Laifong Ng

I began practicing yoga in the summer of 2002 right after high school which helped me deal with challenges and demanding schoolwork and working a part-time job. Later, yoga became my life support due to a few car accidents and helped me become free from neck and back pain.

I love to do yoga because it always has a way of making me feel more balanced and whole. Yoga forces me to look deep within myself and to accept who I am in this moment without any judgment and learn how to move forward from this point with peace in my heart. Yoga also helps me face my fears and it challenges me to grow.

One of my favorite quotes is by William G.T. Shedd:  “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” 

I started teaching yoga in the fall of 2006. My passion for yoga and desire to learn more led me to Bali where I did a 200 hour hatha yoga/vinyasa teacher training. Our teacher there introduced us to Iyengar yoga which I loved and wanted to learn more about. Upon my return, I enrolled in a teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco and just completed a 500 hours course over the next two years. Because of my desire to dive deeper and practice locally, I found Yoga Northwest and Ingela Abbott. I am passionate about learning more yoga, so in Fall 2014 I went to Pune, India and studied with Geeta Iyengar and completed my Iyengar Yoga Certification in 2015.

I love teaching yoga because it brings a sense of ease and harmony to my students and myself. It’s the before and after effect in each class, where I feel that I have helped my students learn to let go, and bring a sense of peace to their day. My philosophy in life is about building oneself to become a better person in this world and I believe yoga is the tool to guide us. 

Yoga has become my first love in life; my second is traveling the world. I love packing a backpack with a Lonely Planet book in one hand and passport in the other and just go. Besides practicing yoga and following Iyengar teacher workshops around the country, I love spending time with my nieces and nephew; there’s something magical about spending a day with a child under the age of five.

“Namaste” – the light in me honors the light in you, love & light.