Instructors

Eric

Rocket, Vinysasa, Mobility and Aloha Yin

Eric grew up on the SouthEast side of Oahu. In 2001, Eric took his first yoga class while attending college at UNLV studying Fine Art. The sign across the street from school read 'It’s Yoga', and one day Eric got the courage to walk inside the studio. He was instantly enchanted by the Rocket style of Ashtanga practice. After graduating, Eric headed to the land of peace and love - San Francisco - to study with the ‘Rocketman’ Larry Schultz (Yoga Teacher of the Grateful Dead during the early 90's). A teacher training that was supposed to last one month morphed into an apprenticeship for the next five years and a lifelong passion for yoga. Eric has been teaching yoga since 2006. Eric continues his yoga studies learning from great yoga teachers such as Ganga White, Tracy Rich of White Lotus, David Swenson, and Manju Jois. Eric moved back to Oahu in 2012, and has been sharing his love of yoga across the island ever since.  Eric is a Certified in Ashtanga, Rocket, Vinyasa, Trauma, Kids, and Laughing Yoga.  Eric is also one of Oahu most published photographers, specializing in Landscapes, Sports, Abstract, and Yoga Photography.

Megan

Vinyasa Flow

Born and raised in South Africa, Megan immigrated to Australia in 2012 which is when her journey with yoga began.
She discovered that yoga allowed her to find freedom and release from life’s challenges and has been an incredibly healing practice for her, improving her physical and mental health ten-fold. Upon moving to Oahu in April 2017, she completed her RYT 200-Hour Teacher Training.

Megan teaches a Vinyasa style of yoga, using the breath as a tool to weave both the mind and body together. She works with her students to create a space that facilitates healing and self-acceptance through classes that are centred around themes. Her teaching style is heartfelt, powerful and playful – a reflection of how yoga has become a practice in all aspects of her life.

When not on her yoga mat, she can be found enjoying a good (large) latte, petting dogs or freely giving out hugs.  

Courtney

Rocket, Yin Yang Yoga

Aloha yogis and yoginis! I’m Courtney, your Hikina Power yoga instructor. As a native Hawaiian born and raised on the West coast of Oahu, I have a deep connection with the ocean. The graceful strength of the sea inspires my flow on the mat.

My yoga journey began at the gym as an way to cross-train and condition my body. I soon found that yoga enhanced my performance in sports, dance, and biathlon training. Years later, I had a breakthrough at my first yoga studio session in 2016. From that point, my practice transformed. I took the physical postures to a deeper level of mindful movement and meditation--from body to mind to spirit. Diving deeper, I completed my teacher training in April 2018 with a focus on Kripalu and Power yoga.

In all my classes, I intend to strengthen your physical body and help you to get to those peak postures, while also deepening your yoga practice with traditional Hawaiian concepts and Kripalu yogic teachings. In Hawaiian, "hina" and "ku" represent yin and yang, the opposing forces that is present in all things. I believe in the importance of finding balance both on the mat and in life. Thus, I lead a variety of class styles along this spectrum (Rocket, Vinyasa, and Yin) and will guide you in carefully chosen yoga flows that will balance your unique lifestyle.

I invite you to journey with me to realize your "mana", prana, your energetic power. You are more powerful than you think.

Sydney

Hatha

Sydney been practicing yoga over the past 2 years now and completed my RYT 200hr at Hawaii Yoga Institute. Yoga has taught she how to be a spiritual warrior throughout all the ebbs and flows of life. Sydney has learned ways yoga can take you deeper into dimensions of love, connection, and spirituality. Sydney creates a space in which everyone can experience, explore, and embody their own divine nature.

Michael

Vinyasa, Yoga Basics

like most people I found yoga out of a need for healing and prevention. But along the way I found myself, my practice draws from hot yoga, ashtanga and vinyasa. The idea of teaching yoga eluded me until an opportunity arose for me to participate in yoga ed that's yoga for children in a classroom environment. After two teacher training modules, I was committed to the idea that all persons could benefit from my new found passion for teaching .I thought yoga ed's philosophy of mindfulness for about two years before the right teacher training made itself available and in March 2016 I completed my 200 hour vinyasa teacher training, since then I have spent my time blending all the aspects of my practice I love into a style I hope One day to call my own a touch of mindfulness and meditation ,a dab of strength and flexibility with a good dose of humility and motivation. My sequences are simple but challenging. My motto is this "the awareness achieved through a conscious Breath, brings peace to all those we encounter." May we all find salvation in the light. My name is Michael please join me in my journey to deepen my life's experience.

Paul

AcroYoga

In 2014, Paul was introduced to Power Yoga as a way to build a relationship between the body and breath. Vinyasa gave him a portal to experience yin, yoga nidra, shakti, and acrobatic (acro) yoga.

Paul has been teaching Acro Yoga classes since early 2016. In the spring of 2018, Paul completed his 200YTT through Open Space Yoga. He teaches standing basics; as well as, 'L' basing basics and intermediate levels. Truth be told, acro yoga is the un-yoga. Classes focus on getting off your mat, working with others, trusting others, and most importantly; smiles and high fives.

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