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Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, love is knowing I am everything. Between the two my life moves.

Alyssa

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.

Qualification and Certification

Ashtanga Yoga Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training with Vijay Kumar – Mysore, India  (2016)

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training – Sukhashanti Yoga with Noah Mckenna – Mysore, India  (2015)

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training – Universal Yoga with Andrey Lappa – Singapore  (2014)

65 Hours Advanced Thai Massage Coursework on Energy Lines with Laurino Bertillini, Sunshine International Massage School – Italy (2017)

Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage Coursework with Ajarn Pi Jem – Thailand (2016)

Tok Sen Massage Therapy with Ajarn Somphong – Thailand (2016)

30 Hours Advanced Thai Medical Massage with Ajarn Sinchai Sukparset – Thailand (2016)

Usui Reiki Level 1 & 2 with Recha Nayak – India (2015/2016)

60 Hours Thai Yoga Bodywork Level 1 & 2 with Raghu Chandrashekar – India (2015)

Continuing Education

Ashtanga Yoga Intensive with Petri Räisänen – Spain (2018)

Ashtanga Yoga Immersion with Vijay Kumar – India (2017/2018)

Prana Vashya Backbending Immersion with Vinay Kumar – India (2018)

Mudra Coursework with BNS Iyengar – India (2018)

Yoga Self-Realisation Immersion with Sri Andrei Ram Om – Singapore (2017)

Yoga Therapeutics & Bodywork Foundations with Daphne Chua – Singapore (2017)

Heart of Yoga Workshop Immersion with Mark Whitwell – Indonesia (2017)

Bhagavad Gita Lectures & Discourses with Arvind Pare – India (2015-2016)

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Assistant to Noah Mckenna – India (2015)

Pranayama Coursework with BNS Iyengar – India (2015)

Ashtanga Yoga Intensive Immersion with Vijay Kumar – India (2015-2016)

Universal Yoga Immersion with Andrey Lappa – Nepal (2015)

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.