- Vishwas Mandlik
- Gandhar Mandlik
- Kate Mandlik
- Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar
- Sharath Rangswamy
- Rina Ortiz
- Yogananth Andiappan
- Clayton Horton
- Andy Hayward
- Peter Scott
- Marla Apt
- Paul Dallaghan
- Sharon Gannon & David Life
- Carlos Pomeda
- Sinhee McCabe
- Andrey Lappa
- Kevin James
- Victor Chng
- Chai Misa

yoga

meditation

Imee is a doting mother to two young, energetic boys. She is very engaged in her kids' lives and keeps herself busy as a Waldorf mom. She currently serves as the first presiding Community Wellness Committee Head at Acacia Waldorf School, where she is cultivating an interest in Steiner Education and Philosophies, and sharing the benefits of breath mindfulness, yoga practice, and nutritious meals to the students and parents of this thriving community. 

When at home she can be found tending to her organic garden, which has been a major source of her life and work inspirations.  She concocts her green smoothies with the freshly harvested greens from the garden.  She loves to cook simple yet delectable dishes, that are nutritious and nourish the body yet flavourful enough to satisfy the soul.  Through her passion for sharing healthy nourishment, SunDream came to fruition.


Imee discovered yoga at Berkeley, California in 1995, which shifted her awareness into health & wellness. She volunteered at Aurora Wellness Center in Amsterdam during her three month visit in 2001 that further enhanced her calling for wholistic healing. After moving to Laguna (Philippines), it became clear that finding an affordable and conveniently located yoga class in the area was going to be a challenge. So Imee ventured off to India in 2009 to become immersed in the yogic lifestyle she is so passionate about. She incorporates mindfulness when she teaches yoga postures, making it a meditative practice.


Imee has been a dedicated meditator since 2005 and maintains a deep and consistent practice, on and off the cushion.  She has a passionate commitment to eco-living and aspires to make an impact in helping to save the environment through the teaching of mindfulness.  


​In addition to her local teaching programs in the Philippines, Imee is a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.  She is a visiting teacher at East Bay Meditation Center and teaching assistant at UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.  Imee has an open invitation to return as a yoga teacher during the ten-day meditation retreats at Wat Suan Mokkh in Thailand, where her teaching technique with breath mindfulness is greatly appreciated.


Imee is founder of Mindfulness Asia and co-founder of Philippine Insight Meditation Community.​

Always with a beginner’s mind, Imee is aware that the yogic path is a lifetime journey and continuous learning process. She 
believes that a happy, fulfilling life can be achieved by being connected to our inner being.  Finding the stillness within can give us much insight to our life purpose.

Main Teachers:

- Carol Cano
- Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Ajaan Geoff DeGraff)
- Tara Brach

Course & Retreat Teachers:
- Jack Kornfield
- Sharon Salzberg
- Larry Yang
- Eugene Cash
- Thanissara
- Kitisaro
- Ruth King
- DaRa Williams
- Pamela Weiss
- Erin Treat
- Gina Sharpe
- Sebene Sellasie
- Johanna Macy
- Bhikkhu Bodhi
- Mushim Ikeda
- Andrea Fella
- Greg Scharf
- Anushka Fernandopulle
- Phillip Moffit

- Diana Winston

- Marvin Belzer

- Matthew Brensilver

- Rick Hanson PhD

- Rhonda Magee

Imee has personally trained and learned from the following well-renowned teachers through participating in classes, workshops, lectures, and courses.

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