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Mei Yin - trainer at Pines Learning

Mei Yin

Chair Yoga and Yoga Trainer

What does a normal day entail?

The first part of the morning – have breakfast and get my daughter to school. The rest of the day I teach yoga, go for my 6km walks and all the other routine stuff people do – such as get meals ready, grocery shopping etc. I also make time to read.

What do you love most about your job?

Immense satisfaction in being able to help students feel great. I recently had a student tell me that after attending the Chair Yoga classes for about 3 months, she was able to put on her trousers without holding on to a wall. I learn so much from the students based on their feedback eg. how a certain pose makes them feel, what can I introduce in a class to help them etc. It’s a great two way relationship.

What do you love doing outside of work?

I read a wide variety of books, I enjoy long walks. Plants appreciation (if there is such a thing) is also my favourite past time. I love food and travel. I find talks/programmes about the changes in human civilisations and science fascinating.

What were you going to be ‘when you grew up’?

When I was a child, I thought I’d like to be a Civil Engineer like my dad. I just like the idea that something I design could be built and used by people. Infrastructure such as superhighways, bridges over open water. It can make such a good impact on human lives.

What is a totally different job that you would like to try?

Being a diplomat would be great! Challenging of course.

What have you studied?

I have a BA in Media Studies from RMIT University and Post Grad in Marketing. I also have a Diploma in Horticulture after I decided to leave the corporate world. And then a Yoga Teacher Teaching Diploma.