Eva-Maria made her second trip to Japan this year for Basics & Level 2 Teacher Training, to present TriYoga at the Hiroshima Yoga Peace conference, and to give workshops in Oita and Hiroshima.
The Basics Teacher Training group, the fifth in Japan, includes interns from all over the country.
Skype with Yogini Kaliji.
Students sang a song for Kaliji on skype.
Many teachers from previous years joined the Basics Teacher Training as assistants.
The first Level 2 training began with a three-day intensive for Level 1 teachers from every training class, and concluded with a dinner at Veg Out, the vegan cafe owned by TY teacher Yoko, who also owns Tamisa.
This was the third time Eva-Maria shared TriYoga at the Hiroshima Yoga Peace Conference. Masayo and her husband organized this conference which drew students from throughout the country and abroad. Maaya provided interpretation and assistance.
TY teacher Ruiko lives in Hiroshima and organized two TriYoga workshops at her studio, Lakshmi.
Eva-Maria also went to Oito for a workshop. The event was organized by TY teacher Masami, with help from Mika, and translation by Maaya.
Eva-Maria writes: “Students were so touched by the soft beauty and depth of TriYoga…. hearts were so open that many students could express their joy only through tears of happiness.”
The man in the back with arms outspread is Masakazzu, a Basics intern who traveled from the north of Japan to Oita in the south to join.
The group also went to a countryside tofu maker’s cafe, where they enjoyed tofu with citrus pepper and tofu with sesame miso.
All are looking forward to Yogini Kaliji’s visit to Japan in September!