About Urban Yogis
We redefine the yoga experience for anyone looking for an edge through a personalised, authentic and immersive environment beyond the studio setting.
GET TO KNOW US
It’s a collaboration! After 5 years of Urban Yogis operating under Wellness Collective Pte. Ltd. – an entity run solely by Kathy Gabriel, Urban Yogis has now officially incorporated as an independent entity as of May 2019 with Julie Moksim joining as co-director.
Urban Yogis was born out of the shared idea that yoga experiences are defined by the community of people who gather together for a class, a workshop, a retreat, or informally for a chat in a coffee shop or a park. Yoga can experienced anywhere, with freedom, beyond the culture and walls of a yoga studio.
We’re redefining the yoga experience for anyone looking for an edge through a personalised, authentic and immersive environment beyond the studio setting. Urban Yogis is a growing global community, giving you access to high quality and authentic teachers from around the world, in locations that will allow you to experience the whole practice of yoga.
YOGA RETREAT FACILITATORS
FUN FACTS ABOUT OUR FACILITATORS
I have been traveling with one and a half suitcases since 2016. Outside of yoga, my interests are food, people and traveling. My life philosophy is: travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light!
Over the last few years, when people ask me, "where are you based?" my answer is "I have no idea, let the universe lead me." Outside of yoga, my interests are traveling, homo sapiens, and cultural diversity. My life philosophy is: eat less, laugh more; think less, feel more; possess less, give more; be a fresh breeze of the air to the world!
"Life of the Party"
I grew up in India during the 90s, just before the economic boom. I ran the back alleys of Old Delhi after school and learnt a way of life that most people will never understand, straddling that line between privilege and abject poverty. It shaped me. Outside of yoga, my interests are snowboarding, power lifting, F45, hiking, kayaking, and traveling. My life philosophy is: the glass is always at least half full!
I embarked on my spiritual journey at the age of 14 when my mother passed. It was when I started cultivating yoga as a holistic practice, where I sought out solace, ease and balance to move through various seasons of life. Outside of yoga, my interests are running, hiking, being outdoors and spending time with my dogs. My life philosophy is: know yourself, be yourself and trust that the right people will love you.
Growing up in the mediterranean area, I have grown to love activities just as much as a proper siesta at any time of the day. I believe and have experienced that we create our own happiness. Therefore I smile and laugh a lot. Things that make me smile and laugh are singing, being in nature or creating things with my hands, like jewellery. My life philosophy: Dance like nobody is watching.
URBAN YOGA (previously Pop Up Yoga) in Singapore was birth to serve a community for likeminded individuals and with the firm belief that yoga should be inclusive and accessible to everyone! For the love of health and wellness, URBAN YOGA is an approach to give people more opportunities to explore this beautiful practice. The first in Singapore, URBAN YOGA is an initiative, a movement, to allow more in the same community to meet, inspire and sustain each other in the path to leading a healthier and happier lifestyle. URBAN YOGA Classes are 60-minutes long and our URBAN YOGA Workshops or Masterclasses are 90-minutes long, with specific focus on various aspects of yoga.
We’ll be practicing yoga in all sort of funky places on the island. Think parks, open public spaces, hidden rooftops, beaches, restaurants, yachts and many more. It’s also a fun way to explore our city too! Classes and community yoga workshops and masterclasses will be taught by various teachers from diverse yoga backgrounds, so you have the opportunity to receive the benefits of the different approaches to yoga practice.
We want to share as much yoga as we can with you, and because it’s impossible to do that in a short class setting, we offer yoga workshops as a way of sharing our knowledge, passion and experience. These yoga workshops range from a few hours to multiple sessions over several days, and cover topics from philosophy to breathing, to anatomy and therapeutics. They are designed to engage you, to fire up your interest and your passion for yoga, to have fun and to meet other like-minded people. Taking your practice to the next level requires careful delivery of information and a space for open-minded discussion. We offer the space to do just that.
Not your average yoga retreat!
We put in all of our heart, soul, and intellect into crafting retreat experiences that will impact your yoga practice and your life in ways that are lasting. Carefully tailored programmes that offer a perfect balance between relaxation, practice, and learning will transform you into a much more informed and inspired yogi. Our retreats are held all over the globe, and we are constantly adding new locations. Retreats are held by several teachers from around the globe. Our students range from beginners to teachers, from the healthy to those with physical limitations, from the young to the gracefully-aging, and from the office worker to the professional athlete. Whoever you are, wherever you are, you will find something for you. You will find a place of belonging amongst strangers from all walks of life.
QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASK US
No. We are not a yoga studio. We are a community yoga initiative as well as a global yoga collective. We offer yoga classes, yoga workshops and masterclasses, and yoga retreats just like any yoga studio would, without being limited to a particular location or culture. Our teachers and students are based in Singapore and around the world. We are at the forefront of a new way of sharing, teaching, and learning about yoga without the limitations of ownership.
Urban Yogis Pte. Ltd. is a legal entity based in Singapore, and we receive payments in Singapore dollars. Our experiences however, are held in Singapore and around the world. In Singapore, yoga classes, masterclasses and workshops are held at the Botanic Gardens, MBS Boardwalk, the Lawn at Marina Bay, Sentosa and Lululemon on Duxton Road. We offer the best yoga retreats in Asia with diverse locations like Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar. We are continuously adding new locations to all of our offerings. We also offer Yoga Webinars and Online Yoga Academy as platforms for open discussion, exploration and inquiry outside of the classroom setting. Please join us!
The reasons are endless, but here are a few. Because we are not a yoga studio, we are not limited by the needs of ownership. This means that our time is spent more on creating customised content for YOU. This allows us to offer higher quality classes, workshops and retreats in which you will experience yoga through a more holistic approach.
We also believe in taking yoga outdoors. Yoga postures and yoga philosophy were inspired by landscapes and forces of nature. Many people spend a large part of their day indoors, surrounded by walls. Why not take your yoga practice outside and experience greater freedom.
Finally, the early practitioners of yoga shared their experiences anywhere they could, in forests, in caves, in parks, and in homes. This fosters an environment for genuine experimentation and exchange. Anyone could join. Anyone belonged. We welcome everyone from young to old, from poor to wealthy, from healthy to sick, from all walks of life. There is something for everyone.
No, we don’t offer yoga membership packages for the moment. Our classes and community workshops are competitively priced so that you have the option to join whenever you want, without commitment. All of our experiences (except Yoga by the Beach) require pre-registration and payment in advance, but no memberships are taken. Yoga by the Beach is FREE! Drop in without pre-registration. Bring your own mat!
Urban Yogis Academy is a professional online learning platform for anyone looking for quality content that is specially curated and inspired by the yoga practice. Find content that is suitable for various levels, styles, duration and body types. Through our Online Yoga Academy you can now connect and grow with our global community of like-minded yogis. Accessed through the comfort and safety of your own home.
No our yoga webinars and livestream yoga classes are not conducted via ZOOM, meaning there is no external link or course code to click into. All yoga webinars and livestream yoga classes are accessed directly in our platform. Once you have registered or paid for your session, ensure you are logged in before you access the session directly within our platform from the event or course page.
Some of the courses on Urban Yogis Online Academy have limited time access to encourage you to complete the course at a given amount of time. Each course has been curated thus structured in a way that in order for you to receive the maximum benefit and integration of knowledge and practice, a longer time frame of completion will not be possible.
But of course, we understand life commitments and changes may result in the inability to finish the course on time so we do allow time extensions on course access on a case by case basis. Please reach out to us directly if you’re looking to extend your access.
Refunds and Cancellations for Yoga Retreats, Pop Up Yoga Classes, Masterclasses and Yoga Workshops will follow the terms and conditions of each event or session.
For Urban Yogis Online Yoga Academy, there is a strict no refund policy for all our courses after purchase has been made.
No we are not a third party vendor for any of our yoga retreats or experiences. All of our teachers, content creators, yoga classes, masterclasses, yoga workshops and yoga retreats are handpicked and carefully curated to the highest quality. We are not a yoga resale platform.
We are always open to expanding our team. However, please note that you may be required to join some of our proprietary training programmes. This may not immediately qualify you to teach although you may be offered the opportunity for some non-teaching involvement as part of the community. E-mail us to inquire.