Mikiko received Pilates certifications from FTP Japan Mat Certification, Tokyo, Japan and the Center For Movement in New York City. She is certified in all apparatus and in TRX. She earned a B.F.A. in interior design from the Pratt Institute, New York, NY and worked in design and the staffing industry before moving to Pilates where she adheres to the philosophical and physiological principles of Joseph Pilates. Mikiko loves working with people and believes in the importance of body-mind connection.