Guest Art Facilitator Profile

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Balakrishnan Matchap is a 300 hours yoga teacher trained by the world-renowned Jivamukti Yoga School (NYC), he is back in Singapore after a 4 year learning and teaching stint in Europe. With over 20 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industry, he has worked with the Singapore Sports Council, Ministries, Schools, Clubs, NGOs and has been featured in the local media.

His yoga journey began after incurring a debilitating injury while being a competitive runner at national level. Founder of YEAH! (Yogis for the Environment, Animals and Humanity!), Bala has special interest in community work, animal advocacy and nature preservation. His fun and uplifting sessions incorporate sound (with didgeridoo & singing bowls), spoken word, poetic affirmations and storytelling.

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Uncle Ricky

A found branch. A gathered foliage. A foraged flower. You may find any one or all of these in the botanical bricolages Ricky Yeo creates. Combined with fresh flowers, his arrangements are one-of-a-kind improvisations. Ricky is guided by wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic for beauty imperfect and impermanent. He creates his botanical art to jazz music. Having kept his passion under wraps for many years, Ricky now wants to share it with you. Express your thought, emotion or mood through flowers and foliage. Ricky can help you achieve that.

A former editor, journalist and communication specialist, Ricky is pursuing his ikigai — “a reason for being” — with botanical art and arrangements. He is married with two teenage sons.

Website: rickyyeo.wordpress.com – Instagram: @ricky_yeo