“Dynamic”, “Inspiring”, “Vinyasa”, “Rooted in Tradition”… These are but a few of the ways Maya Yoga has been described over the years. Drawing from their years of practice and teaching, Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane create an atmosphere where Yoga is treated as a sustainable powerful life support system. The original studio is in Maui, Hawaii, where Eddie and Nicki offer teacher trainings and Yoga retreats throughout the year.
We all know the importance of remaining a constant student of yoga: no matter how long we’ve been practicing, no matter how much we’ve trained. That’s why Maya Yoga is offering a special discount to returning students for our 200 Hour Teacher Training, June 9-27, 2013. Students who have previously taken a teacher training in Maya Yoga can take advantage of this opportunity to continue their education at the deep discount of $2250, a savings of $1400 off the regular tuition. Check out the full details here. We can’t wait to have you back in the studio!!
Riding the Edge at Maya YogaBy Shannon Wianecki
Just getting to Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini’s yoga studio in the rain-forested heart of Maui inspires a change in attitude. Head east on Hana Highway (a twisting, rainbow-washed road with a yoga all its own) to find their one-lane, red-dirt road jutting off toward the ocean. As you slow down to dodge the potholes and giant dragonflies, feel your blood pressure naturally drop. Wet ginger blossoms on the roadside awaken your sense of smell. And just when you think you’re utterly lost, the driveway appears smack in front of you.
Hand crafted 22 karat gold jewelry created by Eddie Modestini.Check out his website for more details and custom orders.
Maya Yoga studio is nestled in the Honokala valley on the north shore of Maui down a winding red dirt road. A multi-colored peace sign nailed to a tree by the side of the road is the only indication that you have arrived.
A stone statue of Ganesh, the benevolent elephant headed god, greets you at the steps leading to the studio. You climb the stairs and enter a light-filled, warm space. The early morning sun pours through the wall of windows and reflects beautifully off the cedar floor and walls. The room is breathtakingly gorgeous. Views of the Pacific Ocean and Haleakala Volcano are stunning. You have arrived at your destination — Yoga.
The primary instructors are Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane. Supporting teachers are Dominique Pandolfi and Jean Marie Kokhanovski. In what has come to be regarded as unique in yoga today, Eddie and Nicki teach almost all of their classes together. They are able to attend to each student individually while still keeping the pace of the practice. They have learned this method of instruction from their teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who has also helped them to find, through practice, the deeper life of yoga. Too often in the west, spirituality is absent from the practice of yoga. This denies practitioners its’ greatest gift — the opportunity to truly get to know ourselves. The classes at Maya Yoga strive to teach each student that yoga is about being fully present in the moment and discovering that we are truly all One.
One Love. One People. One Heart. One Destination — Our Higher self.
Here in the now, in this very moment from which every other moment has brought us to, here in this place and at this exact time, we follow along with the grains of our beings, the teachings of Yoga.
Atha Yoga Nushasam, Chapter 1, Sutra 1, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.