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.


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.