What's the first thing that comes to mind when you see the word: Yoga? I have always had the perception that yoga is an exercise with lots of stretching and the focus being on physical postures. Thanks to Tirisula Yoga's exclusive workshop, I learnt that yoga is more than just poses, it is a form of therapy for body and provides comfort to one's soul. I'm sure there are more ways to explain what yoga is and I think the best way will be to experience it yourself.
Located conveniently near the central part of Singapore, Tirisula Yoga is situated minutes away from Bugis station, along the Arab street. A good location with rich culture and interesting sights as well as shopping(think Haji Lane and Bugis Street)! You can indulge in shopping after a yoga session or relax your body by practicing yoga after a long day of shopping :p
Tirisula Yoga is more than a yoga studio, it is a training school for aspiring yoga teachers, providing internationally recognized certification that can be used to teach in Singapore or anywhere around the world. The main focus of Tirisula Yoga is teacher training rather than classes which is probably the reason why many found the name to be less familiar.
Being new to yoga and not someone who exercises much, I was afraid I couldn't do any of the poses properly but the teachers made the yoga classes less daunting. The classes were divided into flexibility (#tiribendit) with Master Weiling for day one and balancing (#tiriholdit) with Master Paalu for day two.
The first day started with a short presentation about the workshop and sponsors (Rachel K, Fitness Grocer, Provenance Distributions, Infuusa, Belief) who made this possible, followed by stretching exercises with Yoga Teacher, Pamela, before going on to core strengthening and techniques for flexibility with Weiling. Some of the bloggers who attended the class were new to yoga but did so well unlike me. It took me quite an effort to get into the various stretching & postures required and I was struggling more than fifty percent of the time but the teachers were patient to guide me to the right posture.
Both days ended with theory sessions by Master Weiling and Master Paalu respectively, teaching us on yoga theory; the different perspective of yoga, body type and how the five elements can help or affect each body type. It was an informative and interesting session, allowing me to learn more about how practicing yoga can be beneficial and even help with certain problems like asthma and back problems.
Throughout these two days, I learnt more about yoga than I ever did with the help of Google. So my advice for those who have been fascinated with yoga(like I did with all those beautiful poses) or issues with back problems(scoliosis), etc, give it a shot with good yoga schools such as Tirisula Yoga. It is more rewarding than you think ;)
Many thanks to these awesome sponsors (Rachel K, Fitness Grocer, Provenance Distributions, Infuusa, Belief) and the wonderful people (Master Weiling, Master Paalu, Pamela & more) at Tirisula Yoga for making this workshop possible!
Here's a treat for those who are interested to practice yoga, click on the image or here for more information and to register! Don't miss this great opportunity :)
80B Arab Street
Contact: 6299 5181
80B Arab Street
Contact: 6299 5181
Address: 62A Arab Street
Contact: 6299 5191 / 8518 4900
Just so you don't get mixed up, there are 2 locations that are just 2-3 minutes away from each other and one of them is a retail shop, do check out the variety of merchandise they have there too :)