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渡辺純子/わたなべじゅんこ

スピード勝負の金融業界で多忙な20代を過ごすなか、健康への意識が高まる。30歳を過ぎ、本格的に体質改善に取り組もうと思っていたところ、当時住んでいたべトナムで思いがけずヨガに出会う。体の動きを通して自分を見つめ直すヨガの魅力に惹かれ、2008年3月、カリフォルニア州サンタモニカにて全米ヨガアライアンス認定資格を取得。同年7月にシンガポールに渡り、陰ヨガ100時間ティーチャートレーニングを修了する。

profile1 アクティブな陽のヨガとは対極にありながら、身体だけでなく精神のリラックスを促す陰ヨガの効果を実感し、中医学に基づく陰陽理論や経絡理論を学ぶ。ホーチミン市で少人数のレッスンをスタートし、2009年3月、日本帰国直後から陰ヨガ講師養成講座の通訳/アシスタントとしての活動を本格的に開始。2014年7月より、多くの陰ヨガ指導の現場に接してきた経験を生かし、独自の養成プログラムで陰ヨガ指導者養成講座を開始。「陰」の概念に忠実な陰ヨガの指導要領と、日本人らしい、きめ細やかな指導に定評がある。

陰ヨガを通して「体と心を緩ませる」大切さに気づいた経験から、精油を使ったアロマテラピーにも精通し、2010年9月には英国IFA認定アロマセラピストの国際資格を取得。その後、活動のコンセプトである『Junostyle〜Journey to the Unique, Natural and Own way of lifeStyle〜』(http://www.junostyle.jp)を立ち上げ、現代人に必要な「陰のあるライフスタイル」の提案をスタート。ヨガとアロマが与えてくれる喜びを多くの女性につないでいきたいと、月経講座やマタニティクラスなど女性向けの講座も開始。

3年間のシンガポール滞在を経て、2016年3月に帰国。日本を始めアジア地域で、自然体の美しさや心身の健康を取り戻すための、ホリスティックな癒しの時間と空間を提供しつづけている。

《主な保有資格》
全米ヨガアライアンス認定講師(E-RYT200)
Victor Chng氏100時間陰ヨガ講師養成講座修了。
The Yoga Spaceマタニティ・産後ヨガ講師養成講座修了。
英国IFA認定アロマセラピスト(MIFA9063)。

《関連ヨガスタジオ》
TrueNature:http://truenature.jp
Junostyle : http://www.junostyle.jp


JUNKO WATANABE

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Having lived her 20s in the highly demanding, fast-paced financial industry, Junko had always been health conscious even before she stumbled upon yoga in her 30s while living in Vietnam, as she was searching for ways to seriously buckle down and improve her health.

Captivated in the practice which allowed her to reevaluate, and reconnect to herself by way of working the physical body, she became Yoga Alliance certified in Santa Monica, California, and completed a 100-hour Yin yoga teacher training program in Singapore, in March and July 2008 respectively. Despite it being at the opposite end of dynamic Yang yoga styles she was previously accustomed to, Yin yoga practice helped induce tremendous relaxation of not only her body but also her mind. Experiencing its effectiveness firsthand led her to further study the Yin-Yang principals and Meridian theories based on Traditional Chinese Medicine.

She kicked off her career teaching small classes in Ho Chi Minh City, but soon after her return to Japan in March 2009, she also began translating and assisting in Yin yoga teacher training programs.

Having realized the importance of “loosening up the body and mind” through her own Yin yoga practice, she extended her expertise to Aromatherapy with essential oils, receiving her international diploma from the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) in September 2010.

Subsequently, Junostyle ~ Journey to the Unique, Natural and Own way of lifeStyle (http://www.junostyle.jp) was established to become her platform to advocate “Lifestyles with Yin”, deemed necessary for people of today. In her efforts to spread the joy of yoga and aromatherapy to empower many more women, she also offers Moon Cycle workshops and pre-natal classes.

In July 2014, she launched her own teacher training programs rooted deeply in her expansive knowledge and experience from her Yin-teaching career.

The hallmarks of her teaching are her methodology very true to the concept of Yin principals and her guidance that is precise and detail-oriented, qualities often known as Japanese virtues.

She now resides in Tokyo, but her working field is as wide as all Asia including her native Japan. She is serving with enthusiasm to create time and space for her students and clients to holistically heal themselves, to restore their innate beauty and mind/body wellness.

Credentials:
Junko Watanabe is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the level of 200 hours with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT200). In addition, she has completed Victor Chng’s 100-hour Yin yoga teacher training program as well as a pre/post-natal yoga teacher training at The Yoga Space. She is also a certified aromatherapist with the International Federation of Aromatherapy of the United Kingdom (MIFA9063).

Associated Studios:
TrueNature:http://truenature.jp
Junostyle : http://www.junostyle.jp