Yoga Instructor
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ciara Steynberg

    Island: Oahu

    Ciara Steynberg started practicing Yoga in High school with her Mom. Yoga has been a practice she always came back to during challenging times in her life. She believes in Yoga’s many benefits including stress reduction, self discovery, strength, flexibility and balance. Ciara explains each move in an unruffled, easy-to-understand manner, emanating a sense of patience and ease. She helps people to calm themselves. Students find her to be friendly and approachable. With Ciara’s lead you’ll come back to a place of inner retreat and relaxation. Her focus on awareness and alignment ensures that you maintain safety during this class. Ciara is a school teacher and is also certified in children’s yoga. She has experience working with differently abled students and enjoys bringing the joy of yoga to all students.

  • 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: poweryogahawaii.com. Lehua Wright and Dorian Wright are both the creators of Glow Flow Hawaii where Dorian can be seen Djing the event.

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