We are Satsanga, a community of Truth. What started out as a weekly meditation meeting in 2009 has blossomed into a vibrant, conscious, welcoming community of individuals who have an interest in self-development, personal evolution, conscious awakening and a desire to connect with other like-hearted beings journeying on a path of awareness. Over the years we have gone through many transformations, and currently meet in various places around Singapore to explore active meditations together. We are a community without label, dogma or creed, and all are welcome to join us and practice these scientific based methods of meditation & mindfulness.
Meet our Facilitators:
A native of USA and relocated to Singapore since 2006, Amber has had a passion for moving the body from early childhood with gymnastics & dance. This love, combined with more than 17 years of study & practice in the areas of Yoga, Ayurveda & Meditation, as well as a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in the field of stem-cell tissue repair, contribute to Amber's unique perspective on healing & self-discovery through the combinatorial influence of scientific and ancient wisdoms. Since 2000, Amber has studied directly under the tutelage of many Masters, learning to share Osho Active Meditations (using sound & movement), as well as has been certified in many forms of Yoga, Reiki, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga & Mindful Birth, Elemental Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counseling.
In 2009, Amber founded Singa Satsanga, offering weekly active meditation classes, yoga, kirtans & community events, as well as Elemental Lifestyle consultations (1:1). After 7 successful years of running Satsanga, Amber expanded her work internationally while Satsanga has taken residence among different venues in Singapore and shares facilitation with many of the graduates from the Practice Certification in Active Meditation Facilitation offered by Satsanga. Though she is more behind the scenes of Satsanga, this vibrant community always remains deeply in her heart!
Just recently, Owen was successfully managing his own consultancy firm. It was focused on developing the Singapore workforce, developing national frameworks, competency standards and conducting training and assessment sessions. This was, in many ways, the culmination of his interest in developing the mental aspect of a person, an interest that runs all the way back to his teenage years. In 2009, in his quest to better develop a person, Owen began searching into the other personal aspects. He started looking at the physical, emotional and spiritual.
Owen began exploring the aspects of emotional healing and meditation. The different expressions that he was first exposed to include meditating under a pyramidal-shaped hat, use of Tibetan Singing Bowls, and breathwork. His search ultimately led to the doorsteps of Satsanga in 2011. It was at Satsanga that Owen first came to the works of Indian mystic, OSHO, particularly his Active Meditation techniques. This all culminates with his experience of Dynamic Meditation. In the last seven years, this has been his core work. Twice a year he would dive deep into the technique, completing cycles of 21-days or more each time.
Throughout his exploration of meditation, Owen has always held the understanding that the breath is a key component to building a mindful practice and a state of greater self-awareness. This led to his exposure of breathwork. The techniques he has found most helpful are Quantum Breath Meditation and Ananda Mandala Meditation, both of which he has incorporated into his personal practice alongside the active meditation techniques.
Owen supports through service to the community, from setting and holding space for weekly meditations to sharing meditation techniques. He is an incredible builder of community, a compassionate leader, and is organising many of the Satsanga get-togethers. In the last two years, he has also stepped up to coordinate the various retreats to Bali and Malaysia. Additionally, he is the co-facilitator of the Practice Certificate in Active Meditation Facilitation with Amber Sawyer. He is also available as a personal coach or a compassionate listener through private sessions.
Diana has found a second home in Satsanga since 2009. Through the active meditations and the inspiration of the everyday teachers within the community, she has been supported to re-connect again and again with the home inside herself, and hold space for all the expressions of her being: the loud belly laughter, unapologetic tears, honest expression, heartsongs, wild dancing and quiet communion.
The heartfelt gentleness and simplicity that has touched her spirit at Satsanga, continues to be the foundation of the elemental yoga classes and song circles she offers. Diana is one of the facilitators of the Tuesday night meditations at Boon Keng. To read more about Diana’s offerings, see HERE.
Amy Leeliu Mak
This dear soul sister joined the Singa Satsanga family in 2010 through the practice of kirtan, true to her style as she has one of the most bhakti hearts on the planet! :) <3 Through the years, Amy has since become more involved with Satsanga activities, being the primary inspiration for our family art projects & community events. She also regularly facilitates weekly meditations for Satsanga and holds space for our monthly Women Sacred Circles. Additionally, Amy offers private and group yoga classes within the temple of her own home. See more about Amy's offerings HERE.