Author's descriptionDaphne’s journey with yoga first started as a sanctuary away from the hectic corporate life almost 2 decades ago. In 2008, she traded in her business suit and found herself immersed in wanderlust, uncovering the depth of Yoga as a practice, a lifestyle, a means of sharing her passion with others, and most importantly a lifelong study in the art of living. Daphne has studied with teachers from east and west, blending esoteric Eastern philosophies with western scientific approaches in anatomy and physiology. Some of her biggest inspirations have come from Richard Freeman – who has had a deep impact on the way she sees Yoga as a profound embodiment practice for the body, mind, spirit - as well as Donna Farhi, Tom Meyers, and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (Body Mind Centering®). In recent years, she began a deeper quest into the study of neuroscience, somatic movement, combined with the holistic framework of Yoga Therapy tools to delve deeper into the connection between mind and body through subtle practices. She uses an inquiry-based, body-sensing approach to bring about greater transformation and healing into the way we relate to ourselves and the environment. She has also recently completed her graduate certification in Yoga Therapy.
As a bodyworker of various healing modalities, Daphne is trained in the art of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Detox Massage), Tai Chi Massage and Reiki, in which she infuses into the alchemy of her intuitive bodywork and yoga therapy. Daphne incorporates a heart-centred approach, the sensibilities of alignment, somatic education, functional anatomy, as well as insights into yoga philosophy and inquiry practices within her practice. Her therapy sessions, classes, workshops, and trainings are known to focus on breath and awareness of the mind-body connection. Together with a sense of play and curiosity, she hopes to create a nurturing presence in the body, mind and soul through the embodiment of these teachings.
Daphne has completed over than 2,000 hours of teacher trainings and has taught close to 3,000 hours in classes, one-on-one sessions, special needs yoga, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings. She is a trained yoga therapist, movement educator, bodyworker, Anusara Inspired™ teacher, and a E-RYT500 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). She started assisting and co-teaching in teacher trainings since 2013, and has been running her own embodiment and inquiry-based therapeutic training modules for the last 3 years.
Inspired by a calling to continually deepen her learning and sharing with a wider audience, she created Yoga with Daphne, to provide training and mentorship programs for movement and wellness practitioners, as well as caregivers, with the aim of bringing like-minded people together as a community. She is proficient in both the English and Chinese languages, and teaches embodiment practices through somatic movement, yoga therapeutics, restorative yoga, as well as partner and hands-on work, She also offers one-on-one sessions to people dealing with injuries, conditions, or simply looking for a sense of well-being.
Daphne is also available for talks/ presentations, and to lead experiential modules in corporate, healthcare, or retreat settings.