Nagisa, ERYT-200 and RYT 500, is a co-owner of Simply Yoga. She first experienced yoga in 2002 when she came to simplyYoga with her mother, Noko Manabe, and began taking classes from Joanne Carter. Since 2002, Nagisa has studied Iyengar style yoga, studying with Joanne Carter and Carol Cook in Princeton. She completed her RYT in June of 2007. Her primary place of study is the Iyengar Institute in New York where she has studied with Kevin Gardiner, Mary Dunn, James Murphy, Bobbi Clennell, Matt Dreyfus, Lora Brunn, Carrie Owerko, Marcela Clavijo and Tori Milner. She has also trained with Dean Lerner, Bobbi Goldin, Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden and John Schumacher. She continues to deepen her practice with regular study at the Iyengar Institute in New York City and recently completed the 2009-2011 Iyengar Teacher Training in New York. She is now studying for her first Iyengar Teacher Assessment.