Theresa Shan


Having started classical ballet at the age of 4, Theresa has always been passionate about physical activities that enable expression. Continuing ballet into her teens and early twenties, she also took up modern dance, jazz ballet and hip hop.

As a hobby, she restarted exploring her passion and interest in physical movement by continuing classical ballet, but in addition also partaking in activities such as: martial arts, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, hiking, triathlons and yoga.

In 2009 her interest in yoga grew to new heights, and she decided to take on a yoga instructor course, receiving a Yoga Instructor Certificate from the Swami Vivekananda yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (sVyasa) Yoga University of Bangalore, India. Theresa continued to broaden her horizons and explored different styles of Yoga, receiving a 200hr teacher training in Universal Yoga and a 100hr training in Hot Yoga. Yoga has now not only become a means of expression or release… it has become her way of life.

In addition, Theresa has taken up a Pilates Instructor course with Stott Pilates, adding Pilates into her teaching regime. Combining her knowledge and experience in Yoga and Pilates, she feels she is able to tap into the physical challenge many students crave, but yet provide them with the flexibly they need to stay healthy and mobile.

After spending 8 years in film and media she decided to leave the industry and her job at Lucasfilms Animation Singapore to teach yoga full-time. She then went on to develop her own brand of yoga products called Madana Yoga. Madana fills the gap in the Singapore Yoga market for high performance, good quality, Eco Friendly, grippy, colorful and reasonable priced mats. Madana Yoga is Singapore’s first homegrown yoga product brand.

Theresa teaches at Pure Yoga Singapore, and can be found either teaching or partaking in Yoga classes on most days. She continues to run, swim and do weight training on a regular basis next to Yoga and Pilates, but also enjoys cooking and baking in her spare time. Especially experimenting on making traditional desserts “healthier”.

Website: Madana Yoga

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