Established 1981

1053 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA 94706


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Serving the San Francisco East Bay Area, including the communities of Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Kensington, Oakland, and Richmond

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Japanese Yoga

Japanese Yoga

Shin-shin-toitsu-do is the form of Japanese yoga and meditation offered at the Sennin Foundation Center. Shin-shin-toitsu-do, "The Way of Mind and Body Unification," was founded in the early 1900s by Nakamura Tempu Sensei.

Nakamura Tempu & Japanese Yoga

Nakamura Sensei lived in India, where he studied the art of Raja yoga, the yoga of meditation. After studying medicine at Columbia University, he blended Indian meditation and health improvement with his background in medicine, psychology, Japanese healing arts and meditation, and Japanese martial arts. He taught for many years in Japan, authored best-selling books, and counted among his students a large number of Japan's top executives, politicians, fine artists, athletes, martial artists, and people from every walk of life. But few Westerners have yet been exposed to these extraordinary teachings.

Japanese Yoga Application

A Dynamic Teacher of Mind/Body Unification

H. E. Davey Sensei, Director of the Sennin Foundation Center, studied with several of Nakamura Sensei's top students, including the late Hashimoto Tetsuichi Sensei and Sawai Atsuhiro Sensei. Sawai Sensei is a Senior Advisor to the Sennin Foundation Center. Davey Sensei began studying Shin-shin-toitsu-do as a child. He is the award-winning author of the book Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation, which was featured in Yoga Journal in the U.S. and Tempu magazine in Japan. He's a member of the Tempu Society in Tokyo. He received the highest level of teaching certification from the Kokusai Nihon Yoga Renmei (International Japanese Yoga Association) in Kyoto, a Japanese association that preserves the legacy of Nakamura Sensei.

Japanese Yoga Seated Posture

Unique Methods to Improve Physical & Mental Health

Our Shin-shin-toitsu-do class offers you practical forms of seated and moving meditation, breathing methods for health, stretching exercises, autosuggestion for altering negative habits, stress management, and self-healing techniques that are little-known in the West. Emphasis is also placed on the development of ki (chi in Chinese). Ki amounts to life energy, and its cultivation has a profound effect on mental and physical health. You, like many of our students, may experience greatly enhanced concentration, willpower, calmness, relaxation, and physical fitness.

Our classes for beginners take place on Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday from 8:45 to 9:45 AM. These are small, semi-private classes, and private lessons are also available. Membership fees range from $76 to $95 per month (with unlimited classes). Call 510-526-7518 to make an appointment to visit and learn more about the Sennin Foundation.

Make a positive and life-altering decision today. Consider adding Shin-shin-toitsu-do to your life, and discover a way of living rooted in health, happiness, and harmony.

Japanese Yoga Laying Down Posture