Certified Yoga Instructor (E-RYT® 500) / Reiki Master / GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Trainer / Certified Business & Life Management Trainer
Miles Maeda was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and has lived in Japan for the past 6 years. He is a teacher of yoga and meditation for over 20 years, teaching nationally and globally. He has developed practice centers in Chicago, San Diego, Portland, Long Beach and Tokyo, and has worked with students all over the world. Miles specializes in the practical application of yoga in daily life, creating intentional focus in health, education, creativity and community.
Miles’s comprehensive training encompasses the evolving styles of yoga as they have existed on the planet over the past 18,000 years. His intensive studies range from the classical Indian yogas (Hatha and Kundalini Yoga) to East Asian traditions (Tao Yoga) as well as the ancient schools of Central Asia (Tibetan/Yungdrung Bön, Tantra and Sufism).
Miles also offers yoga teacher training through the World Evolution school of yoga as an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. His classes and workshops introduce the rich diversity of yoga styles and provide useful applications for practice in everyday life.
Miles is known to live what he preaches: he creates opportunities to deepen our own experience, understanding, and connection to ourselves and to the outside world with love and compassion. Miles continues to enrich the lives of many with his vast knowledge and experience while tirelessly investing his time for further studies. He extends the practice of yoga and meditation beyond the classroom to establish a profound relationship with one’s own energy and to maximize one’s potential.
As a “Find Your Element” Leader, Miles will deliver a 90-minute Workshop for mastering your energy as laid out by the ancient teachings of yoga. He will provide practical tools that are easy to apply for those who are not familiar with yoga, including 3 foundational points of awareness and the 8 steps of progress.
Participants will be equipped with necessary tools to understand their potential as energetic beings instead of feeling limited and fixed: by applying his teachings in everyday life, participants will learn new ways to live their lives in accordance with the laws of this physical universe rather than against them in every endeavor they undertake.
Moreover, Miles will show how to build the energy, concentration, integrity, sensitivity, and awareness necessary to achieve what all you want in life in a harmonious way, without resistance – the main cause of all negative energy. When you learn to function with accuracy and consistency in the mundane aspects of ordinary life, you will have the power and clarity to realize your element. This, in turn, will result in a life full of prosperity and abundance, free of attachments.
“We have endless potential to build and store vast amounts of energy within us if we become aware of our various attachments and learn to manage them mindfully. Our bodies are containers of energy: when we learn to strengthen our containers and build the energy we store in them, we can circulate this energy positively – not just in our bodies but also in our lives. By learning to unravel the complex mental and emotional web inside of us to make healthy and supportive changes in our lives, we can experience positive results as increased resources reflected in forms of health, wealth and happiness.” ～Miles Maeda
1996-98: Comprehensive Course in Yoga training, World Evolution School of Yoga
1996-99: Reiki Levels I, II and III/Master, Margie Britain
1996-2007: Business/Life Management Teacher Training, World Evolution School of Yoga
1998-present: continuing training in the Sufi tradition, Isa Love
1999-present: continuing training in the Bön tradition, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Lama Khemsar Rinpoche
2002: Ashtanga Yoga teacher training, Tim Miller
2003-08: 5-year Rudra Yoga Teacher Training, World Evolution School of Yoga 2009: GYROTONIC® Level I Certification, Emma Kingston, Billy Macagnone, Debra Rose
2010: GYROKINESIS® Level I Certification, Irene Pulli, Emma Kingston, Erika Hassan
2011: Ashtanga Yoga/Body Matrix workshop with Richard Freeman
2014-2016: GYROTONIC® Level II training, Akemi Inoue
2015: GYROKINESIS® Level II training, Akemi Inoue, Juliu Horvath
W. W. “It was a pleasure meeting Miles, he seemed to have traveled a road similar to mine and I am very much looking forward to working with and learning more about yoga and reiki with him. As someone that has tried to study these topics individually, it was great to find out that there was someone out there like myself that had gone through the journey of self discovery and healing.
I have repeatedly noticed that breathing exercises are absolutely fundamental in transformational work, and his talk about how we need to be mindful of what goes through the 9 “holes” in the body was though seemingly obvious, important to take note of. I have learned the importance of being mindful of what we say, what we consume, and even what we allow ourselves to listen to. As someone that says white lies occasionally, I realized the importance of not holding back my truth! I am looking forward to continually apply what I learned in the workshops, and to work with Miles personally.”
A. M.: “Miles’ ‘You Are Responsible’ Session has taught me how to use mind-body approaches derived from yoga and meditation to counteract stress. This helped me balance body and mind for overall well-being. The simple exercise of writing down energy-sappers in the form of complaints was particularly revealing! Miles is a genuine, humble student as well as a great teacher: he continues to deepen his studies to provide even more to others for the sheer joy of giving.”