• Our teachers

  • Yeong Chang, LMBT, ERYT-200, CFST

    Founder & Owner, Hatha yoga, Ashtanga

    smilingcircleyoga@gmail.com

    Yeong is passionate about helping those who are suffering from chronic muscle/joint pain. She was an electrical engineer until 2001. She fell ill due to stress from her job and was faced with a life changing decision. She had been taking some yoga classes at a local gym, and she fell in love with how Yoga helped her to feel peaceful and calm. It gave her sanctuary when she was struggling with her high demanding profession. She especially loved it when the instructor covered her with a blanket during relaxation meditation at the end of the Yoga practice. That’s when she decided, “This is what I want to do for people”.

    Since 2002, Yeong has taught over 5,000 yoga classes held in churches, synagogues, schools, libraries, residences, and companies. She has taught classes to people of all ages : toddlers to people in their 80s. She added massage therapy to her skill set in 2004. Yeong gives clear and concise instructions to her clients, so the clients can help themselves when they encounter muscle/joint pain. Yeong’s yoga classes and massage therapy/bodywork sessions are tailored to help each client with their needs that day. She is well versed in modifications when the client is in need of extra support in both yoga classes and massage therapy/bodywork sessions. She has taught across different range of yoga experience levels, often within the same class.

    Clients describe Yeong as a “caring, compassionate, and highly knowledgeable” yoga teacher/massage therapist. Yeong is a nationally registered yoga teacher since 2002. She holds massage therapy licenses in Massachusetts and North Carolina.