About the Founder

Dr. Ayako Nozawa/Eg Ong Kar Kaur

Ed.D.(Holistic education) Univ of Toronto, Canada,‘04
MA (Counseling) Michigan State Univ, USA, ‘95
BA (Humanities) Sophia Univ., Japan, ‘90

She has long worked in the area of Global/Holistic education and cross cultural counseling. Her doctoral research convinced her of the importance of contemplative practices in everyday life. She became the first certified teacher to offer Kundalini yoga classes in Dresden in 2005. Her passion to share the wisdom led her to give workshops at the woman’s yoga camp in Germany, assist in teaching teacher training (level 1) in Berlin, France and Japan, also to organize the first family yoga camp in Japan.

Her work includes publications and world wide seminars/workshops on holistic education & parenting, integrating yoga practices.
Her goal is serving to offer the space to learn and grow to our full potential together whenever the opportunities are given. As a mother of two boys (4 & 8 yr), she wants to see the world full of happy, healthy & radiant smiles!

Licenses & professional membership:
Licensed professional counselor (MI, USA)
Teachers’ Certificate (Japan)
KRI certified Kundalini yoga Level 2 teacher/ANS mentee
Certified Conscious pregnancy yoga teacher
Reiki healer (Level 3)

Japan Holistic Education Society member                                                                                                                3HO Deutschland & International Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Alliance member