“Yoga Ed. and our global community share the vision and mission to make the world a healthier place through tools of yoga and mindfulness. Seeds we plant grow so differently and uniquely in each one of us…I always love visualizing the work like this. I am truly honored to be part of the team and this movement.”
PRONOUNS: SHE / HER
Akiko McLeod is a keen educator, yoga practitioner, and mother of two. Fluent in English and Japanese, Akiko has taught in various educational settings, from schools to cultural centers, for the past decade. Born and raised in Yokohama, Akiko found her passion while teaching English as a Second Language to children in Japan, realizing how impactful working with children was for the teacher as well as the student. Inspired by her experience and motivated to increase her impact through yoga, Akiko completed her Yoga Ed. certification at Yoga Generation in Japan and RYT 200 through Trinity Yoga in Edmonton, Canada.
Known for her sunshine smile, Akiko now channels her enthusiasm for education into teaching yoga to children and adults in her community. Her mission is to plant seeds of yoga education and root them deeply in communities in Canada, Japan, Hawaii, and beyond. Akiko currently resides in Edmonton, Canada with her husband and two children.