"Yoga Vihara is a cozy yoga studio located in a peaceful corner of the CBD in Singapore – offering the best yoga classes Singapore. We specialise in Hatha Yoga classes, which forms the foundation of yoga therapy.
Just like you, we like to escape the city once in a while, going on yoga holidays or yoga retreats, bringing a small group of students with us each time."
Yoga is an ancient mind-body practice whose first visible evidence was traced back to the ancient Indus valley civilisation, more than 5000 years ago. Thereafter the science of yoga continued to grow and develop in various parts of the Indian sub-continent.
Stress has become synonymous with modern lifestyle and the only way to deal with it, is to understand the source of life’s stresses and then tackle it through proper understanding of yogic life principles. By practicing yoga both physically and mentally, we can bring about the necessary changes in our understanding of life and hence, cope better with stress.
Authentic – We offer authentic Hatha Yoga classes to serve yoga enthusiasts looking for Yoga as it is.
Bespoke – We believe that yoga as therapy should be taught respecting the individual. Every body is different and has different influences and thus different needs. Our teachers have accumulated vast experience through the years to be able to identify and cater to this need.
Cozy yet Spacious – A close knit community of individuals sharing our cozy space in the quest for physical, mental & emotional wellness. Our spacious studio, on the other hand, affords everyone in class a generous amount of private space to stretch their physical limits without having someone else’s foot in their face.
Depth of Knowledge – Effective as the physical practice of yoga asanas is to our well-being, it is but one of several elements of the holistic science of yoga. Our teachers are well-versed in all aspects of yoga and would be more than happy to share our knowledge with all on the same path.
Bisu hails from the Indian city of Kolkata. A Commerce graduate from the University of Calcutta, he had been practicing yoga asanas since young, but it was not until after completing his graduation that Bisu became fully dedicated to yoga due to some unexpected turn in his life. He refers his coming to Yoga as his “destiny of karma”. Bisu went on to complete numerous Yoga courses until he obtained a Masters in Yoga Science from the reputed SVYASA University, India.
During his 13 years of yoga teaching experience, Bisu has taught in Universities, colleges, medical institutes and in the aftermath of natural calamities such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Bisu’s primary focus is using therapeutic yoga to cure people suffering from psychosomatic ailments and he feels the greatest contribution of Hatha Yoga to mankind is its therapeutic benefits and he aims to promote this worldwide. Over time, Bisu has become a seasoned Yoga therapist with his years of hands-on experience in curing various ailments faced by urbanites.
Bisu has been teaching in Singapore since 2009 and has directly or indirectly influenced and inspired many Yoga teachers. Bisu’s classes are known for their calm and deep practice ethics, and he encourages students to develop their own motivation to practise sincerely. For serious practitioners of pranayama and meditation, he also conducts combined pranayama and meditation classes Singapore at regular intervals.
Formerly a flight stewardess, Shidah used to be ‘allergic’ to exercise. It was only when she started to develop recurring back and shoulder issues that she decided to step onto the yoga mat.
The therapeutic effects of her first Hatha Yoga session with her first yoga guru, Bisu, got her hooked.Nine years on, and yoga continues to be a big part of Shidah’s healthy lifestyle. She hopes to share what she’s learnt so that others, too, can benefit.
Shidah did her 250-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nasik, India. Besides being a familiar face at Yoga Vihara, she also teaches corporate and private classes.
Off the mat, she’s mad about food, travel and her 20-year-old cross-breed Persian cat.