・KATE KINOSHITA ・
I was born to Japanese and white English ancestry.
My childhood years were spent in Japan, and my secondary and higher education in the UK.
After graduating in Chinese Studies at Oxford, I spent time in Taiwan and Japan, studying movement and meditative traditions whilst working as a forest guide.
I work using a combination of techniques I have learned through 9+ years of devoted practice in yoga, daoyin, and meditation.
2017 ~ ongoing
movement mentorship with Chieko Sato, Mana Yoga
2021 ~ ongoing
work with psychobiological coach Portia Richardson
integrative therapy course facilitated by Shannon O'Flaherty
2019 ~ 2021
mentorship with counsellor Helen Stone
intensive taichi daoyin 大極導引 study in Taiwan
retreat and tour leading in rural Japan
300-hour YTT at Yogajaya, Tokyo
2014 ~ 2015
rural and farm living in Japan
200-hour YTT at Vinyasa Yoga School, Rishikesh, India
2015 ~ 2019
mentorship with David Listen
multiple ten-day vipassana silent retreats
yoga and movement teaching
BA Hons in Chinese Studies (Oxford University) 2.1
fluency in English, Japanese and Mandarin
bilingual and bi-cultural upbringing (Japan and UK).