Masumi moved to Vancouver from Japan in 2004, where she took her first yoga class and fell in love. Yoga has affected her life in many ways and has brought much happiness and joy.
In 2006, she took her first Teacher Training at Open Door Yoga and completed the 200 Hr Hatha program, then completed Eoin Finn's 200 Hr Vinyasa and the TIP program with Shannon Cluff.
In 2008 she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, which has opened her to see opportunity and possibility, even with life's challenges.
"I bow to my dear teachers Denise and Rainey at Seattle Yoga Arts where Masumi completed over 200 Hrs of Anusara Yoga Training from 2011 - 2012. They taught me patience, forgiveness and compassion." She continues studying with in Seattle at SYA.
In 2015 and 2016, Masumi completed the Wandee Ancient 180 Hrs Thai Massage and Advanced Certification in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In addition, she has specialized in Detox Intestine Massage for physical and emotional release and healing.
Currently Masumi is working full-time at Organic Thai Spa in Kitsilano, Vancouver and is offering different styles of Thai Massage.
You might find her paddling on the water sometimes, it gives her mind and body a challenge and keeps energy sustainable.