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Teachers and Staff
||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
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
||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
|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.
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!
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
||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..