Goh Jia Yin -
Instructor

Born and raised in Singapore, Jia Yin graduated with a Bachelor in Business Management from Singapore Management University before she made a leap of faith and embarked on a formal dance education at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2011.

Under a scholarship from the Singapore National Arts Council she completed her Bachelor in Fine Arts (Dance) at Purchase College, State University of New York.

Jia Yin first discovered GYROTONIC® after suffering a fracture, she used it as a form of rehabilitation and to keep her body conditioned whilst injured. She felt the benefits of increased energy and stamina and feel more power when she moves, with less tension and more ease.

She hopes to share her passion for GYROTONIC® and the understanding of movement to the young and old, movers and non-movers alike.

Certification / Experiences

• GYROTONIC® Level 1 Certified
• GYROTONIC® for Dancers 1
• GYROKINESIS® Certified

Areas of Interest:

• Awareness of Body

Locations:

• Bukit Timah
• River Valley

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