My name is Marilyn. I am a gong meditation and restorative yoga teacher whose work is influenced by trauma-informed methodlogy and embodied through my personal practice and life experiences.
I offer these modalities as they have helped me greatly in times of need. My experience has reaffirmed a need to slow down and rest, especially with burnout and mental health issues surfacing rapidly as we continue to survive an unpredictable world.
Since young, I rarely enjoyed rejuvenation from sleep. The permanent dark rings around my eyes were a constant reminder that my sleep was not truly restorative. I started seeking ways to get better sleep. I stumbled upon yoga sometime in 2010 at a gym, with my first class being a yin yoga class. My body and mind liked it, and the yin practice forever holds a special place in my heart.
I have had my share of breakdowns and I have experienced depressive episodes and suicidal tendencies which scared me, but also got me curious about how the mind reacts to stress. This curiosity led me to a life-changing experience in the form of a restorative yoga teacher training, which included studying elements of therapeutics, trauma-informed practices and even a little bit of neurology to understand how the brain works.
As a yoga teacher, I have also studied meditation, breathwork and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, which I weave into my sessions. In the course of teaching yoga, I learned that there are different strokes for different folks. This is why I prefer to call myself a facilitator, working alongside my student as an individual with unique needs.
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance certified, 200h)
Sri Ramananda Yoga Ashram, Singapore, Jul 2015
Art of Conscious Relaxation Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance certified, 30h)
Como Shambhala & AT Yoga, Singapore, Sep 2017
Therapeutics of Conscious Relaxation Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance certified, 30h)
Como Shambhala & AT Yoga, Singapore, Jun 2018
Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance certified, 200h)
Pure Yoga, Singapore, May 2018 - Oct 2019
Yoga with Essential Oils Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance certified, 14h)
Young Living Singapore, Sep 2017 & Aug 2018
Sound healing with Tibetan singing bowls (subset of Yin Yoga Teacher Training)
Pure Yoga, Singapore, May 2019
Gong CATalyst Training Level 1
Red Doors Studio, Bangkok, Jul 2019
Gong CATalyst Training Level 2
Red Doors Studio, Hong Kong, Aug 2019
Gong Master Training
Mysterious Tremendum, Sydney, Nov 2019
Connected: A Journey into Personal & Collective Wellbeing (Yoga Alliance certified, 40h)
Yoga for Humankind (Australia), online, May-Oct 2020
Meditation & mindfulness
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Introductory Course
SMU Mindfulness Initiative, Singapore, 2017
Opening to our Lives with Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn
Sounds True (USA), online, May-Jul 2020
Calm in Chaos (Focus, Balance, Transform) Meditation Training
BeingMe, Singapore, Sep 2020-Feb 2021
Usui Reiki Levels 1-3
InGoodHands Therapy, Singapore, 2017-2020
The Astrology School (USA), online, 2020 (ongoing)