“Kumari is truly a living goddess–she may look like a humble tiny mortal woman but her spiritual power and sense of humour is expansive and penetrating–able to inspire and uplift even the most cynical of students.”— Sharon Gannon
Kumiko Yamada, a.k.a.Kumari, is originally from Tokyo, Japan and brings a wonderful understanding of the world to her classes. She has been teaching yoga in New York and internationally for over a decade. Kumiko was instrumental in bringing Jivamukti yoga to Japan and introducing it in a way that was accessible and challenging. Kumiko is trained in Jivamukti, Ashtanga and Vinyasa, with a B.S. in psychology from Boston University. She is an 800hr advanced certified Jivamukti teacher who mentored at teacher trainings from 2009 till 2012 and was the Director of Continuing Education at Jivamukti Yoga NYC.