Ryoko (“Lyo-ko”) is a certified athletic trainer, licensed massage therapist, certified Yoga/STOTT Pilates/Qigong (Ancient Chinese healing modality/moving form of meditation) instructor, certified strength & conditioning specialist, and Reiki (a Japanese form of stress reduction & relaxation that also promotes healing) practitioner. In addition to different Eastern and Western manual therapy techniques, she also has been using Yoga, Pilates and Qigong as a part of rehabilitation with great success in Orthopedic Physical Therapy settings.
Originally from Japan, Ryoko grew up with traditional Buddhism philosophy and has continued to study, practice and share those ideals through teaching Yoga, which began in 2002. In 2005, she deepened her meditation and Yoga practice with Vipassana Meditation/Yoga training in India. Her extensive and thoughtful study of Qigong, Kripalu, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Anusara, Iyengar, Svaroopa, Yin, and Acu-Yoga makes her classes very unique, warm, joyful, peaceful, meditative, and therapeutic as well as providing a safe environment with her extensive therapist experience. Therapeutic Massage, Yoga, Qigong, & Pilates Classes are offered by RYOKO at the Glowing Body Yoga Studio in Knoxville, TN
massage & bodywork, yoga, pilates, qigong Knoxville, TN