Yoga Instructor
  • Suzana Maia Oliveira

    Island: Oahu

    Suzana’s love for Yoga started in 1994 at her hometown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since then, she’s been dedicating herself to studying, traveling and learning from many different great teachers. Hence, she continues to increase her knowledge of the physical, therapeutic, energetic and philosophical aspects of yoga. Suzana travels to India regularly to deepen her understanding of the yogic traditions and styles. Suzana is a (RYT) Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher, certified Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yoga Sculpt, Meditation and Yin Yoga teacher, but humbly considers herself a student. In fact, she likes to share that, “Yoga is a lifestyle, a way of living and it’s immeasurable the benefits that it creates in the consciousness and soul, mind and body. It is a path that enlightens and revels our true nature. It teaches us to go through situations with grace and patience, being present and also connected, gifting us with physical and mental flexibility, hope, health, compassion, calmness, strength, inner peace, balance and sense of community. I believe that when we step on our yoga mats we are practicing love for ourselves and sharing that love and light to the Universe.” ​ “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita

  • Tabitha Salomonson – Yoga Therapist

    Island: Oahu

    Tabitha is a warm and dedicated Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and Hatha Yoga Teacher. She has been practicing yoga for 16 years, teaching for four and certified in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy for two. After receiving a Master’s degree in Martial and Family Therapy from University of San Diego in 2011, Tabitha found herself seeking ways to bring more meaning and purpose to her work with others. She went on to take a 200hr Teacher Training at Spirit Yoga Studios where she recognized the importance of the physical body during the process of spiritual, physical and emotional healing. After this realization, she decided to seek out a more holistic approach to her therapy that would connect her knowledge of the mechanics of the body to mental patterns, and entered Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy where she became certified as a Yoga Therapist in 2015. Upon moving home to Kailua in 2016, she started Mindful Movements, a mind-body connective therapy practice. This modality seeks to empower therapy clients to become mindful of the connection between physical sensations and emotions, intuitive knowings and their relationship to life outcomes. This physical and emotional process merges touch with talk and body with mind to encourage deeper connection with oneself and clarity on how to create change in their lives. Tabitha’s innate ability and desire to help people through difficult life transitions brings depth and transformative potential to her classes and one-on-one sessions. Sessions offered: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Free 15 minute consultation calls offered by appointment. 808-725-1142

  • Tehila Woosley 500RYT , RCYT

    Island: Oahu

    Tehila started her yoga journey in 2004 when she moved from Israel to San Francisco, CA. Her first time on the mat sparked something in her that she is eternally grateful for…a sense of growth and freedom. Breathing deeply to connect her body, mind and spirit moved her closer to a grater understanding of self. In 2013 Tehila received her 200-hour certification from Hawaii Yoga Institute, a yoga alliance school. Tehila’s background is in Hatha, Ayurveda, Yin, Restorative, Nidra, Meditation, Pre-natal and Kids yoga. Tehila has completed her 500-hour yoga teacher training at Open Space Yoga in November 2015.

  • Tenya Jayawuk E-RYT 500

    Island: Maui

    Tenya is an renown yoga teacher and founder of 10ya Yoga. For the past eight years she has been teaching yoga classes on Maui. Prior to that, she had taught yoga for ten years in London, UK. Tenya is certified to teach yoga through Yoga Alliance holding the advanced E-RYT 500 hour yoga certification and teacher training. In 2016 Tenya was voted runner up in the Maui Time magazine Best of Maui as best yoga teacher on Maui. Originally training for many years in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system, and then mentored by Shiva Rae, she developed her own style of teaching. Tenya started her teaching career in 1988 as a dance, fitness, private coach, masterclass and workshop provider in Boston, Chicago, Seattle and London. In addition to her teaching experience, Tenya holds a BA degree in Theater, Dance and Fitness from the University of Massachusettes, Boston. Her press includes Evening Standard Magazine, Harpers & Queens, Tatler, Red, Elle and Golf Magazine. After teaching yoga retreats all over the world she now calls Maui her home. She has integrated all of her talents into her dynamic flow and gentle flow classes that she specializes in incorporating music and positive vibrations. Her classes can be described as enthusiatic, dynamic, passionate, warm, and open-hearted. Inspired by her students,( a loyal following of locals, part-timers, and tourists), she loves the sense of Ohana that she can bring to her local community here on Maui. As well as teaching SUP n Yoga classes, Tenya enjoys the Maui lifestyle of living aloha and spending time with her family on the beach.

  • Uliana Kostareva

    Island: Oahu

    Uliana (Juliana without the J) is from Russia and if you are wondering where in Russia, she is from the Ural Mountains, the geographical border between Europe and Asia. Being put through gymnastics for seven years, Uliana learned about mental and physical hardships of competitive sports and how to recognize body limitations. She appreciates that in yoga people can grow to their own ability in their own time. Uliana solely came to New York City on a work study program at the age of twenty. While working in Hawaii as a licensed medical aesthetician, she recognizes that what’s cultivated on the inside is the real beauty. In school, studying to be a nurse, Uliana finds yoga to bring balance to her busy schedule. She appreciates how yoga continues to change her body and mind and how it benefits relationships with the people around her.

  • Valerie Brett Shaindlin

    Island: Oahu

    Valerie grew up on various islands in the Caribbean and Hawaii, and eventually found her way to a meditation practice while attending Skidmore College in upstate New York. She began practicing Bikram Yoga two years later. Initially it was the intensity of the physical practice that hooked her (and the heated room during those awful upstate NY winters); but when she began a stressful full-time job in PR in New York City a year later, yoga became her respite. She switched to vinyasa and discovered first-hand that yoga reconnects the mind, body and spirit, in a way that no other practice is able to. Two years later, Valerie decided to quit her job and instead devote her time to helping herself and others on a more healthy, holistic path. En route back home to Hawaii, she became a 200-hour RYT through North East Power Yoga in Rhode Island, studying in the Baptiste Power Yoga style. She now shares about living a balanced life (through yoga, travel, books, food, and essential oils) on her blog, Valerie is an Ambassador for local brand Lily Lotus; a FitFluential Ambassador; and a Doterra Wellness Advocate.

  • Yoga and Mindfulness Consultant

    Island: Kauai

    Sandy Delgado runs and directs Savvy Soul, a school for mindful living. Sandy has been practicing and teaching yoga for fifteenth years. She is passionate in the inquiry to find ones true nature, self empowerment of others and freedom of the heart.

Yoga Hawaii Magazine is Hawaii's premiere publication for all things yoga in Hawaii. Yoga Hawaii magazine is a resource for yoga events in Hawaii, Hawaii's yoga studios and classes, and information about your favorite Hawaii yoga instructor. Yoga Hawaii celebrates and promotes the growth of our yoga enthusiast reader's personal and professional yoga practice. Whether you are beginning your yoga journey or far along into your practice, Yoga Hawaii Magazine creates content related to yoga culture in Hawaii that all of our readers can learn, connect and grow from.

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