Yoga & Meditation Teacher
We've known Miki since she worked the welcome desk at Yoga Collective in Venice California. She has since blossomed to become a very popular yoga and meditation teacher. She has an infectious spirit and a natural elegance to her body and being.
I never thought yoga would become such an integral part of my life. It found me in a state of deep depression and a time in my life when I was without direction. It reignited my passion for life and gave me purpose. It taught me that happiness is something that we create ourselves, and is not based on outer circumstances. I felt such a profound transformation and I just wanted to share it with as many people as I could.
You recently passed 150K followers on instagram. What are you discovering about yourself as your audience grows?
I’m discovering my passion for creativity and new experiences as my audience grows! I’m also discovering that I am capable of much more than I ever gave myself credit for. I’m discovering my capacity to hold space for an incredible and quickly growing global community. And I’m also discovering my love for our human species as I meet and connect with new people everyday.
What are your biggest struggles?
My biggest struggles usually have to do with setting healthy boundaries. I am a giver by nature. Nothing fulfills me more than giving, but at some point it becomes unsustainable and leaves me completely depleted. Saying yes to too many people, and not taking care of myself first has definitely been a lesson I’ve had to learn over and over again. I think it’s finally starting to settle in a bit more deeply.
What are your favorite accomplishments?
When I was 18, I moved to Paris by myself, a curious young traveler seeking the world. At 20, I moved to Costa Rica, again, by myself, to discover a new part of the world, and myself. Completing 2 meditation teacher trainings last year were also major accomplishments for me, as my biggest passion is to empower others to connect to their innate and divine power through meditation and awareness of the mind. I just bought a one-way ticket to Thailand, so another accomplishment feels like it is well underway!
What part of your personality are you most thankful for?
I think my ability to make people feel comfortable enough to be themselves. I am not one for judgement, and I understand the nature of people. I want others to remember that they are perfect, whole and complete exactly as they are, even if they are working on improving themselves. The more that others can feel good about who they are, the better they will show up in the world, creating a beautiful and infectious ripple effect that our world so desperately needs.
What does your favorite or ideal sunday afternoon look like?
My ideal Sunday afternoon involves lots of self-care and that delicious golden late afternoon sun light. Meditating, pulling cards, journaling, painting, walking in nature, sipping a turmeric latte, and cuddles. Mmmm a perfect Sunday for sure!
What gives you hope for the future?
Seeing how well people are responding to wellness and the idea that taking care of oneself isn’t selfish, but necessary gives me hope for the future. I believe that we change the world by changing ourselves and it is refreshing to see others make themselves a priority. Self-care isn’t just taking a bubble bath, although that is luxurious and healing in its own way. Self-care is healing wounds, letting go of grudges, and learning how to create a positive mental state. Self-care is taking responsibility for ourselves, our own actions and words instead of blaming others. These ideas are becoming more mainstream, and hopefully a new wave of higher consciousness, one of connection, community, and love will begin to emerge! I see it!
What would you like to bless the world with? Pick one word.
What excites you about being an LSA ambassador?
I am excited to be working with LSA because our values are aligned. I believe in building long term relationships with people and companies who have a bigger mission for themselves other than just making money or making a name for themselves. Brands like LSA who believe in building community and supporting one another. We’re all on the same team here, humans living on planet Earth, and I love that LSA was born out of that humanity. There is intention behind each item created. It's not mass produced. It's personal. It’s meaningful. That excites me.
What are you doing next? How can people get involved?
I am leading retreats, and the next one is in Tulum this June 13-17th. It's a curated wellness retreat that involves staying at a gorgeous architectural hotel, practicing yoga, being guided in mediation, learning mindset tools of transformation, and exploring the magic of Tulum.
Retreats are my favorite offerings because I get to dive in deep with people, and offer something that they can take home with them, to truly create positive changes in their lives!
Other than that I am leading guided mediations on Instagram Live every week!