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MANCHING TOM

Originally from China, grew up in California, now based in New York. Before embarking on my yoga journey, I was a professional ballet dancer for 20+ years working under tremendous stress in competitive dance companies in the U.S. and abroad. I was on the “go-go-go” until I was hit with a major ankle injury, and that’s what brought me to yoga. In addition to developing strength, flexibility and balance, yoga has taught me how to breathe, finding inner peace and calmness on a daily basis through the integration of its relaxation and meditative components. I believe each student is unique with individual strengths and growth potential, and I am eager to inspire, make a positive impact, guide and support each student’s journey to mind-body health and wellness.

I am a passionate, qualified yoga teacher with a focus on a strong Vinyasa style incorporating a science-based approach to mind-body health and wellness. I strongly believe that students of all levels and diverse backgrounds can benefit from yoga in a safe and supportive environment to develop strength and flexibility, reduce stress and overcome injuries.

Hot Yoga Yorktown (May 2021 – Present)

Job Title: Yoga Teacher

Manhattanville College (September 2020 – Present)

Job Title: Yoga/Barre Teacher

Street Beatz Dance Studio (September 2013 – Present)

Job Title: Ballet Teacher /Yoga Teacher

Self-Employed (July 2020 – Present)

Job Title: Yoga Teacher (Private Classes)

San Francisco Conservatory of Ballet (September 1982 – June 1985)

Job Title: Ballet Teacher

London School of Ballet, Hong Kong (January 1980 – March 1982)

Job Title: Ballet Teacher

Yoga Teachers College

Diploma (DYT) 200Hr Yoga Alliance Certification (July 2020)

San Francisco State University

Dance and Theatre

Bachelor of Arts (June 1980)

San Francisco Conservatory of Ballet

(January 1980)

LANGUAGES: Fluent English, Conversational Chinese. | OTHER SKILLS: Ballet, choreography, acting, mime, mezzo-soprano, Tae Kwon Do.