NAOMI, was born in Japan and moved to Hanoi where she has been learning for the lacquer painting at Vietnam University of Fine Arts since 2000. She started practicing yoga in 2012 when has working at the Urban Railway construction project office in Hanoi Vietnam. In 2013, she met about Ashtanga Yoga. At that time, few people know practice Ashtanga Yoga in Hanoi. She thought what Ashtanga Yoga is, and really wanted to learn about it. She went abroad to Asian countries such as Japan and India for learning Ashtanga Yoga.
After leaving her job, she started teaching at Zenith Yoga Hanoi and OM Hanoi since 2014. She is 500RYT certified (200h TTC at Tattava Yogashala, Rishikesh India & 300h TTC at Yoga Yantra, Rishikesh India) and other trainings.
She is an Ashtanga Yoga home practitioner.
She needed to go abroad to located outside of Vietnam for practicing Ashtanga Yoga. Because there were no Ashtanga yoga teachers (Authorized or Certified teachers) around her. In 2015, she attended Mysore program taught by Tarik Thami (Mysore Tokyo) in Ubud Bali. Soon after that she has begun to focus practice self practice in Hanoi, then practiced at Mysore Tokyo when back to Japan temporarily. In 2016 March, she first visited the source of Ashtanga yoga, Kpjayi (Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute) Mysore India, and she practiced under R. Sharath Jois and Saraswathi Jois. She continued to visit India annually to study at KPJAYI with R.Sharath Jois, and he granted her Level 1 Authorization in 2019. After return to Hanoi, she has continuing self-practice.
Always a student.
She also practices with many yoga friends, and attend Mysore class and work shop by Petri Räisänen, Dylan Bernstein once a year for learning Ashtanga Yoga.
She is interested in chanting, Sanskrit, and yoga philosophy, which she continues to practice and study in her daily life.
Blog (Japanese ONLY, 日々の生活を綴っています。)
Under The Same Sky
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