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David Sanders
ERYT-500

David Sanders is a Hawaii-based Reiki practitioner, massage therapist and yoga teacher. He uses yin, power and hatha flow yoga, intuitive energy healing, meditation and the power of music to bring practitioners to a deeper awareness of their spiritual essence.

David began practice in 1973, and has completed over 1200 hours of teacher training in Hawaii and Bali.

Mary Saetham

"Practice listening to your intuition, your inner voice; ask questions; be curious; see what you see; hear what you hear; and then act upon what you know to be true. These intuitive powers were given to your soul at birth." - Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Elsa Linksky

“ We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious.” - Swami Satchidananda

Morgan Worth

"All days are good, some are just better than others.”

Fran Quan

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -Mother Teresa

Tomoko Yamashita

I love teaching Hot Yoga because it’s the most effective series of postures out there at improving ones health and well being. I love seeing people who work hard at it get the tremendous benefits they deserve! You can change to anything!

Somarrey Prum

"People say the sun rises and sets, but it does not rise or set, it is merely out of sight." -The Baghavad Gitta

Kim Chu
RYT-200

Born and raised in Hawaii, Kim began her yoga journey in 2009 when her sister took her to her first hot yoga class at Bikram Yoga Honolulu, now known as The Yoga Room. Practicing Bikram Yoga for many years, changes in life guided her to explore other styles of yoga.

Since then, she has added vinyasa and ashtanga, along with meditation to her practice. Being very active, yoga helps to balance all the stresses being done both physically and mentally to her body. Kim completed her 200-hr Vinyasa teacher training in the spring of 2018 at our very own Yoga Room Hawaii (formally known as HotYoga8/Trilogy). "Yoga is not about touching your toes, it about what you learn on the way down"
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Clyde Matsusaka

“What we practice makes us become who we are next” -Joseph Goldstein

Tami Cole
RYT-200

Tami's yoga journey has evolved from a purely physical pursuit into a deeper more meaningful practice. Her practice continues to evolve by challenging her mentally, spiritually and physically, leading her towards gaining a broader understanding of forgiveness and compassion. She hopes to share the benefits of the practice with everyone she is lucky enough to meet.

 

Tami completed Hot Yoga training in 2010 and followed with a Power Yoga training in 2012. She is 200HR RYT certified with an emphasis in Ashtanga Yoga. Her continuing education consists of a disciplined practice, attending workshops, conferences and learning from all beings. Outside of the studio she has been blessed with the opportunity to study Indian Religions with a diverse and conscientious cohort at UH Manoa. "Every experience has been given to you for your growth and development. It is up to you to decide if it will make you better or make you bitter." - Mataji
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Crystal McBroom

Aloha my name is Crystal!
I love to do yoga & travel to the nice places in the world. My favorite place to be is in a yoga room.
Yoga has been a part of my life over 10 years. My practice has helped me grow stronger.
At first there was a Canadian girl who brought me to “Bikram Yoga Honolulu” in 2009, and after my first class, I found it was NOT as easy as I imagined.

But the true surprise was the sense of peace and joy I found, this was an amazing feeling. The studio has changed their name to “The Yoga Room Hawaii“. This studio graced me the opportunity to work with amazing community members and great teachers. Through the practice of yoga I realized this had become the most important tenet in my life. My friend and teacher Kever McGuiness encouraged me to complete 9 weeks of “Bikram Teacher Training “ by Bikram Choudhury in Los Angeles. I completed the teacher training in 2012. After training, I went back to Hawaii and I met Alexis’s mom, Barbara Gacki. I taught my first class on the beach with her in Feb of 2013. She said to me, “You got a job!” That was the moment, I had to make yoga my career. She has inspired me. Her teaching style is amazing; she is so full of energy. She is an awesome teacher!!! I have been teaching at Bikram yoga studios in Honolulu for five years. I’ve traveled to seven different countries and each time, I found Bikram studios to teach yoga at. Bikram yoga for me is hard work. This relationship that is built between the body, mind and the breath. When focused on the balance between strength and flexibility, it works! Now I try all the styles of yoga, and I love it! I am passionate about yoga and I love to share my passion with others. Everyone is on their own paths, but in the yoga room, we can come together to find your own personal yoga journey. Yoga is a powerful tool to help heal people, and we each have our own gift that we can share. I will always be a student of the practice and appreciate all that the great teachers have shared with me. Consistency is the key; move your body, free your mind. Everyday is a new journey. Aloha & Mahalo!
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Kinau Shipman

My yoga journey started about 30 years ago when I took yoga in college. I loved how yoga helped strengthen and tone my body in a non-stressful way. I also loved how yoga helped reduce the chronic back pain I had been living with due to years of being a gymnast. Even though I loved my yoga practice, I didn’t stick to a consistent program or schedule. I used the typical excuses that work or family or life got in the way. 

I put other things first before my own health and wellbeing until around 2001, when I had my first child. I was constantly tired and still had back pain and knew I had to do something about it. Not only did I need it for my own health but I figured I would be a better mother/wife if I took time for myself so I got back on my mat and made a commitment to going regularly. While I still found that yoga helped strengthen me physically, I also found that yoga helped strengthen me mentally. I found that as I learned to relax my mind and body, I was able to see things a little more clearly, maybe even from a different perspective, and become a little more accepting of the way I am and the way I see and relate to others. I practiced different styles of yoga over the years and was surprised to find that no matter which style I took, it always seemed to be just what I needed that day - sometimes energizing me or calming me or stretching me or strengthening me or all of the above. I loved how yoga made me feel inside and out and wanted to share that “magical” feeling with others, so in 2013 I became a yoga instructor. I secretly think if everyone did yoga, what a wonderful world it would be! I also signed up for teacher training because I wanted to teach my children that you are never too old to learn something new or try something that challenges you. I have been trained to teach different styles of yoga - vinyasa, hot yoga fusion, sculpt, Pilates, hips and shoulders and YogaEd (to teach children). Every day, I find inspiration from fellow students and teachers to continue my yoga journey, to learn more about the different layers of a yoga practice (beyond the asanas) and to be a better yogini.
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Nicole Loria

Nicole was born and raised in Costa Rica, where she grew up watching both her parents meditate and practice yoga. Naturally, she started practicing herself and became a certified instructor in 2005. Along with teaching yoga, Nicole earned her psychology degree and is a licensed therapist in Costa Rica. Furthermore, her classes tend to incorporate the healing aspects of both disciplines such as self inquiry, breath work and guided relaxation. She is currently studying to become a Yoga Therapist in hopes of offering the healing powers of yoga to those suffering from limiting and/or chronic mental, physical and emotional ailments. Nicole teaches Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative and Nidra.

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Barbara Gacki

"Never too late, never too old, never too bad, never too sick to start from the scratch and start once again!" -Boss

Rian Mokiao- Lee

"The Success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships" - T.K. V. Desikachar

Alexis Inso
Owner, Teacher

"Life’s not about waiting for the rain to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain"

Bobbi Quiocho

Bobbie’s yoga journey started in 2008. She loves how life-changing her yoga practice been since – the ability to strengthen your mind to stillness, presence and clarity and gaining flexibility, detoxification and physical strength. In 2016, she attended teacher training through the studio and became a certified teacher with Yoga Alliance RYT-200.
She shares seeing practitioners deepen and grow in their practices is inspiring and makes her even more passionate in what she does as a teacher.
On her spare time, she loves spending time with her son and enjoys quiet time with a good book.

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Kelsey Conklin

I came to yoga in search of a gentler physical outlet after the challenges of college sports and years of beating up my body. I had walked into a Baptiste Power Yoga studio, though, and I fell hard and fast for the sweaty intensity of that practice. My back and hip injuries quickly healed, but I didn’t realize at the time that I also had a chip on my shoulder - something more to prove - and a fear of never being “good enough.”

The more I got on my mat, the less those concerns seemed to matter. They may never fully go away, but they no longer hold the same influence over me and my experience. The sense of clarity and empowerment I find in my own practice is what I aim to share through my teaching. Quote I live by: “Take your work seriously and yourself lightly.”
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Lisa Greenacre

"If you love what you do, you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”

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