Masa began his exploration of yoga in 1990 in San Diego, CA. His interest in self-improvement and healing led him to the World Evolution yoga school in 1995. Here he enrolled in the residential training program at Liberty Arising, working with his first teacher Murshida Rudi Kadre. In 1998, Masa completed the 2-1/2 year comprehensive training and began to work with his primary teacher, Isa, practicing the integration of yoga and meditation in everyday life.
Since then, Masa has traveled extensively providing classes for local communities as well as running practitioner centers in San Diego, Chicago, Portland and Tokyo. Alongside his training with World Evolution, he furthered his spiritual studies with teachers like Tim Miller and Richard Freeman in Ashtanga Yoga, and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Lama Khyimsar Rinpoche in Yungdrung Bön. In 2006, Miles received his Bopsa initiation in Dr. Il Bung Seo’s Dharma lineage. And in 2007, he was initiated by Isa as a Murshid in Sheikh Hassan’s Sufi
lineage. In conjunction with his yoga practice, Miles became a Reiki Master in 1999. He is also continuing his education through the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® as a Level I & II Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis trainer. And his extracurricular explorations include CrossFit, Aikido, and bouldering. Masa's intention is to bring this colorful array of practices and teachings to his students to support their health, happiness, and success in both spiritual and worldly life.