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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.


All love.



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