Born in Japan, Masaaki moved to Boston in ‘93, where he attended Boston University and graduated with a degree in psychology. He began practicing yoga in 2002.
Masaaki has training in Kyokushin-karate, with the Hong Kong Royal Police Aikido team, and the Hong Kong Asian Olympic Judo team. He brings over 20 years of martial arts training to his teaching with a strong emphasis on mental training.
He has over a decade of teaching experience influenced by Coeli Marsh and Tom Alden. In his classes, Masaaki is committed to training awareness, to tune attitude, and works to empower students own intelligence and wisdom to be able to heal and be whole. He uses skilled techniques to help students and remains committed to working with wisdom, and kindness to help others.
Slow Flow: Shoulder Work • Masaaki Okamura • 35 minutes
Case Study: Urdhva Danurasana • Masaaki Okamura • 40 minutes
Slow Flow: Chest Breathing • Masaaki Okamura • 45 minutes
Afternoon slow flow focused on using the chest to support breathing
Props: 2 blocks, 3 blankets
Asana Lab: Janu Sirsasana A (Head to Knee Forward Bend) • Masaaki Okamura
Janu Sirsasana or Head of the Knee Pose is one of those "drive by" shapes we don't spend a lot of time dissecting. It's one of the best ways to get a stretch for the legs and low back with the added bonus of hip opening. Masaaki unpacks the shape using props, research poses and a quick anatomy le...
Flow: The Classics • Masaaki Okamura • 25 Minutes
Move your body, ignite your breath and train your awareness in this 20 minute classic flow with Masaaki Okamura.
Props: 2 Blocks
Flow: Afternoon Flow with Masaaki Okamura 60 min
60 minutes to integrate and harmonize
Suggested props: 2 Blocks
All levels class
Slow Flow: Seated Flow • Masaaki Okamura • 30 min
Join Masaaki for a gentle and grounding seated Slow Flow. No props needed. All levels welcome.