Studio En Teachers

We are committed to bringing you a great teaching experience. Our international instructors have a range of experience and qualifications and studied at many reputable schools around the world. Each instructor brings their own unique style to their classes, but each is underpinned by a common thread of quality, commitment, and dedication.

Marika

I first had an interest in yoga when I was a teenager, the mystical side of the practice always intrigued me. I tried initially to practice from books, attending my first yoga class in my late teens. After a couple of serious breaks in my leg and my back from snowboarding I thought I should try something therapeutic to heal my body. I practiced all sorts of yoga styles; however, I still distinctly remember my first Ashtanga class, the flow, the energy, and the challenge coupled with the peace I felt afterwards completely drew me in.

After working in London for a few years, and disillusioned by my city life, I decided to take a break and travelled to India to further my practice, training with teachers in Mysore. I moved to Japan, and started teaching in Niseko over 12 years ago, since then I have grown a community of students here and hosted international teachers in the area. Whilst living in Japan I met Nancy Gilgoff, who I continue to study and train with today.

Charlie

I have always been fascinated by the human mind and body. Through my journey to discover more, I found myself in the Himalayas of India studying to become a yoga teacher, and the practice has been an integral part of my life ever since. Yoga set me on a path of personal discovery, development, and self-healing that has helped me to overcome many challenges in my life. Through my teaching I aim to share that which inspires me in the hope of helping others to on their own journey. 

I am an E-RYT 500, Vinyasa-Ashtanga, Yin, Meditation, Breathwork and Yoga Therapy instructor. I have also studied the practice of Ayurveda and holistic massage both in India and Thailand. My classes combine meditation, breathwork and physical asana, dynamic classes are often sprinkled with a little challenge and lots of fun, while restorative classes are grounding and more meditative.

Hiromi

After several years of travelling around the world as a backpacker, I started practicing yoga in Australia. After practicing for the first time, I felt many changes in both my body and my mind. When I returned from my trip, I studied for my RYT 200 qualification in Niseko, and I started teaching here as an instructor. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with many students and learning together every day. 

For me, Yoga is the time to allow myself to take a break from the busyness of daily life, through practicing asanas, meditation and breathing techniques, being present and allowing my mind and body to become lighter.

Riona

I first tried Pilates in New Zealand a few years ago and I really liked that the practice was so accessible to everyone regardless of age, gender, or if you suffer from a physical disability.

Even after becoming a Pilates instructor, I am still learning more everyday through my own daily self-practice and lessons. The goal of a Pilates session is to better understand our own bodies and in a one-hour group lesson we focus on performing good quality repetitions with correct alignment to improve our posture.

Shiho

After giving birth I noticed that I felt tired and stressed by the pressure of work, childcare and housework. I was searching for a way of life that I could be proud of as a mum when I discovered Miku Yoga school in 2020.  When I started to practice, I became fascinated by the depth of yoga, and I studied for my 200-hour teacher training qualification. 

After graduating, I gave up my full-time job to focus on teaching yoga. My style of yoga teaching combines a focus on the body through poses (asana) and a focus to the mind through philosophy.

Now I teach Yoga at both a large fitness club in Sapporo and a dedicated Yoga Studio too. I also teach personal online lessons and kids’ yoga.

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