Dec 8, 2019
My love affair with Swan began at a community yoga event at a local Lululemon.
I had just arrived in Kuala Lumpur and was desperately searching a yoga studio and community to connect with in my new home.
Swan's personality and teaching style was exactly what I was looking for! I stalked her online and found a yoga studio closer to me that she taught at weekly and began attending her courses. Throughout the classes I was always challenged and was aways excited to come back and keep my yoga practice growing.
At the same time, Swan and I also became friends and would even talk or play yoga outside of class.
Eventually I became a teacher at the same studio with Swan and she continued to be my model of everything I wanted to become and give to my students as a teacher.
I have since moved to Germany and am desperately seeking a teacher and someone who can create a community around herself similar to what Swan did. Swan let me know when you move to Stuttgart or decide to clone yourself!
June 10, 2017
I've been taking classes with Swan for over a year now and she has re-ignited my commitment to yoga both in her classes and at home.
She is able to adapt to the mood of the whole class whilst giving individual feedback and a selection of options in different poses.
This, combined with Swan's clear and easy to follow instructions, make her class well suited for yogis at all stages of their yoga journey, from beginners to seasoned practitioner.
Personally, I am particularly appreciative of Swan's focus on good alignment and building a yoga practice that will be sustainable for years to come.
I have followed her between studios and locations for the past year and will continue to do so for a long time to come.
April 22, 2017
Want to namaslay your asanas?! Swan is your go-to guru!
She is gentle, therapeutic and hardcore all at the same time. Not only you’ll feel your stress slowly melting away but you will leave your mat feeling strong and full of energy.
And the cool tunes she brings to class is just icing on the cake!
I’ve been so blessed to know Swan on and off the mat and she is such a joy to be around. Keep it up, girl! You’re a rockstar!
August 1, 2017
Swan is hands down one of the best yoga instructors I have the pleasure of knowing and taking class with. She understands that every person has different bodies and different needs/capabilities, thus provides options and feedback for all levels. Methodical and instructional without being overbearing, I appreciate her detail to form while still being able to flow through a well structured class. Swan is a favorite instructor of many for good reason I believe!
Jan 11, 2018
Swan is one of a kind. She has a unique ability to see her students, and to offer instruction that will make you feel powerful in your body, no matter what shape you're in.
She is also an absolute joy of a human. Highly recommended!
May 4, 2020
Been practicing yoga since I was 15.
But Swan is the most giving of teachers, and instinctively knows what your body needs on different days. Some days she is gentle. Some days she ignores me when I ask go gently as she knows I can do more, and I always feel good at the end.
Huge thumbs up but being stingy here with more compliments when covid lets us loose, I need to know she will be available 😂
August 15, 2019
I’ve been having weekly 1:1 sessions with Swan for a year now.
She’s been very patient and kind, but what I’ve found most helpful are her explanations on the relationship between poses and anatomy. I now know why it needs to be done and how it ought to feel to me.
I appreciate that Swan knows my slowly expanding limits – and nudges me just a tiny bit more, so that I end each session feeling tired and a sense of having achieved something. She’s also been very encouraging to my exploring other activities outside of our private yoga sessions, such as Pilates and group yoga classes.
Thanks for being a great teacher, Swan!
June 15, 2017
My first class with Swan was approximately a year ago and only she can bring me to the mat at 7:45AM on Saturday every week.
The 5-star rating is for her great tips and guidance to get into asanas which I never thought I could, fantastic encouragement and mid-class stories, smashing playlist, fantastic flow sequence (she puts the Flow in Vinyasa Flow) and of course, her great smile.
July 26, 2017
By far one of the most delicious yoga instructors I've had! Lavishly detailed, dynamic and encompassing, Swan's multidimensional work celebrates diversity and pluralism in the human body.
Filled with grace and knowledge laced with gentle wit, there is no one better than Swan to convey the richness, depth and diversity of yoga to an international audience.
Unlike arid accounts of western yoga practices, Liew's quadruple vision of yoga weaves inclusivity, gender diversity, forceful yet lyrical movements and a rich dialogue between you and your body.
If you want to a fulfilled and fluent lifestyle, she's your go to gal.
July 23, 2017
I always tell people that I have you to thank for an incredible, positive, and relatively ache-free pregnancy.
Thank you for supporting me on this journey to motherhood.
I first started Yoga in Canada, classes ranging from 20 to sometimes 50 people. Finding it very hard to focus on myself or even learn from the instructors I gave up quickly.
Thanks to the beautiful Swan Liew...I found myself up in solid hand or head-stands (not to mention other testing poses) in no time!
Swan works with a perfect balance of group training as well as one on one time with students, making sure they learn the right practice as each is so unique.
Jan 9, 2013
Oct 4, 2018
Swan makes me sweat.
I see her twice a week for private 1:1 training before work and catch her group classes when time permits.
I love her modern functional style, she's orthopedic and sports medicine based.
Dec 14, 2012
I have been going through a very rough time and life was honestly getting to me.
I have never felt so hopeless even the most beautiful sights and peaceful beaches weren't helping.
I felt nothing. And when I did, it was anxiety. so when I saw the flyer for yoga, I thought "hey, might help."
I was right.
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect few days! From the moment I arrived, I was welcomed with open arms.
Swan is non judgmental and friendly. I immediately felt at ease. She did an excellent job of tailoring the classes to everyone no matter the experience level. And she also challenged me which was great!
I think without the help of Swan... I wouldn't have gotten back into yoga when I returned home.
I am so grateful.
I can say without a doubt that Swan and yoga saved my life, literally.
I am so grateful.
Thank you thank you thank you!! A thousand times over.
I could recommend Swan to anyone and everyone, no matter your experience level.
Jan 22, 2016
Swan Liew is an excellent instructor! Her yoga classes rock!
Instructor gave alternative positions for poses and was very encouraging.
Sep 2, 2015
Deceptively effective. great class if u wanna take your yoga up a notch. you will sweat!!...all my muscles were on fire!
May 5, 2016
Was a great class, Swan took us through various styles and poses. Easy to follow as she gave a few options based on the levels of difficulty. Great workout!
Feb 24, 2016
The instructor is so patient, helpful and encouraging. She takes the time to explain the movements and the tone of the class is nice and cal. She also guided one of the attendees who had an old injury by giving alternative positions to the poses we were doing .. perfect for a Saturday morning.
July 28, 2016
Totally fell in love with Swan class ! Will be back for more.
June 15, 2017
One of my favourite yoga instructor in KL, Swan's classes are reasonably challenging but not impossible. I also love the way she choreographs her flow.
Dec 24, 2012
What a hero!
The class began with some gentle stretches and relaxation, then you get into it... I hadn't got a clue what was going to be thrown at me but there was never a moment where i felt like i was being left to do anything incorrectly. She was so patient, she noticed when i was struggling, which was often, and helped me make adjustments, and was nothing but supportive and upbeat the entire time i was there. For a beginner like me it was perfect!
Swan's class was a great start to the day. She provided help with alignments and took into account requests to stretch particular. Highly recommended.
Apr 28, 2016
Swan was fantastic. Clear simple instruction. G8 workout
May 11, 2016
Swan is simply amazing! clear instructions and classes based on needs.
Jan 22, 2016
Swan is my new favourite teacher!
December 6, 2017
I have the best time at Swan's classes! A great workout and always so much fun. I get so excited to see her name on the schedule at various studios, but they're always at the most ungodly hour - 7am on weekends D:
If she has weekday mornings or late evenings, I fully promise to come for every class!!! ;P
April 18, 2018
I love Swan's classes – so much sweat and so much fun! She's a great teacher who knows how to prepare the body in order to take you to your point of challenge with grace (most of the time). I always leave class feeling limber, balanced and energised.
Jan 28, 2016
Love Swan's class!
May 24, 2016
Love swan's class. Will return.
May 24, 2016
Yin yoga with Swan was great for working out the body's kinks after a long week.
Jul 28, 2015
I love how the instructor, Swan asked me about my experience in yoga and whether I have any injuries so she could adjust accordingly.
Jan 29, 2016
Fantastic class. Sweat like mad. Great space and class by Swan.
May 14, 2016
thanks Swan! wonderful class and awesome philosophy on backbends :)
Jan 16, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed Power Vinyasa . An intense and challenging class. Very good for toning upper body, core, hips...everything! Definitely coming back to this class.
Jun 21, 2015
Get sweaty and strong! Challenging yet fun, Swan's vinyasa flow classes are always a fantastic work out; you are guaranteed to leave her classes with the post-yoga glow.
Swan perfectly balances between group training and one-on-one time with students, ensuring that their alignment is correct and that the right practice is learned.
Thanks for making me fall in love with yoga!
Feb 24, 2016
Class with Swan is great as usual
Jan 26, 2016
Great teacher who was very patient.
Mar 19, 2016
Loved the class - always get a good workout and feel progress every time with Swan!
Oct 11, 2015
Experienced instructor 👍
July 25, 2016
Swan's class is always amazing!! love how she breaks down step by step for moves such as crow, handstands to help assist and guide us better
June 16, 2017
I see Swan for private, 1:1 yoga classes.
Her infectious personality makes the sessions fun and enjoyable.
Her ability to adapt and tailor sessions to your level and requirements is excellent.
Clear and precise instructions make the classes flow nicely and the variety keeps things interesting.
July 5, 2016
I have a bum knee and my doctor told me yoga.
Over the course of the 12 weeks, I could see the physical transformation - I was holding poses longer, and finding more comfort in his stillness.
I've become more flexible despite growing in size, and yoga has improved my general balance and performance.
Swan teaches yoga to break the stereotype that yoga is more than stretching. She helps people get in tune with their bodies.
Jun 9, 2013
Swan was the first yoga teacher after several trials who got me attached to it. It was fun, it was a great workout, it set my mind in peace - what else can you expect from yoga? She is a great teacher!
Thank you so much, Swan.