meet our team
Founder of Jyan Yoga Studio, Jiamin’s training background as an international Ballroom dancer and Yoga teacher has given her a thorough understanding of body movement and mental awareness that is rooted in the the practices. She aims to help every individual achieve their goals and hopes to inspire others through her own practice. Bringing joy, happiness and a sense of community through the Yoga and Acro practice is her biggest motivation and what truly fulfils her heart and soul.
Shirlyn started her yoga journey in 2015 with an intention of trying out something new from the cardio workouts that satisfied her constant need for a sweat fest. Since then, she has been showing up on the mat day after day and is constantly intrigued by the amazing new discoveries about herself through the practice that taught her to simply breathe, just be and watch the magic happen, on and off the mat.
Shirlyn is a huge believer of Sthira Sukham Asanam and strives to inspire her students to find steadiness and comfort in every pose; and push her students a little further to reveal that strength that they already have regardless of the fear they believe.
Intuitive, humble and down to earth, Catherine has always been curious about subtle energies and alternative forms of therapy. After experiencing her first Gong Bath in 2017, she fell in love with the amazing resonance of the Gong and the feeling of lightness and catharsis.
From that moment on, she has been committed to honing her skills as a sound practitioner, getting trained by Martha Collard from Red Doors Studios and dedicated to sharing the healing properties of the Gong with people from all walks of life.
Yoga has been a part of Zhao Chin’s life for over 7 years. Her practice has not only helped her to develop an innate sense of calmness, but also to grow stronger physically and mentally. She believes that Yoga is a form of self-awareness, by listening to her body through each practice.
She is also a strong believer of getting your basics postures and alignment right. At the same time, Zhao Chin loves to incorporate interesting poses into her sequence to make her classes more engaging. She hopes to help her students deepen their practice by bringing an attitude of self-discovery, challenge, fun and consciousness into every class.
Kai Ching is a certified yoga teacher and has been practising Hatha and Vinyasa yoga since 2015. The charm of her yoga practice is the mindfulness and moving meditation that unfolds throughout the class that helps to guide you back to the breath- especially when things get tough!
During the times that KC isn’t practising yoga, you might find her with a book in one hand, and a coffee in another, lounging on a couch. Throw caution into the wind as you approach her, because she’s usually with a huge toothy smile!
If you're looking for a calming, energising class, you've come to the right place. Certified in Hatha Vinyasa (200h), Meditation and Yoga Nidra (300h), Ziyang brings elements of strength and stability within you, using your breath to guide your movements with fluidity and control.
Ziyang finds many parallels between his yoga practice and his life creating sounds. A hip-hop, funk, and jazz drummer (@ HIIT yoga homies), he loves reading, backpacking and exploring different cultures, and somehow learned to play several flutes and string instruments in the process. Come for class - there might be a little surprise for you during savasana!
For LC, yoga is a daily expression of gratitude for a body she never felt comfortable in growing up. The first time she did yoga was pure, sweaty joy. From that point on, the search for improvement in the physical asanas led her onto the mat each day to practise. Little did she know, she was developing a daily Sadhana, one that would root her and guide her when things get tough.
LC’s classes are designed to lead practitioners in exactly the same way she was led- by focusing on the joy of movement, getting comfortable in their own skin, and encourage them to develop a daily practice. Through that, students can then begin to cultivate a relationship with themselves, and learn to find contentment in being just as they are.
Wendy had her intriguing and mind-blowing experiences with AcroYoga, Reiki, and Sound Healing. Her keen sense of curiosity and passion led her to a journey of deep learning and exploration to answer her calling.
All 3 amazing modalities have given her the opportunity to not only ground and heal but also listen to her heart and hearing that quiet voice within. As she dwelled deeper into her Yoga practice, Reiki and Sound Healing journey, she discovered that combining these modalities can be a very powerful healing and transformative tool. She experiences greater joy by giving and this is the gift that she would love to share with the world.
Maylis started her Yoga journey a few years ago as she was drawn by the quality of Dharana (Concentration). She believes that the practise of Yoga is not limited to the mat, but it also extends to your way of living.
There are no shortcuts in life and likewise, in the practice of Yoga. Maylis finds joy and fulfilment in guiding her students as they take baby steps towards their final goal. Her sequences are challenging, fun and dynamic.
In 2014, Elyn decided to break out of her office routine while keeping her waistline in check. She started hot yoga and fell in love with the intensity of strength, balance and focus required to flow in class. Shortly after pursuing her YTT in Power Vinyasa, she chanced upon AcroYoga and discovered a whole different world of yoga and surprising challenge through partner collaboration. It was the rebirth of yoga all over again for her which led her to take up numerous AcroYoga trainings and certification. Being a trusted AcroYoga instructor now, Elyn’s goal is to bring the fun of AcroYoga to yogis who seek greater heights and challenges in their practice!
Xiuxiu started her Acro journey since she was 12 years old and has been teaching aerial and acrobatic skills since 2008. She has a contagious enthusiasm for the things she love- kids, circus arts, performing and creating the best life she can for herself and others. Through Acroyoga, she aims to empower each individual and forge a sense of community within the studio.