Born from a Thai father and a French mother, David grew up in a mix culture, combining the best from the West and the East and manifesting the bridge between Asian spirituality with the rationality and freedom of thoughts of European philosopher. Since his childhood, the Orient has been reflected with the practice of martial arts. His expressive power was balanced through early initiation to zen meditation under Zen masters and later into the silence meditation of the Vipassana practice. He reached black belt in Judo and black belt in Jujitsu at only 20 years old and started teaching these disciplines since then as the assistant of his teacher.
The following step from martial arts to Yoga was very natural. He was introduced to Yoga at the age of 21 and immediately knew this practice would be the perfect complement to his Spiritual journey.
Trained by the late renowned Yoga teacher Larry Schultz, he soon gained recognition and become Larry’s partner for his entry into Asia.
David not only practice yoga for the healing aspect but also as a moving meditation reaching higher stage of Inner Silence and insight. His Vinyasa Rocket classes are dynamic and grounded in a natural flow, helping students to grow in their practice and building in them more confidence, strength, and mindfulness on and off the mat.
David is a very inspiring teacher and his personalized style based on his background is the perfect way to let go of tensions and go deeper into a practice that will bring joy, happiness, compassion and a deeper understanding of the True Self.
Classically trained in ballet and contemporary dance, her former professional dance career had taken her teaching and performing around the world for eight years. In addition to her dance career, Annie also attained a bachelor degree in Human Kinetics and was certified as a fitness trainer and pre/post natal fitness specialist. Annie developed her passion for yoga when she took her first Ashtanga class back in 2003. Initially started yoga to balance out the intensive dance training, Annie soon found herself drawn to the yoga philosophy as she experienced calmness and happiness after each practice. Since then, she had taken up meditation to deepen her spiritual practice. Annie was certified in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga through All Yoga Thailand. During her teacher training, she also had a chance to study the challenging Rocket series developed by the late renewed yoga teacher-Larry Schultz. Currently, she keeps up with her daily practice alternating between the traditional primary series and the Rocket methods. In her teaching, Annie encourages others to work within their physical and mental strengths. She believes that personal growth thrives for those who practice kindness and patiences to themselves. She currently lives in Bangkok, and enjoys traveling to different countries in Southeast Asia sharing her love for yoga to others along the way.
Vari was born in New York and grew up in the Bronx. Both of his parents immigrated from Pureto Rico and he learned at an early age that life was not easy. In his early 20’s, Vari felt something was seriously lacking in his life. With his mother’s encouragement, Vari seek for spirituality guidance and in so discovered yoga. Inspired to further his progress in spirituality, Vari embarked on a yoga journey volunteering his time and energy at an Ashram at Cre Paulo in Boston. Most of his current teaching style came from his time spent there. From Cre Paulo, Vari traveled to India for two years to continue his development in yoga practice and teaching from the original lineage. Vari’s teaching philosophy rooted in the belief of staying connected with the breath regardless of the yoga style one is practicing. As life is breath, nothing is possible without it. For nearly a decade now, Vari has been a dedicated yoga teacher sharing his passion and inspiring others on a daily basis. Currently living in Chiang Mai Thailand, everyday he is thankful for his students and the ability to continue along this wonderful journey. Vari is known for his charisma and his classes are truly a transformational experience.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Edson has been a Yoga instructor for more than 10 years, following the Vinyasa and Rocket methods – he’s the only official Rocket instructor in Brazil, after graduating with All Yoga Thailand in 2012. Edson has also been receiving the teachings of his master Lama Norden Tsenring Lepsha in meditation and budhist philosophy. In his background he also includes a broad experience with martial arts – he’s a black-belt in Taekwondo, Kickboxing and Muay-Thai. He also had practiced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for more than 10 years. Actually, he started practicing Yoga to improve the mind and body of a fighter to the long Zen-Budhist retreats. This experience allowed him to develop an innovative pararel method in his professional portfolio, called Oss Yoga, joining the philosophy of Yoga with the movements of martial arts. His personal experience also includes pilgrinations to the Hymalaians, Sikkin and India, with direct initiations from H.H Dalai Lama and H.H Karmapa.
Ambra Vallo was a former gymnast and leading principal dancer with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. As a high level athlete, Ambra introduced yoga into her daily training routine to improve her concentration in performance. Ever since, yoga had taken her physicality to a even higher level, with improved stamina, strength and flexibility as well as a lower risk to injuries. Ambra had recently retired from her successful career as a ballerina. In 2014, she completed a Master in Philosophy in Sport Psychology at University of Birmingham with a research thesis in peak performance and conditioning. Ambra established Ambrasana, an elite performance and yoga coaching. Her yoga journey started on a bright note with entrusted gurus in various yoga fields. Most recently, Ambra studied with David Swenson and also certified as a 500-RYT with Yoga Alliance. Ambra is an inspiring yoga teacher and has a way of speaking to the hearts of each student in a loving way. She is absolutely thrilled and looking forward to share her experience with her students.
Corey was born in Taiwan and lived in North America for over 20 years. He studied in the department of electrical engineering at Texas A&M University and completed his Bachelor of Science there. He is a certified personal trainer and competed in multiple bodybuilding competitions. Worked as an engineer for 16 years climbing smoothly up the corporate ladder, he once considered yoga as a “sissy sport”. He also considered himself the least spiritual person in the world.
However his life came to the crashing end with some personal tragedies. His life literally turned upside down. In his darkest hours, he stumbled across yoga. The world as he knows it has changed completely. He was shocked to realize he was living in such darkness without noticing it. Like a baby opening its eyes for the first time, he let his energy, emotions, and thoughts come from inside out, release and revive. He no longer felt that it is imperative to be super muscular and tough.
There is nothing he wants to do but Yoga. He decided to dedicate his life to yoga, after receiving his teaching certificate from YYoga, Vancouver and completed the Advanced Rocket Yoga Training. He was soon hired by a major yoga studio in Taipei. He had the opportunities to study with Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, Kino MacGregor, Doug Swenson etc. He teaches Ashtanga, Rocket, Hot and Yin yoga and hosted several workshops. His teaching has strong emphasis on Yoga philosophy. After all, the Yoga philosophy was the reason why he was initially attracted to yoga.