yoga + wellness
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
ERYT- 500 Certified Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance)
Lead Trainer 200hour YTT (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)
“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
“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
“I did Kanami’s Advanced Yoga Teacher Intensive this past summer in Mexico, and all my expectations were met and were exceeded. The amount of knowledge I received on the first day alone was worth the investment, and I would love to do another one as soon as possible!”
– JENIKA DOHERTY
“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
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