Co-Founder and Lead Teacher at United Yoga Asia.
Piseth is a certified international Yoga teacher who has undertaken serious study of the Yoga system including Philosophy and Yoga Therapy.
Piseth joined the Yoga mission in Cambodia in 2008, since then he works full time as a Yoga teacher and manage different Yoga projects including yoga teacher trainings. He studied with world renowned teachers in the hatha yoga tradition including Ashtanga and Iyengar systems.
Piseth based in Phnom Penh, and he travels around SEA for continuing his study and teaching. He teaches yoga to students of all levels and helps them deepen their yoga practice with safety and joy. His classes are fun and based on a deep understanding of human anatomy and Yoga philosophy.
KITTY GO was a freelance lifestyle and arts journalist for 20 years writing for the Financial Times (FT London), the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), South China Morning Post (SCMP Hong Kong) and China Daily.
Her introduction to yoga started in Taipei 15 years ago with Ashtanga through co-founder John Ang who owned John ‘s Yoga Living.
Today she Is the founder of EKCART ASia, an art investment fund and advisory based in Hong Kong. UYA is part of projectA4A, her alternative projects which are another arm of her portfolio that funds impact enterprises.
“UYA is not a charity but a community enterprise that connects people and purpose. We want to bring the philosophy and benefits of yoga to daily life in Phnom Penh.”
Co-Founder and Yoga Teacher
Through my M.A. studies of Cambodian art and architecture at the University of Michigan and later my yoga training, I discovered the intimate connection between art, architecture and yoga in Cambodia. In many of the sculptures and stories depicted on their temple wall carvings, I saw how, through regular practice of yoga and its philosophy, ancient Khmer Kings were able to harness energy to build Angkor - one of the world’s greatest kingdoms in the 12th and 13th centuries.
My mission is to continue to share and inspire many through this form of yoga that is derived from the art, history and philosophy of ancient Cambodia.
Marina: Multi-cultural & multi-dimension professional experiences from cultural diplomacy to sustainable development management with a passion for emerging artists.
Born in Cambodia, studied in Paris (oriental studies & international relations) & at the London school of economics. “I am the golden bridge where east meet west” Co-active certified coach by the Cambodian coach institute, founded by Joey Ra. A member of positive intelligence PQ coach with Shirzad Chamine.
Yoga has made me a student of my body and my life. Everything that we need to learn and grow will be given to us in one form or another. Maybe it is illness, or trauma, or incredible difficulty: whatever challenges life presents, Yoga gives us many of the tools we need to meet these challenges. We do not have to be victims of circumstances or pain. We can make these teach us.
I have been learning and instructing yoga for more than 25 years. I bring this life experience and a sense of humor into all my classes. I am a yoga guide. You are your own best teacher.
I am strongly rooted in Sivananda yoga (Classical hatha yoga) and incorporate breathing, kriya, and relaxation into all my classes. I am an E-RYT 200 hours with Yoga Alliance, USA, and a Certified Yoga Therapist.
Yoga has had a powerful impact on Sokreun’s life. Ever since he took a serious practice of yoga, he felt stronger in his mind, and in his body, because yoga taught him to better regulate his emotions and keep a more stable mental state. Sokrouen was first introduced to yoga in 2009 when he was living in an orphanage in Phnom Penh.
He was given the opportunity to attend regular classes with Krama Yoga Cambodia teachers. And then, in 2014, he got selected to enroll in the Bodysmart Life Skills program. After a 2-years intensive training that included asana, pranayama, philosophy and life skills, Sokrouen graduated as a kid’s yoga teacher in 2016.
During this time he has assisted and taught yoga to children and youth in numerous partner NGOs and gyms in Phnom Penh. In 2019 Sokouen attended and certified by Yoga Alliance 200 hrs international program with Paul Dallaghan in Samahita Retreat in Thailand.
“A movement-based practice can be a very powerful experience, as it invites us to connect with ourselves in a genuine and individual way. This expands beyond physical exercise, and not only impacts our own well-being, but also how we move and act off the mat: in our lives, relationships and the world.
To me, my Yoga practice means cultivating a loving connection of body and mind, in order to be present, grounded and ready to meet the world with kindness. As a teacher, my goal is to offer an inclusive space for people of all body shapes, abilities or backgrounds, to find out what Yoga means for them.”
Manuela is a certified teacher of Yoga Asana, Meditation, Yoga for Cancer Survivors and Usui Reiki. She is a cancer survivor herself and specialises in offering mindful, playful and sustainable movement.
Originally from Switzerland, and studied teaching, visual arts and communication design. Manuela has been living in Siem Reap since 2016 and is part of the MIRAGE Collective, whose mission is to empower and uplift designers and artists in Cambodia.
Aalya has been practicing Hatha yoga for 27 years all around the world. In 2019, she received a 200-hour certification from the Sivananda School of Yoga, associated with the International Yoga Alliance. She particularly enjoys working with and addressing each individual’s challenges and capabilities as she appreciates that no two bodies are alike.
“Yoga has taught me to reach out in any direction in life by believing in myself. I have learned to trust my body and my emotions. It is very uplifting to know that in the end, there is no right or wrong answer, each of us must learn to find our own mental, physical and emotional lifestyle balance.”
Kids Yoga Teacher
When Sinath started practicing yoga in 2012, she discovered that yoga improved not just to her physical health but contributed greatly to her mental awareness. In 2015 she joined the Body Smart program at Krama Yoga in Phnom Penh as preparation for a formal teacher training course.
Thus began an empowering yogic journey that started and continues from her heart to this day.
The Body Smart program took her yoga orientation to another level. Under the tutelage of visiting teacher John Ang from Malaysia, Amanda from Samadhi Family Yoga for 50 hours, Piseth Lun a former NGO director at Krama Yoga Cambodia NGO. she spent two and a half years studying yoga philosophy, anatomy, physiology and teaching methods specialising in kids’ yoga.
Since 2019 she has been both an assistant and yoga teacher at NGOs, gyms, various local corporations and also has a strong private client following.
In 2021 Sinath graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work from the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Since then she has worked with NGOs as an assistant (Focus on the Global South), case manager (Voice)and education case manger (PIO). Since she has extensive experience in both yoga and social work, she has the opportunity to use her experience and strengths in these two areas to teach, motivate and empower everyone especially women and children to develop confidence much like she did in her own life.