Malvina is the founder of Hom Yoga. Malvina spent her early childhood years in Singapore, her adolescent years in Canada and Los Angeles and her young adult years in Sydney. In 2007, she graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in International Relations and Journalism. Her initial curiosity in making a difference in some ways paved the way for her to work at a non-profit organisation in Singapore where she was engaged in various environmental and sustainability initiatives.
In 2009, it was through the loss of someone close to her that spurred her to connect with her deeper life’s purpose and sense of self. It was then that she decided to launch Hom Yoga - a yoga school she envisioned as a place for self discovery, transformation and empowerment through high quality yoga teachings, set amidst a sustainably mindful environment which reflects beauty and simplicity.
Malvina’s love for yoga evolved from her love of ballet, something which she had done for most of her life. Yoga was presented to her as a tool to assist her to strengthen her body and heal her various ballet-related injuries. At the age of 12, she experienced her first yoga class. She felt a presence of being from the practice and left with the inner knowing that yoga would be an intimate part of her life. This passion, combined with more than 18 years of study and practice in yoga, contributes to Malvina’s unique perspective and approach. Malvina has been certified in Vinyasa Yoga, Prenatal, Postnatal and Mindful Birthing, and Children’s Yoga.
With the intention to bring yoga to empower as many people as possible, Malvina established Hom Yoga Training Academy in 2016 - a world class yoga training academy, where one can deepen one’s knowledge and understanding of yoga through immersive study and education. She believes that yoga can be so powerful when practised as a healing art, steeped in its traditional practices which is more than just the asanas; ultimately leading us to connection, and greater acceptance.
After the birth of her two sons, Munro and Navy, in 2015 and 2019 respectively, Malvina’s teachings and inspiration evolved into a new dharmic realm - one which supports empowering women to have conscious pregnancy, birthing and motherhood. With this inspiration, she founded Mini Glow Yoga Club, a yoga club for mothers, babies, and children, where prenatal, postnatal, mums & bubs, and kids yoga classes became a large and integral part of the studio’s offerings. She is a strong advocate of a child-centred, respectful and compassionate approach to parenting.
Malvina currently lives in Singapore with her partner and their two sons. She is presently writing a mindfulness book series for kids, titled, “My Sun, My Sun” and “The Rainbow Hearted Boy”.