Izumi Sato is an RYT 500, Experienced RYT 200 and, certified for Meditation and Awareness Practice.
“Izumi Sato is a lifelong adventurer and practitioner of yoga who loves to explore the art of sharing happiness and freedom with others.
She is dedicated to empowering her students to find their potential and grow their ability to learn from their own experiences.
By looking into the body, mind, and heart, we can develop in expressing joy and love.
Izumi brings many years of studying devotional classical dance in India, learning Bharatanatyam under Padma Bhushan Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan, into her teachings.
Her studies in classical dance and music in India, her MA in Dance Education at the University of Hawaii, and an additional BA in Cultural Anthropology in Kyoto, Japan, makes Izumi deeply practiced in her offerings.
Over 20 years of performing and teaching dance, Izumi specializes in the energetic arts of mudra or hand gestures, the flow of movement and stillness, and in cultivating the space to be nonjudgmental when exploring the body-mind.
Her yogic journey started in 2000 at a conference near the sacred waters in Himachal Pradesh, India.
In 2013 she began diving into yoga teaching and offers flow-based yoga classes, from gentle to power, creating meditative classes for everyone.
Her devotion and wide research into the Ramayana led her to be a part of Mount Madonna’s Ramayana production as a choreographer, teaching Bharatanatyam since 2018.
Izumi pours love into various communities throughout the United States, visiting schools and juvenile detention centers to educate and empower children to accept and celebrate differences.
She knows that planting seeds of appreciation toward all world cultures is how we will live harmoniously, shaping a world that rejoices in our interconnection.”