Background of Japan Yoga Therapy Society
The Japan Yoga Therapy Society was established in 2003 to professionalize
and promote yoga therapy in Japan.
Our Society became a general incorporated association in 2009.
Through our certification program, we train and provide ongoing education
for professional yoga therapists.
In addition, our Society collaborates with the Japan Society for Integrative
Medicine (IMJ). Those certified by the Japan Yoga Therapy Society can also
be certified as experts in integrative medicine (yoga division) if they
pass IMJ’s examination designed for doctors and other medical experts.
Executive Structure and Membership
- Keishin Kimura
- Hiroki Kimura, Hiroshi Nagazawa
- General Secretary
- Mitsuaki Fukunaga
- Permanent Board Members
- Ayako Ozawa, Yaeko Suzuki, Mariko Noma, Akemi Hanya, Keika Hachiken
- Board Members
- Kazuo Uebaba, Shunichi Morita, Tsutomu Kamei, Ikue Kawasaki, Aikou Kishi,
Nobuyuki Kimata, Hiromi Sakauchi, Miyako Sato, Kumiko Shimizu, Yutaka Shiraishi,Madoka
Takamatsu, Shinichi Nakano, Kazuko Nishimoto, Sachiko Imamura, Hisako Wakita,
Akiko Nakano, Yoko Kamada, Kyoko Yoshizawa
- Auditors Chiemi
- Shinya, Satomi Katayama
- Hisashi Kumashiro, Chiharu Kubo, Hiroaki Kumano, Swami Nadasananda
- 2,200 members
(including 872 are certified yoga therapists, 229 certified yoga instructors)