Category: Our Instructors

Jurgen Bernaers

Jurgen is a movement specialist, with a background in sports (judo, swimming, basketball, ski, snowboard, archery). Born and educated in Belgium, where he studied Physiotherapy and Traditional Chinese medicine, and got certified in Foot Reflexology and Ear Acupuncture.

Before moving to Singapore he gained 20 years of experience in Physiotherapy, 15 years in TCM, treating and guiding people in various settings such as hospitals, rehab centers, sports clubs and his own private practice .

As a Body Works fanatic, he loves movement and is a certified Gyrotonic and Yamuna Body Rolling instructor.  In his holistic treatments he integrates a wide variety of healing modalities including acupuncture/pressure, deep tissue massage, Tuina, reflexology, Gyrotonic, YBR and more.

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Chan Wee Guan

Wee Guan found movement, and specifically Pilates, to be effective in helping her be pain-free, after a corporate career in consumer research and brand planning with long hours on mobile devices and hectic global travel resulted in chronic backaches. In her quest for pain alleviation to cope with the demands of living the modern cosmopolitan lifestyle, Wee Guan started practicing Pilates more than 10 years ago. A 5-year sabbatical living in San Francisco made her realize that even with a slower pace of life, the only way to sustain a healthy lifestyle as one ages, is body awareness and regular movement. Wee Guan then embarked on studying the work of Joseph Pilates, and obtained her primary Pilates studio practitioner certification through Polestar Pilates International.

Wee Guan continues to be intrigued by how mind-body awareness and good, regular movement helps counter the effects of an increasingly modern sedentary lifestyle.  She regularly participates in mind-body workshops and courses to deepen her understanding and enjoys curating the best modalities of each movement method and integrating and sharing her learnings to help others work towards being pain-free and moving well.

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Angeles Ong

Angie found yoga at a difficult time of her life and willingly or not has been having a torrid love affair with it since. Her adoration of movement derives from an early start with dance at the age of 6. Yoga has since grounded her on so many levels, from a corporate party animal to a person mindful of what she puts in her body. She left her job in the financial sector and did her 200 hour teacher training with Absolute Yoga. After an injury to the knee, she began to delve into the therapeutics and the restorative abilities of yoga. She has since trained with teachers such as Noah Maze and Sianna Sherman. She has recently completed 50 hours with Jo Phee in Yin yoga. A class with Angie will be energetic with focus on alignment at the forefront. She teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Hot yoga. She believes that the body is the best teacher and always let the breath lead the movement. She also believes in practicing with kindness and compassion to others and self, on and off the mat. The best part about teaching is watching yoga asana transform people’s lives.

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Loo Ying Yan

Ying Yan started yoga out of curiosity when she discovered that the two bodyworkers who inspired her a lot, Yamuna Zake and Ida Rolf, were both yogis. Their revolutionary insights and approach to the human body were probably built on a strong mastery of the self through the practice of yoga. Ying Yan is a certified Yoga teacher with the International Yoga Teacher Association (IYTA) and a certified Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor. She is on a mission to help people become more aware of the relationship between the way they hold their bodies and the muscular imbalances that ensue. Her classes are designed to bring about balance of the body, mind, and soul.

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Bala

Balakrishnan (Bala) is a 300 hours yoga teacher trained by the world-renowned Jivamukti Yoga School (NYC) and Vyasa Yoga Singapore (a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance). He is back in Singapore after a 4 year learning and teaching stint in Europe.

With over 20 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industry, he has worked with the Singapore Sports Council, Ministries, Schools, Clubs, NGOs and has been featured in the local media. For his corporate yoga classes, he incorporates mindfulness and relaxation techniques to strategically equip employees with skills to cope with challenges at work.

His yoga journey began after incurring a debilitating injury while being a competitive runner at National level. Founder of YEAH! (Yogis for the Environment, Animals and Humanity!), Bala has special interest in community work, animal advocacy and nature preservation. His fun and uplifting sessions incorporate sound (with didgeridoo & singing bowls), spoken word and poetic affirmations

 

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Amy Chong

Born and bred in Malaysia, Singapore and Melbourne Amy had a passion for movement which she converted into a tool she could use to help others achieve the same freedom and balance in their bodies.

She began with her journey into Pilates spreading the alignment, stability and strength exercises through teaching Matwork in schools, clubs, corporations and gyms.

Along the way she met with The Gyrotonic Expansion system which changed her life inside out. Ever since then Amy has helped people using the Gyrotonic Method in studios to mobilise their spine and joints, create a healthier reproductive digestive circulation hormonal and neural balance in the body increasing their function and vital energies.

She has since also taught group classes using the Gyrokinesis Method in studios to achieve the same results. She hopes to empower more people to have this ability to stimulate the body to heal itself.

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