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Yogi Hayward, B.A. from U.C. at Berkeley, heads the Yoga Oasis yoga program, has been a yogi since 1972. Hayward's American Indian mother started him on a metaphysical path at an early age. In 1973, he was initiated into Tibetan Buddhism by Karmapa Rimpoche. Hayward is a spiritual counselor, teacher and certified in Thai Massage. His spiritual life has inspired his performances with artists such as: Diana Ross and Whoopi Goldberg. As a mime, he studied under Marcel Marceau and Marceau's teacher, Etienne Decroux. He will be teaching at Yoga Oasis starting Aug 1, 2011


Performing as a highly trained acrobat and Miami Vice stuntman, Hayward suffered numerous spinal and joint injuries. However, he has been able to rejuvenate his body through the yogic techniques which he teaches. He traveled to France and India where he spent many years studying yoga with several Indian masters in Mysore, India. He was given great reviews in the Yoga Journal (1986) for his inspiring performance art called "Mime-Yoga". Swami Vishnu Devenanda, founder of the Sivananda Yoga Vendanta Society, named him, "The World's Greatest Mime-Yogi".Hayward is a certified yoga teacher (1990) with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre.Hayward was one of the first members of the U.S. Sports Acrobatic Society in 1980. He trained with Sol Cohen in vaudeville comdedy acrobatics for over twenty years and studied hand balancing at the Frattilini Circus in Paris, France. He has taught workshops in comedy acrobatics called, "Slips Falls and Other Pratfalls". A certified Thai Massage Therapist (1996) and Certified Lomi-Lomi Hawaiian Massage Practicioner(2004). Hayward has toured, lectured and performed all over the world. See Hayward's Funny Film Clip Cat Yoga
Star, is program coordinator, a yogini, and vegetarian cook. She has created her own line of herbal extracts called StarBright Botanicals. She is a certified herbalist from the American School of Natural Healing and a certified yoga teacher from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre. She has studied Tibetan Buddhism in Dharamsala, India. She developed her first herbal formulas to combat traveler's sickness while traveling around the world as a performance artist.

During the 3 seasons on the TV show, "Dinosaurs" (a Jim Henson Production), she was able to use her yoga training to maintain her health and fitness during a stressful and grueling shooting schedule. Together, Hayward & Star have developed and are currently teaching the art of Chi Yoga, Double Yoga, Acro-Yoga, Prop Yoga and Yoga Massage.

Karl Eric has many talents he shares with the community; Deep Emotional Release sessions, breath work and a life coach for our guests. He leads meditation Chakra Toning circles, practices Lomi - Lomi massage, and helps us trouble shoot computer problems. He also makes amazing homemade soaps that we use here at Yoga Oasis.
Karl Eric is a graduate of MIT in Boston, MA. In his spare time, he loves to travel to hot springs and ultimate games around the world. Karl is a permanent resident of Yoga Oasis.

Kalia, a big island resident for 22 years, is our tour guide. She shares her great knowledge of local flora, fauna and folklore as she guides tour guests to some of the most amazing sites on the island!
Gene is at age 80 years young performing the peacock pose, (Mayurasana). He is on top of Hayward at the age of 60. He is available for private partner yoga and acro-yoga classes. Private session is $40. He was a professional ice skater and competed and won in sport acrobatics in his 50's.


gilbert Gilbert helped start Yoga Oasis in our 1st year. He travels world wide, playing music and working in promotions. He currently lives in Maui and returns for visits from time to time..



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