Coping with Covid-19: How are you doing?
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Coping with Covid-19: How are you doing?

Author of “Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma,” Guide, Speaker & Transformation Facilitator In the meditative work and journey I have been on and continue to be on, I am not afraid of isolation and it is something that brings me great peace in fact. But for others who have not spend time ashrams, or done much meditation, and have spent most of their adult life fixated on the external world, it’s more challenging. So I am a part of a free global quantum healing summit that grew to 25,000 members on Facebook in one week. Collectively, around the world, we are being called to help others who are struggling.
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi to welcome new wellness residencies
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Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi to welcome new wellness residencies

Launching as part of the new Fairmont Fit programme, designed to give active guests the tools necessary to stay fit and healthy in paradise, the visiting practitioners will lead private classes, curate wellness workshops, guide meditation sessions, teach yoga lessons and offer invaluable advice that can be relished long after leaving the island.
5 Ways to Calm TF Down
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5 Ways to Calm TF Down

"Sometimes it can be extremely difficult to understand what is going on in the bigger picture, especially when it seems like the world is falling apart," says Chong. "We have the choice to either let our external environment to bring us down or to accept it as it is, for better, or for worse. By 'accept,' I don't mean by succumbing to complacency. Complacency would be resigning to indifference, while acceptance means taking charge of our anger and turning it into passionate/compassionate action.
A Winter of Wellness at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi @FairmontHotels
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A Winter of Wellness at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi @FairmontHotels

Set in the North Shaviyani Atoll, surrounded by nothing but azure Indian Ocean, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi lends itself to those seeking a far-flung healing retreat. This festive season, two internationally renowned wellness practitioners, Johnson Chong and Dawn Harlow, take residency at the luxury resort, leading travellers on a journey of self-discovery, wellbeing and relaxation.
Life Lessons From Gay Guru Johnson Chong
The Advocate (Los Angeles)

Life Lessons From Gay Guru Johnson Chong

Growing up the abused gay son of strict Chinese-America refugees in New York City wasn’t easy, but with the help of yoga and meditation, “Sage Sapien” author and self-mastery guide Johnson Chong rose above, looked back and forgave. He can teach you how to do the same. With the wisdom of a yoga master and the attitude of a New Yorker, Chong shares his frank and funny tale of kissing self-hate goodbye and the life-hacking benefits of meditation.
Gay author Johnson Chong on how to feel a little more love in the Trump era
The Fight Magazine (Los Angeles)

Gay author Johnson Chong on how to feel a little more love in the Trump era

Many in the LGBTQ community have been traumatized by the current political climate, which feels inescapable. International yogi, meditation teacher, and author of the frank and funny new coming out autobiography Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma, gay author Johnson Chong offers five things that even a meditation newbie can do to calm the panic feel a little more hope and love on a daily basis.
Fairmont Maldives проведет зимние мастер-классы всемирно известных wellness-инструкторов
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Fairmont Maldives проведет зимние мастер-классы всемирно известных wellness-инструкторов

Так, с 24 ноября по 15 декабря 2019 года на курорте остановится Джонсон Чонг (Johnson Chong) – международный преподаватель йоги и медитации из Нью-Йорка, сертифицированный координатор программы ретритов InnerGuidanceTM и основатель центра Sagehouse, который специализируется на воссоединении тела, разума и духа посредством целительных сессий и занятий йогой и пилатесом. Чонг использует в своей работе технику рэйки, обучает практике ментальных путешествий, которые позволяют достичь внутреннего равновесия, а также является вдохновителем трансформационных ретритов Exodus Retreats, которые проводятся в священных местах по всему миру. Авторская коуч-программа Джонсона Чонга в Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi рассчитана на три недели и включает в себя занятия йогой (хатха, кундалини и виньяса) с элементами танцев и боевых искусств; индивидуальные сеансы для развития осознанности, творческих способностей, духовного пробуждения и коррекции проблем со здоровьем.
Fairmont Maldives проведет зимние мастер-классы всемирно известных wellness-инструкторов
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Fairmont Maldives проведет зимние мастер-классы всемирно известных wellness-инструкторов

Так, с 24 ноября по 15 декабря 2019 года на курорте остановится – международный преподаватель йоги и медитации из Нью-Йорка, сертифицированный координатор программы ретритов InnerGuidanceTM и основатель центра Sagehouse, который специализируется на воссоединении тела, разума и духа посредством целительных сессий и занятий йогой и пилатесом. Чонг использует в своей работе технику рэйки, обучает практике ментальных путешествий, которые позволяют достичь внутреннего равновесия, а также является вдохновителем трансформационных ретритов Exodus Retreats, которые проводятся в священных местах по всему миру. Авторская коуч-программа Джонсона Чонга в Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi рассчитана на три недели и включает в себя занятия йогой (хатха, кундалини и виньяса) с элементами танцев и боевых искусств; индивидуальные сеансы для развития осознанности, творческих способностей, духовного пробуждения и коррекции проблем со здоровьем.
Out yoga master heals in new book
Philadelphia Gay News

Out yoga master heals in new book

Out yoga master and world traveler Johnson Chong planned on writing a short guide about self-empowerment, but the end result of his efforts was a full-length book, “Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma,” full of deeply personal anecdotes detailing his journey of spiritual exploration, self-acceptance and liberation.Chong said that the transition from a rebellious youth trying to find himself amid the social and familial chaos of New York City to a spiritual guru was a “gradual process,” but eventually, he found himself in a place where he could guide people toward physical and mental balance and self-acceptance.
How Meditation Helped Me Deal With Rejection From My Conservative Non-Accepting Parents
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How Meditation Helped Me Deal With Rejection From My Conservative Non-Accepting Parents

"So the only way to make sense of my childhood, my inability to fit in, was that the universe operated under the unrelenting Machiavellian principles. And the only way to survive was to be mindful of how to eat and not be eaten. Hence, the years of building up walls that kept people at a distance because I secretly hated myself. I hated myself because I hated my culture and how I was a product of collective unresolved trauma. The baseline was I was afraid of being hurt, and all my choices were considered with hyper-vigilance of my safety."
Gay Yoga Guru Johnson Chong Can Help Sort Out Your Karma and Dharma
The Daily Beast (NYC, USA)

Gay Yoga Guru Johnson Chong Can Help Sort Out Your Karma and Dharma

You can judge Johnson Chong’s book by its cover.It’s pretty clear from its image, of Chong’s face and upper body painted in hues of red, blue, and yellow, that Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma is not just another random yoga book.And sure enough, Chong isn’t another random yoga teacher. Born in New York City to two refugees fleeing persecution in China, Chong is a queer person of color teaching in a predominantly white, straight field. And a self-described “weird gay person.”“People ask me all the time, ‘Who are you?’” Johnson told me over coffee at Union Square’s famous Jivamukti yoga center. “I’m whoever I want to be right now. It’s moving constantly. I play a lot of different roles.”Sage Sapien traces the development of some of those roles: from a gay kid growing up in a socially conservative, immigrant family to a struggling actor in New York to a successful teacher of yoga and spirituality.
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO REINVENTING YOURSELF AND FINDING HAPPINESS
Means Happy (London, UK)

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO REINVENTING YOURSELF AND FINDING HAPPINESS

In his book Sage Sapien, Johnson Chong shares his frank and entertaining journey of kissing self-hate goodbye and embracing self-awareness and self-love.I caught up with Chong for a behind-the-scenes look at the book.You start your book with a powerful quote by Jung – in a way, is your story an illustration of the American dream? You can reinvent yourself if you choose to?I think the ‘American dream’ means different things to different people. However, I do believe that the common themes the American dream carries are justice, equality and freedom. I believe that these big lofty ideals can only be realised if each person can dig deep within and re-write their programs of limiting beliefs.When Carl Jung says “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become,” we can look at it as a collective intention to reinvent ourselves not just as Americans, but as a global society. Every single person who is born into this world will face countless obstacles. If we don’t know how to develop a healthy relationship with these obstacles, they will fester into traumatic scars that will create the impression that we are nothing more than a collection of our greatest pain stories.
5 Things You Can Do To CTF Down and Feel a Little More Love in the Trump Era
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5 Things You Can Do To CTF Down and Feel a Little More Love in the Trump Era

Many in the LGBTQ community have been traumatized by the current political climate, which feels inescapable. International yogi, meditation teacher, and author of the frank and funny forthcoming new book "Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma," Johnson Chong offers 5 things that even a meditation newbie can do to calm the panic feel a little more hope and love on a daily basis.
Yogi Johnson Chong on how meditation helped him through trauma
Queerty (San Francisco, USA)

Yogi Johnson Chong on how meditation helped him through trauma

In yogic philosophy, there are five layers of kosas. The first three are the physical, mental and emotional. All three of those are connected. Everything is experienced through the body. If we have a thought, if we feel sad, there’s a physical sensation. Everything gets stored in the body. I like to think of it like a tree: if you cut a tree open, the rings will tell you if there was a drought or a lot of rain. Our bodies do that…they record trauma.
4 Things To Think About If You’re Considering COMING OUT Of The Closet In Singapore
The Finder (Singapore)

4 Things To Think About If You’re Considering COMING OUT Of The Closet In Singapore

As well as being a spiritual coach, meditation teacher and author, he is a gay Asian-American man who sees no need to hide his sexuality. In fact, he’s speaking at an upcoming panel discussion, Let’s Get LGBTQUUUTE, at 1880 club as part of International Gay Pride Week (check out his other Pride Month event recos in the gallery below).
WINNERS’ GALLERY: Peek Inside The Finder Expatpreneur Awards 2019 Celebration In Singapore
The Finder (Singapore)

WINNERS’ GALLERY: Peek Inside The Finder Expatpreneur Awards 2019 Celebration In Singapore

For a third year, we honoured our Expatpreneur Awardees with a special event. Here's who came to claim their prizes!
Expatpreneur Awards 2019: How Johnson Chong Came To Offer UNIQUE Personal Coaching In Singapore
The Finder (Singapore)

Expatpreneur Awards 2019: How Johnson Chong Came To Offer UNIQUE Personal Coaching In Singapore

American expat and Sagehouse founder Johnson Chong launched the wellness studio in 2016 to offer classes to help busy people “awaken” the mind, body and spirit through personal coaching in Pilates, yoga, meditation, and “spiritual” coaching via inner development work.
Learn How These Personalised WELLNESS Programmes Can Help You Achieve Holistic Balance In Your Life
The Finder (Singapore)

Learn How These Personalised WELLNESS Programmes Can Help You Achieve Holistic Balance In Your Life

Sagehouse founder Johnson Chong says he first learned to stay present while enrolled in an acting conservatory at Purchase College in New York. “Through the gateway of self-awareness, I naturally ventured into the healing arts,” shares Johnson, who is one of The Finder’s 2019 Expatpreneur Award winners (read more about him on here). Since moving to SG six years ago, and starting Sagehouse in 2016, he has focused on bringing his life experiences and wellness practices under one roof.
Sagehouse Awarded Best Pilates Studio and Yoga Studio Finalist in Readers’ Choice Awards 2019
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Sagehouse Awarded Best Pilates Studio and Yoga Studio Finalist in Readers’ Choice Awards 2019

Votes are in and we’re delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. We’ve highlighted everything from furniture to beauty, to reveal the best in the business based on YOUR votes.



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