Hello and welcome !
My name is Wai-Yin .....Yinny is an adopted nickname. It is also easier to remember! I am founder of “Sukha” Yoga with Yinny and Sukha Retreats. My aim is to share the practice of yoga and make it accessible to everyone. In addition to yoga, I am also a Sound Therapy practitioner offering Vibro acoustic massage using Tibetan singing bowls and group Sound bath events using Tibetan singing bowls and gongs.
Sukha is the sanskrit word meaning happiness, pleasure, ease or bliss. The pleasure of sukha is an authentic state of happiness within a being rather than a transient pleasure. The benefits of yoga and sound therapy can take us some way on the journey to this place of ease in mind and in body.
I am a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals, Associate Teacher Level 2 and certified to 500 hours with over 1550 hours teaching experience since July 2013. I qualified to teach Yoga in May 2013 after graduating from my 200 hour TT with Yoga London in Ashtanga Vinyasa. In 2015 I qualified to teach Pregnancy yoga and completed my 300 hour certificate with The Yoga People, July 2018, opting to focus on the practice of Yin. The learning never ends. Yoga is a life practice, there is always room to learn, grow and share.
My yoga journey started in 2009 as an Iyengar student. The strong alignment focus of an Iyengar practise has influenced my style of teaching together with a love of strong flowing and creative sequencing which stems from a personal practice in Ashtanga, Jivamukti and Anusara styles of yoga.
My teaching style draws a students attention to awareness of safe , energetic alignment and strong focus on the breath. I encourage students to be aware of their own body, and to move intuitively in a way that feels good and safe for them as they practise. This cultivates a more internal focus and helps build the confidence to adapt and safely modify the posture in a way that benefits the individual. It opens the practise of connecting with the inner self and to greater awareness and respect for the body. Our bodies are unique, our experiences personal to us and this influences our movements.
Our yoga practise can change us in ways we do not expect. What we experience in life we bring to the mat and what we practise on the mat transforms us and we take that back out in to the world. In this sense, Yoga becomes a way of life, what we feel inside is reflected on the outside - the way we feel, interact and live.
I am based on the outskirts of London in Orpington, Bromley and enjoy life with my teenage sons, tasty food, theatre, cinema, good company, laughter, long talks about life and dreams of world travel. I love horses - you might see me riding on the Ashdown Forest and I have a little black cat who keeps good company indoors. I enjoy walking, nature, and love the soothing sounds of the sea. I try to travel to see new places as much as I can and always open to learning new things. My full time job is based in London and the South East as a Designer and of course I teach yoga!
The studio classes I teach are held at Present Health in Tunbridge Wells. I also host my own local classes in Orpington which include a weekly Kula or community class on Monday which offers a Yin practise at a subsidised cost. Details are on my classes page. In addition to scheduled classes I teach regular workshops in the practise of Yin Yoga, foundational yoga courses for beginners and host Sound Bath events in the Kent area. In Summer 2018 I hosted my first overseas yoga retreat and look forward to adding further retreats to my 2019 schedule. Please feel free to connect on Facebook and Instagram , that's if social media is your thing!?! I have a contact form if you have any questions.
For studio classes, please book online via the studio website or App and for local Orpington classes, contact me direct.
Thank you for reading & I hope to meet you soon x