Ompulence is led by Carol (Saraswati) who
teaches Classical Yoga (Sivananda),
The Breathing Pilates method and
guides you in breathing meditation.
I have been teaching movements
for about 20 years and is dedicated
to share the gems of these practices
to help you to
relieve pains in the lower back and neck;
maintain good spinal health
and mental well being.
The Breathing Pilates
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How can our classes and teaching methods help you?
Ompulence offers classes for students who want to relieve mental stress, alleviate back or neck pains and improve on their postures. These students want to have better spine health.
Classical Yoga helps to you to relax physically and mentally, bringing your nervous system back to balance. The breathing meditation will teach you how to gently bring your mind back to the body and back to the present moment. This can help to enhance your parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system.
The Breathing Pilates method helps to strengthen your deep postural muscles with mindful breathing and movements. This will relieve much pain in your lower back and neck areas.
Carol (Saraswati) has also been teaching an elective course designed by her for the university students in Singapore. This introductory course on yoga and pilates has helped many young adults.
For more information of the classes and course offered here, please drop us an email.
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What our Students Say
I've been suffering from strong tensions in neck and shoulders for a very long time. Before taking up Pilates lessons with Carol a few years ago I haven'´t been aware of my body and my breathing. Carol helped me in creating body awareness and taught me how, proper breathing helps to release stress and body tensions. She is an excellent and very experienced teacher! Her exercises are well explained step by step and easy to follow and on top, very effective. I highly recommend Carol's classes!
A couple of years back, I suffered from frozen shoulder. I went to chiropractor but couldn't get it healed. I went through intensive TCM treatment by a specialist physician for a period of time. I was able to move my arm more freely after the treatments but could not raise it straight up, pointing to the sky anymore. At most it was about 70% of my original function. I was more or less resigned to the fact that I would live with this state, for the rest of my life.
Thereafter, I chanced upon Carol from her Facebook post on The Breathing Pilates. I didn't sign up because of my shoulder, it was more to correct my posture. I have since been consistently practising under her. One day, my friend asked me how was my frozen shoulder. I raised my arm, intending to show, "look this is as much as I can recover, 70% of my original function." But to my amazement, my arm shot up straight pointing to the sky! It was 95% now! Never in my wildest dream did I ever thought this was possible. My shoulder had recovered unknowingly while practising Breathing Pilates with Carol.
I have spinal fusion at the L4/5 vertebra and have chronic lower back pain. During the Breathing pilates Course by Carol, I learnt the importance of connecting my breath to my core muscles which ultimately supports my spine. She emphasizes on engaging the correct core muscles for each exercise while making sure that we maintain correct form and posture. I find that I am able to function better in my daily routine after attending the course.
Carol has been my yoga teacher for two years and I never found a class I stuck with until I found her. Carol possess a profound kindness and calm that infuse her classes. She treats all students with great compassion, recognising where they are in their own practice and never compares them to each other. I learned from her to love my body more, to see it not as static but keenly connected to the mind and the ups and downs we go through. Carol's practice has been invaluable in helping me experience first hand the importance of self-acceptance. I cannot recommend her enough!
Carol is a very experienced teacher who emphasises on both the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga, which has benefited me greatly. With her correction of my asanas and pushing my limits more with every practice, I feel myself improving in my yoga journey.
Carol's Breathing Pilates Pilates course is a good introduction or refresher on basic of posture, core strength, stretching and proper breathing. My husband and I enjoyed the personal attention given and feel it had helped us to improve on our own practice now and for future.
Li & Bill
I would like to thank you for the past 12 weeks of pilates and yoga course in NTU and I appreciate all the hard work you've put into the lessons. I have definitely learnt a lot about yoga - its practices, benefits and the motivations behind it. I also appreciate the weekly final meditations you gave us in class every Tuesday, and I found myself sleeping very well on Tuesday nights and generally feeling more refreshed on Wednesday mornings. I think I have found another part of me through yoga- a more peaceful, more calm version of myself and it really helps my mental health a lot. So thank you for being on this journey with me.
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