Teachers > Ester Oldfield
Originally from the UK, Ester dabbled in yoga throughout university and her travels as a form of exercise, initially finding it a frustrating and painful practice. It was after moving solo to Hong Kong in 2015 to begin her corporate job at The Centrium that she discovered Pure Yoga downstairs and unexpectedly found a new passion. Ester first fell in love with the hot room as she loved the heat, the pace of the practice and the overwhelming experience – and still does! But she soon discovered the learning potential of other classes and became officially hooked on the whole practice of yoga. Soon she was swapping late nights for early morning vinyasa classes and has since reaped the rewards of yoga on her mental and physical well-being, gaining a new approach to how she lives her life.
Lisa Mak was Ester’s first teacher in Hong Kong, and it was Lisa’s energising classes and encouragement that inspired her to become a yoga teacher. Ester completed her 200-hour teacher training with Patrick Creelman and Rinat Perlman in 2017, where she found her feet and a real sense of purpose and confirmed that this was the path for her. Ester is a dedicated student of both Patrick and Rinat and is grateful for their teachings and guidance, which have taught her so much on and off the mat. Constantly motivated to learn more for students and herself, Ester is undergoing her 300-hour advanced teacher training with Jason Crandell where she is learning to incorporate anatomy and specific vinyasa styles into her sequences.
Ester aims to combine the valuable teachings from her teachers with her own interpretations and values in her classes. Ester teaches energetic and fun flows with a grounding element of alignment, challenging her students both physically and mentally. She teaches her students to enjoy the journey of yoga and realise that everything is a success and there are no failures. Ester’s classes will leave you feeling accomplished and rejuvenated but wanting more.
QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
- Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training with Jason Crandell (300 hours), (In progress since November 2018)
- Foundation Training with Patrick Creelman and Rinat Perlman (200 hours), 2017