Yoga Instructor
  • 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.

  • Christy O Harris

    Island: Oahu

    In yoga we focus on organizing and energizing the body through breath control and concentration. Alexander Technique offers a means by which to release unconscious tension that interferes with ideal movement. The synergy between the two allows a student to investigate the subtle body, access the full range of motion and deepen the practice. As much as executing the postures, yoga is how we think, act and respond to our internal cues. Both Alexander and yoga promote inner connectedness and expanded consciousness through the body/mind connection. Both relieve pain, improve breathing, alignment in movement and elevate the spirit. In order to achieve these benefits, both challenge our habitual ways of thinking and moving. In this Vinyasa Flow class, we will engage in a slow, meditative warm up and build the energy through flowing yoga sequencing, pranayama exercises and experimental anatomy. Upbeat music fuels the energy for an inspiring yoga dance sequence.

  • Clyde Matsusaka

    Island: Oahu

    Clyde has been practicing yoga since 2008. He practiced in the Bay Area before moving back to Hawaii in late 2012. Clyde trains in Bikram Yoga and Ashtanga. Clyde became RYT-200 certified in 2013 and is dedicated to inspire people of all abilities to build strength and flexibility through the positive energy of yoga. Clyde is on the WAYmat (We Are Yoga) team.

  • Coco Zhang

    Island: Oahu

    An enthusiastic and devoted yoga practitioner and instructor who has been traveling, studying all around the world and located Honolulu for almost 6 years, dedicating into her teaching at Power Yoga hawaii.

  • Courtney Wexler

    Island: Oahu

    Yoga has helped Courtney find one-pointed focus while training and completing an Ironman triathlon, served in her recovery from marathon injuries and has reminded her in difficult situations to stop and take a breath . Her students find her light-heartedness relatable to their own yoga journey and are drawn to the sthira (strength) and sukha (ease) she brings to her classes. Courtney is honored to be considered a yoga teacher, but relishes equally in being a student of yoga and of life each and every day.

  • Dindin Reyes

    Island: Oahu

    Dindin Reyes is a 200-Hour certified yoga instructor – teaching Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative Yoga. She has also trained in teaching Adaptive Yoga Therapy with YogaWorks in New York. She is blessed and thankful to have served people with all kinds of special needs such as: spinal problems, autism, deafness, dwarfism, and cancer. Her passion is to share and serve people by showing them that wellness is a birthright that can be reached through yoga – regardless of their experience or current physical conditions. As an instructor, she’s taught in studios, fitness centers, and retreat centers in the Philippines and in Bali, Indonesia. She welcomes students for one-on-one or group privates, especially for those who feel they may need extra care, space, and attention. Namaste.

  • Dorian Wright

    Island: Oahu

    Owner of Power Yoga Hawaii (donation based yoga). Over 36 years of experience. Specializes in teaching Power Yoga, Thirumoolar Ashtanga (Andiappan Style Yoga), and Meditation. Class Times at: Lehua Wright and Dorian Wright are both the creators of Glow Flow Hawaii where Dorian can be seen Djing the event.

  • Dr. Jill C. Peterson

    Island: Oahu

    Jill is an iRest® Yoga Nidra Senior Teacher & Trainer, Kripalu trained RYT-200 and Clinical Psychologist who specializes in assisting students to connect with their True Self through the practice of iRest, a guided meditation practice. This is the perfect practice for someone new to meditation or for the seasoned meditator who is interested in learning how to meet the “content” of thought, emotion and sensation in a more easeful, compassionate and expansive manner, allowing for the experience of Awareness to move from the background to the foreground. The practice of iRest allows for the body and mind to experience true REST and relaxation, while enabling you to learn the skills of focused attention and embodied self-compassion. When we have the ability to truly meet all aspects of the Self, we learn how to relate to ourselves in a kind and trusting manner. The practice of iRest can help you connect to your own inner wisdom and allow your authentic, unique and joyful Self to emerge. Come experience for yourself the amazing gifts of this practice!

  • Emily Badillo

    Island: Oahu

    Emily is a yoga teacher on the island of Oahu who loves relaxing her student’s body-minds and connecting them with their breath. Emily leads alignment-based practices for energetic, physical, mental, and spiritual healing. She loves soaking up the sun, sipping tea, trying and creating new plant-based recipes, helping others to see the divinity within each of us, and taking and teaching yoga classes with her partner and fellow yoga instructor Francisco Salcedo.

  • Emily Yamamoto

    Island: Oahu

    Yoga is not something you ‘do’, it is a state of being – a state of union. A yoga practice helps and allows you to access your True Self; the Self that tends to be buried by attachment, desire, and ego. My practice began on the mat, and continues to translate into my life 24/7. It helps me find a place where I am able to access my own, personal truth of self. YOGA|LIFE Emily grew up in the picturesque settings of both the Hawaiian island of O’ahu and the Italian island of Sicily, Italy. It was in Sicily, during the winter of ’08-’09 when Emily discovered a gentle vinyasa class and was officially introduced to the physical practice of yoga. The following summer, Emily moved back to O’ahu to complete her dual Baccalaureate of Arts in History and Political Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. During her undergraduate years and following her graduation in 2012, she continued her yoga practice, which she slowly cultivated to consistency. Today, yoga envelops every facet of Emily’s life. Yoga’s teachings, philosophy and practice have helped her overcome many of life’s challenges and have molded her into a better person. Emily graduated from Power Yoga Hawaii’s 200 hour Teacher Training in the Summer of 2o14 under Dorian Wright and Coco Zhang. Emily has a personal Ashtanga Vinyasa practice in the traditional form which greatly influences her power vinyasa teaching style. IG: @emimotoyoga Facebook: Emily Yamamoto Yoga for private inquiries and event bookings

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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