Who we are

Who we are

UNDER THE LIGHT YOGA SCHOOL (UTL) has partnered Yoga Arts, a leading international training institution for yoga instructors. While in Japan, you can experience for yourself Indian wisdom and the various styles and schools of yoga that are currently popular internationally. It is the only school specialized in yoga where you can learn yoga techniques that have been handed down from ancient times to the present.

Since its establishment in 2006 in Yoyogi, Tokyo, UTL has had the traditional “yoga” that is still in favor even with the passing of time, and the ever-evolving modern “yoga”, both of which we cherish.

“Raja yoga” was systematized based on the scriptures of the Yoga Sutras around the 2nd-4th century; “Hatha yoga” was systematized based on the scriptures of the Hatha yoga and Goraksha Shataka around the 12th-13th century; Karma yoga is based on the grand psalm Bhagavad Gita, a part of the epic poem Mahabharata; and UTL’s view is that learning these are very beneficial for us living in contemporary society.

We always hope that learning at UTL would lead you to a journey of self-transformation, and become your wisdom and power to live in contemporary society.

UTL’s Yoga Instructor Training Course is a sustainable program that is possible for one to learn even as a beginner, to learn and balance with family demands, and to learn while working.

In addition, you can aim to change your career to the yoga industry, and further develop your skills if you are already in the yoga industry.

With a team of teachers that brings together top notch instructors who are active within and outside of Japan, and with educational programs of international standards, we have produced over 10,000 graduates.

There are more than 250 classes a month with Ashtanga yoga, Sivananda yoga, Kripalu yoga, Yin yoga, Ayurveda, etc., for even beginners to participate in. Anyone can participate regardless of age or gender.
Furthermore, to introduce you to the latest yoga styles, we hold more than 50 workshops a year by well known yoga instructors who are active around the world.

Meet Our Instructors
Morgan Romano

Morgan Romano

Morgan Romano

Morgan Romano

10 years of yoga experience. Expert in Hatha Yoga.

Jane Doe

Jane Doe

Jane Doe

Jane Doe

Jessica Alberto

Jessica Alberto

Jessica Alberto

Jessica Alberto

Khristina Krol

Khristina Krol

Khristina Krol

Khristina Krol

Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith

Testimonial

Louisa Sear, Head of Yoga Arts.

“We are in partnership with UTL mainly for teacher trainings and retreats. Moreover, at the UTL, graduates from our Yoga Arts teacher training have active roles. You will certainly benefit from the high quality teaching. ”