My name is Ritu Bhasin. I was born in Antwerp, Belgium, and lived in New York and Hong Kong before moving to Singapore. I am the founder of “iamyogaSG” in Singapore and I have two young yogis at home (a 12-year old daughter and a 9-year old son), both of whom go to the Singapore American School.
I was introduced to yoga during my childhood in Antwerp and I have firsthand experienced its several benefits, both mental and physical. I truly believe that yoga brings out the best in a person and that Yoga helps with Total Personality Development. It not only benefits physical health, but also enhances mental control, emotional balance and intellectual development. Yoga can also be restorative and a healing process for many with mental and physical challenges.
I am a Yoga Alliance certified Adult & Children’s Yoga Instructor and I love to spread the gift of yoga to everyone!
I am certified in several traditional styles of Yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Children's Yoga. I have taught at several institutions in Hong Kong and in Singapore, including the Canadian International School in Hong Kong, The American Embassy in Singapore and at the kids club Buds@Shangri-La hotel in Singapore. I conduct group and private Yoga classes for adults and children (as young as 5-year olds) in Singapore.
In today’s time, the purpose of yoga has changed - many people see yoga purely as a form of physical exercise. We tend to place too much importance to our external beauty & body.
How about exercising our mind along with our body? How about working on our breathing pattern or training our thought pattern? Practicing mindfulness? Connecting with nature? Serving others? All of this is part of yoga.
Everyone can practise yoga including people who have experienced prior injuries. If you can’t do an asana perfectly today, it will happen at another time and you should be happy with the progress and effort you have made today. Yogic learning is a life long journey!
I have realized that we need to honour our body and know our limitations. Yoga is not a competitive practice, it is our own practice and journey and we should progress at our own pace.
My yoga journey taught me that yoga provides complete body and mind awareness, focusing on the beauty within and enabling you to become a better, kinder and more patient person, both towards yourself and towards others. You feel like helping people without any expectation or judgment. You also learn to accept people and situations as they are.
My goal or aspiration with this yoga practise is not only to grow in my teaching and benefit students in a holistic manner, but also to make them enjoy this practise and incorporate yoga as part of their daily lives! I have seen some amazing results over the years!
For more you can find me at Facebook / Instagram page @iamyogaSG or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you and to having you in my yoga class.
Love & light,