*Masako MiyakawaE-RYT 500
Originally from Japan, Masako has been practicing yoga since 2001 and teaching since completing her first of many yoga teacher trainings at IYINY in 2004. Her teaching infuses light heartedness, attention to details and care for each and every student’s wellbeing. She loves the mindful flow, yin, restorative, chair yoga, pranayama and meditation. When Masako is not teaching she is usually found in a plant-filled home with Nagi, a rescued cat, or walking in the woods next door, hanging out with woodpeckers, red cardinals, blue jays and squirrels at beautiful Inwood Hill Park in Northern Manhattan.
Lisauri “Luma” MarizanSound Healer, Reiki Practioner, RYT 200
Meet Luma, a Washington Heights native, certified 200hr Yoga Teacher, Sound Healing Practitioner, and Reiki Master, who combines healing modalities to create sacred spaces that help us reconnect mind and body. Her journey began in 2016 when she was experiencing trouble breathing and doctors could not explain the source of her problem. In exploring a myriad of meditative tools and practices, Luma discovered that sound therapy and yoga allowed her to calm her anxiety and balance out the energies between her environment, inner thoughts, and somatic sensations. Since then she has been helping others to explore their inner workings, often collaborating with wellness studios, practitioners, and mentors for community events, workshops, and online support.
In this special workshop, you’ll be practicing yin yoga to help release tensions and stresses in your body while being enveloped and immersed in the sound of 7 Chakra Crystal Singing Bowls. Yin yoga works on your tighter, contracting and knotted connective tissues around the hips, lower back and shoulders while the Sound Bath, also known as Sound Healing, works to promote deeper relaxation by your brain waves becoming attuned to the frequencies of the instruments.