Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Mikiko moved to New York and graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in Interior Design. Having a love for fitness she had always kept active until she hurt her knee during a run. That led to her discovery of Pilates, and Mikiko left the corporate world to pursue her passion. She completed a comprehensive Pilates training program through Center for Movement in NYC and mat program from FTP Japan. You can experience Pilates in both English and in Japanese with her! Mikiko loves working with people and believes in the importance of body-mind connection.