April X Vata Yoga Hong Kong

When Ayurveda meets Yoga: An unique yoga therapy to make you feel good

April Tsai

Founder and Lead Instructor, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist

“Empower my clients to create true self-healing and share my dharma with them is the most rewarding gift I’ve received in my teaching career.”

April

April Tsai, a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist (200HR with ThaiVedic 2016), Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Instructor (350HR in Sri Lanka 2019), Reiki level 2 (since 2017)

April grew up in a traditional Taiwanese family where she was influenced with traditional Chinese medicines and philosophy. She also started to understand the importance of health as taught by her mother who was a clinical nurse. On her search of purpose of life, she received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in Taiwan and University of New South Wales, Australia and continued with her postgraduate degree of Marketing in the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. She returned to Taiwan in 2006 and started her career in Human Resource field. She then moved to Hong Kong in 2008 and worked in several top tier multinational corporations managing projects for HR and Corporate Strategy teams. During her corporate busy life in Hong Kong, she constantly fell sick due to work and personal relationship stress. She began to understand the mental wellness was key to health as she undertook her part time postgraduate of Counselling in Hong Kong University in 2013. After she completed her first academic year in and training in 2014, her mother was unfortunately diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer last stage, which made her pause her study. She began exploring all possible ways to cure her mother, including TCM, alternative medicines, energy healing, Reiki, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, and so on. Her mother made her transition in April, 2016 and 6 months later April collaposed in her work place due to post grief depressions. She was medicated for a month but the medications made her feel numb towards everything in life. She started to search for self-healing and alternative medicines, and that was when she met Ayurveda. In September 2016, she took 3 months sick leave from work to take on an intensive and challenging 200HR Ayurvedic Holistic Therapist training with ThaiVedic School in Bali to heal herself. She was trained with Ayurveda, Ayurveda Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Thai Bodywork (massage) and Ayurveda life coaching by a joint force of international teachers. With Ayurveda and Yoga, she cured her own depression without medications and stopped her 15-year old smoking habit. She has learnt all the tools to create the safest, the most harmonious and the most intimate healing process for herself. Since Jan 2017, she has started to teach Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, Ayurvedic Thai Massage and offer Ayurveda holistic consultation till today. She began with a fund raising project called “Water Lily Yoga Project 2017” in the name of her passing mother to donate all her earnings to Mayaa Nepal for children under poverty. She has offered Ayurveda Yoga Therapy in corporates setting as well as private/ studio classes (Estee Lauder, Unilever, Wheelock with TheDo School, Cancer Fund HK) and was interviewed by SCMP in 2019 on how she overcame her depressions via Ayurveda & Yoga. In parallel to her 12 years+ of Yoga practice experience, she also enjoys her daily meditation after her Vipassana & Plum Village Mindfulness meditation trainings for over 3 years. To answer her heart’s calling, she decided to leave her comfortable corporate life in September 2019 and dedicate her time 100% to serve in healing others by sharing her knowledges and passions. She is decoding Ayurveda in a simple way to help her clients connect with their body and mind to make healing process to happen. Through Ayurveda, she will guide you to your own self discovery journey on finding your ultimate health and joys. 

Read more about how I overcame my depression via discovery of Ayurveda Yoga Therapy.

Certifications

  •  200HR Ayurveda Yoga Therapist Teacher (ThaiVedic, registered under IPHM, International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine board, https://www.iphm.co.uk/)
  • Level 3 ThaiVedic Ayurvedic Yoga Bodywork Teacher
  • 300HR Vinyasa Yoga Teacher (Dharma Yoga lineage)
  • 50HR Yin Chinese Meridian Yoga Teacher (with Annie Au)
  • Reiki Therapist Level 2
  • Vipassana Meditation (Anapana) Facilitator
  • Hong Kong Yoga Teacher Association Alumni
  • PMP (Project Management Professional)
  • Teaching Experiences (Bilingual Chinese Mandarin/ English)
  • 12 years of Yoga practice
  • 3.5+ years Ayurveda 1o1 consultant and coach
  • 3.5+ years Group and Private Yoga/ Massage/ Meditation/ Workshops teaching experience
  • Year 2018/19 Hong Kong Intl. Arch En Route Yoga & Wellness Festival Instructor
  • Initiated “Water Lily Yoga Project 2017”: Charity Fundraising Yoga Instructor t (over HKD10,000 in 2018) for Mayaa Nepal NGO
  • Hong Kong eMagzine Green Queen featured Yoga Teacher 2017
  • Hong Kong Newspaper SCMP News featured Yoga Teacher 2019

Testimonials

I’ve known April for a few years now and she has inspired me in so many ways. She is such a kind soul and a wonderful yoga teacher. She has a warm presence and her classes are always vibrating with calming and loving energy. She makes sure that everyone in her class, despite their levels, are well taken care and feel comfortable. Taking her classes helped with not only my body but my mind. I always felt relieved and at peace after each session. It is healing:) Thank you for your guidance and all the beautiful practices! Definitely my fav teacher in HK! 

Krychelle L. Hong Kong

April is an amazing teacher I’m so glad I met her. She is the most caring teacher ever, making sure each one of her students are comfortable and safe. Her personality sparkles and gives so much energy to the room.

Marine C. Paris

April is a yoga teacher that truly wants to enhance the wellbeing of her students. Attending April’s class leaves me both calm and invigorated. Mind body and spirit. She is able to add to the practice through the way she interacts with me and the other students. Each class is well designed to allow me to further my own practice and the energy in the room is always amazing. She adds in her own nuances to the overall session that make it different from any cookie cutter style class. I would definitely recommend you try a class and see for yourself. five stars

Julie M. London


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