Damai Studio

Our Teachers

Misaki

Teacher

Misaki, originally from Kyoto, Japan, has been sharing her expertise as a certified yoga instructor with a 200-hour Yoga Alliance training certification. With a remarkable 15-year background in ballet, she skillfully blends her dance knowledge with yoga to guide her students in achieving balance and flexibility. Since 2019, she has been based in Malaysia, where she continues to inspire and assist her yoga enthusiasts.

Miza

Teacher

"Miza Shaid is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (PDCH) & a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH), Certified Yoga Instructor and Sound Bath Practitioner. Miza infuses her practices to create a powerful symphony of healing and with this unique blend, she helps open the gateway to mind-body healing within a sacred safe space designed exclusively for transformation, rejuvenation and self-discovery. When she is not busy helping her clients unlock the profound change and liberation they have been seeking for, Miza can be found immersed in her own sacred space with her paint brushes and canvas. "  

Elena

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Elena holds a deep passion for bodily practices and firmly believes that all life changes originate from the physical body. "The body is a divine gift," she emphasizes, "one that requires nurturing and attentive listening." Elena's interests extend to sound and art healing, cacao ceremonies, metaphorical card/game therapy, plant medicine and technology.

Melinda

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With over a decade of coaching experience, Melinda, a certified ballet instructor by The National Association of Teacher of Dancing, UK, brings precision and challenge to her sessions. She's completed barre technique and instructor training with Barre Intensity and yoga teacher training at Yogmantra Bali. In her classes, Melinda fuses elements of ballet, yoga, Pilates, and strength training, creating a harmonious blend. To unwind, she enjoys cleaning, attending classes, or relaxing with a cup of coffee.

Gayatri

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Gayatri is a certified Yoga, Nutrition & Wellness, and Intuitive Spiritual Life Coach. She works with clients globally, fostering better wellness, sustained health, and positive self-relationships. Her mission revolves around empowering individuals to love and understand themselves better, even if it's just 1% more. Gayatri's collaborative spirit, energetic, motivated and positive nature is hard to miss!

Ethel

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Ethel is an Intuitive Sound Healer, known as a voice magician, with a profound connection to Mother Earth and the animal kingdom. Her journey with yoga began during her university years, where she discovered that regular classes brought her peace and balance—a routine she still maintains today. Ethel's affinity for mantra stems from her childhood and is a cherished gift passed down from her late mother.

Su Lynn

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Su Lynn's affection for yoga ignited in 2012 during her time in Melbourne, Australia, where her background in dance and appreciation for the intimate connection between movement and emotions flourished. With a passion for understanding the subtle energies of the body, Su Lynn holds a 350-hour RYT from the Australian Yoga Academy and is well-versed as a Reiki Master, Tarot Reader, Sound Bath Facilitator, and advanced Ho’oponopono practitioner. She continues her journey of knowledge with ongoing Energy Mastery and Family Constellations Facilitator studies. Su Lynn lives life with a firm belief that there are no coincidences as to why so many of us are meant to cross paths… that we are all beautiful lights in this world, and that we are always, always meant to shine.

Sean

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Ten years ago, in 2013, Sean Ching embarked on a transformative yoga journey following a cancer diagnosis that included liver, stomach, breast, and bone marrow cancers. Since then, yoga has been integral in stabilizing her wellbeing. In 2018, she realized her dream of becoming a certified yoga instructor and delved into Taoism Healing Practice, specializing in Acupressure Emotional Energy Healing and Somatic Bodywork. Sean's strong belief lies in the scientific foundation of healing through nutrition, diets, and yoga for the holistic benefit of body, mind, and soul. Alongside her healing endeavors, Sean is a unique artist whose distinctive work often features a Third Eye in Nudity, offering her increased self-awareness.

Jan

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"Jan started her yoga journey in university with 10-minute YouTube sessions. Just a short daily commitment brought her a deep sense of well-being. Amidst a high-stress corporate role, yoga counterbalances her life, relieving stress and providing mental peace. It allows her to confront ingrained thoughts and emotions, often overshadowed by the routine and to-do lists she sets for herself. Recognizing the importance of yoga's consistent practice, Jan comprehends that progress in poses and the mind-body connection stems from dedication rather than intensity. Jan encourages daily physical activity, whether a leisurely walk or an energetic workout, to enhance well-being. Apart from her yoga involvement, Jan finds joy in creative pursuits, spanning jewelry-making to painting, constantly in pursuit of fresh avenues for self-expression." Recognizing the importance of yoga's consistent practice, Jan comprehends that progress in poses and the mind-body connection stems from dedication rather than intensity. Jan encourages daily physical activity, whether a leisurely walk or an energetic workout, to enhance well-being. Apart from her yoga involvement, Jan finds joy in creative pursuits, spanning jewelry-making to painting, constantly in pursuit of fresh avenues for self-expression.

Huda

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"Huda found yoga almost 20 years ago and has been fortunate to practice and trained by some of the best teachers in the world. She started teaching in KL in 2013 by sharing her knowledge on breath, awareness, movement and mindfulness as tools to heal the body and complement your daily activities. As a long-life student and a Hormone Health Coach, Huda believes in integrating teachings of yoga, modern-day movement techniques and the latest science-based evidence to improve your overall well-being, sports performance and recovery. You can expect her classes to have foundational Hatha yoga postures, proper techniques, emphasizing breath work and guidance to navigate and prevent injuries. When Huda is not teaching yoga or coaching clients, she can be found testing out wholesome recipes in her kitchen, scuba diving or freediving in the ocean or rock climbing. "

Fibi

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A mother of two, Fibi embarked on her yoga journey 15 years ago, eventually transforming a hobby into teaching at Celebrity Fitness Elements Yoga and Wellness RYS200 in 2020. Yoga brings her passion and vitality, instilling peace while honing body awareness and self-discovery, all reasons that drive her passion and love for yoga.

Chelsea

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Chelsea is an advocate for self-compassion. It is her goal to make every yoga session at Damai an experience that revolves around nurturing one’s body, mind and soul. With qualifications to teach Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Kids Yoga, she has also recently obtained her 500-hour RYT qualification, making her one of our youngest gurus at Damai. With her bright personality and keen communication skills, Chelsea leads her students on a path for self-enrichment. She brings a balance of passion and focus in her sessions that inspire a sense of peace. Chelsea is qualified to teach Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Kids Yoga. She has also recently obtained her 500-hour RYT qualification, making her one of our youngest gurus at Damai. With her bright personality and keen communication skills, Chelsea leads her students on a path for self-enrichment. She brings a balance of passion and focus in her sessions that inspire a sense of peace. "

Ariel

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Former In-flight Cabin Manager turned devoted yoga teacher Ariel Lim (YA-E-RYT500) is celebrated for her authentic and nurturing approach, delivering classes with both humor and precision. Drawing from over 10 years of teaching experience, Ariel specializes in inclusive yoga, offering Yin and Yang, Myofascial Release, and Hatha Vinyasa classes that cater to diverse bodies. She serves as Co Teacher Trainer at Ashram Om Yoga Academy Mallorca's 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Program and is a certified Swedish Thai Massage Therapist. Her mission is to inspire individuals to use yoga as a holistic practice for nurturing their well-being.

Abigail

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Abi works as a product manager on the retail side of an international bank. Initially, she started attending yoga classes to increase flexibility, but over time, the practice transformed into something much more profound. Yoga played a crucial role in Abi's journey towards improving her body image and self-esteem, apart from the evident physical and mental benefits. To Abi, the most challenging aspect of Yoga training was sitting through the chatter/noise in her mind, and the most rewarding aspect was getting equipped with the skills to more easily and consistently reach a meditative state.