“in the beginning, it is always dark. the mind thinks (and leads us to believe) that this darkness is forever. but the body can feel the light, and as soon as it’s allowed, will always grow towards it. that’s nature. that’s yoga”
~ Amy Jirsa
Yoga opened my heart up to the blissful, interconnected substratum of the universe: the very thing that has been within us, and without us, all along.
As a child of a yoga-loving, unabashedly spiritual family, I attended my first yoga classes at the age of fourteen. I began practicing on my own accord, and in earnest, after struggling with depression and mental health in high school. After falling into another rough patch–a very dark night of the soul–while going to university in New York, I decided to pursue a path aligned with my purpose.
So, at twenty-one years old, I headed to Mysore, India, to study classical hatha and yoga philosophy, before completing my yoga teacher training at Radiantly Alive, Bali, the year after. Since then, my yoga teaching journey has evolved and grown across a few continents, in diverse environments, and finally, returned to its roots in Taipei, where it all started–just as I have.
The yoga journey is, at this point, inextricable from who I am and why I am here, today. It is a part of me, yet there is so much more. It is a learning and a craft and a practice, yet–in it, there is something occurring, more than understanding.
It is a path with heart. And I am simply learning to surrender along the way.
2016年我在印度麥索爾一個月與Yogacharya Venkatesh學習傳統哈達瑜伽; 2017年我在峇里島 Radiantly Alive完成 200小時的師資培訓; 之後在墨爾本完成陰瑜伽Level 1的師資培訓。結業後我有在瓜地馬拉，墨爾本和柏林不同環境的教學經驗。
I teach yin, flow, yoga stretch, and yin yang. Although my style has shifted to more gentle, allowing energies over time, I like teaching fun and flowy classes too. No matter the style—my classes are heart-centered and include seated meditation and mindful practices when appropriate.
As a teacher, my aim is to inspire a state of self-embodiment and radiate an accepting atmosphere. I am soft yet strong, lighthearted and prone to laughter, too. In the classroom, I love creating a nurturing and nourishing ambience for the practice. This is achieved through my use of voice, sequencing, thoughtful playlists, and an awareness of the students’ needs.
主要教學類型：流瑜伽，慢流瑜伽，陰瑜伽；我也喜歡教瑜伽初學者。無論課的難度流汗與否，我的課程非常尊重瑜伽的傳統。在適合的情況下會加入靜坐冥想，讓學生體驗的pranayama 和 yoga nidra 練習。課程中，我會營造滋養的氛圍，以幽默活潑的方式分享，讓學生可以得到啟發，發掘每個人潛力的體現。
My yoga teaching and practices are an amalgamation of teachers who have inspired, lessons experienced, and passions tended: from mindfulness and meditation, to movement and dancing, to holistic health and cyclical wisdom, as well as astrology, art, and poetry.
My yoga is not lineage-based or traditional per se—I have been on a modern path of the divine feminine, somatics, and embodiment for the last few years—but it is held in deep reverence for the sources of wisdom that awakened this consciousness to a simple/profound sense of wonderment/continuation in the microcosmic and macrocosmic workings of our universe, the path of love.
October 2016 – monthlong Classical Hatha Intensive included asana, an intimate study of the yoga sutras, and pranayama techniques. Taught by Yogacharya Venkatesh at Atmavikasa in Mysore, India.
May 2017 – 200hr Yoga Alliance teacher training in a dynamic vinyasa practice with an emphasis on personal healing. With Les Leventhal at Radiantly Alive, Bali.
May 2019 – 30hr foundational Yin training, focus on teaching techniques. With Truth Robinson at Power Living, Melbourne.
October 2020 – 100hr Women’s Yoga Teacher Training, part one of 300hr training. With Michelle Chu at Space Yoga, Taipei.
April 2021 – 100hr Mindful Yin Yoga Teacher Training, part two of 300hr training. With Michelle Chu at Space Yoga, Taipei.
Other trainings include Embodied Leadership Training with the Wildgrace Movement (3 days); Somatic Stress Release Level 1 with Dr. Scott Lyons (30hr); Massage & Myofascial Release at the Yoga Barn, Bali (30hr); as well as workshops and immersions with teachers Tara Judelle, Cat Kabira, and Richard Freeman.
I am currently teaching at studios The Key Yoga and Innerspace, and the gym Dynasty, in Taipei.
Dec. 2017-2019 – Blooming Happy Yoga – taught indoor and outdoor classes in Melbourne and Berlin, to a large group of students of all levels, beginners friendly, uplifting sequences.
Brave Yoga, Melbourne – taught heated power flow at this intimate boutique studio with a focus on welcoming the whole community and creative sequences. I also covered classes at Little Mandarin Yoga, a bilingual boutique studio in Melbourne.
March 2020 – taught daily vinyasa and slow flow classes at Hostel Tribu, on Isla Holbox, Mexico.
Aug-Oct 2017 – taught 1.5 hr vinyasa flow and beginners yoga at La Plataforma de Yoga, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.
Let’s breathe together ~ 讓我們一起流動！
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~ photo credit, in order: Yun Huang, Zahra Kassem, Ulrike Reinhold ~