Juri Edwards was born and raised in Tokyo. After graduating from Chapman University with a B.A. in Peace Studies, she moved to Hawaii. Influenced by Hawaii’s natural setting, she began leading a more active, fitness-oriented lifestyle, including a deep yoga practice. With gratitude and dedication she completed her 200-hour teacher training at Open Space Yoga followed by Yoga Ed. teacher training and prenatal yoga teacher training with Brynne Caleda. Aside from her yoga practice, Juri is the proud mother of a puppy named Lulu and an athlete who enjoys various forms of exercise including surfing and triathlons. In 2011, she completed one of the longest distance triathlons, the Ironman in Western Australia. She is also a personal trainer with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Kapiolani Community College. As an athlete, she loves building energy through her practice and getting a good sweat on. She believes fitness as a whole gives you an opportunity to drive yourself beyond what you think you can achieve. Juri’s classes are inspired by hatha and power vinyasa flow with a kickass playlist. She can’t wait to share that yoga high with you! NAMASTE!!!