Yukari Isogai

Yukari was born in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. From a young age, she has had a strong desire to know the “truth”. However, she continued to have the question of what exactly the “truth” is.

During her troubled middle school years, she made the decision not to go to university because she was concerned that if she just went to school, she would become a “machine gear,” and if she continued to study in the current way, she would become a man. She spent a relatively fulfilling adolescence.

Yukari was told from the beauty school teacher to eat brown rice, and from the language school teacher, to stop eating sugar, and at the age of 22, she started wanting brown rice. At that time, she came across a book, “Introduction to Proper Brown Rice Eating”, and learned about yin and yang, and why not to eat four-legged animals, and was shocked. She finally realized that the truth she had been seeking all this time was this. Thinking this is her way to go, she studied under Hideo Omori and got married to Masahiro Isogai, who was Hideo’s follower, at the age of 25. Yukari gave birth to three sons and three daughters, four of them at home in the city and two in the countryside. When she lived in Tokyo, she ran a cooking school. At 36 years old, when she had her fifth child, Yukari started the Macrobiotic Wado in Tomioka City, Gunma Prefecture with her husband. She provides meals and smiles to many people with health problems. read more…

Saburo Ishii

Born in 1944 in Chiba, Japan, Saburo started exploring in Zen, Buddhism, hypnotism, fasting, movement therapy, Hatha yoga, etc. at the age of 23.
In 1977, he and his wife started studying at the Oki yoga dojo, where he met his lifelong teacher, Oki Masahiro, and became his student after being inspired by his teachings.
After more than a year of training, he founded the Family Yoga School in Matsudo, Chiba in 1979 and opened a classroom in Kanda, Tokyo the following year. This school reached its 40th anniversary in 2014.
While running the classroom, he started holding retreats and fasting guidance, which he continues to this day. He has taught in many locations overseas, including Taiwan, Brazil, Australia, and the US, creating a network around the world.
He currently is an advisor of the Republic of China Oku Yoga Association and a director of the NPO Oki Yoga Association. read more…

Masahiro Isogai

Born in Gunma prefecture in 1976. A nutritional diet counselor. Founder of “Macrobiotic Wado”.

Masahiro started learning from Hideo Oomori (1919-2005) and Eiwan Ishida (1936-2010) at the age of 20 and was involved in the operation of the Universe Law Research Society (currently recessed). In 2000, he opened a specialty store for macrobiotics “Kokusaiya” and served as representative until 2016. In 2014, he founded Macrobiotic Wado in his hometown in Tomioka City (Gunma prefecture) and holds fasting retreats, salt-free retreats, individual dietary guidance, and natural agricultural experiences.

Masahiro has provided nutritional guidance to nearly 10,000 people over 20 years, promoting macrobiotics (a way of life that balances food, body, and mind) that suits modern people. read more…

Hisae Ishii

Hisae was born in 1952 in Chiba, Japan. Marrying Saburo Ishii, the founder of Family Yoga in 1976, she became the chief instructor of Family Yoga. She went to the Okinawa Yoga Dojo with her husband in 1977 and studied under the teacher, Oki Masahiro.
After a year of training, Hisae founded the Family Yoga School with her husband in Matsudo, Chiba in 1979. The following year, she and her husband opened a yoga classroom in Kanda, Tokyo.
Since its establishment, she has taught over 30,000 students and over 1,000 instructor training course students.
Hisae also conducts yoga teachings-based “The Kou-no-tori will come seminar” for advice on infertility, and holds yoga instructor training courses in Nagoya, Japan. She also opens various workshops domestically.
After raising her children, she went abroad with Shingo Ishii to lead workshops, and in 2016, she held a solo women’s workshop in Sydney, Australia. read more…