What style of yoga do you teach?
Both my personal practice and teaching style are influenced by Strala Yoga, a way of moving that encourages freedom.
This intuitive style focuses on natural movement and breath cues, rather than rigid posturing. Think about it: we’re all unique. We’re different from the people around us, we feel differently day to day, and even our lefts and rights are not the same. Why force ourselves into identical shapes when a certain pose that might feel great for our neighbour brings us distress?
In class, instead of settling for something that doesn't serve us, I guide students to explore around a framework of planned sequences to find what works best, so each individual dictates how the practice evolves for them.
The result? A safe space to tune in to how the practice feels, rather than switching off and following a set of instructions. You get a better connection to the self, and mindful movement that is free from judgment and pre-conceived expectations.
What do I do if I am a beginner?
First things first, never do anything that hurts. Of course, muscles stretch and strengthen during the exercise, but that should feel like a good sensation–the ache of exertion, not the warning pain of injury. So if you feel pain, ease off. Listen to your body when it tells you to stop.
In class, put yourself in the middle of the room so you can see people in front and behind you. Don’t wear socks, you’ll slip. Bring a face towel and water just in case. Don’t worry about being new, there's no judgment and we’re all here to practice!
What are the benefits of private yoga?
One-on-one sessions are completely tailored to your needs. They cut through the noise and create clarity within your yoga practice–which is especially great if you are:
recovering from injury or have specific health conditions and need extra individual care
new to the practice and want to learn the basics and have the confidence to progress to a group setting
constantly on-the-go with a busy lifestyle and want scheduling flexibility to keep you on top of your practice
looking to refine your practice and want the support to help you get there
looking for experienced help to build a home practice that meets your goals and suits your lifestyle and health needs
I love the music played during class! Can I listen to the playlists on my own?
Yay! All music played in class is on Spotify: jamiephua. If you need help finding the exact playlist used during class, just ask me!
Do I need to see a doctor before starting yoga?
If you have any underlying medical conditions, it's always recommended to seek advice. Let your doctor know that you would like to start practicing yoga so that they can tell you what to avoid and look out for.
What should I wear to yoga?
Anything that feels comfortable to move in. Most people opt for a tank top and breathable leggings.
Can I eat before yoga?
I prefer to leave at least two hours between a main meal and yoga.