Mimi Kuo-Deemer

Mimi Kuo-Deemer

Mimi has been a student of yoga since 1995 and an avid lover of dance since 1978, when her mother put her in ballet school for walking with turned-in toes. Mimi mainly teaches a breath and alignment-based vinyasa yoga that is cross-pollinated with aspects of Daoist and Buddhist teachings.

She champions meditation as the answer to just about all of life's most pressing questions, and never underestimates the strength and clarity that yoga can provide at times when life turns grim corners. Her two main teachers in the yoga world, Erich Schiffmann and Donna Farhi, continually humble her with the idea that yoga is the art of living, listening, and learning to embody a deeply spiritual tradition.

In 2002, Mimi co-founded Yoga Yard, Beijing’s first and leading yoga studio, which she co-directed for seven years. She now lives in London, and teaches classes, workshops and retreats in the UK and internationally. She is the author of the DVD "Vinyasa Yoga: A Steady Mindful Practice".


Champion of Change Podcast with Mimi


Mimi combines a sense of humour in story telling, with telling us how it is. In this chat, Mimi shares her radical vision of a sustainable health and fitness. This is a vision in which we move for our health and wellbeing not for a sense of accomplishment. Where our target is to live more in tune with the natural world and our life’s rhythms.

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Mimi's challenges:

  • 30 Day Beginner Yoga Challenge

    30 Steps

    Beginners or returners! Get started now and begin reaping the benefits of daily yoga.

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  • Sharpen Your Mind

    12 Steps

    Practices to improve your focus and concentration and enhance your study breaks with yoga.

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  • Happy Hour Yoga

    21 Steps

    Transition mindfully from your working day into the evening.

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  • Drop into Autumn with Vinyasa Yoga

    14 Steps

    Vinyasa yoga to help you transition gracefully through autumn.

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  • Start to Flow with Vinyasa Yoga

    17 Steps

    Develop your understanding of Vinyasa Yoga and start to flow with this 17-day course.

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  • Move Into Calm: Yoga to reset and recentre

    24 Steps

    Reset and recentre with yoga classes to help balance anxiety.

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  • Yoga to Heal Heartache

    21 Steps

    Ease the pain of heartbreak and find equilibrium again through the practice of yoga.

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  • Build Your Flow

    30 Steps

    A 30-day course to deepen your Vinyasa Flow.

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  • Cultivating Energy

    25 Steps

    Explore how yoga and qigong complement each other offering profound energy cultivation.

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  • Try Your Style

    20 Steps

    Explore styles of yoga you've yet to try and maybe discover a new favourite.

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  • Gentle Yoga to Nourish & Support

    5 Steps

    Practices to nourish, support and revitalise your body and mind.

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  • Women's Wellbeing

    28 Steps

    Learn about the inner seasons of your menstrual cycle and explore each season through classes, yoga nidra and other supportive practices.

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  • Frazzle Free Festivities

    32 Steps

    32 classes to rest and restore throughout the festive season.

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