yoko: an intro
Hello. My name is Yoko Yoshikawa. I'm an omnivorous reader, a mother to a teenaged daughter, stepmother to a college-aged son and a second-generation Japanese American who speaks and reads Japanese. We have a well-loved tuxedo cat named Fez. I've taught wannabe yoga teachers about yoga philosophy, prisoners in Pleasanton and the staff of The Yoga Journal. I've also taught mothers with toddlers, pregnant women, seniors and people with disabilities. It has been a fascinating 20-year path of study and discovery. I crafted this website -- with invaluable support from my husband / webmaster, Peter -- to advertise my teaching and start a blog. Thanks for your interest!
I've been teaching yoga since 1996. Currently I teach weekly public classes at You and the Mat in Oakland and The Yoga Room in Berkeley (Please go to Teaching Schedule Page for further info).
I teach private yoga sessions – one-on-one as well as to couples and to small groups. I can visit you at your place or you can come to my studio in north Berkeley, where I have a lot of great props. You can learn and do so much more when I work with you directly. I sequence the practice to meet your needs and bring attention to aspects of your body that you might not notice on your own. Contact me directly if you're interested in scheduling a session. $100 - $125, sliding scale, for 90 minutes.
Beginning this fall, I'm teaching workshops at Maya Gaetjen's studio, Yogic Nature, a live/work loft in Emeryville. Given that we use the wall, each workshop is limited to 8 students max. Sign up soon if you're interested in 'Beginning Inversions,' on Nov 5. As of today, 10/27, there are only 2 spaces left!
On Thanksgiving morning, I'll teach a class at You & the Mat to benefit the Women's Cancer Resource Center. I'm offering a Winter Solstice workshop on December 17 at YATM, too. (Go to Workshops Page for more info.)
Yoga for Cyclists: A Four-Week Workshop
January 16, 23, 30 & February 6, 2017
(Monday evenings, 7:30–9 pm, The Yoga Room,
Studio B, 2530 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702)
Yoga for Healthy Digestion
Saturday, October 22, 2016
(2-5 pm, Yogic Nature)
Saturday, November 5, 2016
(2-5 pm, Yogic Nature)
Thanksgiving Benefit Class
Thursday, November 24, 2016
(10-11:45 am, YATM)
Winter Solstice: Embracing Dark
Saturday, December 17, 2016
(2-5 pm, YATM)