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Deborah Tan

Deborah Tan

Suntec City, Suntec City, Singapore


Deborah has been practising and teaching yoga since 2011. A dedicated student of Universal Yoga founder Andrey Lappa, she studied extensively with him in Singapore and Nepal. As sure as Deborah was that she would devote her yoga practice to the Universal Yoga lineage, the universe had a different plan for her. In 2017, her life was completely transformed by the birth of her son. Though Deborah remains honest that her role as a new mother was the hardest time of her life, it became clear as day that her years of yoga practice was meant to be a solid foundation set for her to reach the pinnacle – which revealed itself to be selfless devotion to her new guru who had taken form in a child she nourished in her womb for nine months and whom she now carries in her arms. Deborah believes that she would not be where she is without the people she holds so dear to her heart, who have guided her and continue to inspire her in her journey. Namely, Andrey Lappa, Copper Crow, Father Saint Bruno Girons, and the teacher she resonates with the most – Andrei Ram, a true yogi who never ceases to shine the light for Deborah through her challenges in life; a living role model reminding her how important it is to serve, to connect to the Spiritual Heart, to trust in her intuition; and as a father himself, her mentor through mindful parenting. For Deborah, the physical practices are the building blocks of Yoga. The ultimate goal, however, remains Self-Realisation. She guides students to find the balance between the discipline of traditional yoga and a personal journey embarked upon with an open and compassionate heart. QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS • 300-Hour RYT – Universal Yoga Teacher Training, Andrey Lappa & Copper Crow • 25-Hour CET – Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Sarah Powers • 100-Hour RPYT – Pre- & Post-Natal Yoga Teacher Training, Michelle Papa and Samantha Briatico What Deborah teaches • Hatha • Hot • Prenatal • Universal Yoga • Vinyasa • Yin