Shigeko has been my favorite Yoga teacher since I took her class at Kindness Yoga in September of 2016. She creates an atmosphere and opportunity for me to challenge myself beyond my current threshold. She always shares a story with a gem that I fondly call the ‘Shigeko Wisdom of the week’. I’ve also taken her yoga therapy and learned valuable info about some of the tiny muscles I’ve neglected, likely for my entire life before her class. I still use it today and neglect a lot less than I used to! Thanks Shigeko!
Shigeko’s sessions helped me to understand the mechanism of my own body. I learned the root cause of my pain and I was able to get rid of it permanently! Shigeko listens to you and works with you to improve your body. She is a wonderful yoga instructor and a person. I definitely recommend Shigeko’s yoga to anyone!
Shigeko brings her own practice to share with your unrolled mat. This is why I appreciate her practice so much. Devotion fully engaged.
New to yoga and feel like I’m in good hands with Shigeko. My body gets worked and then relaxed, so I leave feeling great; but she also works my mind and perspective with a few choice words of wisdom. I try to get a weekly dose of Shigeko at a minimum.
Shigeko’s classes are thoughtful and creative, connected by simple but powerful themes around love, trust, and openness. She helped me understand that yoga truly is about the breath, the spirit, and the soul, and that we are merely using our physical bodies to access a deeper connection to the intangible. She is a trusted teacher and guide, is a gift that keeps on giving. The world is a much better place for it as a result. Thanks, Shigeko for everything.
I’ve been doing yoga for 20 years but I’ve never looked into yoga therapy until I met Shigeko. She can see things in my movement that other instructors never noticed. She helped me to get away from my compensation patterns with her gentle heart. I will continue to work with her to improve my life!
I had rotator cuff surgery 8 years ago. The pain was diminished after the surgery healed, but never really went away. I always had a low level ache. I tried 2 physical therapists and 2 yoga instructors without getting any relief. After explaining the issue to Shigeko, she looked at my shoulders and back and immediately saw what exercises I needed to diminish the pain. We spend the next hour working on these exercises to isolate and strengthen my back shoulder and back muscles. After 2 more sessions and doing the exercises daily I was pain free.
Yoga therapy with Shigeko is effective and worth the time. Her approach is kind and personal. She took the time to gain an understanding of the issues that affected me and caused discomfort. I have ailments including rotator cuff injury, bad knee, and compressed vertebrae from accident. I’ve tried chiropractors, physical therapy, other specialists, etc. Nothing has worked better, for longer than Shigeko’s instruction. She also identified the connection between physical and emotional pain, and helped me to heal. She helped me to live a pain free life. No more pain killers either. Trust her process, she can help you too.
I always felt stiffness in my back when I woke in the morning, and also when playing soccer. Since I started working with Shigeko the stiffness started going away and it makes it easier to train and play soccer. My play has improved and has become even more dynamic and smooth. The session is always relaxing and mindful and some of the techniques are easy to do on my own. So, I’ve been doing them as supplementals for my profession. Her approach is so wonderful that I always look forward to her sessions.
I saw Shigeko several times as a Yoga therapy client and was very pleased with my experience. Shigeko is gentle and clear. I always understood her exact instructions and the reasons for each exercise she chose for me. Shigeko has such a soothing manner about her. I felt blessed to be in her presence!
Shigeko is one of those rare people you come across who have found the truth or dharma in what they are doing in life. Because of this she always leads from the heart, truly intent on helping, teaching, and healing others in whatever way she can. Whether you attend one of her yoga classes, yoga therapy, or are lucky enough to attend a guided meditation, I think you will find that you will come away from the experience more whole, more healthy, and more balanced. I hope our community continues to foster and value more people like her. Innate teachers and healers who fill in the gaps to help keep us whole.
Shigeko is truly a gifted yoga teacher and therapist. She has a gentle yet powerful presence that illuminates her vast knowledge and appreciation of the mind-body connection. I appreciated that she took the time, prior to our first session, to become more familiar with my condition to better understand my need for yoga therapy. Shigeko quickly identified ways in which I had been compensating and avoiding using certain muscles due to pain. Through yoga, breath and movement she has taught me gentle ways to use proper body mechanics to gain strength and flexibility throughout my body. Her compassion and dedication to her practice is truly a blessing. Shigeko embodies the significance of Namaste.