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Allen Zhou

Allen Zhou

SH Xintiandi, Shanghai, Hong Kong


Lack of routine and irregular living was the norm for an art student like Allen. Over time, his spirit wilted and his body began to look different. To improve this less-than-desirable state, Allen took the advice of his mother who had benefitted greatly from yoga. Led by her, Allen walked into his first yoga class and opened a door to another form of art. Before that, Allen didn’t think much of yoga practice. His pre-conceived notion of yoga involved pulling the leg, twisting the neck and shaking the arm without any challenge. But the first yoga class was very different from his imagination. The various asanas, flexibility exercises, and the thrill of sweating instantly shattered Allen’s original concept and made him think that yoga is “cool”! This ‘coolness’ deeply attracted Allen and his teacher Chen Ya’s love for yoga also inspired him. After long-term devotion to yoga practice, both his body and mind have benefitted a lot and when faced with choice of career, Allen very naturally chose his favourite yoga. In his view, yoga is an extension of art, learning as well teaching what he loves. After completing the intense TTC course, Allen embarked on an endless path of yoga teaching and learning. Allen's class is humorous and passionate, and his youthful aura inspires practitioners young and old alike to unearth their eternal young soul at the bottom of their hearts. QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS • 200-hr Hatha • 200-hr Vinyasa • 200-hr Anusara • 300-hr Universal Yoga • 200-hr Anatomy • 50-hr Rocket Yoga • 50-hr Arm Balance & Inversions • 45-day Retreat • Forrest Yoga workshop • fit. flow. fly. Workshop