emiko oye is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher in Forrest Yoga (RYT-200), Certified Trainer for Relax and Renew® Level 2 Restorative Yoga, and Certified Teacher in Monnier Method Hatha Yoga (200-hr), based in San Francisco where she first discovered yoga in 1997 after moving to California from Cleveland, Ohio. Actively teaching since 2012, yoga has become the key to her sanity, helping to maintain balance and de-stress from her other life as self-employed artist/business owner of jewelry design company, emiko-o. Through a dedicated yoga practice she has reshaped her posture to live in the body she’s always wanted (including optimal gut health), realized that deep breathing and daily Savasana are key to self-nourishment, and that living your yoga is the way to continue to evolve as a compassionate human.
She has trained extensively under Ana Forrest, having completed the Foundation and Advanced Teacher Trainings, Mentorship Program, and has assisted former Forrest Guardian Colleen Millen. Currently she’s been training under Judith Hanson Lasater in Restorative Yoga and Experiential Anatomy. You can find her on staff at Innerstellar Yoga & Pilates in Berkeley, and at Bernal Yoga in San Francisco, CA. emiko is also trained in Hatha yoga in the Bishnu Ghosh tradition under Brian Monnier at California Yoga Company (where she was on teaching staff from 2012-2016) and in Bikram yoga under Mary Jarvis at Global Yoga.
emiko teaches public and private sessions of Restorative Yoga, Forrest Yoga, Candlelight, and Flow & Restore sessions (which interweave Forrest, Vinyasa and Hatha styles with Restorative yoga).