Experiences that will change your life.
Maya Magennis

Maya Magennis

Maya Magennis

Maya Magennis

Maya Magennis

Maya Magennis


Maya Magennis

Maya Magennis

Maya Magennis

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.


Number of Years Teaching

10 + Years

Teaching Style

Alignment-based Vinyasa Yoga





What inspired you to teach yoga?

The profound impact that yoga had on my body, mind and spirit.

Who are your most influential teachers?

Maty Ezraty, Jillian Pransky, Krista Cahill

How would you describe your classes?

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!

Why do you feel retreats are transformational?

It is very rare that we invest time and/or money in things that require us to slow down. 

What is your favorite pose to teach?

Urdhva Dhanurasana

What is your favorite pose to practice?

Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Where are your favorite places to travel?

Hawaii and Italy (so far)