Yuki Imoto

Yuki is an anthropologist studying how mindfulness and compassion practices are being brought into education in various socio-cultural contexts. She is also an educator with 15 years of experience teaching in Japan and the UK, from preschool up to PhD level, currently teaching at Keio Universi- ty, Japan. Yuki grew up crossing borders – born in Singapore, growing up in both England and Japan, gaining her doctorate in anthropology from the University of Oxford where she focused on multicultural education in Japan. Yuki has engaged in artistic, contemplative practices throughout her life, and has been integrating her anthropological and educational work through mindfulness and somatic practice, as well as through community-building. In 2017, she spent a year as Fulbright scholar at Stanford University to conduct research on mindfulness in US higher education and has since then been envisioning how to reconnect ideas, cultures and communities across borders through contemplative education, research and practice.