Bija Yoga Room provides different styles of yoga based on our clients individual needs and interests. We offer a Himalayan based Raja Yoga sessions for those looking to develop a more traditional Yoga practice. For those looking to heal or improve their health, we offer Yoga Therapy sessions that focus on the goals and needs of each client.
Certified Yoga Therapist and Teacher
Masayo’s Yoga practice is founded upon a holistic approach to mind, body, and spirit. She believes that living holistically is essential for us to be in balance. Through this balance, we can find our inner stillness and attain our full potential.
Masayo’s interest in Yoga practice began while she was working as a registered nurse in palliative care in her homeland of Japan. It was through this work that she observed and experienced the importance of a holistic approach. In 2006, as her passion for Yoga grew, she began to work with her teacher to offer Yoga therapy to her patients. Through this work she came to deeply appreciate how Yoga can heal and improve her patient's quality of life. This experience motivated her to deepen her practice so she could help others create a life grounded in well-being.
As a Yoga instructor for over ten years, Masayo has traveled to Japan, India, and the Himalayas to both learn and deepen her practice. She completed her Yoga Instructor Certification course through Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana International University in 2010 and she completed her Yoga Therapy Instructor Course with them in 2017. She is associated with the Japan Yoga Therapy Society where she began her studies of Raja Yoga in 2009 under the guidance of its president, Keishin Kimura. She continues her evolving studies with the Japan Yoga Therapy Society to this day. Masayo continues to deepen further into her practice, by attending Yoga retreats and courses throughout the United States.
Masayo moved to the United States in 2010 and began teaching Yoga therapy to clients in Phoenix, Arizona. She offers private lessons both in person and online. Her holistic Yoga therapy programs include both Yoga Therapy, and Raja Yoga.