War War Lwin Tun is a very dedicated yoga teacher that is popular among her students. She is a 200hr and 500hr registered yoga teacher (RYT 200, RYT 500) with the Yoga Alliance of USA. She was first introduced to Hatha yoga in 2002, through the mass yoga classes held in a local gym. She was instantly hooked and has been practising yoga ever since.
After her graduation in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Management, she decided to pursue further her interest in yoga and started her teachers training course in Ashtanga Yoga. Upon completion of her 200hr and 500hr teachers training course, she went to Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in Chennai to learn meditation. There she was initiated into the art of meditation by Sir TKV Desikachar, son and student of Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya.
Her educational background in pharmaceutical management has equipped her with sound knowledge in the field of human anatomy and physiology. She is able to fuse this knowledge with her training in yoga to create customised lessons based on each student’s needs and body type.
In year 2010, she attended an Advanced Certification in Training and Assessment (ACTA) accredited by Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) and learnt the essential skills and knowledge to design and deliver training and conduct assessments across her yoga classes. She has incorporated these learning into developing her course materials and delivery of her lessons, with the belief that being a great yoga teacher does not end with mastering yoga postures but also having the ability to develop comprehensive course materials and making it applicable to each and every student.
In year 2012, she visited Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India to undertake a 200-Hours Yoga Therapy Teachers Training Certification course conducted by world renown Yoga Therapy school – Paramanand Institute of Yoga Sciences and Research. During her study in Indore, she was privileged to be taught by Dr. Omanandji, is chief disciple of Swamiji, who traveled 51 countries, a realized master, eloquent speaker, and a born yogi. Under his guidance and supervision, she applied specific yoga poses and techniques to treat patients with various ailments and in some many instances; she successfully helped these patients remove their discomforts and achieve complete recovery. With such commendable result, she was awarded an ‘A’ grade for her teacher certification course and was further honored with the title of Associate member – International Association of Indian Yoga and Therapy, being the very first yoga teacher to be awarded in Singapore.
Her favourite quote is that of Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
“Teach what is inside you, not as it applies to you, but as it applies to the other”
With that she has dedicated herself to provide each of her students with a unique yoga experience of their own.