I started taking yoga from Yumiko over 4 years ago. It changed my life! I had never practiced yoga before and I was very nervous. Ever since the first day, Yumi’s kindness and compassion shines through. Quiet, calm, unassuming, passionate…these are some of the words I would use to describe her. She encouraged me to do what I could, and not compare myself to anyone else in the class. My mat, my island! I was overweight, out of shape, inflexible and a type 2 diabetic taking 4 pills a day to control the diabetes.
Within a few months of practicing yoga, I began to notice I was having low blood sugar incidences. So I researched the benefits of yoga (which I had not done initially). One of the very first benefits listed on every site I checked was “yoga practice can help a diabetic lower their blood sugar”. I had not changed any other thing, not even my diet and that’s when my doctor and I began lowering my medication, one half pill at a time. As of January, 2016 I am no longer on any medicine for my diabetes. I highly recommend Yumiko. It has been the most valuable hour of my day!