Yoga Camp & Mysic Immersion

This year’s Yoga Camp at Mystic Island Festival is going to be the best yet! Yoga teacher trainers Allowah Lani along with Ann Averbach and Naiama (Cosmic Alignment) are holding the space and helping dial in over a dozen yoga teachers including owners of several yoga studios. http://mysticislandfestival.com/workshops-2/yoga-camp/ If you’re into deepening your yoga practice or get certified as a yoga teacher trainer we have our first official Mystic Immersion event following Mystic Island from Feb 3rd – 9th (for the immersion) and for students wishing to continue and get certified the full course runs from Feb 3rd – 24th. For a special discount, please mention that you found out about this immersion through our site.

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Kundalini Yoga: Ananda Yogiji & Jaya Lakshmi

Ananda Yogiji has been teaching yoga and meditation (primarily Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan) for over 6 years.  He has completed several Kundalini Yoga teacher-training intensives in New Mexico as well as and studied with teachers such as Harijiwan, Gurmukh and Guru Charan. He has also completed and taught at numerous holistic yoga immersions at the Dharmalaya in Eugene, Oregon.  Since meeting Jaya Lakshmi, they have toured the world teaching Kundalini Yoga with live music provided by Jaya Lakshmi.   ~Ananda and Jaya Lakshmi’s Kundalini Yoga and Meditation workshops are a unique blend of yoga and meditations with live music by Ananda and Jaya Lakshmi.  They are designed to open the heart and tap into one’s infinite creative potential.  Through these workshops participants gain tools to live an inspired and fulfilled life that overflows with bliss and abundance.~

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Sally w/ Makawao Yoga

Makawao Yoga’s Jungle Flow with Sally Jungle Flow is a strong passionate, Vinyasa flow class teaching you to cultivate awareness that links each breath and action to the next–on the mat. You will leave class feeling energized, grounded, and connected to a more powerful, peaceful self. Join Sally and experience her infectious energy, smile and passion for yoga. A little about Sally: Sally’s yoga journey started as a teen and has been the root of her adventurous life travels through Florida, Europe, Costa Rica, the slopes of Colorado, and her nest on Maui. While attending business school at Colorado State University, Sally began to deepen her practice at Core Power Yoga. It was here that she grew passionate about power vinyasa and began to feel the call to teach. As Sally transitioned from Colorado to Maui, it was clear that now was the time for her to share her knowledge and excitement of yoga. Less than a year later, she completed the 200-hour Makawao Yoga Teacher Training.  She teaches regularly at Makawao Yoga on Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30-6pm & Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:15am. Makawao Yoga is a yoga studio and boutique located upcountry on the beautiful island of Maui. We offer daily yoga classes, [...]

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Ann Averbach of Divinitree Yoga

Ann is deeply committed to helping others transform their lives through the yoga journey.  Founder of DiviniTree Yoga Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara,  Ann’s mission is to help build conscious community.  Her classes are uplifting, creative, inspiring, and full of wisdom.  She lives yoga through every breathe, and when she is not on her mat Ann can be found hiking in nature, traveling the world, gardening, or gathering with friends and family over farm to table meals. Ann has spent the last 15 years committed to learning and teaching yoga in its many diverse forms all around the world. From the Himalayas to the Amazon and from Fiji to Kenya, Ann has been harvesting seeds of wisdom and weaving together a tapestry of transformational tools into her life and teachings. Graduating form Northwestern University with a degree in Eastern religion and cultural anthropology (with a specialization in traditional healing methods of indigenous cultures) Ann found yoga as the perfect path for healing ourselves and the planet. Developing her own style, Gypsy Yoga Flow, Ann’s classes are inspiring, transformational, and challenging. Known for her deeply spiritual and yet highly athletic classes, Gypsy Yoga Flow is meant to bring practitioners to an edge [...]

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Aerial Yoga with Jen Healy

Open~Align~Release! Let your yoga take flight and swing your way into feeling fit while having fun! Aerial yoga combines all the benefits of  traditional yoga- flexibility, strength and balance – with the unique conditioning of aerial dance and acrobatics for an exhilarating new way of approaching yoga.  Sculpt your body in the air, using our special yoga swings, as you tone muscles, find balance, and increase flexibility. Aerial Yoga Play allows a combination of benefits similar to aerial yoga, pilates, suspended resistance training, acrobatics, and aerial silks all rolled into one for an amazing suspended fitness experience. PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL BIO: Jen Healy has focused her bodywork on bridging the gap between science and the healing arts. She combines her background in Electrical Engineering and Physics with numerous healing modalities from Eastern and Western philosophies to offer a unique style of Body Engineering and Energy Management. What you will experience from her sessions is a clear understanding of the function energy, alignment and balance plays in the body. While gaining structural stability, there is a sense of deeper relaxation and release of accumulated emotional and physical stress, chronic pain and fatigue. This healing process is informative and fun yet intense and profound. This [...]

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Allowah Lani

Allowah Lani has been a student of philosophy and world spirituality since his early teens, and a Yoga student for the past 15 years. He holds a BA and an MA (in Philosophy and Liberal Arts) from the University of Pennsylvania, and from 1997-2001 did post-graduate work in Kabbalah and Yoga at New York University.  He is registered as an eRYT 200 through Yoga Alliance, and also earned a 300-hour certification through Dr. David Frawley’s American Institute of Vedic Studies. In addition to his formal training, Allowah has studied Yoga with other teachers in India and the U.S., including Sri Karunamayi, David Swenson, Sri Anandi Ma, Ganga White, Tracey Rich, and Dharma Mittra. For the past 12 years, Allowah has taught Yoga full-time in Philadelphia, PA and more recently, Naples, FL,  where he first opened the Sunshine State Yoga Academy in 2006.  As a 200-Hr Yoga Alliance registered school, the SSYA currently trains and certifies those desiring to teach yoga as a profession, as well as to promote and raise awareness about Yoga and its rich heritage.In 2011, Allowah started a new company, Paradise Yoga Retreats, offering yoga programs in the most beautiful locations around the world.  Thus far, PYR has successfully [...]

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Maui Yoga with Nadia Toraman

Nadia Toraman moved to Maui in 1991 from California where she studied Yoga with Suki while attending MCC. She left Maui for a period and moved to California to further her studies in Yoga and Dance. Inspired by what she had experienced and learnt on the Mainland, Nadia returned to Maui with the vision of expanding Yoga and Dance on Maui. In 1996 Nadia opened her first studio on the North Shore. As her reputation and business grew, she needed more space and 4 years later moved the Studio to larger premises, employing some of the island’s top yoga and dance teachers. Seeking a more intimate teaching environment Nadia moved her studio into the cane fields, scaled down on her teaching staff and delved deeper into developing her internationally recognized teacher trainings. At the beginning of 2012 Nadia and the Shala were once again ready to expand and the Shala moved to larger premises at the old train depot on Baldwin. With 3 studios and a full schedule of yoga and dance classes there is something for everyone! Nadia’s Maui ALOHA Yoga is her own special blend of  Hawaiin ALOHA Spirit, Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga that will build strength, purify [...]

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Mary & James: Maui Partner Yoga & Thai Massage

Maui Yoga & Kickboxing from Kihei, Maui will be teaching a workshop inpartner yoga & thai massage. Mary & James have been practicing allforms yoga, including Bikram, Baptiste, Dharma & Acro yoga for overten years and both have been trained Wat Po Thailand in Thai Massage.  They will guide you through gentle partner yoga stretches and basicThai massage techniques. Bring a partner or meet a new one. *Mary Grace & James are both from New York. They have two Hot Yoga schools in New York for the past 8 years called Yoga Oasis where they teach Hot Yoga. Mary Gace was trained by Bikram in 2000, Sri Pattabhi Jois in 2002, David Swenson in 2003, Baron Baptiste in 2003 and they both have trained with Sri Dharma Mittra for over 8 years. They both have trained in Acro yoga with Jason & Jenny and have numerous videos on youtube.com. James is a world champion Kickboxer and a boxer turned yogi when he met Sri Dharma Mittra. Together they teach a powerful intense yoga that challenges the practitioner to face themselves as they delve into deep intense poses. You can check their bio’s out at www.mauihotyoga.com.

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Rachel Gonzalez

Rachel Gonzalez is the founder & owner of Body Alive. She has been a certified yoga teacher since 2003. She completed her teacher training at Kalani Honua on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Her training is heavily influenced by  Hatha and Ashtanga practices. Rachel was the General Manager of Kalani Honua, a retreat center located in the beautiful jungle of Puna in 2000 when she discovered her love of yoga through the help of her teacher and mentor Kathy Elder. Rachel adopted Kathy’s philosophy as her own:  “Yoga shows us the way to develop a greater understanding of ourselves and to the world around us. Yoga makes everything better.” Rachel has continued expanding through her experiences in Hawaii as well as abroad- traveling and teaching in India, New Zealand and Bali where she has deepened her practice through continued education in Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles. Learning and understanding the collaboration that the breath, body and mind all create, has become her mission. Her knowledge doesn’t just stop with yoga. Rachel comes from a background of dance and performance, figure skating, and fire dancing were the two of many talents she has traveled around the world with . She also [...]

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Kundalini with Jacki Brown

Having left her first mark as a premier Massage Therapist in the world of Music and  Entertainment for over a decade, Jacki currently finds passion in sharing the sacred teachings of Kundalini Yoga at Divinitree in Santa Cruz, CA. Here she continues her studies of Chinese Medicine finding divine interest  in emotional clearing using acupuncture and herbs. Kundalini Yoga was originally taught by Yogi Bhajan and illuminated with integrated knowledge of esoteric Chinese Medicine. Through the practice of specific body angles, invigorating breath work, meditation and chanting one may expect a re-birthing experience as subconscious blocks are cleared, hearts are opened and new opportunities and possibilities become easily attractable!

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Dr Haridass Kaur Khalsa

An ancient technology for the new and emerging Aquarian consciousness that incorporates asana, pranayam, meditation, and chanting. Kundalini Yoga teaches you how to live in this human body and how to stay connected to the heavens. A householders’ yoga, Kundalini Yoga is for the every day person who has to work, raise children, and make money. Very practical and useful. Works fast too! BIO: Dr Haridass is a professional and she offers yoga teacher trainings in 3 different countries (Russia,China, and Mexico) and in 6 different cities. She also substitute teaches at Yoga West in Los Angeles regularly.

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Mandala & Partner Yoga w/ Deborah Dove

Deborah Dove is a yoga teacher, evolutionary coach, transformational journey facilitator, massage therapist, energy worker, cultural translator, entertainment lawyer, event coordinator, Church of the Earth minister, sacred space holder and singer dedicated to personal, interpersonal, and planetary healing.  Deborah has been incorporating elements of interconnectivity into playshops, yoga classes, retreats and corporate team building programs since 1999, and recognizes the power in bringing people together kinesthetically to experience cultural healing, understanding, and deep resonance. She will be sharing Mandala and Partner Yoga at the Mystic Island Festival. Mandala and Partner Yoga align body, mind and soul in a heart filled cooperative way while opening up portals to the divine.  Explore conscious embodied connection with yourself and others while increasing your somatic vocabulary and communication skills in this playful and joyously creative exploratorium.  www.pranadance.weebly.com

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Beloved: Yoga of the Beloved

Relax, Restore, Rejuvenate, Regenerate, Stretch, Transform, Release, Forgive, Let Go, Unwind and ENJOY the many benefits of Yoga. Yoga means Union with God, & so thrill in the ecstatic changes this practice can bring! The workshop includes pranayama, chanting, asana & meditation- suitable for all levels. *Beloved teaches classes regularly in Ashland OR, and has shared at Mystic Festivals, Raw Spirit Festivals, Women’s Gatherings, & Good Medicine Gatherings over the years. Relax, Restore, Rejuvenate, Regenerate, Stretch, Transform, Release,Forgive, Let Go, Unwind and ENJOY the many benefits of Yoga. Yogameans Union with God, & so thrill in the ecstatic changes thispractice can bring! The workshop includes pranayama, chanting, asana &meditation- suitable for all levels.

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Yoga with Achintya Devi

Shiva Shakti Rising: Join in sacred circle with fellow Mystic brothers and sisters to celebrate the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine gifts in one another. Together we embark on a journey of breath, kriya and mantra with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to elevate our awareness and bring balance and healing in the masculine/feminine relationship, both outwardly and within. We will incorporate the special Venus Kriyas, powerful yogic techniques for partners that utilize the male and female polarities that exist in us all. These techniques can help to establish harmony in a relationship, allowing the opportunity to connect with and support one another’s higher self, as well as develop the experience of Oneness between two individuals. The focus stays at the heart, projecting love and caring, with the highest good for both partners. Come be the change you wish to see as we collectively weave the Divine Dance of Shiva and Shakti embodied. All are welcome. Come with or without a partner (we will find you one) and please bring a head covering (hat/shawl etc..) We unite for the peace and happiness of all sentient beings. Personal Bio: Achintya Devi is the Creatress of Goddess Rising, a 13 Moon Global Sisterhood re-connecting [...]

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Trish Bianco

Trish Bianco has been teaching Yoga since 2000. She has been extremely privileged to have learned from great teachers and from several disciplines, starting in Australia where she began training with Shanti Gowans is the globally recognized author and founder of Shanti Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda.  Over the past 14 years of teaching yoga, core fusion (barre method) and pilates at studios on Maui as well as Exhale and Hot 8 in Santa Monica she has developed a yoga fusion flow integrating strength, flow, and breath techniques cultivating a full mind body practice.   She is an advocate for total health and fitness utilizing the breath linked with movement as a direct connection inward. ‘Yoga’ means having the knowledge or understanding of one’s own authentic infinite state, where there is nothing to change or modify. She is committed to helping you reconnect to the space within through an energizing full body life practice and looks forward to helping you achieve spiritual strength, balanced flexibility and an emotional peace through breath and movement together!

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Wisdom Flow with Jennifer Lynn

JENNIFER LYNN is the founder of Wisdom Flow Yoga, a Vinyasa Flow style that blends the wisdom of optimal joint alignment and core strength with the playful flow of dance-like transitions.  She has been teaching on Maui for ten years and offering Wisdom Flow Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2008.  She is originally from that San Francisco Bay area.  She received a B.A. in Mathematics and B.S. in Computer Science from San Jose State University.   She has trained in TriYoga, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga and Anusara Yoga.  She is ERYT 500 certified and has established her own style and YA Certified Yoga Training School.  Wisdom Flow Yoga is based on the heart-centered philosophy of Shiva/Shakti Tantra; Tantra means to weave expansion and Shiva/Shakti implies the expansion is into and between the seen and unseen

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Joel Hirsch

Jo’el Hirsch is your main guide with competent associates for these explorations into conscious awareness, balancing mind, body, and spirit. He has over fourty years practicing many forms of Yoga ; Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kundalini, partner/acrobatic and Iyengar. For twenty five years he’s been teaching Yoga and other movement modalities, including ; Bioenergetics, (release work) mentastics,(the movement form of Trager bodywork). He owned and managed a spiritual retreat center in the mountains of San Diego for fifteen years, and taught Yoga, did bodywork and cooked Macrobiotic fare for guests and groups. He’s been practicing Thai massage, Trager, Shiatsu, deep tissue, cranial sacral etc. for thirty years with an emphasis on working intuitively to suit the clients needs. Aromatherapy and sound healing are used in the healing sessions as well.

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Cher Joy

“I have a heart-centered approach to yoga, sincerely and joyfully sharing from my own experiences.  I have studied Hatha Yoga, ViniYoga, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, and HotYoga.  Yoga has given me tools to overcome injuries and discomfort in my body, and I am devoted to sharing these tools with others!  I believe Yoga is a life support system and I teach to this mantra.  What we practice on the mat leads to discovery of greater health, happiness, joy… from inside.  My classes are about breath, connection and Love.”

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Christopher Ananda and Lee Welles

Join Christopher Ananda and Lee Welles as they lead you through a creative playground of music and movement. Christopher and Lee also offerWellness, yoga, stress-management and relaxation exercises in the workplace, conference room, and on corporate retreats. Utilizing yoga poses, partner tricks, group play dance and sense relaxation, they will take you to the unshakable happy that resides within.The playshop opens with easy to remember take-home energy boosters, flows into easy yoga movements to establish connection within the self, and moves into partner and group movement and play that foster a sense of fun and connection to ‘other.’ Participants will then be taken on imagination-fueled, restorative journey of sense relaxation. This playshop is rejuvenating to the body, soul and funny bone. This playshop geared towards adults, though older children and teens are certainly welcome. It accommodates all levels of skill, physical ability, body types and age groups.

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Noa Lakshmi

Noa Lakshmi has been teaching yoga for 7 years. Her first training was Bikram yoga, studying directly with Bikram Choudrey and his wife Rajashree in LA. She has taught in NYC and different studios around the country and Europe. For the last couple of years, Noa has studied Vinyasa yoga and Kundalini and started to combine different styles into her practice and teaching. She is currently teaching in different studios on the island of Maui and works privately with clients. Noa sees the practice we do on our mat as a powerful way to tap into our true nature and a path to discover and know ourselves inside and out. She has been dedicated to her own practice and evolution, both on the mat and beyond and this dedication goes into her teaching where she is able to support her students on their journey to Self discovery. We practice yoga not only so we can touch our toes more easily, but so we can see the truth about ourselves more quickly. In addition to teaching yoga, Noa works as a wholeness consultant and a nutrition consultant, where she assist people in finding their higher version of themselves by going inside, [...]

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