Aiko has been a yoga practitioner for 20 years, following a lifetime of classical ballet – a discipline that developed her a near sixth sense for alignment, posture and best strengthening practices.

This innate awareness translates into her yoga and dance teaching and feeds her hands-on approach. She has a passion for human movement and is bright in her energy and direction.

Aiko formally trained at Atmananda and completed a yoga mentorship at YogaVida, as well as various workshops in New York City and Australia. Her training is in ashtanga yoga with vinyasa flow, and this is reflected in the structure of her classes. Aiko closes her classes with singing bowls – incorporating a sound bath, resonating small vibrations throughout the body for a peaceful meditation. She also completed training with 305 Fitness to solidify her dance cardio instruction.

While in NYC, Aiko taught at Ludlow House, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, RA MA and still has an impressive roster of private and corporate clients there. One month ago, Aiko moved back to her home town of Brisbane where she has opened her own small studio called Assembly by Aiko. Here, she specialises in toning, low impact fitness, yoga, stretch + movement and meditation. All to bring about greater mind body balance and improve overall wellbeing. She continues to host her full moon workshops every month.