Yoga Instructor
  • Ashley Steyaert

    Island: Oahu

    Ashley came to Oahu in June 2015 from Berkeley, California. She completed CorePower Yoga’s 200 Hour Power Teacher Training in 2013 and currently teaches all formats at both Ward and Kahala Studios. She also leads weekly SUP Yoga classes at The Kahala Hotel & Resort and regularly guides kayak tours out of Kailua Beach. Ashley also enjoys scuba diving, surfing, SUP boarding and sunbathing with her chocolate lab, Bean.

  • Audrey Brown

    Island: Oahu

    I began a dedicated, daily yoga practice by accident. I never expected to become so immersed in something, never mind yoga. I had this idea yoga was something I was simply incapable of; I am too inflexible, I am not graceful, I cannot be still, I have no time. Little did I know these doubts in my head were meant to be remedied with a yoga practice. The mental and physical benefits I saw from the practice drove me to enroll in and complete my teacher training in Madison, Wisconsin in the summer of 2015. In my small explorations of the vast universe that is yoga, I have found a diverse practice consisting of many different styles to be the most rewarding. I encourage each student to practice their own unique style of yoga to give and receive what they need from the practice. I graduated from UW-Madison in Wisconsin with a degree in creative writing and art. I believe the humanities, like yoga, has tremendous power to bring people together and revel in what makes each of us human. There’s a great power in studying what humans are capable of; to be able to turn our gaze inward, reflect on what we see, and be humbled and amazed. I am currently living in Honolulu teaching at a variety of places in Sculpt, Yin, Bhakti, and Power Yoga styles.

  • Bea Hirota

    Island: Oahu

    I was born and raised on the island of O`ahu, and love it here! I found yoga at Leeward Community College, took it as an elective, and it changed my life. Yoga resonated with me completely. The practice was difficult and engaging, but the philosophy shook my very being. I had an intermittent practice for about 10 years, during that time I had a family. I found myself back on my mat in 2010, and never looked back. I am certified with a 200RYT (2013) & a 500 RYT Advanced training (2015). I have experience in Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Meditation, and instruct while giving both verbal and hands-on adjustments. In the classes I instruct we chant, work on breath techniques, and have dharma talks. I’m a lucky gal, to live on this beautiful island, with my entire family, awesome friends, and teach yoga. I’m a student first and always learning from my teachers and my students. I continue to deepen my sādhana with my teachers, Lisa Asha Rapp, Manorama, and take classes with Nicki Doane and many other amazing local teachers on island. “By knowing the one, we know everything” -the Vedas

  • Bobby Hoyt

    Island: Big Island

    Bobby Hoyt (E-RYT 200) has spent the past 13 years and over 6,000 hours teaching classes in North Kohala and Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii; in Manchester Center and Peru, Vt.; in San Francisco, CA; Homer, AK; in Redmond, WA; at the Burning Man event on the Black Rock Desert of Nevada; Florence, Italy; at the Wanderlust Festivals on Oahu and Stratton Mountain in Vermont; Suffield Academy from Oct. 2014 to Dec. 2014 teaching 66 classes to high school students, faculty and staff. Originally trained in Shivanada, Bobby then was certified with more than 300 hours training in Asthanga Vinyasa with Larry Schulze from It’s Yoga in San Francisco. Bobby is close to completing his 500 hour certification with Ali Valdez and Sattva Yoga. Continuing to expand his horizons, Bobby studied Iyengar extensively with Leslie Howard, and he has taken multiple workshops and retreats; including with Kula Leaders and Universal yoga. Bobby’s class incorporates all that he studies and practices, which equals a class that allows the practitioner to move with one’s breath while quieting the mind and strengthening the body. His use of music and light-hearted humor adds to a unique practice soaked in many traditions. The past ten years, his biggest influence has been Andrey Lappa, creator of Universal Yoga. With this influence, Bobby’s class incorporates a 360 degree mandala style practice which maximizes the complete movement of the major joints in the body. Bobby’s vinyasa class is one that moves you beyond your normal asana practice. Moving with your breathe and in 360 degrees, his class maximizes the fullest movement of the breath with your body. Listen to your breath and the asana will come. Click on the MyClasses link above for a further explanation of Bobby’s class.

  • Bonnie Delgado

    Island: Oahu

    Originally from Florida, Bonnie studied and performed with The 13th Street Dance Company, Boca Ballet Theater, and The Miami City Ballet. Graduated from NYU with a Dance & Fashion major. Studied at Joffrey Ballet School, Steps and Broadway Dance Center. Taught Ballet at the Hudson Heights School of Dance. Bonnie was Yoga Certified through Core Power Yoga teacher training and extensions programs. Currently Assistant Manager at the Core Power Yoga Kahala location. Looks to provide healing and better performance & longevity of the mind and body through yoga techniques.

  • Brenda Kwon

    Island: Oahu

    After experiencing yoga’s ability to heal far beyond the physical body, Brenda Kwon took her love of the practice into teaching and completed her 200-hr RYT certification with Mary Bastien, Murti Hower, and Jennifer Reuter at Open Space Yoga. As she saw how yoga unearthed the best self within, she continued her journey by certifying in Amrit Yoga Nidra with Kamini Desai; Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater; and as an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist with Kathryn Templeton from the Himalayan Institute. She also completed her 500-hr RYT with Rod Stryker. She has done workshops with youth, counselors, survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and ER residents, and truly believes in making yoga available for all who seek it. A published writer with a background as a Reiki Master, and with over twenty-five years of teaching writing and literature, she is committed to yoga as a lifelong journey and continues to deepen her studies with such teachers as Dharma Widmann, Leslie Kaminoff, Vasant Lad, and Robert Svaboda.

  • Brooklynn Bosworth

    Island: Oahu

    Brooklynn Bosworth is a RYT200 with Yoga Alliance, and has 100 plus extra hours of training working towards advancing her certifications. Brooklynn has 300 plus hours of teaching time. Both are constantly growing as she seeks to expand her practice; I have spent the last three years teaching Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin yogas. I have been practicing them for seven. I think yoga pairs perfectly with an outdoor lifestyle, and I try to live my practice daily on our beautiful island of Oahu. I love incorporating Hawaiian culture into my classes, teaching tourists and locals alike. My goal with each class is to help cultivate a love for both yoga and Hawaii, and how the principle make up of each combines so well with the other. I take time and care to create a safe, non-judgement, open space for my students during classes. I am a strong believer that yoga is for everybody and every body. For me, this practice has always boiled down to connection through love and growth.

  • Calley O’Neill, Originator, THE FULL BODY ELIXIR

    Island: Big Island

    The Big Island’s Calley O’Neill is a highly respected long time yoga/meditation teacher, conservation artist, and originator of THE FULL BODY ELIXIR. Her passion is healing and transformation on all levels, personal and ecological, through expanding awareness and inner healing. True to her teaching, Calley has practiced yoga and meditation daily since she was 21. For ten years, Calley studied and practiced with Faisal Muqqadam, who she is honored to call her spiritual teacher (The Diamond Heart Work ~ psychological and spiritual integration), and continues that work on her own. Calley studied intensively with master Ashtanga Yoga teacher and Sanskrit scholar, Norman Allen, the first American to be taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who taught for 75 years after studying with Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Calley teaches THE FULL BODY ELIXIR for The Power of Energy retreats with Dr. George Pratt, energy psychologist and Director of Psychology at Scripps Memorial Hospital, as well as studies with Dr. Pratt. She has done intensive workshops with Dr. Deepak Chopra, Jean Houston, Qigong Master Ken Cohen, Adhil Palkhivala, Richard Freedman, Rodney Yee, Patricia Walden, Gary Kraftsow, Tias Little, Balyogi Premvarni, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Ana Forrest, Rod Stryker, Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffman, Judith Lasater, and many others. Major influences in her life and teaching include Charles Haanel, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Eckart Tolle, Tony Robbins, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and many others.

  • Cathy Louise Broda

    Island: Oahu

    Cathy Louise Broda, owner of Purple Yoga Hawaii, has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga for 25 years. Her first teacher was Beryl Bender Birch, who she did a two-year apprenticeship with in New York in the late 1980’s. She also studied Ashtanga with David Life, who introduced her to Sri K Pattabhi Jois during his first visit to New York. She received Guruji’s blessing to teach Ashtanga in 2000. Known for her transformative hands-on adjustments, Cathy Louise’s teaching style owes much to certified Ashtanga teacher John Scott. She assisted John in his Mysore classes in London and then inherited her own Mysore practice classes at Astanga Yoga London. She also taught vinyasa yoga at Triyoga and did a year-long apprenticeship in Pregnancy Yoga with Lynne Pinette. In London, Cathy Louise also met and studied with Nancy Gilgoff, and her connection to Nancy has grown stronger now that they live on neighboring islands. Cathy Louise’s Pregnancy and Mom & Baby classes draw on her experience as a mother of three. In her Ashtanga classes too, she openly shares her journey as a woman so students may learn how best to adjust the practice of yoga in all stages of their lives. Visit www.purpleyoga.com

  • Cecilia Ryan, E-RYT 500

    Island: Oahu

    Cecilia’s yoga journey began in 2000, Hamburg/Germany, where she was a Fitness and Aerobic Instructor. Fascinated by the harmonious dance between breath and movement, effort and ease, she began to immerse herself into the vast ocean of yoga. Her love for people and the desire to learn and share the ancient wisdom and its healing qualities, made the transition to teaching almost natural. She completed her first training in 2004 and began teaching in Germany and Portugal before she moved to Hawaii in 2008. In 2011 she completed her 200hr RYT with Open Space Yoga. Since 2013 she embraces a daily meditation practice and study with Dr.Paul Muller-Ortega and received her 500hr RYT in 2015 under Mary Bastien and Jennifer Reuter. She is currently attending the 500hr Ayurvedic Healing Course under Mary Bastien (American Institute of Vedic Studies). Cecilia considers herself a student of Life and inspires those who take her class to “ride the wave of each breath, connecting to the flow of life, celebrating each moment as a gift”. Her classes are mindful, creative and alignment based, infused with philosophy, mantra and meditation. Cecilia teaches group classes, privates and is a guest teacher at OSY 200hr Teacher Trainings.

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