About Viviane De Doncker

My name is Viviane de Doncker, and I love Yoga.  I have a personal practice of over 25 years, and have been teaching since 1997.  I have over the years developed a deep respect for the Yoga tradition in all its aspects.

The inspiration for my classes arises from my personal practice and studies, and my interactions with my students.  I believe each student is a unique individual, and that this uniqueness is a cause for celebration, rather than a source of frustration.

My classes integrate the principles of alignment and technical precision to ensure a safe practice, while concentration and enthusiasm are cultivated through the use of breath and well-and-lesser-known bandhas.

When I first started teaching Yoga in Singapore, I was strongly drawn towards Vinyasa, and I was the first teacher to offer it here.  This style of Yoga was at that time not really considered ‘serious’  Yoga, but to everyone’s surprise, students liked my Vinyasa classes.  Today, many teachers in Singapore offer Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga, and it has become one of the most popular styles of Yoga in Singapore.

Though the emphasis of my teaching is no longer on Vinyasa classes, I still enjoy teaching – and practicing of course – this style of Yoga very much.

The beneficial effects of Yoga on my own back problems initiated my interest in the physical transformation which can be achieved through Yoga and its effects on the spine. I have worked intensively with students suffering from back problems.

Over the last couple of years I have been focusing on students suffering from Scoliosis, and I am currently conducting specialised courses and classes for them.  So far, we have obtained some very encouraging results, which have been established medically.

I have also conducted workshops for students and Yoga instructors (including Vinyasa, Back Care and Scoliosis) in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Over the years, I have met so many nice students.  Some of them have in their turn become teachers.  Others have left Asia and are living, working and doing Yoga in other parts of the world.   With them, I share an interest in and love for all things Yoga.  I have been looking for a way to share information on all things Yoga with them, and I hope to do so through this blog.

5 Responses to About Viviane De Doncker

  1. \I have mild scoliosis concave to the left at mid lumbar level. this is associted with mark narrowing and degenerative change of the L2/3 disc particularly on the left side. There are also marked disc space degenerative changes at L3/4 andL4 L5 as well as at 2/L1. the SL joints are normal…….AP HIps \early degenerative osteophyte formation seen superferally in both hip joint space narrowing. Would very much appreciate what this means to the quality of my remaining life span….the pain is quite serere on the left side…By the way I am 79 years old

  2. vivianedd says:

    Hello Gladys,

    Could you please send your contact details on viviane_dedoncker@hotmail.com, and I’ll get back to you.

    Have a nice day,
    Viviane

  3. Welly Hartono says:

    Dear Vivian

    I have Scoliosis correction clinic in Surabaya, under supervision by Medical Doctor specialist
    I have read your Website and interested in yoga for scoliosis.
    if you have class for teacher I will be very gratefull, please send me your detail schedule.

    Regards
    Welly Hartono
    Mobile +62811306765

  4. zaidah says:

    Hi Viviane,
    My daughter has scoliosis. We are currently staying in Kulai johor. I would like to discuss about ways My husband and i can help my 14 year old daughter. We could visit your center and perhaps learn from you. tq

  5. Lim Sook Yen says:

    Hi Viviane,

    My daughter has scoliosis with a 40 degree curve. I would like to know if you are still conducting lessons in Singapore as I am interested in yoga for scoliosis and would like to take part in your lessons. Thank you.

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