Yohsuke Ono
Kofu Yamanashi, Japan

Yohsuke was born in Japan on March 9, 1981. He has been learning yoga philosophy since 1981 with his Guru, his Mother, who was a Yoga Teacher before he was born. Yohsuke has been practicing asana and pranayama since 2004,and he has been teaching Yoga since 2007. In 2010, he met Mark Whitwell in Heart of Yoga’s Teacher Training in Japan. In this training, he received Love from Mark, and he knew that he is as he should be. Everything is as it should be. He continues to teach Heart of Yoga in Japan and hopes that everybody in this world experiences intimacy with his body, breath and others.

Contact Yohsuke:
Yogastudio Internal
Kofu Yamanashi, JAPAN

Kaori Santosima
Tokyo, Japan  

Kaori is a yoga teacher, an ayurvedic adviser, and a translator. A teacher for 6 years, and practicing for 11 years, she enjoys teaching yoga in a local Japanese community of Tokyo & Kyoto. She met Mark’s teaching in  2008 at Hong Kong Asia Yoga Conference and was touched by its all-embracing, loving nature, and received much nurturing force through applying Heart of Yoga principles to her daily practices. Her class has lots of focus on breath and awareness aiming to bring harmony between two polarities of Life ( Inbreath-Exhale, Receiving and Giving). As not a very flexible nor strong practitioner herself, she is passionate about introducing yoga to those less-physically oriented people as well with kindness and humour.

Contact Kaori:
Ohanasmile Yoga Studio2-9-4 Yutenji, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN


Ronan Tang (Tang Yijie)
Beijing, China

Ronan is one of the China’s leading teacher trainers. He is highly skilled at leading mixed level ‘inclusive’ classes, interlaced with a wealth of teachings around asana, pranayama, meditation, Chinese traditional medicine, meridian massage, acupuncture, Taichi, Taoism Qi Kung ,ancient and contemporary philosophy; in other words, a rich, educational and balanced yoga experience. Ronan’s very insightful teachings aim to help you cultivate balance and harmony in your life, on and off the yoga mat.

Contact Ronan:
Joy Yoga
Beijing, CHINA

Olga Smolnikova
Shanghai, China

Originally I am from Russia. Now I live in China where I started my yoga journey. I was trying different styles of yoga and couldn't really find the style which is more suitable for me and not just a gymnastic. After meeting Mark Whitwell something has happened to me some kind of shift inside me. I discovered what real yoga is — it is simple and it works. I feel so great since I started doing my 7-minute practice at home which Mark showed me. Now I am willing to teach people "the heart of yoga" and to pass what Mark has taught me. My next destination is Denmark and after that, back to Russia. I also teach vinyasa/pre/post natal yoga and yoga for active birth. I am a mother of  2-year-old son who started to show his interest in yoga too :) 

Contact Olga:
Phone: +86 18621527410



Emma Warmington
Koh Phangan, Thailand

If there is such a thing as a typical yoga teacher, Emma is not it. A fiery Celtic spirit with deep passion for authentic living, an infectious laugh and a hardy aversion to spiritual platitudes, Emma is a long term traveller, world adventurer and life-long student who has been teaching yoga internationally for 9 years.

A colourful past with a plethora of physical and emotional traumas has fed Emma’s greatest fascination for this life’s odyssey; the human animal’s seemingly boundless capacity for healing and transformation.

Since meeting Mark in 2010, The Heart of Yoga Principles have provided the foundation for all her practice, whether yang or yin, and are weaved through every aspect of her teaching.  Emma teaches private sessions, workshops and leads 200 & 500hr Yoga Teacher Training programs in Thailand.  

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