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Ruchica Patni

Ruchica Patni

Founder and Yoga Teacher and Therapist

Ruchica is a certified instructor and therapist from SVYASA – Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandana Samsthana, India. She is certified Kids yoga teacher, trained by Loraine Rushton. She is certified Yin Yoga Teacher trained by Bernie Clarke and Sarah Manning. She is also certified pre-post natal yoga teacher. She has

She is continuing to study Ayurveda and uses the knowledge during therapy for specific diseases. She has cured diseases like thyroid, diabetes, sciatica, slip disc and has strong references in this field. She believes that yoga help prevent, manage and cure psychosomatic diseases but the key is regular practice for the condition.

Her passion for yoga has taken her to yoga centres in London, Philippines, Hong Kong, Korea, India, Vietnam and Singapore. She was a former teacher with Vyasa Yoga Singapore and taught modules in their 200Hrs Teachers Training Course.

She organized Asian Yoga Therapy Conference in Bali in 2019 which was a huge success with over 400 participants and speakers from all across the world. She has been invited by the Society of Osteo Arthritis Research which has highly qualified medical professional to speak on Yoga for Oesteo Arthritis. She has also spoken on various topics like Yoga for Back Pain, Yoga for Weight Loss etc

 She led the yoga sessions during International Yoga Day in Singapore at 50 centres across Singapore including Community Centres and International schools. With this she has been able to bring yoga to more than 3,000 people In Singapore in June 2018. In 2019, she supported 77 locations in Singapore to conduct yoga sessions.

 By sharing an experience of not only the physical journey but also her passion for connecting with the subtle body through practices of meditation, pranayama and self-reflection, she constantly strives to remind students to meet the challenges of yoga (and life) with patience and endurance while enjoying the rewards with gratitude and humility.

She continues to support the old age homes, institute of mental health by providing yoga sessions regularly to help the society and has received tokens of appreciation for her work.

Anand Goyal

Anand Goyal

Co-Founder and eRYT200 / YACEP Yoga Teacher

Anand has a Bachelors in Engineering and Masters in Financial Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh.

 Anand was drawn towards yoga as means to balance his busy corporate lifestyle. He is a certified yoga instructor from SVYASA – Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandana Samsthana. He is also certified Yin Yoga Teacher.

His passion for yoga has taken him to yoga centres in London, Philippines, Hong Kong, Korea, Bali, India, Vietnam and Singapore.

He conducts classes for students, corporates and personal training focusing in Hatha yoga.

 Anand led several yoga sessions during International Yoga Day in June every year including Chair Yoga sessions. He has led sessions of more than 300 people at the community centres teaching them Hatha Yoga. He led the yoga sessions at the Asian Yoga Therapy Conference in Bali. He has also been invited by the Diabetes Society Singapore to speak on Yoga for Diabetes and conducted several sessions.


Nathalie Sofia

Nathalie Sofia

Senior Yoga Teacher


Nathalie started her practice of Yoga in 2009 and it quickly became a passion.
She could notice all the benefits on her physical and mental health, becoming calmer and more balanced.

Feeling a deep heart attraction and curious to know more about Yoga, she signed up in 2017 for a 200 hours teacher training by SVYASA – Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandana Samsthana, in Singapore, and started to give Yoga classes to friends and community centers to the elderly.

Willing to learn more, a year later she registered for another 200 hours teacher training based on alignment, with Space and Light Yoga at Como Shambala.
Continuing to get more knowledge, she has completed a Yin Yoga certification, a kids yoga certification and currently she is learning Yoga therapy.

To strengthen her teaching and practice, she constantly follows workshops in the field of yoga, meditation, mindfulness and sound healing. Her goal is to reach as many as possible people with Yoga, for them to enjoy all the benefits in their bodies, mind, life and relationships. Thus all of them can feel grounded, become
mindful and enhance peace all around.

She is grateful to all her gurus, teachers, friends and students she met along her yoga journey and she is looking forward to meet you!

Vanasri Upadhye

Vanasri Upadhye

Senior Yoga Teacher


Vanasri started her yoga journey during her primary school days. As a teenager, she enjoyed doing yoga with her friends. This love of yoga, from early childhood days, led her to pursue yoga instructor course from SVYASA – Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandana Samsthana.

As Vanasri continued her learning journey, she started practicing regularly and found that yoga helped her to manage her allergies and headaches. Her yoga learning journey progressed and she completed advance hatha yoga and yoga therapy classes. From formal education perspective, she has completed Masters in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.

She loves to teach and spread yogic practices. She has conducted Ashtanga yoga and Hatha yoga classes for adults and kids. She conducts yoga therapy sessions for migraine, diabetes, arthritis, knee/back/neck pain, asthma, cardiac problems, and menstrual cycle disorders.

Dr. Jeff Lou

Dr. Jeff Lou

Senior Yoga Teacher, eRYT500, TCM practitioner, Healer


Jeff started his yoga and meditation practice with his mother when he was 8 years old. Over this time he has studied and practiced extensively in styles such as Hatha, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Yin, Anusara and Vinyasa. Yoga to Jeff is a pathway to self-love and self-acceptance, he believes only by knowing who you are, can you truly understand the world around you, thereby living in harmony with-in and with-out; and every other ‘physical improvements’ that comes with yoga are just the icing on the cake.

Jeff is also a qualified and registered doctor/therapist in other healing modalities like Acupuncture, TCM, Shiatsu, Remedial massage, Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy.  Jeff is a registered senior yoga teacher with Yoga Australia, ERYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and a Full member and Senior Teacher Training Faculty with IYTA for their International Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training and Yin Yoga Training Series.

In Jeff‘s classes, alignment, form and intention are emphasised. A steady practice where mind and body are equally important and responsible for reaching a level of mental peace and relaxation, while maintaining postures that may present a physical challenge to the practitioner. This is the very essence of equanimity that yoga teaches us to manoeuvre through life’s many situations.

Sarah Manning

Sarah Manning

Senior Yoga Teacher


Sarah has more than 24 years teaching experience, including the fundamental disciplines of Hatha, and more focused areas of back care, prenatal, postnatal, Fertility and Yoga Therapy. Sarah also conducts Yoga for Fertility workshops and Conscious Conception retreats. Through her Office Yogi Chatbot – she visits corporate offices to inspire greater wellbeing – thorough movement, posture, breath and relaxation techniques. She teaches the International Yoga Teachers Association 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher training course.

She is supporting the National Arthritis Foundation with a programme of workshops to empower arthritis sufferers and their carers with tools to support pain/ stiffness/ fatigue/ insomnia/ depression.

Foundation of Iyengar Yoga

100-Hour Yoga Teacher Mentoring Programme
June 18th to August 29th 2021 | Fridays 7-9pm, Saturdays 4-7pm, Sundays 3-6pm

COMO Shambhala’s 100-Hour Foundation of Iyengar Yoga is both a first-rate professional training programme and a powerful personal development course. Whether your goal is to teach or simply uncover new depths in your yoga practice, this course aims to deepen your knowledge and skill, leaving you feeling confident, connected and changed for the better.

The course will be led by Jay Budai, one of the only Level 3 Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers in Singapore, who has been practicing and teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1987 and has studied with B.K.S. Iyengar – the founder of Iyengar Yoga and his family at RIMYI in Pune India.

Iyengar Yoga in focus

Iyengar Yoga refers to the method of practicing and teaching Yoga that was developed by BKS Iyengar and his family. It’s a form of Yoga that emphasises detail, precision and alignment.

Whether or not you want to become a teacher, the CSUE Iyengar Yoga mentoring programme aims to deepen your knowledge and practice of Yoga, helping you:

  • Gain a comprehensive foundation to prepare you for an Iyengar Yoga Teacher Certification
  • Deepen your personal practice through the study and experience of Iyengar Yoga fundamentals, including alignment, use of props, sense of direction, balance, etc.
  • Become part of our thriving Iyengar Yoga community at CSUE
  • Develop a nurturing yoga practice that lasts a lifetime
  • Build lasting friendships with like-minded practitioners
  • This course is also eligible for 100 hours of Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance

Limited slots available. Apply now.

  1. Please ensure you meet the pre-requirements for the class.
  2. Please indicate your interest by filling out the form via the button below.
  3. After submitting the application form, we will be in touch with you shortly and we may invite you for a conversation with Jay to better understand your Yoga practice. This is just to ensure you have the necessary level of fitness and the motivation to take part in the course.
  4. Once your application is accepted, you’re ready to begin your Iyengar Yoga journey with COMO Shambhala.

The course is priced at S$3,500. If you book before May 26th, you’ll be entitled to an early bird discount of 10 per cent: S$3,150. This includes a printed workbook/manual.

Apply Now

Information Session on May 19th, 10.30am

Join us for an information session from the instruction himself via our Live Stream. Book now via our CSUE app under ‘Book > Yoga’ and filter by the date, May 19th. Alternatively, you may click here to book online

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