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Chan Sook Ching

Diploma in Yoga

SM Yoga Instructor

Amazingly energetic and driven, Chan Sook Ching quickly became one of the most beloved staff members at Sandhya Maarga Holistic Living Academy. She is a graduate of our Diploma in Yoga Teaching programme and is now one of our junior Yoga instructors in Malaysia. 

Her jovial, compassionate and mother-like nature makes her everyone's friend.

Despite her age, Chan is young at heart. Her willingness to explore new things and exceed her limits makes her a perfect candidate to be part of our Sandhya Maarga Yoga instructors team. Although she did not know how to use a computer or operate a printer, she still chose to follow her passion in Yoga and enrolled herself into our highly-demanding course; the UK accredited Diploma in Yoga Teaching programme that is recognised worldwide. Not only did she have to meet the strict deadlines and demands of the course, she had to also take an extra mile to learn how to use a computer, a word processor and a printer to produce her homework and projects.


Having left school for so many decades now and also juggling with working as a paediatric clinic assistant, to become a student again was a huge challenge that Chan was willing to face and she victoriously graduated the course with a Merit.

Here is what Chan had to say about her experience taking up the course:

"Actually, taking the Diploma in Yoga Teaching course was an entirely new experience for me and it was not something that I had imagined before. I thought it was going to be something like going back to school; the tables, listening to the teacher talk, talk, talk and all. But it wasn't! Classes for me were fun and the journey for me has been nothing short but exciting. Before every class, there has always been this sense of anticipation, not knowing what new things Master was going to teach for that day that will broaden my mind in many different aspects.

The education with Sandhya Maarga (SM) does not only teach facts and the practical aspects of Yoga but has also helped me develop my character. At SM, students are encouraged to express themselves and participate in group discussions. I have always been more of a quiet person. I was brought up in such a way that if we do not know something, we should just keep quiet. The system of education with SMHLA however is different from the rest. I have become more open and comfortable in contributing in discussions. I now dare to make mistakes and learn from them. I have become more vocal and confident in everything I do.

With the knowledge I have gained from the Diploma course, not only did it help improve my health and flexibility, I also learned how to teach the things I have learnt to my family."