I was born in Nagano, Japan, but grew up in many different countries. Through this experience of constant liminal space, I came to ask what it means to live in this world, this one and precious life since a young age. I strive to create a safe space for practicing yoga where students can explore their inner world through physical movement, breath awareness, and compassionate observation of the self. I believe yoga is a tool that allows us to embrace ourselves just as we are, so that we can live and love as who we are called to be on this earth.
I love to play the piano, sing and laugh, walk barefooted in the park (when it's warm), drink chai, and having heart to heart conversations. I've lived in 6 different countries and consider both Japanese and English as my heart languages. In my former life I worked with education projects in the slums of Cambodia and helped start up and manage a social enterprise after the tsunami in Tohoku, Japan. I'm married to a wonderful fellow global nomad, David, and we currently reside in Yokohama with our son.
Yoga Alliance 500 RYT (500 hour registered yoga teacher) with 1300 hours of teaching hours
Kids yoga training from Kids Yoga Institute
Prenatal Yoga Instructor certified by Kripalu Japan
B.A. in TESOL and Linguistics