Nora hails from the sunny shores of Singapore but she sees herself as a citizen of the world. Presently, she lives in Chennai, India, after a 5 year full time teaching contract at The Yoga Room in Hong Kong whom she still collaborates with, holding workshops, trainings and retreats around Asia.
Nora found Yoga in the midst of her career as a theatre and TV producer, and after more than 10 years in the arts and entertainment, she confronted the void in her life which opened her heart, mind and body to Yoga. The transformative shift after her first teacher training in the physical, mental and spiritual body, awakened her to share the precious gift of Yoga with others. She is deeply grateful to Sharon Gannon, David Life, Ruth Lauer-Manenti and her mentors Tina James, Jessica Stickler and the global Jivamukti community for their teachings of compassion as a path towards enlightenment and for sharing the joy of Bhakti and art of Nada yoga; infusing devotion, music and sound into her practice and teachings while threading meaningful and thought provoking spiritual themes into her classes. She is a strong advocate of eating with compassion and is in the midst of completing a professional plant based cooking certificate.
Through her anatomy studies, Nora has gained important insight in recognizing unique individual alignment; encouraging self expression while emphasizing functional anatomy. To create a more holistic approach to her practice and teachings, she also explored the ancient tradition of Ayurveda and attained a Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda specialist certification. Nora is always in awe of the beautiful miracle of life and holds a Birthlight Pre/Post Natal Yoga diploma to support the amazing women on the mat and as a certified Reiki Tummo practitioner, she believes in channeling Divine energy to balance and heal the body, mind and spirit in her classes. Her later endeavors in Anti Gravity Yoga added a sense of playfulness to her classes and complements her stand on staying curious with a beginner’s mind and pushing boundaries to nurture, nourish and strengthen the connection we have with ourselves, with others and with the Divine. Nora continues to explore various paths in her Yoga journey in India as she spends her time diving deeper into Yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, Nada Yoga and Hindustani music.
“The Yoga practice can never stop on the mat, it expands and extends beyond that.” This firm belief led her to where she is today. Her community platform - Think Off The Mat, provides a voice for her to share her practice, on and off the mat, to serve and uplift all beings while holding a space where they unveil their highest Divine Self and realise the Oneness of Being while embracing the beauty that surrounds us all.
Nora humbly bows down to all her teachers and students - past, present and future, who continue to teach and inspire her through this lifelong journey of Yoga. Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu