days and never stopped practising since. A marketing graduate, Shinyee left her desk job in 2016 to pursue teaching Yoga and eventually found Pilates as well. Shinyee is a graduate of Yoga Mala (CBD, Singapore) in Hatha Vinyasa, Yoga Alliance accredited, Yoga Medicine certified in Yoga Anatomy and trained in Stott Pilates (Reformer and Mat).

Shinyee teaches in a dynamic manner and prioritises effort and understanding, rather than perfection. Shinyee hopes to have her students leave the class with a sense of clarity and feeling challenged in a joyful, peaceful manner.

Her favourite kind of physical practice is one that flows rhythmically, intuitively and challenges the limitations of oneself. She believes that moving and breathing is a way of knowing yourself and progress is to be better than you used to be.

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aaron c.

fun, simple, yet challenging

Aaron started dancing in 2008 and has since been dancing his way through life. Due to the rigorous training he had been through, he gained a few injuries which made him stop dancing for two years. He had developed a minor slip disc which later resulted in sciatica pain which made him immobilize. In hopes of recovering, he found himself drawn towards Pilates & Yoga. It wasn’t easy at first, but over time his condition got better and now he is back into teaching & performing. Seeing the benefits of Yoga, he decided to undergo a Teacher Training Course with Inspired Yoga Studio in 2018.

He believes that in Yoga, it is not only a matter of physical conditioning but it also trains the mind to cultivate awareness through movement. This helped him when he was battling through depression. To be able to see your thoughts and acknowledge the reality that he was going through, brought clarity to his life and made the necessary changes he needed to his well-being.

What he hopes to achieve through his practice is to share his knowledge of moving in a safe manner and to inspire the people around him that rainy days will not stay, the sun will shine again.

barbara b.

dynamic, heart, opener

Barbara, hailing from Hungary has been living in China, Thailand and Malaysia for the past 12 years . Initially, her yoga practice was only an escape from the hectic urban Shanghai life, but gradually it became a full time passion.

She has studied from highly respected teachers originating from China, United States, India, New Zealand, while being exposed to a mixture of styles and how to incorporate philosophy into the practice.
Her interest in eastern studies, religions and ancient sciences are all part of her daily self-practice.

She believes that yoga can be done by anyone free of judgment and preconceptions; all we need is an open heart and mind, the rest will arise naturally.

amy c.

Originally from Australia, Amy developed a love for yoga over 6 years ago when she first moved to Malaysia.  Her passion and dedication to the Ashtanga practice has helped her to develop discipline, strength, flexibility, courage and determination both on and off the mat. 

Coming from a background in teaching young children for over 9 years, Amy has a wonderful way of simplifying and breaking down asana postures to help her students achieve the correct alignment for their body. 

In 2018 Amy completed her teacher training (TTC 250) with Yogacharya Bharath Shetty in Mysore, India and then her 60hr prenatal training in Kuala Lumpur with Angeline Liew. 

Amy’s teaching style follows a more classical approach to yoga with a strong emphasis on breath control, alignment and safe mindful movements. Her aim is to create classes which are challenging, yet accessible for all, and which leave her students feeling energised, nourished and balanced.

 

 

jenifer o.

holistic, positive, inspiring

Jen’s main philosophy is to always be a student first. Her intention is to inspire, motivate and share her knowledge of yoga to everyone so that they connect with their inner self and radiate their true potential.

Jen incorporates a holistic approach in her teaching style, influenced by her own experience as a practitioner of Hatha yoga. The basis of her teaching philosophy is that yoga can benefit all body types, gender, and basically anyone. Her classes focus on breath control while leading students through a series of vinyasa to discover their potential and to still the mind.

Jen’s classes are accessible to beginners, while also challenging for intermediate students as well as advanced students – with individual attention paid to each student and their progress. Her aim is always to guide and help every practitioner to gain a deeper understanding of yoga, to calm and still the mind in moving meditation, and to radiate positivity on and off the mat.

dita g.

practical, amiable, part-time introvert

Dita is a certified 200-hr and Pre/Post Natal Yoga Teacher and Forrest Yoga Bodywork practitioner.
Her class always starts with breathing exercise and abdominal sequence before moving to the flow.
There are days when she will make you hold poses so you can observe the physical and mental work as you work with your breath.
She teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga and Prenatal Yoga.

kea l.

Kea is a certified 500-hour Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga teacher (RYT) graduate with the Akasha Yoga Academy in Bali. To her, yoga is not a workout but a work-in, it is not about the shape of our body but the shape of our lives, yoga being the gateway to intimacy with life itself.

Kea’s classes often comprise of pranayama (breathwork), working through a series of flows, from a gentle heart opening to focused balancing movements, she often emphasizes that yoga is like dancing with our breath, inviting intuitive moments to close our eyes and really tap into our inner silence, and may even slide in a sweet treat of meditation or yoga nidra towards the end of class. The most important aspect of her practice is to return to stillness after jumping around the mat, to come home to who we truly are, and be able to take away these qualities of calm, abundance and spaciousness into our daily lives off the mat.

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edward c.

Edward, RYT 200 (Inspired Yoga), began practicing yoga in 2017 and immediately fell in love. On the mat, Edward aims to inspire others in staying committed to long-term health and fitness goals, understanding that the beauty of yoga lies within the potential and self-motivation he aims to bring out in each of his students. He is known for his dynamic, creative, and interesting flows and sequences.

He is influenced by the unique sense of empowerment that he aims to bring into each class. He believes that what truly matters is to be present and to feel comfortable in one’s own skin, with a priority on mental health as well as physical health. For him, there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing his students find the power in yoga to change their lives, be it mentally, physically, or spiritually.

janine h.

fun. challenging, structured.

Janine is a fitness enthusiast with interests in Pilates, Yoga, hiking, running, and HIIT. She left her corporate banking job in 2015 to teach Yoga and has not looked back since.

In 2016, she took up instructor training with Polestar Pilates (USA) after attending a Dynamic Reformer class she thoroughly enjoyed. Janine hopes to motivate her students to go the extra mile in class and out of class. Expect a fun and challenging class with her while working on your core connection.

siu l.

Siu Lim instantly fell in love with pilates when she was first introduced to it 10 years ago.

After having four kids, she found pilates helped her regain and maintain her strength, improved her posture, and developed body-awareness.

She loves sharing her passion for pilates with her clients whether their goals are to lose weight, improve posture, tone up, or just feel great about themselves.

carina c.

strong, fun, energetic.

After graduating from Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia majoring in contemporary dance, I became a certified Stott Pilates and Xtend Barre instructor and have taught in various studios and gyms in Melbourne, Gold Coast, Cairns and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

I also practiced Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga under Mark Togni, Michelle Cassidy and Nicky Knoff before completing my 200 hr TTC with Joan Hyman from Wanderlust Hollywood in 2017. I moved back to KL after having my son and became interested in teaching pre and postnatal yoga and pilates, working with new mummies and mummies to be. Coming from a ballet background,

I have always wanted to know how to move better – with freedom, ease and grace and I try to bring that into my classes. With over 10 years teaching experience, I seek to bring more light and awareness to my students so they can be more strong and flexible, achieving their personal goals.

jane g.

strong, fun, energetic.

After completing her studies in San Francisco, Jane moved to New York City where she worked in an art gallery. Due to long hours sitting down, her posture worsened. She discovered Pilates and her upper back pain from poor posture and mild scoliosis significantly decreased. Practicing Pilates regularly also helped her stay grounded in an extremely fast-paced city.

Because of the positive impact of Pilates, Jane joined the Polestar Pilates Comprehensive course to deepen her knowledge in Pilates. Jane’s goal as a Pilates instructor is to make her clients feel welcomed, while improving their body awareness to have a better quality of life.

mika y.

motivating, upbeat, vibrant

Mika is a Polestar-trained Pilates instructor, POUND® instructor, dancer and choreographer.

Having being influenced by movement all her life and reaping practical functional benefits through the same, her passion is to encourage and bless others in return by teaching and sharing the various movement disciplines that she is closely connected with for the purpose of growing the movement community wherever she is based. This is so that anyone and everyone can have the chance to experience and share the same movement and fitness experience.

Inspired by the famous Joseph Pilates quote “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness”, Mika’s classes are targeted to help and motivate students to move and workout effectively through a series of Pilates repertoires in an upbeat and vibrant class atmosphere.

sarah l.

strong, fun, energetic.

Sarah began her journey into mindful movement through her love for yoga, which led her to undertaking teacher training  with Yogacharya Bharath Shetty (RYT 500) in Mysore, India. She was teaching yoga for several years before being introduced to Pilates.

Intrigued by how pilates unlocked a newfound strength in her body that complimented her yoga practice, she then traveled abroad to undertake contemporary Pilates teacher training and hasn’t looked back since. She has been in awe of the discipline after realising how it helps restore mobility in people with physical injuries and conditions, while also strengthening healthy bodies. Sarah’s got the killer moves to match her killer smile.