I am born in Chiba, Japan. I grew up in a traditional, but non-conservative Japanese family. My parents are mountain climbers. All school holidays were always about climbing mountains, camping and staying in the tent with my other 3 siblings. I discovered yoga when I was a high school student. I was totally bored to study for exams, then found a book at book shop, which is “Light on Yoga” B.K.S. Iyengar. I realized there is a consistency and similarity between yoga, mountain climbing and physical discipline, from my parents.

Since then I tried a few types of yoga and learning, from lots of teachers. When I was 23 years old, I travelled around India for 6 months with a backpack, on Indian trains, busses, with a map and limited money. It was a big adventure in my life.

I stayed in some yoga ashrams, and attended Vedanta camp. Then someone recommended to practice Ashtanga Yoga, because it gives really organized sequences, helps the mind and body health, and we can practice anywhere and everywhere.

I started Ashtanga Yoga in 2008 in Tokyo. I attended Mysore classes 3 times a week at IYC Tokyo, and I also practiced at home for 3 years. I was completely hooked on Ashtanga Yoga. But at the same time I felt the limitation of practice by myself. Therefore I moved to Sydney to learn from Eileen Hall. Now I am a main assistant at Yoga Moves, Sydney. I have done a teachers’ intensive with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor at Boulder, Colorado. My yoga journey will be continued forever.

When teaching I lead students towards a new experience of asana, through anatomy knowledge and adjustment techniques, as I have been a massage therapist for over 12 years. There are unlimited options for each individual within a yoga practice. I am passionate to share my knowledge and experience.