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Meet the team behind The Yoga School

By The Yoga School / December 1, 2020

The journey wouldn’t have been possible without these kindred spirits.

It takes a village to raise a child and an equally dedicated team to run a yoga studio. From co-ordinating teaching schedules to ensuring that the space is in perfect form for yogis to focus on their practice without any distractions, running The Yoga School has certainly been no mean feat and for that, we have these lovely ladies (not forgetting Auntie, who was too shy to appear in this story but continues to keep the studio spick and span) to thank.

Yanni Tan, Guest Relations Executive

My most memorable moment at The Yoga School happened before the Circuit Breaker period when we filmed a series of yoga-related Youtube videos so that our guests could access the videos and  practise  from home at their own pace  and space.

The school engaged an external media production company to film the videos and I got to witness the entire process of  video production, including hair and makeup. Although the final video was just  15-minutes long for each of the  instructors, there was a lot of behind-the-scenes work and careful planning that went into each video.

It was also such a fun moment to have the entire team gathered in the studio for something  so  meaningful.

What I’ll miss the most is definitely the space and the people! I love the vibes from The Yoga School and the beautiful scenery we  get to enjoy on  a daily  basis. I always feel zen the moment I step into the studio. It is very different from other  yoga studios. Despite being in the busy Central Business District area, the studio is truly a peaceful sanctuary.

An inspirational quote I return to time and again is “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius.

In 2021, I hope  for a better career opportunity where I can do what I have always wanted to do. I also hope that things around the world will improve for the better. 2020 has been a rough ride for everyone.

To all the students of The Yoga School, I’m always very thankful when I get to see familiar  faces returning to the studio. I am extremely grateful for the support I’ve received and I hope the Guest Relations girls have left a  positive and lasting impression on everyone.

Rae Lim, Guest Relations Manager

My most memorable moment at The Yoga School was finding a moment of absolute joy and stillness during Pearl Bhasin’s class. It was amazing and something  that I had  never felt before.

What I’ll miss the most  is sounding  the crystal bowl at the start of my shift to set a positive intention for the rest of the day.

A yoga teaching I return to time and again is the yama of Ahimsa, which advocates that we do no harm to other  living things. This yama applies not only to the people and living things around us but to ourselves, too. I tend to be very self-critical when things go wrong and it sends my mood into a downward spiral. Understanding  Ahimsa, I am reminded to be gentler with myself.

In 2021, I look forward to the possibility of a leisure trip to Japan!

To all the students of The Yoga School,  thank you all for being a part of The Yoga School. Our yoga journeys will not end here.

Nissa Rashid, General Manager


My most memorable moment at The Yoga School was hosting Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. She came here two years ago to record a segment for her travel show ‘Pia’s Postcards’.

What I’ll miss the most is definitely the space. I can safely say that I will never find a similar zen-like environment to work in.

An inspirational quote I return to time and again is “Smile. Breathe. And go slowly.” These are the words of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. As I have two kids, it’s my go-to quote for my sanity.

In 2021, I look forward to travelling again! The first country on my list is Japan. I love Japan!

To all the students of The Yoga School, I want to thank you for the beautiful memories and amazing friendships formed throughout the years. Our journey does not end here. This is not goodbye but rather see you later – on another mat!

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