Shigeko is a beam of light in front of the room. Her stories are engaging and her teaching style is delightful and easy to follow. I highly recommend any of Shigeko’s classes/offerings. You’ll leave with a smile, every time 🙂


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!

Masaki “Mac” HemmiAssistant coach men's soccer at University of Denver

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.

Shintaro HaradaFormer Professional Soccer Player Midfielder @ Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC