about Feldenkrais Japan Inc.
Feldenkrais Japan, Inc. was established in 2003. It has it's office in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Feldenkrais Japan organizes Feldenkrais Professional Trainings and high qualityadvanced trainings and workshops.
about Yasuko Kasami
Yasuko Kasami is a Feldenkrais practitioner and Assistant Trainer certified by the Australian Training Accreditation Board (AusTAB).
Her background is modern dance. Kasami performed her innovative original dance works in small theaters in throughout Tokyo. Though trained in ballet and modern dance, she sought to create dances unfettered by traditional dance vocabularies. In 1989, the Asian Cultural Council's Japan-United States Arts Program, which promotes exchanges between visual and performing artists of these two countries, invited Kasami to be a Rockerfeller fellow in New York City; there, in a different cultural environment, she spent time honing her craft.
Currently, Kasami has gone from post-modern dance to the Inoue School of Kyo-mai Classical Japanese Dance, which is known for its superlative and minute attention to form and style. For Kasami, this step is a logical one because she considers both aesthetically stylized and connected through their unrelenting interrogation of form. Kasami believes that imagination and creativity can be unleashed through the refinement of form which in turn liberates expression.
Kasami's introduction to the Feldenkrais Method came in 1993. In 1995, she started to participate in Feldenkrais Method training in New York and became a practitioner in 2000. She was certified as an Assistant trainer in May 2010.
Kasami founded Feldenkrais Japan Inc. in November 2003. Most days will find her in the Shinjuku (Tokyo) offices of her company. In addition to offering lessons, Kasami has additional plans for inviting instructors from abroad to teach advanced seminars and workshops as well as developing Feldenkrais Method books, CDs and teaching materials in order to provide a variety of quality services to not only practitioners but the public as well.