A Crash Course in Anusara at Uni Yoga

Posted by huihsien on 12 Jan 10 - 4 Comments

No flashy banners, no fancy website and no gaudy signboards. KLYoga decides to sneak a peek at a small independent studio called Uni Yoga, which is well known among the yoga community of Klang Valley. We met up with the owner, Foo Jong Hau for a friendly chat at his studio.

How did your relationship with Yoga start?

Foo: Initially when I took up yoga 8 years ago at Fitness First, it was for the fun of it. At that point in time I was more attracted to the in RPM, Body Balance and Body Combat classes. I joined the Yoga class just to help me stretch after the hardcore exercises. Over time doing high impact exercises like Body Combat, my ankles started to hurt. So naturally I reduced those classes and attended more Yoga classes. After a while I found it to be quite interesting and especially found arm balances very challenging.

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Leap of Faith: Life of Guruji BKS Iyengar

Posted by admin on 06 Jan 10 - 0 Comments


In the celebration of Guruji B.K.S. IYENGAR’S 92nd birthday, we’re screening a biography movie named “Leap of Faith” at Swarupa Yoga Centre, Bangsar.

Date: Saturday, 9 January 2010
Time: 6.00 PM
Place: Swarupa Yoga Centre, Bangsar

This is a movie on the life of Iyengar Yoga founder and master BKS Iyengar.

We invite all fellow yoga practitioners and teachers to watch this wonderful movie which is very inspiring and informative. Come along with your friends and enjoy this occasion.

For details, contact
Nanda (Iyengar yoga teacher)
Tel: 016-473 4115

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Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga

Say goodbye to flab!

What: FREE Core Strength Vinyasa (flow) yoga class **
When: Sunday, 3 January 2010
Where: Function Hall, ground floor, Block B, Danau Idaman Condo, Jalan 2/109F
Taman Danau Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm

Teacher: Roslin Mohd Daud

Jumpstart your shift to a healthy 2010, with a FREE Core Strength Vinyasa yoga class on the weekend after the New Year – perfect to help u detox and get back in shape and get rockin’ in new year. Read more »

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Eating the Ayurvedic Way

Posted by huihsien on 26 Dec 09 - 1 Comment

Ayurveda is a traditional Indian life science which is increasingly being accepted as an alternative approach complementing Western medicine and health knowledge. According to the Ayurvedic system, the entire universe is made up of five elements of air, fire, earth, water and ether. The combination of these elements come together to make up the three doshas of the human body. They are Pitta, Vata and Kapha. Read more »

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Sanjit Kaur

Posted by huihsien on 23 Dec 09 - 1 Comment

Youthful and radiant looking, Sanjit moves vibrantly and effortlessly through asanas in a (deceivingly) relaxed manner and at the end of it still manages to keep her hair and makeup perfectly intact. The ease and grace at which she moves trace all the way back to childhood when she became exposed to various types of dances such as Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Odissi (Indian classical dance).

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The Dance City: Where Art Meets Health

Posted by huihsien on 21 Dec 09 - 3 Comments

Artistic expression and health go hand in hand at The Dance City, an academy on a mission to introduce exercise as a living art form, and not merely a monotonous series of movements. Despite being based half way around the world, Joey Liew, the Principal and Artistic Director of Dance City manages to take some time off her busy schedule for an interview with KLYoga.

How did you get involved in dance and yoga?

Joey: I became serious about dancing when I was 18 years old after graduating from high school. In order to keep my promise to myself to be a professional dance artist, I made my way to New York to study dance at the age of 22. I seriously injured my back before I went to New York and was diagnosed with having a slipped disc on the 5th lumbar vertebra. The doctor recommended surgery with 50% chance of full recovery but I definitely could not dance professionally anymore.

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Kundalini Teacher Training Course 2010

Posted by huihsien on 20 Dec 09 - 1 Comment


Embark on an adventure to your higher self.
Awaken your potential through the life changing technology of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

This is a unique and experiential yoga certification program. It is suitable for everyone, whether you would like to become a certified teacher or simply wish to deepen your personal experience through Kundalini Yoga in a conscious and spiritually supportive environment.

Chayo Studio brings their best team of trainers to offer Kundalini Teaching Training Course in Malaysia.

Course Dates for 2010
Session One: July 23-25
Session Two: August 28-31
Session Three: Oct 1-3
Session Four: Dec 9-12

Further information can be obtained at: http://www.chayostudio.com.my/certification.html

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Beyond the Sweat Factor

Posted by huihsien on 16 Dec 09 - 0 Comments

There is no shortage of yoga classes offered all around Malaysia, be it a busy city like Kuala Lumpur or a laid back setting like Kelantan. Just fifteen years ago, ask any Malaysian you see and most of them would associate the practice of yoga to a kind of contortionist act performed only by bearded holy men in the caves of India. And then it became popular. Now, yoga has become as hip as aerobics was in the 80’s. Read more »

Archived in the category: Yoga & Spirituality, Yoga Benefits

Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

Posted by huihsien on 13 Dec 09 - 1 Comment

Asanas are usually named after a specific object, animal or action that it appears to take after. With this in mind, it becomes easier to remember the structure of a particular pose. The name, ‘Dhanurasana’ or ‘Bow Pose’ came about because the pose looks similar to an archer’s bow. The torso and legs represent the body of the bow, while the arms are the string.

To come into the pose, start by lying on the abdomen with the legs bent towards the buttocks and hands gripped around the ankles. Upon inhalation, the heels are lifted away from the buttocks and the thighs off the mat. Read more »

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Bali Yoga Retreat

Posted by admin on 12 Dec 09 - 1 Comment


“Bali Escapes” is a Yoga and Salsa Dance retreat to be held in exotic Bali from 22-25 Jan 2010. It is jointly organized by Nancy Lim (yoga instructor previously living in KL) and Jenni Tan (dance instructor from New Star Studio KL).

The retreat promises yoga on the beach, salsa, traditional food, water activities, spa, shopping, clubbing and new friends.
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