NAOMI MISAWA (SYC Authorized L1)
She was born in Japan. In 2000 moved to Hanoi Vietnam where she has been learning for the lacquer painting at Vietnam University of Fine Arts. In 2012, she started yoga practice when she was working at the Urban Railway construction project office in Hanoi, Vietnam. She often went outside of Vietnam to discover Ashtanga Yoga because there are no Shalas and communities. She attended many workshops and Mysore programs for learning. In 2015, she started to focus on Ashtanga Yoga self-practice.
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 SYC (kpjayi) with R.Sharath Jois, and he granted her Level 1 Authorization in 2019. After returning to Hanoi, Vietnam she has continued self-practice and teaching.
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.
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