About May Lim
The lawyer turned healer
May Lim is a therapeutic yoga teacher, a healing facilitator and the creator of The S.h.ě. 舍 System™.
She helps executives and women over 40 stay juicy, healthy and peaceful so they don’t burn out and disconnect from their innate essence.
Known for her heart-centered, trauma-informed and refreshing teaching style, May have helped hundreds of students heal the blocks in their bodies with her unique therapeutic yoga and healing arts- The S.h.ě. 舍 System™.
Her compassionate wisdom, natural gift to hold a healing space, and her skill in addressing real-life issues of her students make her a highly sought-after teacher.
May is a Cambridge University law graduate and following a profound spiritual shift, she transitioned from her long-established legal career to her true calling.
Her calling is to promote self-love and acceptance through healing and connection.
Throughout her personal healing journey of two decades, where she qualified as a long-term meditator, trained in various schools of yoga and Qigong, studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and fascia anatomy, she came to realise that there are unresolved issues that creep into our tissues forming blocks in our body that traditional yoga just couldn’t reach.
Therefore, drawing from her embodied experience, traditional Chinese medicine, new science on fascia, brain and nervous system and numerous trainings and certifications, she became more than a "yoga teacher" and created the S.h.ě. 舍 System™ - a complete self-healing system designed to heal issues in your tissues like no other exercise or treatment.
May is a qualified solicitor in England and Hong Kong, an advanced meditator (5800 lifetime hours), a certified teacher in Yoga, Qigong, fascia fitness, somatic release and sound healing and a macrobiotic chef. She has extensive knowledge on traditional Chinese medicine, fascia, neuroscience and neurophysiology. May teaches in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
"May is a "breath of fresh air" kind of teacher and a healer who teaches from her heart. I attended May's Spiral workshop with an open mind and without any preconceptions as to what I might experience. To my surprise, the movements tapped into something deep inside and I experienced a release of emotions which I was unaware that I was carrying."
Amanda Ling, C.F.O.
A common girl on an uncommon path
Wherever your heart is, that is where you'll find your treasure
Lawyer by trade, Healer by Heart
Even though I’ve been a lawyer by trade for most of my life, I am a healer by heart. From a young age, I was asking profound questions like “who am I?”, “why am I here?” and “what is the meaning of life?”. Growing up, I was given the “template” of success of a typical Chinese immigrant family. I followed that template like a dutiful daughter. I read law at the University of Cambridge, started my career as a solicitor in one of the world's best international law firms.
When life hardened my heart
I worked my way up from a trainee solicitor to senior executive positions in renowned multinational companies, such as Yahoo! and luxury retailer, Richemont. Despite my seemingly outer success, life was hardening my heart. I was living my life in a constant upstream struggle against the flow. It was exasperated by the sudden death of my mother, the end of a deep relationship and the non-stop high demands and toxic vibes of my corporate job. I didn’t take care of me or my health. I was stuck and struggled to stay balanced and connected and, finally, my pressure cooker exploded.
Opening up and awakening
I got to a point in my life when I was crushed and driven to my knees praying: “Goddess Kuan Yin, out of your great compassion for your helpless child, please help me heal and, if I make it, I promise to help others heal too”.
Deep down I knew there was another way and I was determined to find it.
I quit my job, sold my car, and set out on my quest to seek enlightenment.
I moved to Nepal, served and learned from the greatest hits of enlightened Yogis of our time.
I trained in rigorous Buddhist practices, sat in solitude meditation retreats in a sealed room cut off from the world for a total of 7 months.
I met the Dalai Lama and I went to outer uplifting places and inner scary shadow spaces.
I became a macrobiotic chef, a yoga teacher, studied traditional Chinese medicine, brain science and neurophysiology.
And I turned down four more promising executive positions.
I want to bring you what was missing in my life so you don't harden or burn out like I did.
Coming Full Circle
Then, one day, I was struck by a spontaneous and profound awakening, ironically in Central, the heart of Hong Kong city. It is an experience difficult to put into words. It was as though a floodgate had opened and, for the first time in my life, I arrived “Home”. My body became my temple. I returned to the ceaseless fountain of Great Love and Wisdom within. I feel I have come full circle, except the world never looked the same again. I have started to "play the game of life" all over again, but in an entirely new perception and understanding on how things truly work.
Now I bring to you the S.h.ě. 舍 System™
Following this deep spiritual shift, despite resistance and struggle, I quit my successful legal career of more than 2 decades to answer to my true calling. My calling is promote self-love and acceptance through healing and connection.
Throughout my own inner journey, study and transformation over the past 20 years, I realise that there were certain blocks in the body that traditional yoga just couldn’t reach. Therefore, drawing from my embodied experience, ancient Chinese wisdom, new science and my numerous trainings and certifications, I created the the S.h.ě. 舍 System™- a complete self-healing system designed to heal issues in the tissues like no other exercise.
"I felt calm and hydrated after May's fascial yoga workshop. It was a beautiful blend of technical, functional and practical learning, all put together by May's skillful delivery and her big heart. Highly recommended for those in a high-stress environment."
Himal thapa, Educator
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