Mimi Kuo Deemer

Mimi is a senior teacher at triyoga and a faculty member on their two-year teacher training course. She has been a student of yoga since 1995 and an avid lover of dance since 1978, when her mother put her in ballet school for walking with turned-in toes. Mimi mainly teaches a breath and alignment-based vinyasa yoga that is cross-pollinated with aspects of Daoist and Buddhist teachings, but also teaches restorative yoga and qigong. She champions meditation as the answer to just about all of life's most pressing questions, and never underestimates the strength and clarity that yoga can provide at times when life turns grim corners. Her two main teachers in the yoga world, Erich Schiffmann and Donna Farhi, continually humble her with the idea that yoga is the art of living, listening, and learning to embody a deeply spiritual tradition.

Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Mimi moved to Beijing, China upon graduating from Stanford University. She spent 14 years working in journalism in China, primarily as a photojournalist. In 2002 she also co-founded Yoga Yard, the city's first and leading yoga studio, where she taught for 7 years before moving to London. She is now a full-time yoga teacher, part-time photographer, qigong affection-ado and student at SOAS (University of London), where she is pursuing an MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation. She is the author of the DVD "Vinyasa Yoga: A Steady, Mindful Practice," and teaches workshops and retreats around the world. www.mkdeemer.com