Yuki started yoga in the Iyengar tradition in 1993. He first went to a class out of curiosity wondering what this ‘yoga-thing’ was all about. You could say he was also procrastinating as he was supposed to be studying for exams! He was pleasantly surprised to find yoga to be immediately enjoyable as well as clearly beneficial to health. His attendance at classes built up from weekly to daily over the following year. He did Iyengar training with Pixie Lillas at Balmain Yoga Studio, Sydney in 1995, after which he visited the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India in 1996.
Along the way, Yuki attended several other Hatha yoga classes, mainly to explore other systems and styles. In 1998 Yuki traveled to Cairns (Australia) where he trained and taught with Nicky Knoff and James Bryan at the Knoff School of Yoga where he was trained in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition, training onto the Third Series.
Yuki has been teaching since 1995. One of the traditional references to yoga’s purpose that Yuki often refers to is, “to cultivate self awareness and reduce causes of suffering”. Yuki’s classes are focused on supporting the individual to harmonise with this outcome. His goal in class is for people to enjoy the experience – for students to say to themselves, “Hey this is fun, it’s supporting my health and it also puts me in a better mood than I would be in otherwise.”