Julee has been practising yoga since 2005, teaching since 2009, learning with different teachers in Singapore and overseas. She is drawn to the healing and transformative qualities of yoga. From the beginning when yoga helped her to regain her flexibility and mobility from an ankle fracture, till her gradual exposure to the subtle practices of yoga like meditation and deep relaxation, she never fails to be amazed at what this ancient art and science has to offer, even beyond physical health. From her practice and teaching, she knows everyone can experience deep peace, contentment and happiness within, which is not dependent on any external conditions.
Her teaching approach incorporates the whole person, not just the physical body. The emphasis is on awareness and mindfulness, and students are encouraged to learn about all aspects of their personality through the practice of yoga. The mind-body connection and the importance of complete relaxation are constant themes in her sharing.
Many people live their lives very much "in the head" and are seldom tuned in to what their body is telling them, such as tension, fatigue, poor nourishment and hormonal imbalance. Seeing how her students become more sensitive and more connected to their body gives her a great deal of motivation to carry on sharing yoga.
Teaching yoga to seniors is an area that Julee really enjoys. Her experience teaching her own ageing mother made her see the immense value that yoga can provide for people of all ages and fitness levels. She also aspires to age gracefully with her yoga practice, just like how her students have done so.
B.Soc Sci (Sociology & Psychology)
Certification by Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham in Kerala, India.
Diploma in Teaching the Art and Science of Yoga (Svastha Yoga)