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Instructor Trainer bios

The STOTT PILATES® Faculty, or members of our esteemed team of Instructor Trainers, is made up of highly qualified and internationally sought-after educators who are known for their dedication, professionalism and attention to detail. All of our faculty members hold full certification in the STOTT PILATES method and have achieved additional designations to complement their training. A diverse group, they come from various backgrounds including physical therapy, exercise science, athletic therapy, dance and group and personal fitness training to name a few. Every member of the team strives to uphold the highest standards of training that have been developed worldwide.

Yoko Yasui

Yoko Yasui

Body Mode
Tokyo, Japan

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP

Additional credentials and designations


Yoko graduated from Yokohama National University with a degree in Health & Physical Education and has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2007. She currently teaches courses and workshops at the Licensed Training Center in Tokyo, Body Mode.  Yoko has a passion for aerobics and has over 20 years experience teaching instructor courses, has competed in national and international competitions, and currently acts as a judge at such events in Japan. Yoko particularly enjoys working with the aging population, integrating post-rehabilitation techniques and coaching and conditioning athletes to help them achieve success.

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