Ex-Navy Officer Brandon Chong is on a mission. The 27-year-old wants you to know that real men do yoga. In fact, the founder of Instiinct Studios is on a mission to spread the word that #sgbrogis is a thing guys should add to their Instagram feed. He shares with Men’s Health why guys should start swarming yoga classes, and what results to expect.
“When I was still a Naval Officer, I would go to different yoga studios in Singapore around twice a week. But when we were travelling for weeks at sea, I would take my yoga mat to my room, watch yoga videos and practice. Every time we docked, I would practice.
When my bond ended after five years in the Navy, I realised that it was time for a change. I already knew then that there was so much more that I could do, and I needed to do something every day that motivates me. So I gave up the job, and the next day I went to India for a month of teacher training in an Ashram. I wanted to stay away from the over-commercialised aspect of yoga, really get down to the basics and have an authentic experience away from social media and distractions. I came back to Singapore in 2016 and started teaching, and after five months opened my own yoga studio, Instiinct Studios, in January 2017.”