Healing Hands at Oriental TCM Yoga Centre

Posted by jean on 26 Aug 09


Oriental TCM Yoga Centre in Puchong offers a unique form of yoga – a combination of Ashtanga yoga and the art of acupressure. From her youthful appearance, one would not expect that Jenny Pang, the owner and master instructor of the comfortable yoga centre, has more than a decade of in-depth knowledge of both yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Recently we were fortunate to have a chat with the friendly and talented Jenny at her studio, where she shared with us her how she came to create her own unique form of yoga, its health benefits and her future plans for her yoga centre.

How did you get involved in TCM?

Jenny: My family runs the Nanjing Chinese Medical Centre and the Oriental Academy of Chinese Medicine. The principal of the medical centre and the institute is my father, Prof K.M. Pang. So it was only natural that I would also learn and be trained in TCM.




Jenny demonstrating how to activate pressure points while performing yoga

How did you come up with this unique form of yoga combined with TCM techniques?

Jenny: In the course of my TCM training, I was sent to various parts of China to learn from institutes and hospitals. Yoga is highly recommended as an exercise to complement TCM to promote healing and cure certain illnesses.

The hospitals referred me to some of their well-known yoga centres and I started learning from them. After feeling the benefits of yoga, I developed a passion for it. As I saw more patients, I wanted to help more people regain their health and that’s when I decided to start sharing yoga with the community.

Over time, I developed a form of yoga that incorporates acupressure techniques into the poses. In TCM, we learn that there are pressure points all over our body that can be activated to enhance our health. For example, pressing a point in the centre of our ankle joint can reduce eye bags and water retention. Or applying pressure at a point between the big toe and the second toe could cool down a hot temper.

So I thought, why not apply acupressure as we are performing yoga so that we could reap twice the benefits?


Interactive sessions for students to help one another as well as to encourage bonding

What is the style of yoga you created and what are their benefits?

Jenny: The two types of TCM yoga are Meridian Dance and Spinal Core Yoga. Meridian Dance is more acupressure intensive. It starts off with 35 minutes of acupressure exercises, followed by a little yoga and then finishes with 10 minutes of meditation. The acupressure exercises will help stimulate different parts of the body and various organs to promote blood circulation, detoxification and healing.

Spinal Core Yoga is a set of yoga poses that mainly stretches the spine and back muscles. This yoga is popular among working executives who suffer from back and shoulder aches due to spending too many hours of working on a computer. It is also highly recommended for young students and children as it can help them align their spine, which may become lopsided due to carrying heavy school bags daily.


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Spinal Core focuses on poses that stretch the spine and back muscles

What other classes do you offer?

Jenny: Other classes offered are Belly Dancing, Yoga Pilates, Ashtanga Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga would be a much faster-paced and intense form of yoga, where one pose flows to the next quickly.

For prenatal yoga, we teach specific exercises that are good for soon-to-be mothers, such as exercises to induce production of breast milk, and poses to strengthen the womb and hips.


Bellydancing classes are also available at Oriental TCM Yoga centre

Do you offer training of TCM yoga to students?

Jenny: I do have several students under me who have shown the interest to become instructors. We are currently trying to organize training in China for them.

In your opinion, what makes a good and successful yoga instructor?

Jenny: A good teacher must have self-discipline and self-practise. And one must always be concerned about the students. We should always pay attention to their expressions to see if they are able to follow the class.

We must also be aware of the health problems of the students so that we know when to push and when not to push a student to his/her limit.

For example, I have an advanced student who had surgery not too long ago. She is now starting again with basic yoga to strengthen her body. Because I know her condition, I pay closer attention to her and I don’t push her too much.

Six months ago, I had another student with chronic skin problems who was shy and reserved in class at first. But I pushed her to perform the poses so that it would help detoxify her body. Now her complexion has cleared up and her skin has gotten much smoother.


Students that lack flexibility or have back problems are monitored and advised to use props such as a towel as shown above

What are your future plans for your yoga centre?

Jenny: I hope to expand and spread the teachings of yoga which I have learned. Apart from conducting classes, I am also focusing on developing more yoga instructors in my centre. Hopefully, when I have more independent instructors in the future, I will be able to take some time off to further my training in other countries. If things go well, I also hope to open more yoga centres in KL.


Jenny is certified by Om Karananda Patanjali Yoga Kendra Rishikesh, India and Light On Yoga Training Centre Beijing, China. The details of her yoga centre are as follows:

Oriental TCM Yoga Center
No L-03-05, Jalan PPK1, Sec 3, Jalan Puchong, Taman Kinrarra
Website: http://www.ortcm.com.my
Tel: Puchong 8076 8642 / Cheras 9133 1642 / Ampang 4296 9728 / Kajang 9076 3376

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8 comments for “Healing Hands at Oriental TCM Yoga Centre”


hi jean , how are u ? just read your profile and i can say u are talented

im foreigner master fitness , i live in subang jaya

i have create a new exercise wich combine yoga with weight trainig

im looking forward for studio to conduct this new yoga weight training

do u like to cooperate ?

if u interested send me email or u can sms or call to my no 0176645691

wish to hear from u


December 17th, 2009 at 11:09 am
Hooi Li Lim:

Hi Jenny,

Do you have a regular schedule that you can post/show? I may be interested in attending your class. Thank you.

Hooi Li

March 17th, 2010 at 12:45 am


I am interested on yoga classes for beginner that have classes on weekday preferable after 7pm onward and weekend 9am onward either 1. Do you have any recommendation i am from Ampang.

I had also saw the contact you post above
Oriental TCM Yoga Center
No L-03-05, Jalan PPK1, Sec 3, Jalan Puchong, Taman Kinrarra
Website: http://www.ortcm.com.my
Tel: Puchong 8076 8642 / Cheras 9133 1642 / Ampang 4296 9728 / Kajang 9076 3376

This Ampang phone no. is for the yoga center?

Thank you

February 9th, 2012 at 4:44 pm
rema menon:


i want to know wheather you have a centre somewhere in PJ…im from ss1 kampung tunku.Thank You.



June 23rd, 2012 at 10:50 am

Hello Jenny,
I’m living in KL and interesting in your yoga classes.
Where’s the nearest studios, I’m living near Avenue K.

Thank you very much
hope to hear from you soon

February 21st, 2013 at 9:11 am
Peck Yuee:

Hi, may I have the yoga schedule of your centre?
also the fees structure.


January 15th, 2015 at 11:05 am
Ms Lee:

Hello Jenny,
I’m living in Kepong and interesting in your yoga class. Do you have any yoga class in my area. I would like to attend your class but it is too old for me. I already 48 years old and my spine is not straight since childhood. I have attend yoga before but already stop few years ago. Can I join your class? I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.
Ms Lee
January 2015

January 22nd, 2015 at 4:08 am

interested after work schedule. can provide me your schedule?

November 23rd, 2015 at 9:15 am

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