After taking yoga classes sporadically for several years, I came to realize first the physical health benefits of yogic practice. Last year I came to know Dr. Yogi Ram through his classes at California Fitness in Singapore. After taking his classes for about 6 months, he offered a 100 hour TTC sponsored by YAI and California Fitness. I completed the TTC in May 2009. During this course I realized that yoga is not just exercise but a way of life. Since then, I have been actively practicing and teaching small classes occasionally. I moved from Singapore to Japan, where I live now, a few months after completing the TTC.