emiko oye is a Yoga Alliance Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), Relax and Renew® Level 2 Restorative Yoga Instructor, MELT Method® Instructor, and Monnier Method Hatha Yoga Instructor (200-hr). She is based in San Francisco, where she first discovered yoga in 1997 and has been teaching since 2012. She has studied under Ana Forrest, completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation and Advanced Teacher Trainings, and Mentorship Program. She continues to study under Judith Hanson Lasater in Restorative Yoga and Experiential Anatomy, and with Sue Hitzmann in the MELT Method.
In living her yoga, she has discovered how to best use the practice to meet her body’s ever-changing needs on and off the mat. Mindful breathing, daily MELT and savasana are her keys for self-nourishment and being more present—priorities for maintaining one’s sanity while thriving in this chaotic world.
emiko teaches from a place of empathy and inclusion—all feel welcomed and attended to, no matter what skill or experience level. She strongly believes in teaching people not poses, but with a passion for anatomically realistic alignment and mindful movement done with ease. When she’s not on the mat, she’s in the jewelry studio, running her art jewelry business, emiko-o reware.