Yoga for body, heart, and mind awareness.
Classes will resume after the winter holiday on Jan. 9th.
Stop for a moment and take a deep breath.
What do you feel?
Energy? Tiredness? Relief?
If you’re looking for a space to help you
come back to this moment through
physical movement and breath awareness,
you’ve found your home.
Welcome to Migiwa Yoga Space!
Through Chami’s yoga classes, I’m able to drop my thinking and connect my awareness to my body. If I start out thinking my foot hurts, or my shoulders are tight, through doing yoga I realize that my whole body is actually tense. It’s a sensation of reconnecting with my body. Power yoga may seem intimidating, but this class is open to all levels regardless of your fitness level. The tatami room that we have the class in feels special too. I also experience joy when I can gradually build a pose that was difficult at first.
I attended the class for about 6 months before I left Japan. I wish I had discovered it sooner so that I could have gone the whole time I lived in Japan! The class gave me not only much-needed regular exercise and stretching to counter my long daily commute and desk job, but also new friends and a sense of community. Chami is one of the best yoga teachers I've ever had--especially for a class with such a range of abilities and experience! She somehow was always able to make the class challenging and an excellent workout (I was always sore after!) but also never made it feel too hard, or discouraging. She was always ready with modifications to the poses if needed. I really can't thank Chami enough for creating this haven of friendship and happiness for my time in Japan--it was priceless.
I'm currently 7 months pregnant, and I like attending Chami's classes very much as they give such good energy to my baby and me.
Physically I can feel my limits but still lean into them as my body is changing from week to week. In the classes I get such good support how to adjust postures with my circumstances. Emotionally I can feel the calmness that keeps me on practicing as it is getting harder and harder to stay longer in one position due to my gain of weight.
And spiritually I love the good vibes of the group setting and the reflection after the classes.
Even though it is a long ride form me to come all the way from Center Minami to Yamate it is really worthwhile!!
Junko & Phil (Private)
As we continue our classes, there is a shift in body awareness, all the way to the tips of our fingers. And we definitely feel sore afterwards!
During yoga, nothing else bothers our mind and we can just focus. That gives us so much joy.
Chami understands our physical ability, so she can lead us to the edges of our potential. Even though there may be others in the room she leads in a way that helps you immerse yourself in your own experience.
Whether it's a private class or with friends, even with your pet, or if you're new to yoga or have previous experience, you can enjoy yoga in a down-to-earth way, like a casual stroll in the park.