Featured Teacher: Jing
Admitting that yoga was just a time-filler in the beginning, Jing has since discovered the 'magic' that motivates her to practise every day. She thoroughly enjoys sharing and growing with her students, which shows in her patient step-by-step instruction. Jing's ultimate embarrassing and profound moments while practising yoga both have to do with 'nature' - one with 'nature calling' and the other with Mother Nature.
Where are you originally from?
I'm from Taipei, Taiwan.
How long have you been teaching?
I've been teaching for about 2 years now.
Who was your very first yoga teacher and what was he/she like?
My first teacher was Ming. He is a very smart, knowledgeable and determined teacher.
How long have you been practising?
I've been practising yoga for about 6 years.
Originally, what attracted you to yoga?
I started yoga as a way to simply kill time at first. Then it became so much more…
What motivates you to practise today?
Every time after I finish practising yoga, I get a renewed feeling both in my body and mind. This magical power of yoga makes me want to practise yoga every day.
How would you describe your personal practice?
My personal yoga practice is full of joy and grace.
Before you became a yoga teacher, what did you do?
I worked as an office lady in a travel agency.
What do you love about teaching?
I love to share my knowledge with my students and grow with them.
What do you find challenging about teaching?
I always try to encourage students and do my best to explain some of the difficult yoga postures step-by-step, so my students will make steady progress in their yoga practice.
Describe your ideal class (as a teacher).
Students and teacher are all happy, enjoy the class and feel completely free.
What teacher has had the biggest impact on your practice?
Every teacher in my life so far has made some very good impact on my practice. So I thank all of them for giving me so much wisdom along my path.
What is your most embarrassing moment in the studio (as a teacher or student)?
Once I wanted to use the bathroom during a class, so throughout the class I might have had some funny expressions on my face because I had to hold it till the class was done.
Where is the strangest place you've practised yoga?
I once practised yoga in one of the Buddhist temples in Taiwan's mountain areas. It's a very unique experience.
Aside from yoga, what other hobbies or interests do you have?
I enjoy reading and going jogging.
Describe your most profound yoga experience.
Once I practised yoga on the mountain top when a very strong typhoon hit Taiwan. I really felt the power of Mother Nature.
If you weren't a yoga teacher, what would you be?
I would be a tour guide, travelling around the world and experiencing it.