$40.00

Kirtan Heartsongs with Meiyan Cheong and Yun Ng, Jul 10

River Valley
Sunday, 10 July, 2022 
4.30pm - 6pm

Yoga is union, and Kirtan unites the voices and hearts of yogis from all walks of life. 

Kirtan is the beautiful practice of devotional singing, often guided by live instruments in a call-and-response format. It belongs to Bhakti Yoga, where yogis chant mantras as part of their yoga practice, as a direct path to the divine and to the heart. 

Come celebrate the beauty of connection, community and harmony through this evening session exploring Kirtan Heartsongs. Everyone is welcome–step into this safe space with an open heart and be ready to speak and sing your truth! 

In this simple introductory special class, Meiyan and Yun will lead easy-to-follow chants and also talk about the importance and meaning of mantras. The chants will be in Sanskrit and English.

Price

$40

Cancellation Policy

Please note that this event is non-refundable.

ABOUT MEIYAN CHEONG



Meiyan's regular yoga practice started in 2014, when a bout of rare insomnia hit due to stress and no other solutions seemed to work. As a swimmer and aquathlete in her university days, movement meant a stopwatch, clear results, goals, and a great deal of expectations toward herself. 

Enter yoga - which is more about letting go than holding on. She fell in love with the freedom she experienced from a vinyasa class, and embarked on her 200 hour teacher training in 2016. Within that same year, she left her corporate marketing job and dove head first into teaching yoga full time. She is currently in the midst of completing her 300 hour teacher training with a specialised focus in yin, vinyasa, philosophy and mindfulness, and is looking forward to leading her own teacher training someday soon.

As a practitioner and a teacher, Meiyan's two favourite styles are vinyasa and yin - polar opposites. She enjoys sequences woven together like a dance, while still staying true to the breath. She feels yin complements the yang energy that we create, not only in vinyasa classes, but in our hectic daily lives, and deeply enjoys the stillness and discipline required in a yin practice. Regardless of the style of practice, a mantra she holds close in her teaching and personal practice is the simple reminder “you are enough."

Outside of yoga, Meiyan can be found soaking in the water under the sun, or enjoying some introvert time with her cats at home. She co-owns Lighthouse Adventure Co, a Singapore based dive center and travel agency, with a group of good friends.

ABOUT YUN NG



One of the first few yoga classes that Yun took was in 2003 in a large dusty dance studio filled with dedicated yogis – including her aunt, to whom she owes her yoga practice. She was blessed to have met many inspiring teachers from all over the world and this led to her first certification of yoga teaching in 2010.

Yun’s curiosity and hunger for knowledge kept her on the mat and fuels her desire to learn and evolve every single day. The teachers who have influenced her practice include Pema Chodron, whose books have shaped the way she approaches life and pain; Hamid Ebadi whose teachings in psychology and zazen meditation leaves a permanent imprint in her navigation through her yoga journey; Anusara teachers who make up the foundation of her yoga experience, like Ross Rayburn and Sianna Sherman. She also owes her knowledge and creative inspiration to her community of friends who are also yoga teachers. These people help her get on her mat every day for many years. Most recently, her focus and forage into contortion, hand balancing and endurance running keeps her inspired and awake.

Singapore, Paris, Bali and Hong Kong are a few of the places where Yun has practised, taught and lived yoga. She continues to bring this explorative nature to her classes, through creative sequencing, insightful alignment cues, and a mantra or two. Yun wants her students to create a seamless transition in and out of the yoga mat, using practical skills from yoga (from the sutras to a handstand) to make sense of the world around us. Yun believes that compassion and kindness are also a practice, so expect bhakti yoga with singing and chanting in some of her classes!