Rowena started practising yoga in 2007 merely to exercise. But it was not until in 2009 when she witnessed how yoga aid to her mother’s recovery in cancer that got her to India to learn valuable yoga knowledge and teaching skill sets. Because of her strong intention of wanting to help, heal and spread the benefits of yoga to the community, she completed her first 200-hour teacher training with First Class Distinction in Yoga Education – Hatha Yoga in 2010.

She also has a great interest in working with pregnant women, leading her to complete a 200-hour Pre/post-natal yoga training after having her first child, and other trainings in Aromatherapy Yoga, Yoga Therapy with Yoga Medicine, Spinning babies and more. She now teaches yoga with more focus in healing and connecting to oneself through not just asanas, but also through breath work and mindfulness as she believes these are the tools to one’s well-being.

 What is your favourite type of class to teach? A Hatha Vinyasa class that focus on a flow of movement, alignment and breaths.

 What is your favourite pose? There are too many favourite for me to name. Everyday there will be a different favourite pose for me as our body changes everyday. 

 What is your least favourite pose and why? That will be Mandukasana, the Frog pose for sure. In fact most hip opener poses, ouch!

 What keeps bringing you back to your yoga mat? The sense of peacefulness in the mind, the feeling of lightness and freedom in body and movement after a good practice is so addictive, just got to keep going back. 

What is the strangest place you have done a yoga practice/pose? I did a Warrior 3 at one of the world’s highest lake – approx 5km away from India to China, Tibet… Don’t think it’s the strangest, but is the most amazing and beautiful place for me.

What always makes you laugh? My children especially my son Tenzin. Especially when he suddenly goes ‘boom, boom, boom’ and does his monster walk.

What is one of your personal quirks/habits/idiosyncrasies? Regardless the weather is hot or cold, I can’t sleep without covering myself with a blanket. 

 What is one thing about you that most people don’t know (until now)? I already have two children!

Join Rowena for an inspiring class that will both give you a workout but be a therapeutic experience!