Hi, I'm Maya! For as long as I can remember, I've loved to move. Born and raised on Kauai, I spent my formative years running, jumping, and practicing cartwheels with abandon. My formal movement training began with ballet, which I studied for over 15 years, and since then I’ve spent much of my time exploring the connection between my body and mind. I became intrigued by yoga as an undergraduate student at Duke University, and yoga and meditation became my support system as I entered the fast-paced, high-stress world of investment banking.
Teaching has always been my calling, but it took me many years and a lot of self-work to embrace my role as a teacher. I think of myself as a yoga facilitator and love to simplify complex topics to make them easily digestible by all. I see the physical practice of yoga as an entry point to better understand how we relate to ourselves and the world around us - my job as a teacher is remind you (and myself) that you already have the answers you are looking for. It’s just a matter of listening.
10 + Years
Alignment-based Vinyasa Yoga
The profound impact that yoga had on my body, mind and spirit.
Maty Ezraty, Jillian Pransky, Krista Cahill
My classes emphasize mindfulness, movement and breath. I teach alignment-based vinyasa flow inspired by physical precision and clarity of mind. My favorite part of teaching is breaking down more complex postures into easily digestible bites. I keep things simple and focused, and always add in a healthy dose of joy and laughter!
It is very rare that we invest time and/or money in things that require us to slow down.
Adho Mukha Vrksasana
Hawaii and Italy (so far)