OUR TEACHING & THERAPY TEAM
 
 
Dewi Chen

 

Like most yoginis, Dewi (she/her) encountered yoga through the traditional Hatha Yoga lineage, where she obtained her 200H certification. She went on to train in Yin Yoga (200H), Forrest Yoga, Pre/Post-natal Yoga and Kids & Family Yoga, Well-Woman Yoga & Therapy (Womb Yoga), Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Never one to stay comfortable in one field, she recently certified as a Barefoot Training Specialist® and BARE® workout instructor. Inspired by the bodyworkers and therapists that treated her - including her very own mum - she went on to become a remedial bodyworker and therapist in the field of Integrated Manual Therapy, Sports Massage Therapy and Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Her studies in anatomy and physiology from the lens of therapy and movement rehabilitation has sharpened her skills in teaching group classes, and she loves empowering her clients to see themselves the way she views them - intelligent, fascinating and strong.

Fuelled by her desire to empower birthing families from #wombtoworld, she certified as a birth and postpartum doula (DONA International) and also received additional training from midwife and researcher Dr Rachel Reed, Evidence Based Birth®,Spinning Babies®, Optimal Maternal Positioning® and VBAC Link. Her doula work at wonder births greatly informs her teaching approach in pre-natal and post-natal yoga classes. To better serve the prenatal and postnatal community, she is currently pursuing certifications to be an Evidence Based Birth® trainer, Body Ready Method trained birth professional, and a  Girls Gone Strong prenatal and postnatal fitness coach. She is currently building a collection of pelvic models and hopes to one day design one of her own.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Tan

Jennifer Tan (she/her) started yoga to rehabilitate a badly broken arm, and soon realized the potential of a dedicated yoga practice. She eventually found herself on the path of teaching Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Trauma-informed Yoga, Accessible Yoga (in-progress) and Restorative Yoga. Trained by the “Queen of Restorative Yoga” herself, Judith Hanson Lasater, Jennifer is one of the few teachers in Singapore who have completed both Level 1 and Level 2 Relax and Renew®️ trainings with Judith.⁣ Jen loves to explore movement through various modalities, from basic strength and cardio, to more explorative methods such as Functional Range Conditioning and Feldenkrais.  Whether she’s teaching Hatha or Restorative Yoga, her classes will always be guided by mindfulness as an intent, often with the breath as a focal point. Jen leads our Yoga Foundations 4 week programme.

 
 
 

Rowena Bai

Rowena (she/her) found yoga in 2007, but it was not until in 2009 when she started becoming more serious about the practice after seeing how yoga supported her mother’s recovery over cancer, that. She completed 200H in Hatha Yoga and went on to train as a pre/post-natal yoga teacher (200H). It was after the birth of the second child that she decided to want to do more in supporting women in their birth journeys, and subsequently embarked on her birth and postpartum doula training (DONA International). Rowena counts her children and the women she serves as her inspirational figures in life and in her yoga practice.

 

Diana Ng

Diana (she/her) is both therapist and yoga teacher. She has been practising yoga since she was 13 and is trained in Hatha Yoga, Elemental Yoga Therapy, Myofascial Yin and Spiral Yoga and Restorative Yoga. She is passionate about women connecting in with the cyclical wisdom of the body and has trained in Well-Woman Yoga with Dr Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. She is an ongoing student of qigong, having studied with Mimi Kuo-Deemer, Daisy Lee and Sai Calder, amongst others, and continues to be immersed in different movement traditions of somatics, active meditation, dance. She also offers therapeutic support in group and/or 1:1 settings through gentle practices such as Reiki, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Tension and Trauma Release Exercise (TRE) and Craniosacral Therapy, amongst others, where grounding and safety are central to the experience.

 
 
 

Kris Ng

Kris (she/her) started practicing Pilates out of curiosity when she was 18 years old. Little did she know Pilates would turn out to be such a big part of her life, seeing her through all her significant transitions. Being a working mum to a spirited and strong-willed 4 year old, she resonates with fellow new-ish mums and approaches working with postpartum women with compassion while helping them reconnect with their bodies through breath work, core and pelvic floor awareness. Kris studied with Pilates Elder Ron Fletcher (1921-2011) from 2004 and has also trained in pre/post-natal Pilates, diastasis recti recovery and exercise for pelvic floor health. She is the co-founder of the BodyTree Group and has been teaching Pilates for 17 years. She has also mentored students in Singapore and SE Asia to become Pilates teachers with many going on to having successful teaching careers and their own studio practices. Kris is also a Barefoot Training Specialist® and BARE® workout instructor, and regularly incorporates the teachings into her Power Pilates classes

 

Ili Lim

Ili Lim is a certified fitness trainer and yoga teacher. In her past life she was a Flowboarder athlete and has several world titles under her belt. A knee reconstruction surgery in 2012 led her to the discovery of yoga and the self-awareness, mindfulness and calm that it brought to her everyday. She eventually trained as a personal trainer and yoga teacher, and found in both modalities the strength she needed to go through the hustle and bustle of life. Even though she no longer competes, she still considers herself an athlete and sportswoman, being a mother of two active children! She counts her family to be her biggest teacher. Through her classes, she hopes to inspire others to feel comfortable and strong in their bodies through fitness and yoga.

 
 
 

Kimberly Kwa

Kim (she/her) started practicing yoga in 2008 as a means to rehabilitate her body and mind, and in the process found strength, mindfulness and self-compassion. She completed her 200H in Hatha Yoga in 2021 and has since done additional teacher trainings in Yin, Vinyasa Sequencing and Adaptive and Accessible Yoga. Kim believes that yoga isn’t about getting into the most complex variation of a pose or conforming the body to a definitive shape. It’s about connecting with the breath; movement (or stillness) with each inhale and exhale; doing what feels good in the moment – listening to the body, mind and soul, and letting it guide the intensity of your practice.

 

Sarah Peh

Sarah (she/her) sees the physical, energetic, spiritual and healing lessons of yoga as essential to living her fullest life. After completing 200H in Anusara-based Hatha Yoga, she furthered her interest in Yin Yoga, and is continually seeking ways to deepen her knowledge through somatics and prenatal yoga. Her classes centre around the breath and transitions, as well as invitations to be open and curious to new ways into being present. This same curiosity guides her teaching approach, and she hopes to inspire her clients to be empowered in their minds and bodies.

 
 
Yoga Teacher Tal Rafel, Sitting on the floor of Terra Luna Yoga Studio
 

Tal Rafel

Tal (she/her) started her yoga journey almost 20 years ago when she was seeking to find balance in her life whilst working in a fast paced corporate role. When Tal was living in Sydney, she discovered the powerful practice of Ashtanga yoga with Nikki Fulford and committed to a regular Ashtanga practice. Tal travelled to India to study with various experienced teachers, refining her understanding and felt experience of how movement and breathe work on the mind and body connection. Since becoming a mother, yoga has become for her a way in which we  can cultivate a relationship with the self. Tal’s deep interest in understanding the mind-body connection led her to study a Masters in Psychotherapy. She is currently researching how Yoga and Mindfulness practices are able to support women in times of great transition. Her classes focuses on moving mindfully and connecting deeply with the practice. She hopes to inspire her clients to live their yoga off the mat. 

 

Cynthia Sua

Cynthia (she/her) started practicing yoga in 2008 and completed her 200H Teacher Training in Hatha Yoga (Anusara inspired) in 2015. She completed 50 hours of Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Acupressure, Medical Qigong and Lower Arm/Leg Anatomy) with Jo Phee in 2017, Trauma Sensitive Yoga in 2019 and is an avid practitioner and healer of Wellness Medical Qigong. She continues to be inspired by her teachers Carlos Pomeda, Christina Sell and Desiree Rumbaugh. Through her teaching, she balances the need for effort with the need for rest. She hopes to create a space for women to not only build strength through asanas, but more importantly, to connect within for deep healing and nourishment.  

 
 
 

Bernice Lee

Bernice (she/they) is an artist and dance practitioner. She is also co-director of Rolypoly Family/Derring-Do Dance with Faye Lim. Rolypoly Family is known for their delightful dance and play experiences, specially made for children and their families. Bernice is also a young mom, and very excited about teaching the mums & bubs class! Bernice started practising yoga and other somatic forms (like Taichi, Qigong and Alexander Technique) while studying contemporary dance at The Ohio State University. She integrates her knowledge from a broad range of approaches in her movement and dance classes. In 2008, she undertook a 200-hour Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course with Laurel Hodory. Bernice has also studied Pilates intensively, and undertaken Matwork courses by Balanced Body. She is currently deep diving into studying mothering as a cultural phenomenon, one with deep implications for how mothers, and women, experience our bodies. Practising yoga has been essential to her journey as a mother. 

 

Kin Ing Ho

KinIng (she/her) aka Kin, started her Yoga journey in 2007 out of curiosity. What started out as a sporadic physical practice evolved into a profound, transformative meditative journey. Her journey inwards was the only solace as she battles with her too-many-to-count episodes of recurrent ulcers and stress rashes. Kin believes in the connection of mind-body and the power of manifestation. Her classes are known to be gentle, compassionate, empowering, and light-hearted. Having witnessed and experienced the benefits of Yoga in her births, Kin now specializes in Prenatal Yoga and is currently the first Birthing From Within © Trained childbirth educator and doula (in progress) in Asia. She hopes to honour new parents with guidance, support, and celebration through this experience. Kin is also a Level 2 Reiki and sound practitioner.

 
Yoga Teacher Kin Ing