The Yogi’s Roadmap: a weekend with Bhavani Maki

friday, october 25, 6 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, october 26, 9:30 AM - 12 PM & 2 - 4 PM
Sunday, october 27, 9:30 AM - 12 PM & 2 - 4 PM


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Friday, 6-8:30 PM ~ $60

Restorative Yoga & The Nine Rites of Passage

Enjoy a Restorative Yoga experience along with Sutra study of the 9 opportunities which in common explanations become lost in translation. Rather than view the antaraya as obstacles, they are rites of passage. The Parikarma are the antidotes to inertia that foster health, healing and break through experiences.

Saturday, 9:30 AM - 12 PM ~ $60

Stability: The Vinyasa of Sthira & Sukham 
Stability refers to our ability to reestablish center via adaptability and resilience. Explore intelligent strength through range of motion via a variety of Asana

Saturday, 2 - 4 PM ~ $50

Sutra on Asana / Pranayama

Patanjali offers 9 Sutra on how Asana and Pranayama transform our psycho-spiritual being. When we examine the earliest translators of Patanjali, the ancient masters expound on techniques that open new pathways of physiological and psychological transformation. We will begin and end class with asana practice integrated with the Sutra. Expect chanting and in depth discussion of practical experience and personal development.

Sunday, 9:30 AM - 12 PM ~ $60

Amrita Nectar of the Gods: Hip openers, Balancing and Inversions

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Accessing the still point within balance and flux, explore the foundation of steadiness, ease and being true to our own center from the ground up. We will begin and conclude our session with pranayama and chanting.

Sunday, 2 - 4 PM ~ $50

Samadhi: The Journey of Integration

We all excel in certain aspects of our being, but our growth is lopsided until we develop ourselves as a whole. Patanjali describes the many strata of Samadhi as integration to cultivate horizontal growth and ascend to our fullest potential. We will begin with a short experiential exploration of  basic postures and conclude with a visualized meditation based on the Sutra.


About Bhavani

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International Yoga teacher and scholar, Bhavani Silvia Maki, director and founder of Yoga Hanalei in 1999 and Ashtanga Yoga Kauai in 1995, is an Experienced Yoga Alliance teacher at the 500 hour level, a musician, and author of The Yogi’s Roadmap: The Patanjali Yoga Sutra as a Journey to Self Realization. Bhavani had one of her first spiritual awakenings in a Yoga class at age nine, began her exploration of the Ashtanga Yoga system in 1987, and started teaching in 1994 at the bequest of her teacher. A practitioner of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga System for more than 30 years, she has been offering Yoga Alliance teacher training programs since 2003. She has taught Yoga at Tedmed and Wanderlust conferences. Bhavani has made 7 trips to Mysore, South India to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, as well as having the rare experience of hosting him twice on her home island of Kaua'i. She received her teacher training and authorization from Astanga Yoga Masters Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, South India, and Baba Hari Dass of Hardwar, North India, and the Mount Madonna Center. In Mysore, India, she studied Sanskrit with Professor Narayanacharya, and regards her mentor Rama Jyoti Vernon as integral in her understanding of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and the weaving of the metaphysical teachings with the practices of Yoga.

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Dedicated to exploring Yoga in it’s complete expression, Bhavani’s classes are steeped in the traditions of Patanjali’s classical Eight Limbed Yoga, with an emphasis on integrity of alignment and the use of Yoga as therapy. Often described as a teacher’s teacher, Bhavani draws from the rich classical teachings of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra to integrate Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Psychology and Yoga Therapy as insightful into discovering greater joy and freedom within one's self. She specializes in addressing the individual’s specific needs, and in facilitating the individual to develop a personal practice that is appropriate to their challenges, physical injuries, and desire for personal growth and transformation. Yoga can be described as compressed evolution. Bhavani believes that engaging in all the aspects of Yoga uplifts us, teaches us to connect with ourselves and surroundings, and most importantly, to the source of joy within the self. Bhavani offers Yoga classes in a supportive and encouraging environment at Yoga Hanalei on Kaua'i. Sharing her love of Yoga, she inspires students to explore their full potential in a light-hearted, exacting, and compassionate way.

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