Yoga Instructors

Tracy Keenan

Tracy Keenan is the owner and director of Maui Yoga Loft and Wellness. Practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching for almost 20 in Kihei/Wailea, she has a close connection to South Maui and the Kihei community. With a love of surfing and the ocean, Tracy credits the years of yoga for allowing her to continue her passion for surfing and all things ocean related.
 
 
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Daniela Braga

Daniela is originally from Brazil, where she attended college for 4 years to get her degree in Physical Fitness back in 2004.After many years practicing Yoga, in 2010 she decided to go deeper in her love for the art and got her Certificate as an Yoga Instructor. At that time, due to personal injuries, she also decided to get her Pilates Certification, which allowed her to help others with their own injuries thru unique techniques.

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River Cummings

A 25 year yoga veteran, River’s professional teaching career spans the past two decades. Her offerings have included group class instruction, yoga therapy, retreats, workshops, festivals, and 10 years as a yoga teacher training director. She is a dedicated student of yoga, yoga therapy, and Vedic chant in the lineage of TKV Desikachar and T Krishnamacharya. River is a master teacher of Viniyoga methodology and holds both Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist certifications from Gary Kraftsow’s American Viniyoga Institute.

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Dani DeJesus

Dani has a love for everything teaching. For the past 9 years, Dani has been teaching yoga on Maui – After completing her Teacher Training at Yoga Works in Los Angeles with renowned teachers Annie Carpenters and James Brown in 2006, Dani set out to learn about many different styles of yoga to be able to integrate it into her own unique blend. With the intention of progressive sequencing, Dani incorporates Ashtanga, Iyengar, Viniyoga, yoga therapy, and other forms of movement therapy to create a holistic system of healing.
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Juliet Lee

Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga blends restorative Yoga poses, gentle stretch, breath work and guided meditation, particularly effective in bringing your body back into balance and reduce stress.
 
 
 
 
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Jill Perez

I am a certified yoga instructor specializing in Prenatal Yoga, Hot Yoga, and Power/Vinyasa Yoga. Yoga inspires me to be real, be vulnerable, and to make room for change and transformation. I completed my 200-hour Hot Yoga & Hot Power Fusion training with Corepower Yoga in 2011, my 200-hour Power Yoga training with CorepowerYoga in 2012, and my Prenatal Yoga training with Yo Mama (now the mama’hood) in 2013.

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Sarah Pollard

Sarah Pollard, RYT 200, is a light worker who’s personal mission is to be a guiding light to all those who seek healing. She began her yoga practice in 2006, teaching herself off of yoga dvds, as a way to combat severe depression, and anxiety. She took her teacher training in 2013 at Maui Hot yoga, and began training with Manju Jois in 2016. Yoga is a lifelong commitment to Sarah, and she teaches with love, compassion, and hope.

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Amber Tesoro

200 RYT, Owner of Akamai Fitness and Founder of PopUp Yoga Maui, Amber Tesoro has a degree in marketing with over 10+ years of experience in marketing and event management. Her journey into yoga is quite unique. She always found herself drawn to health and wellness and loves sharing her knowledge with others offering guidance, inspiration, and support so anyone can achieve their goals.

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Naomi

Naomi is a creative flow yoga teacher based on the island of Maui. Linking breath with movement in a yoga style that is fluid, fun and challenging, Naomi’s classes will leave you feeling uplifted and warmhearted.
After practicing yoga for years, Naomi completed her 200 YTT in a remote region of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. The yoga course was rooted in the discipline of Sivananda with an asana practice that focuses on balancing the chakras.

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