Warmest Greetings of ALOHA!
At Purna Yoga Hawaii- (Hilo Yoga), I offer alignment-based asana, heart-centered meditation and healthy living practices to help individuals achieve wholeness, healing and the fulfillment of life's purpose.
I have studied extensively with Purna Yoga™ founders, Aadil Palkhivala and Savitri since 1995. I have been teaching for nearly as long and is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) with Yoga Alliance. I am a Certified Purna Yoga Instructor, graduating from the 2,000 hour College of Purna Yoga Teacher Training program in 2006. My training far exceeds other instructors in Hawaii- by comparison most RYT’s (registered yoga teachers) have the minimum of 200 hours of teacher training. I am familiar with and have personally experienced the Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga.
We are meant to be joyous. The practice of Purna Yoga is a lifestyle, a style of living that has given me the tools to discover more joy in my daily life. In my teaching, I joyously share what I have been gifted from the lineage of Purna Yoga™ as well as from my personal growth experiences from my own practice.
I take the privilege of teaching seriously, answering my calling to share what I have been blessed with over the past 20+ years. No two classes are ever alike, and each one is themed with a specific topic. I believe the depth of yoga is limitless and the creativity of its interpretation cannot be formalized.
I have priorities in my teaching... the safety of my students and helping them to heal and grow on all levels- physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I do not practice while I am teaching- my role is to guide my students ensuring their safety and enhancing the practice with specific instruction geared to the class as a whole as well as individualized attention based on a student's needs. And my classes are FUN- students are encouraged to find that in their practice and in life.