Friday, November 30, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Island Om | Hana Hou! Magazine

Matt and I loved working on this award-winning feature for Hana Hou! The Hawaiian Airlines Magazine about the many traditions of yoga thriving in Hawaii, profiling six island yogis. See the final spread here and individual photos of each yogi below. Big thanks to Heather Heintz, Barat Das, Rachel Gonzalez, Rick Bernstein, Kiko Nascimento, and Conrad Gacki.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Island Om | Heather Heintz

Heather Heintz teaches an awesome Chocolate Tapas Advanced Yoga class at Balancing Monkey Yoga now called Warrior Won School of Yoga in Hilo, Hawaii where advanced practitioners meet once a week for an experimental class conducted around chocolate. Heather said “Sometimes it gets so ridiculous you just have to stop and have chocolate." Read about her class and more yoga on the islands at Hana Hou! The Hawaiian Airlines Magazine.

Yogi Heather Heintz

Writer David Thompson in Shavasana

Friday, November 23, 2012

Island Om | Barat Das

Barat Das is a true devotee of yoga, practicing every day for the last 22 years under the yoga tree in Kapiolani Park, teaching a free class at sunset to anyone who shows up, rain or shine. Read more about this yogi at Hana Hou! Magazine.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Island Om | Rick Bernstein

Rick Bernstein has been teaching yoga and meditation on Oahu for nearly forty years.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Island Om | Rachel Gonzalez

Rachel Gonzalez is the founder/owner of Body Alive Yoga and a tattoo artist in Wailuku, Maui. Her training is influenced by Hatha and Ashtanga yoga practices and she teaches a class called Body Rock Yoga, emphasizing strength building while playing rock music. Here she shows us some yoga postures at her studio and at beautiful Iao Valley Park, check out her story and more at Hana Hou! The Hawaiian Airlines Magazine.