Meet One Yoga, one of our partners for our ongoing Beauty and Lifestyle Giveaway (Hong Kong), where 3 lucky winners will receive a set of prizes worth over HKD1700! Prizes include: HKD600 vouchers from Lookdiary, 1 month unlimited yoga classes from One Yoga, a set of 6 trial meals from Mealthy and HKD500 credits from Delegate.


One Yoga offers over classes for all levels and abilities, from beginners to advanced level yogi. Get to try different styles of yoga, such as Hatha, Core, Vinyasa, and many more! They have two outlets conveniently located in Tsim Sha Tsui and Kowloon. Screen Shot 2017-12-29 at 5.14.03 pmDSC_0826In this post, we spoke to Samantha Sin, Founder of One Yoga to find out more about her and One Yoga.

Delegate: Tell us more about yourself and your company?

Samantha: My yoga journey began when I was still in secondary school. I guess I was always interested in yoga partly because of my parents’ influence. They, too, learned yoga when they were young and that was actually how they met each other. 23844508_130954524260193_8762645795186898308_n

Photo credit: Samantha 

I always had a strong interest and passion for yoga but for a long time, it was only a hobby for me. I didn’t start learning yoga systematically until recent years when I decided to make a career change to pursue something that I am really passionate about; a dream that I can pursue for life. I believe yoga is for everyone. It is a lot more than just simple stretching exercises. It is something that helps bring your mind, body and soul in peace.

I founded my business to promote yoga to as many people as possible. Our mission is to let people know the benefit of practicing yoga and offer them guidance and advice along their own yoga journey.D: How did you start your business? What were some adversities you faced when you first started out?

Samantha: I had a very humble beginning where I started by teaching some of my close friends on a regular basis. The class soon grew from a small group into a group of 10-12 students coming in regularly. Those were mainly friends of friends.

Initially I was mostly renting dance studios to do my teaching but later on the class size became too big and I had to look for a space to start my own studio. Finding the right location and having to do everything from scratch on my own without any business background was quite a challenging experience. I believe most yogi(s) are not business-minded but running a studio does require a lot of business skills and know-how. This was probably the biggest challenge for me.

D: In your own words, starting your own business is…

Samantha: Challenging and fun. I always live by the motto of “make it happen”. As long as you have a dream and you have something to share with people, you can always find a way to make things work.

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Photo credit: Samantha

D: What aspects of your personality can we see in your work?

If I have to pick one thing, it would most likely be persistence. I am the kind of person who believes that it is okay to fail but it is not okay if you do not even try. I challenge myself with new yoga poses every now and then and I try to teach in a way where people can see and make progress in their own yoga practice. I fail very often but I keep trying. I guess you see that in my yoga practice and also in my business.IMG_223

Photo credit: Samantha

D: What is one thing people don’t know about you?

Samantha: I am actually very much an introvert and am not particularly good at expressing myself over a quick conversation. However when I teach I feel very differently and my energy level is different. Most people who took my classes do not come across me as a shy person but outside of class I actually am.

D: Top 3 things you would do with a friend who is visiting Hong Kong for the first time?

Samantha:

  1. Yoga for sure! That is definitely my number one on the list. Yoga studios in HK are very different from those elsewhere both in terms of size (space) and vibe.
  2. Going up to the peak – I know it is boring but if you come to Hong Kong without going to the peak and checking out the night view, you have not been to Hong Kong for real!
  3. A trip to the outer islands like lamma island/or traditional villages like Tai O – I guess it just gives a different flavour of Hong Kong. It is easy to get the impression that Hong Kong is full of skyscrapers and nothing else. It would be interesting to show people a different side of Hong Kong.
    (Oh – maybe local food too?)

D: One quote that you live by?

Samantha: “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”12227021_719168761550817_3256365076867543037_n

Photo credit: Samantha 

D: Where can we find out more about you or your business?

Samantha: You can find us at facebook.com/oneyogastudiohk or instagram.com/oneyoga_studio.


Lastly, remember to sign up for our giveaway here! The contest runs from 1 Jan to 22 Jan and you can win over HKD1700 worth of prizes for Lookdiary, One Yoga, Mealthy and Delegate!4