From the first time Maki walked into the Baptiste yoga studio in 2001, she quickly fell in love with the practice and became a dedicated practitioner and a yoga enthusiast. It still amazes her how quiet the mind becomes in the midst of challenging movements when the breath is connected to the body. She has always been interested in the mind body connection and wants to share her passion for yoga and its benefits with others.
Maki has completed 200hr Yoga Alliance teacher training at the Embody Yoga in Amherst with Patty Townsend and the Empower yoga in Beverly with Tricia Philpott, as well as the in-house teacher training at the Baptiste studio with Gregor Singleton and Claire Este-McDonald. She also has taken Level 1 & 2 teacher training with Baron Baptiste. She likes to teach a challenging flow with focus on alignments in a joyful yet calming environment. Born and raised in Japan, and having practiced Buddhism growing up, Maki brings a sense of zen into her life and to her yoga.
Along with yoga, she enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, learning about nutrition and natural health, and spending time with her two wonderful daughters and a supportive husband.