After graduating from the Jivamukti Teacher Training in 2009, Tomo Okabe apprenticed under the guidance of Ruth Lauer-Manenti, who still continues to inspire and teach him. In 2011, he received his advanced certification. After studying and teaching at the Jivamukti NYC center for three years, he is currently based in Japan and travels once a year throughout the world as a guest teacher. He also translates various yogic teachings from English to Japanese and Korean. He hopes that by making the teachings more accessible, he can help to inspire others along their path, much like he was.