￼I am grateful to all the teachers I have met and learned from. The most influential to me is Guruji, Sri K. Pattahbi Jois. Thank you Guruji for blessing us with the gift of your teachings in Ashtanga Yoga.
Yoga has changed my life and has improved the way that I experience my life everyday.
I have suffered a number of accidents that were traumatic, that left me in a lot of chronic pain and many other discomforts. I tried many different therapies and methods to heal, but nothing seemed to 'really' work. They did make me feel a little better, but I never felt completely well.
I decided to try Yoga and searching thru a number of schools and methods, finally found Ashtanga. It was truly the hardest physical activity I have ever experienced. Yet, the only one that left me with a feeling of peace and contentment when I was done with the practice. It spoke to me because I kept going back for more.
With the prior injuries I had from my mortorcycle accident, and being hit by a car while jogging years before, I had a lot of limitations when I first started. Yet, the healing benefits from this practice helped me overcome the physical limitations I used to live with.
And the other benefits from the practice, like the way it relieves the mental and emotional stress that we can carry was also very liberating.
I have experienced different styles of yoga since I was 16, but started Ashtanga practice in 2001. I became a ceritfied teacher in 2004. Got a chance to study with Guruji and Sharat in 2005. In 2009, I was able to go to Mysore, India to attend KPJAYI.
Dae Kim, RYT
Chan Khong Monastery has graciously provided us a very special place to practice. Located on the top floor of the Monastery with polished marble floors, surrounded by Buddhist statues, bubbling fountains, gardens, and views all the way down Aina Haina valley to the pacific, the stage is set for you to take your practice to the next level.
Lots of light, space and air
Our space is located on the top floor of the Chan Khong Monastery in Aina Haina valley. Please enjoy the views, fresh air and spacious practice area.
Freedom to explore your limits
Classes are generally small and focused. No idle chit chat- a great space for you to explore your limits.
Finish class knowing you improved yourself
The instructor, space and fellow practitioners provide you the opportunity to complete a practice you can be proud of. Regardless of how you arrive, you will leave knowing you improved yourself – maybe with a great breakthrough, or perhaps just some minor insight. No matter the case, you will take pride in your accomplishment and will never regret your visit!