Andrea Yeo, having lived in UK & US for a decade, has been practicing yoga since 2003. During her years of working in US, she stumbled into Baron Baptiste Power Vinyasa classes and has since become a devoted practitioner. With a Masters in Design from Central Saint Martins, she decided to change her career path from design to learning more about yoga when she arrived back into Singapore. Andrea holds a teacher certification in the system of Hot Yoga.
Andrea completed 500 hour teacher training in India, 300 hour Universal Yoga, Baron Baptiste Power Vinyasa (Level 1), Anusara Immersion 1-3 & Yin Yoga. Over the years she has studied with many other international yoga teachers such as Andrei Ram-Om, Sharon Gannon and David Life, Patrick Creelman, Amy Ippoliti. & Ross Rayburn. Andrea is also a certified spinning instructor. Andrea is blessed to be able to create Updog Studio as a platform to help others heal themselves through yoga.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Betty discovered yoga in her university years and it was love at first sight. Since then, yoga has given her strength, courage, love, and light.Betty completed her first 500 hours training in 2005 with Jessica Robertson and Ted Grand of Moksha Yoga in Toronto, Canada. She also completed Yin Yoga training with Paul Grillley and is also a certified Pre/Postnatal Yoga teacher from Dr. Jean Byrne from Australia.
Since attending Baron Baptiste Power Vinyasa Level Two training in Kenya during July of 2013, Betty is deeply inspired and empowered by the work and people of the Africa Yoga Project. She believes the yoga we do on our yoga mat is only a part of our practice. and our true yoga practice starts when we take our yoga off the mat. She is currently working on the Baptiste Certification.
Betty believes the importance of trusting your own intuition and get to know your body and that it is essential for us to feel connected to our own breathe and body to be able blossom and shine on and off our mats. She is immensely grateful to be able to call Baron her teacher. Namaste.
Sita has studied in various styles of yoga from Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yin Yoga to Yoga Nidra. Initiated, received her spiritual name and studied at Sivananda Kutir Ashram in Netala, Himalayas, India under the close guidance of Swami Parameshwariananda, the direct disciple in lineage of Swami Sivananda and Swami Visnudevananda focuses mainly in traditional style Hatha yoga, Kriyas, Bandhas, Pranayamas, yoga philosophical scriptures, Advaita Vedanta, yoga anatomy and Sanskrit language. She is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher and has spent 9 years in yoga practice and research.
Sita's teachings focus on traditional style Hatha yoga combined with Vinyasa technique. She is well trained in yoga for kids, elderly and pre-natal women and hold a Master Healer level degree in Reiki method of natural healing. In addition, she is trained in Ayurveda, Vipassana, Zen, and Yogic meditation which she combines to compliment her approach towards teaching and knowledge sharing. For Sita, teaching yoga is not a profession but a Sadhana (spiritual practice). Getting students into challenging postures and make it into something easy to approach is her forte. She's currently active in giving lessons at Updog Yoga studio as well as pursuing in-depth studies in Iyengar yoga.
Mingli discovered yoga in 2007 when she took her first Bikram yoga class out of curiosity. What started out as a pastime, became her main fitness pursuit and passion for life as she began to explore the philosophy & benefits behind the physical aspects of yoga postures.
In 2009, Mingli completed a 200 hour Hot & Hatha teacher's training programme to embark on her journey of sharing her yoga practice. She has since gone on to study a variety of yoga styles including Hatha, Ashtanga and Yin.
Mingli is grateful to join the teaching team at Updog where she can develop and grow while guiding her students along their yoga journey. She looks forward to inspire & share her practice with you on the mat.
Angela had her first Yoga class in 2002 and a few weeks later she was sure that Yoga was to be a permanent part of her life, becoming a Yoga teacher came naturally.
After several teacher trainings in Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin Yoga she became also a Pilates Instructor and Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant.
She taught in the U.S, Germany and Thailand and since the beginning of 2009 she is teaching Yoga in Singapore, leading workshops, retreats in the region.
She conducts her classes with love and enthusiasm, teaching the participants step by step how to go into a posture. Join her on the mat and enjoy the experience.
Lynnette found yoga by accident over 7 years ago when she tore her Achilles tendon while kickboxing. Yoga not only healed her injuries and improved her flexibility, but has taught her to live a more holistic and calmer life.
After spending the last 9 years focused on motherhood, she decided the time was right to pursue her own passion and did three teacher training courses in 2012. Lynnette has done the Yoga Alliance registered teacher -training course in Universal Yoga and Hot Yoga. In addition, she spent seven weeks in Rishikesh, India furthering her thirst for knowledge in yoga, specifically in pranayama and meditation. Under the tutelage of Yogrishi Vishvketu, she completed an in-depth 500-hour yoga teacher-training program. She also has a background in pilates and taught for the Fitness First group in Bangkok.
In the last 14 years, she has lived in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Bahrain. Coming home two years ago, she feels her life has come full circle and is grateful for the opportunity to share with others how yoga has changed her life on and off the mat.
Marian spent the last 14 years in the hospitality industry, since graduating in 1999 from the International Hotel Management Institute in Lucerne, Switzerland, specializing in sales & marketing, revenue management and team management. During her professional engagement, she managed to find time amidst a busy schedule to discover yoga and has been enjoying her practice since.
In 2013, Marian left the corporate world to embark on her 200-hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training certification registered with Yoga Alliance to share her yoga journey with others.
She is also certified with the Radiant Child Yoga Program and is constantly looking to expand her knowledge and experience through self-study, workshops and trainings in other disciplines of yoga.
Marian is grateful and honoured to be a part of the Updog team, where she first began her yoga practice. She truly believes that yoga is lived both on and off the mat and looks forward to helping practitioners find stillness amidst movement.
As Lao Tzu says "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
Miryam's journey started in Guayaquil, Ecuador. After her post graduate studies gaining a hard earned masters degree in banking and finance, she soon arrived at the realization that her heart was actually somewhere else. The question of her happiness and wellbeing trumped her previous notions of who she thought she would be. Naturally, she gravitated towards delving deeper into her own yoga practice by becoming a teacher.
Miryam completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program with Absolute Yoga in Thailand. Soon, she had the opportunity to complete Pilates Instructor training in Spain with Peak Yoga, Vinyasa & Yin Training program with Zentro Yoga - Spain, and also taught Personal Training and Group Fitness Instruction under the FEDA certifications in Spain.
Miryam is grateful to all her teachers who have helped her become who she is today, and who have inspired her to help and guide others who are on the path to holistic wellbeing. Teaching is her passion and constant motivating force, as it keeps her approaching all aspects of life through the lens of an eternal student.
Since graduating from NUS, Nicole has been conducting academic tuition and enrichment classes. In search for the ideal exercise after spraining her lower back in a fall during wakeboarding, she chanced upon Bikram hot yoga.
As Nicole's love for yoga grew, she took the opportunity to expand her yogic knowledge through a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training at True Yoga in 2012. Under the guidance of internationally renowned teachers like Kino Macgregor, Annie Carpenter, Matthew Sweeney and Singapore's Jo Phee, she has come to embrace not just the wonders that yoga can do for the individual physically, but also the psychological benefits that it can bring.
Combining her passion for teaching, yoga and her newly attained Fletcher's pilates matwork certification, Nicole now shares these passions through her classes with a focus on breath, movement and the core.