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Yoga are the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that aim to transform body and mind.

The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. It is derivation of the word yuj, which means yoking, as in a team of oxen. In contemporary practice, this is often interpreted as meaning union. Yoga is said to be for the purpose of uniting the mind, body, and spirit.

Yoga physiology described human as existing of three bodies (physical, subtle and casual) and five sheets (food sheets, prana-breath, mind sheet, intellect, and bliss) which cover the atman, and energy flowing through energy channels and concentrated in chakras.

Yoga is a non-religious practice that supports the unification of mind and body on a journey towards spiritual and physical wellness. It can greatly enhance the health of mind and body and leads to a peaceful inner awareness by:

  • Reducing tension, depression, anger and anxiety
  • Increasing flexibility, vitality and concentration level
  • Promoting restful sleep
  • Maintaining good physical and mental health
  • Exercising the glands, organs and endocrine system
  • Lengthening the muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • Keeping blood oxygen at an optimum level

With diligent practice, you will experience the health, energy and vitality that yoga can bring into your life.



Asana Yoga is a form of yoga comprising of physical postures that are practiced togerther with deep breathing to allow a full and deep relaxation of the body, while increasing blood flow and oxygen to the area being worked on. Asana will also strengthen, balance and stabilize the body. Using different movements and postures, the Asana practice uses the physical body as a primary focus for integration. It has certain therapeutic effects, even going so far as to gently massage the internal organs. The mental well-being of the student is also enhanced as each posture requires the student to incorporate proper breathing and mental concentration. Not only will you feel more physically fit, you will also experience clarity of mind. It also helps to cure disorders of the nervous system generally bringing peace of mind.

For an effective Asana practice that results in a steadiness and comfort, strength and flexibility:

  • Understand and appreciate the connection between your body, breath and mind.
  • Evaluate your resistence to the proposed practice in terms of your body breath and mind.

Use your breath to recognize and reduce resistence, to evaluate the intelligence of your effort, and to determine whether you are accomplishing your aim.


Class Schedule:-

Monday Evening Class

Tuesday Morning Class

7pm - 8.15pm

10.15am - 11.30am


Fees: S$25 per class or S$160 for a block of 8 lessons (10 weeks Validity)
Please bring your own mat.

Register personally at basic essence or phone us on 64684991


About the Teachers...

Jacqueline, co-founder of Basic Essence, started her yoga path since 1999. She teaches hatha yoga combined with Buddhist mindfulness. She approach each class with a sense of mindful awareness, allowing the class to be a time to calm down, awaken, heal & reconnect with self & all there is.

Jacqueline is also a Reiki teacher & traditional Tibetan medicine practitioner. She leads groups on yoga & meditation retreats around Asia. She is the current president of ATTM (Singapore), founded in 2008 to preserve and promote the ancient healing arts of traditional Tibetan medicine. She is also international Academy for Traditional Tibetan Medicine (IATTM)'s international Ku Nye teacher.


Christine Plaud
Christine teaches Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Her classes incorporates all the elements of a complete practice: breathing, stretching, strengthening and meditation. Stamina building through kriyas using body locks, sound, pranayama to strengthen your body, develop your breathing power, build up your nervous system. Short meditations usually end up the session using mudras and mantras.



Kundalini Yoga by Christine Plaud :-
Every Tuesday, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Phone 90216325 to book


SuDehPa Stoney Tham has been teaching yoga full-time since 1997. Over the years, her students have shown significant improvement in their overall well-being through consistent yoga practice. By focusing on self-awareness, i.e. being mindful of the moment and being in touch with our body, Sudehpa support her students to know themselves better, while they experience increased flexibility and strength.

Sudehpa is also a spiritual retreat organizer to India and Nepal. She brings groups to these places twice a year and provides them the experience of the great natuer and vegetarian diet with yoga, meditation and sharing of stress management techniques throughout the 10-day retreat.