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Peninsula Office Tower, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Vivian first discovered yoga in 2014 when she was studying in the UK where she suffered from insomnia and anxiety. She practised basic postures through an app every evening and it magically healed her sleeping disorder. Not only did Vivian notice the therapeutic aspects of yoga, she truly enjoyed the body-mind connection. Since 2017 after she moved back to Hong Kong, she has been deepening her practice in formal yoga studios. The positive energy shared in a group practice empowered her and she found pure bliss from her dedication to the practice. To her, yoga is the medicine of life. Vivian is grateful to have met inspirational teachers along her yoga journey. She did her teacher training with Yogananth Andiappan, who has given her a holistic view of yoga, and Samrat Dasgupta, who has given her insightful alignments and adequate teaching skills. Vivian has a mission to spread the health benefits of yoga to the world, including the values of mental health, furthering her studies in meditation. She completed 4 Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy training modules at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre in the UK. She also completed a Buddhism course (Asian Classic Institute foundation course 14) under the guidance of teachers from Three Jewels New York. Both courses have taught her genuine compassion, humility, and a better understanding of how the human mind works. Vivian’s classes focus on finding harmony within the body by balancing strength and flexibility. The design of her sequence is fun yet challenging, so that students can experience joy and lightness. As a spiritual seeker, Vivian also incorporates a blend of active asana sequence and elements of meditation. QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS • ACI 14 Radical Methods for Love (Buddhist Certification), Three Jewels New York, 2022 • Module 1-4 MBCT for Life, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, 2022 • 30-hr Backbend Teacher Training with Talia Sutra, 2021 • 300-hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Samrat Dasgupta, 2021 • FRC® Certification with Hunter Cook, 2020 • 15-hr Wheel Yoga Teacher Training with Tiffany Lau, 2019 • 100-hr Pranayama and Meditation Teacher Training with Dr. Yogananth Andiappan, 2019 • AntiGravity® Fitness Aerial Yoga Levels 1 & 2 Teacher Training with Tamer Begum, 2019 • 100-hr Pre- & Post- Natal Yoga Teacher Training with Samantha Chan, 2018 • 200-hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Dr. Yogananth Andiappan, 2018 What Vivian teaches • Hatha • Hot • Vinyasa • Yin Yang
Warm Detox Flow
Heart Opening Flow
This Specialised Class is all about heart-opening poses. This style of poses can be challenging for a lot of us, but with the correct preparation and approach, the results can be rewarding and motivating. Backbends are not just about flexibility, they are also about having strength in our back, core and legs so we can protect our spine and dive deeper into these postures with a sense of confidence and safety. During this flow, we will use different postures to explore the fundamental aspects needed to practice backbends safely and efficiently. Some pranayama, chanting and meditation may be included.
Heart chakra flow
Chakras run along the spine and are centres of life force energy (prana) that are associated with
different physical and energetic areas of the body. In this class, we use awareness in poses and breathe to bring balance in our heart chakra. By opening our chest, we activate our heart chakra to reconnect to our intrinsic quality of love and compassion.