How did yoga enter your life?
While producing documentaries and working for independent film festivals, yoga became my soundtrack to calm a scattered mind and treat back pain. In 2012, I completed the YogaWorks 200-hour training in NYC and have been teaching in Hong Kong ever since.
Where and what type of yoga do you teach?
I teach Yin & Restorative Yoga at Luxe Nova, Hatha-Vinyasa Flow at the Hong Kong Football Club, and lead Mindful Hatha yoga workshops with newlife.330. I also teach 1:1 and private group classes in students’ homes and offices.
What yoga mat do you use every day?
The Manduka eKO Lite mat is my pick for its grippy natural rubber, portability, and light weight.
What yoga accessory do you swear by?
Hugger Mugger’s sustainable cork block is as comfortable in supporting the body for restorative poses as it is sturdy for refining alignment.
What is your favorite yogawear brand?
A Day with Fé weaves a philosophy of mindfulness, mantras, and meditation into a luxuriously comfortable, uniquely local brand of athleisure wear that reminds me to stay curious and enjoy the journey on and off the mat.
What is your daily mantra?
My daily mantra is “This too shall pass.”
What yoga studio do you enjoy practicing at?
I am drawn to the detailed instruction, warm vibes, and tight-knit community at the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Hong Kong.
Where do you go to eat?
Each dish is creative, lovingly made, and ever-evolving at GreenWoods Raw Café. Their raw takes on Chinese classics, like sui mai and congee, are daring and delicious.
What’s your favorite thing about Green Queen?
Green Queen’s spotlight on strong female wellpreneurs inspires me and their healthy dining picks are always spot-on.
Since taking her first asana class in high school, Win-Sie Tow has continually returned to yoga for relaxation, renewal and reflection. She recently completed YogaWorks’ 500-hour teacher training and has been teaching Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative Yoga since 2012. Her small group yoga classes integrate breath awareness, conscious movement, and yoga philosophy with a dash of whimsy to nourish the body, mind and spirit. Contact her via Facebook.
Image courtesy of Kiran Manjani.