Yogapoint Singapore Teachers

Yoga Guru

Yoga tradition is always inspired by master who is called Guru. Guru is a sanskrit word for dispeller of darkness. Guru is the principle and energy source which brings light to the life of a disciple. They raise the level of human consciousness.

On our part, we hope to continue to inspire students by adapting the practice to the needs of the students guided by the principles of our former gurus.

Our tradition starts from Guruji > School of Bihar > Sivananda Yoga and can be traced back to 6 to 8 AD (Matshendranath/Gorakshanath/Adi Shankaracharya) and 500BC (Patanjali)

Our Teachers


Guruji

Guruji Yogacharya Dr Vishwas Mandlik is the founder of a non profit organization, Yogapoint (Yoga Vidya Gurukul) India since 1978. Yogapoint Singapore is the first branch outside India. In 2018, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India awarded him ‘Outstanding Contribution for Promotion and Development for Yoga’. 

He is the head of two Yoga Therapy Centre in Nasik and author of more than 18 books, 50 cds and numerous resources online. He has been the editor of the monthly Yoga magazine ‘Yoga Sugandha’ for the last 25 years.

His work has been a catalyst and a source of inspiration to thousands of yoga seekers, volunteers and teachers all over world. Often, referrals come to the school, no matter what Yoga lineage they come from. He is now the advisor to Yoga Vidya Gurukul (Yogapoint India) and mentor to Yogapoint Singapore. 


John

He is the lead educator for our Teachers Training Course. His personal yoga practice is influenced mainly by Traditional Yoga and Yin Yoga. He is the co founder of Yogapoint Singapore.

His physical background comes from practising martial art (with black belt in Tae Kwon Do(WTO) and Military Unarmed Combat). He has Diplomas in Yogic Studies and Yoga Therapy from Yoga Vidya Gurukul (Yogapoint India). He attended workshops/courses from highly respected yoga teachers from different lineage like Yin Yoga (Jo Phee, Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers), Power Yoga (Bryan Kest), Anusara (Noah Maze, Christina Sells) Synergy Yoga (Borg Oliver) and Asthanga Yoga (Kino MacGregor) among others. 

He derives great satisfaction in helping others to recover their health and giving opportunity for others to grow in their journey. John conducted a Yin Yang Yoga workshop in Bangkok, Thailand.


Kate Woodworth

She heads Yogapoint Australia and is the co founder of Yogapoint Singapore. She leads in Pre/Post Natal courses at Yogapoint Singapore. She conducts workshops in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and has written many books on Yoga

She is a trained naturopath, massage therapist and nutritionist. She coordinates and teaches the English courses at Yoga Vidya Gurukul, (Yogapoint) India.

She teaches at Yoga Vidya Gurukul, (Yogapoint) India. She was initiated into Karma Sannyasa from Swami Niranjanananda. She conducts courses in Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Therapy,Pre/Post Natal Yoga and Advanced Yoga.


Winnie

She is a volunteer teacher and graduated from Yogapoint Singapore. Her yoga practice is influenced by Traditional Yoga, Bikram Yoga and certified aromatherapist.

She believes in finding joy in each and every moment and is passionate to share with  anyone, whether young, old, very old, sick or healthy. Her classes are built around focusing on moving the breath and intelligent sequence that are safe and challenging for students of different levels. 


Rowena

She is a volunteer teacher and graduated from Yogapoint India. Her practice focus on Traditional Yoga and Vinyasa styled Yoga. 

Her life has been transformed by the practice of yoga, a practice that she strongly believes can bring happiness to everyone regardless of the ‘on the mat’ or ‘off the mat’ experience, physically and mentally. 


Kuan

She is a volunteer teacher and graduated from Yogapoint India.  

She completed Yin Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Course. Her yoga journey started in 2004 as a physical activity. Yoga  helps her to be grounded and connected with her inner self. She is passionate about helping others with yoga. Her classes focus on body alignment, breathing and learning,  believing that her students are her best teachers. 

 


Grace

She is a volunteer teacher and graduated from Yogapoint India.

After 15 years, 7 years ago she decided to pursue her dream of being a certified yoga instructor and since then has been teaching on private classes. She hopes to impart her yoga experiences with the students. She always believes that the more you teach, the more you learn, where every knowledge comes with the passion of learning.


Emma

She is a volunteer teacher and graduated from Yogapoint Singapore.

She started yoga at an early age with her mother who Influenced her into the practice. Her mother was a source of inspiration and imparted her knowledge after learning for many years from their neighbourhood Indian temple. She started experiencing the amazing calming effects of yoga during her stressful days. She has since continued the yoga journey learning from many teachers and hopes to improve the lifestyle of others.


Dilya

Dilya is a part time volunteer teacher with Yogapoint Singapore.

Her Dad practices Yoga and watching him inspired her interest in Yoga. He was a source of inspiration and she naturally followed his footsteps. Practicing yoga makes her feel relax and re-energised. Yoga inspires her to live each moment more mindfully. It is a great tool for her to refresh and maintain a healthy work and personal life balance.

She hope to encourage everyone to learn and practice yoga.


Chin

She is a volunteer teacher and graduated from Union Yoga.

She started her yoga journey 7 years ago. She has been practicing different yoga styles over the years. She continue learning by attending workshops and overseas retreats to deepen her knowledge. She enjoys working on endurance and alignment in her class.  She brings her ‘yoga is for everybody and every BODY’ belief to her class and is happy to see every little progress her students make towards their own body, mind and soul, yoga journey.


Cindy

She is a volunteer teacher and graduated from Yogaworks.

Her basic yoga training is with Yogaworks under Alicia Cheung and Oliver Reinsch. She studied and gathered her yoga knowledge through local teachers where she practices regularly, and with internationally renowned teachers like Jo Phee, Sarah Powers, Kino Macgregor, Tiffany Cruikshank, Desiree Rumbaugh and Andrew Rivin, through teacher training and workshops. She hopes to empower every individual to be playful and creative in their own yoga practices and to discover and find the optimal alignment that best fits their body and flexibility.  She likes to approach teaching based on functions and feelings rather than on aesthetics and look of yoga postures.


Gandhar

He heads Yogapoint India (Yoga Vidya Gurukul) since 2000, thanks to his father Guruji Dr Vishwas Mandlik. A new modern Yoga Therapy Centre located beside the present ashram is now in operation. He is the mentor to Yogapoint Singapore. 

He is well versed in all aspects of Yoga since childhood from his father and grandfather. He is also knowledgeable in Information Technology. He introduced Yogapoint.com website back in 2000 on his own, further increasing the spread of yoga education.

His education was in Electrical Engineering and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. With the sciences he was able to explain the scientific aspect of Yoga in relation to the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali Sutras. His interest is to improve psychological and mental health, going beyond just the physical aspects. He heads the design of international courses for the ashram. He was initiated to Rishi Sannyasa, equivalent to a Swami initiation by Guru Swami Niranjanananda.


Dr. Dorle

He is a homeopathic doctor, yoga teacher and yoga therapist. He is in charge of public relations at Yogapoint India.

He has been providing treatment at Therapy Centres for 10 years and has established his own Centre. He was awarded a fellowship in yoga therapy by the Health University of Maharashtra.

He lectures in Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga Therapy and training Yoga therapists and teachers worldwide. He regularly conducts workshops in Singapore and Thailand.


Andrea

She is a volunteer teacher from Connecticut, USA who leads the Kids Yoga Teachers program at Yogapoint India and Yogapoint Singapore.

In the US, she teaches children of all ages in various settings including child care centres, yoga studios, family retreats, summer camps and rural schools in India.  

She is pursuing her masters in Psychology. Her interests are in yoga for children, child development, education and the role of the teacher. In addition she is conducting Kids Yoga Teachers Training courses and assists in the Ashram in Yoga Adult Teachers Training Course, Pre/Post Natal Course, Yoga Psychology Course and Yoga Therapy course


Roshan

Roshan Nagapure is a residential yoga teacher at Yogapoint India. He has been teaching students for Yoga Teachers Training for the past 5 years

He practice the Indian Traditional Yoga and Traditional Exercise from his hometown in Nagpur.

He has a master degree in Yoga. He also won numerous yoga competition while in school and college including Yoga International Competition. He also posses a master degree in history

He regularly participated in Yoga conference and conduct workshops locally and abroad. He is inspired to deepen his knowledge in Yoga philosophy and Yoga lifestyle