Welcome to my Mindfulness with Emi page!
I am very happy if I can share my experience with you.
My name is Emi Iizuka, I was born in Tokyo, spent 4 years in Hong Kong, started traveling when I was 18, and moved to Byron Bay, Australia in 2005, spent 15 years in a pristine nature and now I’ve been residing in Spain since 2020.
I have worked as a translator/interpretator for my dearest teacher Maria Kirstin (Yoga for Grownups) the Yoga teacher and Occupational therapist from the US for 9 years in the field of Yoga which deepened the understanding of life and the connection between Mind and Body.
In 2015 I became a mother of my son Romeo, since then I have been sharing the teaching of Mindfulness. This practice is based on the understanding of Buddhism, Yoga, Somatic work, Science and daily life.
In my personal note, I became a sole parent soon after my son was 1 year old. The experience gave me such an awaking of life as well as the PTSD, and the practising of meditation had saved my life.
In 2006, I participated my first 10days Meditation retreat (Vippasana) in Chennai, India that made Meditation into my core daily work since then.
In 2018, I became a global certified teacher of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Program, and have since been facilitating the public/invitational program once a year.
In the same year I went to the Plum Village France with my son to really experience the Mindfulness living and the Engaged Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh. I felt the true sense of compassion. The experience inspired me to get people together to practice Mindfulness in community, so I started the online Sangha.
In 2019, I completed the online compassion training G.R.A.C.E by Joan Halifax.
I currently offer classes and 10-15h Mindfulness Teacher training in Japan, which has about 1,000 graduates.
I am currently training in the Compassionate Inquiry by Gabor Maté (complete by Feb 2023) and Somatic Experiencing® by Peter Levine (complete by May 2024).
I look forward to walking on the path of inner peace, authenticity and love with you.
I am trained in :
2007 : RYT200h
2010 : Maternity Yoga certified teacher by Bliss Baby yoga (https://blissbaby.com.au)
2013 : Yoga for health ageing certified teacher by Yoga for Grownups (www.yogaforgrownups.com)
2016 : Yoga for Mental health certified teacher by Yoga for Grownups (www.yogaforgrownups.com)
2018 : Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute Global certified teacher by SIY (http://siyglobal.com)
2019 : G.R.A.C.E by Upaya zencenter (https://www.upaya.org)
2023 : Compassionate Inquiry 1 year training completion by Gabor Maté (https://compassionateinquiry.com)
2023 : Somatic Experiencing® Intermediate by Somatic Experiencing Spain (https://somatic.experiencing.es)