Suraya Sam (Sue for short), co-creator of House of Ascend is first and foremost an avid Practitioner, a Wife and Mother. She is a certified Guide, Trainer, Teacher & Facilitator with over 11 years of experience in Yoga, Gong Meditation, Gong Nidra, Pranayama and Aromatherapy. Suraya is also a Yoga Alliance continuing education provider with more than 27,000 registered hours. Her teaching ranges from various Yoga and Meditation practices to help guide One to understand the Sacred Science of Yoga and Meditation. She believes in the ability to Master and be in harmony with the layers of Oneself through the power of the Mind, Body and Breath connection. She also augments elemental tools such as Mantras, Instruments, Therapeutic Essential Oils, Botanical Flower Baths/Showers and Sacred Smoke as part of her daily Ritual practice. This wisdom and knowledge was passed down to her from generations of holistic practitioners in her family. Her Self-Realisation (still discovering & transforming) came in her early teens, guided by her mother who practices Sufism and Inca Mythology (Pachamama & Plant Medicine Ceremonial Journey) in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Suraya has also facilitated Retreats together with her mum in their family's retreat center, Peru.
Over the years, her inspiration draws from her fellow mentors through intensive trainings and workshops by: Amber Sawyer, PHD of Embodied Woman Yoga Academy, Anodea Judith, PHD of Sacred Centers, Mehtab & Laura Benton of Yogi Mehtab, Gary Zukav of The Seat of the Soul Institute, Martha Collard of Red Doors, Ed Dailey, RN of Young Living, Alex Young of Crystal Tones, Tara Stiles of Strala Yoga, Chaitanya Nitai Das of Inbound School of Yoga, now Bhakti Yoga School, Kiki Tan, Rene Ekeheien, Tryphena Chia, Cynthia Sing, Arun Rana and Patrick Creelman of Pure Yoga.
Suraya is currently studying under Paul Grilley's Yin Yoga: The Functional Approach. This in-depth training program synthesises Paul’s work in Yoga Anatomy and Yin Yoga into a profoundly logical and illuminating approach to the practice of yoga asana.
She also undertaking an in-depth Flowerevolution Program with Lotus Wei, a Flower Essence coaching program with the founder Katie Hess, a flower alchemist and author of Flowerevolution. This program is to further understand and embody the alchemy of plant medicine to bring balance the Mind, Body and Soul through the essences of Pachamama, Mother Nature.
Besides conducting private bespoke Sessions, Ceremonies and Intensive trainings at House of Ascend in-person and online, Suraya has also led small to large scale group sessions to local and international brands such as: BBC, Netflix, LinkedIn, SohoHouse, Young Living, QBE, Puma, Reebok, ClassPass, Shape, Luxasia, LuluLemon, Sofitel Resort & Spa, Sembcorp, Green Is The New Black, Palm Float Avenue, Lisa Von Tang, Sunshine Nation and more.
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