Yoga Class Oahu
Enjoy yoga in Hawaii at our Oahu locations in Waikiki and Downtown Honolulu.
Join us for your regular yoga class, practicing with locals and visitors to the Hawaiian Islands. All students, from beginner to advanced, are welcome for our therapeutic and strengthening yoga classes.
Style of Yoga?
• Raja Yoga is the ‘Teachings of Patanjali’. Patanjali has given us Kriya Yoga (attitude) and Ashtanga Yoga (method) to attain a state of focus and peacefulness.
• Yoga Awareness is of the Krishnamacharya lineage (Desikachar), American Viniyoga (Gary Kraftsow), and Yoga Raksanam (DV Sridhar, Radha Sridhar, Viji Vasu).
• Viniyoga was a name given by Desikachar to Western students in the late 1980’s. It describes the appropriate use of Raja Yoga to progressively develop a student.
Yoga Awareness Teachers
Yoga Awareness is an umbrella for teachers who study in the Krishnamacharya lineage. We have been fortunate to receive the Yoga Teachings of Patanjali and the ways in which these teachings have been transmitted through T.Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). It is now our opportunity to share these gifts with you.
Yoga Awareness (YAT), Yoga Alliance (RYT)
Yoga Awareness YAT certification is a standard established in 2002 by Yoga Awareness (USA), Yoga Raksanam (INDIA) and Ayu Wellness (INDIA). The purpose was to set a standard honoring the Eastern origins of Yoga and Ayurveda, and then apply these ancient teachings with integrity in a modern day Western environment. Yoga Awareness is a registered Yoga School (RYS) with the Yoga Alliance, which is the national organization for Yoga in the United States.
Yoga Class Format
ASANA is for body flexibility and strength. PRANAYAMA is for breath and life-force awareness. MEDITATION is to reduce distraction and increase clarity. A regular Yoga class of asana, pranayama and meditation will give you a better understanding of your weakness and strengths. Practicing Yoga to your comfortable maximum ability is the special effort required for balanced transformation.
The group class is suitable for all levels. We apply the appropriate application of Yoga for each student, within the context of a group class. A regular practice of asana, pranayama and meditation gives you a better understanding of your weakness and strengths. Practicing to your comfortable maximum ability is the special effort for balanced transformation.
What to bring?
Wear comfortable clothing for Asana practices and a sweater to keep warm after class. Bring your sticky mat or purchase one from the studio. We provide floor rugs and blankets. Always have plenty of bottled water. Due to allergies and sensitivities that other students may have please do not use perfumes.
Health Condition ?
Yoga classes are for everyone in normal health condition. We teach to the level of each student and adapt asana movements when needed. Students who have chronic or acute health conditions, sports injuries, handicapped or pregnancy are required to notify us in advance. Yoga Awareness offers private Yoga and Ayurveda therapy specifically tailored for your current condition. Click to view Yoga Privates & Therapy >>