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International Yoga Teacher, Musician, and Author of 'The Yogī's Roadmap: The Patañjali Yoga Sūtra as a Journey to Self Realization"

Aloha! I believe that engaging in the full science and art of Yoga uplifts us, deepens connection with our authentic selfs, and brings us to the source of joy within. I was introduced to Yoga in 1977, started teaching in 1994, and blessed to have been mentored by classical Indian Yoga masters over the course of decades in the science and art of Yoga. In 1999, I founded and directed Kauai's first Yoga shala, Yoga Hanalei for 20 years.

My experience allows me to offer unique insights (online Yoga Sūtra mentorship programs, alignment based Yoga classes, workshops, intensives, and teacher trainings) to open new pathways to greater freedom. A functional Yoga practice needs to be personally customized. Together we will dial in a practice that supports and addresses your specific needs and facilitate the development of a personal practice that is appropriate to your challenges, physical injuries and desire for personal growth and transformation. 

Join my heart-centered community and explore the transformative power of Yoga. Explore offerings both online and in-person on the beautiful island of Kaua'i. 
More about my journey. 

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Discover the transformative power of Patañjali's Yoga Sūtra to connect with your authentic self.

Discover the Yoga Sūtra's potent wisdom in this introductory class to galvanize your Yoga practice and open new pathways for breakthrough experiences in daily life.


The Yogī's Roadmap

The Patañjali Yoga Sūtra as a Journey to Self-Realization

Achieve authentic self-realization through deep personal inquiry with my book and insights from ancient texts. 

Further your journey with The Yogi's Roadmap Podcast where Shinay Tredeau and I explore yoga as an adventure of free-thinking and personal growth. 

These resources offer off the beaten path insights to help you experience breakthroughs in your practice.


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Upcoming Programs

 Training | Immersion

Foundations: Ãsana & Yoga Sũtra Philosophy

August 4 - 18, 2024

Teach To Learn

Sūtra on Āsana & Prānāyāma: 

Breakthrough Insights

VIdeo Series SÅ©tra II.45-55

Up-level your practice

Live Online Kaivalya Pāda
Sage Wisdom Series:

Live classes with recording access

Path To Getting Lighter

Upcoming Courses, Trainings and Events

Kaua'i Trainings | Immersions
100 hour modules towards
Yoga Alliance 200/300/500 certificates

Foundations: August  4-18, 2024

Art Of Yoga: January 5-19, 2025

Ventura, California
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August 30 - September 1, 2024

Half Moon Bay, California
Swell Yoga (in Granada)
September 6-8, 2024

"Yoga on the inside is self-care,
Yoga on the outside is caring for others."
- Bhāvani Maki


My Journey 

My name is Bhavani and I have been exploring the ancient tradition of Patañjali’s Ashtanga Yoga since I was just nine years old. It is an honor to share this beautiful tradition with others, and I have been doing so since 1995 when my teacher urged me to start teaching.

In 1999, I founded Kauai's first Yoga school, Yoga Hanalei, and since then, I have been offering various programs to share my passion for Yoga with people around the world. I started offering teacher trainings in 2003, and I am dedicated to mentoring students in their personal journey of Yoga.

I believe in the integration of somatic, emotional, and psychological aspects of ourselves, and my teachings are rooted in heart-centered consciousness. I share Yoga in the indigenous tradition of heart-to-heart transmission, to empower fellow seekers to reclaim their unique wholeness and gifts.

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