In order to prevent new coronavirus infection, classes in the studio were refrained from 3/31 to 5/31, but some classes will resume from June, and some classes will continue to be online classes. We will try this schedule in June and gradually decide various things. (It may change depending on the current situation)
When resuming classes in the studio, We would like to set some rules so that everyone can take classes comfortably.
● Studio class Must be booked in advence, the class capacity (14 Yaizu Kutir, 10 Yaizu Kogawa, 11 Shizuoka). The best is to make a reservation from the website or the wix app. You can make reservations without any unfairness because the number of remaining seats is set for the capacity. (For those who cannot do it, please contact Noriko)
● If you have a cough, a slight fever, or are concerned about your family by attending a class, please use the online class and refrain from attending the studio class.
●Please use your own yoga mat.
● Prepare a disinfectant, but be sure to wash your hands and disinfect yourself.
● Easy classes are closed for a while.
Zentra Yoga was established in Japan in 2005. We teach traditional yoga based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda Saraswati as well as his disciples Swami Satyananda and Swami Vishnu Devananda. In our classes, we introduce you to asanas (postures) pranayama (breathing exercises), concentration techniques, and meditation. We also share with you the philosophy of yogic science, which gives us a way to live our daily life harmoniously.
Meet The Teachers
Noriko Higashide Sirard
Noriko 紀子先生 ヨガ歴15年、講師歴10年。19歳の時、旅先のラオスで最初の師匠、マリオと出会い、初めてヨガに出会う。その後東京外語大学で文化人類学の修士号を取り、タイを拠点にNGOの代表などを経験したのち、心身の健康の必然性を感じ、インドにいたマリオ先生に入門。Zentra YogaとSivananda Yogaで豊富な経験を持っています。 Zentraを13年間稼働させているほか、カナダに本部のある世界的に有名なシバナンダ・アシュラムの講師養成コースの日本語同時通訳や東京センターの立ち上げ、翻訳に10年以上携わってきました。シヴァナンダ・アシュラムのヨガ・アチャリヤ資格、インド政府AYUSH省のヨガ講師資格（通称QCI)のレベル2も取得。シヴァナンダ ヨガ、シニアやこども、妊婦など老若男女へのヨガクラスや、企業や学校への出張、非常勤講師など。アカ語、タイ語、中国語など7つの言語を流暢に話す。
Mario マリオ先生 ヨガ歴25年以上講師歴20年以上。ヨガを深く学ぶためにインドに渡り、偉大なヨギと7年間修行の日々を過ごしました。インドでも有名なビハールヨガバラティ大学（Satyananda Yoga・サチャナンダ・ヨガ）の修士コースを卒業し、プシュカールのスワミ・シャームヨギのもとで（kriya Yogaクリヤ・ヨガ）の集中修行を個人的に受け、幅広く学ぶ。1998年にSivananda Yogaシヴァナンダ ・ヨガ（hatha Yogaハタ・ヨガ）の教師養成コースを卒業。ヒマラヤのガンゴトリの洞窟や、インド各地のスピリチュアルな場所に滞在しながら、さまざまなヨガを学び、実践。シヴァナンダ 師とその弟子の教えを柱により「禅」に近い、「意識を今ここに」というアプローチを大切に、呼吸の大切さと生きる喜びを大切にするするスタイルとして、Zentra Yogaを開発しました。ヨガの精神性の旅を始める前には、プロのパイロット（5年）とソーシャルワーカー（2年）経験。
Meet The Teachers
Noriko Higashide Sirard
Noriko Sensei has been practicing yoga for more than 14 years and teaching for more than 10. She has extensive experience with Zentra Yoga and Sivananda Yoga. Besides running Zentra for 13 years, she has also been involved in assisting and translating Sivananda teacher training courses for more than a decade. She has been awarded the title of Yoga Acharya by International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres and she also has earned Level 2 of the QCI Indian Yoga Teacher Certification (only a few Japanese people have gotten this certification). Before Starting her journey on the yogic path, Noriko was an Anthropologist who graduated from Tokyo University. She speaks seven languages fluently.
Mario Sensei has been practicing yoga for more than 25 years and teaching it for more than 20 years. He spent seven years in India learning yoga with great yogis. He graduated from the renowned Bihar Yoga Bharati (Deemed University) (Satyananda Yoga) with post graduate yogic studies. He also learned extensively under Swami Shyam Yogi of Pushkar (Kriya Yoga). He graduated from the Sivananda Yoga (Hatha Yoga) Teacher Training course in 1998. He has also learned from different yogis while staying in the Himalayas and other conducive locations. Mario has developed Zentra Yoga, which is an integral approach to Yoga. His teachings focus on the present moment, the importance of the breath, and the joy of being alive. Before starting his journey has a yogi, Mario was a professional pilot (5 years) and a social worker (2 years).
Camille and Ishan are both born in a yogic environment. With Noriko and Mario, they spend at least one or two months every year in a yoga ashram - either India, Canada or Thailand. They have imbibed the yogic teaching of many different teachers. Ishan has now spent the last three summers at Yoga Camp in Canada (by his own choice) where he has learned deeper aspects of yoga and its relation to the "ordinary" world. Both Ishan and Camille are good role models of harmony and peace and are great examples for their peers.
Asuwa Sensei has been with Zentra for the last 10 years. He is an active yoga teacher in Shizuoka Prefecture. He teaches different classes and programs here and there. The students enjoy his dynamism and open heart.
Rob Sensei is a university professor in Shizuoka. As a professional teacher, he has developed skills of communication which help his students to understand the essence of what he communicates. He has practiced yoga for 5 years at Zentra and started his yoga teacher journey in 2016. You will enjoy his presence and the love he has for yoga.
Miyuki Sensei has been a Zentra student for more than 8 years. She has recently completed her teacher training course and started teaching. She has great sense of empathy and understands the needs of the students. Students love her presence. She also has a black belt in karate
Maeda Sensei has been a dedicated yoga student at Zentra for quite some time. He has accumulated about five years of experience with the amount of classes he has attended at Zentra. He has a high level of intuitive Insight. He can easily read the needs of the student.
Natsumi has been practicing yoga since 2011 and has been a student at Zentra for more than 4 years. She took Zentra’s TTC in 2018. She has traveled extensively in India and Thailand to further her studies in yoga and massage therapy. She is now a relaxation therapist. She previously worked as a social worker and has also worked for an advertising agency. She has a very deep understanding of yoga practices and the human body in general and will help you get the maximum benefit from your practices.
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