Teacher Description

Hannah came to yoga in a period of her life when change was arising. What yoga gave her was the strength to be vulnerable and allow change both on the mat and off the mat. She finds yoga to be a reminder of her holoʻokoʻa (wholeness) and life’s ever-changing possibilities. Hannah’s yoga philosophy is that yoga is a life-long practice that connects us to our sacredness. She incorporates her yoga teachings into her activism work for women’s rights and her local community. Hannah was the co-creator of the yoga community program at Hui Mālama Ola Nā `Ōiwi (HMONO). Together Hannah and HMONO offered basic/beginner yoga to the Big Island, Hawaii community as a way to connect to the body through the dynamic flow of yoga.

In addition to hatha and vinyasa, Hannah is a certified Buddhi yoga instructor. “Buddhi is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that encourages individuals to push through perceived limitations and transcend into personal power and freedom.” Hannah finds Buddhi to be a perfect alchemy of Kundalini yoga, pranayama, yoga asana, plyometrics, cardio, energetic spiral movements, and tribal dance.
Hannah  is a recent graduate from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with a B.A. in English and Gender and Women’s Studies. Hannah currently attends The Bread Loaf School of English for her masters.