Why Hip Yoga? Pelvic, belly and hip areas are the core of your body. Lacking strength in these areas particularly hip, could trigger fatigue and may result in back injuries as hip muscles are the largest of the three gluteal muscles. Training these areas would raise basal metabolic rate and help slim your waistline and many more benefits. We would like to aim such a healthy Body & Mind. Let's pay more attention to the Core.
Hatha Yoga Hatha yoga is the most common form of yoga practiced today and is often called a "dual" type of yoga because it includes a duality between two opposites: the sun (in Hinda, "ha") and the moon ("tha"). The union " of the pairs of opposites". Hatha yoga classes use the breath to create a link between the body and the mind. It builds flexibility and strength while minimizing the chance of injury. This well-rounded style balances and opens the body. You will learn to still the mind and be present in the moment.
Benefits of Yoga * Perfects your posture * Protects your spine * Increases your blood flow * Drains your lymph and boosts immunity * Gives your lungs room to breathe * Maintains your nervous system * Builds muscle strength and it Gives you inner strength * Makes you feel relaxed, happier and helps those experiencing sleeping problem …and many more
What is Shinrinyoku-Forest bathing? Forest bathing is the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is calledShinrinyoku (森林浴) in Japanese. Studies in Japan have measured changes in immune markers and stress hormones in people who regularly walked in specific forests in Japan. In addition, people with diabetes but not taking insulin found substantial benefits by lowering blood glucose levels.
About Akiko Since 1995 Akiko has been dancing Aerofunk, Latinaero, Salsa in different countries where she resided. She first tried Yoga in the Latin Aero class of Kae Montgomery back in 2003 in her hometown Hamamatsu, Japan. She holds the Certificates of Beauty-Yoga and Hatha-Yoga from IYC (International Yoga Center Japan) founded by Ken Harakuma. Since earning the certificates in 2012 she has been teaching Yoga / Yoga with dance movement upon request. She teaches in German, Japanese and English.
She also earned a Tanzkult Tribal Fusion Bellydance Diploma in 2012 in Switzerland where she now lives. From 2011 until 2015 she has been a member of the Tribal Fusion Group Mandala-Tribe where she takes part in a group dance as well as a solo dancer in various dance events and shows in Switzerland, Germany and Japan. It was during this period of education and shows that she realized the benefit of combining yoga in her practice to dramatically improve her core strength and flexibility, which in turn improves her dance.
Based on her own experience, she is convinced that Yoga is an integral act, especially for postpartum as her posture changed after the period of pushing Baby-buggy and carrying baby all the time. When she was working full time in the office, Yoga was a lifesaver, as long sitting made the back, shoulder and neck area became stiffed.
Akiko enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge and is very passionate about yoga. She believes that her own experience as an office worker, dancer and a mother to maintain good posture, figure and flexibility is worth sharing. The encouragement from her trial-students also convinced her to keep teaching Yoga & Dance Mix after earning the Diploma.
She holds; 2012 Tanzkult Tribal Fusion Bellydance Diplom 2012 IYC International Yoga Center - Beauty Yoga Certificate 2015 IYC International Yoga Center - Hatha Yoga Certificate 2016Inside Yoga Frankfurt Germany - AYA Teachers Training 200 Certificate 2017 Shinrinyoku-Forest Guide-Therapist Certificate from Japan 2018 SAFS Pilates Mat Instructor course
Credit given to the teachers she learned from. Young-Ho Kim - Founder of Inside Yoga Frankfurt am Main Kae Montgomery - Principal Dancer and Teacher at Fat Chance Bellydance in San Fransisco and a member of Gold Star Dance Company Keiichi Maejima - Founder of MJ Dance School in Hamamatsu Japan Ken Harakuma - Founder of IYC Japan Yoji Minato - IYC Yoga Teacher, Founder of Yoga Studio La sMiLe and Studio INEX Naheema - Tribal Fusion Dancer & Choreographer in Bern Switzerland