Welcome to the traditional Shala of Ashtanga Yoga, located in the heart of
the Lion City of Singapore.
Our classes are conducted daily
by John & Marta - Level 2 Authorised Teachers by Sharath Jois in Mysore.
Nilayam is a Sanskrit word that appears in many Indian languages. It originates from the verb-root “nil” meaning 'to stand'.
It can be translated as the abode, resting or living place, or a shelter.
At our 'abode' in Singapore, we welcome students of all levels and from all paths of life. You don't need to have a strong or flexible body to begin your journey with Ashtanga Yoga.
The classes that we offer are conducted in a 'Mysore Style'. This is the traditional way of teaching Ashtanga, where each student receives individual instructions from the teacher. You do not need to know the sequence in order to attend our classes. All we require is an open and willing mind.
“We're all just walking each other home.” - Baba Ram Dass
We offer a variety of packages. We hope that you find something which answers your needs.
Days preceding the New and Full Moon are considered as auspicious in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. There is no Mysore class on those days.
Marta is a dedicated yoga practitioner and teacher granted with Level 2 Authorisation from Sharath Jois to teach Astanga Yoga.
She has a daily self-practice of asana and meditation and almost 15 years of experience on the mat.
Through her own history of injuries, Marta developed a sense of compassion and understanding towards the students with limited physical abilities. While working with athletes and clients from various sports' backgrounds, she learned how to incorporate the knowledge of human body and anatomy, to provide the students with healthy and personalised practice.
Influenced by the spiritual teachers, among others Thich Nhat Hanh, BKS Iyengar and S.N. Goenka, Marta has been for almost a decade inspiring and motivating her students to change their attitude towards life through the disciplined daily yoga practice.
She's also passionate about Ayurveda and constantly studies to understand more about the connection between one's mind, body and soul.
John is a life-long practitioner of yoga. His fascination towards this ancient practice began at the tender age of 9 years, as a primary school apprentice.
He continued his learning journey through his youth until early adulthood when, after having graduated several intensive yoga trainings, he began to teach daily in 2009, in New Delhi.
In 2012 he found his passion and love for Ashtanga Yoga and has been making his yearly trips to Mysore ever since.
He received the blessing to teach, from his Guru Sharath Jois - Authorization Level 2.
While teaching, his focus lies in guiding yoga according to Vinyasa principles - a moving meditation with grace and fluidity, by connecting harmoniously with the breath.
He truly appreciates the benefits of therapeutic yoga and feels honoured to be spreading positivity to all. His teachings bring fresh light and awareness to each and every moment.
John is forever grateful to all his teachers which he met during his yoga journey.
He believes there is no limit to learning and self discovery.
"Yoga is the way of disciplining the mind, training the mind, so we can bring the mind and body into harmony."