My name is Ryu, and I’m from Malaysia. I was a professional Latin dancer for several years and took part in many international Latin dance championships. In 2005, I injured a hamstring and couldn’t straighten my leg, or walk properly. Just when I thought my world was crumbling, someone advised me to try yoga. I fell in love with yoga straight away. There was no turning back, and I practiced six hours a day. Three months later, my hamstring recovered and the pain was gone.
After healing my hamstring, my yoga instructor encouraged me to enroll in the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. Ten years have passed since I obtained my qualification as a yoga teacher. I have since taught in Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia. During this time, I’ve also completed a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture.
Yoga has improved my strength, flexibility, and muscle tone; and enabled me to stay calm and focused. I enjoy teaching Hatha, vinyasa flow, ashtanga, gentle flow, yin yoga, and Flexi yoga. However, my favorite is Ashtanga, because it allows me to challenge myself. I also love practicing meditation, as it keeps my mind clear and stress-free.