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.