“Mina teaches from the heart, and her knowledge and skills in yoga and yoga therapy are outstanding. Mina is truly an inspirational teacher, and it's been an honour to work with such an amazing teacher.”
"Mina is one of the most dedicated yoga teachers I have encountered in almost 20 years of practice. She has a profound interest in helping students experience yoga at its deepest and most therapeutic physical level. Supported by her substantial anatomical knowledge and her tireless spirit of inquiry, Mina's approach enables people to discover the essence of yoga postures as she deconstructs and rebuilds poses from their foundation. She constantly renews and revises her energising classes, where I experience her as a warm and engagingly challenging guide."
"Thank you so much for your amazing classes, they were a highlight of the time leading up to the birth and really helped me relax, deal with the pain and most importantly give me confidence during labour."
About me and my Yoga
My early experience of yoga was Astanga Mysore practise in East London in 1998. It blew me away on so many levels. Even in my early years of yoga, I understood the system had so much to offer - discipline, purification and therapy. My Japanese upbringing helped me to appreciate the method and made me feel at home with it. Having some injuries diverted me to look for a more structural and subtle approach to my practice, Sarah Litton showed me how to work with injuries and got me back on track.
Inspired by Richard Freeman's approach to Astanga yoga, when I returned to regular Mysore practice in my 40's with Hamish Hendry, I realised it had so more to offer than just a physical health benefit. It makes you observe your own behaviour whilst on the mat, a self-study. It is truly therapeutic. Astanga yoga is often misunderstood in the West for its vigour and it often attracts many people looking only to achieve a physical benefit from their practice of it. No yoga practice should be done with aggression or an unhealthy desire to achieve something. Yoga should be practiced steadily and often, and approached calmly without attachment.
It is my mission to share with people how yoga practice has longevity and can apply to people of all ages and backgrounds. Yoga is adaptable and can be modified to suit each person's needs. I would love to share with you the true benefit of yoga. I am so grateful for Sarah Litton and Hamish Hendry who work tirelessly to spread their knowledge and inspiration.
Regular Livestream Classes, Workshops
All classes are taught livestream at present.
All current classes are taught in vinyasa style inspired by astanga yoga and pitched appropriately to students attending.
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