Originally from Tokyo, Japan. She has been teaching yoga since 2006 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and has been conducting teachers trainings since 2013.

Yoko underwent a Mysore apprenticeship with Cathy Louise Broda of Purple Yoga Hawaii, as well as a primary and a secondary Ashtanga Teacher Training with Manju Jois. She also has completed a pregnancy yoga apprenticeship and a teacher training, and a kids yoga teacher training.

She conducts three-weeks-long teacher trainings throughout the year, otherwise teaches Ashtanga Mysore classes daily at Purple Yoga Hawaii.

Yoko has gone through many life changes since she started practicing yoga, and she is continuing to develop an understanding of who she really is. Yoko affirms that her practice has evolved primarily due to the process of deep self-reflection and actively changing patterns rooted in fear, anger and insecurity.