Bhavani Silvia Maki


International Yoga teacher Bhavani Silvia Maki is director & founder of Yoga Hanalei in 1999 & Ashtanga Yoga Kauai in 1995, is an 500 hour Experienced Yoga Alliance teacher, author of The Yogi’s Roadmap: The Patanjali Yoga Sutra as a Journey to Self Realization, & a presenter at Tedmed & Wanderlust conferences. Introduced to Yoga at age 9, she began teaching in 1994 & Yoga Alliance teacher training programs in 2003. Bhavani made 7 trips to India to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, & hosted him twice on Kaua'i. She received the blessing to teach from Pattabhi Jois & Baba Hari Dass, & regards her mentor Rama Jyoti Vernon as integral in her understanding of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra & to weave metaphysical teachings into Yoga practice.

Dedicated to exploring Yoga in it’s complete expression, Bhavani’s classes are steeped in the traditions of Patanjali’s classical Yoga, with an emphasis on integrity of alignment & therapeutics. A teacher’s teacher, she draws from the Yoga Sutra to integrate Yoga philosophy, psychology & therapeutics to access greater joy & freedom. She specializes in addressing individual’s needs, & facilitating growth & transformation. Yoga can be described as compressed evolution. Bhavani believes that engaging in all the aspects of Yoga uplifts & connects us to our inner source of joy. Sharing her love of Yoga, she inspires students to explore their full potential in a light-hearted, exacting, & compassionate way.

Yoga Hanalei Studio & Boutique Director, Bhavani Maki PO 990 Hanalei, HI 96714 (808) 826-YOGA (9642)