Joji is originally from Shibuya, Japan. He moved to Honolulu, Hawaii at a very young age. Joji was introduced to yoga in August 2015 after a serious accident. In an unexpected twist of faith, his plastic surgeon suggested he start standing on his head for 30-60 seconds a day to speed up the recovery process. After the first week of attending yoga classes, he was on the verge of quitting. With the helpful encouragement of the dedicated instructors, Joji found a sense of inner peace and a different outlook on the world. The challenges of yoga have instilled inner contentment on a journey of self-discovery through his daily yoga practice. His commitment to yoga has brought about a lifelong quest for knowledge relating yoga to health. Joji completed his teacher training in April 2016 and Extensions Program in June 2016. He is currently studying with Dorian Wright (Founder of Poweryoga Hawaii). When he is not on his mat, Joji can be found in the ocean, in his art studio or traveling the globe for creative and spiritual inspiration. Joji is beyond thankful and grateful for being introduced to yoga, which he describes as a moving meditation. Joji wishes to share what he has learned with others who have had injuries or whom want to learn more about themselves through the practice of yoga.