Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota

iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation, Hatha Yoga, Body-Sensing Yoga, Hanna Somatics, Restorative Yoga

Registered Senior Teacher


Registered Senior Teacher


Fuyuko Toyota is a certified iRest Yoga Nidra® Senior Trainer, Retreat Leader and Supervisor / Mentor, YA Senior Yoga Teacher,  and certified meditation teacher. Over 20 years she has been deeply committed on the path of Yoga and ancient Non-Dual wisdom. She has been teaching since 1996.

She incorporates iRest and Self-Inquiry in her teachings of Yoga, somatic body awareness and meditation at her Yoga studio, Prema Yoga, on the Gold Coast, Australia and internationally.

In 2007, Richard Miller, her spiritual mentor, brought to Fuyuko a deeper understanding of living life in a Non-Dual way, in harmony with all of life. From a life of ever deepening joy, astonishment and Stillness, a heartfelt desire to share these precious teachings has sprung forth.

Certified iRest TeacherShe teaches and hosts iRest trainings and retreats in Australia. She has been assisting iRest trainings in North America for Richard Miller and other senior trainers.

She offers individual, small group classes, corporate yoga, restorative yoga, fundamental courses, workshops, simple meditation and yoga nidra called iRest (Integrative Restoration) for restoration and deep inner inquiry.

Fuyuko has attended many of Donna Farhi’s workshops over the last ten years and completed her Advanced Teacher Training in 2005. In addition, Fuyuko has assisted Donna on her 150-hour Advanced Teacher Training in 2010 and 2012.

Donna Farhi’s authentic approach to Yogic teachings and Thomas Hanna's Somatic movement awareness as well as BodySensing Awareness (Richard Miller) influenced Fuyuko’s yogic practice and approach to life. Her teaching emphasises on body & breath awareness and movement principles applied in a safe comprehensive way. She encourages students to find the inner teacher within and develop deep communion with their body, mind and spirit.

Fuyuko truly enjoys living life with iRest and Yoga,  and wishes to share her love of all that is flowing out of her heart. She guides her students along the Yogic path to discover truly who we are, and guides us back home, to our True Nature.

Prema Yoga Studio

+61 402 019 843
2 Butterfly Court, Benowa, QLD, 4217


Location Class Days Time
2 Butterfly Court, Benowa, Qld 4217 Gentle Yoga Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am - 10:45 am
2 Butterfly Court, Benowa, Qld 4217 Gentle Yoga Meditative BodySensing Awareness + iRest® Yoga Nidra Thursday evening Evening Classes 6 pm - 7:30 pm
2 Butterfly Court, Benowa, Qld 4217 Intermidiate Hatha Yoga Wednesday 9:30 am - 10:45 am
2 Butterfly Court, Benowa, Qld 4217 Intermediate Hatha Yoga Tuesday Evening 6 pm - 7:30 pm

""The mind and body are one, not two. True healing occurs at three levels: the physical - somatic - as well as at the psychological and spiritual level. The mind is part of the somatic, so true healing is always experienced at a somatic, felt-sensed level"

- Richard Miller, the founder of Integrative Restoration Institute (non profit organaisation)

what people are saying about Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota


My name is Mike. I am 51 and have stage 4 Kidney Cancer. I am married with two children aged 9 and 12. I am on the Gold Coast for a drug trial. On a recommendation, I approached Fuyuko asking for yoga exercises to help my body and meditation practises to help me deal with my circumstances. She has helped me so much, I wish to shout her praises from rooftops. She has a calm, patient and gentle way to deliver insightful help from her obviously vast knowledge of yoga and meditation practise. She facilitated the unveiling of deep, calm and timeless places I can retreat to as needed, as well as unlocking access to the deep energies surging within me. I am able to better enjoy the present moment in which I find myself, and all that is good about it. I am also better able to focus the energies inside me for the task ahead. I wish to express my deep heartfelt thanks to her, and to recommend her to anyone searching for technique to help them cope with the daily demands of life or the huge stress of trauma or personal tragedy.

Anne Z

My name is Anne and Im a 72 year old woman, working and living on Queenslands Gold Coast. Ive been attending Yoga Nidra/iRest classes at Prema Yoga Studio for three years, and can guarantee it has been, and continues to be, of the greatest non-medical benefit to my mind and body that you could imagine. Fuyuko, teacher/guide for all levels of skill and interest, has gently brought me to a place in my mind where I can now use the techniques of iRest in my everyday life, in all circumstances. Recently I underwent major surgery and was delighted to feel nothing but peace and tranquility pre and post operation. By using the very simple and easy strategies of iRest, I was able to prepare my mind and body for the trauma of surgery, and enjoy the surprise and delight of nursing staff at my positive attitude, lack of pain and speedy recovery. Before Yoga Nidra/iRest, this would not have been the case. Yoga Nidra/iRest is for every age, and every stage in life. Men and women, young and old, can all benefit from the simple techniques that are loving given by Prema Yoga Studio. My eternal thanks to Fuyuko and the wonderful friends I have made there.

S. Barrett

I have been practicing yoga for many years and have attended a number of different studios over that time, including a studio in Manhattan. Fuyuko is, without a doubt, the best yoga teacher I have ever come across. Even though I have been attending Prema Yoga for a number of years now, my knowledge of yoga continues to grow as Fuyuko continually shares her on-going studies and retreat experiences. Fuyukos classes are ever changing and each class has a wonderful progressive flow all in a peaceful, positive and encouraging environment. I am grateful to Fuyuko for all the knowledge and warmth she continues to share with us.

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