Hi, I'm Brooke. I live in Chiba, Japan, and I love what I do!
I teach yoga and translate documents from Japanese into English. Each of these endeavors is, for me, an especially creative and meaningful pursuit:
* I teach yoga to both adults and children. Typically, I use my classes to teach not only yoga but English conversation as well.
* I proofread, edit, and translate documents from Japanese to English. My customers range from marketing research companies to large publishers. I take a special interest in explaining complex grammatical concepts in Japanese. As a result, I have been commissioned to assist in editing several English-language textbooks marketed to Japanese audiences.
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I offer reservation-only, small-group and private yoga and English language classes to children and adults. See lesson descriptions, booking, and payment options below.
Private lessons are 75-minute yoga, ESL, or combined yoga and ESL classes, available online or in-person by appointment.
A private yoga lesson could be perfect for you if:
~you want a program custom-tailored to your specific condition;
~you feel self-conscious working out in a group lesson environment;
~you want an instructor's help to find the "correct" way to do a pose.
Pricing (tax included): 1 lesson = ￥5,000.
For ESL classes, there is no additional fee for language materials I create and offer, but in some cases I will recommend purchase of a commercially sold textbook.
For booking with more than one student, add ￥1,000 per lesson per each additional student.
**Online lessons via Skype and FaceTime are also available for the same price.
If you are interested in private lessons, please contact me about setting up a free 30-minute consultation.
Kids' Yoga in English is is intended for pre-elementary and elementary school students (1st ~ 3rd grades, 4th ~ 6th grades separate classes).
Each month we focus on a different seasonal theme, such as "Halloween" in October, "Christmas" in December, and "Nature" in spring. Lessons incorporate the vocabulary and grammatical concepts introduced in Japanese elementary schools. For students who participate in the class four times per month, homework involves preparing for a once-monthly oral presentation in English. These presentations might include introducing oneself, singing a song, presenting a monologue, or performing a part in a play(!) Yoga postures and meditation ("quiet time") are also introduced in class.
Depending on student ability and need, upper elementary classes may cover grammar and vocabulary necessary for junior high school entrance exams. Yoga offers calming strategies for upper elementary school students facing high-pressure junior high school entrance exams.
Lower elementary #1: Every Thursday, 15:30~16:20, Twice-monthly Saturday 9:00~9:50 (max. 4 students)
Lower elementary #2: Every Thursday, 16:30~17:20, Twice-monthly Saturday, 10:10~11:00 (max. 5 students)
Upper elementary: Every Thursday, 17:40~18:30, Twice-monthly Saturday, 11:20~12:10 (max. 5 students)
Pricing (tax included): 1 lesson = ￥1,650. 4x/month = ￥6,500. 5x/month = ￥8,000. 6x/month = ￥9,000.
*Billing based on actual number of lessons attended at the end of the month. No cancellation fee.
You can sign up for a free trial children's yoga lesson or a free 30-minute consultation by e-mail or using the form below. In the body of your message, please indicate your preferred times.
You can also call (080-2011-4474) or e-mail starrybrookegmail.com) to book or ask questions.
I look forward to hearing from you!
I accept cash, credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress via Square e-mail invoicing), and bank transfer payments.