Molly Masaoka, E-RYT 500 Yoga Studio Owner

About The Teacher

nnately perceptive beyond her years, and wildly passionate about everything in her path, Molly applies a level of determination and delight that is truly one of a kind.   Her unique teaching style is both intense and focused but lightened with creativity, compassion, and humor.  She is known for her ability to facilitate and create a masterful symphony of yoga asana, pranayama, philosophy and inspiration in every class she teaches. She has extensive knowledge in physical alignment and the energy body and how to intertwine the two and the gift of perception which allows her to really see bodies /beings and shepherd them into their greatest expression of balance and peace. A serious student of yoga for the past 15 years, Molly has studied intensely with Chuck Miller, and completed teacher trainings with Annie Carpenter and Don Stapelton.  She credits Annie for giving her the skills to teach intentional alignment and sequencing, Don for the ability to encourage self-inquiry and Chuck for finding the unity in all things.  In addition to leading teacher trainings, workshops and retreats, Molly also owns Yoga Centered Studio and Boutique in Hilo, Hawaii. She is an influential member of her yoga community and serves as a mentor to both students and other teachers.  Ultimately she hopes to inspire others to share the practices of yoga that have so positively impacted her life.

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