Juri Ko Edwards (エドワーズ壽里)
Yoga Instructor / lululemon Jp Tokyo Maven / Writer

東京で生まれ育ち、16歳で渡米。カリフォルニアにあ るChapman Universityで平和学を学び卒業後ハワ イへと移り、ヨガのインストラクターとなる。その後、カ ピオラニコミュニティーカレッジにてSports Science(スポーツ科学)を勉強し、ACSM(アメリカ医学会)の認定パーソナルトレーナーの資格を得る。日本人だけでな く、ハワイローカルにも支持され、ハワイのインストラ クターを代表して、アメリカ最大のヨガフェスティバル、 Wanderlust Yoga Festivalでクラスを受けもった経験も ある。昨年はFood and Wine Festival からヨガインストラクターとして初めての招待を受け、朝ヨガのイベ ントを担当した。また今年5月にはミッドパークヨガで ゲストとしてヨガクラスを受け持ち、700名の動員数 があった。愛犬ルルをこよなく愛し、サーフィンやトライ アスロンなどアクティブな趣味も持ち、大学在学中に 留学したインドでの経験から『Share Your Hearts』とい うインドの子供達へ鉛筆とノートを届けるプロジェクト を行なった経験もある。 現在は一時帰国しハワイでアンバサダーをしていた ルルレモンの「達人」兼アンバサダーとして活動しながら、様々なイベントやメディアに出演している。

 

Juri Edwards was born and raised in Tokyo who spent her youth also in the US. She made a decision to go on an foreign exchange program in Colorado in high school, and continued to finish her high school education in a boarding school in New Jersey. 

After graduating from Chapman University with a B.A. in Peace Studies, she moved to Hawaii. Influenced by Hawaii's natural setting, she began leading a more active, fitness-oriented lifestyle, including a deep yoga practice. With gratitude and dedication she completed her teacher training at Open Space Yoga.

Aside from her yoga practice, Juri is the proud mother of a dog named Lulu and an athlete who enjoys various forms of exercise including surfing and triathlons. In 2011, she completed one of the longest distance triathlon, the Ironman Western Australia. She is also a personal trainer with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Kapiolani Community College.

She found her passion for teaching yoga in Hawaii and she was teaching at Corepower Yoga and various events including the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in 2015. She became a lululemon ambassador which led her to where she is now. She moved back to Tokyo to open lululemon's first showroom in Japan as a community and brand manager for lululemon Japan in 2016. Currently, she is still living in Tokyo,working as the Maven for lululemon Japan and also continuing her lifework as a yoga teacher. 

She believes fitness as a whole gives you an opportunity to drive yourself beyond what you believe you can achieve. Her goal is to share that feeling of empowerment and excitement with more people through yoga and fitness.