Namaste from Samui!
My name is Era and I am the owner and Lead Teacher of Shahda Yoga Studio in Koh Samui, Thailand since 2016. I am a certified Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT® 500) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). Being a Malaysian my spiritual practice started from childhood growing up in multicultural environment in Kuala Lumpur and thereafter worldwide.
My education began at five years old in a Buddhist school in Malaysia, where at the age of eleven I moved to an Anglican school in Gold Coast, Australia. Several years later I attended an international school in Switzerland then finally completing my university degrees in Mathematics and Finance in Edinburgh and Durham in the United Kingdom. My asana practice started in Singapore when I was recovering from an eight-hour abdominal surgery in the midst of a successful corporate career in Singapore.
The surgery involved the removal of a benign tumour in my core. A year long internal bleeding ensued from the wound of the surgery as well as a deep physical pain whilst coughing, sneezing, walking and during just about any physical activity. Post-surgery I had gained over ten kilograms and my energy level was dramatically reduced. I began to feel positive changes from the first yoga class I attended. The deep pain stopped during class and my energy level improved.
I continued to practice daily and upon completing one thousand hours of consistent asana practice over the span of two years the internal bleeding stopped completely and my Annamaya Kosha healed. I then began to deepened my yoga practice in Koh Samui, Thailand, where my 200-hour teacher training was dedicated towards healing the mind, emotion and energetic body.
I fell deep in love with yoga as during every practice I experienced the incredible healing powers of combining ancient breathing techniques with beautifully crafted yoga asanas. I lost all the weight gained and I am today stronger than I have ever been. More importantly today I am happier than ever and living a more productive life filled with joy.
Over a period of a few years my personal practice grew into a dedicated daily three-hour practice. I consistently and passionately create dynamic yoga sequences from the soul to nurture as well as challenge both the Pranamaya Kosha and the Manomaya Kosha, to continue to heal and maintain a sustainable and efficient physical, physiological and mental system. My 300-hour teacher training in Prague with the inspirational Dylan Werner was dedicated towards living a life full of love, light and gratitude.
Love is ultimately my essential self. I ride the journey of life with a cheeky sense of adventure. Grounding from the core, dynamically flowing from strength to strength whilst embracing all of nature's magical gifts with humility and grace. Each day planting deep intentions towards unravelling the mysteries of the Vigyanmaya Kosha and the Anandamaya Kosha.
Whether you are an experienced yogi or yogini, or if you have never practice yoga before, all the classes taught are carefully sequenced for all levels of practice. Yoga to me is a manifestation of the unconditional love towards oneself. There is no separation but only union with the Divinity that is within us all.
Join me at Shahda Yoga Studio, Koh Samui, Thailand where I teach every morning starting with Meditation at 7.00am and followed by a ninety-minutes yoga class at 7.30am and a 60-minutes yoga class at 9.00am. My class will inspire you to fulfill your whole potential and beyond. (Full class schedule)
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bavhantu
- may all beings be happy and free, may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to the happiness and freedom of all.
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Shahda Yoga studio and retreat is located in Bophut Fisherman's Village, Koh Samui, Thailand. Nestled within the enchanted Elysia Boutique Resort where evolved souls are free to lounge uninhibited throughout this mythical place and conversations on alternative realities are the norm. High vibrational food and beverages are served daily at the distinctly dynamic Greenlight Café & Bar where its weekly Friday night salsa party showcases both local and international latin dance enthusiasts.