Tristan Choa is a yoga instructor and strong advocate of yoga in its many forms. In a previous life, he followed a corporate finance track for 9 years until he peaked in 2002 at over 200 lbs compounded by slight scoliosis and 3 knee operations. In 2005, he made a life U-turn and chose to become a full time yoga teacher instead. Tristan has an MBA from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and lives in the Philippines. Tristan pioneered the teaching of Bikram Yoga in the Philippines when he established Bikram Yoga Manila. He has gone on to become a certified vinyasa instructor and looks forward to bringing global programs to Filipinos through his work with Core Yoga studio.