The seeds for Yoga and Meditation were first planted in Yan's life at age 9, though it wasn't until later in life that they began to firmly take root.
In his twenties he started learning T'ai Chi Chuan, and moved towards Yoga and Dance in 2008.
Since then, he has continued deepening his yoga practice and exploring different styles in London.
In 2012 he made his first trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand to study yoga, leading to his first 2 month intensive teacher training with Jivani Yoga on Koh Phangan, and several months living and teaching yoga in Chiang Mai. This year Yan completed a further transformative level 2 TTC with Jivani, gaining RYT500 certification (Yoga Alliance).
Yan is inspired and grateful daily for the wisdom and energy of Karma Yoga (yoga of action). He brings a passion for music and kirtan, the healing power of sound and mantra, and believes strongly in the philosophy and ethics (Yamas & Niyamas) being a foundation for the practice of asana, pranayama and meditation.
Springing from the insights of a daily asana and meditation practice, Yan draws influence from spacious vinyasa flow, mindful body awareness, qi gong, ayurveda, and continues to explore the benefits of different approaches to experiencing the senses through yoga. Through all variations he returns to the principle of the inner guru, the teacher we all have inside of us, ready to be awakened. The way we get to know this inner teacher is through gentle guidance, diligent practice and building a loving relationship with our own breath.