I have been practicing massage and yoga on a regular basis since I moved to Hawaii in 2001. I first began by working with my peers where I discovered a natural ability to follow my intuition and provide healing touch. I went on to formally train at the Big Island Academy of Massage, which I graduated from in 2003. During this time I also completed my first Yoga Teacher Training with Kathy Elder and began studies in Healing Dance (Aquatic Bodywork) with Inika Spence. I have since studied Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, Thai Massage, Chinese Acupressure and Reiki with different teachers all on the Big Island. I have also studied different martial arts forms such as Capoeira, Tai Chi, Qi gong, and Kuk Sol ( A Korean Buddhist Martial Art)
In addition to all this training I have also been a Dj at Kalani’s Ecstatic Dance event since 2011. I also received my Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork certificate in Healing Dance in 2013. I also completed my 200hr. Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training in July of 2015. I continue to explore the healing arts with an open mind and heart, always in search of more tools to share to help others and myself cultivate more happiness, health and peace in our lives.
My mom first introduced me to yoga when I was 10yrs. old. I then received a private yoga instruction as a gift for my 19th birthday, which had a profound impact on my life. Shortly after I moved to Hawaii and began practicing hatha yoga on a regular basis with Kathy Elder at Kalani Honua retreat center.
I then received my first Yoga Teacher Training certificate at Kalani in 2003 with Kathy, where we practiced Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Sivananda and Kundalini Yoga. I then studied with Shiva Rea in Hawaii and in India. During my time in India I also studied Ashtanga Yoga with Lino Miele and Vipasana Meditation. I also received two more teacher training certificates, one in Yogic Arts, which is a combination of Ashtanga Yoga and Kuk Sol ( a Korean Buddhist martial art) and the other being a 200 hr Therapeutic Yoga Teacher training in July of 2015. I have also studied Continuum Movement and Feldenkrais method and am fascinated by the slow, subtle feel good movements and healing power of the practices and explore ways to incorporate their teachings into my yoga and meditation classes.
My classes are suitable for all ages and body types; my approach is intuitive as I hold a space for cultivating intuition, deeper awareness and healing. I believe that we all have the ability to heal ourselves by listening to the wisdom of our bodies and allowing our body to naturally unwind and release our patterns and tension. I teach weekly classes and workshops on the Big Island of Hawaii.