Pek Yew is both a yoga and Pilates teacher. She completed a 200-hour certification at True Yoga (Singapore) and has studied under various yoga instructors including Vivienne Spanopoulos, Jason Birch and Stephen Thomas. To continue her exploration and deepen her studies, Pek Yew has also attended workshops with prominent teachers such as Kino MacGregor.

Pek Yew also advanced her 100 hours of Ashtanga Teacher Training Course with Chuck Miller and delved into the intricacies and anatomy of Yin yoga and traditional Chinese Medicine with another 100 hour Yin yoga Teacher’s Training.

In 2014, Pek Yew continued her pursuit of the understanding of body movements, known as “body contrology” and spinal mechanics in the field of Fletcher Pilates. She discovers the beauty of simple movements in the Fletcher Pilates Intensive Licensing course and feels the transformation within her body. She loves to share her learning with yoga practitioners so that everyone would be able to embrace a sense joy in the daily practice.

 What is your favourite type of class to teach? Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin.

 What is your favourite pose?  Firefly and Viswamittra. They open the heart and mind. I feel a sense of  joy and freedom, freedom to express and opening of the heart simply coming into the poses.

 What is your least favourite pose and why?  I don’t have one really, except for those poses that I am disadvantaged by due to body proportions, such as jumping through and jumping back in arm balances.

 What keeps bringing you back to your yoga mat? The sense of joy entering and exiting a pose with grace, being connected with one’s inner self and feelings, and acknowledging our fears and shortcomings while working with our bodies on the mat.

What is the strangest place you have done a yoga practice/pose? None really. It can happen anywhere, even on a bus journey, finding meditation in our breath.

What always makes you laugh? Looking back on my own silliness.

What is one of your personal quirks/habits/idiosyncrasies? I need water all the time as I need to replenish the body after talking too much teaching and practising.

 What is one thing about you that most people don’t know (until now)? I had won a New York Film Festival Silver for the production of a magazine show.