Originally from New York, Bo began his spiritual journey as a student in Paris where he began to question his beliefs about reality. Upon returning home, he dove deeply into Eastern philosophy, studying with renowned scholar Douglas Brooks at the University of Rochester.
His search eventually led him to his spiritual teacher, in whose presence, he experienced the awakening described by mystics of many traditions. Auspiciously and quite by surprise, he bumped into Professor Brooks at the same event where he met his spiritual teacher. He spent nearly 15 years studying with his spiritual teacher, living and serving at her meditation centers in New York, San Francisco and India. Through his teacher, he found Anusara yoga, the main style of hatha yoga that he now teaches. Anusara yoga is a method of hatha yoga known for its clear alignment principles and expansive nondual philosophy.
Bo began teaching hatha yoga in 2002, moving to San Francisco for much of his training. Continuing the journey westward (from NYC), he moved to Singapore in 2005 where he became the first certified Anusara teacher in Asia. In addition to countless hours with Anusara founder John Friend, he has also apprenticed and trained in San Francisco with Iyengar Yoga teacher Tony Briggs. He is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education provider. Now an Experienced Certified Anusara Teacher (ECAT), he is one of the few teachers able teach 300-hr teacher trainings with the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga.
Bo views teaching as service. His classes, whether flowing or more static, include clear alignment instructions. In Anusara yoga classes, he weaves themes with alignment to focus the intention for the practice, always linking the themes back to the highest: Awareness.
In addition to hatha yoga classes, he also teaches pranayama and meditation, having shared his love for these practices with students in private sessions, outdoor meetups, corporate leadership events and prisons.
Since beginning the teaching journey in New York, Bo has taught at major studios in Berkeley, Singapore and Bangkok. In 2005, he moved to Singapore to join the first group of teachers at Pure Yoga. He joined Hom Yoga in 2016.
From 2008, he has had the great good fortune to be invited to travel and teach workshops, retreats, conferences and teacher trainings around the world with his wife, Shirley.
In his free time, he loves to immerse himself in nature: hiking, running, mountain biking and photographing wildlife. He also has a background in mixed martial arts, Qigong and Tai Chi.
Shirley Srey is the only Prajna yoga teacher in Asia and former licensed Anusara-Inspired® yoga teacher (2008-2012). In 2006, she studied with Tias Little at his comprehensive 200-hour Prajna Yoga Teacher Training at the Upaya Zen Center, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. In 2008, Shirley was honoured to be invited to assist Tias at his Yoga Anatomy Teacher Training and Prajna Immersion in Singapore. She also assisted Tias at a yoga conference in Hong Kong.
Since Shirley started studying yoga in June 2005, she has completed more than 2,500 hours of Anusara® yoga training. Her study includes more than 200 teacher training hours directly with the founder, John Friend, and more than 2000 teacher training and immersion study hours assisting Asia's first certified Anusara® yoga teacher and teacher trainer, Bo Srey.
She has explored many different schools of yoga and has over 500 training hours with teachers from various disciplines, including Edward Clark, Ana Forrest, David Swenson, Matthew Sweeney, Shiva Rea, Sharon Gannon, and David Life. As a student of meditation, chanting, service and contemplation, she has studied at Siddha yoga retreats and offered seva at the Gurudev Siddha Peeth in Ganeshpuri, India. She has also offered seva at various Siddha yoga retreats in India and Hong Kong. Her primary teacher and one of her main influences is, Bo Srey, whom she continues to study with to date.
Shirley travels extensively with Bo, presenting deeper trainings at conferences, workshops, and retreats, sharing what their teachers have taught them to students around the world.
A lover of creative movement and expression of the Heart, Shirley enjoys teaching and exploring the elements of precise alignment, lightness, fluidity, and playfulness in her classes. Apprenticing and teaching alongside the best teachers from the beginning, was how she most effectively learnt to teach yoga and how she was able to help many people around the world. She sees the practice of moving meditation and the study of the Self as a practice of effortless effort and a way to expand one’s Awareness and the Heart, both on and off the mat.
She feels grateful, humbled, and honoured, to be able to share her love of life and yoga with you.