A little about me…
- Licensed Massage Therapist – MAT 15963
- Sound Healing Practitioner
- RYT 200 Yoga Instructor
- Usui Reiki Master
As a child, I learned early that I was different and it has been a long journey to find myself. I was born in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu in Hawaii and after my first birthday, my father joined the Air Force so, off my parents and I went. We lived in different parts of the Continental U.S.A. and overseas on Okinawa at Kadena Air Force Base.
I spent my summer vacations with my grandparents in Pauoa Valley on Oahu from the time I was 8 until I was 12. I took hula with Aunty Genoa at her studio in Pauoa one summer and ukulele lessons for many summers from the YWCA downtown; sewing school was every summer and my grandmother even had me go to charm school, twice. The swimming lessons were my favorite though. I was able to take lessons every summer and my grandpa used to pick me up. He called me “fish” because he said I looked like one when I was in the water. I remember looking up from the pool at the YWCA to check if he came and he would always smile and wave. I am blessed to have shared so much time and love with my grandpa, he wasn’t the easiest to get along with and often times misunderstood by everyone in my family. We had a very special relationship, none of my family got to spend time with him like I did so they didn’t get to know him like I did.
In 1984, my mother decided that she wanted to come home after my parents divorced so we moved back to Oahu. I have lived here permanently since and graduated in 1988 from McKinley High School in Honolulu. Fast forward to today, I have faced adversity and challenges to learn that I was my worst enemy and my greatest teacher. Through self-study and developing a diversified meditation practice within my yoga practice, I have been blessed to finally understand how to be happy. To finally, see myself and be myself without worry or fear is an experience I wish everyone could know.
Movement is a very important component to my life and my work. My training as a Yoga instructor has led me to learn as much as I can about our bodies. It is my personal belief that we manifest our physical conditions from our mental state of being. We need to take a well-rounded approach to healing when we begin though, we need to take one step at a time and go slow. Massage is a wonderful way to introduce people to themselves and how their body is working. Yoga is also another way to introduce people to their body and how it moves. We forget how we limit ourselves in our daily work and movements so our bodies react with aches and pains to speak to us. Let me help you interpret that talk so your body can heal and your mind can relax.
Love and blessings for all beings,
Min Soo aka “Miso”
Life is ever changing,
change is never lasting.
Breathe and live life.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.