A Journey of Balance & Harmony - 5D4N Yin Yang Yoga Retreat to Jeju with Jimin & Yihan
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Yin-Yang represents a dynamic balance of opposing yet complementary and interconnected forces. The ancient Yin-Yang principle observes a duality in all aspects of the physical world. In this comparative relationship, you cannot have one without the other. When there is impeccable harmony between yin and yang, one can find happiness.
In this retreat, we understand the yin's and yang's of our physical practice, our mind, and life in relation to our environment. We will find a balance with our yoga practice and mindful enjoyment of the sights and sounds that Jeju Island has to offer. Let's rediscover and reconnect with our truest selves as we explore beautiful Jeju!
This retreat will include:
- Daily carefully curated classes in the great outdoors
- Experiential workshops to enhance our yoga practice
- Recreational activities curated to complement this rich cultural heritage experience, including cherry blossom viewings (subject to seasonal changes), healing forest walks, tea appreciation, UNESCO site visits
Our choice of accommodation will be at the gorgeous Suites Hotel, Jeju - a 5-star property situated within the Jungman Tourism Complex and highly accessible to surrounding must-visit attractions.
5 days/ 4 nights: 5-9 April 2023 (Wednesday to Sunday)
Day 1: 5 April (Welcome to Jeju!)
0300 Meet at Singapore Changi Airport
0500 Fly to Jeju Island
1215 Arrival in Jeju Island
1430 Check-In at Hotel
1630 Gentle Yoga Practice & Opening Circle
1830 Welcome Dinner
Day 2: 6 April (Yin in the Yang)
0730 Morning Practice (Vinyasa / Rocket)
1030 Walk down to Jungmun Sakedal Beach (Explore the area)
1300 Group Lunch at TheCliff
1500 Dosha / Mindfulness Workshop at Nearby Cafe (Badabara)
1700 Free & Easy / Private Yoga / Dinner
Day 3: 7 April (Yang in the Yin)
0730 Morning Practice (Yogalates)
1030 Travel to East Jeju
1130 Walk around and explore (Seongsan IlChubong / Gwangchigi Haebyeon)
1430 Travel to Seopjikoji
1630 Workshop with Jimin (Heart Openers)
1900 Free & Easy / Dinner
Day 4: 8 April (Balance & Harmony)
0730 Set off for Healing Forest Walk (Saryeoni Forest Path)
0830 Commencement of Hiking Trail
1130 Cherry Blossom Festival! (Jeonnong-Ro) + walk around Hamdeok Beach
1700 Yin Yang Practice
1830 Sunset Meditation + Closing Circle
1900 Traditional Korean Farewell Dinner
Day 5: 9 April (Inner Peace)
0800 Sunrise Meditation / Morning Practice
0930 Prepare for Check-Out
1030 Leave Hotel to Jeju Airport
1315 Flight back to Singapore
1835 Arrival in Singapore
5 April 0500 TR812 (SIN to CJU)
9 April 1315 TR813 (CJU to SIN)
Round-trip transfer to resort is included only for the above recommended flights.
Jimin is from Seoul, Korea. She moved to Singapore in 2014 after living in Qatar for 5 years. Having been a member of the cabin crew in Qatar, travel fatigue caught up with her and she was in pursuit of an activity that could give her physical health and mental well-being. Her first yoga lesson in Singapore was a life-changing experience. Her love for yoga grew steadily from there as she learned and practised Hatha and Vinyasa yoga until she found herself teaching her first class in 2018. Through her yoga practice, her two children also started their own yoga journey. It teaches them balance and focus and helps them build inner fulfilment. Jimin believes that teaching yoga to her children is a great gift for them. As living proof of the benefits of everyday yoga, Jimin is thrilled to share her experience with the PURE Yoga community!
She has been most fortunate to meet her wonderful mentors like Dr. Venky and Grace Lee, who put an emphasis on anatomy and proper alignment, stability, and the precision of the practice. After finishing her training in Singapore, Jimin returned to Korea and was introduced to Aroma Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yoga with Ring, and Iyengar Yoga by teacher Sei Kim. These creative practices, now deeply instilled in her practice, are employed intelligently in pursuit of a more mature and mindful asanas practice.
Jimin constructively applies her combined knowledge from Singapore, India and Korea to design unique and customised programmes that benefit each of her students. She believes in a personalised yoga experience, adjusting every detail to her group of students at hand. She loves to fuse creative sequencing and a spirit of playfulness to help her students deepen their practice. She aspires for her students to be peaceful yet empowered.
QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
- 15-hour Advanced Workshop with Raja Gupta, Masoud Movahedi Yoga
- 15-hour Dharma Yoga Wheel Levels 1, 2 & Yin with Dov and Raquel, Free Spirits Yoga
- RYS 200 with Dr. Venky’s Shivshakti Yoga Institute (International), 2018
- 40-hour Specialty Training License in Backache Management with Shivshakti Yoga Institute, 2018
- 30-hour Ring Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Yoga Kula in Seoul, Korea, 2018
- 120-hour Pilates Matwork Teacher Training Programme with Bodytree Academy, 2019
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
- 4 Nights’ accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Welcome Dinner on Day 1
- Rental of spaces for yoga practice
- All yoga fees and services
- Bus charter for all group transportation needs
PACKAGE PRICES WITHOUT AIRFARE:
All prices below are per person for 5-9 April (5 days / 4 nights)
Register by 8 March 2023
*Triple Occupancy available upon request.
Prices listed are inclusive of all prevailing taxes.
Early-bird discount ends 8 March 2023.
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