It was in the turn of the millennium that Yoga first found Alyssa in a community space. What first began as a sibling bonding activity has transformed into an essential part of her life today.

A theatre aspirant in her early youth, Alyssa has always been interested in the exploration of perspectives, movement and space. The yoga practice has always been a little more special. The mat was her sanctuary – a constant, her safe space.

In late 2014, Alyssa took her first Yoga Teacher Training in Universal Yoga with Andrey Lappa. The profound realizations from the holistic system sparked off an immense desire for her to plunge further into the pursuit of knowledge of the ancient yogic sciences.

Stumbling upon the Mysore-style practice of the Ashtanga Yoga method in Mysore, India in the following year, Alyssa found home in Mysore amidst a beautiful global community of sincere practitioners. She spends a considerable amount of time practicing with, and assists, her beloved Ashtanga Yoga teacher, Vijay Kumar, in Mysore, India.

Alyssa hopes to be able to share the immense benefits of yoga and hold space in the same grain that she has been privileged to receive from her teachers. Her classes are gentle, dynamic yet playful, placing focus on building up awareness of the breathe and alignment of the mind-body connection.

When not in the studios, Alyssa delights in being by the countryside, taking long walks in the forests or swims in the waterfalls, exploring mountains and coasts.

Committed to the life-long learning and sharing of the practice, Alyssa will always be grateful to her teachers Daphne Charles & Raghu Chandrashekar for holding space; Andrey Lappa for introducing her the Universal nature of Yoga; and to dear Vijay Kumar, for his guidance and way of being.

Philosophy

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.

Personal Interests (Other)

Alternative Medicine. Nature, Cultures, Bodywork, Permaculture, Nutrition, Photography.