AZAHAR Foundation has organized a Teacher Training in 2017, allowing 9 people to attend and get a 200 hours courses. 8 among the students got their certificate and now are able to teach yoga in Khmer and English, with knowledges related to Asian anatomy. Updates and Immersions are also scheduled throughout the year to improve the level of our teachers.
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Yoga teacher in Phnom Penh
VUN Em Is a 300-hour certified Jivamukti teacher (class of India 2019), and holds a management position at AZAHAR in Phnom Penh. She also holds a 200-hour certification and Fly Fit yoga from (Guru Oska Neary and Alison Hawkins) Yoga Soul Body Fit, a training that was sponsored by AZAHAR and is recognized by the UK Yoga Alliance. She has attended several intensive yoga retreats offered by Yogeswari & Cat Alip and has also attended AZAHAR’s 2-year Peace Program.
Em, was a rice field girl who has gone through living life as a garment factory worker in the city since her young age for five years due to family condition (No university). Later became an activist in a social music band as a coordinator. She has never stop exploring herself till she became a yoga teacher today.
KAUY Chhayleang Is a 300-hour certified Jivamukti teacher (class of India 2020), holding a management position at AZAHAR in Phnom Penh. She was also certified to teach by 200hrs-Yoga Soul Body Fit with Alison Hawkins and Oskar Nery, a teacher training that was sponsored by AZAHAR and is recognized by the UK Yoga Alliance. Chhayleang has been practicing yoga since early adulthood while she was living at the orphanage center where Yogeswari provided yoga classes there and also has attended several intensive yoga retreats offered by Yogeswari and Cat-Alip Douglas in Cambodia, as well as peace and leadership programs facilitated by AZAHAR. Through all these opportunities that AZAHAR Cambodia has offered is a beautiful gift which make her life even more meaningful.
KOEM Nith Has practiced yoga since 2015. His practice encompasses different methods, such as Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Fly Fit. He completed a 200-hour Teacher Training by Yoga Soul Body Fit that was sponsored by AZAHAR Foundation and is acknowledged by the UK Yoga Alliance. Through practicing, learning and teaching in the last few years, he is really grateful and delighted to know yoga and the AZAHAR Foundation as he could engage the global community such as the UNESCO Youth and Sport Task Force and other networks etc. He understands the roles of youth and how yoga makes an impact on his life, thus he intends to share this inspiration and motivation within his community and for a better and peaceful environment. Attend his classes, and you will understand more about your amazing body and your beautiful mind. Nith’s classes are challenging and emphasize how to keep your body safe.
NON Sreynoch Completed a 200-hour Teacher Training by Yoga Soul Body Fit that was sponsored by AZAHAR Foundation and is acknowledged by the UK Yoga Alliance. She then followed a 38-hour Teacher Training course in Fly Fit Yoga. She teaches at the AZAHAR Center in Phnom Penh, bringing together elements of strength, flexibility and balance. She is constantly encouraging students to break through their limitations on and off the mat. Srey Noch particularly appreciates the mental and spiritual benefits of practices such as asana, pranayama and meditation. She also practitioner of the dharma such as Abhidhama Sutra and Vipassana. She want to build peace in her mind and bring peace to the world.
KHUN Raty She completed a 200-hour Teacher Training by Yoga Soul Body Fit that was sponsored by AZAHAR Foundation and is acknowledged by the UK Yoga Alliance. She then followed a 38-hour Teacher Training course in Fly Fit Yoga, and holding an IT & Design position at AZAHAR in Phnom Penh. When she was 13 years old, she took her first wonderful yoga class at orphanage center with Yogeswari, founder of AZAHAR Foundation. She then practiced yoga every weekend at one Yoga center in Phnom Penh for 3 years, which was supported by Yogeswari. She starts with AZAHAR Foundation again in 2015, in Peace Curriculum Program. She can teach you how to master many asanas by sharpening your awareness. In the process, your mind will also become peaceful. Namasté!
NGET Srey Neang She has been practicing yoga in 2014, follow by daily class practices, immersion workshop, yoga retreats participated and 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training and capacity building on 38 hours of Fly Fit yoga which were supported by AZAHAR Foundation. Her first interest with Yoga practice is about the stress releasing and give benefit such as good health and comfortable. Enjoy your life with yoga!
PANHA Thyna She is a certified yoga instructor in AZAHAR Foundation now and she’s been practicing yoga in AZAHAR Foundation since 2015 and she also completely finished Yoga Soul Body teacher training with Yoga Phnom Penh in 2017. More over Thyna also has been learned different kind of yoga as such Jivamuthi yoga, Hatha yoga, Astanga vinyasa and also vinyasa flow. In the classes focuses about breathing with movement flow with poses to another poses, workout abd strengthening body to get stronger and meditation, relaxation to make our soul beautiful to calm down inside of us. Once thing Thyna also chanting some Mantra in Sanskrit language with a harmonium.
VATH Soveth Graduated from Pannashastra University, Phnom Penh, in International Relations. She works as a Project Officer and Yoga Teacher at AZAHAR in Phnom Penh. She has completed a 100-hour Fundamental Yoga, 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and 30-hour focus on Mixed-Level training, at AZAHAR Foundation and is deeply committed to in AZAHAR’s outreach programs in rural areas of Cambodia. Since she became a yoga teacher, she is gratituded to AZAHAR Foundation for free providing yoga skill to her. Because of this skill, she could remove the obstacle in life that makes her to who she really is. Namaste!
KOEM Mesa Mesa has been practice yoga since 2016, then she attended in one year Peace Program, and Yoga Teacher Training (100hours) at AZAHAR Center which is supported by AZAHAR Cambodia. Now she is a junior yoga instructor at AZAHAR Center. Practice yoga is making mind fresh and relax, and also can restore our body with positive energy.
PUTHCHAN Chhorvy Chhorvy is a high school student at Chea Sim Chom Reon Rath Hight School. She has been volunteered of teaching skateboarding to kids at Skateistan NGO. She started practice yoga since 2017 and she completed 100hur Yoga Teacher Training at AZAHAR Cambodia. She really happy when she understand about yoga and she get benefit from yoga such as meditation, pranayama, and asana. She wants to see young people practice and get benefit from yoga like her.
VUTHY Victory Victory is a talented young professional and development consultant. She has been inspired by peace and has directly involved in peacebuilding and development work in Cambodia for 8 years. She believes that peace begins from within; therefore, in addition to her professional career, she is a meditator and a yoga instructor. Yoga and meditation help her unit her body, mind, and soul and allows her to nurture peace, love, and compassion from within, and she hopes to inspire others to share similar experiences.
MENG Sophanmai Met Yogeswari in 2008, while growing up at an orphanage center in Phnom Penh. A few years later, she started on her yoga journey and completed the 200-hour teacher training offered by AZAHAR in 2019. She now works as a receptionist and as a teacher at the AZAHAR Center in Phnom Penh. Yoga has made her life more meaningful, and she hopes that she can support a better quality of life for her students.
PHUM Thona Thona is graduated at Asia Euro University as Information Technology. She has been practice yoga since 2016. She has been completed yoga teacher training 100 hours at AZAHAR Center. Now she is a junior yoga instructor at AZAHAR center. She like yoga because yoga is make her feel relax and calm down.
SIEN Kongrathana Rathana was born in Kompong Speu Province. She is graduated bachelor’s degree of Computer Science in 2017 at Pannasastra University of Cambodia. Nowadays, she is working at Smart Axiata Co., Ltd. Besides working, she spend my weekend to join yoga teacher training course at AZAHAR Cambodia in Phnom Penh. Moreover, sometimes she have spent her weekend to cook and share the vegan food to the street people around Phnom Penh city for giving chance to those people with the new taste without meet for promoting peace. Furthermore, she has joint social work as the project coordinator at Takeo province, which sponsor by AZAHAR Cambodia to provide Yoga, English, and many other fields to push those young people to be good people in their society. Namaste!
OUK Sreynak Sreynak was born in Phnom Penh She is graduated bachelor’s degree of Accounting in 2018 at Pannasastra University of Cambodia. Nowadays, she work at Hotel Cambodian Phnom Penh. Besides working, she spend my weekend to join yoga teacher training course at AZAHAR Cambodia in Phnom Penh. And she became Teacher Yoga in 2019. Moreover, sometimes she have spent her weekend to cook and share the vegan food to the street people around Phnom Penh city for giving chance to those people with the new taste without meet for promoting peace. Furthermore, she has joint social work as the project coordinator at Takeo province, which sponsor by AZAHAR Cambodia to provide Yoga, English, and many other fields to push those.
CHAB Ponleu Since 2018, he started to learn and understand about what is the yoga and yoga’s benefit as he never know it before. Sometime he think that it was wasted his time to focus on full time job and a lot of pressure to him during the training. However, there is not like what he think, just he need to take time to understand in deep of the meaning and patient to keep practice it. Until now if he compare himself before it is so much difference. At the same time he saw and obtained a lot of benefit from it. Furthermore based on his experience, he had applied the yoga practice to reflect with his daily life and all the situation was happened. Hence, He said “It is really affected to our communication and best solutions to sole any problem in face. Therefore, there is the good message to apply it ,while yoga is not only posture or asana but yoga is what you did/practiced with your awareness, consciousness , calmness, peaceful and you know yourself that you are ready to do it without interrupted anybody around you”. Lastly, the reason that he would like to keep doing and share yoga to the students or people in the society because he is happy to see their smile with the peaceful from the beginning to the ended of the classes.
MEK Sreylin Mek Sreylin is a yoga teacher of AZAHAR FOUNDATION Cambodia center. She spends her weekend to join peace program with AZAHAR FOUNDATION and yoga teacher training course. She has been finished 100hrs and 200hrs of teacher training and nowadays she teach Vinyasa flow beginner and Mix-level.
NORT Sokhom Sokhom Nort graduated High school in 2017 at 28 MAKARA high school. Then she got scholarship in PEPY empowering Youth for one year about English, Computer and soft skills. It includes Time management, leadership, Critical thinking, and Project management. After that she continues electricity at Vocational Training school. She love to join social work like volunteer to plant trees, workshop and also cycling.
Instructors in Phnom Penh
SENG Porchhay Meditation Seng Porchhayhas graduated from Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship program with an MA in Environment, Development, and Peace, with specialization in Sustainable Resource Management at the University for Peace in Costa Rica and an MA in Political Science at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. Before that, he had 2 years experience working with World Peace Initiative Foundation (WPI) in Thailand as a regional coordinator and meditation trainer. He was a peace coach on the online meditation platform called peacerevolution.net, a mentor during international meditation trainings, and he had conducted many meditation workshops in Southeast Asia for WPI. Last but not least, He had been a buddhist monk for a short period of time to advance his mediation learning.
HEM Chetra Ancient Khmer Fighting CHETRA is a coach of Bokator (Khmer Fighting) and Stunts trainer. He learnt Bokator since 2012 and he also got many gold medals in 2013 and 2016. He became a coach in 2016 and he open Bokator Training Club in 2020. Last but not least, he teaches Bokator in AZAHAR Cambodia Center since 2019.
Mr. King Hip Hop Dancing King is a dance teacher at AZAHAR Cambodia center in Phnom Penh. He has experience for 8 years about dancing with Japanese teacher in Siem Reap. He used to join Dance competition in Thailand.