President and founder of CRS
Psycho-spiritual counselor/healer, teacher, writer, translator Member of International PEN Club
Member of Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy (A.S.P.)
Board member of and columnist for IBF
(International Beauty Foundation)
While still a young girl, Yasuko Kasaki became aware that she was to devote her life to the exploration of the human heart and soul. Initially, her passion flowered in the fields of photography, journalism, and literature. Many fruitful years as a writer and searcher carried her into contact with various spiritual teachers, several of whom brought her quest for psychospiritual understanding into sharper focus and uncovered her own abilities as a healer. Ms. Kasaki has now been practicing yoga for 15 years and studying spirituality for over a decade. She has attended workshops and studied meditation, spiritual reading and clairvoyance with many teachers, including Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer. She has also studied holistic health, attending Gary Null’s holistic health class. With Bruce Davis Ph.D, Matthew Hanson, and several others she studied and completed A Course in Miracles (ACIM), which she now considers to be the surest path to peace, joy and healing.
In 1999 Ms. Kasaki began offering spiritual counseling, reading, instruction and healing to individuals and groups and in 2004 opened CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing), a private community center in New York City’s East Village dedicated to the teaching and practice of ACIM and the healing and creative arts. Offering ACIM-based classes, meditation, energy healing and private counseling (as well as lectures, workshops, film screenings and performances) to the public seven days a week, CRS is the first and only school and center for ACIM in New York City.
In her classes, Ms. Kasaki sequentially teaches the text of ACIM, and through abundant use of meditation and creative visualization, facilitates experiential learning and practice of the concepts of ACIM, and by extension, of channeling, clairvoyance, reading and understanding the dynamics of universal energy, and the essence of spiritual healing. She has now taught and worked with more than 1,000 people in New York and Japan to help resolve their mental and physical issues. Several of Ms. Kasaki’s long-time students have also begun to offer psychospiritual healing and instruction at CRS and elsewhere. Through CRS outreach programs, her students now offer ACIM classes in Westchester, NY and Edgewater, NJ. Ms. Kasaki was born in Tokyo, Japan.
She attended Gakushuin University, Tokyo, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese language and Japanese literature and a Teacher’s Certificate in junior high and high school education. Befrore graduating, her photo essay of street kids, Harajuku Takenoko-zoku, was published by Daisan Shokan Ltd. Shortly thereafter, she began working as an editor for the women’s monthly magazine Free. This opportunity in turn opened the door to a series of freelance jobs as writer, translator, and photographer for numerous magazines and companies. Two years later in 1987 Ms. Kasaki completed and published her first novel, Owaranai natsu. The following year she moved to New York City, where she has since written numerous other books, novels, short stories, and essays, published in Japan. Ms. Kasaki has also translated several American books into Japanese, most notably Maya Angelou’s lyrical collection of essays, Even the Stars Look Lonesome.
|BOOKS BY YASUKO KASAKI|
|2012||Guide to A Course in Miracles Workbook Vol. 9 - 13||Natural Spirit|
|2011||Guide to A Course in Miracles Workbook Vol. 1-8||Natural Spirit|
|2000||Neko non Kamisama [novel]||Kodansha Publishing Co. Ltd.|
|1997||Kokoro no koe ni mimi wo sumashite [essay]||
Daiwa Publishing Co. Ltd.
|1993||Jellyfish no inori [novel]||Million Publishing Co. Ltd.|
|1992||Anniversary [novel]||Kadokawa Shoten Ltd.|
|1991||Tabi, Sawayaka-na Kodoku-he [novel]||Rippu Shobo Ltd.|
|1990||Ruri-iro no jikan [novel]||
Kadokawa Shoten Ltd.
|1990||Yoru to hiru [novel]||Tokyo Shoseki Ltd.|
|1988||Hanzomon-sen no propera-ki [short stories]||Kodansha Ltd.|
|1988||Catherine ga hashiri hajimeta basho [novel]||Geibunsha Ltd.|
|1988||Hitori no hakken [essay]||Rippu Shobo Ltd.|
|1987||Kanojo no niju-seikatu [short stories]||
|1987||Owaranai natsu [novel]||
Kadokawa Shoten Ltd.
|1986||Toki niha twin trip [travel essay]||
|1986||Kanojo no rider’s chic [short stories]||Kodansha Ltd.|
|1985||Good bye, tandem seat [travel essay]||Rippu Shobo Ltd.|
|1982||Harajuku Takenoko-zoku [photo essay]||Daisan Shokan Ltd.|
|BOOKS TRANSLATED BY YASUKO KASAKI|
|2002||Living A Course in Miracles by Jon Mundy||Natural Spiit|
|2001||Thank you, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco||Shogakukan Publishing Co. Ltd.|
|2000||Be Good to Eddie Lee by Virginia Fleming||Shogakukan Publishing Co. Ltd.|
|1998||Even the Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou||Rippu Shobo Ltd.|
|1998||The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds||Aoyama Publishing Co. Ltd.|
|1996||Heart of Healing by Bruce Davis||Aoyama Publishing Co. Ltd.|
|1996||Twelve Golden Threads by Aliske Webb||Aoyama Publishing Co. Ltd.|
|1995||Family Secret by John Bradshaw||Aoyama Publishing Co. Ltd.|
|1995||Magical Child Within You by Bruce Davis||Aoyama Publishing Co. Ltd.|