I am a practitioner of yoga in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar. I am drawn to it for its creativity, and methodical cultivation of focus, intention and discipline, using the body first as the tool. I am fascinated by how this approach transforms and empowers one toward wellness on and beyond physical level.
As an immigrant from Japan existing on the margin in the US, I found refuge and anchor in the practice. Abode of Yoga has been my home in the pursuit of deeper understanding of the subject. It is there, with the guidance of my teacher Manouso Manos and with support of this community, I have been developing knowledge, skills, courage and a sense of purpose, and learning what it means to serve others with respect, care, compassion and love.
Yoga is for everyone, regardless of physical ability, age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, social and cultural belief or background. It is a long and slow but worthwhile journey of self discovery, of uncovering the inner serenity and strength hidden inside of us, which we need to cultivate and hold sacred in order to face what life throws at us at any given moment.
तदर्थ एव दृश्यस्यात्मा॥२१॥
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