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.