Nadira Mohsin
KPJAYI Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher
About Me
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I have been practising Ashtanga yoga since 2005. In 2008, I made my first trip to Mysore, India to study with Sharath Jois, Director of KPJAYI, and I have been making trips to Mysore ever since to study at the source. In 2012, I made the decision to teach yoga full time and I have not looked back.

I believe that teaching what I know of yoga will make the world a better place. Practicing yoga is a journey. If done sincerely and with enough patience and dedication, it transforms you – from the inside!

  • Art of Yoga
  • 121 Upper East Coast Road, #02-01 (entrance is at the back) Singapore 455245
  • Phone: +65 6449 4070
  • E-mail: info@artofyoga.sg

Your Ashtanga Journey Awaits

What My Students Say
  • Nadira is a truly inspirational and knowledgeable teacher. Even one lesson with her leaves you feeling not only in awe, but incredibly energised and motivated. Her classes are run with an elegant simplicity and accomplished confidence. Nadira has a profound impact on all her students and I will always consider myself extremely fortunate that I found her class.

     

  • I would say the best thing about practicing Mysore Ashtanga with Nadira is that I have learned that it is an ongoing practice and not a competition. There is no end date that I have to achieve a certain posture by. There is no one scoring me. Rather it is me and my teacher working together day by day which has brought me a calming inner peace.

  • What I really like about Nadira’s teaching style is that you almost never feel lost with her. She would always guide you through a certain pose with her clear, step by step instructions. As a teacher she is gentle and understanding and carefully pushes you to your limits and doesn't set obscure and unmanageable goals.

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    Child Psychologist
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    Author of Children's Books
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Thoughts & Things
November 29, 2016
Mysore: Where to Stay and More

Continuing off from my previous blog post on tips for the first time visitor to Mysore, below are some other things to keep in mind when coming to India. Firstly having sufficient copies of your passport and Indian visa! You’d be surprised at how often you’ll end up needing them. Should you need to fill out any official application forms, there is a good chance you will be asked to produce these documents, so come prepared.

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November 4, 2016
Mysore: Getting There & Getting Around

Coming to Mysore to practice and spending time here is one of my most favourite things, and if you make it here, I am quite certain it will be yours as well. If it’s your first time to Mysore or even to India, here are some suggested ways to make your trip a little bit smoother – at least when it comes to transport choices and getting around.

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October 25, 2016
An Ashtangi Dilemma: Rug or Towel?

As Ashtanga practitioners, we normally do not use props in aid of our practice. This is because we are encouraged to do the best we can in any pose and as long as we can breathe, then it means that we are doing it right. In time, and with practice, one will eventually be able to take the pose with ease, stability and flexibility. So essentially, we do not need props, no matter what your level is, except perhaps in extreme cases.

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My Ashtanga Journey
  • 5th Visit to India
    October 2016 - December 2016
    K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India

    And so, my training continues. One never ceases being a student in yoga, or even in life. I came back to Mysore for two months to continue studying under my teacher, Sharath-ji. It’s the only time of the year where I get to focus solely on my practice and develop it further.

  • Agama Yoga Course
    FEBruary 2016 - MARch 2016
    Name of place, Koh Phangan, Thailand

    Attended an intensive month-long course at Agama Yoga in Srithanu, Koh Phangan, Thailand. Agama Yoga is a centre whose core principles focus on transmitting traditional Indian and Tibetan tantric yoga teachings through a rigorous syllabus of lectures and asana practice. After studying Ashtanga Yoga for over a decade, I was curious to experience a different method of yoga, that was focussed on energising your chakras by tuning in to the cosmic energies!

  • 4th Visit to India
    DEC 2015 - JAN 2016
    K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India

    My most exciting trip yet where I received authorisation from Sharath!

  • 3rd Visit to India
    JAN - FEB 2014
    K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India

    Third trip to india. I was finally given Intermediate series.

  • Started working at Art of Yoga
    SEP 2013 - NOW
    Art of Yoga, Singapore

    Started with two classes a week and over the course of two years, and gradually built it up to a full Mysore program 7 days a week of Ashtanga classes in July 2014. Now, I have a solid little group of dedicated Ashtanga practitioners who work hard every morning on their practice.

    Art of Yoga was founded in July 2013 and I joined the teaching crew in September of that year. My involvement quickly grew and soon I was working alongside Henrik, in managing the studio.

  • 2nd visit to India
    OCT 2012 - NOV 2012
    K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India

    Visited Mysore, India to continue practicing under KPJAYI director, Sharath Jois

  • Ashtanga Yoga Teacher
    JUN 2010 - SEP 2015
    The Yoga Shala, Singapore

    Taught Mysore classes at The Yoga Shala for 3 days a week.

    Anything else to add?

  • Ashtanga Yoga Teacher
    JAN 2010 - JUN 2010
    Platinum Yoga, Singapore

    Taught Ashtanga Yoga at Platinum Yoga, Marine Parade outlet

  • Apprentice Ashtanga Yoga Teacher
    JAN 2009 - MAY 2010
    The Yoga Shala, Singapore

    After practicing for several years, I felt a strong desire to share the Ashtanga method and so started apprenticing with my teacher James Figueira at the Yoga Shala. I learnt through observation, trial and error and adjusting many many bodies.

  • First Visit to India
    JAN 2006 - MAR 2006
    K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India

    My first trip to Mysore – After practicing for a while, I started getting curious and wanted to experience practicing at ‘the source’. In order to deepen my study and practice of Ashtanga, I underwent a one-month practice with Sharath Jois – grandson of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, affectionately known as Guruji, and the son of  Saraswathi Rangaswamy.

  • The Beginning
    OCT 2004
    Breathe Sanctuary, Singapore

    I tried my first Mysore class at the now defunct Breathe Sanctuary in Singapore under my very first teacher – James Figueira.  Since 1998 or so, I had been dabbling with various styles of yoga – everything from Hatha yoga to Power yoga under various different trainers and teachers, yet found that none of them ‘fit me’. When I came across Ashtanga yoga, I initially thought it was too difficult and too hardcore for me. But  the moment I attended my very first Mysore class, I fell in love.  I had finally found a method that resonated with me.

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