|Maria (Junko Maria Furugori) completed the Okido
Yoga teacher training course on 31 December 2010. On 8 February, we did her
certificate presentation, and all participants celebrated her achievement with
Demeter biscuits and wild fennel tea in the North London class.
“As some of you know, I encountered Okido Yoga at a time
when my health was suffering. I benefitted so much from it that it led me to my
simple but genuine desire to share it with others. That was the reason I
decided to undertake the teacher training course. In the last four years,
through exploring the very deep teachings of Master Oki, I have learnt so much
about myself, and life. Most of all, I've learnt that there is a source of
peace and joy deep inside and that it's possible to connect with it. This
is what I'd like to most share with others. I'm very happy to receive this
diploma because it allows me to do this. I consider this moment a milestone in
my journey and the beginning of a new stage in my training and practice.
I have many people to thank
for having got here. Firstly, Mori, who was my first teacher and the one who
inspired me to pursue my Okido studies. My main teachers, Tomoko and
Mizue. Okido Natural Health Education Trust Ltd and the trustees. I'm
very happy that Michael, my study and travel companion is here and also my dear
friend Parul who's so often counselled and encouraged me. And thank you to all
of you for allowing me to do my teaching practice - you've been very patient.”
1, 17 February 2011
Okido Yoga teachers: Tomoko, Maria and Michael from
Michael and Maria are
working on a basis of private
business. For information about their teaching
activities, please e-mail them as in
the Contact us page.
Michael Cullingworth doing?
“I completed the teacher training course in January 2010 with many
thanks to all who taught, facilitated and accompanied me up to that point.
Since then, as well as my yoga holidays in Turkey, I have been
experimenting with a series of monthly, whole day workshops in London -
the last before Turkey will be at the beginning of April. These longer
sessions give the opportunity to prepare for more ambitious asanas and kyokaho
than is possible in a shorter class as well as gradually introducing elements
such as pranayama, corrective exercises, treatment and meditation to build up a
full experience of the yoga practice.
Naturally my main focus continues
to be on the week-long courses that I run with Pervin, my partner, in Turkey.
Our courage and capacity increased a lot last year. This coming summer we
will be equally busy, living as close to a natural life as possible and
encouraging everyone to release their joyful, light spirit.”