Teachers

Karin Kuhn

CLASSES:

Mon, Wed & Fri: Int/Adv Vinyasa Flow: 6.45am – 8am

Daily: Vinyasa Flow: 8.30am – 10am (except Wed)

Wed: Deep Stretch Hip & Shoulder Opening: 5.30 – 6.45pm

Owner and Founder of Maha Yoga & Wellness, Karin passionately shares Yoga as a lifestyle that values health, personal development, community, partnership, sustainable living practices and environmental stewardship. She sees herself as a catalyst for change, educating, inspiring and empowering people to live healthy, happy lives, filled with purpose, passion and joy.

Teaching full time since 2004 Karin offers public classes, Yoga Teacher Trainings, retreats and continuing education classes on Maui and in South Africa.

Leah Honma

I first found yoga as a teen in the late 90’s.  An avid student of dance, I initially approached it as many do – another type of workout, to stretch and strengthen–and didn’t give it much thought.  It was only when chronic injuries took me out of my ballet major at the University of Utah did I really begin to explore the importance of kinetics and safe body mechanics, as well as the value of a healthy body image.

Cara Griffin Yoga Maui Hawaii

Cara Griffin

Classes: Power Yoga

Tues & Thurs: 6.45- 8am

Mon, Wed & Fri: 10.30 – 11.45am

Tues & Thur: 5.30 – 6.45pm

Cara believes passionately in the power of breath and barefeet. At age 15, she became the student of Kundalini Yoga and Energy Healers, Ataana and Tammie Badilli. Their wisdom sparked Cara’s interest to explore the teachings of yoga as a pathway for emotional and physical resilience.

Mel Ehlan

Mon Hatha Yoga Foundations 5.30 – 6.45pm

Mel grew up in Germany where she studied Physical Therapy.  In her mid 20’s she had the urge to leave and to discover the world.  Travelling to different places she eventually  found Maui and fell in love with the island.

“I started working as a licensed Massage Therapist and discovered different modalities such as Myofacial Release , Active Release Technique (ART) ,Visceral Manipulation and Cranial Sacral Therapy.  I also certified with NASM as a Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist.

Melody Guini Yoga Maui health wellness

Melody Guini

Melody is a certified yoga teacher and a facilitator of heart opening through asana, dance and arts. She is a world traveler that has taught yoga everywhere from community schools in Peru, to prisons in Mexico, to studios in Argentina and Maui!

Originally from Argentina, she first started practicing Jivamukti Yoga in 2009 and become fascinated with the depth and wisdom of Yoga.  In 2012 she received her first 200hr RYT certification in Hatha Yoga and then traveled to Peru for her 200hs RYT in Ashtanga Yoga.

Ido Cohen Yoga Maui Hawaii

Ido Cohen

Classes – Wed 6.45am Get Up & Go!

I was born in Israel but moved to Maui in 2011.  Having surfed since I was 9 years old and spending most of my youth in the water, I came to Hawaii to find the perfect wave and fell in love!

I am as passionate about Yoga as I am surfing, having a daily practice since 2015.  I began studying with Karin Kuhn early in 2016 and connected immediately with her teaching methodology which resonated with me in so many ways and helped me learn to practice in a way that no longer caused me pain.

Chandra Nanette Bowen Ayurveda irest yoga nidra

Chandra Nanette Bowen

Classes & Workshops TBA

Chandra’s overriding desire is to apply yoga, Ayurveda and over 35 years of experience as a medical practitioner toward helping others integrate and balance body, mind,and spirit.

She views yoga as medicine and draws upon her western knowledge of the body with yoga anatomy to address the whole person as an individual by combining postures, breath work, meditation, and, depending on the requirement, iRest® Yoga Nidra.

River Cummings

CLASSES: Vedic Chanting Series – next date TBA

“Starting her yoga practice at the age of 19, River’s professional teaching career began in the 1990’s. Over the past two decades her offerings have included group class instruction, individual yoga therapy, retreats, workshops, festivals, corporate yoga program development, and 12 years directing yoga teacher trainings. She is a dedicated student of yoga, yoga therapy, and Vedic chant in the lineage of T.K.V. Desikachar and T. Krishnamacharya. River is a master teacher of Viniyoga methodology and holds both Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist certifications from Gary Kraftsow’s American Viniyoga Institute.

Kate Newell Kaiut Yoga Maui Hawaii

Kate Newell

Classes: Kauit Yoga Tuesdays 10.30am

Kate is a Doctor of Naprapathy, a registered Massage Therapist and Kaiut Yoga Teacher. Kate has been practicing yoga since 1984 when she began classes at the Himalayan Institute in Glenview, IL. She was introduced to Kaiut yoga in Boulder in 2015 and was so inspired that she began her studies with the founder Francisco Kaiut. In 2017 she completed her 200 hr. certificate in the Kaiut method and began teaching.

Tyler Stattin Qi Gong Maui Hawaii

Tyler Stattin

CLASSES: Qi Gong

Mon & Wed: 7 – 8pm

At 5 years old, Tyler started dabbling in Korean martial arts and had a fascination for the ways of the Samurai.  At 16 years old he joined Oom Yung Doe and has been an active participant in the style for 20 years and holds the rank of second degree blackbelt.

Tyler was invited to cross train with other styles including:

Linda Stobart Pilates Yoga Maui Hawaii

Linda Stobart

Classes : Core Conditioning Pilates Thurs 10.30 – 11.45am

Linda hails from New Zealand and began Classical Ballet training as a child. Her love of this discipline became the foundation of her joy for movement.  Ballet took her to Australia and London, where additionally she taught at The Royal Academy of Dance.

Rehabilitation in the Pilates Method for a dance injury inspired her to explore Pilates further and she trained with John  Gossett of the Physical Mind Institute, NY in 2002.

Chrissy Kapoor Yoga Maui Hawaii

Chrissy Kapoor

Classes: Hatha Yoga

Sun 10.30 – 12.00 – starts Nov 17th

Wed 8.30- 10am – starts Nov 20th

Chrissy Kapoor is a dedicated Hatha Yoga teacher and shiatsu massage therapist. With almost a decade of teaching and bodywork experience, she has a deep awareness of the body, subtle energy and functional movement. Chrissy’s classes offers a combination of clear, specific alignment instruction and fluid movement honoring the natural way your body wants to breathe and move.  Through skillful story-telling and theme-weaving, the yoga comes alive in your body!

Mark Gregory Hatha Yoga Maui Hawaii

Mark Gregory

Classes : Hath Yoga Fusion Wed 8.30am & Sat 10.30am (starts 11/16)

Mark is an MBA graduate, RYT 500, E-RYT 200 and YACEP Yoga Teacher with 8 years experience in teaching Yoga and Meditation.

Mark has also organized, managed and co-taught on a number of Yoga Teacher Trainings and was recently invited to teach at the Aloha Fest 2019

Mark earnestly follows his path of yoga as both a teacher and dedicated student, committed to ongoing study that allows him to confidently lead beginner and advanced classes with his signature calming presence and spirit of aloha.

Do you see yourself here???

To be a part of our Maha Yoga Team please email your resume to karin@maha-yoga.com