Abhaya is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. She is an exuberant and gifted teacher. Meditation completely changed her life and after graduating Magna cum Laude from Georgetown University, she moved into the Shambhava Yoga Ashram to deepen her practice. She excelled in her Shambhava yoga teacher training and even began teaching trainings at the ashram within just a year of her graduation.
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Satyam is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. He teaches with passion, dedication, and a sense of humor. He found Hatha yoga to be a tremendous and life-changing gift for the scoliosis of his spine and spinning wheels of his mind. After graduating with honors from Depaul University in 2005, he moved into the Shambhava Yoga Ashram and since then, he has dedicated his life to living and working there. His teaching style incorporates unique work-books, on-screen presentations, and iPad applications in an effort to make the training accessible to all learning modalities.
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)
Casey is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. She is an adventurous spirit and committed yoga practitioner. Originally from New York, she graduated from Marist College and explored social work, marketing, event planning, and entrepreneurship before completing her teacher training at Konalani. Within just one month of her graduation she was already teaching 12 classes a week. When she’s not teaching yoga or meditating at the ashram you can find her hiking, paddle boarding, or surfing around the island.
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
LA C. CA
One of the most relaxing yoga sessions I have been to. It was so relaxing to be outdoors with a great view and sounds of nature. The practice was the right amount of effort for the setting, and Abaya gave a lot of guidance on poses. There was some core strength but no lifts, stands or inversions. We also devoted 20 min at the end to breath control and shivasana that I liked. I would definitely come back before our vacation is over.
Yuri Kawa Japan
I've just finished my 200hrs yoga teacher's training at Shambhava Yoga Konalani. For the past three weeks, it was one of the best experiences I had. Through the asanas, meditations, and seva I was able to deepen my practice. I'm very grateful that I was able to meet such an amazing teachers, Satyam and Abhaya. They are the ones who made the training possible. Great environment and great teachers; those two are one of the most important things to deepen your practice; Kolanani got both of those and I highly recommend anyone who loves yoga and Hawaii!
This training blew my mind!! So much peace, knowledge, and love given during the three weeks. Every day was nourishing, from the food that was prepared with love to the hours of time each teacher spent with us and for us. They made sure that we were pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones to gain knowledge, education, and experience but it was never too much. This training was exactly what I needed and so much more than I was looking for. I am excited to become a teacher and look forward to learning more with Konalani in the future.
Meagan G. California
Had an amazing practice at Konalani. The view from the yoga deck and surrounding grounds are breathtaking. Everyone is so welcoming. We will definitely be back.