Misako Matsuoka (E-RYT500) enters the studio with a warm heart and a sense of joyful purpose. She has set an intention for herself and her students and is a compassionate guide toward its realization. Whether it is a heart building Vinyasa flow or a soothing restorative practice, Misako brings commitment, keen intelligence and playful exploration to the proceedings.
Like many who are called to teach yoga, Misako did not begin the journey until completing her degrees in Biology and Engineering. But now, with over 1000 hours of education – including studies with Paul Grilley, Judith Hanson Lasater and Scott Blossom – Misako is qualified to teach Yin, Restorative, Therapeutic and Vinyasa Flow yoga classes. Misako’s vinyasa style, influenced by Max Strom and Janet Stone, is a playful flow with varied and creative sequencing.
Misako is trained in Thai and Shiatsu massage. These healing arts infuse her teaching with sensitivity. Misako hopes to share her belief with students the opportunities yoga offers to renew the spirit, bring vitality to the body and open the heart.