Ian loves yoga and has been a student of yoga since 2008 when he took his first lesson as part of an acting course in Los Angeles. However, it was not until 2010-2012 that he became serious with his practice when he went through a spiritual crisis. Through yoga, he was able to find relief and thus he committed his time into learning various forms of yoga such as Ashtanga, Hatha, Iyengar and Vinyasa through the 3,000 over classes he has practiced in America. Some of his many teachers include Briohny Smyth and Vinnie Marino.
In June 2013, Ian obtained his 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate from Yogaworks, under the tutelage of Senior Yoga Instructors Joan Hyman and Carmen Fitzgibbon. Since then he has returned back to Singapore to complete his undergraduate studies in SMU and has been teaching yoga twice a week during both the semesters of 2014. He teachers Vinyasa Flow yoga classes that are fun but challenging, with an emphasis on breath-synchronized movements. This is the form of yoga that Ian enjoys the most and he seeks to share what he has learnt in America through his classes.
For Ian, yoga is not about the tricks or the postures. It is about making time for oneself and finding one’s centre amidst the busy world we live in. He believes that life is short and that it should be spent laughing, with the people we love, and doing the things we enjoy the most, like yoga!