Reika grew up with a multicultural upbringing. She was born in Nepal, grew up in Japan and the USA. She also has lived in Nicaragua, Hawaii, and South Africa. For her, yoga felt like coming 'home' since it was the spirituality and philosophy that she was raised with. Reika has 200 & 300-hour teacher training certificates, and she recently completed her second 300-hour with Annie Carpenter in her SmartFLOW method. She has experienced various yoga styles and disciplines and also engaged in lengthy meditation training; seeking to harmonize both her mind, body, and breaths.