Kailash Lim

Kailash Lim
Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner,
Shibashi Master,
Yoga Teacher

Kailash Lim has immersed himself in yoga, meditation and bodywork in India, Thailand and elsewhere for close to thirty years, having studied   with teachers from a multitude of traditions. Since 1999 he has been teaching yoga in Southeast Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Canada and Europe. In 2013-14 he was the senior teacher at Island Yoga, a well-established yoga retreat in south Thailand. He has also facilitated meditation retreats and dharma programs in Thailand and India.

Kailash sees yoga as the art and practice of awakening the intelligence of the body through movement, posture and breath. He has an eclectic style, inspired by the Iyengar-adapted approaches of Erich Schiffmann and Dona Holleman, using the body to move towards inner stillness. He is particularly known for his ability to communicate to students a proper understanding of the mechanics of movement and posture. He covers a wide range of styles, from dynamic vinyasa flows to gentle restorative yoga, as well as pranayama.

In addition, Kailash also offers Chi Nei Tsang, a specialized form of deep abdominal detox massage from the Taoist tradition. This works to release physical blocks in the abdominal area which often have their basis in deeply held emotional blocks. The release of these blocks helps restore optimal digestive function.

Kailash also teaches workshops in Shibashi, or 18 Movements, a simple, gentle yet subtly powerful form of Taichi Qigong.

Well-known for his clarity and empathy in communication, Kailash also speaks French and some Mandarin. His commitment is to guide, nourish and support each student, regardless of their level, to explore the edges of their practice, and what it means to “do yoga.”


Yoga and Chi Nei Tsang:

  • Residency at The Spa Koh Chang Resort, Koh Chang, Thailand (2016 – Current)
  • Residency at Island Yoga, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand (2013 – 2014)
  • Residency at The Sanctuary, Koh Phangan, Thailand
  • Residency at Talalla Retreat, Sri Lanka (2012)

Chi Nei Tsang:

  • Residency at Heritage TCM Clinic, Orchard Road, Singapore (2015 – 2018)
  • Residency at Shawanda Holistic Wellness Centre, Kelowna, BC, Canada (Summer of 2014)
  • Visiting Practitioner at Le Moulin de Chaves, Dordogne, France
  • Visiting Practitioner at Bodhi Zendo, Kodaikanal, India
  • Visiting Practitioner at Deer Park Institute, Bir, India


Visiting dates of consultant:

  • By appointment in June 2020

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The highlight was the transformative yoga learning experience provided by yoga master Kailash Lim. Kai introduced us to meditation and provided helpful guidance to still a wandering mind and focus on the present moment before each daily morning yoga session. Our private afternoon yoga sessions were challenging but never intimidating. Even though we both practice yoga regularly at home, we’ve never had anyone be able to articulate as well as Kai the correct way to do a pose and break it down elementally so we can understand how to replicate it step-by-step. He used empathy and encouragement to get us past our fears and perceived limitations with certain poses. And we had fun while learning. The overall experience was very positive and more than what we envisioned prior to our arrival. Kai is not just an instructor but a really good teacher. We plan to return again for another yoga retreat in the future. We didn't want to leave after our 1 week stay but we left relaxed and rejuvenated with high motivation to return.- cestmoisf

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