Noriko Payne

Noriko first practiced yoga in 2000 and has been practicing more seriously since 2016. She always enjoys vinyasa but her sensitivity to energy led her to practice Kundalini yoga as well. In her busy life as a
financial analyst and a single mom of two, practicing yoga and meditation became the core of her well-
being. “Nothing is more peaceful than practicing on a yoga mat and indulging in the stillness!” she
swears.
 
She completed 200 hours of teacher training with Santosha Yoga in Aug 2021. She started teaching at
Santosha Yoga Studio on some Sundays and her friends and coworkers. She continues spreading love of
yoga to community fostered by Small World Yoga and she enjoys every minute of the opportunity.
“Love is all there is, and yoga is nothing but love!”
 
Noriko teaches outreach for women at the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.