YuMee Chung (Padmani) E-RYT-500 YACEP is a former securities lawyer who left a busy practice to engage more deeply with life. More than a decade later, she is a yoga instructor and a card carrying body nerd.

Known for her uplifting, breath-driven classes and intelligent, organic sequencing, she is a popular teacher who speaks deftly to body, mind and spirit, and communicates about the most subtle and nuanced parts of the yogic journey with grace and earthy charm. Students can expect an impeccable practice that strikes a perfect balance between spirit and sweat.

YuMee is the Toronto Star's resident yoga expert. She is on the faculty of a number of yoga teacher training programs and she leads international workshops and retreats. Though her work and teaching take her around the globe, she is happiest at home with her musician husband.