Teachers


Oasis' team of teachers comprises of dedicated individuals who teach from the heart, offering a rare dimension of genuine concern for a student's progress.

Erika Khoo Soon Hoe has been practicing yoga since 1972 and has been teaching since 1975. Her first teacher was Mr. Eradi who is a disciple of Vishudevananda from India. Since then she has obtained a diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga. Thereafter she obtained her advanced teaching diploma in Sivananda Yoga. She started classes with Peter Thomson in 2002. She obtained Iyengar certification in 2011. Erika is the director of Oasis Holistic. Yoga is her life and that is where her practice and teaching comes from.

Akiko Kamata 鎌田 有希子
started practicing yoga in 2007 in Singapore at Oasis Holistic. She started studying with Peter Thomson and was certified in 2011. Akiko is consistently studying under Peter Thomson and attends his regular workshops, intensives and annual retreats. She also took classes at RIMYI in 2012 as an extension of her learning. She started teaching in 2011 and is able to teach in both English and Japanese languages fluently. Just as she appreciates her own personal growth and improvement from her own practice, she enjoys seeing her student’s progression.

Angeline Goh
started practicing yoga in 2004 to find relief from the stress of her office job. When the practice helped to alleviate her many aches and pains, she decided to take up teacher training to deepen her understanding of yoga and help others. Angeline is a student of Peter Thomson and received her Introductory Level II Iyengar yoga teacher certification in 2011.

Audrey Goh has been practising yoga since 1991 with Erika Khoo. In 2005 she started practicing under the guidance of Peter Thomson and was awarded an Introductory Level 2 certification in 2011. As she believes that learning is a life long process, she is currently enrolled into the "Teacher Development" program to further improve herself.


Jacqueline Ospovat’s introduction to yoga was through meditation, which she first started in 1982.This led her to an interest in yoga which she started practicing (Iyengar yoga) from a book in 1996 then with a teacher since 1997. Her first Iyengar yoga teacher was Karin O’Bannon and since 2005 she has been studying with Peter Thomson. Jacqueline has been teaching yoga in Singapore since 1999, and is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.

Lena Teo started practicing yoga in 1994 as part of overall fitness program. In 2000, she took an interest in Iyengar yoga’s focus on alignment and balance and started practicing under Normala Manap. She is furthering her Iyengar practice with Peter Thomson since 2005 and in 2011 was Introductory Level II certified. In 2012 she spent 2 months in Iyengar Institute in Pune and immersed herself in the Iyengar teachings as she continues to further develop her understanding of the practice.

Mala Manap has been practicing Iyengar yoga in the since 1989, and teaching since 2000. As part of her training Mala has done workshops and retreats with various senior Iyengar teachers including Geeta and Prashant Iyengar, Ramanand Patel, Rodney Yee and Shandor Remete. Her main teacher and mentor is Peter Thomson,a  founding member of the Australian BKS Iyengar Yoga Association. In her 'day job' Mala is an age and healthcare professional for over two decades. The two spheres of yoga and age/healthcare are deeply intertwined enabling Mala to deal effectively with many health and wellness issues that students might present.

Maureen Teo started practicing yoga with Erika Khoo since 1996. Under the guidance of Peter Thomson she was awarded Introductory level 2 Iyengar certification in 2011. Initially, yoga was a challenging process for her but as she progressed, Maureen realised the benefits and improvement in her mental and physical self. She would like to share her experiences with her students and also to further her development in teaching.

Timothy Khoo started practicing yoga since 2002 and has been running Oasis Holistic since 2003. He started teaching from 2004. He is under the consistent tutelage of Peter Thomson since 2005. He has also recently attended classes in RIMYI in 2012. Timothy enjoys the yoga learning process and its continual deepening development and involvement. He is deeply appreciative of his personal growth from the yoga practice and looks to bring that into his classes.

Yap Meng Chuan  叶铭钏
has been teaching yoga since 2001. He has been awarded teaching certificates from The International Sivananda Yoga Vendanta Centre, India, and Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation. Meng Chuan has completed a diploma course in Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda under A.G. Mohan, a renowned yoga master based in India. Meng Chuan believes in continuous learning, and sharing his deeper understanding of the practice with his students. His teaching style reflects the inspiration behind his own studies and explorations.

Yeoh Su Unn 杨素恩 started practicing yoga in 2007. As she immerse in the practice, the asana work on the mat moved beyond the physical realm and evolved into something that nourished and nurtured her entire being. Her practice focuses on developing awareness and observation of existing conditions and from there, adjusting to fulfill the potential.
Su Unn has been studying with Peter Thomson, senior Iyengar teacher, since 2008 and continues to develop her practice under his guidance. She is a certified Iyengar teacher and holds an Introductory Level II certificate.


Oasis is also privileged to host international teachers, be sure to check our Events & Workshops schedule.