yoga + pilates
I’ve been guiding people out of their comfort zones and into wild new places for almost two decades. I was a whitewater rafting guide for twelve years before finding my true passion in teaching yoga, health, and wellness.
a little more
I had been a dedicated yoga practitioner since the age of eighteen, but decided to wait til later in life to become a teacher. After many shoulder injuries while rafting and kayaking, I decided it was finally time to transition out of outdoor guiding completely in order to save my body.
I completed my Level 1 YTT in 2010, and shortly after I taught my first yoga class in the ski town Niseko, Japan: I called it Powder Yoga. Now Powder Yoga is a busy yoga studio which I recently sold and moved my life to Southern Mexico. I currently live here with my husband and three dogs, so please come and find me down here!
SKILLS + EXPERIENCE
E-RYT 500 Certified Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance)
Lead Trainer 200hour RYS (Yoga Alliance)
Founder Powder Yoga Niseko Studio
Mat Pilates Instructor (60 hours)
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage (60 hours)
Diet & Nutritional Advisor Diploma (150 hours)
Natalie Rousseau Advanced YTT (35 hours)
Wilderness First Aid 1st Responder + CPR certified
Bass Coast Festival Workshop Instructor (2017-19)
“Kanami is knowledge with a smile. I took the 200 hour YTT course in Mexico with her and our group received the same level of energy, enthusiasm, and encouragement on day 21 that we did on day 1. We received the same Kanami at 7 am and at 6 pm.
I’ve taken lots of courses for other certifications and I’ve never had a teacher that is as accommodating and caring as she is. I would take the course again just to be around someone who truly embodies the full spectrum of health and wellness. I cannot recommend this course enough!!”
– NINA PURCELL
“After completing the 200hr YTT with Kanami I can confidently recommend this certification to yoga teachers of all levels. This was my second YTT and I am taking away a wealth of new knowledge I hadn’t previously been exposed to.
Kanami utilizes an epic curriculum alongside her many years of experience. Not only did she teach us the many interpretations of yoga philosophy but how to apply it to our own lives and practice – I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Kanami!”
– JENIKA DOHERTY
“I was a regular student at Kanami’s yoga studio in Japan, and I decided to take her Intensive Spring Course: it was a truly transformative experience. Always cheerful, welcoming and wise – that’s Kanami as a teacher. I highly recommend signing up for all classes, programs and courses run by her.”
– PIOTREK BODERA
“Working with Kanami on personalized yoga and Pilates videos was the best investment I made all year. She made sure to create a workout and practice that worked with my body and fit into my personal goals. I can’t recommend Kanami or this process enough—treat yourself and your body to some custom routines!”
– JACKI STRENIO
“Everything was well organized and I felt really well taken care of during Kanami’s Mexico Retreat. I liked that she was flexible but still made the twice daily yoga classes challenging for me: I loved working into Peak Poses! The food was delicious, the location was perfect, and Puerto Escondido has such a good vibe. I wish I was still there.”
– ANEESA BLAKE
YOGA TEACHER & school
I’m an E-RYT 500 hour Certified Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and a Registered Vinyasa Yoga School
DROP ME A LINE
Completing your 200 hour YTT is a humungous accomplishment! I am here to support you every step of the way. Please send me your questions, comments and concerns 🙂