8/17~ Maternity Yoga Teacher Training


8/17~ Maternity Yoga Teacher Training

This advanced training/maternity yoga teacher training is for students who have completed at 200-hour yoga teacher training program (at any school). If you have not graduated from such a course, please talk to us if you would like to participate.

These training sessions will give you hands-on experience in how to make a class. You will also learn relevant anatomy, physiology, Tantric philosophy, asana and spotting. In addition, renowned lecturer and birth coordinator, Sayaka Nagano, will teach us about the latest developments in birthing.

When: August 17, 21, 24, 28 (on each day 12:30 ~ 17:15)
Instructor: Junko Saegusa
Lecturer: Sayaka Nagano
Venue: Be Yoga Japan, 4F ORE Hiroo Building, 5-10-26 Minami-azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo (see Google Maps)
Fees: 65,000 yen (General); 55,000yen (Trainee)
Language: Japanese
Deadline for application: August 7(Friday) *Since the lecture starts right after Obon holiday, we do not accept applications after the deadline.


2013-junko-saegusa-01Junko (Junko Saegusa)

•Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
•Certified ISHTA Yoga Instructor (E-RYT500)
•Teacher Training Course Senior Instructor
•Maternity Yoga Teacher Training Course Instructor

Drawn to the study of Psychology in college, Junko learned that there are all kinds of different people in this world. Although wanting to delve further into studying psychology, she found it hard to face her own inner world and feelings. Junko began to feel burdened by psychology. At this time, she took an aerobics class and really enjoyed moving her body, working up a sweat to clear her mind and decided to become an instructor. She also happened to take a yoga class at this time. Junko found much comfort in how yoga deals with and releases both the body and the mind.

Junko learned ISHTA Yoga’s individualized approach with Kumiko Mack. Through asana, pranayama and meditation, she started to face her innermost self, something she was unable to do before.

In her classes, Junko tries to bring her own experiences, both physical and mental, keeping within the ISHTA framework. Yoga has taught Junko that although she may feel a range of emotions, like anger and sadness, deep within her lies a calm and stable core. From yoga she learned that everything happens for a reason, to let nature take its course, and to savor whatever experiences life has to offer.

Junko become a mother in 2009. This brought many changes in her life both during pregnancy and after raising a young child. Now more than ever, she cherishes the offerings of yoga. She also enjoys teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga.

Blog: junkokokara.jugem.jp (in Japanese)


Nagano Sayaka a birth coordinator guest instructor at Be Yoga Japan, Hiroo, Tokyo

Sayaka Nagano

For 4 years Sayaka worked as a therapist at a salon. After her first child was born, she learnt and felt the deep emotion and importance for women of the progression from prenatal to post partum. Since then, her fascination led her to become a birth coordinator to teach many that are in need of information that would gently help their mind and body during these processes.

In May 2008, Sayaka opened “Salon de Birth” to offer Aromatherapy and treatments for body, facial treatments, healing sessions and birth coordination.

Outside, she has also lectured at schools and PTA meetings to teenagers and parents about life and parenting. For full details on her courses and lectures, please see ameblo.jp/salon-de-birth (in Japanese).


Book your spot now by sending an email to reservations@beyogajapan.com with the following:

  • 2015/8 Maternity Instruction Training
  • Desired Dates
  • Full name
  • Telephone number

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