About May Lim

May Lim is a therapeutic yoga teacher, a trauma healing facilitator and the creator of The S.h.ě. 舍 System™.

She helps women and executives make peace with their bodies so they can live life and let love flow.

Known for her love-based, trauma-informed and functional teaching approach, May have helped hundred of her students heal the blocks in their bodies with her signature therapeutic yoga-The S.h.ě. 舍 System™.

A Cambridge graduate and a lawyer by profession, May pursued her calling in the world of healing following a profound spiritual shift.

May is an advanced meditator, a certified Yoga & Qigong teacher, fascia fitness instructor, trauma healing facilitator. sound healer, 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.

My Story

A common girl on an uncommon path

Wherever your heart is, that is where you'll find your treasure

Paulo Coelho

Lawyer by profession, Healer @ Heart

Even though I’ve been a lawyer by profession 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.

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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 

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.

My awakening

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. I experienced a deep dimensional shift where there was no separation between me, my body and my surroundings.  A new limitless dimension had opened. 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.


The S.h.ě. 舍 System™

Following this deep spiritual shift, I created The S.h.ě. 舍 System™ in pursuit of 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, based on my embodied experience, ancient wisdom and new science, I created The S.h.ě. 舍 System™ to heal the physical, mental and energetic blocks in our bodies.


"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

9 things you might not have known about me

I am a qualified long-term meditator with 5,800 meditation practice hours and 7 months of solitary silent retreats.
I've been Asia's Head of Legal at Richemont luxury goods and first legal hire at Yahoo! Asia.
A profound awakening experience changed my life forever.
I've met His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Archbishop of Canterbury!
I was the first woman cox for Magdalene's rowing team in my Cambridge University days.
I've dissected a human cadaver!
I am a certified yoga, Qigong teacher (795 hours), fascia fitness trainer, macrobiotic chef, sound healer
My ancestors are the Hakka, 'guest people' or the nomads of China.
Kungfu Panda is my super hero!

Now that you know me... ready to practice with me?

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