Cover Shoot: Behind the Scenes @Haji Lane

Haji Lane has to be the funkiest place in Singapore! It oozes character and charm, with a narrow alley lined with colorful stores and restaurants. It sprung to our minds the moment we thought of our April issue – our first Men’s issue!


We wanted something masculine, yet creative. Something funky, yet historic. Something rugged, yet soft and charming. Just like our cover model: a yogi who could, at one glance, belong to the yesteryears, and at another, be as funky and cool as any millennial.


And so, it was a delight when Copper Crow, Pure Yoga’s lead teacher, met the YJSG team on Haji Lane on a Sunday morning, bright and early. Gargi, our speedy photographer, wanted the best lighting before the sun cast its shadows and Haji Lane turned into a hue of colorful spreads and noisy footsteps.

It was clean and surreal: the weather supported us, the streets were swept, the green big garbage cans too were lined methodically, awaiting to welcome Yoga JIMG_9254ournal Singapore’s cover shoot. Copper’s wife, Andrea, accompanied him, and was such a blessing as she ran each time to adjust his T’s and shorts, pulled out a wet wipe to dab dirt off his feet and hands, and threw a towel at him each time she felt a sweat break through. The chemistry between them was adorable. We loved having this wonderful woman around!

Along a couple of hours, not only did we shoot some awesome awesome photos, we managed to grab lighter moments, have serious discussions, laugh and also pose for the heck of it.

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Thank you to guest teacher, Kryn Miahki, for helping out — the reflector would’ve been pointless with you!

April/May edition coming to you on April 18! Read about ‘Why more men should be doing yoga and meditation”!

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