This September, be prepared as Sadhana Sanctuary and Vivre Active Wear bring you one of the most exciting and rewarding Instagram yoga challenge based in Singapore. It is going to be free, fun, inspiring, and you will get to meet more yoga friends!
This challenge will be led by 4 yoga enthusiasts over Instagram. All you have to do is simply follow the daily asana of these leading yogis and snap a photo of yourself in that pose.
Challenge Period: 1st September 2014 – 26th September 2014
Venue: Anywhere and Everywhere
Time: Anytime within challenge’s period
How to (All steps are required):
– You Instagram profile have to be set to public
– Follow the 4 leading yogis @sassyyogi, @vivianography, @supyogasingapore, and @jasminetayoga on Instagram so you know what the postures/modifications are for each day.
– Follow and tag sponsors @sadhanasanctuaryyogastudio, @vivireactivewear, @beautycleanse, @hadalabosg on all the posts so that we can track your progress.
– Hashtag all your posts with #SGYOGAGA
– Have fun with your own variations!
Towards the end of September, 40 participants who completes the challenge (following through all the required steps above) will be invited to an exclusive #SGYOGAGA event at Sadhana Sanctuary to collect your health and fitness goodie bag put together by our generous sponsors.
Yoga Event: 4th October 2014, Saturday
Venue: Sadhana Sanctuary
103 Penang Road Visioncrest Commercial
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
10.30am: Guests registration
11am: Studio door close, 1 hour yoga class lead by Vivian Neo
12pm: Goodie bag collection and photography
#SGYOGAGA Leading Yogis
Angeline Yeo, Yogi and Blogger, @sassyyogi, www.sassy-yogi.com
“This is Angie. I’m a 22 year old Singaporean yogi who’s a dreamer and an idealist. I love yoga, coffee, tea, & the smell of rain and roses. An aspiring yoga teacher, I’m on a journey to self-love and acceptance.”
Sassyyogi started off as a tumblr blog in April 2013, which has grown into a loving and amazing community of almost 24,000 people and counting.
Vivian Neo, Yoga instructor at Sadhana Sanctuary, @vivianography
Vivian started her yoga journey during her recovery from Bulimia. Being curious and doubtful about the benefits of yoga, Vivian became addicted to yoga after her first hot yoga class at a local yoga school. Her yoga journey started on from then and through daily practices, Vivian observes personal growth in her mind, body and spirit.
Currently a Yoga instructor at Sadhana Sanctuary, Vivian is always excited to share her practice of yoga with all levels of students whom she crosses paths with.
Nicole Chung, Stand-Up Paddle yoga instructor, @supyogasingapore, www.supyogasingapore.com
Having sprained her lower back in a wakeboarding mishap, Nicole came to know of yoga through her pursuit of an activity that would be a great workout minus the impact on her joints.
Nicole is now the founder and instructor of Stand-up Paddle (SUP) yoga Singapore, an activity which combines yoga with the movement of the sea as you practice on a SUP board. Nicole’s first taste of SUP yoga was in Dubai. Realising how SUP yoga had changed her practice in the studio, she was determined to bring SUP yoga to Singapore and make it accessible to anyone who’s interested.
Jasmine Tay, Yoga instructor at True Fitness and Meraki, @jasminetayoga
Jasmine is a print designer during the day, and a yoga instructor at True Fitness and Meraki Yoga in the evenings. And despite her over the brim schedule, Jasmine is also an active volunteer in hosting yoga-fundraiser events for dog shelters in hopes of benefiting the animal welfares and organisations in Singapore.
She hopes to inspire students through the practice of yoga, connecting with their mind and body and lead them towards a deeper level of physical fitness and healthy lifestyle along with mental peace.
Besides the leading yogis, we have guest bloggers Zoe Raymond and Jasmine Danker to join in the fun! Like most of us, they are neither teachers nor experts in the yoga scene, but have accepted the challenge to work towards learning and perfecting more yoga poses.
Zoe is a beauty and fashion blogger who took up yoga at Sadhana Sanctuary in the beginning of 2013. After realizing how Yoga improved her physical and mental health, she now shares her progress diligently on her Instagram @zoeraymond and blog (www.zoeraymond.com).
Jasmine is a freelance personal trainer and fitness blogger who recently took up yoga to improve on her alignment and flexibility. The purpose of her blog (www.jasminedanker.com) and Instagram @jasminedanker, is not only to share her personal health experiences but also a constant reminder for herself to live a balanced life. It is not all about looking good, but it is a journey to love herself and to be passionate about what she does.
Prizes for #SGYOGAGA – 40 Goodie bags (worth $300) to be given away to participants
4 Complimentary Classes at Sadhana Sanctuary
$10 Vivre Active Wear Cash Voucher
3 Bottles of 250ml organic cold press juices from Beauty Cleanse + 20% Discount Voucher from Beauty Cleanse
Miniature set of cleansing oil, facial wash, lotion, and moisturizer from Hada Labo
The Grand prize winner will walk away with the following (worth $1265):
1 Month Unlimited VIP Membership from Sadhana Sanctuary ($350)
1 Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat, 1 Yoga Hand towel, 1 Pair of Yoga Paws from Vivre Active Wear ($100)
3 Days of Juice Cleanse from Beauty Cleanse ($320)
1 Hada Labo Hamper ($150)
1 Pair of Tickets to Soulscape from intheLoop ($140)
1 Yoga Photography Session from Photographer Yoshi Anwar ($200)
About our Sponsors
Sādhanā Sanctuary is a premium yoga club with a difference. With over 40 different types of classes and 100 class times a week, Sadhana Sanctuary is one of most diverse studios in Singapore offering Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha, Hot Core Power, Yoga Therapy and Restorative classes. Unique classes such as Hot shape and Flat Abs are ideal for those who seek to slim without rigorous and rigid exercises, at the same time also working concurrent on toning, strengthening and improving flexibility overall. In addition to traditional yoga classes we also offer Pilates in a hot and non-hot environment. Instagram: @sadhanasanctuaryyogastudio
Besides picking the right studio and teacher, choosing suitable apparels plays a big part in determining our mood and progress for each class. Vivre Active Wear is thus set up by a yoga enthusiast in sg, dedicated to investing more time and effort into manufacturing long lasting, gorgeous, quality apparels for you. Choose from a wide range of tops, bottoms, sports bra, and props at their website. Prices range from $30 to $60. Vivre also offer exchanges within 7 days should items received does not fit/ is not up to your expectations, so you can have a worry-free online shopping experience with them. Instagram: @vivreactivewear
Loving Wellness. Enjoy Cold-Pressed, Fresh and Organic juices from Beauty Cleanse. Nutritionally formulated to provide a copious amount of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes for your daily lifestyle, your body will be able to heal and renew itself while your digestive system take a break from all the hard work it has been doing. Experience a full body optimal detoxification and achieve better and balanced food choices, eliminated cravings, reduced appetite, natural weight loss and embark on a journey to better health and personal fulfillment today! Instagram: @beautyclease
To fulfil the commitment of healthy and perfect skin, Hada Labo emphasizes simplicity in its skin care process, removing all the unnecessary additives, colorant, fragrance and mineral oil that will burden the skin. Only the finest, purest and highly effective ingredients that are beneficial to the skin are retained to ensure maximum effectiveness. On the best for your skin and nothing else. Instagram: @hadalabosg
IntheLoop is Singapore’s first online magazine dedicated to yoga, fitness, healthy eating, mind health and lifestyle related topics. A wellness wire that keeps you in-the-loop on the latest events, workshops, and a place to find out more about yoga and connect with the yoga and health community in Singapore. Brought together by a team of yoga and Pilates instructors, health and fitness experts in the industry, we are your trusted go-to guide for easily accessible (and free!) knowledge, resources, inspiration and connecting with like-minded communities who love a healthy body, mind and soul. @intheloopsg
For more information/enquires on the challenge, leave a comment @vivreactivewear Instagram, or email to [email protected]
Article by Sylvia Lim from Vivre Active Wear
Photos and Media collaterals by Yoshi Anwar from Sadhana Sanctuary