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Shigeki Kawahara

SIY Certified Teacher


  • 日本、千葉県印西市

Languages Offered

  • English, Javanese


A corporate leader with over 30+ years of experience working for organizations such as Microsoft and KDD, Shigeki brings real life insights from the corporate sector in to the Mindfulness & Stress Management space. An avid meditator who’s certified in teaching both SIY (Mindfulness based Emotional Intelligence) and MBSR (Mindfulness based Stress Reduction), he founded the Mindfulness Initiative ( in 2017 with the intention of spreading the benefits of mindfulness in Japan. Today, Shigeki brings mindfulness to various Japanese organizations. Panasonic, SunMedical, Concur, KDDI are some of the organizations that he has worked with. Shigeki was born in Osaka, Japan in 1963, graduated from Kitano High School, and Kyoto University. A father of two daughters, he’s currently living with his wife in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.