MEET THE TEAM
śraddhā or shraddha (श्रद्धा ศรัทธา) means faith, belief, trust.
This is what Aoy, the program founder, has believed throughout her yoga journey for the past 10 years. Everyone has different body and so the practice. We should always practice with awareness and intention, know what we do, and ask questions when we do not understand.
Always remember, your mat is your playground!
Aoy has started practicing yoga since 2003 and came across Ashtanga in 2010. She is a student of Paul Dallaghan and has since continued to visit yearly to attend special advanced training courses on Yoga Philosophy, Pranayama, Anatomy, and Asana with him, Sri O.P. Tiwari, Prof. Nagaraja Rao, and other respectful teachers. Aoy also take an annual trip to Mysore, India, to practice with Sharath at KPJAYI since 2014 and got a blessing to teach Ashtanga yoga intermediate series (level II) in February 2017.
Today, Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga practice has become part of her daily routine. She taught full-time at Ashtanga Yoga Center of Bangkok – AYBKK led by Boonchu Tantikarun, a KPJAYI–authorized Level II teacher, about 4 years. In April 2017, she left AYBKK and has founded “Shraddha Ashtanga Bangkok – SABKK” with the aim to spreading Ashtanga lineage to people around Thailand and in the country where teaching opportunities may arise.
At embarked in her journey in yoga in 1997. She delved into variety of styles. In 2004, she finished teacher training at Yoga elements. Since then, she started teaching yoga as her part-time job while doing her full-time job as a flight attendant. She was introduced to Ashtanga in2008 by Matthew Sweeney. For the first 3 months, she practiced with Suchavadee (Sasha) Chaloemwongsavej and continued her practice with Scott Hendricks.
In 2011, after her early retirement, she traveled to India, spent 3 months practicing with Rolf & Macy Naujokat. At also finished another teacher training with Richard Freeman. She has continued to practice on her own and teaching yoga for many years until she has joined SABKK in 2019.
At has brought in many years of experience and knowledges to share with the students and has been a great contribution to the shala.
Biig has always been an active person and has engaged in many different types of exercise. He did teacher training with It’s Yoga Thailand in 2013 and has been teaching many different styles, including ashtanga and rocket yoga. Biig has joined SABKK since the start and also teaches private class and his own Mysore program “BIIG YOGA โยคะ ฝั่งธน“.
Biig has few injuries from the past and always seek to find more knowledges about the body and how to fix the problems. He incorporates what he has gained over time into his own practice and also shares with students when they encountered pain in order to provide safe method or modifications as needed. His adjustment never forces students more than their limit.
Beside yoga, Biig also enjoys running, hiking, and travelling in his free time.
Nick has started practicing yoga since 2015 and found Ashtanga in 2016. He practiced under a guidance of a teacher but spent most time did self-practice at home. At that point, he felt that Ashtanga always gave him a fun time to spend with himself and discovered many things when he was on the mat.
In 2017, Nick decided to take teacher training course with It’s Yoga Thailand in order to gain more understanding about the practice. He continued to practice on his own and and has joined SABKK in 2018.
Today, his attitude about the practice has changed through time. It’s not just about having fun but also time to explore and observe his mind and body. Nick also enjoys observing students’ practice and shares his own experience with the students. His teaching style is very gentle and always encourage students to look at the pose in many different angles.