OUR TEAM

We have a professional and highly experienced team of instructors at Yoga Bay.

MAXIM

I was into sports and active lifestyle all my life. Originally from Russia, I travelled around the world and practiced every exciting leisure activities as diverse as football, alpine skiing or rock climbing. I finally found my true calling after moving to Hong Kong and became a passionate yoga teacher since then.

I studied many yoga styles in Hong Kong and gained 200 and 500 certifications. My favourite types are classic Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Power Yoga. I especially like the holistic approach of yoga and its balance between strength, stretching and relaxation.

I teach great flows designed specifically for people willing to increase their flexibility and stretch thoroughly stiff muscles. My lessons can sometimes appear challenging but true progress can be achieved by endlessly setting and striving for higher goals all the time.

Jyothi

Jyothi started her practice in 2000 when she was in university. She first started yoga as a way to help her de-stress from her studies. Little did she know that yoga would transform her life completely. Since then, she has been teaching for 15 years.

Yoga has led her to travel across the globe in search of a deeper meaning to life. She studied with world renowned teachers like Pattabhi Jois, David Swenson, Richard Freeman, Peter Scott, Dharma Mittra, Ellen Head, Michelle Papa and Karen Wightman. Jyothi is also trained in cranial sacral therapy, a gentle manual work that helps realign the spine and the energetic body. She is also certified in TRX, Barre, and Pilates.

Today, her practice is a combination of yoga flow, isolated muscle training as well as mindful relaxation. Her approach to teaching is scientific: The techniques she teaches is derived from physical therapy principles aimed at realigning the body back to holistic health.

Olivia

I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with good knowledge of European culture and an excellent exposure to Asian values.

I started practicing yoga then it became a passion and I always enjoy learning and sharing it with my partners and students.

200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
100Hrs Advanced 1 Yoga Teacher Training
100Hrs Advanced 2 Yoga Teacher Training
100Hrs Advanced 3 Yoga Teacher training
100Hrs Intense YTT in Chennai, India

CHLOE

I began practicing yoga in 2003 mainly to keep my body in shape as well as improve my flexibility. Practice made me curious and wanting to know more. The more I learnt, the more I appreciate it. Seoul, London, Paris, LA wherever I go, the first thing I look for is a yoga studio nearby. It’s a bowl of cereal for me. Yoga changed not only my posture but also my life style. 

The purpose of my class is to share my knowledge and to help students to discover their body and its possibilities together.

Aerial yoga teacher 

Pre & Post-natal yoga teacher

Shirley Wong

Shirley Wong is a Yoga Therapy teacher. She has got more than 1,500hrs yoga teaching trainings among in HK, China, Tibet, Nepal and India, and more than 2,000 teaching hours in different organizations (HK University, Polytechnic University,University of Science and Technology,Tsing Yi VTC, Tsuen Wan Lok Sin Tong and Tin Shui Wai Caritas Elders Centers, Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service, DDMHK Meditation Centers etc. )

Shirley Wong 瑜伽療癒老師. 曾於香港, 中国, 西藏, 印度和尼泊爾接受超過1,500小時以上瑜伽老師培訓, 和超過2,000小時教學經驗 – 曾在香港不同機構教瑜伽(香港大學,, 理工大學, 科技大學, 青衣VTC, 荃灣樂善堂, 明愛天水圍老人中心, 循道衛理楊震社區中心和法鼓山香港分行等等).

ANNA

I practice yoga since high school and in the beginning it was mainly aimed to improve my dancing skills. But I then found out that yoga was not only helping to have a better physical body but also unification, control and balance for everything.

During my lessons, I will teach my students to be conscious how to practice asana and use them in their daily life.

Aerial yoga is a trendy and artistic way of practicing yoga and I am happy and excited to teach it to kids and adults.

Frederica

Federica started her yogic journey since her move to Asia, fascinated by the sense of peace and release she immediately experienced on and off the mat. Yoga practice inspired her to live each moment more mindfully and empathetically and to help others find the same comfort through it.

She completed her 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 and her 300 hrs Advanced Hatha YTT under the guidance of Master Yogananth Andiappan. She has been active in the Andiappan Yoga Community (AYC) as a leading teacher of a free yoga program for overseas domestic helpers in Discovery Bay, where she lives.

Federica believes yoga is the right balance between strength and flexibility, so her classes combine a Yin and Yang approach to postures, with a focus on meditation and breathing techniques. Her teaching combines the correct alignment, breath work and body awareness, aiming to encourage each student to explore his own potential and strengthen the connection between body and mind.

SOOKY

I am a registered ERYT200 instructor and have been teaching yoga for more than ten years.

Practice helped me to understand the positive energy that yoga brings to a person’s life and led me to an inner & outer transformation, mentally, physically and emotionally.

In 2009, I have completed 200 hours Yoga Alliance teacher training in Shanghai and since I taught and practised across China, India, UK, Thailand and UAE.

During two years of living and working in Dubai, Iompleted the Pre-Natal Vinyasa teacher training course and more importantly developped skills set to focus on Ashtanga yoga, completing 200 hours intensive training.

In 2016, I travelled to India, visited Mysore, and practiced in K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga yoga institute..

Since then every year I return to India, continuing my personal journey of development and disciplined daily self-practice.
Now based in Hong Kong, I am looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm, discipline and passion for Ashtanga with Yoga Bay students.

Dilip Pillai

Master Dilip was born into a family of yogic culture, Ayurveda & martial arts in Kerala, india. He started his training in yoga early in his childhood, which helped him to stay focussed.

A serious accident left him with fractured wrist and knees, but with the amazing healing power of yoga, with the aid of Ayurveda helped him to fully recover his health.

This incident helped him to deepen his understanding of the healing power of yoga, which eventually led him onto this sacred path of mind and body healing.

His classes incorporate the ancient wisdom of yoga and many oriental healing techniques, into modern science of anatomy and alignment, which he delivers in a fun filled and energetic class room.

He also draws a lot from his own experience when he helps students with their muscle or joint problems.

He feels truly blessed that his love for yoga and healing has helped him get closer to the heart of his students and friends.

Master Dilip holds a MSc in yoga therapy. He’s is also a certified massage therapist and Pranic healer, with 12 years of teaching experience in Hong Kong and abroad.

Dilip has very positive energy and charming smile which he brings to every class.

AMANI

I have been very much into dance and sports since a teenager. In the past 10 years, I have mainly focused on Yoga and Krav Maga. Words could not express how my body and mind have benefited from it and I am looking forward to share my knowledge and practice with you, for a more healthy body, peaceful mind and balanced life!

Qualification: 
-Yoga Alliance RYT200 Instructor
-Creative Yogis Kids Yoga Instructor
-YB Yoga Trapeze Instructor
-IPDFA Polefit Instructor
-Krav Maga Instructor

Teaching Experience:
-Epic MMA Club
-HKU ECA Program
-DC ECA Program
-DB Self Defence
-HK Self Defence
-Triquest MMA & Fitness Academy

MANISH

I am an optimistic and goal-oriented person who always likes to stimulate his inner potential capacities by accepting new challenges and soaring to new heights. I am always fully involved in all activities I am part of and by doing so I can help my students attain higher levels of perfection through inspiration and stimulation in my way of teaching.

I have already taught yoga in India and other countries in Asia and it has always been a great experience.

I am mastering many different kinds of yoga practice and I am very happy to share my knowledge with Yoga Bay students from now on.