Hom Yoga Sydney | Hot Yoga Sydney

MALVINA KANG

Malvina Kang is the Founder of Hom Yoga. Her passion for yoga began at age fourteen, when her love for ballet gradually evolved into a deep and profound love for yoga. Since then she has studied, and practiced many forms of yoga between Singapore, Sydney, and Los Angeles where she spent most of her young adult life.

 

Upon graduation from University of Southern California, and equipped with a BA in International Relations and Journalism, Malvina founded Hom Yoga with the intention to create a contemporary and fresh yoga space where all yogis can not only be physically, and mentally challenged but also feel nurtured and empowered in their practice.

Malvina is dedicated to advocating for women’s empowerment and gender equality through her support for campaigns like Say No to Violence Against Women. She now works closely with UN Women and IWDA to raise awareness about the importance of livelihood and economic empowerment programs for women throughout the world. An avid reader and traveller, Malvina hopes to continue to empower young women to live truly and authentically so that they too can inspire others.

MALVINA KANG

VICKY ARUNDEL

Vicky’s love affair with yoga began when she was 15; after a knee injury forced her to give up her much loved dancing classes. Her doctor recommended yoga for its gentle strengthening benefits - as it happened, her mother owned a hatha yoga book in which all the postures were demonstrated by an ex-dancer in a striking all-in-one green cat suit. Needless to say, she was immediately hooked!

 

After a few years of working in the computer games industry, she longed for a change of scenery and an opportunity to explore her developing Ashtanga practice further. She took the plunge and in 2009 bought a one-way ticket to Thailand to continue her yoga training.

Originally from London, Vicky has been teaching full-time in Sydney since 2009. She teaches a variety of styles such as hatha, yin, ashtanga and vinyasa.

 

Vicky’s classes focus extensively on alignment to help develop better physical balance, and as a vehicle for harnessing greater mental focus and powers of attention. Students are encouraged to explore their own physical edge, whilst learning to respect and listen intuitively to their own physical/mental boundaries. The emphasis is on moving mindfully, moving at your own pace and above all finding enjoyment in the practice. Vicky also enjoys teaching some of the more inherently playful aspects of the physical practice and her flow/vinyasa classes often incorporate creative sequencing, arm balances and inversions.

 

VICKY ARUNDEL

CRISTINA SALAZAR

Cristina believes that health is a precious gift that should not be taken for granted. She believes that we should be grateful for what we have and give priority to looking after our body, mind and soul.

 

Cristina takes part in many different physical activities but finds that yoga is the one that gives her a complete, and holistic balance.

She has benefited so much from her yoga practice, that she would like to share her teaching with as many people as possible.

 

Cristina has lived, taught and practiced yoga across the world and looks forward to share, and learn with our Sydney students.

CRISTINA SALAZAR

MARIA JAACSON

Maria’s yoga journey first started 15 years ago when she was at home bringing up two young children. She read an article on Bikram Yoga, which cited a few benefits; namely lifting the butt, flattening the stomach and toning the thighs.

 

She thought, “I’ve got to get to a Bikram class!” She came out after a sweaty 90 minutes, completely surprised that yoga could be such a great workout. She was immediately hooked!

Since then, hot yoga has remained a constant in her life while she travelled and lived around the globe with her family.

 

Maria is a certified 200-hour hot yoga teacher and she is now on the path to help others feel the way she feels in her own practice – a fulfillment in mind, body and soul.

MARIA JAACSON

ERICA PERRY

Erica has experienced an amazing transformation because of her Baptiste training. Her biggest obstacle has been suffering from severe anxiety for most of her teenage and adult life. For years, Erica went from therapist to therapist and none of them were able to relieve her from her agony.

 

It wasn’t until completing her level 1 and 2 teacher training bootcamps with Baron Baptiste that she was able to discover the true source of her worry.

Erica knows now that no matter what happens, she has what it takes to get through it. She also knows now, deep down, she is good enough and worthy of greatness. When Erica is practicing yoga, her mind is at ease and all the stress of life fades away.

 

It is Erica's goal to help you discover a new way of being. She wants you to know that you are ok, just the way you are; sometimes you need to walk through the fire to come out the other side; and you have the power to live the life you truly desire!

ERICA PERRY

FIONA WISSINK

Fiona remembers her first hot yoga class as tough, enjoyable and inspirational and she wanted more!

 

Yoga did not come naturally to Fiona, but as she overcame her physical and personal hurdles through yoga, a whole new world opened up for her. Fiona found her inner balance and gained a happier "Self".

When Fiona realized what a big influence yoga had in her world, she put her social life on hold and took up a 101-day yoga challenge. She began to take steps to make big changes in her life.

 

Fiona is a certified yoga teacher and looks to share her love for nutrition and hot yoga with everyone.

FIONA WISSINK

THY NGUYEN

Thy began practicing yoga over 8 years ago as a way to find calm and peace from the stresses of school and everyday life. She first stumbled upon ashtanga yoga and it was amazing – love at first practice. Breathing and sweating and fully living in the moment, she never felt more connected to life.

 

She soon after discovered hot yoga and her life was changed forever. After a number of yoga trainings, Thy made the decision to pursue her passion for yoga and become a full-time teacher. She has followed her heart and recently moved to Sydney from Canada and is very excited to be a part of the Hom Yoga community!

Thy truly loves teaching yoga and spreading the yoga love to everyone. She feels lucky and blessed to have studied with a number of brilliant teachers and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and passion of yoga with all her students.

 

She also believes that the best part of teaching is learning; learning more about the postures, about people and their bodies, and mostly, more about herself. Her classes are fun and dynamic with a sense of lightness. Her hope is that students carry their positive energy from practice off their mats and into their daily lives.

THY NGUYEN

ABBIE PLUMMER

Abbie grew up on the East coast of America playing sports and running. Always assuming that Yoga was “too soft” for her, she never tried it until finally, at University, a persistent friend convinced her to come to a class. She left the hot class after 90 minutes feeling thoroughly worked out, and amazingly calm. Her running had always kept her in shape but never offered her the peace of mind and love for herself, and her body that the yoga class did.

 

Abbie completed her teacher training in Singapore with Leah Kim, a modern and liberal yogini.

Yoga has since helped Abbie understand and deal with her anxiety and body issues. She believes that Yoga can be for everyone. You don’t have to be a vegan or a hippy to be a yogi, just have to have an open mind and heart.

 

Abbie is studying at the University of Sydney and works part time at an Animal Shelter, she looks forward to spreading her love of yoga to all who come to their mats!

ABBIE PLUMMER

VIVIEN FUNG

Vivien had her first ah-ha moment with an asana when she was 16 (thank you trikonasana!), but didn’t come back to the mat regularly until a few years later. She quickly discovered the real joy of practice – learning to let go and listen to the body, and finding a stillness of mind on the mat. Having always lived in the future while obsessing over the abstract, Vivien was able to find an incredible sense of self-contentment and physical grounding through her practice. It wasn’t long before she was a complete yoga devotee.

 

Vivien completed the 200 hour Hom Yoga Teaching Training with Leah Kim in 2013, and hasn’t looked back since!

 

She believes that through yoga, everyone can tap into an authentic way of empowering, discovering and accepting the self. By being, or seeking to be fully present, each yogi is reminded of the value of what they have, what they can do, and the beauty of their life, right now.

 

Vivien aims to provide nurturing, dynamic classes, with an emphasis on hands-on adjusting. Whether your challenge on the mat is physical or mental, big or small she hopes to help you find and develop your own personal connection to yoga.

VIVIEN FUNG

DEE HUGHES

Dee is a teacher, student, and obsessed yogi. She is a 500 hour certified Hatha and Vinyasa yoga teacher, with an Anti-Gravity Yoga, and a Pilates Mat Level 1 & 2 teacher training under her belt too.

 

Initially working in a demanding career in magazine publishing and struggling with chronic illness, Dee decided to take control and pursue a fresh look on life. Taking her love for yoga to the next level, she ventured to Byron Bay and undertook her teacher training.

Her passion is to teach traditional Hatha Vinyasa, with a focus on breath, and healthy alignment to promote spiritual and physical awareness. Dee enjoys teaching both dynamic and restorative classes to give a well rounded practice. Finding stillness in breath and movement, is the cornerstone of all her classes.

DEE HUGHES