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Rieko Yamanaka

A lifelong spiritual student and a former professional dancer, Rieko has been immersing herself in various styles of movement, yoga, and meditation for over 20 years. She completed Prema’s 200-hour teacher training in 2018 and is deeply grateful to all of her beautiful teachers and community for their support and inspiration.

As a teacher, Rieko’s intention is to hold a safe space for her students to explore their body, mind, and spirit with curiosity and kindness. Her alignment-based vinyasa class incorporates breath awareness, intuitive sequences, dynamic movements, and a healthy use of props. 

Rieko is also an artist and a spiritual counselor. riekoyamanaka.com