What is Okido Yoga? 





Japanese master Masahiro Oki established his dojo at Mishima, Japan in 1967. Okido Yoga is based on the belief that true knowledge comes from an awakening of deep personal inner wisdom and that this can only be gained through individual experience of the natural laws of Change, Balance and Stability. 


It addresses four aspects of human development - diet, breath, movement and mind-heart, whilst considering life holistically. This type of yoga also emphasises the importance of learning to work with others as it is not possible to create a balanced life that does not include harmonious and caring interaction within society. Okido Yoga classes blend disciplines from Zen to martial arts and oriental medicine with traditional Indian yoga to form a uniquely fluid, dynamic and adaptable system. 

Okido Yoga is suitable for people of all levels of fitness because it emphasises self-inquiry and meditative techniques, rather than focussing entirely on the physical. In this type of yoga, students don’t just rejuvenate their minds and bodies – they also positively readjust their lifestyle to create an all round sense of life satisfaction.  

Go to Okido Yoga if you want: 

Physical yoga poses 

Flowing movement 

Breathing exercises 



Energy flow 


Selfless service 

Lifestyle approach 


Partner poses 

Breath-synchronised movement 

Watch an Okido Yoga class 

Who was Okido Yoga founded by? 

Okido Yoga was founded by Masahiro Oki Sensei (1919-1985). 

When was Okido Yoga founded? 

Okido Yoga was founded in 1967. 

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