The Yoga School Inc. Singapore, is a wellness and educational centre focused on physical, mental and spiritual health restoration and rejuvenation. The design challenges the idea of a clinical and stark environment often seen in a typical yoga centre. The waiting area is designed in a palette of American Walnut timber and subtle pastel hues to evoke a sense of comfort and intimacy, emulating a residential space. The yoga studios are separated from the waiting area by large operable sliding doors – a feature that allows the connection of the studio space to the lounge during longer workshops, where the latter becomes an extension for rest, communication and reflection. This amalgamation of the normally distinct programmes of ‘training’ and ‘relaxation’ redefines the idea of yoga practice.