Mr. Keishin Kimura
Mr. Keishin Kimura graduated from Tokyo University of Education and qualified as a Bachelor of Science in 1969, He is educated in Philosophy of religion at Kyoto University.
He founded Yoga Niketan Japan in Tokyo in 1981, when he was learning Yoga in Rishikesh, India. He was educated in Yoga therapy at Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute in India. He received holy name (Jnana Yogi) from Swami Yogeshwaranand and being Raja Yoga Acharya started to teach Raja Yoga in Japan.
Currently, he is engaged in a wide variety of seminars, lectures, and yoga training based on traditional Raja Yoga, yoga therapy, and Naikan. From 1994, he has been conducting Therapy Instructors Course for Japanese yoga teachers in cooperation with Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore.
He is Representative/Member of several societies and well known organizations.
- Japan Yoga Niketan
- Chairperson of the board of directors of the Japan Yoga Therapy Society
- Japan Vivekananda Yoga Kendra
- Member of the board of directors of the Japan Ayurveda Society
- Instructor of Maternity Yoga Association in Japan
- Chief of Yonago Naikan Training Institute
- The executive director of the Japan Integrated Medical Society
He has done many Presentations on various noteworthy topics.
- Sep, 1994 - Self-actualization and Spirituality in Naikan (2nd Naikan International Conference, Wien, Austria )
- Sep, 1997 - To see oneself (3rd and 4th Naikan International Conference, Italy )
- May, 1998 - To integrate mind and body (21th Japan Naikan Conference)
- Oct, 1999 - Organized new medical treatment taught by Shankara (21th Conference of Japan Ayurveda Society)
- Oct, 2001 - QOL Spirituality in Yoga's point of view (23th Conference of Japan Ayurveda Society)
- Feb, 2002 - The need of Yoga therapy in modern society "A Nationwide Training Program for Yoga Therapists in Japan (Shin-gu University, Seoul, S.Korea)
- Mar, 2002 - A Nationwide Training Program for Yoga Therapists in Japan （Houston University/Texas, the USA）
- Jan, 2003 - Yoga Therapy using Japanese Naikan Meditation for Psychosomatic Illness, a Self-Analysis Approach (Global Holistic Health Summit Bangalore, India）
- Aug, 2003 - Yoga Therapy (1st Conference of Japan Yoga Therapy Society, Osaka, Japan
- Sep, 2003 - Naikan and Spirituality （5th Naikan International Conference, Germany)
- Nov, 2004 - Yoga Therapy as Psychoneuroimmunology (26th Conference of Japan Ayurveda Society)
- Dec, 2004 - Damages, Recovery and Life -Yoga: a Holistic Recovery for Mind and Body (New Cross-over Project International Work-shop, University of Tokyo)
- Aug, 2008 - Yoga Psychotherapy in Upanishad（The Third International Conference of the Asian Federation for Psychotherapy Tokyo, Japan )
- Oct, 2008 - Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy (30th Conference of Japan Ayurveda Society)
- Aug, 2012 - the 15th Congress Asian College of Psychosomatic Medicine in Ulan Bator
Mongolia. * Yoga Therapy as a complementary Alternative Medicine
- Sep, 2013 - The 22nd World Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine in Lisbon Portugal.* Yoga Therapy as a component of the psychosomatic treatment regimen
- Aug, 2014 - The 16th Congress Asian College of Psychosomatic Medicine in conjunction
with Indonesian Society of Psychosomatic Medicine Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia. * Yoga therapy counselling for the drug addict ~Pilot study~ * Report on Yoga Therapy Instruction at a hospice for terminally ill patients: 2 case studies
- Aug, 2015 - The 23rd World Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine in Glasgow Scotland. * Integrative medicine and Yoga Therapy
He is actively involved in several Publications, Translation, and Editorial supervision to mention few - Science of Divinity, First Step to Higher Yoga, Science of Bhagavad-Gita, Promotion of Health for All, A Call to Liberation, Maternity Yoga, Baby Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga for Common Ailments and Yoga for Mother & Children.
Kimura who has authored many books on Yoga had translated “Science of Soul” in 1983 and offered it to his Guru Swami Yogeshwarananda Maharaji during the later’s stay in Kashmir in 1984. He authored “Yoga Therapy Theory: Modern Methods Based on Traditional Teachings of Human Structure and Function”. A Raja Yoga Acharya, Kimura who made traditional yogic wisdom accessible in Japan, hopes to contribute internationally to the development of yoga therapy through books.
"Yoga has changed the world’s perspective on Indian society. Yoga is not only a way of leading a healthy life but also a path to live life soulfully. I have been practicing yoga for the last 45 years," he said. While speaking to Asian Community News (ACN) Network on the sidelines of the award function, and added that, because of a long practice of yoga, he had become half Indian, a memorable moment for all Indians and the yoga community.