Sherwin‘s yoga experience is grounded in Sivananda since he earned his teacher’s status more than 15 years ago and he had evolved to specialise in Yin Yoga under the tutelage of various masters like Paul & Suzee Grilley, Sarah Powers, Victor Chng and Jo Phee.
Inspired by world renowned spiritual yoga master and humanitarian His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Founder of the Art of Living Foundation and a unique breathing technique called the Sudarshan Kriya), Sherwin’s main interest and focus in every yoga session is ‘breath’. An array of breathing techniques is taught and cleverly yet subtly weaved into every posture (be it Yin or Yang) to achieve a sense of overall well-being, alignment, balance and peace of mind.
Breath affects both our physiological and psychological well-being. Fuelled by this passion and keen interest, Sherwin went into in-depth studies on the various breath-work modalities and then made it concise and easily accessible for everyone to work on in order to gain the vast benefits of this very simple yet powerful practice that is so often overlooked. Less is more and through the simplicity of awareness and mindfulness, anyone can train and recondition away old habits and patterns so as to liberate & empower us on our life’s path.
He has also formulated his own yoga flow into dance sequences! Yoga is the union of body mind and spirit (breath) and yoga dance is a fluid flow of postures performed to the rhythm of music that inspires the soul to soar and take flight. This allows one to apply one’s yoga practice in a playful and fun expression of joy so that life becomes a moving meditation.
Sherwin has the intuitive ability to tailor and simplify classes to suit every participant’s needs and requirements yet maintaining some level of challenge in the light of anatomy and mindfulness hence allowing them to finish every session feeling light yet grounded, adapting to the every changing flow of life yet centred, satisfied and rejuvenated. They return to their daily routine centred and infused with life in the present moment! Little nuggets of knowledge and life skills shared during sessions ensures ease of practice and keeps the mind entertained. There is always a ‘take-away’ for everyone!
Keen awareness, a sound mind and healthy practices equates a happy lifestyle! Based on this philosophy as well as that of “Too much flexibility is weakness and too much strength is brittleness” Sherwin endeavours to strike a balance between the two to achieve the desired outcome of equanimity in his own practice and in his classes.