Akiko Schooley was introduced to yoga by a friend in 2014. At first, she wanted to try yoga for exercise but immediately became enthralled by all the cool yoga poses. This led to her practicing yoga on a regular basis. As she practiced more, she began to understand the true meaning of yoga and decided to deepen her passion by enrolling in yoga teacher training. Akiko received her RYT 200 in 2016. Through the teacher training and dedicated yoga practice, her meaning of yoga has transformed from “my hobby” to “my life”.
Akiko was born and raised in Japan. Since she was a little girl, she always dreamed of becoming a global person who would be a mediator between communities and people all over the world. Teaching yoga has given her the opportunity to connect and contribute to multiple communities. She has been able to connect people who have different backgrounds, different ages and even different nationalities. She truly believes that when yoga is practiced together, everyone speaks the same language and we all become one.