MEET THE CANVASS TEAM
JOLIE MICHELLE OW
OWNER & FOUNDER CANVASS
MINDFULNESS-BASED MOVEMENT AND ART FACILITATOR AND CONSULTANT
Jolie Michelle Ow has more than 18 years of teaching experience and has facilitated classes, courses, retreats and festivals to local and international practitioners. After several years of developing and facilitating holistic wellbeing programmes to schools, museums and corporations (the experience only reinforced her beliefs in specialised, not standardised learning), Jolie founded her own business Canvass, a centre for your attention since 2005, where the focus is on holistic, organic learning and where exploration, is just as key to a students development. She continues to develop her practices by participating in workshops and training, and in charity work. Jolie’s programmes are tailored with respect to age, abilities, skills and needs.
Sarah Manning is a Senior Yoga Instructor with over 25 years of international yoga teaching experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Certification, and has taught yoga in Singapore, Australia, and China.
For the past 15 years, Sarah has trained new yoga teachers in pre- and post-natal, back care, and yin yoga.
Since 1997, she has led fertility yoga workshops for women and is the Online Course Facilitator for Be Natural Singapore’s 3-day and 30-Day Fertility Challenge. Sarah’s key influence was her time spent with Bhumi of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health where she focused on a Meditation in Motion for women.
As the Co-Founder of Optimal Reproductive Health, a holistic fertility and pre-conception company, she has guided couples in the use of Qi Gong and Yoga in the development of a solid, well-rounded fertility strategy.
Sarah has 10 years of qigong training in Singapore under the honorable Grand Masters Anthony Wee and Sifu Roland Hong of Chi Dynamics.
With a professional background in Art Curation and trained in Embodied Dance Movement and Somatic Therapy, Julia Vasko is a trauma-informed facilitator that believes Art is an expression of the soul which can be used as a tool for awakening, for empowerment, and for connection.
As such, she curates and facilitates art exhibitions, meditations, creativity workshops and movement journeys to activate vitality, healing, transformation, and authentic expression.
Her preferred medium is through the body, harnessing the power of breath, movement, and sound to connect to the deeper Self – and then expressing herself visually through Art.
With 5 years of growing experience in teaching yoga, and with a professional background in acting, singing, art and her recent qualifications in teaching children, Gayle Nerva is a movement facilitator that combines her knowledge and experience in embodying movement arts for connection and self-empowerment.
Gayle Nerva teaching style is fun-loving, lighthearted, and grounded in compassion and exploration. She enjoys many styles of movement, from the stable alignment-based holds of a Hatha practice, to the dynamic flowing movements of Vinyasa, Dance, and Gymnastics.
For Gayle, Yoga extends beyond asana, it is the people in her life, the food she eats, the songs she listens to, it is never forgetting to be thankful and grateful. It is choosing to be kind, patient and mindful to herself on bad days, and being brave to begin over and over again.
Parul is a Yoga teacher & Sound Healer for adults & kids based in Singapore & has been practicing yoga for the past 8 years.
She gets great satisfaction by helping people achieving their health goals and spreading the love of Yoga. She conducts yoga classes, workshops & retreats in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam & India.
Her last show of 5 episodes `Yoga for well being” was aired on Tata Sky & Disney Hotstar platform along with other popular OTT platforms in India.
She is also a Youtuber and creates yoga content frequently for adults & Kids on her channel “Blissyogasg”.