Free Class
Bhavani Maki is an international Yoga teacher, musician, and author of 'The Yogi’s Roadmap: The Patañjali Yoga Sūtra as a Journey to Self Realization'

Yoga is a journey of compressed evolution towards breakthrough experiences. Bhavani believes that engaging in the full science and art of Yoga uplifts us, deepens connection with authentic self and to the source of joy within. She offers unique insights to open new pathways to greater freedom and specializes in addressing your specific needs to facilitate the development of a personal practice that is appropriate to your challenges, physical injuries and desire for personal growth and transformation. 

Introduced to Yoga at age 9, Bhāvani began her exploration of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga in 1987 and at the bequest of her teacher, started sharing Yoga in 1995. She founded Kauai's first Yoga shala, Yoga Hanalei, in 1999. She began to offer teacher trainings in 2003 and is dedicated to mentoring students in their personal adventure of Yoga as embodiment of somatic, emotional and psychological integration in heart-centered consciousness.

Explore Bhavani’s online Yoga Sūtra mentorship programs, alignment based Yoga classes, workshops,  intensives, and teacher trainings below. Offerings are held internationally as well as on her home island of Kaua'i

The Yogī's Roadmap

The Patañjali Yoga Sūtra as a Journey to Self-Realization 

Traditionally the Patañjali Yoga Sūtra are recognized as the definitive guide, offering perennial wisdom in how to navigate life’s challenges through the cultivation of discriminating awareness. In The Yogī’s Roadmap, Bhāvani Maki offers unique, contemporary insights into the Yoga Sūtra, revealing that deep, personal inquiry is both the means and experience of embodying your unique authentic personal and spiritual awakening.

book bundle discounts

Get the Book

"You gave me an opportunity to find the path on my own. You lit the way so I could rediscover something within me that was lost."

Start with a Free 1 Hour Class: Intro to the Yoga Sūtra


Discover the Yoga Sūtra in this introductory class that unpacks their potent wisdom to galvanize your Yoga practice and daily experiences for breakthrough experiences.
Submit your email below to gain free access.


"Bhavani’s teachings balance discipline and compassion, focus on embodiment and integration, and draw from a deep well of teachings, modern science, authentic experience and unbridled passion. If you are ready to commit in action, heart and energy, she will light you on fire."


Upcoming Mainland Workshops

Kittery, Maine
Yoga East Yoga
May 20 - 22 

Sheridan, Wyoming
Kula Space
September 9 - 11

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Inversion Yoga
September 16 - 18

Virtual Sūtra Wisdom Series: Live thru July 6

$215 Investment  | 10 Class Series 
Sūtra I.30-39

Rites of Passage & Rescue Portals

The path of the peaceful warrior is strewn with roadside attractions, detours, hazards, off ramps and critical moments. After all, an epic journey would not be complete without the adventure of high stakes. Edified through practical experience, these trials forge within us the power to rise to any occasion and trust in Self.

Learn More

Teacher Training / Immersion:
October 9 - 30, 2022
$1500 Investment

Science of Yoga Training: Anatomy, Physiology and Sequencing

100 hours credit towards a
200//300/500hr Yoga Alliance certificate

Anatomy along with study of physiological and subtle body systems. Focused and advanced study of reading bodies, use of props and sequence design to facilitate students for particular objectives.

Learn More

Kaua'i Yoga Retreat: July 11-15, 2022
$295 Investment
1st seven students signup discount: $275

Kaua'i Summer Yoga Immersion

Monday - Friday  8am - 11am

Join Bhavani and an amazing community of heart-centered practitioners in a focused and creative exploration of Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, chair and rope-wall play, Prāṇāyāma, Nāda Yoga and Sūtra wisdom and chanting

Learn More
Virtual Sūtra Series: July 20 - Oct 5

$225 Investment  | 11 Class Series
Sūtra I.40-51

Involution & Transfiguration

For the yogī, the body serves the primary function of connecting to the intangible and unfathomable field of consciousness known as the Self. Through the vehicles of consciousness, we follow their thread into the invisible realms of Self, and once refined and practiced in this art, we realize the embodiment of Yoga.

Learn More

"This experience has changed my life. I discover that what once seemed impossible is possible. Through this training, I have learned the importance of self-love, and how to love myself more each day."


Online Asana Classes/ Workshops

Take a self-guided journey with interactive lessons and attention to detail.

Take a class
Yoga Teacher Trainings

Dive deep into the science and art of Yoga with personalized guidance.

Join Training
Study the Sūtra

Learn actionable skills through timeless wisdom you can easily use to improve daily life


"This experience has changed my life. I discover that what once seemed impossible is possible. Through this training, I have learned the importance of self-love, and how to love myself more each day."


Stay Connected

Get resources, motivation, and guided activities delivered to your inbox: