Chieko Shiono

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Chieko is a 200-hour YogaJaya Accredited Teacher (YJAT200), Baseworks Practice Tier 1 Certified Teacher (BT1), and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with the Yoga Alliance. Chieko returned to Japan after an extensive career in Thailand as a scuba diving instructor for 15 years. In search of a practice method that could develop sustainable progress of strength and flexibility while synergistically balancing the body and mind interface into old age, she discovered Baseworks Practice. Her extended commitment to the practice allowed Chieko to experience the mind-body change in awareness she sought and now shares with others as a Baseworks Certified Teacher. She continues to learn, with the desire to challenge and evolve her skillsets in the field of teaching. She also practices and teaches Aerial Yoga alongside pursuing interests in the study of balancing the yin and yang qualities of the five elements and Macrobiotic and Japanese culinary studies.


Physically, my body was changing. I felt physically and mentally stable, and I felt my feet firmly on the ground. I was able to concentrate and pay attention to the details of my body and my mind.


  • Easily learn with hundreds of informative lecture videos created by experienced teachers, which go far beyond the typical “yoga” related content
  • Practice method that builds body awareness and safely develops strength, flexibility and control over movements.


  • Interactive online platform, fine-tuned over the past 5 years. Unique learning architecture
  • Self-paced study, no payment upfront, check it out before any commitment
  • All in-person learning only in small groups or one-on-one
  • Focus on skill-building and understanding rather than memorization
  • 100% of our graduates feel confident to teach immediately
  • Fully online with hybrid options available


  • “A movement practice that makes sense”
  • “A movement practice that connects the dots”
  • An approach for those who wants to “understand WHY”