Flowing Like Water Across the Causeway: Premier Singaporean Yoga Concept Studio, Jal Yoga, Sets New Roots in Malaysian Soil

  • With six studios in Singapore and three in Malaysia, Jal Yoga aims to create a class space that adapts to the needs of their students.
  • Jal Yoga is one of the first Asian yoga studios to offer Infrared Heat Yoga classes, a form of hot yoga which incorporates infrared technology to create a non-stifling heated space for lessons.

Kuala Lumpur, 31 October 2023 — Jal Yoga, Singapore’s premier 3-in-1 Yoga, Pilates, and Barre concept studio is making history as the first Asian yoga brand to expand into multiple countries, including Malaysia and Indonesia. Founded in January 2018 by Pardeep Fogat and his wife Jasmine Loh, Jal Yoga has swiftly become a guiding light for individuals on a transformative journey to discover their innate potential.

One of their standout contributions to the wellness landscape is Jal Yoga’s introduction of Infrared Heat Yoga, celebrated for its therapeutic properties, with benefits including — but not limited to — improved circulation, flexibility, and cellular health, as well as healthier skin. Infrared heat yoga also has the added benefit of helping reduce cellulite, and providing a workout which helps with weight loss and pain management. This innovative approach to yoga promotes physical healing and deepens the mind-body connection. Jal Yoga remains steadfast in sharing the profound benefits of Infrared Heat Yoga with the Malaysian community, contributing to a healthier and harmonious society.

We had one goal in mind — create a welcoming space where everyone, no matter their fitness level, age, or body shape, could experience real Yoga,” Pardeep, Co-founder of Jal Yoga shares.“Our name comes from the Sanskrit word for water; Jal. It is formless, seamless, freely flowing to adapt everywhere, and at Jal Yoga, we want to help people tap into their ability to be like water, to adapt. We aim for people to leave each class feeling refreshed and empowered, and our teachers utilise intention, meditation, pranayama (breathwork), and asana (Yoga poses) poses to make that happen.”

Currently, Jal Yoga operates out of a total of two studios in Malaysia. These are The Row Studio, in Kuala Lumpur, which is also Jal Yoga’s flagship studio, as well as Megah Rise in Petaling Jaya. Students can choose from a selection of three different rooms, depending on their choice of session; Agni, Vayu, or Prithvi. The Agni room, which derives its name from the Sanskrit word for fire, is installed with infra panels for heated classes, while the Vayu room, named for the Sanskrit word for wind, lets you take flight in aerial yoga and barre. Prithvi, named after the Sanskrit word for earth, is specially reserved for private sessions.

Flowing Like Water Across the Causeway: Premier Singaporean Yoga Concept Studio, Jal Yoga, Sets New Roots in Malaysian Soil

Photo Caption: Pardeep Fogat, Founder of Jal Yoga, demonstrating vrksasana asana

With unwavering dedication and passion, Jal Yoga is committed to holistic well-being, fostering a deep connection between the body and mind, seeking to educate the public on the myriad benefits of yoga in promoting physical and mental healing, balance, and overall well-being. At the heart of Jal Yoga’s ethos is the belief in surpassing perceived limitations, both physically and mentally, aptly summed up in their guiding mantra, #dowhatucannotdo, inviting individuals to break free from self-imposed boundaries.

Our main focus is on supporting the well-being of our students as they embark on their wellness journey, and our classes are a reflection of that. More than just exercises; they are crafted with authentic teachings and modern insights, all tailored to fit your needs,” adds Chong Yee Hoong, the Managing Partner of Jal Yoga Malaysia, continuing “We want them to understand that they belong here, no matter their level, background, or body shape.

In addition to authentic yoga practices, Jal Yoga offers a diverse range of complementary practices, catering to the varying needs and preferences of the community. This includes exercises such as;

  • Aerial yoga, a form of yoga performed in suspended hammocks, combining traditional yoga poses with acrobatic elements;
  • Reformer pilates, pilates exercises performed on a specialised machine called a reformer, utilising resistance for strength, flexibility, and balanced muscle development;
  • Mat pilates, pilates exercises performed on a mat, focusing on bodyweight resistance, core strength, and flexibility
  • Barre, a workout method combining elements of ballet, Pilates, and yoga, using a ballet barre for balance and incorporating small, controlled movements to strengthen muscles and improve posture.

This diversity ensures that every individual finds a practice that resonates with them, making Jal Yoga a symbol of transformation, unity, and holistic well-being. Their commitment extends beyond its studio walls however, as they embrace collaboration within the health and wellness community both locally and across the causeway. By forging partnerships and connections, they amplify the message of holistic well-being, creating an inclusive and supportive network amongst and for those seeking to take the first step towards it.

Jal Yoga welcomes Malaysians to join the wellness revolution and experience the transformative power of yoga therapy, diverse practices, and the unique therapeutic properties of Infrared Heat Yoga. To learn more about their classes, practices and offerings, please visit Jal Yoga’s website at https://www.jalyoga.com.my/ or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube to stay in the loop.

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