Teachers > Yihan Hu
Yihan’s first dip into the world of yoga was with one of Singapore’s few supercentenarians, Teresa Hsu, when she was a child. It may have been years ago, but she has kept the memory of attending “Sister Teresa’s” weekly yoga classes with her mother close to her heart. Fast forward to 2015, Yihan attended a donation-based yoga class and discovered the beauty of mindfulness as well as a child-like beginner’s mind.
As a fresh graduate adapting to a corporate lifestyle, the stress was sometimes overwhelming. Regular yoga practice grounded Yihan and helped her to maintain clarity as she navigated her way through this new corporate lifestyle. Beyond the physical benefits, Yihan feels even more deeply about the mental aspect of yoga. To her, yoga is a lifestyle. And she’s found her calling in sharing this holistic practice with more people, bringing the art of mindful breathing and mindful movement to them.
Looking back at her journey from her very first class as a child, Sister Teresa’s selflessness and spirit of giving continue to inspire and motivate Yihan as a teacher today. Together with the teachers who have guided and trained her on this path, she is also grateful for the students who have given her the opportunity to humbly share what she is passionate about.
Yihan’s classes revolve around finding balance between the yin and yang of one’s physical and mental practice. She enjoys guiding students into postures with subtle and precise muscle engagement with regular breath awareness. No matter how strong or intense a class is, Yihan hopes that her students truly find joy in practising yoga. She will say, “Stay safe and have fun!” – there’s always sweet savasana at the end as an oasis of calm and groundedness.
QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
- 30-hr Restorative Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training with Adeline Tien, 2019
- Jal Yoga 24-hr Wheel Yoga Teachers’ Training Course, 2018
- Yoga Seeds 200-hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Wendy Chan, 2016