Do you TRY to:
Eat well and eat healthy as much you can?
Stay fit, go to the gym, or train like a beast as often as you can?
Meditate or practice mindfulness, looking for the peace it’s meant to give you… and still struggle with this?
Do all of the above while on a time crunch without losing your sanity?
With only 24 hours in a day - how do you decide what health + wellness strategies to incorporate into your extremely busy life? How do you know what’s a fad and what’s going to work? …How does Beyoncé do it all and still look so fabulous?!
I can help give you more ideas, inspiration and fast ways to stay fit, healthy and happy. I send a monthly email of my “5 Good Things To Share!” Exclusive email-only content that delves into the 5 random good things I’m discovering, enjoying and pondering that month. It’s as diverse as apps, books, fitness, gadgets, life hacks, mindfulness, nutrition, playlists, podcasts, quotes, travel, yoga and other good stuff that can help you be a better human. Read a sample here.
WHO AM I?
I’m Jaime Tan. Health + wellness junkie with an advertising day job as an Executive Producer.
ALSO CERTIFIED AS:
Yoga Teacher - RYT-500, iRest® Yoga Nidra (Level 1).
Nutritional Therapist - Diploma, Nutritional Therapy. College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Health + Wellness Coach - zest4life.
DNAFit - Nutrigenomics certified trainer.
Reiki master - Level 3.
So, yeah. When I say “health + wellness junkie”, I mean it. I pursued these passion projects while working a full-time job in a pretty hectic industry at one of the best ad agencies in the world. …Overachieving, much?
Born and raised in Singapore.
Currently living in Amsterdam.
Other cities lived in: Boston, USA. Cape Town, South Africa. Sydney, Australia.
MY YOGA STORY: I began practising Ashtanga vinyasa yoga in the traditional Mysore method 17 years ago. I made the pilgrimage to practice in Mysore, India with Sharath in 2011. Having lived around the world, I have practiced regularly with these teachers: Eileen Hall, James Figueira, Denise Chew, Claudia Pradella, Eva Ugolini and Govinda Kai. My other teacher whom I make regular trips to train with is Paul Dallaghan - I've learnt Pranayama in the Kaivalyadham tradition with him and his teacher, Sri O.P. Tiwari.
As a yoga teacher, I got my basic RYT-200 hour certification in 2008 and advanced RYT-500 hour certification in 2015. I taught a weekly lunchtime class at Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam (my “corporate” day job) and have also assisted Claudia Pradella, Eva Ugolini and Govinda Kai with adjustments in the Mysore room at Delight Yoga in Amsterdam.
I’m exploring the more meditative aspects of yoga these days and recently completed the iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation Level 1 teacher training with James Reeves at Triyoga, London in 2018.
MY NUTRITION STORY: Through experimenting with my own diet and lifestyle and living through its positive effects, my fascination with using food as medicine led me to study Nutritional Therapy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London where I qualified as a Nutritional Therapist in 2016.
MY REIKI STORY: My interest with energy work began after a Reiki session with Katey Roberts, who later trained me in Reiki levels 1, 2, and 3 (Reiki Master) over the course of 3 years up till 2015. As a rational, evidence-based, “I believe in data and science” nerd, I don’t know how this s**t works, but it does. Embrace the woowoo.
I used to teach yoga and saw nutrition and reiki clients part-time, but I’m currently on a hiatus so as not to burn out from my day job. Gotta practice what I preach, y’all.
FOR YOU, DEAR READER:
As there's no "one size fits all" method, I use a holistic approach with everything I've learnt (and continue learning). My diet and fitness routines have changed over the years and are dependent on what my body needs at that particular point in my life. Do keep an open mind and know that what works for me may not work for you - that’s why it’s important to consult your healthcare practitioner too!