Makiko Takishima

BOSTON AND JAPAN
YOGA MAITRI

“When I lived in New Delhi, India, I had an inspiration of potential of yoga from Prime
Minister Modi. I heard from him that “Yoga is a way of life and helps to unite people”.
In my experience, yoga and yoga community has helped me a lot in Japan, Singapore,
India, and the USA. I will contribute to Yoga and India as a yoga instructor.”

Makiko majored in Cognitive Psychology at her university and she was interested in a
connection between mind and body. After starting yoga, she became to feel her body
and mind connect better. She is now practicing yoga and sharing that yoga is a part of
her life. She completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training in Tokyo, Japan in 2014 and it
too in Boston, the USA in 2018. She is also certified by Bliss Baby Yoga to teach
Prenatal Yoga.

She believes that “Yoga is for everyone” and teaches not only basic Hatha yoga but
also Prenatal Yoga, Baby & Me Yoga, Kids Yoga, and Chair Yoga classes. Her aim is to
incorporate yoga into everyday life in various stages and support to create a better
community.